Category Archives: Neuroscience

The Stories We Tell

Chapter 2 of Neuroscience, Psychology, and Religion: Illusions, Delusions, and Realities about Human Nature by Malcolm Jeeves and Warren S. Brown digs into the warfare model of science as it pertains to neuroscience and psychology. Does science disprove God? Whether … Continue reading

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The Endless Spiral of Faith and Action

Most of the discussion of science and Christian faith focuses on the conflict or the supposed conflict between faith and science – the warfare narrative. We focus on naturalism and the threat this poses to the experience of God, on … Continue reading

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God Guides and Directs … Or Is it All an Illusion?

In his recent book Minds, Brains, Souls and Gods: A Conversation on Faith, Psychology and Neuroscience Malcolm Jeeves, emeritus professor of Psychology at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland, answers questions about psychology and neuroscience in the form of … Continue reading

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More Than Just Genes and Neurons

I’ve taken a hiatus from the series on the book by Malcolm Jeeves Minds, Brains, Souls and Gods. The topic is important though, and worth a return. I’ll get back to the book, but today I would like to point … Continue reading

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Both Body and Soul

Do not be afraid of those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. Rather, be afraid of the one who can destroy both soul and body in hell. Mt. 10:28  The Greek word ψυχὴν, psyche, translated soul in … Continue reading

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The Power of Ideas

The nature of human beings, what it means to be human, extends beyond mere material physicality. There are two profound ways in which this is true. (1) We develop as individuals, but we do so in communities. We are human … Continue reading

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How Free Am I?

I am in the middle of a sporadic series of posts based on two recent books by Malcolm Jeeves Minds, Brains, Souls and Gods: A Conversation on Faith, Psychology and Neuroscience and Neuroscience, Psychology, and Religion: Illusions, Delusions, and Realities … Continue reading

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The Measures of Success

Several years ago I wrote a post on ambition asking if ambition should be considered a virtue or a vice. Reflections on my series on the book of Job lead me to revisit the topic – and probably not for … Continue reading

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Beware Neuromaniacs and Darwinitis

Malcolm Jeeves is a Christian, an emeritus professor of psychology at the University of St. Andrews (one of the founders of the department), and of late he has been thinking and writing about the intersection of mind and brain and … Continue reading

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Ask Jeeves!

I admit it, I am a P.G. Wodehouse fan. I’ve read (and have on my shelf) all of the Jeeves and Wooster books along with many of Wodehouse’s other books. One of my favorite shows is the British TV series … Continue reading

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