James K.A. Smith, Betsy Barber, and Todd Pickett discuss: suspicions about psychology in Christian spirituality, ancient psychologists’ insight on spiritual formation, why the body is so important in Christian theology and spiritual practice, prayer, and formation of the whole person.
About the Authors
James K.A. Smith (PhD Villanova University) is Professor of Philosophy at Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He holds the Byker Chair in Applied Reformed Theology and Worldview and is also a highly esteemed author.
Betsy A. Barber (Psy.D., Rosemead School of Psychology) is Associate Professor of Spirituality and Psychology in the Institute for Spiritual Formation at Talbot School of Theology, Biola University. Dr. Barber has a clinical practice with specialization in the soul care and mental health of Christian workers.
Todd Pickett (PhD UC Irvine) is Dean of Spiritual Development at Biola University. He was Chair of the English Department and Dean of Humanities and Social Sciences at Biola before taking his current position in Spiritual Development.