#052 – Father God vs Daddy God [Podcast]

Father God? Or Daddy God?  A listener recently wrote me and mentioned how they had their “father’s shadow” looming over their lives as they dealt with their self-worth.

Daddy God

Daddy God

I can relate. Being raised without a dad, and even having some disturbing encounters with him at an early age, I struggled with seeing God as my Daddy.  He was simply “The Father” which was cold and distant.  I share about why seeing God as your Papa/Daddy is a huge step toward establishing self-worth in your life.

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#051 – The Significance Journey [Podcast]

The Significance Journey … to learn a new self-worth based on what God says about you isn’t easy.  We’ve built up years of “stinkin thinkin” that just doesn’t go away over night.

Significance Journey

Significance Journey

The lie of the fall in the Garden of Eden was that man could live independently from God, govern his own life, control his own destiny.  Join me to learn about the original blueprint of man … join me on the significance journey.

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#050 – Fear of Failure & God’s Solution [Podcast]

Last week we discussed the Performance Trap part of the Lie in the fall of man:  Self-worth = My performance + Others’ Opinions.  But we left with the problem, and not the solution.

Fear of Failure

Fear of Failure

In this episode we return to this topic and talk about God’s solution to this problem.  On what basis are we supposed to base our identity and worth on?

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The Wrath of God – Part I (Orge)

One thing that trips a lot of people up, especially those who really see the revelation that God is love, is the idea of wrath.  What are we to make of the wrath of God?

Wrath of God

Wrath of God

Again and again, our English language fails us.  The pictures of an angry God who seems to take great delight over the destruction of man is not the God that Jesus revealed. This picture also doesn’t really capture what the word “wrath” actually means.  So what is the “wrath of God” all about then?

#048 – The Future of Adventures in Grace [Podcast]

Before we begin our next study, I wanted to talk about some of the recent happenings in my life.

Adventures in Grace

Adventures in Grace

I also want to ask your help with the Podcast.  I would love to hear from you with a short survey to know what you have liked, and what topics you would like to hear in the future.

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#047 – Rules, Vices, and Self in Western Worldview (Western Eyes Pt 5) [Podcast]

This week we finish up our study on the Western Worldview by looking at the issues of rules, vices, and self.

Western Worldview

Western Worldview

There’s no way around the fact that our cultural and historical contexts supply us with habits of mind that lead us to read the Bible differently than Christians in other cultural and historical contexts.

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#046 – Brandon Obrien Interview (Western Eyes Pt 4) [Podcast]

Before we end our studies on mindsets and spirituality, I ran across an interview with Brandon Obrien (one of the authors of the book).  In this episode, we listen to some of this interview.

Brandon Obrien

Brandon Obrien

Next week, we will conclude our study on this topic and then move on to some new topics.

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#045 – Individuals & Time (Western Eyes Pt 3) [Podcast]

Our second look at cultural influences on our faith deals with the issues of individuals & time.

Individuals & Time

Individuals & Time

There’s no way around the fact that our cultural and historical contexts supply us with habits of mind that lead us to read the Bible differently than Christians in other cultural and historical contexts.

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