noun: king-dom spir-i-tual-ity I ˈkiNGdəm/ spiriCHo͞oˈalədē/
: a state of experiencing an authentic connection with God resulting in a satisfied mind
Why should you listen to Dave and Burnadette Nadler?
(These are some thoughts from people who know them and have experienced their teaching.)
Experience & Vision
Dave came alive to Jesus at 21 years. He remains acutely aware of what it meant to be spiritually dead – and what an extreme gift faith is. He has shepherded and taught in his local fellowship for nearly 40 years. While wary of church and opposed to religion, he loves the Bride of Christ with a sincere love. Burnadette has an early encounter history with the King, and brings a unique perspective to their podcasts and courses. Nadlers desire to see people find the freedom that can only come from following the King. Their experience in founding Pulse 101.7 and other local mission works give them unique insights into God’s work in our city.
Solid Interpretation It is common to believe that there are many interpretations of Scripture. Dave has dedicated his life to learning how to allow the Bible to interpret itself. When this approach is applied, there really is very little variance on what the Living God is saying. You can count on Dave to have done (and continue to do) the work of allowing the Bible to interpret itself.
A Sifted World View
We are all creatures of our own culture. Our world views are a reflection of our family backgrounds, our experiences, and our perceptions about ourselves and others. Part of a healthy life process is to allow our own world view to be reshaped and molded by God’s timeless world view. A sifted world view has been passed through the grid of God’s Word over an over again and is never above being sifted once more. Dave and Burnadette have given careful attention to the shaping influences of the Scriptures upon their world view.
Isaiah says “Come now, let us reason together. Though your sins are as scarlet, they shall be white as snow.” Dave knows how to listen to people, to process from a God-centric world view, and to connect needs and longings with the Story. There are many deeply important questions to which we all owe ourselves answers. Dave honestly reasons through these questions with a commitment to intellectual honesty and an expanding faith. Burnadette articulates questions and perspectives and amplifies understanding as we reason together.
In Hebrew, Nadler means “needler” or “weaver.” Dave has dedicated His life to examining the tapestry that is the God Story, and seeks to help others find the freedom that comes from “knowing the truth.” Once again, if the Word of God is allowed to interpret itself, anyone can find the true Kingdom path blazed for us by Jesus, the Author, and Perfecter of our faith. A good life-weaver understands the purpose, process, and hoped for beauty that is being woven by the only True and Living God. Burnadette brings color to their weaving process together! They have been married for 40+ years, launched 2 awesome sons and a captivating daughter, and enjoy the privilege of being the part of their (currently) 6 quickly growing grands. They enjoy faithful friends, a loving community of brothers and sisters, and have found a fruitful place in their city. They have been blessed with a Kingdom life.