The following two articles were published following the completion of my Doctor of Ministry project, Faith Development and Ministry with Adults in their Middle Years (1987, Andover-Newton Theological School). If anyone is curious enough to want to read the whole research project (140 pages) I have a copy available for loan or there is one in Andover-Newton’s Library. It includes a good survey chapter on theorists of adult development (Freud, Jung, Erikson, Levinson, Fowler, etc…) The following articles give a brief summary of the results. It was this project that led me into the path of spiritual formation.
The following article was written as a way of sharing the spiritual growth that may come from external influences, particularly being immersed in a completely different culture for an intensive week of working together in mission.