In this highly uplifting episode, Jeremiah talks about our efforts toward being good. The hypothesis is that goodness belongs to God alone. The experiment is to realize that you are not good, and can never be good without maintaining a deep relationship with the Father in which you reflect His own goodness.
187 – Communicate Like a Child
In this episode Jeremiah talks about how we communicate to God as His children. The hypothesis is that we have every right to tell God exactly what we want, because we know He is our Father. The experiment is to be real with Him about the things you desire, while knowing He gives good gifts…
186 – You Are Never too Mature to Repent
Jeremiah tackles the topics of humility and repentance. The hypothesis is that there will always be internal issues for you to repent over. The experiment is to choose not to rest in your previous spiritual success, but to ask God for further transformation in your process of repentance. Scriptures include James 3 and Isaiah 55.
185 – Reading and Responding to John 9 & 10
Jeremiah reads chapters 9 and 10 of the Gospel of John and responds.
184 – Why the Greatest Commandment?: A Conversation
Jeremiah and his friend Phil explore the question: “Why did Jesus teach that loving God is the greatest commandment?” This conversation includes such topics as theodicy, existentialism, obedience, relationship, the nature of belief, and the dark night of the soul.
183 – Some Qualities of God’s Communication to Humanity
In this episode Jeremiah talks about the voice of God. The hypothesis is that communications from God maintain certain qualities that help us recognize them as being genuinely divine in nature. The experiment is to review recent revelations or spiritual experiences to ensure that they were, indeed, from God, by the Holy Spirit.
182 – Who Do You Think You Are?
Jeremiah talks about our self-conception. The hypothesis is that we should not take for granted that our current sense of identity is, in fact, God’s current definition of who we are. The experiment is to tell the Heavenly Father what you think about yourself, and ask Him to speak to you anew.
181 – The Relational Beatitudes
Jeremiah talks about the beatitudes in Matthew 5. The hypothesis is that the beatitudes are meant to be understood relationally. The experiment is to meditate on the beatitudes to cultivate our own humility, and thereby allow God to bless us in His own way.
180 – Happiness and Disillusionment: A Conversation
Jeremiah talks with his friend Phil about the ancient Greek concept of happiness, particularly as it applies to the biblical worldview. They explore the ideas that true happiness is about long-term fulfillment and growth, that God does not expect humans to be perfect, and that to remain happy we must exercise forgiveness and grace.
179 – Reading and Responding to John 7 & 8
Jeremiah reads chapters 7 & 8 of the Gospel of John, and responds in an extemporaneous manner.