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82 - The Integrity of "I Don't Know"

The God Experiment

Release Date: 07/07/2020

112 - You Are Both the Hero and the Villain of the Bible show art 112 - You Are Both the Hero and the Villain of the Bible

The God Experiment

In this episode, Jeremiah talks about a creative principle involved in reading the Bible. The hypothesis is that we will not understand the full message of the Bible unless can see ourselves as its villains. The experiment is to read your favorite story in the Bible and recognize how you might be similar to the “bad guys.”

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111 - Glorify God (or, What is God's Glory?) show art 111 - Glorify God (or, What is God's Glory?)

The God Experiment

The hypothesis is that God's glory is an aspect of who He is, and that it can be experienced and shared with humanity. The experiment is to take any experience you've had with the radiance and love of God and to glorify Him with it.

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110 - David's Tent and the Heart of Seeking God: A Conversation show art 110 - David's Tent and the Heart of Seeking God: A Conversation

The God Experiment

In this episode, Jeremiah speaks with his friend Darrell about how the personal heart for God is more important than the exact form of seeking Him. The conversation includes a Scriptural review of the establishment of David's tent, as well as a discussion of denominationalism, God's priority of relationship, and the human desire for knowledge.

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109 - Contemplating the Humanity of the Infant Jesus show art 109 - Contemplating the Humanity of the Infant Jesus

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The hypothesis of this episode is that contemplating Jesus' humanity helps us to relate correctly to our own humanity. The experiment is to meditate on the newborn Jesus—to imagine this little child so full of promise—in order to connect with Jesus, our older brother.

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108 - Patience in the Process of Spiritual Growth show art 108 - Patience in the Process of Spiritual Growth

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The hypothesis of this episode is that God is patient with us in our process of spiritual growth because He is a good Father. The experiment is to look closely at our lives in order to see clearly God's acts of grace and patience toward us.

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107 - Authenticity and the Winnowing of the Self show art 107 - Authenticity and the Winnowing of the Self

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Jeremiah examines the quest for personal authenticity. The hypothesis is that coming to a place of authenticity is a process of removing the things that are not us. The experiment is to determine your willingness to follow Christ into authenticity, and then to be on the lookout for your actions and reactions that are not reflective of who you truly are.

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

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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)

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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

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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)

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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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In this episode, Jeremiah talks about humility and integrity. The hypothesis is that we should trust God more than we trust our own knowledge. The experiment is to practice saying “I don't know.”

The God Experiment is a podcast dedicated to exploring the practical aspects of Christian spirituality.