30 episodes

"METRON" is an innovative spiritual movement that originated from the ministry of (Bishop) Jim Swilley in the summer of 2014, which brings together the best elements of CHURCH IN THE NOW ("Real People Experiencing the Real God in the Real World"), and connects them with other schools of thought which are of interest to modern spiritual seekers, such as Quantum Physics, The Law(s) of Attraction, Motivational Speaking, and other spiritually relevant concepts...think of the events as sort of 'Ted Talks' meets spirituality...



the METRON Community connects every day online at www.metroncommunity.blogspot.com and

at www.youtube.com/bishinthenow, and

physically meets every Sunday at 11 AM at Landmark's Midtown Art Cinema in the Midtown Promenade, 931 Monroe Drive in beautiful and historic Midtown Atlanta...30308



METRON (μέτρον) is a Greek word for "measurement" or "sphere of influence", and every Sunday Jim Swilley brings a relevant message to the community that creates an environment for:



M - OTIVATION



E - NLIGHTENMENT



T - RANSCENDENCE



R - ENEWAL



O - OUTREACH



N - ETWORKING



METRON Community also features a Musical Artist of the Month and a Community Outreach of the Month, every month...

Metron Live Jim Swilley

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 5.0 • 10 Ratings

"METRON" is an innovative spiritual movement that originated from the ministry of (Bishop) Jim Swilley in the summer of 2014, which brings together the best elements of CHURCH IN THE NOW ("Real People Experiencing the Real God in the Real World"), and connects them with other schools of thought which are of interest to modern spiritual seekers, such as Quantum Physics, The Law(s) of Attraction, Motivational Speaking, and other spiritually relevant concepts...think of the events as sort of 'Ted Talks' meets spirituality...



the METRON Community connects every day online at www.metroncommunity.blogspot.com and

at www.youtube.com/bishinthenow, and

physically meets every Sunday at 11 AM at Landmark's Midtown Art Cinema in the Midtown Promenade, 931 Monroe Drive in beautiful and historic Midtown Atlanta...30308



METRON (μέτρον) is a Greek word for "measurement" or "sphere of influence", and every Sunday Jim Swilley brings a relevant message to the community that creates an environment for:



M - OTIVATION



E - NLIGHTENMENT



T - RANSCENDENCE



R - ENEWAL



O - OUTREACH



N - ETWORKING



METRON Community also features a Musical Artist of the Month and a Community Outreach of the Month, every month...

    The Metron Live experience April 14th, 2024

    The Metron Live experience April 14th, 2024

    +listen on the go, podcasts www.metronlive.blubrry.com

    +website www.bishinthenow.com

    +Youtube – BishInTheNow

    Bishop Jim’s insightful messages help others find THEIR METRON through M~otivation E~nlightenment T~ranscendence R~enewal O~utreach and N~etworking

    Join us in person each Sunday at 195 Arizona Ave NE w1, Atlanta, GA 30307

    Watch the video on Facebook:   Here

    Watch the video on Youtube :   Here

    Follow Jim Swilley on Facebook to see the videos live Sundays at 11 am – https://www.youtube.com/bishinthenow

    The following notes are transcribed by AI.

    ## Summary



    This lecture delves into the significance of meditation and manifestation in addressing unresolved issues and creating a positive reality. It emphasizes the need to break negative cycles by focusing on desired outcomes and practicing accountability in speech. Personal anecdotes are shared to illustrate life’s unpredictability. The lecture also touches on addiction, spiritual experiences, and the complexities of forgiveness. Furthermore, it discusses the coexistence of divine intervention and medical treatment in healing processes. The importance of empathy, sensitivity, and addressing past traumas for personal growth and resilience is highlighted.







    ## Knowledge Points



    ### 1. The lecture explores the themes of personal growth through addressing inner wounds and the power of manifestation, while also discussing personal responsibility and the variability of spiritual experiences.



    * **Meditation and Manifestation**



    The lecture discusses the importance of meditation and manifestation in addressing unresolved issues and creating a better reality.



    * **Recycling old issues**



    The speaker emphasizes the need to avoid recycling old, unresolved issues through manifestation.



    * **Talking about desires**



    It is suggested that focusing on discussing what one wants to happen, rather than what is currently happening, can break negative cycles.



    * **Accountability in speech**



    The speaker practices accountability by prefacing venting with a focus on desired outcomes to maintain a positive manifestation cycle.



    * **Personal anecdotes**



    The speaker shares personal experiences, including a visit to the dentist and a peculiar incident involving a gust of wind, to illustrate unpredictability and sudden changes in life.



    * **Inner wounds of the heart**



    The lecture series aims to help listeners address and heal the inner wounds of their hearts to improve their reality.



    * **Responsibility for personal reality**



    The speaker stresses the importance of personal responsibility in creating one’s reality, referencing biblical proverbs about the heart shaping life.



    * **Addiction and recovery**



    Discusses the journey of addiction and recovery, highlighting that different paths, like regular AA meetings, are valid and necessary for some.



    * **Spiritual experiences**



    The speaker touches on spiritual experiences, such as the baptism of the Holy Spirit, and the varied experiences individuals have with it.



    * **Critique of religious practices**



    Critiques certain religious practices and attitudes, particularly within the Pentecostal and charismatic communities, regarding speaking in tongues.



    ### 2. The complexity of human experiences and the importance of empathy and sensitivity in addressing ...

    • 1 hr 9 min
    The Metron Live Easter Experience April 07, 2024

    The Metron Live Easter Experience April 07, 2024

    +listen on the go, podcasts www.metronlive.blubrry.com

    +website www.bishinthenow.com

    +Youtube – BishInTheNow

    Bishop Jim’s insightful messages help others find THEIR METRON through M~otivation E~nlightenment T~ranscendence R~enewal O~utreach and N~etworking

    Join us in person each Sunday at 195 Arizona Ave NE w1, Atlanta, GA 30307

    Watch the video on Facebook:   Here

    Watch the video on Youtube :   Here

    Follow Jim Swilley on Facebook to see the videos live Sundays at 11 am – https://www.youtube.com/bishinthenow

    • 1 hr 8 min
    The Metron Live Easter Experience March 31st, 2024

    The Metron Live Easter Experience March 31st, 2024

    +listen on the go, podcasts www.metronlive.blubrry.com

    +website www.bishinthenow.com

    +Youtube – BishInTheNow

    Bishop Jim’s insightful messages help others find THEIR METRON through M~otivation E~nlightenment T~ranscendence R~enewal O~utreach and N~etworking

    Join us in person each Sunday at 195 Arizona Ave NE w1, Atlanta, GA 30307

    Watch the video on Facebook:   Here

    Watch the video on Youtube :   Here

    Follow Jim Swilley on Facebook to see the videos live Sundays at 11 am – https://www.youtube.com/bishinthenow

    • 51 min
    The Metron Live Experience March 24th, 2024

    The Metron Live Experience March 24th, 2024

    Bishop Jim Swilley brings part 2 of his march series The Spirit Gives Life: Deactivating the letter that kills to create a new heaven and new earth.

    +listen on the go, podcasts www.metronlive.blubrry.com

    +website www.bishinthenow.com

    +Youtube – BishInTheNow

    Bishop Jim’s insightful messages help others find THEIR METRON through M~otivation E~nlightenment T~ranscendence R~enewal O~utreach and N~etworking

    Join us in person each Sunday at 195 Arizona Ave NE w1, Atlanta, GA 30307

    Watch the video on Facebook:   Here

    Watch the video on Youtube :   Here

    Follow Jim Swilley on Facebook to see the videos live Sundays at 11 am – https://www.youtube.com/bishinthenow

    Notes by AI transcribed and summarized from the recorded audio.

    Exploring the Intersection of Religion, Politics, and Personal Beliefs Through Anecdotes and Critiques



    1. The dangers of religious fundamentalism and literalism, and the importance of compassion, understanding, and democracy in addressing complex social issues.



    * 🌍 The speaker discusses the complexities of religious interpretations and their impact on global conflicts, highlighting the absurdity of religious fundamentalism through references to George Carlin and Bill Maher.

    * 🕊 The historical and religious roots of the Israel-Palestine conflict are explored, emphasizing the shared ancestry of Ishmael and Isaac and the broader implications for peace and understanding.

    * 📖 The speaker critiques the literal interpretation of religious texts, arguing for a more nuanced understanding that embraces the spirit rather than the letter of the law to avoid divisiveness and conflict.

    * 💇 A personal anecdote is shared about the absurdity of strict religious rules regarding appearance, illustrating the speaker’s broader point about the dangers of fundamentalism and literalism.

    * 🗽 The speaker advocates for democracy over theocracy, arguing that democracy is more aligned with God’s intentions by promoting inclusivity and freedom, as opposed to the divisiveness of theocratic rule.

    * 🤰 The speaker addresses the issue of abortion from a compassionate perspective, emphasizing the importance of personal choice and the complexity of individual circumstances over rigid dogma.



    2. The dynamic nature of faith and the importance of an open, questioning approach to spirituality and scripture.



    * 📖 The speaker discusses the dynamic and non-static nature of scripture, emphasizing the importance of acting on beliefs, particularly in the context of making peace, even when it’s challenging.

    * 🕊 The speaker reflects on personal experiences of attempting to make peace with others, highlighting the complexity and sometimes the impossibility of reconciliation, and the importance of making peace with oneself.

    * 💨 A discussion on the interpretation of scripture and the role of the spirit in giving life, contrasting the letter of the law with the spirit’s vivifying power.

    * 🛐 The speaker critiques rigid orthodoxy and fundamentalism, advocating for a faith held in love and service, open to doubt and being led by God rather than clinging to certainty.

    * 👨 Personal anecdotes are shared to illustrate the speaker’s journey of faith,

    • 1 hr 32 min
    The Metron Live Experience March 17th, 2024

    The Metron Live Experience March 17th, 2024

    Bishop Jim Swilley brings part 2 of his march series The Spirit Gives Life: Deactivating the letter that kills to create a new heaven and new earth.

    +listen on the go, podcasts www.metronlive.blubrry.com

    +website www.bishinthenow.com

    +Youtube – BishInTheNow

    Bishop Jim’s insightful messages help others find THEIR METRON through M~otivation E~nlightenment T~ranscendence R~enewal O~utreach and N~etworking

    Join us in person each Sunday at 195 Arizona Ave NE w1, Atlanta, GA 30307

    Watch the video on Facebook:   Here

    Watch the video on Youtube :   Here

    Follow Jim Swilley on Facebook to see the videos live Sundays at 11 am – https://www.youtube.com/bishinthenow

    Notes by AI transcribed and summarized from the recorded audio.

    This message explores the interplay between personal spirituality, identity, and the interpretation of religious texts. It emphasizes the importance of originality and the spirit over literalism and societal expectations. The speaker shares personal anecdotes, critiques fundamentalism, and highlights the significance of personal experiences and stories in understanding and communicating spiritual truths. Additionally, the lecture touches on cultural perspectives on homosexuality, the divine nature of human stories, and the importance of empathy for others’ experiences.

    🔖 Knowledge Points

    1. The lecture discusses the importance of interpreting scripture with context and humanity, and warns against the misuse of the Bible to justify oppression and harm.



    * Podcast Introduction

    The speaker is starting a podcast episode and mentions the ease of accessing podcasts on phones.

    * Series Part Three

    The podcast is part of a series, and this episode is the third part, focusing on a theme from 2 Corinthians 3:6.

    * The Spirit Gives Life

    The main topic is about the spirit giving life and deactivating the letter that kills, in the context of creating a new heaven and new earth.

    * Biblical Interpretation

    The speaker discusses the importance of context and the original Greek language in understanding the Bible.

    * Constitution and Bible Comparison

    The speaker compares the malleability of the U.S. Constitution with the Bible, emphasizing the ongoing process of democracy.

    * Humanity in Scripture

    The speaker reflects on the importance of recognizing humanity when quoting scripture, rather than using it as a handbook.

    * Misuse of Scripture

    The speaker criticizes the use of scripture to justify harmful actions and attitudes, particularly towards women and minorities.

    * Bible as a Work in Progress

    The speaker suggests that the Bible, like the Constitution, is not absolute and is subject to interpretation and amendment.

    * Jesus’ Relationship with Scripture

    The speaker talks about Jesus challenging the Pharisees and the established interpretations of scripture.

    * The Bible’s Formation

    The speaker mentions the Council of Nicaea’s role in forming the canon of the Bible.

    * Personal Experience with Scripture

    The speaker shares a personal anecdote about their grandmother’s use of scripture and southern colloquialisms.

    * Spirit and Breath

    The speaker emphasizes the connection between spirit and breath in the context of meditation and scripture.

    * The Dangers of Literalism

    The speaker warns against the dangers of literal interpretation of scripture, which can lead to harm and exclusion.

    * The Power of Words

    • 1 hr 27 min
    The Metron Live Experience March 10th, 2024

    The Metron Live Experience March 10th, 2024

    Bishop Jim Swilley brings part 2 of his march series The Spirit Gives Life: Deactivating the letter that kills to create a new heaven and new earth.

    +listen on the go, podcasts www.metronlive.blubrry.com

    +website www.bishinthenow.com

    +Youtube – BishInTheNow

    Bishop Jim’s insightful messages help others find THEIR METRON through M~otivation E~nlightenment T~ranscendence R~enewal O~utreach and N~etworking

    Join us in person each Sunday at 195 Arizona Ave NE w1, Atlanta, GA 30307

    Watch the video on Facebook:   Here

    Watch the video on Youtube :   Here

    Follow Jim Swilley on Facebook to see the videos live Sundays at 11 am – https://www.youtube.com/bishinthenow

    • 1 hr 9 min

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