“How well do we really know ourselves? Why do you suppose our world is so focused on “identity” while it simultaneously divorces itself from God?”
In today’s podcast and post I will show how competitive religions can highjack our discovery of God and self, and why each insists that their way is the only true way.
Join me now as we discover how Christ following is subversive to institutional power, and why the message of the Bible reveals that salvation is not our over-identification with religion, but the self who is discovered by our liberation from it.
“Are the teenage years necessarily a time of rebellion? Or, are these common behaviors indicative of a blind spot on the part of parents?
In today’s podcast and post we continue our series on parenting adolescents with a look at our teen’s search for self. We’ll learn why when young people try on new identities, or act out, it isn’t just “being a teen,” but symptomatic of a fundamental problem.
Join me now as we see beyond teenage surface level behaviors and expose what is really behind “those teen years” and how wisdom offers a healing alternative.
“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.
“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.
“Why is it so hard to change the mind of a stubborn person? My answer may surprise you.
In today’s podcast and post we explore why some people insist on holding certain beliefs even if such beliefs cause themselves or others to suffer. I’ll reveal why the “religious mind” is not limited to those who subscribe to religion, and why scripture reveals it to be the most lost mind a person can have.
Join me now as we see beyond everything and I offer an extremely difficult path to personal and global freedom.
“Have you ever felt as though you had two distinct parts: the good part and the bad part?
Realizing that all humanity shares both an amazing capacity for goodness as well as evil is not only a vital key of self-awareness and the means which allows us to treat other with more grace, but it is the unknown Easter story.
In today’s podcast and post, we conclude our series on sin by placing a verse in Revelations under the microscope. Not only will we see the pathogen of sin for what it is, but we discover that religion has withheld the best part of the story.
“Do you know anyone who is deceiving themselves? Do you live in self-deceit?
In today’s podcast and post we descend into the subterranean world of the false-self and reveal that the subject is not pop-psychology, but at the very heart of Hebrew scripture and New Testament theology.
Join me now as this study unveils just how bad our sinful condition actually is, and why our study is not leading you deeper into religion.
“How do we know if we are being real?” Last week we looked at the litmus test for authenticity in others. Today we explore the test for ourselves.
Think about this question. How can you determine if you are reflecting your true inner self or if you go through life wearing a persona, a fake ID, and hoping others don’t find you out?
In today’s podcast and post, we take a look at what many scholars have called the most horrifying verse in the bible. Join me now as we see beyond perfunctory religious “fronting” and discover the one thing that proves our authenticity.
“How successful have you been at eradicating sin from your life?”
I know that’s a loaded question but my hope is that you will answer it honestly and recognize that while some sins may cease or diminish, there are still a host of sins in our lives that simply won’t go away. What are we to do with those?
In today’s post and podcast we continue our exploration of Galatians when Paul opens up what I call the junk drawer of naughtiness. His list of interpersonal transgressions is very long and it’s likely some of your besetting sins are on it. Join me now as we learn to see beyond the battle of flesh and the spirit and gain a new way to understand and live with these two powerful forces within us.
“Are you aware of your shadow self? Do you understand your dark side?”
In today’s podcast and post, we continue our study of Galatians and explore how internal freedom is entangled with the captivity of our flesh. In other words there is a constant dance between shadow and light, flesh and spirit.
Join me now as we learn about our dark side, and free ourselves from the old binary framework of good versus evil. We’ll explore the only possible reason our shadow can exist in the first place and why that allows us to see beyond everything.