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Pastoral Psychology and the Heart 07

Where do you suppose the term “pastoral” comes from in pastoral psychology? It’s that shepherd thing again; the word “pastor” means someone who tends to sheep out in the pasture lands (pastoral means “out in the pasture”). In faith life, … Continue reading

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Pastoral Psychology and the Heart 01

Radix Fidem is the name of our covenant and our religion. As long as I’m alive, this will never be formalized into a government approved tax-free denomination. You are a member if you think you are and you try to … Continue reading

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Only If You Tell Me

A critical element in pastoral counseling is helping people accept who they are and what they are made of, and to stop trying to change things that don’t need changing. It’s an art, a moral art form that yields precious … Continue reading

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Look in the Mirror

Take a moment to review Galatians 6:1-5 and 1 Corinthians 10:12-13. Western society in general, and American society in particular, is schizophrenic about sex. We still have this pervasive, if not always conscious, mythology about the Fall as primarily an … Continue reading

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Flashback: The Rehabilitation of Peter

A major focus here at Kiln of the Soul virtual parish is healing, of restoring divine justice to the lives of individuals. Naturally that puts our emphasis on pastoral counseling. I write with the aim to declare as clearly as … Continue reading

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