The church can and should be a place of refuge for those who experience mental illness. But many in our churches—from pastors to lay-leaders to the average person in the pews—feel poorly equipped to journey alongside those who live with such illnesses. Enter John Swinton’s 2020 book, Finding Jesus in the Storm.
Psychology & Neuroscience
Twice as many people worldwide die from suicide as from homicide. How can the church work with psychologists to address this crisis?
Why should churches care about neuroscience? Well, here are some very practical, church-based examples from Columbia Theological Seminary.
All too often, the scientific study of religion is used to explain away belief and to support criticism of religion in general. Justin Barrett, an experimental psychologist and former co-area director for Young Life, takes the opposite approach.
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?