“Is the parable of the 10 virgins really about preparing for the rapture?
In today’s podcast and post, I’m making an addition to my 2018 series on the real meaning of the parables. Church history and religion have obscured this story by trapping it into a dogma on preparing for a future rapture. By doing that, we’ve missed a lot.
Join me now as we see beyond the lamps, the oil, and the bridegroom, at this amazing comparison between knowing and being known.
“Does God have unconditional love for everyone, or are there actually conditions?
In today’s podcast and post we examine the profound beauty of the One-Hundred and Third Psalm. Is this passage a clinic on the deep theological realities of true nature of God, or is this an insiders experience only? Denominations have been debating this for centuries.
Join me now as we see beyond everything and consider the tension between our humanity and spirituality, and how our failings don’t prevent us from experiencing God as David describes, but are necessary to truly hear these words.
“Do you believe freedom is obtainable?” That’s a loaded question.
In today’s podcast, post, and video I will explore how freedom comes to us incrementally as we uncover the many layers of captivity which plague our lives. This means we are always chasing some new elusive form of freedom.
Join me now as we learn to see beyond our myopia and illusions about freedom in this life, and explore how ultimate freedom, which we can access now, will ultimately require our death.
“Do you think you know yourself? Most of us do. So, imagine our shock to discover we are all living in self-deceit.
In today’s podcast, post, and video I explore how the entire world has become deceived. I’ll reveal how every problem is a truth problem and how our need for validation traps us in a surface level existence, which promises freedom but never delivers.
Join me now as we probe our own self-deception and I point us to the deconstruction project which leads us to authenticity in the Truth.
“How do we know what’s real? This simple question uncovers our framework of reality, and the foundations of our world view.
In today’s podcast, post and video, I reveal how both the empirical and religious world views are too small, and how neither is able to satisfy the logical nor the perceptive mind. I’ll then suggest we take back and return to a frame of reality which comprises and transcends both perspectives.
Join me now as we re-think the rational justification for a Christological worldview, and how this opens us up to Ultimate Reality.
“In a take action world, what good does sitting in silence actually accomplish?”
Today we return to our ongoing series of Psalms Greatest Hits with a look at the Sixty Second Psalm. In a world where people are constantly stealing, lying, and undermining each other, our survival almost seems to require that we adopt immoral behaviors.
Join me now as we see beyond everything and follow the psalmist’s advice to sit in silence, and to reorder what is truly important, so that all of humanity can regain its footing and create the world for which we all long.
“Is there really such a thing as a state of flow? Has science really unlocked the secret to mental focus or higher performance?
If we follow the trajectory of modern “so-called” experts in flow and performance, then we enter a marketplace where we can exchange our self for a super-self and our life for a super-life. We’re told that flow is a heightened conscious state where we gain superpowers allowing us to outperform others and rise to the top.
What if true flow isn’t derived from more effort and output? Join me now as we see beyond the pseudo flow of performance, and learn that true flow sets us on a course, not for doing, and not even for being, but for seeing?
“Is there really such a thing as a peaceful protest? Do you really think the government cares about our feelings?
In today’s post, podcast and video, I will deconstruct what is truly behind our protests, and expose the gravitational force which pulls us into political binaries. Politics is like a spinning carnival ride which forces a pledge of allegiance to the shadowy operator pushing the buttons.
Join me now as we see beyond our protests and expose the path of peace which remains largely unbelieved.
“Is there more to life than making it to the top?” If so, why do we endlessly pursue success, fame, or power?”
In today’s post, podcast and video, we explore the common course of life and why it traps us on a “rat wheel” of effort without any lasting satisfaction. I’ll prove why climbing may give us what we think we want, but never what we trulywant.
Join me now as we see beyond everything, and consider the diligent, counter-intuitive lifestyle of descending and how it paves the way to a free world.