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Thematic Bibliography

Thematic Bibliography

Since returning to graduate school in 2000 for an MA and PhD in Religion, Psychology and Culture, the content of my research and writing has focused on the practice of ministry, women’s leadership, Baptists, and theological ethnography as a method for doing practical theological work. I write for three audiences primarily: my colleagues engaged in theological education and research, ministers and people concerned with the well-being of the church, activists and spiritually engaged people only marginally concerned with organized religion.


Women in Ministry in America

  • State of Clergywomen in America: A Statistical Update
  • Living Testaments article

Learning Pastoral Imagination

  • LPI – 5 year report
  • Links to 4 articles

Baptist Clergywomen

  • Anatomy of a Schism
  • Reviews and press about Anatomy of a Schism
  • Pastoral Bearings book chapter
  • Review & Expositor article


Theological Ethnography

  • EoHG
  • Case Study chapter in Conundrums
  • Relationality of Reflexivity chapter in What Really Matters


Sermons & Essays

  • This is What a Preacher Looks Like – books of sermons
  • Your Daughters Shall Prophesy – book of sermons
  • Links to sermons hosted on my website




Spiritual Formation and Prayer


Selected blog entreis


Book Reviews


Ministry Mentoring and Coaching

  • Fordham video
  • Support for New Ministers

Since 2011 I have worked with synods, judicatories, seminarians and other small groups of ministers to

  • Women’s Leadership Initiative – MDiv

Since 2014 I’ve been delighted to work with the Women’s Leadership Initiative, an MDiv program of Central Seminary. The purpose of this program is to provide focused support for women called to ministry, through group coaching, individual mentoring, local and global internship immersions, and attention to the particular barriers and challenges women still face when entering the practice and profession of ministry.


Spiritual Practice

  • Various blog links


Preaching and Retreat Leading

  • Wake Forest video


  • “God cannot be boxed. God is beyond human vocabulary. God is Elohim. God just might be plural, might be #trans. God is he or she or whoever God wants to be. God transports me, transitions me, transforms me. God flows. Don’t box God in. Let God be God by any means necessary.”
-Otis Moss III 
@childdefender1973 @auburnseminary 
@auntiedivaoflife your intro made just in time. 😄#transformationtuesday #proctorconference2019 #preach
  • Sweet Sweet Spirit! 
Indeed. #cdf2019 #daleandrewsfreedomschool #welcomehome
  • Rev. Dr. Eileen Linder .
“The questions you ask are at least as important as the answers you find.” .
@childdefender1973 #daleandrewsfreedomschool 
This week Episode 33 of #3MMM is “cultivating questions. These are some very important ones! ▶️▶️▶️
@threeminuteministrymentor @centralseminary
  • Opening of the Dale P. Andrews Freedom Seminary. 
Dr. Victor Anderson “we live in evil times. The president says for our elected congresswomen of color to ‘go back where you came from.’ But WE ARE NOT GOING BACK. We heard this as children and all our lives. No. We want to make America what it never was.” Amen. Amen. Amen. #freedom #justice #freedom #seminary #childadvocacy
  • As a writer & a writing coach & seminary professor & reader... well, it should not be surprising that #writing is important to me. Please enjoy this piece especially for all of you who are writing for your life! #writingforyourlife #writingtips #epicjourney @collegevilleins
  • Officially on hour no. 4 of this delay. It is going to be midnight+ before I get to my hotel in Maine. Counting down the hours until I can see my peeps. Especially that girl who has been away for almost a month. #hoping #rainraingoaway #lightninggiveusabreak #americanairlines

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