Tag Archives: freedom

340-Famous Last Words 14-I have overcome the World

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.

333-Famous Last Words 8-The Ruler of this World is Coming

Who is the Ruler of this World?”

Did your mind go to a political figure? Or did it go deeper? Have you grown up believing that all the corruption and evil in the world prove that it belongs to Satan? In today’s podcast and post, our series reveals that was not what Jesus meant.

Join me now as we walk with Jesus and his disciples  to the Garden and listen in to these famous last words where we will see beyond everything and discover just whose world this actually is.

327-Famous Last Words 3- Love One Another

What do you think it means to love others?”

Not only do all world religions share in common some version of the “Golden Rule,” but in every strata of human existence, there is agreement that loving others is the morally superior posture to which humanity must strive. In Today’s podcast and post we continue our look at Jesus’ last words where his disciples were admonished to love one another.

Join me now as we see beyond the world’s agreement that we should love one another, and discover that the reason we don’t, is that we can’t.

325-Famous Last Words 1- No Ticky No Washy

Have you ever had your shoes shined at the airport? The experience bumps up against the transcendent if you are self-aware

In today’s podcast and post we begin a series called Famous Last Words where we explore the last bits of advice that Jesus gave his disciples right before he was crucified. Though we’ve heard these stories many times, this series will endeavor to illuminate a new perspective that will transport us back into the upper room.

Join me now as we see beyond our religious and political propaganda and regain a sense of what was really said be for Jesus was killed by the institutions of Religion and State.

323-The Advent for Hypocrites

What does the Advent or Christmas have to do with self-deception?”

In this final Advent post on Christmas Eve, I want to peel off a thick layer of confusion or misunderstanding about the Advent, which religion has used to divide our world into sinners and saints. Be warned. Anyone who is unwilling or unable to see their own hypocrisy, will certainly reject this aspect of the Advent.

Join me now as we learn to see the Advent which lives beyond everything and why it is an undeniable, unescapable invitation into the freedom of authenticity, and why so many of us prefer to live a lie.

316-12-Therefore…AND…Trajectory

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.

315-11-The Faith Beyond Religion

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.

313-9-The Main Thing is the Main Thing

“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.

311-7-Peace, Priests, and Melchizedek

“Is there any hope for peace in the world?

Most of us look at the dysfunction and brokenness throughout every strata of society and have given up hope of any real or lasting peace in our world. Clearly it seems we are too far gone for that. But are we?

In today’s podcast and post, we continue our study in Hebrews by pulling back and looking at peace from a cosmic perspective and the main cause which prevents us from even seeing it.

Join me now as we see beyond the small version of peace which is offered by institutional power and gain a glimpse an order or reign of peace which has existed forever.

Launch Your Life 3- Do I need to Change my Life

“How do we know when it’s time to change our life?”

If you are like most people, we only come to this conclusion when something in life goes horribly wrong or we are experiencing a significant amount of pain or discomfort. In today’s podcast and post we continue our series entitled: “Launch Your Life” and examine a completely new reason to make this change… one which is truly unexpected.

Join me now as we learn to see beyond the institutions in our life which have given us an identity, and learn why living under this “Fake ID” is all the evidence we need to prompt a change in our life’s course.