Bryan Stone's Publications, Articles, and Papers


    Books

        
  • Sabbath in the City: Sustaining Urban Pastoral Excellence (Westminster John Knox Press, 2008)
  • Evangelism After Christendom: The Theology and Practice of Christian Witness (Brazos Press, 2007).
  • Thy Nature and Thy Name is Love: Wesleyan and Process Theologies in Dialogue, co-edited with Tom Oord (Kingswood Press, 2001).
  • Faith and Film: Theological Themes at the Cinema (Chalice Press, 2000)
  • Compassionate Ministry: Theological Foundations (Orbis Books, 1996)
  • Effective Faith: A Critical Study of the Christology of Juan Luis Segundo (University Press of America, 1994)
  • Published Articles

  • "Evil in Film," in William Blizek, ed. Continuum Companion to Religion and Film (Continuum, 2009).
  • "Modern Protestant Approaches to Film (1960-present)," in John Lyden, ed. Companion Volume on Religion and Film (Routledge Press, 2009).
  • "The Relevance of Popular Culture for Empirical Research in Practical Theology," in Hans-Gunter Heimbrock and Christopher Schultz, eds. Religion: Immediate Experience and the Mediacy of Research (Gottingen: Vandenhoek & Ruprecht, 2007).
  • "New Church Development," in Stephen Gunter and Elaine Robinson, eds. Considering the Great Commission: Evangelism and Mission in the Wesleyan Spirit (Nashville: Abingdon, 2005).
  • "Evangelization and Spirituality," in Philip Sheldrake, ed., The New SCM Press Dictionary of Spirituality (London: SCM Press, 2005).
  • "Online Resources in Theology and Religion," Quarterly Review (Winter, 2004).
  • "Divine Presence," in Philosophy of Religion: An Introduction to Issues. Thomas J. Oord, ed. Kansas City: Beacon Hill Press, 2003.
  • "Going to the Movies, Finding God," Zion's Herald (March/April, 2002)
  • "Hope and Happy Endings," Review and Expositor 99:1 (Winter), 37-50.
  • "The Sanctification of Fear: Images of the Religious in Horror Films," Journal of Religion and Film 5:2 (October).
  • "AI: Blurring the Line Between Human and Machine," Research News and Opportunities in Science and Theology (August), 20.
  • "The Spirit and the Holy Life," Quarterly Review (Summer, 2001).
  • "Holiness and Hollywood," The Circuit Rider (May/June, 2000), 24-25.
  • "Theology and Film in Postmodern Culture: A Dialogue with Forrest Gump and Pulp Fiction." Wesleyan Theological Journal 35:1 (2000), 149-164.
  • "Religion and Violence in Popular Film."Journal of Religion and Film 3:1 (1999).
  • "Embodying Reconciliation." Boston Theological Institute Newsletter 24:12 (December 1, 1999), 3.
  • "Reclaiming the 'E' Word." Focus (Winter/Spring, 1999).
  • "Religious Faith and Science in Contact." Journal of Religion and Film 2:2 (1998).
  • "Wesleyan Theology, Scriptural Authority, and Homosexuality." Wesleyan Theological Journal (Fall, 1995), 108-138.
  • "A Prolegomenon to a Contemporary Theology of Urban Ministry." Connection (Fall, 1995).
  • "Christianity, Presidents, and Politics." Herald of Holiness (June 1, 1988), 12-13.
  • "In the World But Not Of It." Herald of Holiness (August 1, 1986), 8-9.
  • "Christian Realism." Herald of Holiness (November 1, 1984), 6-7.
  • Selected Papers & Presentations

  • "Interfaith Encounters in Popular Culture," paper delivered at the International Association of Practical Theology meeting, Chicago, IL (August 1, 2009).
  • "Teaching in the Urban Context," paper delivered at the Association of Practical Theology meeting at the American Academy of Religion, Chicago, IL (1 November, 2008).
  • "The Ethics of Evangelism," Pope Lecture Series given at Nichols Hills United Methodist Church, Oklahoma City, OK (February 17-18, 2008). Lecture 1: "Evangelism, Empire, and the Ethics of Martyria"; Lecture 2: "Evangelism, Market, and the Ethics of Eucharist"; Lecture 3: "Evangelism, Violence, and the Ethics of Pacifism"
  • "Sustaining Urban Pastoral Excellence," Plenary address for the Concluding Conference of the Sustaining Urban Pastoral Excellence Program, Boston University School of Theology (October 10, 2007).
  • "The Emerging Church and the Ecclesiality of Salvation." Plenary address to the Academy for Evangelism in Theological Education, Ashland Theological Seminary, Ashland, OH (October 5, 2007).
  • "Toward a Wesleyan Theology of the Congregation." Paper delivered at the Oxford Institute for Methodist Theological Studies, Oxford, England (August 12-21, 2007).
  • "A Wesleyan Approach to Evangelism." Presentation given to New England Annual Conference Probationary Review and Continuing Education Day, Rolling Ridge Retreat Center, North Andover, MA (April 7, 2006).
  • "Practice and Context Across the Theological Disciplines." Response paper delivered at the Association for Practical Theology, American Academy of Religion 2005 Meeting, Philadelphia, PA (November 19, 2005).
  • "The Congregational Habitus of Theology." Paper delivered at the Conversation on Theology and Congregational Life, Hartford Seminary's Institute for Religion Research, Hartford, CT (October 11-12, 2005).
  • "Compassion and the Ecclesial Imagination." Paper delivered at the Nazarene Compassionate Ministries Theology Conference, Kansas City, MO (December 3, 2004).
  • "The Politics of Ecclesia and the Call to Ministry," Paper for The Fund for Theological Education Forum on "The Call to Pastoral Ministry," Indianapolis, Indiana (January 8-9, 2003)
  • "Evangelism as Ecclesial Holiness," Paper for the Oxford Institute of Methodist Theological Studies, Oxford, England (August 13-22, 2002)
  • "Evangelism and Ecumenism: The Changing Face of Evangelicals in North America," Presentation at Beyond Boundaries Conference, Claremont School of Theology, Claremont, California (March 20-21, 2001)
  • "Eccentric Holiness" and "Subversive Holiness." Lectures delivered at the 1999 Convention for Community and Action, "Subversive Holiness: Expanding Our Vision of Holiness and Christian Community," sponsored by the Center for Christian Social Holiness and Kingdom House Communities, Inc. (November, 1999).
  • "Holiness and Hollywood." J. Glenn Gould Holiness Lecture Series delivered at Eastern Nazarene College, Quincy, MA (November, 1999).
  • "Subversive Compassion." Paper delivered at the Nazarene Compassionate Ministries Conference, Colorado Springs, Colorado (October 29, 1998).
  • "Historical Considerations on the Relationship Between Evangelicalism and Process Thought." Presentation at "The Enlightenment in Evangelical and Process Perspectives," a conference sponsored by the Center for Process Studies, Claremont, California (March 20-22, 1997).
  • "Reaching in the Urban Context: Resurrection and Liberation." Paper delivered at the Contextualized Urban Theological Education Enablement Program Conference, Minneapolis, Minnesota (1997).
  • "A Response to Risen Indeed, by Stephen T. Davis." Paper delivered at the Pacific Coast Regional Meeting, American Academy of Religion, University of Redlands, California (1994).
  • "Compassionate Evangelism." Paper delivered at the Nazarene Compassionate Ministries Conference (1993)