The recent wildfires in California, last month's earthquake and tsunami in Indonesia, or a cancer diagnosis for yourself or a friend. These are all disasters -- whether they're global or personal. They're the kinds of things that make someone ask why. Disaster psychologist and survivor Jamie Aten talks about how not just to survive a crisis, but how to walk through it resiliently in faith and with the grace of God.
Jamie Aten is a disaster psychologist, author, and speaker. He helps others cultivate faith and resilience amidst personal, mass, and humanitarian disasters. Jamie understands his work through personal experience. He's a Hurricane Katrina survivor and a late stage cancer survivor in remission. Jamie is the Executive Director of the Humanitarian Disaster Institute and Blanchard Chair of Humanitarian and Disaster Leadership at Wheaton College. He also founded the Humanitarian Disaster Institute, Humanitarian & Disaster Leadership Program and Disaster Ministry Conference. He's written several books including, A Walking Disaster: What Surviving Katrina and Cancer Taught Me About Faith and Resilience. He's received several honors, including the FEMA Community Preparedness Champion Award at the White House in 2016. Jamie lives in Wheaton with his wife and three children.
Ed Stetzer, Ph.D., is Dean of the Talbot School of Theology at Biola University. He has planted, revitalized, and pastored churches; trained pastors and church planters on six continents; earned two master’s degrees and two doctorates; and he has written hundreds of articles and a dozen books. He is Regional Director for Lausanne North America, is the Editor-in-Chief of Outreach Magazine, and regularly writes for news outlets such as USA Today and CNN. He serves at his local church, Highpoint Church, as a teaching pastor. Ed and his wife Donna have been married for more than 35 years and are the parents of three daughters.
Discover new ways to show and share the love of Jesus to a broken and a hurting world. Join Ed Stetzer in an engaging discussion of todays cultural trends.