Dr. Sarah Colyn is the Executive Director of Ministries of Pastoral Care, which works to equip the church through the cross, so that we might all become mature through union with Christ. She holds a BA from Calvin University, an MA in Christian Leadership and a PhD in Clinical Psychology from Fuller Theological Seminary, and is a licensed psychologist in the state of Washington.
An experienced psychotherapist and pastoral caregiver, Sarah has taught and trained pastors and counselors in academic and clinical settings, and is ever intrigued by the pastoral application of true Christian theological anthropology. She grew up in the Christian Reformed Church, has been blessed by gifted mentors in the Pentecostal, Catholic, and evangelical traditions, particularly Leanne Payne, and is a member of the Anglican Church of North America. Sarah and her husband, Mike, have been blessed with three decades of marriage, a growing-up family of three young adults and a teenager, and enjoy life together in beautiful Edmonds, Washington.
Over the past three decades, Christian counseling author Dan Allender and Old Testament scholar Tremper Longman III have shown the fruitfulness that can come from bringing biblical and therapeutic wisdom together to address the big issues of life. Together they have written Bold Love, The Cry of the Soul (on the Psalms), Intimate Allies (on marriage), Breaking the Idols of your Heart (on Ecclesiastes), and God Loves Sex (on the Song of Songs). Join us for a celebration of their unique collaboration.
After telling the story of their friendship and the joys and challenges of uniting two disciplines that seem to so many to be so different, they’ll respond to reflections on each of their co-authored books, given by some therapists and scholars, and wrap up the day with some personal reflections on their collaboration and current relations between American culture and the church.
Dr. Tremper Longman III is Distinguished Scholar and Professor Emeritus of Biblical Studies at Westmont College. In addition to his books with Dan Allender, he has written over thirty books, including commentaries on eleven books of the Bible, as well as Confronting Old Testament Controversies: Pressings Questions about Evolution, Sexuality, History, and Violence, The Bible and the Ballot: Using Scripture in Political Decisions, How to Read Daniel, and Revelation through the Eyes of the Old Testament. He was also a senior translator of the New Living Translation of the Bible.
Dr. Dan B. Allender taught Christian counseling for 15 years before co-founding The Seattle School of Theology & Psychology, where he has been teaching […]