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January 22, 2019

This week as a part of my exam preparation I am reading John Bunyan's The Pilgrim's Progress. Written in 1678, (I didn't know this before I began reading the book), it was the first novel written in English. Because I have a lot going on this week, I decided to listen...

January 16, 2019

This week as a part of my exam preparation for my comprehensives I am reading Bruce Rogers-Vaughan's Caring For Souls in a Neoliberal Age. To be honest, I was very worried that I would not be able to understand what he was writing about (as pastoral theology is my area...

January 11, 2019

Today I read about using "person first" language with regards to people with mental health diagnoses and disabilities in the book Christ on the Psych Ward by David Finnegan-Hosey. He has an interesting section in the book on the complicated language we use concerning m...

January 8, 2019

I just got back to Canada from attending the International Association for Youth Ministry's international conference in the UK. It was such a great experience, and I am very grateful as I was given the opportunity to present some of my work on providing spiritual care...

September 26, 2018

This morning during my commute I read an interesting article that was published yesterday in the Globe and Mail. The author, Margaret Wente, argues that the fentanyl epidemic in Canada (which is now killing 11 Canadians per day) is about more than just seeking for a hi...

September 13, 2018

Today I began auditing a course on Mental Health and Religion. One of the texts that we will be reading as a class is Amy Simpson's Troubled Minds: Mental Illness and the Church's Mission. I have read this book before, and I was pleased to see it on the class syllabus....

September 5, 2018

This summer I took some time away from this site to concentrate on a few other projects I had on the go. Yes I know the site is kinda bear bones right now, but content is coming, I promise!! I will also be posting content at least once a week on the blog.

Today I h...

March 20, 2018

Today is the first in a series of posts regarding NSSI and the family. For the next few weeks, I will be focussing on a very informative article by Alexis E. Arbuthnott and Stephen P. Lewis about how parents are impacted by their child's NSSI behaviours.* This article...

March 15, 2018

This week I am reading portions of The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Practical Theology for a reading course that I am taking on practical theology research methods. While reading the introduction to the book today, I came across an interesting way of articulating what...

March 13, 2018

This is the third and final post on choosing the right kind of therapy for self-injuring youth. The last two posts have focussed on the three approaches to therapy taht I have found in my research: 1) individualized therapy, 2) a "mixed approach" between individual and...

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