Saturday, March 17, 2018, 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
“Those who look to Him are radiant; their faces are never covered with shame.” Psalm 34:5
We’re all infected with a spiritual disease. Its name is shame. Whether we realize it or not, shame affects every aspect of our life and work. It seeks to destroy our identity in Christ, replacing it with a twisted version of self that results in hiding, faking, fear, and broken relationships.
But God has personally done something about our shame. He is telling a different story for your life.
We are excited to bring psychiatrist Dr. Curt Thompson as our WEPC Spiritual Formation Lecture speaker for the season of Lent 2018.
Curt will lead us through the theological and practical tools necessary to understand shame and how the Gospel overcomes the painful power of shame in our lives. Pulling from concepts in his book, The Soul of Shame, Curt will examine how our shame keeps us from being engaged in relationships, community, church, and vocation. He’ll encourage us to find freedom in Christ by learning the truth about who He is and who we are as His redeemed people.
Curt Thompson (MD, Wright State University) is a psychiatrist in private practice in Falls Church, Virginia. He is also the founder of The Center for Being Known, a nonprofit organization that develops resources to educate and train leaders within the fields of mental health, education, business, and the church about the intersection between interpersonal neurobiology and Christian spiritual formation. He is the author of The Soul of Shame and Anatomy of the Soul-- both well-received works that explore how faith shapes the fields of psychiatry and mental health. Thompson is board-certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and his main focus of clinical and research interest has been the integration of psychiatry, its associated disciplines, and Christian spiritual formation. He is actively engaged in learning and teaching as he supervises clinical employees and facilitates ongoing education groups for patients and colleagues. He also speaks frequently on the topic at workshops, conferences and retreats. Serving as an elder at Washington Community Fellowship in Washington, DC, his duties have included preaching, teaching, and participation in the fellowship's healing prayer ministry. He and his wife Phyllis, a licensed clinical social worker, are the parents of two children and reside in Arlington, Virginia.
You can download the Soul of Shame lecture poster here.