VRB– Virtual Reality Baptism

I did a post on Virtual Reality Baptism (VRB) on another blogsite I manage. I put it on that one since it is more looking at it as a missionary considering its viability. However, much of the post is a bit of an exercise of theological reflection. As such, it is also kind of appropriate … Continue reading VRB– Virtual Reality Baptism

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That’s Not Really The Point… Ummm Really.

Ed Stetzer recently put a Tweet on the Just a suggestion for husbands: If you're mentioning your wife, refer to her by name, and generally do that first. So, for example, "Donna is...” or "Donna, my wife is...” rather than, "My wife is..." It acknowledges her as a person, in addition to your marriage connection. … Continue reading That’s Not Really The Point… Ummm Really.

Correlation of Theology and Pastoral Care in Community

Correlation is described by Paul Tillich as: Theology formulates the questions implied in human existence, and theology formulates the answers implied in divine self-manifestation under the guidance of the questions implied in human existence. This is a circle which drives man to a point where question and answer are not separated. Paul Tillich, "Systematic Theology," … Continue reading Correlation of Theology and Pastoral Care in Community

Pastoral Care or Spiritual Care…

There is an on-going controversy regarding what term is preferable, “Pastoral Care” or “Spiritual Care.” For some people this has become quite a heated issue. I have no interest in stoking this fire, and certainly encourage ministers and lay ministers to use the term they prefer. The use of the term “spiritual care” is often … Continue reading Pastoral Care or Spiritual Care…