Blog Archive

  • Digging Deeper: Finding new voices to teach us about congregational systems (9/8/2022) - In my last blog, I outlined the historical and somewhat current application of family systems in the church setting. This application has served us well and has continued to center patriarchal white voices. Yet, there are so many others from diverse backgrounds and perspectives. These voices are emerging, shifting, and… ... Read More
  • Going Beyond Family Systems Theory in the Interim Process (8/28/2022) - Interim ministers and religious educators are transitional specialists who commonly work with a congregation for a short period of time as the congregation navigates the complicated network of transition between clergy and professional lay leadership.  Interim ministry is built on the common understanding that church communities are complicated systems of… ... Read More
  • The Sense of Taste (8/30/2021) - The sixth sense: TASTE August 30, 2021 by Amy Huntereece The sense of taste is the second of the middle senses, classified as the threshold between the inward and the outward senses of feeling.  Taste is another sense that is usually and widely accepted as a normal sense.  The middle senses are… ... Read More
  • The Sense of Sight (6/17/2021) - June 17, 2021 by Amy Huntereece The sense of sight is the third of the middle senses, classified as outward and senses of feeling.  These senses are helpful with interpreting the external world. Van Gelder says, “Your eyes are your most important sensory organ. They are the only organs located visibly on… ... Read More
  • The Sense of Smell (5/6/2021) - So far we have looked at the first four senses, the lower senses that are related to the will.  They all pertain specifically to one’s own body. This month we move outward and begin to explore senses that relate to the outside world.  These are the middle senses and are… ... Read More