Not many new things since the last update. However, there are a couple to share:
- Note from Chaplain Janice Serafica, chaplain at PCU. “I am happy to share with you that CPE is now included in the Bachelor of Ministry Program under Theological Education by Extension (TEE) of Union Theological Seminary (UTS) Cavite. 2 years ago, UTS asked me to help them review and revised the TEE Curriculum. I gave emphasis on the significance of CPE.”
- Dr. Ben B. Ngaya-an is launching his book on May 1st. It is titled “Marginality and Mission in the Twentieth Century: The Episcopal Church’s Experience in the Philippines.” Dr. Ngaya-an is a Supervisor-in-Training with St. Andrews Theological Seminary. While this book is not primarily a work of pastoral studies or chaplaincy, we certainly wish the endeavor every success.
- Dr. Bob and Chaplain Celia Munson are putting the finishing touches on “Dynamics in Pastoral Care.” It is a follow-on volume to their first joint work, “The Art of Pastoral Care.” The work considers dynamic processes as they may be relevant to chaplains or pastoral care workers. Much like the first volume, the goal is to start from a theological (in this case reflective theological) foundation first, over a psychological foundation. While the completion date does keep being delayed, June, or July at the latest, does appear to be a viable target.
(Photo above) Chaplains Larry, Roy, and Phan meeting up for meeting in Zamboanga in April. Mindanao does appear to have great potential for growth in CPE and chaplaincy.