More Resources for a Deeply Formed Spiritual Life

Robert Emmons

Robert Emmons on the Story of Gratitude


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.


Q&A | Robert Emmons, Amos Yong, and Rebecca Baer

Robert Emmons, Amos Yong, and Rebecca Baer discuss the relationships gratitude has with lament, trauma, and escapism, in a Q&A moderated by Brad D. Strawn.

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Robert Emmons on Gratitude to God and Shaping Identity


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.

Hannah Che

Response | Hannah Che on Gratitude and Suffering

Hannah Che considers the dynamics between Christian gratitude and suffering, lament, and pain, through a particular Korean cultural lens.


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.

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Robert Emmons on Gratitude in the Face of Climate Change


Robert Emmons reflects on our capacity for gratitude to the natural world and how gratitude may help combat climate change.

Bethany Ferguson

Response | Bethany Ferguson on Gratitude and Interconnectedness

Bethany Ferguson talks about our increasing disconnection to the environment and the need for a humble recognition of our interconnectedness.


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.

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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.

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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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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.

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Particle or Wave? Human Nature as Both Physical and Mental

Warren S. Brown, professor of psychology, explains the ways humans are both physical and mental beings—depending on our chosen descriptive contexts and methods of observation.

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Thriving Through Crisis, with Pamela Ebstyne King

Pamela Ebstyne King, Peter L. Benson Professor of Applied Developmental Science and executive director of the Thrive Center, reflects on God’s invitation for us to thrive even in the midst of trying seasons.


Panel | Building a Healthy World

Mary Chase-Ziolek, Randy Woodley, and Tina Armstrong discuss what it looks like to build a healthy world by considering the areas of congregations and communities, of theological education, and of the whole of creation, in this panel discussion moderated by Alexia Salvatierra.


Panel | Trauma and Resilience

Cynthia Eriksson, Lisseth Rojas-Flores, Tommy Givens, and Gladys K. Mwiti discuss trauma care, immigration-related trauma, trauma therapy, and healing for caregivers in this panel discussion moderated by Alexia Salvatierra.

2021 MIssiology Lectures

The Mission of Health

At Fuller’s 2021 Missiology Lectures, practitioners and scholars from around the world explore the church’s role in forming healthy individuals, families, and communities across the globe and throughout history.

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An Abundant Life

While counseling frontliners during the pandemic, Benzion Perez holds fast to God’s promises of faithfulness and hope.

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Decolonizing Psychology, Research, and Practice: An Asian American Perspective

Jenny Pak, associate professor of psychology, writes about her experience working in and with Asian American communities and the need for decolonized, culturally competent psychological theories and practices.