Are you looking materials to help your congregation think about the nature of life, or human persons, or the mind? The Ian Ramsey Centre has gathered experts from around the world in a collection of 51 short videos (nearly every one is less than 3-minutes).
Mind & Brain
In Stone Age Minds, we acknowledge that our environments are constantly changing and ask: How do we become like Christ as ourselves, not just some cookie cutter lookalike version of Jesus? The book is focused using evolutionary psychology in a constructive manner to enable people to become who God created them to be.
Why should churches care about neuroscience? Well, here are some very practical, church-based examples from Columbia Theological Seminary.
If you are anything like me, you are feeling a general uneasiness as we enter Advent. We’re still isolated and beginning to ponder the likelihood of a virtual (or at least socially distanced) Christmas Eve. How can we remember when we are not gathered, telling the stories of young Mary and John the Baptist? What is lost when we don’t light candles and sing Silent Night, Holy Night?
Closer to Truth is a television series that asks leading thinkers to consider humanity’s deepest questions. Host Robert Lawrence Kuhn interviews people from a range of academic disciplines on diverse topics in three major categories — cosmos, consciousness, and meaning.
This year will be different for many of us, perhaps unlike any other. Maybe, the only familiar part of this Thanksgiving will be the memories of past holidays spent together.
Fortunately, in this pandemic-defined year, such memories can be a powerful part of how we cope and maintain hope amidst all the changes.
This week, we return to the What kind of God…? theme and ask: What kind of God would create a world and creatures so dependent on memory?