There’s a good article by Samuel Wells on regeneration, parish ministry and Isaiah 65 here.
“LONG BEFORE KARL MARX,
ISAIAH OFFERS A MANIFESTO FOR A HAPPY, PRODUCTIVE WORLD
WHERE EVERYONE GETS TO MAKE AND GROW AND ENJOY
AND NO ONE HAS TO BE EXPLOITED OR USED OR ALIENATED”.
Samuel Wells is the Dean of Duke University Chapel and Research Professor of Christian Ethics at Duke Divinty School. His most recent books are Speaking the Truth: Preaching in a Pluralistic Culture (Abingdon Press, 2008) and God’s Companions: Re-imagining Christian Ethics (Wiley-Blackwell, 2006). This is a sermon preached at Duke University Chapel on 14 November 2010. Samuel is not a member of the Society.