links to 4 helpful articles

1. The skills kids need to avoid getting fooled by fake news [essential reading]

“The effect of misinformation on children is hard to measure … equipping them to deal with it as a moral imperative.”

2. The Neuroscience of Hate Speech

“We know that repeated exposure to hate speech can increase prejudice … It can also desensitize individuals to verbal aggression, in part because it normalizes what is usually socially condemned behavior. … you don’t have to be this unhinged to be moved to violence by incendiary rhetoric. … when one group feels threatened, it makes it much easier to think about people in another group as less than human and to have little empathy for them — two psychological conditions that are conducive to violence.”

3. We Worship What We Think We Need

“We worship what we think we need. Idolatry always looks for something created to replace the Creator.”

4. Announcing a BioLogos Podcast

“BioLogos is starting a podcast that will convey the harmony between Christian faith and current scientific discoveries to a new audience.”