We aren't always honest about how difficult normal human life is. In this four-episode podcast, Alan Noble, author of the book On Getting Out of Bed, delves into the everyday struggles of modern life, discussing how the simple act of getting out of bed can be a powerful testament to the goodness of life and God.
Each episode of the On Getting Out of Bed Podcast provides help, hope, and company for Christians who are experiencing mental suffering. Guests Curt Thompson, Tish Warren, Heather Thompson Day, and Wendy Alsup share hard-won wisdom from their personal journeys with mental health, giving hope and compassion for those struggling and inspiring others to "get out of bed" another day.
The world around us is full of suffering, despair, and anxiety. When you're feeling alone or struggling with your mental health, life is still a good gift—even when it is hard. This podcast will give you companions on your journey.
Alan Noble (PhD, Baylor University) is associate professor of English at Oklahoma Baptist University, cofounder and editor in chief of Christ and Pop Culture, and an advisor for the AND Campaign. He has written for the Atlantic, Vox, BuzzFeed, The Gospel Coalition, Christianity Today, and First Things. He is also the author of Disruptive Witness and You Are Not Your Own.
Curt Thompson (MD, Wright State University) is a board-certified psychiatrist and the founder of Being Known, an organization that develops resources for hope and healing at the intersection of neuroscience and Christian spiritual formation. He is also the author of The Soul of Shame, The Soul of Desire, and Anatomy of the Soul. He is actively engaged in learning and teaching as he supervises clinical employees and facilitates ongoing education groups for patients and colleagues. He also speaks frequently on the topic at workshops, conferences, and retreats.
Tish Harrison Warren is the author of Liturgy of the Ordinary, which was Christianity Today's 2018 Book of the Year. She is a weekly contributing newsletter writer for the New York Times and writes a monthly column for Christianity Today. She has worked in ministry settings for over a decade as a campus minister with InterVarsity Graduate and Faculty Ministries and as the writer-in-residence at Church of the Ascension in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Her articles and essays have appeared in the New York Times, Religion News Service, Christianity Today, Comment Magazine, The Point, and elsewhere.
Heather Thompson Day is associate professor in the department of visual arts, communication, and design at Andrews University in Berrien Springs, Michigan. She runs an online community called I'm That Wife and hosts the Viral Jesus podcast. An interdenominational speaker, Heather is the author of books including It's Not Your Turn, Confessions of a Christian Wife, and How to Feed the Mediavore. She is a contributor for Religion News Service, Newsweek, and the Barna Group, and she previously taught at Colorado Christian University. She lives in Michigan with her husband and their three children.
Wendy Alsup is an author who encourages women to engage theology for themselves. She is the author of several books including Practical Theology for Women, The Gospel-Centered Woman, and By His Wounds You Are Healed. She also teaches math at a local community college and is editor at theologyforwomen.org. She lives in Saint Matthews, South Carolina, with her two sons.
More Christian Mental Health Resources from IVP
IVP is invested in advocating for mental health. Whether it's by publishing books for both individuals and clinicians, producing podcasts like this one, or partnering with organizations like Christian Association for Psychological Studies, IVP provides mental health resources that equip Christians to flourish mentally, spiritually, and emotionally.
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