Mythical Jesus: 020: Those Who Sit With You

Today we are Mark chapter 3:20-34.  Jesus does something strange in these verses which is to seem to push back against his family and welcome in those who sit with him as family.   This event feels uncomfortable to us.  This feels anti-Jesus and yet there is a great lesson to be learned here.  That while […]

Mythical Jesus: 018: Self Care

Today we are in Mark Chapter 3 vs 7-12 where Jesus strangely puts some distance between him and those who need and want him.  We use this as a launching point to describe self care and the need for it.  Once we see even Jesus himself needs his space at times we can feel encouraged […]

The Mythical Jesus: 001: Mark 1:3 Prepare the Way

Today we start a new podcast series called “The Mythical Jesus: Taking the Christ of Faith Seriously”.  This podcast will delve into Faith Development, Cognitive Development, and Biblical Scholarship using the Teachings and figure of Jesus from the New Testament as the framing for exploring these deep ideas.  Today we start with the Earliest Gospel, […]

Cognitive Dissidents: 006: Sower And His Soil

Today on the Cognitive Dissidents Podcast, we discuss Jesus’ parable of the sower and the seed and the various types of soil.  The idea that each ground represents the context in which we are developing and have the space and resources to accept new truth and to develop and grow.

Cognitive Dissidents: 005: Getting Out of The Boat

Today on the Cognitive Dissidents Podcast we talk about when it is a good time to get out of the boat.  Using Mathew chapter 14 from the new testament as our backdrop we talk about why churches or religious institutions are useful and what purpose they serve and then turn our time to understanding that […]

250: Historical Jesus pt. 6 – Conclusion

We continue our series of six short episodes on the Historical Jesus.  These are just a prepper for Latter-day Saints as there is enough info in this field to talk for hundreds of hours on dissecting various perspectives on various data.  Today we end with the last and final episode.  In the Conclusion we tie […]

249: Historical Jesus pt. 5- Gospel of John

We continue our series of six short episodes on the Historical Jesus.  These are just a prepper for Latter-day Saints as there is enough info in this field to talk for hundreds of hours on dissecting various perspectives on various data.  Today we dive into the Gospel of John.  Below each episode will be a ton […]

248: Historical Jesus pt. 4- Gospel of Luke

We continue our series of six short episodes on the Historical Jesus.  These are just a prepper for Latter-day Saints as there is enough info in this field to talk for hundreds of hours on dissecting various perspectives on various data.  Today we dive into the Gospel of Luke.  Below each episode will be a ton […]