Learning how to care

Caring for others is a habit to be learned. One of the hardest classes I took in seminary was not theology or philosophy.  It was not even Hebrew or Greek.  It was pastoral care. The aim of pastoral care is to teach students how to listen, confront conflict, counsel and give referrals, and have empathy.  In short, theContinue reading “Learning how to care”

Empathy matters in the high court of the heart

Be ready for the next big political showdown. As Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens prepares to resign from the highest court in the nation, politicians, the president and pundits will debate who will replace him. No doubt, in today’s political climate, it will be an arduous road. Usually justice candidates fall in one ofContinue reading “Empathy matters in the high court of the heart”