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Sacred Roots exists to equip and empower urban, rural, and incarcerated congregational leaders in under-resourced ministry contexts.
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Sacred Roots Spiritual Classics
"Why read Spiritual Classics?"
Sacred Roots’ strategy is simple. We believe fresh readings of Christian spiritual classics can lead Christian leaders into a deeper engagement with the God revealed in Scripture and into deeper friendships with one another.
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Rev. Dr. Hank Voss
Executive Director
Rev. Dr. Hank Voss is Assistant Professor of Christian Ministries at Taylor University. He and his wife Johanna have four kids and live in Muncie, IN.
Rev. Dr. Don Davis
Rev. Dr. Don Davis is the Founding Director of the Urban Ministry Institute, a church-based seminary program from World Impact. Dr. Davis has authored many resources for bivocational pastors and developed TUMI's Capstone Curriculum.
Rev. Eric Himelick
Rev. Eric Himelick is the Founding Director of Victory Inner-city Ministries, and currently serves as the Director of Evangelistic Faith Mission's Urban Ministry Division. He is the author of the book "Living Redemptively". He is a father of six and currently lives with his family at Victory Acres Farm in Upland, IN.
Rev. Dr. Greg Peters
Senior Editor
Rev. Dr. Greg Peters is Professor of Medieval and Spiritual Theology at Biola University. He is also the Servants of Christ Research Professor of Monastic Studies and Ascetical Theology at Nashotah House Theological Seminary and Rector at Anglican Church of the Epiphany, La Mirada, California.
Dr. May Young
Senior Editor
Dr. May Young is Associate Professor of Biblical Studies at Taylor University. She is an expert on biblical lament and teaches Hebrew.
Dr. Uche Anizor
Senior Editor
Dr. Uche Anizor is Associate Professor of Theology at Talbot School of Theology at Biola University.
Rev. Ryan Carter
Managing Editor
Rev. Ryan Carter is Resource Developer for the Urban Ministry Institute residing in Wichita, KS. He is also the Coordinator of Christ the Victor Leadership School, a TUMI satellite campus.
Isaiah Swain
Assistant Director
Isaiah Swain is Assistant Director of Sacred Roots and Managing Editor of the Sacred Roots Spiritual Classics.
A. W. Tozer (1897–1963) grew up poor without the opportunity to complete high school. While working in a tire factory he heard the good news about Jesus, repented, and believed. At nineteen, he began to preach, becoming one of the most influential pastors in his generation. His books, The Pursuit of God and The Knowledge of the Holy have helped millions know and love the Triune God revealed in Scripture.

When asked how he learned to read Scripture with such clarity and theological depth, Pastor Tozer would often point to his “friends” and “teachers.” These teachers were a list of some thirty-five Christian spiritual classics Tozer read and reread throughout his life. Sacred Roots Spiritual Classics are for those with a desire to be used like Pastor Tozer.

Sacred Roots envisions ten thousand Christian leaders serving in challenging ministry contexts across North America, engaging with spiritual classics in community by the year 2030. Will you join this growing community as we pursue God together by reading and discussing spiritual classics with gospel friends and kingdom coworkers (Matt 9:35)?

For more information about Sacred Roots' purpose, we invite you to read "A Letter to God's Friends" written by Sacred Roots' Executive Director, Rev. Dr. Hank Voss and to watch Rev. Dr. Don Davis' video "The Context of Sacred Roots" in the Context tab above.

Contributing Editors
Dr. Uche Anizor
Biola University
Uche Anizor is Associate Professor of Theology at Biola University. He is the author of Christianity Today's 2023 Book of the Year, Overcoming Apathy: Gospel Hope for Those Who Struggle to Care (Crossway).
Nancy Reyes Frazier
Dallas Theological Seminary
Nancy Reyes Frazier is a PhD candidate in Theological Studies at Dallas Theological Seminary. Her research interests include the intersection of theology, culture, and identity, the nature of revelation, and the role of theology in communal ethics.
Dr. Daniel Hill
Baylor University
Dr. Daniel Lee Hill is Assistant Professor of Christian Theology at George W. Truett Theological Seminary, Baylor University. He is the author of Gathered on the Road to Zion and the forthcoming Gospel Freedom, which retrieves the insights of 19th century abolitionists.
Dr. Gregory MaGee
Taylor University
Dr. Gregory S. MaGee is Professor of Biblical Studies at Taylor University. He also teaches at his church and volunteers with an after-school reading program in his community. Greg is the author of Studying Paul’s Letters with the Mind and Heart and coauthor of the Kerux commentary on Ephesians.
Dr. Evan Howard
Spirituality Shoppe
Dr. Evan B. Howard is the Founder and Director of Spirituality Shoppe, a Center for the Study of Christian Spirituality. He is also adjunct faculty with Fuller Theological Seminary and the author of A Guide to Christian Spiritual Formation and The Brazos Introduction to Christian Spirituality.
Dr. Kyle Strobel
Biola University
Dr. Kyle Strobel is a theologian at Talbot School of Theology, Biola University, and is the author of Formed for the Glory of God and co-author of Where Prayer Becomes Real and The Way of the Dragon or the Way of the Lamb. Kyle is a Jonathan Edwards scholar and systematic theologian.
Dr. Kenneth Minkema
Yale University
Dr. Kenneth P. Minkema is the Editor of The Works of Jonathan Edwards and Director of The Jonathan Edwards Center at Yale University, with an appointment as Research Scholar at Yale Divinity School.
Dr. Glen G. Scorgie
Bethel Seminary
Dr. Glen G. Scorgie is Professor of Theology Emeritus at Bethel Seminary. He is the General Editor of the Dictionary of Christian Spirituality (Zondervan, 2011). He had a personal childhood connection to A. W. Tozer.
Rev. Marcos Canales
La Fuente Ministries
Marcos Canales is the pastor of La Fuente Ministries, a bilingual, intercultural, and intergenerational congregation in Pasadena California. Originally from Costa Rica, he has experience in church planting, pastoring, adjunct teaching, and non-profit community organizations.
Dr. Robert Chao Romero
Dr. Robert Chao Romero is Associate Professor of Chicana/o Studies and Asian American Studies at the University of California at Los Angeles. He is the author of Brown Church, Jesus for Revolutionaries, and Mixed Race Student Politics.
Dr. Michael Cooper
East West
Dr. Michael Cooper currently serves as a missiologist for East West, where he focuses on missiological research and equipping missionaries for effective cultural engagement, and Professor of Missiological Theology at Mission India Theological Seminary.
Rev. Dr. Jeremy Treat
Reality Church of Los Angeles
Rev. Dr. Jeremy Treat is Pastor for Preaching and Vision at Reality LA in Los Angeles and Adjunct Professor of Theology at Biola University. He has authored Seek First: How the Kingdom of God Changes Everything and The Crucified King: Atonement and Kingdom in Biblical and Systematic Theology.
Dr. Carmen Joy Imes
Biola University
Dr. Carmen Imes is Associate Professor of Old Testament at Biola University. She is best known for her books Bearing God's Name: Why Sinai Still Matters (IVP 2019) and Being God's Image: Why Creation Still Matters (IVP 2023).
Rev. Dr. Hank Voss
Taylor University
Rev. Dr. Hank Voss is Assistant Professor of Christian Ministries at Taylor University. He is the coauthor of Representing Christ and Evangelical Theology (T&T Clark). He and his wife, Johanna, have four children and live in Muncie, Indiana.
Rev. Dr. Greg Peters
Biola University
Rev. Dr. Greg Peters is Professor of Medieval and Spiritual Theology at Biola University and Servants of Christ Research Professor of Monastic Studies and Ascetical Theology at Nashotah House Theological Seminary. He is an Anglican priest.
Rev. Dr. Andrew T. Draper
Urban Light Community Church
Rev. Dr. Andrew T. Draper is the founding senior pastor of Urban Light Community Church. He is committed to a ministry of reconciliation, justice, and community development. Dr. Draper is actively involved in preaching, teaching, discipleship, education, and community advocacy.
Dr. Robert F. Lay
City Vision University
Robert "Dr. Bob" Lay is currently Professor of Christian Ministry & Leadership at City Vision University. Formerly, he has served as Dean of The Urban Ministry Institute of Los Angeles (2010–2021) and Professor of Christian Educational Ministries at Taylor University (1995–2010).
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Sacred Roots is a program of Taylor University, located in Upland, Indiana. Taylor University is a Christian liberal arts university dedicated to developing servant-leaders marked with a passion to minister Christ's redemptive love, grace, and truth to a world in need.
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