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Information On Journals

Information on Journals


An Online Pastoral Care Resource for Ministry

Caring Connections is a quarterly, inter-Lutheran online pastoral care journal dealing with a broad spectrum of issues relevant to chaplaincy, pastoral counseling, clinical pastoral education and parish ministry. The latest issue focuses on "Pastoral Care and Suicide."  Examples of previous issues include "Pastoral Care and Criminal Justice," "Sacred Spaces in an Increasingly Diverse Culture," "Pastoral Care and Intentional Interim Ministries," "Pastoral Care and Addictions," "Pastoral Care and Dementia," and "Disaster Response."  The editors and editorial board of this freee-journal invite you, as a spiritual care provider, to go to www.caringconnectionsonline.org and discover how this resource can inform your ministry.


Reflective Practice: Formative and Supervision in Ministry

Volume 34 of  Reflective Practice: Formative and Supervision in Ministry is now available online at http://journals.sfu.ca/rpfs/index.php/rpfs/index.  It is free! No need to login or register!'   On the theme, "Cross-Culturality in Formation and Supervision," there is an incredible collection of excellent articles. Authors like David Augsburger, Daniel Louw, Laurie Garrett-Cobbina and Edward Foley are a few of the contributors.  There are also a dozen book reviews that are associated with the theme!

Other features also include the Len Cedarleaf Award theological paper written by Jurgen Schwing.  Also included are the ACPE and AAPC theory papers of the year and an ATFE Best Practices Paper.

Volume 34 is the last issue to be edited by Herbert Anderson.  The Editorial Board has selected Scott Sullender, Professor of Pastoral Counseling at San Francisco Theological Seminary to serve as editor for upcoming issues.

The theme for the 2015, (volume 35) issue will focus around the impact of the Narrative Perspective upon formation and supervision issues in ministry.   A full theme statement is available in volume 34 as well as on the web site.  www.reflective-practice.org.   If you are interested in writing for volume 35, contact Scott Sullender, Editor at ssullender@sfts.edu.




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