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Has Christian Psychology Lost Its Place at Southern Seminary?
(UPDATED) President Albert Mohler speaks to CT about the controversy over a longtime professor’s departure.
Has Christian Psychology Lost Its Place at Southern Seminary? Kate Shellnutt| September 18, 2017. Has Christian Psychology Lost Its Place at Southern Seminary?
Does Your Pastor Need a Friend?Subscriber Access Only
A study reveals why relational ministry can leave our inner circle empty.
When I took my post in Fuller Theological Seminary's School of Psychology, I started a research project that applied Dunbar's insights to ministry contexts.
How Do You Solve a Theological Problem Like Maria?
Record hurricane season challenges believers in paradise to trust God amid life’s literal storms.
Record hurricane season challenges believers in paradise to trust God amid life's literal storms.
Theology for Life (Ep. 9): False Intimacy: A Discussion on Pornography, the Brain, and Our Faith
Dr. William Struthers is Professor of Psychology at Wheaton College.
Theology for Life (Ep. 9): False Intimacy: A Discussion on Pornography, the Brain, and Our Faith. Dr. William Struthers is Professor of Psychology at Wheaton College.
Why Even Pessimists Can Embrace Hope
A social psychologist explains why fear and hope often work as a team.
Patty Bruininks, chair of the psychology department at Whitworth University in Spokane, Washington, has studied hope for years. The word is stretched
Exposing the Truth about Honor and Shame
The Four Dimensions Christians Must Understand
entirely true. The assumptions of Western psychology shape the common perception of shame as a negative, internal emotion of low self-esteem. This
What Brilliant Psychologists Like Me Are Learning About HumilitySubscriber Access Only
Measuring meekness can help the church as long as we remember the only One who had something to brag about.
In contrast, positive psychology—the science of virtue—looks at what goes right with people and how to help them flourish and thrive. Many of today's
Thankfulness Protects Against PTSD
In the aftermath of tragedy, gratitude helps us grow.
But is there another way? Some psychology research suggests that this rise in traumatic events can actually lead to a surprising reaction: gratitude. Gratitude
Listen More, Speak Less to Help After Tragedies Like the Deadly Texas Church Bus Accident
Listening will speak more deeply to survivors than any words you might say.
Jamie D. Aten is the founder and executive director of the Humanitarian Disaster Institute and holds the Rech Endowed Chair of Psychology at Wheaton College.
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Responses to our May issue via letters, tweets, and Facebook posts.
There has been a bit of a revolution in this area of social psychology, and many people who study self-control and willpower are becoming convinced that the ego depletion theory of self
Hope for America’s Opioid Epidemic Is Grace in a Syringe
Why addiction ministry can include fellowship, the gospel and Narcan.
surrounding addiction, British journalist Johann Hari postulated the evidence-based theory being adopted by many in the field of addiction medicine and psychology today: that “the
'They Call Us Monsters' Offers a More Compassionate Brand of Juvenile Justice
Ben Lear's directorial debut humanizes the debate about adult prison sentences for juvenile offenders.
There's a growing consensus that mass incarceration is a failed experiment, and new findings in developmental psychology have prompted some former “tough on crime” advocates
Generosity Gap: Christians and Pastors Tithe and Tip for Different Reasons
Survey identifies the main motivations for giving money.
“Jesus calls his followers to acts of giving that war with our psychology of personal safety, that violate social norms, that extend beyond self-interest,” he wrote.
Miscarriage Changed Me
How trauma and loss deepened my understanding of God’s love.
Psychology refers to this positive shift of perspective as “cognitive reframing.” The belief that I had gone through hard things and Jesus had walked with me through it all became a
Died: Haddon Robinson, Champion of Biblical Preaching
The seminarian who taught and inspired decades of expositors ‘goes home to God.’
“Today, the danger is that some preachers will read the latest psychology book into the text. They're not driven by a great theology but, instead, by the social sciences.”.
Pastors, Counseling, and Mental Health: 6 Guidelines for Pastors to Consider
Mental health issues are too prevalent for pastors to not be counselors. But they must do so wisely.
The following is a guest post by Sarah Rainer, PsyD. She has a doctorate in Clinical Psychology and specializes in working with children, adolescents, and families.
Weekend Edition: September 18, 2015
Pastors who lead change well, American heresies, and more on this week's Weekend Edition.
religion” (138). Folk religion is to religion what folk medicine is to the science of medicine and what folk psychology is to the science of psychology. 139. Save
Why We Argue Best with Our Mouths ShutSubscriber Access Only
Science reveals the power of being quick to listen and slow to speak.
Knowing this, it's not surprising that people tend to seek out information that confirms a belief and outright reject anything that conflicts with it, says Dan Kahan, a psychology professor at
Do We Need a Stronger Word for 'Faith'?Subscriber Access Only
Why theologian Matthew Bates would have evangelicals profess ‘allegiance’ to Christ.
connection to Jesus' kingship. It stresses the believer's inner psychology in a way that overshadows the Bible's emphasis on obedience. And since the
The Integration of Christianity and Psychology: A guest post by Sarah Rainer
Sarah Rainer, Doctor of Psychology, explains how psychology and Christianity relate to each other.
Sarah Rainer, Doctor of Psychology, explains how psychology and Christianity relate to each other. The Integration of Christianity and Psychology: A guest post by Sarah Rainer.
Germans Are Welcoming Refugees as a Way to Honor Luther’s Legacy
Germans Are Welcoming Refugees as a Way to Honor Luther’s Legacy
Asylum seekers and immigrants are big part of the Reformation’s 500th anniversary in Germany.
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