Author: David Lindner

Mirror Neurons: And why I stopped watching the news and listening to talk radio.

Just because of the title, you’re probably already mad at me. And I get it. I would have been mad at me too. But I’m a different person now. And maybe, if you’ll give me the benefit of the doubt and read without choosing your reaction in advance, you might find my thoughts helpful. I should warn you, how you respond to this article may very well prove me correct. Backstory. I used to listen to Rush Limbaugh and watched a lot of Fox News. When I was finishing up my Bible/Theology degree, I would often listen to Sean...

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Context, Not Simply Content

If you have been around church much in your life, when you think of church, there is probably one thing that comes to mind for nearly every person: the sermon. Almost every church has one. Many of them (like mine) have tended to be quite lengthy. Some of them are quite good, even inspiring. In fact, after I listen to a good sermon, I will really want to change. But then, if you’re anything like me, somewhere between the end of the sermon and the time you get home from church, that desire to change is pretty much gone...

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Lies We Believe About Making Disciples: #2

Last week, I covered the first lie we believe about making disciples: The Perfection Myth. This week, I want to cover the next lie I’ve come across in my own life and in the lives as others. It’s another excuse/reason we give for why we can’t disciple/mentor someone. Before that though, I should talk about the resistance to the word discipleship and the phrase making disciples. For some reason, when we hear that word/phrase, it strikes panic in our minds and heart. It’s one of those words that we have so over-mystified that even the mention of the word...

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Lies We Believe About Making Disciples

Preface: What we believe either undergirds or undermines everything we do. You’ve probably heard it said that our actions and behaviors are a result of our beliefs. We don’t act in a way that is inconsistent with our beliefs. So then, what we believe is very important. Especially when it comes to making disciples. I think we all (myself included) have some beliefs that undermine our approach to making disciples, even keeping us from attempting to do so at all. So, let’s get into some of our misshapen beliefs and see if we can replace them with truth. Lie...

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Your Brain Is Fighting You

***Disclaimer*** I am not a neuroscientist! I’m just sharing what I’ve learned and find helpful. If it helps, great. If not, don’t sue me. đŸ™‚ I’ve been doing a lot of reading and research over the last couple of years on how we really learn and change. If you’re outside our 6:8 church circle, you may not realize my obsession, although, many of you have probably had to endure a passionate rant or two. As a church (and the pastor of that church), we are sold out on transformation. So, I’ve been trying to learn how to best help...

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