237- Deconstruction and the Rich Young Ruler

“What does it mean that a camel can fit through the eye of a needle easier than a rich person can enter the kingdom of God?”

Pay attention to your answer because it reflects a set of assumptions about money and justice that are likely not even in this story. In today’s post and podcast we see beyond the story of the Rich Young Ruler to discover why deconstruction is the true spiritual path.

Join me now as we consider a paradoxical kind of society where once we see it, we can’t imagine a world any other way.

236- We don’t FEAR infection…

“Are you afraid of catching COVID-19?” Actually, you aren’t…

Fear and uncertainty is ramping up and doubling faster than any infection of coronavirus. Our anxieties are high, and now politics is playing the binary banjo strings to pit us against one another again. In today’s podcast and post, I will explain what all the fear is really about.

Join me now as we see beyond the fear propaganda machines, and look deeper at the existential reality of losing our life. This portal allows us to see the thing we really ought to fear.

235- The Nineteenth

“With all the bad news surrounding us, do you feel like you need to be revived?

Today we return to our ongoing series, Psalms Greatest Hits, with a deeper look at the nineteenth Psalm. As we look over our world and see how it is fatiguing under the weight of the pandemic and its requirements to stay isolated, we can see how there isn’t a lot within us which sustains us and revives us. We are not used to being this awake.

In today’s podcast and post, we sit alongside of David as he finds a secluded spot out in nature. As we do, we discover exactly what is needed to “Revive the Soul”. Join me now as we see beyond nature and get a glimpse of true beauty.

234- FREEaster

“How can a Middle Eastern man from two-thousand years ago make us free?”

It’s Easter Sunday and all over the world, people’s personal freedoms have been stifled due to the pandemic. This allows us to see two very different views on freedom which permeate every aspect of our lives. In today’s podcast and post we will look beyond the pandemic at these two worldviews through the lens of the Easter story.

Join me now as we see beyond the two thieves (belief and unbelief) and discover how the Easter story offers a third perspective which bring lasting freedom.

233- What’s so Good about This Friday?

“With the world turned upside down, what is so Good about this Friday?”

Throughout the world, Christians are trying to celebrate Holy Week in unconventional ways due to the global pandemic. With all the bad news that is happening around us, you may have wondered where God is in all of this. If so, you are not alone. Many are asking: if there is an all-powerful God, why hasn’t he/she done anything?

In today’s podcast and post, I will answer this pressing question in a way that will allow all comers to see God’s work as easily as they see their own hand. Join me now as we see beyond the suffering of the world and get a solid reason why today is called Good Friday.

Lockdown Exposes What’s Real This Easter

“Do you really want things to go back to how they were? I don’t.”

I told you last week, we’d be in this for a while and now the novelty is wearing off. So many memes and GIF’s circulating about how we are getting on each other’s nerves. While good for a laugh, the underlying truth must be exposed. In today’s podcast and post I will prove that the lockdown is not creating relationship problems, it is exposing them.

Join me now as we take a sobering look beyond the issues at home and into our communities of faith. This Palm Sunday, let’s hope the real Easter emerges from the inside out. If it does, the world won’t have to go back to how it was.

231- How to Thrive in Exile

“Are you ready for an Exile?”

Most people are pretending the world will go back to normal in a few weeks. While I suppose that’s possible, the magnitude of the effects of this global pandemic have yet to be fully realized. This means that our two favorite institutions (science and government) are not likely to stave off the suffering of millions.

In todays podcast and post, I’ll share the process of exile and share why now is the time to put off our fear and follow a deeper, truer voice than that of institutional power. Join me now as we see beyond the pandemic into the exile which can rebuild a new world.

230- Are you Bored Yet? Annoyed?

“Are you bored yet? Are you annoyed?”

Our world has shifted and we are all trying to jockey for positions. Shutting down the world is an unprecedented event that will inconvenience some and cause others to suffer. In today’s post and podcast I will invite you to consider what lies beneath the surface of our boredom and our annoyance.  It’s not the kids being home.

Join me now as we learn to see beyond our sequestration and deeper into our soul as we learn how to reframe the worlds events into something amazing.

229- 5 Ways to Avoid Squandering this Pandemic

“If you could turn this pandemic into something positive, would you?”

Better yet, would you even know how? As the world soberly looks at the math behind this Global Pandemic, the entire planet is moving toward a complete shut-down of life as we know it. In today’s podcast and post I will offer 5 considerations that have the potential of infusing the world with a good infection.

Join me now as we all collectively navigate our quarantines and  social distances, as I invite us all to turn our homes lives into a sacred time of reflection which has the power to transform our lives and re-create the world.

228-The Healing Practice- Part 3: Mind & Being

In this episode I conclude my description of the healing practice by exploring the point when we get to the end of our words and can finally abide, sit still, and be in and with Divine presence. This portal will allow all comers to see just how everything is possible and beautiful. It gives us just enough of a glimpse that we can re-enter the work of each day with a completely new disposition and attitude.