Teaching Pastoral Care Affectively

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

Dynamics in Pastoral Counseling and Training

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

Critique and Reflection

The following is an excerpt from my book Theo-storying: Reflections on God, Narrative, and Culture. I have been reviewing the book as I am looking to update it. But this section I had forgotten about and quite like. I may have to use some of this information for the upgrade of my book, Dialogue in … Continue reading Critique and Reflection

Empathy and Altruism

What is Empathy? "Empathy" was first used as a technical term in psychology by E. B. Titchener in the 1920s. It was developed from the Greek word "empatheia" meaning "feeling into." In practice it is commonly used to express a person's ability to "perceive the subjective experience of another." <Goleman, 98> A more technical (and … Continue reading Empathy and Altruism

Solomon’s Second Dream (a speculative story)

In Gibeon Solomon had his first dream. As he slept, God appeared to him, “Ask for whatever you want me to give you.” Solomon replied, “… Now, O Lord my God, you have made your servant king in place of my father David. But I am only a little child and do not know how … Continue reading Solomon’s Second Dream (a speculative story)