Season 1, Episode 9 – Andrew Newberg, How God Changes Your Brain

Join Carol Howard Merritt and Bruce Reyes-Chow as they welcome Andrew Newberg, author of How God Changes Your Brain: Breakthrough Findings from a Leading Neuroscientist.

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Some highlights from this episode:

1:09: Rev. Deborah Matthews shares a story of discernment with the help of a Quaker Clearness Committee.
5:31: Carol introduces the theme of the episode and Andrew Newberg, author of How God Changes Your Brain: Breakthrough Findings from a Leading Neuroscientist
7:39: Part 1 of Carol’s interview with Andrew Newberg: meditation and prayer; yawning; positive and negative thinking
18:12: Bruce and Carol reflect on Part 1
38:21: Part 2 of Carol’s interview with Andrew Newberg: God images; old brain/new brain; the future of religion
50:29: Bruce and Carol reflect on Part 2
1:05:06: Promo of next weeks episode with Callid Keefe-Perry to talk about theopoetics

Items mentioned in this episode:
de-conversion blog
Paul Farmer

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One Response to “Season 1, Episode 9 – Andrew Newberg, How God Changes Your Brain”
  1. Janet L. Bohren says:

    Thanks to Deborah Matthews for an enlightening view of how a Quaker Clearness Committee can help one discern the path to take and in its complexity feel at peace.

    Was really glad you interviewed Dr. Andrew Neuberg. God will always be a mystery, but understanding how our brain works in meditation and when hopeful-positve thoughts are dwelled on reinforces what so many of us observe in everyday life around good people of many faiths. As a biologist (at least when I was much younger) I am always fascinated at how our understanding of the brain and its complexity has grown in the past 60 years. What an amazing organ we have to discern God in this wildly beautiful universe that we inhabit.

    Enjoyed Bruce and Carol's discussion and commend Bruce for his courage in saying he is not about preserving the institution of the Presbyterian Church, but about doing God's work, wherever that may take him. This kind of leadership might have a chance at transforming the church with the next generation.

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