Episode 14: The Lie of Lack Part 4: Getting A Real Job

This episode of The Love Cast is part 4 of our series on the lie of lack where Jamal explores how the lie of lack distracts us from our true profession. Do you have a job? If so, is this job a job that flows with your true life’s work? Do you know what your true life’s work actually is? In part 4 of our series on the lie of lack, Jamal explores how the lie of lack can distract us away from our true profession. In this episode, Jamal also talks about some practical aspects of Jesus’ revolutionary teaching from Matthew 6 that will liberate us toward identifying, moving into, and remaining committed to our true life’s work. 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-14-the-lie-of-lack-part-4-getting-a-real-job

Episode 13: The Lie of Lack Part 3: The Making of The Cult (both institutional & organic)

With this episode of The Love Cast, Jamal talks about how the lie of lack leads to the creation of cults and repressive religious entities. We describe what the essence of a cult actually is, and what leads well meaning people into them. Have you been, or are you in a cult? You might be surprised. 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-13-the-lie-of-lack-part-3-the-making-of-the-cult-both-institutional-organic

Love!

Episode 12: The Lie of Lack Part 2: (addiction, relationships, and the good sex)

This is part 2 of our series on The Lie of Lack. In this episode of The Love Cast, Jamal explores how the Lie of Lack physically and chemically alters our bodies (flesh) through addiction, and also how this same physiological pattern of addiction manifests the lie of lack through co-dependent relationships. In addition to that, Jamal describes how the lie of lack negatively affects our sexuality and changes the trajectory of the sex act itself.

Jamal goes on to describe how the gospel (good news) reshapes our approach to relationships and how this also reshapes our approach to sex itself. Give this episode a careful listen. This episode of The Love Cast is for mature listeners.

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-12-the-lie-of-lack-part-2-addiction-relationships-and-the-good-sex

Episode 11: The Lie of Lack Part 1 (the good flesh)

This episode of The Love Cast, Jamal talks about how the infamous ‘lie of lack‘ has blinded us to the inherit goodness of our flesh. As human beings, we have been deeply affected by ‘the lie of lack‘. As a result, we have become blinded to our inherit goodness. Chances are, if you’ve been a part of the religious system, you know that ‘the lie of lack‘ has simply been repackaged to assault our identity by accusing our flesh of being inheritly evil.

What do the scriptures really teach about our flesh? Is our flesh inherently evil, or is our flesh inherently good?

In this episode of The Love Cast, Jamal explores the root of human nature and also explores how the ‘lie of lack‘ has affected our flesh. Jamal also discusses why knowing the truth about the inherit goodness of our flesh is key to our freedom. This is part one of a very important four part series about ‘the lie of lack‘. 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-11-the-lie-of-lack-part-1-the-good-flesh

Jamal writes more extensively about the ‘lie of lack‘ in his book Free To Love.

Episode 10: Moving Beyond A Codependent Relationship With God

This episode of The Love Cast, Jamal talks about why a codependent relationship with God is just as unhealthy as any other codependent relationship. Jamal goes on to talk about Jesus’ interaction with the Samaritan woman from John 4 as an example of what a vibrant inter-dependent relationship with God can look like, and how this differs from the typical codependent relationship with God that the religious system has conditioned us for.

Finally, Jamal also shares how the attempt of many Christians to relate to the historical person of Jesus (who is no longer here on the earth) actually blinds us from the reality of Christ who is here. Throw some headphones in, 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-10-moving-beyond-a-codependent-relationship-with-god

Episode 9: An Interview With Author Wayne Jacobsen (part 2)

This episode of The Love Cast is part 2 of Jamal’s interview with best selling author Wayne Jacobsen. In part 2 of this conversation, Wayne touches on the back story behind each one of his books, including the New York Times best selling book The ShackHe Loves MeFinding Church, and So You Don’t Want To Go To Church Anymore.

Wayne also discusses the motion picture of The Shack that is scheduled for release early next year. Give this conversation a listen as you will hear nuggets of a new reality!

For more information about Wayne’s books and ministry, visit www.lifestream.org

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-9-an-interview-with-author-wayne-jacobsen-part-2

Episode 8: An Interview With Author Wayne Jacobson (part 1)

Part 1 of this two part interview on The Love Cast, best selling author Wayne Jacobsen (collaborator of the New York Times best selling book The Shack & So You Don’t Want To Go To Church Anymore, and several other books) shares details of his journey from seminary to church pastor, through his experience with betrayal, and his departure from organized religion. In this episode of The Love Cast, Wayne talks about his personal journey dealing with betrayal and character assassination, and his awakening to the reality of the body of Christ outside of groups and religious institutions. Wayne also touches on his rejection of the destructive religious doctrine of the cross called ‘Penal Substitution Theory‘.

Give this episode a careful listen, you will be blessed!

Wayne Jacobsen was a collaborator on the New York Times best selling book The Shack. Wayne is also the author of the following best selling books:

He Loves Me

Finding Church

So You Don’t Want To Go To Church Anymore.

For more information about Wayne’s books and ministry, visit www.lifestream.org

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-8-an-interview-with-author-wayne-jacobsen-part-1

Episode 7: The Expanses of Love: Discovering Marriage With Patrick & Samara

There is a vast difference between getting married and discovering marriage. In this episode of The Love Cast, you will hear the wedding ceremony of friends Patrick & Samara and the message that Jamal gave at their recent wedding ceremony.  In this ceremony, Jamal talks about the ‘expanse’ of love, and why no one actually gets married on their wedding day.  Give it a careful listen and be blessed!

If you haven’t subscribed to The Love Cast, would you consider doing that? Also, if you appreciate some of the things shared there, would you consider rating and reviewing The Love Cast on iTunes? It makes a big difference! Here is the link on iTunes where you can listen, 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.

Episode 6: An Interview With Quoir Publishing Owner Ralph Polendo (Part 2)

Part 2 of this two part interview is marked by the gift of controversy! Ralph talks specifically about a few controversial books that have shaped him and helped propel him in his spiritual journey. He also talks about a new (and potentially controversial) Valentine’s Day tradition that he and his wife have established. Finally, Ralph talks about the vision behind Quoir Publishing, the controversy and explosive growth surrounding Quoir’s first year, as well as their future projects.

If you’ve had the opportunity to listen to part 1 of this interview, you will love part 2 as Ralph gets into more controversial parts of his journey that will also have implications for your life as well. Give this a listen and enjoy!

If you haven’t subscribed to The Love Cast, would you consider doing that? Also, if you appreciate some of the things shared there, would you consider rating and reviewing The Love Cast on iTunes? It makes a big difference! Here is the link on iTunes where you can listen, subscribe, and write a review as well:

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

Or you can listen to today’s episode of The Love Cast directly HERE.

Episode 5: An Interview With Quoir Publishing Owner Ralph Polendo (part 1)

In part one of this two part interview on The Love Cast, Ralph discusses how a couple of radical acts of love established his family in the Southern California area, his experience in the institutional church, and his journey out of that system. Ralph also discusses some challenges he’s had in his discovery of authentic Christian community and his journey into an understanding of the gospel that he once considered ‘heresy’.

This is part one of a two part interview. Give it a listen and be blessed!

In addition to his duties as owner and CEO of Quoir Publishing, Ralph recently served as the national user experience manager in the corporate offices of Taco Bell for their internal web site. Ralph is now a Creative Director for a wealth management company in the Southern California area.

If you haven’t subscribed to The Love Cast, would you consider doing that? Also, if you appreciate some of the things shared there, would you consider rating and reviewing The Love Cast on iTunes? It makes a big difference! Here is the link on iTunes where you can listen, subscribe, and write a review as well:

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

Or you can listen to Episode 5 of The Love Cast directly HERE.

Episode 4: The Fatherhood of God In The Face of A Golden Retriever!

In this podcast, I share a recent life changing encounter with a golden retriever and how the character and nature of God as father was revealed through this experience. In this episode, I also describe the two major reasons why this encounter was initially offensive to me and others affected by a religious mindset. Jesus’ words about the nature of the father from Matthew 7:9-11 are also discussed. This encounter with the golden retriever has deep implications for all of us!

In this episode (episode 4), I also give an update of a couple of upcoming interviews coming to The Love Cast in the next few weeks. If you haven’t subscribed to The Love Cast, would you consider doing that? Also, if you appreciate some of the things shared there, would you consider rating and reviewing The Love Cast on iTunes? It makes a big difference! Here is the link on iTunes where you can listen, subscribe, and write a review as well:

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

Or you can listen to episode 4 of The Love Cast directly HERE.

Episode 3: An Interview With THE Valorie Clark

If you know me, you know that I LOVE people. I think people are the world’s greatest gifts. One of the more destructive aspects of the religious mindset is the way it blinds us from seeing light in all people. The more I have journeyed out of the evangelical mindset, the more I have been able to see the reality of John 1:4 which states: “In him was life, and that life was the light of ALL mankind”. I love that John states that this light (Christ) is the light of ALL!

As you may know, I had the privilege of writing my book Free To Love from a little coffee shop in Dallas. It was at that coffee shop that I had the opportunity to interact with a human being who is full of light named Valorie Clark. Valorie was a barista at that shop, and I could see that Valorie is a significant person. Amazingly, Valorie was in the Redlands area for a few hours the other day, so I decided to interview her on the Love Cast.

In the interview, Valorie discusses her journey into political activism through a Washington D.C. based non-profit organization, her transition into the coffee / barista world, her struggle with depression, her quest to discover the reality of home through traveling, and her upcoming move to Paris to attend the prestigious Columbia University. Wonderful nuggets of gold are deposited throughout the conversation. Give this interview a listen and discover them!

Here is the link to the podcast on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-love-cast-with-jamal/id1126696772

Or listen to Episode 3 of The Love Cast directly HERE.

Episode 2: Surviving The Inevitable Double Slap

Hi friends, I wanted to let you know that episode 2 of my new podcast called The Love Cast with Jamal is now available. In this episode, I discuss the sobering reality of the dreaded double slap that affects all who learn to love wholeheartedly. In this podcast, the two slaps are identified, as well as love’s reaction to them.

This episode ends with some practical encouragement regarding how to weather those two slaps if we find ourselves on the receiving end, or possibly how to move out of the role of slapper and into the role of lover. The talk is centered around the biblical parable of the Prodigal Son from the New Testament gospel of Luke 15:11-32.

Here is the link to the podcast on iTunes. Don’t forget to subscribe!

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

Or you can listen to episode 2 of The Love Cast directly HERE.

Episode 1: Welcome To The Love Cast!

Dear friends, I am super excited to announce that today is truly a monumental day! I am beyond excited to announce to you that my new weekly podcast is born at last! I see this new podcast as being another opportunity to continue the vitally important conversation that was initiated by my new book Free To Love. There are some incredible topics planned in the weeks ahead, and I look forward to the conversations that we will have. The name of this new podcast is The Love Cast with Jamal.

The Love Cast is available on iTunes where other podcasts can be found. I’m not sure if you subscribe and listen to other podcasts regularly, but I’d like to encourage you to subscribe to The Love Cast. The Love Cast will be a weekly show addressing important topics and interviews that you will not want to miss. Listening to podcasts have never been easier as they can be downloaded or streamed directly to your smart phone. Podcasts normally are made available via iTunes. The iTunes Podcast app is on all iPhones, and is available for Android devices too. The Love Cast with Jamal will also be available on Google Play in a few days as well.

The very first episode of The Love Cast is now up and ready! Can you believe it?! In this first episode, I share my overall vision for The Love Cast as a new weekly podcast. I give an explanation as to why the name The Love Cast was chosen for this weekly podcast show, and why The Love Cast is a vital continuation of the conversation that was initiated by my recent book Free To Love.

Also in this episode, I define the term buzz word and talk about how buzz words contrast with reality. I talk about why the term ‘Christ’ has actually become another buzz word by becoming disconnected from the reality of Christ, which is love personified through relationships. In addition to this, I talk about why religious deconstruction is necessary and what the specific topics that will be discussed in the weeks ahead will be.

Here is the link to The Love Cast with Jamal. You can listen or download it directly from here. Also, don’t forget to subscribe to the podcast. Subscribing to The Love Cast will make sure you stay updated each week as a new episode is added. Enjoy!

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

You can also listen to episode 1 of The Love Cast HERE.

P.S. This podcast can also be found in the iTunes store by putting in the words ‘The Love Cast with Jamal’ in the search category.