Doug Huffman

Associate Dean / Professor of Biblical and Theological Studies at Talbot School of Theology, Biola University


Doug Huffman (Ph.D., Trinity Evangelical Divinity School) is currently an Associate Dean and Professor of Biblical and Theological Studies at Talbot School of Theology (Biola University) where he teaches classes on both the Old and New Testament. He specializes in the Gospel of Luke, the book of Acts, and the area of Christian Thought. Additionally, he is a contributing editor in Christian Contours: How a Biblical Worldview Shapes the Mind and Heart (Kregal), The Baker Handbook to the Bible (Baker), and How Then Should We Choose? Three Views on God’s Will and Decision Making (Kregal).


Contributions by Doug Huffman

Doug Huffman

Bouncing Back and Springing Up: The Complicated Nature of Post-Traumatic Growth

February 27, 2017

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When Love Damages: The Case of Benevolent Sexism

February 20, 2017

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Doug Huffman

Love & Marriage: He Said, She Said

February 13, 2017

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Doug Huffman

Carried Away by Love: Rationalizing Lust with Transcendent Romance

February 6, 2017

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Doug Huffman

Vainglory: How to Share Your Virtue Without Showing Off

January 30, 2017

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Doug Huffman

For the Love of Me: Narcissus and the Curse of Beauty

January 23, 2017

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Doug Huffman

Bearing Witness: What Refugees Teach Us About Suffering

January 19, 2017

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Doug Huffman

The God of Healing Touch: Restoring Relationships of Love after Sexual Abuse

January 9, 2017

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Doug Huffman

The Brain and Self-Judgment: How Does Religion Affect the Pre-Frontal Cortex?

December 19, 2016

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Doug Huffman

Mary’s Humble Estate: An Advent Reflection

December 15, 2016

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Doug Huffman

Speaking Love to Power: An Artist’s Approach to Conflict Resolution

December 12, 2016

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Doug Huffman

From Exile to Kinship: Following the Spiritual Path of Poetry

December 8, 2016

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Doug Huffman

Friendship Among Siblings: Embracing the Uniqueness of Familial Bond

December 5, 2016

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Doug Huffman

No Waiting Game: Advent Reflections on Time, Patience, and Suffering

December 1, 2016

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Doug Huffman

Vice Charging: Calling Out the Vices of the Mind

November 28, 2016

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Doug Huffman

Hidden in Plain Sight: Cognitive Bias and Thinking Fast & Slow About Implicit Racial Bias

November 21, 2016

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Doug Huffman

Love Is Your Master: Love, Betrayal, and Repentance in Shakespeare’s Two Gentlemen of Verona

November 17, 2016

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Doug Huffman

Doing Good Better: Active Contemplation with Phileena & Chris Heuertz

November 14, 2016

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Doug Huffman

The Political and the Prophetic: Talking About Christian Politics

November 7, 2016

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Doug Huffman

Political Anxiety, Voter Mindfulness, & Waking Up to Trust in God

November 7, 2016

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Doug Huffman

Biblical Politics: Thinking and Acting with Love & Humility

November 4, 2016

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Doug Huffman

Local Politics: The Hard Road to Love and Humility in Your Neighborhood

November 2, 2016

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Doug Huffman

Downward Mobility: Jean Vanier and the Humility of the L’Arche Community Movement

November 1, 2016

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Doug Huffman

Praying for the Election: Humbling Ourselves before God

October 27, 2016

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Doug Huffman

Both Great and Low: Remembering the Humility of Abraham Lincoln

October 24, 2016

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Doug Huffman

Grow Into It: Wisdom, Spirituality, and Suffering

October 23, 2016

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Doug Huffman

Battling the Demon of Lust

October 23, 2016

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Doug Huffman

The Shape of Christian Wisdom

October 22, 2016

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Doug Huffman

Mary Needs Martha and Martha Needs Mary

October 22, 2016

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Doug Huffman

How to Connect to Ancient Spiritual Wisdom

October 21, 2016

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Doug Huffman

Leadership of John Cassian

October 21, 2016

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Doug Huffman

Vocation Between Academia and the Church

October 21, 2016

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Doug Huffman

Shortcuts to Excellence

October 21, 2016

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Doug Huffman

Is Your Spirituality Too Easy?

October 20, 2016

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Doug Huffman

Christian Political Agenda: Practical & Theological Reasons to Stay Engaged in Politics

October 20, 2016

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Doug Huffman

Ancient Wisdom for Today

October 19, 2016

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Doug Huffman

Don’t Get Over It. Grow Into It.

October 19, 2016

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Doug Huffman

Spirituality in the Here and Now

October 18, 2016

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Doug Huffman

“For God So Loved”: C.S. Lewis’s Four Loves and the Doctrine of Christ’s Atonement

October 17, 2016

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Doug Huffman

Humility for Creatures and Sinners: A New Testament Vision of Intellectual Humility

October 10, 2016

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Doug Huffman

Lower Than Angels

October 3, 2016

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Doug Huffman

My Soul Is Not Me: Thomas Aquinas on Human Nature and the Afterlife

September 26, 2016

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Doug Huffman

The Vice of Closed-Mindedness: And How to Become Open-Minded

September 15, 2016

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Doug Huffman

Antidotes to Voter Anger

September 13, 2016

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Doug Huffman

Be Humble as I am Humble: The Humility of God and the Imitation of Christ

September 12, 2016

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Doug Huffman

Ready, Aim, Fire: Shaming Via Technology

September 9, 2016

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Doug Huffman

Who Will Speak to the Nation?

September 6, 2016

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Doug Huffman

The Death of the Psychological and Human Duality

September 5, 2016

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Doug Huffman

Proud to Be Humble: How Do Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump Talk about Humility?

September 2, 2016

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Doug Huffman

The Art (Therapy) of War: The Power of Art to Heal Trauma

August 29, 2016

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Doug Huffman

Patience of Christ’s Passion: Karl Barth on Patience and Wrath

August 22, 2016

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Doug Huffman

Lighten Up: The Goodness of Humor and Humility

August 18, 2016

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Doug Huffman

Making Mistakes and Making a Murderer: Our Tragic Lack of Humility

August 15, 2016

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Doug Huffman

Weeping for a Night: Suffering and the Nature of Grief

August 8, 2016

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Doug Huffman

Snobbery, Intellectual and Otherwise

August 1, 2016

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Doug Huffman

Does God Need Love?: Criticizing C.S. Lewis’s Take on Divine Love

July 25, 2016

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Doug Huffman

Angry Charity: Love and Hate in a Secular Society

July 11, 2016

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Doug Huffman

Radical Humility in Everyday Politics: Christian Humility in the American Political Circus

July 1, 2016

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Doug Huffman

Lust, Greed, Sloth, Fear: A Spiritual Psychology of Sin

June 20, 2016

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Doug Huffman

Bring the Fire, Sing in the Smoke: Lessons on Suffering and Forgiveness from the Church in Sudan

June 13, 2016

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Doug Huffman

The Benefits of Love: Is Love a Many Splendored Thing or an Existential Threat?

June 6, 2016

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Doug Huffman

Love and Justice in Scripture

June 2, 2016

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Doug Huffman

Clearing Away Obstacles to Love

May 30, 2016

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Doug Huffman

The Lunatic We’ve Been Looking For?: Evaluating the Rhetoric of Donald Trump

May 26, 2016

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Doug Huffman

Enemy Love in the Arab Christian World

May 23, 2016

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Doug Huffman

Love Has No Exception Clauses

May 19, 2016

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Doug Huffman

Love Outside the Lines: When a Drunk Shows Up to Pray

May 16, 2016

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Doug Huffman

Love Kindness: Firm Center, Soft Edges

May 11, 2016

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Doug Huffman

Modeling Humility and Love in Politics and Public Discourse

May 9, 2016

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Doug Huffman

The Failure of Christian Love in the Holocaust

May 4, 2016

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Doug Huffman

Live Out of Love, Not Fear

May 2, 2016

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Doug Huffman

Learning to Love the Enemy

April 28, 2016

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Doug Huffman

To Suffer Is to Act: Lessons on Suffering from Literature

April 25, 2016

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Doug Huffman

Love, Justice, and Dead Man Walking

April 21, 2016

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Doug Huffman

How Friendship Transforms Us

April 18, 2016

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Doug Huffman

Love, Peace, and the Way of the Cross

April 15, 2016

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Doug Huffman

Empathy, Anger, and the Righting of Injustice

April 11, 2016

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Doug Huffman

Humility and Self-Love: Are They Compatible?

February 24, 2016

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Doug Huffman

Merely Human Love: Valentine’s Day Revisited

February 11, 2016

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Doug Huffman

How Love Enlarges the Self: Jonathan Edwards on Loving God and Neighbor

January 4, 2016

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Doug Huffman

The Uninvited Christ: Thomas Merton on the Shock of Christmas and the Meaning of No Room at the Inn

December 31, 2015

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Doug Huffman

Affording Life: One Last Instruction on Generosity

December 28, 2015

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Doug Huffman

Dietrich Bonhoeffer on Christmas, Power, and Oppression

December 22, 2015

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Doug Huffman

Hands That Will Dip into Any Water: Finding Serenity in the Midst of Squalor

December 21, 2015

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Doug Huffman

Martin Buber: Healing the Wounds of Humanity

December 11, 2015

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Doug Huffman

Speaking of Suffering: Poetry and Pain

December 1, 2015

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Doug Huffman

Thomas Merton on Gratitude

November 25, 2015

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Doug Huffman

Love Isa, Love the Refugee: Loving Jesus, Neighbors, and Strangers in Macedonia

November 23, 2015

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Doug Huffman

Love One Another or Die

November 9, 2015

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Doug Huffman

Purging the World of Evil: St. Thomas Aquinas on the Atoning Work of Christ

October 21, 2015

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Doug Huffman

St. John of the Cross on Love

October 13, 2015

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Doug Huffman

A Ghost in One’s Own Country: C.S. Lewis on Surviving Death

September 14, 2015

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Doug Huffman

Where Did the Poor Go?: Who Are the Least of These in the Gospel of Matthew?

July 20, 2015

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Doug Huffman

Free to Disagree: Cornel West and Robert George on Education, Disagreement, & Civility

May 1, 2015

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Doug Huffman

Transform Discord into Dialogue

March 17, 2015

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Doug Huffman

John M. Perkins – Finding a Language of Love

March 9, 2015

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Doug Huffman

Gabe Lyons – A Curious Confidence

March 9, 2015

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Doug Huffman

Wisdom in the Midst of Disagreement

March 9, 2015

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Doug Huffman

Living Words, Killing Words

March 9, 2015

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Doug Huffman

Case Closed or Mind Open?

March 9, 2015

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Doug Huffman

Disagreement is Like Sex – From the Directors

March 9, 2015

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Doug Huffman

Following Jesus, Believing in the Soul

February 9, 2015

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Doug Huffman

And the Soul Felt Its Worth, or, Why Christmas Is Weirder Than You Think

December 24, 2014

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Doug Huffman

Fearless Conversation with God: Henri Nouwen on Prayer and Introspection

December 5, 2014

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Doug Huffman

How Gratitude Just Might Save Your Life (Happy Thanksgiving from CCT)

November 25, 2014

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Doug Huffman

Snobbery (And How to Avoid It)

November 20, 2014

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Doug Huffman

The Argument Culture: From the Table with Tim Muehlhoff

October 8, 2014

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Doug Huffman

The Argument Culture [From the Table #10]

October 1, 2014

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Be Good to Yourself: Resisting Social Comparison [From the Table #1]

September 26, 2014

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Doug Huffman

Dust Boy

September 23, 2014

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Doug Huffman

Embodied Spirituality: A CCT Conversation with James K.A. Smith, Betsy Barber, and Todd Pickett

August 14, 2014

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Doug Huffman

Growing Up Now: A Brief Guide for Emerging Adults and Their Parents

July 14, 2014

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Doug Huffman

Love Gone Awry: Why Aren’t Christians More Likable?

June 9, 2014

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Doug Huffman

Is Sam Harris Right About Free Will?: A Book Review

May 26, 2014

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Doug Huffman

The Power of Social Media

May 15, 2014

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Doug Huffman

Abstinence, Intensity, and Love // Dust No. 26

April 19, 2014

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For Those Who Feel Forsaken // Dust No. 25

April 18, 2014

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Doug Huffman

Frame by Frame Through Holy Week // Dust No. 21

April 16, 2014

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Doug Huffman

Why I Don’t Practice Lent // Dust No. 18

April 11, 2014

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Doug Huffman

Adversity as Spiritual Formation

March 27, 2014

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A Theology of the Cross // Dust No. 14

March 24, 2014

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Grace, Merit, Justice, and Penitence // Dust No. 11

March 17, 2014

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The Way of the Cross // Dust No. 10

March 15, 2014

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The Work of the People // Dust No. 9

March 14, 2014

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Dust with Desires // Dust No. 6

March 11, 2014

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Doug Huffman

What is Man?: Theological Boundaries for the Scientific Task of Psychology

March 10, 2014

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Don’t Hurry Through Lent // Dust No. 5

March 10, 2014

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Doug Huffman

The Pursuit of Happiness, Your Highest Good

March 9, 2014

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Doug Huffman

Enough Is Not Enough

March 9, 2014

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Doug Huffman

Happiness vs. Blessedness

March 9, 2014

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Doug Huffman

Does Worship Make You Happier?

March 9, 2014

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Doug Huffman

Thanks! The Science of Gratitude

March 9, 2014

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Holy and Happy?

March 9, 2014

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Spiritual Emotions and Psychology

March 9, 2014

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In the Dark

March 9, 2014

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Christian Happiness

March 9, 2014

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Seek Me and Live! // Dust No. 4

March 8, 2014

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Sensing the Sussurations of the Spirit // Dust No. 3

March 7, 2014

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Doug Huffman

Starting Lent at Peace with One Another // Dust No. 2

March 6, 2014

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Doug Huffman

The Challenge of Lent // Dust No. 1

March 5, 2014

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We’re loved into loving

January 31, 2014

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Your brain and addiction

January 31, 2014

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In the dark

January 31, 2014

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Being mindful and changing your brain

January 31, 2014

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Doug Huffman

How to pray without ceasing

January 31, 2014

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Doug Huffman

The Jesus Prayer // The Table Audio No. 2

January 28, 2014

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Doug Huffman

Christ in You: How Mindfulness Connects You to the Holy Spirit

December 17, 2013

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Be a Better Leader and Communicator with Mindfulness

December 17, 2013

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Doug Huffman

Open Theism: God’s Knowledge & Our Freedom – CCT Conversations – Zimmerman/Crisp

December 13, 2013

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Is Science Sure There’s No Soul? – CCT Conversations – Zimmerman/Crisp

December 13, 2013

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CCT Conversations – Dean Zimmerman and Tom Crisp (Full Conversation)

December 13, 2013

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Is God in Time? – CCT Conversations – Zimmerman/Crisp

December 13, 2013

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Is God in Time? – CCT Conversations – Zimmerman/Crisp

December 13, 2013

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Doug Huffman

Cultured to Disconnect: Recovering Our Ability to Love in the Midst of Social and Spiritual Fragmentation

November 29, 2013

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Doug Huffman

Freefalling to Fly: Flourishing in Mind and Spirit – Panel Discussion

November 28, 2013

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James Houston on The Rise, Decline, and Recovery of the Human Soul

November 25, 2013

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How Meditation and Monotasking Help Me Live More Mindfully

November 19, 2013

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Panic in the Heavens

October 9, 2013

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Self-Examination

October 9, 2013

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Eternity in Our Hearts

October 9, 2013

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The Heart of the Scriptures

October 9, 2013

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I Want to Know God and the Soul

October 9, 2013

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Finite Sufferers: The Human Condition

October 9, 2013

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Mindful Awareness: Your Wise Advocate Within

October 9, 2013

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Anger Toward God as a Spiritual Struggle

October 9, 2013

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Suffering, Mourning, and the Way of the Kingdom

October 9, 2013

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The Effects of Forgiveness and Resentment on the Heart

October 9, 2013

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Loved, Safe, No Need to Fear

October 9, 2013

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Doug Huffman

Through a Mirror (Neuron) Darkly

September 30, 2013

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Can the Soul Interact with the Body?

August 19, 2013

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The Seven Dangerous Neuro-Temptations

August 6, 2013

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Do We Have Souls?: William Struthers on Teaching Neuroscience and the Soul

August 1, 2013

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Doug Huffman

Empiricism, Modern Science, Idealism, and God

July 24, 2013

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Mind Over Matter: The Ultimate Nature of Reality

July 24, 2013

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On Reducing Sciences to Physics

July 24, 2013

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Science Without Purposes

July 24, 2013

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Doug Huffman

The Foundation for Human Dignity and Rights

July 24, 2013

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Doug Huffman

Mind Over Matter: The Ultimate Nature of Reality

July 24, 2013

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Doug Huffman

Spiritual Songs and Biblical Wisdom

May 11, 2013

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Mental vs. Top-down Causation: Sic et Non

May 11, 2013

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The Impossibility of Proving that Human Behavior is Determined

May 10, 2013

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Doug Huffman

On Doing Without a Soul: A New Testament Perspective

May 10, 2013

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On Life at CCT – J.P. Moreland

May 1, 2013

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The Science of Near-Death Experiences

April 10, 2013

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A Pathway to Transformation

March 7, 2013

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Body Language

March 7, 2013

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Doug Huffman

Neuroplasticity and Spiritual Disciplines

March 7, 2013

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Spirituality, Neuroplasticity, and Personal Growth – Curt Thompson (Full Interview)

March 7, 2013

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Doug Huffman

The Gospel According to Neuroscience (Part 2)

March 5, 2013

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Doug Huffman

The Gospel According to Neuroscience (Part 1)

February 22, 2013

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Doug Huffman

Philosophia Christi Publishes Friends of CCT

February 11, 2013

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The Life of the World to Come

January 15, 2013

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Clothed with Immortality

January 15, 2013

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Psycho-Somatic Unity and the Soul

January 15, 2013

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Neuroscience, Biological Death and Life Thereafter

January 15, 2013

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The Reality of the Soul

January 15, 2013

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What Happens When We Die?

January 15, 2013

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Love After Death

January 15, 2013

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What Can Be Learned from Near-Death Experiences

January 15, 2013

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Where Do We Go When We Die?

January 15, 2013

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Doug Huffman

Have Christians Lost Their Souls? The Bible and Human Nature

November 29, 2012

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Science and the Soul Hypothesis

November 16, 2012

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Free Speech: Language, Freedom, and the Soul

November 16, 2012

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True, False, Soul, and God

November 16, 2012

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Baker on Language and the Soul (Full Interview)

November 16, 2012

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Doping, Sport and the Pursuit of Excellence

October 30, 2012

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What Is The Soul and Is It Real?

October 28, 2012

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Every Thought Captive

October 25, 2012

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My Interview with Richard Swinburne

October 9, 2012

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The Conduct of a Christian Academic: Honor Everyone

September 27, 2012

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Christ-Shaped Philosophy

September 27, 2012

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What Kind of Necessary Being Could God Be?

September 13, 2012

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Swinburne: On Doubt and Faith

September 13, 2012

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What Kind of Necessary Being Could God Be? (Q&A)

September 13, 2012

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Could There Be a Complete Explanation for Everything?

September 12, 2012

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O’Connor on What Human Persons Are

September 11, 2012

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O’Connor on Human Persons and Life After Death: Pt. 1, The Intermediate State

September 11, 2012

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O’Connor on Human Persons and Life After Death: Pt. 2, The Resurrection

September 11, 2012

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The Existential Problem of Evil and The Brothers Karamazov

September 11, 2012

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