2019 ETS Annual Meeting Sessions

The Theology for Counseling & Pastoral Care section invites papers from any discipline on Facing Addiction with Compassion & Theological Perspective. Addressing the plague of addictive issues within ministry settings takes not only deep compassion, it requires clarity on weaving a recovery story with a faith journey. Submissions that touch this theme will be given priory. Kent Dunnington’s text on the subject is a suggested resource. Our invited papers on this theme will be from Kent Dunnington, Jeffery Black, and, John Auxier.

The specialty of the presenter (s) does not need to be counseling. Jointly prepared, cross-discipline papers are most welcome. This is an encouragement to pair those invested in biblical or theological disciplines with those delivering pastoral care and counseling ministries.

Our practice for our open presentations is that any proposal that connects theology to pastoral care and counseling is welcome. Proposals vetted through our section’s peer reviewers may be recommended for placement in general ETS sessions.

The expectation is that the papers in this section are on their way to publication. Session discussions provide peer consultation that stimulates dialogue across specializations.