The Solution of Choice

Discover a profound exploration of church solutions with Dr. Marcus Warner and Dr. Jim Wilder in their enriching online event based on their book, “The Solution of Choice.” Uncover the roots of common problems in modern theology and therapy, dissect the influence of medieval and Enlightenment-era thinking, and examine four pivotal ideas that have affected Western Christianity. In the final session, learn how to create a hesed-community that nurtures mature disciples.

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People come to church looking for solutions to all sorts of problems. But the solutions offered by the church are often lacking. Based on their book The Solution of Choice, Marcus Warner and Jim Wilder will take a deeper dive into why so many “good solutions” don’t seem to work, and how building a hesed-community can make all the difference.

This is a rare opportunity to hear Dr. Marcus Warner and Dr. Jim Wilder have an in-depth conversation about where things have gone wrong in the church’s attempts to foster change, and offer viable solutions that can bring true transformation.

Related Resources

The book this course is tied to is The Solution of Choice. It may be a helpful resource if you would like to explore this topic further.

Total Time: 3 Hours


Session 1

“Positively Medieval” – Medieval scholars developed a view of humanity that is still driving modern theology and therapy. We will discuss this model and how it needs to change.

Handout for all sessions.

Session 2

“Four Good Ideas” – The Enlightenment, Voluntarism, Modernism, and Post-modernism have shaped the church more than most realize. We will take a closer look at four good ideas that neutralized Western Christianity.

Handout for all sessions.

Session 3

“Building a Hesed-Community” – Drs. Wilder and Warner will tackle the issue of how to build the kind of community that produces mature disciples.

Handout for all sessions.


Deeper Walk International President

Marcus Warner has served as president of Deeper Walk International since 2006. Marcus earned three degrees from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School – M.Div., Th.M. Old Testament, and D.Min. He has written numerous books including his most recent title, Breakthrough! 5 Essential Strategies for Freedom, Healing, & Wholeness. An in-demand speaker, Marcus has spoken for both ministry and corporate groups across the country and around the world. A Bible teacher at heart, Marcus has taught Old Testament and Theology at the junior high, high school, college, and seminary levels. His passion is taking complex topics and making them practical and accessible for everyone.

Founder Life Model Works

Dr. Jim Wilder (Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, and M.A. Theology, Fuller Theological Seminary) has been training leaders and counselors for over 27 years on five continents. He is the author of multiple books with a strong focus on maturing and relationship skills for leaders. His coauthored book Living From the Heart Jesus Gave You has sold over 100,000 copies and is printed in eleven languages. Wilder has published numerous articles and developed four sets of video and relational leadership training called THRIVE.

He is the founder and chief neurotheologian of Life Model Works, a nonprofit working at the intersection of brain science and theology that is building contagiously healthy Christian communities through equipping existing networks with the skills to thrive. Dr. Wilder has extensive counseling experience and has served as a guest lecturer at Fuller Seminary, Biola, Talbot Seminary, Point Loma University, Montreat College, Tyndale Seminary and elsewhere.

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