Join us Saturday, March 4th for a lecture and conversation with Professor Chuck DeGroat (RSVP HERE!). This 2 hour session will focus on his book, Wholeheartedness: Busyness, Exhaustion, and the Divided Self. Chuck will offer some reflections on Wholeheartedness but we will leave plenty of time for Q &A as well.
Where: Chicago Semester (11 E Adams St. 12th Floor)
A Quote from Wholeheartedness:
"I'm not doing enough. I should appreciate my family more. I'm not impressive enough at the office. I don't know what I should know at this point in my life....reminded by this voice that we're not doing enough or impressive enough, we double down. We organize our desks. We comb through our calendars and emails looking for something we've missed. But sooner or later, the annoying ache is triggered again. This time, it's the inner voice that doubles down. Instead of saying I'm not doing enough, the stranger within offers a more troubling observation: I'm not enough." -Wholeheartedness 14, 15
Western Theological Seminary's Bio of Professor DeGroat:
Chuck is committed to spiritual and emotional formation for the sake of mission. His experience is represented in a fluid combination of pastoral ministry and seminary training for 20 years. He has served several church plants as a teaching pastor and has started two church-based clinical counseling centers. Most recently, he was a teaching pastor at City Church San Francisco, where he co-founded Newbigin House of Studies, an urban and missional training center with offerings through Western Theological Seminary.
His academic specialization is in the intersection of psychology and the Bible, represented best in his book Leaving Egypt: Finding God in the Wilderness Places (Square Inch) – a narrative biblical paradigm for understanding counseling, care, mission, and formation. His next book, The Toughest People to Love(Eerdmans), focuses on caring for the most difficult people leaders encounter. His third book, Wholeheartedness (Eerdmans), was released in February 2016. He is an ordained minister in the Reformed Church in America, a member of City Classis (the RCA’s urban, missional classis), and he holds a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology.
Chuck has been married to Sara for 22 years and has two daughters – Emma and Maggie. If you don’t see him around campus meeting with students, he is more than likely spending time with his family throwing a frisbee, or traveling to new places, or finding a new extraordinary place to eat.