Launch Your Life 4- From a Job to a Mission

“Do you have a job, a career, or a mission? Do you know the difference?”

In our hurried world, it’s easy to find ourselves living in constant distraction, bouncing from one thing to the next. We have embraced an ethos of busyness as we try and climb, attain, and rise up from where we are. It’s a stressful existence of competition, survival, and struggle.

In today’s podcast and post we continue our series entitled “Launch Your Life” with a deeper look at our work.  Join me now as we see beyond climbing the ladder of many things into a satisfying life where we no matter what we do, we are really only doing one thing.

Launch Your Life 3- Do I need to Change my Life

“How do we know when it’s time to change our life?”

If you are like most people, we only come to this conclusion when something in life goes horribly wrong or we are experiencing a significant amount of pain or discomfort. In today’s podcast and post we continue our series entitled: “Launch Your Life” and examine a completely new reason to make this change… one which is truly unexpected.

Join me now as we learn to see beyond the institutions in our life which have given us an identity, and learn why living under this “Fake ID” is all the evidence we need to prompt a change in our life’s course.

287-Launch Your Life 2- What do I do with my Life

“How do you know if you have found your purpose in life?”

Today we continue part two of our “Launch your Life” series with a closer look at discovering our purpose in life. The world’s conventional wisdom always points us to look toward our career, family, or religion in order to find our purpose. While these can be institutions from which our purpose can arise, today I will challenge the assumption that these are the same thing.

Join me now as we explore the sure-fire, but counter-intuitive, way of discovering our life’s purpose, and why chasing a purpose ultimately leads us to despair.

286-Launch Your Life 1- What is My Life

“Is it possible you are living in despair and cannot perceive it?

Soren Kierkegaard said that the world lives in despair, refusing to become a self. If that is true then the lives that most people live are more about fiction, pretense, and self-delusion than they are about authenticity and ultimate reality. When I look at every strata of society, this is exactly what I see. In today’s podcast and post we begin a series entitled “Launch your Life” with a look at the question: “What is my life?”

Join me now as we see beyond our bodies and the way we spend our time to explore if we are ready to receive reality as it actually is, not as it is for us.

285-The Eighteenth

“Have you ever felt like those who are supposed to be leading you are not qualified or worthy to do so?

I know in our political environment that is a loaded question with an obvious answer. In today’s podcast and post we continue our ongoing series of Psalms greatest hits as we shrink down this very real, and very common point of existential pain as we look closer at what it means to trust that which is beyond ourselves.

Join me now as we look at the Eighteenth Psalm and discover that the heart of true leadership is trusting and waiting for opportunity to serve, not complaining, back biting, and hating what has already been established.

284-Part 6-The Death of Sin

“Have you ever felt as though you had two distinct parts: the good part and the bad part?

Realizing that all humanity shares both an amazing capacity for goodness as well as evil is not only a vital key of self-awareness and the means which allows us to treat other with more grace, but it is the unknown Easter story.

In today’s podcast and post, we conclude our series on sin by placing a verse in Revelations under the microscope. Not only will we see the pathogen of sin for what it is, but we discover that religion has withheld the best part of the story.

283-Part 5-The Epicenter of Suffering and Bliss

“If religion and politics have not been able to end human suffering, why do we continue to place our trust in them?”

We all know personal change is hard. We have endless blind spots and malware scripts which plague our lives, harm our relationships, and destroy our world. In today’s post and podcast, I will reverse engineer every problem in the world to it’s “Big Bang” moment found within each of us.

Join me now as we deconstruct the architecture of our oblivious life of falsehood where we will see the beauty of the design and the path which can restore the entire cosmos.

282-Part 4- The Stumbling Block of Justice

“Has religion ever produced superior people? Or just those who think they are?

In today’s podcast and post we continue our deep-dive course on the subterranean world of our sin as we look closely at how it is related to our misunderstanding of Justice. As a result, religion divides our world into sinners and saints.

Join me now as prove that retribution has been replaced with restoration, and why neither the religious nor the irreligious can handle this Good News.

281-Part 3-The Pseudo Kardia

“Do you know anyone who is deceiving themselves? Do you live in self-deceit?

In today’s podcast and post we descend into the subterranean world of the false-self and reveal that the subject is not pop-psychology, but at the very heart of Hebrew scripture and New Testament theology.

Join me now as this study unveils just how bad our sinful condition actually is, and why our study is not leading you deeper into religion.

280-Part 2-The Birth of Sin

“How do you define sin? Where did sin come from?

These are not questions exclusively for the religious minded person. In fact, all of us already possess an answer. We’ve all constructed a theological framework to address the problem of sin and evil. In today’s podcast and post, I will introduce a definition of sin which may require a theological makeover.

Join me now as we see beyond our bad deeds where I offer a glimpse of a design so beautiful that it’s almost too good to be true.