This little collection of occasional pieces is offered as a set of discussion openers ('ice-breakers') for those who are preparing for ministry in the Northeast. The intended audience for this selection of provocations would begin with first and second year seminarians. Candidates for ministry and those considering ministry later in life might find some comfort here, too.
Robert Allan Hill is Senior Minister at Asbury First United Methodist Church as well as Adjunct Professor at Northeastern Seminary, United Seminary, Buffalo Extension, Colgate Rochester Divinity School, and Lemoyne College, Rochester, New York.
Chapter 1 Preface Chapter 2 Acoustical Avalanche: Toward a Cold Air Theology of Preaching Chapter 3 The Significance of Summer: A Contextual Theology of the Incarnation, Cross, and Resurrection in the Writings of Philip Amerson, Douglas John Hall, and Barbara Brown Taylor Chapter 4 Icecapades: Three Things We Can Learn from Canada Chapter 5 Children of the North: Dear Old Boston Chapter 6 The Art of Rebuilding: The Second Temple and a Second Look at Old Communities in Seven Moves Chapter 7 A Celebration of Northeastern Village Life: Hamilton Chronicles Chapter 8 Student Ministry in the Northeast: How to be Happy in College Chapter 9 Listening to Vox Populi: 18 Northeastern Sayings Chapter 10 Vatican II and You: Connecting with Roman Catholicism Chapter 11 A Word of Hope: After Twenty Years Chapter 12 Postscript: Recessional Chapter 13 Bibliography