Finding Hope in My Father’s World

By Mark Michael We sang “This is My Father’s World” at least once every year in the church of my childhood, on the Sunday of the church picnic at the town park. This was about the only hymn we knew that ment... Read More...

Narcissism, Psychiatry, and Pastoral Care

A growing number of younger clergy are looking to reclaim the theological heritage of the church, but we must also recognize that not all personal problems are theological problems.

Getting out of the expert position

If the therapist is to be any help, he or she must get out of the expert position and learn to tolerate uncertainty. What would it mean to put away the idol of the clergy as expert?