Did you know that according to some scientist your brain determines your theological beliefs? You’re probably thinking, “You’ve got to be kidding!” Well, actually I’m not. Here is the story:

This week I was talking to a friend of mine who happens to be a well-known and respected neurologist. While talking together about the subject of religion, he asked me if I had heard of the study of Neurotheology. “Not really,” I responded. Then he went on to explain it to me in layman’s terms.

Neurotheology is the study between the activity of the neurons of the Temporal lobe section of the brain and their responses to theological thinking. These neurons are supposed to influence what religion we would choose.

Finding that this theory is being accepted by some of today’s scientific minds, it set me to thinking about what we could see if we could peer inside the brain, and view how these neurons would appear according to their religious preferences. Here is what I would expect to see:

Ten Religious Preferences and Their Neuron Activity
Baptist – Neurons pushing against each other
Independent Baptist – Totally separated from the other neurons
Hard Shell Baptist – Neurons Petrified
Calvinist – Frozen in place
United Methodist – Active only on left side of brain
Seeker Sensitive – Hard to determine any pattern at all
Charismatic – Do you remember the game Pong?
Mormon – Each neuron was missing for a two year period
Catholic – Small neurons encircling one large neuron in the middle
Atheist – That part of the brain is missing

Now I don’t image this to be verifiable science, but it’s just as acceptable a theory as any other in Neurotheology.



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There is no doubt that the risen Christ is indeed worthy to be praised and worshiped throughout eternity. It is interesting that in our nation’s Capital, the first and last rays of sunlight fall every day upon its tallest building – the 555-foot Washington Monument. And there on its top, inscribed on the four-sided aluminum capstone are the Latin words Laus Deo, which means “Praise be to God.” This simple expression of praise reflects America’s abiding belief that God has blessed our country with liberty and divine favor.

I am the Alpha and the Omega,
The Beginning and the End,
The First and the Last.




Does most of the secular world seem crazy these days to you or is it just my personal view of our “civilization.”

A decade or so ago, I used to shake my head in disbelief once or twice a day concerning something I heard or saw that was just “plain stupid,” but if I did the same thing now my neck would explode!

Yes, I am aware that there is some solace in the fact that human history shows other generations that have had difficult days and eventually recovered, but none quite like this. Technology has changed all of that. We are not living in the same world as others in the past. Today is altogether different. It is truly a different world than it has ever been before. The world is now traveling through an unexplainable era.

I don’t even need to illustrate that point it is so evident. Fear, anger and confusion rule the day. Riots, hatred, ridiculousness are common place on the evening news. It is a mad, mad world.

But I’m glad to testify, there are those who in the midst of this ungodly culture have discovered a way above the fray of these times. Those whose faith is anchored in Christ Jesus have the keys to personal peace and a calm freedom from fear. The Scriptures describe it as peace in the midst of the storm.

Money, influence, friendships, none of these and a thousand other things can’t pay the price for peace. That price was paid on the Cross of Calvary by Jesus the Son of God two thousand years ago. And since then it has been available for anyone who chooses to gain it through a personal relationship with Christ.

So what is the answer for the unexplainable era of time? Christ Jesus is the answer. Hear His words to us:
“Peace I leave with you. My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.”  John 14:27

Isaiah 26:3 reminds us, “You will keep him in perfect peace, Whose mind is stayed on You, Because he trusts in You.”