Dr. Jim Reynolds

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

 

3 Challenges of the Church after “Gay Marriage” Law

In order to  set out the challenge of kingdom living  at this time consider the following: The kingdom of God has come in Jesus Christ the Lord right in on top of the kingdoms of this world. We live in the tension of the “now and the not yet” of the kingdom of God. This means the  U. S. Constitution  is not our  Bible; the pledge of allegiance does not replace or even rival the confession “Jesus is Lord;” the U.S.  is not  the  light-filled church community sitting on the hill; the Declaration of Independence is not our call to discipleship; we do not live to pursue happiness, but to pursue the kingdom. … [Read more...]

Ministry, Law, and Social Justice

  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 … [Read more...]

Integrating Faith

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 … [Read more...]