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
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.
Recently a friend of mine shared a post on FB. I am sharing this quote. It is not one I agree with. I respect my friend, but I did not think he chose a good quote. So while others responded with the classic "Amens" and "I Agree" and "Like," I noted that I did not … Continue reading FB Just Isn’t the Best Place for Pastoral Theology
<Originally posted a few months ago on another of my blogs.> Years ago, I wrote a little article for our counseling center’s journal entitled, “Divine Intervention: The Flight of Elijah in Dialogue with Crisis Care.” You can see the article HERE. I noted the story of God’s dealing with Elijah in his escape from Samaria … Continue reading PTSD and the Bible
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
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…
This is my first post in this new website. I have been blogging for a long time now. My largest website is http://www.munsonmissions.org in which I write predominantly on topics of Christian missions. I have been serving as a missionary in the Philippines since 2004, and have my doctorate in Missions, so it is not … Continue reading The Adventure Begins