Adam Miller is a professor of philosophy at Collin College in McKinney, Texas and is the author of eight books. On today’s special addition podcast you will be able to listen as Adam discusses some passages from his book “Letters to a Young Mormon” with the Latter-day life coaches you normally hear on the podcast.
Adam and the coaches address things like what sin is, what translation of the scriptures needs to look like in our own lives, and how to fully understand the hunger that is given to us because we have a mortal body. This is a fascinating and deep episode, so get your notebook out and see what things are revealed to you as you listen.
- When we have a set plot line of what our story should be in life, we are sinning. To repent, we must give up our story and take God’s story for us instead.
- We can often get stuck in the true stories of our lives and because they are too tightly framed, they limit us from really living our lives.
- When we get rid of the “shoulds” then we can turn our life fully over to God and have Him be in control of our lives.
- When we choose the “should” over the “is” then we hamstring ourselves.
- The only way to rescue the past or the present is to show up in love for the present.
- Stories are our basic way of self-identification. But they should only be used as a tool and know they are limited in their scope of who we really are.
- We should do anything and everything to make the scriptures a living part of our lives.
- As Latter-day Life Coaches we are able to combine the principles of the Gospel with the tools of life coaching to get answers to our questions.
- As coaches we can help our clients translate the scriptures and when we do, there is a resurrection of those scriptures in their lives.
- It’s easy to fall into a top down model of revelation. But revelation is really a process of co-creation with God.
- We all have hunger because we are human, but we need to treat them with care as Jesus does.
- We often think the point of religion is to get past the hungers of the flesh, but hunger is at the heart of all life and so we need to make peace with it.
- There is great value in allowing ourselves to just feel hunger as a human being who is alive and living life.
- What is the story you have about your life and how is it holding you back from living the life God intends for you to live?What could be one thing you do today to start retranslating the scriptures?
- What could be one thing you do today to start retranslating the scriptures?
- What are some hungers of the flesh that you fight against that would become easier if you just accepted them for what they were instead of trying to fight them or wish they didn’t exist?
Link to “Letters to a Young Mormon”