2013Buxton, Graham; Worthing, Mark; Mulherin, Christopher
Controversies about science and faith - especially debates about creation and evolution - continue to engage Christian teachers and pastors. How do they deal with such questions and respond with answers that are both informed and intelligent?
This book acknowledges that science can be an uncomfortable topic in Christian schools and churches. The authors recognise that teachers and pastors need a framework for thinking through the hype surrounding these topics so that they can identify the genuine core concerns of people of faith.
With the positive psychology movement gaining momentum in Australia this paper will provide a theological framework for Lutheran schools to practically approach positive psychology in a way that enables them to remain authentically Lutheran.
Mark and Stuart will provide a brief historical summary of the positive psychology movement and some examples of where and how it is currently being implemented in Australian Lutheran schools. Through the lens of Lutheran theological perspectives (e.g. theology of baptism, theology of the cross, Law and Gospel, simul justus et peccator) they will highlight those aspects of positive psychology which can be embraced, as well as the additional supplements Lutheran theology can bring to positive wellbeing in our schools.
A must for those schools implementing or considering the implementation of positive psychology.