Pastor-in-Residence: Neuroscience & the Soul

Mike Sanborn

Teaching Pastor at Granada Heights Friends Church


Mike Sanborn (M.Div., M.A., Talbot School of Theology) is Teaching Pastor at Granada Heights Friends Church in La Mirada, CA, where he has served since 1999. Originally from Fresno, Mike and his wife Shayleen moved to Southern California so that Mike could attend Talbot School of Theology where he completed a Master of Divinity and a Master of Arts in Philosophy of Religion and Ethics. Mike is currently pursuing a Doctor of Ministry at Talbot in the Discipleship track, and hopes to integrate his research at the Center for Christian Thought with his doctoral thesis project. Mike and Shayleen have two wonderful children, Isaiah (8) and Zoe (6). Mike and Shayleen have been enjoying serving together this past year as co-presidents of the PTA at their kids’ school.


Contributions by Mike Sanborn

Mike Sanborn

Religion and Resilience

June 9, 2017

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Don’t Forget Lament

June 9, 2017

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The Positive Purpose of Lament

June 9, 2017

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Love and Loss

June 9, 2017

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Mike Sanborn

Is Suffering Compatible With Human Flourishing?

June 9, 2017

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How Does Suffering Contribute To Flourishing?

June 9, 2017

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Mike Sanborn

What Is Suffering?

June 9, 2017

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What If Suffering Had An On/Off Switch?

June 9, 2017

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The Potential Of Meaning-Making In Suffering

June 9, 2017

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Growth Through Suffering

June 9, 2017

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Mike Sanborn

How to Deal With Suffering: Thought Process, Listening, and Meaning

June 9, 2017

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Saying Yes in the Face of Suffering

June 9, 2017

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How Suffering Reveals Who We Are

June 9, 2017

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Art and the Experience of Suffering

June 9, 2017

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Hope, Suffering, & the Search for Good

June 9, 2017

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Mike Sanborn

Suffering and the Meaning of Life (Full Conversation)

June 9, 2017

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Bouncing Back and Springing Up: The Complicated Nature of Post-Traumatic Growth

February 27, 2017

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Mike Sanborn

Lighten Up: The Goodness of Humor and Humility

August 18, 2016

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Clearing Away Obstacles to Love

May 30, 2016

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Mike Sanborn

Love Outside the Lines: When a Drunk Shows Up to Pray

May 16, 2016

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Mike Sanborn

Modeling Humility and Love in Politics and Public Discourse

May 9, 2016

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Mike Sanborn

Humility and Self-Love: Are They Compatible?

February 24, 2016

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Mike Sanborn

Following Jesus, Believing in the Soul

February 9, 2015

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Mike Sanborn

How Gratitude Just Might Save Your Life

November 25, 2014

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Graced Gratitude and Disgraced Ingratitude

May 9, 2014

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Thanks! The Science of Gratitude

March 9, 2014

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Mike Sanborn

Gratitude Works

March 6, 2014

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