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.

199-Praying NOT Performing

“What does it mean to pray like a hypocrite?”

If we’re honest, how often is prayer something we have to endure? How often do our minds wander? How often does praying make us uncomfortable? We’ve encountered prayers so long and verbose they have sermons within them. We see demonstrative prayers, sometimes standing in circles at restaurants, or bowing on blankets in airports, or threatening with a loud speaker in public venues. To whom are such prayers directed; God or everyone around? Jesus calls it hypocrisy. 

In today’s post and podcast we continue Jesus’ deconstruction of religious acts of righteousness and see beyond praying as performance. Join me now as once again we enter our hidden place where God dwells but religion can never come.