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Suddenly Human
A frank and open talk show about dealing with the common issues every human encounters throughout life in a practical, down-to-earth way.
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SuddenlyHUMAN discusses Belonging and the importance of community

Belonging, and the importance of community

Jon and Stephen discuss whether being a part of a community is necessary for proper personal and spiritual development. What are a healthy group relationships and its dynamics? Does belonging to a group really make us accountable, ethical, and help us build our character? Does being part of a community mean sacrificing our individuality or being authentic? What’s so wrong with going it alone anyway? Listen in to find
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Suddenly Human: What is Truth, and Who Decides?

What is Truth, and Who Decides?

Who decides what is true or not? The legal system? Political leaders? Society? Most say it’s God. Stephen and Jon say it’s not God but humans. Join Stephen and Jon as they lay bare this controversial topic in an honest and no-holds-barred discussion. Photo credit: dhilung / Foter / CC BY
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Suddenly Human: Helping Those Who Do Not Want To Help Themselves

Helping Those Who Do Not Want to Help Themselves

How do we handle a situation where we know someone close who needs help, yet won’t allow themselves to be helped? We all see celebrities who publically go off the proverbial deep end, but it can be troubling when it’s a person we know and care about. Join Stephen and Jon as they discuss the options we have for dealing with this type of situation, and what’s most loving for us and them. Photo credit:
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Suddenly Human: handling crisis in our lives

Handling Crisis in our Lives

Join Stephen and Jon as they discuss ways to handle times of unexpected crisis. Disaster – Illness or injury – Death of a loved one – End of a relationship – Loss of a job or career – Betrayal – and similar events which test us to our core. Photo credit: JefferyTurner / Foter / CC BY
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Suddenly Human: The Decline of Religion and Rise of Secular Spirituality

The Decline of Religion and Rise of Secular Spirituality

Join Stephen and Jon as they discuss the growing trend towards self-directed spirituality (nones and SBNR) and the decline or traditional, orgainizational religion. Photo credit: Denise Cross Photography / Foter / CC BY
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Suddenly Human: Are you the master of your destiny?

Are you the master of your destiny?

Join Stephen and Jon as they discuss how people deal with crisis times; how people’s belief systems play a part in motivating them to action or complacency. Some cultures take financial hardship or natural disaster as a sign that’s it’s time to get to work, while others see it as punishment from above and a time for penitence. Who’s correct, and why? Photo credit: Luz Adriana Villa A. / Foter / CC BY
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Suddenly Human: Dealing with Difficult Emotions

Living With Difficult Emotions

We live in a world that tells us to avoid negative or difficult emotions, so we resort to entertainment and sense-filled stimulants (drinks, drugs, food, or even medicine) to avoid feeling bad. Suddenly Human discusses the nature of difficult emotions and wonders if it serves a better purpose, and how to make it useful. Photo credit: TheeErin / Foter / CC BY-SA
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