oneLife maps Podcast
49. Original Blessing
Darrell Smith is our guest on today's podcast as we discuss the concepts of 'Original Sin' and 'Original Blessing' as theological underpinnings that have deep implications for how we come to know who God is, who we are as individuals, and how we see one another. As it turns out, where you begin has serious implications for living.
Darrell Smith is the author of 'Faith Lies: Seven Incomplete Ideas That Hijack Faith and How to See Beyond Them.'
You can find his book on Amazon here: https://amzn.to/2Vf0wLb
You can reach Darrell at:. https://www.darrellsmith.org
oneLife Maps is, at its core, interested in helping people to recognize and respond to God in their stories. The seven lies Darrell talks about invitations to consider how a few shifts in perspective on how we think about God and faith effect our ways of being in the world. You don't have to agree with everything he says to appreciate the deep thinking that has led Darrell and others to a healthy spirituality that prioritizes love as its highest value.
If you have engaged in 'Listen to My Life: Maps for Recognizing and Responding to God in My Story' visual life mapping, you'll see that this conversation relates directly to the bottom line on the 'My Life Story' map, where you are asked to consider how you have noticed God, or viewed who God is over the course of your life. This conversation is a great way to help you sort out what stories you have been handed about who you are and who God is -- and prayerfully decide what to take with you, and what to leave behind.
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