Embodied Encounters (Dr. Curt Thompson)

Part one of our interview with Dr. Curt Thompson covers why it is important to have face-to-face conversations with our political opponents and how understanding our brains can make that easier.

In this episode

  • Dr. Curt Thompson is a psychiatrist in private practice in Falls Church, VA, and the founder of Being Known, an organization that develops resources to educate and train leaders about the intersection between interpersonal neurobiology, Christian spiritual formation, and vocational creativity. He is also the author of Anatomy of the Soul and The Soul of Shame, which explore the intersection of topics at the intersection of Christian spiritual life and contemporary neuroscience.

  • Rick Barry is Executive Director of Center for Christian Civics, where he helps ministry leaders and faith communities develop missional approaches to their local public squares. He has worked on campaigns for local, state and federal office, is a former writer and editor for Redeemer Presbyterian Church in New York City and oversaw communications for the Grace DC church network. He and his wife live in Washington, DC.


00:00–03:59 Introduction
04:04–23:40 Interview
23:43–29:28  Assessing our desires, practicing, and sports.
29:30–31:28 Prayer
31:30–35:27 End Notes


Dr. Thompson
For more information on Dr. Thompson and his work, visit beingknown.com. His books Anatomy of the Soul and The Soul of Shame are both available online.

Marist Poll Summaries, January 2018
This interview was recorded during the same week that Marist released the summaries of its January 2018 polls, showing stark divisions between Americans when it comes to their trust in various political, cultural and social institutions. A summary of the polls and the actual polling data are both available on Marist’s website.


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