Reasons for Not Attending Church

Reasons for Not Attending Church

March 7, 2016—I met up with some old friends recently, who’d brought along some of their friends I appreciated meeting. It didn’t take long to get to that awkward point in the conversation that follows the “What do you do…

Better Than Church? Exercise as a Spiritual Experience

March 3, 2016—Last week I caught Tom Ashbrook’s show On Point (via podcast). He was talking about the so-called “boutique fitness” trend—exercise classes that promise not only a hard workout but also strong community, and in some cases spiritual…

Life Assessment

February 29, 2016—In 1990 I was asked to design a course for Trinity College in their adult education program (yes, I’m still tossing out files. I’m doing pretty good on this New Year’s Resolution no. 7. Not so much on…

Those Aren’t the Flames of Pentecost: Quenching Spiritual Thirst

February 4, 2016—A young parent raising three kids was going through a hot, dry Texas summer. The garden was wilting, the grass withering to dry, brown patches. She moved the garden hose around back, filling a small wading pool for…

Speaking the Truth in Love

February 1, 2016—I’m revisiting some of the writings of Dietrich Bonhoeffer. Few have written better on the matter of community. I came across his thoughts on speaking the truth in love in community that I find timely. I’ll confess I…

Stuff Church Offers (That the World Needs Right Now)

January 7, 2016—I was listening to Daniel Goleman on TED Radio last weekend talking about the 21st Century generation’s unique developmental journeys. He said that we are witnessing the first generation of human beings who are learning empathy, conversation…

Facebook’s “On This Day” as a Spiritual Practice

December 10, 2015—I don’t know exactly when Facebook rolled out its On This Day feature, but it’s become more and more a part of my daily social media routine. It’s been (mostly) a gift to read what was important to…

Making Pastoral Care a Social Priority

November 26, 2015—One critical glance at the daily newspaper and we quickly realize that our global societies are in very deep trouble and that suffering knows no boundaries. The stories are astounding and unnerving: a church massacre in Charleston, South…

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Spiritual Formation: An Expression of Self-Care

July 9, 2015—To most observers, it is clear that we live in a society primarily dominated by material concerns. In this context, what seems most cherished among us is physical output and performance, rather than the development of meaningful lives…

Dimensions of Personal Care for Christian Educators

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

June 29, 2015—The ministry and work of the professional church educator is challenging and demanding. The fact is that the more you stay in the field…

Education by Israel Galindo

Prayer, The Force, Energy, and Causality

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

June 22, 2015—First, I think I need to start this post by saying that I believe in prayer and am a practitioner (although I must…

Children Lie. Get Over It.

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

May 11, 2015—One of the most chilling areas of psychology, for me is clinical child psychology. I’m not sure why, exactly. Perhaps it’s a result of…

For the Bookshelf: The Craftsman

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

April 27, 2015—Every so often I am reminded that I live in a different world than that of my father—and am amazed at the accelerated pace…

Shifting Toward A Formation Approach in Christian Education

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

March 9, 2015—In 1966 Jerome Bruner, Harvard psychologist and educator, wrote:

There is a dilemma in describing a course of study. One must begin by setting…

Education by Israel Galindo

New! CLL Certificate Program Trains Spiritual Directors

The Spirituality Program in the Center for Lifelong Learning is pleased to announce the New Certificate in Spiritual Direction program. The first residential session will be in the fall of 2015. Applications for the first cohort will be accepted…

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