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11 - A Holistic View of Spirituality

The God Experiment

Release Date: 07/16/2019

41 - Interview with Stephen Goold on Christianity, Music, and the Spiritual Life show art 41 - Interview with Stephen Goold on Christianity, Music, and the Spiritual Life

The God Experiment

Jeremiah interviews Stephen Goold, the musical director at Christ's Church of the Valley in Phoenix, Arizona. Stephen is also a professional drummer who has played with such artists as Sara Bareilles, Carly Rae Jepsen, Ben Rector, Mat Kearney, and Owl City. This was a wide-ranging discussion. We talked about his spiritual journey, professional drumming, talking to God, the fruit of the Spirit, theological paradigm shifts, the role of a musical director at a mega-church, and worship.

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40 - Address it or Let it Go show art 40 - Address it or Let it Go

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Jeremiah talks about a simple choice we can make that will deepen our relationships and help us stay emotionally healthy. The hypothesis is that if we are unwilling to address something in an important relationship, we should let it go. The experiment is to recognize where we have not been honest about something, and then make a choice to either address it honestly or simply let it go.

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39 - Exploring Salvation: A Conversation show art 39 - Exploring Salvation: A Conversation

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Jeremiah and his friend Lewis discuss the various ways in which salvation is explained in the New Testament. This wide-ranging conversation includes such topics as resurrection, new life, the person of Jesus, and how to relate to sin.

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38 - Displace the Negative show art 38 - Displace the Negative

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It is time to get out of a destructive cycle of negativity. The hypothesis of this episode is that we often have to be outside of a problem in order to see it objectively and address it. The experiment is to identify an ongoing problem in your life, determine to put it aside, and displace it by connecting with God and His love.

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37 - The Three Relationships show art 37 - The Three Relationships

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The hypothesis of this episode is that we must find a proper balance in our relationships with God, with others, and with ourselves. The experiment is to be aware of these three relationships and how they interact with each other.

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36 - Some Christmas Musings show art 36 - Some Christmas Musings

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Jeremiah shares some thoughts about Christmas. 

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35 - The Art of Communicating with God show art 35 - The Art of Communicating with God

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This episode is about the art of communicating with God. The hypothesis is that there are many forms through which God communicates to us, but we must practice them in order to develop our ability to hear. The experiment is to choose at least one form of communication and exercise it in our relationship with God.

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35 - Dietrich Bonhoeffer's Reflections on Advent and Christmas show art 35 - Dietrich Bonhoeffer's Reflections on Advent and Christmas

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Jeremiah reads and responds to quotes from Dietrich Bonhoeffer regarding Advent and Christmas. This episode explores spiritual and theological ideas surrounding Advent and the incarnation, including waiting, silence, expectation, and participation. 

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34 - The Challenge of Resting in God show art 34 - The Challenge of Resting in God

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Jeremiah discusses the highly important but poorly valued principle of rest. The hypothesis is that resting is a spiritual principle which is integral to a genuine relationship with God. The experiment is to find an experience of resting in God by any means necessary.

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33 - Spirituality and Alcoholics Anonymous: A Conversation show art 33 - Spirituality and Alcoholics Anonymous: A Conversation

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Jeremiah has an anonymous guest on the podcast to discuss spirituality from the perspective of Alcoholics Anonymous and the twelve-step program. Topics range from sponsorship, taking inventory, forgiveness, tolerance, and our ultimate reliance upon God.

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Jeremiah discusses where the podcast is at after ten full episodes, and discusses the foundational importance of the concept of holism. This episode also reviews the first ten topics, and encourages the listener to continue working on one of the previous ten spiritual experiments.