May 19, 2015

Another week has went by and I’ve made steady progress toward the completion of phase 1 of my monumental project. In this week’s update, I have two noteworthy insights to share with you; both have to do with the concept of home. Enjoy:) Continue Reading…

December 2, 2014

I love conversations. I treasure conversations. Especially conversations about what’s real. Jesus is our reality, and this reality illuminates all that is real, displacing lies in the process. Not only do I treasure these conversations, I also treasure sharing them with you. Recently, I had the opportunity to have one of these conversations about reality with Brandon Chase. I knew it was going to be good, so I decided to record it. Don’t worry, I did tell him in advance that I was going to be recording our conversation for quality & training purposes:)

If you have the ability to put some headphones in and listen as you go about your day, or if you can listen intently while sipping on a cup of coffee, let me encourage you to do so. I’m sure there are some nuggets of reality in here specifically for you. If you’re reading this by email, you’ll need to visit this post directly online to listen. Without further delay, here is our conversation:

Also, Brandon writes a superb blog. I highly recommend it! You can give it a read by clicking HERE.

Love!

Jamal

P.S. My first audio online conversation with Jared Gustafson from July 2014, about how to have lots of kids, can be heard HERE

UPDATE: Brandon and I had a follow up conversation to this interview in order to address vital questions from our listeners.  In this second conversation we talk about why Jesus openly contradicted some of what was written in the Old Testament writings, why it is mankind that desires a scapegoat and sacrifice (not God), and why Jesus really died on the cross.  It was a ground breaking conversation to say the least.  You can listen to that conversation HERE.

May 12, 2015

In last week’s update about my monumental project, I mentioned the good news that I had crossed the 80% threshold. I’m right around the same place as of today. I’m hoping to make some good progress toward the completion of phase 1 of this project this week. Thanks for your continued prayers and encouragement. This week’s noteworthy insight has to do with being in love, or being distracted. Continue Reading…

May 5, 2015

Thanks to all of you who sent emails in regards to the setback I talked about in last week’s update. This week has been better. Thank you.  I am happy to report to you I am 80 % of the way completed with phase 1 of this project!  Isn’t that exciting?  Yes, I think so too.  I have two noteworthy insights to share with you this week from my monumental projectContinue Reading…

April 28, 2015

As you may know, I am in the midst of a monumental project.  I would say I am about 78% of the way completed with phase 1 of this project.  That’s just minimally different from last week.  My goal this week is to break the 80% threshold.  We’ll see what glorious events transpire this week.  I have a sense of anticipation for sure:)  I have a tremendous noteworthy insight from this past week that I’d like to share with you, however. Continue Reading…

April 21, 2015

Since last week’s report on my monumental project, I am happy to tell you I’m about 77% completed with phase 1 of this project.  That’s up from 75% last week.  What’s the difference between 75% and 77%? It’s just a gut feeling.  I made some progress, but more progress is needed this week.  Thanks to those who have been encouraging me along the way.  It’s greatly needed and means a lot.  I appreciate it more than you may know. With that said, here is this week’s noteworthy insight… Continue Reading…

April 14, 2015

In last week’s post, I shared some news with you regarding why I haven’t been blogging as much recently. I told you that I have been working on a truly monumental project. Here is how I described this project:

“I believe this project to be quite important. As a matter of fact, I was born for this project. It has become quite clear to me this project cannot be delayed any longer as all the roads I’ve been on in my adult life have actually led me to this very project. This monumental project is the mountain directly in my path. Moving forward will require me to climb this mountain and complete this project”.

Although I told you I would not be blogging regularly until I complete this monumental project, I did say I’d be giving you regular progress updates and insights regarding this project. In today’s post, I’d like to do just that. Continue Reading…

April 6, 2015

belly picWhere have I been, and what have I been doing? These are a couple of questions that have been on the minds of some. It’s been a few weeks since I last posted here, and there is a reason for that. In today’s post, I’d like to tell you why. Continue Reading…

March 11, 2015

If you’ve ever driven through the mountains on a major highway, you’ve probably seen those ‘runaway’ truck ramps when the road begins to descend in elevation. Ive actually passed trucks going down steep inclines that had smoke and fire coming out of their wheels. This past weekend, I listened to a lady call into a radio talk show designed to give people advice about car problems. 

The caller went on to share that her vehicle began to drive abnormally by pulling to one side, and that it felt as if she was getting a flat tire. When she eventually pulled off to the side of the road to check her tires, she was shocked to see one of her tires engulfed in flames.  I’m no mechanic, but I think I know the root of her issue. In today’s post, I’d like to tell you why knowing the root of this lady’s car problem is important for our own lives.  Continue Reading…

March 3, 2015

It my last post, I wrote about the cancer that has plagued humanity. The cancer is separation, and in that post, I state how religion has historically been the chief propagator of this disease. In the post, I also discuss how the demonstration and life of Jesus opposes and destroys this cancer. If you haven’t read that post yet, you can do so by clicking HERE

One of the greatest assets of blogging, in my opinion, is the ability to dialogue publicly with readers. The dialogue is just as important as the posts themselves.  Often, a reader will pose a question that many others might also have about a post as well. Regarding my last post, a reader asked a very good question that seemed to challenge what I said in light of what Paul said in some of His letters to the communities he wrote to. 

The statements that the reader quoted (from Paul’s letter to the the Corinthian believers) have been used many times to justify a culture of relational separation within Christendom in the name of holiness. This sentiment is quite widespread and routinely assumed to be true. For this reason, I felt the question the reader asked (and my response) was so important that I wanted to post our exchange for you here in today’s post. Continue Reading…

February 25, 2015

Cancer is a major problem that affects us all. It’s a human epidemic. In today’s post, I’d like to talk about how to identify if we have cancer, and what the solution is. Continue Reading…