Category Archives: pastoral care

“Craig, Where is the justice?”

In my travels, I hear terrible stories of abuse. Stories of heartbreak and pain. Stories that make you wonder, just how did those people survive. And indeed, many of them are survivors; though, at times, they feel like they are … Continue reading

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Reflection on the past – pastoral caring for the community. Part 2

Last week I wrote an article of reflection on pastoral care of the community. I shared with a friend who was inspired by it, that I would write a series of posts on that ministry, and how it touched peoples … Continue reading

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Taking the Gospel to the Highways, Byways and Back-blocks to every child, woman and man.

I was browsing the internet for “Urban Chaplaincy” and found a number of sites like this one, which promotes “Street Chaplaincy.”  I followed their training links and found this fantastic statement, which was penned by Reverend Carment Urquhart who started Perth Bible … Continue reading

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Writing is good medicine.

The Time posts an interesting article about the therapeutic benefits of writing. On a personal note,  I have found writing to be extremely helpful and therapeutic. Talking about difficult experiences can be a way of easing the emotional pain of … Continue reading

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A Vision. In the midst of pain.

This morning as I was reflecting on the nature of pain, and why it is when we are in so much pain, Jesus seems so blurry to us. I had a vision of someone hugging another. It was a father … Continue reading

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I am convinced that…

I am convinced that the terminology of “Patience / Long Suffering” in the framework of the Fruit of the Spirit is misunderstood. I believe the term which is translated from  the combined Greek words which mean Long Tempered has more … Continue reading

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The 101 of Pastoral Care.

I wrote this article for a online pastoral care group I formed called Looking Out, which is for the disabled, ill and their family and carers. I remember around 1999 when I sat in a church leadership meeting and shared … Continue reading

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Our God is a God of Yes for Pastoral Care.

  There is a theme throughout Scripture where God is a God who says yes. He says “Yes” love your neighbour as yourself. He says “Yes” love me with all your heart, mind and soul. He says “Yes” Come to … Continue reading

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