Craig Drurey had the opportunity to write and or make contributions in three different capacities during 2017. One opportunity was an article written for a ministry leadership magazine called Grace and Peace that serves the Church of the Nazarene. The article is titled, “Wesleyan Practices: My Journey Toward the Class Meeting,” and was published in the summer edition, Issue 13. The article describes Drurey’s faith journey that led him to consider the place and importance of small accountability groups which were called class meetings in early Methodism. A second project included Drurey co-editing and contributing an essay to the book - Uncontrolling Love: Essays Exploring the Love of God, with Introductions by Thomas Jay Oord. This book was published in August of 2017 and addresses different implications in considering God’s providence through the lens of uncontrolling love.
The capstone of Drurey’s contributions in 2017 was the release of a book he authored titled – Relational Discipleship: Moving Back Home with God. He uses the metaphor of a house to describe our journey back to God. Hospitality plays a key factor in how discipleship, from this perspective, warmly calls each person forward in each step. Other modes of discipleship are solely focused on the transformation of the disciple. Here, in this model, the transformation of the discipler must occur first. Then, the
discipler can be a warm host helping other travelers on the path to God’s house.
Craig Drurey serves as an adjunct professor for the College of Theology.