How do churches create circumstances where children experience social support? How do churches help children create relationships that allow them to experience the love of Christ? Developmental psychologist Erin Smith helps us dig into these questions.
While children do think differently about the world, they also offer an interesting case study about how we communicate love… when we kind of back up the developmental clock and look at kids, we see that love is just as much an embodied interaction in a relational space. Even when we cover it up and rationalize it in adulthood, that doesn’t go away. For this reason, there’s value in thinking about what formation looks like for our 10-year-olds. They cry for the same experiences our adult hearts crave.
I worked with a professor who had a research program probing religious cognition. They were asking fascinating questions around how we know and how we come to decide what is real. The implications in their research for both religion and science were really important.
Ted Peters brings together both pastoral ministry and academic theology. His interests range from quantum physics to genetics to the possibility of extraterrestrial life and the implications for Christian theology.
Making Science Relevant in Hispanic Churches: Q & A with Pastor and Community Leader, Rev. Marcio Sierra
Everywhere I looked, I saw God and science. How can you separate one from the other? God created the universe, and He made it full of science. As I grew up, science showed me how awesome and powerful my God is.