In every religious tradition, the word for spirit and the word for breathing is the same, and therefore it follows that spirituality is as natural as breathing.
Rev. Freeman discusses the mystery of attaining a peace that passes understanding by putting forth three ideals which to live by. Simplifying one’s life and focusing on one’s spiritual side instead of the material side, put your compassion in action by putting yourself in the shoes of other people and realizing the common challenges human beings face and the the reward of an enriched life for helping others in need, and living a life dedicated to the cause of raising others to the dignity and justice we all deserve. Music on this podcast by Jackie Venson. Recorded on 11-27-16.
The Commonality of the Worlds Religions
Humankind is evolving into the “Interspiritual Age” where practicing one’s faith is demonstrated more by the actions of the heart than in the dogma put forth by the hierarchy of each religion, and love for your neighbor is the universal trait in each of them. Music in this podcast by Jackie Venson. Recorded 10-23-16
Stevie Wonder’s song “Higher Ground” describes a quest for people to be the best they can be. It’s something that we can all relate to as humans, a yearning to maximize our experiences. Music in this podcast by Jackie Vension. Recorded 9-11-16.
Stevie Wonder’s song “Visions” describes a could-be world. It’s something that we can all relate to as humans, a yearning for a better world. Music in this podcast by Jackie Vension. Recorded 8-28-16.
Sexuality and sensuality are part of our human expression, and so should be a part of our religious expression. If you want to be passionate about your religion, it can’t just be in your head, you must feel it with your whole body; in other words, a Sensual Faith. Music in this podcast by Jackie Venson. Recorded 8-14-16
We discuss the social ills of racism, poverty etc. and the call to action for the good hearted using the lyrics of Living for the City and You Haven’t Done Nothin’ by Stevie Wonder for inspiration. Music in this podcast by Jackie Venson. Recorded 7-17-16.
After the deaths of Alton Sterling & Philandro Castile, as well as the Dallas shooting, two of Stevie Wonder’s songs seem particularly fitting: “Heaven Help Us All” and “Love’s in Need of Love Today”. We look at how these songs speak to our current times, and delve into the wisdom within. Music in this podcast by Jackie Venson. Recorded 7-10-16.
In our second sermon in a series inspired by Stevie Wonder, we discuss Sir Duke, Master Blaster, and music as a force for revelation and transformation & a few musical prophets. Stevie himself says, “Music is a world within itself, with a language we all understand.” Music in this podcast by Jackie Venson. Recorded 6-26-16.