Emily Esch

Associate Professor of Philosophy at the College of Saint Benedict and Saint John’s University



Contributions by Emily Esch

Emily Esch

Dismantling Walls: How Humility and Love Help Us Make It to the Other Side

September 10, 2017

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Humble Apologetics: Persuasion with Humility and Respect

August 31, 2017

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Humble Pie: A Lesson from Lincoln

August 24, 2017

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Humility and the Vices of Pride

August 14, 2017

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Krista Tippett on Public Life, Social Humility, and the Religious Other

August 10, 2017

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Krista Tippett on Humility, Mystery, and Self-Knowledge

July 29, 2017

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Love & Humility in Local Politics

June 15, 2017

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Thinking and Acting Biblically About Politics

June 15, 2017

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Love & the American Political Landscape

June 15, 2017

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“I Could Be Wrong”: Exploring Humility on Social Media

June 15, 2017

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Dropping the H-Bomb: Practicing Humility in an Era of Relentless Humiliation

June 15, 2017

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Speaking Love To Power

June 15, 2017

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Reconciliation: Love and Humility in Politics

June 15, 2017

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Loving Yourself

June 9, 2017

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How Does Studying Love Help Us Love?

June 9, 2017

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Resources for Growth in Love

June 9, 2017

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How Can We Shape a More Loving Character?

June 9, 2017

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How Can Love Arise from Unloving Circumstances?

June 9, 2017

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How Our Faith Informs Love: Distinctly Christian Components of Love

June 9, 2017

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Love in Response to Brokenness

June 9, 2017

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Love in Human Perspective (Full Interview)

June 9, 2017

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Unity: The Hopeful Future of American Christianity

June 2, 2017

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Love Is (Not) All You Need

June 2, 2017

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Christian Political Life

June 2, 2017

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Habits and Formation in Brick-Laying and Theology

June 2, 2017

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Theology from the Bottom Up – Stanley Hauerwas’ Theological Method

June 2, 2017

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Social Practices of Ignoring and Acknowledging Suffering

June 2, 2017

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Knowing Ourselves by Our Love – Not Hate

June 2, 2017

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Strength in Weakness

June 2, 2017

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Presence and Silence: Lessons from Grief and Suffering

June 2, 2017

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The Extraordinary and Odd Adventure of Being a Christian

June 2, 2017

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Loving God: From Enemy to Friend

June 2, 2017

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Confrontation and the Path to Peace

June 2, 2017

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Love, Suffering, and Theology (Full Interview)

May 27, 2017

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V – Reply to Dean Zimmerman’s Critical Response

April 29, 2017

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IV – Critical Response to Dean Zimmerman on Dualism

April 29, 2017

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I – A Materialist Model of Christian Resurrection Opening Statement

April 29, 2017

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The Martial Art of Humility: Bruce Lee, Self-Negation, and Self-Defense

April 15, 2017

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Love & Marriage: He Said, She Said

February 13, 2017

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Facing Death: Cultural Denial and Christian Preparation

February 7, 2017

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Carried Away by Love: Rationalizing Lust with Transcendent Romance

February 6, 2017

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

January 23, 2017

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Bearing Witness: What Refugees Teach Us About Suffering

January 19, 2017

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

January 9, 2017

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

December 12, 2016

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From Exile to Kinship: Following the Spiritual Path of Poetry

December 8, 2016

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Friendship Among Siblings: Embracing the Uniqueness of Familial Bond

December 5, 2016

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

December 1, 2016

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Vice Charging: Calling Out the Vices of the Mind

November 28, 2016

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

November 21, 2016

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

November 17, 2016

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Doing Good Better: Active Contemplation with Phileena & Chris Heuertz

November 14, 2016

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The Political and the Prophetic: Talking About Christian Politics

November 7, 2016

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Biblical Politics: Thinking and Acting with Love & Humility

November 4, 2016

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

November 2, 2016

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

November 1, 2016

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Praying for the Election: Humbling Ourselves before God

October 27, 2016

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Both Great and Low: Remembering the Humility of Abraham Lincoln

October 24, 2016

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

October 20, 2016

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

October 17, 2016

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

October 10, 2016

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Lower Than Angels

October 3, 2016

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

September 26, 2016

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

September 15, 2016

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Antidotes to Voter Anger

September 13, 2016

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

September 12, 2016

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Ready, Aim, Fire: Shaming Via Technology

September 9, 2016

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Who Will Speak to the Nation?

September 6, 2016

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The Death of the Psychological and Human Duality

September 5, 2016

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

August 29, 2016

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

August 22, 2016

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Weeping for a Night: Suffering and the Nature of Grief

August 8, 2016

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Snobbery, Intellectual and Otherwise

August 1, 2016

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

July 25, 2016

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Angry Charity: Love and Hate in a Secular Society

July 11, 2016

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

July 1, 2016

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The Pain of the Passion: Atonement, Suffering, and Spiritual Formation

June 27, 2016

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

June 20, 2016

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

June 13, 2016

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Love Has No Exception Clauses

May 19, 2016

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Love Kindness: Firm Center, Soft Edges

May 11, 2016

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The Failure of Christian Love in the Holocaust

May 4, 2016

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Live Out of Love, Not Fear

May 2, 2016

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Learning to Love the Enemy

April 28, 2016

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Love, Justice, and Dead Man Walking

April 21, 2016

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Love, Peace, and the Way of the Cross

April 15, 2016

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

January 4, 2016

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Overwhelmed by Greatness: The Psychological Significance of Awe in Christian Experience and Formation

October 26, 2015

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Christian Love is Not a “Feeling” – Robert George on Love, Emotions, and Thinking

September 22, 2015

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Should We Tolerate Evil Opinions? – Robert George on Peter Singer, Abortion, and Seeking Truth

September 12, 2015

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Making Work Meaningful: 3 Steps from Psychology and Theology to Kickstart Meaning in Your Work

September 9, 2015

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Diversity, Disagreement, and Pluralism [Rick Warren]

September 3, 2015

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Finding Your Calling: 5 Tips from Psychology and Spiritual Theology to Help You Find Your Vocation

September 2, 2015

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The Bond of Truth Seeking

August 28, 2015

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Jesus in a Material World: Is the Incarnation Possible If We Are Made of Meat?

August 28, 2015

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Holy Embodied: Being Made in God’s Image and Likeness

August 21, 2015

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Feminism, Transhumanism, and Theological Anthropology

August 14, 2015

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Friends Who Disagree: Cornel West and Robert George

August 11, 2015

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“Safe Learning” and a Thinking Faith – Robert George on Education

August 9, 2015

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Cultivating Good Minds: Intellectual Virtue & Education (Full Interview)

July 3, 2015

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Virtues of Minds and Morals

July 3, 2015

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Curiosity: Virtue or Vice?

July 3, 2015

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Are Virtues Caught or Taught? Educating for Intellectual Virtue

July 3, 2015

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How to grow your intellectual character

July 3, 2015

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For Those Who Love Knowing, But Hate Learning

July 3, 2015

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Learning to Be a Civil Citizen

July 3, 2015

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Cultivating Good Minds: Education and Intellectual Character Formation

July 3, 2015

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Is Your Faith Integrated with Your Work?: 7 tough questions

April 9, 2015

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Disintegrated: How the Psychology of Vocation Can Integrate Your Faith & Work

April 7, 2015

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Christena Cleveland – From Hostility to Humility to Healing

March 9, 2015

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Fearless Conversation with God: Henri Nouwen on Prayer and Introspection

December 5, 2014

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Snobbery (And How to Avoid It) [From the Table #11 / Robert C. Roberts]

November 20, 2014

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Grace and the Muck on Our Shoes

November 4, 2014

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

September 26, 2014

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The Bumps in Your Soul: Spiritual Growth in Real Life [From the Table #6]

September 26, 2014

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In But Not of the Desert [From the Table #5]

September 26, 2014

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Happiness Is Shallow [From the Table #2]

September 26, 2014

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5 Ways We’re Confused By Grace: A Psychologist’s Take

September 22, 2014

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Are You Intellectually Humble? 13 Tough Questions

September 17, 2014

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We Know In Part: Debunking Myths About Intellectual Humility

September 15, 2014

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Following Jesus on the Internet: Two Christian Virtues for Online Discourse

September 4, 2014

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Oh, Thank God!, or, The Man Who Mistook God for a Hat

August 25, 2014

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Flowing Like Honey: Gratitude & the Good Life

July 28, 2014

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5 Ingredients for Becoming Wise, Backed by Psychology

June 30, 2014

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Spiritual Care After Violence: Growing from Trauma with Lived-Theology

June 23, 2014

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5 Ways Science Increases Gratitude & Well-Being

June 16, 2014

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

June 9, 2014

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Pondering Wisdom: Why Science Needs the Church, and the Church Needs Science

June 2, 2014

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Is ‘Spiritual Formation’ More Cultural Than Theo-Anthropological?

May 10, 2014

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Kierkegaard on Human Spirituality

May 10, 2014

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Born to Relate: In Trauma, Transformation, and Transcendence

May 10, 2014

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Spiritual Theology for the Church

May 9, 2014

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Relational Spirituality and Transformation

May 9, 2014

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God’s Patience and Inescapable Judgment // Dust No. 16

April 3, 2014

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A Story in Your Bones: God Concept vs. God Image

March 28, 2014

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Christian Worship for Brains on a Stick

March 28, 2014

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The Ancient Psychologists: Biblical Sages

March 28, 2014

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Suspicions About Psychology & Spiritual Formation

March 28, 2014

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Embodied Spirituality: Exploring Christian Spiritual Formation

March 28, 2014

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Why Are Evangelicals Allergic to Repetition? No Formation Without Repetition

March 28, 2014

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Embodied Prayer for the Body of Christ

March 28, 2014

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How Your Body Leads Your Spirit

March 28, 2014

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Online Learning: Helpful or Hurtful?

March 28, 2014

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Christian Education for the Whole Person

March 28, 2014

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What Christians Can Learn from the Mall

March 28, 2014

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A Theology of the Cross // Dust No. 14

March 24, 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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The Pursuit of Happiness, Your Highest Good

March 9, 2014

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Happiness vs. Blessedness

March 9, 2014

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The Happiest Place on Earth?

March 9, 2014

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Spiritual Emotions and Psychology

March 9, 2014

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Seek Me and Live! // Dust No. 4

March 8, 2014

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Your brain and addiction

January 31, 2014

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Being mindful and changing your brain

January 31, 2014

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Finding quietness of heart in centering prayer

January 31, 2014

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Worship that affirms our humanity

January 31, 2014

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How our psychology influences our theology

January 31, 2014

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The freedom of being held accountable

January 31, 2014

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When wanting isn’t enough

January 31, 2014

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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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Past Watchful Dragons: Learning Spiritual Formation from C.S. Lewis

November 25, 2013

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A Faith 3,000 miles wide, but 1 inch deep – James Houston and Bruce Hindmarsh

November 25, 2013

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Lord, Help Me to Forget Myself – James Houston and Bruce Hindmarsh on Self-Consciousness and Psychotherapy

November 25, 2013

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The Glory of a Human Being Truly Alive – James Houston and Bruce Hindmarsh on Christian Psychology

November 25, 2013

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I Contradict, Therefore I am – James Houston on Finding Stability and Balance through Dialogue

November 25, 2013

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Conversation with James Houston and Bruce Hindmarsh (Full Interview)

November 25, 2013

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Thriving Humans or Happy Pagans?: The Limits of Psychology – James Houston and Bruce Hindmarsh

November 25, 2013

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The History of Spiritual Formation – James Houston and Bruce Hindmarsh

November 25, 2013

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Read Old Books, Be Counter-Cultural – James Houston and Bruce Hindmarsh

November 25, 2013

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How to Pray Without Ceasing – James Houston and Bruce Hindmarsh

November 25, 2013

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Busyness is Moral Laziness – James Houston and Bruce Hindmarsh

November 25, 2013

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It’s All About I, Individuation Instead of Individualism – James Houston on Making Spirituality Personal

November 25, 2013

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Transformation Through Surrender

October 28, 2013

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Praying the Hours

October 17, 2013

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Panic in the Heavens

October 9, 2013

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I Want to Know God and the Soul

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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Science, Mind, Religion, and Reality (Full Interview)

August 10, 2013

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The Seven Dangerous Neuro-Temptations

August 6, 2013

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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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The Foundation for Human Dignity and Rights

July 24, 2013

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Unity of Mind and Body

July 24, 2013

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Christianity, Philosophy, Questions, and Truth

July 24, 2013

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Does Neuroscience Support Materialism?

July 24, 2013

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Evidence for Life After Death

July 24, 2013

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Historical Connections Between Metaphysics and Ethics

July 24, 2013

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Morality and Belief in God

July 24, 2013

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No Empiricist Is a Materialist

July 24, 2013

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On Scientific Evidence for Mental-Physical Causation

July 24, 2013

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Personal Encounter with the World: Intuitions for Philosophical Idealism

July 24, 2013

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Science, Reality, and the Mind of God

July 24, 2013

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Thoughts Without Brains

July 24, 2013

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The Evolution of Science

July 24, 2013

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The Impossibility of Proving that Human Behavior is Determined

May 10, 2013

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Panel Discussion 1

May 10, 2013

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The Science of Near-Death Experiences

April 10, 2013

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What Can Be Learned from Near-Death Experiences

January 15, 2013

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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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Swinburne: On the Future of Philosophical Theology

September 13, 2012

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Swinburne: On Creedal Christianity

September 13, 2012

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Swinburne: On the Atonement

September 13, 2012

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

September 13, 2012

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Swinburne: On the Defense of Christian Doctrine

September 13, 2012

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Swinburne: On Arguments for God’s Existence

September 13, 2012

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Swinburne: On the “New Atheists”

September 13, 2012

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Swinburne: On His Ministry to Russia

September 13, 2012

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Substance Dualism and Emergent Individualism in Conversation

September 11, 2012

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Does Brain Science Disprove the Soul?

September 11, 2012

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How Do Our Souls Come into Existence?

September 11, 2012

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Surviving Death: What Happens When We Die?

September 11, 2012

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Swinburne and O’Connor on Neuroscience and the Soul (Full Interview)

September 11, 2012

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Freedom and the Soul: Must We Have a Soul to be Free?

September 11, 2012

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How to Deal with Theological Disagreement

September 10, 2012

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Implausibility of Physical Determinism

September 6, 2012

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Implausibility of Physical Determinism Q&A

September 6, 2012

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On Christian Scholarship

May 18, 2012

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Christ-Shaped Philosophy: Spirit and Wisdom United

May 18, 2012

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The Nature of Christian Scholarship

May 17, 2012

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Wolterstorff on Christian Scholarship

May 17, 2012

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Plantinga on Christian Scholarship

May 17, 2012

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Christian Conduct in the Academic World

May 17, 2012

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Justice vs. Charity

May 17, 2012

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The Rift Between Science and Theology

May 17, 2012

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Christian Standing in Public Academia

May 17, 2012

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Divine Action

February 12, 2012

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On the Moral Significance of Poverty

February 6, 2012

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Science & Religion: Where the Conflict Really Lies (2012)

February 2, 2012

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