Join us for these upcoming TowerTalks presentations. Wheaton alumni, watch your inbox for specific episode release dates.
Envy and Its Cure
Dr. Jay Wood, Professor of Philosophy
Dr. Jay Wood explores the topic of envy, a spiritual malady that stands in the way of human flourishing and can only be healed by acknowledging the true source of our worth.
The Flourishing Society
Dr. Bryan T. McGraw, Associate Professor of Politics
Dr. Bryan T. McGraw examines ancient and modern theories on cultivating a flourishing society and proposes a third alternative rooted in the truth of Scripture.
Modern Pilgrim's Progress: Finding Spiritual Flourishing on the Camino de Santiago
Prof. Sharenda Barlar, Associate Lecturer of Spanish
During summer 2017, Prof. Sharenda Barlar led a group of Wheaton students along the Camino de Santiago. In this TowerTalk, she shares what they learned on their pilgrimage about suffering, hospitality, and community.
Material Prosperity and Human Flourishing
Dr. Enoch Hill, Assistant Professor of Economics
Dr. Enoch Hill explores current research and related Scripture to examine how material prosperity is connected to human flourishing.
The Intersection of Health, Environment and Creation Care
Dr. Kristen Page, Professor of Biology
What does deforestation have to do with human health and flourishing? Dr. Kristen Page explains how certain patterns of human land use and resource consumption contribute to an increase in disease, especially among the world’s poor. For this reason, she argues, care for creation is love for neighbor.
Living Well in Christ: Practical Wisdom from Positive Psychology
Dr. Terri Watson, Dean of the School of Psychology, Counseling, and Family Therapy and Professor of Psychology, Counseling, and Family Therapy
What does positive psychology research have to teach us about human flourishing? Dr. Terri Watson explores how can we integrate the principles of this discipline with well-established Christian spiritual practices to enhance our lives.