ARTICLES

Kent D. Miller - Organizing with the Spirit

Secular norms of managerial rationality disregard God’s involvement in organizations. If
we acknowledge that God is present and active in social organizing, how do our understandings
and practices of entrepreneurship and management change? Such a perspective
reconceives organizing as collaborating with the Spirit of God. This article describes the
Spirit’s role in organizing social systems by drawing from Christian pneumatology (theology
of the Spirit). Three interrelated facets characterize the Spirit’s work: (1) divine-human and
social relationality, (2) strategies linked to God’s ongoing mission, and (3) illumination for
practical guidance. The Spirit’s multifaceted role in organizing motivates attentiveness to the
Spirit and managerial practices expressing charismatic spirituality. This spirituality focuses
on an experiential relationship with the Spirit, rather than management principles—either
secular or biblical. Kent D. Miller is Professor of Management at Michigan State University.

 

E. Jerome Van Kuiken - Why Protestant Christians Should Not Believe in Mary’s Immaculate Conception: A Response to Mulder

E. Jerome Van Kuiken is an Associate Professor of Ministry and Christian Thought at
Oklahoma Wesleyan University.

 

 

REFLECTION

Daniel F. Ippolito - Critical Realism, Science, and C. S. Lewis’ The Abolition of Man

Daniel F. Ippolito is a Professor of Biology at Anderson University.

 

 

REVIEW AND RESPONSE

Kimlyn J. Bender - Baptist Identity, Receptive Catholicity, and Intentional Ecumenicity

Kimlyn J. Bender is Professor of Christian Theology, George W. Truett Theological Seminary
of Baylor University.

 

Steven R. Harmon - The Paradox of Baptists’ Catholic Identity: A Response to Kimlyn J. Bender’s Review of Baptist Identity and the Ecumenical Future

Steven R. Harmon is Visiting Associate Professor of Historical Theology, School of Divinity,
Gardner-Webb University

 

Kimlyn J. Bender - An Ecumenical Postscript: A Response to Steven R. Harmon

Kimlyn J. Bender is Professor of Christian Theology, George W. Truett Theological Seminary
of Baylor University.

 

EXTENDED REVIEWS

Todd C. Ream - History and Presence—An Extended Review

Todd C. Ream is Professor of Higher Education, Taylor University, and Distinguished Fellow,
Excelsia College.

Jonathan B. Himes - BEOWULF: A New Verse Rendering —An Extended Review

Jonathan B. Himes is Professor of English at John Brown University.