I just completed what I hope will be the final touches on my book, The Synaptic Gospel. The book comes in at just under 100 pages with the bibliography, notes, and an index. It is an overhauled, significantly revised, and updated version of my D.Min. project from Meadville Lombard Theological School. In its ‘dissertation’ form, if I may brag, it was the first thesis to pass with distinction from Meadville Lombard, back in 2008. I hope that it will prove to be a worthy contribution to the wide and odd field of pastoral theology, offering a paradigm for ministry and religious education that offers an alternative to typical trends in youth and children’s ministries, with an eye for small religious communities. This paradigm emerges from a discussion of Husserl, Stein, and current trends in neuroscience–specifically various interpretations of Hebbian plasticity.