How Should Christians balance Judeo-Christian values with their scientific psychological knowledge/education attainment?

Like Sir Charles, who has a master in psychology, how Christians should balance Judeo-Christian values with their scientific psychological knowledge/education attainment?

Thank you so much!

Hi Domingoosabel:

Firstly, thanks for knighting me. I quite like it :wink:
Jokes apart, Psychology is a study of the mind (psyche). So a study of the mind per se is a noble Christian pursuit and not otherwise. However in Psychology there are different schools, Freudian, Positive, Negative, Evolutionary, Nouethetic etc.

Some of the approaches, principles and inferences from these different schools of Psychology might at times be contrary to Biblical worldview and understanding. It’s only here that we need to be cognizant of the deviations and assess their implications on our faith and practice.

As long as we tread this space carefully and develop a healthy framework to understand the mind taking advantage of the knowledge Psychology offers us, while being clearly grounded on Biblical principles for our frame of reference, there can be a very healthy interplay and enhancement of our understanding of people and the ways their minds and emotions work and the associated biochemistry that augments or disturbs it.

All knowledge pursuits that seek to explore and understand, God’s creation - from microbiology to astronomy, and even language and art, and everything inbetween, ought to be seen as a way of loving the Lord with our minds (Mark 12:30)

Hope this helps!

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Thank you so much for such kind and incredible response!