49 min

Brain Science, Christian Connection, and Character Development, with Michel Hendricks‪.‬ The Church Lobby

    • Christianity

Our brains are the most important, but least understood part of our body. In this episode, Karl Vaters interviews Michel Hendricks about the fascinating place where faith and brain science intersect.
Michel is the co-author (with Jim Wilder) of The Other Half of Church: Christian Community, Brain Science, and Overcoming Spiritual Stagnation, which Karl listed as one of his top ten books in 2023.
If a conversation about brain science sounds intimidating, it’s not. Both the book and this conversation put the cookies on a low shelf for all of us.
Michel is the Director of Life Model Consulting at LifeModelWorks.org where he works with churches and organizations to help bring maturity and the transformation of character back into the center of Christian practice.

Links:

The Other Half of Church: Christian Community, Brain Science, and Overcoming Spiritual Stagnation

Renovated: God, Dallas Willard, and the Church That Transforms

The Pandora Problem: Facing Narcissism in Leaders & Ourselves

LifeModelWorks.org


BONUS MATERIAL
The Importance of Joy and Gratitude in Ministry
Karl Vaters talks with Michel Hendricks, the co-author (with Jim Wilder) of The Other Half of Church: Christian Community, Brain Science, and Overcoming Spiritual Stagnation about the concept that “God designed our brains to run on joy like a car runs on fuel.”
The conversation includes why joy "leaks", how to refill our joy tank, and the three importance points of convergence about joy.
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Our brains are the most important, but least understood part of our body. In this episode, Karl Vaters interviews Michel Hendricks about the fascinating place where faith and brain science intersect.
Michel is the co-author (with Jim Wilder) of The Other Half of Church: Christian Community, Brain Science, and Overcoming Spiritual Stagnation, which Karl listed as one of his top ten books in 2023.
If a conversation about brain science sounds intimidating, it’s not. Both the book and this conversation put the cookies on a low shelf for all of us.
Michel is the Director of Life Model Consulting at LifeModelWorks.org where he works with churches and organizations to help bring maturity and the transformation of character back into the center of Christian practice.

Links:

The Other Half of Church: Christian Community, Brain Science, and Overcoming Spiritual Stagnation

Renovated: God, Dallas Willard, and the Church That Transforms

The Pandora Problem: Facing Narcissism in Leaders & Ourselves

LifeModelWorks.org


BONUS MATERIAL
The Importance of Joy and Gratitude in Ministry
Karl Vaters talks with Michel Hendricks, the co-author (with Jim Wilder) of The Other Half of Church: Christian Community, Brain Science, and Overcoming Spiritual Stagnation about the concept that “God designed our brains to run on joy like a car runs on fuel.”
The conversation includes why joy "leaks", how to refill our joy tank, and the three importance points of convergence about joy.
Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

49 min