Bridging the Ideal and the Real

Bridging the Ideal and the Real

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A collection of audio mp3s of lectures/sermons by J. Pittman McGehee, D.D. for all those with a deep human longing to experience the transcendent in their ordinary lives in the 21st century. To live a life with more mindfulness and self compassion, McGehee is an expert at describing the value of non dual consciousness, a healthy spiritual way of being and Jungian psychology for our bio, psycho, social and spiritual selves. My purpose is to deliver people from a black and white world to help them navigate a grey one.


The Religion That Wounds and the Religion That Heals
Feb 17 • 71 min
This mp3 is a talk given by Pittman McGehee on 9-27-98 presented at The Women’s Institute in Houston, Texas. Starting with a brief history of the evolution of Christianity, from St. Augustine’s original sin, Calvin’s approach during the Reformation and…
Rigors of Spirituality
Feb 11 • 63 min
This mp3 is a talk given by Pittman McGehee on 9-28-96 at Adult Education Class at Christ Church Cathedral in Houston, Texas. In a world that values above all the rational and material, the spiritual and non rational are considered to be irrational and…
The Abundant Life
Feb 9 • 69 min
This mp3 was the Lois Ann Peckham Lecture Series given by Pittman McGehee at Christ Church Cathedral on 4-7-01. Materialism is not what we would call the abundant life. All ISMS are negative. We have more “stuff” than we have ever had before but there is…
What Authenticates?
Feb 6 • 38 min
This mp3 is a talk given by Pittman McGehee on 3-6-88 at Adult Education Class at Christ Church Cathedral in Houston, Texas. Is it the desire to be “nice”, to be what everyone expects of you what authenticates? Telling a story about Mrs. Bridge, McGehee…
Transition and Transformation
Feb 6 • 43 min
This mp3 is a talk given by Pittman McGehee on 2-28-88 at Adult Education Class at Christ Church Cathedral in Houston, Texas. We know we cannot judge each others difficult experience because even though their story is different it is also our story. We…
Self Worth
Feb 6 • 36 min
This mp3 is a talk given by Pittman McGehee at Sunday School class on 1-10-88. Real self worth is something that takes us all a very long time to truly accept but it is easier when we understand that we may all be a combination of characters (some we like…
Plurality and Ambiguity
Feb 6 • 35 min
This is a talk given by Pittman McGehee on 1-3-88 at the Sunday School class. There are always more ways to see the individual expression of wholeness than meets the eye of any one person and much more that we can comprehend.
The Priest as Shaman
Jan 31 • 38 min
This mp3 is a talk given by Pittman McGehee at a Sunday School class on 3-22-87. There is no life without struggle, sickness, pain and death. The Priest as Shaman enters the brokenness of everyone including his own. Into humanity he goes in every crisis,…
Reductionism vs. Teleology
Jan 30 • 38 min
This mp3 is a talk given by Pittman McGehee at Sunday School Class on 11-4-90. In this talk he speaks of the value of recognizing our unconscious Self. The vicissitudes and events that occur that are looked at as cause and effect can be viewed from the…
Trip to See the Cardinals
Jan 26 • 35 min
This mp3 is a talk given by J. Pittman McGehee at Sunday School class. A masterful story teller, he tells a story about himself as a child with a T-shirt his Mom bought him that said, “Hi My Name is PITT.” McGehee describes how that which is most personal…
Dark Side of Blessings
Jan 25 • 39 min
This Sunday School class was taught by J. Pittman McGehee, D.D. on 10-14-90. Pittman is describing how a blessing is a wounding and not at all what we think it is. This thought provoking talk will leave you with a completely new outlook on how important…
Patriarchs: Perfection vs. Wholeness
Jan 24 • 38 min
This Sunday School class talk was given by J. Pittman McGehee on March 15, 1987. It is a very humorous and informative talk about the nature of wholeness.
Releasing Shadow Figures
Jan 24 • 34 min
This mp3 is a Sunday School class talk given in 1990 at Christ Church Cathedral in Houston, Tx by Rev. J. Pittman McGehee. It is a poignant and informative antidote of his relationship with esteemed school mate Cheesy Eubanks. McGehee takes us into Carl…