Why does true Christian transformation seem fleeting? And why does church often feel lonely, Christian community shallow, and leaders untrustworthy? For many Christians, the delight of encountering Christ eventually dwindles—and disappointment sets in. Is lasting joy possible? Using brain science, our guest has identified that there are two halves of the church: the rational half and the relational half. And when Christians only embrace the rational half, churches become unhealthy places where transformation doesn’t last and narcissistic leaders flourish. Join us to learn the four ingredients necessary to develop and maintain a vibrant transformational community where spiritual formation occurs, relationships flourish, and the toxic spread of narcissism is eradicated.
Are you prepared for the spiritual warfare of the final days? You must understand the battle if you are to fight effectively. Our guest today will teach you about the spiritual armor God provides, the tactics of the enemy, and the vital roles of the Holy Spirit and the Word of God, reminding you to remain close to Christ.
For decades, Dr. Jim Wilder has been delving into biblical scripture, spiritual formation and brain science. These studies led to development of a unique model of spiritual and psychological maturation. This model was defined in the book “The Life Model: Living from the Heart Jesus Gave You” and has been practiced at The Shepherd’s House Counseling Center in Pasadena, California (now Life Model Works) and is currently being taught in churches, marriage seminars and recovery programs around the world.
Dr. Ron Rhodes is the president of Reasoning from the Scriptures Ministries, an apologetics ministry, and the author of over 70 books. Dr. Rhodes is a keynote speaker at conferences across the United States and regularly addresses current issues in the national media. As time permits, Dr. Rhodes teaches cult apologetics at Veritas Evangelical Seminary (Murrieta, Calif.), Dallas Theological Seminary, Talbot Seminary and Biola University (La Mirada, Calif.), and other well-known seminaries.