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Meritocracy

All Reward and Provision Come from God—Not the Meritocracy

Whenever a student comes into my office in tears, I know there’s a very good chance that the source of…

Part of the American Religion vs. the Bible series

Mental Health Challenges

Embodying the Kingdom While Facing Mental Health Challenges

In the book of Luke, the first thing we learn about the Kingdom is that it is good news. The…

Part of the Purifying Ourselves: Moral Formation in the Bible series

The Biblical World of Gender

CHT Book Release: The Biblical World of Gender

In partnership with Cascade Books, an imprint of Wipf and Stock Publishers, the Center for Hebraic Thought has published a…

Head and Heart

Moral Formation Involves the Head and the Heart—Simultaneously

Humans engage their intellect and emotions simultaneously. How does that bear on our spiritual formation through the Psalms?

Part of the Purifying Ourselves: Moral Formation in the Bible series

Moral psychology in Proverbs

Fire, Soap, and Knives: The Book of Proverbs as a Means to Virtue

You have probably seen a version of this commercial. The first one I watched shows a man take a bite…

Part of the Purifying Ourselves: Moral Formation in the Bible series

Lamentations

The Therapeutic Use of Lamentations after Collective Trauma

Lamentations is a gift to soothe our personal griefs and secure our membership in a cloud of suffering witnesses to the faithfulness of God.

Moral psychology in the Bible

But Was Abraham Good? Ethical Complexity and Moral Reasoning in Genesis

We may take for granted that characters in the Book of Genesis, as in many stories, each manifest certain desires,…

Part of the Purifying Ourselves: Moral Formation in the Bible series

Worship in the Bible

Worship in the Bible Often Looks Strange. How Can It Inform Modern Worship?

How much of our worship is “biblical”? Is worship in the Bible even a good barometer for evaluating worship practices?

Imprecatory Psalms

Respondendo à guerra, à violência e ao mal com os salmos imprecatórios

A recente invasão da Ucrânia por ordem do presidente da Rússia, Vladimir Putin, confrontou o mundo com imagens comoventes de…