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"meghan basham" Discussed on The World and Everything In It

The World and Everything In It

02:11 min | 3 months ago

"meghan basham" Discussed on The World and Everything In It

"I'm an easy. He carry in a bujak nigeria. Well up in alaska. An entrepreneur has given customers away to fight back against the corona virus. More than that they can beat up the virus caroliina toll a day doll sells handmade pinatas out of her home and her latest creation. It's a pinata in the shape of the covid nineteen virus when it comes to covid nineteen for sure. I think you'd release. Smashed embraced them and heed them meaning. Eight-year-old rose consign took that to heart. She let loose a whole lot of pent-up frustration. Here's what she told. Alaska public media. Well i just felt like vida. The heck covid. Covert vinnie outta. Apparently quite a few people have some pandemic frustration to let out as soon as vidal posted pictures of the pinatas on her instagram account. The orders started rolling in while. I'm not surprised. I can think of maybe more than a few applications for something like that. I'll bet you can. It's the world's at everything in it. Today is wednesday april twenty. I thank you for turning to world radio to help start your day. Good morning. i'm mary record. And meghan basham coming next on the world and everything in it keeping it clean. This country has around three hundred and eighty thousand churches. Now they don't clean themselves. Of course someone has to do it. Custodians and janitors are responsible for that task they scrub dust vacuum and now even prevent the spread of disease. But there's more to the work than the physical world correspondent. Elizabeth stopped by a church and discovered a custodian who.

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"meghan basham" Discussed on The World and Everything In It

The World and Everything In It

03:21 min | 5 months ago

"meghan basham" Discussed on The World and Everything In It

"Or two is really all in terms of how this and goes new. Daily cases of covid nineteen are down sharply in the united states and hospitalizations are at the lowest levels since october. But will linski said we risk halting our progress against the virus by reopening too quickly governor abbott said removing statewide mandates does not end personal responsibility he added. It's just that now. State mandates are no longer needed. The governors of michigan mississippi and louisiana are also easing up on bars restaurants and other businesses a deadly collision that killed more than two dozen people in an suv. In southern california tuesday was apparently linked to a human smuggling operation. The border patrol said the. Suv drove through a large hole. In an old section of fencing. Along the mexican border. The breach occurred in a busy area for illegal crossings. Near the imperial sand. Dunes officials have revised the number of people killed in that collision to thirteen chief. Omar watson with the california highway patrol told reporters there were twenty five occupants in the ford expedition including the driver who's twenty two years old twelve of the occupants including the driver succumb to their injuries. Twelve on scene and one hospital. Republican arizona congressman. Andy biggs said. It is not uncommon for smuggling rings to dangerously pack dozens of people into a vehicle crammed through twenty twenty five people in a passenger at ford expedition or some other suv. That's what happened yesterday. So that's normal that we see along the border. A semi trucks smashed into the side of the suv eleven miles north of the border. After it crossed into the path of the truck the border patrol said. It was not pursuing the suv at the time of the crash. New york governor andrew cuomo on wednesday rejected calls for him to resign following sexual harassment allegations. I wasn't elected by politicians. I was elected by the people of the state of new york. The democratic governor speaking publicly for the first time since three women accused him of inappropriate touching and offensive remarks. Cuomo said quote learned an important lesson about his behavior around women he added it was unintentional. I truly and deeply apologize for it. To of komo's accusers immediately. Rejected his latest apology. They say he's attempting to excuse. His behavior as his way of being quote playful new york attorney general letitia. James is overseeing an investigation of the allegations against the governor. I'm kelvin ten and straight ahead growing acceptance for digital currencies las cal thomas on disappearing boundaries. This is the world and everything in a. it's thursday the fourth of march. Twenty twenty one. This is the world and everything in it and we're so glad to have you along today. Good morning i'm mary record. And i'm meghan basham. First step digital currencies the.

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"meghan basham" Discussed on The World and Everything In It

The World and Everything In It

03:58 min | 6 months ago

"meghan basham" Discussed on The World and Everything In It

"So desperately needed this time to get clarity to get the still thinking to get role to you that we as christians need to be embracing dictating challenging Thanks for the interview. I hope that because if you're from again periodically since they are so clear in how they stay the nisshin and challenge the church listener. Kris kin singer wrote in to register his disagreement. He says that he thinks evangelicals have developed a reputation that over emphasizes politics he thought harrison and walker inflated allegiance to christ with allegiance to the political ideology of the republican party. It sounded to him like a call to oppose the biden administration and continue the division that is dominating our society. He says he thought it was a missed opportunity to bring healing to those wounds on friday. Well moving on now to another segment. That generated quite a lot of feedback. And that was emily. Whitten's interview with kristen getty about teaching hymns two children. Here's listener austin smith and very helpful suggestions as well as provided that great in doing the light of the guinea family ear. What what can look like for one family in seeking to raise their children. Give them get of music gift. I did want to tell you that. I thought missed an opportunity to come. Fathers important formative role of chiltern old. So thank you for sharing it. And maybe next time to china's well or ways to emphasize that both mothers and fathers happen portend week roles to play in will next. We'll hear from a listener. Who noticed a new look to our podcast logo. Hi there. My name's ian mcallister. I'm listening from western massachusetts. I just wanted to say. I love the new show those the icons that show on the website and in the podcast up Great redesign they looked really good. We should mention of course that not. Everybody liked the new color scheme and we understand that. Hopefully though it'll grow on you you know. I've been around a long time cannot tell you. How many design tweaks we've made to the magazine. The website and yet change is not always welcome in that way. The idea of course was to bring some unity to all the different podcasts that were something whimsical what we do have time for one more call today. That will bring us to the end of this month feedback so last word from listener rick callum. Who wanted to offer some praise for this. Week's commentary from kim henderson. I felt like the perspective was right on the weekly and one that we really need to remember as believers. The quotable was for most christians. The war isn't in washington. It's within how true. Thank you so much. Kim and thank you so much to the team at the world and everything in it well. It takes a lot of people to put the program together each morning. So let's say thank you to our team. Meghan basham anna. Joe hansen brown. Johnny b cheney. Ken covington kristen. Flavin katie golden. Kim henderson lee jones. O.'neil ceo he kerry sarraj weinsberg and cal. Thomas many thanks to audio engineers. Johnny franklin and carl pizza who stay up late to get the program to you early. Paul butler is executive producer. And marvin alaska is better in chief. And you without you. None of this happens. Your support makes the difference. Thank you so much. But you have a restful weekend in worship alongside your brothers and sisters in christ.

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"meghan basham" Discussed on The World and Everything In It

The World and Everything In It

09:07 min | 7 months ago

"meghan basham" Discussed on The World and Everything In It

"Lined up on the piano at christmas time. And you really like. We don't make a big deal out of cnn our house but no matter how you feel about the guy this this santa is the loveliest man. He's so kind. And so sweet to the kids and you just. He looks like a coca cola ad But this your for obvious reasons. He's not doing in person visits but a big box. Outdoor store was offering the photos so we thought we'd give it a go but it was just so sterile an awkwardness. My kids sat about five feet in front of him with a giant plexiglass sheet between them in santa's chair and santa had a face shield on and then they couldn't hear each other between all that plexiglass distance it was just. It was such a fail and we have the weirdest photo now to remember what season this twenty twenty. Christmas really is. Well at least. The photo tradition went unbroken right. And and he you did show us the picture and it was so bad but unforgettable. So there's that well it can't covington what about you. This year was pretty eventful for you. Wasn't it yeah You definitely could say that at this time a year ago like most people. I thought i had a pretty good idea of what twenty twenty was going to look like and how it was going to go and and And then of course it happened. And when i think about twenty twenty i think about James four thirteen which says now listen you who say today or tomorrow we will go to this or that city spent a year their carry on business to make money. Why you do not even know what will happen tomorrow. What is your life. You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes instead. You ought to say if it is. The lord's will live and do this or that. This year reminded me that. Of course we have no idea what will happen tomorrow. But the lord does and twenty twenty was interesting. I contracted covid nineteen in early april. And of course back then. We knew almost nothing about this illness. So that was unsettling. But that the scariest thing to happen to me this year. Not even close because my daughter got her driver's license also my My prayer life has never been stronger. See there you go see. I know this by times for a remember the days Pretty scary stuff jenny. Rough what about you. Well believe it or not. My brilliant idea for christmas gifts last year was to get everyone an emergency kit. You know in case something unexpected where to hit the planet like i'm dangerous virus but my husband nixed the idea and added a pandemic hit. I remember thinking. I hope the al garden steak got my mother in law is proving useful in these time man with that But then i thought you know what if she's resting outside on her deck overlooking that silly foul maybe it is. Doctors say of the three pillars of health. Rest really is the most important. And i feel like it took a virus as serious as covid nineteen to force the world to rest air pollution cleared. The sky was blue families were walking trails together. Psalm twenty three says the lord is my shepherd he makes me lie down in green pastures. You know as if we're too busy or foolish or stubborn to choose rest. My heart goes out to those affected by the coronavirus. I pray the lord rid of this virus. But i also thank him for the rest he always gives no matter our circumstances. Rest and slewing down. Yes now that sounds like a great recipe for twenty twenty one. Actually well carl. What do you think yes rests slowing down. Sounds like a good idea and getting out with family and laughing. Together that reminds me of last year. we one of the best little church in the country. Christmas plays every you know just made us laugh and it was great and the other day. I asked if they are planning to do one for this year but of course they said no in fact they're still meeting outside and i guess that's better than not meeting at all like so many congregations today But some of us were able to go to a christmas worship service at a local family barn law with masks in socially spaced out. Hay bales of course This was the sixteenth annual celebration at the third generation. Family barn and it was totally family. No hype no professional singers or production. Just a simple time of song and scripture and mary and joseph and some shepherds animals and speak about animals that the donkey got along. Okay but at a certain point she didn't want to go anymore and joseph pushed and mary pulled in owner even involved and and sometime during that wrestling match there was some kicking going on from the side of the donkeys belly. Guessed it. the donkey was with child as baby. Jesus was looking on. Everybody just enjoyed the drama and sang the songs of praise for savior in a simple way in a simple barn and it was. It was good to relax a bit and soak it all in. Because i frankly i've forgotten how to stop and smell the roses as they say. Maybe this'll help me do more of that in the coming of the roses. Hey listen i come from a farm family so you know it smells like in a bar. It doesn't smell like roses. Wilford church in a barn to church in the big city. Meghan basham. yeah that's right. You know last week and my family attended a christmas concert at our church in charlotte should say distance christmas concert and our daughters. they were dressed in their festive best. We got lots of pictures of all. The cousins gathered in front of the massive tree in the lobby. But you don't have to be honest. As i entered the sanctuary i really felt kind of depressed and anxious about the schisms that seem to be opening through every aspect of american culture these days even among believers so much over the past year has just felt like one battle after another so as the sound of violinists vocalist drummers guitar players rang out celebrating the birth of our savior. I sat there feeling kind of weary kind of disconnected and that was when our international choir took the stage like everyone else. I've heard joy to the world probably thousands of times over the course of my life but somehow hearing it in french romanian hindi tagalog telugu spanish. It suddenly struck me. A new christ's coming is joy to the world to the whole world. So how divided. I may feel from other americans these days. I'm one day going to know perfect unity with my fellow citizens of a far greater country. well that be something. That'll be a joyful noise. Won't it okay. Myrna brown. what about you. How were you feeling this time last year. Well mary i've got two words for you. Fired up especially at the beginning of twenty twenty. You know sitting at the piano taking him. Requests from elders sitting criss cross apple sauce Talking about jesus with second graders and leading worship with men and women in recovery. I was all in on romans. Twelve eleven no drooping zeal here and then of course kobe. I wrote in my journal. I feel a restless discontentment washing over me and i stood in that space wondering like many of us. Now what then my church probably like. Your church discovered that line four letter communication to and we began using them yup. We began using it for daily morning. Prayer gatherings and at first every second of those thirty minutes seem consumed with petitions of protection on may twenty ninth. We needed a new facilitator now. Seven months later. I still get to lead this group of early rising prayer warriors. And you know we pray for prodigal 's marriages and sometimes i even get to lead the chorus of him but we never tire of giving thanks to the one who reminds us to rejoice always be patient in tribulation and constant in prayer never tire of giving thanks and boy..

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"meghan basham" Discussed on The World and Everything In It

The World and Everything In It

01:34 min | 8 months ago

"meghan basham" Discussed on The World and Everything In It

"Good morning i'm stephanie. Deep from orange. California i recently awoke from my turkey coma in time to change the calendar where i was reminded that its world december giving drive so i beat the christmas rush and got my donation in before all their servers crashed because this is going to be their best year ever. You can join the fun by going to w. n. g. dot org slash donate and support journalism with a biblical worldview and help redeem the disaster. That has been one thousand twenty in the meantime. I hope you enjoy today's program much. That's just the kickoff. We need well good morning today. On culture friday we'll talk about securities regulators and transgender activism. And you know what on culture friday we will bring those two ideas together also today ask the editor plus meghan. Basham has a review of the netflix series. The queen's gambit strong person is the person who was scared to be all well to you need to figure out how to take care of yourself and the music of advent a it's friday december fourth. This is the world and everything in it from listener supported world radio. I'm mary rancor nick. Eicher good morning time now for the news. Here's kent covington. California.

"meghan basham" Discussed on The World and Everything In It

The World and Everything In It

03:18 min | 10 months ago

"meghan basham" Discussed on The World and Everything In It

"Record and I'm Meghan Basham. Cal. Thomas now on the value of a little presidential humility. President trump's infection with covid nineteen adds to a year. No fiction writer could've contrived the image of trump last Friday, walking out of the White House wearing a mask and traveling by helicopter to Walter Reed. National. Military Medical Center was an optic. We have not seen with this president and it was sobering. It was the same as he returned to the White House Monday and took off his mask for a photo op. This experience produce changes in his campaign more importantly will inject a dose of humility into his persona. It will necessarily curtail his personal appearances for time how long and whether it alters plans for a second debate depends on his progress. It may also bring some sympathy to him if he response in a way that encourages mask-wearing and other practices that have proved effective in warding off the coronavirus. If he recovers everyone with an outs of goodwill to a fellow human beings hope he does he should not engage in triumphalism as if he's superman instead. He should deliver a nationally televised address saying what he has learned from the experience and what the country can also learn. The first lesson is that no one is guarantee complete immunity from the virus wearing masks frequent hand washing and practicing social distancing does help. The second lesson is that Americans have sympathy even empathy for people who have overcome challenges that is at the heart of one of Joe Biden's campaign ads about the death of his first wife and daughter in a car accident we admire such people it's part of the American story and in. Our, DNA listen number three could be the greatest of all. If the president can demonstrate some humility, it might resonate with many people. There is no greater testimony than the one who can say I once was blind but now I see the blind man Jesus. Healed in John Chapter Nine explains to skeptical Pharisees that he doesn't know anything about the man who healed him. All he knows is that he now has his site whereas before he didn't the president has a chance, he will cease it to emerge if not a different man than a man. Who has learned something he can share with others. He would also be able to credibly comfort those who have lost loved ones to the virus. This should not be seen as a political tactic though it would have obvious political benefits, but it should be something genuine in a city and in a political climate that is increasingly phony and cynical. The year twenty twenty has been filled with numerous surprises seeing a new or at least a slightly different president trump emerged triumphantly, and humbly from this personal challenge would be the ultimate October surprise I'm Cal Thomas. Tomorrow John Stonestreet joins US four culture. Friday and I'll review a dramatic film from two sixteen that explores difficult questions of ethics around marriage that more tomorrow and Megan Basham and I'm Mary record the world and everything in it comes to you from world. Radio? World's mission is biblically objective journalism that informs educates and inspires. When pride comes then comes disgrace but with the humble is wisdom. Go now in grace impis..

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"meghan basham" Discussed on The World and Everything In It

The World and Everything In It

04:20 min | 11 months ago

"meghan basham" Discussed on The World and Everything In It

"That glitters is not gold is a familiar aphorism meaning that why you see or what you think you see may not be quite what you get not everything is as good as it might appear to be at first glance in fact, if something looks too good to be true, it probably is early expressions. The idea make their appearance in the English language by the Twelfth Century and may have been drawn from ace ops. Fables? Geoffrey chaucer Alexander Pope John Dryden all variously adapted the phrase to their purposes. Baz did later such divergent voices as J R, R Tolkien, and led Zeppelin. There's a lady who's sure all that glitters is gold and she's buying a stairway to heaven. But of course, it was William. Shakespeare. Who gave us the most familiar version the saying in his fifteen, ninety six, play the merchant of Venice though most modern editions of the play render the line, all that glitters is not gold. Shakespeare actually. wrote it as all that glisters is not cold oft. You have heard it told that many a man, his life half solved but my outside to behold gilded tombs do worms in fold. The glitter's version long ago superseded the original glisters and is now almost universally used glitter and glitter Kim be synonyms but. They're not entirely interchangeable. Each conveys individual nuances and intonations. The words are also etymologically distinct glitters passed into English from the old norse Glee Tra and the Saxon gleed meaning sparkling shining, twinkling and glinting. glisters on the other hand comes from the low German, gleese, Trinh and the Middle Dutch gleese Dowran up meaning gleaming, glistening scintillating and Shimmering Stand glitters but do glisters. This distinction is evident in the King James Translation where. Glittering is used to describe the lustrous glory of the stones of Solomon's Temple in I chronicles twenty nine and the transcendent luminescence of Christ at the transfiguration glittering or twinkling hardly suits the gravitas of either of these evocative scenes but cholesterol. It's all together apt. Word choices matter often even the tiniest distinctions in our word choices matter. The fact is all that glitters does not glisters. I'm George. Grant. while. It takes a lot of people to put this program together each week as you well know our thanks to these hardworking people, Meghan Basham Joel Bells Myrna Brown Kent Covington Kristen Flavin George Grant Kim Henderson Anna Johannesen Lee Jones Vivian Jones Jill Nelson Onis Ao he carry Sarah Weinsberg less Cillers, cal Thomas, and emily with Johnny Franklin and Carl Pete say up late. To get the program to you early, Paul Butler is executive producer marginal. Lasky is editor in chief, and of course, you you make this program possible with your support thank you. The Apostle Peter tells us that the grass withers and the flower false that the word of the Lord remains forever. May you have a restful weekend and worship with your brothers and sisters in.

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"meghan basham" Discussed on The World and Everything In It

The World and Everything In It

01:46 min | 11 months ago

"meghan basham" Discussed on The World and Everything In It

"Good Morning. President trump released a new list of potential supreme. Court. Justices will talk about the political ramifications that's ahead on Washington Wednesday also world tour and telling Bible stories with Comex. You know every. Paper. With our scribbles as sometimes we will on the walls. In. A furniture and some thoughts from world founder Joel Bells. It's Wednesday September sixteenth. This is the world and everything in it from listener supported World Radio I'm Mary Reicher and Meghan Basham Good Morning Now. The news here's Kent. COVINGTON. Hurricane Sally. Slowed to a crawl on. Tuesday over Gulf waters. The storm did not slam the coast last night as expected but outer rain bands in tropical storm force winds still lashed barrier islands at Alabama. Instead, Sally will make landfall today and it's now expected to move ashore as a category one hurricane rather than a cat to as earlier forecasts predicted that means top sustained winds of eighty miles per hour when it strikes land likely somewhere around the Alabama shoreline. But while the storm has been downgraded, wind is not the biggest concern. National Hurricane Center. Director Ken. Graham says even Korn here twenty inches rain. So very dangerous situation that is just torrential rainfall, flash flooding and big issues there from the Florida panhandle to the Alabama coast and Graham noted that the slower the storm moves the more rain will drop as it pushes to the North Flash flood watches and warnings are now in effect.

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"meghan basham" Discussed on The World and Everything In It

The World and Everything In It

02:55 min | 1 year ago

"meghan basham" Discussed on The World and Everything In It

"On your legal docket podcast. As an excellent indicator I'm extremely impressed by your ability to present legal concepts in an entertaining and educational way that certainly helps bring the complex legal strategies and theories out of the dark shadows of the judicial system in presents them in a way that people can understand and can apply them to their lives and livelihoods. Again, congratulations on a job very well done. Well congratulations indeed to the on air team of our Legal Eagles Mary record and Jenny Rough along with producer Paul Butler. They are doing a great job within thanks to to you for the five star ratings and reviews on I tunes. That's really a big deal. It's helped keep us at the top of the new shows recommendations in the government category, and that helps new listeners to find it too. So we really appreciate those five star reviews we really do. We're going to give the last word today to one of our very creative listeners and his faithful sidekick. Take it away Dave and his furry sidekick yeah. The world and everything in it is made possible by listeners like us. I'm Dave Sable and this is my great Dane Bruin each morning listen as we make the morning copy. Of course Mary uses big words. She's doing legal docket. I don't know why Megan doesn't do more movies. Wait just because Nick likes hockey doesn't make. Socialist. All right that's it, no Pumpkin and your kibble. Well the world and everything in it takes a team of people and pets sometimes to it all together and provide programs to you all week. So thanks so much to our hardworking colleagues. Meghan Basham Paul Butler Johnny B Cheney can't Covington Kristen Flabby Kim Henderson Anna Hansen. Lee Jones Vivian Jones of knees. Ao He Kerry Mary Reicher Sarah Schweinfurt Cal Thomas and Kyle's them neck. Johnny Franklin and Carl Pete's stay up late to get the program to you. Early JC Derek is managing editor and Marvin Olesky is editor in chief. And you make all of it possible with your support. Thank you for helping. Keep sound journalism grounded in. God's word in the marketplace. Some ninety one reminds us he who dwells in the shelter of the most high will abide in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say to the Lord, my refuge and my fortress, my god in whom I trust. Go now in Greece.

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"meghan basham" Discussed on The World and Everything In It

The World and Everything In It

05:39 min | 1 year ago

"meghan basham" Discussed on The World and Everything In It

"Hands off your right. Bluey gives us a look. Okay I'll just have to jump the leg golf. He's also clear authority figure. Louis if I'm talking to to another grind up. He died interrupt like that. Okay I've got a plan. You laugh to stop the wagon. Chatou friends you have to take a straight eight to the monkey boss still interesting clan ANA. How `bout this plan? I'll do I want and you don't tell me what to do. And now that I mentioned how moms and dads styles are typically different. It might be a good time to bring up the one thing about Bluey that could give some parents pause bandits occasional. Let's say gaseous jokes. Now as I'm married to a man who's given to similar comedy stylings usually to the delight of his daughters and the Chagrin of his wife. Well we find that element pretty authentic to but if you prefer your kids not be exposed is to any whoopie cushion humor. Bluey might be a little too real for you. If you don't mind that sort of thing Bluey is a little miracle cartoon about about real home life that entertains even the youngest kids cross still making the rest of the family giggle it today. Is Friday January twenty four th good morning this is the world and everything in it from listener supported rated World Radio Acre and she is Meghan Basham now notice. I didn't say they is Megan Basham. Although the Miriam Webster Dictionary might not out of corrected me. Had I done that. But here's George Grant with a January edition of wordplay in which he explains. Why Miriam Webster has now announced? twenty-nine teens word of the year as have the Oxford Cambridge in Collins. Dictionaries determined by I various factors page hits and popular searches on their websites online polling and editorial discretion the words are intended to reflect the leading developments in popular English usage as it is inevitably shaped by current events and social trends. We'll have a world of sudden and dramatic shifts and changes a world flooded with information and words so it is probably not surprising that a host of new words or awkward with new meanings crowd into the cultural consciousness as jargon in slang or neologism seemingly out of nowhere are public discourse is peppered with words like deep fake aac re wilding and non binary or Babo Slang for body positive and follow the fear of missing out for the designation of the word of the year is intended to highlight an expression that particularly reflects the ethos mood or preoccupation the preceding year over the past two decades words like blog meam woo woke truthfulness vape and Brexit and then named word of the year by one or another of the dictionaries this year. Miriam Webster selected the word they as the word of the year. It's a repurposing of the traditional third person plural pronoun as a first person singular pronoun used used for someone who's preferred gender identity is non biological and non binary. According to the dictionaries editors this new usage literally burst unto the public stage this past year congressman premise jay-paul for instance revealed during the Judiciary Additionally Committee hearing that her child is gender. Non Conforming and self identifies with the Pronoun they British pop singers. Sam Smith announced that he too now prefers to be called they and the American Psychological Association recommended that the singular they be preferred in professional writing over he or she the Oxford Cambridge and Collins as well as several online dictionaries were similarly progressive minded opting for words related to climate change like like echo anxiety extinction flight shaming climate emergency carbon sink plastic footprint and up cycling. So once again. We're reminded that language is a world view construct and that the battle for the dictionary is nearly as fierce as the battle for the Bible as John Locke wants declared whoever defines the words defines the world old for world's radio. I'm George Grant. Well it.

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"meghan basham" Discussed on The BreakPoint Podcast

The BreakPoint Podcast

24:02 min | 2 years ago

"meghan basham" Discussed on The BreakPoint Podcast

"I'm Shane Morris. Thanks for listening to the breakpoint podcast ideology, trumped art in Hollywood, where has all the good storytelling gone, and what can young Christian filmmakers due to develop their craft. These are the questions Warren Cole Smith and world magazine. Film critic Megan Basham wrestle with as they discussed the film's actors and directors nominated for this year's Academy Awards Meghan will also give us her predictions in. What was truly a less than stellar year at the movies? Here are Warren Cole Smith and Megan Basham. Megan Basham, welcome to the program. And you know, I've been excited for a couple of weeks about having you on the breakpoint podcast just to talk about the ostrich which are coming up this Sunday night. You know, we often the Colson center say politics is downstream from culture. I was talking to I had dinner interestingly last night with Makoto Fujimoro who has written a book called culture care, and one of the things that he said over dinner, and he has made that point in his book is that sometimes the reason we have culture wars is because we don't pay attention to culture care and movies are great culture shaping experience this day and age, aren't they certainly certainly our most popular art medium. Well, that's right. Billions and billions of dollars every year changes hands on tickets, and a lot of the stories that we see in movies are stories that become part of the popular imagination become part of the conversations that take. In the public square. So that's why I get as I said again, I'm really excited to have you on the program what I'd like to do Meghan. Just kind of go down the list of all the major categories. There are so many awards given out by the academy of Motion Picture Arts and sciences that we can't possibly do them. All. In fact, we're going to miss even some of the major wards, but let's start with a few maybe with a particular attention paid to any worldview aspects of that. But let's start with the actor in a lead role. We've got Willem Dafoe Rami Malik for bohemian rhapsody. Bradley Cooper stars born Christian bale for vice and Vigo Mortenson was in green book, any of those performances and or movie stick out to you. Well, yeah, you know, I would tell your listeners that if you saw Christian bale as Batman you probably don't need to see vice because he does exactly the same thing to play Dick Cheney. So if you liked that man, you know, what he does with Dick Cheney so you can skip that, and you should skip it for other reasons, it's a terrible movie. But you know, I was. Get a say kind of laughing that this is a rough year to tie, which we were doing this on some year where there was some better movies. You know, some I liked, but I didn't feel just overwhelmed with love for any particular major nominee this year. So that's been kind of tough. And as I particularly look at the actor in a leading role that stands out that I go. I liked Rami. Malik. I you know, I liked Vigo Mortenson performance. But I would have said, you know, in past years, they wouldn't have been actor in a lead role quality of all of the. Yeah. I mean, did you feel that way? Well, did you know in some with the exception of Rami Malik who of course, played Freddie, Mercury and bohemian rhapsody in some ways this category to me feels like they to use the great lawn from Casablanca, they rounded up the usual suspects. You know, Bradley Cooper, Christian bale be Morrison Willem Defoe. These are all guys that are, you know, let's say middle aged or beyond that have sort of. They've been inside Hollywood for the last ten fifteen twenty years. Right. And and I liked Romney Malik performance. But I actually think when I finally saw it it was, you know, well after the original hype of the movie coming out, and I read your piece, and I think that's what struck me is it could have been so much more complex. But it was a great performance, but it wasn't terribly complex because the script is terribly complex. And by the way, since you mentioned, it a forgive my shameless self promotion here, but I did right along piece on bohemian rhapsody and on Freddie Mercury. The bog repeat, Freddie. Mercury four world. It's on their website right now. So you can go to world MAG dot com and see that. And we'll also put a Lincoln the show notes as well. But since you mentioned vice of being such a terrible movie that your assessment, Meghan. I must push back on that a little bit seems to be at odds with the academy because not only did Christian bale. Get an anonymous for actor in a leading role. But Sam Rothwell got a supporting actor nod for vice Adam McKay got best screenplay for vice. And best director for vice. So somebody likes the movie, even if you don't is that because of the sort of anti conservative ideology of that movie. Yeah. That's the only sense. I can make of it. Because this is a ludicrous done. I mean, it is one step beyond SNL sketch. It's just so ridiculous. And even the supposed- mocking. It does if Cheney and it's not even funny like you, just I have friends who are very liberal that went that was a painful movie wasn't clever. The way thought it was it wasn't. It was just a screed and not a very funny one. So I honestly can only go they just wanted to reward the politics of that movie because I can't make any other sense of it. Yeah. Well, let's move on to the supporting actor role. Adam driver for a black klansman Szalai elite did I pronounce his name rider or close to right Allie? But mar Marschall leaf bring a Richard grant for can you ever? Forgive me. Sam Elliot stars born. And of course, the aforementioned Sam Rothwell for vice any surprises there. No, not really. And I like, Adam driver. I've liked him before. And I had some issues of black clansmen, but I liked him in that role. I liked Marschall Ali in green book. Sam elliot. I don't really understand that one. It's it's a very Sam Elliott Esq performance. And I love him. But it wasn't something that particularly deep in that performance. And Sam ado wonder if the Sam Elliot performance might have been an award for a body of work for a career of work because you know, he's now, I don't know probably seventy ish. And and as you say, it's kind of a Sam Elliott performance. But you know, he's done. He's done sort of yeoman's work for decades. And hasn't you know, maybe gotten the star treatment that he's deserved in the past. So maybe they did it for that. Yeah. I have to think that and I really like him. So, you know, it's not like it would hurt my feelings if he ended up there, but I I wouldn't say that it was. Was that this was his Ord worthy performance as far as Sam Rockwell? He's the best thing in vice even though again, he's only one step beyond will Ferrell in playing George W Bush, so well, I'm a big fan of Sam Rockwell, generally. But yeah, I agree with you about the movie vice is just I think it's gotten all the attention because of its politics and ideology and not for its artistic performance at all. Well, let's move onto a best actress because you know, that's another major category. Glenn Close for the wife. I'm gonna need your help. Probably with another name yell -letes operate GIO for Roma believe, that's correct it pretty close. Okay. Good lady Gaga for stars born Olivia Colman for the favourite and Melissa McCarthy for can you ever? Forgive me, going close is one of those act-. She's you know, kinda become an American icon. And so it's no surprise, you know, any role that she's in she's probably going to get nominated for. But I think there are a couple of. Sizes here. One would be Melissa McCarthy. At least to my way of thinking was a bit of a surprise and Roma y'all Lisa operatiothe in Roma was interesting in part because that's a movie that was on Netflix. It got released on Netflix. And it's kind of an example of how Netflix is shaping entertainment. He stays. Yeah. You know? And they had said that the past couple of years there's been a real resistance from the academy to recognize net flicks movies, and it appears that that between that and BUSTER Scruggs, that's breaking down this year. We're starting to see into be fair. There was so little this year worthy of rewarding that I think Roma probably really benefited from that. And you know, that's a funny movie because I enjoyed it. I thought you know, there's good coffee discussion there, but it was hardly to me a traditional best picture best. Actress, you know, major award winner like we would have seen him pastures. I enjoyed her performance. But it's a very quiet movie. There's not a lot of activity. There's not a lot of. Action. There's there's not even a whole lot of story. I mean, it's a very quiet still film. So there's not nearly as much for her to do as say a Libya Coleman who is chewing the scenery in the favorite in a movie. I didn't like, but I liked her performance best. So I'm kind of hoping it goes to Libya Coleman, very good. Well, supporting actress, and we'll make short work of this one Meghan Rachel vice of for the favorite marina day. Tavira also for Roma Amy Adams, another vice nomination. Emma, stone for the favorite in Regina king for Bill streak could talk again, I would just note that Fleiss getting another nomination and Roma. The Netflix movie another nomination. So again, it's just highlighting kind of what a weird year. It is. Yeah. And this is at least the one category where everybody seems to think this one sewn up this is Regina kings, and she will walk away with it. And I have to admit I have not seen this film yet. But my hearing from people I trust is that she will deserve to walk away with it. Right. I want to don't want to spend too much time on. This category Meghan adapted screenplay, but I accept to mention this that some of the movies that we've already mentioned are in this category of Bill street could talk stars born can you ever forgive me black klansman, but one movie that you just barely mentioned a few moments ago. But let us spend a few more minutes within that is the ballot of BUSTER Scruggs. You mentioned BUSTER trust just a minute ago. A cone brothers film, Joel Coenen Ethan Cohn, again, another movie that was out on Netflix. And it's a strange movie as well. It is not a continuous narrative. It is a collection of short films, which makes it unusual in that way as well. And I really enjoyed the ballot of BUSTER scraps. And to me, that's actually one of the it's an example of the positive development of net flicks. That as you have these extremely big budget. Studio pushes for it seems like all we get now are superhero movies superhero as a western superhero as romantic comedy. That you go. Thank goodness for net. Flicks. And other streaming platforms coming along to give us something creative in different and the ballot of BUSTER Scruggs is that and it's one of those that I go it will not be for everyone. But for me the moment, I heard the strains of cool water the old cowboy pallet I was in. And so I really enjoyed this movie. And it was something different. And I I was really grateful that Netflix was around to give us something like, well, I'll tell you that I didn't love it. But I found it sort of one of those movies at couldn't take my eyes off of as I said there were several I think think there were five shorts that made up the whole, and I found a couple of the shorts very compelling and very interesting. The thing that I like about the Cohn brothers is that they swing for the fences most of the time I mean, even on some of their lights stuff, you know, like, oh, Brother Where Art they? I mean, you know, they they're dealing with deep philosophical in in some cases, theological issues. They're not. Coming at it from a Christian, worldview perspective, of course. But they are coming at some of these questions from a very thoughtful perspective and asking serious questions in serious ways. And I like that about him. Well, and I kind of you know, in BUSTER Scruggs is sort of the dark humor that it has I sort of saw that in some of these little vignettes, you saw a story of an old prospector, and I won't give it away. But it made you think about what do we spend our lives chasing after and the futility the vanity vanities. I agree with you. Yeah. That was the one that actually sort of, you know, I think that was in my view, the strongest of the vignettes. And of course, Tom waits was the star of that one. And I'm kind of you know, anything Tom waits as going to be interesting to me. So yeah. So great. Well, let's move onto the best screenplay because again just real quickly going through the amount of McKay for vice Nick Villalonga and Brian curry and Peter Farrelly for green book that was interesting because. Fairly brothers are folks that are known for sort of bald comedies and green book was anything, but that Afonso coral for Roma which we've already talked about talked about. But the thing that was interesting to me about that was that he sort of got his start as a cinematographer and now he's moved over into the director's chair for several movies now and Deborah Davis in Tony McNamara for the favor, but the one that I want to talk about with you Meghan is first reformed Paul Schrader movie. This was I think the only nomination that a God, it might have gotten some minor nominations. But this was a a movie about a pastor having a crisis of faith. I'm wondering what you thought about it. Yes. Funny, because I go man that I had feelings like the kids say about this movie. I had a lot of feelings. And yeah, my intended to be opposite of a lot of my fellow Christian critics. I really didn't like it. I could see the artistry of it. I could see and to be fair. I actually thought that I'm shocked that Ethan Hawke didn't get a nomination. For best actress because may to me too fantastic performance. Like that actually was a best actor performance if ever there was one this year. I struggled a lot with the story mainly because where some people read an allegory about replacing religious faith with environmental extremism. I felt like Paul Schrader was being a little more straightforward about that. And I struggled with the character of the pastor who really didn't seem to have deep faith at all. Like, I read so many secular reviews were saying this is a man struggling with faith. And I didn't feel that he was as a believer. I went he doesn't go to the word. I don't see him in much prayer. He reads Christian mystics, but he doesn't go to the source, and there were little asides that he kind of dismissed something scriptural like say sexual ethics. He sort of made a little comment about well. I know that's not real sin about his affair. He had with a choir director. And so that sort of thing was really hard. For me to like the film because I went I don't see this. As a believer struggling with faith. I see this as someone who doesn't have faith. And so it's not surprisingly rocked by events. Well, I completely agree with you. And plus again, I don't want to give away the ending for those who haven't seen it. But I found the ending way over the top for my taste, and the other thing that was kind of strange to me about the movie to be honest, though, was just how poorly it did at the box office. I thought within hawk and with Paul Schrader, and with the the buzz that this movie God because you know, they were on everywhere from you know, from entertainment tonight to fresh air with Terry gross, the movie kind of tanked at the box office. What ask you that the really unpleasant movie to watch a top of everything else? Besides a great performance. I would almost rather go get a root canal than sit through that movie. A second time it's out here that painful and. Yeah. And it's not particularly engaging. And and even when it brings up to. There was a few themes in it that I did appreciate you know, when he challenged the mega church abundant life discusses whether that is entertainment or worship, I went. I could get behind a theme like that. It's just buried in so much to me like humanist nonsense. Well, I I completely agree with your assessment Meghan, especially that Eaton hall at didn't get a nomination, I would've I would've traded his posh raiders best screenplay nomination for a best actor nomination for Ethan Hawke any day of the week. You know, the best cinematographer is not a category that you know, really gets a ton of attention. Maybe the actors and the actresses and the directors that usually get a lot of attention. But I wanted to just briefly mention it this year are today with you Meghan because Caleb Denzel got a nomination Afonso Koran for Roma. We've already talked about him as the director of Roma. I mean, the cinematographers directors of Taga fy as they're sometimes called are are slowly becoming more and more important to movies to the point where we're now seeing folks like, for example, Alfonso Koran moving from behind the camera to the director's chair, and I'm wondering if this is a function. Of the role technology is playing in movies these days. Well, you know, it's funny when I saw that about Alfonso Koran. I almost wondered is it also a function of our storytelling is growing weaker in some senses in filmmaking that the image is becoming more important than the storytelling character development. Plotting all of those things that make up story because they're just not as strong as they have been in the past. But that said Roma is almost wholly visual movie. So that is very well deserved. And I think he'll win because that is where I really think he deserves to win because it's so arrestingly visual as a film that you it's beautiful to look at even though. It's very quiet. Well, let's move onto the sort of enclosing here. Meg into the two top categories. Best director and best picture. We've got Spike Lee for black klansman Adam McKay of the aforementioned vice Alfonso Koran, which we who we've already talked about Roma again a couple of. As I might need some help with Powell Powell cow sqi for Cold War and your goose Lanta most for the favorite that. I come anywhere in the ballpark of getting those names. Right. Megan. I think you got them both right. Excellent. Very good. So who do you like, and who do you think the academy will like, you know, it's so funny because I actually started looked at this list and went well, yeah, there's two that are competing for what do I hate more versus? What would I award more? I really disliked vice and I didn't like the favorite at all. It had a real it starts out with a really cheeky tone. And you think it's going somewhere. And then it just evolves into it goes nowhere. It's very historical. I don't want to give away a lot. But it turns into a lesbian love triangle with Queen Anne. And even that they don't it just drops off. It goes nowhere with it. So I thought it was week writing. Even though it starts out so much strong. So for me, I think on this list everyone. Alphonso Koran to walk away with it. I think he will. I will say about Spike Lee, I enjoyed black klansman. But what's funny to me is I get a lot of letters people who get upset with me for not liking Christian films. Sometimes and I feel like what I didn't like about black Klansmen was the same thing. I sometimes don't like about Christian films is that it was so over the top and making its point it just wanted to underline its evangelism in a way that racism is damaging our country that it's bad that racist people are bad at its quality. We don't want to develop in our nation. And that's all true. Just like I would say these Christian movies. Yes. That's all true. And yet you don't leave any complexity for character growth for there are moments in the movie where you go. I don't believe that. I don't believe it would happen like that. And then you look at look it up and go it didn't happen like that. And so that's the thing. I feel a lot in Christian films. And I think Spike Lee did the same thing. So this I hate to say this was really a year where I go. It was really. Just a process of elimination going which one did I at least feel okay about and that would be Roma. I was really bummed. I feel like this year. There was not a lot of great movies to choose from. Well, that may take us into the best picture category. They'll given what you said it is ironic that while we only have five best director nominations, we have eight best picture nominations, and that's impart because a couple of years ago, they changed the rules to allow as many best picture nominations as the kademi felt was deserving. Rather than limited to a finite number. There have been as many as ten as I recall in this category. In recent years only eight this year, and again, just to quickly recap them the favorite black klansman. Vice Black Panther bohemian rhapsody Roma Asaraha's born and green book, I'm guessing that based on what you said before in your process of elimination. You would put Roma as your top pick their Meghan. You know, I actually went because there's a couple in that category that weren't in the best director category. I would just go did I none of them. I would consider great film that will stay on the test of time. And I like to star is born. But you go man MRs are four three iteration of this movie. And it would be nice to see something new green book is a nice old fashioned movie. I think it made people feel good it tells engaging story it it's not the best movie I've ever seen. But it is a good old. It's a solid old fashioned movie and again going along with a review of bohemian rhapsody. I go it is not certainly the best. I section I've ever seen of a famous person and their career trajectory, but it's an engaging movie and the music is so great that you can't help you caught up in that. And the way the music is filmed is good. So I would probably go with one of those three as as my pick. It's hard to say which one because I didn't just love any of them. But Roma will probably win. Well, inclosing Meghan just real quickly. And we've already kind of talked around the edges of some of this. But a couple of key takeaways, especially from a Christian, worldview perspective number one. I'd sounds like that the art in this year's selections is lacking less than it has been in the past ideology and politics, in some cases, for example in by. So he Mian wraps the and others. The favorites seem to again ideology, Trump's artistry any other lessons that we can take away. Well, you know, I I would look at young Christian filmmakers and go. I just see such a huge hole in the market for serious thoughtful spiritually developed films that are well done. And and I always want to say to young would be Christian filmmakers, go out and learn your craft, you know, don't start go. Find me page and immediately run out and start filming spent some years in the trenches. Learn your craft, but I go there is clearly such a need for. Spiritually mature good storytelling? And we just don't see it. And and not and also from non-christians we need that. Clearly, but you go there's just a lot of people. I think who are so intent on sending a message that we're missing out on a lot of good storytelling these days. So that's probably my message as the old classic movie. Goes we've got the greatest story ever told. We just need to learn how to tell a better. It sounds lawn. Yes that well, Meghan Basham. A culture editor with world is always a pleasure to chat with you just on a personal level. But especially in your role is culture editor there into kind of get this update on what's going to happen at the Academy Awards this Sunday night. Thanks a bunch, and I'll be watching right alongside you take care Warren. Thanks for listening to the break point podcast. We hope you'll join us for this year's Wilberforce weekend may seventeenth through nineteenth outside Washington. DC the nation's premier Christian worldview conference come in here from Rick Warren, Johnstone street, Eric Metaxas. John. Lennox star. Parker and many more will also be presenting this year's William Wilberforce award for all you need to know. And to register come to Wilberforce weekend dot org. That's Wilberforce weekend dot org. Don't wait too long. Last year's event was a sell-out. Thanks again.

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