The Englewood Review of Books takes on “An Emerging Dictionary..” They offer their approval as well as a useful critique. I appreciate the work these men and women are doing! I remember in the latter stages of submitting the book wondering whether a separate entry for “Place” was merited – I was fifty/fifty in the end and didn’t add the entry.
Elsewhere, Chad Estes writes on “Why Pastors Have Affairs.” Yes, that’s the kind of affairs he is talking about. Chad writes,
“I recently read and reviewed a book by a former pastor who left his wife, kids, and congregation to jump headfirst into a relationship with another woman. Though some may think that his story is a bit voyeuristic his openness of sharing his thoughts through this fling (and his return back home again) is both fascinating and revealing. If we are to understand why many religious leaders have taken this same jump, we may need to look past our hypersensitive emotions towards the fallen individuals and stop judging for a few moments in order to do some real investigation and soul searching.”
Yes, these things need more light. The pastor Chad is referencing is David Trotter, the book title is “Lost and Found,” and the recent videocast link is HERE. You can download the first chapter of David’s book if you subscribe to his mailing list.
To download the “A” section from An Emerging Dictionary for the Gospel and Culture go HERE.