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49 - A Conversation about Spiritual Experience and Atheism

The God Experiment

Release Date: 02/20/2020

67 - So Many Kinds of Prayer show art 67 - So Many Kinds of Prayer

The God Experiment

In this episode Jeremiah discusses the major topics of prayer as presented in the writings of Paul. The hypothesis is that prayer is multidimensional, and that we should utilize more kinds of prayer in our devotional lives. The experiment is to explore different approaches to prayer in order to deepen our relationship with God. Special shout out to A. W. Pink for his book "Gleanings from Paul: Studies in the Prayers of the Apostle," which is a major inspiration and resource for this episode.

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66 - Sing to God show art 66 - Sing to God

The God Experiment

The hypothesis of this episode is that singing to God is a powerful and unique expression in our relationship with Him. The experiment is to sing to God. As Martin Luther said, “As long as we live, there is never enough singing.”

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65 - Assume Positive Intent Before Listening show art 65 - Assume Positive Intent Before Listening

The God Experiment

Jeremiah discusses what we have to do prior to hearing God's voice. The hypothesis is that we cannot hear God's voice if we are in the midst of fear and negativity. The experiment is to find a place of trust with God and then listen.

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64 - Do You Think It's All up to You? show art 64 - Do You Think It's All up to You?

The God Experiment

The hypothesis of this episode is that God is your partner in life to create His will. The experiment is to live in a relaxed way, knowing that your success is not really up to you.

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63 - Encourage One Another (Like a Paraclete) show art 63 - Encourage One Another (Like a Paraclete)

The God Experiment

Jeremiah explores the hidden depths of the Scriptural concept of encouragement. The hypothesis is that encouraging one another is an expression of the Holy Spirit which builds us up and helps us grow. The experiment is to encourage people by sharing from your relationship with God. 

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62 - Let Your Guard Down With God show art 62 - Let Your Guard Down With God

The God Experiment

Jeremiah discusses about the importance of letting our guard down with God. The hypothesis is that we must take our guard down if we want to have an ongoing, intimate relationship with God. The experiment is to consciously take our guard down whenever we seek Him.

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The God Experiment

Jeremiah discusses the biblical concept of taking refuge with God. The hypothesis is that God wants us to turn to Him and live in Him when life is difficult. The experiment is to find where we are caught up in turmoil and conflict, and choose to take refuge in the Heavenly Father.

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60 - Review of 60 - Review of "Mere Christianity" by C. S. Lewis (Part 4 of 4)

The God Experiment

This is the final episode of our four-part review of "Mere Christianity" by C. S. Lewis. This section deals with such topics as the usefulness of theology, the Heavenly Father's begetting of Christ, the nature of the Trinity, the process of becoming like Christ, and why some Christians don't seem to be "better" than non-Christians. 

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59 - Review of 59 - Review of "Mere Christianity" by C. S. Lewis (Part 3)

The God Experiment

Jeremiah reviews book 3 of Mere Christianity, by C. S. Lewis. This section of the book addresses such topics as Christian morality, the seven virtues, psychoanalysis, sexual morality, marriage, forgiveness, charity, hope, and faith. This is part 3 of a 4 part series.

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58 - Review of 58 - Review of "Mere Christianity" by C. S. Lewis (Part 2 of 4)

The God Experiment

Jeremiah reviews book 2 of Mere Christianity, by C. S. Lewis. This section of the book addresses such topics as the various concepts of God, the problem of evil in regards to a God of goodness (theodicy), arguments against Christianity from the perspective of atheism, an explanation of the existence of the devil, the importance of free will, and the nature of the Person of Christ. This is part 2 of a 4 part series.

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