The Flame of Love Project encompasses a variety of research and networking activities. We have conducted 116 in-depth interviews with nationally recognized exemplars of Godly Love and their collaborators, as well as a three-phase national survey on the role of Godly Love in fostering service to others—see the recent update on the Flame of Love Project. We have interviewed exemplars and their collaborators based in the following states: Alabama, California, Colorado, Florida, Kentucky, North Carolina, New York, New Jersey, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Tennessee, and Washington DC, as well as Canada, England, Mozambique, and Puerto Rico. Further details about the exemplars are available on our biosketch pages.
The Flame of Love project also sponsored a two-week Summer Institute for the purpose of mentoring scholars in the study of Godly Love. This two-week seminar was held at Calvin College as part of its Summer Seminar program in July, 2009. It has made a major contribution to our efforts to establish the concept of Godly Love among the scholarly community, as well as contributing to our goal of bringing science and theology into constructive dialogue. We have a follow-up meeting of this group of scholars planned in December, 2010 to facilitate their ongoing research on Godly Love. In May of 2008, we disseminated a Request for Proposals which ultimately funded five research projects at $150,000 each, co-directed by a social scientist and a theologian.
These are just some of the activities of the Flame of Love project. We welcome inquiries about any aspect of our proposed research.