In The Spirit of the Disciplines, Dallas Willard asserts that our body is the primary resource for religious life, suggesting that God designed our brains to be spiritual. In other words, the way we are is precisely the way it is supposed to be. For the Christian who takes the Bible’s authority seriously, any moral formation theory must be consistent with Scripture. However, a persistent faith-reason divide makes many believers suspicious of possible scientific explanations for phenomena usually classified as spiritual. The purpose of this paper is to explore the nature of “the way it is supposed to be.” Recent discoveries in neuroscience give us insight into how God has created human brains to incorporate knowledge and undergo moral formation. The first half of this paper will describe some of the exciting developments in neuroscience that give insight into how our brains generate consciousness and cognitive behavior. The second half appropriates a form of virtue ethics, first to advance a model of how we come to know things, and then apply that model to a moral formation theory based on exemplarism. In the end, we will see that God created humans to perceive and comprehend the world in such a way as to generate a moral understanding of it and that he created our brains to carry out that process.