238- These are NOT uncertain times…

“Do you think there is a bigger story beyond the pandemic? 

I’ll bet your answer reveals your political bias. As our world splinters deeper into factions, I’ll show that our battle with uncertainty is not one of finding the truth, it’s that of authority. Are the expertsall telling the truth? Is there a conspiracy behind it all? 

In today’s podcast and post, we will look beyond the headlines into the most provable conspiraciesof human history. From there I will show you the prescription for humanity where both diversity and unity coexist and we discover that these are NOT uncertain times.

178 -Galatians Q&A

“Are you curious about the questions that have come in through this series?”

Last week we concluded a 13 week series on the book of Galatians and over the course I have fielded a number of really great questions. Today, I thought I’d share the most common and or most interesting questions that came up.

Join me now as we review the questions from our virtual community. Perhaps someone asked your question and we can all learn together how to see beyond everything.

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.

176-Falling By the Wayside

 

“How do you or your religious institution deal with sin?”

If your experience is like mine, then you are probably used to pastors and religious leaders going on and on about sin and dealing with it in very severe ways and in dramatic fashion. In today’s podcast and post we learn that Paul’s recommendation is the exact opposite.

Join me now as we see beyond the “teeter totter” sin management systems of religion that push our anthropology down and our Christology up. The result is a gospel freedom not from our sin, but despite it.

174- Tempering Over-Desire…

 

“Do you have an area of your life that no matter how hard you try, lasting change seems impossible?

In today’s podcast and post, we continue our study of Galatians and explore how internal freedom is entangled in the captivity of our flesh. We’re camping out on this topic for a few weeks because so many of us work from a flawed understanding and thus we fail not despite our best efforts but because of them.

Join me now as we reframe the battle of the flesh vs the spirit into a dance of necessary tension. This not only allows us to live from a place of inner freedom but it gives us the lens to see beyond everything.

172- The Freedom You’re NOT Enjoying

 

“Are you free to live your live your life how you want to? If so, are you doing it?”

Today our study in the book of Galatians focuses on the apex of this book where Paul explains that freedom is the whole point of everything. The Gospel is the power that frees us from the prisons of either overdoing or underdoing everything.

Join me now as we learn to see that our captivity is not imposed upon us by an external force as much as it is our unwillingness to simply walk right out into the freedom we’ve already inherited.

171-The Mystery of Inheritance

 

“Have you ever inherited anything of value?”

How does life change for you if you were the heir to billions? Wouldn’t that reality provide a safety net for you? What would living be like to have the certainty and freedom to go or do anything your heart desired? It might surprise you to know that that experience is possible for every single person.

In today’s podcast, we continue our exploration of Galatians and learn that each of us is an heir to a divine inheritance. Join me know as we see beyond how this is possible and learn what it means to live freely as an heir.

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.

166- Paul writes WTF?

 

“Why was Paul so shocked by the church in Galatia?

If you ask four pastors to define the gospel, you’ll get five or six definitions. In part two of this series, we will explore why Paul’s language is so severe with the version of the gospel coming from the Galatian church.  We’ll discover that Paul’s gospel is so much wider and more inclusive than the Galatian church could imagine and as a result, they lost the scandal of the gospel and adopted a hybrid.

Join me now as we bring Paul’s words into our modern age to hear how he would react to the gospel offered in modern times. Perhaps if we withhold judgment long enough, we will be able to hear is reproof and learn to see beyond everything.

165-Putting Things Right…

 

“What if religion has so highjacked people’s lives that liberation from it seemed sinful?”

Back in 2011 I posed this question to my then elder board at a church in which I served. The question so gripped me that within a year I would step away from church leadership and pursue an online ministry to liberate people from the frameworks and institutions that imprison their lives.

In today’s podcast we begin a series where we will examine Paul’s letter to the church in Galatia. The church which started by liberating people from their frameworks and institutions had slipped right back into the same old institutional power plays that they left in the first place.

Join me now as we introduce this series by revealing how the scandal in Galatia remains a scandal today. If you’ve ever wondered what Paul would say if he could see the state of modern Christianity, then you are in the right place, as this series will help both the religious and non-religious to see beyond everything.