Visions of Daniel
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Daniel A. Helminiak

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EDUCATION

Ph.D. (educational psychology, 1994): The University of Texas at Austin, Educational Psychology Department, Area II: Developmental, Personality, and Social Psychology. Research: Men and Women in Midlife Transition and the Crisis of Meaning and Purpose in Life, a Matter of Spirituality, Committee: Guy J. Manaster (Director), Mark H. Bickhard, Carole K. Holahan, Philip M. Powell, Frank C. Richardson.

M.A. (psychology, 1983): Boston University

Ph.D. (theology, 1979): Joint Doctoral Program at Boston College and Andover Newton Theological School . Dissertation: One in Christ: An Exercise in Systematic Theology, Committee: Richard P. McBrien, (Director), George Peck, Theodore M. Steeman. Assistant to Prof. Bernard Lonergan, Boston College, in these courses: Myth and Theology, Symbol and Analogy, Insight and Method in Theology, Macroeconomics and the Dialectic of History.

S.T.L. (theology, 1968), S.T.B. (theology), Pontifical Gregorian University, Rome, Italy

B.A. (philosophy, 1964): St. Vincent College , Latrobe PA

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

American Academy of Religion
American Association of Pastoral Counselors (Fellow)
American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors, and Therapists
American Psychological Association (Fellow)
Catholic Theological Society of America
Licensed Professional Counselors Association of Georgia
Society for the Scientific Study of Religion

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE: Counseling

Licensed Professional Counselor, State of Georgia (since December, 2001).

American Association of Pastoral Counselors (Member, 1983; Fellow, since 1992).

Required 2500 client-contact hours and 400 supervision hours in individual and couple modalities. Supervisors: Homer Bain, Ph.D., Education Director, Ecumenical Center for Religion and Health, San Antonio, TX; William J. Spong, Th.D., Director, Pastoral Education and Family Counseling Center, and Professor of Pastoral Care, Episcopal Theological Seminary of the Southwest, Austin, TX; Slyvia Chavez Longnecker, M.A., M.T.S., L.P.C. (TX), Guadelupe Counseling Center, Kerrville, TX.

Staff Psychotherapist, 1997-1998, Pittsburgh Pastoral Institute.

For one year in a licensed psychiatric outpatient clinic, under supervision of Donna M. Korczyk, Ph.D., Licensed Psychologist (PA), and Trish Lane, Psy.D., Licensed Psychologist (PA), L.P.C. (GA), provided psychotherapy for moderately to severely impaired clients in individual, couple, family, and group modalities; managed case load; negotiated treatment limits with HMOs; participated in monthly staff and in-service meetings; presented at two in-service meetings; served as regular participating consultant in semester-long group supervision and counselor training course; coordinated the opening of two satellite offices.

Pastoral Counselor in Private Practice, 1991-1995

Medical Arts Square Counseling Services, Austin, TX, 1993-1995.

Pastoral Education and Family Counseling Center , Seminary of the Southwest, Austin TX, 1991-1993.

Omega Point Counseling Center, Austin TX, 1989-1991.

Mental Health Worker, 1980-1981, McLean Hospital, Belmont MA (a teaching hospital for Harvard University and an affiliate of Massachusetts General Hospital).

As a trained and supervised member of a multidisciplinary team providing psychotherapy for chronic patients: observed and recorded patient behavior and interaction, interacted with patients on individual and group basis; supervised daily life of patients; participated in patient rehabilitation programs; participated in regular staff conferences and meetings.

Coordinator, Trainer, 1978-1980, Paulist Leadership and Renewal Project, Boston MA :

Developed and implemented an operational model for a professional team, including peer supervision, training, and evaluation in collaboration with James Gorman, MSW, PhD, and Patricia J. Dunn, MSW, ACSW; set and implemented policies and procedures; acted as liaison to a ten-member advisory board; intervened in community systems on short and long-term basis for renewal through communications, group- process, and leadership training; designed, implemented, and evaluated team-leadership, group-process, and communications-skills training workshops, spiritual retreats, and an intensive nine-month Lay Ministry Training Institute; supervised professional ministerial students; counseled and supervised clergy and lay participants in these programs.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE: Other

Assistant/Associate/Full Professor, Psychology Department, University of West Georgia, 1995-1997, 2000-present.

Jim Klee Forum Planning Committee (member 1995, chair 1996). Three-Position Search Committee (co-chair, 1995-1996). Responsible Sexuality Committee (1995-1997, 2000-present; co-chair 2000-2003). Special Departmental Events Coordinator (1995-1997), Arts and Sciences Faculty Advisory Committee (member, 2000-2001, 2006-2008). Department Liaison to Graduate School (2001-2005). Faculty and Administrative Staff Personnel Committee, 2002-2005. Advisor to Lambda at UWG (2003-present). Liaison to Writing-Across-Curriculum Consolatory Committee, 2004-present.

Education Coordinator, Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Atlanta, 1998-1999.

Represented Education Department to corporate clients; presented seminars on personal finances; developed curriculum and PowerPoint presentations; coordinated Hispanic outreach; coordinated ninety seminars per month; supervised staff, contract, and volunteer presenters; maintained supplies and education office, including use of Word and Excel.

Board Member, Queerly Divine Ministries, Tampa , Fl, 2007-present.

Board Member, White Crane Journal and Institute, 2004-present.

Editorial Advisory Board Member, Spirituality Today, 1988-1990.

Member, The University of Texas at Austin Task Force on AIDS and Subcommittee on Education and Resources, 1988-1990.

Editorial Consultant, The Collected Works of Bernard Lonergan, University of Toronto Press, 1986-1988.

Student Representative to the Graduate Studies Committee, Department of Educational Psychology, The University of Texas at Austin, 1986-1987.

Assistant Professor, 1981-1985, Oblate School of Theology, San Antonio TX :

Member academic committee for three years, and long-term planning committee on development and public relations; coordinated monthly faculty theological colloquia; provided long-term spiritual direction and/or pastoral counseling; lectured in deacon-training program, in intensive renewal program for middle-aged religious professionals, and in the Lay Ministry Institute of Oblate School of Theology; consultant to San Antonio Archdiocesan Religious Education Center.

Archdiocesan Chaplain, DIGNITY/San Antonio, 1982-1985:

Presided and preached at weekly liturgies and other religious services; provided short-term pastoral counseling; acted as liaison between Archdiocesan officials and Dignity members; chaired Spiritual Life Committee; participated in Executive Council meetings; chaired Constitution Revision Committee; explained and applied Archdiocesan policy and Roman Catholic teaching in letters and position papers for political and ecclesiastical leaders; presented interviews to news media.

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Assistant/Associate/Full Professor of Psychology, 1995-1997, 2000-present, University of West Georgia

Developed and/or taught: Consciousness and Experience; Psychology, Epistemology, and Ethics; “God” in the Brain; Psychology of Love; Foundations of Neuroscience; Spiritual Integration; Introduction to Humanistic Psychology; Human Sexuality; Adolescent and Adult Development; Interpersonal Relationships; Meaning, Values, and Spirituality; Moral Development; Counseling and Psychotherapeutic Process; Psychology of Religion; Psychology of Mysticism; Spiritual Issues in Counseling; Spirituality as a Psychological Concern; The Nature of Social Science; Psychology and Sexual Ethics; Statistics for the Social Sciences.

Adjunct Professor of Psychology, 1999-2000, University of West Georgia

Developed and taught: Advanced Abnormal Psychology; Adolescent Development; Abnormal Psychology; Psychology of Mysticism.

Assistant Professor of Systematic Theology and Spirituality, 1981-1985, Oblate School of Theology, San Antonio TX .

Developed and taught: God in the Christian Tradition; Jesus Christ and Human Redemption; Christian Anthropology: Humanity Transformed in Christ; Christianity and Other Religions; Introduction to Christian Spirituality; History of Christian Spirituality; Dynamics of the Spiritual Life: Meditation-Contemplation, Spiritual Development, Indwelling of the Trinity.

As Instructor, developed and taught these courses:

Educational Psychology, Community College of Allegheny County, fall, 1997.

Human Growth and Development, Austin Community College, 1994-1995.

Abnormal Psychology, Austin Community College, Austin TX, winter, 1994.

Introduction to Psychology, Austin Community College, Austin TX, fall, 1994.

Spirituality as a Psychological Concern, Cape Cod Summer Symposia, New England Educational Institute, Aug, 9-13, 1993.

Spiritual Development, Emmanuel College , Boston MA, Jul. 9-20, 1990, Jun. 20-Jul. 1, 1988; St. Norbert College, DePere WI, Jul. 3-14, 1989; Oblate School of Theology, San Antonio TX, Jan. 30-31, Feb. 6-7, 1987.

The Psychological and Theological Bases of Spirituality, Oblate School of Theology, San Antonio TX, Jun. 3-14, 1991, Jun. 5-16, 1989, Jul. 5-15, 1988 .

Sexuality and Spirituality, Mundelein College, Chicago IL, June 18-29, 1990; Seattle University, Seattle WA, Aug. 1-12, 1988; The University of Dayton , Dayton OH, Jul. 18-21, 1988; Oblate School of Theology, San Antonio TX, Jan. 29-30, Feb. 5-6, 1988; St. Joseph College, West Hartford CT, Jul. 20-24, 1987; Emmanuel College, Boston MA, Jul. 13-17, 1987.

The Same Jesus: A Contemporary Christology, Mount Mary College, Jun. 19-23, 1989 .

Human Sexuality, Austin Community College, Austin TX, spring, 1989.

Dynamics of the Spiritual Life: Wholeness and Holiness, Oblate School of Theology, San Antonio TX, Feb. 21, 22, 28, Mar. 1, 1986,

Human and Christian (A Seminar on Grace and Redemption), Graduate Program in Religious Education, La Salle University, Philadelphia PA, summer, 1980.

Jesus, the Christ--The Man and the Faith of the New Testament, Graduate Program in Religious Education, La Salle University, Philadelphia PA, summer, 1980.

Seminar on the Relationship of Theological and Psychological Issues, Graduate Program in Educational and Pastoral Ministry, Emmanuel College, Boston, MA, spring, 1980.

Jesus (in scripture, councils, and systematic thought), Graduate Program in Religious Education, La Salle University, Philadelphia PA, summer, 1979.

Spirituality and Christian Doctrine (an interdisciplinary seminar), Weston School of Theology , Cambridge MA, spring, 1979.

Introduction to Christian Spirituality, Weston School of Theology, Cambridge, MA , fall, 1978.

The Church and Issues of World Justice, Graduate Program in Educational and Pastoral Ministry, Emmanuel College, Boston MA, summer, 1977.

PUBLICATIONS

Publications: Books

“God” in the Brain: Attentively, Intelligently, and Reasonably Relating Neuroscience, Psychology, Spiritualogy, and Theology , 2011. Manuscript submitted for publication.

Spirituality for our global community: From traditional religion to a world at peace. NY: Rowman & Littlefield, 2008.

The transcended Christian: Spiritual lessons for the twenty-first century. NY: Alyson Publications, 2007.

Sex and the sacred: Gay identity and spiritual growth. Binghamton , NY: The Haworth Press, 2006.

Meditation without myth: What I wish they'd taught me in church about prayer, meditation, and the quest for peace. New York: Crossroad Publishing Co., 2005.

What the Bible really says about homosexuality: Millennium edition. Tajique, NM : Alamo Square Press, 2000. Czech translation: Brno: Centrum pro Studium Demokracie a Kultury (CDK), 2007. French translation: Paris: Les Empêcheurs de penser en rond / Le Seuil, 2005. Korean translation: Seoul: Haewood Publishing Co., 2004. Spanish translation: Madrid/Barcelona: EGALES, 2003. Polish translation: Gdansk : URAEUS Publishing, 2002.

Religion and the human sciences: An approach via spirituality. Albany: State University of New York Press, 1998.

The human core of spirituality: Mind as psyche and spirit. Albany: State University of New York Press, 1996.

What the Bible really says about homosexuality. San Francisco: Alamo Square Press, 1994. Portuguese translation: Sao Paulo: Summus Editorial, 1998.

Spiritual development: An interdisciplinary study. Chicago: Loyola University Press, 1987.

The same Jesus: A contemporary christology. Chicago: Loyola University Press, 1986.

Publications: Peer-Reviewed Articles

Being authentic about authenticity: Opportunities, requirements, applications, and a progress report on measurement (with B. D. Feingold), Studies in Religion/Science Religieuse (in press).

Spirituality as an explanatory and normative science: Applying Lonergan's analysis of intentional consciousness to relate psychology and theology. The Heythrop Journal (in press).

"Theistic psychology and psychotherapy": A theological and scientific critique. Zygon, 2010, 45, 47-74.

Whither the psychology of religion: A spirituality-focused discussion of Paloutzian and Park's (2005) Handbook of the Psychology of Religion and Spirituality. Journal of Religion and Health , 2008, 47, 525-540.

Confounding the divine and the spiritual: Challenges to a psychology of spirituality. Pastoral Psychology , 2008, 57, 161-182.

Homosexuality in world religions: A case study in the psychology of spirituality. Journal of Individual Psychology, 2008, 64, 137-160.

The role of spirituality in formulating a theory of the psychology of religion. Zygon, 2006, 41, 197-224.

A down-to-earth approach to the psychology of spirituality a century after James's Varieties . The Humanistic Psychologist, 2005, 33, 69-86.

The ethics of sex: A call to the gay community. Pastoral Psychology, 2004, 52, 259-267.

How is meditation prayer? Review for Religious, 1982, 41, 774-782. Abridged and reprinted in White Crane: A Journal Exploring Gay Men's Spirituality, Winter 1998 (No. 35), 16-17, and Winter, 2003 (No. 59), 16-17.

Sexual ethics in college textbooks: A suggestion. Journal of Sex Education and Therapy, 2001, 26, 320-327..

Sexual ethics in college textbooks: A survey. Journal of Sex Education and Therapy, 2001, 26, 106-114.

Response and clarifications on "Treating spiritual issues in secular psychotherapy," Counseling and Values, 2001, 4, 237-251.

Treating spiritual issues in secular psychotherapy, Counseling and Values, 2001, 45, 163-189.

Scripture, sexual ethics, and the nature of Christianity. Pastoral Psychology, 1999, 47, 255-265. Abridged and reprinted in Open Hands , 2000, 15 (3), 20-23.

Sexuality and spirituality: A humanist account. Pastoral Psychology, 1998, 47, 119-126..

Killing for God's sake: The spiritual crisis in religion and society. Pastoral Psychology, 1997, 45, 365-374.

Response to Doran and Richardson on "A scientific spirituality," The International Journal for the Psychology of Religion, 1996, 6, 33-38.

A scientific spirituality: The interface of psychology and theology (invited essay), The International Journal for the Psychology of Religion, 1996, 6, 1-19.

Non-religious lesbians and gays facing AIDS: A fully psychological approach to spirituality, Pastoral Psychology, 1995, 43, 301-318.

DIGNITY, Inc.: An alternative experience of church (by "David Davidson"), New Blackfriars , 1987, 68 , 192-201. Reprinted in W. R. Dynes & S. Donaldson (Eds.), Homosexuality & religion & philosophy, Studies in homosexuality , vol. 12, 1992.

Spiritual concerns in Erich Fromm, Journal of Psychology and Theology , 1988, 16 , 222-232. Reprinted in J. I Packer (Ed.), The Best in Theology , Vol. 4, Christianity Today, Inc., 1990, pp. 227-243.

The quest for spiritual values, Pastoral Psychology , 1989, 38 , 105-116.

Colloquy: A response to Sister Kathleen McDonagh, Spirituality Today , 1989, 41 , 160-165.

Self-esteem, sexual self-acceptance, and spirituality, Journal of Sex Education and Therapy , 1989, 15 , 200-210.

Jesus' humanity and human salvation, Worship , 1989, 63 , 429-446.

Human solidarity and collective union in Christ, Anglican Theological Review , 1988, 70 , 34-59.

The trinitarian vocation of the gay community, Pastoral Psychology , 1987, 36 , 100-111.

Four viewpoints on the human: A conceptual schema for interdisciplinary studies, I, The Heythrop Journal , 1986, 28 , 420-437.

Four viewpoints on the human: A conceptual schema for interdisciplinary studies, II, The Heythrop Journal , 1987, 29 , 1-15.

Modern science on pain and suffering: A Christian perspective, Spirituality Today , 1986, 38 , 136-148.

Lonergan and systematic spiritual theology, New Blackfriars , 1986, 67 , 78-92.

New christology, new spirituality, Soundings , 1985, 68 , 160-178.

Sexuality and spirituality: Friends, not foes (with Chavez-Garcia, S.), Journal of Pastoral Care , 1985, 34 , 151-163.

Neurology, psychology, and extraordinary religious experiences, Journal of Religion and Health , 1984, 23 , 33-46.

Consciousness as a subject matter, Journal for the Theory of Social Behavior , 1984, 14 , 211-230.

Where do we stand as Christians? The challenge of western science and oriental religions, Spiritual Life , 1982, 28 , 195-209.

Meditation--Psychologically and Theologically Considered, Pastoral Psychology , 1981, 30 , 6-20.

Spiritual practices for the elderly (with Dunn, P. J.), Spirituality Today , 1981 33 , 122-136.

Publications: Other Technical Articles and Chapters

Science and Religion, Reason and Faith, Sex and Spirituality, Quarterly Voice of DignityUSA, 2nd Quarter 2011, 10(2), 1-7..

Saint or Sinner: Let History Decide. In John J. McNeill, Sex as God intended. Maple Shade, NJ: Lethe Press, 2008, 238-246.

Psychology of religion in search of a theory (Book Review: Commentary). Child & Family Behavior Therapy, 2008, 30, 187-193.

Rejoinder to Debra Punton and Len Sperry on Helminiak's (2007) "Homosexuality in World Religions: A Case Study in the Psychology of Spirituality." Journal of Individual Psychology, 2008, 64, 176-192.

Foreword. In Patrick M. Chapman, " Thou shalt not love": What Evangelicals really say to gays . New York: Haiduk Press, 2008, iv-xviii.

Sex as a spiritual experience. Reflections : Yale Divinity School , 2006 (spring), 92 (1), 4-11.

Grace builds on nature: A gay Catholic theological response to the Vatican 's statement on gay marriage. White Crane: Journal of Gay Spirit, Wisdom, and Culture , Issue #61, Summer, 2004, 14-18. Abridged version in Bondings: A Publication of New Ways Ministry, 25 (4) (Spring, 2005).

Orgasm everlasting. White Crane: A Journal Exploring Gay Men's Spirituality , Fall, 2003 (No. 58), 9-10.

Toleration, religious. In Wesley Carr (Ed.), The New Dictionary of Pastoral Studies , pp. 375-376. London : SPCK & Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2002.

A credible scientific spirituality: Can it contribute to wellness, prevention, and recovery? (with B. D. Feingold). In S. Harris, W. S. Harris, & J. Harris (Eds.), Lifelong health and fitness , Vol. 1. Prevention and human aging, pp. 173-198. Albany , NY : Center for the Study of Aging, 2000.

Homosexuality in Catholic teaching and practice. culture front , 1998(fall), 7 (3), 65-68. Reprinted in Dignity/USA Journal , 1999, 31 (2), 20-24.

Loving they neighbor and thyself: Sexual ethics for the new millennium. Dignity/USA Journal , Autumn, 1998, 11-13.

Sexual ethics without religion. Open Hands, 1998, 13 (4), 21-22.

A rebuttal to Olliff and Hodges's "A reformed response" (http://www.VisionsOfDaniel.com).

Ethics, biblical and denominational: A response to Mark Smith. Journal of the American Academy of Religion , 1997, 65 , 855-859.

The Bible on homosexuality: Ethically neutral. In J. Corvino (Ed.), Same sex: Debating the ethics, science and culture of homosexuality (pp. 81-92). Savage, MD: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc., 1997.

Christian (read: Fundamentalist): A case for mistaken identity. Ecumenical Trends, 1997 , 26 , 114-122.

Protesting the sentence of academic euthanasia: A response to Joseph Bracken's review of The human core of spirituality . Dialogues (Interdisciplinary Dialogue Group), 1997 , 2 (2), 8-10.

Hearing what is meant in the dialogue: A response to Steven Bindeman. Dialogues (Interdisciplinary Dialogue Group), 1997, 2 (1), 8-10.

Catholicism, homosexuality, and DIGNITY: Questions and answers about being lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgendered and catholic. Washington , D.C. : Dignity/USA, 1996.

Doing right by women and the Trinity too, America , Feb. 11, 1989 , 160 (5), 110-11, 119, 122; Dignity/USA Journal , Spring, 1996, 15-19.

A humanist model of spirituality: Basis for holistic psychotherapy, NOVA -PSI Newsletter (National Association of Veterans Administration Psychologists), 1995, 13 (1), 5-10.

To be a whole human being: Spiritual growth beyond psychotherapy, Human Development , 1992, 13 (3), 34-39.

The long-lost uncle of Christianity (The Holy Spirit), Emmanuel , 1988, 94 , 278-282.

Policy on gay seminarians, The CMI Journal , 1988, 2 , 21-28.

Catholicism's spiritual limbo: A shift in "incarnational" spirituality, Spirituality Today , 1987, 39 , 331-348;

The spiritual dimension of the gay experience (by "David Davidson"), Christopher Street , Dec., 1986, Issue 106, 9 (10), 29-33. Reprinted in Dignity/USA Journal , 1992, 24 (2), 14-19. 

Publications: Book Reviews

Samuel D. Behrens, Anti-Gay Equals Anti-God , in White Crane Journal , Summer 2006/Issue #69, 43-44.

Peggy Kleinplatz (Ed.), New Directions in Sex Therapy , in AHP Perspective (Association for Humanistic Psychology), Oct./Nov., 2003, 25-26.

Dan Merkur, Mystical Moments and Unitive Thinking , in Journal of Religion , 2001, 81 , 354-356.

John J. McNeill, Both Feet Firmly Planted in Midair: My Spiritual Journey , in White Crane , 1999, 41 , 22.

Jeffrey H. Boyd, Reclaiming the Soul: The Search for Meaning in a Self-Centered Culture . in Horizons , 1997, 24 , 331-332..

John Dalrymple, Letting Go in Love: Reflections on Spiritual Formation in Spirituality Today , 1990, 42 , 376-378.

L. William Countryman, Dirt, Greed, and Sex: Sexual Ethics in the New Testament and Their Implications for Today in This Week in Texas , Jul. 7-13, 1989 , 15 (17), 33, 35.

Richard Woods, Another Kind of Love: Homosexuality and Spirituality in This Week in Texas , Jan. 3-19, 1989 , 14 (44), 43.

Donald J. Goergen, The Mission and Ministry of Jesus and The Death and Resurrection of Jesus, in Spirituality Today, 1988, 40, 181-183.

Gerard S. Sloyan, The Jesus Tradition , in Theology Today , 1987, 44, 153-154.

James W. Fowler, Becoming Adult, Becoming Christian , in Journal of Pastoral Care , 1985, 39, 280-282.

Lawrence Cunningham, The Catholic Heritage , in The Living Light , 1984, 20 , 365-366.

Publications: Magazines, Newspapers, and Newsletters

Response: "Does God hate gays? Parts 1 & 2," (letter to) The West Georgian, October 6, 2010, pp. 6-7.

DignityUSA: Roman Catholic? LGBT focused? QV: Quarterly Voice of DignityUSA, 4th Quarter, 2009, 8(4), 4-6.

Throwing down the gauntlet for Christian fundamentalists, (letter to) Southern Voice, April 16, 2009, 19.

My frustration with "Christians," (lead editorial in) Southern Voice, March 19, 2009, 9.

Proposition 8 (letter to) National Catholic Reporter, November 28, 2008 , 21-22.

Cotillion has right to set dress code, but why pick something unfair? (letter to) Southern Voice, Nov. 7, 2008 , 19.

No excuse for Cotillion's double standard (letter to) Southern Voice, September 26, 2008, 23.

U.S. doesn't value education. (letter to) Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Jun. 1, 2007, E5.

"Balance" dangerous when reporting on condom use. (letter to) Southern Voice , Dec. 6, 2007 , 3.

Natural law. (letter to) National Catholic Reporter , Nov. 9, 2007 , 21.

Lefkowitz's solution is counterproductive. (letter to) The Atlanta Journal-Constitution , Oct. 30, 2007 , A12.

Evangelical Catholicism (letter to). National Catholic Reporter , Sep. 28, 2007 , 24.

Gay pastor wrong on reaction to Falwell's death. (letter to) Southern Voice , Jul. 6, 2007 , 3.

An anti-science church. (letter to). National Catholic Reporter , Dec. 22, 2006 , 20.

A new way of envisioning wholeness: A conversation with Daniel Helminiak. Catholic Pastoral Committee on Sexual Minorities Newsletter, Minneapolis MN , Apr., 2006.

McNeill's “New Sexual Ethics.” (letter to) National Catholic Reporter , Jan. 27, 2006 .

Holiness is wholeness and includes sexuality. Visionary: Journal of Gay Spirit Visions, 11 (2) (Summer, 2005), 5.

Vatican to gays: Grow up! (op-ed in) Southern Voice (& affiliated newspapers), Nov. 9, 2005 , 23.

Jesus, a model of coming out. Visionary: Journal of Gay Spirit Visions, 11 (1) (Winter, 2005), 9-10.

The “ex-gay” way down the aisle. Southern Voice (& sister newspapers) , Apr. 16, 2004 , 34.

A statement of spirituality (position paper, collaborate work). Gay Spirit Culture Summit , Garrison , NY , May 1, 2004

Ignoring facts by choice, not orientation (letter to editor). Southern Voice , Feb. 18, 2004 .

Vatican not all wrong about gay marriage. Dignity/USA Journal, 2004, 36 (1), 5-6.

Misrepresenting Christianity doesn't further gay cause (letter to editor). Southern Voice , Nov. 7, 2003 , 35.

Sexual confusion, Vatican-style. Southern Voice (& affiliated newspapers), Oct. 17, 2003 , 33.

La Iglesia se equivoca: Entrevista a Daniel Helminiak . Dos.Dos (2003, May), 52-56.

The struggle between life and death: Dignity is alive, Jesus lives. Dignity/USA Journal , 2003, 35(3), 1-4.

Repressed gay priests at the heart of the scandal. Washington Blade , Mar. 29, 2002 , 32; Southern Voice , Apr. 2, 2002 , 28.

Vatican saves face with misinformation campaign. Southern Voice , Mar. 15, 2002 , 25.

Life rich enough to share: Religion, gay bashing, terrorism, and Solidarity Sunday 2001. Dignity/USA Journal , 2002, 34 (1), 15-18.

Dignity/USA celebrates 30 th anniversary, bishop addresses Always Our Children . Dignity/USA Journal , 2000, 31(4), 8-10.

When love stirs the swamp of our psyches. Open Hands , 1999, 15 (1), 10.

Profound holiness at the heart of gay love: Meeting AIDS honestly and lovingly. Open Hands , 1999, 15 (1), 27-28.

Historic Catholic debate at Georgetown . Dignity/USA Journal , 1998, 30 (2), 1-4.

Fundamentalists usurped term "Christian." National Catholic Reporter , Aug. 15, 1997 , 33 (36),16. Southern Voice , Jul. 24, 1997 , 10.

Biblical Perversion on the Religious Right, Monk , 1995, Issue #17, 53.

Not as bad as it sounds: The Bible on Homosexuality. The Women's Alternative Times , 1990, (4), 8-11.

When you haven't got a prayer, marriage & family , May, 1989, 71 (5), 10-13; Jul., 1989, 71 (7), 4.

Love's source: United two in one by Three-in-One, Marriage and Family Living , Dec., 1987, 69 , 18-20.

Mary and Joseph meet the press, Religion Teacher's Journal , Nov./Dec., 1987, 21 (6), 4-6.

The frontiers within the church: Lesbian and gay Catholics, Dignity, Inc. Newsletter , June, 1986, 18 (4), 8; Sept, 1986, 18 (6), 2.

Lay spirituality and lay ministry, Catholic Spirit , Diocese of Austin, Nov., 1985, pp. 20-21; Dec., 1985, p. 20; Jan., 1986, p. 21.

Answering the fundamentalists, This Week in Texas , Oct. 12-18, 1984 , 10 (30), 25-27.

CCVI congregational logo remembered/ Simbolo de la congregacion recordo (with Rose Mary Forck), CCVI Communique , June/July/Aug., 1984, 3 (7), 16-17.

Why worry about the dead? Religion Teacher's Journal , Oct., 1983, 17 (5), 48-49.

Is Christianity the only way? Religion Teacher's Journal , Apr./May, 1983, 17 (3), 11-12.

Shall we dance? (resurrection and human salvation), Religion Teacher's Journal , Feb., 1983, 17 (1), 18-19.

Yes, there is a perfect love (Trinity), Religion Teacher's Journal , Jan., 1983, 16 (7), 4-6.

Was Jesus really human? Religion Teacher's Journal , Nov./Dec., 1982, 16 (6), 14-15.

God shares secrets (revelation), Religion Teacher's Journal , Oct., 1982, 16 (5), 32-34.

We are a faith-family, Religion Teacher's Journal , Sept., 1982, 16 (4), 16-17.

What is the body of Christ? Religion Teacher's Journal , Jan., 1982, 15 (8), 12-13.

How to talk about God (inclusive language), Religion Teacher's Journal , Sept., 1981, 15 (5), 24-26.

Unpublished Papers

Psychological and Theological Sciolism: A Critique of the Theistic Psychology Movement as Exemplified in Bartz's (2009) "Theistic Existential Psychotherapy" (with L. Hoffman and E. Dodson) (submitted for publication).

Foreword to E. Hinterkopf, Integrating spirituality in counseling: Using the experiential Focusing method.

Three key concerns from Lonergan for philosophy of science pace Popper.

Surreptitiously enter God and the supernatural: Chandler, Holden, & Kolander's "Counseling for Spiritual Wellness."

Jesus, incarnate Word: A cosmic perspective for a new age.

Parallels in Bickhard and Lonergan: Parallels in Piaget and Aquinas.

Animal mind and human mind: An interpretative synthesis of the data.

The dual code debate: Reconceptualization and proposed resolution.

LECTURES AND WORKSHOPS

Washington, DC, Aug. 4, 2011, 1:00 - 1:50 PM, 119th Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Room 159: More than Awareness: Bernard Lonergan's Multifaceted Account of Consciousness.

Quo Vadis ? The Future of DignityUSA (Plenary Panel Discussion), DignityUSA 2011 National Convention, Washington, DC, July 2, 2011

The Ethics of Love and Integral Human Health: Physical, Psychological, and Spiritual Dimensions, 23rd Annual Convention of Licensed Professional Counselors Association of Georgia, Savanah, GA, May 7, 2011.

Sexuality and Spirituality: Physical, Emotional, and Spiritual Integration Sonoma State University, Rohnert Park, CA, May 3, 2011.

Psychology of Religion: Focus on Spirituality, Sonoma State University, Rohnert Park, CA, May 3, 2011.

Clarifications about Authenticity for Application in the Social Sciences (with B. D. Feingold & M. J. Donahue), 26 th Annual Fallon Memorial Lonergan Symposium, Los Angeles, CA, Apr., 28, 2011.

Spirituality and health. Society for the Integration of Spirituality and Psychotherapy, Atlanta, GA, Oct. 16, 2010.

Prayer, meditation, contemplation. Second Annual Conclave of Spiritual Directors, Atlanta, GA. Jun. 26, 2010.

Only one choice matters: “Come, follow me”—But which Jesus? Orange County LGBT Affirmation Conference, Irvine, CA, Jun. 19, 2010.

Homosexuality and Christianity: An Academic exploration and forum (opposite Robert Gagnon). Fremont Presbyterian Church, Sacramento, CA, Mar. 20, 2010.

Sexuality and spirituality. Lambda at UWG, University of West Georgia, Oct. 13, 2009.

Marriage equality: A Catholic perspective on grace and sacrament. Virginia Highland Baptist Church, Atlanta, GA, Oct. 4, 2009.

Saint Paul on sex. Catholic Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, Atlanta, GA, Sep. 13, 20, 2009.

Sexuality and spirituality. Hotlanta Roundup, Atlanta, GA , Sep. 6, 2009.

Common humanity and global community: Lonerganian specification of Maslowian promise. 117th Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, Toronto, ON, Canada, Aug. 7, 2009.

Unfolding creation: Sexual diversity, natural law, and the global community. DignityUSA 2009 Biannual National Convention, San Francisco, CA, Jul. 4, 2009.

Sexual minorities, shifting morality, and ethical psychotherapeutic practice. Twenty-first Annual Convention of the Licensed Professional Counselor Association of Georgia, Callaway Gardens, Pine Mountain, GA, May 9, 2009.

The nature of spirituality and its connection with sexuality. Atlanta 's Gay Men's Chorus and Saint Mark Methodist Church. Atlanta, GA, Mar. 31, 2009.

Spirituality and the body in Paul. University Parish of Christ, Sun of Justice, Rensselear Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY, Mar. 18, 2009.

Homosexuality in world religions: Common spirituality within cultural diversity. Eighth Annual Southeast Conference on Cross-Cultural Issues in Counseling and Education, Georgia Southern University, Savannah, GA, Feb. 14, 2009.

Radio interviews on Sean McDowell's Pittsburgh Sunday Morning, WDVE, Pittsburgh, PA, August 31, 2008.

The Transcended Christian and Spirituality for Our Global Community. Atlanta Journal-Constitution Decatur Book Festival, Decatur ( Atlanta ), GA, August 30, 2008.

Religion and spirituality: Their definitions and relationship. Poster presentation, American Psychological Association Annual Convention, Boston, MA, Aug. 14-17, 2008 .

Non-judgmental commitment to positive growth: Resolving psychology's ethical paradox. American Psychological Association Annual Convention, Boston, MA, Aug. 14-17, 2008. Nineteenth Annual Convention of the Licensed Professional Counselors Association of Georgia, Savannah, GA, May 19, 2007.

Consciousness and human potential: Lonergan's epistemology, ethics, and human teleology for psychology and psychotherapy. Society for Humanistic Psychology, Humanistic Psychotherapies Conference, Boston, MA, August 11-13, 2008.

True Christian diversity and the inclusion of GLBTIs (panel discussion). Eureka Springs , AR , August 2, 2008 , 1 PM

The unfolding of the universe and the path of life. Metropolitan Community Church, San Francisco, CA, July 27, 2008.

Meditation without myth: How to do it, why it works, what it means. Metropolitan Community Church Regional Conference, Minneapolis, MN, July 18, 2008.

Untangling religion's bonds: The indispensables, indeterminables, and inconsequentials. Christian Children of the Rainbow, annual retreat, Kirkridge Retreat Center, Bangor, PA, Jun. 7, 2008. Twentieth Annual Convention of the Licensed Professional Counselors Association of Georgia, Stone Mountain, GA, May 11, 2008. Atlanta Prime Timers, Feb. 2, 2008.

Cosmic unfolding through the Holy Spirit in LGBT prophets. Christian Children of the Rainbow, annual retreat, Kirkridge Retreat Center, Bangor, PA, Jun. 7, 2008 .

Being authentic about authenticity: Opportunities, requirements, applications, and a progress report on measurement (with Barnet D. Feingold). St. Mary's University, Halifax, NS, Canada, Jun. 1, 2008, Fiftieth Anniversary Conference in Honor of Lonergan's Halifax lectures on Insight.

Sexual ethics in the era of AIDS. Heartsong Retreat, Camp Beckwith, Fairhope, AL, May 8, 2008.

Spirituality for our global community. Charis Books and More, Atlanta, GA , Apr. 10, 2008 .

LGBTIQ: The range of sexual minorities: Legacy of the twentieth century. Seventh Annual Southeastern Conference on Cross-Cultural Issues in Counseling and Education, Savannah , GA , Feb. 9, 2008 .

Can people change from gay to straight? Clinical and ethical implications of the research evidence. Dalton State College, Dalton , GA , Nov. 27, 2007 .

Gay identity and spiritual growth. Dalton State College, Dalton , GA , Nov. 27, 2007 .

Sex and the sacred: The role of sexual integration for spiritual growth. Montgomery College , Conroe , TX , Nov. 7, 2007 .

The psychology of spirituality. Montgomery College , Conroe , TX , Nov. 7, 2007 .

What the Bible really says about homosexuality: An update. PFLAG Marietta, Pilgrimage United Church of Christ, Marietta, GA, Aug. 23, 2009. University of West Georgia, Carrollton, GA, Mar. 5, 2008. Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, September 14, 2008. Saint George Episcopal Church, Laguna Hill, CA, July 25, 2008. Los Angeles Gay & Lesbian Center, July 23, 2008. Montgomery College, Conroe, TX, Nov. 8, 2007. Oxford College of Emory University, Oxford, GA, Oct. 25, 2007. Tarleton State University, Stephenville, TX , Oct. 11, 2007. Unity Tampa, FL, Sep. 20, 2007. Unity of Clearwater, FL, Sep. 21, 2007. First MCC St. Petersburg, FL, Sep. 22, 2007. Auburn University, AL, Jan. 25, 2007. Emerson Unitarian Universalist Congregation, Marietta, GA, May 21, 2006. PFLAG Atlanta and First MCC Church, Atlanta, GA, Apr. 30, 2006. Berry College , Rome, GA, Jan. 26, 2006. Southeastern Conference on Cross-Cultural Issues in Counseling and Education , Savannah , GA , Feb. 3, 2006 . Call To Action 2005 National Convention, Milwaukee , WI , Nov. 3 & 4, 2005. Georgia Institute of Technology, Oct. 6, 2005 . Dunwoody United Methodist Church , Dunwoody , GA , Apr. 24, 2005 . Gay Fathers of Atlanta , Feb. 10, 2005 . Experiencias Caseras , Guadalajara , Mexico , Jul. 18, 2004 (presented in Spanish). Redes Sociales Convergencia , Guadalajara , Mexico , Jul. 7, 2004 (presented in Spanish). Wright Institute for Lifelong Learning, Chicago , IL , 22, 2004. University of West Georgia , Nov. 18, 2003 . Dignity/Denver, May 3, 2003 . American Democracy Course, University of West Georgia , Oct. 14, 2002 . Civic Center, Panama City , FL , Aug. 3, 2002 . Oberlin College , Apr. 11, 2002 . Unitarian Universalist Church , San Antonio , TX , Oct. 5, 2001. Lutheran Human Relations Association, The Village Church , Milwaukee , WI , Jul. 9, 2001. University of Florida , Apr. 19, 2001 . Auburn University , Mar. 15, 2001 . University of Georgia, Jan. 18. 2001. St. Bartholomew Episcopal Church, Atlanta , GA , Dec. 13, 2000 . University of Hawaii-Manoa, Nov.10, 2000. Witness Our Welcome 2000, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL , Aug. 4, 2000 . Milwaukee LGBT Community Center , Aug. 2, 2000 . St. Mark United Methodist Church , Atlanta , GA , Jun. 7, 2000 . Columbia Theological Seminary, Atlanta , GA , Apr. 18, 1999 .

Religion and spirituality: What are they? How do they relate? Dignity/Pittsburgh, Jul. 29, 2007 ; Dignity/Washington DC, Aug. 5, 2007 . Viva Books, San Antonio , TX , Jun. 10, 2007 .

Sex and the sacred: Gay identity and spiritual growth. Biannual Convention of DignityUSA, Austin, TX , Jul. 6, 7, 2007.

The spiritual dimension of sexual experience: A non-theological model. Thirty-ninth Annual Convention of the American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors, and Therapists, Charlotte, NC, Jun. 23, 200 .

Non-judgmental commitment to positive growth: Resolving the ethical paradox. Nineteenth Annual Convention of the Licensed Professional Counselors Association of Georgia, Savannah, GA, May 19, 2007.

Sex and the sacred: A neglected dimension of human wholeness. 32 nd annual conference of The International Institute of Integral Human Studies and The Spiritual Science Fellowship of Canada, Montreal, Quebec, May 12, 2007.

One hope for a global community and an authentic humanity: A vision of the "generic spirituality" underlying religions and cultures. 32 nd annual conference of The International Institute of Integral Human Studies and The Spiritual Science Fellowship of Canada, Montreal, Quebec, May 9, 2007.

The human core of spirituality: Mind as psyche and spirit. 32 nd annual conference of The International Institute of Integral Human Studies and The Spiritual Science Fellowship of Canada, Montreal, Quebec, May 4, 2007.

The human core of spirituality in diverse religions and cultures. Annual national conference of the Association of Professional Chaplains, Burlingame, CA, May 1, 2007.

Sex and the Sacred: Gay Identity and Spiritual Growth . Annual Summit of LGBT Students and Organizations, Kennesaw State University, Apr. 21, 2007 .

Can people change from gay to straight? Clinical and ethical implications of the research evidence. Sixth Annual Southeastern Conference on Cross-Cultural Issues in Counseling and Education, Savannah, GA, Feb. 10, 2007.

Biblical teaching on homosexuality. Dialogue with Pastor Steve Scoggins, First Baptist Church , Opelika, AL). Auburn University, Jan. 25, 2007.

Religion, sexuality, and research: Forging a trans-cultural basis. Workshop panel sponsored by Religious Institute for Sexual Justice, Ethics, and Healing, in Atlanta, GA, Nov. 14, 2006.

Prayer, meditation, contemplation: The psychology and theology of spiritual practices. Call To Action 2006 National Conference, Milwaukee, WI, Nov. 3, 2006.

Diversity, community, and the cost of evil. Solidarity Sunday celebration, Madison Square Presbyterian Church, San Antonio, TX, Oct. 8, 2006 .

Spirituality for a global community: Roman Catholic implications. University of the Incarnate Word, San Antonio, TX, Oct. 7, 2006.

Spirituality, intimate relationships, and religion (six-hour workshop). Dignity/San Antonio 30th Anniversary Convention, Oct. 7, 2006.

The human core of spirituality: Basis for a global community. Global Congress on World's Religions after September 11, Montreal, Sep. 11, 2006.

Integration of Sexuality and Spirituality. Dignity/Washington, Jun. 25, 2006. Dignity/Philadelphia, Jun. 18, 2006.

Sexual ethics for the GLBT community. Kirkridge Retreat Center, Bangor, PA, Jun. 9, 2006.

Peacemakers and pace-makers: Our high calling as a rainbow people. Kirkridge Retreat Center, Bangor, PA, Jun. 8, 2006.

Ethical use of meditation in psychotherapy. Licensed Professional Counselors Association of Georgia, Calloway Gardens, GA, May 20, 2006.

Sexuality, spirituality, and the role of natural law in developing a sexual ethic for today. Catholic Pastoral Committee on Sexual Minorities and All God's Children Metropolitan Community Church, Minneapolis, MN, Apr. 29, 2006.

A summary and assessment of recent developments in Roman Catholic teaching on sexuality. Inaugural Bill Kummer Forum: Gay Body, Gay Soul. Catholic Pastoral Committee on Sexual Minorities and All God's Children Metropolitan Community Church, Minneapolis, MN, Apr. 28, 2006 .

The spiritual side of the GLBTI experience. LGBTI Summit 2006, Kennesaw State University, Apr. 22, 2006.

Religious issues in secular counseling with sexual minority clients: Pitfalls and opportunities (panel). Georgia Psychological Association, Atlanta, GA, Mar. 20, 2006.

Theistic psychotherapy: Legitimate concerns, inevitable problems, viable alternatives. Fourth Annual Mid-Year Research Conference On Religion & Spirituality, Loyola College in Maryland & Division 36 (Psychology of Religion) of the American Psychological Association, Mar. 3, 2006.

Professional ethics, religious beliefs, GLBTI clients. Second Annual Day of Learning: LGBTQI Issues in Counseling and Education, Georgia State University, Feb. 10, 2006.

A cross-cultural model for ethically treating spiritual issues in secular counseling. Fifth Annual Southeastern Conference on Cross-Cultural Issues in Counseling and Education, Savannah, GA, Feb. 4, 2006 .

“God” in the brain: Untangling neurology, psychology, spirituality, and theology. American Psychological Association, 113 th annual convention, Washington , DC , Aug. 19, 2005; Departmental (Psychology) Colloquium, University of West Georgia, Jan.25, 2006.

The challenge of religiously induced ego-dystonic homosexuality: Effecting a spiritual reverse-Copernican revolution. Georgia Psychological Association, Atlanta, GA, Jun. 24, 2005.

Meditation and spiritual growth. Common Ground, Atlanta Interfaith AIDS Network, Nov. 17, 2005 . Midtown Spiritual Community, Atlanta, G , Jun. 19, 2005. Gay Spirit Visions, The Mountain Retreat Center, Highland, N , Apr. 9, 2005.

The ethics of treating spiritual issues in secular psychotherapy. Licensed Professional Counselors Association of Georgia, annual convention, Peachtree City, GA, May 7, 2005.

Religion and GLBTQI persons: A panel discussion. A Day of Learning: GLBTQI Issues in Counseling. Georgia State University, Feb. 4, 2005.

Spiritual issues in healthcare and counseling. MountainView Hospital, Gadsden, AL, Jan. 28,2005.

Sexual identity and spiritual growth. Wright Institute for Lifelong Learning, Chicago, IL, Jan. 22, 2005.

Sex, science, and the sacred: Sexual=personal=spiritual integration. Call to Action 2004 National Convention, Milwaukee, MN, Nov. 5-6, 2004.

The Bible, love, and authentic spirituality. Atlanta Prime Timers, Oct. 2, 2004 .

The sacrament of marriage and a genuine global community. Dignity/Washington, D.C., Sep. 25, 2004.

The bottom line in psychological studies: Epistemology. Wednesday Matters Colloquium, Department of Psychology, University of West Georgia, Sep. 22, 2004.

Touching the elephant: Voices of our sexual conscience (a panel). Gay Spirit Visions, The Mountain Retreat Center, Highland, NC, Sep. 18, 2004.

What is spirituality, anyway? Gay Spirit Visions, The Mountain Retreat Center, Highland, NC, Sep. 18, 2004.

Spirituality as a psychological concern: The missing link between the social sciences and theology. Second International Lonergan Workshop, Regis College, University of Toronto, Aug. 4, 2004.

Applying Lonergan in our lives (workshop; with B. Feingold, Ph.D.). Second International Lonergan Workshop, Regis College, University of Toronto, Aug. 2-5, 2004.

Keeping the faith in difficult times. Dignity/USA regional convention, Washington, DC, Jun. 9, 2004 .

Grounding the universality of spirituality: Appeal to the human spirit, not to metaphysical entities. Mid-Winter Conference on Spirituality, Loyola College in Maryland and Division 36 (Psychology of Religion) of APA, Columbia, MD, Mar. 19, 2004.

Confounding the divine and the spiritual: Challenges to a psychology of spirituality. Southwest Region, American Academy of Religion, Atlanta, GA, Mar. 5, 2004.

Theory and practice of reorientation therapy. Lambda at UWG, March 3, 2004. Conference: Psychology, religion, and homosexuality: Critical response to reparative therapy, Vanderbilt University, Feb. 6, 2004.

Sexual ethics for the gay community. Wright Institute for Lifelong Learning, Chicago , IL , Jan. 24, 2004.

Sexuality and spirituality: Friends, not foes. Georgia Perimeter College, Gwinnett University Center, Apr. 20, 2004. Wright Institute for Lifelong Learning, Chicago, IL, Jan. 23, 2004.

The spiritual dimension of the human experience. Wright Institute for Lifelong Learning, Chicago, IL, Jan. 23, 2004.

Responding to the Vatican statement on gay marriage. Dignity/Chicago, Jan. 24, 2004.

Silent mediation, a weekend retreat (conference lead speaker). Gay Spirit Visions, The Mountain Retreat Center, Highlands, NC, Jan. 16-18, 2004; Jan. 17-19, 2003; Jan. 25-27, 2002.

The spiritual status of the GLBT sommunity. Columbia University, Oct. 30, 2003.

Gay and lesbian issues and religion (radio interview), In Maureen Fieldler (host), Interfaith Voices: A Public Radio Show, aired Oct. 17, 18, 19, 2003.

Homosexuality in world religions and a psychological response. Invited address, American Psychological Association, 111 th annual convention, Toronto, Aug. 8, 2003.

Transpersonal psychology in Western terms: Clearer, more coherent conceptualization. American Psychological Association, 111th annual convention, Toronto, Aug. 9, 2003.

Gender and religion. Atlanta Gender Explorations, Jun. 7, 2003 .

Sexuality and spirituality: A humanist approach. Dignity/Denver, Jun. 7, 2003. American Psychological Association, 105th annual convention, Chicago, IL , Aug. 18, 1997.

Meditation without myth. Dignity/Denver, May 3, 2003.

Sexual ethics in the gay community. Dignity/Denver, May 3, 2003. Outwords Book Store, Milwaukee, WI, Jul. 10, 2001. Dignity/San Francisco, May 6, 200 .

Spiritual issues in Health Care. Positive Living Conference, Fort Walton Beach, FL, Apr. 5, 2003. Heartsong Retreat, Camp Beckwith, AL, Nov. 16, 2002. International Network for Personal Meaning, annual convention, Vancouver, BC, Jul. 20,2002. Graduate Nursing-Theory Course, School of Nursing, University of West Georgia, Feb. 20, 2002. Froedtert Memorial Lutheran Hospital, Milwaukee, WI, Nov. 2, 2001. Spirituality in Health Care. Northside Hospital/St. Joseph Hospital CPE Program, Atlanta, GA, Jun. 12, 1996.

The importance of being oneself: Spiritual issues in transgender experience. Southern Comfort Conference, Atlanta, GA, Sep. 21, 2002.

Just good living: A down-to-earth approach to spirituality. American Psychological Association annual convention, Chicago, IL, Aug. 23, 2002.

Toward a Science of Spirituality: Challenges to the Psychology of Religion. Invited address, International Network for Personal Meaning, annual convention, Vancouver, BC, Jul. 21, 2002.

Body to Body, Soul to Soul: Sexuality and spirituality. American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors, and Therapists, Miami, FL, May 3, 2002. Georgia Perimeter College, Apr. 16, 2002. Metropolitan Atlanta Recovery Residences, Inc., Aug. 8, 2001.

Civil Rights and Sexual Orientation. American Democracy Course, University of West Georgia, Feb. 27, 2002.

Life Rich Enough to Share: Reflections on Solidarity Sunday, 2001. The Church of Reconciliation, San Antonio, TX, Oct. 7, 2001.

Religion and psychotherapy: What is a stake? Invited address, American Psychological Association, 109th annual convention, San Francisco, CA, Aug. 26, 2001.

Religious arguments against homosexuality. International Gay and Lesbian Association, Oakland, CA, Aug. 26, 2001.

Fundamentalism in the “Religions of the Book.” International Gay and Lesbian Association, Oakland, CA, Aug. 26, 2001.

Sexual ethics in contemporary society. Face to Face (a business organization), Fort Lauderdale, FL, May 24, 2001.

Morality, ethics, and sexuality in the GLBT community. Dignity/USA National Convention, Chicago, IL, Jul. 7, 2001.

Psychology of ritual and liturgy. Gay Spirit Visions, Atlanta, GA, Jun. 31, 2001.

Sexual ethics in college textbooks: A survey. American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors, and Therapists, national convention, San Francisco, CA, May 5, 200 .

Holy sex for GLBT people, Dignity/Pacific Region Convention, Honolulu, HI, Nov. 11, 2000.

Sex and spirituality: The gay experience. Atlanta Gay and Lesbian Center, Jan. 13, 1999.

The human core of spirituality: A new look at religion in a time of change. Metropolitan Atlanta Recovery Residences, Inc., May 14, 2001. PrideFest America, 2000, St. Luke and the Epiphany Church, Philadelphia, PA, May 2, 2000. The GALA Distinguished Lecturer Series, Georgia Tech University, Atlanta, GA, Oct. 12, 1998.

Children, Adults, & Spirituality: A Conversation about Spiritual Development (with James Dillon). University of West Georgia, Apr. 21, 2000.

Spirituality and sex: The ethical implications. University of West Georgia, Feb. 25, 2000. Metropolitan Community Church, Gulf Lower Atlantic District Spring Conference, Birmingham, AL, May 22, 1999. Broadway United Methodist Church, Chicago, IL, August 18, 1997. Dignity/USA Biannual Convention, Boston, MA, July 12, 1997.

The Gay Challenge in the New Millennium (with John J. McNeill) (three workshops on spirituality). Kirkridge Retreat and Study Center, Bangor, PA, Jan. 6-9, 2000.

What the Bible really says about homosexuality. Oxford College of Emory University, Oxford, GA, Nov. 11, 1999. Equality Colorado, Colorado Springs, Oct. 16, 1999. First Metropolitan Community Church of Atlanta, Sept. 25, 1999. Metropolitan Community Churc , Gulf Lower Atlantic District Spring Conference, Birmingham, AL, May 22, 1999. Unitarian Universalist Church, Indiana, PA, Feb. 15, 1998. Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Dec. 9, 1997. University of Georgia, Athens, GA, Apr. 29, 1997. Candler School of Theology, Emory University, Apr. 9, 1997. Fourth National Symposium, the Church teaching/teaching the Church: A National Dialogue on Lesbian/Gay Issues and Catholicism, Pittsburgh, PA, Mar. 8, 1997. University of West Georgia, Feb. 4, 1997. Georgia Tech University, Oct. 29, 1996. Dignity/ Chicago, Oct. 5, 1996. PFLAG Metro South/Atlanta, Sep. 22, 1996. Auburn University, Apr. 18, 1996. Kennesaw State College, Apr. 11, 1996. OutCharlotte Cultural Festival, Charlotte, NC, Oct. 14, 199 . Unitarian Universalist Church, Tucson, AZ, Sep. 30, 199 . The University of Colorado, Boulder, CO, Sep. 29, 199 . Dignity/USA National Convention, Los Angeles, CA, Jun. 30, 1995. Texas A & M University, Apr. 7, 1991. Lesbian/Gay Community Workshops, Austin, TX, Mar. 16, 1991. The University of Texas at Austin, Jan. 28, 1991.

Sexual Ethics for the New Millennium. Covenant Metropolitan Community Church, Birmingham, AL, Feb. 19, 2000. Equality Colorado, Colorado Springs, Oct. 16, 1999. Dignity/USA 14th Biannual Convention, Denver, CO, Aug. 6 & 7, 1999.

My spiritual journey. St. Mark United Methodist Church, Atlanta, GA, Dec. 5, 1999.

You gotta have soul: Sexuality and sex. Oxford College of Emory University, Nov. 10, 1999. University of West Georgia, Carrollton, GA, Feb. 25, 1997.

Spirituality and growth as a gay person. Youth and Family Outreach, Atlanta Pride, Jun. 27, 1999.

The spiritual journey of lesbian and gay people. The Catholic Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, Atlanta, GA, Feb. 28, 1999, Nov. 8, 1998, Mar. 2, 1997. Eleventh Annual Creating Change Conference, National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, Pittsburgh, PA, Nov. 13, 1998. Church of St. Joan of Arc, Minneapolis, MN, Mar. 14, 1998.

Sex and spirituality: The gay experience. Atlanta Gay and Lesbian Center, Jan. 13, 1999.

Between the religious right and the libertine left: The gay challenge and contribution. Eleventh Annual Creating Change Conference, National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, Pittsburgh, PA, Nov. 14, 1998.

Rebutting the religious rhetoric of the right wing: A pro-GLBT faith-based perspective. Eleventh Annual Creating Change Conference, National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, Pittsburgh, PA, Nov. 14, 1998.

Psychology and spirituality (keynote address). Counseling and Spirituality Conference, Gannon University, Erie, PA, Sep. 25, 1998.

Measuring spiritual matters: The crisis of meaning in midlife. American Psychological Association, 106th annual convention, San Francisco, CA, Aug. 15, 1998.

Spiritual issues in AIDS Care. Pitt Men's Study and Pennsylvania Prevention Project, University of Pittsburgh, Jul. 17, 1998. Mercy Mobile Health Care, Atlanta GA, Nov. 3, 1995. School of Nursing, The University of Texas at Austin, Mar. 30, 1989.

Psychological and theological bases for spirituality. American Association of Pastoral Counselors 35th Annual Convention, Miami, FL, Apr. 24, 1998.

Scripture and sexual ethics. St. Andrew Lutheran Church, Pittsburgh, PA, Apr. 18, 1998. Western Pennsylvania Reconciling Communities, First United Methodist Church, Pittsburgh , PA, Mar. 7, 1998.

Biblical teaching on homosexuality and Catholic considerations. Association of Pittsburgh Priests, Feb. 16, 1998.

Spirituality --The human dimension of it. The Cleric, Shadyside Presbyterian Church, Pittsburgh, PA, Oct. 13, 199 .

Bible Religion's Deviation from the Judeo-Christian Tradition. Dignity/USA Biannual Convention, Boston, MA , Jul. 13, 1997.

Contemporary reinterpretation of the Bible texts on homosexuality. The Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality, Eastern Region 20th Annual Conference, Philadelphia, PA , Apr. 19, 1997.

Food for the soul: The human core of spirituality. Marist School (faculty & staff), Atlanta, GA, Feb. 17, 1997.

A spirituality of sexuality: Normative ethics in a pluralistic society. The Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality, 39th annual meeting, Houston, TX, Nov. 16, 1996.

Sexuality and spirituality: For collegiate consideration. University of West Georgia, Carrollton, GA, Oct. 15, 1996.

Sexual ethics and spiritual integration. Calvary Episcopal Church, Pittsburgh, PA , Sep. 11, 1996.

Piercing pious shields that deflect authentic spirituality. The American Psychological Association, 104th annual convention, Toronto, Ontario, Aug. 12, 1996.

A fully humanist transpersonal model of spirituality. The American Psychological Association, 104th annual convention, Toronto, Ontario, Aug. 9, 1996.

Winning the soul of America in the media: Religion, sex, politics, and spirituality. Texas Chapter, National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association, Houston, TX, Mar. 23, 1996.

Humanistic psychology and spirituality: One key difference. Graduate Psychology Retreat, West Georgia College, Carrollton, GA , Nov. 11, 1995.

Psychological treatment of spirituality: A response to religious atrocities. 103rd annual convention, The American Psychological Association, New York, NY, Aug. 11, 1995.

A credible scientific approach to spirituality: Is it possible? World Health Organization, First International Congress on Prevention, Charleston, WV, Oct. 28, 1994.

Midlife issues in counseling. Southwest Regional meeting, The American Association of Pastoral Counselors, New Braunfels, TX, Oct. 22, 1994.

When hate is called righteousness. Mental Health Association/Austin Area, Conference on Youth and Violence, Austin, TX, Sep. 16, 1994.

A humanistic model of spirituality--basis for holistic psychotherapy. 102nd annual convention, The American Psychological Association, Los Angeles, CA, Aug. 13, 1994.

Midlife and its crisis. All Saints Episcopal Church, Austin, TX, Jan. 12, 19, 26, 1994. First United Methodist Church, Austin, TX, Jan. 9, 16, 1994. Rotary of South Austin, Jan. 12, 1994. Temple Beth Israel, Austin, TX, Jan. 10, 1994. Texas Comptroller's Office, Jan. 7, 1994. Texas Mental Health and Mental Retardation Department, Austin, TX, Nov. 3, 1993. St. William's KJT Club, Round Rock, TX, Oct. 27, 1993. 3M's Lifestyle 2000 Program, Austin, TX, Oct. 13, 20, Nov. 10, 1993. Caregivers Ministry, St. John Neumann Parish, Austin, TX , Feb. 3, 1993.

Spirituality as a psychological concern. Tenth Annual Cape Cod Summer Symposia, New England Educational Institute, Aug. 16-20, 1993.

Spiritual issues among non-religious HIV+ gays. The 15th National Lesbian and Gay Health Conference and 11th AIDS/HIV Forum, Houston, TX, Jul., 22, 1993.

Spiritual issues of the trauma survivor. Austin Counselors of Trauma Survivors, Shoal Creek Hospital, Austin, TX, Feb. 10, 1992.

Introduction to historical-critical method. St. Francis Episcopal Church, College Station, TX, Mar. 22, 29, 1992.

Kinds of love. Men's Discernment Group, University Catholic Center, The University of Texas at Austin, Feb. 5, 1993. Texas Catholic Student Conference, Austin, TX, Mar. 24, 1992.

A scientific spirituality: The interface of psychology and theology. National convention, Society for the Scientific Study of Religion, Pittsburgh, PA, Nov. 8, 1991.

The art of intimacy. University Catholic Center, The University of Texas at Austin, Jan. 30, 1991.

Jesus, verbo encarnado: Una perspectiva cosmica. Sisters of the Incarnate Word Heritage Study, Mexico City, Mexico, Jul. 26, 1990.

Authentic humanism: A religious alternative. The University of Texas at Austin, Apr. 4, 1990.

Dealing with emotions: Anger, rejection, and resentment. University Catholic Center, The University of Texas at Austin, Feb. 2, 1989.

The difference Jesus made: The essence of Christianity. Ministerial Conference, Archdiocese of Chicago, Chicago, IL, Oct. 8, 1988.

Christianity in a pluralistic society. Ministerial Conference, Archdiocese of Chicago, Chicago, IL, Oct. 8, 1988.

The spiritual dimension of human sexuality. The University of Dayton, Jul. 19, 1988.

Reconciling homosexuality and spirituality. The University of Texas at Austin, Mar. 29, 1988.

Discussant's comments. Panel on Psychological Factors for Spiritual Development and Sound Mental Health. American Academy of Religion and Association for the Scientific Study of Religion, Southwest Regional Meeting, Irving, TX, Mar. 12, 1988.

Spiritual concerns in Erich Fromm. American Academy of Religion and Association for the Scientific Study of Religion, Southwest Regional Conference, Irving, TX, Mar. 14, 1987.

The frontiers within the Church: Lesbian and gay Catholics. UNDA-USA National Assembly, San Antonio, TX, Dec. 12, 1986.

Securing the civil rights of lesbian and gay people. Justice and Peace Convention, Camino a la Paz : Intercongregational Office for Social Justice, San Antonio, TX, Jul. 19, 1985.

Pastoral counseling and/or spiritual direction. American Association of Pastoral Counselors Southwest Regional Convention, New Braunfels, TX, Oct. 10, 1984.

Contemporary christology, spirituality, and counseling. Community of Catholic Counselors, Boerne, TX, Sept. 14, 1984.

Solitude and centering: The way to wholeness. Priest's Study Week on Stress, Ministry, and Wholeness, Oblate School of Theology, San Antonio, TX, Jun. 2, 1983.

Sexuality and spirituality: Friends, not foes (with Sylvia Chavez-Garcia). 6th World Congress on Sexology, Washington , D.C., May 25, 1983. District III Conference, American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors, and Therapists, San Antonio, TX, Mar. 5, 1983.

Interdisciplinary method. Emmanuel College, Boston, MA, Apr. 28, 1980.

HONORS AND ACCLAMATIONS

Over 94,000 copies sold of What the Bible Really Says about Homosexuality

What the Bible Really Says about Homosexuality : listed in The Advocate , Jun. 22, 2004 , among “The 100 Best Lesbian and Gay Nonfiction Books”

The 2004 Dignity/Washington President's Award for long-standing commitment and service,

Graduate Faculty Research Award, University of West Georgia , Nov. 14, 2002 , for “Treating Spiritual Issues in Secular Psychotherapy” in Counseling and Values (2001)

Outstanding Service and Witness Award, Dignity/USA, July 11, 1997, for authoring pamphlet, Catholicism, Homosexuality, and Dignity

“Spiritual Concerns in Erich Fromm,” Journal of Psychology and Theology (1988): included in J. I. Packer (Ed.), The Best in Theology, vol. 4 (Christianity Today, Inc., 1990, pp. 227-243)

Honorable Mention, The Catholic Journalist Book Awards and Critiques, 1987, for The Same Jesus

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