Tag Archives: church

338-The Easter Experience

“What is Easter all about? Culturally it’s a huge religious holiday, but is that the real Easter Experience?

In today’s podcast and post we pause from our series to unpack the Easter experience. As usual, this podcast is going to take us in a completely different direction from everything else going on this morning.

Join me now, if you can, to be still, quiet and not clinging to anything, and you will see beyond everything, beyond the distraction and noise, and array of thoughts and emotions. Perhaps if you do, you may have a genuine Easter experience.

337-Famous Last Words 12-They will put you out of the Synagogues

“How does modern religion reconcile it’s push for people to become “churchgoers” with Jesus warning that his message will get you kicked out of religion?” The two trajectories couldn’t be more opposite?

In today’s podcast and post we continue our series on Jesus’ famous last words with a look at his warning that his followers will be put out of the synagogues.  What does Jesus mean when he says that religious people will hate you because they hated him first? Join me now as the sobriety of these verses presses against our true affiliation toward either the container of religion or its contents.

326-Famous Last Words 2- Monkey See Monkey Do

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.

278-Stop Acting Surprised by Ravi Zacharias

“Are you shocked and offended at the headlines relating to apologist Ravi Zacharias?”

By now, many of you have read the headlines about Ravi Zacharias and as I record this, leaders and ministries are pulling back from his ministry and taking a moral high ground of disassociation. This would be fine except, that is the exact opposite of what the church is called to do.

In today’s podcast and post I will use this disheartening current event to expose a fundamental area of confusion in the Christian faith, and try to steer the church back on course. Join me now as we see beyond the accusations of a top ministry leader, to expose a far more pernicious sin that is manifesting itself across Christian ministries.

264-Called Out 6: Reform

“Do you think the Church needs major reform or some minor tweaking?

In today’s podcast and post we conclude our series on the church with a look at how she has reformed so far and if starting a new denomination has really helped anything. Perhaps reform doesn’t actually come as an edict from a new leader or board of directors.

Join me now as we see beyond the stagnated institutional church and look closer at a new way of not only defining the Church but a new way for all comers to experience Her.

263-Called Out 5: The Message

 “What is the message of the Church? If you answered; “The Gospel,” you’re right. But what is the Gospel?”

In today’s podcast and post we look closer at the message of the Church, the Gospel. Everyone has heard of it and most of us think we know what it is, but is there more to the message?

Join me now as we see beyond the common, evangelical understanding of the Gospel and look closer at how the Bible describes it. I think we’ll discover that our understanding of the Gospel is far too small.

262-Called Out 4: The Mission

“What is the mission of the Church? What is her ultimate purpose?”

If your experience is anything like mine, then you might assume that the mission of the church is to save souls from hell. You may think that making converts is her main work. In today’s podcast and post we look closer at the mission of the Church and compare what it has become to what it was when it started.

Join me now as we face the sobering judgment upon our beloved institution and see beyond conversion to religion and gain a glimpse of completion through faith.

260-Called Out 2: How it Began and Begins for us

“Have you ever compared the modern church to the one depicted in the Bible?

The difference is shocking. In today’s podcast and post we explore how over the centuries, the church has morphed from a community gathering into a global institutional power, complete with cradle to the grave programs, full-time staff members, and a political force of counter-cultural propaganda. Was that the goal of its Founder?

Join me now as we see beyond our jumbotrons, worship bands and fog machines, and learn how the Church started back then and how to discern the “real” thing amidst our culturally contrived institutions.

259-Called Out 1-Paid Clergy

“How would you define the Church?

Most people think the Church is a building or a place to which we go on Sunday. Those who attend become strongly identified with their denomination, distinctives, worship style, teaching, or services. Modern Churches harvest hundreds of Billions of tax free dollars from society and only a small percentage of it is spent on serving those outside its’ walls. Was this the design of its Founder? 

Join me now as we begin a new series where we see beyond the cultural model of the church and invite all comers to find the faith and courage to return to its Source. 

238- These are NOT uncertain times…

“Do you think there is a bigger story beyond the pandemic? 

I’ll bet your answer reveals your political bias. As our world splinters deeper into factions, I’ll show that our battle with uncertainty is not one of finding the truth, it’s that of authority. Are the expertsall telling the truth? Is there a conspiracy behind it all? 

In today’s podcast and post, we will look beyond the headlines into the most provable conspiraciesof human history. From there I will show you the prescription for humanity where both diversity and unity coexist and we discover that these are NOT uncertain times.