“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.
“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 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.
“Do we really want forgiveness if it means we have to forgive others?”
Today we continue our series of Seeing Beyond the Parables with a look at the Unforgiving Servant. Our lives are completely infused with harsh, critical judgments on just about everything around us. We will examine why this appears to be an unchangeable reality.
Join me now as we discover the way out of our objective prison of condemnation, and discover the principle to which many pay lip service, but few can actually apply.
“Do you believe freedom is obtainable?” That’s a loaded question.
In today’s podcast, post, and video I will explore how freedom comes to us incrementally as we uncover the many layers of captivity which plague our lives. This means we are always chasing some new elusive form of freedom.
Join me now as we learn to see beyond our myopia and illusions about freedom in this life, and explore how ultimate freedom, which we can access now, will ultimately require our death.
“Do you think you know yourself? Most of us do. So, imagine our shock to discover we are all living in self-deceit.
In today’s podcast, post, and video I explore how the entire world has become deceived. I’ll reveal how every problem is a truth problem and how our need for validation traps us in a surface level existence, which promises freedom but never delivers.
Join me now as we probe our own self-deception and I point us to the deconstruction project which leads us to authenticity in the Truth.
“Is there really such a thing as a peaceful protest? Do you really think the government cares about our feelings?
In today’s post, podcast and video, I will deconstruct what is truly behind our protests, and expose the gravitational force which pulls us into political binaries. Politics is like a spinning carnival ride which forces a pledge of allegiance to the shadowy operator pushing the buttons.
Join me now as we see beyond our protests and expose the path of peace which remains largely unbelieved.
“Is there more to life than making it to the top?” If so, why do we endlessly pursue success, fame, or power?”
In today’s post, podcast and video, we explore the common course of life and why it traps us on a “rat wheel” of effort without any lasting satisfaction. I’ll prove why climbing may give us what we think we want, but never what we trulywant.
Join me now as we see beyond everything, and consider the diligent, counter-intuitive lifestyle of descending and how it paves the way to a free world.
“Is distraction a bad thing and focus a good thing? What can we discover when we see beyond them?
In today’s podcast, post and video, I will reveal how the most focused person may actually be in a feedback loop of distraction. I’ll explain how possessing the right focus may seem counterintuitive to all we’ve learned.
Join me now as we see beyond our distractions by asking the right kind of questions. This opens up a new way of seeing, living, and being, which is no longer distracted
What did Jesus mean when he said “I have overcome the world.”?
Today we conclude our series entitled “Famous Last Words” with a look at Jesus last bit of advice prior to his final prayer for his disciples. We can all identify so easily with his statement that we would have trouble in this world, so why can’t we agree on what it means to overcome the world?
Join me now as Jesus offers the most liberating advice to all who will hear it and learn why his path to peace is the very opposite of religion.