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The Bible and Your Brain: Scripture Affirmed its Plasticity Long Before Science

Lighthouse Faith

Apr 28 2024 • 31 mins

Bible verses like Romans 12, "Be transformed by the renewing of your mind" and 2 Corinthinians 10, "Take every thought captive to make it obedient to Christ", turn out to have real scientific structural foundations. How do you 'renew your mind'? How do you 'take every thought captive'? Those directives wouldn't be possible unless the brain was pliable. Unless the gray matter between our ears, instead of being fixed through its DNA, possesses a plasticity, able to be molded by it's environment, by what we do and say to it constantly. Dr. Alan Weissenbacher and his new book, "The Brain Change Program: 6 Steps to Renew Your Mind and Transform Your Life," takes to a spiritual level, Dr. Norman Doidge's best-selling book, "The Brain That Changes Itself".  Weissenbacher is a counselor to drug addicts and is the managing editor of academic journal "Theology and Science". On this episode of Lighthouse Faith podcast, Weissenbacher explains how the Bible always understood our biology better than we did. And while it may speak in poetic terms, there's real science underneath the prose. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit