Jeremiah reads and responds to quotes from Dietrich Bonhoeffer regarding Advent and Christmas. This episode explores spiritual and theological ideas surrounding Advent and the incarnation, including waiting, silence, expectation, and participation.
Recently a friend mentioned a Scripture to me that really resonated. “Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light on my path.” (Psalm 119:10) The way my friend saw this Scripture is that the light only showed one step at a time, because it is focused on the feet. God may speak to…
Jeremiah discusses the highly important but poorly valued principle of rest. The hypothesis is that resting is a spiritual principle which is integral to a genuine relationship with God. The experiment is to find an experience of resting in God by any means necessary.
Jeremiah has an anonymous guest on the podcast to discuss spirituality from the perspective of Alcoholics Anonymous and the twelve-step program. Topics range from sponsorship, taking inventory, forgiveness, tolerance, and our ultimate reliance upon God.
Using poker as an example, let me explain how we should not be thinking about life. Poker is a “zero sum game.” What does this mean? In a game of poker, any money you win is lost by another player. Not everyone at the poker table will end up with winnings. If someone wins $100,…
Jeremiah discusses the worldview of a “zero sum game” in the context of a relationship with God. The hypothesis is that if we see God as limited in any way, we will relate to Him and to each other in an unhealthy manner. The experiment is to expand our awareness of the limitlessness of God.
The hypothesis of this episode is that thankfulness is a key component to a happy relationship with God. The experiment is to make a conscious effort to be thankful to God for everything in your life, whether seemingly good or bad.
In this episode Jeremiah discusses an action of self-knowledge. The hypothesis is that talking out our unfinished thoughts helps us to understand ourselves better. The experiment is to have conversations about things you don’t understand, but want to understand.
The hypothesis of this episode is that effectively expressing love sometimes requires new ways of communication which may not be not familiar to us. The experiment is to ask your close relationships questions about how to better express your love and care for them.
Jeremiah discusses the human desire to be right all the time. The hypothesis is that admitting our mistakes is an important part of a healthy relationship with ourselves, with one another, and with God. The experiment is to admit when you are wrong.