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Monday, August 22, 2011


If you have found your way to this blog, it is because you are interested in the
  • theology and practice
  • communities of faith and academy
  • private self and public self of religious leaders
  • action and reflection
  • tradition and imagination
The work of theological Field Education inhabits these vibrant places of intersection. Field Education is an enterprise in integration, and this work is done in the places where various dimensions of our lives meet, or intersect. This blog is addressed primarily for folks who are engaged in the work of supervising, mentoring, teaching or companioning divinity students or seminarians.

Together we (Viki Matson and Trudy Stringer) have been doing this work for over 25 years, and along the way we have learned some things about best practices related to Field Ed supervision, which we will share in this space. We also hope to prompt some conversations which will mine our common wisdom about the less quantifiable dimensions of this work, the art of being a good supervisor or mentor. We hope that this space can be a forum where, in between our face to face visits with each other, we can muse, raise questions, ask for help, share insights with another about the common work of raising up the next generation of religious leaders. We will post something new in this blog each week, and we invite you to add comments, to suggest topics for reflection, to write a guest blog around a topic of interest to you.

We're glad you found us. Thanks for joining us at the intersections!


  1. Wow! I love using this idea of "intersections" to describe what happens in Field Ed. So lucky to learn from you both and to be included! Tallu

  2. That project has such a promising vibe!
    I look forward to meeting you where all those paths cross.