Today we talk about attraction, namely who Jesus attracts and why he attracts them. We focus on both sides of the coin which are that Jesus is a safe space for those who are willing to expose their shadow. As well as the people who are ready to expose their shadow see Jesus as a […]
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With 10 episodes at our back and you the listener gaining a feel for this podcast, I thought it best to take an episode and lay out developmental theory in a way that you could grasp the trajectory and the characteristics of this path of growth. So today we explain human faith development by helping […]
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The Pharisees see the forgiving of sin by Jesus as blasphemy. Yet can we not all forgive? Visit us at ChristOfFaith.org This Podcast utilizes the New Living Translation to take advantage of its contemporary language if for no other reason. The mission of this podcast is to help listeners explore the deep shift from Ego-Centricity […]
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One of my favorite stories in the New Testament is the story of the paralyzed man being lowered through the roof by his four friends. We discuss why we as the reader or as the spectator present we are likely to assume one purpose only to be surprised as Jesus going a wholly other direction. […]
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Today we talk about compassion. The conversation centers around how within religious institutions we often frame our effort to work with those outside the tribe as “tolerance”. We spend time helping us see that Tolerance and compassion are opposites and come from different spaces. How is tolerance not a Christ-like attribute and how can we […]
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Today on the Podcast we delve into what prayer means through our Western Eyes and what it can mean if we take more of an Eastern lens. Can we see prayer as involving more meditation, more contemplation, more pondering, more silence? And if we can, what does that lead to? Visit us at ChristOfFaith.org This […]
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Today we dive into Mark Chapter 1 verse 22. We talk about why others perceived a difference between when Jesus spoke and when the religious teachers of the law were speaking. We talk about the dynamics of “Outer Authority” vs “Inner Authority” and how that development moves as we grow. We speak about the confidence […]
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In Episode 5 We take a single verse found in Mark 1:12 and unpack it. “The Spirit then compelled Jesus to go into the wilderness”. The Wilderness represents so much and we try to help connect some of those ideas. – The wilderness as the gate in transitioning from the first half of life into […]
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In Episode 4 We take a look at Mark 1:9-11 and the baptism of Jesus. We talk about how in this earliest recounting of Jesus baptism it is an entirely individual experience to Jesus. How only later do other authors make this story branch out as evidence of Jesus’ authority and calling. We discuss the […]
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In Episode 3 The Author of Mark in Mark 1:7-8 seems to be taking one last chance to prepare us for Jesus. John the Baptist makes it clear that this Jesus who is about to enter the scene in only a verse or two is going to take us places that John simply can not. […]
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In Episode 2 of “The Mythical Jesus: Taking the Christ of Faith Seriously” we tackle the peculiarity of John the Baptist. Specifically his garb and eating habits. We talk about how first hearing of John’s strangeness we chuckle and think how weird that must of been. But digging a little deeper we can use this […]
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Today we start a new podcast series called “The Mythical Jesus: Taking the Christ of Faith Seriously”. This podcast will delve into Faith Development, Cognitive Development, and Biblical Scholarship using the Teachings and figure of Jesus from the New Testament as the framing for exploring these deep ideas. Today we start with the Earliest Gospel, […]
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