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?
Your Calling Actually Isn’t About You
From our special issue: resisting the draw of self-serving discipleship.
I would major in psychology and that was that. So I signed up for Developmental Psychology and began the work of fulfilling my destiny. I was ready to step into my calling.
The Sweatiest Bible Class in America
Revelation Wellness puts Scripture at the center of its group fitness program.
Most women experience some degree of expectation for their bodies, from the gripping psychology of an eating disorder to the relentless quest to lose five more pounds.
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
Evangelical Distinctives in the 21st Century
The first in a series on the meaning and place of a historic movement.
It will include sociology and cultural anthropology because we are a social group with a unique culture. It will include psychology because our spirituality demands it.
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
Researchers: Faith Helps Mass Shooting Survivors
Psychologists find support from community and trust in God make a measurable impact.
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Encouraging Students’ Hearts
Q&A with Pastor Sergio De La Mora and Dr. Selena Contreras.
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eldest child. She received her PhD in educational psychology from Arizona State University and serves her community as a school psychologist. Dr. Andrea
The ‘Religious Affections’ of Billy Graham’s Evangelism
On the evangelist’s 99th birthday, we look at the role desire played in so many decisions for Christ.
ministers to comment. In the mid-1950s ministers frequently criticized Graham for using mass psychology and religious emotionalism. Graham became
God Made Our Brains to Need Others
Both science and Scripture invite us to share our suffering.
Researchers like Thomas Weiss, a German professor of biological and clinical psychology, are exploring the relationship between the organization of our brains and long-term pain.
The Truth about Suicide
More and more Americans are taking their own lives. How the church can step up.
This can be done through counseling, therapy, medicine, or antidepressants. The church should not be afraid of psychology or medicine. Sometimes
What Brilliant Psychologists Like Me Are Learning About Humility
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
Does Your Pastor Need a Friend?
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.
‘You Can’t Just Tell Us What to Believe’
Gregory Coles says the church should offer “breathing room” for gay Christians, like himself, who want to pursue sexual holiness.
experiencing same-sex attraction. We can also bring valuable insights from theology, history, science, anthropology, and psychology to the table. Here in the
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
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