Christianity With An Edge-With Scott E. Rokely
Freeing Christianity from nonsense
info_outline EPISODE 193-IS YOUR CHURCH HEALTHY? 06/06/2020
EPISODE 193-IS YOUR CHURCH HEALTHY? I start with Jesus' two verse long summary of what life is meant to be, which was given to a crowd of religious people who wanted to kill him. I end with the warning signs of an unhealthy, disfunctional church. If you've had an uneasiness about your current church, listen as I discuss what happens to a Christian church when religious people control it.
info_outline EPISODE 192-GOD REFUSES TO FOLLOW RELIGION'S SCRIPT 05/30/2020
EPISODE 192-GOD REFUSES TO FOLLOW RELIGION'S SCRIPT Religion always works from a script. But God is the original Free Spirit who is not constrained by religion's scripts. No surprise that God's Son is a Free Spirit who regularly went off religion's scripts. Listen as I discuss two people who lead to Jesus going off religion's script. The first was a so-called immoral woman, the second a hopeless invalid, who meet Morality and Hope incarnated.
info_outline EPISODE 191-JESUS BREAKS ALL THE RULES, AGAIN 05/23/2020
EPISODE 191-JESUS BREAKS ALL THE RULES, AGAIN Jesus disregards silly religious rules. He constantly violates other people's religious rules, and He clearly has no regard for these rules. Jesus talks to the poster child for organized religion in Judea, and Jesus is not impressed with him. Listen as I discuss the type of "religion" God has in mind for the human race.
info_outline EPISODE 190-GOD TELLS A RELIGIOUS PERSON TO GET SAVED (NICODEMUS) 05/16/2020
EPISODE 190-GOD TELLS A RELIGIOUS PERSON TO GET SAVED (NICODEMUS) This is the ultimate cage fight: God vs. An Extremely Religious Person. Guess who wins? Nicodemus knew a lot, but he doesn't know God very well, and he completely missed what God was working to do in his country.
info_outline EPISODE 189-WHEN GOD PHYSICALLY ATTACKED ORGANIZED RELIGION 05/09/2020
EPISODE 189-WHEN GOD PHYSICALLY ATTACKED ORGANIZED RELIGION Jesus, God incarnate, "cleansed the temple," as some call it. But I call it a premeditated physical attack on bad organized religion. Resisting evil, God's heart, bad religion 2,000 years ago, bad religion today, religious cults, and religious bigotry are all discussed.
info_outline EPISODE 187-INTUITION, DOORWAY INTO THE SPIRIT 04/25/2020
EPISODE 187-INTUITION, DOORWAY INTO THE SPIRIT Getting better at discerning the still small voice of the Spirit is the whole point of life. Listen as I discuss how to get to know the Spirit better than you do now. This just might save your life some day.
info_outline EPISODE 186-HOLY SPIRIT, TAUGHT OR CAUGHT? 04/18/2020
EPISODE 186-HOLY SPIRIT, TAUGHT OR CAUGHT? For 2,000 years the Christian Church has made little effort to teach the Holy Spirit. And this sparse teaching has been remarkably ineffective considering the person being taught. Listen as I discuss why the Holy Spirit can't really be taught, the Spirit must be caught.
info_outline EPISODE 183-THE LOGOS PRINCIPLE 03/14/2020
EPISODE 183-THE LOGOS PRINCIPLE God created the Universe through the Logos Principle. When we employ the Logos principle, our lives get more life. And when we do not employ the Logos principle, our lives unravel. Listen as I relate how I employed this Principle recently and hear how it changed my life. You, just as God did, can create your own Universe.
info_outline EPISODE 182-GET IN THE BARREL! 03/07/2020
EPISODE 182-GET IN THE BARREL! It's a whole lot easier to just go to church, than to develop and maintain an intimate friendship with God. Listen as I talk about how historical Christianity has almost completely misunderstood "faith" and what God really means by "faith." "Faith" is not so much what you believe, as who you trust in.
info_outline EPISODE 181-BEGINNER'S MIND 02/29/2020
EPISODE 181-BEGINNER'S MIND We are all prisoners in jails we have constructed in our own minds. Listen as I talk about one gigantic step we can all take toward more sanity for ourselves, and our world. Here's how we can all start our life over again.
info_outline EPISODE 179-THE FOUR WORLDVIEWS-SPIRIT VS MATTER 02/01/2020
EPISODE 179-THE FOUR WORLDVIEWS-SPIRIT VS MATTER What is your worldview? Your worldview is critical because it colors everything you look at and it determines what you see and what you can't see. Which worldview do you have? I discuss rationalism, spiritualism, clericalism, and incarnational worldviews, as well as what they all inevitably produce in society. Which worldview is you?
info_outline EPISODE 178-GOD'S GREAT CHRIST PROJECT (YOU'VE NEVER HEARD OF THIS) 01/26/2020
EPISODE 178-GOD'S GREAT CHRIST PROJECT (YOU'VE NEVER HEARD OF THIS) I explain God's Great Christ Project which you have never heard about, along with: how to forgive your father, what is salvation according to the Buddha, the prevalence of contention in Christianity, and lastly a salvation that transforms people as opposed to simply giving them a ticket to Heaven.
info_outline EPISODE 176-CENTERING PRAYER AND THE CLOUD OF UNKNOWING (PART 1) 01/11/2020
EPISODE 176-CENTERING PRAYER AND THE CLOUD OF UNKNOWING (PART 1) St. Augustine and the anonymous author of the classic 14th Century devotional book, "The Cloud of Unknowing" both recommend a type of prayer and intimacy with God which doesn't involve using words or thoughts. Listen as I discuss this revolutionary and life changing way to relate to God.
info_outline EPISODE 175-BUDDHISM VS. CHRISTIANITY? GUESS AGAIN. 01/04/2020
EPISODE 175-BUDDHISM VS. CHRISTIANITY? GUESS AGAIN. I begin working through the Dhammapada, a Buddhist scripture and compare and contrast it with my faith, which is Christianity. The ethical teachings are almost shockingly identical.
info_outline EPISODE 174-TAKEN ANY PRISONERS LATELY? 12/21/2019
EPISODE 174-TAKEN ANY PRISONERS LATELY? How exactly do you love God with your mind? Start taking some thoughts prisoner as St. Paul urges us to do. Listen as we talk about how to stop allowing the devil to rent space in your magnificent creation, the human mind.
info_outline EPISODE 173-MORE "ZINGERS" FROM THE LIPS OF JESUS. 12/14/2019
EPISODE 173-MORE "ZINGERS" FROM THE LIPS OF JESUS. Are non-resistance, non-attachment, and non-judgment Christian or "Eastern Religion"? Why not go to the ultimate source, Jesus the Christ to get the answer? And what about adversity, what is the point of it all? Listen to some more "zingers" from the lips of Jesus that hardly any Christians take seriously.
info_outline EPISODE 172-KEY TO LIFE="SELF ABANDONMENT TO DIVINE PROVIDENCE" 12/07/2019
EPISODE 172-KEY TO LIFE="SELF ABANDONMENT TO DIVINE PROVIDENCE" Why are the New Testament, Father Pierre de Caussade, Eckart Tolle, Buddha, and the Apostle Paul all saying pretty much the same thing? Find out as I discuss the classic Christian book, "Self Abandonment to Divine Providence," and how Eckart Tolle comes clean near the end of his marvelous book "A New Earth."
info_outline EPISODE 170-HEAVEN IS WITHIN YOU 11/23/2019
EPISODE 170-HEAVEN IS WITHIN YOU You can have a slice of Heaven right now, on this Earth. Listen as I discuss how everything in the Universe is constantly connected and communicating, a spiritual lesson I learned from an atheist, salvation is more collective than we have ever imagined, and the beautiful way the Holy Spirit endeavors to connect everything and everyone into unity.
info_outline EPISODE 169-SATAN WITHIN=THE EGO 11/16/2019
EPISODE 169-SATAN WITHIN=THE EGO Some say it's a demon, some call it the ego. But whatever you call it, it's evil and it's out to control your thoughts, speech, attitudes, and behavior. Listen as I discuss what the ego wants. At the end of the podcast I give a simple way to vanquish the ego, that actually works.
info_outline EPISODE 168-THE INCREDIBLE JIDDU KRISHNAMURTI 11/09/2019
EPISODE 168-THE INCREDIBLE JIDDU KRISHNAMURTI I take a brief glance at an incredibly unselfish and honest person, Jiddu Krishnamurti. I hope you are as inspired by him as I have been. How meditation is misunderstood in both West and East, praying without ceasing, non-reaction, the poison of unforgiveness, and how wonderful it is to have a friendship with God are all discussed.
info_outline EPISODE 167-ATTACK YOUR EGO? 11/02/2019
EPISODE 167-ATTACK YOUR EGO? Something has got to die. It's either going to be our ego, or it's going to be God's dream for us. Listen as I discuss: doing the unthinkable, how to avoid acting like a Pharisee, one way to attack your ego, and how St. Francis of Assisi handled his ego.
info_outline EPISODE 166-AN AMAZING SECRET OF LIFE 10/26/2019
EPISODE 166-AN AMAZING SECRET OF LIFE When you first hear it, you won't believe it's true. But as time goes on and you look at your life, you'll realize how true it is. The strangest secret of life, name calling, labeling others, finding the lie, undisciplined discipline, and observing the Ego are all discussed.
info_outline EPISODE 165-THE MONSTER INSIDE THAT TRIES TO TAKE YOU OVER 10/19/2019
EPISODE 165-THE MONSTER INSIDE THAT TRIES TO TAKE YOU OVER There are real monsters. Every single person has this monster inside of them. One of its names is = Ego. Eckhart Tolle calls it the Pain Body. The New Testament calls it the devil. But no matter what you call it, this monster is real and if you keep playing its game, you will suffer. Listen as I talk about the only sane way to deal with your Ego, and the Ego of others.
info_outline EPISODE 164-SEEING GOD IN EVERYTHING 10/12/2019
EPISODE 164-SEEING GOD IN EVERYTHING What would happen in your life if you began seeing God everywhere, and in everything? It's happening to me right now and I can tell you it's the most wonderful thing. Listen as I discuss a new way of seeing Christianity, and the World, and why going outside might be a quicker way into the Presence of God than going to a religious service. I also discuss Eckhart Tolle's book, "A New Earth."