iOS app Android app

Christian Belief

'All The People I Respect Are Non-Christians'

Victor Udoewa | Posted 06.10.2013 | Religion
Victor Udoewa

My friend was having trouble reconciling the fact that I am both a scientist whom she respects and someone who calls himself a Christian. How do I tell my friend that being a Christian has not always been foundationally defined on belief, but a transformative way of newly living, a faith?

Do We Really Need Beliefs?

John Backman | Posted 06.09.2012 | Religion
John Backman

Is it time to imagine a Christian faith without specific beliefs? I don't think so, but it may be time to approach these beliefs differently.

Confusing Faith For Belief

Steve McSwain | Posted 09.13.2011 | Religion
Steve McSwain

The fact is, you can be certain of nothing. When your religion is all about what you believe, know that the ego in you has taken over already.

You Might Be A Christian If...

Bruce Reyes-Chow | Posted 06.10.2011 | Religion
Bruce Reyes-Chow

Here are the essentials in creating the broadest scope of what I would consider "Christian." These are intentionally vague and screaming for nuance.

And One For All: The Profound Mystery Of The Body Of Christ

Scott Cairns | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Scott Cairns

As much as we like to speak of a mystical union with Christ and as much as many of us continue, week after week, to affirm it, this mystery of our partaking of Christ's person is not a mystery that we consistently embody or appreciate.

Christian Belief Through the Lens of Cognitive Science: Part 5.5 of 6

Valerie Tarico | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Valerie Tarico

All of us are biased to seek information that fits what we already believe. Confirmatory evidence jumps out at us, and we find it emotionally appealing.

Christian Belief Through the Lens of Cognitive Science: Part 5 of 6

Valerie Tarico | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Valerie Tarico

The need to adapt may seem at odds with the recent success of fundamentalism, but in actual fact, fundamentalism is an adaptation to a changing world.

Christian Belief Through the Lens of Cognitive Science: Part 4 of 6

Valerie Tarico | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Valerie Tarico

The born again experience doesn't require a specific set of beliefs, but rather a specific social/emotional process; dogmas or explanations are secondary. It's not an experience unique to Christianity.

Christian Belief Through the Lens of Cognitive Science: Part 3 of 6

Valerie Tarico | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Valerie Tarico

As scientists learn more about how our brains work, certitude is coming to be seen as a vice rather than a virtue.