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19 Jun If You’re Religious, This Might Make You Uncomfortable | Why Christianity Must Change (Must Watch!)

 

Tired of religion?

 

What if almost everything you were taught about Christianity is wrong?

 

Would you give up on faith altogether? Or is it possible to rediscover—with fresh eyes—a richer and more satisfying understanding of God and spirituality?

 

This message is about thinking outside the “institutional walls” of Christianity and asking the hard questions. Joshua boldly says in public what many people are thinking in private. And his hilarious stories and life-changing insights will inspire those who are dissatisfied with fear-driven religion but believe—deep down—there’s a better message out there for the world to hear.

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03 Jun Why Won’t God Heal EVERYONE? (MUST WATCH!!)

 

-Does God heal at random?
-Is there a “perfect timing” for God to heal?
-Is there a “right technique” to heal?
-Is healing universal?

 

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

 

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18 Apr Handling Critics (Especially Aggressive Ones)

 

Date: 3-22-14
Location: San Diego, CA

 

Ask yourself the question, “WHAT IF?”

 

Joshua was raised within the evangelical tradition. Throughout the years, he served as a teacher, pastor, and evangelist at several denominations such as: Pentecostal, Presbyterian, Southern Baptist, and Assemblies of God. He also served as a missionary to the Philippines after graduating from seminary.

 

Although Joshua was the type to always ask questions during his early adult years, he finally found the courage to really question some of his “fundamental” beliefs he held to as an evangelical Christian. He began questioning his understanding of God, the Bible (inerrancy), grace, the gospel, eternal hell, Satan, interfaith, and even church.

 

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

 

 

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08 Jan Letting Go of Religion

 

Speaker: Joshua Tongol

 

“The Jesus Event”
Date: 12/28/13
Location: New Life Cathedral in Brooklyn, New York

 

People gathered together in New York to listen to the radical teachings of Jesus. Several speakers from across the United States united to share the message of God’s grace and unconditional love.

 

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13 Nov An Honest Christian Speaks

 

A Tall Drink of Good News Gathering

 

Date: October 25, 2013

Location: Carlsbad, California

 

This was a special meeting where Joshua Tongol and Rod Williams (senior pastor of Santa Cruz Church) were able to share their hearts honestly and answer sincere questions from those who attended.

 

People from Los Angeles, San Diego, Chula Vista, Riverside, Rancho Cucamonga, El Cajon, etc. came to this gathering.

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11 Sep THIS MESSAGE WILL CHANGE YOUR LIFE!! – The Unconditional Acceptance of God | Joshua Tongol

 

The Kingdom Awakening Global Conference

 

Date: August 27, 2013

Location: Wichita, Kansas

 

Identity Crisis + Q&A

 

After the conference I received several emails from people asking me what happened at the event. Rumor has it that, during the Q&A, I was “attacked” and “publicly rebuked.” I’m here to show what actually happened during my session.

 

I spoke with some of the questioners afterward and can honestly say that they are good people. None of them intended to debate with me. And with love and respect, we came to the conclusion that we simply had to agree to disagree on certain theological issues.

 

That being said, I am thankful for all the members of Royal Family for giving me an opportunity to speak at this conference. I have nothing but love for each and every one of them.

 

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15 May Things You Never ASK in Church (MUST WATCH!!) – Part 2 (Q&A) – Joshua Tongol

 

Date: April 13, 2013
Location: El Paso, Texas

 

Part 2: Ask Me Anything

 

At this event, Joshua Tongol was asked not to “hold back” (which he did not!) but to share anything that was on his heart. He discussed the problems of fear-based religion and offered alternative ways to understand God and spirituality.

 

People were given opportunities to ask questions about God and religion that, in many places, religious people are too afraid to ask in church. (See Part 1: “THINGS YOU NEVER HEAR IN CHURCH”)

 

Most of the attendees are unchurched (or have left the institutional church) but who still have an interest in spirituality and in God. (Is that possible?)

 

Many people today are tired of institutionalized religion. But is there another way?

 

Topics and questions discussed:

 

-Is it OK to challenge tradition?
-If Jesus was physically alive today, how would the church view him?
-When one pursues truth, is it worth losing “friends”?
-Are men and women equal in the Bible?
-What about the violence in the Bible?
-Does our culture or location of birth determine our beliefs?
-She we consider every non-Christian “lost”?
-Should we be concerned about any “appearance of evil”?
-If all are reconciled, what is the role of faith?
-How “free” are we?
-What is our motivation to do good?
-What about God’s wrath and judgment?
-Is there truth in all religions?
-What are some reasons why people don’t believe in God?

 

Listen in as Joshua Tongol shares his heart and answers questions on this very subject. It might give you a different perspective on things.

 

 

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10 May Things You Never HEAR in Church (MUST WATCH!!) – Part 1 – Joshua Tongol

 

Date: April 13, 2013
Location: El Paso, Texas

 

At this event, Joshua Tongol was asked not to “hold back” (which he did not!) but to share anything that was on his heart. He discussed the problems of fear-based religion and offered alternative ways to understand God and spirituality.

 

People were given opportunities to ask questions about God and religion that, in many places, religious people are too afraid to ask in church. (See Part 2: “THINGS YOU DON’T ASK IN CHURCH”)

 

Most of the attendees are unchurched (or have left the institutional church) but who still have an interest in spirituality and in God. (Is that possible?)

 

Many people today are tired of institutionalized religion. But is there another way?

 

Topics discussed:

 

-How has religion been used to control people?
-What motivates you to believe in God?
-Is religion based on fear?
-Is everything spiritual?
-Can we be real with one another?
-Is God “out there”?
-How should I view myself?
-How does God see us?
-Can we love someone more than we love God?
-Can we pray religiously?
-Does God get jealous of the things you love?
-Is God insecure?
-What about “Christianese”?
-Are your friendships based on ministry?
-Is Jesus like a costume that covers us filthy sinners?
-Should we really believe in an eternal hell?
-Is the Gospel we hear today really good news?
-Is God in everyone?
-Is our love greater than God’s love?
-Is God’s love conditional?
-What is the life of the church?
-Are you tired of church?
-Are you afraid to question your religious beliefs?
-How should we view others from different religions?
-Were we ever separated from God?
-How can we live in the moment?
-Are we all children of God?

 

Listen in as Joshua Tongol shares his heart and answers questions on this very subject. It might give you a different perspective on things.

 

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