Serve to Learn

Professor Matthew Lieberman says ‘Our brains reward system knows that it is a good thing to be helping others’ Science is finding that it is more blessed to give than receive even though consciously we might not be aware of this. How do we turn on this reward system for learning? How can we come together and talk about what we have learned that day? A totally interactive experience of sharing. How do we get people to think about that learning, so it isn’t just a selfish process of taking the information in for me, rather a process of taking in the information so that I can share it with other people. Because it turns out that if you have people read material of the most boring nature and you tell some people to memorise it, and others to not memorise, but simply to learn it to teach it to someone else, and never give them the chance to teach it, then give them a surprise test, they will do better, because the social brain is doing the learning.  We need to engage the exquisite learning system engaged through social motivations. As the Apostle Paul says ‘Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus, who, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, but emptied himself, by taking the form of a servant,…. he humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross.  Therefore God has highly exalted him. Serving others led to exaltation. Invite someone to take a closer look at Christ and his church