Clergy Sexual Misconduct
A Systems Approach to Prevention, Intervention, and Oversight
Paperback ISBN: 0983271305
Research reveals that nearly ten percent of pastors have adulterous affairs and fifteen percent are addicted to internet pornography. Clergy Sexual Misconduct addresses how prevention, education, and treatment interventions can positively impact all levels of the clergy system. Numerous contributing experts share guidance on how individuals, families, congregants, and denominations can achieve recovery and reconciliation through a systemic approach. John Thoburn, MDiv, PhD, has provided years of research articles and presentations on clergy sexual misconduct. He is an associate professor of clinical psychology at Seattle Pacific University. He is a licensed psychologist, board certified in couple and family psychology, and a former ordained minister with a Masters of Divinity. Rob Baker, MA, is a Washington State licensed marriage and family therapist and licensed mental health counselor. He has had experience as a certified affiliate sex offender treatment provider and is currently a certified sex addiction therapist and certified sex addiction therapist supervisor/consultant through the International Institute for Trauma and Addiction Professionals.
How Coffee Saved My Life
And Other Stories of Stumbling to Grace
Paperback ISBN: 0827214561
Based on the author's true life experiences, How Coffee Saved My Life is a funny, tragic, provocative and touching story of a rich, white, North American overachiever who spends a year in Uruguay in hopes of becoming a more responsible and sensitive member of the global community. Throughout the book, vignettes tied to the Spanish language flow from observation to theological analysis.
This Odd and Wondrous Calling
The Public and Private Lives of Two Ministers
Paperback ISBN: 0802864759
When it comes to ministry, there are plenty of books about how to do this work better ? everything from church growth to fundraising to managing conflict to the latest small group technique. There are books about what is difficult in ministry and the toll it can take. There are books about the ministry from those who have left it behind. This Odd and Wondrous Calling offers something different: a book both honest about the challenges of the vocation and reflective of its joy from two people still pastoring. / Anecdotal and extremely readable, this book covers a diversity of subjects revealing the incredible variety of a pastor?s day. The chapters move from comedy to pathos, story to theology, scripture to contemporary culture. This Odd and Wondrous Calling is both serious and fun and ideal for any who are either considering the ministry or want a better understanding of their own minister?s life. / ?Some pastors write about how they grew their churches,? says Martin B. Copenhaver. ?Perhaps we are writing about how our churches have grown us.?
Devotions For A Sacred Marriage
A Year Of Weekly Devotions For Couples
Hardcover ISBN: 0310255953
This book of fifty-two devotionals is a companion to Gary Thomas's Sacred Marriage, which enables couples to think and act upon the premise: What if God designed marriage to make us holy more than to make us happy?
A Vision for the Sending of the Church in North America
Paperback ISBN: 0802843506
What would a theology of the Church look like that took seriously the fact that North America is now itself a mission field? This question lies at the foundation of this volume written by an ecumenical team of six noted missiologists—Lois Barrett, Inagrace T. Dietterich, Darrell L. Guder, George R. Hunsberger, Alan J. Roxburgh, and Craig Van Gelder. The result of a three-year research project undertaken by The Gospel and Our Culture Network, this book issues a firm challenge for the church to recover its missional call right here in North America, while also offering the tools to help it do so. The authors examine North America?s secular culture and the church?s loss of dominance in today?s society. They then present a biblically based theology that takes seriously the church?s missional vocation and draw out the consequences of this theology for the structure and institutions of the church.