Kudos for your excellent Epiphany 1997 edition of Let’s Talk! Read every word of it, which is saying a lot for someone often caught in a paper blizzard.
As an ELCA deaconess serving as a counselor and spiritual director I especially appreciated Jack Finney’s excellent article, “Taking Time for the Soul.” In this time of artificial urgency, it was good to read such a down-to-earth article about the need for committing oneself to taking the time for one’s spiritual health and well-being.
I have been so impressed with the inclusivity of LT in terms of lay and ordained writers, and the balance of men and women represented as authors as well as your respect for inclusive language. (Don’t know about multicultural inclusivity.)
I have been looking forward to the edition of LT on “Spirituality and Spiritualities.
[Suggested themes for upcoming issues:]
- How about something where laity write about theology/theological training? And a reverse article of Judith Rae Swanson’s article, i.e., what does a pastor(s) really want and expect of laity?
- The illusion of Power in Ministry (remembering/forgetting the True Power Source)
- What I like about my ministry.
- Multicultural Ministry
- Many Facets and Faces of Grief and Hope
- Ministry on the Horizon: 21st Century Models
- Ministry in the Midst of Economic Chaos
- More on Mentoring
- What’s Special about Specialized Ministry (and Not!)
Sister Kay Soder-Alderfer