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2015 04 12 Sermon by Vern Rempel (18.5 MB)
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2015 03 08 Sermon by Vern Rempel (18.1 MB)
2015 03 01 Sermon by Vern Rempel (16.3 MB)
2015 02 15 Sermon by Vern Rempel (14.8 MB)
2015 02 08 Sermon by Vern Rempel (17.0 MB)
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2015 01 18 Sermon by Vern Rempel (19.6 MB)
2015 01 11 Sermon by Vern Rempel (26.1 MB)
2015 01 04 Sermon by Tory Doerksen (11.9 MB)
2014 12 24 Sermon by Vern Rempel (6.4 MB)
2014 11 30 Sermon by Vern Rempel (23.3 MB)
2014 11 16 Sermon by Vern Rempel (17.3 MB)
2014 11 09 Sermon by Dan Wessner (20.6 MB)
2014 11 02 Sermon by Theda Good (11.9 MB)
2014 10 26 Sermon by Vern Rempel Part 1 (28.3 MB)
2014 10 19 Sermon by Vern Rempel (25.3 MB)
2014 10 12 Sermon by Vern Rempel (21.6 MB)
2014 09 28 Sermon by Vern Rempel (18.5 MB)
2014 08 17 Sermon by Vern Rempel (30.6 MB)
2014 08 10 Sermon by Vern Rempel (30.3 MB)
2014 07 20 Sermon by Emily Martin (20.1 MB)
2014 07 13 Sermon by Jeremy Garber (21.7 MB)
DOOR annual celebration
Narrative Lectionary Bible Reading
The longing for meaning, significance
They saw magic and apparently interruptive power.
But what makes these so compelling?
Green lights all the way to 13th from
The Harry Potter Effect: The Science Behind Why We Like
Magical Things: What Harry Potter tells us about our brains Post published by
Melissa Burkley Ph.D.
Importantly, the results of this study offer a clue as to why the average person believes in magic. We constantly have access to the thoughts that knock around in our heads, so therefore our own thoughts are often the thing that is most salient in a situation. And when those salient thoughts seem to be consistent with an event (I think about that stop light turning green and then it does), our mind automatically makes a causal connection (I must have caused the light to turn green) . Thus, we are hard-wired to overestimate our control over external events.
Vkr - we tend to have mini internal emperors who overestimate the extent of their realms
In addition to this cognitive explanation, there is also a more motivational explanation as to why we believe in magic. The truth is that magic makes us feel like we have more control over our lives than we really do .
One such superstitious belief is the reluctance to "tempt fate."
Tempting fate is often thought to occur when people become too confident about an event and therefore cause themselves bad luck. This is why people are often afraid to comment on a streak of success in fear that they will "jinx" themselves. Or why people think that it is more likely to rain if they bring their umbrella to work or wash their car. Even people who insist there is no such thing as bad luck experience that "gut feeling" that tempting fate increases the odds of a bad outcome.
We have connection-making minds - same article
But it is good and wonderful how we are
Maker of heaven & earth
The man in our story is saved
But healing! Instant!
What really happened
But here's what didn't happen
Only the gospel
We imagine connection
The crowd does see ego
No understanding of freely the gift is
And in that discovery,
Heaven & earth is a vast matrix
One recent TED talk
Humans keep trying hierarchy
Cornell West calls for a jazz politics
Why we do outreach, mission, exploration
What do you enjoy or love most about the work of DOOR?
What are one or two moments where you have seen DOOR really make a difference for someone?
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