By Corinne Ware
From city T. Holmes's non secular typology and her personal adventure as a religious director and pastoral counselor, Ware presents a framework for individuals to call and comprehend their religious experience-in a lot a similar approach the Myers-Briggs typology presents a framework for figuring out character forms. Readers discover 4 religious types--head, middle, mystic, and Kingdom--and routines enable participants and teams to evaluate their kind. additional info for clergy to take advantage of this software with congregations is incorporated, in order to support them achieve larger knowing of ways participants know about, worship, and have fun God--and why there is rigidity approximately such matters because the shape or content material of the worship provider.
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It is my experience that further comparisons break down. W. Paul Jones, professor of philosophical theology at Saint Paul School of Theology in Kansas City and author of articles on Myers-Briggs typology and its relationship to spirituality,3 < previous page page_32 next page > < previous page page_33 next page > Page 33 believes Holmes's horizontal apophatic-kataphatic scale is somewhat but not absolutely parallel to the MyersBriggs intuitive-sensing scale. 4 He advises against forcing too close a fit on the two typologies.
This difference is somewhat parallel to the differences between doing and being. To understand the four spiritual types, it's important to understand the two ways of thinking. Contemporary research psychologist Robert Ornstein explains these two ways of thinking are complementary to one another. "5 We might say that one is concrete and the other is mystical. Holmes refers to the two ways of thinking as the receptive mode and the action mode, and they become the tensions within his circle. A tension of opposites exists between any quadrant on the circle and its diagonal converse.
The gospel writers say that Jesus was experienced as a powerful presence. A personal numinous quality was marked by a quiet and awesome authority and power. We occasionally claim to have felt this quality in people of holiness, even today. We know it as a mark of the life lived in Spirit, one which has deeply developed over a period of time. Choosing the life of Spirit is, in effect, addressing the inner part of one's world. The life of the Spirit was not only a passion that Jesus pursued for himself, but also a passion he desired for every person.