Welcome to Episode 5! In this episode I cover 4 intellectual reasons to believe in Christianity. You might wonder why I say "intellectual" - that's simply become the following episode is going to talk about intuitive reasons. It's an important difference, and I think we all need to acknowledge that we, as individual people, need different types of persuasion.
I think today's society has been largely convinced that "faith" and "reason" are two very different and distant things. For most of the history of Christendom, this has not been so. Instead, for hundreds of years, reason formed the very basis of faith. I hope with this episode to start recapturing some of that connection.
In the first half of this week we covered the power of words to change our reality and several practical tips to really harness that power. This episode is going to get a lot more detailed. In this episode I chose three specific words that I think we as a society are misusing pretty badly. I'm going to explore each of those words, what they really mean, why I think that meaning is important, and what proper use can do to change your life.
This might sound a little bit silly to some of you - why put so much effort into just a few words? These words form the basis of how we communicate our thoughts, our feelings, our identity, our very core of being to each other. If the words are broken, those communication channels are shut down. We are all built and designed to work in relationship. Broken words lead to broken relationships.
This week we open up the topic of our language. In order to set the basis for episodes going forward, we need to start by looking at our communication. The words we speak have tremendous power - they can literally shape and transform our lives. Does this sound like an incredible claim? In the first part of today's episode I talk about 3 ways that your words have a bigger impact than you think. I think we all need to put a lot more thought into what words we use and how we use them.
The second part of the episode today, I talk about 4 steps to harness this incredible power of words. If words are so powerful - and I hope by this point in the episode I have successfully persuaded you they are - then what is to be done? Do not fear, we can indeed harness this powerful tool that God has given us. We can use it to successfully transform our lives and the lives of those around us.
In this episode, I give you the 30,000 foot altitude view of what I want this podcast to accomplish. We are all called to greatness. Before we start diving into specifics, I wanted something bigger. Hopefully you'll find some motivation and some high-level recommendations. These are all steps that have made a big difference in my life!
This episode we discuss 5 Reasons why you should change what you listen to during your commute. I also cover some great practical tips on how to get other audio content into your cars for those who are new. I give you several different sources to listen to (afterall, you need a lot more than just my podcast!) I hope you will find some practical tips, and that you too will be motivated to change your commute.