“Have you ever struggled to find words to describe something that is ultimately indescribable?”
In today’s podcast I’m going to take a poetic approach in an effort to get at the heart of this online ministry. From my first post in February of 2013 my blog and now my 152ndpodcast has served to help people look critically at their frameworks and ask the hard questions of faith, religion, and belief systems in the modern age.
As consciousness increases, the old wineskins and frameworks can no longer contain what is growing inside and new ways of understanding the old Truth must displace the familiar forms.
Join me now as I share the metaphor of following a sound to help us tune into our own inner experience and follow the liberating path of the Exile.
“Have you ever noticed that most people are not very good at religion?”
Today we return exclusively to the Podcast world and examine how even though we hear religious people talking, blogging and posting, about the issues facing our world, when we get behind the scenes, most are not very religious at all.
This may end up being a good thing for the world. Join me now as we see beyond Oz’s curtain and all the religious containers in favor of a universal faith that can be shared and accessed by everyone, even those who suck at religion.
“Why are some people resistant to God and spirituality while others are tuned in to it?
In today’s broadcast, we examine the parables the Sower and the Lamp under the Jar. Too often these are taught separately and the result is a tribal message that separates people between innies and outies.
Join me now as we see beyond that which is hidden in a parable so that we can see all that is being revealed. Namely, that the parable reflects a process and not fixed states of being. It takes a special kind of consciousness to see consciousness, and that is precisely the point of the story.
“Are demons depicted in the TV show Ghost Adventures a real thing? Is there really another dimension to reality that most people can’t see?”
In today’s broadcast we explore a story where a bunch of demons have possessed a man and he torments the town. No, this isn’t a B-level horror film, this is right out of the bible. While we can learn something about ancient beliefs in demons, this story allows us to learn something else about the town and ourselves.
Join me now as we see beyond the legion of demons into a dimension of reality that if accessed, can really transform our lives.
“Is it ever ok for a leader to call a woman a dog?”
Last week President Trump called a former staff member a dog among other insults. Both sides of the isle have chimed in as they usually do, aligning with their own traditionsand preferences.
In today’s broadcast, we explore a very confusing story where Jesus calls a foreign woman a dog. What first appears as apathy and insult opens up a story that will free us from our juvenile bigotry and unredeemed pain.
Join me now as we see past the insult into its intended audience, namely those that would ignore the commandment to love for the sake of their tradition and tribe.
“Did the rock band AC/DC get it right? Is there a Highway to Hell?”
Today we return to our examination of bible stories with the goal of hearing them again for the very first time. Religion has latched on to the ultimate binary of Heaven and Hell an has used them as a threat to create fear and make converts.
But what if there is another framework through which we can see these teachings? In today’s broadcast we import last weeks framework of the Fake Id to reveal some surprising nuances that will hopefully awaken us from our anesthesia.
Join me now as we see beyond the gates, and discover the suffering of a living hell, which emerges from not knowing our true name.
In today’s broadcast I offer a simple quiz to see if we are living with a fake I.D. I also show just how pervasive the false self is within our lives and religion as well as social sciences are on a quest to our true self.
Join me now as we take a bunch of psychobabble and quickly turn it on its head as we see beyond our pseudonym and learn what ultimately happens to everything false.
In today’s broadcast I show how all religions offer a framework that is supposed to allow us to “meet God.” But many times we get enamored or distracted with the container and end up missing the contents. I’ll prove that meeting God is not something that requires religion and is something that should never be used as a threat.
Join me now as we see beyond our theological frameworks and look closer at the everyday experiences with God that we call something else.
Every world religion claims to have access to God. Whether we are talking about a tribal, 3rd world belief or a global religion, each has their own nuanced traditions and rituals that they believe allow us access to God.
But what if religion got it wrong? What if the path to God has more to do with our ability to hear and see beyond everything?
In today’s episode, we will examine the parable of the Sheep Door and see how it reframes access to God from performance and religious ascent into a descending experience where we actually believe God has our back.
“Do you think justice is about making things fair?”
Our world commonly understands justice as it extends to equality and fairness. When things aren’t fair, we demand justice. In our broadcast today we look at another form of justice that isn’t based on what is fair, but what is right?
Join me now as we see beyond justice into a parable that reveals a very disappointing truth, that if grasped, will transform everything.
“Do you think your religious belief is the only one that is true?”
The healing of the man born blind is not really about physical healing, but the miracle of sight, particularly spiritual seeing. Truth, light, and seeing are metaphors to access something well beyond the story.
Join me now as we learn to see beyond everything as we unearth a larger picture that is so uncomfortable that most religious people will simply reject it.
In today’s episode, we take a wide angle lens and view the story of the woman caught in the act of adultery. Once you see the context into which this story has been inserted, the larger message begins to emerge.
Join me now as we see beyond the story of forgiveness into an exploration of that part of us that wants God to condemn another. If we can see beyond everything, perhaps we too can finally drop our stones
In today’s broadcast we continue our look at the familiar bible stories, focusing on the feeding of the five thousand. Is this just a story about a sack lunch in a rural area? I don’t think so.
Join me now as we see beyond the miracle and explore why any of us would participate in a religious ceremony if the power of God were right before us within our very life? Learn about Jesus Passover alternative right now on today’s broadcast.
In today’s broadcast we continue our look at the familiar bible stories, focusing on the healing by the pool of Bethesda.
Join me now as we see beyond the miracle into the subversive message Jesus brings to religion about its commandment to obey the Sabbath. In this case, breaking the law was the precondition of not only healing and liberation, but the very means of keeping the Sabbath holy.
Have you ever felt like you are surrounded by people who don’t really know who you are?”
In today’s broadcast and post we look at the familiar story of Jesus healing the son of a high-ranking state official. Once we look between the lines of scripture we begin to see Jesus in a new light which reflects back to us something about our own heart.
Join me now as we see beyond the second miracle into the lonely inner experience of exile, where we are known only by what we can do for others and not who we really are.
“Does Jesus really care about a catering mistake?”
In todays broadcast and post we begin looking at the miracles of Jesus through the broader lens of subversion that we have explored over the last several weeks. In his first recorded miracle, Jesus turns water into wine and helps eliminate the embarrassment and cost to the wedding party who failed to provide enough wine for the festivities.
Is this miracle really a clean up job for a catering mistake? Or is there something more? Join me now as we learn to see beyond the Sunday School story line into a something so big, its almost impossible to believe.
We’re continuing our series examining the spiritual and practical realities beyond Blockchain Technology and Crypto Currencies and today we look at decentralization. We all have those topics which really get us angry or revved up. Do you know what is behind that?
Join me now as we take a sobering look at the price we pay to have kings who rule over us as we learn to see beyond the politics, corporations, and noise into the heart of our worlds true problem.
If you can answer this question, then you are part of a small percentage of the world that is in the know. In today’s broadcast, I will not only share what the Blockchain is, but explore just how this game changing technology has the power to subvert institutional power.
Join me now we consider the spiritual realities that are beyond the Blockchain and learn how this revolutionary technology could usher in a new kind of world.
Believers are quick to answer this question with some theological token about omnipresence. Non-believers are quick to answer that if they knew the answer, they would probably believe.
In today’s broadcast, I will begin a series where we examine what seems like the unrelated topic of Blockchain technology and Crypto currencies, but as you’ll see, I begin from a much wider field of view. Join me now as we see beyond the Blockchain and locate the hidden (crypto) God.
Personal liberty is a core desire of every human being. Yet in our journey to find it, most of us settle for captivity. Is that you?
In today’s broadcast we look at a parable that charts the course to freedom along a very unsuspecting route. From the view of an outcast, captivity holds promise, but in the long view, the trade off is severe. Join me now as we follow one leper who begins to see beyond everything.
“Is it possible or even necessary to subvert the government?”
No institution has more control over us than our government. Whether you distrust it or depend upon it, scripture tells us that God has established all of them, yet it warns us to “be ware of the leaven of Harod…”
Jesus dealt much with government and he models a unique path for us. It’s not rebellion. It’s not avoidance. It’s not resistance. It’s submission and subversion. Join me now, as we look closer at how the Gospel re-identifies us from our government, not destroying it, but by transforming it. It’s a wake up call so we can see beyond everything.
World religions are very big and very powerful. Ironically, the work of taking down a religion is the very work of most religions. In today’s broadcast, we continue to look at why religion incites so much war, hate and pain in our world. Subverting religion is required because it cannot be overpowered.
World peace will not be obtained by domination, tribal distinctions, or by ecumenicalism. Join me now as we learn to see why the subversive power of love is the only path that can repower religion into an amazing force for good.
“Why in the world would we want to subvert community?”
In today’s broadcast I expose the paradoxical relationship that we should have with our different communities. Yes we like our friends, groups, clubs, teams, associations and gatherings. These are the bedrock of our lives and the meeting place of community.
All this is true, but community comes with a very subtle catch. Join me now as we learn to see beyond the “fine print”of community, and discover the only means of making it better.
Subversion literally means to “turn from beneath”or to undermine authority. Subversion is a transfer of power that doesn’t come by might, but by anotherkindof power.
In this weeks broadcast I explain how the Gospel of the Kingdom is a subversive exchange of power. We’ll look at how Jesus subverts his own family in order to rise up and embody the larger and more inclusive family of God.
We’ll also examine how the institution of family imprisons us if we leave the family at the wrong time or in the wrong way or fail to leave at all. The institution of the family has been idolized and as a result we behave in horrible ways or suffer with tremendous guilt all in the name of family.
Join me now as we explore how the Gospel subverts the institution of the family as we learn to see beyond everything.
Subversion literally means to “turn from beneath” or to undermine authority. Subversion is a transfer of power that doesn’t come by might, but by another kind of power.
So often the Easter story is reduced to an appeal of historical data. This limits the Easter story to a clean up job for our naughtiness. In this weeks broadcast, I will offer a much bigger Easter story and prove that subversion, everywhere we see it, is the ongoing effect of dying in order to find new life. This means Easter is everywhere, all the time.
Join me now as we learn to see the resurrection beyond everything.