We all need an occasionally escape from reality, but our culture has become addicted to escapism. But what happens when the tools we use to escape reality no longer satisfy the soul's desire for change - for something different? In this episode of the Rebranded Christianity podcast, I give you the tools to stop running from uncomfortable realities, turn to God, and experience breakthrough.
In the final segment of this three-part series, I examine true Christian discipleship and distinguish that from a Christianity that is more about the culture then it is about Jesus. I review how only the true disciples of Christ will stand as the Western World turns against Christianity, but those who Christianity is rooted in the culture are in danger of falling away from their faith.
In part two of this three part series, I discuss the damage that is being done to the Christian faith by those in the church community who promote the belief that America was founded as a Christian nation and that it needs to get back to its Christian roots. I examine the origin of this belief, its impact on society, and what should be the stance of the church community in an America that is currently growing more indifferent and hostile towards religion.
In part one of this three part series, I examine why, after being intertwined for centuries, a separation process started between the Western World and its religious culture. I distinguish religious culture from authentic Christianity. I also begin a discussion about how elements in the church community today unnecessarily keep division going between religion and the secular society.
In the final installment of this four part series, I discuss ways a person must disengage the culture of racism among white Christians.
It is time that the church divorce racism. In part three of this four part series, I discuss why racism in the Western church is one of the greatest tragedies in modern world history.
In part two of this four part series, I discuss my personal experiences with racism in the white Christian community. I review how these experiences have affected me and changed my approach towards the Christian community.
Racism and the Church have been married for centuries. This relationship undermines the great love commandments of Christianity and The Golden Rule. The hypocrisy of The Western Church has tremendously affected modern world history and culture in different ways. A divorce needs to occur between racism and the church, and the time is right now. The purpose of this series is to provide a historical and current context, my personal experiences with racism in churches, the tragedy this legacy has created, and how to individually disengage racism, and by doing so, divorce this legacy. In Part One of a four part series, I give a background and provide framework for this series.
This statement from Pope Francis struck a chord within me: The church is obsessed with abortion, gay marriage and contraception. I was so happy to have a prominent leader in the church speak out about, what I refer to as, an obsessive fear of sex and sexuality that has existed in the Christian community for centuries. In this podcast, I personalize my experience growing up in the church as an adolescent through adulthood and how I was made to view sex, and how I have developed a balanced perspective about it now that helps me steer clear of stumbling over the extremes that exist in the church and in the society regarding human sexuality.
Women are more liberated now than they have ever been before, but yet, there is one oppressor that women struggle to get unshackled from - beauty. God created beauty, our desire to see beautiful things, and a woman's desire to be considered beautiful. Society's perspective on a woman's physical beauty is far out-of-balance with God's viewpoint and because of that, women have to get free from the oppression of beauty to authentically be confident women. In this podcast, I provide you balanced, biblical solutions to escaping the oppression of beauty and being a confident woman.