Posts Tagged: "The Princess Bride"

The Science Of Why Storytelling Is So Powerful

Stories are powerful. They draw us in and they make us feel.

The experience of hearing or watching a story is processed in our brains differently than when we simply are given facts.

When we hear facts or read information, it hits our “language processing” parts of the brain where we decode words into meaning. And that’s it. Nothing special happens.

But when we hear a story, something very different happens. Not only are the language processing parts of the brain activated, but also the parts of our brain that we would use if we were actually experiencing the events of the story ourselves.

A good story can put your whole brain to work.

I remember some particularly memorable stories from my growing up years in the ‘70’s and ‘80’s… Read More

Things I Dislike About Ministry Pt. 2

- - Life With God

Are you interested in the full time ministry? You might want to enroll in some acting classes. There’s quite a bit of acting that goes into being a pastor or ministry leader in the church.

We act like we didn’t see that movie.

We act like we don’t know that Miley Cyrus / Kanye West / Lady Gaga song.

We act like we’ve already learned every one of life’s most important lessons.

We act like there’s a solid Bible answer for every question.

We act like we believe everything we preach… Read More