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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: 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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New Paper: The Psychology of Youth Faith Formation

Posted on19 Oct 2016
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Pleased to announce my new article, “The Psychology of Youth Faith Formation: A Care-giving Faith?” in Journal of Youth & Theology via Brill. The idea of the paper came from my Youth Identity Crisis research in Stellenbosch South Africa few years ago. The paper investigates what inspires an attachment behaviour towards God, showing how young people develop their faith experience along four relational pathways. Below is the abstract and you can access the paper here:    ...
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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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Paper Alert: ‘Making Sense of Place Attachment’

Posted on19 Sep 2016
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Pleased to announce the publication of my new paper, “Making Sense of Place Attachment: Towards a holistic understanding of people-place relationships and experiences” to the spring issue of ‘Environment, Space, Place,’ 8 (1) pp.7-32 via Zeta Books. The paper draws from the attachment framework to explore the different places to which people are drawn. This was accomplished by integrating the works of Jorgensen & Stedman (2001), Scannell & Gifford (2010), and Seamon (2012, 2014) on place attachment. Read the abstract below and...
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New Paper Alert: Missionising Youth Identity Crisis

Posted on04 Aug 2016
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Ever thought of a missional therapy or a missional hermeneutic of care? I am pleased to announce my new article, “Missionising Youth Identity Crisis: Towards a missional hermeneutic of care in youth ministry practice” in Missionalia: Southern African Journal of Missiology, 41:1, pp.82-102. The paper introduces an interpretative framework that can assist Christian counselors in helping hurting youths. The model elaborates on the missional basis of biblical interpretation as a powerful framework within which to...
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Paper Alert: Being Authentic is the New Image

Posted on20 May 2016
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It is my pleasure to announce that I have a new paper out: “Being authentic is the new image: a qualitative study on the authenticity constructions and self-images of Christian millennials in Africa”. The paper is published in Mental Health, Religion, and Culture via Routledge. The research was part of my M.Phil research on youth identity crisis at the University of Stellenbosch two years ago. This paper is my third research report on the experience of identity crisis among young...
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