Are you ready for some listening? Listening that could expand your thinking and improve your life, and perhaps even Life itself?
The LyU podcast presents potential meanings of the held and developing beliefs of the respective series’ cohosts. Considering our understandings of life can assist you in consciously deciding yours. They are not the only, or necessarily the better for you, ways of thinking of and living in the world; there are, undoubtedly, other good ones. These are ones that speak to, and work for, us. But as you are here now, as this podcast is at your fingertips now, why not give a listen to one or more of the podcast's series?
The recordings are simply made and left unedited. The sound quality is not always exemplary; and, sometimes, distractions occur. The intention is not to give you finished, tied-with-a-bow, fully-formed idea systems, not to give you plug-and-plays, but to encourage you in your own observations, considerations, and conclusions.
I suggest listening at normal speed at least at first. You may later want to ramp it up to 1.5.
Thoughts, that is, diamonds, silicon, and gold, are ahead.
some conversations with marc scm
Marc and I discuss somewhat deep topics that you cannot talk about with just anybody. Each episode starts with a question, stated or implied, and we go from there.
finding, and thinking, new
the consciousness shift tcs
Humanity is in the midst of an evolutionary leap in consciousness Lisa claims, and I concur. So what does that mean? What do we do with this understanding? Where does this belief lead us philosophically and pragmatically?
luke's perspective, and ours lpo
Both Daniel and I find tremendous power in the words, the ideas, we would say the Holy Spirit's presence, in the Bible. In lpo, we consider the Book of Luke. We do not intend or pretend to give the final, definitive view of what the book is saying; rather, we offer what we hear it saying—its encouraging words of possibilities, new understandings, life.
two pointing to a bigger one
heroes of the bible and the quran
I was, coming from my ignorance, quite surprised to find out how much the Bible and the Quran have in common. There are, for instance, major figures they both share—biblical and quaranic giants including Abraham, Moses, David, and Jesus. Yes, the Quran has Jesus. In the hbq series, Hass and I look at, and tell the stories of, these heroes, and a number of others, from the two sacred texts‘ perspectives (as we are able) and our own. This series is an engaging introduction, if I may say, to both world-influencing belief systems.
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Way back in November of 2017, I had the good fortune of reconnecting with two friends. They lived far away, far away not only from me but each other. I had only infrequently been in touch with either since I first met them in the summer of 2012; and more with Connor than Julian; and not before, to my recollection, spoken to both at the same time since 2012. Julian at the time of the call lived in Spain, Connor in North Carolina, and I in California; we were on two separate continents and nine time zones apart. Arranging the call took some coordination. I drew the short straw and was up the earliest. It was, for me, a cold and dark early morning. I called from my mobile office (my car), driving to a shopping center parking lot. The conversation was well worth the inconvenience. I have learned to try not to let inconvenience stop me from experiencing good.
The two were (and are) leading interesting lives. Both are neuroscientists in training. We talked about what we were doing, science, and meaning. Midcall they told their big news: they were about to start a podcast. Asked me to participate. I had years before stuck my foot into radio broadcasting, am rarely shy of thoughts or opinions, and was intrigued. I said yes, and happily so.
The result of their continuing efforts is a podcast called Straight from a Scientist. You will not be surprised to hear that it is, well, about science. Told from the point of view of scientists. I am a huge fan of, and personally continually benefit from, science; I think it to be one of the most powerful and effective belief systems in the world today. Its usefulness to, and effectiveness in, our modern world cannot be creditably denied.
I helped them with their podcast for about the first year. I am pleased to report that it continues to run strong to this day.
-are interested in science in general;
-want to hear about recent scientific discoveries from the researchers themselves; and/ or
-are interested in science as a career field,
I encourage you to check out SFS.
Back to the LyU podcast story.
From the time of the transcontinental-transatlantic call, the idea of having a podcast took hold of me. Within days of it, I decided to host my own. I had been seeking, and finding, new meaning, refreshment, reinvigoration in my own life. I was ready to discuss things with, and present ideas to, others. Having a LukeyoutheU podcast was ideal.
Over the next few weeks, four (other) friends offered themselves to my mind as potential cohosts. Each in their own way has life understandings that are different and complementary with mine. Each, in turn, said yes. First Marc, then Lisa, Daniel, and Haas came on board. Marc and I recorded the first LyU podcast episode on December 20th, 2017.
Three of the series continue to be recorded to this day. Daniel, who cohosted with me the series luke’s perspective, and ours, concerning the biblical Book of Luke, and I completed recording that series on May 19th, 2019. (lpo has only recently begun to be released.) He and I are scheduled, in early summer 2020, to begin recording a short series on the first three chapters of the Book of Genesis (the creation stories).
All the series of the LyU podcast are alike in that they present belief systems; they are dissimilar in the specific belief systems they present. All lead me, and I hope their listeners, to the same useful and good place: more life. I do not, by any means, consider the belief systems presented to be the only good or useful ones in the world. I find these particularly useful and good for me. You may for you, too.