Assistant Professor, Practical Theology
I am committed to developing thriving congregations and effective leaders. Practical theology is concerned with lived faith, how we understand our mission, and how we practise ministry in the world.
Dr. Morrison is a Registered Psychotherapist (CRPO) and AAMFT Clinical Fellow. He teaches courses that develop capacity for everyday ministry: educational psychology, congregational development and leadership, pastoral care and counselling, couple and family dynamics, grief and crisis counselling, and family of origin self-understanding. Dr. Morrison’s online courses in United Church Studies are also available for Designated Lay Minister (DLM) through Huron’s Continuing Education program. His research includes clergy workplace harassment, clinical supervision, and congregation-community partnerships.
“Immunity in Community: Clergy Experience of Bystander Behaviour in Clergy Workplace Harassment.” Practical Theology. 10:4, 367-382, 2017.
Already Missional: Congregations as Community Partners. Eugene, OR: Resource Publications, 2016.
“Already-Mission: Expanding Congregational Mission.” Missiology: An International Review. Vol. 42(3) 271-283, 2014.
“The Pastorate as Helping Relationship.” In A. Meier, & M. Rovers (Eds.), The Helping Relationship (220-234). Ottawa: University of Ottawa Press, 2010.