Dear Podcast Friends: The Sermon on The Mount is concerned with the great theological and existential question of human flourishing. In this series of podcasts I will be looking at the key ideas of the sermon to highlight the most fruitful reading of the words of Jesus. This episode is centered on what I believe is … Continue reading "Episode# 5 What Is Your Aim? The Sermon On The Mount"
To flourish in life, one must come to know and trust that it is good to be you. As Brian McLaren writes: “What we all want is pretty simple, really. We want to be alive. To feel alive. Not just to exist but to thrive….We want to be less lonely, less exhausted, less conflicted or … Continue reading "Podcast Episode #4 Flourishing: Why It Is Good To Be You"
Mark 6: 30-32 The apostles gathered around Jesus, and told him all that they had done and taught. He said to them, “Come away to a deserted place all by yourselves and rest a while.” For many were coming and going, and they had no leisure even to eat. And they went away in the … Continue reading "Podcast Episode #3 – The Gifts And Necessity of Solitude"
The theme of this podcast is that a human response to Jesus’s call to live in God’s Kingdom is not a one-time thing. Response to God’s invitation is in fact a lifelong task, involving various practices over time. And that takes a lot of practice—in fact, our whole life becomes one continual practice. That is why … Continue reading "What Is Your Practice? Being Present To Your Life"
Welcome to my first episode: Cultivating a Flourishing Mindset! What if the the story of God is a story that is truer, better, and more beautiful than we have ever imagined? What if the story of Jesus is above everything else about inviting people into flourishing in God’s coming kingdom? Our minds (not our brains) … Continue reading "Episode One: Cultivating a Flourishing Mindset"