“Yes, but is it valid?”

“Yes, but is it valid?”

By Israel Galindo, Associate Dean for Lifelong Learning and Director of Online Education

Discussing the Leadership in Ministry workshop’s focus on Bowen Family Systems Theory (BFST), a friend asked where the theory fell in the divide between subjective and…

Cognition and Faith

By Israel Galindo, Associate Dean for Lifelong Learning and Director of Online Education.

What is the difference between religious thinking and “religiosity.” Or, what is the difference between faith and magical thinking? When I worked at a state mental hospital…

Cognition, faith and religiosity presented by Matthew Hutson

Center for Lifelong Learning Awarded “Science for Continuing Education for Pastors” Grant

March 14, 2017—The Center for Lifelong Learning (CLL) has been awarded a grant from the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and Dialogue on Science, Ethics, and Religion (DoSER) for a “Science for Continuing Education for Pastors” project….

Don’t Do These 10 Things When Dealing With Reactivity

By Israel Galindo, Associate Dean for Lifelong Learning and Director of Online Education.

September 26, 2016—All leaders will deal with reactivity at one point or another. It can be caused by a proposed change from the leader, it may…

Congregations as Communities of Faith

By Israel Galindo, Associate Dean for Lifelong Learning

Congregations are, in their essence, authentic communities of faith—despite the fact that they are also organizations. That’s an insight worth keeping in mind for every congregational leader. Too often, the tendency…

Leadership in Ministry Faculty to Gather for First Time at the Center for Lifelong Learning

The Center for Lifelong Learning (CLL) is pleased to announce it has been awarded a grant from the Pastoral Excellence Network for its Leadership in Ministry program (LIM). The grant will enable the CLL to gather fourteen LIM faculty members…

For the Bookshelf: The Year 1000

By Israel Galindo, Associate Dean for Lifelong Learning and Director of Online Education.

Sixteen years into the new millennium has diminished the novelty of that turn of the calendar. I can’t remember when was the last article or workshop…

For the bookshelf seeds for the future by Adam Tyler

For the Bookshelf: Teaming Up

By Israel Galindo, Associate Dean for Lifelong Learning and Director of Online Education.

The move from rigid and isolated “committees” to a “team approach” continues in many congregations. Sometimes that movement is not much more than a re-organization and…

For the bookshelf seeds for the future by Adam Tyler

For the Bookshelf: Upside Down

By Israel Galindo, Associate Dean for Lifelong Learning and Director of Online Education.

May 30, 2016—Stacy T. Rinehart’s small volume Upside Down: The Paradox of Servant Leadership (Colorado Springs: NavPress, 1998. 170 pages) focuses on the leadership model…

For the bookshelf seeds for the future by Adam Tyler

A Repertoire for Leadership in Anxious Times

By Israel Galindo, Associate Dean for Lifelong Learning and Director of Online Education.

May 23, 2016—Functioning at a high level of self-differentiation is the golden fleece sought by organizational and congregational leaders who are students of Bowen Systems Theory….

Is Your CE Program Making a Difference?

By Israel Galindo, Associate Dean for Lifelong Learning and Director of Online Education.

Much of my consultation with schools focuses on educational assessment. Rarely is that the focus of a consultation in a congregation. That is not to say…

Education by Israel Galindo

What Will You Choose When You Have a Choice?

By Israel Galindo, Associate Dean for Lifelong Learning and Director of Online Education.

In Bowen Family Systems Theory (BFST) the concept of differentiation of self is all about functioning. One manifestation of the extent to which one is functioning…

Seven Critical Factors in Bringing About Change

By Israel Galindo, Associate Dean for Lifelong Learning and Director of Online Education.

September 14, 2015—Bringing about organizational change isn’t rocket science, but it’s not easy either. Those who step into a leadership position that requires engaging in institutional…

For the Bookshelf: How Learning Works

By Israel Galindo, Associate Dean for Lifelong Learning and Director of Online Education.

July 6, 2015—At a recent consultation with a university faculty, I was once again struck at how helpful it is to review “the basics” of the…

For the Bookshelf: The Gospel According to Tolkien

By Israel Galindo, Associate Dean for Lifelong Learning and Director of Online Education.

January 26, 2015—The plethora of books with a variant of the title “The Gospel According To …” continues to fill bookshelves and entice the unwary buyer into reading…

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