Co-Sponsored by CACA, TWU Psychology Department, ACTS and MA Counselling Psychology , Hosts, Mark McMinn, George Fox University
Hosted by TWU’s Science, Faith, and Human Flourishing initiative, (with support from Fuller Seminary) and the Canadian Scientific and Christian Affiliation. Co-sponsored by TWU Psychology Department, TWU MA Counselling Psychology, and ACTS Marriage and Family Counselling.
Summary: Virtues that Christians have considered for centuries are now being explored in social science laboratories all over the world. The contemporary science of virtue, also known as positive psychology, opens new possibilities for the church, psychology, and pastoral counseling.
The problem is that we aren’t talking much to one another. The science isn’t showing up in most churches and faith isn’t showing up in most laboratories. Dialogue between psychology and theology can build bridges that help both the church and the science.
To illustrate this, we will consider topics such as forgiveness, wisdom, gratitude, and humility.