Deep Change

Robert Quinn, in his book Deep Change (1996, Jossey-Bass), writes: “Deep change differs from incremental change in that it requires new ways of thinking and behaving. It is change that is major in scope, discontinuous with the past and generally irreversible. The deep change effort distorts existing patterns of action and involves taking risks. Deep […]


Healing Begins

From my experience and observation I see a strong partnership between spiritual direction and psychological counseling. Counseling is able to name and diagnose while the process of spiritual direction takes that which is named and lays the named at the foot of the cross. It is in laying the named item at the foot of […]


Journey of Discernment and Prayer-2007

Join Steve Arnold in a journey of prayer and discernment while tracing the footsteps of Luther and joining with Christians from around the world for prayer and study. Beginning in the Eiseleben region of Germany the group will move to Erfurt and then on to join Christians from around the world in a week of […]


Steve Arnold: Background and Ministry

Life transition for Steve Arnold has been a way of life. Learning to cope with change in a positive way has been a result of the various changes that took place in the journey: Steve’s family moved quite often when he was growing up and as a result he attended 14 different schools before graduating […]


Recent Items

  • The Loneliness Factor

    I was at a luncheon that was serving as a listening post for seniors to describe their sense of loneliness and isolation. I knew that the population invited to this luncheon was one that would probably have a higher sense of isolation, but, what I heard was much more intense than I expected. A man […]

  • Social Networks and Aging

    It is interesting that research is showing two demographics experiencing social isolation in such as way as to impact health: Young Adults (18-22) and Senior Adults (65+). I have worked with both populations over the past 50 years and I continue to be amazed at the similarity of the questions raised by both groups and […]

  • An Eye-Opening Awareness: One More Transition for this Guy

    I sat at a luncheon two weeks ago that opened my eyes to a reality that I knew was there, but as the discussion unfolded I began to realize how the discussion, about to take place, was going to expand my thinking. As I listened to the needs of the people with whom I shared […]


    When it comes to the human condition and a desire to change, we can become easily frustrated: we think that we want to change … but we really don’t. Paul expresses this contradiction well in Romans 7:15-24: “I do not understand my own actions. For I do not do what I want, but I do […]

  • The Crisis of Loneliness

    THE NATIONAL CRISIS CALLED LONELINESS From “LINKED IN” “America is becoming Isolation Nation. Nearly half of respondents to a nationwide survey by health insurer Cigna say they always or sometimes feel alone, and 54% say they feel no one knows them well. Such loneliness is connected to increased risk of heart disease, stroke and premature death. The […]