11 episodes

Welcome to my podcast, Peace, Love, & Understanding.
I am a believer, wandering in the wilderness, rethinking and re-examining some long-held beliefs. Wandering, but not lost. In the meantime, I want to be with other not-lost wanderers. I'm a Christian who believes that the words and the work of Jesus are just as relevant to the 21st century as they were to the first century. I believe he speaks to us and to all our concerns, life and death and everything in between: ideas, art, beauty, nature, work, play, books, movies, music, history, governance -- everything -- and most importantly, our connection to him and to one another.

But I think his people are in a shambles. The edifice of institutional Christianity is crumbling, not in its foundation, but from the top, where leaders and shepherds have turned so much of the beautiful thing Jesus created and intends for us into a political action committee, and a religious empire, and a business franchise. I’ve been thinking hard about how people who love and follow Jesus can perhaps help clean up this mess, see and think more clearly, listen more, and return to the beauty and simplicity of the life and the work -- and the mission -- that Jesus calls us to.

If that piques your interest, why don’t you listen in? I am talking with people who are speaking the truth in love, or least the glimpses of truth that they have found and we can benefit from. I want to dialog rather than debate, in hopes of finding a better way forward for our faith in this century.

Regardless of your journey or your beliefs, you're invited to join us. I think it'll be interesting. And I think it'll be fun. Come check us out.

Peace, Love, & Understanding Steve Dehner

    • Religion & Spirituality

Welcome to my podcast, Peace, Love, & Understanding.
I am a believer, wandering in the wilderness, rethinking and re-examining some long-held beliefs. Wandering, but not lost. In the meantime, I want to be with other not-lost wanderers. I'm a Christian who believes that the words and the work of Jesus are just as relevant to the 21st century as they were to the first century. I believe he speaks to us and to all our concerns, life and death and everything in between: ideas, art, beauty, nature, work, play, books, movies, music, history, governance -- everything -- and most importantly, our connection to him and to one another.

But I think his people are in a shambles. The edifice of institutional Christianity is crumbling, not in its foundation, but from the top, where leaders and shepherds have turned so much of the beautiful thing Jesus created and intends for us into a political action committee, and a religious empire, and a business franchise. I’ve been thinking hard about how people who love and follow Jesus can perhaps help clean up this mess, see and think more clearly, listen more, and return to the beauty and simplicity of the life and the work -- and the mission -- that Jesus calls us to.

If that piques your interest, why don’t you listen in? I am talking with people who are speaking the truth in love, or least the glimpses of truth that they have found and we can benefit from. I want to dialog rather than debate, in hopes of finding a better way forward for our faith in this century.

Regardless of your journey or your beliefs, you're invited to join us. I think it'll be interesting. And I think it'll be fun. Come check us out.

    We're between Seasons

    We're between Seasons

    My hiatus is longer than planned, but I will return.

    • 1 min
    BRB

    BRB

    Announcing the show is on hiatus for the month of October, 2022.

    • 2 min
    Is BLM a Marxist Movement?

    Is BLM a Marxist Movement?

    White opponents of the Black Lives Matter movement are trying to discredit the movement by calling attention to BLM's -- the organization’s -- Marxist connections, but these charges are simply a way to provide an excuse for dismissing the movement by labeling its core philosophy Marxist, an ideology most Americans reject.

    • 21 min
    Sunday Morning at the Movies | Part 3

    Sunday Morning at the Movies | Part 3

    What did the earliest Christians do when they met together? It would take too long to list all the things your church does that they did not. But it only takes a few minutes to say what they did do. Check out the third and last installment of Sunday Morning at the Movies.

    • 15 min
    Sunday Morning at the Movies | Part 2

    Sunday Morning at the Movies | Part 2

    Did the apostles and the first disciples ever use anything but their own houses or open-air spaces to meet?
    99.9% never. Ever wonder why?

    • 27 min
    Sunday Morning at the Movies | Part 1

    Sunday Morning at the Movies | Part 1

    If our Sunday morning services were a movie, could we say with a straight face it was adapted from the bestselling Book?

    • 47 min

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