“Christ” was not Jesus’s last name. That’s why we need to talk about the reality of Christ and our new identity as “little Christs” who embody the Divine here and now. Plus, Richard Rohr as our Heretic of the Week.

Show Notes

  • 00:20 – The guys introduce themselves and a word from show sponsor, Unfundamentalists.
  • 02:50 – Text to the Hotline asking, “What is salvation?”
  • 04:10 – Text to the Hotline asking, “What is the Trinity?” A brief discussion follows.
  • 07:00 – Immaterial and material Christ.
  • 09:30 – The doctrine of the Trinity and its mystery.
  • 11:25 – Heretic Happy Hour Patreon page.
  • 14:56 – Heretic of the Week special guest Richard Rohr explains why he’s a “heretic.”
  • 16:00 – How the idea of heresy has evolved over time and is relative.
  • 17:45 – We create our own orthodoxy.
  • 18:25 – Jamal asks Richard Rohr about Catholicism, Jesus becoming an “idol,” and about the concept of Christ.
  • 21:10 – The concept of Christ being everything (the Cosmic Christ) and Francis of Assisi.
  • 23:00 – Fall redemption vs. Franciscan theology based on Genesis 1.
  • 24:10 – The incarnation of Jesus at the Big Bang.
  • 24:50 – The first Bible is creation.
  • 25:45 – Eastern Christianity and Eastern religions
  • 26:45 – The Word took on flesh. A broader category than Jesus.
  • 28:30 – Jesus becomes the icon of the universal truth.
  • 29:55 – People’s different stages of Christ Consciousness.
  • 31:33 – Richard Rohr discusses what it means to be Catholic and Roman Catholic.
  • 34:05 – Original sin, total depravity, and inherent identity.
  • 35:02 – Richard Rohr on “original blessing” in Genesis 1 instead of “original sin.”
  • 36:30 – We cannot say that humans are inherently defiled.
  • 37:50 – Christ in us, the hope of glory.
  • 38:50 – Richard Rohr and “Cosmic Optimism.”
  • 40:20 – Eucharist and what is the word that we need to be healed?
  • 41:11 – Richard Rohr on worthiness and being a child of God.
  • 44.45Christ: Another Name for Everything by Richard Rohr.
  • 45:30 – End of interview with Richard Rohr.
  • 46:45 – What is the Christ? Or the cosmic Christ?
  • 47:40 – The writers of the New Testament taking time to understand the Christ.
  • 48:38 – Christ is not Jesus’s last name. It’s a title for Anointed One. Jesus embodied the cosmic consciousness.
  • 50:55 – It’s much bigger than the person of Jesus when talking about the Cosmic Christ—but not different than Jesus.
  • 52:40 – The entire cosmos is sacred. Jesus as an icon for the Christ. A revelation of the totality of the Christ.
  • 55:00 – Christ who lives in me. Christ becomes incarnate in all of us.
  • 57:00 – Without Jesus we can’t understand our Christ nature.
  • 59:05 – Jesus is our example of being one with Christ.
  • 1:00:25 – Incarnate deity in human flesh is all of us (cue pitchforks and riots). Eastern religions understanding the Christ consciousness.
  • 1:04:15 – Buddhist thought and similar themes to Paul’s writings. God can give revelation to anyone. Inspiration outside of the Christian framework.
  • 1:05:52 – There shouldn’t be a divide between Christian and Jew. Paul met the risen Christ. The nature that we’re all connected to.
  • 1:07:52 – Evolution of human consciousness. What propels us to love? Seeing another person with no distinction or separation (Jamal tries to convince us that he doesn’t kill flies anymore.) We are all from the same source.
  • 1:12:12 – Violence and christianity
  • 1:12:58 – We are all in Adam. We are all in Christ.
  • 1:13:40 – Loving our enemies.
  • 1:16:35 – What motivated Jesus? The Way. Everything is a manifestation of the Divine.
  • 1:18:10 – The reality of being in Christ.
  • 1:19:10 – Monthly supporters of Patreon and extra content.
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