Contemporary Issues Series

Kent Dunnington, Anna Lembke, Audrey Seaton-Bacon

    • Wednesday, May 3, 2017
    • 9:30–10:20 a.m.
  • Chase Gymnasium
  • Open to: Alumni, Faculty, General Public, Parents, Staff, Students

Cost and Admission

This event is free to attend.

Each week in Wednesday Wisdom Chapel, we hear from speakers whose specializations and experience bring us biblically-based wisdom for Christian engagement in the arts and culture, reconciliation, missions and evangelism, justice, relationships, spiritual formation and other relevant topics. Come join us as we gather together as a community to pray, “Thy Kingdom Come” in all these areas of our lives.


Kent Dunnington

Dr. Kent Dunnington, associate professor of philosophy, teaches and writes in the areas of virtue ethics and theological ethics. Other research interests include addiction and criminal justice, inspired by his experiences teaching in prison.

  • Ph.D., Texas A&M University, 2007
  • M.T.S., Duke University, Divinity School, 2006
  • M.A., Texas A&M University, 2002
  • B.S., Philosophy and Religion, Southern Nazarene University, 1999

Anna Lembke

Dr. Lembke received her undergraduate degree in Humanities from Yale University and her medical degree from Stanford University. She continued on at Stanford to complete a residency in psychiatry. She is currently Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University School of Medicine, where she also serves as Program Director of the Stanford University Addiction Medicine Fellowship; Chief of the Stanford Dual Diagnosis Clinic; and Chief of the Stanford Addiction Psychiatry Initiative. As a member of the Stanford faculty, Dr. Lembke sees patients, teaches, and does research. Her current work focuses on understanding the socioeconomic and cultural factors driving addiction.  In April 2016, Dr. Lembke was elected as the inaugural President of the Addiction Medicine Fellowship Directors Association (AMFDA).

Audrey Seaton-Bacon

Dr. Audrey Seaton-Bacon began her academic training at a private undergraduate college on the East Coast. She obtained her first Masters Degree in Applied Behavioral Counseling at The Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland. She completed her academic training, obtaining a second Masters and Doctorate Degrees in Clinical Psychology at Rosemead School of Psychology, in La Mirada, California. In 1992, she was voted into the Who's Who Among Students' in American Universities and Colleges. Following several years of additional training in analytic consultation groups at The Listening Perspective Study Center, Dr. Seaton-Bacon was impressed by Relational Psychoanalysis and obtained additional academic training at Newport Psychoanalytic Institute in Tustin, California.

Dr. Seaton-Bacon's warmth, stamina, passion and success can be attributed to her belief that every person is worth fighting for. She believes that injuries occur in relationship, and therefore must be addressed and worked through in relationship. Consequently, she brings her whole self to the clinical process without diminishing the other's autonomy.


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