Dialogue is two-way conversation with two (or more) participants with the goal of mutual understanding. Dialogue would normally be seen as a conversational form that is distinctly different from preaching (1-way conversation focused on changing the other), teaching/lecturing (1-way conversation focused on the other gaining understanding), and arguing (2-way conversation focused on each seeking to … Continue reading Dialogue as Counseling
I was at a seminar earlier today that spoke of creative teaching methds, and it was brought up the importance of teaching not just cognitively, but affectively (emotionally), and behaviorally. At that seminar the question was brought up “How do you teach Pastoral Care Affectively.” The answer given by the group facilitator was that since … Continue reading Teaching Pastoral Care Affectively
My wife and I first published this book last September... but by November we already realized that we had to make some tweaks to it. Most of the changes were changes of spellings or changes of words. These were not major things, but they should be done. We were able to finish that review and … Continue reading Dynamics in Pastoral Counseling and Training
Some time ago, I was at a person's house. I don't know the person that well--- more of a friend of a friend. That person, I will call "Deb" for the purpose of this story, took me to a mirror in her house and asked me to pray. She had seen a "mumu" (one of … Continue reading The Mumu in the Mirror
...or does He fail all the time? This is one of my more popular posts, but it was put on one of my other blogs. You can read it here: God Never Fails?