Spiritual Direction IV
Spiritual direction is an art meant to be practiced. It is relational at the core, not academic. Whereas academic disciplines can sometimes be construed as subject to human mastery, spiritual direction, by contrast, must be construed in terms of the virtue of humility. In this course students are challenged to carry themselves relationally in a listening posture that accesses wisdom and puts knowledge to work. Students will be guided to offer spiritual direction that honors Jesus Christ as Lord of all. This course is a practicum.
Key Questions To Be Explored:
What is the nature of the art of doing spiritual direction?
What are the ethics that spiritual directors need to practice?
How can spiritual directors “direct” their directees with relational respect?
How can spiritual directors help spiritual directees renew their minds in Christ?
What developmental questions can catalyze spiritual growth in spiritual directees?