40 Burst results for "Professor"
Chris Christie Goes From Unpopular to Despised With Latest Gaffe
"Was but spanky was kind of the leader of so you can imagine what Chris Christie went through as kid any would honestly who's as wide as he is tall but I don't say that to demean people who have weight issues I have weight issues constantly trying to lose weight I just lost believe it or not I've lost I was 237 pounds mr. it is six feet tall I'm down to 231 I want to get to 220 and that's it my wife says 185 I said not in this lifetime that ain't happening but it was my Christie understanding had the band you know in the tummy and all the rest of it and he's got a I think an issue he's got an issue so of self -confidence so he overcompensates for mark since when did you become a psychologist isn't everybody a psychologist do I have to go to school to be a psychologist and you psychologists who support the show there's no offense I'm sit there and listen with that weird look on your face excuse me that would be a liberal psychologist none of you in the audience all right anyway but Christie's not running to be president because he wants to be a statesman because he wants to be a leader because he has an essential agenda for the nation Christie will not be president he couldn't get elected governor again in New Jersey of his life depended on he's very unpopular but he's reached the point from unpopular to despise and of course like most cards he won't come on this program that's alright but I want you to listen to this he's on CNN and here's what you need to understand most of Sunday these shows except for Shannon Breen of course the lowest of the low lives go on these Sunday shows the lowest of the love the Romney's Romney was under he won't vote for Vivek or Trump he'd vote for Biden instead who asked him who cares well CBS cares Friday I guess they did the reason Romney's not running again is he couldn't get elected in the most Republican or one of the most Republican country we call it Utah so here he is this was Dana Bash there was an IQ of a lobster boiled Dana Bash can anybody tell me why Dana Bash has a program anybody raise raise your hand nobody raises their hand all the intrigue that goes on or used to go on behind the scenes at CNN this one dating this one this one marrying this one this one cheating on this one not Dana I'm not talking about her but all kinds of people there that that that day of course let's listen to this cut five go governor I want to ask about the spike in hate against Jews in the United States you told you the New York Times that you believe former President Donald Trump's quote intolerance for everybody has contributed to the surge in anti -semitism and Islamophobia stop stop here stop here I told you when I thought of what Joe Scarborough said you what the former senator from saying the slob and now Christie that the reason we have all this anti -semitism in America and even Islamophobia is because of Donald Trump literally so in a handful of days on MSNBC Trump wants to execute people Trump Trump is worse than Hitler and Mussolini then we go to CNN and we listen to the Cape Mayorka Chris Christie remember the the remember empty the beach I talked about that Mr. Brutus remember the sperm whale he and the little ones and the wifey beach the beach is cleared out but there he is the sperm whale all by himself of course Christie is a member he doesn't get that decide I get to decide whether he's a member I get to decide whether he's a member he's a member of Fatties United or FU so FU Chris and there he is saying that Trump is responsible go ahead when you show intolerance towards everyone which is what he does yeah you give permission as a leader for others to have their intolerance come out and so you know intolerance towards anyone encourages intolerance towards everyone and that's exactly what's going on he's not qualified to be president he's not qualified to be anything we have a real problem in this country with anti -semitism and to lay that on Trump I can give you an arm's -long list of the things Trump did for the state of Israel and to protect Jewish people in this country I can't tell you thing one Chris Christie has ever done that said we have a real problem with Jew haters in this country with tenured professors were people coming into this country with open border people carrying the Hamas they flag hate Trump they're not gonna vote for Trump for president they're gonna vote for Biden you you and so for this slob to go on CNN and say what says he he just playing to a very small niche out there ladies and gentlemen small niche out there he's running very very hard in one state New Hampshire he's incoming second maybe tip the the scales a little bit and then everybody you start talking about Chris Christie great
Fresh update on "professor" discussed on The Big Take
"You're listening to Masters in Business Bloomberg on Radio. My special guest this week is Peter Atwater. He is the president of Financial Insights and an adjunct professor at both William & Mary College and the University of Delaware. He studies the impact of changing confidence on consumer decision -making and uses his research to advise investors, business leaders, and policymakers. He is the author of 2012's Moods and Markets and this year's The Confidence Map, Charting a Path from Chaos to Clarity. He is also credited with coining the phrase K -Shaped Recovery. We'll talk about that a little later. Peter Atwater, welcome to Bloomberg. Thanks so much, Barry. So let's talk a little bit about your background, which I find
Jordan Peterson Spits Truth on Bill Maher
"Are the victims and as you pointed out if you're a victim then you're morally righteous and even more conveniently if you stand for the victim then you're morally righteous regardless of what you do with your own life and that's pretty much what university students are taught from the time they enter the university classroom and that's how they you know orient themselves morally well and that's at the hands of the radical to left bill and one of the things the Democrats also have to pay the price for I would say is their absolute to draw a line between the moderate Democrats and the extremists they're completely incapable of doing that I've talked to 40 senators and congressmen in the last five years I asked them all the same question including RFK he wouldn't answer either when does the left go too far well we certainly bloody well saw last it month didn't we because it got the oppressor oppression narrative a little mocked up we might say and we're going to consequences that are going to unfold pretty brutally over the next few months now listen he's a hundred percent right that is exactly the mindset of a leftist that is exactly the mindset of a progressive right there is also a good time to remind you by the way of you know the Democrat Party hates America I assume by now you've gotten your copy if you have not gotten your copy what are you waiting for you can grab your limited first edition signed copy of the Democrat Party hates America before they're gone and they will be gone levinsigned .com levinsigned .com that's the website that's the address that's a mr. producer gave me anyway so if I it screwed up it it's on him it's on him not me levinsigned .com is where you go get your limited first edition signed copy of the Democrat Party hates America before it's gone well think about it I mean think about that in the context of the Democrat Party hates America America is the ultimate oppressor America is the ultimate oppressor if you you go to college and you listen to a professor who's not professor
Fresh update on "professor" discussed on Mike Gallagher Podcast
"In an unsettled world, knit yourself in truth as you gain the knowledge and skills to meet the challenges of what's to come. Regent University is a Christian community that seeks to honor God and serve people. Christian leadership begins here amongst your professors and alongside your classmates. Find your way. This is your source for breaking news and what to make of it all. This is the Mike Gallagher Show. And I think President Biden has been tougher on the Israelis than he's been on Hamas. He has put pressure on them at every turn to remind them of their duties to international law instead of saying, no, you've got a job to do, go do it. If you want peace, destroy Hamas. You first have to get rid of the poisonous regime as you did in Germany. You know, Hamas kidnapped innocent people for this precise process to unfold. Now, from the ReliefFactor.com studios, here's Mike Gallagher.
Who Killed Jewish Protester Paul Kessler?
"N a j a computer science professor just read a piece called tenured barbarians from the new criterion i did it for a reason professor at ventura county community college was arrested this morning charged with involuntary manslaughter after he was involved in the deadly confrontation with pro -israel demonstrator paul kessler he died in early november of his wounds following a physical altercation with a tester quote unquote the venturi county sheriff's department said in a statement afterward and during that altercation alteration rather kessler fell backward struck his head on the ground the venturi county medical examiner's office determined the cause of death to be blunt force head injury at the time rights national review the time of the incident an unnamed suspect since identified as al -naji was by detained police as law enforcement conducted a home search before releasing the suspect in his own accord venturi county sheriff jim fryhoff told reporters shortly after that al -naji was cooperative with authorities though police refrained from publicly disclosing his name until a more thorough involuntary was concluded manslaughter i guess it doesn't get any lower act when it comes to murder i don't know that works in california under their code but there you have it i have a how do you know these are pro -palestine or pro elestinian demonstrations and not pro -hamas demonstrations you've lectured again that there's a distinction okay let's stipulate there's a distinction so why why do you why do you refer to or characterize people who are openly vociferously with posters in red and white and black and white defending hamas filled with
Fresh update on "professor" discussed on Mark Levin
"Are less concerned with critical thinking than with indoctrination but I'm happy to report there's a college where students debate ideas openly and honestly where they pursue truth together with their professors where America's great heritage of liberty is studied and revered my favorite college Hillsdale College has stated in founding document in 1844 Hillsdale's original mission was to offer the kind of serious liberal arts education needed to preserve the blessings of civil and religious liberty across the country and this this mission continues to guide Hillsdale College today and you can learn a whole lot more at Levin for hillsdale LEVIN .com for hillsdale .com there you'll find a short video it's just over a minute long showing how Hillsdale's work not only in Michigan and Washington DC campuses but across the nation in defending American liberty take some time to watch today at Levin for hillsdale .com that's LEVIN for hillsdale .com liberals line up for a free government cheese outro Judge
A highlight from Communicating Christ to Others
"Let's open our Bibles tonight, we're gonna actually be in just a couple quick passages tonight, but let's begin this evening in the book of Mark chapter 16, Mark 16, we're gonna look at one of the Great Commission passages to begin with tonight. The title of tonight's message is, Communicating Christ to Others. Communicating Christ to Others. What do we mean by that? So we're gonna start out with something, a very familiar command to us by the Lord Jesus, so Mark 16 and verse 15. The Bible says here, And He said unto them, unto His disciples, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature, or literally to all creation. Wherever you go, go and preach the gospel, proclaim the gospel. And so this is definitely some very important instructions from our Lord, we refer to this as the Great Commission, and as a command for us to be His salt alights, to spread His message of truth, no matter where we go around the world. We've been talking on Wednesday nights, one of the blessings or assurances that Jesus gave His disciples and even to us, that we would do greater works than even He did, and not greater in like how many or even in the way that they're being done, but greater in the scope that was done. And so remember Jesus, the miracles that He performed was pretty much just to Israel, His teaching was to Israel, to the lost sheep of the house of Israel, but we see in the book of Acts, that message went really not in just Jerusalem and Judea, but also Samaria in the uttermost part of the world, much broader than it was during Christ's ministry itself. And so it's again, they didn't do a greater job than Jesus did, I mean, no one can do that, okay? But the scope of it was much greater. And so tonight we're going to be talking about really the application of that, and even as we look at missions today, here at Victory Baptist, I'm very proud that we support about 21 missionaries serving really around the world, representing human here in Minnesota and then abroad, and we rejoice in that. I'm really looking forward to this missions conference coming up in just a few weeks. Again, we have three speakers that will be with us, Brother Sam Slobodian, who we know well, reaching Ukrainians and Eastern Europeans, Russian speakers, predominantly, with the gospel, and looking forward to hearing an update from what's going on in his world, his ministry. And then we have another man, Andrew Counterman, who is a director over a ministry that helps church planters in Latin America, and God has been doing some good things through his ministry. I actually talked to him this week, and I found out that years ago, he actually used to be on the board of BIEM, which is the mission board of Sam Slobodian. So he and Sam Slobodian are good friends, haven't seen each other in a while, so they look forward to reconnecting at the conference. Small world, isn't it? And then we have David Bennett, with Silent Word Ministries International. I've known David for many years, and he ministers to the deaf around the world, and really kind of an interesting mission field. I think a lot of times we forget about the deaf communities around, and how much they do need to hear, literally, they need to hear Jesus, they need to hear about Jesus. How do deaf people hear? They actually hear with their eyes and they talk with their hands, okay? Pretty amazing. They still communicate. So very interesting, how do we share the gospel with the deaf around us? And we're gonna do a lot of application here tonight as well. So when we think about the Great Commission, to go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature, although this command is simple, the task before us is great. In human terms, the Great Commission is daunting, but that God has promised us His presence and His power as we go forth in His name. In the world's population today, we have what, 7 .7 billion people, I believe, it's growing by the minute, right? And so there's a lot of people in this world, especially in the past 100 years, my word, the world's population has grown exceedingly. And so when we think of that, and we're supposed to go into all the world, preach the gospel to every creature, every person, wow, where do you start? Where do you begin? And I think that's kind of, when you look at it again from a human perspective, that seems overwhelming, but how do we do this? By looking at modern missions and when we kind of the traditional approach we take to missions, even here at Victory Baptist, there are a few challenges that must be considered. So I wanna do something tonight. About a year ago, we actually went over the philosophy of missions in the local church. We spent several weeks on why we do missions, why do we have, why is the local church involved? We talked about even the deputation process, is that even biblical support raising? Is that biblical? We talked about a little bit of the missions experience across the world and wherever they may be. We talked about all those things, but here's some, just a very quick recap of two things. First of all, what is missions? Let's talk about that. Missions is this, missions, this is kind of my definition in a way, but kind of modified from others, but missions is the responsibility and the task of the local church to take the gospel of Jesus Christ to the world for the purpose of discipleship, multiplication of self -supporting, self -governing and self -propagating churches for the glory of God, okay? So as we talk about works that are eventually self -supporting, self -governing, self -propagating church, in other words, they become kind of, they're not dependent on a foreign entity per se. They have their own independence, if you will. So that is, that's one of the goals of missions, but who is a missionary? Who is a missionary? There's a song that I remember singing when I was little, be a missionary every day. I don't be a missionary every day, tell the world that Jesus is the way. I don't know if you ever heard that song or not, but the fact of the matter is that song's not true. Not everyone is called to be a missionary as a vocational missionary. Everyone is called to be an ambassador for the Lord in that regard. You represent Jesus Christ no matter where you go, but here is, this is why. Why do we say, when we talk about missions and missionaries, who is a missionary? And this is a definition here, a missionary is one called by God to full -time service of Bible study and prayer and one who crosses cultural and or geographical boundaries to proclaim the gospel in areas where Jesus Christ is largely unknown, okay? Let me slow down a little bit and read that again because there's a lot in that. A missionary is one called by God to full -time service of Bible study and prayer and then one who crosses cultural and or geographical boundaries to proclaim the gospel in areas where Jesus Christ is largely unknown. So that's when we talk about missionaries and we support a missionary and we have, like you said, we have 21. That is generally their description, okay, in those parts, so very important, okay? But one thing that we're gonna talk about tonight is this. This is a practical way. We talked earlier about in modern missions, there are a few challenges that missionaries do face and it's one that often does not, it sometimes gets talked about but it is not really thought about. What do you mean? So it's, again, this is something that's talked about but not really thought about. What is one of these challenges? And one of the challenges that missionaries often face is that of language barriers. There's cultural barriers. I think we think about, when I was in Bible college, I was a missions major and so I remember going through one of our missions classes and our professor, he said that there is three Fs in the missionary experience. The first is fascination. When a missionary gets to the field, there's a fascination. It's kind of like honeymoon period, wow, you're kind of like the tourist, you know, you take pictures of everything, buy all the souvenirs, you know, you kind of get that fascination. The second part, though, after you're there for a while, you get, it becomes frustration because you figure out, wait a minute, you stick out like a sore thumb in that culture. You don't look like, talk like, act like the culture that you're in and sometimes they don't think the way you do or, you know, respond the way you're expecting. So there's a frustration in the culture. We never got to the fourth F, or the third F, excuse me, we never got to the third F, so I have no idea what comes after frustration. He left us hanging all these years, it's been 20 some years. I have no idea what we're supposed to end up. I would say, if anything, I think there is a sense of fulfillment that you are obedient to Christ, our faithfulness, that you're there sticking out as long as God keeps you in that area. But nonetheless, language barriers is very, it's a real barrier and it's actually more, and I'll kind of break it down a little bit here in just a moment here, but language barriers is actually a very serious barrier that missionaries must take, that they must cross. And so learning another language in another culture, preferably by immersion, is something that's very challenging that a lot of missionaries face and I think this is really where you find out who's going to stick it out in missions versus who's not going to stick it out. And I'll get to that, why is that, okay? So let me ask you this, how many of you took a foreign language, whether it be in high school, college, whether it be, several of you have, okay? I jokingly say, Linnea just started a Spanish class at co -op, but I jokingly say, the high school Spanish you have, by the time you get older, you're just good enough to order at Taco Bell, you know? So speaking, practically what do you do with that? And so if you've actually learned and studied another language, like actually seriously hit the books on it and to immerse yourself in that culture if you can, is very important. But here's some quick statistics. There are, how many languages are there in the world today? How many known languages? There are over, there's about, actually this is the report as of earlier this year, January 1st, 7 ,117 known languages spoken by people around the world, according to Ethnologue. Well over 7 ,000 languages represented around the world, that's a lot, okay? So here's the next question, I'm gonna ask you this, what do you think? Which language has the most native speakers, in other words, this is their first language, their birth languages if you will, which language has the most native speakers, what do you think? Chinese, yes, absolutely, 1 .27 billion people speak Chinese as their first language, English is third down the list, okay? So anyways, you think of this Mandarin or Cantonese, okay, that's very well spoken, okay? So how much of the world's population speaks English as a first or second language, what do you think? What percentage would you say of the world's population speaks English as a first or second language? What's that? I'd say you can learn to speak English and all that.
Fresh update on "professor" discussed on The Hugh Hewitt Show: Highly Concentrated
"There are a lot of Palestinians who hate Hamas, and they inform on Hamas to Israel, not because they love Israel. But we don't know anything about that. We've tried to find out it's all intelligence. Who knows what we could even find out if it were true, but we don't have any evidence. But the point, even if they were not actually, the point that Hamas is making is this is what will be done if you are an informant. So it was an attempt to terrorize the Palestinian population. When you are a hammer, everything looks like a nail. Hold that thought. I got to come back. Every problem it's never had, including in Palestinian society, it's solved with terrorism. One more break and I'm going to come back and ask Habib during the break, is there an ad now or anywhere in Palestine? Because that is to me, I got to ask him about war is not map as well. I'll get two more questions in with Habib and I'll try and trap him into coming back again and again and again. But he's doing he's doing Israel's best work. Dr. Warren and Habib Reddy Gur are doing Israel's best work in the American media. And it's important because it's slipping here. It's slipping almost every day I can see it slip. Don't go anywhere America. I'll be right back. Habib Reddy Gur. Well, all of it will be broadcast. So stay tuned. I'm back with Habib Reddy Gur. Habib, yesterday in the Dan Senor podcast called me back. You noted that international law benefits the powerful. That's absolutely true. I took it. I teach it. I know exactly what it does. You're absolutely correct about that. It does. And so I reject all the proportionality arguments by people who don't know what they're saying or the context. But I do wonder whether or not there's someone who might not return Palestine and add an hour to the nations that benefit from international law, because if they ever did, there would be arguments that could be made about how much of the West Bank they should receive in the final allotment of the two state solution if there is a two state solution. Is there an add an hour? Is there anyone like that? A Yoshida? Anybody that you can identify or does identifying them endanger them? No, there have been. There have been. There was a gentleman in Salem Fayed, World Bank economist, a professor at University of Texas, who became prime minister of the Palestinian Authority briefly. America supported him. He began to root out corruption. He began to create a serious and responsible budget, and he began to build out the institutions of statehood. And he was very quickly pushed out of Palestinian politics by the forces that be, essentially because he was trying to weaken the regime and establish something more liberal and more open in the West Bank. It's important to remember that while Hamas is this horrific, oppressive regime, Mahmoud Abbas is a slightly less horrific, slightly less oppressive, but nevertheless, pretty terrible, oppressive regime. And so Salem Fayed was someone who, when he ran in an election, I believe he won something like 3% of the vote. Voting among the Palestinians is something that doesn't happen often. It follows tribal lines and plan lines and religious loyalty lines. And so it's not really a healthy democratic world in that sense that we can really measure by our standards, both Israeli or American standards. So there are such people. There are activists, phenomenal activists. I won't name them because if I name them, it'll only hurt their PR. But there are activists on the ground working on building out civil society. I once spoke with a Palestinian activist, no fan of Israel, spent some time in an Israeli jail, who said to me, I can't come to peace talks with you. I can't even sit at the table because when we sign something, I don't have the state institutions to implement it and ensure it and control it. I have to build out my society. I'll meet you at that table in 20 years and I'll be stronger and you'll be sorry because he'll negotiate, squeeze more out of me. That was how he put it, me being Israel, not me, Haviv. And he goes around the West Bank, establishing literally women's knitting circles, literally just walking around the West Bank, establishing civil society because you can't trust the West Bank leadership of the Palestinian authority. Of course, you can't trust Hamas. And so what he is doing is actually going around trying to establish a social life, a civil society in Palestine that can be built out. There are such people. I have one last question. And I have five minutes for you to answer it in. So I want to give you the time. You said yesterday, Dan, war is not math and you cited Pickett's Charge. And I just seen Napoleon. I thought about water. I thought about every big battle ever. What did you mean? And what do you want? And especially an American audience understand when they look at Gaza, that war is not math.
A highlight from David Brooks on How To Know A Person
"Turbulent times call for clear -headed insight that's hard to come by these days, especially on TV. That's where we come in. Salem News Channel has the greatest collection of conservative minds all in one place. People you know and trust, like Dennis Prager, Eric Metaxas, Charlie Kirk, and more. Unfiltered, unapologetic truth. Find what you're searching for at snc .tv and on Local Now Channel 525. Welcome to today's podcast, sponsored by Hillsdale College. All things Hillsdale at hillsdale .edu. I encourage you to take advantage of the many free online courses there, and of course, to listen to the Hillsdale Dialogues. All of them at hillsdale .com or just Google Apple, iTunes, and Hillsdale. Welcome back, America. I'm Hugh Hewitt. Inside the Beltway this morning, I'm so glad you joined me. I want to talk with you about this book. David Brooks's brand new How to Know a Person, The Art of Seeing Others Deeply and Being Deeply Seen. David joins me now. Hello, David. How are you? It's good to be with you again. It's good to talk to you. David, I'm used to getting books, and I got yours for free. They get sent to me. I want to tell you I'm going to buy six copies of How to Know a Person, three for my children and their spouses, and three for friends who are no longer friends that I want them to read. I wonder if you've had other people tell you that they're going to be buying your book to give to other people. Yeah, thank you for being generous on Twitter about the book. I appreciate it. Yeah, no, I've had people buy it for all their employees. I've had people buy it for the families. I haven't heard about buying it for ex -friends, but it's a good strategy. It is. We just live in these brutalizing times. It is. And my book is supposed to be a missile directed right at that. It's about the precise skills of how do you get to know someone, how do you make them feel respected, seen, heard. How do you make them feel respected, seen, and heard? I know why my friends are not my friends anymore. It's because of Donald Trump. They thought me insufficiently outraged about Donald Trump, and I can't bridge that gap, right? I can't be other than what I am, which is I voted for him twice, and if he's the nominee, I'll vote for him again. But they don't understand it, and I don't know that they're trying to understand. I don't understand them either, but I think How to Know a Person has assisted me. So, congratulations. Let me also tell you, I told our mutual friend Bob Barnett that I was telling people about your book in Miami as I prepared for the debate, because my wife and I talked about one statistic in particular, one paragraph actually, on page 98. Thirty -six percent of Americans reported they felt lonely frequently or almost all of the time, including 61 percent of young adults, 51 percent of young mothers. The percentage of Americans who said they have no close friends quadrupled between 1990 and 2020. 54 percent of Americans reported that no one knows them well. That is an extraordinary raft of terrible news, David. Yeah, and I found it's hard to build a healthy democracy on top of a rotting society, and so when this people are filled with loneliness and sadness, it turns into meanness, because if you feel yourself unseen, invisible, there's nothing crueler than feeling that people think you don't exist, and you get angry, and you lash out, and we have these school shootings. We have bitter politics. We've got the brutality of what's happening on college campuses right now, where Jewish students are being blockaded out of classrooms or have the recipients of genocidal how to build a friendship, how to make people feel that you're included, and these are basic social skills like the kind you could be taught at like learning carpentry or tennis or something like that. It's how do you listen well, how do you disagree well, how do you sit with someone who's got depression, how do you sit with someone who's contemplating suicide, how do you sit with someone who disagrees with you fundamentally on issues, and I just try to walk through the basic skills, and in my view, there in any group of people, there are two sorts. There's diminishers, the people who stereotype ignore, they don't ask you questions, they just don't care about you, and then there's another sort of person who are illuminators, and they are curious about you, they respect you, they want to know your life story, and they make you feel lit up and heard, and my goal in writing the book was partly social, because we need these skills to be a decent society, and partly personal. I just want to be better at being an illuminator. I think it comes through in the book. I listened to your interview with Katie Couric and her colleague, who I don't know, and they were trying to get at a question a couple of times, I'm gonna try and land that plane. Why did David Brooks write this book? Well, I'll give you the personal reason. You know, some people, if anybody watched Fiddler on the Roof, you know how warm and huggy Jewish families can be. I grew up in the other kind of Jewish family, and our culture was think Yiddish, act British, so we had love in the home. We just didn't express it. We were not a huggy family. We were all cerebral up here, and then when I was 18, the admissions officers at Columbia, Wesleyan, and Brown decided to actually go to the University of Chicago, which was also a super cerebral place. My favorite thing about Chicago, it's a Baptist school where atheist professors teach Jewish students St. Thomas Aquinas, and so I went into the world of journalism where we just Frederick Buechner once put it, if you cut yourself off from true connection with others, you may save yourself a little pain because you won't be betrayed, but you're cutting yourself off from the holy sources of life itself, and so I just wanted to be better at being intimate with other people. I've heard you now three times, read in your book, heard you tell it to Katie, and heard you tell it to me, the anecdote about the University of Chicago, the anecdote about Yiddish and British, but what is new is you brought up Buechner, and I've never read Buechner. I now know his backstory, which is so tragic. You include it in the book. I did not know he had a tragic backstory that illumines his character for me, and maybe I will go and read it, but you're in interview mode. How many different book interviews have you done? Uh, probably 20 or more. I don't know a lot. You're definitely, I know what that's like, where you want to get through an interview, and you want to make sure that people, you land the point, and I want to get a little bit deeper than that. I want to find out if you're with your self -examination. There's been a David Brooks self -examination underway for a long time, but you have not yet written your book about God. Are you going to go there? Yeah, well, at the end of The Second Mountain, I wrote a book about my spiritual journey, and how I grew up, my phrase was religiously bisexual, so I grew up in a Jewish home, but I went to a church school, and I went to a church camp, so I had the story of Jesus in my God. And then when I was 50 or so, reality seemed porous to me. It seemed like we're not just a bunch of physical molecules. You know, I once, I was in subway in New York City in God's ugliest spot on the face of the earth, and I look around the subway car, and I see all these people, and I decide all these people have souls. There's some piece of them that has no size, weight, color, or shape, but gives them infinite value and dignity, and their souls could be soaring, their souls could be hurting, but all of us have them. And once you have the concept of the soul in your head, it doesn't take long before the concept of God is in your head. And so I went off, especially about 10 years ago, and it's still going on a spiritual journey of just trying to figure out what do I believe? And I learned when you're on a journey like that, Christians give you books, and so I got like 700 books sent to me, only 350 of which were different copies of Christianity by C .S. Lewis. And so that was my journey. And it didn't, it was very slow and gradual. There were some dramatic moments, but not a lot. But I realized, oh, I'm not an atheist anymore, and my heart has opened up to something. And I think this book is the extension of that. When your heart opens up to God, and if every person you meet, you think this person was made in the image of God, I'm looking at somebody so important, Jesus was willing to die for that person, then I've got to show them the respect that God would show them. I've got to try to see them with the eyes that Jesus would see them with. And that's a super high standard that I'm not going to meet, but it's a goal. And Jesus says, even in brutal, tough times, He sees people, He sees the poor. And the main thing He does is Jesus is always asking questions. Somebody asks Him a question, He asks them a question back. And that act of questioning, what you do for a living, that's a show of respect. And that's the doorway to seeing someone. And so to me, I think questions are a moral act that we're phenomenal at when we're kids. And then we get a little worse at it. And I come sometimes leave a party and think that whole time nobody asked me a question. And I've come to think like only 30 % of the people in the world are question askers. And so part of the thing I do in the book is just try to say, here are some generous things to do to ask people questions. It is a, that is the key takeaway, how to ask questions. And this is a skill set. I sent a note this morning to my friend, Jan Janur, who has been running a Christian ministry for 30 years called The Wild Adventure. He wrote a book called Turning Small Talk into Big Talk. And I was reminded of it. Yours is a longer, more complicated examination of the art of asking questions and why you want to do so. It's also, it reminded me a lot of C .S. Lewis, The Weight of Glory. You have never met an ordinary human being. Everyone is an eternal horror, an everlasting splendor, and you believe that and you get to it. And I want to talk about how one gets there, but I want to begin, interestingly enough, with a comment Katie Couric made you. And I listened to that yesterday. I'd finished your book last week and I made my notes last night. And then I listened to Katie Couric interview. She spontaneously brought up her interview with Sarah Palin. Why do you think she did that, David? I like Katie a lot. And she's been a guest on my show. I loved her memoir, at least the first two thirds of it, which was about her younger life, which I thought was fascinating. Why do you think she brought up the Sarah Palin interview? I was also struck by that because I don't think she talks about it enough. I know Katie from various things and I don't think she talks about it all that much. I think it was a time when she was asking questions and somebody just wasn't answering. It was a time when she was having a miscommunication. I imagine that's why she wrote up. Do you have another theory? I do. I think it's because she's been misunderstood because of that question and that she wants people who only know Katie Couric because of that question to know that that's not Katie Couric. And that, to me, it was it made perfect sense she used to be known. And that's the central theme of this. People want to be seen. They want to be known. And if you are known for the wrong thing, in this case, the Katie Couric Sarah Palin interview, you want to you want to get that off your cargo ship, right? You want that unloaded. And I thought, wow, you really the book worked on her. Let me tell you also, on page 134, you talk about face experiments with infants. I want them outlawed. David, what did you think when you read it? I think those are cruel and awful. Tell people about them. Yeah, so babies come out of the womb wanting to be seen. Baby's eyes, they see everything 18 inches away in sharpness. Everything else is kind of blurry because they want to see mom's face. And these experiments that you referred to are called still face experiments. The babies send a bid for attention. And the moms are instructed, don't respond, just be still face. And in the beginning, the babies are uncomfortable. And then after a few seconds, they start writhing around. And five within seconds, they're in total agony, because nobody is seeing them. And I really don't think that's that much different as adults. I think when we're unseen, it is just total agony. We're rendered invisible. And that's what I encounter in my daily life as a reporter. I used to go to the Midwest. I live on the East Coast, but I spent a lot of time in the Midwest. And maybe 10, 15 years ago, once a day, somebody would say, you guys think we're flyover country. In the last five years, I hear that like 10 times a day. And so a lot of just people feel they're invisible. And frankly, that's a little on my profession, the media. When I started as a police reporter in Chicago, we had working class folks in the newsroom. Our reporters, they hadn't gone to college. They were just regular people from Chicago, and they covered crime alongside me. Now, if you go to newsrooms, especially in New York, DC, LA, San Francisco, it's not only everybody went to college, everyone went to the same like 15 elite colleges, and a lot of the same prep schools. So if you're not in this little group, and you look at the national media, and you don't see yourself, it's as if they're telling you your voice doesn't matter. You don't exist. And that's a form of dehumanization that we've allowed to fester in this country. And of course, people are going to lash out. Yeah, I just spent two weeks with really wonderful professionals at NBC preparing for this debate. And at one point, I asked one of my colleagues in this exercise, I don't work for NBC, how many people do you think in this room voted for Trump? And taken aback, they did not answer because the answer is obvious. Nobody. And if if your newsroom is full of 100 % people not only didn't vote for Trump, but actually loathe them, you can't cover the country. It's impossible because you're not seeing the other 50%. And what your book is, I hope the newsroom is distributed as well. We are all about seeing people who have long been marginalized, and that is important. But if you don't see people who are supporting Donald Trump, for whatever reason, you can't cover the news. Let me ask you about this Philip Lewis fellow. I love him, because he finally gave me the courage to teach the do the Dormant Commerce Clause in the 11th Amendment with the confidence that even though my students are terribly bored, they have to know this. Where did you meet Philip Lewis? Because he's talking to teachers. Teachers need to read this book too, if only to be comforted in the fact that every teacher has this experience.
Fresh update on "professor" discussed on The Dan Bongino Show
"Uls the most informative three hours you'll have all day the Dan show Bongino about something here with this cancel culture and why it's so devastating to in regards to this viral story about this poor kid at the Chiefs game it's important I almost forgot about this gym she's lucky I'm on okay I'm a professional but radio professor can't forget about them either my my team over here Henry arms and Christmas will be here before you know it so if you're looking for a really special gift I strongly encourage you to check out firearms the firearms made right here in America by our friends my friends over at Henry repeating arms listen I got the 44 carbine thing is no joke thing is a workhorse man go to their website henryusa .com get their free catalog it'll they'll have a helpful holiday gift guide there they'll send you some free decals to use them as stocking stuffers whatever you want when you give someone a Henry rifle you're giving them a work of art built with the finest craftsmanship I've ever seen the performance is top notch mine was spot on accurate right out of the box shot straight smooth and this thing is a darn workhorse you want to talk about a reliable everyday rifle if you're an outdoorsman a hunter a beginner a collector home and property defense they have over 200 models of rifles shotguns and revolvers their family heirlooms to they can pass down to and they'll always be backed by the company's lifetime warranty so if you're looking to put something made in America under the tree this Christmas go to henryusa .com and order their free catalog gift guide and decals today it's free that's henryusa .com you're gonna love this company okay I need a favor from you and I don't usually say this because it's sounds self -serving and dumb but I really need you to stay tuned for this next segment this was not on the podcast earlier this is just that something occurred to me as I was taking a quick break there folks the reason this cancel culture phenomenon has been so grating and irritating to so many Americans and has elicited a backlash at me and many others not just me but me and many others predicted years ago is for a very simple very simple and easily recognizable reason anyone out there with a cerebral cortex that's functioning folks your reputation is your most valuable and I don't mean that in some kind of unnecessarily philosophical metaphysical way although you can take it that way that's not the way I actually mean it I technical sense and the financial and economic sense of the word your reputation is your most valuable commodity it's what's going to gain you a salary in a workplace if you're a worker that's coveted for your whatever AI skills your mechanic skills at fixing in cars that's what's that's your moneymaker I Jim's a perfect example I didn't know Jim from Adam or Mike I never met these guys in my life folks I want to go with someone else and someone called me who knew Jim and Teresa who well you know I respected she works at Westwood and long and short of she it says we got this guy he's really great here's what he's done and here's why I like him that was all reputation Jim could have stayed retired from the business and done his own thing but he decided to come over here and that's how this whole thing started but your reputation is everything you understand like that's why cancel culture was guaranteed to because Americans sane which are the overwhelming probably sixty to seventy percent of America totally are sane the rest are liberals you'll have all I got that in there but it's true sixty to seventy percent of America understands that once we engage in this pernicious attack on other people's reputations over like putting face paint on in a Kansas City Chiefs game there is the
American Universities' Disturbing Connections to Nazi Germany
"Universities and colleges doing the same thing all over again. For instance chapter The Third Reich has a long history of atomizing Nazism. Harvard University and the Hitler Regime 1933 to 7 chapter 3 complicity and conflict Columbia University's response to fascism 1937 is very sympathetic to it. Chapter for the Seven sisters colleges in the Third Reich promoting fellowship through student exchange. Chapter 5 a respectful hearing for Nazi Germany's apologists the University of Virginia Institute of Public Affairs roundtables from 1933 to 1941. Chapter Nazi 6 nests German departments and American universities 1933 to 1941 just as we have islamo nazi hamasa and other rats nests throughout a university and college system. and in this book Hitler's American friends American universities did little to curtail the influence of pro -German speakers on campus during the obviously Third Reich. Throughout the decade German exchange students whom were Nazi party members and were likely operating as propaganda agents and other speakers were given mostly unchallenged platforms on university campuses. You see that now with the mass network in the islamo nazis. American universities therefore offer the German government a remarkable level of establishment legitimacy in the United States. Even after the violently anti -semitic nature of the regime had become clear. Just as Hitler's corporate friends had showed little reluctance doing business with the Third Reich his friends in academia maintained their own relationship with Hitler's regime. Both the Nazis and the US government were aware of the propaganda potential provided by American universities. Testifying before the DICE committee John C. Metcalfe argued that the German government had a particular interest in American students. He said the purpose of the exchange students on universities has long been to foster goodwill and peace among the nations resulting greater understanding. But this worthwhile aim has been neglected in the exchange of German students for American. Now American students are being indoctrinated with the aims of fascism in Germany both abroad and at home to the detriment of democratic institutions in America. Some of this rhetoric served as the intellectual precursor in the 1950s, they write, but John McCarthy, but they also say some of it, was legitimate. The Nazis did indeed benefit from a dedicated propaganda network within the American academic establishment. Around the country students and faculty alike increasingly became embroiled in unfolding international tensions as the 1930s progressed. Most often it was the vocally anti -Nazi professors, some of whom were themselves Jewish refugees from Nazi oppression who faced the brunt of administrative repression just as professors Jewish and Gentile professors who speak out now are silenced or threatened
The "Courage" of Ignorance
"On a rural excursion, I noticed a group of my friends playing a ridiculous game. They suspended an empty coke bottle with a rope from a tree branch and made it swing like a pendulum, and then they began aiming at it from a safe distance with a rifle. I approached them and decided to give it a shot. What exactly is this? Gun? How do you film it? What exactly is expected? Let me try hitting this bottle. He pulled the trigger without thinking, scattering bottle fragments in all directions, and my pals screamed in awe. I later found that they had tried for an hour and that three of them had won shooting prizes, but they had failed. I would have failed if I had known all of this ahead of time. We would not have done anything without the courage of ignorance since we assume failure from the start. That is why I was not surprised to read about the young American man who arrived late for class and discovered an unsolvable equation on the blackboard, so he copied it and assumed it was his homework. As a result, he went home and remained up until he finished solving this equation and delivered it to his teacher the next day. The professor was taken aback and demanded that the youngster tell him the truth, this equation has no solution. So math instructors throughout history believed, it was written on a whiteboard by the professor as a model for impossible to solve equations. The pupil who was unaware of the truth solved it in one night. Here, we must have the courage of ignorance and not consider the difficulty of what we face, nor the number of people who have failed before us. This is the only possible path to success, but if the ghosts of fears surround us before we begin, those predatory black dogs will come out to tear us apart before we take a step. Conclusion The courage of ignorance is a paradoxical concept that can yield both benefits and harms. On the positive side, it often empowers individuals to take risks and pursue endeavors they might otherwise avoid due to fear or doubt. This uninhibited approach can lead to unexpected successes, innovation, and personal growth, especially in situations where overthinking and excessive caution could be limiting. However, the downsides are significant. This type of courage, stemming from a lack of awareness or understanding, can lead to reckless decisions and actions. It often results in avoidable mistakes, misjudgments, and failures that could have been mitigated with more knowledge or insight. In extreme cases, it can even lead to dangerous situations or harm to oneself and others. Thus, while the courage of ignorance can spark bold moves and breakthroughs, it's a double -edged sword that requires careful consideration.
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.
A highlight from The Worlds She Sees with Godmother of AI, Fei-Fei Li
"That just kind of changed me to this day. Physics is still, you know, first love. Learning is organic, learning is messy, learning is big data, learning is reinforcement, you know, trial and error. It took me two years of agony. It's hard to resist Stanford and Silicon Valley when AI was taking off. Not a single university today in America can train a chat GPT model, not even probably GPT. Sweet. The quest for artificial intelligence has spanned for decades, with the field really kicking off in the 1950s. Each era was marked by unique breakthroughs, and despite the recent flourish of advancements, the foundational work has long been underway by a cast of characters dedicated to pushing this frontier. One notable figure, some even referring to her as the grandmother of AI, is Fei -Fei Li, a professor of the computer science department at Stanford University and co -director of Stanford's Human -Centered AI Institute. And in today's episode, we have the pleasure of her joining Bio and Health founding partner Vijay Pandey to discuss her journey through the years, from uprooting as a teenager from Chengdu, China to Persephone, New Jersey, and barely speaking English at the time, all the way to building ImageNet, an instrumental project taking computer vision projects from tens of thousands of images to tens of millions. Throughout the episode, you'll also hear many of Fei -Fei's very human stories, like running a dry cleaning shop while she was at Princeton to her mother's role in allowing her to pursue physics, all of which helps to shape her vision for the very technology that she helped bring to life. Fei -Fei also just released her new book, The Worlds I See, that dives even deeper into her history and relationship with technology. You can find the link to that book in our show notes, and I can tell you as a daughter of two immigrants, this story really resonated. I hope it does for you too. And this episode comes from our sister podcast, BioEats World, so make sure to go check that out too. Let's dive in. As a reminder, the content here is for informational purposes only, should not be taken as legal, business, tax, or investment advice, or be used to evaluate any investment or security, and is not directed at any investors or potential investors in any A16Z fund. Please note that A16Z and its affiliates may also maintain investments in the companies discussed in this podcast. For more details, including a link to our investments, please see a16z .com slash disclosures.
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.
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"In an unsettled world, knit yourself in truth as you gain the knowledge and skills to meet the challenges of what's to come. Regent University is a Christian community that seeks to honor God and serve people. Christian leadership begins here amongst your professors and alongside your classmates. Find your Folks, welcome to the Eric Metaxas show, sponsored by Legacy Precious Metals. There's never been a better time to invest in precious metals. Visit legacy PM investments dot com. That's legacy PM investments dot com. Welcome to the Eric Metaxas show. I shouldn't tell you this, but Eric hired someone who sounds just like him to host today's show. But since I'm the announcer, they told me, so I'm telling you, don't be fold. The real Eric's in jail. Folks, welcome to our two final segment with our friend John's Mirack, who you can follow on my twitter feed. John, um, you said a lot of things. This is the article that you wrote at the stream. What's the title of the article? It's stream dot org. The title is Israel must act alone and we must step out of the way. Okay, so let me play devil's advocate. Sure. Um, but before I do that, I'll do something along those lines. Not quite devil's advocate, but you were praising the Abrahamic accords that Donald Trump managed to pull off during his administration, which was a, uh, diplomatic masterpiece, foreign policy coup. Now you have to give Jared Kushner a lot of credit for that, even though you're not a fan of his, uh, in terms of his domestic policy influence. Right, right. Um, yeah, I'm not a fan of Jared. I have said that if Donald Trump wants a second term in office, he should be forced. He should force Ivanka to divorce Jared and marry Steve Bannon. I've not heard that. I stand by that. Brilliant. Absolutely. He's still single. He's he's in his 60s. He is single. He is not, he is not directly on board with this proposal. Um, I have not asked Steve what he thinks about it. Frankly. I don't care. It would be like one of those diplomatic marriages that the Habsburgs had, you know, you have to marry princess of Asturias. I know she's a hunchback dwarf and she is your first cousin twice over, but this is a necessity of state. So I want to hold the empire together. I want the Ivanka Steve Bannon wedding. Um, and I would happily attended be the ring. I'd like to be the ring bearer dressed as a court dwarf, but that's, but, but I digress slightly. Uh, it was a brilliant foreign policy coup by a very prudent and responsible Trump administration. I a lot of my friends support Trump because of all the peace, prosperity and patriotism. I'm fine with all that, but really I was just in it for the mean tweets. I it's our favorite part about Donald Trump, the mean tweets. What I'm saying is I'm using that to highlight the fact that people like David French and Rod Dreher and Russell Moore all said, we couldn't, we cannot support Donald Trump. Look at the mean tweets and oh, the slaughter in Israel, the war in Ukraine, chaos on our borders. These are the results of sniffy prissy, weak Christians saying, oh, I find these tweets on winsome. I simply, I cannot exist in the same political party as someone who says things like that is what the result is slaughter in Israel. The result is slaughter in Ukraine, your prissy -ness, your delicate refined sensibilities that led you to have contempt for the Jericho march, have contempt for the January six demonstrators. Uh, it has real world consequences. You never Trump Republicans who undermined our efforts to challenge the 2020 election fraud. You have the blood on your hands of the war in Ukraine. That wouldn't have happened if Trump were in office of the Afghan translators who were slaughtered by the Taliban, which wouldn't have happened if Trump were in office and of the slaughter in Israel, which wouldn't have happened if Trump were in office. The blood is on your prissy little manicured hands. And there's plenty more, uh, if you want to talk blood on your hands, the open border with, I mean, again, even talking about this, I, I, Bonanza for child sex traffic, I'm going to weep or scream or cry. When I think about the fact that young people, ladies and gentlemen, think about this, think about this, that the Biden administration, this is true. We're not making this up. They changed the policy so that, uh, we have men bringing young women and boys across the test right now under Biden, think of the satanic evil. They are allowed to say, Oh, this is my nephew, or this is my niece, or this is whatever it is. And they take them into the country. These children, children are being raped and our government turns a blind eye. I can't think of anything more wicked and sick. And so when people say, Oh, I can't vote for Donald Trump, you better understand God will judge you because that is happening because of your action, because of your inaction, that's a reality. And people sometimes act. It's like, it's like people saying I cannot in conscience support Samson. So I cannot support Samson. I have to allow the Philistines to overrun Israel and destroy the temple and Institute child sacrifice because Samson's manners are not winsome. He's not a good representative of the gospel. I feel that my Christian witness is impugned by being associated with Samson. Cause not, let's face it, Donald Trump is Samson and Delilah is the establishment Republicans. Mickey Haley is Delilah. And she keeps. Have you written an article of using this, uh, this, uh, that's tomorrow's article. You're serious because I thought that's, that's really interesting. I'm the way I say it is the next election is Barabbas versus Samson. Joe Biden is the Barabbas that the mob chooses over Jesus. And Samson is the shampling guy who shoots himself in the foot and lets people lie to him and makes mistakes because he's flawed. He's not Jesus. He's Samson though. And I'll take Samson over Barabbas any day. But when Donald Trump, uh, ate honey, uh, out of a carcass of a lion by the very cool, that, that just ended it for me. I said, I cannot vote for a man that's why I didn't vote. I wrote David French in, uh, because I, I thought that that was the moral thing to do. I like to think of myself as the jawbone of an ass that Donald Trump used to kill a lot of frequency. That's good. That's good right there. I like, uh, I'm going to like the John story.
A highlight from Victor Marx
"In an unsettled world, knit yourself in truth as you gain the knowledge and skills to meet the challenges of what's to come. Regent University is a Christian community that seeks to honor God and serve people. Christian leadership begins here amongst your professors and alongside your classmates. Find your folks welcome to the Eric Metaxas show sponsored by legacy precious metals there's never been a better time to invest in precious metals visit legacy p .m. investments calm that's legacy p .m. investments calm welcome to the Eric Metaxas show they say it's a thin line between love and line or at least make it a double or triple line but now here's your line jumping host Eric Metaxas let's welcome the hour two I warned you told you that we're gonna have my friend Victor Marx on the program Victor welcome it's hard to describe you I tried in the opening segment but I want to first of all want to say I'm not clear you are one of the first people to be on the scene at the music festival that Hamas attacked on October 7th am I getting that right yeah I would say that's accurate because you were already in Israel what were you doing in Israel at that time no actually we got contacted within 72 hours of the attack and had access and placement and an invitation from an organization there so we you know we jocked up got our team ready flew right in because of the relationships that we have with special operations community and commanders in the IDF and it really gave us access to things that I you know man I wish on one hand I'd never had to see but I know it's a responsibility to share it this this is this is I guess the point Kevin McCullough in our one today shared some things I've shared some things that I have read and heard and I want to talk to you about this now before we do that just to give people background on you you are the president of all things possible ministries you're hard to sum up maybe you can yeah if you can do a little bit of that for us yeah the former US Marine I have a background in martial arts passion is to help set captives free physically emotionally spiritually our organization's been around 20 years now we have a home in Iraq we've done over 130 missions into Iraq Syria northern Iraq northern Africa Southeast Asia we currently have teams in it certainly happened and it's turned into a calling you when did you come to faith Victor yeah I was 1986 June of 86 and I was still in the Marine Corps at the time had a pretty tumultuous background as a child you know I was abused as a kid and tortured and left for dead in a commercial cooler and I guess that's what is the imprint on my soul that never allows me to forget about kids who suffer at the highest level who did that to you Victor it was a the worst of it was a stepfather who ultimately ended up in prison and escaped prison and fled the country they never found him he actually turned himself in so he was a highly educated affluent pedophile and he was in connection with the network of pedophiles and you know sadly I was one of the kids that was a recipient of that and this is why a big part of what you do is rescuing kids from sex trafficking yes we we have a we just started a new division of all things possible ministry it's the pedophile hunter task force and we have acquired the best people that we believe just all tier one top former investigators detectives DA's and we are working diligently here in the US we started it in Southern California which is riddled we're expanding to other states but soon by God's grace and good hard -working men and women who are fearless will our goal is to be in every state in the nation attacking this problem and assisting both state and federal agencies to do really what they're not funded to or don't have the capacity to do and they love our help I obviously I want to talk to you about Israel that's that our main subject today but I want to talk to you about two other things one of them we're people like me I see my role on this program and in other places to help people process things because I am myself trying to process things when you hear about real evil yeah like sexual abuse of children somebody like me who was raised by a loving father and a loving mother who themselves were raised by loving parents it's nearly inconceivable to many people of the evil that is out there and when I talk to somebody like you and I hear about this I feel like part of what's happening in America today is God is allowing us to see the evil that's there he is allowing people like me who have thought that things weren't so bad to see the evil so that we can confront it so that we can so that we can stand against it so we can work against it so we can get serious about what God wants us to get serious about and what you're doing you know you you you've seen this and I think part of part of what's challenging is most people haven't seen this most people don't want to see it I don't want to see it but then you feel a duty just like what you said about Israel that we don't want to think about what was done to people but we sort of have a duty to know some of it and and that's when we're talking about you know child sex trafficking I've been talking a lot about the southern border how this is a moral issue you know the moral issue it's not a whole completely and if churches don't care about child rape why would God care about those churches if you're a Christian in a church that doesn't care that we have sex trafficking being aided and abetted by the US government whether intentionally or unintentionally if you don't see that as a moral issue what do you see anything as a moral issue I can't think of anything more serious than that but but because of the movie sound of freedom and a few other things somehow people are beginning to open their eyes to this and I guess that must give you some hope because you've been aware of this problem for too long yeah and I appreciate you saying that because I think we are in a process of Americans and Christians starting to understand this as a reality you know who's always known it our detectives law enforcement social workers this is the round that they live in and I'll tell you this part of the reason that I believe the church is so what's a good word impotent weak this whole deal is because they're that's why most people who are aware and could make a difference but don't it's because they themselves are involved in levels of darkness and wickedness that they just don't touch they don't publicly do anything and think about it one in three girls will be sexually assaulted by the time she's 18 it's one in five boys males will be sexually assaulted so what what America and the church is starting to accept through like the movie sound of freedom is well it happens other places and there's trafficking networks the hardest thing for people to learn and understand if they really want change in America is it's happening in our homes by families abusing children and trafficking their own kids it this has been known forever in the hood especially among the black community girls will get turned out by their mom put on a front porch and tricked out it's that culture the the dark side of that culture now like we'll use prostitution or trafficking high school boys were trafficking their own girlfriends ten years ago so there's this is why you have the moral decay and you know only fans and which is nothing more than self prostitution it's we're going to a break folks please subscribe to my newsletter at Eric Metaxas calm we send videos these to you you need to share this we need to get the word out Eric Metaxas calm be right back technology is moving so fast it's hard for many churches and nonprofits to keep up with the trends especially when it comes to giving stay ahead of the curve with secure give seven and one giving system with all new features like Auto card updater cryptocurrency giving and tap to give kiosks with Apple pay it's the system that's proven to engage more people in giving and it's all back with their full suite of management tools that enable you to gain insight into your church's giving at a glance but secure give is more than a tech company it's a partner in growing giving and engagement they 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family don't miss trans Siberian Orchestra live in concert the ghosts of Christmas Eve go to tso tickets .com for info beyond the sea welcome back talking to victor marks president of all things possible ministries victor we're talking about some dark stuff but you've been in this and you know I want to ask you how do you deal with this in your own soul dealing with this darkness with this evil my guess is that by doing good it gives you hope that you're you're in the middle of it and and you've been in the middle of it for such a long time but most people as I say most people don't kind of don't want to know about this and you you were saying earlier that you think a lot of people in churches are morally compromised and they they just don't want to they don't want to rock the boat yeah it's a great question and I've been asked that a number of times especially just coming back from Israel and seeing what I have and done and you know you spoke at dr.
A highlight from 135 - Roots & Ramblings: Cultivating Harmony in the Garden - Molly Hendry
"The Garden Question is a podcast for people that love designing, building, and growing smarter gardens that work. Listen in as we talk with successful garden designers, builders, and growers, discovering their stories along with how they think, work, and grow. This is your next step in creating a beautiful, year -round, environmentally connected, low -maintenance, and healthy, thriving outdoor space. It doesn't matter if you're a beginner or an expert, there will always be something inspiring when you listen to The Garden Question podcast. Hello, I'm your host, Craig McManus. Join us in this episode as we explore the harmonious blend of beauty and functionality in the garden. Molly Hendry is a Birmingham native whose expertise as a horticulturist and landscape architect has taken her across the globe. We'll unravel the fascinating tale of Molly's botanical adventures from her prestigious role as the 2016 -17 Royal Horticultural Society's Interchange Fellow in the UK to her pivotal years shaping the future of the Birmingham Botanical Gardens. Now Molly has planted the seeds for her own garden design studio, Roots and Ramblings, where she designs enchanting spaces for passionate, hands -in -the -dirt gardeners. Discover Molly's bespoken design philosophy tailored to meet the unique needs of each client and gain insights into the intricate synergy between gardens and landscape architecture. Stay tuned to learn about the geological wonders shaping our gardens and Molly's affection for the exquisite white cloud mule grass. This is episode 135, Roots and Ramblings, Cultivating Harmony in the Garden, with Molly Hendry on the Garden Question Podcast. Molly, does beauty in a garden have a function? Ooh, I love this question. I've been thinking a lot about this question in the past week because I think a lot of times a lot of the discourse around gardening or even in landscape architecture and a lot of times it's to do with a function like the ecology or how it's handling stormwater or there's a lot of quantifiable things that you can look at in a garden, which are very valid and very important. I do think it's interesting to look at beauty and does it have a function in and of itself? Is it just like a cherry on top, great if it's there, okay if it's not, as long as it's hitting all these other numbers. I think it absolutely has a function. That structures my graduate thesis around this question, especially in a garden, because what draws people to a garden is that it's beautiful, that it changes throughout the seasons. Gardens even change throughout the day as the light changes. Does it matter that it's beautiful or does it just matter that it's attracting a certain number of insects or it's food for a certain number of wildlife species? I think that we sometimes can divorce ourselves out of that equation as humans. As humans we're really drawn to beautiful things and different people might find different things beautiful, but I think at the end of the day, beauty offers us a form of hope. There's like this rhythm to a garden and to the landscape as it changes through the seasons. I think it's just really hopeful. Then as we engage with it through cultivating it, I think that offers another form of hope that we can plant a seed and a flower will grow from it. There's this kind of engagement and then nature kind of responds and we can cut the flower and arrange it. There's this relationship with that. I absolutely think there is a function to beauty. Even if that function is just capturing our hearts and imaginations for a place, I think there's a beauty and a function to that. I've heard you say that gardens are deeply relational. Would you speak to that? Yes. I'm just one of those people that I feel something before I really know where it's coming from or why. It's almost like a lot of my research is trying to like dig down to what's making me feel a certain way. I did my bachelors in horticulture and then spent a year doing several different internships. One of Wirture Gardens in Delaware, then for a design bill company out in Texas. I went and traveled through France studying gardens for a semester and so I had all these experiences in gardens, especially living and working at Winter Tour that summer of 2014 where I woke up with a garden, worked in it all day. The interns, we all lived in a little house in the garden. Then I would watch the sunset over the garden, got to know the gardeners and the history of the garden. It was just such a different experience than just visiting a garden. It was so personal and I just fell in love with that place in a way that I'd never really fallen in love with the place before, probably since like my childhood home and that landscape. I felt that our garden was equally personal or relational, but I didn't really know how to put my finger on it, like why and why that was important. I came back after that year and was doing my graduate research and my thesis, I called my thesis just the garden project because in the professional discourse or in the professional landscape architecture, no one really talked about gardens. It was always about huge green spaces, public spaces, a lot of civic spaces. Some of our projects in studio were like 800 acre tracts of land, which is so valid and interesting, but I was so drawn to the garden, this deeply personal relationship with a place. I began asking someone as questions like, why does it matter? I remember I did my midterm presentation my first semester and one of my horticulture professors came to my presentation, which was like so kind. He just stood in the back of the room and a lot of the other landscape architecture professors started firing different questions at me, doing the best I could as a 22 year old to answer them. Then I remember Dr. Williams in the back room, he had to leave to go teach a class and he just left a piece of paper and he wrote on it, I think what you're trying to say is that gardens are a relationship. I had finished the whole critique portion of my presentation. He left that piece of paper with someone. I just pinned that on my board and I was like, that's exactly what I'm trying to say. That's how I've tried to structure my studio is I think a lot of times you can think of design as just, okay, you go, you do the site analysis, you come up with a big beautiful design on paper, make all the notes you need to have, you hand it off to a contractor, they put it in the ground and bada bing, you've done design.
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A highlight from Uncancellable
"In his book, The Consequence of Ideas, R .C. Sproul told a story of how when he was a college student he got a summer job at the maintenance department of a hospital. He was a philosophy major and he joked of how none of the newspapers in his day had a single want ad for philosophers. So during his first week on that job, he's doing some sweeping and he noticed another man sweeping in the adjacent parking lot. The two, they exchanged names and pleasantries and R .C. told the man that he was a philosophy major and when he did, his fellow co -worker lit up and offered to him a barrage of questions about different philosophers, about Descartes and Plato and Hegel and Kant and others. It seemed kind of incongruous to R .C. that there was another man in the maintenance department of a hospital who had a passion for philosophy like he did. But then as he spoke to the man, it started to make more sense. This man was from Germany. He had his Ph .D. in philosophy and he had been a professor of philosophy in Berlin. And as R .C. recounts the encounter, he said that this man was saying to him basically when Hitler had come to power, the Nazis were not content to find a quote unquote final solution for Nazis and Gypsies, but they also sought to eliminate intellectuals whose beliefs were at odds with the quote unquote values of the Third Reich. His new friend, as it were, his co -worker was removed from his position and when he spoke out against the Nazis, his wife and all but one of his children were executed after having been arrested. This man who ended up working in the maintenance department of the hospital doing sweeping like R .C. had been doing, he escaped from Germany with his young daughter. Now this story reminded me of how throughout history there have been those in positions of power who have feared the power of ideas, who have feared the free exchange of information and most ultimately the truth that refutes their lies. I think recent years have provided many who were blissfully ignorant of this reality a Such things still are. Those in positions of power, whether they be in big tech or whether they be in big media or whether they be in pharmaceutical companies or whether they be in government agencies have sought to squash and suppress information that has been contrary to their agenda. There are many examples of this, many, but one glaring example of this has been with regards to COVID. The maligning of treatments like hydroxychloroquine and ivermectin, which were shown early on in the pandemic to be literally and legitimately safe and effective and are still being shown to be with studies that are coming out. One recent French study with over 32 ,000 people involved in this study looking back on treatments of people with hydroxychloroquine showed that it was very safe and effective in treating people who were very ill.
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"Discerninghearts .com presents The Heart of Hope, Suffering, and the Cross of Christ with Deacon James Keating. Deacon Keating is a professor of spiritual theology and serves as a spiritual director at Kenrick Lenon Seminary in St. Louis, Missouri. Deacon Keating has led more than 400 workshops in areas of morality and spirituality and has authored numerous books including The Way of Mystery, Listening for Truth, and Spiritual Fatherhood, The Heart of Hope, Suffering, and the Cross of Christ with Deacon James Keating. I'm your host, Kris McGregor. We've been discussing The Heart of Hope. And again, it's in the context of suffering. And I'll share with you an incident in my own life, a different type of suffering that occurred. And it happens in the hearts of many, many families around the world now. Our only son diagnosed with autism. And in those early years, struggling to first identify how we can help him, struggling with dealing with all the ramifications, not even addressing how can this happen, why would God allow this to occur? He's a complete innocent. We were faithful. Why would he allow this? When he was in kindergarten, I was approached by his principal of the school that he was attending and asked, Mrs. McGregor, do you see a light at the end of this tunnel? Because Michael had been acting out in the classroom. And it so took me aback, this question, do I see a light at the end of this tunnel? What, concerning my son that somehow he'll break through this autism, that someday he will be able to drive a car and have a girlfriend and go to school and college and become a doctor or something like that? No, I'm not even sure how tomorrow is going to be. I don't see a light at the end of this tunnel. I don't even know why I'm in the tunnel. Why he's in the tunnel. And I think at that moment, when I had that question posed to me, I felt there was no hope. Why does this occur? Why does God have us in that tunnel? Well, I think the key areas of pain there are, I was faithful and he is innocent. I was faithful and he was innocent. When suffering befalls us, we so associate suffering with punishment, that we immediately multiply our suffering by becoming conscious of those two realities. I was good, I was a faithful Catholic, I said my prayers, I obeyed the moral law. Why did this happen to me? Why am I being punished when I was good? And secondly, with the innocent, like the children of the world who suffer, it's just a child, baby, a little boy, why? Why do innocent people suffer? Why do faithful people suffer? And this will always be a question, and we should never deny this question from coming to our consciousness in the midst of suffering, because it's the key to the meaning of Christ and our relationship. Because once you say, why am I suffering? I'm a good person. Why is he or she suffering? They are innocent. The moment you say that, behold, the lamb of God, you are brought right to Christ. Behold, the wood of the cross. You immediately, and your situation is immediately ushered into the holy. Now of course, we can take it the other way. And it can be an act which raises in within us, the furor, anger, injustice, the desire to curse God and die. But steady, through all those years of receiving the Eucharist, be steady. You have been receiving this mystery since the second grade. Did you know that? You've been receiving the mystery of I am a good person, and I am innocent, and yet I suffer since the second grade. He has been preparing you that when suffering befalls you, it will not be an occasion for losing communion with him, but it will be the opportunity for deepening it with him. For when we speak the words, I am innocent, and what did I do wrong, we are brought into the closest identification that we can have with the mystery of Jesus' self -offering on the cross. And now he says to us, will you also offer yourself for the love and for the sake of many? And here we are at the very core of redemptive suffering, where we join our suffering to Jesus for the sake of the stranger, and most profoundly, for the sake of the enemy. Cosmically, this is not about your son. In faith, this is Christ, and all of his mysteries being lived over again. In your son. In you. This innocence, this faithfulness, he's not doing it to you, this suffering. He's living it with you, and that's the hope. And deeper and deeper our catechesis must go, deeper and deeper our evangelization must go to this very point of mystery. So that when suffering befalls us, we can know him in the very innocent suffering that we are undergoing. The question then becomes why? Why a God who so loves us that he'll enter into suffering, why does he even allow it? Why does it have to happen? Whether it's a birth of a child in which the world would consider disabled or being relegated to the isolation, loneliness of a nursing home or having to endure a disease or an accident that cripples us. If God so loves us and can do all things, why does it have to happen? Well, that question, of course, is a valid question. No one's really ever been able to answer it, except through what we've mentioned in other conversations, the theological meaning of original sin, the fallenness of the world, limitation, human limitation, human finitude, that this is in fact not heaven. All directions of answers like that. But what's more important when you ask the question, why, why does this innocent suffering have to happen, is not what you would call the philosophical answer to that question. The better answer to that question to meditate on is why, why did this have to happen? So that Jesus could share it with us.
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"We get it. You're busy. You don't have time to waste on the mainstream media. That's why Salem News Channel is here. We have hosts worth watching, actually discussing the topics that matter. Andrew Wilkow, the next D 'Souza, Brandon Tatum, and more. Open debate and free speech you won't find anywhere else. We're not like the other guys. We're Salem News Channel. Watch any time on any screen for free 24 -7 at snc .tv and on local now channel 525. Hello, my friends. I'm Dennis Prager, and I hope you had a good weekend. I have delved into the question of how good a weekend or a good any day one could have when the world is so filled with evil and one has to try despair as a sin, as I have noted on a number of occasions based on my Bible commentary. Hi, everybody. Good to be with you. This is late breaking. I normally don't have the show driven by news as it breaks, but this is an important—many of them are important, but this is, I believe, worthy of immediate attention. This is from Newsweek. Conservative social media personality Steven Crowder teased the release of a manifesto allegedly written by an accused school shooter in Nashville, Tennessee, where six victims died earlier this year. Boy, I'll tell you, Newsweek is really—this sentence is so gingerly phrased. Let's see. The manifesto is allegedly written by an accused shooter, not the shooter. Six million victims died, not were murdered. In a video posted Monday, that's today, to YouTube, Crowder said the manifesto was leaked and shared screenshots of portions of the document which was believed to be written by Audrey Hale, 28, whom authorities identified as the shooter. They also said Hale, who died at the scene, once attended the school. By the way, that is interesting that they say allegedly. You say allegedly when somebody is about to stand trial, but if the person was shot at the scene, you don't say allegedly. What was Audrey Hale doing there? Checking out school curricula? No, it's a little too ginger. Anyway, I will be reading the manifesto here on this show. I wish that I wouldn't have to, Crowder said in the video. In a post to X, formerly Twitter, Crowder shared other images of the manifesto, including one part that said, I hope I have a high death count. Newsweek has been unable to independently verify that Metro Nashville Police Department spokesperson told Newsweek that the police are unable to confirm the manifesto, but said they are actively looking into the matter. Here's a question for Nashville police. Why didn't you release it immediately? Some authorities had it, and my suspicion is because the manifesto reveals, as was suspected, a left -winger and it was a trans person. So the left sort of has the view, padona misa gosh, there are no enemies on the left. And whereas if the manifesto were some racist, anti -black screed, we would have known about it immediately. So three children and three adults at Nashville's Covenant School were murdered. She later died from gunshot wounds. Shortly after the shooting occurred, this is again from this Newsweek article, police said that they had recovered a manifesto believed to have been written by hell. So why, why was it never released? The ongoing investigation into the March 27 murders of six persons inside the Covenant School continues to show, from all information currently available, that killer Audrey Hale acted totally alone. That's not the question. Well, I'll report to you. There is a report somewhere, but since I haven't seen it, I can't, I won't report it yet, about what it revealed. And it seems to me that if the report is correct, it was a big anti -white kid screed. All right. So we live in an age of moral confusion, as I have warned all of my life. And the charge against Israel that it commits genocide against the Palestinians which a charge that has been made for decades, this is not new to the current war against Hamas, is another gigantic lie of the left. But the truth is not a left -wing value. So I have data here from Statista, which has no political bias that I know of. You agree with me? I don't know. Okay, fine. Statista Infographic Newsletter. Statista puts out statistics. So this is from 2020. Growth of Palestine. Let's see now. The need for peace continues to grow in urgency as Palestine's population is growing at a larger rate than Israel. Jewish and Arab populations are on a collision course of parity in the coming decades, with Arab Israelis also growing faster than Jewish Israelis and gaining more voting power. Then there's a chart, Growth of Palestine. It begins in 1960, and the green is Palestine, the blue is Israel. They have gone from 1 .1 million to 5 .1 million in 2020. So there is a growth of essentially five times growth quintupled since 1960. The Jewish population has quadrupled, has gone up four times the Arab population of the area five times. Have you ever heard of a genocide where the people being genocided have a population growth of 5x? The lie is so grandiose, but you have to know something. The people screaming it believe it, especially those who are Palestinian or from other Arab or Muslim countries. They believe their lies. Read David Price Jones' book, The Closed Circle. You'll see that he's an Arab expert. He lived an exaggeration and lies as being very frequently in the public sphere conflated. Anyway, we're catching up. The truth is that a left wing value in the left wing dominates academia and the media. So much for the charge of genocide. The only attempt at genocide of the Palestinians and their Muslim supporters around the world, they wish to commit genocide against the Jews of Israel, perhaps all Jews in the world, but certainly Jews of Israel. That is the only genocide that can be alleged in the Middle East. Well, there was one, but I don't know. Yeah, I guess you'd call it the Middle East, of course. Do you remember the Yazidis, how they were wiped out by ISIS? Well, virtually, yeah. There was a real, let's put, an ethnic cleansing, let's put it that way. Genocide. From the river to the sea, Palestine will be free is a call for genocide. It is a call for the eradication of the Jewish state. There are 22 Arab states, from the Atlantic to the Indian Ocean, but there's no room for a Jewish state the size of New Jersey. People just always need to remember that. Should there be a 24th Arab state, one that never existed in the history of the world? I hear some Palestinian speakers actually saying, we are the descendants of the Canaanites. Did you know that? You can meet a living Canaanite. Can you meet a parasite and a Jebusite? He said he was a Jebusite? Is Arafat said he was a Jebusite? I didn't know the man had a sense of humor. And this is what your kids are learning at college. We return. Gold dealers are a dime a dozen. They're everywhere. What sets these companies apart and whom can you really trust? This is Dennis Prager for AmFed Coin and Bullion, my choice for buying precious metals. When you buy precious metals, it's imperative that you buy from a trustworthy and transparent dealer that protects your best interests. So many companies use gimmicks to take advantage of inexperienced gold and silver buyers. Be cautious of brokers offering free gold and silver or brokers that want to sell you overpriced collectible coins, claiming they appreciate more than gold and silver. What about hidden commissions and huge markups? Nick Grovitch and his team at AmFed always have your back. I trust this man. That's why I mentioned him by name. Nick's been in this industry over 42 years, and he's proud of providing transparency and fair pricing to build trusted relationships. If you're interested in buying or selling, call Nick Grovitch and his team at AmFed Coin and Bullion, 800 -221 -7694, American Federal dot com, American Federal dot com. spoke Barack Obama to his hundreds of his former aides with regard to the Middle East. And the New York Times reports he urged his former aides to, quote, take in the whole truth, seemingly attempting to strike a balance between the killings on both sides. Would he have done that in World War II? Strike a balance between the killings? Look at how many German civilians we killed. Look at how many Japanese civilians we killed. Would he have said that? I don't know, but to me it would be the same thing. The moral difference between the allies and the Nazis and the allies and the Japanese was no greater than the moral difference between Israel and Hamas. We live in the age of moral relativism. It's infected almost the entire intellectual class. I saw it when I was at graduate school at Columbia University, and professors generally equated the U .S. and the Soviet Union. It was not a battle, the Cold War in their view, between freedom and tyranny, or between, if you will, light and dark, with all the darkness that exists, obviously, in everyone and in every country. There was an unbridgeable gulf between light and dark between the United States and the Soviet Union, but they would not agree to that. It was a superpower battle or a battle of two economic systems, communism and capitalism, as if they are morally equivalent, let alone just equally effective. Well, there are people who build their society with communism and slaughter tens of millions of their people while doing it, and there's another free society which is infinitely wealthier. I remember that when I wanted to get soda from a soda machine when I was there during the Cold War, and I as know that I speak Russian, and so the machine would say, госированая вода, gas gaseous water, meaning like sparkling water. The machines were quite common in Moscow, I don't know about the rest of the Soviet Union, and there was a plastic cup like you would have in a house there, and everyone who got the sparkling water used that cup. Isn't that fascinating? One cup. I drank from it, you know me, I mean, you know, they reported internationally that I, for fork drops in a restaurant, I will actually use it. I am not, shall we say, a hypochondriac, struck but it me as an example, they didn't have the money to have a paper cup used every time and thrown away. Incidentally, I'll tell you what else moved me. I will acknowledge this, because truth is the number one obligation. Nobody stole the cup. I found that fascinating. Here's this former aide to take in the whole truth, unquote. This is Barack Obama this weekend, seemingly attempting to strike a balance between the killings on both sides. What Hamas did was horrific and there's no justification for it, Mr. Obama said, and what is also true is that the occupation and what's happening to Palestinians is unbearable. Really, what is happening to Palestinians that is unbearable? I'm not talking about the current war in Gaza, which they brought upon themselves just like the Germans did and the Japanese did. Unbearable? Really? Has he or anybody he talked to gone to visit the West Bank? Is life on the West Bank unbearable? Didn't strike me as that way, been there a number of times. All I remember was a lot of cranes building new buildings. And they're obviously having a lot of kids. Generally, having a lot of kids in an unbearable situation tend not to go hand in hand. What is true is that there are people right now who are dying, who have nothing to do with what Hamas did. There were Germans who died who had nothing to do with what Hitler did. That's correct and you blame Hitler for their deaths. You blame Hamas for the death of Palestinians in Gaza. All their money is used to buy rockets and dig tunnels everywhere, including right under hospitals. If there is such a thing as evil, Hamas is it. But after all, if you raise a generation to believe that America is evil, then evil loses its meaning, doesn't it? That is what has happened. Okay. There are no comments. It's interesting they don't have comments on me on this particular story. Dennis Ross is a major figure in Middle Eastern diplomacy. For 35 years, this former U .S. envoy to the Middle East, who has generally been critical of Israel, not anti -Israel, but critical of Israel. For 35 years, I've devoted my professional life to U .S. peacemaking policy and conflict resolution planning. Nothing has preoccupied me like finding a peaceful and lasting solution between Israel and the Palestinians. In the past, I might have favored a ceasefire with Hamas during a conflict with Israel, but today it is clear to me that peace is not going to be possible now or in the future as long as Hamas remains intact and in control of Gaza.
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"Well here we are once again for another one of our favorite kind of episode and that is a journal club episode. And so i'd like to welcome our journal. Club director. krista repulse. Gay krista kevin. It's nice to be back. Yeah i tell you this These journal club episodes are not only really fun to do bitch resonate with our listeners. Because i do get a lot of comments on them and we do. Get a lot of the stats. Show that you know. They're downloaded pretty frequently. Compared to other episodes the topic for this one is another one of those things. That just really cuts to the nitty gritty. Where the rubber meets the road of the teaching process teaching learning process. so what. What's the topic that you're bringing to us today. Yes this article I mean the the title says it. Everything Should students change their answers on multiple choice questions. And i feel like every every teacher professor has dealt with this topic or has. Had you know students lamenting oh change my answer. That's why i got it wrong. Or i had the right one and professors the gang or potentially giving out advice. Oh don't go with your first instinct. Don't change your answer. And that's certainly something i've heard since i was in grade school high school and you know following suit something. I often sent to students so when i saw this article. I immediately grabbed it and The findings are definitely definitely raised. A lot of questions about that advice or that. You know that attitude for students so excited you wanted to cover it. Yeah this can be a fun conversation as well as i said it just really gets into that direct interaction that we have with our students in that coaching and mentoring role which is one of the parts of teaching. That i really love in. So how do we do that effectively. Giving my students the right advice in or my leaving name astray so what we're gonna do is our usual thing krista It has summarized the entire article for us so that we don't have to go back and read it..
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"Or if you wanna recognize appear for their contributions or just i don't know check out what's going on simply go to the american association for anatomy website at anatomy dot org Wanna talk about now out. Sort of dovetails into what i've been talking about. In the previous episodes ninety nine one hundred hundred and one hundred two now we are in episode one hundred three and And they're still some more things regarding testing and grading and so on. But i wanna talk about and i'm not gonna be able to get it done in this episode either and you know i'm going to start interspersing more other kinds of ideas in between there because i don't want to be coming entire year just on one topic but in this only peripherally relates to that anyway. So i think we're good to go and it certainly relates to the other segments of this episode because it's something that I i sort of got on. The track on is a pretty direct result of reading salman. Khan's book the one world. School house education reimagined which is a selection of the professor book club that i talked about in an earlier segment of this episode and it also you know relates to a topic. I brought up in the previous episode. When i talked about the term mastery that you know it has these colonial slave master connotations that i think it's best that we avoid because it can distract at the very least in cause harm at the very worst If we used that terminology so up. Until recently i called the topic to discuss right now mastery learning and now you know why i'm not going to call it that and going to explain why i'm not calling that because i i really believe in what i talked about the last episode. And if you didn't hear that signal last episode. I really encourage you to listen to that whether you agree with me or not. I think it's something that we all need to hear anyway proficiency grading or proficiency learning is an an idea that we need to sort of get to a certain level of proficiency before we can say that we passed the course. at least. That's what i've come to believe something. I mentioned in the previous episode. When i was talking about statistics of how my online grading scheme worked or work as the case may be and you know i mentioned this as an aside and said i'd be talking about it later in now here it is later and i'm bringing it up. That his idea of averaging greats to students you know grades are often a game and it's a game that they must win if they want to go to medical school or stay in medical school or pastor boards or get into the program they need to get in nursing or whatever they need a beer better to get in their programs so they need that great. So so it's a game. They must win at least place the final round. And that's how they sayyah. They're not released seeing it as a reflection of their learning. At least not in a very direct and meaningful way. I don't think i..
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"In more courtyard way if you go to that That seminar in in order to do that you can use this you are. I'll just go to the. Ap professor dot org slash testing is teaching all one word. All lower case the professor dot org slash testing is teaching. But you know that..
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"And she alluded to the importance of transparency. That is making sure that the students are reading into our plans in arash now. So if you're gonna play around with any of this stuff don't just do it. Get your students to buy into that. In as i said in a episode not all that long ago. Get your colleagues to buy into a two. Or if they're not going to buy into it at least explain your students in your colleagues what you're going to do and why you're going to do it before you do it before they start experiencing it or hearing about it because it's all just gonna go away smoother if you do that. This isn't these aren't meant to be mysteries with this. Isn't a a magic or illusion. Act that we're putting on here. We want to ring people behind stage and show him how all the tricks were in. Show him how the things that we're going to try do will magically help them learn or maybe not so magically maybe just straightforwardly help learn so some of the schemes of randomized open book open resource multiple attempts cumulative testing that i described well. They're just weird at least when they're compared to what most students are used to and therefore would most students expect. So yeah it's gonna take some work and some time and frankly some initial experience of students actually doing some of my test. After which further explanations are more meaningful to them. And i'll circle back to some practical examples of what i mean by this later in our discussion in this episode. So if you didn't quite get that that you have to do it more than one to explain things and be transparent more than once you'll understand hopefully when we get to it a little bit later. Nyanda minute i'll be back with the first of a handful of attempts to be transparent with you about my perch to testing by explaining it further before we take our brain break. I want to remind you that. Some of what i'll be discussing is touched on in my book. Pandemic teaching a survival guide for college faculty. Just go to the professor dot org slash.
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"That a book that i mentioned in the previous episode that is episode ninety nine his just been added to the amp professor book club so as usual on popping into my favorite imaginary bookstore. The pull it off the shelf and have a seat that comfy chair over in the tino can tell you about it. The book is called what the best college teachers do. And it's written by ken. Bain this book has been one of the most influential books by teaching. That i've ever read even though i i rented a about a decade and a half ago. It's still with me in so many ways. That's why it came to mind when i was recording the last episode. And if you've been teaching less than fifteen years you may not have even heard about what is now considered a classic that still full of valuable lessons for us right now. It was one of the first books. I ever read about teaching. I wasn't assigned to read in a course. None of books i'd been assigned in my education courses seemed all that compelling are useful when i read them so i not only was not looking for a book about teaching. I was actively avoiding reading books about teaching. I don't remember what may may pick this up. Wanna read it for the first time. But wow i'm glad i did. Not only did. I learn a lot from it. It also opened me up to read other books in a teaching. Which i still do all these many years later. You know whenever. I've tried my hand at something something new for me whether it's i dunno. Zoo husbandry our allies taming or taichi or photography or podcasting or teaching. I always want to know who the top people are in that field. I want to know what makes them. So good what. Their secrets are. Not that i aspire to be an icon like they are but because i want to use that knowledge to mind best. Well that's what the author can main. Did he checked out the most. Well respected college teachers to see what secrets and tips. He could find. It took him fifteen years and an in depth study of each of almost one hundred college teachers and a wide variety of fields and different universities and colleges. I think he expected to find some universal thread among all the teachers. But he didn't well not exactly what he did. Find was a lot of common themes and mindsets applied in a variety of different ways. I can't go into all of them here. But i can tell you that all resonated deeply with me some of them found me saying oh yes of course and others made me realize that i was ready on a path sort of leading me in that direction it turns out according to bain that. It's not what teachers do. It's what they understand lesson. Plan anson lecture notes or far less than special way that teachers comprehend the subject in.
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"Great. I'm not trying to push you in any direction. But maybe you've realized that there are some ways that are a better fit for your situation than the strategies you've gotten used to that you're familiar with well. That's great too. I just hope that this episode has got you thinking that's all. Oh i know what tap innings you about now actually. It probably started quite a while ago near the beginning of this episode. It always happens when i discussed my wacky manner of testing. In the course in your mind out loud your sputtering but but spots it never fails. It always happens sometimes. I think those three butts are spelled b. ut. But sometimes. I think maybe people be calling me names when they say that odd. But but so yeah. You need to talk to someone about what i said. That's the only way to cure but syndrome. And you know what there's an easy way to share this podcast with appear you can have that conversation and also yourself a bit of cash. Just go to the professor dot org slash refer to get personalized share link. That will get your friend off setup with this episode. I have a lot of links to past episodes and other resources that dive a bit deeper in the auto topics.
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"Robert frost ended his most well known poem with this. I shall be telling this with a sigh. somewhere ages and ages hence two roads diverged. china would and i. I took the one less traveled by and that has made all the difference. Welcome to the amp professor. A few minutes to focus on teaching human anatomy and physiology with a veteran educator and teaching mentor. Your host kevin pat in this episode. I answer a bunch of questions about the wacky strategies. I am for testing in the empty course. Welcome to episode. Ninety nine of the professor podcast. And i'd like to wait a minute. What is that. It.
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"I mean i did. And i bet you some other people have to by the way my buddy. Tim went on to become a chemistry instructor college chemistry professor and so i wouldn't be surprised if he took that star off the have to get in touch with him again and see if he's done that but people like me and possibly my buddy They pass it along and maybe those others keep passing it along to people they know and i'm passing it on to you today. So dr malone's star powell might now reach even more students all across the globe. Because it's in this podcast episode. But there's a flip side to that. I always have to keep in mind to be careful. Because when i inadvertently do something that negatively impact my students that can also have a huge effect on a student's life and that could get passed along to what if that negative thing i do does get passed along. Yikes i don't want that. None of us want that. So yeah that really makes me wanna be careful something else. I've learned from this as a teacher is to think about how i communicate to students. What is expected of them. I think learning works best. When i can be up front with those learning objectives elephant. Who was talking about earlier in the episode. Let's get him from behind the background. Let's get those learning objectives upfront. Let's make them visible not by posting them in recommended places because students never look there. And i'm not saying we should do that. Yeah we should because there. Are those little check boxes that need to be checked so yeah go ahead and put it there and maybe there are a few students that look there but instead let's really work on embedding them in our communications upfront and emphatically emphasize when they need to be the more we do that for them. The more they'll start to look for those clues on their own in all sorts of contexts beyond our course all in all. This may not be for you. I realized that. But it's an example of how we can take just a moment to help find a way to learn more efficiently. Maybe you have your own way of doing that. Maybe you didn't even realize that you do the had great treasure that and cultivate that. But if you don't maybe you wanna consider developing your way of doing this sort of thing. If i asked you on a test what you could do to help students take away the important points from your class. How would you answer that gold. If you just wrote a star in your notebook well let's see And this episode. We had a few science updates. Right one telling us. Our cells may produce a soap like substance that can dissolve bacterial membranes and one would think other microbials structures an example of an ordinary cell taking on some defensive functions to protect us from infection. And i mentioned how covered nineteen can mow down respiratory sicilia to produce severe pulmonary symptoms. A fact that may help our students the importance of sylvia when we talk about it in our course and i revealed the secret of the appearing elephant trick now if i suddenly disappear you know. It was the illusionist. imitated because i reveal bed secret and i'm asking you now look under that trapdoors. Rescue me okay. But that trick that appearing elephant trick based on something that was there all along being pulled into a more visible position applies not only tax books in our chorus which is the context in which i brought it up. But it also illustrates how when we use that star power strategy to help students pick up on our imbedded hints of learning outcomes. We're helping make that elephant visible to them. I think you probably heard one or two things in this episode. The you thanking things you probably want to chat about with a friend who teaches amp but of course the wanna listen to this episode right in order to have that conversation well. There's an easy way to share this episode with
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"I want to tell you a little story way back. In the olden days it was my first semester as a freshman at the university and me and a buddy of mine from high school were invited to participate in a one semester version of their chemistry course which was normally two semesters but this was a pilot program to see if by screening out students that already had done well in a high school. Chemistry course could do what they needed to do in one semester and my high school teacher knew this university professor in so i guess that's how i got in. I guess that's how i got invited. And boy that made me feel good. But on the other hand being a freshman at a well regarded. University has a little scared. Because even though i enjoyed chemistry in high school. And i did do well and i also knew that it's not easy and so yeah i could do well in high school course. But how is that going to do in this course especially if it's accelerated and as for smart chemistry students which i it was not a label. I saw myself wearing very easily so we went in there and Dr malone leo j malone was our professor in he walked in was very welcoming and made us feel good about the fact that we were in this class and shared his excitement over this educational experiment to see how it would go in and we got excited about that but it did kind of crank up the pressure. A little bit at least for me that. Oh my gosh would skype better do well. Because i don't wanna disappoint my professor. Who so excited about this experiment..
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"In one of her novels. Morgan matson wrote this line. As i stared at the stars. I realized that there were always this many of them. It was only when the other lights were removed that i could see what had been there all along. Welcome to the n. P. professor a few minutes to focus on teaching human anatomy and physiology with a veteran educator and teaching men toward your host. Kevin pat learn about a way to help students identify learning goals..
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"Hold onto everything forever. You're a fool if you sell back your college books at semester's end. Have you learned nothing of this life. Welcome to the amp professor. A few minutes to focus on teaching human anatomy and physiology with a veteran educator and teaching mentor. Your host kevin pat episode. I'll give you six amazing tricks that you can perform your touch back in episode ninety four i ask to. Ap textbooks have too much content. Now if you haven't listened to that one you might wanna consider. I talk about my ideas that might surprise you or make you angry or make you wanna throw up okay just have a receptacle handy. Just in case the answer that question to amp textbooks have too much content was a resounding an emphatic. Maybe sometimes yes sometimes. No but probably it's just the right amount to give your students extra background and to give you and your colleagues some wiggle room to do things a bit differently from each other among different instructors until allow you to change things up from one year to the next as your course evolves but there's never going to be a time when the tax book fits just right just like authorized clothing. That doesn't come in hafer quarter sizes in between the standard sizes will in this episode. I pick up that discussion again. Betakeren a different direction as both a long time. Amp instructor who is thoughtfully considered how to use textbooks effectively and there's a long time textbook author. Who's thoughtfully considered in. Studied the ins and outs of effective textbook design and experimented with things that work in. He has things. it didn't work well. I have six ideas that could help you and your students get more out of that too big or too small or just dried or probably a bit too big. It gives us a little wiggle room sized textbook that you're using the tax book that is so ingrained into the customs of higher education. It's long been such as central unexpected tool for teaching and learning that. It's i always become almost invisible to us. So yeah let's take a few minutes and try to change that speaking.
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"So first they found that there was a a dense. Networker meshwork of actin filaments. That are assembled on the side of plaza during my toes and this network is going to scaffold the underplays meticulous. And it's gonna organize those michael o'connor area into oh sort of a roughly equal distribution as the salvage about to do cytokine acis so if we are using our actin filaments which remember are the same kind of filaments that we use to do muscle contraction. So they're involved movement so we use those actin filaments to sort of spread out our motto. Cadre make sure they're roughly evenly distributed so when a title can niece is complete during cell division. Then we're gonna get a good chance of having equal numbers on both sides but then there's this other thing that they do that was discovered in this research and that is there's this sort of wave of actin filaments that forms what they describe as comet tail in what that does is it kind of pushes. The mitochondria often serve like random directions. I mean think of. I don't know Fireworks when they go off like those big fireworks you see municipal fireworks displays and you see these little Flashes popoff in little sparks. Go off in random directions all over the place but they're evenly distributed throughout the area of that firework display. And that's kind of what's going on. With these comet tails the medicare has started shooting. Were happy being bing bing bing bing in all these random directions in what that does is. It means that yeah okay. We have this one mechanism spreading them out evenly but we have this other mechanism. Kind of mix them up. Where one flying this way There's another one flying the opposite direction so it still ends up being roughly equal. We've mixed it up too so we're doing two things at once. Were spreading amount of evenly. But we're also swirling around a bit so that we have Equal distribution of different maddock. Andre on both sides because not all our might akande are going to be. Maybe as healthy as they should be and might have some mutations and Mistakes or problems or disease or something that is causing problems so we mix it all up so we make sure that if something bad's going on on one half of the cell we're still going to get some good minor kandari end up over there and people to be healthy now. I'm way over. Simplify over-dramatizing. Maybe i don't know it sounds pretty dramatic. When you read the baber in you can read the paper to just go to the link in the show notes are episode page at the ap professor dot org slash eighty nine a marketing support for the cast is provided by half's the.
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"It may even be who knows early in the game here. It may even be a signature of consciousness itself. Something that we've never really been able to nail down totally satisfactorily in if it is if this is something that is a better measure than anything we have. Now of a person's level of consciousness are whether they even have any consciousness going on in their brain. Then all my gosh. There's all kinds of things we can discover about consciousness about how the brain works about how decisions are made. How memories are all ghalia just opens up a whole new field of research but not only that just think of the clinical applications that this is going to have because we're going to be able to maybe more clearly assess what the level of consciousness is of a patient under general anesthesia. We might be able to better assess the health of a patient. Who's in a coma our weather. They're technically in a coma. We might end up creating new labels and new stages of levels of consciousness based on what comes out of this discovery or it might turn out to be not much of anything we throw it away but you know the possibilities are exciting here and of course one of the issues that we run into clinically. That we don't have as accurate. Clinical answer to his it went moment. Does consciousness stop and therefore perhaps we could think of a medical definition for death or medical point at which we can say a person his dad and right now. There's arguments about that. About what is the best way to designate. A person as being brain dead and this might help us with that and be more accurate without or maybe even again decide that there's a different way of approaching that whole question than we have now so as always. I have links to articles about this presentation that was given a scientific conference in the show notes at the episode page at the ap professor dot org.
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"Episode. That is episode eighty seven features a segment about using micro credentials such as badges and certificates and the whole notion of gamification as a teaching and learning strategy. That game ificationbut in a course is a lot like the board game. Monopoly are like almost any video game with a seemingly endless hierarchy of levels and that is it seems to go on and on and on but the thing is we do play such games that go on and on right. Why because we're motivated. We're having fun. Achieving rewards are brain's reward centers are being paying again and again and that keeps us going. And isn't that what we want for our students to make it through to blonde grueling semesters of amp so game vacation can be one of those magical ingredients that we add to our course design. I'm coming back to this topic of gamification because there's a bit more want to say about it. But before. I do that i wanna ask. Have you listened to the previous episode and earned your badge for it. All you have to do is click the link in the show notes on your device or at the episode page at the ap professor dot org slash podcast and then click link. That says claim your credential. I think if you start doing that for these podcast episodes or the books that you read from the amputee professor book club. You'll start to see things from the student perspective and you'll start to see that it's not just me being silly again and proposing yet another non traditional harebrained idea. Well yeah okay. It's partly that but also is because it works it really is magical ingredient and the only way to believe in that magic is to experience it one of the things i want to add to the game of vacation story now has to do. With my example of using badges from the micro credential platform at badger dot com the to be a d. g. r. dot com..
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"The word however if you were disappointed with your experience in this course please click here and also email me or call me and let me know how i can improve future offerings of his course really. I can't fix it if i don't know it's broken. If you have any feedback on campus enrollment or registration. The help desk or anything else beyond my control. Please contact my dean. Dr morrow check worn and let her know. She's a very nice person who loves to help students. So don't be shy about contacting her. I also provide service after the sale is part of my lifetime warranty. So if you get to a n. P. and you need some help. Give me a yell. And i'll do what i can to help you get back on. Course see you down the road. Now that i hyperlink direct students who are happy with me. And my course that goes out to what i think is the most popular online professor rating sites. So it's kinda like when business people ask the regular customers their fans to rate them on yelp that strategy works for teaching to. Hey you like me. You like my core. She liked the way this went for you. Here's the yelp professors. Here's that that that online site where you can leave your favorable comment and give me a good rating. No it's not gonna stop disgruntled students from ripping you apart on that site. But at least you'll have a handful of good reviews to balance out the crazy ones right now. That second hyperlink you heard is where direct my disappointed students and that goes to a page on my website. It's it's kinda hard to describe. It's unexpected and silly and it has a short parable pointing out that none of us can satisfy. Everyone and i found that by sending them to that silly site. That has that kind of message built into it that it diffuses the angst of some of my most disgruntled students. Now maybe not all of them but some of them and remember every little bit helps. There's a link in the show notes. If you wanna check it out are just go to lyon dot com slash.
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"Know we like quantitative data but can students or really anybody for that matter really quantify. How clearly a professor explains concepts in the last episode. We learned that. There's evidence that the numbers really don't compute anyway and yet by using them were assigning of value to them. They just don't have any way that classic example of how clearly a professor explains something his not a useful question to ask in a flipped course or a lab course where students are making discoveries on their own or in small groups and not in a lecture. That question doesn't really apply so if the system is working correctly students should be answering does not apply but that's not always an option so students might answer no or definitely not and that could reflect badly on the instructor when it shouldn't possibly worse than that. It sort of implies an institutional endorsement of lecturing as a standard and a primary way of teaching the net is that really the statement. We wanna make even if we do lecture in our own course okay. I'm getting a bit off track here so rating in to a list of things that i can do in a committee on student. Evaluations of teaching. I'll just end with the idea that there are a lot of things to be done here. And i've got to save them in the committee and defend my statements in suggestions. And i've got to do a lotta work a lot more work than i wanted. Who on a committee to bring evidence to the table into talk with all the other members privately outside the meeting time to bring them around to the idea that sat's are broken. That's where i'd end. But where i start is to the idea that we should consider abandoning. Sat's altogether at the institutional level. You folks are open. It might work. They're not open. Well maybe at least see the need for deeper form of. Sat's something else that we can do. Proactively regarding student. Evaluations of teaching.