Posts under "Love and Altruism"

Love, Sex, and Romance

February 14th, 2011 / 78 Comments

If the lyrics of rock-n-roll songs are a guide, love is about sexual attraction.  Harlan Ellison put it this way, “Love ain’t nothin’ but sex misspelled.” The view that love and sex are identical may seem crass.  But the two words are often swapped in common use.

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Measuring Love Intentions

December 9th, 2010 / 19 Comments

To some people, scientific research on love is preposterous. Skepticism runs especially high when a researcher claims to explore loving motives and intentions. But research on the motives of love is possible -- and it offers key insights for living well.

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Measuring Love

November 5th, 2010 / 14 Comments

For the past decade or so, I’ve been thinking about the love, science, and theology interface. The questions about how these three relate are complex. These questions require complex but understandable answers.

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Diversity and Love

October 12th, 2010 / 67 Comments

Charles Darwin wisely said, “the greatest amount of life can be supported by great diversification of structure.”  I’ve been thinking lately about the potential helpfulness of diversity in the Church.

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