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15 Nov Celebrating my wife … and celebrating Life (VIDEO: HOT AIR BALLOON ADVENTURE)

So, aside from teaching and preaching videos, I’ve been wanting to share more aspects of my life on here so you all know that I’m actually human. LOL

 

Recently it was my wife’s birthday and I wanted to do something special for her. It’s been a dream of hers to go on a hot air balloon ride one day and, well, I finally made it happen.

 

 

You see, as I continue to live life, the more I realize the importance of slowing down once in awhile and really enjoying myself. It’s so easy for me to get caught up in the routine of my daily life (e.g., writing, making videos, speaking) where I can forget WHO or WHAT is in front of me.

 

LIFE is beautiful. It’s meant to cherished.

 

There’s so much to explore … so much to see.

 

Celebrating my wife’s life almost 3,000 feet up in the air is not something I do everyday. And I’m not telling you to do any adrenaline-rushing activities in order to experience life to the fullest, but I am reminding you to truly enjoy yourself TODAY.

 

Take a break from your busy schedule today and find some time to laugh and play … even if it’s only for a couple minutes. Trust me, it’ll do you some good.

 

Celebrate yourself today.
Celebrate those you love today.

 

In other words, celebrate LIFE today …

 

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09 Nov Why I No Longer Believes God Is Out There (Think About It!!)

 

Here’s an honest, straight-from-the-heart vlog.

 

Questions to consider:

 

• Where is God?

• Is God up in heaven?

• Why do people point up to the sky when thanking God?

• Where is God before He “shows up” to your religious meeting?

• Where is the Holy Spirit before a pastor says, “Holy Spirit come”?

• Do we need to reach out to God before He reaches out to us?

• Is God a deity apart (separate) from us?

• Where have you experienced God outside of “church”?

• Can you see and find God outside religion?

 

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03 Nov Why You Should Stop Believing in God (Real Talk)

 

Here’s an honest, straight-from-the-heart vlog.

 

Questions to consider:

 

• Why do you believe in God?

• Why do you not believe in God?

• Do you believe God is good?

• Is your belief in God making your life better? Worse?

• Is atheism the only alternative to rejecting a fundamentalist version of God?

• It’s one thing to believe in God, but do you even LIKE the God you believe in?

• Does what you were taught about God contradict what you believe in your hear about love?

• What’s the problem with believing in an angry and violent God?

 

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19 Oct 12 Questions for Joshua Tongol – Ready…Go!!

 

Hey folks, not too long ago I was interviewed in Santa Barbara by a ministry called The Golden Lampstand.

 

I hope it gives food for thought and encouragement to those who can relate with what I share.

 

The Golden Lampstand Production presents: “The Truth Revealed” Series

 

Date: October 8, 2014
Location: Santa Barbara, CA

 

An honest, straight-from-the-heart interview with Joshua Tongol.
(author “So You Thought You Knew” and international speaker)

 

1) What is the gospel?
2) How important is questioning?
3) What’s the problem with religion in general?
4) What are your thoughts about church?
5) What would you say to those struggling with their faith?
6) What’s a big division in the church?
7) How can unity come back into the church?
8) What would you like people to remember you and your wife for?
9) You say/use the quote gesture often when you speak. Why?
10) What helped you get out of the fear-based relationship with God?
11) Why did you start writing? And tell us about your projects.
12) Final thoughts?

 

Edited by: Ricardo Perez
Background music: “Without Limits” by Ross Bugden
Golden Lampstand channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UClplvYbMZYEiPJh-NO3duXg

 

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12 Oct A Message to All Christians – Don’t Be Afraid to Do This (MUST WATCH!!)

 

My name is Joshua Tongol.

 

I was raised a Christian.

 

For years I believed whatever I was taught by pastors, preachers and teachers. I was told what to believe, how to think, and how to live.

 

Honestly, I constantly struggled with my faith because, on the one hand, I believed in a God who supposedly “loved” me unconditionally, but, on the other hand, I also believed in a God who was hateful, exclusive, judgmental, and violent.

 

God, to me, seemed somewhat schizophrenic.

 

I had no security in God’s love whatsoever. His love and acceptance of me was based on what I believed and how “good” I was.

 

Thankfully, my life and views of God began to change (for the better) once I started to do what I’ll be sharing in this video.

 

Here are some things for you to think about:

 

*What if everything you were taught about Christianity (and religion) is wrong?

 

*Learn to think for yourself and don’t allow others to think for you

 

*Always be honest and true to yourself

 

*Are your religious beliefs creating a better you and helping make this world a better place?

 

*Do you have questions about your faith but are too afraid to ask them?

 

*Can you still be spiritual without having to be a Christian?

 

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09 Aug Fear is an illusion (ALL IN YOUR MIND)

 

Did we enter this world with fear, separation, and shame? Or is all this “darkness” between our ears?

 

Unfortunately, many parents, educators and ministers have negatively affected the subconscious minds of people all over the world.

 

It’s time to remember our innocence.

 

Listen in as Joshua shares his heart and answers questions on important subjects. It might give you a different perspective on things.
 

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03 Aug “God Outside the Box” 6 Day Event

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YOU DON’T WANT TO MISS THIS!!

 
Join Joshua Tongol, Jeff Turner and Rafael Garcia for a 6 day event.

 

From September 8-13,  journey together into a deeper understanding of God, the puzzle we call life, and how we fit into this puzzle.

 

LOCATION:

Historic Wilderness Lodge Retreat & Inn (www.thewildernesslodge.com)

Bigfork, Minnesota
 
Expand your thinking through thought-provoking teachings, discussions, prayer, meditation, fellowship and family time.

 

Topics include: God, creation, imagination, intimacy, love, possibilities, creating, faith, reality, quantum physics, identity, inclusion, etc.

 

Register here: http://www.thewildernesslodge.com/events/
Call to reserve your spot: 218-743-3458

 

CHECK-IN: Sunday, Sept. 7, 3:00 – 6:00 p.m.
CHECK-OUT: Sunday, Sept. 14, 9:00 a.m.

 

TUITION:

$777 per person SPACE IS LIMITED TO 22
Includes: Shared accommodations in a luxury log cabin or Lodge room at historic Wilderness Lodge (max 6 per cabin/room), continental breakfast and delicious home cooked lunches and dinners, all teachings and event supplies, airport shuttle, lake tours, bonfires, activities, and 10% off any spa treatment at the Lake Escape Spa.
 
If you wish to attend one day, there is a daily fee of $75 that includes lunch and dinner.
 
DEPOSIT/CANCELLATION POLICY:

A $350 deposit is required to reserve your spot with the balance due upon arrival. Deposits are NOT refundable but may be transferred to another person. Save $50 when you pay the tuition in full at time of registration.
 
AIRPORTS:

Minneapolis/St Paul MSP (4 hrs. away) Duluth Int. DLH (2 hrs. away) We provide a FREE shuttle to/from Duluth Int. Airport. You must book your flights according to the shuttle schedule: Pick up Time – 5:00 p.m. Drop off Time – 1:00 p.m.
 
ACTIVITIES:

Boating, swimming, fishing, kayaking, hiking, bonfires, lake tours, sight seeing, shopping, music, cook outs, FUN, fellowship, onsite spa, private contemplation/prayer, rest, relaxation, restoration and rejuvenation

 

Register here: http://www.thewildernesslodge.com/events/

 

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01 Aug “No One Has the Truth! Everything’s Relative!” (Let’s Talk About It)

 
When it comes to discussing ideas, it’s commonly said that “everything is relative.” Many open-minded people conclude that, because there are so many differing views, there is no Truth.

 

But is truth relative? Can something be true for one person and not necessarily for another? Does everybody have their own “truth”?

 
Is morality merely a matter of taste? If so, would this belief be livable? Will the world succeed of we continue hurting others?

 

Yet, at the same time, is morality a rigid structure of dos and don’ts where it is always bad to make a certain choice? Can there be more than one [right] way to respond to any given situation?

 
Can there be, in a sense, an objectivity to human nature, which makes a successful and livable world?

 

Personal beliefs throughout history have definitely changed over time. And it does seem obvious, at least to me, that some things do evolve. But is everything subjective? And is “reality” always clear to individuals–especially in an evolving and creative quantum world?

 
G.K. Chesterton said, “Merely having an open mind is nothing. The object of opening the mind, as of opening the mouth, is to shut it again on something solid.”

 
But is anything really SOLID?

 
Listen in as Joshua shares his heart and answers questions on important subjects. It might give you a different perspective on things.

 

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