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A place to connect with Jesus beyond the doors of the church....
Sometimes in life we are called to let go of structures and forms that have been part of our lives up until this point. Like a lobster that leaves a shell that has become too constrictive. It's risky and vulnerable to take this journey, but you know you must. Maybe the church, as you have experienced it, is one of those forms or structures that you have had to leave. You have questions that are not safe to ask. You have found the community too conforming and unable to cope with differences of opinion or identity. Maybe you have had to hide your true self. Or struggled with how church related to the outside world. It might be that you have been wounded or violated by those in leadership. At Dchurched we want to provide a safe context to keep doing life with Jesus outside the church walls.

dchurched's podcast Julian Holdsworth

    • Religion & Spirituality
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A place to connect with Jesus beyond the doors of the church....
Sometimes in life we are called to let go of structures and forms that have been part of our lives up until this point. Like a lobster that leaves a shell that has become too constrictive. It's risky and vulnerable to take this journey, but you know you must. Maybe the church, as you have experienced it, is one of those forms or structures that you have had to leave. You have questions that are not safe to ask. You have found the community too conforming and unable to cope with differences of opinion or identity. Maybe you have had to hide your true self. Or struggled with how church related to the outside world. It might be that you have been wounded or violated by those in leadership. At Dchurched we want to provide a safe context to keep doing life with Jesus outside the church walls.

    Easter Saturday - from deconstruction to what?

    Easter Saturday - from deconstruction to what?

    Easter Saturday is a day we all know.  Hope is gone, or is it?  Faith is as dead as the cold, lifeless body of Jesus in the arms of Joseph of Arimathea.  And now on Sabbath, we wait to see what will emerge, re-orienting ourselves again to the greater purposes of life, unsure of the future.  But maybe the future dawn will bring new hope... And so we wait.

    • 20 min
    Deconstructing the Jesus we thought we knew

    Deconstructing the Jesus we thought we knew

    Easter Saturday, or perhaps we could call it, 'The Day of Deconstruction' is the inbetween point where so many of us find ourselves sometimes.  For those who struggle with faith, it is the point of brokeness where all seems lost. Where the world is caved in and you don't know what's next.  Jesus has died and our faith seems to have died too.  It is at this place that new challenges await and new direction may be birthed even within the pain of the moment.
    John 19v38-42 and Luke 23v50-56 give clues to what that might look like.

    • 18 min
    Truth Speaking versus Loving?

    Truth Speaking versus Loving?

    Connecting with others well enables us to discover the whisper of God in our midst. The trouble is we are not silent long enough to hear. That way of relating requires learning how to park our truth and listen deeply. In this episode Jools explores 3 ways through which we might do that effectively and practically.

    • 18 min
    Listening to Trombone Players

    Listening to Trombone Players

    It's hard to love some people isn't it?! Everybody loves it when Jesus says love your neighbour, but how do we even start?  In this episode Jools talks about the first steps in becoming more loving.  He explores the process of taking Jesus' command out of the world of theory and abstract that everyone applauds and into the real world of our daily lives.

    • 10 min
    Don't Be a Religious Jerk!

    Don't Be a Religious Jerk!

    ‘How can I be at home with others unless I am at home with myself?’
    We are called to love others as we love ourselves.  But loving ourselves should not be assumed.  It requires an increasing apprehension of God's love for us.  So many religious types end up being shrill about their truths and dumping their insecurities on others because of an inner script of judgement rather than the love of God.  And so many walk away from faith because of this failure to communicate love by fellow journeyers.  Christians can behave like jerks to gays, refugees, and many others not like them.  Why?  Because of how they perceive truth, humility and God's nature.
    In this episode, Jools explores ways to overcome the tendency to force our will on others.  Instead he offers ways to overcome the self defeating scripts in all our heads.
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    • 19 min
    I have a problem with Christians: Their Certainty!

    I have a problem with Christians: Their Certainty!

    Being certain of your faith is surely a given, isn't it?  But what happens when our certainty creates a way of faith that is anything but loving?
    In this episode Jools discusses the concept that our certainty is actually very often distorted even without us noticing.  And the results are not pretty.
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    • 13 min

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