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This book describes the "story, structure and style" of three basic faith paradigms. As one reads and understands them, certain church congregations immediately come to mind. At the same time, specific pastors who embody these world views are easily identified. This book, therefore, can be a guide for understanding. It can be helpful to bishops and search committees, seeking to match a new pastor to a congregation. It can be useful to individuals seeking a local church family in which they can find acceptance and support.
Burton received a Bachelor of Science degree from Indiana University in 1965. Five years later he earned his Master of Theology degree and Doctor of Theology degree in 1983 from Boston University.
Burton began his career as an associate dean of chapel at Boston University and held the position from 1970 to 1971. He served as an associate pastor at Brentwood United Methodist Church in Denver between 1971 and 1973. In 1973, Laurel became a pastor of the 1st United Methodist Church in Yuma, Colorado. Three years later, he was appointed an assistant professor at Millikin University in Decatur, Illinois and held it for two years.
In 1979, Laurel took a position of a dean of chapel at West Virginia Wesleyan College in Buckhannon, West Virginia. A year later, Bruton held a position of an assistant dean at Boston University and served until 1982. Then from 1982 to 1989 Burton worked at Hospital of Boston University Medical Center. Laurel was a visiting lecturer at Harvard University in 1986-1989.
In 1989, Laurel was a director of ministerial studies at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts and held the position. Since 1990 he was the Anderson professor at Rush University in Chicago. Nowadays he is Professor Emeritus at the same university.
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Bruton is a member of American Association of Marriage Family Therapists, Society for Business Ethics, Association for Practical/Professional Ethics.
He was a member of board directors at Southwest Denver Community Health in 1971-1973, at Southwest Boston Community Health in 1982-1986, at Maracy-Newberry Association in Chicago, since 1994. Also Laurel was a President of board directors at Metro Boston Alliance in 1983-1986.
On July 28, 1968 Laurel Bruton married Mary Kay Gisolo. They have two children.