Welcome Back to the Blogosphere, Jay Phelan

Having recommended Jared Burkholder’s recently revived The Hermeneutic Circle last week, let me puff one more new-old blog: Jay Phelan’s Additional Markings. Formerly president and dean of North Park Theological Seminary in Chicago, Jay retired from a faculty position there and settled here in Minnesota, where he is currently serving as a scholar in residence at First Covenant … More Welcome Back to the Blogosphere, Jay Phelan

Coming This Sunday… Two Pietists, Two First Covenant Churches

Within our denomination, one of my favorite theologians and writers is Jay Phelan, former president, dean, and professor at North Park Theological Seminary in Chicago. I’m happy to claim him as a fellow Covenanter — and a fellow Pietist. His longstanding column in Pietisten is called “A Pietist’s Bookshelf,” and Pietism comes up often in his regular contributions to … More Coming This Sunday… Two Pietists, Two First Covenant Churches

Jay Phelan on Pietism and Evangelical Unity

It sounds like I wasn’t the only Pietist to take issue with David Gushee’s call for an evangelical “divorce,” between its conservative and progressive camps. Here’s North Park Seminary professor Jay Phelan in the current issue of The Covenant Companion: As I read his blog I found myself agreeing with a good deal of Gushee’s analysis—and rejecting … More Jay Phelan on Pietism and Evangelical Unity

Is “Christianity after Religion” a Kind of “Neo-Pietism”?

In the current issue of my denomination’s magazine, The Covenant Companion, Jay Phelan reviews the newest book from historian Diana Butler Bass, Christianity after Religion: The End of Church and the Birth of a New Spiritual Awakening. (Alas, the review isn’t available for download at the Companion site.) As summarized by Phelan, Bass stresses that … More Is “Christianity after Religion” a Kind of “Neo-Pietism”?

Best of The Pietist Schoolman: Pietism vs. the “Imperial Church”

From this past April… For those reading my series recapping Bethel’s Pietism colloquium, let me encourage you to look at something Jay Phelan wrote yesterday on his blog, Additional Markings. His post begins: I had reason again this week to be thankful that I am a Pietist.  For reasons buried deeply within Vatican paranoia the … More Best of The Pietist Schoolman: Pietism vs. the “Imperial Church”