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B3 - "Pagan Christianity" by Viola and Barna

The God Experiment

Release Date: 08/23/2019

106 - The Blessing of Honoring Your Father and Mother show art 106 - The Blessing of Honoring Your Father and Mother

The God Experiment

The hypothesis of this episode is that honoring our fathers and mothers has a great impact on our relationship with others—particularly on our relationship with the Heavenly Father. The experiment is to sort through our hearts, emotions, and thoughts in order to forgive our parents, love them, and see them as beings made in the image of God.

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105 - They Bowed Down to Jesus: A Conversation (Matthew 14:33) show art 105 - They Bowed Down to Jesus: A Conversation (Matthew 14:33)

The God Experiment

Jeremiah has a conversation with his father, centered on the story of the disciples bowing down to Jesus after He walked on water (Matt. 14:33). In this story, the disciples worshiped Jesus in a spontaneous and personal response, which expressed a witness of who He was as the Son of God. We, too, must find our personal experience of knowing Jesus afresh, and bowing down to Him in a personal way. 

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104 - Be the First to Apologize show art 104 - Be the First to Apologize

The God Experiment

Jeremiah talks about the subtle power of apologizing. The hypothesis is that initiating an apology is an effective way to bring reconciliation to a relationship. The experiment is to initiate forgiveness on a consistent basis with your friends and family.

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103 - The Dialectics of Christianity (or, Christian Paradoxes) show art 103 - The Dialectics of Christianity (or, Christian Paradoxes)

The God Experiment

The hypothesis of this episode is that a genuine understanding of Christianity is predicated on reconciling a number of seeming contradictions. The experiment is to learn to be ok with the paradoxes of the godly life, and discover the right balance in our understanding of God's principles.

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102 - The Worship of Your Life (or, Ontological Worship) show art 102 - The Worship of Your Life (or, Ontological Worship)

The God Experiment

In this episode Jeremiah talks about thankfulness and worship. The hypothesis is that genuine worship emerges from a lifestyle centered in God, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit. The experiment is to search your heart to discover, and strengthen, your desire for a consistent relationship of worship toward God.

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101 - The Hopeful Expectation of Waiting and Watching show art 101 - The Hopeful Expectation of Waiting and Watching

The God Experiment

In this episode Jeremiah talks about an important attitude we must have in our relationship with God. The hypothesis is that an expectant hope in God is a spiritually healthy and creative approach to God in all seasons. The experiment is to replace our anxiety and uncertainty with the hopeful watching and waiting for God to move.

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100 - Knowing God: The First Christian Priority show art 100 - Knowing God: The First Christian Priority

The God Experiment

In this episode Jeremiah talks about the foundational priority of Christianity. The hypothesis is that knowing God is the basis of the Christian faith. The experiment is to examine whether our spiritual life is truly founded on a relationship with God.

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99 - The Kingdom and Your Neighbor: A Conversation show art 99 - The Kingdom and Your Neighbor: A Conversation

The God Experiment

Jeremiah and regular contributor Lewis have an impromptu conversation. Topics covered include important basic principles in a relationship with God, how do we relate to the Kingdom of God, and the question of just who, exactly, is my neighbor. 

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98 - Cringing at Your Past? Good for You! show art 98 - Cringing at Your Past? Good for You!

The God Experiment

Jeremiah discusses how to use the shame of our past to our advantage. The hypothesis is that if we are embarrassed or guilty about our past selves, it is a sign that we have actually matured and grown. The experiment is to recognize that the process of change has happened, because we can see the the difference between our past and present.

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97 - The Lifestyle of the Armor of God show art 97 - The Lifestyle of the Armor of God

The God Experiment

Jeremiah presents a way to view spiritual warfare in the Christian context. The hypothesis is that the armor of God is a lifestyle that elicits God's protection. The experiment is to choose one of the elements of the armor of God and pursue its expansion in your life.

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In this book review, Jeremiah discusses "Pagan Christianity" by Frank Viola and George Barna.