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A highlight from Glass Half Empty & Half Full - The Perspicuity of Scripture
"Do you struggle with understanding the scriptures? Do you frequently hit roadblocks in your Bible reading? Do you struggle from even having a basic sense of satisfaction in your scripture reading? in your scripture reading? Sana, sana, colita, derana. If you're a Spanish speaker here today, you would know what I just said. Sana, sana, colita, derana. Lalo, could you translate those words as literal as possible for me in English? Yeah, as literal as possible in English. Or he'll heal frog bottom, is that another one? Yeah, he'll heal frog bottom. Now, if you weren't a Spanish speaker, you wouldn't know that what I just said is objectively clear in context. He'll heal frog bottom, literally translated in English, means nothing to a person who doesn't know Spanish. Even if they could translate Spanish to English. So, in reality, this is a phrase that we would often, or Spanish speakers would often tell children when they've, say, fallen on the floor and gotten injured, right? It's almost like as if it's a call to courage, like, you'll be okay. Another example in the English language is a stitch in time saves nine. I don't know if you guys have ever heard that. Have you guys ever heard that, a stitch in time saves nine? Okay, so no one before the 1980s, or sorry, no one after the 1980s. A stitch in time saves nine is an expression that basically means if I don't fix this stitch right now, the nine ones later are gonna fall apart, right? So, it's really a call to prudence and saying, well, I need to do this right now so that things don't get worse down the line. What I said in Spanish earlier, once again, is utterly and objectively clear. Utterly and objectively clear. It's a phrase with a particular meaning, and yet, as I said before, only a native Spanish speaker would understand. To everyone else, what I said was absolutely obscure. we're So, several weeks now into our doctrine of the Scriptures in our confession, and having recently just covered the sufficiency of Scripture, we now arrive at the question of perspicuity, perspicuity, perspicuity. We can say everything we want about the sufficiency of the Scriptures, the sufficiency of Scripture for faith and godliness, but if Scriptures don't have what we will go into later as perspicuity or a degree of transparency or clarity, we couldn't access its sacred truth. Or we would at least need to depend upon someone else to access its sacred truth, and that'll come a bit later. If you do have a copy of the Confession of Faith, feel free to turn there, and that will be in chapter one, paragraph seven. Chapter one, paragraph seven. But if you don't, just feel free to follow along as I read. All things in the Scripture are not alike plain in themselves, nor alike clear unto all. Yet those things which are necessary to be known, believed, and observed for salvation are so clearly propounded and opened in some place of Scripture or another that not only the learned, but the unlearned in a due use of ordinary means may attain to a sufficient understanding of them. Now this doctrine here in our Confession deals with how clear the Scriptures are to the people of God. And that whole doctrine is called perspicuity. If you are paying close attention to this paragraph, and as I mentioned, this whole doctrine, not just part of it, but the whole, has to do with perspicuity, then you would realize that perspicuity or transparency or clarity takes into account two things. One, clarity, and two, obscurity. One, clarity, and two, obscurity. So if you've never heard of the word obscure or obscurity, it just means less clear or not as clear. So just as if you have a glass that's half filled with water, half it's simultaneously filled and half empty. So that old adage, are you a glass half full or half empty person? You can just go down the drain, right? A glass halfway filled is both half filled and half empty. Likewise, with the Scriptures and the clarity of the Scriptures, insofar as parts of it are extremely clear and parts of it are not as clear, the perspicuity of the Scriptures actually encompasses two things. Both clarity and obscurity. Very clear and also some parts not as clear. I have a few observations from our tradition, from Peter van Maastricht, I can never pronounce his name correctly, van Maastricht, Francis Turretin, and William Whittaker. But before I get there, just know that this doctrine of perspicuity is a major battle in the Reformation. 16th century Rome so emphasized the obscurity or lack of ease of understanding of the Scriptures that they argue that if you don't have the pope and the magisterium, you can't interpret the Scriptures because if you did, you're not skilled enough to do so and you would most likely fall into various forms of heresy. Now, understand that there is a sense in which that is not false. It is very easy for people who just pick up the Bible on their own and refuse any kind of accountability to a church or Christian doctrine or any kind of wisdom from the past to easily err on the doctrine of the Trinity and the doctrine of Christ. It's so easy to do that. And I'm sure many of you may not have been previously accountable to a confession of faith before or a creed, and how often may you have discovered later on, oh, I said this in a certain way about God that was very wrong. It's very easy to do that. Okay, so let's come back to van Maastricht, Turretin, and Whittaker. Whittaker says this, perspicuity or obscurity, notice Whittaker didn't just assume that perspicuity is the same as clarity. He also thought of it in terms of hard to understand, obscurity. Perspicuity or obscurity is either internal or external. By internal, Whittaker means the heart of the interpreter. By external, he means the objective clarity of the scriptures. So if we go back to sana sana colita derana, right, sana sana colita derana is objectively clear. It's an objectively clear expression which calls someone to courage after having encountered a mini tragedy. But it may not be clear to everyone interpreting that because they may not know Spanish, or even if they knew how to translate words of Spanish to English, they still may not know how that particular idiom or expression or saying translates in English. More would have to be taught to them in order for them to understand that. So, in the same sense, the scriptures, the clarity of the scriptures are objectively and externally clear. But at the same time, it requires work and effort on the part of the one interpreting the scriptures to be able to assent or come to that clarity. What's very interesting is that this chapter in our confession doesn't even talk about the obscurity of the scriptures to non -believers. A small aside, it's very easy for us to communicate the gospel one time to a non -believer, send them off with a Bible and expect them to just read things on their own. In reality, we really should be thinking about evangelism more so in the context of the local church, bringing them to church to hear the ministry of the word of God in the presence of Christ. Why? Turton quotes 2 Corinthians chapter 4 verse 3. 2 Corinthians chapter 4 verse 3. He says this. But even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing whose minds the God of this age has blinded, who do not believe lest the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ who is the image of God should shine on them. The scriptures were not meant to be clear to those who are perishing or even those necessarily yet who will be saved one day. It is nothing short of the ministry of the Holy Spirit that is a requirement for someone to receive the message of the gospel, commit it to their souls, and assent or believe outwardly the doctrines of the Lord Jesus Christ. He goes as far as to say that ordinarily the ministry of the church, sermons, and commentaries are necessary. And despite all of this, he still wants the Christian to have the comfort of reading the scriptures. The Reformers understood just like with Roman Catholicism does. That there are difficulties in the scriptures, yet they came to a different conclusion. The conclusion that they came to was though there are difficulties and though a Christian should be interpreting the scriptures in the context of the local church, not to be expectant that the minister teaches them how to interpret the Bible in the sermon and they're supposed to do everything on their own afterwards. This is a conjoined effort. The doctrine or the expectations of interpreting the scriptures to our souls is very much a joint effort. You have the responsibility of hearing the word of Christ from the minister of the gospel to interpret and apply it to your conscience. He has the responsibility of aiding you and lifting you on Jacob's ladder. Our confession points to various scripture passages on this point. I'll just read to you two examples. The law of the Lord is perfect, converting the soul. The testimony of the Lord is sure, making wise the simple and also the entrance of your words gives light. It gives understanding to the simple. Meaning, the scriptures have in themselves a light to be given to the Christian. We are expected to come to the scriptures as if they are a light to us, a lamp unto our feet, a light unto our path. I've stated this before and I will state it once again. It is entirely possible for something to be written with sufficient clarity and yet, because the reader may lack the ability, he may not be able to fully understand it. And likewise, when speaking of the clarity of the scriptures, not everything is as equally clear. Not everything is as equally clear. I hope you're seeing where this lesson is going. Partly, it's a call to encouragement to receive the basic truths of the Christian faith from the scriptures with a willing and submissive attitude. But on the other part, it's a call to humility and to have very reasonable expectations of what you can accomplish apart from your local church. That is where things get very interesting for us. Roman Catholics have often, at least in the past, accused the Protestants on their doctrine of perspicuity, trying to portray the Protestants as those who believe that every part of the scriptures is so easy to understand that even a farmer can read every single part and understand it as in the same way that a trained and spiritual theologian can. This is not the view of the Reformers. It is not the view of the Reformers that without the ordinary means, which was referred to in our confession, that one may easily attain to the highest of the heights of the mysteries of sacred scripture. That is not the belief of the Reformers. For that matter, even our scriptures have something to say about that. Our confession alludes, let me go back a little bit, to 2 Peter 3 .16. Feel free to turn there if you like. 2 Peter 3 .16. I'm going to read from verse 14. Therefore, beloved, looking forward to these things, be diligent to be found by Him in peace, without spot and blameless. And consider that the longsuffering of our Lord is salvation, as also our beloved brother Paul, according to the wisdom given to him, has written to you, as also in all his epistles, speaking in them of these things, in which are some things hard to understand, which untaught and unstable people twist to their own destruction as they do the rest of the scriptures. Some things in Paul are hard to understand for Peter. Now, this would be very interesting if Peter was, in fact, the first pope, and had very difficulty understanding the apostle Paul, and would proclaim the ability to be the vicar of Christ to the church, and to not have the ability to understand parts of Paul would be very problematic, to say the least. That being said, we cannot escape the reality that some parts of the scripture are hard to understand for people by design. By design. And we will get to that, as to why I say by design, in a little bit. Whitaker emphasizes a very balanced approach to understanding the degree to which we can understand the scriptures. He says this, the unlearned can have some fruit and utility in reading the scriptures. At the same time, he'll say this, not even one jot or tittle is clear without the internal light of the Holy Spirit. And in the interest of humility, he closes with this. A man must be impudent, who would say that he understood even any one book thoroughly, and the same hath ever been said of the opinion of all of us. Do you understand what he's saying there? It would be the height of arrogance for Whitaker for someone to say, I even fully understand one book of the Bible. The height of arrogance. And despite that, despite that strong language, Turton and Whitaker often appeal to the church fathers about the ways in which scripture can be understood, the scope of their understanding. I'll read this quote from Francis Turton. The fathers frequently acknowledge it, although they do not deny that the scriptures have their depths, which ought to excite the studious believers. Chrysostom says the scriptures are so proportioned that even the most ignorant can understand them if only they read them studiously. All necessary things are plain and straight and clear. Augustine says, in the clear declarations, the scriptures are to be found, all things pertaining to faith and practice. Irenaeus says the prophetic and evangelical scriptures are plain and unambiguous. Gregory, a pope, says the scriptures have in public nourishment for children as they serve in secret to strike the loftiest minds with wonder. Indeed, they are like a full and deep river in which the lamb may walk and the elephant may swim. I just find that fascinating. How Rome can simultaneously confess full continuity with the church fathers and not say that, at least in the essentials of the Christian faith, that a lay Christian cannot read and understand the script, I just find that so difficult to just wrestle with. Like, how can you say that you have a sense of continuity with the church fathers when the church fathers themselves say that, at least in the elemental and primary doctrines of the Christian faith, they are clearly propounded in the scriptures? You know what's interesting? The major debater in the Roman Catholic world during the Reformation was Cardinal Bellarmine. You've probably heard his name in the past, maybe even last week.
Fresh update on "jacob" discussed on WTOP 24 Hour News
"40 past the hour brought to you by PenFed great rates for everyone. Here's Jeff Claybaugh. The Street Wall Journal reports Cigna and Humana are in talks about merging Gaithersburg based vaccine to nearly 200 more countries reviews of changes to Google Maps are mostly negative roads are now gray not yellow water is teal not deep blue parks are now mint not green The Dow finished Wednesday session up although just 13 points. Jeff Claybaugh, WTOP News. Asia Pacific markets are getting a lower start Tokyo stocks a quarter percent lower same with South Korea's KOSPI and Australia's ASX 200 is just a fraction lower. This week Israel announced that it had eliminated four senior Hamas military members. In this week's episode of The Hunt with WTOP national security correspondent JJ Green. We hear from Hans Jacob Schindler senior director of the counter -extremism project talking about who these men were. These were actually key leaders so we are not talking about any kind of ideological or political leaders. These are all individuals who are either responsible for parts of the Gaza Strip or for particular parts of the Hamas terrorism infrastructure. So one of them was a key figure in the rocket Hamas program. The long distance ability of Hamas to affect Israeli security. So these are really, really important operation leaders. I would assume without being part of the Israeli military operation that we have here a combination of simply military operations targeting the infrastructure and thereby also killing some of the leaders. But it's very clear and the Israeli government has said so so that there is also in parallel an actual manhunt going on for individual leaders and so some of them may have been killed simply through a bomb attack. Some of them had, I'm quite sure, been very much targeted. How does this impact recruiting? How does this impact people that want to join will and join this organization and does killing these people make things worse down road? the Well the answer is, as always with analysts, a distinct yes and no. So of course it makes it much harder for the operations of the terror infrastructure. If you have experienced birds that command troops that are responsible for the rocket program, taking these out is really a big hit. That's Dr. Hans Jacob Schindler, senior director at the Counter Extremism Project. The full conversation wtop at .com, search national security. G .J. Green, T .O .P. News. Be with us again next week at this time for another edition of The Hunt. Sign up for J .J.'s national security newsletter, Inside the Skiff at wtop .com slash alerts. Already Wednesday, that means that gone we've through the first days of the formal holiday shopping season from Black Friday all the way to Giving Tuesday. We can't tell you how much money was spent, yet they're still crunching those numbers, but we do have a feel for how shoppers are doing, and we'll tell you next. It also might not hurt to get a little advice on getting a good holiday deal for yourself, so stay with us. Hi, I'm Katie from Long Baths. My great grandfather founded the Long Legacy with reliability, value and quality in mind. These principles are a part of everything we do. Highest quality doesn't have to mean highest price. This month, get 50 % off installation of your new bath or shower, plus no
A highlight from AI Today Podcast: CPMAI in the Real World, Interview with Dr. Philipp Schlenkhoff, CPMAI
"The AI Today podcast, produced by Cognolytica, cuts through the hype and noise to identify what is really happening now in the world of artificial intelligence. Learn about emerging AI trends, technologies, and use cases from Cognolytica analysts and guest experts. Hello and welcome to the AI Today podcast. I'm your host, Kathleen Mulch. And as you can tell from my voice, I'm a little under the weather today. So I will be on today's podcast, but Ron might be doing a little bit more of the talking than me. Yeah, well, sorry to disappoint you. You're here for Kathleen to hear her more than 50%, but you know, she will still be here. You're going to hear her questions, but you know, I'm going to do my best to channel Kathleen's voice when she's not speaking. So I'm your host, Ron Schmelzer. And if you're listening to AI Today podcast for the first time, you should know that this is the place to go to hear all the great interviews and thoughts about what is happening with AI Today. And for those of you that follow AI, you know that every day is like a millennium. You know, here in AI, things just change so fast. And we have been in the midst of a lot of series of different podcast series on talking about different things about AI. Of course, generative AI is like the hot thing of the moment because it's everywhere and in every product. I think it's in a toothbrush I have now, generative AI. You can talk to your toothbrush. It's going to be everywhere. It is everywhere. So we have a generative AI series, but we also talk about AI failures. We have an AI failure series. We have a use case series. We have a trustworthy AI series. We have our glossary series, which actually is now starting to come to an end. I think we've gone through almost all the terms we can get to. But of course, we also have interviews with thought leaders and especially those who have gone the next level and certified in the CPMI methodology, which is a best practice for running AI projects. And on that note, we are really excited to have with us today Dr. Philip Schlenkopf, who is co -founder of the AI Transformation Institute and is CPMI certified. Welcome, Philip. Philip, thank you so much for joining us on AI Today. Thanks for having me, Ron. Great pleasure and quite an honor for me. We're really excited for today's interview. We'd like to start by having you introduce yourself to our listeners and tell them a little bit about your background and your current role. All right. First of all, sorry for my accent. I'm calling in from Berlin in Germany. And my way, how I found to AI is sort of a bit surprising because in the end, I started with business administration and studied that, went into corporate restructuring, went into consulting or that one, and then shifted further into the part of sales and learned that from the very beginning. And then after, you know, in a role managing director of a medium -sized company for which was owned for private equity, after a couple of years, I felt it was time for something new. So then I got to know via a business angel, Hans Utzgerreit, who is a professor at the German Research Institute for Artificial Intelligence, DFKY. The name might be familiar because his son actually was co -publishing the Google paper, Attention is All You Need, Jacob Utzgerreit. And I got to know him and he had a spin -off out of the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence, which was called Giants Technologies in the field of natural language understanding, relation extraction. And we were doing at that stage, some kind of corporate intelligence service. So I got to know him. I liked the idea. And so I invested into the company, led the company, and we did a lot of things to scale it, you know, having an architectural frame, which would actually do the job, setting up a sales team and doing sales and getting the first customers on board. And that went quite well. So we could sell the company after something like more or less a year to a strategic investor, which was very, very fortunate and very productive. And then I had to stay on board for the post -merger integration for quite a while, another year. And after that was kind of the question, what do we do now? What's generative AI? We saw early, we saw from the very beginning in our job to understand information that we could use transformers to help to get our precision up and our recall up. So that was actually great. And then, you know, then was the phase it was after November last year. And then was the question, what do we do? Do we build a product? And at that stage, our problem was that, you know, we couldn't find a lake, a market, which was not too big, that the big players would go into that market and crush you. And which wouldn't be too small, which could actually sort of, you know, still have where you can have a reasonably scalable business. And in the end, in the application layer, we didn't find the business case who would do the job because we thought, and we saw that, you know, this application layer was very thin. If it's so easy to set up a product based on API, then the problem is everyone can do it. And then the product actually sort of gets less important than the market access. And then we thought, you know, if the product gets less, export and less important than the market access, the market access in the end is the more important thing. And that for that market access, you don't find a startup because market access as a startup is very expensive. So in the end, our analysis led to the fact that in the end, generative AI and the boom which comes along it and all the transformation and change will be something for the existing companies who can just incorporate the solutions into their current offering. So having said that, our solution to that was, yeah, well, that will lead to a massive need for re -upskilling in the field of, well, actually for all professions, more or less. And that's why we founded the AI Transformation Institute where we do, you know, partly something like you do at Cognalytica, training people to better understand the technology and how to use it. And on the other hand, we do quite a few consulting jobs with customers on sort of helping them in their project to challenge them to go into the project management and eventually even take over some coding paths to help them to actually get their product onto the street. Yeah, in the past, I mean, that's fantastic, by the way, and hard for us to disagree with any of what you said, because you're right, AI is so transformational. And as you said, AI will be a core part of every product, right? Even things you would never have expected in the same way that the Internet and mobile have been so core transitional that just selling something general about we will make the Internet work, we'll make mobile work doesn't do anything for you because it's so core to everything. And I like how you think about market access. That's very, very interesting. But yeah, what you were saying about, you know, really trying to implement these for particular industries and particular applications, I think that's sort of the rub. We always are so surprised sometimes when we talk to people in major companies as we spend time, some of our interviews even here, folks who are unfortunate 1000, some of the biggest companies, and you think to yourself, they surely must be implementing, you know, AI at some advanced level. I mean, these are fortunate 1000 companies represent like what percentage of the global economy, like what 90? I don't even know what the percentage is the vast majority of the global economy. So you'd think that they would be well, well, well ahead. And then when you talk to them, you find it's actually the opposite. They're much farther behind in their AI. They tend they're not the leaders as much as the fast followers and the ones that can figure out how to apply AI to their problems. Those are the ones that get ahead, not just some AI experiment. So I don't want to ramble on and on about that, but it's hard to disagree with everything that you've said to that point and actually really sort of like, you know, my question kind of follows up on that. And that is sort of like the the challenges because people see the promises. They kind of get wrapped up in the hype. Maybe they even do some small AI projects. A lot of them are proof of concept that don't really find their way to any sort of long term use. So something kind of gets in the way. Right. So what do you see as some of these challenges in making AI projects work data, advanced analytics, any of that in that realm? Yeah, thanks for the question, Ron, because well, thank for what you said earlier, because that's something I've always thought that was only the case in German large corporates. Yeah, some of them are quite far ahead, but some of them, there's really not happening anything. And if you say it's the same in the U .S., then I'm a little bit relaxed from the European perspective. Yeah, but that's what we see in companies quite a lot. Yeah. That actually the C level is because of their age. Yeah. They're not that innovative. Yeah. They haven't fully understood the impact of the technology. And then sort of they talk to their CTO and the CTOs are maybe not that open towards the technology either. And they say, you have so many projects already in my pipeline. Yeah, I cannot prioritize that right now. And then you talk to the legal departments and those guys as well say, well, yeah, but there are a lot of and, you know, in Germany, you GDPR, you know, data regulation, we are sort of very cautious about all of that. And then the legal your legal team tells you, well, that's kind of, you know, everything is quite unsure and, you know, there's not real legislation, you know, and then sort of things get postponed and there's no active pressure to change that. I'm not talking about all the companies, but there are a few which go in that direction. And then the problem is sort of the grassroots thing works against it. Yeah. People use it anyway. And then exactly what then is happening, exactly what, you know, legal and the tech department wanted to avoid, you know, all the private and the customer data flowing into sort of some model by sort of the open, by the free version of the tools. And that's kind of a challenge. Yeah. So first of all, valid point, it's a top -down approach. Yeah. There needs to be an AI strategy in the companies and that needs to be sort of carefully thought through, always depending whether it's the core value creation process where which is being transformed or whether it's just a support function like sales or marketing, then you'd rather go for a tool option. But if your core value creation processes are going to be transformed, you need to think about something between using tools or maybe sort of build your own AI and that needs to be understood and then implemented. And as you said, you know, it cannot be some kind of a pilot which never goes into operation because then you don't have a success. And if you don't have a success, you will never really put money on it. So it needs to be, and that's something I really love about CPMI, you know, think big, start small, iterate often. It's so true in the projects, yeah, that you cannot tell that often enough. And I know you guys pronounce it a lot, but it's really true. It cannot be said, you know, enough.
Fresh update on "jacob" discussed on WTOP 24 Hour News
"To 31 degrees you're listening to WTOP Washington's news traffic and weather station the WTOP producer's desk is wired by IBEW Local 26 where electrical good morning I'm Mark Lewis Mike Chikaitis is our producer the story top we're following the DC Council holding a hearing this morning on a plan to deal with crime in the city the anti anti -crime measure proposed by Mayor Bowser targets three areas drug dealing retail theft and the wearing of masks to commit a crime last night Ward 1 residents were sounding off on violence their in community at a rowdy town hall meeting police chief Pamela Smith says they're focused on swearing in more officers there was a time period maybe 2021 well we were not hiring officers right and that was impactful and so we are working very diligently to build those numbers back up DC councilmember Brianne Nadeau is also proposing bills to make 911 calls more reliable and to boost rewards for information that leads to arrests in the city this year violent crime is up 40 % and property crime is up 25 % there have been more than 900 jackings reported in the city so far this year the Prince William County Board of Supervisors voted has in the early morning hours to allow the controversial Devlin Technology Park data center complex to be built in a residential area near Bristow inside nova .com reporting the vote to rezone 269 acres in the western part of the county came around five this morning it followed many hours of public comment and hearings with the developer there is intense diplomacy underway to extend the current truce between Hamas and Israel and there's been some progress reported with the latest hostage release today Hamas has released a list of 10 Israelis who will be freed including women and children and separately they also announced that several Russian citizens will be freed that's not part of the actual deal but they say it's a gesture to Russian president Vladimir Putin who has of been Hamas supportive in exchange Israel will release 30 Palestinian prisoners 15 women and 15 teenagers who have been involved in various incidents from stabbing attacks to throwing stones and Molotov cocktails that's CBS News contributor Robert Burger in Jerusalem today at that date 81 hostages have been freed during the temporary truce between Israel and Hamas and while that's encouraging Israel could be bogged down by ongoing talks. There is a risk associated with these extended negotiations. You're going from 13 hostages per day to ten hostages to five hostages to one hostage per day. Dr. Hans Jacob Schindler senior director at the Counter Extremism Project says Israel runs the risk of losing its momentum and essentially get drawn into a months -long never -ending hostage negotiation process. This is what's at the heart of the negotiations. Who those hostages are and others have something to do with where those hostages are and therefore if you have a truce for months and months and months it is going to be politically impossible to restart the military day. JJ Green WTOP News. The Senate's top Republican is criticizing suggestions from some Democrats that the US place conditions on any aid approved for Israel. More now from WTOP's Mitchell Miller today on the Hill. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell has made it very clear he opposes placing conditions on billions of dollars in assistance. I think it's ridiculous our relationship with Israel is the national closest security relationship we have with any country in the world. But some Democrats concerned about the widespread deaths and damage in Gaza believe the US has a moral duty to consider conditions on aid. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer. There are different views on that and we're gonna have to have a discussion with the caucus and the administration. Schumer says his chief goal is bringing a legislative package to the floor soon that include will aid for Israel, humanitarian assistance and aid for Ukraine. On Capitol Hill, Mitchell Miller, WTOP news. A search continues into the nighttime hours off the coast of Japan after a US military Osprey crashed, killing one crew member. Eyewitnesses told Japan's state news network that the US military Osprey was attempting to land at an airport on the small island of Yakushima when it suddenly flipped over, burst into flames and crashed into the ocean about 600 miles southwest of Tokyo. Japan's Defense Ministry said the aircraft was assigned to Yokota Air Base in Tokyo and was headed to an island of Okinawa. Lucy Kraft, CBS News, Tokyo. Coming up on WTOP in money money news. Rates are coming down even without the Fed. I'm Jeff Glabaugh. It's Here's 1136. a highlight from Joni Huber, the Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Compass Rose Benefits Group on the Open Season Exchange, sponsored by Compass Rose Benefits Group. People not looking at their health plan seeing and not what other options are out there. They're really doing a disservice to themselves. Just like their needs may change from year to year, so the does plan. So, you know, just really dig into the plan that you're currently enrolled in. 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A highlight from U.S. Economy from "stable" to "negative" with Neely Tamminga + Preparing for the Upcoming Bull-Run with Joe Carlasare and American Hodl - November 13th, 2023
"Hello, and welcome to the Cafe Bitcoin Podcast brought to you by Swan Bitcoin, the best way to buy and learn about Bitcoin. I'm your host, Alex Dancic, and we're excited to announce that we're bringing the Cafe Bitcoin conversation from Twitter Spaces to you on this show, the Cafe Bitcoin Podcast, Monday through Friday every week. Join us as we speak to guests like Michael Saylor, Lynn Alden, Corey Clifston, Greg Foss, Tomer Strohleit, and many others in the Bitcoin space. Also be sure to hit that subscribe button. Make sure you get notifications when we launch a new episode. You can join us live on Twitter Spaces Monday through Friday, starting at 7 a .m. Pacific and 10 a .m. Eastern every morning to become part of the conversation yourself. Thanks again. We look forward to bringing you the best Bitcoin content daily here on the Cafe Bitcoin Podcast. All right, good morning to all of you Cafe Bitcoiners. It is Monday, November 13th, and you guys can probably hear my slack snapping off here. Let me mute that shit. Sorry about that. Monday, November 13th, 2023, and it is another awesome day. Looking forward to the week in Bitcoin. Once again, why are all these Bitcoiners so goddamn excited all the time? It's disgusting. What's wrong with you people? You know, I remember when you first started doing Spaces, Alex, and this is before I had extensive experience with Slack, and I could hear it going off all the time in the background. Every time we were having those Spaces discussions in the morning, I was just like, what in the hell are you picking up? My fault. My bad. Morning macro. Oh, sorry. How's it going, guys? I hope everybody had a good Veterans Day weekend, too, by the way. It was fantastic. I worked my ass off. That's all right, though. Good stuff. Good stuff. Good morning, Terrence. Bright and early. On a Monday at like 7 o 'clock in the morning. What's wrong with you people? Macro. Good morning, Peter. Good morning, Jacob. Shout -outs to Dr. Jeff, Joe Carlosari, in the audience. Obviously, we're throwing you guys invites, but you're welcome to just chill. Whatever. It's all good. So apparently, Bitcoin has taken a slight pause from its vertical acceleration and Bitcoiners are attacking each other once again. That didn't take long. Anyway, welcome to Cafe Bitcoin, episode 475. Shout -outs to our supporters on Fountain and Nosternes. By the way, when I say signal, I'm not trying to say it's just my signal. We're looking for the signal. Some people are like, eh, never let us on stage at Cafe Bitcoin. It's an opinion, all right? It's an opinion. It's an opinion. If I don't think your signal is that great, then maybe we might not let you on. I'm not sorry for that. Like we're here to provide signal. And yeah, it's a judgment call and yeah, you might think your signal is more important and that's fine. I'm not mad at that. I'm not even judging you. In fact, here's, Jacob and I were just talking about this earlier. I don't even disagree with you on many things. Some people are like, well, this issue is really important. You guys don't talk about it. It's like, it is really important. Totally agree with you, actually. What I don't agree with is complaining about stuff that you have no solution for, or if you're not building a solution for something. Like if you're building something and it's a solution, we will invite you on this stage and you can talk about it. But if all you're doing is whinging and complaining, like why are we going to waste everybody's time with that nonsense? Am I wrong? Am I out of line here? Serious question. No, you're not out of line and whinging is a good word. I think more people need to use it. Yeah, mewling. I love that word too, mewling, whinging, meh, meh, um, okay. Good morning, Mickey Koss. For today's show, we're going to talk about, apparently BlackRock is launching an Ethereum ETF, or they're applying to anyway. We're going to do a spot Bitcoin ETF approval update this week, maybe. And Joe Carlosari is welcome to come up here and give us his views on that. Otherwise we'll just read his tweets out loud. I got no shame with that. What else? Oh, ICBC, which is one of the largest banks in China, was apparently cyber ransomed last week. That's a thing. So maybe we'll talk about that a little bit. Here's an interesting little factoid. Every $6 ,313 move above $29 ,586 is a billion dollars for micro strategy. Wow. Well, indeed. But the naysayers are going to say every $3 ,360 move down is minus a billion dollars for micro strategy. I was just about to say, I could see the articles now as it drops from $100K to $95K, they'll be just, you know, slamming micro strategy. Meanwhile he's sitting there like up thousands of percent. It's completely absurd, but it'll continue. Just buy Berkshire Hathaway. It's better than Bitcoin. Anybody can buy it. Are you slamming Dear Point? No, I would never do that. Nate, you're so crystal clear this morning. You must be stationary and not driving anywhere. I'm using the updated desktop. They've improved it dramatically. And you aren't driving anywhere. That too. You can't raise your hand, but it is working pretty well. Okay. Question. Are you on Windows or Mac? I'm on Windows 10 or 11 and I forget what number it is. You can't raise your hand on Mac either. You can't raise your hand and can you do emojis? I can do a lot of emojis. A lot of emojis, wow. Like a thousand at a time, apparently. So are you retired now, Nate? For the most part, yeah. I love your story, man. For those of you who don't know, Nate's been hanging around, you know, he's been coming around Cafe Bitcoin for a couple of years now and back in the day, since it started and back in the day, back in them, Nate used to roll around as a, as a truck driver, if I understand correctly, saving his money, stacking sets, man, no, I, I, the reason I people double to check whatever wallet you plan on using and do never, ever, ever, ever enter your keys into a digital device that is connected to the internet. We've seen a string of new apps on these app stores like Apple and Google that pretend to be existing wallets that are only available on the desktop. They are not legit. There's a, there is a new string of them. This was brought to everybody's attention by Oscar P at O S C Pacey and there's a new Electrum wallet on the app store Electrum doesn't have a mobile app and there's all kinds of other apps Lumi, samurai wallet, Jack's Liberty, Jack's Liberty wallet management Phantom wallet of a protocol assets trade sparrow was spoofed the other day, these apps, there's no mobile app that you should be using with your seed phrases from any existing wallet that you're using that holds any significant amount of Bitcoin. If you happen to use a hot wallet, use a fresh, use a hot app, wallet, whatever. If you happen to use one of these devices, make sure you're using a brand new wallet that it has generated. And you're only going to use minimal amount of Bitcoin. If should you do it like if you're going to take cash and you're going out for the day, that amount of Bitcoin, not, not thousands and thousands of dollars or even your, your stack that these people are unscrupulous, they have the morals and they do not care. They want your Bitcoin. Please be careful. And even with sparrow, there are methods that you can verify that the app is legit. And I, I, I can put a link in the nest. I don't want to populate it yet, which it's cool with Alex. And super easy to do because I'm a boomer and I did it yesterday. Like super easy. It's a one, two, three, I think four steps. It involves your terminal and just copy and paste. Yeah. Yeah. There's, there's a, there's a path or an FAQ on how to do it on sparrow. Once, once you go to download it, it's how to verify right below it. So please take the time to learn. Um, yeah. And don't lose your Bitcoin.
Fresh update on "jacob" discussed on WTOP 24 Hour News
"John Aaron. And I'm Michelle Bash. For the past few days Hamas has released Israeli hostages, but each day the number of those released hostages is smaller than the day before. And that's generating a return in Israel. The Israeli government doesn't want to get bogged down in months and months and months of negotiations. That's why the Israeli government only agreed on a list of 300 Palestinian prisoners and not of a list 600 of or a thousand Palestinian prisoners. Dr. Hans Jacob Schindler, senior director at the Counter Extremism Project. They need this to end at a certain point. And the key reason for that is this. Hamas will not give up all hostages in one negotiation. What we are talking about right now are Israeli women, children, from Hamas's viewpoint, hostages that it can give up and actually have a propaganda success with. They're really important hostages for Hamas are the military men and women that it helps JJ Green, WTOP news. The Carter family says final goodbyes today to First Lady Rosalynn Carter who died last week at the age of 96. Yesterday nation the said farewell in a tribute service attended by former presidents and First Ladies. Yesterday a tribute service attended by former Yesterday a tribute service was held in Atlanta with all five living First Ladies past and present in attendance as well as former President Clinton and President Biden. President Former Jimmy Carter made a rare appearance in a wheelchair. The Carters marked their seventh wedding anniversary back in July. Their children say the former president was by his wife's side in her final moments. And a CBS News reporter Dave Malkoff after today's funeral a private burial place will take at the Carters family residence. Maryland Governor Wes Moore's administration is working to reduce and pregnancies. We will help ensure that more of our health care providers are trained on how to deliver receptive care. Under this partnership we will bring contraception to communities that have too often been overlooked and undervalued including our rural communities. Governor Moore says a state partnership with a nonprofit called Upstream USA would bring free training education and technical assistance to Maryland health providers. care The governor expects this partnership to expand access to birth control. Now the top stories we're working on here at WTOP. This morning later this morning the DC council will hold a new hearing on anti a -crime proposal. A judge rules that portions of a new gun law in Montgomery County go too far. And at least one person is dead after the crash
A highlight from The Preeminence of Christ in Evangelism
"Corinthians chapter 1 and verse 17. Well, this verse, verse 17, is a Campbellite killer. But I'm not going to preach on that tonight, even though the part of me really wants to. Paul said, For Christ sent me not to baptize, but to preach the gospel, not with wisdom of words, lest the cross of Christ should be made of none effect. For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness. But unto us which are saved it is the power of God. Verse 21, For after that in the wisdom of God the world by wisdom knew not God, it pleased God by the foolishness of preaching to save them that believe. For the Jews require a sign, and the Greeks seek after wisdom, but we preach Christ crucified, unto the Jews a stumbling block, and unto the Greeks foolishness, but unto them which are called both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God. I want to preach tonight a message titled, The Preeminence of Christ in Evangelism. Paul the Apostle boldly proclaims that the primary function of his life and ministry was to preach the plain gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ. The personal work of the Lord Jesus Christ, especially as revealed in his perfect life, his sacrificial death, his burial and his glorious resurrection, would be the consistent theme of his preaching and his ministry. He said as much, Christ and Him crucified was the preeminent message in all of Paul's evangelistic endeavors. Look at chapter 2 and verse 1. And I, brethren, when I came to you, came not with excellency of speech or of wisdom, declaring unto you the testimony of God. For I determined not to know anything among you, save Jesus Christ and Him crucified. And I was with you in weakness and in fear and in much trembling, and my speech and my preaching was not with enticing words of man's wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power, that your faith should not stand in the wisdom of men, but in the power of God. Now what does it mean when we assign preeminence to something? When I say the preeminence of Christ in our message, in our evangelism, what do I mean by that? Well, when we assign preeminence to something, we are saying that it is to be first in importance, rank and influence. It is to be above everything else, superior, peerless, supreme, the greatest and most noble of all missionaries in the Bible, consistently appointed men, women, boys and girls of every race, creed, and social position to the saving gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ, and we should be committed to doing the same. I fear that much of modern day preaching that passes for evangelism does not assign preeminence to Christ and His finished work. Instead the focus has become so man -centered, it has devolved into a mere exercise of persuading someone to make a profession of faith. The focus is on getting a decision from that person, and as a result, religious assemblies all across the world, not just in America, but all across the world are filled with professors who responded to some psychological techniques and a promise of heaven. You don't want to go to hell, do you? No. You want to go to heaven, don't you? Yes. Well, just follow this simple formula. Follow these simple steps. Repeat after me. Embrace the formula of easy believism and voila! They are hastily assured of their eternal security. Do you really believe that exists? I've knocked on so many doors. I've visited house to house, found people who will tell me right to my face that they're saved. I said, well, tell me about it. Well, I went forward. When they had the invitation, I went forward. I shook the preacher's hand. He told me what to say and I said it. And I said, so are you faithfully serving the Lord? Are you attending church? Do you love the Lord? Well, I don't ever go to church. That's a huge problem. If any man be in Christ, he is a new creature. Old things are passed away. Behold, all things are become new. When somebody is saved, their life changes forever. And that won't happen by merely repeating a formula. There has to be an inward work of grace in the heart. You're not saved by... You don't get people to be saved by psychological techniques. They're saved because God uses the gospel and the power of the Holy Spirit to bring men to an end of themselves and draw them invincibly where they desire to know Christ and the free pardon of sin. May God help us to see that we cannot, we must not trifle with or change the message or the methods that are prescribed in the Holy Book, in the Word of God, regarding evangelism. We are not to water down the claims of Christ and the gospel. We must proclaim it boldly, accurately, plainly. And praying that God would open hearts to receive the truth as it is in Jesus. The preeminence of Christ in our evangelism must be revealed, first of all, in the message that we preach. I'm going to tell you something. If you're wrong about the message, if you don't know and obey the gospel, if you don't understand, this is something you can't be wrong about and go to heaven. It's an impossibility. There are certain doctrines that you may not fully understand, but this is something you cannot be mistaken about because there's only one message of salvation. Paul emphatically states that the message of the gospel is centered around the cross. He's not talking about a piece of jewelry. It was an instrument of execution. It signified a horrific death. And the cross represents the death of Jesus Christ, His redemptive work for sinners, His suffering, His bearing our sins in His own body on the tree, His offering of His body and soul in order for us to be saved. The cross is a message of Christ's sacrifice that He offered Himself literally in the stead of His people. He, instead of me receiving all of the wrath of God, it fell upon His worthy head and body and soul. I'm the one that should have spent an eternity in the lake of fire, tormented day and night forever and ever. But while Jesus Christ was on the cross, He suffered the equivalent of what I would deserve in the lake of fire and not just for my sins, but for all that the Father gave Him, for all the way from Adam until the very last person is saved. Can you imagine the weight and the magnitude of that debt that He paid? But He did it with His life and His blood. His merits were offered. He died in the stead of His people acting as their surety, their substitute. You understand what a substitute is. It's someone who takes the place of another and assumes all of their obligations, all of their responsibilities. And that's what He did for me with regards to the law and the condemnation of God. He was my propitiation. He appeased the wrath of God on my behalf, and if you're saved, He did the same for you. You see, this message was considered by the world and by the elites and by the educated to be foolishness. To the Jews it was a stumbling block, and also to the unbelieving Jews and Gentiles. I'm going to tell you something. If lost people understand the gospel, then you're probably not preaching it right. Now, what I'm saying is this. Lost people, they want you to tell them, give me a little step -by -step formula, how to join the church, how to be a better person. We're telling them, here's the real issue here. You're wicked. You're broken. You're polluted with sin. Your only hope is to trust. You have no ability in and of yourself to save yourself. You're wretched. That's just not a popular message. But it's one that has to be preached. And then we tell men, women, boys and girls, don't look to yourself. Look outside of yourself. What did John the Baptist preach when he saw Jesus the first time? Behold the Lamb of God that taketh away the sin of the world. The message was look to Him, trust Him, believe on Him. Not on yourself, not on your religion, not on your works. The message is all about Christ. He's the only Savior of sinners. And this message must be accurate. It must be biblically authentic and authoritative. It must be pure without the admixture of man's wisdom or supposed innovation. And he states it so clearly. You're not saved any other way than by faith in the death, the burial, and the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Nothing else qualifies. Here's what he said. I mean, I don't know how anybody can read 1 Corinthians 15 and not see what the truth is about this. Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel. By the way, there's not many gospels. There's not a gospel for different disciplines. There is one gospel. Which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand, by which also ye are saved. Delivered from the penalty, the power, and ultimately the presence of sin. That's the magnitude of this work that Christ did. You're saved. If you keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain, for I delivered unto you first of all, that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins, according to the Scriptures, and that He was buried, and that He rose again the third day, according to the Scriptures. It's according to the Word of God. This is our authority. this Look, was the message consistently preached by the early churches in the book of Acts. Think about the message of the book of Acts. You don't ever hear a preacher get up and say, God's done all He could do. I've done all I can do. Now it's all up to you to bow your head. They didn't even say, I've often thought about Noah, and he preached righteousness. And, you know, he was mocked, he was derided. But I don't think he ever put any bumper stickers on the ark that said, Smile, God loves you. I mean, he is warning people of the judgment to come. The wrath of God's about to be poured out. You need to get in the ark. There's only one door. Only one way. It's a serious matter. But let's look at just a couple of verses. Well, maybe more than a couple. But Acts 2, 23 and 24, it says, Him being delivered by the determinant counsel and foreknowledge of God ye have taken and by wicked hands have crucified and slain. Now didn't that sound just like something I was saying? You're wicked, you're guilty of the death of Christ, but he was crucified, he was slain, whom God hath raised up, having loosed the pains of death, because it was not possible that he should be holding of it. And then the same chapter, Acts chapter 2 and verse 36, he says this, Therefore let all the house of Israel know assuredly that God hath made that same Jesus whom you have crucified, both Lord and Christ. The message is all centered on the person and the work of the Lord Jesus Christ. Look at chapter 3 and verse 13. The God of Abraham and of Isaac and of Jacob, the God of our fathers, hath glorified his son Jesus, whom ye delivered up and denied him in the presence of Pilate when he was determined to let him go. But ye denied the Holy One in just and desired a murderer to be granted unto you and killed the Prince of Life whom God hath raised from the dead, whereof we are all witnesses, and his name through faith in his name hath made this man strong, whom ye see and know, yea, the faith which is by him hath given him this perfect soundness in the presence of you all. You see, Peter and John gave no credit to themselves. They were just pointing to the work of Christ. That was their mission. That was their message. It's all about Jesus Christ. Verse 19, repent ye therefore and be converted that your sins may be blotted out when the times of refreshing shall come from the presence of the Lord.
Fresh update on "jacob" discussed on WTOP 24 Hour News
"Hopelessness. But with your gift, they won't. When you give just $35 through Central Union Mission, you'll provide a homeless neighbor a day of meals, shelter and And care. an introduction to the Mission's life -changing programs. Give now at WTRF 715, I'm Michelle Bash. And I'm John Aaron. 81 hostages have freed now been during the temporary truce between Israel and Hamas. And while that, of course, is very encouraging, some experts warn that Israel could be bogged down by the ongoing talks. There is a risk associated with these extended negotiations. You're going from 13 hostages per day to 10 hostages to 5 hostages to 1 hostage per day. Dr. Hans Jacob Schindler, senior director at the Counter Extremism Project, says Israel runs risk the of losing its momentum. And essentially get drawn into a month -long, never -ending hostage process. negotiation This is what's at the heart of the negotiations. Who those hostages are and others have something to do with where those hostages are. And that can take a long time. And then, therefore, if you have a truce for months and months and months, it is going to be politically impossible Paul Whelan, the American businessman detained by Russia has been attacked by a fellow prisoner. The U .S. Embassy in Moscow says it's been in touch with him and he is okay. Whelan is a prisoner at a Russian labor camp with a 16 -year sentence. The U .S. says he's being held illegally. His brother David Whelan says Paul is getting medical treatment after a prisoner hit him in the face. The limits of Texas's abortion ban are now being tested. The all -Republican Texas Supreme Court heard arguments on behalf of more than 20 women who refused abortions despite having life -threatening pregnancies. Their attorney, Molly Duane, their doctors didn't know what to do. Their hands were tied by the law. The state's own expert acknowledges that physicians should not be waiting until death is imminent and yet they are. Justice Jimmy Blacklock fears relaxing the exemption could allow for abortions due to things like obesity or high blood pressure in women. People could open the door far more widely than than you're acknowledging. Chris Fox for CBS News, Austin. A body part found in a restaurant salad leads to an instant lawsuit. Allison Kazi of Greenwich, Connecticut is suing the salad chain chopped over a salad she says contained a piece of the manager's finger. Her suit says she was eating the salad in April bought at a store in New York and realized while eating it that she was quote chewing on a portion of a human finger mixed in. It says a manager at the restaurant accidentally severed a piece of her left pointer finger while chopping arugula. Her suit says the manager went to the hospital but that the contaminated arugula was served to customers including her. Kazi says she suffered injuries including shock, panic attacks and cognitive impairment. Matt Piper, CBS News. That is so gross. Now a quick look at the top stories we're working on at WTOP. The DC Council meets this morning to talk about Mayor Muriel Bowser's bill to help police fight crime. The Alexandria City Council approved early this morning
A highlight from Bitcoin Bull Run Activated? with Alex Stanczyk, Neil Jacobs, American Hodl, and the Caf Bitcoin Crew - November 9th, 2023
"Hello, and welcome to the Cafe Bitcoin Podcast brought to you by Swan Bitcoin, the best way to buy and learn about Bitcoin. I'm your host, Alex Dancic, and we're excited to announce that we're bringing the Cafe Bitcoin conversation from Twitter Spaces to you on this show, the Cafe Bitcoin Podcast, Monday through Friday every week. Join us as we speak to guests like Michael Saylor, Lynn Alden, Corey Clifston, Greg Foss, Tomer Strohleit, and many others in the Bitcoin space. Also be sure to hit that subscribe button. Make sure you get notifications when we launch a new episode. You can join us live on Twitter Spaces Monday through Friday, starting at 7 a .m. Pacific and 10 a .m. Eastern every morning to become part of the conversation yourself. Thanks again. We look forward to bringing you the best Bitcoin content daily here on the Cafe Bitcoin Podcast. All right, yes, yes, I know we're early, and you all probably know why, right? It's crazy. Good morning, everybody. Good morning, Tomer. Jacob. Good morning. All right, anybody in the audience that wants to come up here and just start rapping about what's going on with the price, let's go. Request to come up. We'll bring you up. All right, I don't know who's watching this thing or not, but yeah, if you haven't seen it, we had a client last night, he called me at like, well, I should say he texted me at like 6 .30 in the evening, and I was prepping for Bitcoin Veterans, which we did last night with Preston Pish. By the way, you should check it out. It was a really great show. We had a lot of fun. Some great laughs, too, but anyway, so my client texted me, and he's like, hey, as long as we're around 35K, go ahead and buy with all the USD on my account. I'm like, I didn't see it because I'm prepping for this podcast, or I didn't see it till this morning. And then like 20 minutes or 30 minutes after he sent it, he goes, no, no, no, as long as it's under 36K. And then at some point last night, it busted through 36 and then busted right through 37, and here we are on our way to 38 right now. Pretty wild stuff.
Fresh update on "jacob" discussed on Leading Saints Podcast
"So, yeah, so that's a really good example of, you know, just be where the spirit needs you to be, you know. Yeah, yeah, that's powerful. And I just love the framing that sometimes we want more detailed and specific guidance of like, okay, who do I talk to? What do I say? But just to be at peace that, well, at least I know I'm where I'm supposed to be, right? Like whether it's where you live or today as you serve, just be where you feel nudged by the spirit to be. And then it's amazing how things just work out that way. So, tell me about being willing to serve in the invisible callings. Yeah, so this is a really good principle, I guess I've learned over the years. And it's quite interesting because what, you know, this past General Conference with, you know, out of David A. Bednar, he actually touched a lot on a lot of the points that I actually want to talk about, which is like, oh, I must have been in tune with the spirit or someone, you know. Yeah, so I think, yeah, just, yeah, be willing to serve in the invisible callings. And what I mean by those callings is that you don't have to be upfront in the front line, I guess, battle. So, you don't have to serve, you know, as an analyst call in prison or a relief sign to your prison or special work members or even, you know, the ward council. The invisible callings that I would consider, well, the callings that I would consider invisible because you don't see them that often, you know, like the nursery leaders, the primary teachers, the young men advisors, the young woman advisors, the secretaries, especially the secretaries and the clerks. To me, those are the invisible callings because a lot of the work that happens in the ward is actually like a huge bulk of the membership are not in those, you know, the front line callings. Just like Aladeve Bennett said. And, you know, I learnt this when I was actually the ward executive secretary and the state executive secretary. It was just re-emphasised that, you know, you can actually do a lot behind the scenes. You know, people don't actually need to see what you do. And I was actually reminded of this great principle that I learnt in the Book of Mormon from a friend. And he was just, you know, in the Book of Mormon, we hear about Nephi. We hear about Laman and Lemuel, of course, and then we hear about Jacob. But there's only a few instances where Sam is actually mentioned. And, you know, Sam was a righteous brother of Nephi. He, you know, he was a good man, a righteous man. But it doesn't really say much, you know, in the Book of Mormon about him. And, you know, like even though it doesn't say much about him, we just know that he was a good righteous man. And I think with the invisible callings, our ward, our members, they do so much, you know, they do so much for the ward, they do so much for their callings, or even if they don't have callings, they do so much for their ministering families. And, you know, they don't need to be, I mean, you know, you don't need to be recognised to know that you are building up and serving God's kingdom and helping those members. And it just reminds me of that scripture in 1 Corinthians 12, 23, you know, those members of the body that we think are less honourable, you know, upon those we bestow more abundant honour, which is a really good scripture to describe this principle because I think, yeah, there are so many people in our ward that do so much, but, you know, but they don't serve in the front line callings, you know. Yeah, the last wagon, right? Yes, yeah, yeah. Yeah, that's a powerful principle. Anything else related to those invisible callings that needs to be said? Yeah, I think, yeah, those are the callings that, well, for me, anyway, it really helps me to understand, like, how the ward works. And I think if you get one of those invisible callings, you really can serve and give it all. And just like, you know, to serve quietly, faithfully.
A highlight from "Fed Threatens to Sue Bitcoin Magazine" with Mark Goodwin, David Bailey, Shinobi and Chris Alaimo - November 8th, 2023
"Hello, and welcome to the Cafe Bitcoin Podcast brought to you by Swan Bitcoin, the best way to buy and learn about Bitcoin. I'm your host, Alex Dancic, and we're excited to announce that we're bringing the Cafe Bitcoin conversation from Twitter Spaces to you on this show, the Cafe Bitcoin Podcast, Monday through Friday every week. Join us as we speak to guests like Michael Saylor, Lynn Alden, Corey Clifston, Greg Foss, Tomer Strohleit, and many others in the Bitcoin space. Also be sure to hit that subscribe button. Make sure you get notifications when we launch a new episode. You can join us live on Twitter Spaces Monday through Friday, starting at 7 a .m. Pacific and 10 a .m. Eastern every morning to become part of the conversation yourself. Thanks again. We look forward to bringing you the best Bitcoin content daily here on the Cafe Bitcoin Podcast. All right, all right, well, Alex is still waiting to join us, so we're just going to, you know, play some shorts for a minute and then get rolling. Hold on a second. Hold on a second there, Jacob. All right, we're holding on for Peter. Was that a glitch in the matrix I noticed? Did that song like skip and then speed up, or was I imagining things? I think you're just imagining things. Maybe you had too much coffee. Well, that's unfortunate. Yeah, it's all right. It's all right. The people who have gold and silver's money can make more of that other money, but there's other people can't make more gold and silver at scale. They're like apex predators, they just dominate all the other money. Yeah, they're the lions of the of the community. It's been in the 1970s when gold went up in order of magnitude and price. If you look at the percent annual supply growth, you'd barely recognize that there was any change. You know, it's not like we started radically increasing our gold mining, at least on a percentage basis, because it's actually just it's fundamentally hard to do almost any price. It takes time for new techniques to kind of keep up with that. And there's like an ongoing difficulty adjustment, because, you know, people have been mining gold for thousands of years. And so they've already gotten a lot of easy surface deposits. And so now with all of our modern technology, we're kind of stuck with the deeper deposits. And so even as our technology gets better, you know, the low hanging fruits already picked. And so it's like this ongoing difficulty adjustment. That's why gold's been such a reliable story. Nature's difficulty adjustment is so hilarious. That's wild. Exactly what's going on.
A highlight from "Bitcoin's Purpose," SEC Hiring Woes, and Matt Hill with Start 9 - November 7th, 2023
"Hello, and welcome to the Cafe Bitcoin Podcast brought to you by Swan Bitcoin, the best way to buy and learn about Bitcoin. I'm your host, Alex Dancic, and we're excited to announce that we're bringing the Cafe Bitcoin Conversations Twitter Spaces to you on this show, the Cafe Bitcoin Podcast, Monday through Friday every week. Join us as we speak to guests like Michael Saylor, Lynn Alden, Corey Clifston, Greg Foss, Tomer Strohleit, and many others in the Bitcoin space. Also be sure to hit that subscribe button. Make sure you get notifications when we launch a new episode. You can join us live on Twitter Spaces Monday through Friday, starting at 7 a .m. Pacific and 10 a .m. Eastern every morning to become part of the conversation yourself. Thanks again. We look forward to bringing you the best Bitcoin content daily here on the Cafe Bitcoin Podcast. What's up? More is up. What's up? What's up? That's ridiculous. Mike Terence with OneR, Jordan Tomer, Peter. We've got Jacob on the Pacific Bitcoin handle. However, he's doing best producer game things. He's doing, yeah, he's doing things. We've got Neil Jacobs on the Swan handle. Good morning to all you guys. Good morning, Mickey Koss. Good morning, and shout out to Lindsay Koss in the audience. I am throwing you an invite, young lady. If you want to come up here, you're welcome to do so. No obligation. We won't embarrass you. I promise. She's awesome. She's had several articles now published. And is it Bitcoin magazine? I think it's Bitcoin magazine. Alex, we know you're old, but Lindsay's the mother of three children. I think calling her a young lady is a little inappropriate. It's a compliment. Kiss my ass. Most gals are young ladies to me. It just is what it is, bro. Because Alex is old. I'm just glad that over the weekend with the Bitcoin Veterans handle, we had a space that kind of seemed like we maybe broke Lindsay into the comfortability of getting into spaces and getting into talking. So hopefully she engages more often. It's nice to hear from her and Mickey at the same time. How was the profanity in the space? I don't know. So probably pretty normal for us. Yeah, I didn't notice anything. So I guess it's probably pretty bad. But we got Lindsay to throw up the fist at the end there. It was awesome. Made it worth it. Yeah, I've been trying to encourage Mike to do some relationship -oriented spaces. I'd rather not. People need it though, man. There's so many confused people out there. I'm not sure. Yeah, we would probably get us in trouble. Completely off topic from Bitcoin. Alright, let's come back to Bitcoin. Welcome to Cafe Bitcoin. This is episode 471. Shout -outs to our supporters on Fountain and Noster Nests. Our mission for this show is to provide the signal in a sea of noise, teach the other 7 billion people on this planet why there's hope because of this bright orange future that we call Bitcoin today. We're going to be covering Bitcoin's purpose. is And this basically going to be opinions because nobody really gets to say what its purpose is. Satoshi had a white paper which states what Satoshi's purpose for Bitcoin is. But it's interesting how evolution and time and things like that. I mean, will Bitcoin change because of the people who continue to join it in concentric rings of adoption? I don't know. What do you think, Mike? I would say that Bitcoin does have a purpose in the sense that it provides an economic constant so you can accurately assess the economic viability and activity that's going on. It's like the analogy that I dropped in one of our recent episodes. The thing is episode 18 with regards to comparing it to if you were to constantly drift mercury into a thermometer and your AC is based on a thermometer. You're going to have an inaccurate reading. You're not going to understand why the system is not operating properly. So when you have something like Bitcoin that is not capable of being flippantly printed at the whims of whatever Federal Reserve governors or politicians want to do for government spending, you get a more accurate representation of what something is actually worth or what economic activity is actually doing.
A highlight from Foolish Atheism (Partick, Glasgow Street Preaching)
"We read in God's holy and infallible words, from Psalm number 14, the word of God reads, to the chief physician, a psalm of David. The fool has said in his heart, there is no God. They are corrupt, they have done abominable works, there is none that doeth good. The Lord looked down from heaven upon the children of men, to see if there were any that did understand and seek God. They're all gone aside, they're all together become filthy. There is none that doeth good, no not one, of all the workers of iniquity, no knowledge, who eat of my people as they eat bread and call none upon the Lord. There were they in great fear, for God is in the generation of the righteous. He has shamed the council of the poor because the Lord is his refuge. Oh, that the salvation of Israel were come out of Zion, when the Lord bringeth back the captivity of his people, Jacob shall rejoice and Israel shall be glad. The people of Harvick become as believers in Jesus Christ to share this life -giving message. It is a life -giving message not because it comes from us, it is because it comes from the Lord Jesus Christ. It comes as revealed in the holy and infallible word, holy scripture. And in Psalm 14, it points out our nature. It points out and shows us that all have sinned short of the glory of God. It points out to all of us that it is a foolish thing to reject God. It is a foolish thing to say that there is no God. Psalm 14 verse 1, it says the fool hath said in his heart there is no God. Friends look around you, observe the creation, it has a creator. It has all the marks of a mighty and all -powerful God who made all these things, the sun, the moon and the stars, the clouds and all these good things that we enjoy have been made and ordained by almighty God. The heavens declare the glory of God and they show forth his handiwork that our friends all are without excuse. You look around you, you take a seat on a park bench, you know that somebody has made that. And friends as we look at the creation, at its beauty, its complexity, its order, we see that it has a creator, a wise, good, holy creator. And so it is a foolish thing as the psalmist tells us to say in our hearts that there is no God. That's what sin is friends. It's the rejecting of the rule of God. It's the rebellion against the rule of almighty God. It is saying no to God. And we would rather rule and reign over our own kingdoms rather than submit to holy God. That's resolved by nature. All of us have sinned. All of us fall short of the glory of God. And friends who come sharing a message, what's for the grace of God, so would you be there? You reckon me too would reject God as the psalmist is pointing out. The only way to have wisdom is by the mercy and the grace of God. The blue hat said in his heart there is no God, they are corrupt. That is us all. We have nothing made sinners but born in sin. We have all broken the law of God, born in Adam. And as soon as we come out of the womb, we are at war with God. We need the grace of God. They are corrupt. They have done a vulnerable work. There is none that do us good. Many of us think we're not that bad. Many of us when we look at the perfect righteous and holy standard of God we think, well I can't merit hell can I? But friends that's what we all deserve, myself included. The Christian realizes that by their own works they are corrupt. The Christian realizes that have broken the law of Almighty God. And recognizing their guilt, they see that they cannot save themselves. They deserve the wrath of God. But they can flee to the refuge and the salvation that is found in Jesus Christ alone. And so we come with this message that you too would see. Number one your sin. With number two that there is a Savior, a willing Savior who receives all that was found in Him and in Him alone the Lord Jesus who is the Christ. Because there's none good knowing that one. It says the Lord looked down from heaven upon the children of men to see if there were any that did understand and seek God. See friends none of us seek after God. There's none that do us good knowing that one that we may think well that sounds very extreme. It might even sound very harsh. But none of us by nature seek out after God. It is God who changes the sinner. Friends you need Christ and we pray that this day you would have eyes to see and ears to hear. Eyes to see your sin and to see a beauty in the Savior the Lord Jesus Christ. The Lord looked down from heaven to see if there any that understand. Friends we call upon you to look to Jesus. But why do you need this Savior? What did Jesus do? Jesus who is through God and through men came into the sin cursed world. He suffered throughout his entire life the creator of heaven and earth. He assumed to himself a human nature and as one person through God and through men he suffered upon the cross bearing the wrath of God. It says in Isaiah 53 verse 10 get it please the Lord to bruise him. You see the Lord Jesus Christ took our penalty. He took our sin. He took the wrath of God. He was crushed, bruised for our iniquity so that whosoever looketh upon him shall not have to face eternal death. Friends we pray that you would see your need you would see this corruption in our in your hearts found in every human heart and see the perfect righteousness that Jesus offers to all who look to him and to him alone. Oh friends we pray that you would see this this day that you would see your need and seek after them by grace and by grace alone. They're all gonna sigh the psalmist right. They're all together become filthy. This is every single one. None escapes us. We've all broken the law of God. Part of the law of God says if you love the Lord to God with all your heart with all your mind with all your strength there's not one of us who has done that perfectly. Actually there's not one of us who has done it for any length of time all upon the face of the earth there is only one and that is the Lord Jesus Christ who perfectly loved his father in heaven. There's also the second great commandment to love your neighbor as yourself. And as you go through the commandments the fifth commandment to honor your father and your mother all the way down to thou shall not covet.
A highlight from The Limp Wont Make You Late
"Hey, this is Steven Furtick. I'm the pastor of Elevation Church and this is our podcast. Be sure to subscribe so we can get you these new sermons every week. I hope you're blessed today. sitting with it all week, so I can't wait to get to it. So I'm not going to do any announcements. I'm just going to get right to it because I'm excited. We're going to revisit Genesis chapter 32. The scripture that I shared last week. We're going to jump in at verse 24. Some things that the Lord has been dealing with me about. And some things I believe he wants to assure you about. This will be a word of assurance for somebody today. Genesis chapter 32 verse 24. The Bible says so Jacob was left alone and a man wrestled with him till daybreak. When the man saw that he could not overpower him, he touched the socket of Jacob's hip so that his hip was wrenched as he wrestled with the man. The man said, let me go for this daybreak. But Jacob replied, I will not let you go unless you bless me. And I talked last week about the blessing of letting go. That sometimes it's not our strength, but our surrender that determines our ability to move forward in life. And specifically what Jacob was letting go of in this passage wasn't the man. It was letting go of a previous version of himself. Because watch this the man asked him. What's your name Jacob? He answered now. He had pretended to be his brother Esau and we'll talk about that in a moment. But now he's saying his own name. And when he said his own name verse 28, the man said your name will no longer be Jacob, but Israel because you have struggled with God and with humans and have overcome Jacob said, please tell me your name, but he replied. Why do you ask my name then he blessed him there. So Jacob called the place Tenniel saying it is because I saw God face to face and yet my life was spared last verse. I want to read key verse for today verse 31 Genesis chapter 32. The sun rose above him as he passed Tenniel and he was limping because of his hip. The sun rose above him as he passed Tenniel and he was limping because of his hip turn to your neighbor and say I've got good news. Tell him the limp won't make you late.
A highlight from Evangelism and the Trinity
"Let's pray and ask God's blessing upon the preaching of his word. Father, we do come before the preaching of your word now. What a great blessing it is that we can have your word given to us in so many different ways. Lord, we hear it. We see it. And soon we will sense it, we will taste it, we will touch it. You surround us with so many great blessings, simple though they may be, simply water, bread and wine, and word, Lord, you use these simple elements to strengthen our faith, to point us towards our Savior Jesus Christ who is alive today in heaven. We pray you would do this through this sermon now, in Christ's name, amen. Well, Matthew chapter 28 verses 18 through 20, actually let's just begin in verse 16 and we'll go to the end. Now the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain to which Jesus had directed them. And when they saw him, they worshipped him, but some doubted. And Jesus came and said to them, All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go and therefore make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always to the end of the age. This ends the reading of the word of the Lord. So this week as I was preparing for our evening service and I was reflecting on us that we got to have a baptism today, our evening service, in the next couple weeks we're going to go over the question of how many persons are there in the Godhead? And as Christians we believe there are three persons. We do not just simply a singular person God, I mean he is one being in substance, but he is three persons. He's Father, Son and Holy Spirit as we hear in this text today. And as I was reflecting on this I thought, man, this is a great occasion. For a sermon on Matthew 28. But as I was thinking about it something interesting came across my mind of what happens in this passage. That here at the very outset of the Christian life is the name and the truth of the Trinity. Father, Son and Holy Spirit. In fact one of the most, if not the most, mysterious doctrines of the Christian faith is where we begin the Christian life. And so I'd like us to take a few moments to see what this means for us. And also that it has interesting implications, important implications for evangelism. That's precisely what Jesus is calling his eleven disciples here to go do. To evangelize not the nations. And how should we think about this? Well I'd like to point us in three different ways in this passage to what we see here. First that we receive a new name. And then what is that name that we receive? Secondly. And then lastly the benefits and calling of this name. We receive a new name. What that new name is. And the benefits and calling of this new name. So what does it mean to be baptized into the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit? The first thing that you will notice here is that it's the word, the word for name is singular. Because it goes immediately after that and lists three people or three persons more properly. Father, Son and Holy Spirit. But it doesn't say baptize them into the names of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. It says baptize them into the name. And this is where we begin to understand our doctrine of the Trinity. That there is one being, one God, one essence, one substance as our catechism says of who God is. There are not three different gods. There is one singular God. Come back this evening and worship in our evening service and you'll hear more about this. But there is one singular God. But we also have three names given to this God. And we see throughout scripture that there are three ways that God reveals himself. There are three persons that God has revealed himself. Three actors, if you will, in God. Three individual persons who do things. And in this we are receiving this three tripart name applied to ourselves. And so what does it mean to be baptized into this name, this one name of three different names, if you will? Well, as we just heard a moment ago, it means that we're identified as God's covenant people. We heard Acts chapter 2 verses 38 and 39 that this covenant is for God's people, for those who believe in him for their children and all who are far off. Now God is calling people not to come and join the nation of Israel and now he is saying no this word of our gospel is going out to the nations and call them to believe in faith in Jesus Christ. And as we saw in baptism, we're explicitly marked out as those who belong to God. In some ways, if you were here yesterday for the wedding ceremony of the Holmans, you got to see something interesting about a wedding ceremony is that a wife takes the name of her husband. It's like a wedding ceremony. But you're now in this, you're being incorporated into the family of God. You're being brought into his covenant as his child. And the Old Testament testifies to what it means to take the Lord's name. Isaiah chapter 44 says, this one will say, I am the Lord's. Another will call on the name of Jacob and another will write on his hand the Lord's and name himself by the name of Israel. That's what it means to have the name of God put upon you. It is identifying yourself with the Lord. It's the wife taking the name of her husband, identifying herself with her husband. She shares in all that belongs to him and she comes under his protection and care. This is a covenant ceremony. In the old covenant, you would make a covenant usually or most often with somebody who was more powerful than you, with a greater king. But God is the king making a covenant with us of protecting, of caring, of sharing all of his goodness, his benefits with us. And he is applying his name saying, you are now, you now belong to me. We belong in a covenant relationship with the Lord. And that's what's happening as God sends, as Jesus sends his disciples out into the world to apply this sign, to baptize them, to make them belong to the covenant that God has made. So we receive a name. That's the purpose of it. It's to show that we belong to the Lord. And some of that might already be understood by you, but it's important to establish this. But then what is this name that we receive? What is the name? Father, Son, and Holy Spirit? And like I said at the very beginning is that this is fascinating to me. And I hope it's fascinating to you that the very beginning of the Christian life is the most mysterious doctrine that we can conceive of. Three persons in one being, being applied to somebody at the very moment they are welcomed into the church. Jesus sets out the most profound mystery for his followers at the very beginning. And what's an implication of this is the importance of doctrine in the Christian life. If we begin with the doctrine of the Trinity, the most complex, the most mysterious doctrine, we must understand that we can't ignore doctrine as if it's not important for the Christian life. Too many Christians say, oh, we don't need to know doctrine. That's where people divide. That's where people fight. That's where people don't get along is when they talk about doctrine. And what Jesus is showing here is, no, doctrine begins at the very beginning of your Christian life. In fact, Father, Son, Holy Spirit is how you are identified. And it's essential as we grow as Christians to further and further understand this as best we can. So this is what is being called to as Christians. We are called to a doctrinal life as Christians who grow in our understanding. And as we see this, we grow in our understanding of how these names appear and what they do There's two particular places I'd like to point us to of how we can begin to understand this name, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. That what's happening here is actually in some ways a mirror of creation. You say, how in the world do you get that, Pastor Nate? Well, I'll get there. But in the beginning, God, Genesis chapter 1, created the heavens and the earth. In verse 2, the Spirit hovers over the waters. So we here have God, what we would refer to as the Father, creating all things, and the Spirit active in that work of creation, Father and Spirit. And then in the New Testament, the Apostle John tells us that also the Son was present there. This is John chapter 1. In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. In the beginning was the Word. The Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. Then all things were made through him, through this Word. And without him was not anything that was made. And without him was not anything made that was made. So there at the very beginning, Father, Son, Holy Spirit active in creating and bringing into existence everything. So there we see the trifold God, or trifold persons of God, they're active at creation. But then another event that I will point to as showing forth a little bit more of this creative act of God is what's happening at Jesus' baptism. Mark chapter 1, verses 9 through 11 says, In those days Jesus came from Nazareth of Galilee, and was baptized by John in the Jordan. And when he came up out of the water, immediately he saw the heavens being torn open, and the Spirit descending on him like a dove. Just as the Spirit hovered over the waters at creation now, the Spirit is hovering over Jesus Christ like a bird. And a voice came from heaven, You are my beloved Son. With You I am well pleased. Here we have the Son identified, we have the Spirit identified, and if there is a Son this must be the voice of the Father speaking, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit active in this moment of Jesus Christ being identified with the people of God. That ultimately he need to be identified with them truly in order for him to bear their sins. He must be one of them, he must represent all of them. And baptism is ultimately an act and a witness to both of those events. And it is those events coalescing into one. It is the act where God regenerates us. He brings us back to life from the dead. He is giving life where there is none. In creation God created everything out of nothing. There was no life, but he brought life into existence where there was none. And this is what he is doing in the baptism of Christ. Is that he is bringing life where there is none. Ultimately where he would bring it on the cross, pointing towards his work on the cross and resurrection. And then just so you know I'm not making this up, this is what our catechism says about our confession of faith says that baptism is to be unto him or her a sign and seal of the covenant of grace of his engrafting of Christ and his regeneration. Regeneration is simply to give new life where there is none. To regenerate something, to bring it back to life. And so we see Father, Son and Holy Spirit operative in both creation bringing life where there is none and doing this out all three of them at work again Father, Son and Holy Spirit as Jesus is baptised. And it is a witness to what God does in giving life. And this is where it relates to evangelism. This is how we get to evangelism. Now first off when we talk about evangelism our immediate feeling is we need to grow. It's like prayer. When somebody says do you pray and you obviously think well not as much as I ought to right. And they say well do you evangelise? Well not as much as I ought to. Evangelism is one of those things that we all want to grow in but it seems a bit of a struggle often. One pastor I read this week he talked about confession of sin and reading of Psalm 51 David's Psalm that he wrote after his great sin with Bathsheba and then killing her husband. And he said this one of the chief reasons we do not pray is because we don't know how to pray. He says we do not instinctually know how to pray. We do not instinctually instinctively know how to evangelise. We need to learn. And I believe that this tripart name of God given here, trifold name is a model for us. It is actually a framework for us to learn how to evangelise. There's two ways to do this or two things that I think are really helpful for us as we think about evangelism. There's what I say and many other reformed for throughout the generations have said is the law and the gospel and now also a Trinitarian framework. So you say okay what's my plan for evangelism? Here you go. The law and the gospel and the trinity. The Heidelberg Catechism puts it this way about law and gospel says how many things are necessary for you to know that this comfort that in this comfort the comfort of being united to Jesus Christ, that in this comfort you may live and die happily. What do you need to know? Three things. The first, how great my sin and misery is, second, how I am redeemed from all my sins and misery and third, how I am to be thankful to God for such redemption. And in this we hear the law and the gospel and then the calling that flows from this gospel. The law tell people that they're sinners, not fun business. Tell people that they are miserable without God. Without God in the world, without God in your life, you are lost in your sins and you have no hope. But then we tell them what God has done to save sinners, what God has done to rescue them and bring them into his kingdom. But as we tell this gospel there's a Trinitarian framework that we can set what God the Father has done. He sent his son to save sinners. For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son that whosoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. We tell them what the son then does. God the Father sent his son to save us. What son the himself then does, being sent by the Father he came as a man like one of us to live perfectly for all of us who did not live perfectly, who failed in every way to keep God's commands. And not only did he live the perfect life that we needed, he paid the penalty for all the sins that we've committed. And then he gives us his eternal life, his righteous life for our sake, giving us his resurrection life. And then we tell them about what the Holy Spirit does. What God the Spirit does is then the Spirit comes into you as God applies all these benefits. He says, yes Jesus died on the cross but he died for you and he applies all these benefits to you. He comes and dwells in you. The third person of the Trinity dwelling inside of you. He takes the forgiveness that Christ accomplished and he applies it to you. So now you are one known as forgiven by God. He gives you faith so that you can know these benefits, believe in them and trust in them and rest in them. So that is this tripart name, the threefold name of God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit that refers to each person of him. And it is a calling for us as we evangelize that we are to go into all the world baptizing them in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. And now the benefit and the calling. The benefit of this going into all the world is that the end of this passage, verse 20, teaching them all I command you and behold I am with you always to the end of the age. This is the great benefit of this calling as Christians. Not only has God called us into his family, baptizing us with his name, making us apart, setting us apart from the rest of the world, he has incorporated us and he makes this amazing promise to us, I am with you always. He has united us to himself, Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Father, Son, Holy Spirit united to us in our whole lives. And because of that bond that is established between the Trinity, God cannot forsake us. We are surrounded in front of us, behind us, underneath us, above us, inside of us and outside of us, everywhere. We belong to Jesus Christ and to each person of the Trinity. He cannot forsake us because if God were to forsake us, he would be forsaking himself and it would undo the bond of God itself. You belong to him and Jesus Christ promises to you that I am with you always. But there is also a calling in this as we go into this world to evangelize. Now this phrase, I am with you always, shows up in an interesting place in scripture, in the book of Joshua. If you read the opening section of Joshua chapter 1, you'll hear this echoed in there. And it's interesting what's happening there versus what we see happening in Matthew chapter 28. Joshua, Moses' servant, who takes over as the leader of Israel right as they're about to enter the Promised Land. Moses dies and Joshua is appointed as the new leader in Israel to bring the people of Israel into the Promised Land, to go conquer it for the people of God. And Joshua is commissioning them to go in, to wipe out all the nations who are evil in there and that make this God's holy dwelling place. And then Joshua gives them this promise as they're about to go in. No man shall be able to stand, this is Joshua chapter 1 verse 5, no man shall be able to stand before you all the days of your life. This is God speaking. God says, just as I was with Moses, so I will be with you. I will not leave you or forsake you. And it's fascinating what is happening in that passage when we compare it with what's happening here. Joshua is sending all these people to go into the land of Israel to conquer it for the people of God, exhorting them to be courageous and not be afraid because God is with them. But what is Jesus doing here? He's not sending them into the land of Israel, this geographic place on the planet, to go conquer it, wiping out the nations that are there, the Romans. No, he does something quite different. He now turns it to the outside. Go into all the world, go into all the nations, go out. He does not send his people to conquer the land of Israel with the sword, now he puts that sword away because he has taken that sword in himself. And he gives his people a new weapon to go bring the nations in to God's kingdom. And he sends his disciples out from Jerusalem to all the nations as one who has already conquered all authority in heaven and earth has been given to me. Jesus has already conquered. And now he gives his church, his people of God, a new instrument. No longer the sword of judgment but the word of salvation. And we bring people into this kingdom not with a sword threatening them but with a word of gospel, a word of good news, a word of grace. That God is a God who saves sinners, that he has executed his judgment not against the world but against his son. Now that day is coming, the end of the age will come and all who do not repent of their sins will be judged. But this gospel is what is to go out. God's saying go into all the nations, make disciples of them, baptize them, teach them to observe all that I have commanded you. And the strength that we do that in now is like what was given to the people of Israel but it's far more. The strength we do that in now is that Jesus Christ is with us as we go into all the world and proclaim this gospel. That he is with us to the end of this age. Whether that is tomorrow or whether we die before that day comes. Jesus Christ is with us. So my hope for us today is to see that as we receive this name of Father, Son and Holy Spirit we belong to the Lord and he has united himself to us and now he sends us out into this world. Maybe we're not going to be evangelists, that is not very many people's calling in life but you certainly can't evangelize. You can tell people about Jesus. And the great promise that you have is regardless of how people respond to you, God is with you. He is with you always because he has shown you in your baptism. He has claimed you as his own and that is your hope as you go out into this life. So remember what Jesus Christ has done for you, uniting you to himself, giving you this beautiful sign of baptism that you can continually look back to as a sign of God's covenant with you, his promise to you and have hope as you go into this world and tell people about our Savior Jesus. Let's pray and ask God to bless us the word that we have heard preached. Lord, we do thank you for this word that we have from Matthew chapter 28. Lord, we pray that you would apply it to our hearts and make it fruitful in us that we would be those who would be bold and courageous, that we would not fear what this world throws at us but we would see ourselves as those marked out by you in our baptism and that we can give testimony and testify to the grace of God that you have shown to us in Jesus Christ. Give us the courage and strength we need. We pray this in the name of Christ. Amen.
A highlight from "Jerome Powell is Just as Confused by All the Different Data" + Michael Saylor Bullish on Bitcoin with the Caf Bitcoin Crew - November 2nd, 2023
"Hello, and welcome to the Cafe Bitcoin Podcast brought to you by Swan Bitcoin, the best way to buy and learn about Bitcoin. I'm your host, Alex Danson, and we're excited to announce that we're bringing the Cafe Bitcoin Conversations Twitter Spaces to you on this show, the Cafe Bitcoin Podcast, Monday through Friday every week. Join us as we speak to guests like Michael Saylor, Len Alden, Corey Clifston, Greg Foss, Tomer Strohleit, and many others in the Bitcoin space. Also, be sure to hit that subscribe button. Make sure you get notifications when we launch a new episode. You can join us live on Twitter Spaces Monday through Friday, starting at 7 a .m. Pacific and 10 a .m. Eastern every morning to become part of the conversation yourself. Thanks again. We look forward to bringing you the best Bitcoin content daily here on the Cafe Bitcoin Podcast. Good morning, all you Cafe Bitcoiners, Michelle up here, good morning, and first thing in the morning, Michelle, weekly, we got Mike Hobart, Dom Bay, Tomer, and producer Jacob. Good morning, everybody. Good morning. Have fun staying apart, everyone. And apples. angry All righty then. Let's see. Welcome to Cafe Bitcoin. This is episode 468. Shout -outs to our supporters on Fountain and Nosternes. Our mission for this show is to provide the signal in a sea of noise, teaching the other seven billion people on this planet why there's hope because of this bright orange future that we call Bitcoin topics for today. We're going to be covering a little update on SPF. This trial is nearly complete. They're in closing comments now. There have been recent arrests of another shitcoin company, Unregistered Securities. We'll be covering that. Jerome Powell apparently doesn't know what to do. And then a little update on economic reality. So let's start with, oh, we don't have all the people here that need to hear this. So I'll come back to it. But let's start with the SPF thing. By the way, before I jump into that, is there anything you guys want to bring up that you think is important? How about Japan printing more money to fight inflation? And that makes a whole lot of sense. Well, it's just like just like it's I mean, California did the same thing. But a couple of months ago, like you don't fight inflation by putting more units of the of the currency out into the system. It's like the whole kind of like thermometer analogy that I dropped on Bitcoin veterans the other night. And you're not going to be able to assess the environment properly if you're just flooding the the entire environment with more units. It just doesn't make sense. It's only going to fuel it. It's going to make it worse. You know, there's a lot of people that would argue, well, but Japan's been doing this for two or three decades now and they're they're just fine. No rebuttal to that, Mike. Sorry, I know I was I was trying to get away from this fucking dog that keeps barking every morning. But like so like people that are saying that like Japan is just fine, it's like, OK, have you looked at the demographics? Have you looked at like how they're a lot worse? And like, in my opinion, that the US is they're ahead of the US is like all problems with like certain generations not being able to afford homes and like the cost of living and all this other stuff. Like, come on. Like, you could say that the system is still chugging along, but to say that they're just fine is not like the same thing. Yeah, the value of the yen has completely plummeted, and I feel like the people that make these arguments, you have the same arguments here in the US. They just categorically ignore the fact that the value of the currency is plummeting. I don't know how it short circuits my brain. I don't know how you can ignore that, but they do. It's the same argument here as it is there. It's the whole, well, it's not my problem situation, right? Paul Krugman is like the champion of this. Well, I'm not experiencing inflation, so clearly inflation doesn't exist at all. It's like, yeah, OK. All right, dude. These arguments, after you've studied Bitcoin for a while, these arguments start to sound really ridiculous. I'm reminded of this one. So we've got this guy. He might be in the audience right now. Wade, if you're here, shout outs to Wade Hook. He's in the Bitcoin Veterans Group, and he's very involved with Orange billing the state legislature of Alaska, and he wrote a letter to them that they responded to, and it was just the typical nonsense BS. And it's the same stuff every single time. It's quite ridiculous, actually. I feel like I should read it to you guys. I don't want to belabor it, but it's dumb. How about a couple of excerpts? Do it. All right, give me a moment. We all want to hear it now. Alex, while you find that, I want to reiterate your point. I think it's a really important point. It reminds me of my time in DC. I spent all these years in DC with these guys that I thought were so much smarter than me. They had worked on Wall Street and gone to Ivy League schools, and a lot of them work in economics and all this shit. And I remember not understanding all of it. I was like, well, I just work in tech, whatever. I don't understand the financial system. I make money. I pay my bills. And it's so interesting to me. People that are listening, don't let anyone tell you you're not smart enough to understand this because it's just bullshit. I think back, and I think to them trying to explain all these complex systems to me and being like, oh, I don't know. They must just be smarter than me. And now, fast forward 10, 20 years, you get into Bitcoin. You start understanding these systems and how they're actually intentionally designed to be complex and that it doesn't have to be that way. It's actually the most simple system, Bitcoin, that can solve all the problems. And so I guess the point really is just these people are not smarter than you. There's nothing that they know that you don't know. They just don't want you to understand it. It's like the Wizard of Oz, right, Michelle? If the dog pulls back the curtain, there's Terrence there pulling a bunch of levers and yelling into the thing. They're all humans. Hey, Michelle, do you think that it was because you were able to put in the work once you got to Bitcoin, whereas before you just weren't willing to put the work into trying to understand what they were telling you? I think to some extent, I definitely didn't make a lot of effort. I was like, oh, that's complicated. Let me just stay in my lane. I was working in big tech and I was like, tech and startups, that's my world. I don't care enough about that.
A highlight from Raiders Fire McDaniels & Trade Deadline Moves
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Visit CNN Underscored .com today to discover the perfect gift to make this holiday season truly special. Happy shopping. Hello, everybody, and welcome into the MMQB podcast. I am Matt Verteram alongside Gilberto Manzano, as is the case every single Wednesday. And Gilberto, look, first things first. Here's the good news. We still have our jobs. The bad news is some people with the Raiders do not. Now, maybe if you're a Raiders fan, maybe that's not bad news. Maybe that's great news. I don't know. I'm not I'm not part of Raider nation. I would imagine that the frustrations at an all time high. You have covered the Raiders in the past as a Team Beat guy. They are now looking at Antonio Pierce as their interim head coach because Josh McDaniels is gone. Dave Ziegler gone as the general manager. And so we'll see who takes over that post eventually. This is not exactly new to the Raiders. This has been a revolving door, whether it was Jack Del Rio at one point, a head coach, or it was John Gruden or it was Tony Soprano or it was, I mean, on and on and on and on, you know, Mike Mayock at GM. And you can just keep filling in the names. None of them lasted that long. And so now the Raiders mid -season firing, of course, because it's happened with Gruden under different circumstances. Gruden, essentially, they had to move off of immediately. McDaniels are moving off of because he just flat can't coach. What are your thoughts on the Raiders and what happened essentially at like midnight for most of the country, these two out the door? Yeah, you know, I'll start there. It was like, I think, 10 p .m. on the West Coast. So, you know, I was still up trying to enjoy the last couple hours of Halloween. And Matt, I was watching the original Friday the 13th. I was carving a pumpkin. I had like maybe, you know, 50, you know, chocolate bars. You know, I was stuffed and I saw this from Adam Schefter. And I'm like, oh, okay. I was a little surprised. Mark Davis actually did it 25 games into the hiring of Josh McDaniels, which I think we all could say, yeah, it was a bad hiring a year and a half ago. But shocking that Mark Davis actually did it before the second year was over. And this guy, what, a month ago told a fan at SoFi Stadium, smart enough, smart enough, you can't fire Josh McDaniels. And all of a sudden you're the one that got smart enough. OK, I don't know. I have a lot of emotions about that, you know, the way it played out. But, you know, I wanted to give you my reaction about how I caught this on Halloween Eve. And I'm sure people on the East Coast, you're two hours ahead of me, Matt. So I don't know if you caught it right away, but a lot of people were sleeping and they woke up. So you probably like at midnight, OK, what the heck happened here? But I'll start there. I was just shocked that Mark Davis did it, but it was a right call. I Yeah, figured you'd do it after the season. But it's funny because I was assigned the Monday night game. And so the Raiders are playing the Lions and I'm sitting there and I'm thinking, like, what can I write about this game? I mean, the Lions are just rolling up and down the field. But like I've written about the Lions. I've been in a few of their games this year in person. I was like, look, there's not I feel like we're not learning anything about the Lions. They're a good team. And the Raiders are sitting there in Grappola, throwing for like 40 yards through three quarters and just hideous football. Adams is frustrated. McDaniels is just looking at his face like he knows the end might be near. And I said to our editor, John Bloom, I said, you know. How about I just write a piece that I just say they should fire McDaniels and just bench Garoppolo and be done with this? And we then both kind of agreed like, well, that's all right. You know, it's early. We'll pass on it, whatever. And we ended up not writing anything about the game because the game is kind of just a non story. And I was joking with John this morning. My God, we should have wrote that piece would have been the most prescient people in the country. I didn't think it was going to happen the next day. But I mean, what a what a just absolute tire fire. Look, Josh McDaniels. Is a terrible head coach, and he showed that in Denver, like he not only was bad in Denver, he ran guys out the door. You know, Jay Cutler gone, Brandon Marshall gone. Josh McDaniels from afar has the syndrome of being the smartest guy in the room. And he's not the smartest guy in the room. Not saying he can't be a coordinator. Had plenty of success as a coordinator with Brady. And I don't know if he could be a coordinator without Tom Brady. He had plenty of success with him. Josh McDaniels was a disaster in Denver. He quit on the Colts before he even got started with the Colts. And now you look at this Raiders tenure. They never got any traction. They blew a million big leads last year. They went six and 11 after making the playoffs. I might add the year prior. Runs their car out of town, runs Darren Waller out of town. Hunter Renfro is barely playing. And now you're sitting here in the three and five, and they're not even as good as a three and five record would indicate. They have not played well all year long. I just think the Raiders going forward here. It now becomes a matter of. How do you fix the process of finding the right guys? Because Mark Davis has not found the right guys over and over and over like this starts with him. You could fire the coach in the GM all you want. Mark Davis has been a failure of an owner since he took over for the late great Al Davis, of course, his father. That's where this thing starts. Like, does he bring in an outside firm to do these hirings? Because I think that's where this has to go at this point. He has proven he cannot make these hirings with any kind of success rate. Yeah, man, you know, I'm concerned about, you know, Mark Davis just, you know, being kind of a you know, he cares about what the public perception is. OK, what are they saying out there? And that's why he went off on that fan. And so if I say I'm saying smart enough and I'm like, why do you care? Let the guy just say whatever he has to say. And then you're the one running the show here. You know, you're the one has to make the smart decision for the team. And yes, he did the right call. Let him go. Josh McDaniel's. But his two last hirings, he wanted a big name. He wanted a big name with John Gruden. You already went down that road. You give the guy a 10 year contract like, you know, I think you want to make you want to make a splash. You're going to Las Vegas like that didn't sit right with me. And obviously that that went sideways for different reasons. And the same thing with Josh McDaniel's. You're going to get headlines regardless. Like, yeah, you know what happened with the Colts briefly with the handshake. And then you bail out and then what happened in Denver? Like these are all red flags for the guy. And you still go because you want to try to copy the picture away. That's the biggest thing right there, man. You can't copy something and try to replicate it. And that's kind of the worst way to do it, too. So, you know, and I'll say this about Josh McDaniel's, because, you know, I guess my rule and I get why you want to write that piece. But and I get what you guys decide is a little too soon, because it did feel a little too soon. But it was a right situation because Josh McDaniel's background is offense. And that is a horrendous offense. I think he's put out there. And reason number two, man, it was his guys. He finally said, you know what, Derek Carr, different regime. Let me get Jimmy G and I don't know what the story is about Jimmy G's being the number one, two or three option. Who cares? You picked them. You brought them in with Dave Ziegler and all these Patriot guys came in. And you're still that bad. Josh Jacobs was a reigning champion a year ago, and he's rushing for like two point four yards per carrier, something pretty bad. So that's your background. And the other the third point, Matt, you always need a scapegoat. And the defense has been playing pretty well. Patrick Graham cannot take the fall when his defense is actually producing. It's your office, your guys. So see you later. Yeah, I mean. I'm to the point with the Raiders. I'm thirty five. I know you're essentially the same age as me. They've sucked my entire life, say, for like three or four years with Rich Cannon. OK, and that's not that sounds like I'm just like taking some cheap shot out. My point is you got to do something differently. I mean, it's some juncture. You know, the Raiders have this weird pride about like who they are. That was great in the 70s and 80s. You there don't should be no pride in who you are now. You've been a losing friend. You've you've been the Lions for 30 years. You've been the Browns. That's who you've been. I mean, everybody talks about the Raiders like this is some unbelievable gold standard of a franchise. Yeah, it wasn't the 70s and 80s. It's not anymore. It hasn't been for a long time. I mean, they have not won a playoff game since the twenty two season. Two thousand and two. You're talking over 20 years now. And most of those years have been non -competitive. And you're now looking at this thing going, all right, look, you need a quarterback, you need a coach, you need a GM. That is that is a lot in a division where you're looking up at Patrick Mahomes and in a conference where you're looking up at not only Mahomes, but at Burrow and Allen and Lawrence and potentially the ascension of Tua and all these other guys. Lamar, right? And all these guys. They have miles to go, which leads me to this. I don't know how you feel about this. We haven't talked about this for a show. At the end of this season, I would trade Devante Adams and I would trade Max Crosby for as much draft capital as I could possibly get, because by the time they're really good, Adams isn't going to be there anymore. And by the time they're really good, I don't know what you're getting out of Max Crosby. Like those guys both fetch first rounders plus right now, maybe even multiple first rounders. Like if I'm them and I'm the GM there, man, I know it's going to be a rough couple of years. I get it. I would trade both those guys for the highest possible value I could get. Yeah. And you know, the concerning part about Mark Davis being so quick with the firing. Like, does he want like a quick fix? Like you think this roster is ready to win now? Yeah, you got Devante, Max Crosby and Josh Jacobs, three guys that are pretty good at the position, but you need a full teardown. Go get the draft picks like you mentioned, Matt. And, you know, and actually do a hiring where you're not trying to copy the old silver and black way or copy the Patriot way. Like find your own identity. Mark Davis, like, like it's been many years now, over a decade, your dad hasn't been around and you know, you can't copy things that you can't go with for the big name. You don't want to try to keep up with your, your, your owner friends and say, look at who I got here. And look how much money I'm getting on Las Vegas. Like the other bad thing too, like seeing the, the, the allegiance state of being taken over by the opposing fans. Like you're, you're the Raiders. You have fans all over your Raider nation. So even that part is really bad for where Mark Davis is doing. So like you mentioned, you know, hire somebody from the outside to help you out because you haven't been doing it right. Credit for owning your mistake and eating the money from the Gruden contract and now with Josh McDaniels, but enough with the copying, the quick fix, like I'm with you a hundred percent tear down this roster. Like, like yesterday, what are the Broncos doing? Keeping all these players, like go get the draft picks and do a full rebuild. So a lot of heads crashing moves. It's weird. Like the dovetail on the Bronx, that's actually a perfect segue into this, this next topic we're going to have here last. I'll say on the Raiders by the way, and all these things enough with the Patriot way, you know what the Patriot way was? It was Belichick and Brady. That's the Patriot way. So unless you're, you're turning back time, 20 years, it's not going to work. The Broncos though, you know, we want to talk about the NFL trade deadline, which of course was on Tuesday, winners and losers go. You did a great piece, man. I'm breaking that all down. I encourage people to check that out. I agree with you. Just about everything you wrote. It was excellent. Um, I sat there and thought the same thing you just said about Denver. What is the point of keeping all these guys like, do they think because they beat the chiefs in that game, that they're a contending team now? I mean, I don't know if, let me save everybody to suspense and drama. I sat through every snap of that football game. If you told me the chiefs had money on Denver, I'd be like, that makes sense. I could see that that was the worst game I've seen them play in the Mahomes era. And I'm not trying to gain away from Denver, but I'm going to be honest. That was not because Denver was some juggernaut in that football game. The Broncos went an average of 33 yards per touchdown drive.
A highlight from Learning Evangelism from the Master
"Alright, John chapter 4 here this morning, John chapter 4, John chapter 4. I'm going to introduce this lesson this way. You've heard me say many times I'm not a big fan of the modern day soul winning manuals and all that kind of stuff because literally those are man -made philosophies because you know if it's a bunch of man's ideas with very little scripture mentioned then obviously it's man's ideas. Related to that, repeat this prayer after me, but the sayings, the statements that are made in relation to this, invite Jesus into your heart. Can you show me where to find that? Give your heart to Christ. They can't give their heart to Christ until they become a believer. Make a decision for Christ. That's for believers, not the unsaved. Surrender your life to Christ. Make a commitment to Christ. Those are all things that are extra biblical statements and what I don't understand about that is we have examples of Jesus Christ, the apostle Paul, all that in scripture showing us how they reach people with the gospel. So one of them for us to take a look at here today is the master evangelist. I think Jesus Christ is probably the best one we can learn on how to present the gospel. Notice John chapter 4 verses 1 and following again, just to pick up where we left off. When therefore the Lord knew how the Pharisees had heard that Jesus made and baptized more disciples than John, though Jesus himself baptized not, but his disciples. Notice he left Judea and departed again into Galilee. Last time we saw that Jesus left Judea when John the Baptist was arrested. So obviously he's making sure the timing of his heavenly father is followed in relation to that. But notice it says here, he must needs go through Samaria. Obviously to seek the woman of Samaria and the others who would believe, but when you think about this also, it says he must needs go through Samaria. There are actually Jews that would actually go around Samaria, Jews from the southern kingdom of Judea. They would actually go around Samaria so they wouldn't have to go through there. Well Jesus did not avoid that, but it says here, then cometh you to a city of Samaria. Of course, remember Samaria is the old northern kingdom of Israel, which is called Sychar near to the parcel of ground that Jacob gave to his son Joseph. Now why did the Jews despise the Samaritans so much? When we understand the history of the Samaritans in 721 BC, Samaria was conquered by Assyria. Well the king of Assyria actually repopulated Samaria with other nations, and of course then they intermarried with the remnant of the Jews that were left there, and so literally the Jews would consider the Samaritans to be half -breeds or whatever, so there was a prejudice against them. Notice in the context again that Jacob's well was there, Jesus therefore being wearied with his journey, sat thus on the well, and it was about the sixth hour, the sixth hour would be noon, again six o 'clock on is when the day was tallied. But notice it says here, first of all, as far as learning from the example of Jesus, secure attention with a common interest. Notice there cometh a woman of Samaria to draw water, Jesus saith unto her, Give me to drink. Well obviously he's going to get her attention, but says for his disciples were gone away into the city to buy meat. Then saith the woman of Samaria unto him, How is it that thou being a Jew askest drink of me, which am a woman of Samaria, for the Jews have no dealings with the Samaritans? So first of all, secure attention with a common interest, and I really believe that it's important to do that as you start to establish a common interest, but notice then also he's answering objections. Let's look at 1 Peter chapter 3, this verse just came to mind actually, 1 Peter chapter 3.
A highlight from Bitcoin Beginner Q&A with Tomer Strolight and the Caf Bitcoin Crew - October 30th, 2023
"Hello, and welcome to the Cafe Bitcoin Podcast brought to you by Swan Bitcoin, the best way to buy and learn about Bitcoin. I'm your host, Alex Danson, and we're excited to announce that we're bringing the Cafe Bitcoin Conversations Twitter Spaces to you on this show, the Cafe Bitcoin Podcast, Monday through Friday every week. Join us as we speak to guests like Michael Saylor, Len Alden, Corey Clifston, Greg Foss, Tomer Strohleit, and many others in the Bitcoin space. Also, be sure to hit that subscribe button. Make sure you get notifications when we launch a new episode. You can join us live on Twitter Spaces Monday through Friday, starting at 7 a .m. Pacific and 10 a .m. Eastern every morning to become part of the conversation yourself. Thanks again. We look forward to bringing you the best Bitcoin content daily here on the Cafe Bitcoin Podcast. All right, all right. Good morning to all of you Cafe Bitcoiners. It is Monday, October 30th, and it's going to be Halloween tomorrow night. A bunch of people probably did their Halloween stuff over the weekend. There was a bunch of parties and whatever. Anyway, good morning, guys. Good morning, Aunt, Peter, Mickey, Dambe, and gals out there, Tomer, Producer Jacob. By the way, Producer Jacob said that he's thinking about mixing up the intro songs and mix and all that. If you have ideas, if you have songs that you would like to hear played in the morning as we intro the show, everybody sends your request to Producer Jacob. He's going to love me for saying that. What's going on, Aunt? I'm freezing. Are you really? What's the temperature? I don't know, probably like 60 or 50, but that's really cold for Houston. We got problems, Alex. What is this wee shit? Well, Kramer tweeted out yesterday that World War III ain't happening. Why can't everyone just chill? And if the inverse Kramer index is correct, we're in trouble. Oh, yeah. I'm not a big fan of war anymore. I mean, I'm a prior military, but I can tell you from my experience, it don't help much. And it wastes a lot of resources and lives. I saw this thing the other day. I think it was Poso was retweeting something and he was like, wow. You know, people, the Pentagon is basically complaining about the fact that we're low on ammo and bombs and all this other shit and we're expending it all in these foreign wars. And I'm like, bro, who stands to gain from war? Who stands to gain the most? If you are one of these people who own a lot of shares and Lockheed or whatever company is part of the military industrial complex that is building those cruise missiles and the bombs and all that other kind of stuff, and they use it up and it has to be replaced, I guess you're doing okay. You know, I don't know if you guys have heard the name of this dude, but I believe his name, if I'm not saying incorrectly, is M. Shell Meyer Rothschild, founder of the Rothschild banking empire. And I'm going to paraphrase him, but he basically said that the best customer in the world is a nation at war. I don't know. Huey Bono, man. Fight by war, not wars. Destroy power, not people. Well, I mean, one thing you can do is people are like, some people are like, well, what are you going to do about that? Like you can't change it. Really? Really? What if you took your capital out of the Fiat system and you put it into a different system that they cannot use to fuel these endless wars? What if you did that? What if everybody did that? Quoting tip NZ track right there, that's a quote straight out of the intro track. man. Yeah, I don't know. It's time. Feels like it's time. A lot of lizard activity going on lately with all of this, uh, you know, stuff with thin sand, et cetera. We did a bunch of stuff about that last week, but I mean, it's, it's an ongoing thing and will continue to be an ongoing thing. Some people are like, well, yeah, they should know everything about what you're doing. I'm not one of those people. I don't agree with that. I mean, that's bullshit. I think, I think government was created. Government actually exists. If you want to go back to first principles stuff, government exists because of people's desire for protection of private property and persons. That's where it comes from. It's an extension of that. And when it becomes perverted and bastardized and warped, then it starts to do things that you as an individual citizen can't do without being called a criminal. That's how you know it's broken and it's gone far beyond its original mandate. I'm talking about, well, the U S in particular, but many forms of government were, were meant to be that way. It's an extension of, of personal protection and private property. You know, Alex, I wanted to piggyback off that statement you just made with like taking money out of the Fiat system to, to fight like war propagation. Just consider like the, cause like most people think, uh, speaking in hyperbole generalization here, obviously, but most people think that they like to your, your point that they like, well, what can we do about like the system? Just like consider a small, like what a small movement or a small action across a large populace is capable of doing. Like if, if there's like what, 350 million people in the United States, if, if you were to remove $1 per person, that would just be $350 million taken out of like the Fiat system and put into Bitcoin, that's like basically acting as a, uh, as a, uh, protest against the system. Right. Like if we could, like, that's the point of getting like adoption kind of like to, to carry off and to take off like wildfire. Like if we could have a system where people or anybody was capable of just like buying a dollars worth of Bitcoin a day, like that would be, that would be like a, a monumental power shift. I think that would scare the system entirely between like the politicians and Lockheed Martin and all these different contractors. And like, it's, it's in a pretty powerful message in my opinion.
A highlight from The Blessing Of Letting Go
"Hey, this is Steven Furtick. I'm the pastor of Elevation Church, and this is our podcast. I wanted to thank you for joining us today. Hope this inspires you. Hope it builds your faith. Hope it gives you perspective to see God is moving in your life. Enjoy the message. I do want to just take a moment and say to each and every one of you that I don't wear a red hoodie for just anything. It's fall season, holiday season. God is going to give us a very strong end to this year. How many are believing for that? How many have got some catching up to do because it has been a really weird year so far? We're going to believe, God, that every blessing you haven't received that you're supposed to receive this year, God would compress it into these next few weeks for you. I'm believing that he's going to give you supernatural guidance, his wisdom, his reflexes, his response. In fact, that's what I want to preach about today. I want to preach about the blessing God wants to give you. Sometimes these things do come in unexpected ways, so prepare for it. Just tell your neighbor, real quick, get ready for it. Get ready for it. I want to share some time with you today in Genesis, chapter 32, and remain standing for the reading of God's Word, greeting to all of our campuses and our epham around the world. Let's thank God for all who are joining us today, that they would receive the flow of this anointing right where they are. Come on, Elevation Valentine. Put those hands together. Let's welcome our worldwide epham. Genesis, chapter 32. I had a hard time deciding how much of this to read to you, but I decided that we should go from at least verse 7, so buckle in. This passage of Scripture, wow! It's really for those of you who are wrestling with something. You've been struggling because you're wrestling. You've been struggling to rest in what you have and who you are because of what you're wrestling with. That's who I'm preaching to today. Genesis, chapter 32, verse 7. The Bible says, In great fear and distress Jacob divided the people who were with him into two groups, and the flocks and herds and camels as well. He thought if Esau comes and attacks one group, the group that is left may escape. For everybody who is kind of a control freak, you can relate to this. You start making all of these plans and backup plans for your backup plans and all of these ways that you start working it out, but Jacob is doing that because it said in verse 8, that he thought Esau was coming to attack him, his brother. But look at verse 9. This is kind of a turning point in the passage. Then Jacob prayed. Verse 8, he thought. Verse 9, then Jacob prayed. The Devil shouldn't have let you get here today, because he has had you in your head and you've been thinking about the attack. But the moment that you started praising God today and lifted your eyes to him, come on, I declare a level change in your situation. Then Jacob prayed, O God of my father Abraham, God of my father Isaac, Lord, you who said to me, go back to your country and your relatives and I will make you prosper. I am unworthy of all the kindness and faithfulness. You have shown your servant. I had only my staff when I crossed this Jordan, but now I have become two camps. Save me, I pray, from the hand of my brother Esau, for I am afraid that he will come and attack me and also the mothers with their children. But you have said, I will surely make you prosper and will make your descendants like the sand of the sea, which cannot be counted. He spent the night there, and from what he had with him, he selected a gift for his brother Esau. I'm going to read you the whole list just so you can see how blessed Jacob was. Two hundred female goats and twenty male goats, two hundred ewes and twenty rams, thirty female camels with their young, forty cows and ten bulls. This old boy is doing pretty good. He said a few verses ago, I started with just a staff. Look what God gave him. And twenty female donkeys and ten male donkeys. He put them in the care of his servants, each herd by itself, and said to his servants, Go ahead of me and keep some space between the herds. He instructed the one in the lead. When my brother Esau meets with you and asks, Who do these belong to and where are you going? Who owns all these animals in front of you? Then you are to say, They belong to your servant Jacob. They are a gift sent to my lord Esau, and he is coming behind us. He also instructed the second and the third and all the others who followed the herds. He's covering all his bases for this thing that he's got to deal with the next day. You are to say the same thing to Esau when you meet him, and be sure to say your servant Jacob is coming behind us, for he thought, I'll pacify him with these gifts I'm sending on ahead. Later, when I see him, perhaps he will receive me. So Jacob's gifts went on ahead of him, but he himself spent the night in the camp. That night Jacob got up and took his two wives, his two female servants, and his eleven sons. That would keep you up all night. All of it. The eleven sons, the two wives, all of it. That would give me indigestion and insomnia.
A highlight from Jesus Evangelizes a Woman
"In chapter 4 will be in chapter 4 number of weeks I'm not sure how many at this point well it will be in chapter 4 maybe a couple of months there's a lot here we did take a good bit of time looking at the discussion that Jesus had with Nicodemus and now we'll be taking a look at a discussion with the woman of Samaria so John chapter 4 the first 10 verses are our focus for this morning but I'll read through verse 26 here God's holy word now when Jesus learned that the Pharisees had heard that Jesus was making and baptizing more disciples than John although Jesus himself did not baptize but only his disciples he left Judea and departed again for Galilee and he had to pass through Samaria so he came to a town of Samaria called Sychar near the field that Jacob had given to his son Joseph Jacob's well was there so Jesus wearied as he was from his journey was sitting beside the well it was about the sixth hour a woman from Samaria came to draw water Jesus said to her give me a drink for his disciples had gone away into the city to buy food the Samaritan woman said to him how is it that you a Jew ask for a drink from me a woman of Samaria for Jews have no dealings with Samaritans Jesus answered her if you knew the gift of God and who it is is saying to you give me a drink you would have asked him and he would have given you living water the woman said to him sir you have nothing to draw water with and the well is deep where do you get that living water are you greater than our father Jacob he gave us the well and drank from it himself as did his sons and his livestock Jesus said to her everyone who drinks this water will be thirsty again but whoever drinks the water that I will give him will never be thirsty again the water that I give him will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life the woman said to him sir give me this water so that I will not be thirsty or have to come here to draw water Jesus said to her go call your husband and come here the woman answered him I have no husband Jesus said to her you are right in saying I have no husband for you have had five husbands and the one you now have is not your husband what you have said is true the woman said to him sir I perceive that you are a prophet our fathers worship on this mountain but you say that Jerusalem is the place where people ought to worship Jesus said to her woman believe me the hour is coming when neither on this mountain nor in Jerusalem will you worship the father you worship what you do not know we worship what we know for salvation is from the Jews but the hour is coming and is now here when the true worshipers will worship the father in spirit and truth for the father is seeking such people to worship him God is a spirit and those who worship him must worship in spirit and in truth the woman said to him I know that the Messiah is coming who is called Christ when he comes he will tell us all things Jesus said to her I who speak to you am he thus far the reading of God's holy word the grass withers the flower fails but the word of our God endures forever let's pray for God's blessing our father we do thank you for the word and we thank you that you've sent your son into the world who is the living word and who is the life giving water and so father grant us your blessing now as your word has been read and as it is to be proclaimed we pray that we would hear and understand what you have for us and so father may that word work in us we pray it in Jesus name amen congregation of the Lord Jesus Christ one of the great things about the Gospel of John is how it records various encounters that Jesus had with different people in chapter three we spent time looking at the encounter and the discussion that Jesus had with Nicodemus now we know that Nicodemus was a Jew and not only was he a Jew but he was a ruler of the Jews he was a member of the he Sanhedrin was the type of person that most people in that day would have been looking up to he was considered then by his peers an honorable and a respectable person he thought of himself as good as pleasing to God but you remember what Jesus told him Nicodemus you must be born again in other words Nicodemus couldn't approach God on the basis of his own obedience and Jesus told him as well that the son of man must be lifted up on a cross and now as we get into chapter four we get to listen to a conversation now that Jesus has with a Samaritan but not just a Samaritan a Samaritan woman and not just a Samaritan woman but a Samaritan woman with a reputation for sexual immorality her community knew her as such and so three things about her she was a Samaritan she was a woman she was a Samaritan and she was a sexually immoral Samaritan woman and so what we really have here in chapters three and four is an incredible contrast between a respectable religious man and an outcast with a bad reputation that she did earn for herself James Boyce said if Nicodemus is an example of the truth that no one can rise so high as to be above salvation this woman is an example of the truth that no one can sink too low you see isn't it interesting two diversely different people both in desperate need of the gospel of Jesus Christ and so what else do we see in our chapter here well remember what we read in chapter three right the most famous passage perhaps in the Bible John three sixteen and seventeen for God so loved the world that he gave his only son that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life for God did not send his son into the world to condemn the world but in order that the world might be saved through him and so John puts these discourses together side by side to show us that all people need the gospel to show us that Jesus is not the savior of the Jews only salvation is possible and it's needed for all types of people Jesus came to save all types of people right he came for the world and so in chapter four we see Jesus evangelize a Samaritan woman of ill repute and through her really a whole village and so we see Jesus the evangelist and Jesus the savior indeed of the world three things that we're looking at this morning first of all then a divinely appointed meeting secondly we'll talk about loving the outsider and finally we'll talk about communicating the gospel and really that point we're gonna continue to build on next Lord's Day as well and so the first thing that we see this morning is a divinely appointed meeting it wasn't an accident it wasn't by chance that Jesus met up with this Samaritan woman at the well this was the plan of God here we see Jesus the evangelist going to bring the gospel to this woman and again not just to her but to her village Jesus had a plan Jesus went there with a purpose he was going to save lost sheep and so first four verses of John four again now when Jesus learned that the Pharisees had heard that Jesus was making and baptizing more disciples than John although Jesus himself did not baptize but only his disciples he left Judea and departed again for Galilee and he had to pass through Samaria Jesus through his disciples was baptizing people and he was getting more disciples than even and John when word gets the Pharisees about this Jesus determined to go to Galilee and verse four specifically tells us that he had to pass through Samaria now the question for us to ask is why did he have to pass through Samaria some would argue that the point here is that this was the most convenient most direct route however the Jews chose to go trying to avoid Samaritans usually went around Samaria but I'm convinced that the reason Jesus had to go through Samaria is because of precisely what we learned in chapter three Jesus is not merely the savior of the Jews so he had to go through Samaria he's a savior of Samaritans as well God gave his son not merely for the Jews God gave his son for the world Jesus is the one and only savior he's not merely for the Jews so why did Jesus go to Samaria because this Samaritan woman was one of his own and not just she but many in her village he was going to bring the gospel and he was going to save so Jesus passed through Samaria because he had to to meet up with that woman because that was his plan because he came to save he passed through Samaria not merely because it was a convenient route he could have gone another way like the Jews usually did he passed through Samaria for the sake of the gospel for the sake of loving and outcast people and for sake of loving and outcast woman that others would avoid and so verse five says Jesus came to a town of Samaria called Sychar near the field that Jacob had given to his son Joseph when Jacob gave his patriarchal blessing to his sons he mentioned this place in Genesis 48 this was a very historically significant place because Jacob's well as we see was there and interestingly after two thousand years after Jacob dug the well it was still there providing water even for Jesus weary from his journey Jesus sat by the well. Now verse six tells us that this was about the sixth hour and that's important for us to take a mental note of that now what's the sixth hour now we might be tempted to say six a .m. right well they kind of did their timekeeping different than us the day started at about six a .m.
A highlight from The SEC Drops the Ripple Case: How Big A Deal Is This?
"Most of the crypto industry kind of is at the point of just a plague on all your houses. Burn it to the ground and let something new be built in its stead. There is not a lot of sympathy or compassion or patience left among regular crypto industry participants for all of these people who ended up causing such catastrophic destruction. Welcome back to The Breakdown with me, NLW. It's a daily podcast on macro, Bitcoin and the big picture power shifts remaking our world. What's going on, guys? It is Friday, October 20th, and today we are talking about the SEC dropping the Ripple case and the New York attorney general suing DCG. Before we get into that, however, if you are enjoying The Breakdown, please go subscribe to it, give it a rating, give it a review. Or if you want to dive deeper into the conversation, come join us on the Breakers Discord. You can find a link in the show notes or go to bit .ly slash breakdown pod. Well, friends, there is some serious excitement to close out this week. And no, I'm not even talking about JP Morgan's report that an ETF is likely to be approved in the next few months or Bitcoin's morning rally up above thirty thousand dollars. What I'm talking about, or at least where we want to start, is with the SEC dropping the Ripple case. Specifically, the SEC will no longer pursue allegations against Ripple CEO Brad Garlinghouse and executive chairman Chris Larsen. The pair had been named as additional defendants in the Ripple lawsuit, with the SEC alleging that they had aided and abetted the company in violating securities laws. The issue was the sole outstanding matter in the Ripple case after the judge ruled that this part of the lawsuit should continue to a full trial due to disputed facts. Other matters were decided back in July, with the judge finding that public sales of XRP tokens on exchanges, as well as distributions to staff and subcontractors, did not constitute the sale of unregistered securities. Now, the court did hold that sales of XRP tokens to institutional investors did satisfy the Howey test and were, therefore, considered sales of unregistered securities. The SEC's Thursday filing said that the regulator would continue to pursue its claims against the company. Earlier this month, the court ruled that the SEC could not put forward an appeal of the Ripple decision until all outstanding matters were resolved. Now that next April's trial has been vacated, the path is cleared for an imminent SEC appeal of the decisions which went against them in July. Ripple, for their part, is treating this decision to abandon further claims as another small in their ongoing battle with the SEC. A press release from the company characterized the actions as a surrender. Garlinghouse said in a statement, For nearly three years, Chris and I have been the subject of baseless allegations from a rogue regulator with a political agenda. Instead of looking for the criminals stealing customer funds on offshore exchanges that were courting political favor, the SEC went after the good guys. He added, We look forward to the day this chapter is closed once and for all, now that the SEC has dropped the curtain on their absurd theatrics against Chris and me. Larsen said, Indeed, he went on and called the SEC's lawsuit, As well as dealing with an anticipated appeal, Ripple will also now need to pay penalties for their illegal sales of XRP tokens to institutional investors. The SEC filing said that the parties plan to meet in order to negotiate a settlement. They will set out a briefing schedule in November to proceed on a contested basis if no agreement is reached. This appears on the face of it to be a very good thing. And that may be true, but it's also maybe not the thing that it initially seems. Catherine Kirkpatrick, the chief legal officer at CBOE, wrote, This means they can proceed to appeal the Ripple decision much sooner. Otherwise, they would have had to wait until the conclusion of that trial in late spring. Gabriel Shapiro from Delphi Digital says, Now, once this interpretation got out, that the SEC was so focused on wanting to appeal the other part of the decision that they were willing to drop the charges against the execs, some people started to point out that that also seemed a little nuts. Alliance Dow's Jason Franek wrote, This is insane if true. It's equivalent to the SEC saying that either A. The exec lawsuit was weak or even frivolous or B. We think the execs broke the law, but we don't care. We'd much rather rush to appeal so we can crush the crypto industry at large. If the latter, it's emblematic of how a regulator at war with an industry would behave. Mike Vafchak, also of Alliance Dow, said, They have abandoned any pretense of neutrality. They don't give an F. Of course, that's not what the Ripple execs did. They are not bad actors. But that's what the SEC claims they did, what they argued in court, what they said before Congress. They don't care about protecting investors. They don't care about you. They care only about their power. Now, there is one other interpretation as well. On Jacob's post that I just read a moment ago, consensus lawyer Bill Hughes wrote, Or they hate trials. That interpretation was reinforced by Elliot Stein, senior litigation analyst at Bloomberg, who said, Now, it's not at all clear to me that the SEC can actually competently run a contested trial. Remember, we haven't actually seen them run a trial under Gensler, only pretrial motions and settlements. It may be that they just never had the stomach for it. And when it was headed that way, they had to back off. However, another legal action popped up at the end of this week, and we will come to that just after this quick break. Today's episode is brought to you by Kraken. For far too long, the whole financial system has been standing still, too slow, only on for certain hours, overly designed for some types of people, but not for others. Crypto, at its best, represents progress. It asks the question, what if? It invites people in instead of leaving them out. It's on 24 -7, 365, and moves at the speed of real life. Not everyone believes it. We've got our fair share of detractors, but that's the way it always is when you're building something new. Kraken is a crypto company that has been through the highs and lows of the industry, facing forwards towards progress throughout. And now they're inviting us to see what crypto can be. Learn more at kraken .com slash the breakdown. Disclaimer, not investment advice. Crypto trading involves risk of loss. Cryptocurrency services are provided to U .S. and U .S. territory customers by Payword Ventures, Inc., PVI, DBA, Kraken. New York Attorney General Letitia James has filed a lawsuit against Gemini Trust, Genesis Global Capital, and Digital Currency Group for allegedly defrauding 230 ,000 investors out of more than a billion dollars. Also personally named as defendants in the lawsuit are DCG CEO Barry Silbert and former Genesis CEO Michael Morrow. James is seeking to ban Gemini, Genesis, and DCG from participating in the financial investment industry in New York. Now, A .G. James has definitely been rapidly filing lawsuits over the recent months with active litigation against CoinX, KuCoin, and Celsius founder Alex Mashinsky. The allegations here relate to the events surrounding the Gemini Earn product. The lawsuit claims that Gemini lent funds to Genesis, which is owned by DCG. These funds were then lent to counterparties, including now bankrupt trading firms 3ROS Capital and Alameda Research. It's alleged that these counterparty failures left Genesis with a $1 .1 billion loss. Now, it's not illegal for loans to fail and cause a lender's book to collapse. What James is alleging is that both Gemini and Genesis knew about the state of the lending business as it deteriorated and actively misled investors about the risks being taken. The lawsuit claims that Gemini knew Genesis was lending on an under -collateralized basis and had excessive concentration of loans to a single counterparty in Alameda Research. The allegations state that Alameda made up 60 % of Genesis's external loan book in July 2022 and that loans were mostly secured by FTT tokens, which of course collapsed in value surrounding the failure of FTX. Both Morrow and Silbert are accused of defrauding the public by attempting to conceal heavy losses which would be borne by investors. The lawsuit claims that the pair disguised $1 .1 billion in losses through a months -long campaign of misstatements, omissions, and concealment. It alleges that tweets sent by DCG and Genesis following the bankruptcy of Three Arrows Capital were false, misleading, and omitted material facts. The complaint claims that DCG did not simply assume the $1 .1 billion open -term liability related to Three Arrows, which could be called at any time. It replaced that liability with an illiquid 10 -year promissory note. Internally, a Genesis officer objected to claiming to counterparties that they had absorbed the loss because they would be unable to defend this statement from any level of scrutiny. Now, for Gemini's part in the deception, the lawsuit claims that even after Gemini decided to terminate Earn and provide formal notification to Genesis Capital, Gemini continued to take tens of millions of dollars worth of additional cryptocurrencies from Earn investors. These additional investments were passed on to Genesis while at the same time, Gemini employees were closing out their personal positions, according to the allegations. The suit claims that Gemini's internal risk management framework fall well short of their pledge to customers, and in fact, that Gemini had internally downgraded Genesis's risk rating to junk status in February 2022 and sought to terminate the Earn program in September. According to the complaint, these were material facts for investors which Gemini had an affirmative duty to disclose. Finally, while both Gemini and Genesis claimed to hold all necessary government licenses to operate their businesses, the lawsuit alleges that they should have registered under New York securities laws and failed to do so. A .G. James said in a statement, Now, of course, this lawsuit compounds active litigation for Gemini, Genesis and DCG. In January, the SEC sued Genesis and Gemini for offering unregistered securities in the form of the Gemini Earn product, a claim which the two firms are currently pushing the court to dismiss, saying that the details of securities offering are not sufficiently defined. And then, after negotiations broke down surrounding the Genesis bankruptcy, Gemini sued DCG and Barry Silbert in July. In terms of response, in a statement discussing this new lawsuit, DCG said that they had been, Silbert added that he was, Now, Gemini, for their part, tried to kind of have it both ways and say that this suit backed up what they had been saying about Genesis and DCG for a while, but they were, of course, innocent. They tweeted, of a massive fraud and systematically lied to by these parties about Genesis's financial condition. With that said, we wholly disagree with the NYAG's decision to also sue Gemini. Blaming a victim for being defrauded and lied to makes no sense, and we look forward to defending ourselves against this inconsistent position. Ryan Selkis from Masari summed up much of the community's reaction when he wrote, I'm no fan of the NYAG, but this is one of the most horrific and damning complaints I have read in crypto. Brutal, but I'm glad this final shoe has finally dropped. Separately, he also tweeted, The only difference between DCG and FTX is that FTX used QuickBooks. James Safart, an ETF analyst at Bloomberg, said, Historically, you'd say Genesis were the adults in the room, and it really did seem like it. But I feel like there is virtually no interest rate I'd be willing to accept using this stuff as such a large chunk of the collateral, not to mention such a large chunk of the book. Like if this stuff were disclosed, I suspect a lot of Gemini Earn users would have withdrawn their crypto from the program. I think overall, when it comes to this idea that Gemini are somehow the innocent victims here, the courts will prove whatever they prove and obviously Gemini gets to fight. But unfortunately for them, most of the crypto industry kind of is at the point of just a plague on all your houses, burn it to the ground and let something new be built in its stead. There is not a lot of sympathy or compassion or patience left among regular crypto industry participants for all of these people who ended up causing such catastrophic destruction. Now, of course, where a lot of people went was what this means for GBTC. Travis Kling, the founder at Aikigai said, This strikes me as enough for SEC to put GBTC conversion on ice, at least for now. And so that, friends, is I think the next thing to watch, whether we get any intimations of what will happen next in Grayscale's attempt to convert the Grayscale Bitcoin Trust into an ETF. Does the SEC approve another set of ETFs in advance and let the market do their work for them? That's kind of my base case, but we will just have to see. For now, that ends another crazy week in the wild crypto industry. One more big thanks to today's sponsor, Kraken. Go to kraken .com slash the breakdown and see what crypto can be. And until next time, be safe and take care of each other. Peace.
A highlight from Gemini, Genesis, DCG being sued by New York AG for allegedly defrauding investors of $1B with Cory Klippsten, Joe Carlasare, and The Caf Bitcoin Crew - October 19th, 2023
"Hello, and welcome to the Cafe Bitcoin Podcast brought to you by Swan Bitcoin, the best way to buy and learn about Bitcoin. I'm your host, Alex Danson, and we're excited to announce that we're bringing the Cafe Bitcoin Conversations Twitter Spaces to you on this show, the Cafe Bitcoin Podcast, Monday through Friday every week. Join us as we speak to guests like Michael Saylor, Len Alden, Corey Clifston, Greg Foss, Tomer Strohleit, and many others in the Bitcoin space. Also, be sure to hit that subscribe button. Make sure you get notifications when we launch a new episode. You can join us live on Twitter Spaces Monday through Friday, starting at 7 a .m. Pacific and 10 a .m. Eastern every morning to become part of the conversation yourself. Thanks again. We look forward to bringing you the best Bitcoin content daily here on the Cafe Bitcoin Podcast. All right, all right. Good morning to all of you Cafe Bitcoiners. Today is Thursday, October 19th, 2023, and it's another great day in Bitcoin. Good morning to Dom Bay, bringing you up, Ant, Tomer, Mickey, morning producer Jacob. Good morning, everybody. Good Peter. morning. Thanks for recognizing that I'm sitting here. Appreciate it. All right. You are listening to Cafe Bitcoin episode 458. Shout outs to our supporters on Fountain and Nostra Nests. Our mission is to show, for the show. Excuse me, is to show. Yeah, and to show people what the hell, you know, what the hell Bitcoin is. Provide the signal in a sea of noise. Teach 7 billion people on this planet why there's hope because of this prior during feature we call Bitcoin. I had a funny conversation with producer Jacob this morning. We were talking about how like right now there's just so much apathy in the markets regarding Bitcoin. It reminded me of like this camel in the desert and it's crawling its way across the desert in search of water right now. That's kind of what it feels like in Bitcoin at the moment. And then you get this like blip on the radar where like somebody, there's a rumor, you know, oh my gosh, the BlackRock ETF just got approved and the Bitcoin price goes fucking crazy, goes up 8 % in like 15 minutes. You know, the camel looks up over a ridge and it sees an oasis full of water. It's like, oh my gosh, here we go. I'm getting some water and it like starts hauling ass over the ridge and then it gets there and it's an illusion. But that's the vibe basically. So yeah, I mean, we're just showing up every day. Alex, I completely disagree with that. I have seen more discussion and notice of Bitcoin in normie world in the last six months than in the previous two and a half years that I have been in Bitcoin. I completely disagree with that. I think people are waking up. They're starting to see what is going on in the world. They're looking around for a solution and it is Bitcoin. And I think they're starting to see it. And it's not just the average Joe that is starting to see it. I think that large entities are actually starting to look at this thing and they're going hmm. Yeah, there's a mix. I mean, there's onesies and twosies and whatnot. There's a mix for sure. But there's not FOMO. There's not a sense of FOMO going on at all right now for sure. Shoutouts to Joe Carlasari, Corey Klipsit in the audience. Through both of you guys' invites if you want to come up here. All right, moving on. Today's show we're going to be covering a few news items as well as open Q &A for all things Bitcoin. This just came across my radar this morning. According to Watcher Guru anyway, Tesla still owns $312 million worth of Bitcoin. Any thoughts or comments? Good morning, Corey Klipsit. Good morning. Yeah, I just hopped in to say, yeah, you got to get the Carlasaris and the regulatory Jasons and everybody. Terrence, wake him up. I want to know all about the NYAG suit against DCG, Genesis, Gemini. And Nico needs to do a live stream today for sure. Yeah, totally agree with that. That's in our list of items we're going to be covering here really shortly. For those of you who did not hear, there was an announcement by the New York Attorney General and they have filed a sweeping lawsuit according to this article against a bunch of companies in the space. So why don't we just dig in right away. This is the beginning of this press release. It's ag .ny .gov under their press release section. The New York Attorney General, Letitia James, filed a sweeping lawsuit against cryptocurrency companies, Gemini Trust, Genesis Global LLC, its affiliates, and Digital Currency Group for defrauding more than 230 ,000 investors, including at least 29 ,000 New Yorkers of more than a billion dollars. It goes on to say, the investigation by the Office of the Attorney General found that Gemini lied to investors about an investment program it ran with Genesis called Gemini Earn.
"jacob" Discussed on Timothy Keller Sermons Podcast by Gospel in Life
"You've been using me and mad because I haven't given you what you've wanted. But you haven't wanted the right thing. My face, my nearness, my presence. And suddenly in a flash Jacob realizes, Jacob was trembling violently like his father, years before. He suddenly realized he'd been fighting God's life and he repented. And he moved from struggling with God to struggling for God. And you know what's so interesting? Do you see the ambivalence here? He says, I want to know your name. And God says you really need to ask. You have to let me go. You can't see my face. And yet, Jacob names the place penile. And he says, I've seen the face of God, and I was spared. Because there's a sense in which, until that great day, God always does what he did with Jacob, and he always does what he did with Moses. He'll give you a glimpse. But not the four. So what happened was, here's the lessons. Number one, that's the number one. If you want to get near God, he's going to show you something. And he's going to show you that the main problem in everybody's life in this room, including my life, is that we've been fighting with God. That's the problem. You think, well, why did God give me the father I had, or the mother I had, or why didn't God give me the talents I had when I wanted this? You think that the problem is this or that, you think the problem is he saw? But if God is gracious, someday he'll show you and he'll say, you know what the real problem is. The real problem is you don't trust me. The real problem is you've been fighting with me and my will for your life and you don't want to depend on my grace. Instead you want to fight me every tooth, every bit of the way. You've been fighting with me. I could have wiped you out a long time ago. When you realize that, oh, you're on your way. Number one, God will show everybody, I hope, here, that your real problem is you've been fighting with him all along. Number two, God almost always has to wound you in order to show you this.
"jacob" Discussed on Timothy Keller Sermons Podcast by Gospel in Life
"Tim Keller with the remainder of today's teaching. He gets all of his family he gets all of his wealth, all this cattle is huge entourage, and they decide to go home. And the reason this is high noon. Is because Jacob finally says, look, there's only one thing keeping me from really having the life I want to have. Yes, Scott is prospered me, but he still hasn't given me what is my right. And that is, I don't have my land. I don't have my family. I don't have my people. I'm going back and I have to face the one person who's really the main problem in my life, esaw. I've got to find a way to appease him. I've got to find some kind of way to flatter him. I've got to find some way to defang him. I got to do something. But I'm going to do it. And the first part of chapter 32 is extremely interesting because here you see Jacob. And Jacob is the most, he has now become the ultimate spin doctor. He has become the most absolutely un spontaneous person you could possibly know. Always calculating always manipulating. And here's what he decides to do. He takes his entourage as they approach home, and he knows that he saw could come out with an army and just destroy them all. So what he does is, first of all, he divides his entire family into two sections. And here's what he says. It tells us that in verse 7 of chapter 32, he says, in great fear and distress, Jacob divided the people who are with him into two groups, thinking if Esau comes in attacks one group, the other will escape. The first thing he decides is I will divide up too. So if you saw a tax one, the other will be able to get away. And then the second thing he does is he brings together an absolutely enormous gift.
"jacob" Discussed on Timothy Keller Sermons Podcast by Gospel in Life
"This is the story of Jacob this is the climax of his life, let me read it to you. That night, Jacob got up and took his two wives, his two maid servants and his 11 sons and crossed the Ford of the J Bach. And after he had sent them across the stream, he sent over all his possessions so Jacob was left alone. And a man wrestled with him till daybreak. And when the man saw that he could not overpower him, he touched the socket of Jacob's hip so that his hip was wrenched as he wrestled with the man. And then the man said, let me go for it as daybreak. But Jacob replied, I will not let you go unless you bless me. And the man asked him, what is your name? Jacob he answered, then the man said, your name will no longer be Jacob. But Israel. Because you have struggled with God and with men and have overcome. Jacob said, please tell me your name. But he replied, why do you ask me my name? And then he blessed him. There. So Jacob called the place panel, saying it is because I saw God face to face and yet my life was spared. And the sun rose above him as he passed benal and he was limping because of his hip and to this day the Israelites did not eat the tendon attached to the socket of the hip because the socket of Jacob's hip was touched near the tendon. And this
"jacob" Discussed on Overthrowing Education
"How do I move forward? How do I fix it? How do I? Increase that mindset, but you talk about misconceptions and I wonder if I can just talk about one more that you reminded me of in this idea that with self reflection because that was a big one and what I've implemented was you tell me what grades you have. Let's have an agreement with these grades mean. And one of the misconceptions I get often is that kids failing kids struggling kids are just going to give themselves an a that is literally never happened. They do not. And in fact, they always down themselves. Right. You actually have to tell them, yeah, why'd you give yourself up in your mind? You totally did a great job. That in itself is very illuminating to the whole fact that they are detrimental. This is when grades you only have to grade yourself, you are being harder because you are used to graze being hard on you. And it doesn't have to be that way. And yeah, so that misconception right there leads to this idea that, oh, that's just a shady operation. He was just, you know, putting the kids go nuts and they just don't know what they're doing. When they give themselves a grade, it's totally different. Then you get even a pure peer review factor in there. Then it's a whole another level. Because then we're like, no, you're not accountable to me, you're kind of with some peers, and then you make this environment to where they have trust appears. Don't go in front of the class and give a speech. Oh my God, that'd be terrible. Yeah. Feel like a trend. They're friends and everybody's rooting for them. And also you're not freaked out about getting a grade because that's the other thing that I always make sure that everybody gets another chance to, because the point of it is to learn something to learn the thing, whether it's a skill or knowledge or whatever it is. So if I don't give them opportunities to continue learning and keep assessing, did they get there yet? How am I going to keep moving forward? Yeah, because when it comes down to if it's just the point and it's just like it drives me crazy because it's just that's where kids who I work with who are failing struggling, not passing their classes, it's never this conceptual issue. I mean, often it is, you know, because they're struggling, but really they're so down in the points and grades. Their first reaction isn't conceptual. It's like, I just need to get these points. I need to catch up really quick. And then further and further they go. And then once you have a grading system that is so against the student and they're ready that they have like a 30% in the class, it's so difficult for Acadia to look at that and be like, how am I going to get that? Yeah. Right? Yeah, and if the teacher has already structured a class like that and it was fair is fair, they themselves have forced themselves in that box via the grade book. Or it has been forced on them. And that's another thing with the ingredient. It doesn't do that. It's more of a benefit. And it can be done within the restrictions that all teachers have. So sometimes you've got to work with like categories, certain common finals, et cetera, et cetera. And when you talked about what teachers should do, you know, either to their comfort, I would say just that it's because there's nothing going to work at the teachers uncomfortable. That is true. That is true. And that, yeah, which is why I say kind of ease in there because the exception of some people and maybe you great slayer. For jumping in, but it is, and I did it too when I was in the school and my head of school said, we're not doing grades anymore. Nope, don't put points on things. Don't put letters on things. And he's like, you know, a kid's not a decimal point. The kid's not a number. And I said, oh wow, that's amazing. And then that gave me, they gave me such freedom as a teacher. For me to be able to experiment and so forth. It was really nice. Yeah, and then I think that's a great word to put out there. Is that freedom? Students and the teacher, and that's what I think everyone wants at the end there, you know, parents, teachers, community, is a joyful classroom. Right. A rigorous craftsman can be a joyful classroom. Right. And there's a lack of joy when there is this conflict. It's unspoken conflict. And so that is what makes it really justifiable. I think to say, you know what, you can go with it. Pros and cons at the end of the day, this is going to make everyone better. And anything new. It's like habits. Right. Ultimately, it's a bad habit. And so when you break a bad habit, build a new habit, it's going to take time. And it's going to be bumpy at first within you roll with it. So I was very fortunate to be kind of right spot right time and just write influence. And it just worked for me. And so that was more of a fortune than any kind of resolve on my end. I'd been kind of my toe in the water for a long time. But any teacher that does any effort towards that is improving their classroom, improving their students, and ultimately making their life quality more better. Wow, I really appreciate all of that Jacob and I appreciate what you're doing and I can't wait to follow you more on Twitter and hear more adventures of going grade lists. But speaking of adventures, it's time.
"jacob" Discussed on The Dork Forest
"There's an merch. There's stand up. There's tour guide, you know, you can find out where I'm touring. This is getting long. So let's get into the show. Hey, Jackie. I'm in the garage. My garage, you guys. And it's another great episode of the door for us. But this time, it's with Jacob sager. Is it sager? It's sager Weinstein. It's the world. We're just going to pronounce. Yes. Well, your name is Jacob Weinstein. You better put something in the middle of it. Otherwise, you and like 9 guys are going to be fighting over a Twitter handle. So. Exactly. I have a buddy named Josh Weinstein who had to put Elvis in the middle of his name for sag. First street actors guild for the Writers Guild or some damn thing. So Jacob sager Weinstein is at Jacob SW on Twitter and you write children's books and other people draw them, but you write children's books, picture books, and you also enjoy them. So that is your doctor, and I'm all for it. But yours is called princess unlimited. And then you have another one called lyric mccarrick, right? Exactly right. Yep. Those are the two so far. Do so far. Well, welcome to the program. Jacob Sanger Weinstein. How are you? I'm fine. I am delighted to be here. There we go. Let us let us work out. I love picture books quite obviously. I say that they're for children, but are they? Remember that go the fuck to sleep book? Remember that? That was a picture book. And that had the F word in it. So how will we know? How will we know? Yeah, it's true. I mean, so some of the people talk about picture books as a genre, but really they're a medium, right? It's like, and there's like film. You can have films for grown ups, you can have films for kids, you can have cowboy films, musical films. It's the same way. Same way..
"jacob" Discussed on Outer Limits Of Inner Truth
"And he will sit down and have a conversation with most people just about. Everyone walks off tom. It's pretty amazing. Yeah yeah he's and he's just he's still humble and still work in the eighty four years old still working crazy to be on a beach member. I remember it was just whatever it was on tv. And i think it was. It was pat buchanan That said the ron paul is saying he hasn't done enough liberty. Well ron paul hasn't done enough for liberty. Whatever the rest stop you know. That's pretty much. It jacob selected. Just ask you a question about your days as a professional wrestler professional wrestler kane wary. You didn't boast both amazing. He'll a baby face and in order to do that. In order to be professional you to be mastered psychology communicating provoking emotion..
"jacob" Discussed on Oil and Gas Startups Podcast
"Company houston young successful entrepreneur. Musk all moneys back. Your hosts donnie davis and use of chowdhry. And this week. We have roby jacob on forget. That's a cool now. Okay i got to know worded roby jacob from because it's a cool name first of all i thought it was going to be like You know you're indian so we're gonna talk about that right. Out of the gecko yeah. Running blackwater was already taken. So we won't be jacob oddly enough when i have to explain being indian. You know a lot of people say well. What kind of indian all say well dot not feather distinction. There is no money associated with a dot but there are some some money associated with the feathers. You know man. Honestly there have been We got a few indian guys that work for us and the the funniest part is when they call themselves red dots. It's really really funny. it is. It's don't let your knowledge this new white. You're white excluded from this hour station. But he's got red hair though so Do you wanna talk about that. We can talk about his looks. I could. I could write a thesis. About how stupid. He looks speaking of red hair. I think roby. Jacob cana sounds like an irish name i think so too. Yeah gene jamison roby jacob. They all rookie conor mcgregor. All sounds like all you guys all you guys. You guys sounded life. So it's important when you have to first names to be able to let people know where the comma goes. Because that's my biggest. Pet peeve is when people will address me in an e mail as jacob. And i'm like do you not see where the goes the comma. Everyone knows so. Does that actually buggy lake roby jacob. Robie roby's a cool name isn't it. Sounds like a football name to be honest right. I mean because when you see me you think qabail new iphone defensive line nose tackles not just yeah. That sounds somewhere. Somebody falls over all the time. I mean you pretty big pretty big for an indian guy. Generally indian guys are not a A fit group. And you look like you're not like you lift weights. I lift weights mainly burden of my tears. And so when if you say that like typically indian people Middle easterns from that background right because sports and fitness is not paramount in our up brings. What's important is going to school making money Not disrespect in your family. That's that's a that's right. See in america. We love disrespecting our families right. So that's in disrespecting our families they go hand-in-hand like bush. Light this guy this guy over here these the definition of you know what. Here's here's the thing. And i gotta stop doing this. I really really rag on daniele because first of all look at them easy to do But it's you know. I should probably slow down on that. It's the is just started naming it is but it's a terrible dynamic it makes me look like a villain in not a villain. Okay i think you enjoy it. What if the tables returned at the tables return. Donnie was honestly if he did it well because he is a he does have a good sense of humor if he did it well i accept it but if it wasn't well our eviscerate them. I missed the the question. What was the question if i were to mclennan him. Yes so that's a ninety ten split here use of giving you ninety percent of the crap and only throwing by ten right. What if we flipped it. Okay i gotcha tribe. Zero feels none the water. I'm not in the mood. Well a i'm white. And so anything will be misconstrued. How dare you see. You guys are going through a rough patch. It's been a rough find yours for you in the app. Why people have been getting rough. I got. I got admit that you got a for whatever it's worth. I kinda like milk and with this guy you can. You can milk him. Oh yeah come on. Yeah that's so. That's less talked about part of oil money. That people don't know. I didn't realize he was part of the bovine species. Oh man you. You're talking about abode lines donnie. I'm okay well. I want to come on. I honestly didn't know roby. Was this funny. But i mean if you look at him he just looks like you funny looking dude i mean thank you so definitely But my favorite thing that you do a okay. I just met you in person for the i also right but my favorite thing that you do on linked in. I don't even know how you see. All of these lincoln influencers posts. But you always get on and troll in the comments. Sections and it's the most like artfully done. Yeah you know. i don't even know why either. And i think lincoln pushing agenda on me right to be more positive to be more positive and bring uplifting messages to people's hearts okay. So i didn't know anything about this. Oh can you fill me and give me an example. So i know because i love a love of control. I love a good control. Do you see the linked and influence where it's a three paragraph long completely superficial story about how they you know. They got lost on the way to the interview and absolutely not. I do not give a shit about them. Okay me either. But he does what i do until get in there and just start asking very specific questions about what happened in this story all right. Let's go linked in during the pandemic and then through the oil crash and stuff like that right so there was a bunch of people in our industry and our co workers and colleagues that were losing their jobs and so naturally linked in being a job site that traffic that started going there right job seekers and people looking to move around and stuff like that You started getting these influencers. Just telling these people like hopes and dreams kind of puffy cream puff stories right and it was all bs and so. I started getting irritated. As you know as a manager or somebody that's in a supervisory position that's had to lay off fifty to one hundred twenty people. Yeah it's not cool to go over there and store make up a story and pass off all of this like hunky dory when these people's families that are suffering through all of this and we we still haven't recovered you know they're still guys that have been basically obsolescence out of the industry and they haven't found a job yet. They're still looking this one. Do you think social destabilised traditional. That's that's probably the so. She's pretty good one I don't like to get very mean with her. Because she's a. She puts a lot of getting christian quotes from the bible and things like that and not christian. I'm a christian. I would say devout. Only because i don't know what the other choices are and if i say something wrong. I'm pretty sure my mom would find me so she knows where to find you. Yes she knows where i live. Oddly enough that's good. That's good that's usually good. But i love it. I love the inner. And you know what i decided to the doing another thing. I'm going to start doing there. Are these awkward soundstages pop up for like half a second only whenever you talk. Did you notice that you create those. I mike i can imagine. I mean i am. I am the show. If you think about it on the i am. I on the face of this show anymore. You know what. I'm on every platform finally and that's probably why we're gonna lose. Listen that's probably why we're going to lose. Listen it because people are going to be like. Who's this ginger. He doesn't look money at all. No actually if you think about it you look more money the me you kind of look like colin mcgregor. That's racist. no. Because i mean you have the red hair pale skin. I'm sure you have a lion on your just somewhere. Haven't said anything racist yet. I do have a lion tattooed on my chest. I'm not even jobs at a picture of johnny. If i got a picture of johnny mayes was get a turtle bids turtle on my chest. I kind feel like this chess statue. Use of that. You have is a.
"jacob" Discussed on John Bartolo Show
"The doctors are to my right and they're kind of discussing what's going on right so i get in there and i'm keeping eyes on him and all that and i'm working on him. I said look. The doctors are talking about stopping the fight. Do you want to continue. And he goes like this just a real small no but that was enough for me to say enough done and then the the trainer the in the coaching on one more round one more round but whence he said no that was it. You know because mentally. He's not prepared to go in there and go into battle so he lost that which is a big advantage but the next day. Eight in the morning Wife call me and and they thank me in this agenda. You know stitch. I just didn't have anything not allowed to give. But that was the kind of stuff where you get long term damage. And i think i think you know. People give a hard time to revert durant because he wanted to stop the fight you know. And he said no moss famous quote. You know people don't realize you know that there are times where guys just lose that edge you know and it's not like it is. I want people to understand. The fighter grabs the towel from you. Insist stitch no it. Doesn't it doesn't work that way. They're a real things you're looking at in things you're keying in on. I know what you mean. You can see when somebody's been rattled and that's a great point when they say the kind of hesitate they look at you for a second kind of like okay. I need a. I need to say something something. S be filed away here. Because if you don't act there's a lot more regrets on the backside. Yeah you know. I mean i've i've seen death you know. It's one of the parts of being in this game for so long. You're going to see. Unfortunately you know somebody died because of what happens in the ring So yeah you know..
"jacob" Discussed on Chachi Loves Everybody
"Just as i was getting going with jacobs media and the classic rock thing so i think he kind of knew it was going to be okay and My mom is ninety two and a big fan. She was there that night at the hall of fame dinner. that's fantastic. Yeah it was really cool. It was really cool and she was the one who actually drove me up to the university of michigan to help me talk my way back in after you've been ousted for bad grades. Exactly right i am so your friend helps you. Get a gig at riff. And what made you decide at this point. You wanted your magazine incredibly well and running there. you said they're publishing research publishing for radio right for radio. Which is a huge gigs. He rose through the ranks. There really quickly. What about riff. What made you decide at that. Point to kinda jump from the research side of the business into programming. So maggie was the kind of place that honestly. You didn't spend your whole life there unless your name was frank maggot. After two years. I had really done a lot and it was becoming clear to me that if i didn't get online radio station experience. I would not be able to do as well as i needed to do. I just felt there was a piece missing. You know having not really worked in a radio station before. And so i did the study for riff and they loved it and tom came back to me and said you know. Would you come to work for us into this stuff all the time and it was like a dream come true so i took it and you're back in your hometown back in my hometown and the station was in in the trailers at the time. Those people who know detroit radio know that rare even though it was owned by abc whereas actually in a little building connected to three house trailers and was killing it in the middle seventies. It was just just an amazing time. And so yeah..
"jacob" Discussed on MTR Podcasts
"jacob" Discussed on MTR Podcasts
"Getting to the truth. In this art. I am your host rob lee and today's guest is noted content creator. Ricky jacobs. Walk them to the podcast. Thank you brother thank you. I'm happy to be humble idiot. Snot enough of it. So thank you. So yeah i see right now. You're you're in your like in some ways. I'll say this is in your creative space right now for some of the content or putting out there. I'm in my office. And i'm drinking i. I mean i'm envious. I like coffee. Or what have you. Because i was dragging and now i feel like i'm you turn the scotch and a little bit but so i came across you share slate in how instagram. We'll do that thing of you might know this person. You might not that person and just like following people. Don't say who's got good content here and i just started going through your page and i'm like okay. That's that's cool. Let's see what's what's more let me slide into the dmz hit this dude. Let me see what's good so see that you're doing good work. You're doing like really interesting stuff since like ovid's happening but if you will describe your word to the audience that may be uninitiated. Okay so i started really Taken more of initiative to Create more tap into you know just kind of finding my place you know in in an art room so you will I always been a creator But you know as you just kinda mentioned. Cove it since the breakout. I think that could a lotta people enough in space where we were. Just kinda more In tune with our like interior so to speak To the point where it's like we were digging and pulling from ourselves more than ever. And i'm only speaking from you know a creative point of view Now i'm sure other people who don't have hobbies that going crazy and just trying to figure out were they could do with their time but You know naturally As you know like we we. We have these things that we like to do. So i have a podcast Colleagues were friends with Like yourself The plan and a goal was to interview different. Creatives that Baltimore-based n baltimore natives as well bona raised and started at park has on a lot of people. Don't know i started a podcast in two thousand nineteen but the idea was different Benin was self explanatory. As far as it was it was initially initially was supposed to be a podcast with me and my friends and we were going to drink and just talk about whatever we wanted to talk about and You know shutout bravo shout in. I'm not throwing him under the bus but we shot the first episode at his crib. And i felt this nigga was to engage so like you know. Don't record enough. Oh good. Because i was drinking so sometimes don't i'm drinking. I'm not the productivity level is as far as like me being intuitive in the moment i know that the episode was shit. I went back home. Listen to it was a yo. We aren't talking about a damn thing i put on you know But the concept was a dope idea. You know what. I mean name the way i was branding it in all of that so i i just a lot of personal things was happening anyway so i took a break. Here comes two thousand twenty and this is actually before the pandemic I was talking about redoing rebranding podcasts and everything but i just didn't i didn't know where to record. You know what i mean. You know you you know the podcast and journalists will like you gotta space where you wanna record it and you know all those things. Intangible was that you know a makes a defend pockets. Yeah it could be one of those things where you know said it'd before we got started doing it. As long as i have over the years you just start accruing and you figure out what works for you so i have like. I am in my opinion. Have maybe three four different setups. I have low tier mobile. I have the home studio. I have a more of a combination between the two. I had had a birthday last week. My girl got beat has really don't mixer and and and it's like the mixer that you can take phone calls and everything and his mobile and i'm like oh this is this is crazy. This is a whole new world and then having that that background not to go away from the point. You're getting that background in it. You can flex but you're right when cove it hit the space dollars recording this particular podcast and it was a comedy club and things closed so because you know you wanna meet people you to be face to face and you get a different reaction when you face to face with somebody you know certain things translate a little different zoom is has gotten better over the time but at the very beginning it was as you probably paying for the premium to right. Because you've got a nice background. Oh i'll put that in a green screen. See a big. This is what i guess she do. Yeah no absolutely and but i was tweeting You know i wanted. I wanna i wanna reback this the pocket so Shutout to my guy. F g dez who is Who i consider like really a staple in like baltimore hip-hop streetside and let me know you know i got a lot of stuff to talk about and to me. I couldn't refused because like. I'm really in tune into the same. I don't know everyone. But i knew the guys to know you know so i felt like yeah that would be entity so..
"jacob" Discussed on Life Together
"He calls on god he wants to make sure that god is okay with this decision not that he's giving up on it but that he was going to egypt. And so jacob seeks god's face and when he does god calls them jacob jacob and he reassures jacob of who he is who god is to jacob. I am your god. And i'm the god of your father. Isaac and when we're unsure of our place in life we can ask to show us where we're supposed to be in our new nextstep. God will show you who he is not just in general who he is personally and relationship to you because god doesn't change but the way that we relate to our heavenly father is a very personal intimate relationship and god wants to show you who he is to you as a personal god of relationship. You don't need all the answers of where you're supposed to be. But if you can be reassured of god's presence. God's presence gives us place. God's presence is our place and if we're in god's presence our place can be anywhere that he calls us to be when we feel uncertain about these big monumental changes in our lives we can ask the lord for his reassurance and direction and sometimes his place for us might seem out of the ordinary something that we weren't expecting but he has to take us through seasons. That don't make sense to take us to where we're going right so sometimes the lord might have a detour for our lives. You may have place you know. The lord has called you to and you might be in it right now or you might have felt like the rug was pulled out from under you and you might wonder if you've missed what god has told you because you're placement isn't working out to what according to what plan you thought was in place life can be curvy and andy and bumpy and hard but you can be reassured that when we ask for directions that he helps us to know our place by reassuring us that he is with us he reassures us of who he is his faithfulness to us when we follow him he will lead us to quiet waters. He will lead us to green pastures. He will lead us through treacherous bypasses and you will lead us to where we're supposed to end up so like when i drive to work i can pretty much drive to work on autopilot right like i don't even have to think about all my turns. I can drink coffee and listen to the radio and the next thing i know i'm there without really thinking about it So i'm not looking on google maps to figure out how to get to work every day but if there's like a backup on the highway or there's construction and i'm running late and i'm like okay. I got to get off here. And i've got to figure out a detour to get to work on time to get there and i have no idea these backroads and how to get there. But i'm gonna do is i'm going to pull out my phone and say google get me here and it'll get me there which is really great and so in the same way in life. Your life might take a turn that you weren't expecting aka two thousand twenty and two thousand twenty one probably two thousand twenty two. We've all had unexpected turns this year. I think this applies to everyone. Everyone everyone that the world has stopped. There's been a huge unexpected turn in the world but as christians and his followers of christ.
"jacob" Discussed on Life Together
"And what's interesting about jacob's name that in hebrew name means supplant her or deceiver in some of us know that like some of us know. Okay jacobs name means he'll but it also means deceiver because he was a deceiver and he tricked his brother out of all this stuff. But i want you to remember that. He never tricked esau into giving his birth writer way e saw gave it away a bowl of soup the bible says that e saw despised his birthright. The bible paints e saw in a negative light. Not jacob so how do we get this negative view of jacob scripture and we see it because e- saw is the one who labels jacob as the deceiver. He says look at that he is a deceiver just like his name. He'll means it's a play. On words. in hebrew he'll and deceiver so saw is the one who smears jacobs reputation. We see that e saw has the upper hand on jacobs identity e saw begins to define jacob ever and so jacob the. He'll is now wrestling for his life for with a bad reputation and with target target on his back and he's under the heel of isa's definition of who he is. And can you imagine all the identity issues that jacob house. He's been estranged from his family for over two decades running away for his life. He's the smallest. Youngest lee slice liked person in his family. Now all the family wait is hitting him full on the chest and he is struggling. He is wrestling identity and much like shaka. But we can put off unresolved problems whether it's with family or personalized or turmoil at work we can push these unresolved problems. Try to bury who we came from a run from unforgiven situations but there's bound to be a struggle for jacob. Here's what happens next in genesis thirty. Two jacob is about to confront his brother esau for the first time in over twenty years. And he's he's scared he thinks that isaza going to murder him and his family and so he goes and he praised and while he's praying the bible says in verse twenty four. It says jacob was left alone and a man wrestled with him there until daybreak when the man saw that he did not prevail against. Jacob touched the socket of his thigh so the socket of jacob side was dislocated as he wrestled with him. Then he said let me go for the day breaks but jacob said i will not let you go unless you bless me. So he said to him. What's your name. And he said jacob then the man said your name will no more. Because jacob but israel for you fought with god and with men and have prevailed then jacob asked him. Tell me i pray your name. But he said why do you ask me mining. Then he blessed him there take called the name of that place peniel saying i have seen god face to face and my life has been preserved. See in this moment of struggling. With god god calls jacob by a new name. God redefines jacob with a new identity shift. Israel israel has two meanings. Israel means prince with god and it also means he struggles with god jacob. The he'll had been living under the identity of being underfoot all his life and here. God redefines jacobs identity. As prince with god he goes from being the he'll to the head he goes from being the concord to the victor he goes from being the servant to the master and god's definition of jacob helped him to clarify his value and calling because god's calling gives us identity israel also means he struggles with god. Identity is powerful. it's a defining aspect of who we are as individuals..
"jacob" Discussed on True Consequences
"And making people feel comfortable around him. Shortly after things started happening to jacob it was stuff weird stuff what happened like sunflower seed shells in his bed his crib. You know he was getting hurt all of a sudden for unexplainable reasons that wasn't he was terrified. Fight he was scared was holding on. You wouldn't wanna let me go. And i didn't understand why at all it was nightmare. You know.
"jacob" Discussed on True Consequences
"Thank you much. and. I hope that you are inspired to sign the petition to share and to reach out to the district attorney and ask them to reopen jacob's case. All of this is going to help. Put the pressure on the that is needed to get him to act so once again. I am so grateful for you. Thank you for listening to jacob story and thank you for fighting for justice until next time stay safe. Why don't we start with you telling me about jacob which you remember i just remember. He was funny. He liked to laugh. Pull jordan michael silverware flail and the is silly boy is really smart. Being baby is so smart like ridiculous little late that lived in the apartment. Billy enough your member but we take a walk every day and we would pray for god to help defeat us. Take a walk around. There was food on the door. Every type she would. Plus you plus. We got everything everything you want x. All the way down to the beef. He's everything we needed. Wasn't that fake and got put her. There are angel really aired or. She came out of nowhere. There was one lady put food on our door weasel this way until my life basically because tell me lies they were lies. He would tell me stuff to make me question. You're in like he's calling behind your back. And isn't that. I look the phone bill and sure enough on there but i didn't know he was using it to try to get me away from him. He was a pro at making itself. Look good.
"jacob" Discussed on The Bone 102.5
"That long distance dedication goes from Jacob two times to his mother. Thanks for being the wind beneath my wings and happy Valentine's Day. I'm Casey Casey. What do you think of that, Jacob? That's pretty good. Right thinking it's better. Yes, that I like Jake. Pretty good. That was pretty good. Yours is pretty good. That's more like Steve Martin. My man. Martin Short on, Jimmy. Click e. Don't get. I don't know that there's a feels money was his word of fat suit. Right? Weird, Jacob. Thank you will play this one of you guys on Monday Way love you, Jacob. Have a great weekend. Happy Valentine's Day with your brother and his beautiful wife. Happy Valentine's Day for me too, and tell your dad I'm sorry that you were so mean to tell your brother I'm coming for him. No, no, no, no, no, no. You take that back right now. Figure out how this guy come on him. He is. I love you Have school. Fuck it all bag Happy I take it all back. Happy Valentine's Jacob. We love you. Thanks for being our valentine. Air activity that you are our hero, executive time. Yes. You're everything I could want to be Jacob. On your real quick. Go ahead before the break. We're already late so late. Very Oh, hi. What's up? Um, I would notice such face real quick. That obvious effect could before your set break. Yes, Baby Raptors are very important to let somebody who's chosen tow give life to their child. Give them up without any repercussions. It's very important. You like you okay with the 30 days rather than seven days because that's what they're proposing. Um, I don't. I mean, e think it Z. You know what the difference between what 30 or someone's really trying to be a parent? That every person no matter our life? Well, what we've come through a Bennett deserve to have a parent. I've been a foster mom. And there's a difference between just first daughter Tara versus adoption, So and if someone is really wanting the chance to be a parent, and then they realize that they can't do it, or they don't feel like they're gonna feel absolutely justice. Still, you're doing the right choice. And a lot of people don't realize the difference between when I say I'm a foster mom or has been a foster. Mom, they go. Oh, didn't you adopt all that's not necessarily the case. I got you. John. I think Jon has something for you, John. Yeah, I just something just popped into my head. You know, over the past few years specifically, I think there's been a weight, You know, much bigger focus and discussion on postpartum depression. And I just wonder when you give that kind of window it sound not that everybody who experiences postpartum depression would want to give up their baby. But I feel like if you open up the window, you you open up the possibility to maybe women be because of a mental situation. Giving up their baby when maybe six months down the road. If they were to get help, they wouldn't want to do that. I'm just I'm throwing other things out there As far that could come back for why this might not work as I know, and I can only imagine. What those 1st 30 days or like for a lot of women, So if it becomes a much more accepted open thing, I just wonder if if your mind could kind of play tricks on you and make you think that's what you wanted to do, even if you didn't if you thought it was a viable option. That's a great point. John Awesome. You're very right it and that's the thing is no two part. No situation is gonna be the same. Hey, listen. Thank you were up against it. I'm so sorry, but you're a great collar. And I really appreciate you hanging through that, Jacob two times call. Thank you. Okay. Thanks. Thank you. I'm sorry You had to hear the way he treated his dad 7275791 or 25 and 807. 71125 is Does Dad just text me a picture? He's got a black eye. We come back, We'll continue the baby box discussion and decide whether or not Justin Timberlake. He's taken a little bit of a hit when it comes to public image. He might have taken a bigger one today and trying to make things right. I'm not so sure that what he did was OK or not, OK, but I think we can all agree that when it.
"jacob" Discussed on Encyclopedia Womannica
"Although the veracity of her story was challenged for decades are storyteller of the day is now recognized as the true author of her work. We're talking about harriet jacobs. Harriet jacobs was born in eighteen. Thirteen endan north carolina to delilah and daniel jacobs. Both her mother and father were enslaved. Her grandmother had been emancipated by her former enslavers. When harry it was six her mother died and she was left in the care of her enslavers. Margaret horn blow margaret taught her to read and write an uncommon practice for the time but when harriet was twelve her fortune changed. Margaret passed away and instead of emancipating. Harriet bequeath. terry her three-year-old niece. mary matilda nor calm. Harriet subsequently moved into the nor com household. A family that did not share margaret's relatively more progressive views within three years. Though harry it was just a young teenager she had become the sexual fixation of mary's father. Dr james nor com. His sexual harassment was unrelenting and he refused to allow harry to marry. It was then. Harriet made a calculated decision. She decided to return the advances of another white man. A local lawyer by the name of samuel treadwell sawyer. She hoped that bearing the children of a different white man with spur her master into a rage her goal was to drive doctor nor com to sell her. Her plan did not succeed after bearing two of sawyers children dr nor com punished. Harriet by sending her to do backbreaking labor on his plantation while they're harriet. She fled to her grandmother's house and hit an crawlspace. Harriet remained in hiding at her grandmother's for seven years. During this time she revised her plan. Harriet wrote letters to dr nor com falsely claiming. She described to the north. This time around. She hoped dr nor comet sell her children to their father. Eventually this plan came to fruition and sawyer bought both of his children back from dr nor com soon after sawyer was elected to the house of representatives and moved with the children to washington. Dc desperate to reunite with her children. Harriet to fled north while searching for her children. Harriet found work. As a nurse. Made for the abolitionist. Nathaniel parker willis and his wife cordelia willis dr nor com continued to pursue harriet and. She was frequently forced to go into hiding often relocating between boston and new york eventually in one thousand fifty two the willis family was able to bhai harriet freedom during her time in the north. Harriet became involved with a feminist abolitionist group. It was there that she met. Amy post amy taken with harriet. Personal journey recommended that she read a book about her life. Harry agreed and decided to write her autobiography. Under the pen name brent. Her book called incidents in the life of a slave girl was published in eighteen. Sixty one with the rise of the american civil war. The book quickly faded from public discourse and remained relatively unknown for the rest of heriot's. Its lifetime harry. It was eventually reunited with her daughter. Louisa during the civil war. Harriet worked to aid former slaves who arrived as refugees in washington. Dc dedication to the recently emancipated community. Brought harriet back to the south in eighteen sixty five. Harriet and louisa settled in savannah georgia to continue relief efforts but due to persistent racial persecution forced to flee north once more this time harriet settled in cambridge massachusetts or she opened a boarding house. Not much is known about the final chapters of harry. It's life but we do know that she eventually returned to washington. Dc with her daughter. It was there that harriet died in eighteen. Ninety seven she was eighty four years old. It wasn't until the feminist movements of the nineteen sixties and seventies that incidents reappeared. Initially it sparked controversy. The books editor lydia. Marie child was a white woman. Common thought at the time was the autobiography was actually a novel written by child in one thousand nine hundred. Eighty seven historian. Jean fagin yellen corrected that narrative with her annotated edition of incidents yellen lays bare at the true identity of the author and the limited role child played in publishing the original manuscript at long last. Harry its name was attached to her work. Her role as auto biographer transformed. The significance of the taxed inherits writings. She describes her state of mind. She rejected the advances of dr nor calm in favor of sam sawyer. She explicitly discusses using her sexuality. As a tool to manipulate the white men who sought to further subjugate her harry it also acknowledges the judgement she received as a woman with two children born out of wedlock in her book. She argues that it is cruel to prescribe nineteenth century. Morality onto enslaved women as their fundamental rights had already been so profoundly violated incidents in the life of a slave girl remains one of the most important books of its kind. It is the only first hand account of the life of an enslaved woman at the time and gives unmatched insight into harry. It's perspective as she fought against forces of sexual and racial oppression in doing so. The autobiography occupies a unique space in both african american and feminist literature