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What’s Your Story?

By Dr. James H. Furr, President and Professor of Church and Culture, Houston Graduate School of Theology During a recent visit with my mother in North Texas, my wife asked her to share some stories about herself. The invitation initiated... Continue Reading →

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The Discipline of Joy

By  Dr. Becky L. Towne, Academic Dean, Director of the Doctor of Ministry Program, and Professor of Christian Spirituality at Houston Graduate School of Theology When I paint a little girl’s fingernails with a rainbow of colors and she thinks... Continue Reading →

A Better Way

By Dr. Jerry L. Terrill, Director of the Counseling Program and Professor of Counseling at Houston Graduate School of Theology Søren Kierkegaard (1813–1855) writes about the anxiety and despondency of life in the modern world. How does one make peace... Continue Reading →

Historical Jesus’s Resurrection

By Dr. Doug Kennard, Professor Christian Scripture, Houston Graduate School of Theology In the Old Testament, the afterlife is described as in sheol. Perhaps the only clear mention of personal resurrection in the OT is that of Dan 12:2 where... Continue Reading →

Ethical Fundraising Practices

By Dr. Herb Fain, HGST Professor of Legal and Social Ethics, and Professor Constance Fain, Thurgood Marshall School of Law Preventing financial misconduct during the fundraising process is crucial for a church, the same as with any other organization. Consequently,... Continue Reading →

Spiritual Friends

By Dr. James H. Furr, President and Professor of Church and Culture, Houston Graduate School of Theology Perhaps it’s because I received my Medicare Card this month, but in recent days I’ve been especially aware of the presence and value... Continue Reading →

Self-care through Deep Calm

By Dr. Jerry L. Terrill, Director of the Counseling Program and Professor of Counseling at Houston Graduate School of Theology You do not have to sit outside in the dark. If, however you wish to look at the stars, You... Continue Reading →

A Dream Deferred

By Fred Smith, PhD, Director of Advancement and Director of the Center for Leadership in Public Theology, Professor of Public Theology What happens to a dream deferred? Does it dry up Like a raisin in the sun? Or fester like... Continue Reading →

Healers through the Spirit

By Dr. Michael G. Ditsky, PhD, Adjunct Professor of Counseling, Houston Graduate School of Theology Henri Nouwen, who devoted his life to spiritual practices, wrote, “It is this power of the divine Spirit that Jesus wants to give us. The... Continue Reading →

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