CXMH: On Faith & Mental Health

CXMH: On Faith & Mental Health


Latest Episodes

58 - Religious Coping Skills: Good, Bad, or Both? (feat. Dr. Kenneth Pargament)
December 03, 2018

How do our religious & spiritual beliefs factor into how we cope with hard times in our lives? Dr. Kenneth Pargament (author of The Psychology of Religion and Coping) comes by the show to talk to us about his work in exactly that area. We talk about integ

57 - Why We Need Better Sleep (& How to Get It) (feat. Dr. Michael Scullin)
November 19, 2018

Hey, how’re you feeling today? Tired? Us too. This week, we’re joined by Dr. Michael Scullin (an expert in the connection between sleep & cognition) to talk about getting good sleep and how we’re not getting it. We talk about how lack of sleep impac

56 - Centering Prayer, Solitude, Stillness, & Mindful Silence (feat. Phileena Heuertz)
November 12, 2018

Our good friend Phileena Heuertz is back with a new book, Mindful Silence! She joins us to talk about centering prayer and the role that things like solitude, silence, and stillness play in our callings to social action.

55 - CBT for Christians (feat. Dr. Michelle Pearce)
November 05, 2018

How are thoughts, emotions, and behaviors connected? What can we do about that? Can CBT be integrated with spiritual & religious beliefs? This week’s guest, Dr. Michelle Pearce, drops by to chat with us about all of this. She talks us through the basics

54 - Sexual Abuse by Faith Leaders (feat. Dr. David Pooler)
October 29, 2018

In this important episode, we talk with Dr. David Pooler, who has done extensive research talking with survivors of sexual abuse perpetrated by faith leaders. Dr. Pooler talks us through the survivors’ experiences within their churches (largely bad), as

53 - Catching Your Breath (feat. Steve Austin)
October 22, 2018

He’s baaaaaack! Steve Austin is back, and boy is this episode no fun at all. He chats with us about his new book, the power of saying no, and how to slow down. (Just a heads up, Robert had a long time to stock up fake names to call Steve.)

52 - Online Advocacy, Self-Care, & Beauty (feat. Dr. Meredith Gould)
October 15, 2018

In this jam-packed episode, we talk with Dr. Meredith Gould about being an activist online, balancing that with self-care, and topics like art & beauty. Dr. Gould is a sociologist, activist, artist, and tons more. In the intro, Robert & Holly talk about w

51 - Pilgrimage of a Soul (feat. Phileena Heuertz)
October 09, 2018

This week, we’re joined by Phileena Heuertz, co-founder of Gravity: A Center for Contemplative Activism, and author of Pilgrimage of a Soul: Contemplative Spirituality for the Active Life. In this episode, Phileena talks with us about her first book (on

50 - Preaching About Mental Health (feat. Mary Alice Birdwhistell)
October 01, 2018

This week, we’re joined by Waco-area pastor Mary Alice Birdwhistell to talk about preaching on mental health. Why is it important? How can pastors do it well? Can we get Mary Alice to read us an entire sermon she’s written? We get answers to all of th

49 - College Students & Creating Supportive Communities (feat. Dr. Gary Glass)
September 24, 2018

✏️‍‍ This week, we’re joined by Dr. Gary Glass to talk about college & university students’ mental health. We talk about current trends on college campuses, harmful paradigms impacting our students, and how various people (faculty, campus mini