Monday, November 10, 2014

The Connection Between Neuroscience and Discipleship

By Sam O'Neil
If you’ve been paying attention to news headlines in recent months, you may have noticed that people are becoming awfully interested in their brains. Specifically, there have been a number of recent studies and discoveries claiming to uncover the fascinating interactions between our brains and our behaviors.
For example:
As you can see, “neuroscience” is the key term that describes this newly popular field. Neuroscience is the study of the human nervous system, usually focusing specifically on the brain. At its most basic level, neuroscience is an attempt to go “under the hood” and discover how the wiring of our brains impacts every element of our lives.
That being the case, I was especially intrigued by John Ortberg’s recent article in LeadershipJournal: “Can Neuroscience Help Us Disciple Anyone?