5 July 2023 |
So many people I know are struggling right now—significant things like death, suicide, abuse, divorce, depression, discrimination, panic attacks, mental health disorders, cancer, failure, debt, job loss, marriage struggles, substance use, and more! So why has everything gotten so difficult?
The speed and expectations for people in the workplace today are much higher than they used to be. There is a breakdown of truth in our society. And life has gotten infinitely more complicated than it used to be!
How do we Christians cope with the trauma and stress of such complicated, fast-paced lives? In this class, we will study some of the leading theorists on societal stress, as well as look at Jesus’ prescriptions for “living in the moment.”
Lindsey Abston Painter is a mental health training supervisor living in Northern California. She is also a member of the Adventist Today editorial team. She is passionate about feminism, social justice, and sci-fi. She is a proud parent and has too many cats and one goofy dog.
Loren Seibold is Executive Editor of Adventist Today, and the founder and pastor of the Adventist Today Sabbath Seminar.
How to join:
One-click link: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/86243334287
ATSS starting time depends on where you are. If you’re on the west coast of the United States, it’ll be 10:30 AM. On the east coast, 1:30 PM. Please double-check the correct time where you live.
The class is intended to last about 2 hours, though the conversation often continues to 4 PM (Eastern time).
About our class:
- The AT Sabbath Seminar is intended to be a courteous forum. We discuss and ask questions politely. We don’t accuse, get angry, put people down, or judge the state of their salvation.
- Stick to the topic in both comments and chat discussion.
- Make your comments and questions short—don’t dominate.
- Keep your microphones muted unless you are called upon to make your comment or ask your question.
- Indicate your interest in speaking by raising your electronic hand—under the “reactions” button.
- Please use your name when you sign in! Not your phone number, not your initials. This will help us differentiate you from unwelcome guests who want to disrupt us. You can set your name after signing on by clicking on the 3 dots next to your picture, which drops down a menu.
We look forward to getting acquainted with you!
- Thomas Luttrell (former professor, Washington Adventist University)
- Bryan Ness (Pacific Union College)
- Stephen Chavez (Retired editor, Adventist Review)
- David Neff (Retired editor, Christianity Today)
- Sigve Tonstad (Loma Linda University)
- Matthew Korpman (La Sierra)
- Rolf Pohler (Friendensau)
- Pilira Zapita (Newbold)
- Kärt Lazic (Newbold)