A HOPEFUL APPROACH TO MENTAL HEALTH

 

Do you know anyone affected by mental health issues? Are you confused and alone when it comes to understanding mental health?

Listen/watch our first 2 seminar sessions discussing faith and mental health. Please join our church mailing list to get informed on upcoming seminars.

Session 1: April 2018
In session 1, we discussed an overview of faith and mental health.
Download the MP3

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Session 2: October 27, 2018
In session 2, we discussed why science is not the enemy of the Christian, what is happening in the brain/body when a mental illness exists, treatment, and the theology of the body, along with a Q&A panel. Watch the recording below.

Sessions 3 & 4: To Be Announced

Speakers from Session 2

  Melanie Trowbridge, M.D. Associate Professor at William Jessup University

Melanie Trowbridge, M.D. Associate Professor at William Jessup University

A significant portion of who Melanie is can be credited to her undergraduate Christian education where there existed an intentionality and discipleship of the mind, taught by educators who had first learned this themselves and were passing it on to the next generation. This undergraduate foundation was the scaffolding for her further post graduate education and career advancement. She wishes to be a part of this same process of equipping, encouraging, and discipling others in the academic setting.

Melanie believes truth and learning to be the foundation of both appropriate discipleship and an articulate, living, and breathing Christian worldview. With a background first in general medicine and subsequently in various areas of psychiatry, that Christian worldview fleshes itself out in the components that make us who we are. Understanding that Bio-Psycho- Social-Spiritual integrated person that we are, is her passion.

 

Dr. Brad Swope is the founding Pastor of Horizon Community Church in Roseville, California, a church that was planted in 1999. He is also an adjunct professor at William Jessup University, teaching courses in Philosophy and Ethics. He is the former president of The Common Good, a non-profit that served emancipating foster youth.

Brad received his BA from Wheaton College, his MA from Talbot Theological Seminary, and his Doctor of Ministry at Talbot Theological Seminary under Dr. J.P. Moreland. Brad is married to Catherine and they have four children.

  Dr. Brad Swope, Senior Pastor at Horizon Church

Dr. Brad Swope, Senior Pastor at Horizon Church

 
  Rex Gurney, PhD.

Rex Gurney, PhD.

Rex finds much joy in teaching, sharing knowledge and experiences, and helping students make connections between their faith and every area of life and inquiry. Ideas matter…we are in a “battle of ideas” culturally in some sense. A good working understanding (and appreciation) of History and Philosophy are essential if Christians are to make a contribution to society and culture.