Nancy Scott

Nancy Scott is a marriage and family therapist in private practice. She has a B.S. in zoology, an M.S. in biology, and an M.A. in marriage and family therapy. Until 2009, she served for many years on the staff of McKenzie Study Center and then on the faculty of Gutenberg College. In 2016, Gutenberg College welcomed Nancy back as a volunteer advisor to its Residence Program.

Below you will find the following materials by Nancy Scott:

Articles

  • The Value of Introspection. Makes a case for the importance of self-reflection in the task of loving God and others. (4/08)
  • The Grace of Job. (Book of Job) Reflects on the Book of Job and what it reveals about God’s response to human suffering. (4/09)
  • The Generation Gap: Then & Now. Looks at the "generation gap" from both sides of the divide. (11/07)
  • “Becoming” a Christian. Reflects on the process of conversion. (4/07)
  • What I’ve Learned From Dogs. Reflects on lessons about life and God. (10/06)
  • Giving & Receiving in Louisiana. Observes people's need for one another in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. (5/06)
  • Digging Beneath Six Feet Under. Explores how a modern television show raises and answers questions about the meaning of life and death. (1/06)
  • In the Garden. Reflects on the reconciliation of human losses, pain, and suffering with the mercy and goodness of God. (5/05)
  • Worship: A Life Lived. Explores the nature of true worship. (1/04)
  • Waiting. Contemplates how "slowing down"--physically and spiritually--enables us to learn about the goodness and sovereignty of God through truly knowing our fear, pain, discomfort, and need for mercy. (9/04)
  • Believing Together. Explores the concept of "church." (9/03)
  • Honestly Connecting. Discusses how honest communication about life's struggles is part of a Christian's sanctification. (1/03)
  • Confronting Reality. Uses the film A Beautiful Mind to discuss the connection between facing reality and our mental health. (5/02)
  • Considering Courage & Truth. Explores how moral courage relates to our view of truth. (11/01)
  • Growing Up. Uses news of a young person's drug overdose to discuss the choices parents and children face in our culture. (9/00)
  • Feelings & Responsibility. Explores the need for understanding and taking responsibility for our own feelings. (3/01)
  • Dueling with Dualism. Argues that dualism is a continuing trap for today's church. (7/93)
  • Dignity and Death. Critiques the idea of "death with dignity" from a biblical perspective. (11/94)
  • Musings on Life and Loss. Explores the process of grief and the ways God uses that process in the lives of Christians. (10/98)
  • Trusting God, Loving Others. Encourages us to move past blaming others for past hurts and to take responsibility for ourselves. (5/97)
  • Outer Limitations. Highlights the worldview assumptions behind the classic sci-fi series, "The Outer Limits." (1/94)
  • The Significance of Passover. Explores what God was saying in the events of the Passover. (5/99)
  • Reconciled Enemies. Encourages us to resist the pressure to perform in our relationship with God. (4/98)
  • Pain and Glory. Illustrates the role of suffering in the believer's path to glory. (1/97)

Audio Series

  • Biblical Christianity 101. What is the message of the Bible? What does the Christian faith mean for our lives in this world and the next? This class, aimed at both those who are new to the faith and those who have been around awhile, discusses what is biblical Christianity. This class was taught in 2000 at McKenzie Study Center, an institute of Gutenberg College.
  • Christianity & Truth. Many people no longer believe "truth" exists. Is Christianity, which claims to be the truth, a meaningful contender for how one should understand reality? This 2001 McKenzie Study Center class explored "truth" and its relation to Christianity. (McKenzie Study Center is an institute of Gutenberg College.) (Also on iTunes)
  • Coming to Truth. Gutenberg tutors and others within the Gutenberg College community describe the intellectual journey that led them to conclude that Christianity is true. (This series was presented in Winter 2008 as an evening class of McKenzie Study Center, an institute of Gutenberg College.) (Also on iTunes)
  • Disenculturating the Gospel (Summer Institute 2005). Learning to sort out the abiding truths of the gospel from the cultural assumptions of the ancient and modern world is an essential part of being disciples of Christ. The Gutenberg College 2005 Summer Institute, Disenculturating the Gospel, explored explored through discussion of assigned readings and these lectures the power of culture and how we can learn to separate the wheat from the chaff in our own cultural setting. (Also on iTunes)
  • Doing Christianity. What is a follower of Christ supposed to DO? This course presents a three-part picture of Christian discipleship: "Knowing the Truth," "Embracing the Truth," and "Living the Christian Life." (This series was presented in 2003-2004 as an evening class of McKenzie Study Center, an institute of Gutenberg College.) (Also on iTunes)
  • Love, Sex, and Marriage. Sexuality is one of the most formidable challenges facing a disciple of Jesus in the modern world. This 2005 McKenzie Study Center class offered a series of lectures on sex, love, marriage, dating, and related topics.(McKenzie Study Center is an institute of Gutenberg College.) (Also on iTunes)
  • Reflections on Spiritual Formation (Oktoberfuss 2003). Attaining authentic spirituality is a perennial quest among Christians. Many voices--with many different suggestions--all teach the methods, practices, disciplines, or techniques to promote true spirituality. The Oktoberfuss 2003 conference offered a biblical perspective on the relationship between spirituality and the practices that are alleged to foster it. (Also on iTunes)
  • Sodom and Sexual Purity. Sexuality is one of the most formidable challenges facing a disciple of Jesus in the modern world. MSC staff discuss aspects of sexuality in this series presented in 2003 as an evening class of McKenzie Study Center, an institute of Gutenberg College. (Also on iTunes)
  • Understanding and Living with the Dynamics of Sex. McKenzie Study Center staff explore the question of how a Christian deals with the dynamics created by the fact that we are sexual beings. The 9th class, an open discussion, was not recorded. (This series was presented in Fall 2007 as an evening class of McKenzie Study Center, an institute of Gutenberg College.) (Also on iTunes)
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