Patricia Bruininks is Professor of Psychology at Whitworth University. Her area of specialization is the study of hope and how different expressions of hope relate to different aspects of the emotion, as well as how hope differs from optimism. Her undergraduate degree is from Hope College and her doctorate is from the University of Oregon.
Creation Groans | Hope on the Other Side
In this episode we explore what exactly hope is, how it relates to optimism, and how, when we find hope, we might also find repentance, forgiveness, joy, and love.
Creation Groans | Into the Darkness
We allow ourselves to fully contemplate the woundedness of the planet and we reach into the Christian practice of lament as a way to find hope in the midst of the suffering we see around us.