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Commentary on the Circle of Place Spirituality by Joel Brulin and Pehr Granqvist

Posted on13 Dec 2018
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My attention has been drawn to a recent commentary on my circle of place spirituality (CoPS) model written by Joel Brulin and Pehr Granqvist from Stockholm University, Sweden. While I have not personally met with Pehr, I have had the pleasure of sharing a plenary session with Joel during the 2017 IAPR conference in Hamar, Norway. Granqvist is a well-respected scholar in the attachment-religion field and I always respect and follow his arguments; most of...
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A Theology of Juxtaposition for Everyday Life

Posted on04 Jun 2018
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My first official publication on the theology of juxtaposition was finally published last week on HTS Teologiese Studies / Theological Studies, Volume 74, No 2, a4630. It was exciting to work on the paper with my long-time friend and brother in Christ, Dr Joe Miller of Southern California Seminary, USA. You can download the full paper online here. The paper basically responds to the spiritual struggles and issues associated with having a relationship experience with God by...
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Place Attachment in the Bible

Posted on23 Dec 2017
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I am truly honoured to publish a joint-work on the role of place attachment in religion with Fraser Watts in the Journal of Psychology and Theology 45(3): 218-232. Dr Watts is currently the Visiting Professor in Psychology of Religion at the University of Lincoln, and previously served as Reader in Theology and Science at Cambridge University, Lecturer in Clinical Psychology in the University of London, Principal Psychologist at King’s College Hospital, and Senior Scientist at...
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SEMINAR: Youth Identity Crisis: Finding God Without Losing Yourself

Posted on05 Mar 2015
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Announcing an event for April!!! After a 2-year empirical research with different Christian youth groups in South Africa, i think it is important to give back and share the knowledge of what i have learnt with the church leaders, parents, and youth group leaders and members, who would wish to know more about the crisis of identity amongst the younger members of faith communities. As a result, i decided to convene a seminar that would...
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Come Back to Church

Posted on28 Apr 2014
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Lesslie Newbigin started a conversation on Proper Confidence in the gospel, where he passionately wrote about the emerging youth culture he saw in his homeland England and the destructive effect it was having on the church. When Newbigin returned to England to work with the United Reformed Church after serving for 40 years abroad in several senior positions within ecumenical bodies such as the Church of South India and the World Council of Churches, he...
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Identity: Misguiding Taglines

Posted on28 Apr 2014
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Now with so much racism going on in the world it seems especially important that I write about this. For several months now, I have been exploring the beautiful, racially segregated South Africa. In fact, it is one of the most beautiful countries I have ever visited, especially Stellenbosch and Cape Town regions. It is no new thing to say that South Africa still struggles with apartheid. And this particular position ignores the history of...
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The Thin Line Between Abnormality and Normality

Posted on28 Apr 2014
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Abnormality is the significant deviation from commonly accepted patterns of behavior, emotion or thought, while normality is the absence of illness and the presence of state of well being otherwise called normalcy. It can be difficult to draw the line between normal and abnormal behaviors, especially in leadership. Abnormality is to normality what opposition is to opportunity. An airplane pilot knows that an aircraft flies high as a result of the opposing wind that collides...
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