Podcasts

Becoming Indistractable

Dec 20, 2019
0 min read

I listened to this podcast several weeks ago because, like most people, I felt like I would get distracted often.

Nir Eyal, the author of Indistractable explains that distraction starts from within. When we feel like indulging in a distraction we should ask the question: What am I escaping from? or What is the feeling that I’m using a distraction to escape?

He further explains that every human has an inherent desire to escape discomfort. Whenever we feel physically uncomfortable, we react. When we are lonely, we check Facebook, when we are uncertain, we check Google, when we are bored, we turn on the TV, check the news or watch a movie. 

The key is learning to manage those internal triggers and he explains how this can be done in the podcast below.

I thought this was some of the most helpful and simple advice I have heard in a long time and it is definitely a great message for people of all ages to deal with the challenges of our day and time.

Here’s the audio via User Defenders Podcast:

Link to podcast website and full transcript: https://userdefenders.com/podcast/064-how-to-become-indistractable-with-nir-eyal/

Audio: Stages of Faith With Jon Paulien

Aug 13, 2015
3 min read

If you aren’t familiar with James W. Fowler’s research on what he calls the “stages of faith” then you might be missing out on some good stuff.

There has been a lot written about Fowler’s research and I think it provides a helpful framework for understanding the dynamics of various individuals in a faith community. I think it is safe to say that most understand that different people are on different levels of spirituality and understanding, but I’m not sure we understand what the implications of being at those levels are.

Here is the full audio of a Seventh Day Adventist speaker named Jon Paulien talking about the stages of faith in great detail. I particularly enjoyed the last third of this recording and it got better and better until the end. I invite you to listen to the whole thing as it contains some truly inspired words and counsel.

Stages of Faith Audio

Have you ever observed someone that you thought was very spiritual but they often seem to be borderline “apostate” in some ways? Do you consider yourself knowledgeable in spiritual things and often feel like everyone else at church justRead Full Post