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? “Certainly the Bible is essential also. But there is a psychology in the Christian faith that ought to be explored also.”.
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.
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
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
The Case for a No-Filter Prayer Life
Why we, as God's friends, can speak to him freely.
His redemption extends to every molecule of the universe, touching science, literature, art, psychology, math, and history. All things have been made by him and for him.
Christianity Today’s 2018 Book Awards
Our picks for the books most likely to shape evangelical life, thought, and culture.
The Science of Virtue: Why Positive Psychology Matters to the Church. But McMinn argues that positive psychology can be thought of as the contemporary science of virtue.
The Generous Soul
Why overcoming the Scrooge in all of us begins with gratitude.
Mark R. McMinn is a professor of psychology at George Fox University and author of The Science of Virtue: Why Positive Psychology Matters to the Church(Brazos Press, 2017).
Evangelical Christians Are Sick
The movement is driven by a painful awareness that the heart—each of our hearts—is desperately wicked.
with revivalists who can work people up into a frenzy, to entice them to walk the sawdust trail, to experience a cathartic moment of release—all with the tools of social psychology.
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
The Dead White Man Who Could Fix Our Race Problem: Oswald Chambers
As a black woman wrestling with racism in America, I lean on a Scottish theologian’s four key insights.
Chambers, a voracious reader with a passionate love for books and learning, devoured the Bible but also novels, plays, poetry, history, philosophy, psychology, and theology.
Secrets of Effective Giving
Here's when and how you can best help the poor.
of soft skills, persistence, respect for authority, the ability to work in harmony with others, humility balanced by a healthy self-esteem, and overcoming a psychology of victimization or
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.
Researchers: Faith Helps Mass Shooting Survivors
Psychologists find support from community and trust in God make a measurable impact.
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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.
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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.
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