Thriving: Kids, Spirituality, Social Networks, and Born Believers

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In October 2013, we invited cognitive psychologist Justin Barrett to brave the traffic between Pasadena and La Mirada, and he made the drive in record time. But more importantly, once he was here, Justin shared about the work he's been up to in his own research and among a group of other researchers in psychology, cognitive science, sociology and theology at Fuller's Thrive Center for Human Development. In this interview, we asked him about spirituality in childhood development (especially related to introducing young children to talking to and thinking about God), the bloated social networks that affect spiritual communities (especially surrounding pastors), and our apparently inborn inclination to believe in God.

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    7. Thriving: Kids, Spirituality, Social Networks, and Born Believers

    by Justin Barrett

    10:44 — September 26, 2014

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