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Patricia Bruininks

Patricia Bruininks

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Dear reader,

We’ll get right to it: Young people today are departing the faith in historic numbers as the church is either unwilling or unable to address their questions on science and faith. BioLogos is hosting those tough conversations. Not with anger, but with grace. Not with a simplistic position to earn credibility on the left or the right, but a message that is informed, faithful, and hopeful.

Although voices on both sides are loud and extreme, we are breaking through. But as a nonprofit, we rely on the generosity of donors like you to continue this challenging work. Your tax deductible gift today will help us continue to counter the polarizing narratives of today with a message that is informed, hopeful, and faithful.

Patricia Bruininks is Professor of Psychology at Whitworth University. Her area of specialization is the study of hope and how different expressions of hope relate to different aspects of the emotion, as well as how hope differs from optimism. Her undergraduate degree is from Hope College and her doctorate is from the University of Oregon.


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