Why I Do This Work Called Bowen Theory

Why I Do This Work Called Bowen Theory

October 29, 2018—I learned about Bowen Theory in seminary and following it through the pastor with whom I served and several ministers who “practiced” the theory and participated in workshops called Leadership in Ministry (LIM). While in seminary, my professors…

All Shapes and Sizes: What Does Youth Ministry Look Like?

It’s important to understand that there’s no set formula for youth ministry and how it operates.

It comes in many variations and looks different for every ministry. It comes in all shapes and sizes.

Church folks are typically very concerned…

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For the Bookshelf: The Spiritual Guide

October 22, 2108—Miguel de Molinos was a prominent Catholic mystic. He was born in Saragossa, Spain in about 1627. He attended a Jesuit college, became a priest, and earned a doctorate in theology. When in his early forties, he went…

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Sacred Creation: The Celtic Way of Christian Spirituality

Christianity first reached the Celtic people of Ireland and Britain as early as the second century C.E. and began to blossom by the fifth century.

This encounter between the Christian religion and Celtic tradition engendered a deep and distinctive spirituality…

Inaugural Lecture for Kathy Dawson, Benton Family Associate Professor of Christian Education

Earlier this year, Dr. Kathy Dawson was appointed the Benton Family Associate Professor of Christian Education, a chair previously held by Dr. Rodger Nishioka. Her inauguration was held on Wednesday, October 10, 2018 at 4:00 p.m. in the Harrington Center…

Artists, Leading Theologians, Legal Scholars, and Community Leaders to Explore Migration and Border Crossings in Multidisciplinary Conference

Columbia Theological Seminary and Emory University’s Center for the Study of Law and Religion are excited to co-host a multidisciplinary conference on immigration—Migration and Border CrossingsFebruary 7-9, 2019 at Columbia Seminary. [REGISTER HERE]

“This conference will bring together leading theologians, legal…

Like a First Born

October 15, 2018—A fellow Bowen Theory colleague recently told me, “You’re thinking about this like a first born,” which was completely correct. In that given situation, I had made a list of what needed to be done, gathered information, analyzed…

How to Welcome Our Transgender and Non-Binary Neighbors in the Church

Rev. Linda Herzer and Gabrielle Claiborne will teach the course “Welcoming Our Transgender and Non-Binary Neighbors” in January of 2019. They are the co-founders of Transformation Journeys Worldwide, a transgender-focused diversity training and consulting firm. We interviewed Rev. Linda and…

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For the Bookshelf: The Interior Castle

October 8, 2018—Teresa de Ahumada y Cepeda entered a convent at twenty years of age and battled many illnesses. Yet her devout convent life and intense prayer practices, led to supernatural experiences, including trances in which she was paralyzed for…

For the bookshelf seeds for the future by Adam Tyler

How Coaching Improves Your Relationships and Results as Clergy

Most are familiar with the definitions of coaching in the context of athletic and business settings. In those worlds, coaching focuses on something both have in common – a bottom line.

Sports and business are goal-driven. They rely on clear…

The “Window of Tolerance”: A Tool For Self-Regulation

October 1, 2018—Psychiatrist Dan Siegel developed a model called the “Window of Tolerance” in 1999 to describe an area in which each person is able to maintain emotional regulation, think clearly, and function effectively. Each person has their own window…

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