Emotions are core to human experience. Because we are created in God's image, we are made to respond from the depths of our heart to his creation, as He does. Because of this our emotions are a central component of both our worship and our identity. Yet this also makes our emotions a vulnerable target in both our sins and our sufferings. Both the church and the culture often try to resolve the tensions inherent in our emotions by denying either their beauty or their danger. So how then do we stand up to our emotions without treating them as an enemy? How do we express them well without being led away by them? How can we learn to worship in every emotional state? Join us as we study God's word and how it teaches us to engage the expressions of our hearts.
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Joni Eareckson Tada
This year we have over 20 presenters, including authors, pastors, professors, musicians, and counselors.
Topics & Sessions
- Feeling Bad about Feeling Bad? –Winston Smith
- Emotions in the Face of Suffering – Joni Eareckson Tada
- What Do I Do with My Emotions? – Alasdair Groves
- A Walk with Our Shepherd – Ed Welch
- Engaging with God in the Midst of Anxiety – Deepak Reju
- Taste and See: Cultivating Godly Desires and Emotions – Mike Emlet
- Grief Undone: Walking through Grief alongside the Spirit – Elizabeth Groves
- Engaging the Emotional Child – Julie Lowe
- When Life Implodes: Helping Others During Tragedy – Ray and Jani Ortlund
- The Experience of Self-Hatred and the Voice of God – Todd Stryd
- The Psalms and Your Heart: Expressing Your Emotions to God – Sandra McCracken
- Dealing with the Emotional Life of Mr. and Ms. Self – Joe Novenson
- Gospel Encouragement through Worship – Matt Mason
- Down and Out: Feeling Depleted and Discouraged – Robyn Huck
- Emotionally Abusive Marriages: Restoring the Voice of God for the Sufferer – Darby Strickland
... and many more.