Episode 35: Why I Went To Iraq & Why I Am Planning To Return; And Why YOUR Personal Conflict Is Affecting World Peace

In this episode of The Love Cast, Jamal talks about why he went to Iraq and the adventurous story surrounding that initial trip. Jamal also talks about why he is planning to return to Iraq. In addition to this, he also discusses why the conflicts you are experiencing in your own personal relationships are actually directly affecting global peace and security for all of humanity. (Yes, I'm being serious)  Grab an espresso and give this a careful listen.

If you haven’t subscribed to The Love Cast yet, would you consider doing that? Here is the link on iTunes where you can listen to this episode, subscribe, and write a review as well:

https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-love-cast-with-jamal/id1126696772

or you can listen directly here:

http://thelovecast.libsyn.com/episode-35-why-i-went-to-iraq-why-i-am-planning-to-return-and-why-your-personal-conflict-is-actually-affecting-world-peace

 

 

Episode 34: Why Valentine's Day Is My Anniversary & Birthday!

In this episode of The Love Cast, Jamal describes why Valentine's Day is a major anniversary for him, and he also shares something new and exciting that is in the process of being birthed right now!  Take a few minutes and give this Valentine's Day update a careful listen. 

If you haven’t subscribed to The Love Cast yet, would you consider doing that? Here is the link on iTunes where you can listen to this episode, subscribe, and write a review as well:

https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-love-cast-with-jamal/id1126696772

or you can listen directly here:

http://thelovecast.libsyn.com/episode-34-why-valentines-day-is-my-anniversary-birthday

Episode 33: Chronic Illness & Unconscious Destructive Theology: A Conversation With Aly Sousa (part 2)

This episode of The Love Cast is part two of a conversation that Jamal recently had with Aly Sousa about how the story of her life and the hidden / unconscious theology she held to contributed to chronic illness in her life.

Give part two of this interview a careful listen. You’ll be glad you did!

If you haven’t subscribed to The Love Cast yet, would you consider doing that? Here is the link on iTunes where you can listen to this episode, subscribe, and write a review as well:

https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-love-cast-with-jamal/id1126696772

or you can listen directly here:

http://thelovecast.libsyn.com/episode-33-chronic-illness-unconscious-destructive-theology-a-conversation-with-aly-sousa-part-2

 

(Resources mentioned in this podcast were:  One Thousand Gifts by Ann Voskamp & Switch On Your Brain by Dr. Caroline Leaf.  Links to these two books are Amazon affiliate links.)    

EPISODE 32: REWRITING OUR HISTORY, FORGIVENESS, & CHRONIC ILLNESS- A CONVERSATION WITH ALY SOUSA (PART 1)

This episode of The Love Cast is part one of a two part interview with Aly Sousa about how a supernatural vision (very similar to a near death experience) allowed her to rewrite the story of her life. This ultimately led to radical forgiveness, and ultimately to the healing of her chronic illnesses that she suffered with for several years.

Grab a hot chocolate and give this interview a listen.

If you haven’t subscribed to The Love Cast yet, would you consider doing that? Here is the link on iTunes where you can listen to this episode, subscribe, and write a review as well:

https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-love-cast-with-jamal/id1126696772

or you can listen directly here:

http://thelovecast.libsyn.com/episode-32-rewriting-our-history-forgiveness-chronic-illness-a-conversation-with-aly-susa-part-1

Episode 31: Coming Out of The Closet & Rob Bell: An Interview With Karen Shock

In this episode of The Love Cast, Jamal interviews Karen Shock from Fort Wayne, Indiana. In this interview, Karen publicly comes out of the closet about her journey out of Calvinism & evangelicalism, and also about a previous secret encounter with the infamous Rob Bell.

Karen also boldly shares how Calvinistic and evangelical beliefs lead her into a seven year bout with severe anxiety and depression, and how Disney movies helped bring healing to her heart.

Give this beautiful interview a listen and enjoy!

If you haven’t subscribed to The Love Cast yet, would you consider doing that? Here is the link on iTunes where you can listen to this episode, subscribe, and write a review as well:

https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-love-cast-with-jamal/id1126696772

or you can listen directly here:

http://thelovecast.libsyn.com/episode-31-coming-out-of-the-closet-rob-bell-an-interview-with-karen-shock

 

(Resource mentioned in this podcast is Love Wins by Rob Bell.  This is an Amazon affiliate link) 

Episode 30: The Psychology of Facebook Blocking

Have you ever been blocked or ‘de-friended’ by someone on Facebook, or in life?

In this episode of The Love Cast, Jamal talks about a recent situation in which he was blocked by someone on Facebook, and why understanding the psychology behind Facebook blocking is so important for us to understand for our own well-being. Grab a coffee and give this episode a listen.

If you haven’t subscribed to The Love Cast yet, would you consider doing that? Here is the link on iTunes where you can listen to this episode, subscribe, and write a review as well:

https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-love-cast-with-jamal/id1126696772

or you can listen directly here:

http://thelovecast.libsyn.com/episode-30-the-psychology-of-facebook-blocking

Episode 29: Walking Away From Church, Complementary & Egalitarian Views of Gender, And Finding Security In Insecurity: An Interview With Aly & Dave Sousa

In this episode of The Love Cast, Jamal interviews Aly & Dave Sousa about why taking a two year sabbatical from ‘church’ was one of their best decisions. Aly & Dave also talk about why complementarian views of gender are destructive to marriages and relationships. In addition to this, Aly & Dave talk about how finding security within the insecurity of religious deconstruction has been helpful and healing to them.

Grab a latte and give this interview a listen.

If you haven’t subscribed to The Love Cast yet, would you consider doing that? Here is the link on iTunes where you can listen to this episode, subscribe, and write a review as well:

https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-love-cast-with-jamal/id1126696772

or you can listen directly here:

http://thelovecast.libsyn.com/episode-29-walking-away-from-church-complementary-egalitarian-views-of-gender-and-finding-security-in-insecurity-an-interview-with-aly-dave-sousa

Episode 28: Blooming Where You're Planted, Dreaming of The Future, & Overcoming Anxiety: An Interview With 11 Year Old Dancer Ella Snavely

In this episode of The Love Cast, I have the privilege of interviewing 11 year old dancer Ella Snavley about her passion for dancing, her dreams in life, her struggle with fear and anxiety, and some practical ways she has been able to overcome fear and anxiety in her life.

To date, Ella is the youngest person to be interviewed on The Love Cast. She is someone who is truly wise beyond her years. This interview with Ella is a fantastic way to start off the New Year as her contagious and joyful heart will inspire you to dream about how your life can be used to love and serve others in a fresh way this year. Give this short interview a listen and enjoy!

If you haven’t subscribed to The Love Cast yet, would you consider doing that? Here is the link on iTunes where you can listen to this episode, subscribe, and write a review as well:

https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-love-cast-with-jamal/id1126696772

or you can listen directly here:

http://thelovecast.libsyn.com/episode-28-blooming-where-youre-planted-dreaming-of-the-future-overcoming-anxiety-an-interview-with-11-year-old-dancer-ella-snavely

Episode 27: The Top 5 Episodes of The Love Cast & My Long Lost French Teacher

In this episode of The Love Cast, Jamal discloses the top 5 most downloaded episodes of 2016. In addition to that, Jamal talks about a true Christmas miracle that occurred in which Jamal found his French teacher who has been missing from him for the last almost twenty years!

Give this final episode of 2016 a listen and enjoy.

If you haven’t subscribed to The Love Cast yet, would you consider doing that? Here is the link on iTunes where you can listen to this episode, subscribe, and write a review as well:

https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-love-cast-with-jamal/id1126696772

or you can listen directly here:

http://thelovecast.libsyn.com/episode-27-the-top-5-episodes-of-the-love-cast-my-long-lost-french-teacher

 

(Resource mentioned in this episode is When God Winks by SQuire Rushnell. This link is an Amazon affiliate link.) 

 

Episode 26: The Abuse of A Mother, The Brain-Washing of A Cult, And The Love of Men: An Interview With Author Geneva Chinnock

In this episode of The Love Cast,

Jamal interviews author Geneva Chinnock about the trauma and abuse she experienced as a child living with a mother who suffered with mental illness, as well as her family’s involvement in a cult. Geneva also talks about the healing she has since experienced through close relationships with other men in addition to her husband.

Give this interview a listen as Geneva shares a bit about her journey from slavery and abuse, to love and freedom.

If you haven’t subscribed to The Love Cast yet, would you consider doing that? Here is the link on iTunes where you can listen to this episode, subscribe, and write a review as well:

https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-love-cast-with-jamal/id1126696772

or you can listen directly here:

http://thelovecast.libsyn.com/episode-26-the-abuse-of-a-mother-the-brian-washing-of-a-cult-and-the-love-of-men-an-interview-with-author-geneva-chinnock

 

(Resource mentioned in this podcast is Becoming His Beloved: Journey Into The Father's Affection by Geneva Chinnock.  This is an Amazon affiliate link.) 

Episode 25: Why Jesus Never Talked About Jesus

This episode of The Love Cast, Jamal talks about the fact that Jesus almost never talked about himself and was not interested in spreading ideas and information about himself. So, why are many Christians so preoccupied with this?

Is it possible to be distracted by the idea of Jesus? If Jesus didn’t talk about himself, what was his real message? Could there be a better WAY?

Give this episode of The Love Cast a careful listen and enjoy…

If you haven’t subscribed to The Love Cast yet, would you consider doing that? Here is the link on iTunes where you can listen to this episode, subscribe, and write a review as well:

https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-love-cast-with-jamal/id1126696772

or you can listen directly here:

http://thelovecast.libsyn.com/episode-25-why-jesus-never-talked-about-jesus

Episode 24: Breaking Out of Prison With Adriel Johnson

This episode of The Love Cast, Jamal interviews Adriel Johnson about his daring escape from prison and how this led to him finding his dream job and living the dream life with his family.

Grab a cup of coffee and give this interview a listen. Adriel’s outlook and perspective on life, even in the midst of great struggle, will change the way you live your life and will greatly affect your future!

If you haven’t subscribed to The Love Cast yet, would you consider doing that? Here is the link on iTunes where you can listen to this episode, subscribe, and write a review as well:

https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-love-cast-with-jamal/id1126696772

or you can listen directly here:

http://thelovecast.libsyn.com/episode-24-breaking-out-of-prison-with-adriel-johnson

Episode 23: Why?

Are you a student, an artist (writer, musician, painter, designer, etc…) a salesperson, a business owner, a factory worker, a doctor, etc…? Why do you really do what it is that you do? In this episode of The Love Cast, Jamal challenges us to ask the question ‘WHY’ in regards to the profession that we devote so much of our lives to. In this episode, Jamal explores two common (yet often hidden) motivations as to why people do what they do. In addition to this, Jamal also talks about the highest motivation for our work.

This episode was created in the spirit of healthy introspection. Give this episode a careful listen, and join us in asking the often overlooked question ‘WHY’.

If you haven’t subscribed to The Love Cast yet, would you consider doing that? Here is the link on iTunes where you can listen to this episode, subscribe, and write a review as well:

https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-love-cast-with-jamal/id1126696772

or you can listen directly here:

http://thelovecast.libsyn.com/episode-23-why

Episode 22: My Upcoming Meeting With Barack Obama

This episode of The Love Cast, Jamal tells a personal story about a miraculous set of events that happened a few years ago that is leading to this upcoming meeting with Barack Obama. This is not a story about politics in any way, shape, or form, but one of personal, divine love.

Please grab a cup of coffee or tea and give this entire episode a careful listen. You will be blessed!

If you haven’t subscribed to The Love Cast yet, would you consider doing that? Here is the link on iTunes where you can listen to this episode, subscribe, and write a review as well:

https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-love-cast-with-jamal/id1126696772

or you can listen directly here:

http://thelovecast.libsyn.com/episode-22-my-upcoming-meeting-with-barack-obama

 

(Resource mentioned in this podcast is Dreams From My Father: A Story of Race & Inheritance by Barack Obama. This is an Amazon affiliate link.)  

Episode 21: A Response To The 2016 Elections And The State of Michigan

Episode 21 of The Love Cast, Jamal makes an honest observation of what has been occurring surrounding the 2016 presidential elections in the United States. In order to respond with love, we actually have to stop reacting. In order to stop reacting, however, we have to observe what is occurring from a different dimension. Jamal also shares some vulnerable thoughts about the state of Michigan in this conversation.

In addition to making an honest observation of the camps surrounding the election, Jamal speaks directly into each camp, how to stop being a part of the problem, and how to ultimately bring true change to the world. Grab a cup of coffee and give this episode a careful listen.

If you haven’t subscribed to The Love Cast yet, would you consider doing that? Here is the link on iTunes where you can listen to this episode, subscribe, and write a review as well:

https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-love-cast-with-jamal/id1126696772

or you can listen directly here:

http://thelovecast.libsyn.com/episode-21-a-response-to-the-2016-elections-and-the-state-of-michigan

Episode 20: Jamal Interviews Tim & Amelia Joy Live From North Africa!

Episode 20 of The Love Cast was recorded live from North Africa. In this episode, Jamal interviews world travelers Tim & Amelia Joy about a life changing discovery that they have made while traveling the world. Most people live their entire lives never discovering what Tim & Amelia have discovered on this trip. You don’t want to miss any part of this interview from start to finish. This is an epic interview as topics such as productivity, love, fear, false self (ego) vs. true self, surrender, and awakening are explored.

Grab a cup of coffee and give this interview a careful listen. It will change your life.

If you haven’t subscribed to The Love Cast yet, would you consider doing that? Here is the link on iTunes where you can listen to this episode, subscribe, and write a review as well:

https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-love-cast-with-jamal/id1126696772

or you can listen directly here:

http://thelovecast.libsyn.com/episode-20-jamal-interviews-tim-amelia-joy-live-from-north-africa

 

(Two resources mentioned in this podcast are The Untethered Soul and The Surrender Experiment by author Michael Singer. These are Amazon affiliate links.) 

Episode 19: An Undissected Love (and a free audio book)

Episode 19 of The Love Cast includes a special gift for listeners of this podcast. Jamal’s publisher (quoir publishing) has been given permission to give away a limited amount of the audio version of Free To Love to the listeners of this podcast.

In this episode, Jamal also shares an audio chapter of Free To Love entitled An Undissected Love which talks about the existence of the all encompassing nature of love (agape, phileo, eros, storge) that dwells all together at the same time in and through us for others in an undissected way. Understanding this can cut through a lot of the fear of close relationships, and can also have a revolutionary affect on how we understand what it means to truly love one another.

Give this episode of The Love Cast a listen and find out how to get your free audio copy of Free To Love.

If you haven’t subscribed to The Love Cast yet, would you consider doing that? Here is the link on iTunes where you can listen to this episode, subscribe, and write a review as well:

https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-love-cast-with-jamal/id1126696772

or you can listen directly here:

http://thelovecast.libsyn.com/episode-19-an-undissected-love-and-a-free-audio-book

Episode 18: Jamal Interviews Author Matt Distefano

This episode of The Love Cast, Jamal interviews new Quoir Author Matt Distefano about his upbringing in a conservative religious environment and how this led to anxiety, fear, and ultimately to a season of atheism for him. Matt also describes how he was awakened to the reality of a benevolent, peaceful, and non-violent God.

On November 7th, Matt’s newest book titled: ‘From the Blood of Abel’ will be released via Quoir publishing. This book explores the roots of human violence and how this plays into mainline religious beliefs about a violent and retributive God. ‘From the Blood of Abel’ also beautifully describes how Jesus gave us a completely new view of God from a non-violent and benevolent perspective.

Give this interview a listen and enjoy!

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https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-love-cast-with-jamal/id1126696772

or you can listen directly here:

http://thelovecast.libsyn.com/episode-18-jamal-interviews-author-matt-distefano

 

(Resource mentioned in this podcast is: From The Blood of Able: Humanity's Root Causes of Violence And The Bible's Theological-Anthropological Solution by author Matthew J. Distefano.. This is an Amazon affiliate link.)

Episode 17: Faux Maps & French Kissing (observations from Paris)

The Love Cast goes international in this episode as Jamal shares a few important observations from Paris.

What do faux maps and french kissing have to do with the all encompassing and infinite nature of Christ? Give this episode of The Love Cast a listen as Jamal shares a few important observations from the city of light and love (Paris, France).

If you haven’t subscribed to The Love Cast yet, would you consider doing that? Here is the link on iTunes where you can listen to this episode, subscribe, and write a review as well:

https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-love-cast-with-jamal/id1126696772

or you can listen directly here:

http://thelovecast.libsyn.com/episode-17-faux-maps-french-kissing-observations-from-paris

Episode 16: Interview With Singer / Songwriter Barrett Johnson (part 2)

This is part 2 of an interview that I recently had the privilege of conducting on The Love Cast with singer / songwriter Barrett Johnson. In part 2 of this interview, Barrett talks about his deeply debilitating bout with depression, anxiety, and the healing process he’s been on. In addition to that, Barrett makes history on The Love Cast by unveiling 3 previously unrecorded songs live on this episode!

You certainly don’t want to miss those. Give part two of this interview a listen and be encouraged.

Visit barrettjohnsonmusic.com for more info about Barrett and his music.

If you haven’t subscribed to The Love Cast yet, would you consider doing that? Here is the link on iTunes where you can listen to this episode, subscribe, and write a review as well:

https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-love-cast-with-jamal/id1126696772

or you can listen directly here:

http://thelovecast.libsyn.com/episode-16-interview-with-singer-songwriter-barrett-johnson-part-2

 

(Resource mentioned in this podcast is New Jerusalem by Barrett Johnson. This link is an Amazon affiliate link.)