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Trauma & Theodicy Conference – September 25th


“The most prolific challenge of theology, counseling, and pastoral care lies where human suffering is greatest: abuse, violence, addictions, loss, fractured relationships, and trauma. The issues related to the psychological, relational, and spiritual impact of suffering invite deep and honest engagement. What is the impact of trauma upon vital faith? Where is God in the presence of the traumatic experience? What might the path of healing and recovery look like? What role might clinicians, pastors, and ministers play in facilitating healing by embodying the Gospel of Christ for their clients, parishioners, and community? Come explore the relevance of the Gospel through the lens of trauma-informed pastoral care and counseling with other pastors, theologians, and mental health experts int he field of trauma, recovery,and spiritual formation at Richmont Graduate University’s inaugural Trauma and Theodicy Conference.”

Keynote Speaker: Wm. Paul Young, author of The Shack

Wm. Paul Young is the author of the worldwide bestsellers, The Shack and Cross Roads. With nearly 23 million copies sold and 49 consecutive weeks at #1 on the new York times Bestseller list, The Shack has inspired conversations about God around the world. The Shack has been included in the PBS list of America’s 100 best-loved books. His latest novel, Eve (Howard Books, 2015) also a NY Times Bestseller, explores harmful assumptions we have about ourselves and the relationship initiated  by God with us in the Garden of Eden. It is a book about the healing mercies available to all.


Friday, September 25, 2020 / 8AM-9PM

Richmont Graduate University

1900 The Exchange SE Bldg. 100

Atlanta, GA 30339

Registration Fees: Students – $169 / Professionals – $199


For questions regarding the Trauma & Theodicy Conference, please contact Dr. Vanessa Snyder (

Trauma & Theodicy Conference – September 25th