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This is the Tao of Christ, and I am Marshall Davis. This is a place for Christians who suspect that spiritual truth is bigger than the forms of Christianity that dominate the American religious landscape. This is also a place for non-Christians to hear a different take on Christianity. God has been speaking since the Big Bang 13.7 billion years ago, long before there were human beings, written scriptures and religious traditions. In this podcast I will be exploring that wider revelation. I will be interpreting books like the Chinese classic the Tao te Ching from a Christian perspective. I will explore the mystical roots of Christianity, which Jesus called the Kingdom of God, which church historian Evelyn Underhill called the Unitive Life and which I refer to as nonduality or union with God. Along the way we will also listen to the critique of religion by atheists and humanists. In their own way these champions of reason and science are spiritual teachers also. The Chinese word Tao means the Way, which is how Jesus referred to himself, saying, “I am the Way, the Truth and the Life.” It is what the Gospel of John calls the Logos, or the Word, when he writes: “In the beginning was the Word and the Word was with God and the Word was God.” According to the Book of Acts the earliest Christians called their spiritual path simply “the Way.” This podcast is about this ancient and primordial Way. This is the Tao of Christ.

This is the Tao of Christ, and I am Marshall Davis. This is a place for Christians who suspect that spiritual truth is bigger than the forms of Christianity that dominate the American religious landscape. This is also a place for non-Christians to hear a different take on Christianity. God has been speaking since the Big Bang 13.7 billion years ago, long before there were human beings, written scriptures and religious traditions. In this podcast I will be exploring that wider revelation. I will be interpreting books like the Chinese classic the Tao te Ching from a Christian perspective. I will explore the mystical roots of Christianity, which Jesus called the Kingdom of God, which church historian Evelyn Underhill called the Unitive Life and which I refer to as nonduality or union with God. Along the way we will also listen to the critique of religion by atheists and humanists. In their own way these champions of reason and science are spiritual teachers also. The Chinese word Tao means the Way, which is how Jesus referred to himself, saying, “I am the Way, the Truth and the Life.” It is what the Gospel of John calls the Logos, or the Word, when he writes: “In the beginning was the Word and the Word was with God and the Word was God.” According to the Book of Acts the earliest Christians called their spiritual path simply “the Way.” This podcast is about this ancient and primordial Way. This is the Tao of Christ.
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This is the Tao of Christ, and I am Marshall Davis. This is a place for Christians who suspect that spiritual truth is bigger than the forms of Christianity that dominate the American religious landscape. This is also a place for non-Christians to hear a different take on Christianity. God has been speaking since the Big Bang 13.7 billion years ago, long before there were human beings, written scriptures and religious traditions. In this podcast I will be exploring that wider revelation. I will be interpreting books like the Chinese classic the Tao te Ching from a Christian perspective. I will explore the mystical roots of Christianity, which Jesus called the Kingdom of God, which church historian Evelyn Underhill called the Unitive Life and which I refer to as nonduality or union with God. Along the way we will also listen to the critique of religion by atheists and humanists. In their own way these champions of reason and science are spiritual teachers also. The Chinese word Tao means the Way, which is how Jesus referred to himself, saying, “I am the Way, the Truth and the Life.” It is what the Gospel of John calls the Logos, or the Word, when he writes: “In the beginning was the Word and the Word was with God and the Word was God.” According to the Book of Acts the earliest Christians called their spiritual path simply “the Way.” This podcast is about this ancient and primordial Way. This is the Tao of Christ.

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Episodes

Experiencing God Directly: The Way of Christian Nonduality - Chapter 4 God-Inquiry

5/20/2019
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Thank God for atheists! Atheists have taught me more about God than any preacher or seminary professor. They have shown me what God is not, and thereby pointed me toward who God is. I credit the books of the so-called “New Atheists” with helping me identify and reject false gods and thereby redirect me to True God. Especially former Christian preachers who became atheists have deepened my Christian faith by pointing out the weaknesses of traditional understandings of God. My inquiry into...

Duration:00:23:14

Experiencing God Directly: The Way of Christian Nonduality - Chapter 3 Self-Inquiry

5/13/2019
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In this episode I continue reading from my 2013 book “Experiencing God Directly: The Way of Christian Nonduality.” Chapter 3 Self-Inquiry Before one can seek God, one must know who it is who seeks God. When one knows oneself, everything else becomes clearer. Discovery of our true nature opens our eyes to the true nature of God and the world. In this episode of the book “Experiencing God Directly” I explore the differences between the traditional dualistic concept of human nature (derived...

Duration:00:26:41

Experiencing God Directly: The Way of Christian Nonduality - Chapters 1 & 2

5/10/2019
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In this episode I continue reading from my 2013 book “Experiencing God Directly: The Way of Christian Nonduality.” Chapter 1 - Jesus as a Proclaimer of Nonduality Chapter 2 - Unborn Again We can know God directly. We can have immediate awareness of oneness with God in the present moment. It is not mediated through a church, a religion, a creed or a spiritual path. This is not theological knowledge about God. It is not a religious experience facilitated by a worship service. It is not a...

Duration:00:33:09

Experiencing God Directly: The Way of Christian Nonduality - Introduction

5/6/2019
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In this episode I begin reading from my 2013 book “Experiencing God Directly: The Way of Christian Nonduality.” We can know God directly. We can have immediate awareness of oneness with God in the present moment. It is not mediated through a church, a religion, a creed or a spiritual path. This is not theological knowledge about God. It is not a religious experience facilitated by a worship service. It is not a spiritual experience elicited by religious disciplines or practices. It is not a...

Duration:00:21:04

The Tao of Christ: A Christian Version of the Tao Te Ching - Part 3

5/1/2019
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Chapters 47-81 of the Tao Te Ching

Duration:00:34:37

The Tao of Christ: A Christian Version of the Tao Te Ching - Part 2

4/29/2019
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Chapters 22-46 of the Tao Te Ching

Duration:00:28:06

The Tao of Christ: A Christian Version of the Tao Te Ching - Part 1

4/27/2019
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This is the Tao of Christ, and I am Marshall Davis. This is a place for Christians who suspect that spiritual truth is bigger than the forms of Christianity that dominate the American religious landscape. This is also a place for non-Christians to hear a different take on Christianity. God has been speaking since the Big Bang 13.7 billion years ago, long before there were human beings, written scriptures and religious traditions. In this podcast I will be exploring that wider revelation....

Duration:00:29:36