“Who gave you your definition of Hell? If it came from Institutional Religion, then it’s likely very different than the teachings of the bible.
In today’s podcast and post we continue our series as I reveal how Church history, fiction and Hollywood have created a version of Hell that is irresistible to economies of religion. By displacing Hell solely to another dimension after we die, Hell’s captivity keeps expanding through invisibility.
Join me now as I reveal the Hell Jesus taught about, and how that helps us see how our modern assumptions about Hell, are the most common forms of captivity in it.
“Do you believe pastors and clergy should be paid? Who really benefits from a church’s non-profit tax status?
In today’s podcast and post I will bring up a “Question from Corinth” that the modern church largely ignores, and is a portal through which parishioners can see the contrast between the business of religion, and a community of faith.
Join me now as we see beyond those paid to share the gospel, and discover how this cultural trend establishes a world for unbelief.
“What’s the point of Palm Sunday? Churches refer to this event as the triumphal entry, but what was so triumphant, since the powers of religion and State were clearly going to crucify him?”
In today’s podcast and post we look closer at the prophesy of Zechariah and how Jesus willfully fulfilled it as he went straight into Jerusalem to “poke the bear”.
Join me now to explore how this display of power should have been the end of religion as we know it. Come and see how humility and sacrificial love are the most subversive powers the world has ever known.
“We all saw the Hegetsus ads during the Super Bowl…now five weeks later hardly anyone is talking about it. In your opinion, was it worth $100 Million?
In today’s podcast and post I will share my perspective on the Hegetsus ads and reflect upon what I think were its successes and failures. In a polarized world like ours, I applaud the appeal to unify all comers and invite a spiritual exploration.
Join me now as I share why it’s true that Hegetsus, but after two thousand years, we still don’t get him.
“Do you have sense like you need to get your life on track spiritually? Is it possible to have spiritual renewal without getting sucked into a religion, a cult, or become weird?”
In today’s podcast and post I am going to unpack five questions that will help you understand how you can find spiritual renewal within the privacy of your own soul and how to navigate a world of competing religions and truth claims.
Join me now as we see beyond the religious containers and all their propaganda, and discover how to extract the contents by following the same voice which has called all people, in all times, and in countless ways.
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.
“How does modern religion reconcile it’s push for people to become “churchgoers” with Jesus warning that his message will get you kicked out of religion?” The two trajectories couldn’t be more opposite?
In today’s podcast and post we continue our series on Jesus’ famous last words with a look at his warning that his followers will be put out of the synagogues. What does Jesus mean when he says that religious people will hate you because they hated him first? Join me now as the sobriety of these verses presses against our true affiliation toward either the container of religion or its contents.
In today’s podcast and post we continue our series exploring Jesus’ famous last words with a look at his statement that we are “not of the world.” Did Jesus mean we are from another planet or dimension, or is his point a bit more down to earth?
Join me now as we reveal why being over-identified with the many institutions of life is so destructive to humanity and results in the loss of our true self. Come and see beyond everything and learn why the easy solution is something most people are unlikely to consider.
How do you understand Jesus statement: “I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life and no one comes to the Father except by me.”?
In today’s podcast and post we examine one of the most quoted passages in the bible and reveal how Church history has got this wrong. Imagine our surprise to discover that Jesus’ claim of exclusivity is not unto the Christian religion.
Join me now as we continue our exploration of Jesus’ famous last words, as these open a portal to a dimension of seeing and understanding which brings all things together instead of dividing them into tribal religion.
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.