It was the taste that changed his tune.

For years, Dr. Edward Rosenbaum dismissed critics of the medical community. Then he contracted cancer. Doctor became patient. Then he got a taste of his own medicine. He changed his tune. This might be just what the doctor ordered for those who believe culture-change is from the bottom up. They need a taste of their own medicine.

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The Tip of the Iceberg

September 20th, 2010

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It’s highly unlikely this column will change your mind. According to neuroscientist Robert M. Burton, people believe they’re right on many issues even when they’re not. The trouble is, they won’t change their mind, even in the face of overwhelming contradictory evidence because the American educational system and most “two-chapter” churches deal with the tip of the iceberg.

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Cart Before the Horse

September 13th, 2010

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By Mike Metzger & John Seel

How many bits of information just zipped though your brain? What percentage of them were you aware of?

The answer might resolve a debate. Many modern faith communities believe putting the Cultural Mandate before the Great Commission is like putting the cart before the horse. Others say this is not true—the Cultural Mandate is the horse. The Great Commission is the cart. Which view is right? Recent findings from neuroscience might provide a clue.

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The Widening Weekend

September 6th, 2010

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You’re likely to be less happy tomorrow.

Most Americans feel better from Friday evening through Sunday afternoon. Labor Day widens the weekend but only delays workweek depression. The solution is seeing the factors producing a sense of well-being or what the Bible calls shalom. They are present on the weekend but usually absent at work. It’s why the weekend is widening.

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