Academic Dean; Professor of Pastoral Theology

Ministry Division

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Everything that's been on hold / Waiting for a surge of life / Has its chance when April comes. / The empty tomb's a field of dreams. / And time begins on Opening Day.

--Brad A. Binau

RESUME

B.A., Capital University, 1977; M.Div., Trinity Lutheran Seminary, 1981; Th.M., Ph.D., Princeton Theological Seminary, 1982, 1987; Associate Staff, Trinity Counseling Service, Princeton, NJ, 1985-86; Pastorate: La Jolla, CA, 1987- 93; Assistant Professor of Pastoral Theology, 1993-96; Director, Ministry in Context Program, Trinity, 1993-99; Associate Professor of Pastoral Theology, 1996-2006; Director of Supervised Clinical Ministry/ CPE, 2001-11; Professor of Pastoral Theology, 2006-; Academic Dean July 2011-.


ASSOCIATIONS

  • Society for Pastoral Theology
  • American Academy of Religion

SELECT PUBLICATIONS

  • “Humor Reconsidered: The Cultivation of ‘Accurate Perception’ as a Contribution to the Care of Souls.” Pastoral Psychology, December, 2009.
  • “‘Holding On’ And ‘Letting Go’: Shame and The Dynamics Of Forgiveness. Word and World, Winter 2007.
  • "Administrative Ministry: A Link Between Shame and Stress.”  Trinity Seminary Review, Summer/Fall 2006.
  • "What’s In A Name? Trinity In Light Of The Trinity: A Relational Perspective” [For the Twenty-fifth Anniversary Celebration of Trinity Lutheran Seminary] Trinity Seminary Review, Winter/Spring, 2004.
  • '"When Shame is The Question, How Does The Atonement Answer?"  Journal for Pastoral Theology (January, 2002).
  • “Pastoriameti administratiivne külg:ühenduslüsi häbi ja stressi vahel” (“Administrative Ministry: A Link Between Shame and Stress”). [Estonian journal] Hingehoiu aastaraamat, May 2000.
  • Review of The Child's Song, by Donald Capps. Pastoral Psychology, March 1996.
  • Review of The Helper's Journey, by Dale Larson. The Journal of Pastoral Care, Spring 1995.
  • "Christmas and Epiphany Preaching." Augsburg RESOURCE Cassette, Series 21, No. 9 (November 1994).
  • Review of The Skilled Pastor: Counseling as the Practice of Theology, by Charles Taylor. The Journal of Pastoral Care (Fall 1992).
  • Review of Sexual Assault and Abuse: A Handbook for Clergy and Religious Professionals, ed. M. Pellauer, B. Chester, and J. Boyajian. The Journal of Pastoral Care (Fall 1992).
  • Review of The Church and Pastoral Care, ed. L. Aden and J. H. Ellens, Pastoral Psychology (Summer 1991).
  • "Trusting our Way to Blessedness" - in Selected Sermons, 1991-1992, The Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society, The Episcopal Church, NY: NY, 1991.
  • Review of A Critique of Pastoral Care by Stephen Oattison. The Journal of Pastoral Care (Spring 1990).
  • Review of Christian Marriage and Family: Caring for our Generations by John Patton and Brian H. Childs. The Princeton Seminary Bulletin (July 1989).
  • "Shame and the Human Predicament" - Chapter 9 in Counseling and the Human Predicament, Baker Books, 1989.

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