“What does it mean to have all things in subjection to someone? How would life be different if we were to see all things as essentially perfect?
Today we reach our fifth installment of our deep dive into the book of Hebrews where the author builds a case for why Jesus could be preeminent over the audience’s religious icon, Moses. He does this not to convert any to a new religion, but to liberate all people and all things from any religious framework based in retribution unto a new faith based in restoration.
Join me now as we see beyond our so called world full of meaningless suffering and get a glimpse of an emerging world where nothing meaningless can exist.
“What are the two signs that a person is stuck in a religious mind? Apathy or Offense.
In today’s podcast and post we will observe the convergence of two ongoing series, that of Hebrews and that of the Psalms. By bringing these two together, just as the author of Hebrews does, we gain a portal through which we can see the limitations of the religious mind, and why the author pulls from his own Hebrew scripture to make his point.
Join me now as we explore the religious mind found in the skeptic and the devout, and learn why being “all in” or “all out” both rob humanity of our ability to see the bigger story and our need to deconstruct everything that isn’t it.
“Is our world too far gone to be rescued? Or are we witnessing the events of progress?
I know that this question has a polarizing effect on each of us and that is precisely the problem. Without realizing it our world has drifted away into religious tribal thinking. In today’s podcast and post we continue our look at the Book of Hebrews as the author lays the groundwork of rescue to a very religious audience.
Join me now as we see beyond our modern digital experience to reveal how the modern mind is actually a deeply religious mind and why the present state of the world cannot receive salvation or rescue.
“How does it make you feel when people start quoting the Bible?
No doubt about it, the Bible has a polarizing effect on us. We either like it or despise it. Of course, how the scripture is quoted usually has more to do with this experience than the quote itself. In today’s podcast and post we will examine the underlying reasons why people quote the Bible and why it might be necessary if the audience has a specific worldview.
Join me now as we continue our study of the book of Hebrews as we try and get unstuck from our rigid frameworks of belief. It’s the only way this study has the power to free us from our three-sided prisons.
Today’s question comes from C.S. Lewis: “How would it be possible for Macbeth to know anything about Shakespeare?”
This may seem like an odd question, but it opens a very important consideration about religion and why it continually gets the answer wrong. In today’s podcast and post we begin a series exploring the book of Hebrews and why this book is so important for the spiritual but not religious world.
Join me now as we see beyond our religious superstructures and return to the scandalous idea that we can have intimacy with God not because of our religions, but despite them.
“Do you think most people actually know themselves? The answer may surprise you.
Our feeds are constantly being bombarded with people who are “proud of who they are” or who are proclaiming that they are true to themselves, but how can a person who succumbed to their own impulses know anything of their true self? In today’s podcast and post we explore what it means to forget who we truly are.
Join me now as we see beyond the claims of our fictional persona’s and uncover just how bad our amnesia really is.
“If nearly every religion has a practice of prayer, then why do so few seem to understand what prayer is?
In today’s podcast and post I reveal how both believers and unbelievers have misunderstood prayer and as a result, suffer confusion about the purpose and function of prayer.
Join me now as we look through the portal of contemplation and discover why many so-called prayers are not actually prayers, and why it’s absolutely necessary for some prayers to never be answered at all.
“Do you suffer from anxiety or insomnia? Maybe you need a new definition…
In today’s podcast and post I propose an alternative way to view anxiety and insomnia. As someone who has suffered with these for much of my life, I have discovered a profoundly liberating framework from which I’ve found a lasting sense of peace and rest.
Join me now as I offer a new definition of anxiety which invites us to consider that these are not problems for which we must seek treatment, but are instead invitations to a deeper dimension of life.
Perhaps time travel as it is depicted in movies is not yet a reality, but does that mean we cannot have and even cultivate experiences with timelessness? In today’s podcast and post we conclude our mini-series on time with a look at four rather obvious areas where we have experiences which are beyond the bounds of time.
Join me now as see beyond some very common, everyday experiences and explore some forms of timeless existence and why insisting that “it’s all in our head” cannot be an excuse, but may in fact be a proof.
“What is time? Outside of science, how have systems of faith been able to access the same conclusions that science has recently discovered?
In part two of our brief exploration of time, I will scratch the surface of the biblical worldview on time and how it has been influencing people for centuries. Not only are the conclusions similar to what science has recently discovered, but there is so much more beyond what I will share today.
Join me now as I highlight three simple perspectives about time that sacred texts have revealed and how these have helped people for years.