L. Roger Owens

L. Roger Owens is an associate professor of leadership and ministry at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary and an adjunct faculty member at the Academy for Spiritual Formation.

Roger’s latest book is What We Need Is Here: Practicing the Heart of Christian Spirituality. In addition to this book, he is the author of 4 other books: Wendell Berry and Religion: Heaven’s Earthly Life, The Shape of Participation: A Theology of Church Practices, Abba, Give Me a Word: The Path of Spiritual Direction, and Pastoral Work: Engagements with the Vision of Eugene Peterson.

Before he entered teaching, Roger served as a co-pastor with his wife, Ginger Thomas, for eight years. He was also a preaching pastor at Duke Memorial United Methodist Church, Durham, North Carolina, for five years.

Roger and Ginger have three children—Simeon, Silas, and Mary Clare.

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December 10, 2015

Advent and the Paradox of Silence

Blog-Meme-12-10-2015_DISTRACTIONYou might be able to guess the answer that tops the list. When I ask seminary students or church small groups what is most difficult about the practice of silence, about read more