43 minutes | Feb 2, 2021

Embracing our Humanity with Bishop Carlton Pearson

“We know how to heal ourselves. Even in the midst of trauma, and drama, and excitement, we know what to do if we just follow the instincts of our nurtured and nature self.” - Carlton Pearson

There are so many mistruths and half-truths in this world about what faith and love actually mean, and what the history of faith actually teaches us about those concepts. Bishop Carlton Pearson reaches beyond these obfuscations and sees us turning to recognize and fight for our shared humanity.

Listen in to this episode of Find Your Fierce & Loving to hear a renowned heretic talk with Lola about what made him break with his Pentecostal dogma, the messy truths of that church, and the radical change that is happening all around us.

  • (07:03) - Questioning dogma
  • (15:24) - Accepting reality
  • (22:42) - A post-Christian world
  • (31:02) - A great awakening

Carlton Pearson was one of the most beloved Pentecostal Christian personalities of his generation. Thousands would fill arenas and churches to hear him sing, preach and inspire. Things changed quite dramatically when he stood in his mega church pulpit to proclaim a new doctrine, one that declared that because of Christ, no soul will spend eternity in hell. His controversial doctrine polarized faith communities literally all over the world. He lost his influence, his church, his friends, his finances in a very short period of time, one of the church's most beloved went from hero to zero, seemingly overnight, and became the most prominently titled heretic of his generation. After spending the last two decades rebuilding and rebooting his life and ministry, Carlton Pearson has emerged with a new purpose aimed to help others examine and reconsider what they believe, why they believe it, and how those beliefs add to or subtract from the quality of their lives. He is developing a multicultural and radically inclusive Metacostal online community reaching thousands that emphasizes expanded consciousness, radically inclusive love and self actualization. His books The Gospel of Inclusion and  God Is Not a Christian, Nor a Jew, Muslim, Hindu... are available on Amazon and his CD Reflections After the Rain is available on iTunes. You can find his movie Come Sunday on Netflix.

Do you want to unleash your inherent love and goodness, liberate yourself, and free humanity from the oppressive systems and structures we have created? We are here to support you in finding your fierce and loving life. Join us in Our Circle, a vibrant membership community rich in opportunities for engagement and transformation. Find out more at lolawright.com/our-circle.

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Chicago born and built, Lola grew up in wealth and privilege, yet always sensed something was missing. She sought out aliveness and freedom in music, immersing herself in the hip hop and house music scenes of 90s Chicago. After finding herself on her own at 23, as the mother of two young children, she became determined to create a new experience.

Lola is an ordained minister with a gift for weaving together the mystical and material, she served for many years as the CEO of Bodhi Center, an organization committed to personal transformation, collective awakening, conscious activism, and community-building. 

This podcast is produced by Quinn Rose with theme music by independent producer Trey Royal.

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