313-9-The Main Thing is the Main Thing

“If we were to distill the entire bible down to a single message, what would it be?”

I’m sure if we asked this question to four people we’d get at least five answers. In today’s installment in our series in the book of Hebrews, we reach not only the central theme of this author, but the central theme within all of sacred text.

Join me now as we begin to scratch the surface of what it means to ensure that the main thing remains the main thing.

312-8-The Tangent Where We all go to Hell…or don’t

“Can a person truly turn away from God?  If so, what happens to them if they do?”

As we continue our series in Hebrews we turn our attention to two nestled verses which have spawned distorted theologies, and have caused divisions and confusion for thousands of years. We’ll examine why the only way to really see the truth is from outside of religion and why the author takes such care to frame the discussion.

Join me now as we see beyond our fear of apostasy, and gain a glimpse of life based upon a promise rather than a threat.

311-7-Peace, Priests, and Melchizedek

“Is there any hope for peace in the world?

Most of us look at the dysfunction and brokenness throughout every strata of society and have given up hope of any real or lasting peace in our world. Clearly it seems we are too far gone for that. But are we?

In today’s podcast and post, we continue our study in Hebrews by pulling back and looking at peace from a cosmic perspective and the main cause which prevents us from even seeing it.

Join me now as we see beyond the small version of peace which is offered by institutional power and gain a glimpse an order or reign of peace which has existed forever.

310-6-Why Rest Eludes Us

“Do you ever feel like you just can’t get a moment’s peace? Have you tried meditation or medication and still can’t find rest?

In today’s podcast and post we continue our series in Hebrews with a look what the author calls “Rest” and the prescription for entering it. In order to understand this, we must first deconstruct, just as the author does, our religious framework which obscures and even prevents us from finding peace.

Join me now as we see beyond our surface level attempts at peace and rest and discover why they ultimately fail and why the author of our study may be on to something from which our world could truly benefit.

309-5-What’s Under Your Foot

“What does it mean to have all things in subjection to someone? How would life be different if we were to see all things as essentially perfect?

Today we reach our fifth installment of our deep dive into the book of Hebrews where the author builds a case for why Jesus could be preeminent over the audience’s religious icon, Moses. He does this not to convert any to a new religion, but to liberate all people and all things from any religious framework based in retribution unto a new faith based in restoration.

Join me now as we see beyond our so called world full of meaningless suffering and get a glimpse of an emerging world where nothing meaningless can exist.

308-4-The Twenty Second

“What are the two signs that a person is stuck in a religious mind? Apathy or Offense.

In today’s podcast and post we will observe the convergence of two ongoing series, that of Hebrews and that of the Psalms. By bringing these two together, just as the author of Hebrews does, we gain a portal through which we can see the limitations of the religious mind, and why the author pulls from his own Hebrew scripture to make his point.

Join me now as we explore the religious mind found in the skeptic and the devout, and learn why being “all in” or “all out” both rob humanity of our ability to see the bigger story and our need to deconstruct everything that isn’t it.

307-3- Rescuing a Clueless World

“Is our world too far gone to be rescued? Or are we witnessing the events of progress?

I know that this question has a polarizing effect on each of us and that is precisely the problem. Without realizing it our world has drifted away into religious tribal thinking. In today’s podcast and post we continue our look at the Book of Hebrews as the author lays the groundwork of rescue to a very religious audience.

Join me now as we see beyond our modern digital experience to reveal how the modern mind is actually a deeply religious mind and why the present state of the world cannot receive salvation or rescue.

306-2-Ok Boomer-Quote Your Bible

“How does it make you feel when people start quoting the Bible?

No doubt about it, the Bible has a polarizing effect on us. We either like it or despise it. Of course, how the scripture is quoted usually has more to do with this experience than the quote itself. In today’s podcast and post we will examine the underlying reasons why people quote the Bible and why it might be necessary if the audience has a specific worldview.

Join me now as we continue our study of the book of Hebrews as we try and get unstuck from our rigid frameworks of belief. It’s the only way this study has the power to free us from our three-sided prisons.

305-1-Seeing Beyond Everything

Today’s question comes from C.S. Lewis: “How would it be possible for Macbeth to know anything about Shakespeare?”

This may seem like an odd question, but it opens a very important consideration about religion and why it continually gets the answer wrong. In today’s podcast and post we begin a series exploring the book of Hebrews and why this book is so important for the spiritual but not religious world.

Join me now as we see beyond our religious superstructures and return to the scandalous idea that we can have intimacy with God not because of our religions, but despite them.

304- The Soul’s Amnesia

“Do you think most people actually know themselves? The answer may surprise you.

Our feeds are constantly being bombarded with people who are “proud of who they are” or who are proclaiming that they are true to themselves, but how can a person who succumbed to their own impulses know anything of their true self? In today’s podcast and post we explore what it means to forget who we truly are.

Join me now as we see beyond the claims of our fictional persona’s and uncover just how bad our amnesia really is.