Tag Archives: gospel

443-Rome 20: God is FOR Us…

“What does it mean when Paul says: “God is FOR us.” And why does religion insist God is only for those on his team?

In today’s podcast and post we continue our series in Romans examining one of the most encouraging passages in scripture, and how religion has shrunk it’s big message, constraining it into a backward framework.

Join me now as I do my best to bring to you the scale and proportion of this Good News, so that we can all possess these words of Life.

442-Rome 19: Groanings Beyond Comparison

“Why is delaying gratification so difficult, but also so beneficial to our lives?” Why do so many of us choose a tiny bit of good now, instead of an in-comprehendible amount of good later?

In today’s podcast and post we continue our series in Romans with another layer in chapter 8.  Paul illuminates a way to think and live that is so much bigger than religion.

Join me now as we compare Paul’s definition of salvation to that of modern religion, and ask ourselves why we would ever settle for a personal transaction, when we are offered a cosmic transformation?

440-Rome 18: The Amazon Boxes Keep Coming

“What does it mean to be “In Christ.” Popular preachers tell us that it means we have been converted to the Christian religion, or that we belong to the correct Christian church, but Paul has another idea…

In today’s podcast and post we continue in our series in Romans with another section of chapter eight, where Paul makes a distinction about what it means to be “in Christ.”

Join me now as Paul reveals how his Christology can free all comers from the limitations of both Plato and religion.

436-Rome 15: The Real Hotel California

“If one of your deeply hidden sinful secrets were to be made known to everyone at church, or work, or on your social media, would you face condemnation and judgment, or compassion and understanding? I think we all know the answer to this…

In today’s podcast and post we continue our series in Romans with a look at chapter 7. Is Paul making excuses for his behavior? Is he saying: “The Devil made me do it.”?

Join me now as Paul’s Gospel reveals that freedom from sin is neither the stopping of our sin, nor the tolerance of sin, but the loving distinction between sin and the sinner, which is supposed to free the world from condemning one another

435- Rome 14: Faith Despite Sin

“What does it mean to have ‘freedom from sin?’ Paul’s answer may shock you because it would not likely  be accepted in most modern churches.

In today’s podcast and post we continue our series in Romans finishing up chapter 6 with a look at Paul’s framework for inner and outer freedom. Paul’s letter is hitting its stride, and if you are staying with it, prepare for your mind to expand.

Join me now as we discover how freedom is an alternative captivity that is based upon the compulsion of love rather than the obligation of our appetites.

434-Rome 13: If God Justifies All, Why Even Try?

“If God has justified all people, then what’s the point of trying to live morally? Why not just let everyone do whatever they want?

In today’s podcast and post we continue our series examining Paul’s letter to Rome, with a look at the pushback that his religious audience is giving. What is it about the Gospel that causes the religious mind to reject its inclusivity? Why doesn’t it make sense to some?

Join me now as we learn Paul’s framework for how this all plays out, and why so many prefer religion to the Gospel.

433-Rome 12: Good News is Actually Good for ALL

“If the Gospel is called the Good News, then why isn’t it good for so many in our world? Is it possible, that religion has distorted the Gospel to the point that we no longer recognize it? 

In today’s podcast and post, we continue our series examining Paul’s letter to Rome. We’ll examine the original text and clearly follow Paul’s defense of his Good News which said: “All people are made right with God.”…something religion rejects.

Join me now as Paul reasons with the religious mind and invites all comers into a larger and freer understanding of faith.

430- Rome 10: Abraham’s Faith Predates Religion

“Do you believe Abraham is in Heaven? If so, how did he get there without converting to Christianity or any world religion?

In today’s podcast and post, I will join Paul in his effort to prove that world religion has obscured the Gospel rather than proclaim it, and this is proven by just how hard it is for some to accept Paul’s words as he has written them.

Join me now as we read Paul’s explanation for believing that while all people do not share a religion, we do in fact, all share a faith.

428-Rome 8-The Religious Are NOT Better Off

“If the modern Gospel is an invitation to convert to the Christian religion, then why does Paul spend so much time deconstructing religion? Could it be that religion has misunderstood the Gospel?”

In today’s podcast and post, we continue our series in Paul’s letter to Rome, tracing Paul’s gospel all the way back to Abraham, and how religion misunderstood it.

Join me now as we re-discover that the Gospel has been proclaiming freedom from religion for over four-thousand years.

424-Rome 5-The Lost and Found

“Is there really a big difference in morality between religious and irreligious people? 

Today we continue our series in Romans with Paul’s answer to this question. We’ll learn that the difference is not found in our moral behavior, but in the source of our identity.

Join me now as Paul deconstructs everyone’s claim to be superior to anyone else, and why seeing people as saved or unsaved takes everyone down the wrong path.