Refining Religion

Refining Religion

By Cameron Bullock
Bringing you an uncomplicated dialogue about Christianity
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Peace
Shalom is the Hebrew word meaning Peace There seems to be a connection between rugged individualism and religion when viewed through the lens of Peace "Let there be peace on earth and let it start with me" If a community is responsible for peace, who does the responsibility lie with? - Everyone. Start today. Start now. Be kind. 
26:21
June 21, 2020
Joy
Sometimes assigning words or values to emotion detracts from their genuineness. Try just mediating and enjoy the feeling of Joy. Brain Lock -  https://www.amazon.com/Brain-Lock-Twentieth-Anniversary-Obsessive-Compulsive/dp/006256143X/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=brain+lock&qid=1591805840&sr=8-1 Joy is often accompanied with realizing the blessings of your life.   “Sorrow prepares you for joy. It violently sweeps everything out of your house, so that new joy can find space to enter. It shakes the yellow leaves from the bough of your heart, so that fresh, green leaves can grow in their place. It pulls up the rotten roots, so that new roots hidden beneath have room to grow. Whatever sorrow shakes from your heart, far better things will take their place.” ― Rumi
30:38
June 11, 2020
Loving Others
Given the events of the weekend, Verlyn and Cameron thought it would be appropriate about how we can best love others. Behind Love is knowing and understanding. You can never truly love someone to the highest quantity. Love continues to grow and is endless. Love is going to require some self sacrifice, make sure you are emotional available to accept that before entering a relationship. 
31:21
June 4, 2020
Love
Self-love is the gateway to a healthier life. 
23:33
May 28, 2020
Ambiguous Loss
Podcast Notes: Writing is a tool that can be used to help process emotions, especially grief. "Song Sung Blue" - Neil Diamond Every Decision has gains and losses. When you experience certain losses, you can even lose a piece of your identity. Allow yourself to process everything in order to heal. Aging is a daily reminder of a reoccurring compounded loss. "Our memories help define us but they can also confine us"
29:56
May 21, 2020
Citizen of the Kingdom
This week I welcome my dad on the podcast! Podcast Notes: We are in the same narrative that Jesus was in.  "Be as wise as a serpent but as innocent as a dove" Richard Rohr - "The Art of Letting Go"  The narrative is what it is. There is no changing it. Please email me any feedback at Cameron@peace-eagan.org
29:26
May 14, 2020
GoodBye
This Week's Podcast Notes: The illusion of death is that it is "one and done". Try viewing it as the start of a nontraditional relationship. "Life after the death of a loved one doesn't get easier, it gets more familiar." It will take years of creating new experiences without the loved one that has passed away. Embrace these new experiences and create new memories with the ones still around you. The 5 gifts that death brings us are not meant to be benchmarks of healthy grieving. They are just coping tools to help you and your loved one heal in an uncomfortable time.
20:11
May 7, 2020
We'll be alright
This week's Podcast Notes: "Anxiety is the enemy of human relationship" "Die before you die so that when you die, you do not die" We are a death-denying culture. How do we teach ourselves to become more comfortable with death?
18:46
April 30, 2020
Love
"How to be an Adult" Unconditional positive regard is a key aspect to loving each other
21:29
April 23, 2020
Thank You
This week Verlyn and I discuss the second gift death brings - Thank You. There is some powerful material in this episode and links to anything mentioned can be found below: The Play by Peter Mayer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ADl_q5u9dlU "Death doesn't end relationships, it just changes them." Fun article about "thin places": https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2014/mar/22/this-column-change-your-life-heaven-earth For anything else, please contact me at Cameron@peace-eagan.org 
24:10
April 15, 2020
Grief and Forgiveness
Today we discuss the first of the five gifts death brings us. 
21:50
April 14, 2020