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”

“And your slaves, both men and women…shall prophesy”

[This is the third and final reflection on the Joel text and the Pentecost story in Acts 1-2.] “And your slaves, both men and women slaves . . . shall prophesy.” In the ancient world, there were people who held the top of the social echelon and those who remained at the bottom.  On theContinue reading ““And your slaves, both men and women…shall prophesy””