Posted: January 1, 2019

Attend a free public lecture: “The Science of Virtue: Why Positive Psychology Matters to the Church" - Dr. Mark McMinn

January 28, 2019 19:00 to Jan 28, 2019 20:30

ACTS Seminaries is honoured to co-sponsor Dr. Mark McMinn, Professor of Psychology from George Fox University, for a public lecture.

Public Lecture, “The Science of Virtue: Why Positive Psychology Matters to the Church"

Speaker:   Dr. Mark McMinn, Professor of Psychology (George Fox University)

Date:         Monday, January 28, 2019

Time:         7:00 – 8:30pm

Location:   Northwest Auditorium, Northwest Building, Trinity Western University
                   7600 Glover Road, Langley, BC

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.

Dr. Mark McMinn is a noted Christian Psychologist, graduate professor at George Fox University and author of numerous books and articles on the integration of faith and science. Some of Dr. McMinn’s books include Sin and Grace in Christian Counseling: An integrative paradigm (2008), Integrative Psychotherapy (2007), Cognitive Therapy Techniques in Christian Counseling (2008), and The Science of Virtue (2017).

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 Therapy.

For more information on the Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy program, visit our program page.

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