About Me


The principal challenge of my own life as a philosophically-minded Christian believer, minister, and professor has been to balance the promptings of individual conscience with what both the Christian tradition and other religions regard as truths worthy of being cherished by people everywhere. Seminary training and a Ph.D from Yale have helped. Post-doctoral work in psychotherapy and pastoral counseling have, too, along with challenges from inspiring colleagues across my years of teaching at Perkins School of Theology, Southern Methodist University.

But most especially, what has helped is a supportive family.

My wife and best friend, Nancy, and I live in Richardson, Texas. We have two grown daughters, Jennifer and Allison, and two grandchildren, Reiss and McKenna. If you ever feel hesitant to tell me what you think of the postings on this site, be assured that not one of these five loved ones does.

Along with the posts, you might find one or more of my books, available at http://amazon.com/author/leroyhowe, worth a look:

  •        Seeking a God to Glorify (Kindle version also available)
  •        Finding Answers to Hard Questions About Faith (Kindle version also available)
  •        Guilt: Helping God’s People Find Healing and Forgiveness
  •        Comforting the Fearful
  •        Angry People in the Pews: Managing Anger in the Church
  •        A Pastor in Every Pew: Equipping Laypersons for Pastoral Care
  •        The Image of God: a Theology of Pastoral Care and Counseling
  •        Prayer in a Secular World

The press release for Leroy Howe’s latest book “Seeking a God to Glorify” can be reviewed and enjoyed at PR NewsChannel:


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