‘MTSU On the Record’ discusses clergy ‘Helping the...

‘MTSU On the Record’ discusses clergy ‘Helping the Good Shepherd’ (+VIDEO)

A recent edition of the “MTSU On the Record” radio program explored the integration of psychology into ministerial advising.

Dr. Susan Myers-Shirk

Host Gina Logue’s interview with Dr. Susan Myers-Shirk aired earlier this month on  WMOT-FM (89.5 and ). You can listen to their conversation here.Myers-Shirk book cover web

Myers-Shirk is the author of “Helping the Good Shepherd,” a book that chronicles the adoption of psychological techniques by pastors from 1925 to 1975 as they counseled their congregations.

“I argue that (their efforts) should not be interpreted as evidence of secularization or as an indication of the decline of liberal Christianity, but as evidence of their eagerness to find some middle ground between the two worlds they saw as most important and relevant,” said Myers-Shirk, an MTSU history professor.

You can watch a video excerpt of the conversation below.

To listen to previous “MTSU On the Record” programs, go to the “Audio Clips” archives here and here.

For more information about “MTSU On the Record,” contact Logue at 615-898-5081 or WMOT-FM at 615-898-2800.