For God and Country symposium: Jonathan Ebel Lecture, (April 5, 2017) - YouTube https://t.co/jQqiKlpd2O
Robert D. Rubin on Judicial Review & the Religious Right @RoRcast https://t.co/C5N6jcfrxK
George Whitefield’s Gospel-Centered Hymn Book https://t.co/XCW5Y9l9Ny @ThomasSKidd via @tgc
The many resurrections of Chinese Christianity - Philip Jenkins @ChristianCent https://t.co/XXvKByoVkX
An Antipoverty Agenda for Public Health | Jeff Levin https://t.co/FgKF9TtUzD
Steven Pfaff on the World of 1517 @RoRcast https://t.co/mDyidy0M2R
George Whitefield’s Gospel-Centered Hymn Book | Thomas Kidd at @TGC https://t.co/zB2u47TWgA
Andrew Chesnut on Santa Muerte @RoRcast https://t.co/QJH1522SW7
Alternative Scriptures: Melville's "Lost Gnostic Poem" https://t.co/iVGtfaVjrU Philip Jenkins, @anxious_bench
Israel and the Role of Place in Christian Faith | Thomas Kidd @TGC https://t.co/kxbfgfLj1C

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Elkins, Gary

Resident Scholar
Baylor University
Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience,
Program Director, Clinical Psychology Psy.D. Program
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Dr. Elkins’ research interest include: Mind-Body interventions, health psychology, women’s health, hypnosis, mindfulness, prayer, and psychological distress.

His research interest also includes study of prayer and health. Recent research has suggested that prayer may be among the most frequently used ways of coping with chronic illness and distress. However, the effect of prayer on immunity, physical well-being, and psychological distress has not been adequately investigated. Future studies in this area will likely target the effect of music, contemplative prayer, and mindfulness on physiologically measured and emotional outcomes.

 


Ellison, Christopher G.

ellison_pictureDistinguished Senior Fellow
Professor of Sociology, University of Texas at San Antonio

Christopher G. Ellison is currently Professor of Sociology and Dean’s Distinguished Professor of Social Science at the University of Texas at San Antonio. He is current president of the Southern Sociological Society (for 2016-17). He received a B.A. in Religion from Duke University in 1982 (magna cum laude) and a Ph.D. in Sociology from the same institution in 1991. Prior to joining the UTSA faculty in 2010, he taught at UT-Austin for 19 years. Much of his research has centered on three main areas: (a) the role of religious involvement in mental and physical health and well-being; (b) religion and family life, with particular attention to intimate relationships and childrearing; and (c) the role of religion in the lives of African American and Latino


Emmons, Robert A.

Non-Resident Scholar, Psychology
University of California, Davis
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Robert Emmons Vitae

Dr. Emmons’ research is at the interface of personality, psychology and religion. Emphasis is on the measurement of personal strivings as determinants of subjective quality of life outcomes. Primary issues are (1) how religiousness and spirituality reflect core aspects of the self and identity, and (2) how these aspects of the self are involved in well-being and personality coherence and integration over time. Dr. Emmons is a consulting editor for the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, a member of the editorial board of the International Journal of the Psychology of Religion, and a member of the American Psychological Association, the Society for the Scientific Study of Religion, and the American Academy of Religion. He is the author of The Psychology of Ultimate Concerns: Motivation and Spirituality in Personality. His research is funded by the John Templeton Foundation.


Evans, C. Stephen

Resident Scholar, Philosophy
Baylor University
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C. Stephen Evans was born in Atlanta, Georgia. He received his Bachelor’s degree from Wheaton College in 1969 and his PhD from Yale University in philosophy in 1974. He is currently University Professor of Philosophy and Humanities at Baylor University. Dr. Evans’ most recent books are Why Christianity Still Makes Sense (Baker Academic, 2015), and God and Moral Obligation (Oxford University Press, 2013).  His other published works include Natural Signs and Knowledge of God: A New Look at Theistic Arguments (Oxford, 2010), Kierkegaard’s Ethic of Love: Divine Commands and Moral Obligations (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2004), The Historical Christ and the Jesus of Faith: The Incarnational Narrative as History (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1996), and Passionate Reason: Making Sense of Kierkegaard’s Philosophical Fragments (Bloomington, Indiana: Indiana University Press, 1992). More popular recent works include Why Believe? (Eerdmans) and Pocket Dictionary of Philosophy of Religion and Apologetics (InterVarsity Press).


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