The church's response to child and adolescent mental health disorders has too often been characterized by fear and misinformation rather than grace or wisdom. The result has been families that desperately need practical advice and pastoral care on these disorders, and on the thorny issues that often surround them. Our guest, a psychologist, will discuss various issues that members of our own church families deal with like: autism spectrum disorder, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, disruptive behavior disorders, depression, bipolar disorders and more. Learn how the Church has a unique role to play in being part of a supportive community.
Join us this hour as we take a look at the question of whether or not abortions have increased (as some say) or have decreased (what the numbers may truly reveal) since the toppling of Roe v Wade. We then discuss the overreach of the WHO and why American sovereignty is at risk. Should we, as a nation, submit to any global entity? We have a lot of ground to cover so join us as we think critically and biblically about the world around us.
Matthew S. Stanford, PhD is CEO of the Hope and Healing Center & Institute (HHCI) in Houston, TX and adjunct professor of psychiatry at Baylor College of Medicine and Houston Methodist Hospital Institute for Academic Medicine. Dr. Stanford’s research on the interplay between psychology and issues of faith has been featured in The New York Times, USA Today, Christianity Today, and U.S. News & World Report. Dr. Stanford earned his doctoral degree in behavioral neuroscience at Baylor University and completed a post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Professionally he has worked with a variety of mentally ill clients, including those with aggression, personality disorders, posttraumatic stress disorder, substance dependence, bipolar disorder, and schizophrenia. As director of HHCI he writes, conducts training seminars, and serves individuals living with mental illness and their families. He is the author of five books, including his latest Madness & Grace: A Practical Guide for Pastoral Care and Serious Mental Illness.
Michael New, Ph.D. is a research associate at the Busch School of Business at The Catholic University of America as well as an Associate Scholar at the Charlotte Lozier Institute. Additionally, he is a Fellow with the Witherspoon Institute, Princeton, New Jersey. Dr. New has both a Ph.D. in Political Science and a Master’s Degree in Statistics from Stanford University. He has served as a post-doctoral fellow at the Harvard-MIT data center and a lecturer at the University of Massachusetts, Boston. His articles have appeared in various peer-reviewed journals, three of which have examined the impact of state-level abortion legislation.
Reggie Littlejohn is Founder and President of Women’s Rights Without Frontiers, an international coalition to expose and oppose forced abortion, gendercide and sexual slavery in China. She also led the international effort to free blind activist Chen Guangcheng, who arrived in the United States on May 19, 2012. An acclaimed international expert on China’s One Child Policy, she has testified multiple times at the United States Congress, twice at the European Parliament, and at the British and Irish Parliaments as well. She also has spoken at the Harvard Law School and has met with officials at the United States Congress, United States Department of State and the Vatican, concerning the One Child Policy. A graduate of Yale Law School, she has represented Chinese refugees in their political asylum cases.