Howard Butt’s High Calling of Daily Work Is Done
The 89-year-old businessman and champion of work as a holy calling passed away Sunday evening.
between that expectation and his desire to pursue lay ministry led to a decade of depression that Butt explained in his book Renewing America's Soul: A Spiritual Psychology for Home
How the Ten Commandments Stop Us from Cheating
Dishonesty is nearly universal—unless you use this one weird trick.
But we don't just have to speculate. We live in the age of social psychology, where researchers can actually investigate our hunches about the prevalence of dishonesty.
An Evangelical’s Guide to the Enneagram
What’s behind the popular self-assessment tool making its way to your church.
An Evangelical's Guide to the Enneagram. What's behind the popular self-assessment tool making its way to your church. John Starke/ October 21, 2016.
Are Religious Kids Meaner or Nicer?
A Christian sociologist responds to two contradictory studies and what they tell us about science.
Had the article been submitted to a reputable social science journal, it would have been reviewed by scholars who understand the sociology and psychology of religion.
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
Too Many Transitions Can Traumatize Our Kids
I know from experience what happens when children face moving, divorce, or other stressful life change—and how we can help them.
In 2010, The New York Times synthesized studies by the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology and reported that “moves in childhood may do long-term harm.
‘Why Christianity Today’ Revisited
The first editorial for this magazine—reprinted here—still reflects our ‘deepfelt desire.’
too deeply.” The best modern scholarship recognizes the bearing of doctrine on moral and spiritual life.CT continues to follow new scholarship from sociology, psychology, and other
Annoying Christians, Intriguing Messiah
My Christian Life, Part 2: The Psychology Phase
My Christian Life, Part 2: The Psychology Phase. Samantha Blythe/ August 12, 2015. My Christian Life, Part 2: The Psychology Phase. Samantha Blythe/ August 12, 2015.
Q+A with Adam Grant: Does Our Calling Make Us More Creative?
The author of ‘Originals’ talks about how faith factors into our ideas and work.
Interview by Kate Shellnutt/ June 29, 2016. A psychology professor at Wharton Business School, Adam Grant probes motivations and inspirations to get at the heart of work.
How Sewing Saved My Sanity
I took up quilting as a hobby. I had no idea it would become a tool for soul care.
“No matter what people are doing, people feel better when they are focused on that activity,” University of British Columbia psychology professor Elizabeth Dunn told The Economist.
Morning Roundup 7/7/15
God and America; B*got; Daily Dose of Greek
earned knowledge. In the European Journal of Social Psychology, Phillippa Lally reports that the average time needed to form a new habit is 66 days. In
3 Reasons Why I Hate Diversity
Christena Cleveland shares some of the hesitations all of us have to face when we welcome diversity.
 For a classic take on this idea: Heider, F. (1958). The psychology of interpersonal relations. New York: Wiley. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 40, 99-105.