Faith, Lamentation, and Compassion Lab

FLC lab researchers
Mission Statement

The mission of the Faith, Lamentation, and Compassion Lab is to better understand the way that we can still thrive and be happy in the face of human suffering. We use scientific inquiry to gain knowledge to ameliorate pains, sorrow, and grief in human lives.

Research Interests

The research conducted in this lab is broadly interested in "how to live" as a stranger in this broken world (1 Peter 2:11). We explore what to believe (Faith), how to communicate with God (Lamentation), and what to do (Compassion) in the face of human suffering. Studies in this lab are exploring ways of pursuing a meaningful life under such conditions. We expect this knowledge to contribute to scientific dialogues about each keyword and provide empirically supported information on the best way to live.

Foundational Scripture

Luke 10:27: "Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind; and, love your neighbor as yourself."

Research Topics
  • The association between faith, lamentation, and compassion
  • Faith integration in classrooms
  • The process of lamentation
  • Improvement of the language proficiency of lamentation
Current Project
  • Pro-Environmental Behaviors, Subjective Well-Being, and Compassion