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I’m on sabbatical right now, and one of the books I’ve read is How God Changes Your Brain by Andrew Newborn, MD and Mark Robert Waldman. Reading it was a paradigm-shifting experience. And, it was so good that I immediately bought their new book How Enlightenment Changes Your Brain! This is my third short video on this book, and this video is summary of their findings on anger.

Summary: What Does God Look Like?

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I’m on sabbatical right now, and one of the books I’ve read is How God Changes Your Brain by Andrew Newborn, MD and Mark Robert Waldman. Reading it was a paradigm-shifting experience. And, it was so good that I immediately bought their new book How Enlightenment Changes Your Brain! This is my second short video on this book, and this video is summary of chapter five. Look for subsequent short videos on aspects of this important work.

Introduction: How God Changes Your Brain

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book review / Religion / Science

I’m on sabbatical right now, and one of the books I’ve read is How God Changes Your Brain by Andrew Newborn, MD and Mark Robert Waldman. Reading it was a paradigm-shifting experience. And, it was so good that I immediately bought their new book How Enlightenment Changes Your Brain! Check out my short video intro to the book, and look for subsequent short videos on aspects of this important work.

Review: How To Be Here by Rob Bell

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If you’re a take-no-prisoners kind of person with unending-creative-energy, who has great boundaries and a humble-yet-bold understanding of your place in the universe… Then this book isn’t for you. But, if you’re an aspiring creative who’s also from time-to-time a hot mess, then this book is exactly what the doctor ordered. I was privileged to attend a two-day event with Rob in West Hollywood earlier this year on the creative process, and he noted that […]

book review: The Social Media Gospel

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It just happened. I was skulking on Facebook, minding my own business…when one of our 85+ year old congregants “friended” me. When little-ole’ church ladies are jumping headfirst into The Internets and The Social Media, you know it’s not just “for the kids” anymore. And, speaking of “the kids…” I’ve also noticed that they’re a bit more absent these days from The Facebook. I’m seeing them pop up more and more on Instagram and Tumblr. In […]

book review: Speaking Faithfully

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I remember very clearly the time I told a young man in a town park that I was the new vicar of the church down the street, because his answer was classic: “Oh…is that still a church?” I was stunned, and let out a short burst of nervous laughter. “Uh, yep! Still a church!”

breaking bread together, a book

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So, I put together a little book… As many of you probably know my wife and I have two girls, and like many young parents these days we spend the last moments of the day with them reading—either us reading to them, or vice versa. Some years ago I put together a small book on Holy Communion, which I had made up for my own kids and the children of the parish that I serve. […]

Book Review: A Good and Perfect Gift, by Amy Julia Becker

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It’s a story as old as ministry itself. You begin a ministry to someone, to a group of people, to a certain place and population—fully expecting that YOU are going to serve THEM. Bless their little pea-pickin’ hearts. Won’t they be lucky. And then, before you even know what hit you, you end up realizing that it’s YOU that has been blessed, and served, and ministered to. Whenever that happens I’m always caught off guard. […]

book review: REWORK by Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson

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I have this theory…and if I ever do that Doctor of Ministry in Congregational Development (after my PhD in New Testament and penning the great American novel…) my dissertation will be on my theory. Here it is: The collapse of the mainline denominations began in the middle of the last century when clerics became “professional managers” and churches started being run as businesses. I could say a lot about how churches absolutely positively shouldn’t be […]