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God and Hamilton, Part 2 — Kevin Cloud (Ep 140)

God and Hamilton, Part 2 — Kevin Cloud (Ep 140)

July 29, 2020

In part 2 of this insightful discussion with Kevin Cloud, author of God & Hamilton, we focus on slavery and today's race relations, the empowerment of women, and how we are co-creators with the Ultimate Creator. Alexander Hamilton was an influential American Founder ... second only to George Washington. How does his life speak to us in our time on these themes and others? Kevin Cloud's book draws upon Hamilton, the acclaimed Broadway musical. (You can hear part 1 in episode 139.)

 

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God and Hamilton — Kevin Cloud (Ep 139)

God and Hamilton — Kevin Cloud (Ep 139)

July 21, 2020

The acclaimed Broadway musical Hamilton is now a part of the American cultural conversation. Inspired by the 2004 biography Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow, the extraordinary musical resonates with many on themes of faith, race, and immigration. Kevin Cloud, the author of God & Hamilton, is with us in this episode. Our conversation centers on spiritual themes from the life of Alexander Hamilton, an influential American Founder ... second only to George Washington. How does his life speak to us in our time?

 

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Free Thinking About Racism, the Protests, and Rioting (Part 2) — Willie & Rachel Scott, J.C.L. Faltot (Ep 137)

Free Thinking About Racism, the Protests, and Rioting (Part 2) — Willie & Rachel Scott, J.C.L. Faltot (Ep 137)

July 8, 2020

Catch the 2nd part of this important conversation with Willie and Rachel Scott, along with J.C.L. Faltot ... they bring a fresh Kingdom point of view to racism, the protests, and rioting. Jesus is the Ultimate Free Thinker. And we're pretty sure he intends for those who follow him to be free thinkers too. Higher thinking. Includes a short audio excerpt from Dr. Michael Brown. (You can hear the 1st part of the conversation in episode 134.)

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Heaven’s Dream for America (Ep 136)

Heaven’s Dream for America (Ep 136)

July 2, 2020

The "American Experiment" is singular in world history. It's not a nation founded on ethnicity or the legacy of a monarchy. American DNA is made up of high ideas -- the "Laws of Nature and of Nature's God." Unalienable Rights are given by the Creator. Not man. Not human government. Is America on the edge of a Third Great Awakening?

Free Thinking About Racism, the Protests, and Rioting — Willie & Rachel Scott, J.C.L. Faltot (Ep. 134)

Free Thinking About Racism, the Protests, and Rioting — Willie & Rachel Scott, J.C.L. Faltot (Ep. 134)

June 24, 2020

Jesus is the Ultimate Free Thinker. And we're pretty sure he intends for those who follow him to be free thinkers too. Higher thinking. Kingdom perspective. In this open discussion, Willie and Rachel Scott, along with J.C.L. Faltot, bring a fresh point of view to racism, the protests, and rioting.

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123: He Experienced a Prophetic Dream: Could May 1, 2020, Be a Pivotal Moment for the Coronavirus (And the American Economy)? — Matt Peterson

123: He Experienced a Prophetic Dream: Could May 1, 2020, Be a Pivotal Moment for the Coronavirus (And the American Economy)? — Matt Peterson

April 8, 2020

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On March 16, 2020, Matt Peterson experienced a prophetic dream — he encountered fearsome Chinese Foo Dogs (Chinese Guardian Lions) and bled profusely from his right wrist.

A former telecommunications officer with the federal government and now a pastor in North Carolina, Matt Peterson has sought the Lord for interpretation and insight. He’s advising May 1 could be a pivotal inflection point for the global pandemic (and the American economy) … if we contend in prayer and process with God.

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A personal note — Brian Del Turco here. I’d like to share a note, and I know that Matt Peterson would agree. Even more important than dates and the understandable concern to see this struggle end, a more significant focus is, “Lord, what are you asking of me during this time. In what ways can I change?”

And another question: “Lord, in what ways are you asking your Church to change?” Our leading focus should be on transformation … personally and together with other Christ-Followers. The Society of Jesus can then please the Lord and more powerfully influence the Society-at-Large.

Related episodes:

Coronavirus Prophecies — Could They Be True? Plus, Spirit Is Greater Than Matter (Episode #117)

Be Absolutely Fearless About the Coronavirus Like Jesus (Episode #115)

 

114: Was Jesus a Socialist? What Everybody Ought to Know — Dustin Johnson

114: Was Jesus a Socialist? What Everybody Ought to Know — Dustin Johnson

February 26, 2020

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Does it seem that more people are starting to think that Jesus was a socialist? Seems that way. But was he? We continue with our special guest, Dustin Johnson of ChristandCapital.com. You may be startled if you take a thoughtful look at the Gospels in the New Testament. The teaching of Jesus in the Parable of the Talents will confront you, infuse hope, and wake you. You can catch Part 1 of this conversation in episode #112.

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112: Bernie Vs. Christ, the Capitalist - Dustin Johnson

112: Bernie Vs. Christ, the Capitalist - Dustin Johnson

February 19, 2020

Hate it or love it, you'll want to spread the word on this one -- Bernie (Sanders) Vs. Christ, the Capitalist. Our special guest is Dustin Johnson of ChristandCapital.com. You may find this a little provocative. Does the Garden of Eden inform our experience in Christ? Are we designed as Vice-Regents ... to reign on God's behalf? And can we access this in Christ?

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111: American Churches to Iranian Christ-Followers: “Please Don’t Speak About the Holy Spirit”

111: American Churches to Iranian Christ-Followers: “Please Don’t Speak About the Holy Spirit”

February 13, 2020

"Please don't speak about the Holy Spirit." That's what some American churches and a publisher told Iranian women who spent time in prison for their faith. And yet, their story is that the Holy Spirit was vital to their experience. Why do so many North American Christians have a "theological cognitive bias" against a full-spectrum, present-day ministry of the Holy Spirit ... the Holy Spirit we witness in the New Testament?

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108: Story Meld. God’s Story. Your Story. Guest Host — JCL Faltot

108: Story Meld. God’s Story. Your Story. Guest Host — JCL Faltot

January 27, 2020

As a developing Christ-follower, one of the most potent dynamics we can experience is a Story Meld with our Creator -- our Life Story fusing with the God Story. And all of this is woven in our Relational Venture with Christ! Special guest JCL Faltot hosts this Godspeed episode (swift, tight, and right!)

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