Thompson asserts that whatever happens in the family life “inevitably touches our spiritual lives, whether for good or for ill”
By Eric C. Holmstrom.
A sermon title long in search of a sermon came back to me as I read Lewis Thomas’ words about deep mysteries, profound paradoxes, and imponderable puzzles in Howard Clinebell’s reflection on The Role of Mystery…
Reviewed by Robert L. Dibble
Surprises of real joy are often too infrequent experiences for most of us. Here’s a genuine one: while continuing their cleaning and organizing of Ed Friedman’s personal effects after his death in 1996, his son…
By Susannah Smith
I find that I am often talking to my friends and family about some kind of loss – loss of physical capacity; loss of a loved one or a dear pet; loss of a job; loss of…
Sabotage is a predictable reactive phenomenon to the threat of change. Anytime leaders work toward change, of whatever kind, they can expect reactivity. As such, we should always expect it. The form it takes, however, is often surprising.
Defecting in place isn’t about behaving in a passive/aggressive manner to get the point of your unhappiness across. It is about being clear about who you are, what your goals are, stating your purpose, and staying on course in living out that purpose, no matter what the sabotage or resistance that comes your way.
…”real” Christian educators need to know certain other foundational things to inform their work. Without a deep knowledge of these foundations educators will be hampered in their effectiveness.
“Mindfulness provides a simple but powerful route for getting ourselves unstuck, back into touch with our own wisdom and vitality.
My younger brother told me recently that one of his most enduring childhood memories is chasing after me on his tricycle while I and my friends shot away from him on our bikes.
I offer three reasons why I believe the multi-generational transmission process (coupled with the notion of the emotional field) is the most important piece of Bowen Theory.
By guest blogger Eryn Van Lear.
January 16, 2017—In How to Speak and How to Listen (New York: Simon & Schuster, 1983) American philosopher Mortimer Adler breaks down several keys to public speaking and to intentional listening in three…
In my opinion, the Leadership in Ministry program offers one of the most effective venues for actualizing personal and professional growth.
By Ellen Culpepper
I stood at a whiteboard in the circle of faces in my small group at the most recent workshop. “I’m really anxious about this, guys,” I said, as I drew a triangle between me, my 85-year old…
By Israel Galindo, Associate Dean for Lifelong Learning and Director of Online Education
I had an interesting conversation with a doctoral student during a recent trip. He was at the proposal writing stage of his study but struggling with putting…
While many persons might consider theological reflection to be a practice best suited for religious scholars, Howard Stone and James Duke, in How To Think Theologically, present the case that all Christians should be theologians.