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Recently my burden challenge and task was to write my fathers obituary Obituaries typically allow 800 to 1200 words to depict and describe a persons entire life As a writer this was a daunting task As a daughter it was impossible How to proceed After reading the obituaries of ...

Ive been in higher education just long enough to warrant a sense of dj vu My lips and tongue stretch in a pattern too familiar for comfort My ears know the buzz of silence that follows the words now oft spoken Despite the lack of novelty every time Im ...

Persons new to the office of the Dean may soon discover the need to acquire a new set of skills to effectively carry out the job Those skills range from supervision pastoral care yes more than you imagined educational administrative planning curriculum design and planning political acumen budgeting and ...

Perception is among the first points of impact in a traumatic event How we see ourselves the world and our options can radically change Sometimes our perception alters our reality Sometimes our new reality necessitates a change in our perception Either way the world doesnt seem the same when ...

Church history may at first glance appear rather uninteresting to some seminary students After all hot-button issues in theology ethics bible and pastoral care stimulate gospel-oriented revolutionary thinking particularly in regard to contemporary needs in church and society Individuals take graduate-level courses in ministry to make a difference They ...