In Episode 5 We take a single verse found in Mark 1:12 and unpack it. “The Spirit then compelled Jesus to go into the wilderness”. The Wilderness represents so much and we try to help connect some of those ideas.
– The wilderness as the gate in transitioning from the first half of life into the second half of life
– The deep loss of God that often occurs in the wilderness.
– The loss of certainty
– How fracture and some experiential disappointment calls one to the wilderness
– How the wilderness feels like loss when it is actually growth.
This Podcast utilizes the New Living Translation to take advantage of its contemporary language if for no other reason. The mission of this podcast is to help listeners explore the deep shift from Ego-Centricity to Cosmic-Centricity while also coming to a deeper appreciation of the Jesus of the New Testament as an incredible example of what that development looks like.
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What I’ve seen is many errors by leaders, some of whom admitted them and told us to not follow them blindly, but to only follow the Spirit and Christ who can Not change. I see that as a qualifier to the real parts, the good parts (Moroni 10: 5,6,18,19).
Our religion has many truths in it and many good scriptures we often ignore when trouble crops up (uncomfortable truths too?). I have personally only seen the “Obey Us! Don’t question Us!” pop up when the command is not so much of Jesus and enforcement becomes the focus (the other brother’s plan?). Let all that go and hold to the proven truths which stand the test of time. “Don’t toss baby Jesus with the filthy bathwater” some want to baptize Him in?
We as a church may get it one day, but, I suppose there will always be some who still desire a strong man to follow when they can’t “see Christ” or hear the spirit, lie the children of Israel turned to their idols too when they could not see God or signs of Him through Moses. (nice parables, at least)
Hi Bill, are you trying to reach a non-mormon audience through this series? Good episode, BTW.
Yes David, as time goes on I can sense my interest in telling a mormon story is decreasing. Yet I still find myself passionate about human development and I have no beef with Jesus.
Impressive episode. Thanks!