ARTICLES

I write on cultivating faith and resilience in the wake of personal, mass, and humanitarian disasters. My writing applies what I’ve learned from studying and helping people and churches around the globe through crises. I also draw from my own Hurricane Katrina and cancer disaster experiences. Regardless the topic, my goal is to write accessible theologically and scientifically informed pieces. On occasion I write lighthearted pieces on pop culture happenings to reach people that might not otherwise engage with a story about disasters or personal crises. You can check out my articles below. Oh, and I write a lot of technical scholarly research too.

PUBLIC HEALTH DISASTERS

What should churches do now that COVID-19 is spiking again?

How we respond to coronavirus outbreaks may depend on what we want from religion

Coronavirus: There are no heavenly bonus points. Please stay home if you’re sick

Dear Trump, Your Call to Allow All Churches to Reopen Was Dangerous. Sincerely, Two Evangelicals

How to talk to your aging parent about COVID-19: A thoughtful approach to conversations

Just because the economy is reopening doesn't mean churches should

 

MASS DISASTERS

Reconciling God and Diasters

6 Ways to lead people through crisis

How to Refer a Loved One for Counseling After a Disaster

What Kind of Faith Helped People Survive Hurricane Katrina?

What I learned about preparedness while visiting FEMA headquarters and White House

3 Disaster myths that only compound  the devastation

 

PERSONAL DISASTERS

Spiritual advice for surviving cancer and other disasters

Colon cancer survivor and scientist: You’re so much more than a statistic

The new science of spiritual fortitude: The key to enduring faith

I didn't want to be the person who needed help – Here's what suffering taught me

A Tornado of Survivor Guilt

Coping With Trauma

 

HUMANITARIAN DISASTERS

Observing Refugee Sunday when your church is divided

Four Talks to Change How You Think about the Refugee Crisis

Understanding the Mental Health Needs of Refugees

What Syrian Refugees Can Teach Us About Hope

The COVID-19 Burden of Disease on Refugees and Immigrants

One-on-One with Jamie Aten on the New MA in Humanitarian & Disaster Leadership Program at Wheaton College

 

VIOLENT DISASTERS

Don’t romanticize suffering following the Aurora mass shooting

Tips for helping a loved one after a tragedy from a Christian disaster expert

How the Church Can Help One Year After the Las Vegas Mass Shooting

I've Dedicated My Life to Disaster Ministry: Here's 3 Ways for Churches To Be Prepared

El Paso and Dayton mass shootings: Christians must act as well as pray

 

INTERVIEWS

How Churches and FEMA Can Work Together

TRAUMA EXPERTS SHARE HOW TO CARE FOR AND SUPPORT SEXUAL ABUSE SURVIVORS

"Sesame Street" and Childhood Development in Crisis Zones

Unlocking Inner Peace When the World Is on Fire

Healing Racial Trauma

 
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