Mental Health Minute: Giving is Living
Biblical Keywords: Comparing Definitions
Many times on issues like justice, judgment, atonement, satisfaction, etc. we encounter conflicts with others who seem to not appreciate or oppose what we are saying. In our Bible study class we have for some months now explored truth by contrasting the two ways God’s law is viewed – natural or imposed. It struck me that comparing how these key words are defined under these two opposing law constructs would help clarify much of the terminology used in Scripture and expose why there is so much confusion. To that end I’ve created a chart of these biblical keywords and concepts and compare how they are defined under each of these views of God's Law. Click Here to get it!
The God-Shaped Brain
Have you ever met someone who said they didn’t believe in God, and when you asked them to describe the god in whom they did not believe, you discovered you didn’t believe in that god either? Or worse, you heard someone describe the God they did believe in and you found you also didn’t believe in that version of God?
According to the World Christian Encyclopedia, as of 2001 there were 19 major world religions, divided into 270 large religious groups, and subdivided further into tens of thousands of smaller sects. Within Christianity 34,000 separate groups have been identified, and despite many contradictory beliefs essentially all claim the Bible as their basis of faith. Even within the same congregation heated battles over divergent views of God occur.
With so many different views of God being taught, the question arises, does our understanding of God make a difference, or is it enough to simply believe in God? Could our belief in God, if that belief is distorted in some way, actually cause injury, pain and suffering?
"The God-Shaped Brain" is now on sale!
In this book Dr. Tim Jennings introduces you to the Integrative, Evidence-Based approach of understanding scripture. This method harmonizes scripture, science (including neuroscience), and experience. He presents the Great Controversy over God's character and contrasts the two views of law, documenting the impact each view has upon neuro-development, brain, mental, physical, and relationship health. He documents our view of hell, presents a complete atonement model explaining why Christ had to die, and answers questions, contrasting the various views about our origins, judgment, punishment, and God's wrath and identifies which one can heal any kind of person.
The last chapter of the book entitled, "Buddha, Jesus and The Brain," explores the difference in how Buddha and Jesus dealt with their confrontation with death and the significant impact on brain function and structure that eastern meditation has compared to Biblical meditation.
Ultimately, this book will make a compelling, evidenced-based case for a God of love and His methods of love that is easy to understand and brings to a practical level why it is so important to live in harmony with God and his design for life.
If you love what this ministry teaches and would like a single place to get our entire message in easy-to-understand and compelling language, filled with stories, examples, and patient cases, using a strong evidence-based approach, this is it!
The publisher, InterVarsity Press, has not translated this book into any other languages or audio versions at this time.
Click Here to read the PDF companion STUDY GUIDE. It's FREE to download and print by right-clicking.
Love, Truth, and Freedom Study Guides
Thanks for patiently waiting. Our first Study Guide titled "Domestic Violence in OUR Church?" written by Johnnie Lorren, is now available for download or on-line reading as a print-ready PDF!
Get your FREE copy here!
This 186-page, 13-week study covers the following issues:
- Week 1: God’s Design for Intimate Relationships
- Week 2: Satan’s Plan to Destroy the Home
- Week 3: Women’s Roles in Home, Church and Society
- Week 4: Types of Abuse
- Week 5: Man’s Far-Reaching role as Husband and Father
- Week 6: Passing It Down
- Week 7: The Bible Standard for Relationships
- Week 8: How Children Learn to be Abusers
- Week 9: Does God Abuse His Power?
- Week 10: Detecting Need Within a Church Family
- Week 11: Tools of the Trade
- Week 12: My Role
- Week 13: Hope for the Future
Heartwise Ministries' interviewed the author, Johnnie Lorren.
Are you watching our LIVE webcast every Saturday at 10:20am Eastern? If not, you're missing an opportunity to participate in our bible study class! Not in the same time zone? No problem! You can watch the recorded webcasts for this quarter below (click the full-screen icon on the lower right corner while playing).
FREE! "Healing the Mind" DVDs
The Come and Reason Ministries is offering a limited number of Dr. Jennings' Healing the Mind DVDs (3 discs) at no cost for those who wish to make it part of a church or school library or anyone who wishes to use them for local evangelism and ministry.
Find The Materials You Need
Over the years Come and Reason Ministries has amassed a library of articles on many topics you have questions about. From justification to punishment to the sanctuary to God's wrath and so much more, your questions can usually be answered simply by doing a SEARCH of this site using the search box above!
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Visit our store where you can purchase Dr. Jennings' books, "The God-Shaped Brain" (paperback only) and "Could It Be This Simple?" (see store for the various language and formats available).
Modern Medicine, Biblical Technology, and the Brain Seminar DVDs
The recent Come And Reason and Heartwise Ministries joint public seminar, "Modern Medicine, Biblical Technology, and the Brain," is now available on DVD as a professionally recorded, edited, and packaged two-disc set. Included is a special DVD printing of Dr. Jennings' Let's Talk presentation on Domestic Violence in the Church.
Request yours today for a suggest donation of $20.00 US (use our PayPal option at right. On the PayPal Review page, find and click on "special instructions" and enter "MMBTTB DVD" so we know what your donation is for).
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C&R Teams Up With Heartwise
HeartWise Ministries, located in Chattanooga, TN, is dedicated to helping God’s children find the Biblical truth in this over-marketed society. Because they have no affiliations, they are a unique ministry in today’s world for those seeking this truth that leads to love, which is the ultimate path to healing for both the physical body and spiritual self.
To this end Heartwise has invited Dr. Tim Jennings, President of Come And Reason Ministires, to participate as a guest speaker and blogger. You can follow Dr. Jennings blogs on the Heartwise website at HeartwiseMinistires.org and view his television appearances by going to Come And Reason's media center > video menu.