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.

Christ and Care for the Marginalized

We need to repent of the ways we have excluded the marginalized and we need to repent from the ways our understanding of what it means to be human is more often derived from our experience or observations than from the revelation of God in Jesus Christ.

The trivial round

Placing names on the prayer list commits the parish to be involved in the lives of those for whom we pray.

Reflections on leaving

There are reasons for people to leave a church, and sometimes the rationale for remaining can fly so high that it leaves people in the cold.

‘Theological’ theology and ministerial training

Ministerial training has increasingly moved towards the “practical” and the ethical, and away from the doctrinal and the abstract. What is implicitly said is that what matters is that ministers can offer pastoral care and lead communities in improving society