Monthly Archives: July 2018

Unhappy With Yourself

Many people are unhappy with themselves.  They look themselves in the mirror in the mornings, and they don’t like what they see.  I’m not talking about physical appearance.  It ‘s that they don’t like the person looking back at them.

That is one of the main reasons for the epidemic of unhappiness in the United States today.  People don’t like the kind of person they are.

In this podcast, we examine the reasons for that.

 

For a transcript of this podcast, click here. 

Roadblocks to Belief

More and more Americans are rejecting Christianity.  They are deciding Christianity is not for them, and they’re leaving.  It’s not just that they’re leaving church.  They’re leaving Christianity.

Why is that so?

There are three main roadblocks to belief that are causing more and more Americans to reject Christianity.  Two of those come from Christianity itself; the other comes from society.

In this podcast, we examine those three roadblocks to belief.  They are:  the belief that God is absolutely powerful and is the ruler of all, the belief that God created everything, and what I like to call the “scientificazation” of society.  Those are the main reasons people today reject Christianity.

How are those roadblocks to belief, and, most importantly, what do we say in the face of those?

For a transcript of this podcast, click here.

What Is Our Purpose in Life?

Our purpose in life can be summarized in one word—success.  We should strive to be successful in our careers, to stand out from the crowd and be above the crowd.  With success comes the rewards of success—the finer things of life that make life worth living, and these are things that only those with money can enjoy.  Success brings financial security, and with financial security comes the ability to enjoy life.  If you’re looking for happiness, you’ll find it in one place only—success.

At least, that’s what we’re told.

And so people strive for success.  Some achieve it; others don’t.  Those who achieve it aren’t happy, and they don’t know why.  Those who don’t achieve it are convinced they’re unhappy because they aren’t successful enough.

We live in a society where achieving success is seen to be our purpose in life, and where success is seen as the path to happiness.  But yet Americans are among the most unhappy people in the world.  Americans say they find no meaning and purpose in life.  That must mean that Americans are among the most unsuccessful people in the world; Americans are total failures at achieving success.  It has to mean that, because if it doesn’t, then we’d have to question the belief that success is the purpose in life and the path to happiness.

And we just can’t do that, can we?

But what if we do?  What if we depart from what everyone’s saying in politics, Christianity, education, and whatever other field you might imagine, and dare to consider that the purpose in life and the path to happiness might lie in a completely different direction?

In this podcast, that’s exactly what we do.  We look at something from the Bible that Christians often either ignore or go to great lengths to try to explain away.  In doing that, we find a novel idea that Christianity hasn’t considered for a long, long time, an idea that, if we dare to, we might be able to consider as our real purpose in life.

For a transcript of this podcast, click here.

Searching for Happiness in America

Join us as we follow along with an American man for over 20 years as he searches for happiness in life.

Do you see yourself in there somewhere?

This is the third in our four-part series on suicide and unhappiness in the United States.  In the first episode, “Suicide and Christianity,” we looked at the increasing rate of suicide in the United States and Christian attitudes toward suicide.  In the second episode, “Suicide: Why Are Americans so Unhappy?,” we looked at how Americans are some of the most unhappy people in the world.  In this episode, we look at how people deal with unhappiness, at how people try to find happiness.

For a transcript of this podcast, click here.