3 members ot the MoTiv team were in Adelaide a couple of weeks ago. They were enthusiastic and positive. The take home messages I heard from them is that the church largely acts out of fear of the world we live in and needs to grow confidence. It doesn't do so because it speaks to a world that no longer exists so the negative and fear are reinforced. Chaplains live outside of a church paradigm and (have to) relate to their context to be effective. This was a new message for a number of our chaplains!
I will read the article with interest
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Below are three links to the same article called De Steps of MoTiv: Chaplaincy as “Discourse of Disclosure” published in the journal Implicit Religion. Although the article is not about hospital, but rather university chaplaincy (and not in a UK context), people may find it interesting for the developmental narrative it contains and the reflections on the changing role/identity of the chaplain.
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