The God Experiment
The God Experiment enables listeners to understand and apply God's principles on a personal level. Each show presents a "hypothesis" based on the Bible and Christian theology, as well as a "spiritual experiment" that the listener can then attempt.
info_outline 25 - Relationships and the God Experiment 10/22/2019
25 - Relationships and the God Experiment Jeremiah discusses his current views on Christian spirituality and the purpose of this podcast. He explores the idea that the concept of relationships is the best way to explain what spirituality is all about. The experiment is to simply enjoy a relationship with God as it is, without trying to turn it into something it is not.
info_outline 23 - When We Retreat From God 10/08/2019
23 - When We Retreat From God Jeremiah discuss the concept of retreating from God. The hypothesis is that we often unintentionally withdraw from God when we face difficulties. The experiment is to recognize what makes us retreat from God, and then rectify the situation.
info_outline 21 - The Attitude of Performance Orientation 09/24/2019
21 - The Attitude of Performance Orientation Jeremiah explores the destructive attitude of performance orientation. The hypothesis is that thinking will only be loved if we perform correctly is diametrically opposed to the truth of God's love. The experiment is to look for evidence of performance orientation in our own lives and then look to replace it with a genuine trust of the love of God.
info_outline 19 - Ask the Deeper Questions 09/10/2019
19 - Ask the Deeper Questions Jeremiah suggests that we sometimes do not go far enough in discovering the reasons behind our thoughts, feelings, and motivations in our relationships with God and others. The hypothesis is that digging down to the truth requires asking deeper questions. The experiment is to start asking deeper questions when we have times of realization.
info_outline 18 - Who is Jesus Christ? 09/04/2019
18 - Who is Jesus Christ? Jeremiah discusses the obstacles in the way of truly knowing the person of Jesus Christ. The hypothesis is that Jesus is the person of the Trinity that we can most relate to. The experiment is to introduce yourself to Jesus and let Him introduce Himself to you.
info_outline B4 - "The Meaning of Marriage" by Tim and Kathy Keller 08/30/2019
B4 - "The Meaning of Marriage" by Tim and Kathy Keller Jeremiah reviews "The Meaning of Marriage" by Tim and Kathy Keller. In this book, the Kellers discuss the biblical view of marriage. This is an excellent book which is applicable to all deep relationships. Highly recommended.
info_outline 17 - Trust and Faith in a Relationship with God 08/28/2019
17 - Trust and Faith in a Relationship with God Jeremiah discusses how our relationship with God should not feel like a constant struggle. We must certainly play our part in seeking God, but we should not feel like we have to wrestle with God for a blessing every day.
info_outline 16 - Prayer: Interacting with God 08/20/2019
16 - Prayer: Interacting with God Jeremiah discusses the principle of prayer. The hypothesis is that prayer is one of the foremost expressions of our relationship with God. The experiment is to pray in a conversational style throughout the day.
info_outline 15 - Responsiveness: A Key to Successful Relationships 08/13/2019
15 - Responsiveness: A Key to Successful Relationships Jeremiah discusses the principle of responsiveness, which stands at the heart of any successful relationship. Our responses to each other and God do not need to be perfect, but they do need to be honest!
info_outline S1 - "Florida Headline" Bible Stories 08/12/2019
S1 - "Florida Headline" Bible Stories In this ridiculous special episode, Jeremiah reads and responds to Bible stories given in the "Florida Man" meme format. We aren't sure that this is edifying, but it is at least be entertaining! Probably.
info_outline B2 - Review of "Emotionally Healthy Spirituality" by Scazzero 08/09/2019
B2 - Review of "Emotionally Healthy Spirituality" by Scazzero Jeremiah reviews the book "Emotionally Healthy Spirituality" by Peter Scazzero. He argues that to be truly spiritually mature, we must also be emotionally healthy.
info_outline I1 - Interview: Dr. Geordie Ziegler on Relational Formation 08/02/2019
I1 - Interview: Dr. Geordie Ziegler on Relational Formation Jeremiah interviews Dr. Geordie Ziegler about spirituality, devotional activities, and the importance of a relationship with God. Dr. Ziegler is a Presbyterian minister and Christian academic who specializes in spiritual formation.
info_outline 13 - Include God in All Things 07/30/2019
13 - Include God in All Things Jeremiah discusses a foundational principle that deeply affects our lives. The hypothesis is that we should actively include God in everything we do. The experiment is to identify where we do not include God, and then to begin intentionally including Him.
info_outline 12 - Soul Care in the Digital Age 07/24/2019
12 - Soul Care in the Digital Age 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.
info_outline 11 - A Holistic View of Spirituality 07/16/2019
11 - A Holistic View of Spirituality Jeremiah discusses where the podcast is at after ten full episodes, and discusses the foundational importance of the concept of holism. This episode also reviews the first ten topics, and encourages the listener to continue working on one of the previous ten spiritual experiments.
info_outline 10 - What is God's Community? 07/12/2019
10 - What is God's Community? Jeremiah discusses the biblical concept of community as presented in the New Testament. The hypothesis is that God's community is bigger than our modern conception of Church. The experiment is to evaluate our current involvement in community and then determine ways to create and participate in God's community.
info_outline 9 - The Power of Kindness 07/08/2019
9 - The Power of Kindness God displays His love through acts of kindness, and we are meant to relate to one another in a similar way. This episode's spiritual experiment is to be aware of our level of kindness in various situations, and then take steps in display greater kindness toward others.
info_outline 8 - Learning to Listen to God 07/05/2019
8 - Learning to Listen to God Jeremiah discusses the obstacles to hearing the voice of God. The hypothesis is that God speaks to us, but that we must do the work to make sure we can hear Him. The experiment is to identify the issues that prohibit us from correctly perceiving God's communication.
info_outline Listening: The Foundation of Relationships 07/02/2019
Listening: The Foundation of Relationships Jeremiah discusses the power of listening as a demonstration of love and care. The hypothesis is that listening is the foundation of any deep relationship. The experiment is to be quick to listen and slow to speak. Time to work on listening skills!
info_outline 6 - Authenticity and Our Relationship With God 06/28/2019
6 - Authenticity and Our Relationship With God Jeremiah discusses the principle of authenticity. The hypothesis is that an attitude of authenticity is required in a genuine relationship with God. The experiment is to observe whether our speech and our acts line up with what we think and feel.
info_outline 5 - Meditation: Reconnecting with Ourselves and God 06/25/2019
5 - Meditation: Reconnecting with Ourselves and God In this episode, Jeremiah discusses the importance of having times of reflection, away from the input of our distracted digital lives. Meditation is a way to arrive at greater clarity about the things we already know, and also helps us form new concepts.