Other Writings

I have authored several chapters in edited volumes and reference books in the fields of pastoral theology, the psychology of religion, preaching (commentaries), and social work. I have also written numerous articles and reviews in various professional journals and popular periodicals.

Selected works include the following.

Books

Converging Horizons: Essays in Religion, Psychology, and Caregiving, Eugene, OR: Cascade Books, 2015.

Theology in Service to the Church: Global and Ecumenical Perspectives (editor), Eugene, OR: Cascade Books, 2014.

Fathers in Faith: Reflections on Parenthood and a Christian Life (editor), Eugene, OR: Cascade Books, 2013.

The Faith and Friendships of Teenage Boys (co-authored with Donald Capps and Robert C. Dykstra), Louisville: Westminster John Knox Press, 2012.

A Spiritual Life: Perspectives from Poets, Prophets, and Preachers (editor), Louisville: Westminster John Knox Press, 2011.

A Festschrift for Donald Capps, co-editor (with Robert C. Dykstra), Pastoral Psychology, 58, nos. 5 & 6, New York: Springer Publishing, 2009.

The Life of Prayer: Mind, Body, and Soul, Louisville: Westminster John Knox Press, 2009.

Be Not Anxious: Pastoral Care of Disquieted Souls, Grand Rapids: Wm. B. Eerdmans, 2008.

Good Mourning: Getting Through Your Grief, Louisville: Westminster John Knox Press, 2008.

From Midterms to Ministry: Practical Theologians on Pastoral Beginnings (editor), Grand Rapids: Wm. B. Eerdmans, 2008.

Losers, Loners, and Rebels: The Spiritual Struggles of Boys (co-authored with Donald Capps and Robert C. Dykstra), Louisville: Westminster John Knox, 2007.

Chapters in Books and Articles

Foreword, Becoming a Pastor: Forming Self and Soul for Ministry, 2nd ed., by Jaco J. Hamman (Cleveland: Pilgrim Press, 2014).

“I Can’t Get Over You: Helping with Loss, Grief, and Mourning” The Church Leaders Counseling Resource Book (New York: Oxford University Press, 2011).

“What Makes Care Pastoral?,” Pastoral Psychology, 59, no. 6 (New York: Springer Publishing, 2010).

“A Need to Confess,” Insights: The Faculty Journal of Austin Seminary, Spring 2010.

“Male Melancholia, Identity-Loss, and Religion,” Pastoral Psychology (Festschrift for Donald Capps), 58, nos. 5 & 6 (New York: Springer Publishing, 2009).

“Anxiety,” The Encyclopedia of Psychology and Religion (New York: Blanton-Peale, 2009).

“Prayer,” The Encyclopedia of Psychology and Religion (New York: Blanton-Peale, 2009).

“Epistemology,” The Encyclopedia of Social Work, 20th ed. (New York: Oxford University Press, 2008).

“Pastoral Perspective on Isaiah 42:1-9 for Monday of Holy Week,” Feasting on the Word, Year B, Volume II (Louisville: Westminster John Knox, 2008).

“Pastoral Perspective on Isaiah 49:1-7 for Tuesday of Holy Week,” Feasting on the Word, Year B, Volume II (Louisville: Westminster John Knox, 2008).

“Pastoral Perspective on Isaiah 50:4-9a for Wednesday of Holy Week,” Feasting on the Word, Year B, Volume II (Louisville: Westminster John Knox, 2008).

“The Deadly Sins and Saving Virtues: How They Are Viewed Today by Clergy” (co-authored with Donald Capps), Pastoral Psychology, Vol. 54, no. 6 (July 2006).

“Working with Families from Religious Fundamentalist Backgrounds,” The School Services Sourcebook: A Guide for Social Workers, Counselors, and Mental Health Professionals, ed. Cynthia Franklin, Mary Beth Harris, and Paula Allen Meares (New York: Oxford University Press, 2006).

“From Melancholy to Mourning: Robert Lowell’s Elegies as Case Study,” Pastoral Psychology, Vol. 54, no. 2 (November 2005).

“Pastoral Theology,” The Encyclopedia of Christianity, Vol. 4, ed. Erwin Fahlbusch (Grand Rapids: Wm. B. Eerdmans, 2005).

“The Elegy: A Pastoral Resource for Complicated Grief,” Pastoral Psychology, Vol. 53, no. 3 (January 2005).

“How Biased Are the Pious?” Insights, Vol. 119, no. 2 (Spring 2004).

“The Church: In Transit and Intransigent,” Pastoral Psychology, Vol. 52, nos. 1 and 2 (A Festschrift for James E. Dittes of Yale Divinity School) (November 2003).

“Social Work,” The New Dictionary of Pastoral Studies, ed. Wesley Carr (Grand Rapids: Wm. B. Eerdmans, 2002).

“Cognitive Therapy,” The New Dictionary of Pastoral Studies, ed. Wesley Carr (Grand Rapids: Wm. B. Eerdmans, 2002).

“Deadly Sins and Saving Virtues: How They Are Viewed Today by Laity,” (co-authored with Donald Capps) Pastoral Psychology, Vol. 48, no. 5 (May 2000).

“A Spirit in Need of Rest: Luther’s Melancholia, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, and Religiosity,” Pastoral Psychology, Vol. 48, no. 3 (January 2000).

“Aesthetic Truth and Pastoral Theology: A Proposal for a New Method of Reflection and Practice,” Pastoral Psychology, Vol. 47, no. 5 (May 1999).

Miscellaneous Popular Publications

“Teaching Is Ministry,” Windows, Fall 2013.

“Exercising Your Faith: Prayer and the Praying Life,” Windows, Summer 2009.

“Preventing and Resolving Conflict,” a study for The Presbyterian Leader, Louisville: Westminster John Knox Press, 2009.

“Congregational Loss and Grief,” a study for The Presbyterian Leader, Louisville: Westminster John Knox Press, 2009.

“Hospital Visitation,” a study for The Presbyterian Leader, Louisville: Westminster John Knox Press, 2009.

“Understanding Suicide,” an Adult Study for The Thoughtful Christian, Louisville: Westminster John Knox Press, 2009.

“Bearing One Another’s Burdens: Visitation as Ministry,” an Adult Study for The Thoughtful Christian, Louisville: Westminster John Knox Press, forthcoming.

“Teaching and Caring: The Educator as Nurturer,” Advocate: Journal of the Association of Presbyterian Church Educators, Spring 2008.

“Monday Mourning: Negotiating Loss in Retirement,” Presbyterian Outlook, Vol. 189, No. 25, July 30/August 6, 2007.

“Five Things You Need to Know about Loss and Mourning” (Recorded Lecture), “Need to Know Series,” College of Pastoral Leaders, Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary, 2006.

“Reflection on Malachi 3:1-5,” In This Season: 2005 Advent Reflections from the Austin Seminary Community, Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary Publications, 2005.

“Reflection on Romans 1:1-8,” In This Season: 2004 Advent Reflections from the Austin Seminary Community, Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary Publications, 2004.

“Pastoral Resources for Clergy and Faith Communities,” Texas Suicide Prevention Network Toolkit, 2004.

Book Reviews

The Religious Life: The Insights of William James, by Donald Capps, Eugene, OR: Cascade Books, 2015, pre-publication review.

The Gift of Sublimation: A Psychoanalytic Study of Multiple Masculinities, by Nathan Carlin and Donald Capps, Eugene, OR: Cascade Books, 2014, pre-publication review.

Still Growing: The Creative Self in Older Adulthood, by Donald Capps, Eugene, OR: Cascade Books, 2014, pre-publication review.

Straining at the Oars: Case Studies in Pastoral Leadership, by H. Dana Fearon III and Gordon S. Mikoski, Grand Rapids: Wm. B. Eerdmans, 2013, pre-publication review.

 A Play-Full Life: Slowing Down and Seeking Peace, by Jaco J. Hamman, Interpretation, Vol. 67 no. 4, October 2013.

At Home in the World: A Study in Psychoanalysis, Religion, and Art, by Donald Capps, Eugene, OR: Cascade Books, 2013 (pre-publication review).

Straining the Oars: Case Studies in Pastoral Leadership, by H. Dana Fearon III and Gordon S. Mikoski, Grand Rapids: Wm. B. Eerdmans, 2013 (pre-publication review).

Joy Together: Spiritual Practices for Your Congregation, by Lynne M. Baab, Louisville: Westminster John Knox Press, 2012 (pre-publication review).

Testing the Spirits: How Theology Informs the Study of Congregations, by Patrick Keifert (editor), Grand Rapids: Wm. B. Eerdmans, 2009 (pre-publication review).

Boys of Few Words: Raising Our Sons to Communicate and Connect, by Adam J. Cox, Family & Community Ministries: Empowering through Faith (Fall 2008).

Jesus the Village Psychiatrist, by Donald Capps, Louisville: Westminster John Knox Press, 2008 (pre-publication review).

Stories from the Edge: A Theology of Grief, by Greg Garrett, Louisville: Westminster John Knox Press, 2008 (pre-publication review).

Pray without Ceasing: Revitalizing Pastoral Care, by Deborah van Deusen Hunsinger, Family & Community Ministries: Empowering through Faith (Spring 2008).

The Practice of Pastoral Care: A Postmodern Approach, by Carrie Doehring, Interpretation, Vol. 61, no. 1 (January 2007).

Pray without Ceasing: Revitalizing Pastoral Care, by Deborah van Deusen Hunsinger, Grand Rapids, MI: Wm. B. Eerdmans, 2006 (pre-publication review).

On Christian Dying: Classic and Contemporary Texts, by Matthew Levering (Ed.), Religious Studies Review, Vol. 32, No. 2, April 2006.

Graced Vulnerability: A Theology of Childhood, by David H. Jensen, Religious Studies Review, Vol. 32, No. 1, January 2006.

Young Clergy: A Biographical-Developmental Study, by Donald Capps, Binghamton, NY: Haworth Press, 2005 (pre-publication review).

Fragile Connections: The Impact of Mental Illness on the Afflicted and Their Loved Ones, by Donald Capps, St. Louis: Chalice Press, 2005 (pre-publication review).

Images of Pastoral Care: Classic Readings, by Robert C. Dykstra, St. Louis: Chalice Press, 2005 (pre-publication review).

Faith, Medicine, and Science: A Festschrift in Honor of Dr. David B. Larson, by Jeff Levin and Harold G. Koenig (eds.), Binghamton, NY: Haworth Press, 2004. (pre-publication review).

Healing Violent Men: A Model for Christian Communities, by David L. Livingston,
Interpretation, Vol. 58 No. 4 (October 2004).

The Way of Wisdom in Pastoral Counseling, by Daniel S. Schipani, Family Ministry, Vol. 18 No. 2 (Summer 2004).

In the Presence of Grief, by Dorothy S. Becvar, Family Ministry, Vol. 16 No. 2 (Summer 2002).

When Suffering Persists, by Frederick W. Schmidt, Jr., The Princeton Seminary Bulletin, Vol. 23 No. 3 (2002).

Freud and Jung on Religion, by Michael Palmer, Theology Today (October, 2001).

God’s Human Speech: A Theology of Proclamation, by Charles L. Bartow, Homiletic (Winter 1999/2000).

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