The church can and should be a place of refuge for those who experience mental illness. But many in our churches—from pastors to lay-leaders to the average person in the pews—feel poorly equipped to journey alongside those who live with such illnesses. Enter John Swinton’s 2020 book, Finding Jesus in the Storm.
Twice as many people worldwide die from suicide as from homicide. How can the church work with psychologists to address this crisis?
Psychologist and pastor David C. Wang is expert on both trauma and spiritual formation. He blends his expertise together to help us navigate the trauma and the grief that arise from the Covid-19 pandemic.
Everett Worthington, a leading researcher on the science of forgiveness, has a plethora of resources available at his website.
Jesus in the Passion gives us the ultimate example of what researchers often call grit or resilience—a suite of cognitive and character traits working together in combination to achieve a goal in the face of great adversity.