Integration

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Fuller Dialogues

The 2020 Integration Symposium explored contemplative practices and their transformative impact, interpersonal trauma and recovery, and the holistic approach of womanist psychology.

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Robert Emmons

Robert Emmons on the Story of Gratitude

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Robert Emmons introduces the history of gratitude research and shares about the multifaceted positive outcomes gratitude has on individuals and communities.

Amos Yong

Response | An Eschatological Expansion of Gratitude

Amos Yong uses a biblical and theological lens to consider how worship practices can help us experience and nurture gratitude.

Rebecca Baer

Response | Forms of Gratitude and Joy

Rebecca Baer, drawing parallels from her research on joy, reflects on both distorted and positive forms of gratitude.

Robert Emmons

Robert Emmons on Gratitude to God and Shaping Identity

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Robert Emmons discusses gratitude in spiritual contexts and how gratitude directed toward God can be formative to who we are.

Pam King

Response | Pamela Ebstyne King on Gratitude and Thriving

Pamela Ebstyne King explains how gratitude can both guide us and propel us toward thriving and the good life.

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Q&A | Robert Emmons, Pamela Ebstyne King, and Hannah Che

Robert Emmons, Pamela Ebstyne King, and Hannah Che discuss gratitude as it relates to love, humility, and justice, in a Q&A moderated by Brad D. Strawn.

Wilmer Villacorta

Response | Wilmer Villacorta on Divine Justice and our Common Home

Wilmer G. Villacorta meditates on how we have come to objectify others and how gratitude can be a step toward witnessing God’s shalom and justice in creation.

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Q&A | Robert Emmons and Wilmer G. Villacorta

Robert Emmons and Wilmer G. Villacorta discuss our loss of connection to the natural world and our need to both give thanks to the earth and give thanks to God for it, in a Q&A moderated by Brad D. Strawn.

Robert Emmons

The Science and Spirit of Gratefulness

Robert Emmons, alongside Fuller scholars and practitioners, delves into the science of gratitude and the ways it shapes our relationship with one another, with God, and with the wider natural world.

Cristin Fort steps

Bridges Between

As she leans into her own identities as a psychologist, a Christian, and a Black woman, Christin Fort serves communities at the overlapping intersections of faith, research, and identity

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Introduction: Both/And

Brad Strawn, Fuller’s chief of spiritual formation and integration, introduces this issue’s theme of “both/and,” which resists the polarizing “either/or” mentality of today and seeks to find a better way.

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The Paradox of Both/And

Brad Strawn, Fuller’s chief of spiritual formation and integration, explains how developing our capacity for ambivalence and ambiguity can help us resist unnecessary and harmful polarization.

Siang-Yang Tan

Christian Approaches to Counseling and Psychotherapy

Senior Professor of Psychology Siang-Yang Tan, joined by other scholars, explores the integration of the disciplines of counseling and psychotherapy with Spirit-led Christian faith.

Siang-Yang Tan

Siang-Yang Tan on Perspectives on Faith and Psychology

In his lecture “A Christian Perspective on Human Nature and Effective Counseling and Psychotherapy,” Siang-Yang Tan explores various perspectives on the integration of Christian faith and psychology, while emphasizing that maturity in Christ is always the ultimate goal.

Sean Love

Response | Sean Love on Therapy as Movement Toward God

In response to Siang-Yang Tan’s lecture “A Christian Perspective on Human Nature and Effective Counseling and Psychotherapy,” Sean Love speaks about therapy as one way of helping clients in their growth and movement toward God.

Brede Parker

Response | Brede Parker on Relational Anthropology

In response to Siang-Yang Tan’s lecture “A Christian Perspective on Human Nature and Effective Counseling and Psychotherapy,” Brede Parker speaks about relationships as a necessary element of human life and experience.

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Q&A | Siang-Yang Tan, Sean Love, and Brede Parker

Siang-Yang Tan, Sean Love, and Brede Parker discuss therapy, relationships, and spiritual growth in a Q&A moderated by Brad Strawn.

Siang-Yang Tan

Siang-Yang Tan on Implicit and Explicit Integration

In his lecture “Implicit and Explicit Integration in Christian Counseling and Psychotherapy,” Siang-Yang Tan looks at covert and overt approaches to integrating spiritual issues in therapy—while stressing the ethical responsibility and clinical sensitivity required for both.

Ahmi Lee

Response | Ahmi Lee on Preachers and Christian Therapists

In response to Siang-Yang Tan’s lecture “Implicit and Explicit Integration in Christian Counseling and Psychotherapy,” Ahmi Lee reflects on the commonalities between preaching and Christian counseling as well as how they partner in speaking truth into and building up the body of Christ.

Abbey Craigg

Response | Abbey Craigg on Integration

In response to Siang-Yang Tan’s lecture “Implicit and Explicit Integration in Christian Counseling and Psychotherapy,” Abbey Craigg reflects on the task of integrating faith and therapy, resistsing the distinctions between implicit and explicit approaches.

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Q&A | Siang-Yang Tan and Ahmi Lee

Siang-Yang Tan and Ahmi Lee discuss the role of the Christian psychologist in the church and the risks of religious abuse in counseling in a Q&A moderated by Brad Strawn.