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Do our brains need rehabilitation?

As a specialist in helping people recover from serious brain injury and disease, Dr. Matheson has a unique perspective on the Apostle Paul's directive on transformation. He sees transformation through the lens of brain rehabilitation, or as he says...

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Character is the key to quality of life

Character is key to quality of life. It is the outward behavioral expression of who we are at the deepest regions of our being, our immaterial or spiritual self. Character is formed and transformed by the experiences of life and the choices we make. It develops...

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Truth and brain development: an interesting twist

In Chapter 9 of "Your Faithful Brain: Designed for so much more!" Dr. Matheson shares how as a young man he rejected the idea that there is such a thing as objective truth and embraced the philosophy of Frederich Nietzsche that all truth is personal truth. At the...

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Sharing the gospel with the language of neuroscience

According to Dr. Curt Thompson, Christian psychiatrist and author of Anatomy of the Soul, the discoveries of science, particularly neuroscience, are giving Christians and the local church an additional language by which the gospel can be described and unveiled to a...

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Jesus’s birth is good news for body, brain and soul

The birth of Jesus is the crucial step to ensure that the Bible's lessons endure for all time. The lessons and example of Jesus greatly increase the daily relevance of the Bible to modern life. The New Testament invites us to harness the capacities that God built into...

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Purposeful Joy and Your Brain

Surrounded by his loving family, my good friend Bryan Kemp passed peacefully into eternity a few days ago. Although he was blind and totally paralyzed, up to the moment that Dr. Kemp lost consciousness, he maintained a high quality-of-life. Because God designed us for...

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Jesus’ brain is perfect?

“Why is it important that Jesus’ brain is perfect?” David asked. David is one of my students at Covenant Theological Seminary. I teach Master’s-level counselors about how faith and neuroscience interact to improve their abilities as counselors. I believe that Jesus is...

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Guided Relaxation Prayer

Guided Relaxation Prayer is a method to teach a child to self-soothe and have brain-restorative sleep. Parents can use Guided Relaxation Prayer to treat pediatric insomnia in children of all ages. This is Personal Prayer Relaxation before the child has language...

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Bedtime Prayers for Healthy Brain Development

"Why do bedtime prayers help a child’s healthy brain development?" Molly asked. Molly is one of my students at Covenant Theological Seminary. I teach Master’s-level counselors about how faith and neuroscience can interact to solve problems in abnormal psychology....

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