In this episode Pastor Jay Lee interviews Dr. Dave Wang on his 6 year longitudinal study on spiritual growth, and the insights gained on key attributes of spiritual growth and maturity in a believer's life.

Guest Bio:

Dr. Wang is a licensed  psychologist, pastor, and associate professor of psychology and pastoral  counseling.  He is the editor of the Journal of Psychology and Theology and serves on the editorial board for Spirituality in Clinical Practice.  He is principle investigator of the Seminary Formation Assessment Project,  a research program funded by the John Templeton Foundation conducting  longitudinal empirical research on the human and spiritual formation of  students. He is also co-principle investigator of the Trauma-Resilient Church Collective  Program, a 5-year project funded by the Lilly Endowment mobilizing  diverse local congregations to address both individual and systematic  factors as they meet the spiritual and mental health needs of trauma  survivors. 

Dr. Wang teaches and speaks internationally, maintains a small  clinical practice in Fullerton, CA (, is the pastor of  spiritual formation at One Life City Church ( and  serves on the board of directors for Joya Scholars ( He also consults with the Global Aftercare Program of the  International Justice Mission (; an international non-profit  organization devoted to ending the global slave trade) and has  co-authored their manual on Trauma Informed Care.  Dave and his wife  Vivian live with their two daughters in Fullerton.

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