Month: January 2023

Episode 55 – Beyond Madness & Grace with Matthew Stanford, PhD

Our guest for this episode is Matthew S. Stanford, PhD, CEO of the Hope and Healing Center & Institute (HHCI) in Houston, Texas. He is also adjunct professor of psychiatry at Baylor College of Medicine and the Houston Methodist Hospital Institute for Academic Medicine. A fellow of the Association for Psychological Science, Dr. Stanford’s research on the interplay between psychology and faith has been featured in the New York Times, USA Today, Christianity Today, and U.S. News & World Report. He is the author of several books, including Grace for the Afflicted, Grace for the Children, and The Biology of Sin. His most recent book featured in this episode is Madness & Grace: A Practical Guide for Pastoral Care and Serious Mental Illness.
This is the first in a series of four episodes on Faith, Mental Health, and the Church. Our guest co-host for the series is Leona Satterburg, who received a doctorate from Southern California Seminary with a focus on mental health and the Church. Her passion grows from her own experience having a son diagnosed at age seven with bipolar disorder and later with schizoaffective disorder.

HAIKAST I – Arts & Crafts

Welcome to the Revealing Voices Haikast series with Eric Riddle serving as our guest poet. Eric is co-founder of Revealing Voices who redirected his avocation to environmental stewardship about a year ago. I have invited Eric to blend his spiritual art with his passion for mental health advocacy here on the program. He writes:

“I’m thankful for the opportunity to read them in the style of Senryu – combining prose with haiku to provide context and explain the significance of the haiku moments in my life. Each Haikast starts with a narrative or contemplation and ends with a traditional 5 syllable / 7 syllable / 5 syllable haiku. My hope is that the haikasts will inspire your own reflections and search for beauty in the miraculous and the mundane.”

We hope to have Eric’s Senryu on Revealing Voices monthly.