Episode 412: This is Your Brain on God with Dr. Jim Wilder

Updated: Jul 10


Some people spend years learning theology and studying the Bible, but experience little or no transformation in their lives. What have we gotten wrong? Dr. Jim Wilder is a neurotheologian—that means he studies theology and brain science—who says we’ve mistakingly made the gospel about knowledge when it’s actually about attachment. You don’t want to miss what he has to say about the importance of food, joy, and gratitude in spiritual formation.


Also this week, how does having power—or not having it—influence our beliefs? David French says America is experiencing a religious fundamentalist revival, but it’s not Christian. And is the Holy Post guilty of being an echo chamber?


Episode #412

Opinion | When Antifa Hysteria Sweeps America - New York Times -

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/06/17/opinion/antifa-protests.html

Slave Religion: The "Invisible Institution" in the Antebellum South

by Albert J. Raboteau

America Is in the Grips of a

Fundamentalist

Revival

But it’s not Christian. - The Dispatch -

https://frenchpress.thedispatch.com/p/america-is-in-the-grips-of-a-fundamentalist

Is Intersectionality a Religion? - Intelligencer -

https://nymag.com/intelligencer/2017/03/is-intersectionality-a-religion.html

Opinion | The Real American Idol and the Lives We Sacrifice to Appease It -

https://faithfullymagazine.com/real-american-idol/



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