Bruised Reeds and Smoldering Wicks: An 8-week Bible Study for small groups in trauma-informed ministry

Bruised Reeds and Smoldering Wicks: An 8-week Bible Study for small groups in trauma-informed ministry

by Chris Haughee

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Bruised Reeds and Smoldering Wicks is a study on the intersections between the science of adversity in childhood (ACEs), trauma, and ministry. Suitable for individuals exploring how their faith and the science of brain development, toxic stress, and spiritual formation are connected, this study is best explored by small groups that want to being trauma-informed ministry interventions and outreach within their faith communities.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940161240724
Publisher: Chris Haughee
Publication date: 04/04/2019
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

I was born in Seattle, Washington, and grew up in Puyallup, Washington, the middle son of a public school science teacher and a registered nurse. I attended Central Washington University in Ellensburg, Washington, and graduated with a degree in English Education as well as a comparative religious studies minor. Following graduation, I married my lovely wife, Kim, and we moved to Portland, Oregon, where I attended Multnomah Biblical Seminary, eventually graduating with a Masters in Divinity while working nearly full time as a youth minister in Woodland, Washington. While in Woodland, I served shortly on the City Council, and was a founding member of a nonprofit called the "Woodland Community Service Center" that served those in need with a food bank, clothing bank, job training services, and more. Kim and I were foster parents until moving to Montana for a pastoral position in 2005. We adopted twice from China, and have been involved in advocacy for foster, adoptive, and special needs families ever since. In 2012 I became the chaplain at Intermountain Residential, a home for severely emotionally disturbed children that have experienced a mental health crisis that requires they seek treatment outside their home.

From 2013-2017 I was a part of Multnomah Biblical Seminary's first Doctor of Ministry cohort in cross-cultural ministry, graduating in 2017. My thesis project focused on building trauma-informed communities of faith and was the genesis for my first published work, Bruised Reeds and Smoldering Wicks. I love God and I love children of all abilities, especially those from hardship and trauma. I write because I have a passion to help others and share whatever insight and wisdom I have gained over the years. When I am not working or writing, I help run my children to 4-H, soccer, school or martial arts activities. I like to fly fish when I can, follow professional football and baseball, and enjoy hikes with my family. I hope you can see my "heart" in my writing and feel as if I am there with you, having a conversation about things that truly matter.

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