Reconciling Faith and Medicine: It Needs to Happen

Welcome.

I’m Erin and I’m glad you’re here.

An Integrative, Holistic Lens

This website began in order that I might bring a Wesleyan and holistic lens to mental health, psychiatry, and the practice of inner healing. It has since extended to bringing a Christian, holistic lens to treatment and management of any chronic illness, and of faith and science generally. I use memoir, academic scholarship, and pastoral experience to address the intersection of faith, health and social wellbeing.


My emerging from Covid prayer booklet.

This booklet of poems will inspire and uplift.


My translation of the first chapter of the Book of James.

This translation centers on love, not drinking, and warmth toward people at the margins.


My book draws on the Wesleyan quadrilateral and advocates for its use in thriving with a serious mental health condition

Scripture, Tradition, Reason, Experience. Thrive with mental illness today. Read by clicking below:


Recent Posts –

Christian Mindfulness

“The spiritual practitioner is a symbolic microcosm of the world she inhabits (and transforms). – Coakley, Powers and Submissions Does being a Christian change the way we are? In his book After You Believe: Why Christian Character Matters, Bishop N.T. Wright talks about the virtuous circle, composed of the following elements: -Scripture-Stories-Examples-Community-Practices Indeed, he argues,…

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Staying the Course

Hi everyone. I continue to do really well, and I also have added a new med that helps manage weight gain with antipsychotics, and so I’ve stopped gaining weight, which is great. I’ve even lost some weight and want to exercise again. Since I’m feeling so good, even I have started thinking about how I…

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Healthfulness

Hi everyone, I’m just writing to update you further on my progress, to describe signs of that progress. I just went to the doctor because I was experiencing abdominal pain and was worried about my health. So why do I call that health? Simple: I never would have done this previously, even if I had…

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About Me

Hi, I’m Erin. Previously a high school and university instructor, I am focusing now on being a writer and editor.

  • My faith and science blog (you’re already here!) shares my story to empower others, and filters books through my eyes and the eyes of experienced scholars, whose work I review.
  • My education blog (seahurstlearns.com) reflects my love of equity in education and my desire to blend peace studies with ethnic studies – I love sharing my favorite books and ideas with you!
  • My blog for first generation college students (beginfirstgen.life) gets first generation college students, and others who just need to get the basics of college and advanced study down, on the path to success! (From a Wesleyan, Christian lens.)