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02 Apr Are We ALL God’s Children? | The Fatherhood of God | Joshua Tongol

 

Kainos Life Presents: Glorious Identity Conference

 

Date: March 16, 2013

Location: Santa Cruz, CA

 

Guests: Andre and Mary-Anne Rabe/Joshua and Remy Tongol/Into the Pacific band

 

As you watch these videos, try to have an open heart and mind. And no matter what you may have been taught about God and/or the Bible…don’t forget to THINK for yourself.

 

Bless you on your journey…

 

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30 Mar Is God a Moral Monster? | Making Sense of the Bible | Joshua Tongol

 

[The views shared in this video do not necessarily represent the views of the community]

 

In March 2013, Joshua Tongol was invited to speak to a community in Santa Cruz, CA. Aside from his preaching, he requested for intimate gatherings where people can discuss topics that are usually not brought up in the “church.”

 

Many questions came up. Nothing was too sacred to mention in this meeting. The purpose was to ask the “WHAT IF?” question and to also offer alternative explanations of certain ideas.

 

Whenever a “new” idea was proposed to the community, the question was asked, “IS IT POSSIBLE?” No one, including the speaker, claimed to have it all figured out. But all were invited to participate in the conversation.

 

Sadly, many religious fundamentalists (Christian and non-Christian) tend to be very dogmatic concerning certain theological doctrines. Yet there is much diversity among them. That being the case, IS IT OK TO QUESTION?

 

Questions to think about:

 

-What do you really believe?
-Why do you believe?
-Can your “truth” withstand scrutiny?
-Can you listen to a different opinion other than yours without being offended?
-Can you disagree with another person and still unite in love?
-Can you feel safe enough in a gathering to share your heart without having to feel judged or condemned?

 

Josh has always envisioned gatherings where people can come together–with all their differences–yet still unite in love.

 

As you watch these videos, try to have an open heart and mind. And no matter what you may have been taught about God and/or the Bible…don’t forget to THINK for yourself.

 

Bless you on your journey…

 

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29 Mar Who is the Cosmic Christ? | Beyond the Historical Jesus | Joshua Tongol

 

[The views shared in this video do not necessarily represent the views of the community]

 

In March 2013, Joshua Tongol was invited to speak to a community in Santa Cruz, CA. Aside from his preaching, he requested for intimate gatherings where people can discuss topics that are usually not brought up in the “church.”

 

Many questions came up. Nothing was too sacred to mention in this meeting. The purpose was to ask the “WHAT IF?” question and to also offer alternative explanations of certain ideas.

 

Whenever a “new” idea was proposed to the community, the question was asked, “IS IT POSSIBLE?” No one, including the speaker, claimed to have it all figured out. But all were invited to participate in the conversation.

 

Sadly, many religious fundamentalists (Christian and non-Christian) tend to be very dogmatic concerning certain theological doctrines. Yet there is much diversity among them. That being the case, IS IT OK TO QUESTION?

 

Questions to think about:

 

-What do you really believe?
-Why do you believe?
-Can your “truth” withstand scrutiny?
-Can you listen to a different opinion other than yours without being offended?
-Can you disagree with another person and still unite in love?
-Can you feel safe enough in a gathering to share your heart without having to feel judged or condemned?

 

Josh has always envisioned gatherings where people can come together–with all their differences–yet still unite in love.

 

As you watch these videos, try to have an open heart and mind. And no matter what you may have been taught about God and/or the Bible…don’t forget to THINK for yourself.

 

Bless you on your journey…

 

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29 Mar Are You Afraid to QUESTION Your Religious Beliefs? | Joshua Tongol

 

[The views shared in this video do not necessarily represent the views of the community]

 

In March 2013, Joshua Tongol was invited to speak to a community in Santa Cruz, CA. Aside from his preaching, he requested for intimate gatherings where people can discuss topics that are usually not brought up in the “church.”

 

Many questions came up. Nothing was too sacred to mention in this meeting. The purpose was to ask the “WHAT IF?” question and to also offer alternative explanations of certain ideas.

 

Whenever a “new” idea was proposed to the community, the question was asked, “IS IT POSSIBLE?” No one, including the speaker, claimed to have it all figured out. But all were invited to participate in the conversation.

 

Sadly, many religious fundamentalists (Christian and non-Christian) tend to be very dogmatic concerning certain theological doctrines. Yet there is much diversity among them. That being the case, IS IT OK TO QUESTION?

 

Questions to think about:

 

-What do you really believe?
-Why do you believe?
-Can your “truth” withstand scrutiny?
-Can you listen to a different opinion other than yours without being offended?
-Can you disagree with another person and still unite in love?
-Can you feel safe enough in a gathering to share your heart without having to feel judged or condemned?

 

Josh has always envisioned gatherings where people can come together–with all their differences–yet still unite in love.

 

As you watch these videos, try to have an open heart and mind. And no matter what you may have been taught about God and/or the Bible…don’t forget to THINK for yourself.

 

Bless you on your journey…

 

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28 Feb Why Did Jesus Die? | Romans and Wrath | Joshua Tongol

 

[The views shared in this video do not necessarily represent the views of the community]

 

In February 2013, Joshua Tongol was invited to speak to a community in New York. Aside from his preaching, he requested for intimate gatherings where people can discuss topics that are usually not brought up in the “church.”

 

For several days, in these gatherings, many questions came up. Nothing was too sacred to mention in these meetings. The purpose was to ask the “WHAT IF?” question and to also offer alternative explanations of certain ideas.

 

Whenever a “new” idea was proposed to the community, the question was asked, “IS IT POSSIBLE?” No one, including the speaker, claimed to have it all figured out. But all were invited to participate in the conversation.

 

Sadly, many religious fundamentalists (Christian and non-Christian) tend to be very dogmatic concerning certain theological doctrines. Yet there is much diversity among them. That being the case, IS IT OK TO QUESTION?

 

Questions to think about:

 

-What do you really believe?
-Why do you believe?
-Can your “truth” withstand scrutiny?
-Can you listen to a different opinion other than yours without being offended?
-Can you disagree with another person and still unite in love?
-Can you feel safe enough in a gathering to share your heart without having to feel judged or condemned?

 

Josh has always envisioned gatherings where people can come together–with all their differences–yet still unite in love.

 

As you watch these videos, try to have an open heart and mind. And no matter what you may have been taught about God and/or the Bible…don’t forget to THINK for yourself.

 

Bless you on your journey…

 

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21 Feb Is the Bible Inerrant? | Is God Violent? | Joshua Tongol

 

[The views shared in this video do not necessarily represent the views of the community]

 

In February 2013, Joshua Tongol was invited to speak to a community in New York. Aside from his preaching, he requested for intimate gatherings where people can discuss topics that are usually not brought up in the “church.”

 

For several days, in these gatherings, many questions came up. Nothing was too sacred to mention in these meetings. The purpose was to ask the “WHAT IF?” question and to also offer alternative explanations of certain ideas.

 

Whenever a “new” idea was proposed to the community, the question was asked, “IS IT POSSIBLE?” No one, including the speaker, claimed to have it all figured out. But all were invited to participate in the conversation.

 

Sadly, many religious fundamentalists (Christian and non-Christian) tend to be very dogmatic concerning certain theological doctrines. Yet there is much diversity among them. That being the case, IS IT OK TO QUESTION?

 

Questions to think about:

 

-What do you really believe?
-Why do you believe?
-Can your “truth” withstand scrutiny?
-Can you listen to a different opinion other than yours without being offended?
-Can you disagree with another person and still unite in love?
-Can you feel safe enough in a gathering to share your heart without having to feel judged or condemned?

 

Josh has always envisioned gatherings where people can come together–with all their differences–yet still unite in love.

 

As you watch these videos, try to have an open heart and mind. And no matter what you may have been taught about God and/or the Bible…don’t forget to THINK for yourself.

 

Bless you on your journey…

 

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25 Jan The REAL Reasons Why People Don’t Go to Church

 

Are you tired of “going” to church?
Sick of superficial, ministry-based-only friendships?
Bored of passively listening to sermons at a service?
Are you looking for something more?

 

How does the New Testament describe the body of Christ?
Let this audio be a challenge and encouragement to those who attend (or have left) institutional churches.

 

Listen to what it means to BE THE CHURCH.

 

SUBSCRIBE to his iTunes for more SERMONS and SERMON JAMS.

 

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12 Jan Are Your Beliefs (or Religion) Based on FEAR? | Letting Go of Fear-Driven Religion | Joshua Tongol

 

Sadly, much of what we call “RELIGION” today (or even a “RELATIONSHIP with God”) is driven by FEAR. And fear has been used to control the masses.

 

There is so much religious dogma being used to keep people ignorant and fearful. That being the case, many religious folks end up not thinking for themselves. Or, at other times, valid questions are suppressed by the religious authorities.

 

There are 2 things that mainly drive people: LOVE and FEAR

 

Questions to think about:

 

Why do you believe in God?
Why do you do good to others?
Are you afraid of God?
Would you believe in God if there were no hell or punishment?

 

The way one answers these questions will reveal what really drives the person’s beliefs.

 

Listen as Joshua shares the problems of Fear-Driven Religion and how we need to rediscover the God of love.

 

Soundtrack: “Perpetual Tranquility loop” by Trix-Music

 

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17 Oct Do Christians Have a MONOPOLY on God, Truth, and Healing? | Joshua Tongol

 

For the complete series of “Quantum Physics and Healing” (10 parts) click here:

 

http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLMj0H8ZFGuewnbNGY-tCQPvwM43utpIxp&feature=view_all

 

Is healing available to EVERYONE?

 

For several years Joshua Tongol has been empowering others to heal. He has taught on healing based on the Bible and has also demonstrated its reality through his seminars, conferences, and daily life.

 

But what does SCIENCE have to say about “spontaneous” healing? What is all this talk about QUANTUM PHYSICS? Aren’t “miracles” and “supernatural” healing a VIOLATION of the laws of nature?

 

Can science and healing be bridged? Josh gives a resounding “YES!”

 

Joshua shares some of the latest (and ancient) groundbreaking discoveries from some of this generation’s leading-edge voices. These include nuclear physicists, doctors, cell biologists, chiropractors, and pioneers in the field energy healing.

 

These new revelations in physics and biology will revolutionize our understanding of the link between mind and matter. But not only that, they will forever change the way we look at the world.

 

Listen as he shares information that reveals science’s re-discovery of God’s goodness to ALL of humanity.

 

It’s time to question, challenge and rethink much of what we thought we knew about healing.

 

This teaching will create a huge paradigm shift for many people who are open to this new science.

 

Please listen to the entire message (10 parts) in order to get the full context of what Joshua is saying.

 

Here are the things that will be covered in the message:

 

-Do Christians have a monopoly on healing?
-How we’ve misunderstood healing
-Miracles and techniques
-What about distant healing?
-The power of your thoughts
-The power of your words
-The power of real faith
-The power of visualization (imagination)
-What is resonance and entrainment?
-What is cellular memory?

 

Recommended resources:

 

“The Biology of Beliefs” by Bruce H. Lipton
“The Healing Code” by Alexander Loyd
“The Spontaneous Healing of Belief” by Gregg Braden
“The Reconnection: Heal Others, Heal Yourself” by Eric Pearl
“The Healing Code” by Alexander Loyd
“Quantum-Touch: The Power to Heal” by Richard Gordon
“God Is Not Dead” by Amit Goswami

 

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10 May Was Jesus FORSAKEN by the Father? | Is God Too Holy to Look on Sin? | Joshua Tongol

 

Is God too holy too look on Sin?
Was Jesus forsaken by His Father on the Cross?

 

These are two of the building blocks that make up the evangelical penal substitutionary theory.

 

Why does it matter? How we understand the crucifixion shapes our understanding of who God is and what He is like. And ultimately, our understanding of God’s character also shapes our lives.

 

Problems with these ideas:

 

-Based upon a “legal” understanding of holiness and the gospel
-Distorts the unity within the Trinity
-Goes against common sense
-Creates a distorted view of an untrustworthy Father

 

Recommended resources:

 

“On The Incarnation Of The Word Of God” by Saint Athanasius
“Stricken by God?” by Brad Jersak and Michael Hardin
“The Jesus Driven Life” by Michael Hardin
“A New Kind of Christianity” by Brian McLaren
“Jesus and the Undoing of Adam” by C. Baxter Kruger
“Parable of the Dancing God” by C. Baxter Kruger
“Kingdom, Grace, Judgment: Paradox, Outrage, and Vindication in the Parables of Jesus” by Robert Farrar Capon
“Razing Hell” by Sharon Baker

 

Soundtrack: “Fleeting Scenes” by ADG3 Studios (Adrien Gardiner)

 

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