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12 - Soul Care in the Digital Age

The God Experiment

Release Date: 07/24/2019

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

The God Experiment

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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32 - The Spiritual Life is Not a Zero Sum Game show art 32 - The Spiritual Life is Not a Zero Sum Game

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Jeremiah discusses the worldview of a "zero sum game" in the context of a relationship with God. The hypothesis is that if we see God as limited in any way, we will relate to Him and to each other in an unhealthy manner. The experiment is to expand our awareness of the limitlessness of God.

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31 - The Power of Thankfulness show art 31 - The Power of Thankfulness

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The hypothesis is that thankfulness is a key component to a happy relationship with God. The experiment is to make a conscious effort to be thankful to God for everything in your life, whether seemingly good or bad.

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30 - Open Your Mouth to Discover the Truth show art 30 - Open Your Mouth to Discover the Truth

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In this episode Jeremiah discusses an action of self-knowledge. The hypothesis is that talking out our unfinished thoughts helps us to understand ourselves better. The experiment is to have conversations about things you don't understand, but want to understand.

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29 - Communicate What Works show art 29 - Communicate What Works

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The hypothesis of this episode is that effectively expressing love sometimes requires trying new ways of communication which may not be not familiar to us. The experiment is to ask your close relationships questions about how to better express your love and care for them.

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28 - Who Cares if You're Wrong? show art 28 - Who Cares if You're Wrong?

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Jeremiah discusses the human desire to be right all the time. The hypothesis is that admitting our mistakes is an important part of a healthy relationship with ourselves, with one another, and with God. The experiment is to admit when you are wrong.

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27 - Reclaiming the Living Christ: A Conversation show art 27 - Reclaiming the Living Christ: A Conversation

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Jeremiah has a conversation with his friend Lewis regarding the person of Jesus. The idea of "reclaiming" Jesus refers to pursuing a relationship with Him which goes beyond the limitations of both secular and religious concepts. 

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26 - Try Something New (That's Probably Old) show art 26 - Try Something New (That's Probably Old)

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This episode is about discovering new things! The hypothesis is that finding personal ways to do spiritual activities is a key to truly understanding those spiritual activities. The experiment is to choose a spiritual activity and try it in a number of ways until it clicks and makes personal sense to you.

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Jeremiah discusses the concept of "soul care," particularly in terms of how we relate to the immense amount of information--often negative--that we encounter online. The hypothesis is that we are not equipped to healthily engage with so much negativity as we naturally encounter online. The experiment is to fast from engaging with negative content.