Keith Drury

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Keith Drury (born 1945) is an Associate Professor of Religion at Indiana Wesleyan University. Drury spent more than twenty years (1971-1988, 1990-1996) in denominational leadership for the Wesleyan Church. As a writer, his blog engages pastors and church leaders on a variety of popular and scholarly ministry topics.

Education[edit]

Drury holds his M.R.E in Christian Education from Princeton Theological Seminary, Princeton, New Jersey; holds a B.S. in Bible from United Wesleyan College, Allentown, Pennsylvania, as well as an honorary D.D. degree from Wesley Bibilical Seminary, Jackson Mississippi and an honorary L.H.D. degree from Indiana Wesleyan University. Drury has been a Professor of Religion at Indiana Wesleyan University since 1996, and served in various denominational leadership roles for the The Wesleyan Church between 1972 and 1996[1]

Writings[edit]

A prolific writer, Drury is perhaps best known for his Tuesday Column blog, a series of articles published weekly since 1995 targeted towards Wesleyan pastors and church leaders.[2]

Publications[edit]

  • The Spiritual Development Guide (1973, The Wesley Press)
  • YES Corps service manual (1974, a guide for college youth serving overseas)
  • LIFE Corps service manual (1974, a guide for high school youth serving domestically)
  • CYC Director's Guide (1974, a manual for local leaders of a children's outdoor club)
  • The Adventures of David Livingstone (1975, The Wesley Press)
  • Guidelines for Campsite Selection (1976, for camp administrators)
  • Camping--CYC Style (1976, a comprehensive approach to children's camping)
  • Guidelines for Campsite Development (1976, plans to develop raw land into a fully developed camp)
  • Guidelines for Camp Evaluation (1976, Wesleyan "accrediting standards" for camp program and facilities)
  • Wilderness Camping (1977, a comprehensive approach to planning and managing a wilderness camp)
  • Children as Learners (with Sharon Drury, 1979, Light and Life Press)
  • Project Plant (1982, a design for youth groups to aid in church planting)
  • Sixteen Questions about Holiness (1982, eplaining Johns Wesley's doctrine. Also translated into 7 other languages )
  • Nine Thoughts on Temptation (1982, help for teens and young adults. English and Spanish)
  • The Wesleyan Youth Treasurer (1982, guidelines for functioning as a youth treasurer)
  • Growing (1982, six week discipleship curriculum—continued in print for 20+ years)
  • Growing More (1983, continuing discipleship curriculum—continued in print for 20+ years)
  • Holiness for Ordinary People (1983 The Wesley Press, and Zondervan Publishing)
  • Keep Growing (1984, on-going discipleship curriculum—continued in print for 20+ years)
  • How to Have a Day Alone with God (1985, a guide for this spiritual discipline)
  • How to Establish Accountability (1985, helpful hints and guidelines)
  • Spiritual Disciplines for Ordinary People (1991, The Wesley Press, and Zondervan Publishing)
  • Money, Sex and Spiritual Power (1992, the Wesley Press)
  • So, What do you Think? (1998, The Wesley Press)
  • Successful Youth Mentoring (1998, Group Publishing)
  • A Guide to Canoeing the Missouri River (1999, Self Published)
  • Wonder of Worship –Why we worship the way we do.(2002, Triangle Press & Wesleyan Publishing House)
  • The Call of a Lifetime—Is the ministry God’s plan for your life? (2003, Wesleyan Publishing House)
  • Counterpoint: Dialogue with Drury on The Holiness Movement. (2005, Schmul Publishing)
  • With Unveiled Faces: Experience Intimacy With God Through Spiritual Disciplines (2005, Wesleyan Publishing House)
  • The Church Jesus Builds: A Dialogue on the Church in the 21st Century (2006, Wesleyan Publishing House)
  • Listening to God though Romans (2006, Wesleyan Publishing House)
  • Knowing God: Your Most Important Relationship (2006, Wesleyan Publishing House)
  • There is No I in Church: Moving Beyond Individual Spirituality to experience God’s Power in the Church (2006, Wesleyan Publishing House)
  • Experiencing Baptism & Communion (2007, Wesleyan Publishing House)
  • Walking the Trail of Death (2007, Lulu)
  • Brief Guide for Writers (2008, Triangle Press)
  • Common Ground—What all Christians Believe and Why it Matters (2008, Wesleyan Publishing House)
  • Be Holy: God’s Invitation to Understand, Declare, and Experience Holiness (2008, Wesleyan Publishing House)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Haines 2000, p. 220-221.
  2. ^ http://www.drurywriting.com/keith/
  • Haines, Lee M. & Paul William Thomas (2000). An Outline History of the Wesleyan Church Wesleyan Publishing House Indianapolis, IN p. 220-221