In this Gospel Revolution Powercast, Mike Williams and Beres Bartlett continue their discussion about the Protestant schools of thought known as Calvinism and Arminianism. Both of them believe that not everyone can be redeemed. Here, we find out the reason why both of them are wrong. See why Mike says, "Everyone was left out of the plan of salvation so that everyone could be included in redemption." Also, there's a bit of a history lesson on the Scriptures and the Bible. Mike also answered a question from Pastor Ted Winsett of Decatur, Alabama about "that day" that Paul often spoke about in his writings.
On behalf of all of us in the Gospel Revolution, we want to take a moment to express our condolences to Pastor Rick Warren and his family for the loss of Rick's son.
In this Gospel Revolution Powercast, Mike Williams and Beres Bartlett discuss the term "oneness" often spoken of among mystics. Mike points out that mystics say oneness is a state of mind or awareness to be attained, whereas "one" is a state of being. Mike goes on to compare the mystics' use of the term "oneness" versus the reality of being "one."
In this Gospel Revolution Powercast, we excerpted Mike's guest appearance on the final "Good News" webcast at Glenn Klein Online. Mike Williams and Glenn Klein take a stroll on memory lane, recalling when the Gospel Revolution was sinking financially. In 2006, the ministry was sinking, fast and that's when Glenn Klein Online began live weekly webcasts every Wednesday. The webcast was like a life line that was caught in the nick of time and kept the ministry afloat. Mike and Glenn reminisce about those days leading up to where we are now and the various people who contributed to make it all happen. Listen to Mike and Glenn in this Powercast and get a glimpse of the continuing evolution of the Gospel Revolution.
In this Gospel Revolution Powercast, Mike Williams and Beres Bartlett continue their discussion of mystics and oneness. In the process, Mike remembers back to when he first started teaching the gospel and the two questions he had a hard time asking himself and how the answers to those questions eventually affected the gospel message he teaches today. Mike talks about how his journey in the gospel of grace has been a freefall that has never ended.
In this Gospel Revolution Powercast, Mike Williams and Beres Bartlett pick up on a subject they were discussing last week. Mike talks about the subject of mystics, most of which come from some religious background such as Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, etc., and they all seem to affirm the validity of those religions, yet those religions don't affirm them. The mystics all arrive at the conclusion of being one and talk about "one-ness". Yet those religions, rather than affirm the mystics, reject them essentially because being one is counter to their doctrine. Although the mystics agree we are one, they also stop at affirming the cross. Prominent mystics discuss that we are all one, yet say they have no words to explain it; rather, they tell you how to find that understanding. The gospel has the words to explain one-ness, yet does not tell you how to "experience" it. Being one is a truth, and yes, it something you can experience, but your experience or lack thereof does not make it any less true. Paul found the words to explain it. Find out in this Powercast why Mike called Paul "the consummate mystic.
In this Gospel Revolution Powercast, Mike Williams and Beres Bartlet continue discussing the subject of guilt. Mike expounds on Brené Brown's video found on Ted.com about shame. Her video is very insightful about the world of shame. Beres also read an email sent by one of our listeners last week. She mentioned how Brené Brown's book had helped her identify her shame and she also realized her issue of shame was preventing her from listening to what Mike had to say about the gospel. Mike also discussed oneness and used an analogy to help listeners understand why we don't constantly live in nor can we relive experiences we found profoundly enlightening moments of clarity.
In this Gospel Revolution Powercast, Mike Williams and Beres Bartlett continue the ongoing discussion about freedom from guilt. Mike explains that the gospel not only frees us from guilt but also shame. Also discussed at length is what the renewing of the mind really means versus what Christianity tells us it is.
In this Gospel Revolution Powercast, Mike Williams and Beres Bartlett discuss an age-old issue: guilt. Mike looked at what mainstream Christianity says is "good guilt" and how psychology views guilt and mental health. Both seem to be not only at odds with each other but also themselves. Mike also made a very pertinent distinction that understanding that grace removes guilt doesn't mean we don't care about behavior.
In this Gospel Revolution Powercast, Mike Williams and Beres Bartlett are joined by our special guest, Chris Herrington. Chris conducts on-line counseling he calls "Inner Mediation." The boys discuss what it's like to give people advice in specific circumstances and how people should view their circumstances. They all agreed that there is never a rule as to how to deal with any specific moment. Mike talked about knowing your absolutes, i.e., "we are all one" or "we are all redeemed", and letting them be absolute, you can deal with situations and circumstances in the moment with no specific predefined response or choices to make. Mike said, "Spiritualizing choices will paralyze life."
In this special Gospel Revolution Powercast, Mike Williams gives an update to what is happening in Nakuru, Kenya with the Gospel Revolution. Listen to all the amazing things that Moses Ngata and the students at the School of the Scriptures have accomplished this past year. If you would like to make a financial contribution to help the gospel spread in Kenya, please call our office at 352-569-4889 or donate on line at the following link: Gospel Revolution Donations