Sometimes I have prosopagnosia when it comes to seeing God.
James K.A. Smith, Betsy Barber, and Todd Pickett discuss: suspicions about psychology in Christian spirituality, ancient psychologists' insight on spiritual formation, why the body is so important in Christian theology and spiritual practice, prayer, and formation of the whole person.
On one hand, I am deeply committed to faith in Christ, and I have religious convictions that I believe are important. On the other hand, I have a deep desire to foster peaceful relationships with those around me, including those who believe differently.
An exclusive From the Table interview with Justin Barrett, Thrive Professor of Psychology at Fuller School of Psychology.
We live in a world where our worth is defined by what we do. More specifically, in our culture it is defined by what we achieve. We constantly strive to prove our worth through our words and actions in a myriad of ways (e.g. career, school, money, power, religion) only to feel more exhausted, disconnected, anxious, and depressed.
But often our activity to fix the problem only perpetuates the disease. The disease is the fundamental belief that it is up to us, and we are the ones in control.