“Have you ever felt as though you had two distinct parts: the good part and the bad part?
Realizing that all humanity shares both an amazing capacity for goodness as well as evil is not only a vital key of self-awareness and the means which allows us to treat other with more grace, but it is the unknown Easter story.
In today’s podcast and post, we conclude our series on sin by placing a verse in Revelations under the microscope. Not only will we see the pathogen of sin for what it is, but we discover that religion has withheld the best part of the story.
“What is the message of the Church? If you answered; “The Gospel,” you’re right. But what is the Gospel?”
In today’s podcast and post we look closer at the message of the Church, the Gospel. Everyone has heard of it and most of us think we know what it is, but is there more to the message?
Join me now as we see beyond the common, evangelical understanding of the Gospel and look closer at how the Bible describes it. I think we’ll discover that our understanding of the Gospel is far too small.
Our world seems like it’s disintegrating right before our eyes. It seems foolishness, suffering and evil are gaining ground. People are more divided than ever. Is it any wonder the “Good News” or Gospel taught by religion has been an evacuation strategy? In today’s podcast and post I will show you that the Good News is better than that?
Join me now as reveal how everything we’ve been taught to believe fits within a much bigger framework. Let’s switch to the wide-angle lens so we can see just how good the Good News actually is and then we’ll quickly realize why we can’t risk believing it.
“Is it possible or even necessary to subvert the government?”
No institution has more control over us than our government. Whether you distrust it or depend upon it, scripture tells us that God has established all of them, yet it warns us to “be ware of the leaven of Harod…”
Jesus dealt much with government and he models a unique path for us. It’s not rebellion. It’s not avoidance. It’s not resistance. It’s submission and subversion. Join me now, as we look closer at how the Gospel re-identifies us from our government, not destroying it, but by transforming it. It’s a wake up call so we can see beyond everything.
In a survey I performed in 2015 I asked the question: “What is the Gospel?” In this post and podcast I share the most common answers to this question and then share what I think is the best definition I’ve been able to find. I will propose that the Gospel which is supposed to possess transforming power, is actually somewhat impotent until the definition of terms permeates our personal inner experience to change. This opens up a really big frameshift where the Gospel is either NOT limited to Christianity, or it’s saying Christianity is not an alternative religion as it’s often claimed to be. Tune in and see if your definition is big enough, if it’s not, then put your seatbelt on because it’s going to be an epic ride.