“What do you know about Samaria? How did such a city come to believe Jesus was the savior of the world?”
In today’s podcast and post we camp for another day in the story of the Samaritan woman. This time, I will dive into biblical history so that we can all see the message which lies hidden in with the plain sight of racial and religious tension.
Join me now as I reveal how Samaria is alive and well in our modern world and how it provides a path to peace which doesn’t require conversion to nor abandonment of any religion.
“What does it mean to spend a day in the courts of the Lord?”
Today we continue or ongoing series of Psalms Greatest Hits with an exploration of the 84th Psalm. This famous little song has been used in modern worship pieces because it draws us into a value proposition and an evaluation of our own priorities.
Join me now as we explore the Psalm, not of David, but of the sons of Korah, and how that back story allows a richer experience and contemplation for all who can perceive this inner longing and sense of despair.
Some of you might call this place Heaven, or imaginary, or symbolic, or spiritual. Others are convinced this city is in a dimension far, far away from this broken world. In Today’s podcast and post, we arrive at the conclusion of our study in Hebrews with a look a city which is emerging right before our eyes.
Join me now as we see a city which lies beyond everything, which is now and not fully here, and which is community comprised of all people’s, tribes, tongues and religions, which has only one rule, and the only condition for entry is Truth.
“If you could have Soren Kierkegaard over for Thanksgiving, what do you suppose he would say?”
In todays special Thanksgiving podcast and post, I use a little creative license to describe three levels of thanks which I have expunged from Kierkegaard’s work; “A Sickness Unto Death.” Strap on your existential thinking cap, because the turkey day conversation is going to the deep end.
Join me now as this post reveals just how far the modern mind has drifted in its ability to comprehend, yet alone appreciate, the thoughts of this philosopher. Perhaps it will perk your interest in rediscovering ideas for which the modern world has forgotten.
You’ll be amazed at the number of people who will answer this by saying; “so long as you don’t hurt yourself or others…” In today’s podcast and post, we wind down our study of Hebrews by reflecting on the author’s admonishment’s on how we should live.
Join me now as we see beyond a life of rules and obligation and get a peek into a way of living in a totally different way. The author is helping us to become citizens of an amazing city that has only one law.
“What is the point of having faith? Why do any of us need it anyway?
In today’s podcast and post I will show that the way we answer this question reveals our fundamental assumptions and definition of faith. Since we each possess so many assumptions, the net result is that our faith ALWAYS puts us on a trajectory whether we can see it or not. Thus seeing faith is vital to our lives.
Join me now as we explore the purpose and trajectory of placing our faith, not in a religion, but in that voice and force which invites us out of or pseudonyms and into an authentic community or city.
“Have you wondered why religions invalidate the faith of other religions as if there is a competition between whose god will ultimately win?”
When the world places it’s faith into a “faith system” the result is exclusionary, competitive religions which all think they have the only true belief. In today’s podcast and post we deconstruct our faith in our “faith” as we continue our study in Hebrews with a look at famous Faith Chapter.
Join me now as we discover the Ultimate Source and subject of faith which preceded world religions and is still alive, inviting all comers to participate in a restorative relationship beyond and through our frameworks of religion.
“What is your threshold of evidence or proof that something is ultimately real?
Most of our modern world would appeal to science and only trust empirical data or randomized, double blind clinical studies. In today’s podcast and post I’ll reveal why empiricism is ultimately an arbitrary assessment of reality, and we’ll consider another way which is common to all of us.
Join me now as we see beyond the visible world into all that is yet to be seen, and learn why so much of our world has a deficient definition of faith
“If we were to distill the entire bible down to a single message, what would it be?”
I’m sure if we asked this question to four people we’d get at least five answers. In today’s installment in our series in the book of Hebrews, we reach not only the central theme of this author, but the central theme within all of sacred text.
Join me now as we begin to scratch the surface of what it means to ensure that the main thing remains the main thing.
“Can a person truly turn away from God? If so, what happens to them if they do?”
As we continue our series in Hebrews we turn our attention to two nestled verses which have spawned distorted theologies, and have caused divisions and confusion for thousands of years. We’ll examine why the only way to really see the truth is from outside of religion and why the author takes such care to frame the discussion.
Join me now as we see beyond our fear of apostasy, and gain a glimpse of life based upon a promise rather than a threat.