The Reverend Doctor Sarah Griffith Lund is the author of Blessed Are the Crazy: Breaking the Silence about Mental Illness, Family and Church. She is an ordained minister and has served as pastor to churches in Brooklyn, NY, Minneapolis, MN, and New Smyrna Beach, FL. She holds degrees from Trinity University, Princeton Theological Seminary, Rutgers University, and McCormick Theological Seminary.
She is on the leadership team for Bethany Ecumenical Fellows, a mentoring program for young clergy, and serves as the Vice Chair for the United Church of Christ Mental Health Network. Dr. Lund received the Dell Award for Mental Health Education at the 30th General Synod of the UCC. She currently serves as a Vice President for Advancement at Christian Theological Seminary in Indianapolis, IN. You can get to know her better by reading her blog at www.sarahgriffithlund.com.
This is part one of a two-part episode. To hear part two, click here.
Here is a video produced to introduce readers to Blessed Are the Crazy.
Some of the resources and authors we mention in this episode:
- Sarah Griffith Lund, Blessed Are the Crazy: Breaking the Silence about Mental Illness, Family and Church
- Joan of Arc, Joan of Arc: By Herself and Her Witnesses
- Julian of Norwich, The Showings of Julian of Norwich: A New Translation
- Alice Walker, In Search of Our Mothers’ Gardens: Womanist Prose
- Toni Morrison, The Source of Self-Regard
- Ignatius of Loyola, Personal Writings
- Teresa of Ávila, The Book of My Life
- The Desert Fathers and Mothers, Early Christian Wisdom Sayings
- John Cassian, The Conferences
- Augustine of Hippo, Confessions
- Anna Carter Florence, Preaching as Testimony
Episode 106: Silence, Mental Illness, and the Church: A Conversation with Sarah Griffith Lund (Part One)
Hosted by: Cassidy Hall
With: Carl McColman and Kevin Johnson
Guest: Sarah Griffith Lund
Date Recorded: April 14, 2020