Here is another fascinating article that I came across this morning entitled The Brain on God: Christian Neurospirituality.  Andrew Dreitcer, M.Div., Ph.D. is Associate Professor of Spirituality and Co-Director of the Center for Engaged Compassion at Claremont School of Theology. In the article he discusses modern discoveries about the brain and the implications this has for the way we practice our faith. I was particularly inspired by the following quote:

More importantly, what does all of this say about the way we live our lives? What, if anything, would that mean for how we formulate or modify spiritual practices? Will the understandings of neuroscience merely make for deepened private contemplative experiences or will they actually help transform the world for good? If, for example, I wanted to be more compassionate toward people I dislike, is it possible that I could prescribe a very particular practice that activates a “compassion-for-your-enemy” center of the brain? And if so, will that make me act more compassionately?.  Read the entire article

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