Author: David Lindner

5 Reasons To Embrace Christmas in November

It’s November 1st. For a large group of people, that means it’s now acceptable to listen to Christmas music. But there are still some who say “Not until after Thanksgiving!” Even Brandon Heath has written a song “The Day after Thanksgiving.” For those who are resistant to bringing Christmas into November, here are some things to consider. “But what about being thankful?” you may say. Is it not possible to be thankful whilst doing other things? I’m all for being grateful. I practice gratitude every day, hopefully multiple times a day. And, by the way, you can trust me....

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Living Life At 11

I have to confess, I’ve never seen the movie. But, having spent a good 20 years of my life around electric guitarists, it would have been impossible for me to not know about Spinal Tap. And a quick YouTube search gave me all the context I need. The guy with the hat, trying to talk logically to an electric guitarist is a feeling I’m quite familiar with. “Why don’t you just make 10 louder and make 10 be the top number…” It makes logical sense. To which the guitarist replies: “These go to 11.” Before you tune out, no...

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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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When The Snow Falls


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