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OWL's Roster Dumping
"Having. I don't know if you. WanNa. Call it a a reckoning. Was the that's that's what the Bible is right? Yeah. The. Exodus to a certain extent for a lot of these teams calling it a a roster dump is what I'm going to call it because we are seeing. I, don't think I've ever seen look you on a they're giving call of duty off a run for its money when it comes to dumping players and dumping rosters and hitting the restart button and so I wanted him all right like big difference in the sense of with call of duty. You have a shuffle. It's not like twenty five players retiring at the same time we're losing their job, right? Like they're reshuffling because, hey, new games coming out can play a little different plays more like black ops. So let me play with these guys like this feels the but it's very different. Yeah, and there's also more of like a dark cloud over it. Right? Where everyone else like for call of duty you're so excited for the. It's almost like Ooh the season's done. Let's get ready for this roster shuffle, right like you get excited for it here. Everyone's like, whoa where like let's pump the breaks here overwatch like they're still going to be a season for like let's call now now. So let I want to discuss this a little bit because there is some like I say ominous dark theories floating around. So first off though you having teams. Clean House. Dallas fuel has dropped everyone but one player. Houston outlaws have dumped You know I don't think their entire roster but a good amount veterans of the of the Roster Link Cer- as we've known, they've also had some players leave during the season Ellie gladiators I think have dropped like four or five guys including again big goose fan favourite and everyone there mccreavy who. Just moved up like wait this past year. Well Yeah. It's like he was on contenders league for envy. And then he might have. Touched the fuel roster maybe for half a second and then went to La to play on the Overwatch League side of things dropped O. G. E.. So you're seeing these teams drop what you consider the best in the league. Now, I will say this overwatch. I think more than any sport. And maybe you agree maybe you don't the fans get caught up with fan favorites and it Kinda clouds, their judgment on who's a good player and who do you just like more like we're counterstrike and other games I feel like you have fan favorites but people will also realistically admit like, Yeah this guy's not the greatest alive right either washed up pro at this point or something you know. Win Time is running out a little bit more. So in a game, like CBS's seem the skills diminishing like og is the perfect example of this, right? Oh Jeez. been a longtime fan favorite really hasn't performed at like. The highest level over the past two seasons, you know you've kind of seen on his play decline. So as great of a person as he is as much as he's loved by teems has been on including NBN his most recent team. You know it kind of makes sense to that they'll be looking to make a change because it really hasn't worked out for them. Yeah and you're absolutely right and that's like with Dallas right I know as far as living in Dallas right? The fuel and their fans love like they love a Cam, they love trill he played with their farm system and moved up right Nonni his or. Only God has been here. Note he was a fan favourite a huge diva player when he moved over from Boston, like they have all these guys that they're loving and they're like, wow, how could this happen? It's like. Again. This is a business and results talk. A lot of these teams have expectations of at least being in contention for the championship. The fuel have been des- at least disgust since day one of the Overwatch League that they should have always been like a top team given their their resume and never lived up to it. So sometimes, you just have to hit that reset button and start fresh I. Am a little curious like unlike other east eastwards farm systems are generally. They're in place to move upright whether that's counterstrike although we've seen it like fall off on the side right. But that that's kind of always been key staple for counterstrike whether you're going into the ESPN or f pl ranked kind of find the young talent that that shows up on call of duty you through the amateur scene you see MVP's come out of it like Sim shots he wasn't playing amateurs, but still a new player kind of coming in and taking the League by storm on Voi-, another example of a young up and comer. With over watch a little curious to what this shuffle does. Right in that retrospect because is this is going to be taking these players recycling. I'm figuring out maybe this is a better pairing. So now we'll take you know this guy s team this guy from this team in kind, of Mesh, together just see what works with the same faces or is there a young farm system that all these teams are about to go poach from like that really unsure about, and that's an excellent point a new because that was going to be the next thing I said once again, proving that we are just. Truly in sync with each other at all times because. You're like like, I said before I get why teams are wanting to Clean House I get why they're unhappy with their roster this the suspicious side of me the conspiracy put on your tin. Foil. Hat. Side of me though is thinking, okay, this is a lot though this is. Dallas you know I get gladiators to an extent. Houston has been struggling, but then you have guys like Miami or Florida. London has dropped their roster. The spark have dropped their roster. There is. A lot of vacancies now that you're going to have to fill, this is where people are getting their theories. Then because you're absolutely right, the farm system is not as deep for overwatch contenders has taken a hit as far as like top talent goes right they all these dropped their contender teams last year. So right how many teams are really less standing at this point with an organization backing them I should add of the guys that you might think would be better to pick up. You know all these players dropping our are sticking with over overwatch. Some are like mccreavy has. Announced that he is staying with over watch US looking for team but guys like Gamsu. He's a said that he's going to go back to compete and legal legends. AKM has announced that he's looking for a Valentim uncool I believe also announced from the fuel. trill another fuel player that has announced he wants to move over to looking for for a roster. If feels like a fifty fifty split between those staying in those really liked departing the scene. You know quote unquote retiring overwatch on it. It really does feel like fifty fifty based on the players that we've kind of seen publicly so far
Jesus - the one who would drink the cup of God’s wrath
"So. All of this has huge implications for how we should talk and think about how Jesus understood his death. What did Jesus think his death meant how did he talk about it and how does it fit into this will conversation. So remember the meaning of the Cup of God's anger in in the prophets there's an important story in Matthew. Chapter. Twenty. Where two of his disciples their mom comes up to him to Jesus and asks if two of her sons can be Jesus as like special special princes when he becomes the King of Israel helicopter parents. Just, be a good mom. So. Wealth is great. So. Will you know command in your kingdom that my Tucson's will sit on your right and left Jesus answers. Sorry you just simply don't know what you're asking for. Are you able to drink the cup that I am about to drink and the two men said to him? Oh yes we're able and he said to them you know you actually will drink my cup but to sit on my right hand or left sorry, that's not my authority give but to be on my right and my left that is for those whom it has been prepared by my father this is a little hint forward to criminals. Jesus. Yes. But to Jesus thrown in other words when comes in his kingdom, he will have one on his right and one on his left and when in the Gospels is that moment happen? Why did it all the Gospel Authors? Tell us that he had one on his right and one on his left when he was Chris when he's crucified yes. That's right which is a type of upside down and thrown. Yeah. That's right. So already here he's hinting that the cup refers to his coming execution. And many of his disciples will actually lay down their lives for their witness to Jesus I. think that's what it means. You will drink my cup, but his point is that the way I'm going to become king over Israel over the nation's is by drinking the cup and there's only one place. Where that Jesus getting that image from. But the the passages we looked at in a previous episode, which is Isaiah Fifty one Jeremiah twenty-five in Psalm seventy five with three main cup of passages of Gaza. If they were familiar with the Hebrew. Bible would they know exactly what he was saying here? Are you able to what they have understood that? Well, yeah. In the moment in the actual moment of the conversation. Yeah. I don't know Jesus was a ridler he spoke in scriptural language and the riddles all the time the Gospel authors want the reader to pick it up because Jesus is going to use the image again in a couple of chapters. So what is he saying what did authors want us to pick up? Are you able to? Remind me again about drinking the Cup yet drinking the cup is what Jeremiah says will happen to Jerusalem when it surrounded by Babylonian armies because they're king broke a treaty with Babylon and they've been unfaithful to God. So drinking the cup, is another way of saying God handing you over to the consequences of your decisions, which ultimately it seems like our death throughout the biblical story line, not not as in the consequences. Of Sin are death in the trite way we think about it. But in the story line being handed over is kind of simultaneous with and specifically being handed over to be conquered by pagan armies. What would it mean then for Jesus to drink the of? That's exactly right. You gotTa keep on Reading You gotTa let the story. Tell you what she's means because he brings it up again in the garden Africa semi. Well, actually skipping his story at Passover. Right at the last supper when he brings out the cup and he says, This Cup is the new covenant in my blood. So he gives them a cup to drink and they're the this cup imagery is really rich. He's borrowing imagery from Covenant Making Ceremonies and the Old Testament likening his blood, the blood of the animals that would be offered up to God in the making. Of Covenant. Then after that, he goes out to the Garden of Disseminating Matthew Twenty six and in the in the garden, what he's praying is this it's in Verse Thirty Nine in Matthew Twenty. Six He says three times Matthew says, Jesus, prayed my father it's possible May. This Cup be taken from me but not my desire, but your desire be done so Jesus keeps talking about. His coming death as drinking the Cup on behalf of his people. That's his conception of death and drinking the cup in say Isaiah fifty one is image of experiencing the consequences of God turning his face Yup and those consequences are God allowing foreign armies to overtake his Covenant People. That's the concrete expression that it takes in history and so Jesus is using this phrase. We know it's intense. We know he's excited about it. Yeah. So Jesus is going to experience. God turning his face away. Jesus knows that if Israel turns away from his message that they're going to be destroyed. He's been making that crystal clear all throughout his warnings of Judgment. He intentionally goes to Jerusalem for Passover during the feast week when they celebrate their liberation from a pagan oppressor Egypt. And he intentionally goes there and he poked the bear, it doesn't just poke the bear. He likes stabs the bear jabs at for a week. You're. Provoking, the temple leaders, the city leaders I you know he's intentionally creating problem and he keeps saying throughout this week, I'm going to drink the cup. I'm coming here to drink the cup. So Jesus is going to put himself in the place of faithless covenant, breaking Israel and experienced defeat at the hands of pegging armies on their behalf. If, you just think through with all these images mean to drink. The Cup means to be conquered by PAGANO, presser job because of covenant violation Israel here specifically Jerusalem the warning is given. That Rome is going to burn it down and takeover death destruction and. What Jesus is predicting that's going to happen is he's going to experience that he's going to experience what it's like to be. destroyed. By the Roman oppressor. That's right. He's GonNa Drink That Cup
"Instead of being paid to glorify the church and nobility like so much of Europe, the art in the low countries was paid for by the wealth of the Protestant merchant class are guides are Nico Febrile who lives near Bruges in West Flanders and Jodi angles door than she lives in Harlem North Holland? Nicole Yoda. Thanks for being here. Thank you. Thank you for having us. So from your perspective as a guide in the Netherlands ca you see that divide in the art world? Well, of course, it's a lot about the culture of country and like you said, our culture is all about brought stations and we had thorough formation and that are really created a big difference between some art in other countries in us. So we have very basic churches. They're all stripped down from older statues but also are monster pieces re rarely. See. Any Christian. Seems but we always have the Merchan's and because we had a Dutch republic very soon after. Yeah. So that is of you. If you see a bread of his biblical theme, it'll be from the Bible but it won't be from some Pope or something like that. Yes. If you think about you, you mentioned the reformation you have a huge church on the main square in Harlem that was a Catholic Church and it was completely painted all the pillars were painted and everything now when you go in yeah. Washed away whitewashed. Yes. Whitewashed. Yeah So a reformation came we had iconoclast where all the distance took it down and the art was little gone, and how do you recognize what the Protestants really brought into the churches was music and that is how they really lived up churches. So in Harlem, you have this giant organ. which more than five thousand pipes you can still go in and listen to it every Thursday In the summer periods. Then you have a concert for free you can visit and you can hear his Oregon play you can just. How old's organised, we've come so a ten year old Mozart played in this. So it's a it's a very different experience and it's very beautiful. So maybe four or five hundred years ago it was Catholic and then you have the reformation it becomes Protestant partisans come in there and they were kind of sort of kind of mean her. Very extreme. Throughout. All the statues they busted lot of the windows they painted everything white and they put up this amazing organ that goes it's his tallest building. It goes way to the top of those arches. Wild, it is wild and that's something that when you know the story behind, it makes a little more sense when you have a good information, know every Thursday there's a free concert Nico when you think about the Great Dutch painters who comes to mind. Of course, he think about people like don't finance house to meet. My personal is Yon Stein. Johnston because he has these scenes of just people having fun at home and it's sometimes a bit double if what he wants to say with paintings. inning. Is it the warning that you shouldn't be so? Joyful maybe in life. Or they're just fun to watch because there is there's a lot of folk way stem. Yeah. It's like I'm like don't be wasteful or if you gossip things bad things will happen or there's all these little little lessons about life but not really preaching from the Church nobody you could interpret it that way and people could hang it in their houses and say, this is what we shouldn't be doing. Right but I look at them as okay. They're having fun to me. It's a little intimate look at life for hundred years ago or whenever he owns Dean was painting, but that's a good name to. Note Yawn Seen S. T. E. N. S. these when I go to a gallery in the Netherlands I, see a lot of small paintings by a lot of people whose names I don't know rather than a few big paintings by people who are superstars and highly paid, and you got to think it's a different sort of clientele. If you're painting a King or some bishop, you can paint something big and really expensive. But in the Netherlands when they got rid of the king and they got rid of the pope, they got to have the open market business people for their clientele and it needs to be affordable. So you have small appreciate art. Or. Not Actually N- definitely. But like you said it would be anonymous or from the same workshop or around that's what you would read. You see the values of the day there I, mean, above the dining room table, you might have a still life. Yes. Still lifes is not a personal favourite, but that's something that you will find a lot. Would you see in still life because of fruits, baskets, fish 'cause it's the Netherlands. So they would have a love of fish in there as well. Easy to catch
Scientists Discover Dangerous Link Between Book Learnin, Back Talk
"End today's episode where the report the caught the attention of the country today scientists established a definitive link between the practice of book learning and increased backtalk the report from the University of Alabama confirmed Decades of speculation that exposure to High falutin books and fancy typesetting a second cause you to get a little too big for your own britches head researcher Jennifer Lee had this to say at a press conference today after years of study. We determined a significant number of correlations between red and one dog on booked for the first time. And then suddenly not knowing when to keep your damn lip zipped on top of that exposure to a few big words that don't mean nothing worth knowing only causes an increase in running your mouth. Well beyond when you damn well know better off. I'm joined by Ellen pots who's been covering the report for o b r l and what more can you tell us? Well Lesley this report offers a variety of claims for the argument that the only thing books is good for is making folks act like they got no Horse Sense, for example, the report found that one out of every three kids seemed to start guffin to their Elders moments after opening a book like they weren't raised by a firm hand furthermore research subjects who went off learning a whole bunch of Fufu words and such were 30% more likely to turn into real fast talking sons of bitches, especially at the dinner table when only dad he's supposed to be talking while now what exactly constitutes backtrack to study anything that sends you to get your mouth washed out with soap gets your height and or make someone think you've been hanging out with the Lutheran neighbors too much interesting and did the researchers find any other correlation to backtalk that reached Beyond wage. That they did and lie actually spoke about that a little at her press conference today. We can also now confidently say that mixing around with city Folk and well-to-do Lottie dolls and all that just makes people stuck up higher than a light bulb and get some thinking the sun rises simply because they grow on my lands. Yeah. This particular study was pretty comprehensive in its reach beyond what lead just said, they're the study also showed that tinkering around with books and things not only results in more backflip, but also leads to a 70% uptick in prancing around like you own the damn place. Well water researchers recommending folks do with these back talkers. The researchers recommended that parental or Guardian figures simply smack the book talk and write out of the offending parties pretty little mouth. And what about those doing the offending experts are encouraging those who glean Moon ideas way above their raison to know their table manners mind their p's and q's and try picking up a damn Bible if they're so interested in reading all of a sudden. Hey, man, that's opr is Alan pots. Thanks Allen. Thank you Leslie.
The Ambies are coming
"News. To. Me has an the AMBAE's the organizations podcast awards nominations will be exempted from next Monday the name is from ambient sound podcast host. Sandor FM. is to offer monetization opportunities for their host two shows with DAX and audio advertising platform. If you've more than twenty, five, thousand monthly plays, then you're eligible. Google has an answer new feature for Google podcasts. Manager podcast is can see how many times their show appeared in Google search, as well as top discovered episodes and search terms that leads to their podcast. Google, also added optimization tips for podcasters. Three quarters of Americans listen to the spoken word. That's the latest from the twenty twenty spoken word audio report published yesterday by NPR and Edison Research and does Edison. Research is Meghan Lazovic says there's a real increase in spoken word audio listening big headline of the study is that Americans are spending more time with spoken word audio than ever before in fact, spoken words, share of audio listening has increased by thirty percent over the last six years and eight percent in just the last year while comments. Developer of overcast has posted concern about the level of piracy anchor and says, he may restrict anchor shows from appearing in overcast search. Luminary is working with within combs cadence thirteen to make a former. Exclusive show available to everyone fiasco Bush. Gore and now behind the luminary paywall is now available wherever you get your podcasts. The free and open podcast APP for android antenna. Policy has released. On Google play droid a significant rewrite it looks great and is nicely geographically where it'll soon offer access to the podcast index audio boom is no longer for sale the company had been looking for a buyer since February but has raised three million pounds three point eight, million dollars by selling ten percent of the company to a Singaporean investor Peter? Antonioni. Poker stay online happens in less than two weeks and pod Bible interviews. The team behind it today asked, who are you most looking forward to hearing from this year's event? Weirdly, the answer wasn't hard news editor James Crillon that's me. We'll have words. And we hear from multiple sources today that megaphone appears to be looking for by half. PODCAST news would winning latin-american documentary podcast last Ross returns tomorrow as an adult day media. Original says founder and CEO Martina Castro. Six episodes you'll hear stories from. Madrid Bogota Mexico City San Francisco and Santiago Chile. And congratulations to CNN and a Spaniel for winning the Latino podcast awards best podcast in the United. States, for the third consecutive year for Zona Pop,
Justice Ordained by God (Exodus 18:2123)
"Chapter Eighteen versus twenty, one, twenty, three. Moreover, look for able men from all the people men who fear God who are trustworthy in Haiti bribe. And play such men over the people as chiefs of thousands of hundreds of fifties and tens. And let them judge the people at all times. Every great matter they shall bring to you but any small matter they shall decide themselves. So it will be easier for you and they will bear the burden with you. If you do this God will direct you. You will be able to endure, and all this people also will go to their place in peace. So these verses describe very early on in the Bible, how God set up. A structure for justice to be carried out among his people for people to be judged and all these different cases that were all coming to Moses, and through JETHRO. Moses's father in law. We see these instructions to appoint many different leaders as chiefs over thousands, hundreds, fifties, and tins to judge the people and their qualifications. Scott said look for able men from all the people who fear God. And who are trustworthy and hate a bribe. What a what a picture out of all the things that could have been listed right there. Look for leaders who fear God. And who are trust worthy? And hate a bribe who are not gonNA put. Their advantage over someone else being judged rightly. Not, GONNA seek selfish gain in that way, and if you do this God says, you will be directed by me. You'll be able to endure. This is for Moses good as leader have other leaders, and all those people also will go to their place and peace. Don't. We want that we want justice and he's To be, evident. In. Whatever country we live in? So we pray. God, we we know that this was a unique picture in the Old Testament as you set up. This structure among your people but as we read this today, particularly as followers of Jesus in the United States. As well as other countries but. The United States were going to this election God weep pray. Ask for leaders. Who Fear You. Re Ask for leaders who are trustworthy. Who Don't seek selfish gain. God, we ask for that Jerry we ask for this for our current leaders. And Our future leaders. God we we pray for leaders who are in positions of power and influence right now who know you? Who've trusted in you? And your salvation who are walking with you gotTa repay that you would shrink them and help them to lead. The fear of you. Help them to continue to be trustworthy in a way that reflects the character of Christ not to seek selfish gain. God We, pray for other leaders who don't know you right now who are not walking with you if not placed their faith in Jesus who are not followers of Jesus God, we pray that you would bring them to fear you. He are reprinted by your grace. They would be trustworthy leaders that they would not seek selfish gain but seek the good of others in good according to you. Good according to your word in your character in your wisdom. Not according to our foolishness according to what is right in our own is God. We pray for leaders like this and for Justice and peace that flows from leadership like this we is for this country God, save us from ourselves, save us from leaders who don't fear you God save us from leaders who are not trustworthy and who do seek selfish gain, God we pray for good leaders in our country. According to this picture of goodness that we see in exodus chapter eighteen. In Jesus name we pray. Amen.
How to Connect to Your Humanity and Change the World
"Today. We're going inside the head of Young Pueblo Aka Diego Perez. He's a writer poet and activist who explores his own mind to create poems about the mind. His poems or meditations in themselves and often talk about meditation teachings directly. He's also instagram famous with three hundred, twenty, nine, thousand millennial followers who receive as simple visual poems about meditation daily in their feet. Welcome young blow. Thank you so much for having me Emmett set of the year. Yeah, it's wonderful conversation. Awesome. So let's just start in dive right in because most people probably curious about the first thing they heard young Pueblo like who is this young logo is noted to meet the Guy Behind Proba tell us about young Pueblo on how that came out. was. Name that came to me a bunch of years ago. I'd say back sometimes it's funny thirteen I think the name came to me, and then over time I really developed a meaning. Around honey or team twenty fifteen I realized that I wanted to take great seriously as it was around the time where I saw that. Betaine is having a real effect in my less democracy game meditation course back in. July of two thousand twelve and after doing a few silence and David Austin courses I realized that a lot of the burden that was sort of limiting my mind's in regards to. Zaidi sadness where. They weren't totally radical, but there were decreasing and I was noticing that. I, was really feeling better and I felt like I had more choices in my mind as I could see the world a little more clearly, and then I can navigate my own actions in a way that was much more productive to my personal happiness. So In, sort of pushed me into wanting to righty might people now that healing yourself was actually a real possibility has to be. I know that for myself. I kind of went into meditation has an experiment just as I was always curious about it and it felt like the right fit so I didn't really know that's what I was Gonna get out I. Think I knew that I was going to learn a bunch of things but I didn't know that I was actually going to feel better and it wasn't until after of delving deeper into the process into the actual practice I started seeing that I so lows better sort of into writing. and. The idea of young Bible kind of really warm related around it's my understanding of the world that we are all very young collectively. If you take all humanity were all very young you know it doesn't matter if you're ninety years old is you take us as a whole giant collective we have so much to learn. The bucs Amina's for. Up when we were little children. When we went to school, we were trying to simplest things are teachers were really. Trying to get us to not hurt each other to tell the truth to be kind to one another and to generally just you know it's even like clean up ask yourself things are seem so simple that we can do as individuals but as a human collective e don't know how to do these things at all. A. Me. got. Sort of a signal that. We have a lot of growing up to as humanity and a lot of I. Think a lot of that growing up center happened during the century. We have so many big challenges ahead of us that will hopefully help us row. That this sort of. A. Renaissance, I would call it. That's happening around the mind. Is GonNa be a big big part of humanity mature. SO THAT'S A. Really helpful perspective. So somebody who has a two year old myself I spent a lot of time teaching him some very, very basic things like heating is bad. I'm sorry in some days he's amazing at it in Sunday's he just gets brought by his own emotions, his own desires and hitting back at the window. In it's interesting to look at our humanity as being a very similar place lessons that we've learned over and over again, our childhood yet they're returning in the adult hood of the individual, but still the sort of childhood of the collective. Beautiful by. Where do you see our evolution going? What do you think the path down that road is I think it's interesting because people have very different aspirations. So I wouldn't want to try to say you know all human existence is in this direction but I would say that to get to a place where we're not arming one another where we. Are Mentally ill in ourselves. That army another as arguing when sell it doesn't take. Much Work Right. Having that understanding that you know is literally to my benefits and not you is very different from what sailing Total Liberation Enlightenment's. That's actually a very easier accomplish many think that's where we're really heading as a humanity in our evolution that we're trying to lift ourselves up into that understanding that Oh right? It's not. It's not to my benefit at all to harm you in any way it actually helps my personal life to support you in your freedom, your sixty etcetera. So forth, so me I like to think about it in. In the immediate. Immediate future being like next year is not like the whole seizure. SABA. But it really is trying to get ourselves to that point where or. Individuals in because that's an idea that we've had. Throughout, all of history. Having an idea intellectually is very different from being out experiences, experience Adiba yourself or deeply being able to you'll that you know that it's your benefits are mothers I think Ruby's different practices Asami different people are engaging. Different introspective medias including meditation. That that will help get. To that point where it's like Oh right now, of course, not only do I in my mind but I. Feel my body and now I'm GonNa find better solutions than our.
Cassandra Speaks and the Power of Women as Storytellers with Elizabeth Lesser
"So Elizabeth let's talk a little bit about storytelling. Why is it so powerful? This is the way humans learn. We've always learned through story. I. Mean I often think about the first human sitting around the first fire kind of grunting pointing and telling stories about What's going on here? How did we get here? Where do we go? When we die? What do we do in between the way we learn the bestest through telling stories, making up stories to explain mysteries to create power structures. It's all done through stories I totally totally agree with you and I also think storytelling is the greatest tool when we're trying to change narratives but I do think that throughout history stories have mainly been told through the eyes of men do you agree? That's how our stories have generally been told. Well, I certainly do agree I've written a new book. That's all about that. I wrote it because I've led these conferences for years for women maybe about fifteen years ago I thought to myself why do I get so uncomfortable when I put the words women in power together women empower those even makes me uncomfortable and it certainly makes other people uncomfortable makes men. Really uncomfortable. I. Just thought why is that I wanNA gather women together whether they're in the arts or leadership or astronauts or any place where women are in that space and say, what do you think about power had a you feel about the word? Is there a way to do power differently and over all those years I heard from so many great women but I never got to the bottom of why Why did we get to this place where we trust ourselves? So little women why we're always apologizing and giving space to the more powerful and how do we get back and how did this happen? So I went back into the oldest stories I could find five appre bio Greeks, Chinese, the stories and elicit. It's just bizarre and amazing. How many of the earliest origin stories are about I to be created male second in creation female She's the first to sin, and that story is repeated over and over whether it's eve or Pandora or Cassandra or other tales we were born second, but we send I and there's a lot to unpack in that idea that women got blamed for a lot of the general problems of being human and that sticks to us stories, stick to humans. Created only by men are really stories about men. This is the problem with many of our origin tales hero's journey myths. And Foundational Literature left out of that Canon. Are the voices and the values and experiences and priorities of women. When women join the storytellers, the human story changes. You might think I don't read the Bible. I. Don't even know who Pandora is what, but it sticks to us and we're still run by those stories. And I think that also when you look back at how women have throughout history for as long as there is time been basically property of men and you think about how we are today and how those stories have evolved you know like I just learned recently that rape was always almost justified if it was someone who owned their woman whether that be through marriage whether that is the enslaved and so throughout history I don't think there's ever a time that we can look back to where true feminism has ever been even within our reach any country I think it's something that we strive for I think it's something that we understand the intersection -ality of an how really vital it is but I Don't think you can go back to a time where we were empowered. So my question to you is what changes when women become the storytellers we're seeing right now how hard it is to change narratives, Anna how much effort disruption it takes, I. Mean we're seeing it with white supremacy. Now, that story is being exploded in front of our eyes so that we can change it. You can't change something that you don't see.
Facebook bans QAnon conspiracy theory accounts across all platforms
"This past week, Facebook decided to take down conspiracy theories pushed by the online movement. Known askew and on Wired magazine editor in chief Nicholas Thompson has some background It's one letter, but it spells out a bizarre conspiracy theory with President Trump at the center. My president walked out there in front of the Church of the Holy Bible. Q. Representing someone or something called Q. And Wei will not. Kallie Got Tio? We're Americans. What exactly is Q and a Human on is a bundle of different beliefs. But the one that often gets focused on the most is the idea that Donald Trump is fighting and winning a war against Satanic cannibalistic child molesting top Democrats starting in 2017, a mysterious someone calling him or her or themselves. Q. Began posting tangled clues on Internet message boards. They're called Q Drops full of false information and styled is if they come from a Washington insider. Whitney Phillips is an assistant professor at Syracuse University who studies disinformation. This idea that you have a group of Obama holdovers who are actively trying to underline trumpet every turn as sometimes that is explicitly referred to as the deep state of the theory is this belief that you are secretly saving the world from this Titanic? Hold pedophiles and cannibals. Does that sound like something you are behind? I haven't. I haven't heard that President Trump has refused offers to distance himself from Cuban on. Is that supposed to be a bad thing or good thing? If, uh, if I can help save the world from problems, I'm willing to do it. I'm willing to put myself out there. Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden has another diagnosis. What would you say to President Trump for not rejecting that conspiracy and the people who believe in it? I've been a big supporter of mental health. Recommended people who believe it may be should take advantage while it still exists. In the affordable Care act. It's bizarre.
Christian Minister vs. David C. Smalley
"Join me in welcoming who you may know as Cathy Taylor is dead but I promise you he has his own name welcome Dave fogged rude to the show Dave. How are you? Hey. Can you hear me? Okay I can hear you just fine you sound great. Good. Thank you for that introduction brother. Hey, how you doing man? You you know the way I. Look at it every day as a gift David and I'm doing good. I mean I've been through a few things Virus going and everything but I'm doing good good. So you're feeling good you kicked it and you'll set. Yup. Yup Our all set. The symptoms ended up to last for a while but. I seem to be back to normal. Really we I got my wife and I back the end of May May like Memorial Day weekend thing. Yep. While did it require hospitalization or did you guys just stay at home or? Well actually it did require hospitalization. My wife got so sick I didn't think I was out sick I had already been sick and really hurting my muscles and everything but she got so bad that she said, I think I better go to the Er and when I got her there, her oxygen level was down to fifty five. And I didn't know. They don't hustle that I. Know It. That's really low. So she was on that we went in and within the hour they took her by ambulance up to Madison and put an ICU for a week and then she spent the next week in a normal room. Through, this treatment stuff you know. Had to be rough when he goes. Here. I am sitting in the car I didn't realize that she was going to be going to Madison from Beloit and. I thought well I'll go why am I sitting here on my so go myself checked I get to the door and they found my temperature was one hundred and three soul I've never had that happened before. So, anyway, I spent most of the night in Er and started got doctored up and went home and took care of my dog and a few days later, I went in for a week Yep Yep. I'm so thankful the multi goes pulled through. That's really cool. It's yeah I'm glad you. Say This my wife's auctioned level was so low that they wanted to intubate her with that Whatever you call. I forget what you call the intimate you but she refuses she's a nurse and she said no way I'm not going to have that to don my lungs and they said, well, we'll have to do something else and sure enough they were able to put on a high oxygen high volume oxygen mask and. It helped her she pulled through. So is that the thing that they later found out is actually kind of bad for covert patients whenever they recycle that that air. Yet why it could be I. Do know this that her concern was if she's really got called it and you stick that thing down your throat and then into your lung, they're going to push that stuff more into your lungs and She's pretty smart nurse you know. Goodman. I'm glad you guys made it through really am that's fantastic. So I guess the big question that that that my listeners have that I have for you right off the bat is. How in the world did such a wonderful guy? Raise such a potty mouth because Kathleen Taylor let me tell you I mean beep beep right I know I. Love my daughter with all my heart. I don't appreciate her body I. Don't see the need for it but You know she's kind of adopted that as part of her vocabulary. Yes. We love it man to be honest with you over here. It's like to be real. Don't get me wrong. I get it I get it. She's she's so unique in more than anything. I'll say all religious beliefs aside I mean it. You know if more humans just in general had the love and care in their heart that Kathy does. There would be no need for this show. I, mean her just the way she treats people in loves people is just inspiring everybody atheist Christian whatever. So you did something right and she's doing good for the world even if you disagree with her sometimes you know. Oh we only disagree on certain items, but I love her with all my heart and I would give my life for her she's amazing she's gifted and She's full of love and compassion, and what more can you ask for you know? All right. So Chris, she's a Christian. Okay. I'll take your word for. That one. So so let's so let's dive into that. So what what branch of Christianity what what flavor are usually like to say were you raised in were what was your of your faith as a child? Well. I feel really blessed because I was raised in a loving family and I was raised in a more of an evangelical type of environment grew up in even jellicoe free. Church which is a very. It's not it's not. It's not extreme liberalism. It's not like legalisms legalistic. It's It's a well balanced church, but it doesn't compromise the scriptures and It's a good sound upbringing I had and my mom and dad. Demonstrated love and. You know and I think they they had been through things I didn't realize like my mom had at least one. WHO's Gon? WHO's now gone but who was an alcoholic for six months out of the year and the other six months? He was up preaching you know. So I mean, all I'm saying is I think they learned to look beyond somebody's faults and see their needs, and that's what I like to do. Do you think that's what Jesus would do you think do you think religion is -quired required for that? I think that there's a lot of good people in the world who do not claim to be a Christian or do not do not claim to believe in Jesus. Good people but. So there's people that have compassion and love and. And even even though they don't claim to be religious per se. So I mean apparently you can be a good but. I I always reflect on the importance of. Faith and because the Bible says that you know we're not saved. By being good but by the grace through by God's grace through faith. Well. What I'm getting at is You know. If if people can be good without religion. And people can be good with religion. It seems like people can just be good with their without religion. So then I ask what's the point in religion if we can do well without it? Yeah, well, you call it religion and I'm not. I mean religion is. Man responsible trying to reach God but I'm more into the relationship thing where Scott reaching down to man. I believe that will we're all centers even good. People are centers you know okay.
The Role of Government (Romans 13:14)
"Romans chapter thirteen verses one through four. Let every person be subject to the governing authorities. For. There is no authority except from God. And those that exist have been instituted by God. Therefore, whoever resists the authorities resists what God has appointed? And those who resist will encourage judgment. For rulers are not a terror to good conduct but too bad. Would you have no fear of the one who is in authority? Then do what is good and you will receive his approval for he is God's servant for your good. But if you do wrong be afraid. For he does not bear the, sword in vain. For He is the Servant of God and Avenger who carries out God's wrath on the wrongdoer. Again there's so much. That we could talk about pray. About based on these four verses but as we are praying during these thirty one days leading up to presidential election in the United States. These verses are may be one of the clearest pictures in the Bible of God's design for government. How government is instituted by God. Exactly what Romans. Thirteen one says and it's instituted by God for a reason and that reason basically to summarize is to promote good for people. And to protect people against evil. So government is instituted by God and governing leaders given by God for the promotion of good among all people. Under the realm of that government. And for the protection of all people under the realm of that government from evil and government is even given authority by God to bear the sword to carry out judgment against evil all of this under the authority of God according to his word and way the reflects his character. So as we think about the presidential election, what are we praying for when it comes to our government and the leaders of our government? What are we praying for? Romans thirteen is telling us we're praying for leaders who won realize that the authority they have to govern does not come from themselves. It comes ultimately from God. And in this way, we pray for leaders in government who will be humble before God. And then. We pray for leaders who under God's authority will promote that which is good for all people. And wisdom to do that. They will have integrity to do that. They will have courage to do that to remote that which is good for all people and we say the government leaders would protect people against evil. They would that leaders would not be evil that leaders would not promote evil or turn a blind eye to evil but leaders in government would protect people against evil. So with these people significant basic principles of government according to Romans Chapter Thirteen, let's pray God we. Praise you for government? With thank you for instituting. A, system structure. To promote good and protect people against evil in a way that reflects your word in your character. And so we pray for our current president and political government leaders and for our future president. Presidents. Future political government leaders God. We pray for leaders to be humble before you. God we ask for that. Give them. Humility before you draw them. To, humility before you. Recognition. Of The authority, they have under you God do this in their hearts we pray. And God we pray that. You would give them grace by your grace by Your Mercy Oh God give them wisdom to know what is good and to lead people in ways that are good and to discern between good and evil and to lead people away from evil to bring right judgment on those who do evil. God We pray for leaders who love good and Hate Evil God we pray for a government. That reflects what you say. That values what you say is good. And of horrors what you say is evil. God. I, just think about my country, the United States right now amidst his presidential election, we have called so many things. Could that are evil and so many things. That are evil. We've called them. Good God. We're so confused. We Need Your Mercy Oh God help us help us in our lives and and our government. To. Humble ourselves before you. In to align with what your word says is good and what your words has his evil. And to carry out our government accordingly. God we we praise you as the one who has all authority and we submit ultimately to you, and as we submit to you, we pray for governing leaders that you've called us to submit to under you. And we pray even what comes later in this chapter that you would. Help us to honor. And respect. Governing authorities. Governing leaders. And to pray for them as we see in other parts of your word until work with them. As. Citizens for the good of others and ultimately the glory of your name. For the good of others and for the protection of people against evil. God, we praise you for your ultimately good governance over us and we pray for governance in our country. To reflect you by your grace and mercy we break for this in Jesus name. Amen.
The History Of Martin Micronius
"On this episode, five minutes in Church history. We are returning to the reformation and talking about a reformer that you might have never heard of before Martin Micronesia's he was born in fifteen, twenty, three engagement and Flanders when I hear the word gant or the place can't always think of the altarpiece that beautiful painting. So Martin Mike Kronius is Dutch. It appears that he was a medical doctor and studied medicine, and there's even testimony that he published medical works. But then he got intrigued by the reformation and became a reformer he studied at Basel at Strasbourg, and then in fifteen forty nine, he went to London there in London he became associated with John Alaska this was the Polish reformer who also ended up in London And he and Martin my Kronius and a few others were intent on establishing a little Geneva in London. This would be a place for a European reformers to be in. London, they were not Lutherans. Anglicans they were reformed and they were trying to carve out a place for themselves. Well, he lasco published a few works to help for the liturgy and in the work by Martin. Is was published in London in fifteen, fifty four. He says this on the Ministry of the word. No church gathering is ever held among us in which the church is not taught to some extent from God's word in order for it to be edified, admonished and comforted, and for very good reasons, the scriptures are not expounded in sermons on is located parentheses as in the practice among the papists. Instead we take some book of the Bible either from the old or the New Testament, and we expound it from the beginning to the end in all sermons. We successfully read from this book as much as can be edifying, -Ly and properly expounded and explained within one hour. If necessary the ministers of the word are also admonished not to go too much beyond the scope of their text in their preaching rather they should as much as possible take all their teaching admonishment exhortation rebuke in comfort from the present text. So there you have it, you stick with the text, but you also see that this sermon was an hour long. So these Dutch as we know are tough the service that he also was trying to get established. There at this church in London, we not only have the sermon. In fact, it would start off with a prayer prayer for elimination. Then there'd be the Lord's prayer. Then they'd read a psalm. Then they'd read a scripture that the sermon was from and then you'd have the sermon the hour long sermon. Then they would pray for strength and by that, they mean to live out the meaning of that sermon and to live out the application of that sermon. then. They would read the Decalogue, the Ten Commandments. Yes. Every Sunday reading through the Ten Commandments. Then there would be a brief admonishment related to the Ten Commandments. Then there would be a confession of sin than there would be a prayer of forgiveness and then there would be a warning to the impertinent those that were not willing to confess their sins. Then, they'd recite the apostles creed than there would be prayers for intercession of the congregation than the Lord's prayer. Then another psalm, then a- benediction and that was the service that Martin my Kronius was trying to establish there in. London. Well, all of these efforts came to a halt when Edward the six died and he was replaced by his half sister. Mary. And you know this is the time of Marian exiles and One of those exiles was Martin my Kronius he ended up in Norton in Germany, which is on the North Sea. while. He was there. He held some debates with Meno Simon's yes of the Mennonites and he also published his catechism in fifteen, fifty five in Dutch and it was there in Norton that he died fifteen, fifty nine well, that is Martin, my Kronius, the Dutch reformer in London.
The Brainwashing of my Dad (with documentary filmmaker Jen Senko)
"My mother thinks that rush limbaugh. Yoda you know what? Saying? She's always saying well, rush limbaugh says. Our rush had a great monologue. It was just on point. Oh it's he so tuned into the Culture Rush Limbaugh g listen to rush limbaugh the other day and of course I know I don't listen to rush limbaugh. I did fifteen years ago. You know I was a Ditto head actually read for you a chapter about right wing radio on the broadcast I read it out of my book couple of weeks ago. But I wanted to come back to this because I feel like it's Really been on my mind and it's hugely relevant in today's culture. We've got a whole group this graphic of these pulpit pounding Bible Banging, rush, limbaugh right, Wing Radio Listening Evangelical 's right the Christian Nationalists and they're screaming the name of God is they use their religion just to be Shitty to other people. May I've noticed that about a lot of these guys limbaugh Michael Savage, etc. they're just nasty people. They are always being cruel to other people there pushing buttons because they can. They're stoking the fires of outrage and they sit back and bask in the ratings and the advertising dollars and. All the way to the bank. There's this I think it's a myth that rush limbaugh is himself a Christian. I. Know He likes to speak the language of Christianity. I'm not convinced the Guy Cares at all about the Bible or religion of any kind and back I'd love to sit them down and give him like a sixty second Bible quiz just to see how much he really in fact I'd like to sit most the evangelical 's in power. Donald. Trump I'd like to give him a Bible quiz. Let's just sit down and let me quiz you for a couple minutes. Betsy Devos loved to talk to her Ben Carson Rick, Perry all these people in government are banging their. Bibles I would love to sit them down and asked him basic questions about their faith. But that's a whole other conversation. Today's conversation is with the director and producer of a film called the brainwashing of my dad, an ambassador father who SORTA got sucked in to this rush limbaugh right-wing Radio Christian, nation, kind of narrative focusing at the very least and narrative that sort of others, non-christians, sort of sets them off in their own little box while the moral righteous people are sitting over here. Now, the film itself is not new. It's been out for a few years but I referenced it in my book and I just it's been on my mind because. There is so much of this going on and right-wing radio. I don't think it's ever been more popular. There's video of this conversation. I am going to play some clips from the documentary during the broadcast. These clips add a few extra layers. So you can kind of hear the angle that she's taking Gen Sankoh Director of the documentary film, The brainwashing of my dad. So glad you're here. Hi Seth, it's nice to be here. Give me like a resume real fast the types of work that you've done before the brainwashing my dad. Sure. Will I started out as an artist and a painter? But then I felt like I wanted to reach a wider audience and I just started making films but they were always sociopolitical. The Sue. The first one was roadmap warrior women about really independent women that I met out west and then the second was was. co-director with fury derosa the vanishing city. About the lecture vacation of New York City. But also how it's happening throughout the world and cities coming less affordable and right now I'm writing a book. Also called the brainwashing of my dad. Got Picked up by source books so I can always tell you more. Fun, I mean. Let's go back to your dad. You didn't grow walk in this sort of right wing I mean I know limbaugh started back in the eighties but I mean, you didn't come from that sort of hardcore conservatism. nope. Not at all my parents were what I guess. I would describe as very liberal, very open minded. They were Kennedy Democrats and they were also like FDR Democrats they came from the depression. So FDR them was a hero who pull them out of the depression they most remembered hoover and felt like he didn't do anything but they were really enthusiastic about. And I think they were quite devastated. When he was assassinated. But yeah, they were they were I would actually list describe them as hippies before hippies same. We're very open minded My Dad especially loved talking all different kinds of people very non judgmental. As you probably saw the film, you know one time in this is in the sixties. We came out and port. Authority. We're visiting New York. For the day and there was a a black homeless man and she US Monday for some money my dad called him Sir had a conversation with them. And gave them like a couple of coins or two, but you know so they kind of thing made an impression on me that. You know accept all people and jobs. You know he wasn't for they were judgmental national change later.
Ritchie Torres: From The Bronx to Congress
"Something, I was thinking about wall preparing to talk to you is about how everything and politics and our country right now is just trump obsessed. Does it feel to you like we are paying less attention to congressional races like yours? Yes, and no Donald Trump represents an existential threat to our planet and our democracy in our social contract. So naturally, he's going to be the focus of our politics, but you know the two not mutually exclusive Donald Trump is a racist relic of the past. And the new generation of leadership the rainbow wave that has swept United States represents the future. You can think about both because when represents the past than the other represents the future and the next election is essentially a choice between the two. Do we want to turn the clock back? Would we want to move forward with the terminology describing the Rainbow Wave? I get frustrated with that personally because I think the current congressional group has nine or ten out queer people when it comes like nine or ten to me doesn't make up a wave will by wave referring analytic congress immediate t buddha. Judges the first openly LGBTQ, Bible presidential candidate. You're about to have the highest congress industry of the United States and you have nearly a thousand openly, Algebra, two candidates for public office. At every level of government we've never seen a greater quantity or diverse to the LGBTQ representation among candidates running for public office, and that's a sign of Paris and these city and state legislators like yourself. Well, hopefully feed into these more national roles as well. Look I got my start as as a volunteer community board. And then I became a volunteer in the city council. So you have to start somewhere you growing up could not look at Congress and see someone like you somebody gay so an Afro Latino you also dropped out of college. About your biography do not make the quote, unquote typical politician and so i WanNa know did you know that there was a place for you in politics and if not when did that change I never thought as poor lgbtq kit of color from the Bronx that I will ever become a United States Congress I never had LGBTQ role models growing up by rope in public housing had no conception of a world beyond the immediate boundaries of my neighborhood. The first time I met in openly lgbtq person a teacher. Is the moment that inspired me to acknowledge my sexuality for the first time for the first seventeen years of my life I had no openly lgbtq role models in my life in the Bronx I led a sheltered life and so that was somebody you knew intimately teacher what about looking into like politics and saying L. politicians there. There were no real role models for me I saw no one. No I did not see myself in the people running for public office or holding public office. There was certainly no elegantly lgbtq people of color at the congressional level that I know of and and so I felt largely unrepresented and you know my my story begins with the poverty in the Bronx spent almost my life poverty raised by a single mother way to raise three children on minimum wage. which in the nineteen nineties was four dollars and twenty five cents an hour and I grew up in public housing in conditions of bold and mildew leaks lead without reliable. He didn't have water in the winter in my life something of a metaphor grubbing a public housing development right across the street from trump golf course. So as I saw the conditions in my own home, get worse every day the government had invested more than one hundred million dollars to construct the golf in honor of Donald Trump and I remember wondering to myself at the time. What is it say that our society is willing to invest more in a gated Gilded Golf Course Donald From Then in the homes of black and brown low income Americans, and so that experience has been quality is what inspired me to become housing organizer. And then eventually took the leap of faith and ran for public office was twenty four openly gay at no ties to the political machine no ties to the dynasties of Bronx politics but I wish young and energetic with the fighting spirit. And I knocked on thousands of doors went into people's homes. I heard their stories, it was one voter who said to me in the forty years I've been living in the Bronx. I've never had a candidate for public office knocked on my door. was those kinds of interactions at led me to win my first race in two thousand thirteen I became the first openly Q. elected official from the Bronx at several years before then I was at the lowest point I had dropped out of college. I was abusing substances struggling with depression or struggling with sexual identity crisis. I had lost my best friend to inaugurate overdose. They were moments when I even thought of taking my own life I felt as the world around me had collapsed. And then seven years. Later, I became the youngest elected official in the largest city in America, and now I'm about to become a United States congressman. For. The only home I've ever known the Bronx and so I often tell people, my story is the story of the rocks. It's a story of struggle, but also one of overcoming.
Episode 39: How Would You Like To Die? - Drive Of The Week
"I. That's fantastic. Party everybody we start every broadcast with Dr of the week. If you don't know to drive is a driver's align from a movie or a TV, show said with exceptional velocity and volume, and this segment belongs to Jamie Klein. All. Right Ladies and Hermaphrodites what we have here is the nineteen eighty, six classic back to school and I chose this because well, everyone's going back to school all the kids are going back and so there is a specific drive if. You, you already know what the drive is going to be. So it is hands down when my favorite movies with Rodney Dangerfield, my favorite comedies of the eighties and Take it away Keith. Welcome. To Contemporary American history. Professor Churches. And a lot of people histories, spags. Information Pass. ME. A man hold history. Sacred. With farm looks the and he hold sacred way a Christian takes the Bible and he holds a sacred the way a lot of people hold their marriage sacred site feel. When we dive right in my interpreting one of the easiest bins. Last twenty years of American history. Now can someone telling me why nine, hundred, seventy, five We pull our troops out of Vietnam. The failure unbeaten oganization to impact support causing ongoing erosion of confidence in the various American but illegal. Saigon. Regimes Jr.. Is She right? Popular version of what went on there and a lot of people like to believe that. I wish I could when I was there I wasn't classroom hoping I was right thinking about it. I was on my knees rice paddies with God's network. While posses like you we're back there partying. Let's Goddamn. Talk. The sideways of. So much to. Head right to that boy. Great of people people listen to the full full effect. It's not only that he cox said sideways just teeth repeating it illegally these getting closer and closer. Pitch read to. Read, man dire you know a drug induced the situation the way he acted it's it's a it's a shame that him and Farley never got on the same screen together. I don't think. It's. Wise. So maybe a kid for early. He got signed Farley. Right. David has great drive I would put that on the top ten. Easy. Maybe top five. It's it's already up there it's. A shot that we haven't done this earlier to be honest with you. It's kind of an obvious one. Well, every episodes drive the week has been absolutely fantastic phenomenal, and if you are behind any of the thirty eight episodes, folks had BAFTA noise Dot com and feel free to catch up by any stretch thing immagination
Character of God: A Cup of Wrath?
"Okay, here we are we are talking about. Anger. We're talking about God's. and. We're talking about exodus thirty, four versus six and seven were said to be slow to anger, and here in this conversation is like the previous conversations, Tim Tim. Hi And KRISTA accuracy. So Let's jump right in. We've just kind of been taking ground Tim you've been walking us through some of the revelations you've had studying God's anger and God's judgments I don't know if Chris you're Tim WanNa do a bit of a summary Or. If you want me to or do you WanNa just jump right in share I can go for it. Okay. So the first thing we talked about was that this is kind of an uncomfortable topic for a lottery. Reasons that anger is a difficult thing for us to understand in humans and also in God. So we talked about that. We talked about how God's anger God's judgment are not intertwined in the biblical story. So God gets angry without judging. Actually he shows acts of mercy the first time that he gets angry and then he judges often or brings justice without being angry we talked about how bringing judgement or justice is often a handing over to natural consequence or to. Zion that actually I started avoiding the word natural. Because that's just loaded with some modern concepts I actually struggling to find a good replacement word, but it's the logical outcome. Hands people over to the cause effects sequence that they have chosen. Started themselves something like that yes. Oh, we looked at the first occurrence of God's anger with. Moses. After he resists being God's Prophet five times and that's followed by an act of mercy. He just says, okay. Well, I'll send Aaron with you to help you out. We looked at the incident of the golden calf where God gets angry at the people and talked about how his Anger a lot of times is related to to his people not trusting him or or breaking the relationship with him. So a lot of times, his anger or his judgment occur in that context. So that tells us something about divine anchor consum- some red. Okay. Anything else good summary. So I think where we WANNA come from here then is just look at main portraits of God's anger in the Torah in the Prophets of Old Testament and then. After. That in the story of Jesus how Jesus Came as a as a prophet of good news in Israel. But also that comes with a warning of God's judgement, and then after that exploring God's anger in especially in the letters the Apostle Paul he he's got a pretty nuanced way of talking about it. So the Torah, the Prophets Jesus and then Paul that's the roadmap simple. So. Okay. So let's we already talked about the three first occurrences of God's anger. They're all in the book of Exodus when Moses Stubborn and resist. You just Kinda summarize Krista the second one is after Pharaoh and his army perish in the Red Sea. There's a poem that Moses Miriam Sang about it and they talk about how what happened to Pharaoh was instance of God's anger to bring barrels evil back on himself and then the story of the Golden Calf and we talked about that a fair amount in the last conversation I wanted kind of zero in on it as we start actually here and I've been reflecting on that last conversation then I think I have a few. Better ways to to say it what divine an anger means in the story of the Golden Calf. So God gets angry of Moses Beckett Exodus three. But as you said, he doesn't act in any kind of severe way. Does it at the burning Bush inside the burning Bush when you get to the people all of a sudden God is angry and he wants to destroy his people to to bring an end to them is what he says to Moses give me rest I want to bring an end to them and that is severe. John Every time. Read it. It makes you little allergic and uncomfortable. So here's a way to think about it. The whole narrative of the biblical story is got a point humans to be as representatives in the world they rebel they WANNA, get blessing by their own wisdom, and so they you know take from the Tree God, exiles them, and what they do is corrupt and ruin the land through violence and bloodshed flood. God appoints a new humanity noah, his wife and his family, and they go and repeat everything that Adam and eve and their kids did from the chapters genesis. So God tries this new strategy of investing in one particular family out of all the nations that's Abraham and so. Pretty much from Abraham four word God it's as if the more corrupt humans become, the more tightly got binds himself to one particular Human Family through these covenant promises and these Covenant Promises Create More Complexity for God's purpose not less 'cause. Now God's committing himself investing himself allowing certain people to be as representatives, but there are no better in fact, they're often worse than other people. So by the time you get to the Mount Sinai. God has married himself to a whole nation of people and we talked about this principle that I tend to get more emotionally stirred up by people the. More emotionally connected to this kind of a natural thing. So I think that's actually a really important dynamic 'cause the rest of the Old Testament. After Abraham is all about God's relationship to one family, and what you'll see is that God gets most angry in the all estimate at the people who are most close to him and I think that's important because that's actually part of the Messianic trajectory of the Old Testament. Story. Is that these people are selected from among the nations to get God's blessing but that also makes them more liable to God's justice than your average whatever ancient Babylonian something because God didn't rescue the Babylonians out of Egypt. So they're not as obligated to be faithful to him but when the people that he did rescue are not faithful to him it makes him more angry. This helps us at least begin to think about God's intense anger in the Old Testament is mostly directed to the people of Israel and the golden calf story is a good good example of that.
The history of potatoes
"Like corn and tomatoes, the potato was born in the Americas before it conquered the world, they come from the spine of mountains that run all the way down from from Chile all the way up through the Andes and really into the Rocky Mountains Rebecca Earl is a historian at the University of Warwick where she focuses on the history of food and on the history of Spanish America and potatoes are bang in the middle of her ven diagram potatoes are from the. Andes that much is clear. The earliest wild potato ancestor that's been identified is from the shores of Lake. TITICACA on the Peruvian side but there are a lot of potato varieties claimed by a lot of folks in the region. In fact, there have been some recent disputes between Chile and Peru over attempts by Peru to patent whole variety number of potatoes as being Peruvian and of it and part of our national patrimony. So where they originate doesn't sit so neatly. Onto national frontiers, wild potatoes bread, and down the America's they've even been found in Utah but it wasn't until about eight thousand years ago. The people in the Andes started to domesticate these kind of unpromising marble sized super bitter tubers. Potatoes came to form a really important part of life in the Andes because they can grow an incredibly inhospitable conditions I've traveled in the Andes. In Peru and not only did I get intense altitude sickness but people farming there look like. They're hanging off the side of the mountains the Andes. Are Super Tall and super steep. It's just rough terrain for growing things in the whole of Peru only something like three percent of the land is classified suitable for growing crops compared to twenty one percent of the US but for the potato, no problem at flourishes in those conditions. So yeah, the potato was a big deal in the region, but it was still the food of the people it was essential not special. Unlike the other big American staple corn planting of the maize crop was something that the Inca himself oversaw of the ruler himself planted symbolic wro of as as part of a big ceremony and there was a team priests who would prey over the course of the year to ensure good maize harvest and it was a whole lot of ritual associated with with maize the empire. was not very interested in potatoes. They saw potatoes kind of lowly everyday food that didn't have great spiritual resonance Mrs Going to be a theme with the potato that said on that lowly local level. The potato did have spiritual resonance. It was a day. T called the potato mother who looked over the potato harvest and ensured that it grew well. So it was very important not. Just in terms of Diet. But in terms of kind of ritual spiritual life on village, this was something the Spanish conquistadors picked up on right away when they showed up in the fifteen hundreds. So they said Oh these the people here eat a kind of route, which is the bread of the Indians as they put it they were always comparing it back and forth to. European. Bread they said it is their bread which meant it was the staple. It was the backbone of the Diet that said the Spaniards knew it didn't taste like bread. This is how a Spaniard described the potato. It's the very first written description that survives potatoes are something like Spanish truffles aside from being a bit bigger and not as tasty. They said potatoes, they are a thing. Like chestnut or a bit like a truffle oil parsnips they grow underground there were route and they eat them the way that we parsnips of the way that we eat chestnuts. So they quickly drew connections between. A variety of different things? Some root vegetables like Parsnips, turnips, and somethings like chestnuts that we might not think a potato is exactly like the texture is not on similar. If you bake a chestnut, you end up with something a bit mealy but like a potato Europeans brought this new truffle chestnut food back to Europe with them although we don't know exactly when like many crops that have spread around the world people didn't always record when they first saw it. It seems like the potato landed on the shores of Europe somewhere in. The second half of the fifteen hundreds I to the Canary Islands and then to mainland Spain and from there they spread across Europe and around the world. But in terms of how potatoes caught on, there's an old story that has stuck around for a long time. It's almost become conventional wisdom and it's that the peasants in Europe were pretty reluctant to give potatoes a try the old story is that peasants are inherently conservative and will not do anything new. They will not try unfamiliar cultivation techniques they won't eat new food they're they're basically backward-looking and highly superstitious and regard the novel with skepticism. So there's an old story that says peasants looked at potatoes and they said this food is not in the Bible we will not eat it and they said our grandparents didn't grow this food and we will not grow it added to that. There was the unfortunate fact that the potato is part of. The. Same Botanical family of the deadly nightshade. So that's kind of suspect and the potato doesn't grow from seed like a normal crop instead you so little bits of the potato the ground I mean, why would you trust plant like that? Europeans didn't understand this. They thought it was the food of the devil. There's a whole lot of old writing from decades. By historians who say that, Europeans looked potatoes and when they saw them, they saw something freaky on weird.
Unpacking Israeli History
"Back in twenty seventeen, the New York Times published an article about Amadeo Garcia Garcia. The. Last Living Speaker of the top story. Once, spoken for centuries by thousands of members of an Amazon tribe Madeo, the sole survivor, and the last person on earth to know the language his tried which had lived uncontactable for centuries along Amazon River in Peru slowly died out due to the weapons diseases brought to them from intruders when Avodados brother passed away his last remaining relative the missionary asked Amodio how he felt. Adele responded in the broken Spanish that he had. The only way he had to communicate with outside world he said. It's now over for us. Why? Dale no longer has some to speak to and when you have no one else to speak to, you will lose your language. That's why was over for Amodio. Losing a language is like losing an identity, a culture history. I don't mean to sound over dramatic here but losing a language is really losing oneself. Looking back at the history of the Jewish people that Jews faced a very similar problem. And the reality today is that over the last one, hundred, fifty years, a modern miracle took place for almost two thousand years Hebrew the language of the Torah the Bible and so much Jewish literature you know the prayers was mostly reserved for the ritual. And now. Jews. Over the world's beekeeper, a language that was essentially dead as a spoken language. Something like this has never happened in history of language. The. Fact that the majority of Jews around the world speak Hebrew today is not something to take for granted. There are approximately fourteen point, seven, million Jews in the world and six point seven, million of them live in Israel where Hebrew is the national language. And many hundreds of thousands outside of Israel, speak language as well learning it in. Jewish. Day schools and summer camps or at home. Short. The Bible prayers and religious texts were written and read in Hebrew. Literally nobody spoke in daily life for like almost two thousand years. So How'd an almost extinct biblical language reemerge as spoken language in the span of only a few decades? Was Zionism that deserves the credit Certain. Figure named Elliot's Ben Yehuda. And what is it always obvious that Hebrew would be the national language of the Jewish state. Let's jump back in time to learn about the history of the Hebrew language details about the spoken language of Hebrew in ancient times are not perfect. Here's what we know. In the Bible the Jews otherwise as Hebrews spoken ancient Biblical version of. Biblical Hebrew was the spoken language of the Jews for over a thousand years. But one of the Romans destroyed the second Jewish Temple in seventy CE HEBREW AGAIN. To die. Out.
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"Bible Study podcast on this wonderful day of Eastern. We're talking about the resurrection of Jesus. We're talking about the promises of Easter and before the break told the story of the kid in my sisters Wednesday school class who was listening to these promises listening to the story and decided it was a really opportune time to trip. His neighbor which doesn't surprise me about Squirrelly Goofy giggly kids but hopefully getting that what I was talking about in terms of us. We all of us. Doing the same thing to our neighbors was a metaphor right. I mean maybe maybe you find it funny to reach out and actually literally physically grab your neighbors ankle and Yank but I- meaning this as a metaphor. We hear the promises of Easter. We know we have been given this incredible gift of grace and salvation and yet that doesn't negate the fact that we are all still human. We still have human flaws. We still possess human sinfulness. The disciples lived and traveled with Jesus for three years. They lived with him. They saw him. He'll people they heard him teach and preach on numerous occasions. They had the opportunity to listen to him on even more occasions when he wasn't when he was just teaching them not necessarily teaching the crowds. I mean these or disciples who were in the perfect situation to hear the promises of Jesus to find to know what was going to happen and yet they still never quite understand what Jesus is telling them. They heard him again. Say on more than one occasion. What was going to happen. That he was going to go to Jerusalem he was going to be. Trade is going to be killed but a third day he would rise again. How his being? The Messiah was going to be different from all of their expectations. Because many people thought that the Messiah would come and be more of a Military Messiah that he would overthrow the Roman government set the people free from oppression that they had been living under and Jesus kept saying he's not that kind of Messiah. He was going to be different from all of their expectations. But of course the disciples were also human and they probably had a really hard time letting go of those expectations if you have heard those stories over and over your entire life but the Messiah coming overthrowing tyranny that you've been living under. It's hard to let those expectations go and so they heard the promises they didn't always internalized. They didn't fully accept them or understand them until much much later and even then they still made in their understanding. Which makes it all kind of sound a little depressing and hopeless right. Because of the disciples who lived and traveled with Jesus witnessed firsthand his teachings. Miracles et CETERA. Still didn't believe then. How are we who have not seen Jesus physically up close and personal however we supposed to believe in these promises but it's not depressing in hopeless in fact it's just the opposite? This gospel reading begins while it's still night and ends with the revelation of the risen. Jesus the light of the world is. He has described at the beginning of John's Gospel. John's Gospel begins by talking about Jesus as that light in the darkness that light. The darkness cannot overcome and here at the end of his narrative. We see how true that statement is. The darkness of Good Friday is replaced by the light and joy of Easter. So even if we find ourselves hearing and seeing the promises unfold but we're having trouble understanding them like the disciples John's gospels the other lessons for today and we we of course didn't read those lessons but if you want to go to your luxury and read them. All of those lessons that are assigned for Easter point to the joy and the steadfastness of God's promises they remind us that God's Love and God's promises are alive today as they were on that first Easter. They remind us that God's promises are eternal even when we don't always believe them or respond to them. In appropriate ways the disciples themselves rarely got it right during Jesus lifetime and yet it is to exactly these flawed somewhat confused people to whom Jesus first appeared. We live in a world that so often seems dark and confusing and lacking intangible examples of hope this is where the promises unpowered of Easter comes in each year as we gather together in our communities to celebrate the risen. Christ was we gather together to celebrate that wonderful surprise of the empty tomb. We gather also to be reminded that in that Empty Tomb and in Christ resurrection. We have been given an amazing gift. We gather to celebrate the light of Christ and its presence in our lives. This doesn't mean that we are going to always get it right We it doesn't mean we're going to do things perfectly in fact we're just as likely today tomorrow next week to reach out and metaphorically grab our and our neighbors ankle and Yank right. We're just as likely as we were to do that yesterday before the fanfare of Easter and the reminder of those promises but there's hope of course because it is light of the world because we celebrate Christ's resurrection we celebrate. The God's promises extend even beyond death and the tomb so hopefully as we go forth from the Easter celebrations. We will do so with the light of Christ rekindled inside of us if you attended an Easter vigil this year than Often the Easter vigil starts with the kindling of the new fire and it starts darkness. But you start that fire and You you light the candle from that fire. And then everyone lights their candles from the One candle and the light grows and grows and then when you announce the resurrection than the lights come on and you're no longer in darkness. You're in the light of the resurrected Christ. Hopefully you can take that light out into the world with you. Hopefully you can take a sense of hope with you. You'll have that sense of hope. Welling up inside of you because you've celebrated Christ's resurrection. You've been reminded through everything that you see on Easter Sunday worship the the music and the flowers and the celebration and the just everything that God's love is steadfast and God's promises endure forever and so made the blessings of those Easter promises go out into the world with US may fill us with hope and give us encouragement to love our neighbors. By reflecting the light of Jesus in whatever darkness we encounter in our daily life. And so we say with hope with joy with all of the joy we can muster. We say Christ is risen. Christ is risen indeed Alleluia. And that is all the time that we have for this episode of the podcast. Thank you so much for joining me. Please join me again on Wednesday when I'll be looking at the alternate assigned Gospel Text for.
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"With Jesus. So here you have it. We have the Old Testament. We have these these reflections back on the Old Testament. You have this experience. The only time when God says listen to God or listened to Jesus. This is my son. Listen to him and again. We have this theme of or this idea of listening what happens when we listen to God. What happens when we listen to? Jesus is teaching. What what happens to the disciples when they listen truly? Listen to Jesus. They of course struggle so much like all of us to understand what they're going through and we have the advantage of hindsight and teaching and so much that has happened in two thousand years. These things happened. We know the story. We know what's coming. We want to say if I were the disciples. I would understand what's going on. I you know I wouldn't be like these silly disciples who are always asking dumb questions who never seem to get it. And yet I am just like those disciples. I would probably be asking questions I would be walking around going. What in the heck is going on is is not what I expected. I'm following the Messiah Messiah. So nothing like what I expected. And then you're you're witnessing all of these things the healings the preachings the teachings everything and then you witnessed the transfiguration. And you hear God's voice and God could have said anything. At that point we get those that introduction in the Psalm that we read for today and then they're seventeen verses of God's speaking but here gods simply says this this Jesus that you are following is my beloved son. Listen to him. That's all God says. In this moment listen to him so transfiguration Sunday brings us this amazing revelation of Jesus again as the son of God. It's this incredible experience. The disciples don't quite know what to do with it brings us the story of Elijah and Elisha. It just brings so many huge images in such a mean. There's so many details that we've heard over the past hour in all of these texts and yet what is standing out for me. Is the light in the darkness and listen to Jesus. Listen to God. We are coming up to the season of lent. Wednesday is Ash Wednesday and one thing about lent for me is listening to God. You can give something up for lent you can take something on for lent and maybe you might. WanNa consider taking on more time spent listening to God. That might look different for everyone that might involve taking walks. That might involve yoga or meditation or something along those lines that might involve listening through reading more scripture or being more diligent in your scripture might just it can take any sort of foreign but maybe are letting disciplined this year should be listening to God and we'll talk more about lent and Ash Wednesday on Wednesday for that podcast. But I'm GonNa wrap things up for this episode with that. What is God saying to you? What is Jesus saying to you the next six weeks lent? Let's let's listen together. Let's listen and see what we hear. God's saying to us so thank you for joining me for this episode of the GMC Bible. Study podcast even with my Confusion as to what day it was. I hope you will join me on Wednesday for the next episode when we were discussing. The texts signed Ash Wednesday..
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"Welcome welcome back to the GMC. Bible study podcast before the break left you with a couple of questions and the one that really caught my thought process was how can enjoy be the greatest and the least that paradox right and I think that while it seems a bit odd to be the greatest and the least I mean but God well you know it was created as is described as the Alpha and the Omega the first and the last. I think that's pretty common in the Old Testament in the Bible but a in the in the Bible in its entirety. And I think that Jon can be the greatest and the least because he is the one who is sent to prepare the way for the Messiah Ziya. He is great in that he has given this incredible role in preparing the world for the coming of the Messiah and he does that. Ah with great passion and with great conviction but being the least doesn't necessarily mean that you know he's just this like little bug. It just means leans that as great as John is he is just or he is a child of God which we all are children of God and so maybe he's not the least in the sense of you know he's nothing he but he just saying that we've Alban given gifts. We have all been given calls in our life with Christ and we have all been called to go out into the world to continue Christ's work to share God's odds word etcetera and so John may have been considered the greatest in terms of being the prophet who was sent to announce and prepare the way of the Messiah but In the Kingdom of Heaven. We are all God's children so here is the the real life example from today's devotional The congregation had endured more conflict than any CA. Any member cared to remember at one point members gathered to discuss whether they should close their church. No one could quite figure out why they could not get moving to healthy vibrant faith community. Reluctantly this the congregation Gatien called a seminarian to serve as their pastor but no one expected much from this young man. They decided to give him a few years. Perhaps he could help them close their church in a respectful respectful manner much to their surprise. The young pastor preached passionately cared for the sick with compassion and taught with wisdom beyond his years. God's spirit began to bubble up in unexpected ways and joy slowly filled their sanctuary. The transformation was striking yet. Some charter members refused to return but would ask church members about the congregation. The response was come here and see there is joy. Love is shared the Good News News of Jesus Christ is proclaimed. How often have you found yourself in some kind of situation like that where people get upset? They leave Steve but they still want to be connected. They Still WanNa know what is going on. They still are curious about this place and this congregation says come and see you know. Don't just don't don't just take my word for it. Come and see what is going on come and share in the joy and the love that are being shared in this community for centuries. He's the jury the Jews had anticipated the coming of God's anointed The Messiah or Christ depending on the translation the Messiah would launch the Messianic Age age A time when the desert would blossom overflowing with water when people would rejoice with singing as the blind see and the deaf hear There would be he no more sorrow or sighing but everlasting joy would rain and you recognize those words hope plea from the Isaiah text. We read earlier this time of miraculous. Transformation should come only as God acts in our world bringing in a new age And how are we going to be in that new age. We're going to come and see or are we just gonNa you know kind of hover around the edges. Today we live in between the Times of when the Messiah came and when the Messiah will come again Christ has come Christ will come again. Thus we experience in part the joy hope and transformation of Jesus but we realized allies that we do not live in a time of final fulfilment. We continue to walk into live by faith. God continues to be at work in its world and in in our lives committed to transforming our personal desert's into gardens overflowing with joy. The good news proclaimed by Jesus to the poor includes US as poor four centers trapped by our own Sin Jesus continues to give us sight and insight opening our ears and cleansing us. The dead are raised from from MM death. We who are thirsty given drink we who are hungry are fed and again. I just WanNa give credit where it is. Do I am sharing with you. You devotional from the Ucla of Evangelical Lutheran Church. In America it is daily discipleship written by John and Robin McCullough Baid and Copyright of two thousand and seven. So that is where I am getting this. These lovely devotional from I do want to conclude with some history or you know I. I've been I've been giving you some Some history threesome etymology for for the season of advent. And today I want to look a little more closely at joy or Gowda Tae what you may hear used for the Sunday which actually puts me in mind of another song that I've been listening to in my Christmas music rotation and that is Oklahoma Comey Manual Sung by ENYA and You know in the the part where we say. Rejoice rejoice Emmanuel it. The in this version uses the word cow day and actually I have heard it from not just any but there's other artists in my rotation that. Sing it this as well and it is it's really beautiful So the the third Sunday of advent as I have said a million times probably already in this podcast is known as Gowda Tae Sunday the term is derived from the Latin opening words of the introit Anton rejoice or Gout Detaille in the law in the Lord always so it's Latin The theme of the day expresses. This was the joy of anticipation at the approach of the Christmas celebration. The theme reflects a lightening of the tone of the traditional advent observance in some parishes that use violent as the color for advent the vestments and hanging out details. Sunday will be changed to rose or pink for one day only And for this reason and the Sunday is sometimes known as rose Sunday many churches and individuals include a pink candle among the four candles of an advent wreath. It is always the third of the four lit Gowda taste Sunday is a time to think about what it means to rejoice in the Lord and how to live into the piece that guards our hearts and minds in Christ so that is a little bit of history Malla g it Cetera et on the word. Gowda take on the third Sunday of advent and why it is the pink Sunday white is the the rose. Sunday is the joy Sunday I did to say that I wanted to read the magnificant. So let's go ahead and take one more break and then when we come back. We'll read that from Luke and wrap up this episode so stay tuned you're listening to the GMC Bible Study podcast. And I'll be right back. Golden state media concepts side five podcast together. We dive into the World Saifi and science fiction from episodes of Star Trek Star Wars. The walking dead resident in all the view science fiction movie from Marvel or DC golden state media CUSS sci-fi pipe. You'll never book get science fiction the same way again Welcome back to the GMC. 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"Welcome back to the GMC bible study podcast on this seventh Sunday after pithy before the break was talking about forgiveness living in the moment focusing on God's plan. It's cetera and mostly dealing with the Genesis and Soames song thirty seven assigned for today. We're gonna move now to the gospel reading as they mentioned before this is a continuation of the verses that were read last week the sermon on the plane most people know the sermon on the mount, and that's that thought the blesses the sermon on the plane is very similar. Although as I said, we get the blessed and the woe to you who versus I I read a quote this past week. And I can't remember who said it. I apologize. It's on different computer. So I can't even look it up. But the quote said why do we have to try to make these the same thing? Why couldn't Jesus have said what Jesus preached similar sermons into different places the sermon on the mount and the sermon on the plane. Yes, they're similar, but they're also different. And if you've listened to me for any length of time, you know, I say the same things more than once because those are the things that I, you know, those are the things that I really believe and I really important to me in my faith. And so they keep coming up over and over. And so why do we have to why do we have to say it was it was just one one sermon to the different gospel writers just wrote it differently. Well, maybe it was two separate sermons in two different places..
"bible" Discussed on GSMC Bible Study Podcast
"He. Welcome back to the GMC bible study podcast. We are in fact talking about the text from Genesis a little bit before the break. We were talking about Plato and some odd ideas of philosophy, but we are talking about Genesis and she goes on to talk a little bit more about that quote in Plato's symposium, and that is that love is born into every human being. It calls back the halves of our original nature together tries to make one out of two and heal the wound of human nature. Each of us then is a matching half of a human hole and always see an each of us is always seeking the half that matches him. What I love about that is that I, that I phrase love is born into every human being. That's really beautiful. At any rate. She says that the that the beauty of his interpretation is that it opens up the. Idea that the bone of my bone and flesh of my flesh can go beyond what traditionally has been described as the love between a man and a woman partners and companions can and do common all shapes and forms. I and I was thinking that exact same as I was reading about that that each of us then is a matching half. Because in that description of symposium, it doesn't. It says creature and draw Jinus creatures with two faces. It doesn't say and drudges creatures with a male face a FEMA fleas, just two faces and then each half is seeking. It's perfect other half. I know that this can be a controversial stance and that you might not agree with it. I respect that you might not agree with it, but I find this to be a beautiful description of the fact that everyone is born love is born at every human being and people love in so many different. As from platonic to romantic too erotic, and it's all the all those types of love are present. In the in the bible. God gave us the capacity to be loving creatures and to find the person that we can love and go through life with. So I am actually very appreciative of this understanding and the fact that she brings it into her commentary. I apologize if you are offended by this type of thinking, but I personally find it beautiful and happy that there is so much representation and that we can. We can start understand things a little bit better and be more inclusive in our understanding of love, and the way God has created us, it's, it's cetera. So. She says, finally, to conclude whoever this partner wants soulmate ends up being the final verse of this week's luxury reading offers.
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"Welcome back to the GMC bible study podcast, and this conversation about community. We just talked about James in the first segment, which is another text about community of is Louis talked about that, and we've been reading through this for the last several weeks and hearing advice. And now we come to the end of our reading time with James and we, we get what we talked about earlier praying for one another at cetera. The context of this letter of course is communal. Everyone should be working together to help and support each other. It's a reminder to all of us of how communities should act toward one another as the body of Christ and how different my experiences a counselor would have been if we had been mature enough or self aware enough to really take these words to heart. Not thinking that we were right and everyone else was wrong, rather working to working to see the good in those around us either. Even when we didn't agree, didn't agree with them. Excuse me, celebrating what others did well, rather than only seeing the negative and and commenting on that negative and pointing out what they weren't doing well. Now the gospel text might not seem like it's about community the entire in its entirety. But you know, for me, when I read through it, it can be hard to think about anything else besides plucking out our eyes and cutting off our hands and feet and tying a millstone around our necks and all of those things. It's it's a very graphic segment if you really think about it. And so it can be hard to figure out what he's actually trying to tell his disciples as well as us. The text is we know begins with the disciples complaining Jesus about arrival exorcist and. They tell Jesus that they did try to stop him much like Joshua and l. dad and me dead. And Moses remember asks Joshua, why he's upset, and he says that he wishes all the Lord's people were prophets. Similarly, Jesus tells cycles not to stop the unknown man from doing work Jesus's name because it's still life-giving work in the name of Jesus. It's easy to try and define who is and who is not a part of a community who gets to be part of that community to try to control the actions of those who are both insiders and outsiders right. Jesus basically tells the disciples not to worry about it because whoever is not against us is for us and Jesus clearly isn't going to put up with any kind of finger pointing from the disciples. So while they're eager to bring judgment on this outsider, who's not part of their group was not part of their click who's acting Jesus's name Jesus himself once the Cypress's to pay attention instead to their own behavior. Very, very typical of Jesus right. Let's let's that doubt Jesus knew that that saying, when you're pointing your finger your your finger, you still have three fingers pointing back at yourself, right? But Jesus tells them that instead of looking at others and seeing their flaws, they should look at themselves and ask if they are getting in the way of the gospel, if they are being stumbling blocks to others by their words or actions, Jesus returns the focus back to their own behavior to the disciples behavior and to are on behavior to the.
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"Welcome back to the GMC bible study podcast. I am speaking today about the texts assigned for the twelfth Sunday after Pentecost, that is August twelfth, this year and talking today about the Old Testament text. We just finished speaking about the text from I kings chapter nineteen. And now I'm going to move onto the psalm this week and next week it comes from psalm thirty four. This week, we look at some thirty four versus one through eight and those versus are as follows. I will bless the Lord. At all times, his praise shall continually be in my mouth. My soul makes it boast in the Lord. Let the humble here and be glad omega PHI the Lord with me and let us exalt his name together. I sought the Lord and he answered me and delivered me from all my fears look to him and be radiant. So your faces shall never be ashamed. This poor soul. Cried and was heard by the Lord and was saved from every trouble, the angel of the Lord and camps around those who fear him and delivers them, o taste and see that the Lord is good. Happy are those who take refuge in him. So that is some four for one through eight and this section of verses makes me want to sing. I mean, I will bless the Lord. At all times, his praise you'll continually be in my mouth is something that I know from my own worship experiences and then taste and see is a him that I am very familiar with. So I'm not gonna sing a mall, scratchy and croaky. I'm not gonna subject you to that, but maybe maybe you had similar experiences where you're like, oh yes, that reminds me of worship. And that song that we sing four x, y, and z. Another comment I have another thought I had as I was reading through this is that this is so much what we were just talking about in the first section, you know, crying out to God got answering us God delivering us from our fears. Yes, this poor soul cried and was heard by the Lord and was saved for every from every trouble, the angel of the Lord in camps around those who fear him and delivers them. And remember that fear in this case means fear in that sense of incredible all which can sometimes be actual fear, but is more of just that huge feeling of off at everything that God has done and continues to do. And just the amazing this that is God. So this just you can. You can see why it's a sign for this week and then of course, taste and see that the Lord is good fits in with the bread connections that we've got going on the in this series of weeks and. The the bread that was left by the angel in the first reading from I kings..
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"Welcome back to the nc bible study podcast we are speaking this episode about the old testament texts assigned for this sunday the week of june third the second sunday after pentecost so far we have done the first reading from the book of deuteronomy the alternate i reading from for samuel and now we turn to the soem which comes to us this week from psalm eighty one not the entire soem we will read the first ten verses of the psalm sing aloud to god our strength shout for joy to the god of jacob raise a song sound the tambourine the sweet liar with the harp blow the trumpet at the new moon at the full moon on our festival day for it is a statute for israel an ordinance of the god of jacob he made a decree joseph when he went out over the land of egypt i hear a voice i had not known i relieved your shoulder of the burden your hands were freed from the basket in distress you called and i rescued you i answered you in the secret place of thunder i tested you at the waters of merida hero my people well admonish you oh israel if you would but listen to me there should be no strange god among you you shall not bow down to a foreign god i am the lord your god who brought you up out of the land of egypt open your mouth wide and i will fill it that is psalm eighty one versus one through ten and.
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"It's primarily the encouragement for the community to realize the life that they already have it's it's about commute it's it's about fear over the community salve asian the preacher calls on them to remain or abide jesus teaching and therefore in the family of god because as mentioned before there were people who had left the community over arguments over differences of opinion it's cetera so she says this shouldn't be read as a condemnation of anyone who experiences fear because we all feel fear an art life at times and various bill passages even encourages certain type of fear fear of the lord which is kind of being aw of the lord instead this works with the rest of the sermon to encourage us to encourage the readers the god whose love is demonstrated to perfection by jesus is casting out fear in creating a time when all might experience confidence rather than shame so after all when we spend she says our lives loving in the same way that jesus loved we do not focus on condemning others or even our selves for experiencing fear rather we focus on loving people through those fears and thereby revealing the true victory of god the one who is love in spite the chaos around us in that way she says i john four eighteen again brings us back to the main point of the sermon beloved let us love one another because god loves us we are going to take a break now and when we come back we'll look at the gospel signed for this week so stay tuned you're listening to the gmc bible study podcast and i'll be right back since buffalo wild wings always opened late here are few things you'll enjoy buzzer beaters wings in twenty twentyone signature sauces and seasonings and great deals on food and beer grabs.
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"Listen to our episode on plot is that there's there's like embedded plots in the bible so you have the story of gideon which takes place and a whole series of stories that make up the book of kings and that entire sorry judges and that entire set of stories has its own plot structure which then and you call those what you call those movements physical movements i called the movements act like thinking about acts of a play actually i thought that was really helpful yeah yeah and then those all fit into a grand biblical plot creation to new creation and so seeing how these plots are embedded it's like at any given moment reading the bible you're like in inception right you're like with a lot within a plot within a plot well that's good i don't think you brought that up really that's a good analogy yes and actually each time yeah you subplot you're in you actually it's easy to forget the governing plot like why are they in this little sub world because of something applaud conflict caused up here the force them to go down and do this other one yeah it's actually really good good analogy yeah so that's plot we looked at and then a video that's not out yet it's almost out yeah actually i don't know if it's almost now i think yes for fly it's the to conceive of the bible it's an epic narrative which means it's a sprawling narrative huge cast of characters it's like you know like many epic narratives that are out there in the world for modern westerners the most familiar ones now or tokyo tokens jarrow talking's world lord of the rings epic narratives right and because even their separate story worlds there's the ring trilogy but then there's the hobbit which is its own totally own plot but it is related as like the pre plot that makes sense of the others and that's totally how the bible works and so it's it's difficult when you're in the thick of the book of kings.
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"Welcome to the bible project podcast last year tim and i were in pitas california for a conference called regeneration and while we were down there we did a live recording of this podcast with a couple of hundred leaders from around that area and today we're going to release the first part of that live recording it was a ton of fun being down there with him and if you've never been in a room with tim while geeks out about the bible will you're in for a treat tim just gets excited and no other topic lights up like the topic we addressed that day the topic at hand is what we've come to call design patterns in the bible if you've been following this project you know that we'd like to talk about how the bible is literary genius and one of the things that makes the literature of the bible so sophisticated as how every story in the bible seems to be aware and riffing off of every other story in the bible no matter what author no matter what time period at all connects together with this amazing awareness of how stories are told why they're told that way and the patterns that emerge become immensely important for us understand what the authors were trying to communicate to us this might seem really geeky maybe not that useful maybe to sounds really strange or hang in there we're gonna break down what it is it will follow a few design patterns through scripture and as we do i guarantee you're gonna see how rich inciteful and profound the literature in the bible is so thanks for joining us here we go.
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"Golden state media concepts bring you the bible study podcast reflect in journey the bible as together we studied god's word and be inspired bible study made fun and informative for all ages it's the golden state media concepts bible study podcast welcome to the golden state media concepts bible study podcast i am your host sarah and today is april fourteenth twenty seventeen it is good friday in holy week and good friday is a solemn occasion it is the day that we commemorate that we remember jesus sacrifice on the cross that we remember the things that the reason he came to us was to give us a new way of thinking about our relationship to god we remember that god loved the world so much that god is willing to do just about anything in order to be in relationship with god's people and that included sending god's own son into the world to live as a human to carry out god's ministry and to show the world different way of being in relationship with god to show the world that love is one of the answers that loving god and be loving god means that we then need to love what at other we need to be servants to another we need to live as christ lived and so today's podcast is going to be a little different than normal i don't want to do a lot of my own talking a lot of my own blah blah blah because it is such a solemn occasion i do want to read the texts for today i want it to be a little bit more reflective for you just listening to the texts and then a couple of pieces of the good friday worship service from my own tradition which is the lutheran tradition so we are going i'm going to do that as i said i'll read the texts all four of the texts that are assigned for good friday and then i will read some of the prayers that are involved in my own tradition so it's a little bit more of a worship experience than a bible study experienced but i hope that you will appreciate the difference in that this is a more solemn occasion and i just don't feel like i need to give you so many of my words when the words.
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"Over him by by his body and blood through his sacrifice reminding us that we have been given this amazing gift of grace so that is all the time that we have for today as always i wanna thank you for joining me on today monday thursday april thirteenth 2017 i hope you'll join me tomorrow when we'll be talking about the good friday texts for as as we continue through holy week as always a reminder that you can find all of our podcasts on www dot g s mc podcast dot com you can download those podcasts not just the bible study podcasts but all of the podcasts on i tunes on stitcher on soundcloud on any of the device on any of the apps that you use for your mobile devices you can find us there we are also available on social media you can follow us an interact with us on social media i would love to hear from you so you can find the bible study podcast on facebook on twitter on instagram on tumbler and i would love to hear from you so again thank you for joining me i hope you'll join me again tomorrow and as always i hope that you remember during this holy week especially that you are a beautiful and beloved child of god thank you for joining me you're listening to the golden state media concepts bible study podcast part of the golden state media concepts podcast network you can find this show and others like it at www dot g m c podcast dot com download our podcast on itunes stitchers soundcloud and google play just type in jesus mc to find all the shows from the golden state media concepts podcast network from movies to music throw sports entertainment and even weird news you can also follow us on twitter and on facebook thank you and we hope you have enjoyed today's program.
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"Right now save sixty percent off absolutely everything at gap factory and fifty to seventy percent off that the nanna republic factory and both stores save forty percent off clearance plus don't miss banana republic factory doorbuster dresses at nineteen ninety nine and gap back your logo hoodies for the family from fourteen ninety nine what are you waiting for search our store locator for your nearest gap factory and banana republic factory source for shabbat online concepts bring you the bible study podcast reflect in journey the bible s together we studied god's word and being spire bible study made fun and informative for all ages it's the golden state media concepts bible study podcast welcome to the golden state media concepts bible study podcast i am your host sarah and today is april thirteenth 2017 it is the thursday in holy week also known as holy thursday on also known as mandi thursday and i'm curious if you have a particular tradition in your in your congregation in your community that happens on monday thursday a lot of churches participate in a foot washing there's some sort of foot washing partial portion of their worship service on monday monday thursday and that will make more sense if you've never heard of that as we read through today's gospel reading some curious if you have experienced that for me personally my home congregation did not do a foot washing service when i was growing up so i wasn't exposed to that type of worship experience until i was in my twenties actually and i was working as a camp counselor at a lutheran bible camp in the middle of nowhere montana and we did that we did a.
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"Hey this is john at the bible project today we're starting a new discussion on a theme one of the biggest themes in the bible in fact and one most of us have never really thought about the exile yet the exile this is the unsung team in five eighty six b c the babylonian empire came in and overthrew the nation of israel captured this right people and forced them to relocate and live in babylon as exiles in this event was so severe that the problem of exile became the most important idea in the shaping of the hebrew bible so the bible doesn't come from the powerful elite that rule jerusalem in the days of david their historical sources materials that go way back to those periods but the people who shaped the bible began to shape it into form that you and i and nova those people are those who went through the exiled babylon and lived through generations of slavery a suffering and even when they came back to the jerusalem they were under oppressive military occupiers for centuries all that an more today on the podcast thanks for joining us here we go okay were starting a new podcast series new podcast theory is that a new video or any of the theme video it's a bow the exile the exile of the judiciary ends two babylon and 580 six b c it's what all of us woke up thinking about the.
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"Than what we have when we don't have the could yeah this interesting yeah i think i think we could probably listed a number of different factors so yeah that that they don't for not typing on digital documents if they don't have infinite amounts of space also the hebrew narrative tradition grew out of as far as we can tell the oldest narrative style in human literature uh is poetic the epic poetic style the willie it in odyssey in the castilian odyssey the oldest canaanite and tame in babylonian literature that way predates the bible it's narrative in that it's telling a story but it's literary forms poetry which is hyper condensed yet really condensed language it has a rhythm to it has rhythm and certainly this is the oldest that was the oldest form of israelite riding in there is some some of it is preserved in the hebrew bible like exodous fifty in the song of the c of the see the describes exodous or we talked about this in previous magus conversation or the song of debra barraq that describes the battle so there's different snippets quotes from these old israelite epochs but for the most part they think converted into proce narrative which is what we have before us forty three percent of the hebrew bible so i think that's also to the evolution of or the development of the narrative technique developed trauma condensed form into more proce narrative but think it's the same challenge we come across just think of any devos story that's ever confused you and a guarantee it's from some lack of detail that would unlock the whole thing for you in wide why did moses strike the rock can yet to speak to it and why does he get disqualified from for that freedom you know the gospels represent a continuation of this tradition the new testament so the stories of the calling of the disciple.
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"Hey this is john at the bible project today on the podcast we're going to talk about care jobs what is jawad barry win n facility you want the mon just say the warden all thrall eyesore out of plucked out on a pretty good idea wax oh what we've got here faye in year new kate moss not just any kind of character we're specifically gonna talk about characters found in the bob you see we're in the middle of producing a series of videos called how to read the bible what you'll notice reading the bible is that there's a lot of stories in every story past characters now if you're like me you might have wondered why is there such little detail given to characters in the bible i wanna know what did that person look like what were the thinking why did they do what they did i want rich filled out characters the lack of detail is intentional and strategic and it's frustrating for modern readers we mistake it as diphyl this is a primitive poor the told story look all the characters are simple and that's just totally missing difficul narrative style often times when we read the bible we have a tendency to put the characters and categories that we understand either a good guy for your bad guy but two biblical authors people aren't always 'simple for the most part did local narrators refrain from sermonising were moralising characters what they do is just set their choice in front of him and then you have to be the one to evaluate this minimalist style is trying to recreate in the narrative your experience of your online moral realism of the human condition most people aren't only good at only that were all a mixed bag plan from the mouths that's today on about how to podcast thanks for joining us here we go.