Monthly Archives: January 2011

Performing Church Cleanup

Lately I’ve been enjoying the similarities between “things I need to do on my computer” and “things I need to do to my church.”  In fact, I sometimes believe my computer is a PARABLE ABOUT THE CHURCH.  Shoot, this is … Continue reading

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“Priming” -the science behind Sunday School

This post is going to get around to the reasons WHY Sunday School and youth groups really are IMPORTANT.  They are the primary way we “PRIME” our kids to become receptive to matters of faith, knowledge and a relationship with God and … Continue reading

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Good Stories Really Do Get Inside Your Head

This past year, Princeton neuro-scientist Lauren Silbert put herself in an fMRI and recorded her neural patterns while she recounted a VIVID STORY from her personal experience. Then she put volunteers in the fMRI, played back the story over headphones, … Continue reading

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