Fall Community Classes

Fall Community Classes begin Wednesday, October 3. The classes are free and meet at Gutenberg College from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. These classes are recorded and available for later viewing by signing up through Gutenberg’s Patreon page.

This quarter’s topic: “Christianity and Psychology: Faith and the Mind”

Psychology is pervasive in our culture. Whether it be brain research, psychological studies, psychiatric drugs, advertising, or counseling, psychology impacts all of us one way or the other. How are we as Christians to think about psychology? What does it have to offer us? What are the limitations and pitfalls? What does it say about the nature of man? This quarter Gutenberg is hosting a series of talks and discussions to delve into these questions. We invite you to join us.

Julian CaballeroNovember 14: “The Psychology of Salvation”
Is salvation psychological? I hope to explore this question through the ideas of Ernest Becker, Richard Beck, and Robert A. Johnson. Each of these men contribute a piece to understanding how salvation by faith is a psychological journey, which requires authenticity, death, and following Christ’s example of “emptying himself” as described in Philippians 2:7. We will explore the Genesis narrative, Terror Management Theory, and the Myth of the Fisher King as a means to understanding how humans function psychologically and how a “Christ-Centered Self” might be possible.

Julian Caballero is a full-time employee for Oregon Health & Science University. He also has a private practice, Bend Mental Wellness, which began in 2015. He received his M.A. in Psychology from Saybrook University after graduating from Gutenberg College in 2011. He lives in Sisters, Oregon, with his wife and two children.

Fall Schedule

OCT 3 Larry Barber “Jesus and Psychology”
OCT 10 Nancy Scott “Facing Truth or Feeling Better, Part 1”
OCT 17 Nancy Scott “Facing Truth or Feeling Better, Part 2”
OCT 24 Paula Belcher “Psychology in a Humanistic Culture: Is There Any Room for Faith?”
OCT 31 No Class (Halloween)
NOV 7 Chris Swanson “Ways of Knowing: Psychology and Philosophy”
NOV 14 Julian Caballero “The Psychology of Salvation”
NOV 21 No Class (Thanksgiving)
NOV 28 Charley Dewberry “What is Man? Freud vs. the Bible”
DEC 5 Panel Series Conclusion Q&A


At Gutenberg, we hold two simultaneous convictions about truth seeking. First, freedom of inquiry is critical, and second, an authentic pursuit will lead toward God and Truth. In keeping with these convictions, community classes are intended to be a forum for exploration. They may or may not represent the beliefs and positions of Gutenberg College but are designed to explore topics of significance for our lives.

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Ron Julian’s “Righteous Sinners” Available as E-book

RS_Final“This book was born twenty-five years ago on a very bad night. As a young Christian (I converted at nineteen) I struggled greatly with the sin that was all too noticeable in my life. Some of my teachers at the time believed in the “victorious Christian life” theology. Victory over sin was mine, they taught, if I would just walk by the Spirit, if I would just “let go and let God.” I tried, with all the faith I could muster, to do just that. It didn’t seem to work. However I tried to “let go,” I found myself just as much a prisoner of selfishness and lust as I was before. One night—the bad night—I confessed this frankly to one of our leaders and asked for help. His answer changed my life.”

Thus begins the introduction to Righteous Sinners by Gutenberg tutor Ron Julian. Originally published in 1998 by NavPress, Righteous Sinners is available as an e-book from Gutenberg College Press at

J. I. Packer, Board of Governors’ Professor of Theology at Regent College,  commends the book: “Biblically exact and pastorally profound, this book is a gem!”

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