7-Subverting Religion

 

“Do you have any desire to subvert Religion?”

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.

6-Subverting the Community

 

“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.

5-Subverting the Family

 

Does subverting the Family seem like a bad thing?

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.

4- Subverting Death

 

What does it mean to subvert death?

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.

3- Three Tests of Anesthesia

 

Are you under the influence of anesthesia?

That probably seems like an odd question, but anesthesia is a powerful metaphor that will stick in your mind. In today’s broadcast, we continue our series on John the Baptist and transition to the proving grounds just prior to Jesus’ ministry.

Join me now as we see beyond the temptations of Jesus and learn why I call them the three forms of anesthesia.