Today we talk with the creator and host of the grounded presence podcast Daniel Powell.
Hi, I'm Daniel Powell, author of:
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Authentic Identity, Deeper Community, & Spiritual Evolution
I believe life isn't really lived unless you are in deep community, being the most authentic version of yourself, and connecting to the world in a spiritual way. It sounds peaceful and serene but it's not easy to pursue these type of deep connections. It is, however, very rewarding and deeply fulfilling. I don't have the answers or a neatly organized 5 step program that will explain how to create and maintain inner, external, and spiritual connectedness. I simply have a wholistic longing to delve deeper into these spaces.
Through this blog I'll share stories, experiences, and thoughts about: unearthing your most authentic identity, pursuing more depth in community, and the process of spiritual evolution. I do this in hopes of encouraging those of you that are seeking a similar deep connection to the self and the world.
We welcome Lauren Burba to our show to tell her story.
She is a Mystic, Holistic, Autentic, Alchemical Life Coach, Esoteric teacher, Medicine Woman, Yoga Teacher, and Astrologer.
We're talking about her journey from Charismatic Prophetis to becoming a mystical witch.
We welcome Pete Enns to the show today to talk about the Bible!!
Here's what Pete says about himself.
I spent half my 20s and 30s in graduate school–first seminary then getting my PhD. I’ve been teaching, writing, and speaking about the Bible for over 20 years.
I like to ask questions and I don’t like quick, safe answers to make the hard questions go away.
I am an explorer. I’m wired to say, ”Yeah, but. . . .” I’ve gotten into trouble now and then for it.
And I love telling Bible stories.
Not the stories you might tell your children. In fact, not just stories that are in the Bible–although there’s that, too.
I tell stories about everyday normal people and their struggles with the Bible.
The Bible is supposed to be the book that tells us what God is up to, but once you start reading, you get more than you bargained for.
The Bible is ancient, weird, unfamiliar, from another world and another time. Some of it is bizarre, unbelievable, and even morally suspect.
The Bible that tells us about God is a messy book that just won’t behave itself.
I tell stories about this messy Bible and what it means to read it with both eyes open to its problems and challenges, and to its promises and possibilities.
I tell stories about the Bible to try to make sense of it.
Today we talk about his new "What the Bible Actually does."
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Man oh man!! Back on with great friend co-founder Scott Watkins! We're just catching and talking about how the journey continues. Deconstruction, reconstruction, dark nights of the soul and how to cope with life after losing your religion.
You don't want to miss this talk!