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Memo to Neuroscience: “We Are Not Brain Puppets”

Date: 10/20/2014

The notion that human beings walk, talk, think, and do things because our brains control us is a fringe idea, easily refuted with a few moment’s thought and rarely taken seriously. But it got a boost from an Op-ed piece in the  New York Times  last week under the title, “Are We Really Conscious?” Thousands of readers were exposed to an argument that has been around for decades, holding that the br ...

Related Topics: Consciousness, Subjective Experience, Sam Harris, Michael Graziano, Brain Activity

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Practical Christianity: Tangible Things We Can Do to Live Our Faith (Part 1 of 3)

Date: 10/20/2014

Several times, I have had people write, or say to me, "I want to live my life for Christ, but I don't know how. It seems too difficult." It is, and it isn't, and at base, living for Christ involves living, minute by minute, doing the things that are put before us. Loving God is a joyful thing, because He loves us first. Eyrie, original oil painting by Steve Henderson; licensed print at Gre ...

Related Topics: Faith And Prayer, God, Children, Jesus, Faith, Bible, Christianity, Love, Mind, Commonsense, Word, Thoughts, Eyrie, Practical, Great Commandment, Application

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