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.

223- The Fifteenth

“According to religion, who gets access to God?”

This is an interesting question which exposes our preconceived ideas about proximity, worthiness, and morality. In today’s podcast and post we continue or ongoing series of the Psalm’s Greatest Hits as we consider the Fifteenth Psalm.

Join me now as we take some cleansing breaths and reflect upon the words of David and how they trigger us. We will look between the lines of the pages and see beyond everything into the motivation of love and how it changes all things.

221-When the Body Won’t Heal

Have you ever pleaded with God for bodily healing and your prayer went unanswered?”

Nothing produces more unbelief than unanswered prayers, especially those for bodily healing. The disposition of the heart which arises from unbelief turns us into the Veruca Salt which demands her father grant her every request immediately. 

In today’s podcast and post, I will explain why if we are asking for bodily healing, why it may not come right away. Staying in faith is not a cop-out, but the only way to gain the necessary precondition for transformative healing.

Join me now as we see beyond what we thought was the unanswered prayer.

220-Healing our Bodies through Faith

“Is it reasonable to expect healing when science has concluded that healing is not possible?

In today’s post and podcast, we go a bit deeper into our exploration of healing, by examining the role of faith in healing our bodies. Quantum science has forced the rewriting of empirical frameworks for understanding our world and moves us incrementally closer to the world depicted in sacred texts.

Join me now as I show the similarities between quantum entanglement and prayer, and take us beyond everything into their single biggest difference. That difference, may just be the reason why faith changes everything, even science.

219-Healing Our Bodies through Science

“Is the healing of our bodies limited to physical preconditions?”

In today’s post and podcast we continue our series on healing as we see our world in its desperate need of healing. People look to science as the final authority on healing our bodies, but is there more to the story? I think so.

Join me now as we see beyond the physical preconditions of healing and open up a wider perspective that will allow us to integrate our fragmented understanding into a healing that goes beyond our bodies.

218-Healing Our Demons

“Do you believe in demons? After this podcast, you might. You’ll also know what to do with them.”

In today’s podcast and post we continue our series on healing as we look closer at the idiom of “exercising our demons.” What does this actually mean and is there anything we can do about it?

Join me now as we see beyond Ghost Hunters, and examine the real “underworld” that exists just beneath the surface of our thoughts.

217-Do You Want to be Healed?

Are you self-aware enough to recognize those areas of your life where you need healing?”

Believe it or not, most of us aren’t. The vast majority of people believe healing is limited to the physical body as it relates to injury or illness. As such, healing is almost entirely deferred to medical professionals.

In this podcast and post we begin a series where I introduce a new framework for healing. All suffering and captivity within our lives are like festering wounds that have never received the proper care.

Join me now as we see beyond our suffering and lay hold of the healing that awaits every soul who diligently seeks for the truth.

184- Awesome Beige Minivan said no one ever…

“What can words do for the state of our world now?” Aren’t we beyond rhetoric and “Thoughts and prayers?”

Our world’s attention span is shortening. We have less interest and tolerance for big transforming ideas. Sound bites and instantaneous answers have eroded that part of us where big questions were once carried deep within our hearts. It’s the automotive equivalent of car makers producing beige minivans. Our thirst for practicality has displaced the drive that once inspired us.

In today’s podcast and post, I begin a series that for many is so played out and tired that few may even have the resolve to look deeper. Join me now as we begin to see beyond the sermon on the mount and recapture just how disruptive a big idea can be.

177-Closing Remarks

 

“How should the church respond to Paul’s letter to the Galatians?”

Today we conclude a thirteen-week study of the book of Galatians. Paul was clearly not reinventing another religion but preserving the integrity of the gospel message which not only liberates all people from institutional powers, but from frees us from the inside out. By ridding us of external and internal pressures that are trying to define and derail our lives, Paul is showing all people the path to personal freedom.

Join me now as we see beyond the lens of modern evangelical Christianity and see Paul’s message for what it really was, a free-flowing charter on how to live, and find your true self transparently grounded in God.

169- Live like Sinners

 

“What does it mean to live like a sinner?

All religions have names for those they see as outside their religious tribe: Isalam calls non-Muslims Infidels, Christians call them unbelievers, Hinduism and Buddhism call them unenlightened, and Jews call them Gentile Sinners.

In today’s episode we will see how the Gospel freed religious and non-religious people from compliance to religious law and rules. This freedom caused them to be seen as living like sinners

Join me now as we explore what that means and why this is a central theme of Paul not only to the church in Galatia, but throughout the New Testament. It just might be that living as Paul describes “like a sinner “. is the ability to See Beyond Everything.