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Robert McBain

Research Coordinator for the Holy Spirit Resource Center
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Robert McBain
I serve as the Research Coordinator of the Holy Spirit Resource Center.

I am an alumnus of the University of Aberdeen, Scotland (MA in History of Art and a PGDip in Practical Theology and Ethics) and ORU (MDiv and a DMin in Church Ministries & Leadership). I am currently a Ph.D. in Theology candidate at ORU. I am a two-time recipient of ORU’s Whole Person Scholarship, which included full tuition and a stipend for both my doctorates.

My research interest occurs at the intersection of theology, mental health, and society. I am particularly interested in multidisciplinary research involving the mental health experiences of Pentecostals. My Ph.D. dissertation explores how Pentecostals understand depression and how their socio-religious context shapes their depression experiences.

My Doctor of Ministry research project focused on the depression experiences of Christians within local church communities. The research project was published, in part, in my book Depression, Where is Your Sting? (Eugene, OR: Resource Publications, 2021) and the journal article “Breaking Depression’s Silence Within the Church Through Friendships.” Spiritus: ORU Journal of Theology 6, no. 2 (Fall 2021): 285–95.

Over the past few years, I have published articles and book reviews in peer-reviewed journals and presented at national conferences. I also serve voluntarily as the book review editor for two globally recognized journals: Spiritus: Journal of Theology and Salubritas: International Journal of Spirit-Empowered Counselling.

I can help theology and ministry students with resources related to the global Spirit-empowered movement, theology, and history.

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