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A Month of Sundays by John Updike
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Jun 23, 09

Read in June, 2009

The Rev. Tom Marshfield doesn't understand the ministry as I do. It's interesting to read this reflection on ministry in the 1970's before the common understanding of professional boundaries. And yet, his mistakes are familiar to the failings of many ordained leaders today. What terrifies me is how he supports his actions through four sermons and journal reflections theologically. Barth supports his model of ministry while he abhors the doubt introduced by Tillich and others. This book leaves me wondering if a little bit of doubt in the ministry is actually a really good thing.
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06/12/2009 page 25
11.16% "I have to admit I didn't expect this to be so saucy." 2 comments
06/19/2009 page 135
60.27% "I don't understand why he likes Barth so much."
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