Monthly Archives: June 2009

Back to basics: The Triangle 6

We continue the series on basic concepts in Bowen Family Systems Theory (BFST). Today’s question: What suggestions do you have for pastoral leaders for seeing triangles more clearly? What about how they manage themselves in the inevitable triangles? Please like … Continue reading

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Back to basics: The Triangle 5

We continue the series on basic concepts in Bowen Family Systems Theory (BFST). Today’s question:How does our family of origin influence how we function in triangles? Please like & share:

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Back to basics: The Triangle 4

We continue the series on basic concepts in Bowen Family Systems Theory (BFST). Today’s question: Are there “healthy” and “unhealthy” triangles (or ways of being in key triangles)? If so, what’s the difference? Please like & share:

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Back to basics: The Triangle 3

We continue the series on basic concepts in Bowen Family Systems Theory (BFST). Today’s question: What are some misundertandings about triangles? Some of the most common misunderstandings about triangles I hear are: Please like & share:

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Back to basics: The Triangle 2

We continue the series on basic concepts in Bowen Family Systems Theory. Today’s question: What are common triangles in a church and organizational life? The list can be almost endless: Please like & share:

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Back to basics: The Triangle 1

A story is told of legendary Packers football coach Vince Lombardi, whose toughness and demand for excellence turned the losing Green Bay football team into a championship organization. The story goes that after a particularly dismal practice he halted the … Continue reading

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Lori Strickland is the 2009 G.R.A.C.E. Award Winner

We are please to announce that BTSR student Lori Strickland is the recipient of the 2009 GRACE award. Congratulations, Lori! The G.R.A.C.E. Award is given to a student enrolled in the M.Div./Christian Education Formation concentration who shows the most promise … Continue reading

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A new resource for children’s missions education

I’m pleased to announce the release of a new resource for children’s missions education: Ready! Set! Go! Children on Mission Throughout the Church Year. The book was written by the students in my Teaching Children course, co-taught by Barbara Massey, … Continue reading

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Pentecost Prayer 2009

I was asked to offer the Prayers of the People this Pentecost Sunday. At my former church I regularly gave the Pastoral Prayer in the worship service. As a matter of course a pastoral staff member led in that prayer … Continue reading

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