What you believe (or don’t believe) about God says a lot about the quality and direction of your life.
It also has some pretty outstanding eternal consequences.
My main preoccupation here as I interview Dr. Vance Gardner-Doctor of surgery, clinical studies and of course, Theology-is to get at the question of why people have left the church.
But I start from one major premise and that is this:
Every human being on this planet is born with a sense of the divine. This sense is instilled form within (our biological DNA) and without (the natural world around us).
So from this position, the question becomes really interesting: why don’t you believe in the God of the Bible or his local Church?
Here is the link to the show:
Are you suppressing the innate knowledge of God within and around you?
Why or why not?
Because you find the Bible offensive?
Because you find the example of so-called Christians detestable?
Or maybe because you have been personally hurt by the Church or someone who bears the name of Jesus…
As you can see this topic is transcendent as well as deeply personal!
-Disappearing Church by Mark Sayers
-This Cultural Moment podcast by John Mark Comer
We’ve all struggled with feeling lost, bored or devoid of mission at our work.
Whether you’re a CEO or stay-at-home mom, we’ve all been there.
But what if God had so much more for you in terms of your life’s work?
Regardless of the type of work, job, industry or position and regardless of how many times you changed jobs… what if there was one constant?
What if you could be in communication with God minute over minute, everyday at your work regardless of the task or mission?
The conviction of this episode is that you can hear from God from all sorts of crazy sources/inputs/channels AND…
That hearing from God/communicating with God on a daily basis is essential for finding true and lasting meaning in your life’s work!
Links I’ve referenced are:
- Pete Scazzero’s Emotionally Healthy Leadership Podcast
- Mark Sayers quote “we want a kingdom without a king” (from Disappearing Church)
- Brother Lawrence’s book-The Practice of the Presence of God
- Ravi Zacharis’ the four fundamental questions
Haven’t you ever wondered what the real meaning is behind our so-called religious Holidays?
For me, Lent and Ash Wednesday are up there in terms of asking how it all began and what they really mean today.
Have they lost their meaning?
Have they become religious check box items?
OR is there power to transform us still inherent in these archaic faith traditions?
Eugene Peterson once described this church calendar season as evoking the urgency of the apocalypse within us…
I don’t know about you, but that’s a passion that I am after in my faith and worldview.
I hope you enjoy and learn from today’s episode!