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Planet Jesus – Busy, Not Busybodies – Ep. 20

The Kingdom of God is structured for interdependence were everyone labors to support the needs of the whole. Christians should work together to support one another and represent a kingdom of abundance, not scarcity.

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Planet Jesus – Worship Leads to Living – Ep. 19

As the Apostle Paul writes to the Roman Christians, he challenges them to think about their role in society. Throughout time these questions have always been relevant to Christians.  Who do we know that deserves our wrath, but instead receives our graciousness? How do we use our God given gifts? How should we react to…

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Planet Jesus – Citizens of Heaven – Ep. 18

Shining the Light for a world enveloped in darkness is not simply a task set for us. On the contrary, this Light should shine as part of our birthright as Children of God. Being a good citizen of heaven affords us with great opportunity and privilege, not to squander, but to share, by modeling God’s…

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Planet Jesus – Good Cretans – Ep. 17

In this episode, the Apostle Paul, an early detractor and then follower of Jesus, speaking to believers in Crete, describes how humble obedience and love can influence those around us. He explains how Christians should behave out in the world? Respond to the issues of the day…? And support rulers and authorities… even if you…

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Planet Jesus – The Kingdom of God (Part 2) – Ep. 15

“Go into all the world and report the good news!” These were a few of the last words spoken by Jesus to his disciples. This commission takes courage and vulnerability, but it is through weakness that hope is spread to a world in despair. In this episode, Rob will continue what he began in Episode…

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Planet Jesus – Damnable Doctrine of Disfellowship – Ep. 13

The rise of secularism has made many Christians defensive. We know we are required to love, so we wrap our ‘concerns’ for unbelieving children, spouses, friends in awkward, uncomfortable conversations that end up breaking relationships.  In this episode, we will look at the podcast of atheist Matt Dillahunty on his 50th birthday. We will consider research…

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Planet Jesus – Happy HeySeuss: Was Jesus Happy? – Ep. 12

In Episode 12, we will consider happiness and its importance in our lives. We will ask the question, “was Jesus happy?” And we will consider what implications that may have on the way we live and orient our lives.

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Planet Jesus – The Death of Tribalism – Ep. 9

In this episode, we look at how recent events in Washington D.C. underscore the growing hostility between the various ideological and racial tribes in the U.S. and across the world. It will take an example from one of Israel’s kings to illustrate a way to leverage the positive aspects of a tribe, while also becoming…

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Planet Jesus – Cain & Abel – Ep. 7

Cain and Abel 1946 by Keith Vaughan 1912-1977 “What always strikes me in the story of Cain and Abel is how often the word “brother” is used. Cain killed his “brother.” God says it was “the blood of your brother.” The killing was done to another human being, a child of God like you, breaking…

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Planet Jesus – Phishing for Phools on the Euphrates – Ep. 6

In this episode, some excellent scholarship on economics is reviewed. It reveals a fundamental weakness in humanity that makes us susceptible to manipulation. That scholarship is compared with some picturesque images from the Book of Revelation that communicate the same truth, that is, the tendency for people to be deceived by the powerful. And finally,…

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