Articles by Joseph Crockett
Joseph V. Crockett earned his doctorate degree in Counseling and Human Development from the University of Rochester. Celebrating his thirtieth year of ordination in the United Methodist Church, he has worked as youth minister, pastor, curriculum and reference book editor, and seminary teacher. Dr. Crockett is Director of Scholarly Projects, at American Bible Society, and serves as Associate General Secretary for Education and Leadership Ministries, National Council of Churches of Christ, USA. Dr. Crockett’s research, writings, and product development focus on using of Scripture in everyday situations.
By Joseph V. Crockett
The author contends that the report of the demise of the Mainline Church is premature and inaccurate. To the contrary, he sees growth in some sectors. His article also offers pastors and other church leaders strategies for growth.
By Joseph Crockett
Bible engagement is an intentional, goal-directed activity. As language shapes an individual’s thought categories and empowers him or her to transcend those categories, engagement with biblical narratives involves social processes that can build and transform character. Individuals and communities have the capacity to be informed by the Word and the narratives of Judeo-Christian faith traditions—to become like Christ.