Scott Adams, PhD
I hold a PhD in Existential Analysis, otherwise known as Logotherapy (meaning-therapy); the psychotherapy developed by Viktor Frankl. Since 1994 I have professionally served the Lutheran (ELCA) church. The majority of the past 18 years for me have been about intentional interim ministry, assisting faith communities and college campuses through times of transition often focused on conflict resolution and redevelopment. When I look at the church, particularly as institution, I find a great deal of dysfunction. The challenge of addressing dysfunction is not seated with a single person or a single congregation. The challenge is the system itself and the unhealthy behaviors it reinforces. Deconstructing systems is incredibly difficult and generally resisted by individuals and institutions. The effort itself often fails due to resistance. My call is to promote the process of deconstruction as much as possible so that something healthy can be reconstructed in its place. A first step toward healthy reconstruction is discerning meaning. I desire to live with meaning every day. I hope you do too. Wherever you are, however you are, you are welcome here. Let’s "Prep the Day" together.