Scholar-in-Residence

Steve L. Porter

CCT Scholar-in-Residence and Executive Board Member / Professor of Theology, Spiritual Formation, and Philosophy at Talbot School of Theology and at Rosemead School of Psychology, Biola University


Steve L. Porter (Ph.D. University of Southern California; M.Phil. University of Oxford; M.A. Talbot School of Theology) is Professor of Theology, Spiritual Formation, and Philosophy at Talbot School of Theology and at Rosemead School of Psychology (Biola University). His areas of interest include spiritual formation, theological methodology, and philosophical theology. He has contributed articles to the Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society, Faith and Philosophy, Philosophia Christi, Journal for Psychology and Theology, and Journal of Psychology and Christianity. Dr. Porter’s Restoring the Foundations of Epistemic Justification was published by Lexington Books in 2005. Dr. Porter serves as the managing editor of the Journal of Spiritual Formation and Soul Care.


Contributions by Steve L. Porter

Steve L. Porter

Neuroscience & the Soul

November 20, 2016

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Doing Good Better: Active Contemplation with Phileena & Chris Heuertz

November 14, 2016

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Christian Scholarship in the 21st Century: Prospects and Perils

September 19, 2014

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Learning to Lament: Giving Voice to the Winter Christian Experience

May 19, 2014

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Dallas Willard Remembered

May 9, 2014

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As You Love Yourself: Where Contemplation and Action Meet

May 7, 2014

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Penitence and Emotions // Dust No. 24

April 18, 2014

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

March 10, 2014

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Why you should forgive and how to do it

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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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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Exploring Spirituality in the Intimate, Personal and at the Margins – Bruce Hindmarsh on the Future of Spiritual Formation

November 25, 2013

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Steve L. Porter

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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The Rise, Decline, and Recovery of the Human Soul – 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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Loved, Safe, No Need to Fear

October 9, 2013

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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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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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Steve L. Porter

Substance Dualism and Emergent Individualism in Conversation

September 11, 2012

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Steve L. Porter

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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Steve L. Porter

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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