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.
Jeremiah talks about changing our attitude about repentance. The hypothesis is that repentance in a relationship with God should be fun. The experiment is to recognize the Father’s own joy in receiving his lost sons and daughters.
The hypothesis of this episode is that hurts and offenses in our lives build up to a critical point and will spill out to hurt others unless we are willing to address them. The experiment is to ask God to help you forgive and let go of the poisons of your past hurt.
Jeremiah reviews the book “Letters to a Devastated Christian,” by Gene Edwards. The book contains a number of letters written by the author to a Christian who had been traumatized by his participation in an authoritarian Christian church. The book addresses why authoritarianism appears in many different Christian circles, as well as what the devastated…
Jeremiah talks about the importance of grace in our relationships, particularly when misunderstandings occur. The hypothesis is that our lack of grace in the face of misunderstandings has the potential to severely damage our relationships. The experiment is to exercise grace by giving people the benefit of the doubt.
If there were one priority you could pursue right now that would have an outsized affect on your spiritual life, what would it be? The experiment is to choose to do something like meditate, invite God in, write things out, or forgive, in order to transform your relationship with God.
The hypothesis of this episode is that honoring our fathers and mothers has a great impact on our relationship with others—particularly on our relationship with the Heavenly Father. The experiment is to sort through our hearts, emotions, and thoughts in order to forgive our parents, love them, and see them as beings made in the…
Jeremiah talks about the subtle power of apologizing. The hypothesis is that initiating an apology is an effective way to bring reconciliation to a relationship. The experiment is to initiate forgiveness on a consistent basis with your friends and family.
Luke 6:37-38 37 – “Do not judge, and you will not be judged. Do not condemn, and you will not be condemned. Forgive, and you will be forgiven. 38 Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with…
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.