Tag Archives: religion

340-Famous Last Words 14-I have overcome the World

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.

337-Famous Last Words 12-They will put you out of the Synagogues

“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.

336-Famous Last Words 11- You are NOT of the World

“What does it mean to be “…not of the world?”

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.

329-Famous Last Words 5 -I am the Way Truth and Life

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.

327-Famous Last Words 3- Love One Another

What do you think it means to love others?”

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.

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.

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.