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Polarization and the Healthier Church free pdf Polarization is endemic in North American society. We see its effects in nearly every political, cultural, theological, and social issue. The polarized issues that exist today are not new- they have existed for all time, and some may never be resolved. What is different today, though, is the intensity of anger and hatred we experience. Society seems unable to deal with the problems and move forward. The approach Ronald Richardson describes here promotes neither a left nor right political agenda. Building on many of the strategies offered in his earlier book, Creating a Healthier Church, the practical strategies presented here are based on his own successful approach to guiding church leaders, congregations, and community groups from conflict to understanding and cooperation. Once again, the application of Bowen family systems theory to the work of church leadership provides them with effective approaches to resolving divisive issues before they do irreparable damage to the church community.

About Ronald W Richardson

Born at the end of the 1930's, Ron Richardson started life in Missouri, grew up in Los Angeles, graduated from UCLA, Princeton Seminary, and the Colgate/Rochester Divinity School. He worked as a pastor in two Northeastern US cities for ten years, before he became a Marriage and Family Therapist and Pastoral Counselor. He moved to Vancouver, BC (Canada) in the mid seventies and eventually became the Executive Director of the North Shore Counseling Centre. The Centre grew rapidly under his leadership and had 8 field offices around greater Vancouver and a clinical staff of 30 therapists. He retired in 1995. His books are based on his own clinical practice with clients and his teaching work with students from various clinical disciplines, as well as with clergy of different denominations. Ron adopted Bowen Family Systems Theory as his preferred approach to practice early in his professional life. He also found it especially effective in his own family and marital life. Documenting this, he has recorded some of his personal family work in his book "Becoming a Healthier Pastor." He and his wife enjoy travel and are active outdoor enthusiasts. He does occasional workshops with people who are interested in Bowen Family Systems Theory.

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Author : Ronald W Richardson
Publisher : Createspace
Data Published : 01 April 2012
ISBN : 1475006098
EAN : 9781475006094
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 170 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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