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John Mabry

John Mabry
Rev. John Mabry
Quarterly Adjunct Lecturer

The Rev. Dr. John R. Mabry is pastor of Grace North Church (UCC/NACCC) in Berkeley, and Our Redeemer Lutheran in Oakland, CA. He received his master’s degree in Creation Spirituality at Holy Names College in Oakland, and his PhD in Philosophy and Religion at the California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco. Formerly the editor of Presence: An International Journal of Spiritual Direction, he currently teaches in the pastoral ministry program at Santa Clara University, and is the director of the interfaith spiritual direction program at the Chaplaincy Institute in Berkeley, where he also teaches comparative theology. The author of more than thirty books, he lives with his wife and dogs in Oakland, CA.


PMIN 249 Ministry to the Religious Other

SPIR 242 Discernment & Christian Decision-Making

SPIR 248 Prayer & Prayer Methods

SPIR 276 Inter-Religious Dialogue



Starting Spiritual Direction (Apocryphile, 2017)

Spiritual Guidance Across Religions, ed. John R. Mabry (SkyLight Paths, 2014)

Faithful Generations: Ministry for the Five Generations Alive Today (Morehouse, 2013)

Noticing the Divine: Introducing Interfaith Spiritual Guidance (Spiritual Directors International Books; Morehouse, 2007)

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