Neuroscience and Violence

Our capacity for violence is partially found in the science of who we are. Your brain has been wired in such a way that when you feel triggered or threatened, you fight. Derek Flood explains the neuroscience in his book, Disarming Scripture. When the amygdala goes into alarm mode it shuts down the part of…

Social Networking & the Local Church

Social networking is a strange beast. You may get 3 likes on a project you spent a whole year working on and 30 likes on a funny statement that came up at the dinner table. You just don’t always know what to expect. Likewise, you may make a huge announcement on your church’s Facebook page and…

Hell Wasn’t Made for Humanity

We often struggle with the idea of Hell because we misunderstand its purpose. We act as though God has made a special place for humans to suffer, when in fact, Hell was made for rebellious spiritual beings. When Jesus separates the sheep from the goats in Matthew 25:41, He sentences the goats (a metaphor for…

Patience Beyond Ourselves

According to Guinness World Records, the world’s longest continuously running laboratory experiment is the pitch drop experiment. Pitch is a sort of tar that was used back in the day to waterproof boats. You may remember it being mentioned in the story of Noah (Gn 6:14). Now if you don’t know anything about pitch, you…

Supernatural Worship Music

In today’s podcast episode, I read a chapter about supernatural worship music from my new, soon-to-be-released book, “The Rush and the Rest.” As it ends up, the Bible gives us several stories about how music can be used to engage God and influence the spiritual realm. Check out today’s episode on 1208GREENWOOD’s webpage or simply subscribe…