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Wayman Contributes to Book on Christian Ethics

Improvisation-Bk CvrBen Wayman ’02, assistant professor of theology at Greenville University, has contributed to Samuel Wells’s second edition of Improvisation: The Drama of Christian Ethics (Baker Publishing Group, 2018). Wayman co-authored the afterword together with Wesley Vander Lugt, lead pastor of Warehouse 252 in Charlotte, North Carolina.

The publisher’s website describes Improvisation as an introductory textbook that “establishes theatrical improvisation as a model for Christian ethics, helping Christians embody their faith in the practices of discipleship.”

Reviewers cite the book for its striking originality, importance and lucidity.

Wayman calls Improvisation one of the most formative influences in his personal journey of discipleship and ministry. It uses categories of theatrical improvisation to help Christians reconceive discipleship as an open adventure.

“The concepts of Improvisation have expanded my imagination to receive better the gifts God gives the church in abundance,” says Wayman. “Here Sam Wells reminds the church that given what God has done in creation, Israel, and Christ, and given what God will do in the end, we have the freedom to improvise with courage and confidence that God is doing holy work all around us, all the time.”

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Photo of book cover courtesy Baker Publishing Group. Used with permission.

This story was published on October 22, 2018

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