Monthly Archives: October 2018

Living in Today’s World

It’s hard not to get disgusted with the political circus going on in Washington, D. C. It’s also hard not to wring your hands over the state of things in the world.

Let’s put all that into perspective. The way we’ll do that is to consider a Christian belief that’s not talked about a lot—Jesus sitting at the right hand of God.

We won’t look at it like most Christian do, as God and God’s assistant sitting on their separate thrones. We’ll look at it in an entirely different way.

If your mind is open enough to consider this, you can have an entirely different perspective on life.

For a transcript of this podcast, click here.

Life Before Birth

Did some part of you exist before you were born? Most Christians would immediately answer “no.” We are told the Christian belief is that nothing about you existed before you were born.

However, that hasn’t always been the belief in Christianity. A segment of ancient Christianity believed that a part of you has existed since before God made the universe. A segment of ancient Christianity also believed in reincarnation. Those beliefs, though, were snuffed out 1500 years ago by The Church.

In this last segment of our three-part series on the soul, we look at what it really means to say that human beings have a spiritual part to them. We try to come up with some kind of understanding that goes beyond the dogma of institutional Christianity.

In doing so, we find a completely different version of what Christianity is all about, what human beings really are, and what God is like.

For a transcript of this podcast, click here.

The Soul, Consciousness, and the Nature of Reality

For part of this podcast, we go outside Christianity and consider an idea from cutting-edge science. For all the hoopla surrounding modern science, there are many questions science cannot answer. These are questions about the “why?” in addition to questions about the “how?” They are some of the deepest questions of life, questions people really want answers to. But science doesn’t have those answers. And so, it ignores the questions. As a result, science has brought us no closer to answers to the deepest questions of life than people were two or three thousand years ago.

In this podcast, we consider a theory that does not ignore the deepest questions of life–the theory of Biocentrism. This theory is directly opposite one of the main assumptions of modern science–that life began from the physical, that the physical came first and then life developed from the physical elements. This is one of the unquestioned assumptions on which modern science is based.

Biocentrism, though, says that life was first, and that the physical develops from life. A fascinating concept to explore!

Then, we look at some of the things Jesus said in the Gospels. We find that they fit very well with the idea of Biocentrism.

So what do we do with that?

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The Soul (part one)

This is the first in a two-part series on the soul.

But in the scientific age, and in the age where Christianity is increasingly focused on our lives here on earth, talking about the soul seems so outdated! Why would anyone waste time talking about old-fashioned notions like the soul?

Actually, the soul is the key to understanding what Christianity is really all about, and no, I’m not talking about getting your sins forgiven!

In this podcast, we look at the concept of the soul. What is the soul? Do we really have a soul? What actually is the soul?

We look at life, how science has no definition of what life is and really doesn’t know what life is.

Finally, we come up with an overall definition of what the soul is.

That prepares us for part two of this series on the soul, where we will look at the nature of reality itself and a fascinating intersection of Christianity and cutting-edge science.

For a transcript of this podcast, click here.