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Brad Strawn

Extended Cognition: A Puny Spirituality and an Unhealthy Theology

In the fifth of seven videos on “Extended Cognition,” Brad Strawn talks about how theological claims can be put to psychological tests and how psychology speaks to and informs our theology.

Brad Strawn

Extended Cognition: Response-Abled Grace

In the sixth of seven videos on “Extended Cognition,” Brad D. Strawn engages with the theological question of divine and human relationship and responsibility.

Brad Strawn

Extended Cognition: Know Yourself

In the last of seven videos on “Extended Cognition,” Brad D. Strawn says that who we are as people—our identities, backgrounds, personalities—deeply impacts the ways we minister.

Cameron Lee

The Church As Family System: Flourishing From a Systems Perspective

In the fourth of ten videos on “The Church as Family System,” Cameron Lee talks about ways of taking responsibility for how we are in relationship with others.

Cameron Lee

The Church As Family System: Re-reading the Biblical Narrative Through Systems Theory

In the seventh of ten videos on “The Church as Family System,” Cameron Lee explains how family systems theory shapes the way we read and interpret the biblical text.

Cameron Lee

The Church As Family System: Agents of God’s Shalom

In the last of ten videos on “The Church as Family System,” Cameron Lee hopes that the psychological sciences might help equip us for the ministries to which God has called us.

Kenneth T. Wang

Pursuing Truth Through Empirical Science: On Being Empathized

In the sixth of seven videos on “Pursuing Truth Through Empirical Science,” Kenneth T. Wang discusses empathy and the ways God empathizes with our human experience and emotions.

Kenneth T. Wang

Pursuing Truth Through Empirical Science: The Importance of Humility

In the last of seven videos on “Pursuing Truth Through Empirical Science,” Kenneth T. Wang encourages humility as he emphasizes the reality that none of us are perfect of self-sufficient.

Kutter Callaway

The Cognitive Sciences and Belief: Christian Ritual As Scaffolding

In the last of nine videos on “The Cognitive Sciences and Belief,” Kutter Callaway summarizes how understanding the cognitive sciences in relation to our faith helps ministry leaders in areas of teaching and discipleship.

Pamela Ebstyne King

The Science of Thriving: Optimal Development

In the last of seven videos on “The Science of Thriving,” Pamela Ebstyne King reflects on how the psychological sciences help us reach the ends that theology and faith identify.

Warren Brown

Complex Dynamical Systems: The Neuroscience of Human Personhood

In the first of six videos on “Complex Dynamical Systems,” Warren S. Brown introduces how neuroscience helps us have an embodied understanding of the nature of persons.

Warren Brown

Complex Dynamical Systems: Persons As Complex, Relational Systems

In the second of six videos on “Complex Dynamical Systems,” Warren S. Brown describes people as complex systems that are organized in deep relationality.

Warren Brown

Complex Dynamical Systems: Embodiment and Social Histories

In the third of six videos on “Complex Dynamical Systems,” Warren S. Brown shares about how persons’ lives are built through continuous reorganizing and adapting in the face of new situations.

Warren Brown

Complex Dynamical Systems: Catastrophe As Regeneration

In the fourth of six videos on “Complex Dynamical Systems,” Warren S. Brown explains how certain catastrophes cause major reorganizations of ourselves and our experiences—and how the Christian life is one such reorganization.

Warren Brown

Complex Dynamical Systems: On Avoiding Abstractions

In the fifth of six videos on “Complex Dynamical Systems,” Warren S. Brown cautions that overly abstract theological and philosophical discussions can become too disconnected from humans’ real and embodied nature and experience.

Warren Brown

Complex Dynamical Systems: Embodied Cognition and the Life of the Church

In the last of six videos on “Complex Dynamical Systems,” Warren S. Brown reflects on the church as a network of interactive persons informing and forming one another in a way that reflects the gospel.

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Restoring Justice through Restored Identity, Agency, and Trustworthy Connections

Miyoung Yoon Hammer, chair of Fuller’s Department of Marriage and Family, considers justice and restoration in relationships from a family systems perspective.

Robert Emmons

Robert Emmons on the Story of Gratitude

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Robert Emmons introduces the history of gratitude research and shares about the multifaceted positive outcomes gratitude has on individuals and communities.

Amos Yong

Response | An Eschatological Expansion of Gratitude

Amos Yong uses a biblical and theological lens to consider how worship practices can help us experience and nurture gratitude.

Rebecca Baer

Response | Forms of Gratitude and Joy

Rebecca Baer, drawing parallels from her research on joy, reflects on both distorted and positive forms of gratitude.

Robert Emmons

Robert Emmons on Gratitude to God and Shaping Identity

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Robert Emmons discusses gratitude in spiritual contexts and how gratitude directed toward God can be formative to who we are.