Short Courses & Sermons by Dr. James Wisland

Jim Wisland, founder of ARCSP, has developed a number of different training options that may be of interest to you. Here is a bullet point listing of them but for more information, please call (907) 987-6829 or email

The following are half day seminars that typically go from 9:00 am to 12:00 noon:

  • Moonstruck: Taken from Psalm 121 & Matthew 17:4-20. Surfaces the source of mental disorders & dismisses the long-enduring myth that the moon causes lunacy. Intriguing study on one of the all-time favorite Psalms as well as Raphael’s famous painting on the transfiguration.
  • Mania: First overviews Homer’s all important concepts of honor & glory that forms the basis for the Trojan warrior’s governing ethic. Understanding these ideas will provide insight into the suicide bomber that far too frequently defines the East’s hostility toward the West. This conflict began with the Iliad 3,000 years ago.
  • The Suicidal Mind: Meant as a brief, introductory overview of how depression & anxiety can lead to suicidal ideation. William Styron’s Darkness Visible is the recommended background text since he describes his own descent into the dark pit of depression.

Sermons suited for Sunday morning include:

  • The Suicidal Psalm: An exposition of Heman’s Psalm 88
  • The Breath of Worship: Argues for the necessity of praise & lament in worship
  • Ahithophel’s Suicide: Motivated by King David’s betrayal & Absalom’s humiliation
  • Judas’ Suicide: A more sympathetic look at Judas’ final act

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