#040: Reaching the Elliots of the world

#040: Reaching the Elliots of the world

Over the last few weeks, there have been some shocking headlines involving young people who have allowed their destructive thoughts to bleed into destructive actions. Jeff & DW share their thoughts on the tragic story out of Isla Vista, Calif. involving Elliot Rodger and how we can reach out to young people who believe their life is hopeless. Our thoughts and prayers are with all the families who were affected by this unspeakable tragedy.

Discussed on the Show

Moral relativism

“Instead of teaching young people how to shoot an arrow at a target, we’re teaching them to shoot an arrow and paint the arrow into the bullseye. This is a perfect picture of moral relativism today.” Jeff


Should & Must

“There are two paths in life: Should and Must. We arrive at this crossroads over and over again. And each time, we get to choose.

Should is how others want us to show up in the world — how we’re supposed to think, what we ought to say, what we should or shouldn’t do. It’s the vast array of expectations that others layer upon us. When we choose Should the journey is smooth, the risk is small.

Must is different—there aren’t options and we don’t have a choice.

Must is who we are, what we believe, and what we do when we are alone with our truest, most authentic self. It’s our instincts, our cravings and longings, the things and places and ideas we burn for, the intuition that swells up from somewhere deep inside of us. Must is what happens when we stop conforming to other people’s ideals and start connecting to our own. Because when we choose Must, we are no longer looking for inspiration out there. Instead, we are listening to our calling from within, from some luminous, mysterious place.” Read more.

Ethos vs Morals

Ethos is your safe place. That safe place is where truth is.


Read On

The Psychology of Elliot Rodger

Elliot Rodger – Wikipedia

Reaching out to the “Elliots” of the world


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#016: Vision for Your Life

#016: Vision for Your Life


“What is God’s vision for my life?”

Sixty seconds in one minute. Sixty minutes in one hour. Twenty-four hours in one day. 365 days in one year. One life to live. Have you ever thought about what your vision is for your life? Most of us would think about careers, starting family, what kind of car we’d want to drive, etc. But have you thought beyond the stuff and asked what my purpose is in life? When you do, the next question is always the hardest – how am I going to get there? Better yet, what’s the vision?

It’s easy to get caught up in what’s happening right now that we lose sight of the future. Or we never even consider where we’re going in life. Have you ever felt stuck in life with no direction or purpose? This show is for you!

I have made many mistakes along the way. Every one of us makes choices that we find leave us hurt and lost. Tonight, on HopeNet Radio, Jeff and DW sit down with Jake Spielbauer of Ignite Youth Ministries to talk about discovering God’s vision for your life.

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