When social scientists overstate the role of surrounding causes and conditions, they fundamentally misrepresent the nature of human experience—while undermining fundamental moral agency, accountability, and possibility itself.
Everyone loves to believe that psychologists approach clients through a purely neutral lens. It’s precisely this mistaken presumption that allows real-life conversions to take place unawares.
“Why can’t I just stop?!” Understanding the brain’s own learning capacities can help us answer this maddening question that comes up with any addiction. It may also help us find a way out.
Many believers have distanced from sacred conviction in order to be “neutral” researchers – without recognizing the alternative worldview they are embracing. There is a better way.
Most students of psychology embrace the prevailing assumptions of the field as a starting point towards examining other things in their lives, such as faith. What if we did the opposite?
It’s surprisingly common for newly-weds (and others anticipating marriage) to hear cynical, jaded remarks about the likelihood of future marital happiness. For their sake, it’s time to set the record straight.
We’ve tried so hard to decrease depression, anxiety and suicide. And the numbers keep going up. Is it time to consider even more fundamental shifts in our approach?
Our worldview shapes everything we see. Yet what shapes our worldview is often hardly noticed—including secular messaging deeply corrosive to faith.