Gil has walked many paths; professional baseball player, college coach, university president, and Episcopal priest. He is a storyteller, spiritual companion, and an alchemist of the soul.
Let's go for a walk. A very long walk. A journey down the pilgrim's path. Traipsing through the forest of life. Climbing over the mountains of adversity. Enduring the climate of challenge. Over the course of countless mile and numerous days, we will mine the golden wisdom hidden within our pilgrimage experience.
Modern church leaders need to cultivate innovative and creative leadership skills as they navigate today's post-Christian world and as their congregations look to them for insight and guidance. Stafford takes a fresh look at this vital need, drawing on his experience and interweaving them with ancient spiritual practices found within the discipline of spiritual direction.
Wisdom Walking is also available at Church Publishing. Leadership and Spiritual Direction is available from the Alban Institute an imprint of Rowman and Littlefield Publishers.
Founded by Gil and Cathy Stafford Wisdom's Way School is an Interfaith experience for developing personal spiritual practices and holy listening. You can find more information at 2wisdomsway.com
Gil and his son Dr Neil Stafford are hosting the podcast The Therapist and the Alchemist. You can find it anywhere you listen in. The conversation covers a wide range of topics from being a Garage Philosopher to spiritualism, grief, innocent suffering, pilgrimage. As well, we interview some interesting people.