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Half Brained Christianity | Physically Spiritual S3 E12

Updated: Feb 2

This episode of Physically Spiritual explores how insights from neurology inform the way Christians should approach growing in the character of Christ.

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Headings

0:30 The Story of Daedalus & Icarus

4:00 NeuroTheology - Dr. Dallas Willard + Dr. Allan Schore

12:00 The Other Half of Church

13:30 The Lateralization of the Brain

18:30 Whole Brained Christianity

19:45 The Church & The Brain


Notes


Daedalus & Icarus - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3s2QPQnuaGk


The Life Model - https://lifemodelworks.org/what-is-the-life-model/

Thrive Today - https://thrivetoday.org


Dr. Dallas Willard - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dallas_Willard


Matthew 28: 19 - 20 - “ Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the holy Spirit teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, until the end of the age.” - https://bible.usccb.org/bible/matthew/28


Dr. Allan Schore - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Allan_Schore


Attachment - “attachment means an affectional bond or tie between an individual and an attachment figure (usually a caregiver). Such bonds may be reciprocal between two adults, but between a child and a caregiver, these bonds are based on the child's need for safety, security, and protection — which is most important in infancy and childhood. The theory proposes that children attach to carers instinctively, for the purpose of survival” - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Attachment_theory

“This internal working model is used by all human beings as strategies of affect regulation that non-consciously guide us throughout life in various affectively charged environments.” Dr. Allan Schore - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c0sKY86Qmzo


“Primary attachments create a sort of emotional rosetta stone that the brain uses to navigate emotions and relationships.”


“The self-organization of the developing brain occurs in the context of a relationship with another self, another brain.” Dr. Allan Schore - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c0sKY86Qmzo


Michael Hendricks & Dr. Jim Wilder - https://theotherhalfofchurch.com/authors


At 13:19 I misidentified Dr. Jim Wilders credentials. He has a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology, not in Neurology.


Lateralization of the Brain - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lateralization_of_brain_function


Mirror Neurons - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mirror_neuron

“When we neglect right-brained development in our discipleship, we ignore the side of the brain that specializes in character formation. Left brain discipleship emphasizes beliefs, doctrines, willpower, and strategies but neglects right brain loving attachments, joy, emotional development, and identity. Ignoring right brain relational development creates Christians who believe in God's love but have difficulty experiencing it in daily life, especially during distress. In a left brain community, we are taught Christian doctrine but the doctrine has difficulty showing up in our instantaneous reactions.” Hendricks & Wilder, The Other Half of Church - https://theotherhalfofchurch.com/about


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