Thriving

More Resources for a Deeply Formed Spiritual Life

Thema Bryant

Learning to Thrive, with Thema Bryant

Thema Bryant discusses her journey of becoming a psychologist and reflects on topics of trauma, thriving, mental health, and race, particularly in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Kutter Callaway

The Cognitive Sciences and Belief

In the first of nine videos on “The Cognitive Sciences and Belief,” Kutter Callaway introduces the intersections and dynamics of cognitive science and religious belief.

Kutter Callaway

The Cognitive Sciences and Belief: Humans Are Not Blank Slates

In the second of nine videos on “The Cognitive Sciences and Belief,” Kutter Callaway talks about how humans are deeply embodied creatures who develop not only to exist in our environments but to thrive in them.

Pamela Ebstyne King

The Science of Thriving: Saved For Something, Not Just From Something

In the first of seven videos on “The Science of Thriving,” Pamela Ebstyne King shares how the psychological sciences help us understand our narratives and identities—and how to thrive in them.

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The Science of Thriving: Thriving As Engaging in the World, Others, and God

In the second of seven videos on “The Science of Thriving,” Pamela Ebstyne King reflects on the Christian’s participation in God’s ongoing work in the world.

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The Science of Thriving: Relational Developmental Systems Theory

In the third of seven videos on “The Science of Thriving,” Pamela Ebstyne King explains how humans develop in relationship to the contexts we inhabit.

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The Science of Thriving: Developmental Systems in Ministry

In the fourth of seven videos on “The Science of Thriving,” Pamela Ebstyne King shares how understanding developmental systems for different groups helps us care more effectively for those we serve.

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The Science of Thriving: Emotion Regulation

In the fifth of seven videos on “The Science of Thriving,” Pamela Ebstyne King talks about practices that assist in emotional regulation—and about how such regulation is important for us as we help others.

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The Science of Thriving: Bridging the Nature-Niche Gap

In the sixth of seven videos on “The Science of Thriving,” Pamela Ebstyne King describes the constant gap between our human capacities and the world around us, as well as how we bridge these gaps with our capacities to learn and adapt.

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The Science of Thriving: Optimal Development

In the last of seven videos on “The Science of Thriving,” Pamela Ebstyne King reflects on how the psychological sciences help us reach the ends that theology and faith identify.

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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.

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.

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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.

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Response | Healing, Thriving, and Discipleship

Pamela Ebstyne King speaks about the church’s need for models of ministry and mission that enable us to grow into our full selves—with and for God, and with and for others.

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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The Sacred and the Civic

Pamela Ebstyne King, Peter L. Benson Associate Professor of Applied Developmental Science, meditates on the birth of Christ as an invitation for us to join in God’s restorative work in the world.

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Pamela Ebstyne King on Thriving

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Pamela Ebstyne King, Peter L. Benson Associate Professor of Applied Developmental Science, discusses how community and purpose contribute to human development and flourishing.

Pamela Ebstyne King at the Integration Symposium

Response | Pamela Ebsytne King

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Andy Crouch on Young People

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Thriving in Urban Ministry: Exploring the Role of Pain and Hope in the Journey of Faith

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Moving from Performance to Purpose in Youth Sports

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