257-A Thirst for God

“Looking at the world, do you think any of us has a thirst for God?

We see people with a thirst for power. We see those we thirst for revenge, control, or self-promotion. But what does it look like to thirst for God? In today’s podcast and post we look closer at our “inner longings” and discover that our misguided pursuits often started as a search for God.

Join me now as we learn to see beyond our surface level impulses and discover what it really means to thirst after the Lord.

256-The Hostile Mind

“Do you have a hostile mind or is it only “those people” who do?

In today’s podcast and post we take a look at the fastest growing religion in the world: Politics. We’ll explore why it has generated so much power, and ignites such hatred and division among us. Is there any hope for our world?

Join me now as we see beyond the quagmire of the political binary and explore how it’s possible for this dividing line of hostility to be eradicated, and how the world can be set free from its bondage to a hostile mind and healed through the power of love.

255-The Thirty-Ninth

“What happens if we turn social justice inward?”

In today’s post and podcast we continue our ongoing series of Psalms Greatest Hits with an exploration of the thirty-ninth Psalm. Everybody is desperate for change right now. The political machine has whirled everyone into a frenzy of battling for one side, one ideology, or one outcome.

Join me know as we follow David from this same point of desperation along his path inward where he discovers something so much greater than winning, where he gains true sight and the ability to see beyond everything into our real battle.

254-Mistaken Identity

“How often do you get angry or offended?”

It might surprise you to discover that “THOSE PEOPLE” are actually not making you angry or offending you. In today’s podcast and post, I expose the real reason why so many things trigger us and set us off.

Join me now as we see beyond our mistaken identity and gain the only perspective that can actually free us from basing our identity upon things that can’t actually define us.

253-One World 10-Good News for the World

“Are you ready for some Good News?”

Our world seems like it’s disintegrating right before our eyes. It seems foolishness, suffering and evil are gaining ground. People are more divided than ever. Is it any wonder the “Good News” or Gospel taught by religion has been an evacuation strategy? In today’s podcast and post I will show you that the Good News is better than that?

Join me now as reveal how everything we’ve been taught to believe fits within a much bigger framework. Let’s switch to the wide-angle lens so we can see just how good the Good News actually is and then we’ll quickly realize why we can’t risk believing it.

252-One World 9-The Sin of the World

“What’s the first thing that comes to your mind when you hear the word “Sin?”

Is sin merely a “bad deed” we do? Is it the “good deed” we didn’t do? In today’s podcast and post we look closer at how this Kindergarten understanding of sin has allowed institutionalized religion to manipulate our emotions and our behavior. We all see the sin and evil problem that exists in the world, so why hasn’t religion been able to solve it?

Join me now as we see beyond the legal problem of sin and discover why the sin problem is actually ontological and why that means religious solutions will continue to fail us. Is there any hope for the world? Yes, and it’s really good news.

251-One World 8-The Voice Beyond Everything

“What’s the first thing that comes to your mind when you hear the word “Christ?”

Whether our reaction is to cringe or draw closer, every one of us has a Christology. In today’s podcast and post, I’ll show that Christ is not Jesus’ last name and we’ll look at the implications of not understanding the cosmic role of “The Christ.”

Join me now, as we deconstruct some of our Christological assumptions and reveal a “religion-less”way of Christ following that allows us to see beyond everything.

250 One World 7-Christianity as Imperial Overreach

“How well do you know Christianity?”

In the West, the Institution of the Christian religion has been the most dominant system of faith, but has been losing it’s influence as people increasingly reject the traditions of their parents. In today’s podcast and post we’ll discover that not all people are rejecting the faith, but instead, they are abandoning the dark shadow of institutionalized religion. 

Join me now as we learn to see the voice that continues to call people out from the overreach of imperial religion and into a living faith which exists beyond everything.

249-One World 6-Buddhism as the Monitored Life

“How well do you know Buddhism?”

The Buddhism we bump into in the West is not the austere, contemplative wisdom that emerged from Siddhartha in the East. Modern western Buddhism has been pillaged by postmodernism in much the same way as all systems of faith. In today’s podcast and post I will show that reducing enlightenment to a meme, and cherry picking a few ideas with essentially an atheistic, amoral existence, is not subscribing to Buddhism.

Join me now as we see why this system of faith has been preferentially highjacked by the West, and what it really means to pursue an enlightened life.

248-One World 5: Hinduism as the Unmanifested

“How well do you know Hinduism?”

Sure, we may know about yoga, meditation or gurus from a distance, but what does the West really understand about what some call the world’s oldest religion?

In today’s podcast and post, we continue our One World series with a vital consideration of Hinduism.

Join me now as we see beyond the thirty-three million little deities and discover a monotheistic belief system that has influenced the entire world.