• 00:30

    "Consciousness Archaeology" with Maximus Freeman

    in Self Help

    My guest today is Maximus Freeman, the "Consciousness Archaeologist."  Many years ago he was, as he puts it, a "self-centered, egotistical, judgmental know-it-all."


    "Needless to say," he adds, "I was not very well-liked or respected. I chalked this behavior off to 'This is just who I am; take it or leave it. It's not as if I can change or anything!'


    It wasn't until he started reading self-improvement books in the mid-90s that he discovered that change is possible.  He also realized that if he was just a little bit nicer, less arrogant, egotistical and judgmental, people would start to like and respect him a little bit more."


    Fast forward to today, and Maximus is the author of a new book, titled Consciousness Archaeology, where he chronicles his 20-year "exploration of the ebbs and flows of life from the dark night of the Soul to the radiant light of Presence." as he shares his unique perspective on many ancient truths and introduces several insightful theories of his own while injecting just a hint of humor. 


    To learn how you can also be a "consciousness archaeologist," listen in today!

  • 00:10

    The Value and Limitations of Archaeology (Part 6) (The Covenant & the Cross #11)

    in Religion

    We always like to start out with the Word of God, and today's passage of Scripture is Joshua 1:8 which reads: "This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success."


    Today's quote about the Bible is from R. C. Sproul. He said: "Here, then, is the real problem of our negligence. We fail in our duty to study God's Word not so much because it is difficult to understand, not so much because it is dull and boring, but because it is work. Our problem is not a lack of intelligence or a lack of passion. Our problem is that we are lazy."


    Today, we are going to continue our overview of some topics that will help us as we study the Bible throughout future episodes.


    Our topic for today is titled: "The Value and Limitations of Archaeology (Part 5)" from the book, "The Promise and the Blessing" by  Michael A. Harbin.


    Today, let’s consider The Problem of History.


    Even when we have historical documents, we encounter a number of problems. One of the biggest is that what the contemporaries thought was important does not always correlate to what we think is important, for we have knowledge of subsequent events. As a result, the lives of many persons who turned out to have been significant are poorly documented. And for the most part, the figures we read about in the Bible were not the movers and shakers of their day. For example, while Abraham was rich, he was not in charge of a nation nor did he lead large armies. Likewise, Jesus really had a small following and a limited ministry in His lifetime. It was not until after His death that the true significance of His life began to be felt.


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  • 00:10

    The Value and Limitations of Archaeology, Part 2 (The Covenant & the Cross #7)

    in Religion

    We always like to start out with the Word of God, and today's passage of Scripture is Acts 17:11 which reads: "These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so."


    Today's quote about the Bible is from C.S. Lewis. He said: "In most parts of the Bible, everything is implicitly or explicitly introduced with ‘Thus saith the Lord.’ It is not merely a sacred book but a book so remorselessly and continuously sacred that it does not invite -- it excludes or repels -- the merely aesthetic approach. You can read it as literature only by a tour de force... It demands incessantly to be taken on its own terms: it will not continue to give literary delight very long, except to those who go to it for something quite different. I predict that it will in the future be read, as it always has been read, almost exclusively by Christians."


    Today, we are going to continue our overview of some topics that will help us as we study the Bible throughout future episodes.


    Our topic for today is titled: "The Value and Limitations of Archaeology (Part 2)” from the book, "The Promise and the Blessing" by  Michael A. Harbin.


    First, today, let us consider The Beginnings of Archaeology


    The first serious archaeological expedition was the excavation of Nineveh in 1845-1954 by A.H. Layard, only 30 years before Wellhausen’s work was published. While this discovery was important and started a trend, in some respects, archaeology did not begin gaining consideration until after the famous excavation of Troy by Heinrich Schliemann between 1870 and 1890, about the same time Wellhausen was writing.


    ...


    On our next broadcast, we will continue looking at "The Value and Limitations of Archaeology."

  • 00:10

    The Value and Limitations of Archaeology (Part 5) (The Covenant & the Cross #10)

    in Religion

    We always like to start out with the Word of God, and today's passage of Scripture is Romans 12:2 which reads: "And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what [is] that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God."


    Today's quote about the Bible is from Martin Luther. He said: "For some years now I have read through the Bible twice every year. If you picture the Bible to be a mighty tree and every word a little branch, I have shaken every one of these branches because I wanted to know what it was and what it meant."


    Today, we are going to continue our overview of some topics that will help us as we study the Bible throughout future episodes.


    Our topic for today is titled: "The Value and Limitations of Archaeology (Part 5)" from the book, "The Promise and the Blessing" by  Michael A. Harbin.


    Today, let’s consider The Problem of Dating.


    Non-written material is very difficult to date. In fact, archaeological dating is often publicly proclaimed with far greater confidence than it deserves. Dates are changed regularly when new information comes to the light or when new theories are developed. Some years ago, for example, an archaeologist modified by 5,000 years the suggested date of a woman’s skeleton found in Texas, and the change resulted simply from challenging and adjusting a single assumption in the interpretation of the original data. 


    Usually nonhistorical items are dated by comparison with other material of a similar sort or by various dating methods. Both have limitations. The most famous method used in archaeology is called Carbon-14 dating. This method works on organic materials because all living organisms absorb the element until they die, after which the Carbon-14 decays...


     

  • 00:12

    The Value and Limitations of Archaeology, Part 1 (The Covenant & the Cross #6)

    in Religion

    Today's quote about the Bible is from Charles Spurgeon. He said: "Some people like to read many [Bible] chapters every day. I would not dissuade them from the practice, but I would rather lay my soul a soak in half a dozen verses all day than rinse my hand in several chapters. Oh, to be bathed in a text of Scripture, and to let it be sucked up in your very soul, till it saturates your heart!"


    Today, we are going to continue our overview of some topics that will help us as we study the Bible throughout future episodes.


    Our topic for today is titled: "The Value and Limitations of Archaeology (Part 1)” from the book, "The Promise and the Blessing" by  Michael A. Harbin.


    As we have noted, one of Wellhausen’s weaknesses was that he did not take archaeology into account as he developed his theories. Archaeology as a science developed in the last half of the 1800s. Since then it has made many contributions to our understanding of the Bible. The key contributions have come from various ancient libraries that have been found. As a result of these discoveries, we are better able to place biblical studies within cultural contexts. We have come to realize that biblical history fits within an overall Ancient Near East historical context, although there is some debate on how the pieces fit in.


    However, archaeology has both strengths and weaknesses. On the one hand, we cannot ignore it, but on the other hand, we must be careful not to expect too much from it. For example, archaeology does not prove the Bible. As part of our groundwork, we need to look at some of the limitations of this discipline.


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  • 00:09

    The Value and Limitations of Archaeology (Part 3) (The Covenant & the Cross #8)

    in Religion


    (The Covenant & the Cross #8)


    We always like to start out with the Word of God, and today's passage of Scripture is Deuteronomy 11:18-19 which reads: "Therefore shall ye lay up these my words in your heart and in your soul, and bind them for a sign upon your hand, that they may be as frontlets between your eyes. And ye shall teach them your children, speaking of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, when thou liest down, and when thou risest up."


    Today's quote about the Bible is from A.W. Tozer. He said: "The Word of God well understood and religiously obeyed is the shortest route to spiritual perfection. And we must not select a few favorite passages to the exclusion of others. Nothing less than a whole Bible can make a whole Christian."


    Today, we are going to continue our overview of some topics that will help us as we study the Bible throughout future episodes.


    Our topic for today is titled: "The Value and Limitations of Archaeology (Part 3)" from the book, "The Promise and the Blessing" by  Michael A. Harbin.


    Today, let’s consider The Problem of Limited Excavation


    Very often after a city was destroyed, a new one would be built on the ruins. Without bulldozers to remove the debris, the people merely leveled the old site and built new buildings. Sometimes they used stone from the previous city. Sometimes they dug through foundations. After a period of years, the cycle would repeat itself, and gradually an artificial hill or mound would rise up.


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    On our next broadcast, we will continue looking at "The Value and Limitations of Archaeology."

  • 00:11

    The Value and Limitations of Archaeology (Part 7) (The Covenant & the Cross #12)

    in Religion

    We always like to start out with the Word of God, and today's passage of Scripture is John 1:1 which reads: "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God."


    Today's quote about the Bible is from Leonard Ravenhill. He said: "One of these days some simple soul will pick up the Book of God, read it, and believe it. Then the rest of us will be embarrassed."


    Today, we are going to continue our overview of some topics that will help us as we study the Bible throughout future episodes.


    Our topic for today is titled: "The Value and Limitations of Archaeology (Part 5)" from the book, "The Promise and the Blessing" by  Michael A. Harbin.


    Today, let’s consider The Development of Writing


    All writing began as pictograms, in which the writer used pictures to convey concepts. As different cultures used different media, these pictures became more abstract. In Mesopotamia, where they used clay as a primary writing material, the pictures became a collection of wedge marks called cuneiform. In Egypt, where they mainly used papyrus, the pictures became stylized drawings that we know as hieroglyphs.


    The earliest documents were primarily economic. However, by the middle of the third millennium BC (2700-2400), a few tablets appear containing parts of some of the myths and legends of the time. Some of these are earlier versions of accounts that we have in later form from Babylon and Assyria.


    By the time of Sar-gon II (about 2300 BC), who built a large empire around the city of Akkad, we find a number of documents that relate history and mythology as well as the mundane affairs of everyday life. Over the past 150 years, several archives have been discovered in a variety of cities...

  • 03:15

    Archaeology & the Bible: Is The Name Israel Documented in History Before 300BC?

    in Spirituality

    Zadok Benisrael 


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  • 00:30

    Singleton: Archaeology and the Bible: Biblical Archaeology

    in Religion

    This is the first of the Significant Facts and Finds lecture series and will explore the history of Biblical Archaeology.

  • 00:48

    Visions of the Past - Of Elves, Fairies and Trolls

    in Religion

    In this episode we travelled to Iceland to discuss the belief and traditions surrounding these mythological creatures.


    Visions of the Past is designed to discuss the world of archaeology, anthropology and other such fields and how it relates to modern Paganism. It helps educate people on the real history, beliefs and practices of our ancestors and mankind's view of the divine.


    Spiritual Unity Radio Network is dedicated to the concept that “All Manifestations of the Divine are equally valid.”  We are committed to bringing you quality programming each week.  Our vision is to provide nightly shows covering a wide range of spiritual topics spanning multiple Expressions of Faith. We wish to see programming developed to fill a niche of broadcast for all people who understand that all Manifestations of the Divine are sacred.

  • 00:53

    Visions of the Past - The Pagan History of the Calendar Year

    in Religion

    In this episode I discussed the origins of the calendar months, why they have the number of days they do and who they are named after.


    Visions of the Past is designed to discuss the world of archaeology, anthropology and other such fields and how it relates to modern Paganism. It helps educate people on the real history, beliefs and practices of our ancestors and mankind's view of the divine.


    Spiritual Unity Radio Network is dedicated to the concept that “All Manifestations of the Divine are equally valid.”  We are committed to bringing you quality programming each week.  Our vision is to provide nightly shows covering a wide range of spiritual topics spanning multiple Expressions of Faith. We wish to see programming developed to fill a niche of broadcast for all people who understand that all Manifestations of the Divine are sacred.

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