This volume will help peers in ministry teach one another by using practical, actual experiences in ministry. Readers will learn techniques for writing case studies and how to use imagination and analogy to provoke theological reflection.
Three authors well-acquainted in the area of field education evaluate events in ministry using case-study analysis. They outline the case process--preparing, presenting, and discussing a case--and analyze the implications of the process. Each chapter offers a biblical image which connects the case process with the dynamic Christian tradition. Readers will learn techniques for writing case studies and will come to understand how to use imagination and analogy to provoke theological reflection.
Carol J. Allen is Pastor of Lakeview Presbyterian Church, Chicago, Illinois. She was formerly Professor of Ministry and Director of Field-based education at McCormick Theological Seminary, Chicago.
Jeffrey Mahan is Assistant Professor of Practical Theology and Media in Contemporary Culture, and Associate Director of Field Education at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary, Evanston, Illinois.
Barbara B. Troxell is Assistant Professor of Practical Theology, Director of Field Education, and Director of Spiritual Formation at Garrett Evangelical Theological Seminary.