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When I Ruled the World

It’s Jay’s birthday so we’re giving him the week off! In this week’s talk, Joshua Murray dives into the process of grieving a loved one and tries to make sense out of the change of perspective that happens when someone passes away. Why do our views of them change and all the bad things get stripped away? Is there a reason behind this? Josh also spends time in what seemingly is becoming his favorite book of the bible, Ecclesiastes. He dives into this ‘meaningless’ book about our ‘meaningless’ lives and tries to find meaning in all of it. In typical fashion this also involves discussing Cormac McCarthy, Japanese animation, ocean waves, partying in 101 different places, Coldplay, failing repeatedly, and just about every topic under the sun that is not the bible…to amplify Josh’s understanding of the things the bible teaches us.

This talk was given on December 18, 2022 from Long Island, New York.




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Legalism is People!

Here we are, week 2 and the conclusion of Paul Tillich’s talk You Are Accepted. This week Jay finishes his study on this Tillich sermon. As Jay says a few times in this talk ‘let’s not take these words lightly.’ Last week we talked a bit about sin, but this week we’re onto all the good stuff about grace. Do we know what it means to be struck by grace? Does being struck by grace mean we suddenly believe God exists? Or that Jesus is the savior? Or even that the bible contains the truth? Or is getting struck by grace something different that that? Is it better to refuse God and Jesus in the bible, or to accept them without grace? These are heavy thoughts, tricky to wrap our heads around. Because grace is bigger than we understand. As Tillich teaches, moral progress may be a fruit of grace, but it is not grace itself. And sometimes it can actually prevent us from receiving grace. Both Paul Tillich’s original sermon, and Jay’s discussion of it can really help us navigate such a tricky and complex topic. Helping us learn what grace is and accept it. And ourselves. And others. To not create God in the image of other Christians or people from church. To not become all of the things we hate. And maybe, just maybe, these discussions can help us on our fall into grace and what it means to be struck by it.Here is a link to Paul Tillich’s “You Are Accepted”. Revolution is sticking around and there are some great things to come. talk was given on March 19, 2023 from Seattle,

This Should Be On My Gravestone

We’re at the end of Galatians, and now we’re sad. But next week the discussion of Grace continues with Paul Tillich’s talk “You Are Accepted.” But before we get to that, let’s finish up Galatians. A lot of this talk is about trying to find a safe space for unsafe conversations. Jay makes reference to two Jon Stewart interviews that he feels encompasses a cross-section of society today. And like many other interviews or news reports, these cross-sections fit right into what Paul is talking about in his letter to the Galatians. It’s interesting how timeless this letter is…but also very frustrating with how little things seemed to have changed since this was written. Galatians really deals with the fact that we’re all human–and all humans are nuanced beings. So why are we not acting that way? Why do we insist on legalism and binary thinking? Paul tells us to restore people with a spirit of gentleness. Why then do we tend to act more like an army that shoots it’s hurt and wounded? We need to find a place where we can share our burdens with each other but at the same time not give these burdens and struggles to others. We need to focus on our own burdens, and love everyone else. Otherwise nothing grows. Worse than that, nothing grows because the ground is so toxic. So how can we navigate this? What is this other way? A third way? A way of nuance and grace. That is what we’re discussing today. And how we need to do our best to never tire of taking the high ground, never tire of showing grace. It’s very very hard. But in walking this path we know we’re doing the right thing. We know we are loving others the best we can.Here is a link to Paul Tillich’s “You Are Accepted”. Revolution is sticking around and there are some great things to come. talk was given on March 5, 2023 from Seattle,