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Who Is Forgiveness For?

Who Is Forgiveness For?

In scientific studies on forgiveness, it’s not uncommon to hear that the benefits come to the one doing the forgiving. Is that the whole picture? Is forgiveness a sort of self-serving act?

Books

Summer Reading and Watching

Summer Reading and Watching

The summer months can provide more of an opportunity for long-form content. Here, we offer our 2021 recommendations for books and films with the hope that, like us, you have extra bandwidth in July and August to sit with them.

COVID-19 Resources

Making Progress Post-Pandemic

Making Progress Post-Pandemic

“Trouble is opportunity.” I don’t think Sir John Marks Templeton was the first to coin that phrase, but I heard it a lot during my decade working for his foundation. It was one of his investment...

Shepherding to Herd Immunity

Shepherding to Herd Immunity

For pastors, this really is the moment for us to protect our flock from the thieves and wolves that would steal the very health of our congregation and our individual members. It’s our moment to take on the role as shepherds of our flocks.

Podcasts

Rachel Held Evans on Making Peace with Science

Rachel Held Evans on Making Peace with Science

Rachel Held Evans, who passed away in 2019, was a leading voice for progressive Christians and found that integrating science was critical for keeping her faith. In fact, when we surveyed our audience in 2020, we found she was one of the top voices who had influenced our respondants.

Why Science and Faith Need Each Other

Why Science and Faith Need Each Other

After decades of analyzing the religious perspectives of scientists and the views religous people have about science, Elaine Howard Ecklund has now written a book for the church. In it, she offers eight shared values that can help advance the conversaton about science in our churches.

Disciple Science

Disciple Science

Disciple Science is an organization dedicated to creating quality videos that would “reach those who feel forced to choose between science and Christianity and invite them to follow Jesus, know creation, and grow in faith.”

Race & Science

Q & A with Theologian of Science, Edgardo Rosado

Q & A with Theologian of Science, Edgardo Rosado

It’s been one of the serendipities of the past year to have met the Rev. Dr. Edgardo Rosado, pastor, scholar, community leader, and (from what we’ve heard) a rockin’ electric bass player. Rev. Dr. Rosado provides us with fresh insights on connecting faith and science for Hispanic Christians.

Sylvester James Gates

Sylvester James Gates

Sylvester James Gates is not only the first African-American to hold an endowed chair of physics at a major American research university, but also a positive voice for faith and science.

Humans and Race

Humans and Race

Race continues to be an issue for American culture and the church. This 3-minute video, developed for use in religous settings, introduces some of the relevant science and can complement the work we are doing in the church to increase understanding about race and racism.

Videos

Websites

The International Forgiveness Institute

The International Forgiveness Institute

Founded by Dr. Robert Enright, a researcher who has been studying forgiveness since 1985, the International Forgiveness Institute seeks to help people leverage Dr. Enright’s forgiveness process model in their own context.

Denominational and Ecumenical Creation Care Resources

Denominational and Ecumenical Creation Care Resources

Are you curious what your denomination is doing when it comes to caring for creation? Or perhaps you’d like to connect with a local ecumenical or interfaith group committed to this work. Or maybe you want to see what other faith-based groups are doing to take care of the environment so that you can share some ideas with your home church. Creation Justice Ministries has put together a nice list of links representing several traditions.