Tim and I continued the Theological and Pastoral Perspectives on Trauma seminar unit via Zoom from Perth. Tim started with a Biblical reflection on justice and righteousness before looking at sources of power in Christian ministry, spiritual abuse and environments which enable it, and bullying behaviour. He concluded by reflecting on Biblical values to guide congregational recovery and processes for collective trauma recovery for congregations that have been impacted by spiritual abuse or bullying.
Great to spend the afternoon with students from Mary Andrews College in Sydney as part of their Theological and Pastoral Perspectives on Trauma seminar unit. Tim brought a Biblical reflection from Luke 4 and Isaiah 61 before reflecting on the nature of trauma, aspects of a traumatic event, longer-term responses to trauma, cognitive processes and trauma, and principles of trauma informed pastoral care.
The Phoenix Australia resources he referred to are available below.Continue reading “Mary Andrews College – Theological and Pastoral Perspectives on Trauma (Seminar 1)”
I enjoyed spending the day with chaplains and ministers at Christ College, Sydney, for the inaugural Jericho Road Chaplains Conference. I was asked to facilitate a day exploring the impact of secondary traumatic stress on caregivers. Notes and resources are listed below.