rss_2.0Holiness FeedSciendo RSS Feed for Holiness Feed preached by Susan Howdle at the Funeral Service of the Revd Dr. Brian Beck. 19 December 2022 Wesley Church, Cambridge House - Part II Theological Legacy of William Capers’ ‘Slave’ Catechisms Wesley House Centenary Prayers Sermon - Brian Beck the Church: Insights and Ideas for Implementation Like a Methodist – Intercultural Perspectives Leading In Education‘Slavery, Colonialism and Christian Memory: Restitution? Compensation? Or Status Quo?’ Global Methodist Theology to Revd Dr Brian Beck, in Thanksgiving for his 70 years as a Preacher Democracy: A Global Christian Imperative Story of Wesley House Part One in Cana‘Sitting with the Discomfort of Decolonisation’ Like a Methodist – Intercultural Perspectives Century of Theological Reflection the Threshold to Eternity: The Legacy of William James Abraham (1947–2021)<abstract> <title style='display:none'>Abstract</title> <p>William James Abraham (1947–2021) has made important contributions to a variety of different areas within both theology and the philosophy of religion generally. His sudden passing prompted <italic>Holiness</italic> to offer a review of the major themes which crop up in his writings. As a result, the present article surveys key aspects of his work, including a discussion of his most recent theological proposals.</p> </abstract>ARTICLEtrue the Shepherd in the Midst of a Pandemic<abstract> <title style='display:none'>Abstract</title> <p>This essay explores two key themes in practical theology. First, I offer an evaluation of how ministers fared through the COVID-19 pandemic and consider its impact on life and ministry via reflection on literature as well as on my own practice as a pastoral care worker who “shepherds the shepherd.” Ministers encountered in my line of work frequently display symptoms of burnout. In exploring whether pandemic-related stresses contributed to this burnout, I found that prepandemic studies consistently identified a higher risk of burnout in ministers than people in the general population. This begged the question, why are ministers more susceptible to burnout? Within the scope of this essay, I explore this question via theological reflection.</p> <p>Secondly, in exploring the importance of spiritual disciplines, specifically the Judeo-Christian idea of Sabbath in preventing burnout, I propose adding the idea of Sabbath rest to theological reflection models and present my rationale for how this contributes to health and flourishing in life, praxis, and theological reflection.</p> </abstract>ARTICLEtrue