“Who gave you your definition of Hell? If it came from Institutional Religion, then it’s likely very different than the teachings of the bible.
In today’s podcast and post we continue our series as I reveal how Church history, fiction and Hollywood have created a version of Hell that is irresistible to economies of religion. By displacing Hell solely to another dimension after we die, Hell’s captivity keeps expanding through invisibility.
Join me now as I reveal the Hell Jesus taught about, and how that helps us see how our modern assumptions about Hell, are the most common forms of captivity in it.
“Are you familiar with saying: “A thorn in the flesh?” How well do you understand this idea?
In today’s podcast and post I am going to give you not only the backstory behind Paul’s famous trope, but I will unpack its theological implications and why it’s important for those being liberated from religious overreach.
Join me now as we discover that the thorn is not an object, but a subject dispatched by love to keep us close to God.
“Do you believe pastors and clergy should be paid? Who really benefits from a church’s non-profit tax status?
In today’s podcast and post I will bring up a “Question from Corinth” that the modern church largely ignores, and is a portal through which parishioners can see the contrast between the business of religion, and a community of faith.
Join me now as we see beyond those paid to share the gospel, and discover how this cultural trend establishes a world for unbelief.
“Have you ever felt like no matter what you try, you never seem to obtain the life and the freedom for which you hope? There may be a reason for this.
In today’s podcast and post, I begin a series entitled “Questions from Corinth” with a look at the story of the Hebrews who “died in the wilderness.”
Join me now as we see beyond those who possess an unlived life, and why this type of captivity is so common in our world today, and why this indicates that our condition is beyond slumber and requires far more than being “woke.”
“How well do we really know ourselves? Why do you suppose our world is so focused on “identity” while it simultaneously divorces itself from God?”
In today’s podcast and post I will show how competitive religions can highjack our discovery of God and self, and why each insists that their way is the only true way.
Join me now as we discover how Christ following is subversive to institutional power, and why the message of the Bible reveals that salvation is not our over-identification with religion, but the self who is discovered by our liberation from it.
Do you know what spiritual seeing is? If so, what do you see?
In today’s podcast and post I will provide a biblical justification for spiritual sight and share how this isn’t some kind of super power, but instead is a humiliating source of suffering that we don’t want to live without.
Join me now as I do my best to describe something that defies words, and why those who share this spiritual sight, rarely talk about it.
“Do you feel like our world is heading in the right direction?
This is not merely a political question. It’s much bigger. In today’s podcast and post, I will continue in our series of Psalms Greatest Hits with a look at the 127th Psalm. All of human history has ideas about how our cities and countries should be governed.
Join me now as we compare the trajectory of this simple Psalm to the trajectory of the modern world and test if there is any part of us which is able to see beyond everything.
“Is Easter just another religious holiday? I believe there is a lot more to it.
In today’s podcast and post, we conclude our three-week Easter series with what some might call a radical view of Easter. It just might be that religious tradition has entombed Easter into a tiny little framework.
Join me now as I invite you to see beyond the holiday traditions and capture a glimpse of the REAL Easter, that is closer than we have ever considered.