On February 4-6, all are invited to Lendrum’s annual Mid-Winter Study Conference (online + in person).
Title: The Good Life – Positive Psychology and Christian Faith
Speaker: Dr. Delmar Epp, Associate Professor of Psychology, has taught at Canadian Mennonite University in Winnipeg since 2000.
In this series, we explore aspects of the good life from the perspective of Positive Psychology, in light of Christian faith. Positive Psychology asks how people can be happier, live more fulfilling, productive, meaningful lives. We consider how the emphases we find in Christian communities, on relationship, forgiveness, hope, gratitude, etc. lead to increases in our physical and psychological health, and to a sense of meaning in life.
• Friday Feb 4, 7:30 pm – The Good Life I: Happy are those… – We explore worldview assumptions of Positive Psychology and Christian theology, and find competing ideas, but many points of contact. We consider the goal of happiness in its varied meanings.• Sat Feb 5, 7:30 pm – The Good Life II: Living Well – We focus on Positive Psychology’s goals and emphases in building resilience and strengths of character, emphasizing virtues and their practice to find common ground with Jesus’ teaching.• Meditation in Sunday Service Feb 6 : Flourishing in Faith;Post-Sermon Reflections – Prof. Epp will be available for discussion after the service
LINK TO SOME POSITIVE PSYCHOLOGY RESOURCES: