Holy Highlights Podcast Ep. 15 – The Mutual Echo

Holy Highlights Podcast Ep. 15 – The Mutual Echo

Rabbi Heschel talks about a mutual echo between ourselves and the divine: God needs us to be the actors and agents of righteousness and integrity, and we’re in need of breaking free from the motivations of personal satisfaction. Music in this podcast by Jackie Venson. Recorded 05-08-16.

Holy Highlights Podcast Ep. 13 – Join the Eternal Spiritual Movement

Holy Highlights Podcast Ep. 13 – Join the Eternal Spiritual Movement

We explore more of Rabbi Heschel’s teachings this week as we explore what it means to be part of an eternal spiritual movement. Religions ask something of their followers; it is not enough to simply claim belief, you must be willing to stand for something. The most important things to stand for are Integrity, Compassion, and Inner Freedom. Recorded 4-10-16. Music in this podcast by Jackie Venson.

Holy Highlights Podcast Ep. 12 – The Will to Wonder

Holy Highlights Podcast Ep. 12 – The Will to Wonder

Rabbi Heschel speaks about Radical Amazement, opening ourselves up to seeing the fullest picture possible that we can see as finite human beings. This opens us up to Reverence for the world around us. Heschel says, “What we lack is not a will to believe, but a will to wonder.” Recorded 3-27-16. Music in this podcast by Jackie Venson.

Holy Highlights Podcast Ep. 9 – The Conscience of a Free Soul

Holy Highlights Podcast Ep. 9 – The Conscience of a Free Soul

After his trial in the wilderness, Jesus was filled with the Holy Spirit and set out to return home and announce himself as the Messiah. His body was tired, but his soul was rested. This spirit infusion lent him authority and conviction as he preached in synagogues along the way. His trials and temptations in the wilderness, his trust and confidence in a source higher than himself, guided his conscience. He took measures to begin the revolution needed to help to free his people from the rule of the Roman Empire. The Conscience of a Free Soul is guided by the Spirit. The Conscience of a Free Soul can’t stand idly by when injustices occur. The Conscience of a Free Soul is moved to act to make change. Recorded 2-14-16.