Praying and “Framing”

Why is prayer, liturgy, and studying the Bible important?  One reason is that these activities shape the way in which we make decisions.  Some recent work on “framing” from behavioral economics, neuroscience, and psychology shed...

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Ethics and Eating Disorders

More than 10 million women in this country are suffering from some form of eating disorder. Although we tend to think of anorexia and bulimia nervosa as adolescent and young adult problems, more women are suffering from these...

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Doing “What We Hate”

What Happens When We Sin Even Though We Know Better? This season of Lent is a time when we are particularly attuned to our brokenness and our need for redemption.  A common experience of our sinfulness is continuing to do sinful...

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What is Happiness?

A simple question, right?  But as I’ve discovered during my current attempt to get out of my applied ethics ‘element’, and venture into the world of theoretical ethics, it is actually quite complex.  I’m hoping to get some...

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