Description – Anxiety is a universal condition … especially now. During this pandemic, even those who don’t consider themselves “anxious people” have felt fear and worry around health, finances, politics, race, or some other life disruption.
Yet, conventional Christian culture can make us think that we shouldn’t feel anxious, or that we’re just supposed to “pray it away.” And secular culture also views anxiety as a problematic condition to manage or medicate.
This 9-session series presents a surprising Gospel truth: that anxiety is a powerful opportunity to grow as followers of Jesus. We show you how to take spiritual advantage of your fears and worries. You will learn to encounter Jesus through your anxiety with the help of Scripture, physical practices, nature, prayer, and new self-understandings. The series consists of a mix of interactive exercises with short video segments. Participants will watch the videos individually on their own device and switch to the Zoom platform for interactive large and small group exercises and discussions.
About the Course – See this video for introduction to course. https://redeemingbabel.com/courses/anxiety-as-opportunity-for-spiritualgrowth/lectures/18789014
About the Author – Curtis Chang teaches on the faculty of the Duke Divinity School and is a Senior Fellow at Fuller Theological Seminary. His ministry experience includes serving as a senior pastor, as a campus minister with InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, and in mission work in Soweto, South Africa. He has authored or contributed to numerous books, including Engaging Unbelief: A Captivating Strategy from Augustine and Aquinas (IVP). Curtis is fueled by a passion to help Christians recognize the surprising authority and relevance of Jesus for parts of life that are often left to the secular world. His Biblical insights are enriched by his own secular career, which includes founding an award winning nonprofit consulting firm and serving on the faculty of the School of International Service at American University.
Curtis graduated from Harvard University and is a former Rockefeller Fellow. He is married with two children, and lives in San Jose, California. He enjoys hiking, fantasy baseball, and is moderately addicted to dark chocolate. If you’d like to join this group, please send an email to Pastor Dave at to get on the list.