Blayne Banting, PhD

Instructor in Christian Ministry and Pastoral StudiesInstructor in Christian Ministry and Pastoral Studies

Email: bbanting@briercrest.ca

Faculty of Christian Ministry

Education

BRE, Alberta Bible College, 1978
M.Div., Canadian Theological Seminary, 1987
MA, Lincoln Christian Seminary, 1990
D.Min., Acadia University, 1998
PhD, Trinity Theological Seminary, 2009

Areas of Specialization

Homiletics, Pastoral Theology, Ecclesiology

Biography

Born and raised in Saskatchewan. Married to Peggy. Four children: Sarah, Nathan, Hannah and Benjamin. Pastoral Ministries in Alberta, Saskatchewan and Prince Edward Island. Teaching ministries in Prince Edward Island and Saskatchewan.

Research Interests

Preaching in general - the relationship between textual forms and sermonic shape; use of creativity and humour in preaching in particular.

Missional focus and forms in contemporary ecclesiology.

Notable Publications

  • Take Up and Preach: A Primer for Interpreting Preaching Texts.  Longwood, FL: Xulon Press, 2010.
  • "Seven Completely Refutable Laws of Leadership: A Contrarian's Guide to Ministry."  3streams:helping people and churches get and stay healthy (December 1, 2009); http://3streams.ca
  • "Should We Have a Theology of Preaching? Part 2." 3streams: helping people and churches get and stay healthy (October 29, 2009); http://3streams.ca
  • "Should We Have a Theology of Preaching? Part 1." 3streams: helping people and churches get and stay healthy (June 9, 2009); http://3streams.ca
  • "Bilingual Preaching." 3streams: helping people and churches get and stay healthy  February 26, 2009); http://3streams.ca
  • "And Speaking of God…: A Theology for Biblical Preaching."  Paper presented at the Evangelical Homiletics Society, October 16-18, 2008.  Birmingham, AL: Beeson Divinity School.
  • "Sit-Down Comedy: An Appraisal of Jesus' Use of Humour." Paper presented at Canadian  Society for the Study of Religion, May 29, 2007.  Saskatoon: University of Saskatchewan.
  • "The Sphere of Evangelical Homiletics: A Survey of Contemporary Approaches.
  • Preaching. May-June 2006.
  • Book Review: Preaching with Integrity by Kenton C. Anderson. Grand Rapids: Kregel, 2003. Journal of the Evangelical Homiletics Society, 5.2 (September 2005): 111-12.
  • Book Review: The Homiletic of All Believers by O. Wesley Allen Jr. Louisville: West- Minster/John Knox Press, 2005. Journal of the Evangelical Homiletics Society, 5.2 (September 2005): 102-05.
  • Book Review: Preaching the Gospel of Luke by Keith F. Nickle. Louisville: Westminster/ John Knox Press, 2000. Journal of the Evangelical Homiletics Society, 5.1 (March 2005): 85-86.
  • "Maritime Christian College." In The Encyclopedia of the Stone-Campbell Movement, eds. Douglas Foster, et al. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2004.
  • "The Preacher as Holy Fool: Humor as Homiletical Heuristic." Preaching. Nov/Dec 2004.
  • "A Bridge Over Troubled Waters: Revisiting a Metaphor for Biblical Preaching." Paper  presented at Evangelical Homiletics Society, October 16-18, 2004.  Wake Forest, NC: Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary.
  • Book Review: Christian Hope, Christian Practice. A Funeral Guide. By Ian Markham and Giles Legood. Peabody: Hendrickson, 2004. Journal of the Evangelical Homiletics Society 4.2 (September 2004): 80-82.
  • "The Sounds of Silence." Christian Standard 137 (October 13, 2002): 844-45.
  • "Systematic Ecclesiology 101." Christian Standard 137 (July 14, 2002): 572-73.
  • "In Praise of Folly." Christian Standard 137 (April 14, 2002):  300-01.
  • "In Praise of Tradition." Christian Standard 137 (January 13, 2002):  20,21.
  • "Healing and Preaching." Christian Standard 130 (September 10, 1995): 754-55.
  • "Sects and the Single Christian." Christian Standard 129 (May 22, 1994): 442-43.
  • "Lessons from a Lay-down." Christian Standard 125 (November 11, 1990): 1028-29.

Memberships and Affiliations

Academy of Homiletics

Evangelical Homiletics Society