Martin Luther King, Jr. famously noted that Sunday mornings at 11am were the most segregated hour of the week in America. A 2015 Lifeway survey suggests that this has not changed and that churchgoers think that is ok.
Sociology & Anthropology
Humans share 99.9% of the same genetic material, regardless of complexion or other physical features. There is no genetic sequence that can be used to identify racial groups. Biological anthropologist Agustin Fuentes explains what we know about race and genetics and that race remains real not as a biological category but as a social one.
Barna Group’s “The State of the Church Now” uses the tools of social science to offer insights on how churches are responding to the ever changing news about COVID-19.
What difference does it make that Jesus was a cultural being, born into a specific culture? “With the incarnation, to quote Karl Barth, ‘theology has become anthropology because God has become man.”
It’s hard to wrap our minds around the idea of baby Jesus – fully God and yet with all the limitations inherent to human infancy. Fuller Seminary professor Justin Barrett guest writes our newsletter today, drawing on knowledge from psychology, cognitive science, and evolution to point to the beauty of this dependence and vulnerability.