More Resources for a Deeply Formed Spiritual Life

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Embracing the “Ministry Refugees” in Our Midst

Cameron Lee, professor of marriage and family studies, writes about walking alongside those who have experienced “church hurt.”

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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.

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Trauma-Informed Ministry: Trauma As a Threat to Existence

In the first of six videos on “Trauma-Informed Ministry,” Cynthia Eriksson describes various kinds of trauma and reflects on our need to walk alongside each other in our suffering.

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Trauma-Informed Ministry: Key Elements

In the second of six videos on “Trauma-Informed Ministry,” Cynthia Eriksson outlines some guiding principles for trauma-informed approaches.

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Trauma-Informed Ministry: Cultural, Historical, and Gender Dynamics

In the third of six videos on “Trauma-Informed Ministry,” Cynthia Eriksson considers the dynamics of trauma in the broader narrative of a person’s social and historical context.

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Trauma-Informed Ministry: On Resilience and Recovery

In the fourth of six videos on “Trauma-Informed Ministry,” Cynthia Eriksson reflects on the safe relationships and spaces in which people can find healing.

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Trauma-Informed Ministry: The Psalms As a Unique Part of Trauma Recovery

In the fifth of six videos on “Trauma-Informed Ministry,” Cynthia Eriksson looks at the lamentations in the Scriptures and how such expressions are part of our recovery and our relationship with God.

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Trauma-Informed Ministry: Self-Care Practices

In the last of six videos on “Trauma-Informed Ministry,” Cynthia Eriksson highlights practices for resilience and recovery.


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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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.


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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Jesus in the Room

As a hospital chaplain, Andrea Cammarota carves out sacred space in the fast-paced environment of the emergency room

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COVID-19, ICE, and the Betrayal of Latino Children

Lisseth Rojas-Flores, associate professor of clinical psychology, writes about the trauma inflicted on Latino youth by both the pandemic and the immigration system, as well as the Christian responsibility to work toward change

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Sacred Space

In a turbulent season, chaplains Brenda Bertrand, Kevin Doi, and Inés Velásquez-McBryde offer a ministry of presence and hope to the Fuller community

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Phil Armstrong on the Tulsa Race Massacre

Phil Armstrong, project manager of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre Centennial Commission, speaks about the Tulsa Massacre—its historical context, the trauma and silencing that followed, and the current work of commemoration and education being done surrounding it.

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Holistic Healing and Wellness

Scholars and guests explore interpersonal trauma and recovery, the holistic approach of womanist psychology, and the transformative impact of contemplative practices.

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FULLER dialogues: Holistic Healing and Wellness

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

Response | Carly Crouch on Jeremiah and Trauma


Carly Crouch, former David Allan Hubbard Professor of Old Testament, responds to Thema Bryant-Davis’s lecture “Biblical Narratives of Trauma: Paths to Spiritual and Psychological Restoration.”