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Daily Illumination Audio

Daily Illumination Audio

By Jeremy Berg
Jesus-shaped Wisdom for 21st Century Life. Jeremy Berg, pastor, writer and professor, offers on-the-go spiritual insight and uplifting thoughts to illuminate our path. New episodes every Tuesday and Thursday. More at
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Too Good to Be True
"You've won a free cruise!" Yeah, right. What's the catch? Let's talk about cynicism and the difficulty of believing in the free gift of grace.
April 20, 2021
Seasons of Life
In this episode, Jeremy offers 5 seasons of life we all pass through, and the unique discipleship focus and growth area for each season. Let us embrace each season we are granted in our years under the sun. 
April 15, 2021
God, Evil, & Spiritual Warfare
Why is the world so messed up?  Where is God in all of it? What role, if any, do Satan, angels and demons play in all the suffering? How do we face evil and suffering in a Christ-centered way? We are thrilled to gather together in-person again at St. Martin’s beginning this Sunday at 5pm for a 6-week Bible course “God, Evil, & Spiritual Warfare” I will be teaching. Join us in person or via zoom at Grace and peace!
April 14, 2021
Who is this Man?
Today's reflection is by Pastor Mike Fox. 
April 13, 2021
Jesus & Easter in Film
As a dad of 3 curious children, all of the new faith films being released offer great pathways into discussions about Easter and the story of Jesus. This past week we enjoyed two in particular that I thought I would recommend to others.
April 8, 2021
Counting on God
Jesus wouldn't last a week teaching mathematics in our schools today. His equations don't seem to add up from our earthly point of view. But God's strange math is something you can really count on for what counts most in the Kingdom of God! More at 
April 6, 2021
Good Friday Meditation: "Dark, Cramped, & Stinky"
I would summarize the past 12 months in 3 words: Dark, Cramped, and Stinky. When Jesus reached for an image to describe the passion he was about to endure, he compared it to Jonah's dark, cramped and stinky 3 days and 3 nights in the belly of a fish. Find a quiet place this evening and join Jeremy as he guides us in a series of Good Friday meditations from the belly of the fish. 
April 2, 2021
Which Jesus?
Some Greek manuscripts reveal that Barabbas, the criminal released instead of Jesus, was also named Jesus. These two Jesuses present two different pathways to freedom. Which Jesus do you follow?
April 1, 2021
Judas in the Mirror
Have you noticed nobody names their son Judas anymore? Before we paint Judas as the Good Friday villain, let us take a look in the mirror. 
March 30, 2021
Special: The Cursed Fig Tree
What if the fig tree Jesus cursed could tell his side of the story? Written and performed by Jeremy, this is a dramatic retelling of Jesus' triumphal entry into Jerusalem to shouts of "Hosanna!" during his last week, and how his fate was strangely intertwined with the fate of that old tree. Please share with a friend. More at 
March 25, 2021
The Journey Home
Jeremy looks at the two halves of life, the first half resembling the parable of the talents, and the second half resembling the prodigal's journey back home into loving communion with God. Where are you at in life's journey? More at 
March 23, 2021
Mining For God
We tend to think God's presence is to be found on the mountaintops and in the bright afternoon sun, only to discover God's light shines brightest in the darkness. Jeremy shares personally about his recurring bouts with depression. More at 
March 18, 2021
Written on His Palms
Even God is not above writing a reminder on the palm of his hand. Do you know what is written there? 
March 16, 2021
Treasure Hunting
What is the treasure worth selling everything to possess in Matthew 13? You may be surprised. Share this with someone who may need a reminder today. More at 
March 11, 2021
Deliver Us From Indifference
A lesson from a little old lady in a nursing home chapel. More at 
March 9, 2021
Deeper Than the Grand Canyon
Jeremy shares a reality from Psalm 84 that is deeper and grander than the Grand Canyon. 
March 4, 2021
Welcome! (Trailer)
Welcome to Daily Illumination Audio! Jeremy introduces the heart and purpose of DI Audio. Leave us a message at 
March 2, 2021
Ashes & Oil
Jeremy reflects on our earthly existence as a messy mixture of ashes and oil. More at 
March 2, 2021
Enemies of the Soul
This episode is also available as a blog post here. 
February 25, 2021
The Woman at the Laundromat
This recording also a blog post you can read here. 
February 24, 2021
Steeped: Tea Bag Faith
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February 24, 2021
Get A Grip!
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February 24, 2021