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It's Good You Exist


May 3, 2019 at 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM EDT


Upson Lounge


Dr. Warren Kinghorn

Grad Christian Fellowship

Join us in Upson Lounge (Room 116 in Upson Hall) for this Graduate Christian Fellowship roundtable with Dr. Warren Kinghorn. Pizza will be available at 7pm, with the lecture and discussion starting soon after.

Shame is universal in human life and deeply felt by many who study and work in modern universities. Though there are many ways that humans compensate for shame – including doubling down on our work, isolating ourselves, numbing ourselves, or deflecting blame – shame is best addressed in the context of loving, attuned relationships that make it possible to be vulnerable and secure at the same time. For Christians, this starts with the good news that the deepest truth about who we are is that we are known and loved by God. We’ll explore three ways in which we are known and loved by God: as part of God’s good creation, as those who are made in the image of God, and as those who are invited into the life of Jesus, and held securely there in God’s life.   We’ll then talk about the difference that this makes for navigating modern university life.

Warren Kinghorn, MD, ThD is Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Duke University Medical School, Esther Colliflower Associate Professor of the Practice of Pastoral and Moral Theology at Duke Divinity School, co-director of the Theology, Medicine, and Culture Initiative at Duke Divinity School, and a staff psychiatrist at the Durham VA Medical Center in Durham, NC. His work engages Christian approaches to mental health and mental illness, moral and theological dimensions of combat trauma, and the way that faith communities walk alongside people with mental health problems.

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