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Articles are written by Center staff, program participants, friends, and faculty of  The Seattle School.

Pastors and the Problem of Social Constraint 

Social constraint is the perception that other people don’t want to hear about your life and problems. It’s the thing that makes you decide not to give a real answer when someone asks how you are doing. It’s the thing that makes you swallow your own hurt or stifle...

To Stay, Walk Away

When vocation intersects with calling—like church ministry—it can be difficult to step away and unplug. We often feel guilty for not being always available, for not pouring every waking moment into the work of ministry. Here, Andrea Sielaff, Program Evaluation Manager...

Purpose Reconsidered: An Alumni Story

Through CRS I was reminded that the life we are all seeking…one of purpose, meaning, and balance…is impossible apart from intentional and intimate relationships. To that end, we must have people in our lives to share the journey…to bear witness for one another.

The Betwixt and Between: Finding Resilience in Liminality

Participation in the project was hard soul work, not always pleasant, and honestly, not always useful. Our last gathering, for example, contained some of the most soul soaring and soul-crushing encounters of my time in the project. I came out of the project at the bottom, yet, I realized weeks later, on the way up.