Canon Rosalind Brown has given permission for this draft of her article for Ecclesiology to be published here. In it she argues for a further development of the theological underpinning of diaconal ministry which recognises that the ministry of Jesus was empowered by the Holy Spirit and that he sent the Holy Spirit to empower his followers in their proclamation of the gospel. Strengthening the pneumatological foundation of diaconal ministry gives it a more secure Trinitarian foundation and an impetus for mission that could help to transform the mission of the church.
It’s an inspiring read! rbrown Diaconate, for submission to Ecclesiology
If you subscribe to the journal Ecclesiology you can find the final version of the article here: http://booksandjournals.brillonline.com/content/journals/10.1163/17455316-01302005