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Dr. Jim Reynolds

Dr. Reynolds is an adjunct professor at Austin Grad. From 1981 to 2007, he was a family lawyer and partner with the Whitaker Chalk law firm in Fort Worth, Texas. Since 1984 he has been pastor of Lake Highlands Church in Dallas. He's a licensed marriage and family counselor and has published numerous articles and books, including Secrets of Eden, God and Human Sexuality (1974), The Lepers Among Us (2007), The Lavish Hospitality of God (2009), Why We Don’t Shoot the Wounded (2010), and The Unfinished Drama of Scripture (2012). Jim holds a B.A. and a Master of Divinity from Abilene Christian University (1964, 1967), a doctorate from the Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley, Calif. (1974), and a law degree from Southern Methodist University (1981).

Recent Posts

Ministry, Law, and Social Justice

Posted by Dr. Jim Reynolds on June 23, 2016 at 9:30 AM

 

Beginning on June 6, 2016, I taught a two week course At Austin Graduate School of Theology entitled Ministry, Law and Social Justice in a Pluralistic Culture. The class met from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. Monday Through Friday. There were twelve faithful students in the class who read the assigned readings and discussed the issues in class regarding faith and public policy in a Constitutional Democracy, after I had given a summary lecture on each subject. It was a remarkable time of praying, sharing, arguing, growing and loving. We spent over 40 hours together.

Our interaction was rooted in a conviction that God has done a work of redemption in us and that any disputable matter did not rise to the level of the redemptive work of God who had reconciled to himself and to each other, giving each of us his Spirit. Therefore, we had a family connection that made honesty, transparency and “iron sharpening iron” argument very redemptive and enlightening.

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Topics: About Austin Grad, Teaching Moment, Politics

Integrating Faith

Posted by Dr. Jim Reynolds on July 30, 2015 at 9:00 AM


Beginning on July 6, I taught a two week course at Austin Grad entitled Ministry, Law and Social Justice in a Pluralistic Culture. The class met from  5:30 to 9:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. There were 22 faithful students in the class who read the assigned readings and discussed the issues in class regarding faith and public policy after I had given a summary lecture on each subject. It was a remarkable time of praying, sharing, growing, arguing, and loving. We spent  well over 40 hours together.

Our interaction was rooted in a conviction that God has done a work of redemption in us and that any disputable matter did not rise to the level of the redemptive work of God who had reconciled us to himself and to each other, giving each of us his Spirit. Therefore, we had a family connection that made honesty, transparency and arguing, not disrespecting, not destructive but  very redemptive and enlightening.

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Topics: Teaching Moment

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