Episode 34 | Neurobiology and the Soul

Neurobiology and the Soul

What is the connection between our mind and our soul? New discoveries in neuroscience reveal that love can literally change our minds — that our relationships and interactions with others help shape our brains – which in turn, shape our relationships and behaviors. The link between our habits and spiritual practices and the renewing of our mind may be far more direct than once supposed.

Friendship Shapes our Soul

On Friday, June 24th we hosted an Online Conversation with psychiatrist Curt Thompson and The King’s University philosophy professor Jeffrey Dudiak to discuss the convergence of what brain research and spiritual practices reveal about the formation and development of our mind, heart, and soul. These longtime friends shared how their relationship has been used by God to repair and shape their lives in fascinating and unexpected ways.

This Conversation is part of our Discovery and Doxology series in partnership with BioLogos and Church of the Advent bringing together leading scientists, theologians, and scholars to discuss the relationship between science and faith.

Learn more about Curt Thompson and Jeff Dudiak.

Authors and books mentioned in the conversation:

The Chronicles of Narnia, by C.S. Lewis
John Wood
Makoto Fujimura
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe 

Related Trinity Forum Readings:
Brave New World, Aldous Huxley
God’s Grandeur: The Poems of Gerard Manley Hopkins
Babbet’s Feast, by Isak Dinesen

 Related Conversations:
Faith in an Empirical World: an Online Conversation with Ard Louis and Tremper Longman
Suffering, Healing, and Meaning, with Philip Yancey and Julia Wattacheril
Understanding Transhumanism with Rosalind Picard and Richard Mouw 

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Special thanks to Ned Bustard for the artwork and Andrew Peterson for the music.

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