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Being Instead of Doing
February 25, 2016 06:28 AM PST
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In our culture and mainstream Christianity there is such a drive to do stuff. We are so prone to get our identities from what we're doing. And often, all we're doing is spinning our wheels and not really accomplishing anything of value. Yet, the truth is when you're living loved by your heavenly Father you are producing fruit through your connection with Him. We have to realize in ourselves we can do nothing. Only through Him does anything of lasting value happen.

Spiritual Abuse
February 09, 2016 01:32 PM PST
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Loren and David discuss an article by Jonathan Hollingsworth titled, "What Not to Say to Someone Who Has Been Hurt by Church." When church is mutated from being who we are to an "it" the doors are flung wide open for all kinds of terrible things to happen.

Arrogant Evangelicals
January 14, 2016 07:19 AM PST
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Loren and David discuss the odd and troubling phenomena that presidential candidate Donald Trump is resonating with 20 to 30 percent of Evangelical Christians. A recent article exposes why this is probably the case. Both Trump and many Evangelical Christians are quite narcissistic so they find themselves on common ground. It is a troubling thing when people who claim to follow Christ act in ways that are directly in contradiction to everything for which Jesus stood.

Living Loved
January 07, 2016 08:39 AM PST
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When things aren’t going “our way” it’s easy to feel like God let us down. But as Loren’s guest, Richard Broadbent points out, God’s goal is not our moment by moment happiness. Rather, His desire is that we know in the core of our being just how much He loves us. Often this involves us facing discomfort and even pain in order for the dross that blinds us to His affection for us to be removed. We believers constantly speak about God’s love but we so lack revelation of just how deep and wide His fondness for us truly is. Join Loren and Richard has they share some glimpses of Father’s heart.

You Will Have Trouble
December 21, 2015 03:12 PM PST
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Loren sharing about his difficult week due to tensions in relationships and dealing with his own humanity sparks a good conversation with David about the troubles we face in this world. Jesus did say we will have trouble in this world. That’s a verse we usually would prefer to skim over but it doesn’t change the fact that it’s reality. David and Loren discuss the propensity of us humans to look for what we or others have done to deserve the hardships of life. In spite of Jesus’ words on the matter, we often still hold to a view in line with the Old Covenant that God operates in a system in which we earn blessings and deserve curses.

Child Like
December 05, 2015 03:50 PM PST
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We often are reminded of Jesus' words to be like children in order to enter the kingdom of heaven. People have used that scripture to come against Bible scholarship or to perpetuate spiritual immaturity. But Jesus didn't say "be CHILDISH" rather He said to be "CHILD LIKE." This is what Loren and David discuss in this podcast.

Prince of Peace
November 18, 2015 06:26 AM PST
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In what is probably Loren's most controversial podcast, he examines the two faced god of love and hate, peace and violence that is embraced by American evangelical Christianity and contrasts that with the God Jesus revealed to us.

November 04, 2015 08:17 AM PST
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Many times when strong words are spoken against the status quo people respond by saying, "Can't we all get along?" Correction is viewed as being unchrist like and bad PR for the church. Loren and David discuss that this is actually a very unhealthy view of God. God being a loving Father corrects. For Him not to do so would be to not love. But we live in such a relationally dysfunctional society that many can't see the heart behind Father's correction and don't understand that love will not turn a blind eye to things that are dangerous or damaging.

Free to be Human
October 16, 2015 01:39 PM PDT
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Religion teaches people to despise their humanity. Yet, Jesus fully embraced his humanity. He showed us what it is to be fully human - who we were meant to be from the beginning. Of course this caused him to be hated by the religious crowd. Some things never change. We were created as humans because God delights in our humanity. This is what Loren and David discuss in this freeing episode.

Living Freely and Lightly
October 09, 2015 06:51 PM PDT
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Jesus invites us to live in his rest, free of heavy burdens and that which doesn't fit us. Sadly, few find the narrow road that leads to the broad place of freedom. In this podcast Loren talks about how the church is alive and well as she is listening to the voice of her shepherd. He also discusses various sufferings many are facing right now on their journey and offers words of encouragement to carry on.

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