Christian Ministryhttp://multiplex.integralinstitute.org/Public/cs/files/43/integral_christian_ministry/default.aspxen-USCommunityServer 2.0 (Build: 60217.2664)An AQAL homilyhttp://multiplex.integralinstitute.org/Public/cs/files/43/integral_christian_ministry/entry25646.aspxThu, 12 Jul 2007 17:05:25 GMTee28e699-b6ce-41f9-9b68-f4b3d2b14a5b:25646JohnForman0In response to feedback after the first Integral Contemplative Christianity seminar in 2006, John Forman wrote this short essay to help situate participants' requests into integral frameworks and vocabulary."Making Grace Specific" works citedhttp://multiplex.integralinstitute.org/Public/cs/files/43/integral_christian_ministry/entry23685.aspxThu, 31 May 2007 22:15:20 GMTee28e699-b6ce-41f9-9b68-f4b3d2b14a5b:23685JohnForman0

These are the works cited for “Making Grace Specific,” Greg Johanson's Ph.D. dissertation.

Spiritual growth groupshttp://multiplex.integralinstitute.org/Public/cs/files/43/integral_christian_ministry/entry23684.aspxThu, 31 May 2007 22:14:11 GMTee28e699-b6ce-41f9-9b68-f4b3d2b14a5b:23684JohnForman0

Many commentators from Wuthnow to Wilber have underlined the necessity of engaging in contemplative practices on a wide-spread basis to actually transform consciousness in individuals and society.  The following is one model.  It is an attempt to provide concrete practices for the Christian community that are consistent with its biblical values, that are effective in raising consciousness, and that guide behavior in the world.  New meditations will continue to be added over time.

Perfecting Gracehttp://multiplex.integralinstitute.org/Public/cs/files/43/integral_christian_ministry/entry23683.aspxThu, 31 May 2007 21:57:32 GMTee28e699-b6ce-41f9-9b68-f4b3d2b14a5b:23683JohnForman0

This is one of co-director Greg Johanson's sermons that uses the opportunity of a wedding to voice a message that attempts to promote a communal value that marriage should be seen as a spiritual growth tool for growing into higher levels of consciousness that will effect more compassionate action in the world.

Surviving spiritually in the workplacehttp://multiplex.integralinstitute.org/Public/cs/files/43/integral_christian_ministry/entry23682.aspxThu, 31 May 2007 21:53:00 GMTee28e699-b6ce-41f9-9b68-f4b3d2b14a5b:23682JohnForman0Co-Director Greg Johanson has compiled a set of practices and readings for those trying to integrate Christian spiritual practices with the other aspects of their lives.Dying into Hopehttp://multiplex.integralinstitute.org/Public/cs/files/43/integral_christian_ministry/entry23680.aspxThu, 31 May 2007 21:46:08 GMTee28e699-b6ce-41f9-9b68-f4b3d2b14a5b:23680JohnForman0Originally published in Nectar of NonDual Truth, this article looks at the JudeoChristian practice of praying the psalms as part of a contemplative response to and framing for the suffering in ourselves, in others and in the world we live in. Rabbi Marc Gafni has remarked at the marvelous and seamless way that King David weaves from the Absolute to the Relative back to the Absolute in these hymns that embrace all aspects of human joy, suffering, growth and shadow."Making Grace Specific" Worldview self-inventoryhttp://multiplex.integralinstitute.org/Public/cs/files/43/integral_christian_ministry/entry23678.aspxThu, 31 May 2007 21:33:12 GMTee28e699-b6ce-41f9-9b68-f4b3d2b14a5b:23678JohnForman0

This is APPENDIX D. for co-director Greg Johanson's dissertation, “Making Grace Specific,” in which he provides a self-test inventory for understanding one’s orientation to viewing the world characterologically.

"Making Grace Specific" Theological worlds inventoryhttp://multiplex.integralinstitute.org/Public/cs/files/43/integral_christian_ministry/entry23677.aspxThu, 31 May 2007 21:30:40 GMTee28e699-b6ce-41f9-9b68-f4b3d2b14a5b:23677JohnForman0

This is APPENDIX C. for “Making Grace Specific.” It provides a self-test inventory for understanding one’s orientation to viewing the world theologically.

"Making Grace Specific" data collection formshttp://multiplex.integralinstitute.org/Public/cs/files/43/integral_christian_ministry/entry23676.aspxThu, 31 May 2007 21:28:35 GMTee28e699-b6ce-41f9-9b68-f4b3d2b14a5b:23676JohnForman0

This is APPENDIX E. for “Making Grace Specific” which contains the data collection forms Greg used in his comparative study

"Making Grace Specific" interview questionshttp://multiplex.integralinstitute.org/Public/cs/files/43/integral_christian_ministry/entry23675.aspxThu, 31 May 2007 21:25:52 GMTee28e699-b6ce-41f9-9b68-f4b3d2b14a5b:23675JohnForman0

This is APPENDIX B. for “Making Grace Specific” that provides the questions and responders to the oral interviews.

Discernment quick guidehttp://multiplex.integralinstitute.org/Public/cs/files/43/integral_christian_ministry/entry23674.aspxThu, 31 May 2007 21:23:50 GMTee28e699-b6ce-41f9-9b68-f4b3d2b14a5b:23674JohnForman0This is a condensed version of the discernment tool outlined in the article on Discernment for those who are already aware of the practice and wish to have a quick reference for daily practice.What is the problem?http://multiplex.integralinstitute.org/Public/cs/files/43/integral_christian_ministry/entry23672.aspxThu, 31 May 2007 21:13:18 GMTee28e699-b6ce-41f9-9b68-f4b3d2b14a5b:23672JohnForman0Sr. Terri Monroe, R.S.C.J. is Director of the Leadership Institute and as Associate Professor of Leadership Studies at the University of San Diego’s School of Leadership and Education Sciences. She published this article as one of several commentaries on a recent study of newly ordained Roman Catholic priests conducted by Dean Hoge.  An edited final copy was included in a monograph published by the National Catholic Educational Association in 2006 titled Experiences of Priests Ordained Five to Nine Years. Although the paper doesn't deal with AQAL explicitly, it is a skillful use of integral influence into a conversation that needs new insight, but is especially sensitive to perceived "outsiders." Both/Andhttp://multiplex.integralinstitute.org/Public/cs/files/43/integral_christian_ministry/entry23671.aspxThu, 31 May 2007 21:05:25 GMTee28e699-b6ce-41f9-9b68-f4b3d2b14a5b:23671JohnForman0

This essay is Co-Drector Greg Johanson's response to an article published in Contact:  The Interdisciplinary Journal of Pastoral Studies (No. 108, 1992:2) by Alan Billings, who teaches pastoral studies at Oxford.  Billings argued that pastors should not be trained as counselors.  Johanson’s response (No. 110, 1993:1) allowed him to outline a Christian theory of pastoral ministry and therapy that includes a theory of the imagination, the use of mindfulness in healing and levels of intervention.

An Ungovernable Countryhttp://multiplex.integralinstitute.org/Public/cs/files/43/integral_christian_ministry/entry23670.aspxThu, 31 May 2007 21:02:36 GMTee28e699-b6ce-41f9-9b68-f4b3d2b14a5b:23670JohnForman0

Co-Director Greg Johanson's article uses a four-quadrant analysis to suggest that Democrats and Republicans offer half truths that ignore the four quadrants to bring us to a place of political gridlock, and that we need more inclusive cultural symbols to jump out of the current limiting debate.

"Making Grace Specific" summary reflectionhttp://multiplex.integralinstitute.org/Public/cs/files/43/integral_christian_ministry/entry23669.aspxThu, 31 May 2007 21:00:46 GMTee28e699-b6ce-41f9-9b68-f4b3d2b14a5b:23669JohnForman0

This the summary chapter of  “Making Grace Specific,” a Ph.D. dissertation by Greg Johanson that uses an AQAL approach to spirituality and pastoral care, which includes proposals for new cultural conversations that support spiritual growth.