Mar 30, 2020
Welcome to episode 66! In this episode, I have the honor of interviewing the Reverend Doctor Bruce Epperly.
A Theologian, pastor, spiritual guide, author, and recognized leader in lay and pastoral faith formation, Bruce Epperly serves as Pastor at South Congregational Church, United Church of Christ, Centerville, MA, and professor in the D.Min. program at Wesley Theological Seminary. He has served on the faculties and administrative and chaplaincy roles at Georgetown University, Claremont School of Theology, Wesley Theological Seminary, and Lancaster Theological Seminary. Prior to coming to Cape Cod to serve as pastor of South Congregational Church, he served as Director of Continuing Education and Professor of Practical Theology at Lancaster Theological Seminary.
An ordained minister in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and United Church of Christ, Dr. Epperly has written or co-written over fifty books in the areas of theology, spirituality, ministerial excellence and spiritual formation, scripture, and healing and wholeness, including Faith in a Time of Pandemic; Become Fire: Guideposts for Interspiritual Pilgrims; The Mystic in You: Discovering a God-filled World; Finding God in Suffering: A Journey with Job; Process Theology: Embracing Adventure with God; and A Center in the Cyclone: Clergy Self-care for the 21st Century. Bruce and Kate Epperly’s co-written Tending to the Holy: The Practice of the Presence of God in Ministry, was selected as the 2009 Book of the Year by the Academy of Parish Clergy. His most recent books include Prophetic Healing: Howard Thurman’s Vision of Contemplative Activism and God Online: A Mystic’s Guide to the Internet
Dr. Epperly speaks regularly throughout North America on subjects such as healing and wholeness, personal and congregational spiritual formation, process theology, ministerial spirituality and excellence, emerging Christianity, and contemporary movements in theology and spirituality. He has appeared on “Nightline,” “ABC World News Tonight,” and “PBS News Hour.”