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Cameron Lee

The Church as Family System: Getting Unstuck

In the first of ten videos on “The Church as Family System,” Cameron Lee introduces the idea that understanding family systems helps us engage with problematic patterns that emerge in our churches.

Cameron Lee

The Church As Family System: Systems Theory and Patterns of Relationship

In the second of ten videos on “The Church as Family System,” Cameron Lee teaches about problematic patterns of relationship and how learning to identify our own behaviors can be a step in shifting such patterns.

Cameron Lee

The Church As Family System: With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility

In the third of ten videos on “The Church as Family System,” Cameron Lee discusses the responsibility that those with power have—as well as the importance of humility.

Cameron Lee

The Church As Family System: Flourishing From a Systems Perspective

In the fourth of ten videos on “The Church as Family System,” Cameron Lee talks about ways of taking responsibility for how we are in relationship with others.

Cameron Lee

The Church As Family System: Past Systems Informing New Systems

In the fifth of ten videos on “The Church as Family System,” Cameron Lee speaks about how our pasts inform how we behave in the churches and organizations we enter into.

Cameron Lee

The Church As Family System: Emotionally Healthy Church

In the sixth of ten videos on “The Church as Family System,” Cameron Lee speaks on the strength of the church’s witness when we are able to better navigate our differences.

Cameron Lee

The Church As Family System: Re-reading the Biblical Narrative Through Systems Theory

In the seventh of ten videos on “The Church as Family System,” Cameron Lee explains how family systems theory shapes the way we read and interpret the biblical text.

Cameron Lee

The Church As Family System: On the Danger of Avoiding Psychological Science

In the eighth of ten videos on “The Church as Family System,” Cameron Lee cautions us against closing ourselves off to things we may not want to believe but actually help us develop in positive ways.

Cameron Lee

The Church As Family System: Responding to Divisiveness and Polarization

In the ninth of ten videos on “The Church as Family System,” Cameron Lee reflects on how we might enable positive conversations across divides.

Cameron Lee

The Church As Family System: Agents of God’s Shalom

In the last of ten videos on “The Church as Family System,” Cameron Lee hopes that the psychological sciences might help equip us for the ministries to which God has called us.

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Restoring Justice through Restored Identity, Agency, and Trustworthy Connections

Miyoung Yoon Hammer, chair of Fuller’s Department of Marriage and Family, considers justice and restoration in relationships from a family systems perspective.

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Vulnerability and Risk

As he works to advocate for the autistic community, Cameron Keirnes learns to confront cultural assumptions and move toward mutual vulnerability

Walter Brueggemann, Cameron Lee, Michael McBride

Walter Brueggemann on Law That Listens, Cameron Lee on the Listening Stance, & Michael McBride on Racial Justice

In their lectures delivered at the 2015 Fuller Forum, Walter Brueggemann, renowned author and Old Testament scholar, presented the law of Yahweh not as static and totalizing but as an ongoing conversation between God and God’s people; Cameron Lee, professor of marriage and family studies, explained how neighborliness has developmental roots in early family relationships, and how this has implications for the ministry and life of the church; and Michael McBride, pastor of The Way… Read more »

Cameron Lee

Cameron Lee on the Listening Stance

Cameron Lee explains how neighborliness has developmental roots in early family relationships, and how this has implications for the ministry and life of the church.

Walter Brueggemann

Justice, Grace, and Law in the Mission of God

The 2015 Fuller Forum explored the themes of justice, grace, and law and how each shapes our understanding of the church’s relationship with God and the church’s ministry in the world. Joined by Fuller scholars and other guests, renowned Old Testament scholar Walter Brueggemann, featured as the conference’s keynote speaker.

Healing Where There is No Cure: The Disruption of Illness

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Ted Cosse

Ted Cosse on Leadership

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Ted Cosse on His Calling

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Ted Cosse on Therapy as a Spiritual Practice

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Ted Cosse, executive director of Fuller Psychological and Family Services and assistant professor of clinical psychology, reflects on creating space for people to become fully human

Stephen Sandage at the Integration Symposium (3)

The Trinity, Trauma, and Triangles | Steven Sandage

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Steven Sandage lectures on Trinitarian theology and human relationships, how therapy can create crucibles for transformation, and the importance of being present with people in the midst of their pain.