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Author: Stephen Doughty

Stephen V. Doughty served for over two decades in parish ministry and for ten years as the executive presbyter for the seventy-one congregations of Lake Michigan Presbytery. A regular contributor to Weavings, he is currently engaged in a full-time ministry of retreat leadership and writing. He and his wife, Jean, live in Otsego, Michigan.

Glimpsing Glimpses: A Quest for Communal Discernment

Glimpsing Glimpses: A Quest for Communal Discernment

A PDF reprint from Weavings, November/December 1995

Format: PDF

Stephen Doughty offers hope for fractured communities through communal discernment. He admits that such a process may begin with mere glimpses of God's will, but the hope and yearning arising from these glimpses fuels our movement forward. With shar...

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How Do We Pray?

How Do We Pray?

A PDF reprint from Discerning Patience , July/Aug 2003

Format: PDF

Stephen DoughtyÆs article provides a constructive model for communal healing, and his attention to splintered communities is especially relevant now, as painful disagreements threaten to divide entire denominations. His suggested healing process be...

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Signs of the Times Collection

Signs of the Times Collection

Six PDF Articles in One

Format: PDF

Save $3.00 by buying the collection of six PDF articles rather than buying them individually!  How do we discern GodÆs wisdom when we don't know what to do? Jesus suggested that we are surrounded by the messages we need, if only we could recognize a...

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To Walk in Integrity

To Walk in Integrity

Spiritual Leadership in Times of Crisis

Format: Print Book

"Naming where we see crisis can upset us," writes Doughty. "It probably ought to. Distress, at its best, creates awareness. It awakens us to where we are." The Chinese symbol for crisis reflects its dual reality: danger yet opportunity. Even as a cr...

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The Way of Discernment Participant's Book

The Way of Discernment Participant's Book

Format: Print Book

The Way of Discernment Leader's Guide is also available. How do you discover God's guidance for personal and congregational decisions? Explore paths to clarity in The Way of Discernment, a 10-week study for small groups. Who is this book designed fo...

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