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Why Has It Become Harder To Stock the Church Planter Pipeline?
It’s become more difficult to recruit church planters today compared to the recent past
Image: Pexels. 0; tweet; share; email; print. Today in ministry leadership, many have adopted this phrase used in business and organizational psychology: pipeline. The concept is simple
Behaving Like Children or Chimps?
Psychology study offers insight on why Jesus calls us to be like children.
Psychology study offers insight on why Jesus calls us to be like children. Perhaps a psychology study on children and chimps— also expert imitators—can give us more insight.
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.”.
You Have Searched Me, Oh Apple Face ID, and You Know Me
AI may be familiar with all our ways, but God created our face for much more.
For example, as a recent study in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology suggests, we can tell if a person is rich or poor just by looking at their face. No AI needed.
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 Sacred Gift of Selfies
Craig Detweiler sees spiritual significance underneath the stereotypes.
Where others see only shallowness and vanity, Detweiler, an expert on faith and social media serving as president of the Seattle School of Theology and Psychology, sees the
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.
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
Has Attachment Theory Made Us Anxious Parents?
How gospel truth and global perspective free us from guilt-inducing expectations.
These observations should force us to question whether our current standards for good parenting, based primarily in Western psychology, are in fact universal.
Evangelism, Meet Soul Care
Why we need to love ourselves to effectively love our neighbor and share the gospel.
God. But what do we make of the second? Love our neighbors as we love ourselves. Isn't that selfish and based on questionable pop psychology? If
Babies Need Their Moms. But Moms Need Paid Leave.
“Conservatives love my family-first message, but you have to pay for that message,” says researcher.
“Conservatives love my family-first message, but you have to pay for that message,” says researcher.
Feeling Loved by God Buffers Body Esteem in Men More Than Women
Two psychologists at Hope College respond to Christian young adults who struggle with body satisfaction.
In a recent study published in the Journal of Psychology and Christianity, Inman and Witvliet measured body esteem in college-aged men and women in relation to their understanding
Behavioral Science Catches Up to the Bible
Research is confirming ancient wisdom about human nature. But can it really make us better people?
(Philosophy in Action) from Amazon. The past quarter century of research into human psychology and behavior has revealed that, in many ways, we are strangers to ourselves.
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 4 Great Challenges of Christian Counseling
Pastors must prepare to bear these burdens as they meet with parishioners.
regularly encounter in their clients' lives both moral evil as well as natural evil,” writes David Wang of Biola University in a July 2017 study for the Journal of Psychology and Theology.
Can Pain Cultivate Empathy in Us?
Research suggests yes, and even the unlikely can grow. But our suffering Savior is the best model.
Can Pain Cultivate Empathy in Us? Research suggests yes, and even the unlikely can grow. But our suffering Savior is the best model. Kimberly Harris
Why Gen Z’s Call for ‘Safe Spaces’ Is Good News for Churches
New expectations may shift youth group conversations, but Christ still provides the answer.
them. Psychology professor and researcher Jean Twenge said that their upbringing makes today's teens particularly inclined to care about gun violence.
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
Your Childhood Wounds May Be Hurting Your Marriage
Lessons from attachment theory on building secure and trusting intimacy.
Lessons from attachment theory on building secure and trusting intimacy.
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.
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‘Little Girls Need Their Daddy’
‘Little Girls Need Their Daddy’
Billy Graham's children are thankful for their father; they just wish he'd been around more.
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