The Great I Am, with Jared Anderson (Part 1)

Podcast Episode 161

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The male must be taught “the tears of things” before he is given any power.


The goal of masculine initiation is always God.

It is not ultimately healing, though that comes as well. It is not even wholehearted maturity.

Above all, the goal of masculine initiation is God himself.

Though our Father’s aim is always to connect us more deeply to himself, the chaos, losses, failures, pressures, and complexities of our lives obscure the brightness of his good heart.

So in the midst of seemingly incoherent pieces, our soul whispers,

Where is God?

What is God doing? 

Why is this happening? 

Where do I go?


In these bewildering moments, let us borrow faith and hope from a man who, in passing through his own initiation, has blazed a path for many to follow. 

“I know now, Lord, why you utter no answer. You are yourself the answer. Before your face, questions die away. What other answer would suffice?”

Jared Anderson is a husband, father, risk-taker, and renowned soul-poet-musician.

But it is his hidden and unique story that clarifies our central aim: to gaze into the eyes of our Father and discover who we are. 

Let’s dive into Part 1 of this studio session and conversation.

You can explore more of Jared’s work wherever music can be found.

For the Kingdom,

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