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Summer 2009 | Volume 27, Issue 2

Responding

In this summer issue of Comment our writers explore a wide range of topics in the arts and the academy, business and technology, culture and politics. But quietly underneath all of these explorations whispers the question: what is it to be human, to be responsible, in these various settings? And while the concrete answers vary along with the settings, the deepest answer that brings coherence to all our diverse concrete responses to circumstance remains that same one word.

14 Articles In this Issue
01
To a Young Thinker, or Sermon to Myself by Stephanie Gehring

Poem

02
Editorial: Responding by Gideon Strauss

Underneath this issue is the whispered question, "What is it to be human, to be responsible?"

06
Along the narrow ledge by Jedd Medefind

Ten questions to help us keep our civic engagement rooted in Christ.

12
The enduring significance of Augustine of Hippo by David K. Naugle, James K.A. Smith

Reflecting on restlessness and Augustine's timeless voice.

18
What would it mean to redeem psychology? by Russ Kosits

A special Comment symposium.

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Redeeming Psychology means taking psychological science seriously by David Myers

Whatever God found worth creating, we should find worth studying.

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Redeeming Psychology means Christian involvement in mainstream research by Everett L. Worthington

To be salt and light in science, we must first play by its rules.

29
Redeeming Psychology means getting excited about the discipline by Richard Lopez

Understanding the "tangle" of God's image-bearers.

31
Redeeming Psychology means recovering the Christian history of psychology's past by Russ Kosits

Our future psychological work will depend on how we narrate our past.

34
Redeeming Psychology means learning how to better use the Bible in psychological work by David Powlison

It is crucial that Christians think theologically about psychological data, theories, practices and professions.

37
Redeeming Psychology means recovering the Christian psychology of the past by Robert Roberts

The core of every psychology comes from worldview, not empirical study.

40
Redeeming psychology means developing an apologetic edge by Russ Kosits

Only the Christian worldview can do justice to the ultimate questions of psychology.

44
Delights & Comforts  

To celebrate our new online content offerings, Comment asked some friends to answer four light-hearted questions . . .</.p>

58
Linnea Spransy: Building labyrinths of creativity by Rebecca Tirrell Talbot

Fifth in a Comment series on under-appreciated artists.



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