Religion Spirituality and Theology Resources
I was born in New York City on May 6, 1931. My childhood was spent growing up learning about religion spirituality. Theology was also included. I lived on Long Island with a brother who was 5 years younger and two loving parents. Although my father seemed a little bit distant from me. I seemed to inherit a love of sports from my father. And had a compassionate heart like my mother.
My religion spirituality and theology inheritance from my mother. I grew up with a phlegmatic personality. This meant that I was quite shy, a loner, fearful of people, cautious, and reliable. But never wanting to get involved. An observer of life, I usually did what I was told. As a result of this character mold, I was usually picked on. Other kids made me even more fearful of others. And my church experience at the time proved mostly negative. Even though my parents were quite active church-goers. I did feel rather close to God.
This religion spirituality and phlegmatic personality stayed with me
It remained throughout my university career, where I graduated from Roanoke College in Virginia. With a B.A. degree in Political Science in 1954. I did, however, feel closer to the church. Considering most of my friends there were pre-ministerial students. I wanted my religion spirituality life with me forever, as I felt more complete.
Four years after graduating from the University, I married for the first time. I started going to church steadily a few months later where I probably became Born-Again. My vocation at the time was that of an accountant. With a degree in same from LaSalle Extension University in Chicago. I was still a phlegmatic.
My transformation experience occurred when I visited a religion spirituality camp. For the first time, being myself caused me to become a much more people sensitive individual. As a result of my new people concerned orientation, I received my Master’s Degree in Religious Education. From New York Theological Seminary, involving religion spirituality and theology in NYC in 1968. I got actively involved in politics, started to organize discussion groups. I also started a jail ministry, and began many other people-oriented activities.
It’s interesting to note that I participated in more of the religion spirituality camp activities. I noticed less religion spirituality in both males and females. As well as more of their distinctive personality characteristics.
Eleven years after my marriage
My first wife passed away during open heart surgery. After this I went public with my religion spirituality camp activity. Through my church, the response was mostly positive among my close associates. Although extremely negative among others. But people seemed to grow as a result of this disclosure. In fact, a professional writer used me as one of her positive characters in one of her books. As a result of my disclosure. Additionally, I discovered that mentioning my religion spirituality camp activities. I opened others up being much more honest with each other about their inner-most lives.
I married again four years later after the death of my first wife. She’s Argentine. After 8 years living in the States, we moved to Argentina to be with her family. In moving to Argentina, I basically gave up my accounting career. I started teaching English to adults instead. Which in turn developed into many businesses along with personal counselling sessions. Stephen Ministry accelerated me with (counselling) training. This turned out being the greatest blessing for me. Due to learning many great things that I would never have learned if I stayed up in New York.
I felt this job is one of the most important jobs ever
The participants can learn much more about each other’s culture, than they otherwise would. I also learned a great deal about the over-all business environment too. This is what I’ve been doing most of the time that I’ve been in Argentina. Now I’m semi-retired and have written a religion spirituality book entitled “The Church Library on Christian Concerns and Solutions”. It has been published over the Internet and you can purchase online. The book has received a total readership of over 15,000 people.
At present my greatest love, as far as ministry is concerned, is in the Ministry of Reconciliation. I have already done some of this in discussion group settings on Predestination. Including the Viet Nam War, as well as the Purpose of the United Nations. With someone who was unjustly accused of being a communist. Possibly helping my present church including its Board have better religion spirituality and communication skills with each other. They were all quite successful.
Now I hope the present book that I’m now writing called “A Discussion Guide on Christian Concerns” will serve the same purpose. I owe all this experience that I have had to my acceptance of Jesus Christ. He’s my Lord and Savior.