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
Sibling Rivalry: From Childhood to the Church
Will they—or will we—ever stop fighting?
Psychology offers us myriad explanations for sibling behavior—everything from birth order to the need to differentiate oneself from the other members of the family.
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.
The Bigger Story Behind Jen Hatmaker
The benefits and challenges of women’s ministry in the age of bestsellers, viral blog posts, and inspirational conferences.
that time spent together is first about affirmation and addressing unique needs with an eye toward, 'How will this enhance the body?'” said Alexis Abernethy, a psychology professor at
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.