Wayne Jacobsen

The God Journey

An ever-expanding conversation for those living beyond religious performance
The God Journey

Description

An ever-expanding conversation for those living beyond religious performance

Link: www.thegodjourney.com

Episodes

Engaging Real Relationships (#670)

Feb 15, 2019

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"We have the potential to transform a life (and a) minimal capacity to individually change American politics. That line in...

Fitting In Or Belonging (#669)

Feb 8, 2019

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"Belonging is being accepted for yourself. Fitting in is being accepted for being like everyone else." That's from a group...

We Were Wrong (#668)

Feb 1, 2019

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Mark Wingfield, a Baptist pastor from Texas, thinks the three most significant words for the church in 2019 just might...

Addiction or Connection? (667)

Jan 25, 2019

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Sin will take you further than you want to go, make you stay longer than you want to stay, and...

Podcast #666

Jan 18, 2019

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Can you believe we've made it this far? When we started, we never conceived that we would still be recording...

Free to Trust (#665)

Jan 11, 2019

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When the greatest joy and peace comes from being free to trust the Father's love for us and his activity...

Love That Endures the Unendurable (#664)

Jan 4, 2019

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Happy New Year to the God Journey family. Wayne and Brad ring it in with their thoughts about how they...

Seeing God As He Really Is (#663)

Dec 28, 2018

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If we don't have an accurate view of God, how can we get anything else right? So much of the...

Is God After Straight A’s? (#662)

Dec 21, 2018 41:20

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Five years ago Wayne's daughter, Julie, joined him on the podcast to discuss raising free-range children and returns this week...

Recognizing God’s Leading (#661)

Dec 14, 2018 43:25

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How do you know you're following the leading of the Spirit, or being deceived by your own best wisdom? Last...

Relying on the Spirit (#660)

Dec 7, 2018

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Brad's back from Hong Kong where he spent some time exploring what God has done among the drug addicts and...

Continuing the Journey (#659)

Nov 30, 2018

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Why are we so inclined to prefer the stagnation of routine rather than embrace the joy of a journey with...

Tragedy in Our Own Back Yards (#658)

Nov 23, 2018

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Brad's back and together he and Wayne  process the twin tragedies that ravaged their home town. Twelve people, including a...

Maybe it Isn’t So Difficult (#657)

Nov 16, 2018

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Arnita returns to help Wayne process some of the emails, comments and phone calls they both received after last week's...

Why Is It So Difficult to Talk About Race? (#657)

Nov 9, 2018

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Wayne met Arnita Taylor in March right at the time when he and a friend were looking for a collaborator...

Connecting With the Heart (#656)

Nov 2, 2018

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Last week Wayne talked to Jeff Andrechyn about the spirit of adventure that can be part of our growing walk...

When the Maps Run Out (#655)

Oct 26, 2018

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Brad was out of town this week, so I'm filling in with a podcast I recorded last week with a...

And the Spirits Danced, Part 2 (#654)

Oct 19, 2018

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Last week Bob Prater shared a vision he had recently and their processing of it went way beyond one podcast,...

And the Spirits Danced (#653)

Oct 12, 2018

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Brad is out of town, so Wayne invites an old friend, Bob Prater, to join him on the podcast as...

The Loneliness Epidemic (#652)

Oct 5, 2018

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There wasn't even a word for loneliness in the English language prior to the 1800s, now 40% of people report...

All or Nothing (#651)

Sep 28, 2018 42:50

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"Does every area of your life honor Jesus?" That question came from a listener and opened the door to an...

From Victim to Overcomer (#650)

Sep 21, 2018

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It's a horrible thing to feel like someone else's victim, especially with wounds that have held on for decades. When...

Making the Connection With God (#649)

Sep 14, 2018

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Is God's love only something we read about in the Scriptures and know in our heads, or does he want...

Derailing Relationships (#648)

Sep 7, 2018

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Being right with each other is far more important to God than being right about an issue. Misunderstanding is the...

A Liturgy for Family (#647)

Aug 31, 2018 40:43

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A dip into the mailbag finds some questions about dealing with people who feel led by the Spirit to try...

The Sins Against Me, Too? (#646)

Aug 24, 2018 42:08

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"Jesus' death didn't just absorb my sin on the cross, but also all the sins others have committed against me."...

Stumbling Over Jesus (#645)

Aug 17, 2018 40:44

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"Blessed is he who keeps from stumbling over me." Jesus said in Matthew 11:6. What did he mean by that?...

Appropriating Grace (#644)

Aug 10, 2018

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Wayne and Brad spend some time mulling over last week's podcast with Jack Gerry about his family's encounter with Alzheimer's...

Finding Grace in Desperate Times (#643)

Aug 3, 2018

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It's one thing to be certain of God's love when all is well and quite another to find it deeply...

In, Then Out, Then In Again (#642)

Jul 27, 2018 41:52

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Chris DuPré has had an interesting God Journey that we originally told on a podcast in 2010 as this long...

Finding Fullness (#641)

Jul 21, 2018 43:42

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How much does finding learning to embrace the fullness of life that's in Christ depend on our pursuit?  Can we...

Franchising the Faith (#640)

Jul 14, 2018 42:59

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It seems like every time we try to mass-produce the life of Jesus, be it through a workbook or "church"...

Taking a Break (#639)

Jun 22, 2018

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We're sorry, but Wayne and Brad weren't able to connect for some podcasts before their families went on vacation, and...

Jesus Outside of Us (#638)

Jun 15, 2018 41:08

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Can we unwittingly incarcerate Jesus in our own hearts by thinking he is the author of our biases, preferences, and...

An Infinite God in Finite Minds (#637)

Jun 8, 2018

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Did Wayne throw Brad under the bus in a previous podcast about Breaking Up With God? Brad thinks he did as...

Breaking the Billy Graham Rule (#636)

Jun 1, 2018

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"If you are married, never be alone with someone of the opposite sex who is not your spouse. Never." That's...

Confronting the Old Boys’ Club (#635)

May 25, 2018

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Is there anything a man can do among the body of Christ that a woman cannot?  In this first of...

Breaking Up with God (#634)

May 18, 2018

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We've visited this theme before, but not quite this way.  It's a popular theme these days: someone grows up, aspiring...

Bias Blindness (#633)

May 11, 2018

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Brad and Wayne catch up after a few weeks of travel for both of them—Brad to his son's wedding and...

The Fruit of His Working (#632)

May 4, 2018

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It's impossible to make a discipline or obligation out of something only God can produce in the human heart. Wayne...

A Reluctant Traveler (#631)

Apr 27, 2018

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Have you ever felt God inviting you into a new opportunity, but instead of being excited about it, you feel...

Don’t Ignore Your Yuck Meter (#630)

Apr 20, 2018

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You know that feeling you get inside when something doesn't quite seem right? You may not even be able to...

Changing the Conversation (#629)

Apr 13, 2018

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In the aftermath of Wayne's TEDx talk, it looks like God may be freshly stirring Wayne's heart to restart BridgeBuilders...

The Mystery of Prayer (#628)

Apr 6, 2018

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Is prayer more than, "throwing up a request, hoping for the best"? On a recent visit to Dallas, Wayne sat...

Learning to Relax (#627)

Mar 30, 2018

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Is it easier to follow Jesus when you're anxious and desperate for the outcome you want, or when w're relaxed...

Does God Need to Be Appeased? (#626)

Mar 24, 2018

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As Wayne and Brad reflect on Billy Graham's passing, they find themselves in a discussion about how the Gospel is...

Leaving My Father’s Faith (#625)

Mar 17, 2018

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Wayne and Brad just watched a new documentary titled, Leaving My Father's Faith. It is a conversation between popular evangelical...

Blessed Are the Peacemakers (#624)

Mar 10, 2018

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If we could only find some... Jesus blessed the peacemakers and now more than ever we need some to help...

Process Not Product (#623)

Mar 3, 2018

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A dip into the ol' mailbag includes some input from women about previous comments on the #metoo movement and how...

To Heal or Not to Heal (#622)

Feb 24, 2018

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When God does a miracle for one person and then doesn't for another, it can present a major stumbling block...

Community Happens (#621)

Feb 17, 2018

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How did 5,000 strangers in the book of Acts become such a family that they cared enough about each other...

Hijinks from the Cliff Tops

Feb 15, 2018

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Last week Brad and Wayne hosted a reunion of those who went with us to Israel last year, at their...

Meeting Gene Edwards (#620)

Feb 10, 2018 40:51

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Gene Edwards is an enigmatic personality and a polarizing figure. No one has done more to encourage people think outside...

Self-Confidence Dethroned (#619)

Feb 3, 2018 41:02

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Wayne fills Brad in on his recent trip to Florida and North Carolina.  One of the amazing observations Wayne had...

Weaponizing Love (#618)

Jan 27, 2018 45:08

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Of course, true love cannot be weaponized, though religion often does with what it often calls love. Whenever we think...

Politics and the Kingdom (#617)

Jan 20, 2018 47:20

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For those who hate us talking about politics, this may be the podcast to miss. But for those who like...

How Can God’s Love Not Change Us? (#616)

Jan 13, 2018 42:06

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Is transformation a beautiful invitation God has offered us, or his demand to preserve our salvation or to keep him...

Testing the Prophets (#615)

Jan 6, 2018 45:02

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At the end of 2016, a group of prophetic leaders called the Apostolic Council of Prophetic Elders (Really? Yes, really.)...

Does Character Matter Anymore? (#614)

Dec 30, 2017 44:25

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Where are the men of noble character? Where is even the hunger in our society to value character over expediency?...

The Social-Validation Feedback Loop (#613)

Dec 23, 2017

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"God only knows what it's doing to our children's brains," confesses Sean Parker who was Facebook's founding president. Facebook designers...

Losing Sight of God (#612)

Dec 16, 2017

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There was a time, back then, when you knew he was real and that he loved you. When people told...

Love Shines Brighter (#611)

Dec 9, 2017

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Brad wants to know if Wayne has his bug-out bag ready. With darkness increasing around us, whether it be a...

Escaping the Corruption in the World (#610)

Dec 2, 2017

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Christianity has taught many of us that salvation is jumping through the right religious hoops to acquire your get-out-of-hell-free card....

Is Civility Still Possible? (#609)

Nov 25, 2017

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Why are people so angry in the public dialog... and nasty? From the national political dialog, to those that troll...

Yearning for the Transformed Life (#608)

Nov 18, 2017

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Why do some Christians enjoy a good legalistic flogging every Sunday from their pastor? What does it do for them?...