Secular, Sacred, More Sacred

by Stuart Brooking, Paul Branch, Federico G. Villanueva

The sacred-secular divide continues to threaten the health of the global church, disempowering lay Christians and undermining the call to integrate all aspects of life under the lordship of Christ. Theological educators seeking a path out of this dichotomy will find themselves both challenged and encouraged by this collection of essays drawn from the 2018 ICETE conference in Panama City. Within its four sections, contributors explore biblical frameworks for integration, urge seminaries to value identity formation as much as skill acquirement, call for a robust theology of work, and challenge theologians to consider their responsibility to the world beyond the church’s borders. Filled with thought-provoking questions and practical suggestions, this book is an excellent resource for all those pursuing a holistic approach to theological education.


About the Author

STUART BROOKING is Executive Director of Overseas Council Australia, one of five organisations in the Overseas Council network dedicated to assisting the development of theological education in the Majority World. Stuart has degrees in five fields with doctoral studies in Theological Education from the University of Sydney, Australia. He also contributes to the training of women and men for gospel ministry in his own context, as Head of Department of Ministry and Practice at the Australian College of Theology in Sydney.

DR. PAUL BRANCH serves as general secretary of the Evangelical Association of Theological Education in Latin America and as professor and president of the Central American Theological Seminary in Guatemala City, Guatemala.

FEDERICO G. VILLANUEVA earned his PhD in Old Testament studies at Trinity College, University of Bristol, UK. He currently teaches part-time in several institutions in the Philippines, including the Asia Graduate School of Theology, Loyola School of Theology in Ateneo Manila, and Divine Word Seminary in Tagaytay. is married to Rosemarie, with two children, Emier and Faye. He has been in pastoral ministry in Manila for over a decade and recognizes the significance of lament for the life of the church there. He regularly visits other churches in the Philippines to preach, often on the Psalms, as well as teaching in seminaries on how to preach the Psalms. He serves as Scholars Care Coordinator in Asia for Langham Partnership and is the Publications Secretary of the Asia Theological Association.

Book Information

  • Author: Stuart Brooking, Paul Branch, Federico G. Villanueva
  • ISBN: 9781839734359
  • Category: Equipping Leaders, Academic
  • Region: World
  • Publisher: Langham Publishing
  • Publishing Date: 09/30/2021
  • Number of Pages: 176


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