Neuroscience and Faith: In Whose Image?

It was a philosopher by the name of Feuerbach who famously established the idea that religion is merely “wish fulfillment.”  Now Feuerbach lives on in the cutting edge field of neuroscience.  USA Today reports of a new study that suggests that  “Believers...

Advent and Incarnation

Tomorrow marks the beginning of the Advent Season.  Advent is comprised of the four Sundays preceding the Christmas holiday.  Historically, Advent is the beginning of the church calendar for the Western church. It is both a remembrance of Christ’s arrival, as well as...

Black Friday: Spending Priorities of Emerging Generations

At the popular level, the Holidays will always be known for two things: (1) family and (2) spending.  Nowhere is the latter more fully embodied than on “Black Friday,” the only holiday dedicated exclusively to consumer spending.  And what’s been most fascinating is...

Gratitude (Happy Thanksgiving)

Thanksgiving.  It’s one of those words that means what it says; thanksgiving refers to “giving thanks.”  Gratitude has perhaps been the final casualty of today’s technology-driven culture.  The worship of “self” has minimized – if not eliminated – the true concept of...

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