What’s Wrong with Theistic Evolution?
News of an important new book critiquing theistic evolution: “In Theistic Evolution: A Scientific, Philosophical, and Theological Critique, two dozen highly credentialed scientists, philosophers, and theologians from Europe and North America have joined forces to contest this proposal.”
When Part of the Brain Goes Dark
The first brain-imaging research in trauma cases dealt with the way the traumatized brain reacted to memories of trauma.
In each case, the survivor’s right side of the brain kicked into overdrive. The emotional, visual, and spatial areas lit up. In contrast, the left side of the brain, the area responsible for logic and language went dark. This finding explained why the traumatized struggle with putting words on their experiences. Often, it is not that they don’t want to talk about their experiences. But, most times, they physically can’t because their brains are not functioning in that area.
When Your Partner Is Down and Can’t Get Up
“My wife has written, bravely and beautifully, of her struggles with mental health. I’m often asked what has helped me as her husband. I offer these 10 thoughts with her blessing and with the caveat that they may not translate into your situation. But here is what has sustained me.”
Worried? Let God Change Your Mind
Here’s a great example of how God can use CBT to heal and help his people:
My story is one of many success stories demonstrating the effectiveness of cognitive-behavioral therapy. According to the National Association of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapists, “Cognitive-behavioral therapy is based on the idea that our thoughts cause our feelings and behaviors, not external things. The benefit of this fact is that we can change the way we think to feel/act better even if the situation does not change.” Rather than live at the mercy of outside forces, we have a choice. And the most effective way to change our habitual behaviors and emotional patterns is to let God change the way we think.
The Makings of a Miserable Millennial
And how the Gospel is good tidings of great joy.
What If God Takes It All Away? Trusting Him Through Financial Struggles
“Recently we drove past our old house for the first time since downsizing. Immediately, our four children began rehearsing memories, noting every part of the house that they missed. Once again, they struggled to understand why we had to give it all up. As hard as I tried to respond with confidence that it was the right thing for our family to follow God’s leading — even at the cost of financial comfort and a home we loved — deep down, I wrestled with my own nostalgia and questions.”
The First Days of Jesus: The Story of the Incarnation by Andreas J. Köstenberger and Alexander Stewart $4.99.
Parenting: 14 Gospel Principles That Can Radically Change Your Family by Paul David Tripp $3.99.
None Like Him: 10 Ways God Is Different from Us (and Why That’s a Good Thing) by Jen Wilkin $2.99.