Opening the Heart to Something New

Opening the Heart to Something New

By Michael Lee Cook, Adjunct Professor of Pastoral Care.

November 20, 2014—I recently received the news of the tragic death of a dear friend of mine. At age 52, he died suddenly of a massive heart attack. By all measures, he…

For the Bookshelf: Beyond the Ordinary

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

November 17, 2014—Ben Campbell Johnson and Andrew Dreitcer provide a welcome resource to congregations in practical spirituality in Beyond the Ordinary: Spirituality for Church Leaders.  The…

For the Bookshelf: Authentic Spirituality

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

November 3, 2014—Against the prevailing but uninformed notion claiming “I am spiritual, but not religious,” Barry L. Callen (professor of Christian studies at Anderson University, editor of the…

Helping Church Members Grow Spiritually

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

October 27, 2014—A student in one of my online classes asked a great question:

How do I encourage members to reflect and think theologically?… I’m having a hard time…

Using Prayer in Your Teaching

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

September 1, 2014—I remember congratulating a young man on his first sermon. The topic was prayer and he did very well for his first effort. Responding to my compliment…

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For the Bookshelf: Exploring Spirituality: An Ecumenical Reader

By Israel Galindo, Associate Dean for Lifelong Learning

June 27, 2014—Exploring Spirituality: An Ecumenical Reader, edited by Kenneth J. Collins, is a collection of twenty-four essays in which Roman Catholic, Orthodox, Lutheran, Reformed, Anglican, and Methodist writers describe the unique…

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