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Academic Excellence, Personal Transformation, Leadership Development

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 →

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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 →

Jesus’s Burial Place

By Dr. Doug Kennard, Professor Christian Scripture, Houston Graduate School of Theology The Church of the Holy Sepulcher replaced the Venus temple, occupying the quarry of Jesus’s death and burial.[1] Jesus’s burial tomb was freshly carved out of the rock... Continue Reading →

Teach Us to Pray

By Dr. Ria E. Baker, Associate Professor of Counselor Education; Certificate in Christian Spirituality, Houston Graduate School of Theology No matter how long one has been in the faith, one never seems to arrive when it comes to prayer. Even... Continue Reading →

Bridging the Gap between Faith and Health

By Dr. Fred Smith, Director of Advancement, Director of the Center for Leadership in Public Theology, Professor of Public Theology, Houston Graduate School of Theology Much of my work in Public Theology has been to bridge the gap between the... Continue Reading →

No Time for Autopilot

By Dr. James H. Furr, President and Professor of Church and Culture, Houston Graduate School of Theology I lived in West Texas for a few years when I was in my twenties. Surely, the “cruise” feature of an automobile was... Continue Reading →

Ebbs and Flows

By Dr. Ria E. Baker, Associate Professor of Counselor Education at Houston Graduate School of Theology Solitude is a spiritual discipline that was clearly seen in the life of Jesus. He began his ministry with forty days of solitude in... Continue Reading →

Superstar

by Dr. Steven Turley, Adjunct Professor of Church History, Houston Graduate School of Theology I only want to say, if there is a way, take this cup away from me for I don’t want to taste its poison… I have... Continue Reading →

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