Jack Naneek discusses Mitt Romney’s campaign, the LDS origin story, and how none of it is really that exceptional. It turns out every group feels a little out of it, a little weird, a little abnormal. Turns out, this is totally normal.
It’s winter in New England, and so it’s very dark. Jack Naneek discusses the darknesses of life and our inability to predict when light will return. He reviews and discusses a certain sacrament talk given by a typical member who thinks he controls the universe through personal performance. Does he? And what is God teaching […]
Jack Naneek responds to three emails received this past week. The emails represent interesting and common issues raised with Jack over the past six months of podcasting. Jack does his best to answer these emails. But at the end of the day, everyone needs to answer their own questions for themselves.
Jack Naneek discusses the human mind’s use of heuristics. We use shortcuts to save time and mental capacity, but, sometimes such shortcuts lead to illogical conclusions. The bad serves a purpose too, pointing us towards all that is good in life. In the end, we realize Lehi might be right: it’s all about learning from […]
Jack Naneek mixes some philosophies of men with a little scripture. Heidegger’s philosophical text Being and Time is discussed. How we interpret the world, and break free from it, are examined. Maybe the echo chamber needs a window or two opened. In the end, we consider whether new wine really does need new bottles, or, […]
Jack Naneek and Bill Reel sit down to discuss spiritual experiences, telepathy, healing, and precognition. Priesthood, truth claims, and exclusive rights to wield God magic are considered. The first half of life is compared with the second half of life. Literalism, symbology, and personal spiritual guidance are analyzed. Yes. It’s a long episode! But, in […]
Jack Naneek explores the limitations we put on ourselves, and how that can lead us to overlook all that is miraculous around us. Trips to Hong Kong, near car accidents and a review of the story of Ruth are considered. In the end, we learn that maybe God is closer and more omnipresent (if something […]
Jack Naneek discusses the daily grind of dealing with the people around us. No matter their rank, how others treat you says very little about you and everything about them. Yet, all interactions, good and bad, are part of the great learning process called life. In the end, we discover that even Elijah had to […]
Jack Naneek examines the little discussed topic of grace. A fictional stake president’s death is used as an illustration. Two churches and two brothers are discussed as are the unexpected roads leading to the celestial kingdom. In the end, the law is seen for what it is: a signpost to deeper experiences of grace.
Jack Naneek explores the technological hijacking. Awakening from the grip of our devices isn’t so different, in turns out, from a more general awakening. Street signs are explored and our worship of them is discussed, as well as some of the sacred cows inside our own religion! In the end we learn the difference between […]