Narcissism is an epidemic problem in our culture and our churches. For years, it has been taught that there is no cure for narcissists and that they need to simply be cut out of the community. In his groundbreaking new book, The Pandora Problem, Dr. E. James Wilder presents a new paradigm for understanding narcissism and presents perhaps the only working model in existence for dealing with the problem in a redemptive manner.
In order to understand narcissism, we need to define it properly, recognize its characteristics, and understand the cultures that promote it. During this opening session, we will discuss some of the brain science behind narcissism and the core relational model that allows it to flourish.
While the word narcissism doesn’t appear in most English translations the Bible has a lot to say about people living in “enemy” mode. This session will look at biblical concepts like “stiff-necked,” iniquity, the world, the flesh, and the devil and how they help us understand the problem of narcissism.
Our final session will provide an overview of the six core elements of a redemptive journey for both the narcissist and the community. We will also explain how you can use the Pandora Problem and its companion workbook to start a relational revolution in your community.
Both presenters share answers to the question, “Based on what I now know, what do you suggest I do?”
Running Time: 3 Sessions/ 3 Hours
Earn 3.5 CEUs (Continuing Education Units) with this course. (additional charge – click here for more information).
This online event presents a rare opportunity to hear Dr. Marcus Warner and Dr. Jim Wilder have an in-depth conversation about The Pandora Problem, the insights it teaches, and the redemptive solution that brings change.
Marcus Warner has served as president of Deeper Walk International since 2006. Marcus earned three degrees from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School – M.Div., Th.M. Old Testament, and D.Min. He has written numerous books and spoken for both ministry and corporate groups across the country and around the world.
A Bible teacher at heart, Marcus has taught Old Testament and Theology at the junior high, high school, college, and seminary levels. His passion is taking complex topics and making them practical and accessible for everyone.
Dr. Jim Wilder (Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, and M.A. Theology, Fuller Theological Seminary) has been training leaders and counselors for over 27 years on five continents. He is the author of multiple books with a strong focus on maturing and relationship skills for leaders. His coauthored book Living From the Heart Jesus Gave You has sold over 100,000 copies and is printed in eleven languages. Wilder has published numerous articles and developed four sets of video and relational leadership training called THRIVE.
He is the founder and chief neurotheologian of Life Model Work, a nonprofit working at the intersection of brain science and theology that is building contagiously healthy Christian communities through equipping existing networks with the skills to thrive. Dr. Wilder has extensive counseling experience and has served as a guest lecturer at Fuller Seminary, Biola, Talbot Seminary, Point Loma University, Montreat College, Tyndale Seminary and elsewhere.