Not only do all world religions share in common some version of the “Golden Rule,” but in every strata of human existence, there is agreement that loving others is the morally superior posture to which humanity must strive. In Today’s podcast and post we continue our look at Jesus’ last words where his disciples were admonished to love one another.
Join me now as we see beyond the world’s agreement that we should love one another, and discover that the reason we don’t, is that we can’t.
“What do you think it means to be a Christian or to belong to a Church?”
We’re all aware of the stereotype. We’ve all seen their “John 3:16” posters at ball games, and we can all bear witness to the TV and Radio programs that proliferate in our culture. Is all of this what Jesus had in mind when he departed from his disciples?
In today’s podcast and post we continue our exploration of Jesus Last words, with a look at his command to “you also shall do as I have done to you.”
Join me now as we return to a watershed moment which will unravel 2000 years of church history, by redefining what it means to follow Christ.
“Have you ever had your shoes shined at the airport? The experience bumps up against the transcendent if you are self-aware
In today’s podcast and post we begin a series called Famous Last Words where we explore the last bits of advice that Jesus gave his disciples right before he was crucified. Though we’ve heard these stories many times, this series will endeavor to illuminate a new perspective that will transport us back into the upper room.
Join me now as we see beyond our religious and political propaganda and regain a sense of what was really said be for Jesus was killed by the institutions of Religion and State.
“What change if any would you really like to see this coming year?”
While the New Year ushers in hope for many people, it creates a low-grade sense of despair for many more. A lifetime of failed resolutions in the past makes us hesitant and doubtful about lasting change for the future. In today’s podcast and post we examine this ongoing quagmire between our aspirational life and the one we seek to change.
Join me now as we see beyond the fictional existence of the life and self we may never get to be, and how we can live authentically without settling for a life of despair.
“What does the Advent or Christmas have to do with self-deception?”
In this final Advent post on Christmas Eve, I want to peel off a thick layer of confusion or misunderstanding about the Advent, which religion has used to divide our world into sinners and saints. Be warned. Anyone who is unwilling or unable to see their own hypocrisy, will certainly reject this aspect of the Advent.
Join me now as we learn to see the Advent which lives beyond everything and why it is an undeniable, unescapable invitation into the freedom of authenticity, and why so many of us prefer to live a lie.
“What do you know about Samaria? How did such a city come to believe Jesus was the savior of the world?”
In today’s podcast and post we camp for another day in the story of the Samaritan woman. This time, I will dive into biblical history so that we can all see the message which lies hidden in with the plain sight of racial and religious tension.
Join me now as I reveal how Samaria is alive and well in our modern world and how it provides a path to peace which doesn’t require conversion to nor abandonment of any religion.
“What is the Advent season? And what exactly are we waiting for?
For so many in our world, the Advent is like waiting for the Amazon truck to arrive. It’s the anticipation for something that which change our present circumstances. In today’s podcast and post, I will challenge this assumption and reveal that this isn’t the Advent at all.
Join me now as we learn to see Beyond Everything with a look at our mundane, unspectacular existence to see if we can find the true experience of Advent.
“What does it mean to spend a day in the courts of the Lord?”
Today we continue or ongoing series of Psalms Greatest Hits with an exploration of the 84th Psalm. This famous little song has been used in modern worship pieces because it draws us into a value proposition and an evaluation of our own priorities.
Join me now as we explore the Psalm, not of David, but of the sons of Korah, and how that back story allows a richer experience and contemplation for all who can perceive this inner longing and sense of despair.
Some of you might call this place Heaven, or imaginary, or symbolic, or spiritual. Others are convinced this city is in a dimension far, far away from this broken world. In Today’s podcast and post, we arrive at the conclusion of our study in Hebrews with a look a city which is emerging right before our eyes.
Join me now as we see a city which lies beyond everything, which is now and not fully here, and which is community comprised of all people’s, tribes, tongues and religions, which has only one rule, and the only condition for entry is Truth.
“If you could have Soren Kierkegaard over for Thanksgiving, what do you suppose he would say?”
In todays special Thanksgiving podcast and post, I use a little creative license to describe three levels of thanks which I have expunged from Kierkegaard’s work; “A Sickness Unto Death.” Strap on your existential thinking cap, because the turkey day conversation is going to the deep end.
Join me now as this post reveals just how far the modern mind has drifted in its ability to comprehend, yet alone appreciate, the thoughts of this philosopher. Perhaps it will perk your interest in rediscovering ideas for which the modern world has forgotten.