Ever meet a Pharisee? They do everything right but the most important thing. And the most important thing is LOVE.
There is a lot more to loving God than saying you do. That's a good start, but there is much more to it. This is the first installment of my book "Loving God."
Much of modern Christianity would be revolutionized if we kept in mind some of Emerson's admonitions. The conclusion to Emerson's masterpiece, his essay on Self-Reliance.
What God has told others to do is interesting. What God has told you to do is life changing. Hear what Emerson has to say about this.
The most important thing anyone can do is to follow your intuition. The New Testament calls this being led by the Spirit. With this, there is life. Without this, there is death.
What a revolutionary idea Emerson has here, to say what you really think. Religion doesn't like this behavior, but Jesus loved it because that's how he lived his life.
Conformity is the common sin of humankind according to Emerson. Listen to Emerson explain why.
Ralph Waldo Emerson's essay on Self Reliance presents many startling truths embraced by Christianity better than most Christian literature. This is amazing considering Emerson, by his own admission, was not a Christian!
We all need a break from our obsessive compulsive thinking, thinking, thinking. The most wonderful way for me to do this is SYMA.
Tradition is second hand religion. It is what was meaningful to someone else who lived long ago in a much different culture. The problem is, it can become outdated, irrelevant, and yes, BORING. See what Jesus Christ had to say about tradition.
Both Paul and Jesus made some shocking statements about exactly who we are in God's eyes. Find out who you are, and what your status is with God.
This is who you are! Not many Christians believe it, but it's true. Stop trying to be who everyone else wants you to be, and just be who you are.
Religion can be about hiding the real you from others so they will approve of you. Instead, why don't you decide to be the person God made you to be?
You'll be surprised at the one requirement Jesus had for his initial leaders. And this trait is not valued by most of the Christian church.
Religion often implies that God doesn't think much of you. But, Jesus Christ made several amazing statements about you that you need to know about.
In Jesus' day many religious leaders, in his view, did not know God. It's the same today.
God cancelled the law and nailed it to the cross of Jesus. (Col. 2:15) But many in religion don't realize that. God is not into the law, God is into grace.
The Jesus found in the gospels is a lot different than the Jesus often portrayed by some in organized religion. There were super religious people in Jesus' day that thought they were more holy than Jesus was. Imagine that!
It is amazing what Jesus said about some of the most religious people in his society. Find out what is crucial to God.
We develop our friendship with God exactly the same way we become friends with anyone. We are around them, we talk to them, and they talk to us. Learn how to develop an intimate relationship with God by PTPOG, Practicing The Presence Of God.
A sure sign you are in the grip of second hand religion is the presence of boredom. Learn how to shake off second hand religion and embrace first hand religion, which is a friendship with God.
The Gospels are not dead history. And Jesus' attitude towards the organized religion of His day is exactly the attitude He has today. Learn why.
I didn't think Episode 13 that I previously recorded was helpful enough to a general audience, so I have decided not to publish it.
Jesus' attitude towards the man made religion of the first century is exactly his attitude toward the man made religion of today. Are you tired of religion? So is God.
Religion can be a substitute for knowing God the being who created you. Religion has never saved anyone, but knowing God can!