Part 2 of this interview is marked by the gift of controversy! Ralph talks specifically about a few controversial books that have shaped him and helped propel him in his spiritual journey. He also talks about a new (and potentially controversial) Valentine's Day tradition that he and his wife have established. Finally, Ralph talks about the vision behind Quoir Publishing, the controversy and explosive growth surrounding Quoir's first year, as well as their future projects.
If you've had the opportunity to listen to part 1 of this interview, you will love part 2 as Ralph gets into more controversial parts of his journey that will also have implications for your life as well. Give this a listen and enjoy!
In part one of this two part interview, Ralph discusses how a couple of radical acts of love established his family in the Southern California area, his experience in the institutional church, and his journey out of that system. Ralph discusses some challenges he's had in his discovery of authentic Christian community and his journey into an understanding of the gospel that he once considered 'heresy'. This is part one of a two part interview. Give it a listen and be blessed!
In addition to his duties as owner and CEO of Quoir Publishing, Ralph recently served as the national user experience manager in the corporate offices of Taco Bell for their internal web site. Ralph is now a Creative Director for a wealth management company in the Southern California area.
In this podcast, Jamal shares his life changing encounter with a golden retriever and how the character and nature of God as father was revealed through this experience. Jamal goes on to describe the two major reasons why this encounter was initially offensive to him and also to others with a religious mindset. Jesus' words about the nature of the father from Matthew 7:9-11 are also discussed. This encounter with the golden retriever has implications for all of us!
In this episode, Jamal also gives us an update of a couple of upcoming interviews coming to The Love Cast in the next few weeks.
In episode 3 of The Love Cast, Jamal interviews Valorie Clark (the former barista at the Dallas area coffee shop where Jamal wrote his book Free To Love). In the interview, Valorie discusses her journey into political activism through a Washington D.C. based non-profit organization, her transition into the coffee / barista world, her struggle with depression, her quest to discover the reality of 'home', and her upcoming move to Paris. Wonderful nuggets of gold are deposited throughout the conversation. Give this interview a listen and discover them!
In this episode, Jamal discusses the sobering reality of the dreaded double slap that affects all who learn to love wholeheartedly. In this podcast, the two slaps are identified, as well as love's reaction to them. This episode ends with some practical encouragement regarding how to weather those two slaps if we find ourselves on the receiving end, or possibly how to move out of the role of slapper and into the role of lover. The talk is centered around the biblical parable of The Prodigal Son from the New Testament gospel of Luke 15:11-32.
In episode 1 of The Love Cast, Jamal shares his vision for The Love Cast as a new weekly podcast. An explanation is given for why the name 'Love Cast' was chosen for this podcast, and why The Love Cast is a vital continuation of the conversation that was initiated by Jamal's newly published book Free To Love.
In this episode, the term 'buzz word' is defined and contrasted with reality. Jamal talks about why 'Christ' has actually become a buzz word and has become disconnected from the reality of Christ, which is love personified through relationships. In addition to this, Jamal talks about why religious deconstruction is necessary and what the specific topics that will be discussed in the weeks ahead will be.