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Attachment-motivated Religious Conflicts and Psychopathology

Posted on08 Sep 2017
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What is the cause of religious-related conflicts and acts of terrorism? And how can we explain the conflicts from the perspective of the individual perpetrator? These questions are what I have attempted to address in my latest article on “Attachment Theory and Religious Violence” published in a special issue of the Journal for the Study of Religion on the Role of Religion in Violence and Peacebuilding. Here is an excerpt from the editorial which I believe...
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PPT: MISSIONAL THERAPY — A Hermeneutic of Care for Christian Counselors

Posted on28 Dec 2016
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Imagine a hermeneutical approach that privileges the missio Dei as the key to interpreting our experiences of anxiety and conflict? I will be presenting this idea at the International Association for the Study of Youth Ministry Conference in Sydney come January 5, 2017. The presentation invites Christian counselors to engage in a missional therapy that interprets experiences of identity crisis and unhealthy thought patterns by drawing insights rooted in missional convictions and Christian hope. On this...
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PPT: We Are Anxious But Authentic: Youth Identity Crisis and the Internal Conflict with the Divine and Self

Posted on05 Dec 2016
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I had the chance to give a presentation at the “Youth, Health and Practical Justice: A multidisciplinary conference” at the Faculty of Health, University of Technology Sydney (5 Dec., 2016). My presentation focused on Youth Identity Crisis and the Internal Conflict with the Divine and Self. Attachment and authenticity experiences were discussed as the building blocks of youth identity crisis. It was proposed that recognizing these central themes as the two greatest needs of young people...
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PPT: The Circle of Place Spirituality

Posted on28 Nov 2016
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Last week i had the opportunity of presenting part of my research in the Netherlands at the Australian Association for the Study of Religion Conference at the Australian Catholic University in Melbourne. The presentation was a look at place as the product of an emotional attachment to God. Pearson Correlation and Multiple Regression analyses were used to examine the relationship between the place attachment attitudes and attachment to God behaviours of members (n=175) of the African diaspora...
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PPT: Spirituality and Well-being in South African Youths

Posted on27 Sep 2016
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In case i bumped into you at your church some three years ago in Stellenbosch, making some funny jokes to cheer you up to fill out a survey for me, here are some slides that give a visual clue of what’s happening when you experience God as a relational partner. I had the opportunity of discussing the results from the research today at the Spirituality, Culture, and Wellbeing Conference at Exclesia College, Sydney. While I...
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Seminar Video: Youth Identity Crisis

Posted on10 May 2015
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You can now watch our seminar last month on “”Youth Identity Crisis: Finding God Without Losing Yourself”. The video is up on YouTube. Though the video did not cover every bit of the sessions, it is rather a summary video of the event. The seminar took place in Stellenbosch South Africa, 24th of April 2015. The event was designed to strengthen the role of church leaders, parents, and youth group leaders in addressing the spiritual needs...
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