“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.
“What does it mean that a camel can fit through the eye of a needle easier than a rich person can enter the kingdom of God?”
Pay attention to your answer because it reflects a set of assumptions about money and justice that are likely not even in this story. In today’s post and podcast we see beyond the story of the Rich Young Ruler to discover why deconstruction is the true spiritual path.
Join me now as we consider a paradoxical kind of society where once we see it, we can’t imagine a world any other way.
“Do you think justice is about making things fair?”
Our world commonly understands justice as it extends to equality and fairness. When things aren’t fair, we demand justice. In our broadcast today we look at another form of justice that isn’t based on what is fair, but what is right?
Join me now as we see beyond justice into a parable that reveals a very disappointing truth, that if grasped, will transform everything.
Based on all the feedback and questions I decided to add one more addition to this series. It will be extremely difficult to expand or alter one’s view of Heaven and Hell unless we get to the bottom of JUSTICE. In this post and podcast, I will prove that justice is not based in retribution as we are all taught, but in restoration. The overarching goal of God is not to get even with us, but to make everyone of us whole. For those who can’t get over injustice, I share a story that destroys retribution and I offer a link with 132 verses from scripture just to prove how predominant this alternative sense of justice really is.
We’ve now explored how we came to believe that God is mad, and we have also seen why so many people need to have an angry God. It all comes down to our understanding of JUSTICE. In this weeks post and podcast, I share Jesus’ parable on the workers in the vineyard and how this is a metaphor that explains the justice of Heaven. Restoration and retribution are two very different forms of justice and Jesus explains that the closer you are to one, the further you are to the other. This throws a huge kink in our religious systems if we don’t have the pieces to sort it all out. Fortunately, Jesus give us those in next weeks post.