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Episode 39

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19th Aug 2021

Alternative Affirmations

In this episode we’re going to apply Wize wisdom to evaluating some of our sacred cow Christian religious beliefs. Into the fire we go, Stu…

Stu: “Namaste, all of you beautifully, exotic cocktails…

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The Phoenix Affirmations”, A New Vision for the Future of Christianity, by Eric Elnes

"Love Wins", A Book About Heaven, Hell, and the Fate of Every Person Who Ever Lived, by Rob Bell

The Setup

She went right on, “Why should I have to explain to people, ‘I’m a Christian, but I don’t think homosexuals are evil.... I’m a Christian, but I believe women are equal to men . . . but I’m concerned about poverty . . . but I care about the earth . . . but I don’t think people who believe differently from me will fry in hell for eternity . . .’?”

Affirmation 1: Walking fully in the Path of Jesus without denying the legitimacy of other paths that God may provide for humanity.

WE AFFIRM that the Path of Jesus is found wherever love of God, neighbor, and self are practiced together. Whether or not the path bears the name of Jesus, such paths bear the identity of Christ.

Affirmation 2: Listening for God’s Word, which comes through daily prayer and meditation, studying the ancient testimonies which we call Scripture, and attending to God’s present activity in the world.

  • The Bible is an incredible compendium of other people’s relationships with God that were recorded to help us know how to seek our own relationship with God. WE CONFESS that we have moved away from Christ’s Path when we have claimed that God’s Word is restricted to what may be contained in a written document or that either the recording of God’s Word in Scripture or our interpretation of it is infallible.
  • The Rule of Love

WE CONFESS that we have moved away from this Path whenever we have denied God’s love for all people or have denied the effectiveness of God’s eternal will that all be saved.

Affirmation 9: Basing our lives on the faith that in Christ all things are made new and that we, and all people, are loved beyond our wildest imagination—for eternity.

WE CONFESS that we have moved away from this Path whenever we have denied God’s love for all people or have denied the effectiveness of God’s eternal will that all be saved.

Mystic MacNugget: “If it’s irrefutable it’s domineering. Lighten up…” -Mac

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The WizeGuys
Going rogue in pursuit of wisdom.
A cosmic exhale—it’s what we all yearn for. Mac and Stu are a couple of WizeGuys with decades of experience in navigating the nuances of life as entrepreneurs, family men, coaches, mentors, facilitators, thought leaders, masters of relationship, and contemplative mystics. Join with them as they apply an eclectic approach to life, centered around the concept of cultivating wisdom. They will help you build discernment through the art of asking the “whys”, and by showing that going rogue is the only way to break free of the biases that keep us from doing it just a little bit better.

They realize that what got us here is not going to get us there. Take a journey with them where you’ll experience ah-ha moments stimulated by their conversation that’s filled with wit, candor, vulnerability, and always seasoned with right amount of the mysterious. We’re all exotic cocktails, and learning to celebrate our wonderful uniqueness as we build oneness is the perfect recipe for crafting a better world for everyone.

Mac is The Maverick and Stu is The Maestro. Blending those perspectives in an almost magical way to get after it and call it out will show you how together is better. They’ll use the events of the day to practically apply a roguish blend of modern perspective and timeless wisdom sagacity. Seeking clarity over certainty changes everything. You want some of that? Then relax, enjoy, and engage. Oh...and make sure that you strap in…

About your hosts

Larry (Mac) McDonald

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Mac's the Maverick. He's well known for blurring the edges and going into the grey. On top of being an entrepreneur, he's a speaker, thought leader, avid hiker, Papa, and passionate community volunteer. Not one to follow the "heard", be prepared for him to call it as he sees it as well as applying just a hint of the mystical to keep you guessing. Strap in...
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John (Stu) Stulak

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Stu’s the Maestro. Not only is he a family man, software company owner, and wrestling coach, but he has a natural ability to expertly orchestrate everything he does, from relationship building to coaching to group dynamics. And let's not forget that he'll keep Mac from straying too far afield as he applies a nuanced touch to the conversation. You'll love him...
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