Here are the most popular presentations we use at our counseling center based on hits and downloads from Slideshare.net. Note A Some of the top ones don't have the highest numbers. That is because Slideshare doesn't really all revisions. Therefore, if we update a presentation we delete the old one (and lose the statistics) and … Continue reading Most Popular Pastoral Counseling Presentations
https://hbr.org/2019/07/6-causes-of-burnout-and-how-to-avoid-them?utm_source=pocket&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=pockethits I read a nice article on burnout from the Harvard Business Review by Elizabeth Grace Saunders. The link is above. I also used that article as a reason to update our Presentation on Burnout.
I think this is a good question. I believe the answer to this question is YES!! I have certainly seen people who do a good job with pastoral counseling whose pastoral theology seems... inadequate. Pastoral Theology is Cyclic, Reflective, and founded on a good Theological base and on Experience. So what are a couple of … Continue reading Can One Do Good Pastoral Counseling if One Has Bad Pastoral Theology?
Let's just face facts for a moment. EVANGELICAL CHRISTIANS ARE UNCOMFORTABLE WITH DEATH Isn't that a crazy thought? We embrace a future and hopeful orientation. How could such an outlook ignore perhaps the most important milestone that each of us go through in the path into the future-- death? Let me give a few anecdotal … Continue reading Developing a Theology of Death
It has been a slow process, but the book that Celia and I are working on is kind of done. That is, it is done in terms of content. It is called "Dynamics in Pastoral Counseling" and is to serve as a textbook for some of our training. Of course, there is still editing, adjusting … Continue reading Intercultural Counseling
A midrash is a rabbinical interpretation of Scripture. This term is sometimes used interchangeably with aggadah. However, aggadah suggests more strongly a story. So when I am using it, I am referring to an interpretation of Scripture that is done in the form of a narrative reworking of a passage. As such, there is filling … Continue reading Midrash Aggadah