What stands out to me here is how calm Jesus seems to be, even to the point of being slightly annoyed with his friends for freaking out about the storm. To use psychology terms, he was able to suppress his amygdala anxiety threat response which allowed his prefrontal cortex to stay online and deal with the situation with all his “thinking cylinders” firing.
What I regret from my traditionalist religious upbringing: persistent personality pathologies
“I do not view these environmental contexts to be conducive to a healthy spirituality or psychology. … This is why they are important to identify and, with grace, consider how individuals may navigate these types of communities and contexts as best needed for their personal goals and situations.”
Social Psychology and Religious Behavior [archive]
ORIGINALLY POSTED AT RATIONALFAITHS.COM ON MARCH 20, 2015. In chapter 2 of The Origins of Political Order, Francis Fukuyama gives a compelling overview of how human