Tag Archives: gospel

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.

322-The Advent from Samaria

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.

321-The Advent in our Unspectacular Life

What is the Advent season? And what exactly are we waiting for?

For so many in our world, the Advent is like waiting for the Amazon truck to arrive. It’s the anticipation for something that which change our present circumstances. In today’s podcast and post, I will challenge this assumption and reveal that this isn’t the Advent at all.

Join me now as we learn to see Beyond Everything with a look at our mundane, unspectacular existence to see if we can find the true experience of Advent.

319-14-The Emerging City

What is the “City of God” and where is it?

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.

317-13-Living the Long Game

Does it really matter how we live our lives?

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.

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.

314-10-Substance and Proof

“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

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.