11 episodes

Have you wondered how the intersection of mental health, science and faith converge? How we can strengthen our relationship with God, ourselves and others? Join Dr. Curt Thompson, board-certified psychiatrist, as he explores themes of interpersonal neurobiology and Christianity. NeuroFaith invites listeners to discover how their minds were built to function and how to implement healthy practices that confront fear and encourage mindfulness. Presented by Q Ideas.

NeuroFaith with Curt Thompson, MD THINQ Media

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.9 • 132 Ratings

Have you wondered how the intersection of mental health, science and faith converge? How we can strengthen our relationship with God, ourselves and others? Join Dr. Curt Thompson, board-certified psychiatrist, as he explores themes of interpersonal neurobiology and Christianity. NeuroFaith invites listeners to discover how their minds were built to function and how to implement healthy practices that confront fear and encourage mindfulness. Presented by Q Ideas.

    The Keys to Happiness with Dr. Arthur Brooks

    The Keys to Happiness with Dr. Arthur Brooks

    It seems like at some point, everyone hits a time where they don't enjoy their work like they used to. Even worse, maybe one finds they've gotten worse at their job instead of improving. Is there any science that backs this phenomenon up? What does this mean for those on the second half of their career? Curt is joined on this episode by Dr. Arthur Brooks, professor at Harvard University to talk about different learning styles, high achievement, and how everyone should be thinking about their purpose, both now and in the future. 
    Find Dr. Brooks' newest book, From Strength to Strength: Finding Success, Happiness, and Deep Purpose in the Second Half of Life wherever books are sold.
    Presented by Q Ideas.

    • 40 min
    Do Emotions Matter? with Jon & Tristen Collins

    Do Emotions Matter? with Jon & Tristen Collins

    It seems that most people live in one of two worlds, all heart or all brain. Christians can also be harsh toward emotions, painting them as borderline useless. Jon Collins, co-founder of BibleProject, and his wife Tristen Collins, LPC, join Curt to talk about why emotions matter to God and how our emotions can show our humanity. 
    Learn more about their work at whyemotionsmatter.com.
    Presented by Q Ideas.

    • 38 min
    Mind your Work with Dr. Peter Hill

    Mind your Work with Dr. Peter Hill

    There's been conversations for years about how Christians can integrate faith and work. But does workplace spirituality actually matter? Are some people a better spiritual fit for a workplace than others? Does seeing meaning in work affect performance? This week, Curt talks to Dr. Peter Hill, of Biola University, to talk about the psychology of spirituality in the workplace.
    Presented by Q Ideas.

    • 35 min
    Start Acting Like a Child with Dr. Justin Barrett

    Start Acting Like a Child with Dr. Justin Barrett

    This week, we're talking about children and brain development. How do they perceive God? Can kids encounter bigger ideas than they're typically given credit for? What can we do to shepherd our kids' minds and faith in way that leads to a robust and resilient discipleship to Jesus? Curt talks about these ideas and more with Dr. Justin Barrett, founder of Blueprint 1543, on this week's episode.

    Learn more about Dr. Barrett's work at www.blueprint1543.org. Presented by Q Ideas.

    • 36 min
    Teach Me to Learn with Dr. Mary Helen Immordino-Yang

    Teach Me to Learn with Dr. Mary Helen Immordino-Yang

    How is meaning-making attached to learning? Are these ideas that parents and teachers should be thinking about as they work to form the next generation? Join Dr. Curt Thompson and Dr. Mary Helen Immordino-Yang, of University of Southern California, explains how children make meaning and sense of the world. Presented by Q Ideas.

    • 22 min
    For Goodness Sake with Dr. Sarah Schnitker

    For Goodness Sake with Dr. Sarah Schnitker

    Patience seems to be sorely lacking as a virtue in contemporary conversations. Moreover, many seem to believe that being patient is implying passivity or disengagement. Is that true? Should we even try to cultivate patience? This week, Curt talks to Dr. Sarah Schnitker from Baylor University about virtue formation, patience and flourishing.   Presented by Q Ideas.

    • 43 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
132 Ratings

132 Ratings

Chef Kibby ,

An amazing resource

Isn’t it remarkable how much modern neuroscience affirms and complements what God has revealed to us in his word from hundreds of years ago? Should we even be surprised?!
I am so grateful for the work of Dr. Thompson and appreciate him giving me a word to describe my fascination with the integration of mind and spirit: neurofaith!

RawAndRedeemed ,

Incredibly helpful podcast!

Curt is one of the most profoundly gifted mental health providers and puts things in language that is so accessible. Alongside of that, he is an incredible biblical anthropologist that leads and guides us like a good and tender shepherd. This is totally worth listening to!!

nikithomp ,

Grateful for your work!

I knew as soon as you mentioned a traumatic injury there would be a connection with what we’ve been walking through since Feb 2021. 7 minutes in, I froze in my laundry room, breath gone, and tears forming. My 16yo son lost his sense of self (retrograde amnesia), for nearly a year after a traumatic brain injury during a basketball game. 1 week short of a year, God restored his autobiography, but not after a longer experience, compared to Dr. Siegel’s, of everything being new, then learning how to move forward without knowing himself, his family, community, or His God. His name is very fittingly, Nehemiah, and he started a podcast to share God’s work in this rebuilding of His life. Your work has given us hope in this journey, always pointing us back to our Maker who knows us completely. We missed meeting you at the Rhythms Retreat (we were in the front row), but again grateful for your desire to teach in this way. Press on!

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