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A highlight from Mystery Meat
"Morning. Ashley wasn't kidding. I am glad to be back. I really, really love this church. It's evident every time we go away, and I absolutely love preaching and teaching the Word of God. I get a little jealous when I'm away, to be honest with you, when I see someone else standing behind my pulpit. Just truthfully, I'm jealous over this. I love doing this. It's the greatest privilege in the world. Well, if you're just visiting us, we go through books of the Bible, and we're going through one of the, as if they can be ranked, right? But John has done some incredible work down through history. This book has been used to convert souls, the most unlikely of souls. And so whenever we have taken a little bit of a break, I've been gone for two weeks, and so some of you may have no idea. Some of you can't remember what you did last night, let alone two weeks ago, right? So whenever I'm away for a little while, I like to do a two -minute review of the purpose of the book so that you know why this book was written. In case some of you are here and are not familiar with the Bible and how it works, it's a library. As a matter of fact, biblio means library, and so there are 66 of these books, and each one of them has a different purpose. And the Gospel of John has its own unique, distinct purpose, and here's the job of every interpreter. Every interpreter's job is not to find clever ways to make it mean something that's relevant for their culture. That's not the job of an interpreter. The job of an interpreter is simple. Get in the head of the original author to the original audience. I have to try to find out what John meant. Who cares what we think it means, right? Give me an amen. We want to know what John says it means, and we want to know what John says it means to the first readers. We're not the first readers. This was written to a unique people group a long time ago in the Middle East. And so let's start up again by reframing our mind according to what the author says he wrote this for. At the very, very end of the book, it's 21 chapters long, and at the very, very end of the book, he tells us flat out why he wrote the book. Here's what he says. He says, Jesus performed many other signs, miraculous signs that is, in the presence of his disciples which are not written in this book. In other words, you're going to have to go somewhere else for those. These, the contents of this book, these have been written so that, here comes the author's purpose statement, so that you may, say the word, be. So that's purpose number one, that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God. And there's a second purpose, that believing you may have life in his name. This, what you're reading, is a true, historical, eye -witness account of the life and ministry of a man who lived in the Middle East, who rose from the dead. That means, if someone raises from the dead and defeats something that you can't defeat, you should probably listen to what he has to say, don't you think? John says, I'm recording every word that man who rose from the dead had to say, so that you can, two things. One, believe, and two, live. Here's the point of the book. The point of the book is to help people believe an eye -witness account to the life of a man who died, and then three days later, got up and walked around. But it's not just so that you can say, okay, I believe. No more John. No. It's so that as you experience seasons of doubt in your life, you come back to John and say, oh yeah, this is why I should keep on believing. And when I'm struggling to believe, John will help to reaffirm your feet on solid ground, so that you go through your whole life saying, I believe. Tomorrow, I'm going to believe again. The next day, I'm going to believe again. John is for the person sitting here who's not a believer. And they know they're not a believer, and someone drug you here. You're here on purpose, and John is written for you. But John is also for the person who's been a believer for the last 66 years. And you know John, but maybe you're in a season of doubt. Maybe you're struggling because you just lost your spouse. John is a book for you. So, before we go any further and dive back into John, we are in, I started in April. That's about five months ago. We're in the fourth chapter of 21 chapters, and we're about halfway through the fourth chapter. And so, I'm sure that all of you remember exactly where we left off, but just in case there's one person who can't remember, let's repurpose our hearts. Let's go before God, every individual. I'm not going to do this for you. You're here as a worship service. That means there's a part for you. You're going to go before God right now, and you're going to say, Lord, I'm here to hear from you. And you spoke through John, and so speak to me through your servant John. Let's do it together. Father, I'm just a tool to act on behalf of the people who are here to meet with their God. As Craig said, you are a living God. No one else can claim that, but we can because Christ is alive. And so, we put our faith in you. I pray that you would help every person here to commit their heart and mind to not just listening to the word of God, but doing what it says. Lord, speak to us, for we are listening. In Jesus' name, I pray. Amen. Fourth chapter of John, it reads like a movie script. I read it again. It's like the 20th time that I've read it just this month. And this week as I was preparing, I read it, and I'm like, some chapters read like a movie script, and some are not like that. Fourth chapter of John, it literally is set up for a producer and director to just go and put this on film. And I couldn't help but this week as I was reading it, my mind went back to a show that I watched when I was growing up. It was the original Batman show with Burt Ward and Adam West from the 70s. How many of you know what show I'm talking about? Just curious. I had a feeling. I grew up on that show. My mom would put it on for me when I'd come home from school. And there was this thing that they did in the show where whenever they would transition to another part, the narrator would come on and say, meanwhile, back in Gotham City, or meanwhile in the Batcave, and then you'd see the transition. The screen would roll, and you'd hear the doodle -a -doodle -a -doo, remember? It's showing you what's happening at a different part at the same time. John 4 is written like that because the text we're going to start with opens up in a meanwhile in another part of town, and my mind just went back to the old Batman as I was raised on. Here's what you're going to learn. If you've been here for a while, then you know that we're in one of the most beautiful dialogues that really I've ever taken in history. It's between Jesus and a promiscuous Samaritan woman, and he is tender with her. Isn't he tender with her? We're going to get back to that dialogue next week, but the writer, the narrator of the story, interjects. He pauses the story, and he wants you to stop thinking about the woman and Jesus for just a moment because there's an absolutely important lesson that Jesus wants to teach his disciples, and it is a major, major pause. And so this morning, I invite you to turn in your Bibles to John 4. We're going to start in verse 31, and we're going to go down through 38. Not very much, but it's a meanwhile, so you can see the screen roll in your head, and here's what it says. John 4, 31 through 38.
Fresh update on "second book" discussed on Nudge
"Hello folks, quick note from me before we get started. In today's episode, I'm covering many studies by Francesca Gino. Now Richard and I recorded this episode a few months back before the data fraud scandal came out. If you're not aware, Gino has been put on leave from Harvard for essentially lying about the results in four of her papers. I should mention that none of the papers that she's been questioned on are mentioned in this episode today. And it might be the case that everything we share in today's episode is totally legitimate, but I wanted to give you a word of warning just in case. To learn more about this, do go back and listen to my previous episode on the scandal. It's called Harvard Fake Data Scandal. I'd suggest you give that a listen after this episode. Okay, onto the show. In 2010, Lady Gaga wore a dress made of raw beef cuts at the Video Music Awards. This meat dress was memorable, eye-catching, and made her the most talked about artist at the event. But why? Why did this dress capture headlines? And why did Lady Gaga choose to wear this dress? See, the lazy explanation is to say she wore this dress to stand out. That doesn't make sense to me. She's Lady Gaga. She was turning up to a ceremony with a record 13 nominations, including two nominations for the Video of the Year, the first female artist to achieve that feat. She would have stood out regardless. If every attendee was forced to wear the same outfit, eyes would still be drawn to Lady Gaga. So if she wasn't wearing it to stand out, why did Lady Gaga wear this dress? Well, it turns out it has less to do with differentiation and more to do with status. In today's episode of Nudge, the final with my wonderful long-standing guest, Richard Shotton, we explain why powerful people dress differently. All of that coming up after this quick break. Lady Gaga isn't alone in dressing differently. Many individuals with high status, high power and high wealth often dress differently to the rest of us. You might think, well, of course they do. They have the money to buy designer clothes, but that's not always the case. Occasionally, extremely high wealth individuals, billionaires like Zuckerberg, for example, will dress down. Rather than wear designer suits, he wears a t-shirt and Adidas sandals. Some might say this is down to laziness, but psychologists have a different point of view. To explain, I've invited best-selling author and behavioural scientist Richard Shotton back on the show for one final time. He starts by explaining the psychology behind dressing differently and the so-called red sneakers effect. There is a brilliant book, and I always mix two books. There's two brilliant books. There's Rebel Ideas and there's Rebel Talent. One's by Matthew Saad and one's by Francesca Gino. And in the Gino book, she talks a lot about her own research and one idea she discusses is the red sneakers effect. And it is the idea that if you break a convention, you are seen as higher status. So the part of her experiment I particularly like is the pilot study. She goes to academic conferences in America in the early 2000s. And when she gets there, she notes down the smartness of dress of people who are arriving. And remember at this time, there is a strong social norm, social expectation that you should dress smartly.
A highlight from Anti-Evangelism, Faltering Faith, and Gods Saving Grace
"Alright everybody, grab your Bibles and turn with me to Ruth chapter 1. Ruth chapter 1 and we will begin looking at verses 6 through 22. Ruth chapter 1 verses 6 through 22. And if you would allow me to pray for our time together. Father God, we need your help this morning. I need your help this morning. We know that everything that we are doing from this pulpit is completely unhelpful unless you bless it. And so we ask that you would do the work that you have promised to do. That you would convict sinners and that you would sanctify saints and that you would cause us all to stand in awe of your work and your son Jesus Christ whom you sent to be the propitiation of our sin. To be our kinsman redeemer. I ask that you would cause me to decrease and that your word would increase so that your son might be lifted high. That we might see him more clearly. That we might love him more deeply and that we might be transformed more fully into his image. So Lord illuminate these scriptures today and help us to mine the gold that exists. Help us to see it for the treasure that it is and help us to live and love out of what we mine. We ask this not because we deserve it but because Jesus Christ has merited it on our behalf and so we plead with you boldly today that you would be present here with us. Amen. The Amen. reality behind the Christian life is that your faith at times will falter. You will not live as you are to live according to the word of God as often as you would like. And the reason for that is because we are sinners and we are weak and we are feeble. And when we meet afflictions and when we meet trials and we meet different things in this world we are going to fail much like Naomi is going to fail in living out and seeing God as we ought. The question becomes how do we view that? How do we live in light of that? Well, the reality is our text is going to increasingly show us that but the book of Ruth in general is going to show us that. But more importantly what we are going to be shown in the text here is that though our faith at times does in fact falter and fail God is still ready and willing to extend his grace sovereignly to save sinners and sanctify saints. And what that means for you and I is that we can trust God even in our failures. Now what I'm not trying to do is get anyone off the hook. We're going to see Naomi fall on her face in a lot of different ways. And we want to guard ourselves by the power of the Spirit from making those same kinds of mistakes and committing those same types of sins. As a matter of fact that's one of the reasons that this is written. Second Timothy 3 .16 says that all scripture is God -breathed and it's therefore our what? Instruction. And so as we look at Naomi I want you to identify with Naomi and I want you to identify with Ruth but I want you more than that to be instructed by this book and to see God more clearly so that you might love him more deeply so that you could worship him more fully. We're going to see that Ruth has a huge problem with evangelism that is she doesn't do it. She actually engages in a type of anti evangelism and yet God still works in that to save a sinner.
A highlight from Evangelism: Muslims and Mormons
"Of things, looking at how when we speak and reach out to those who are around us, specifically we'll be talking about Muslims, Jehovah's Witnesses, Mormons, and then atheists as well. What are some things that as we seek to point them to Christ, what are ways in which we can engage them well? And so we are going to do those things together here. And with anything that you talk about, especially other world religions, I know pastor has been going through different denominations in the morning and kind of looking at some different aspects of denominations. I thought this would kind of be somewhat in line with that, looking at other religions and ones that are a little bit more common to you and I, maybe some less than others, but how is it that we can engage with them well? And of course, many things can be said about Jehovah's Witnesses, what they believe, Muslims, what they believe. And so the point of this isn't to give an exhaustive discussion about everything in which a Muslim or a Mormon might believe, but just to give us some handles that we can hold on to in our brains as we discuss the gospel with them. I know for myself, sometimes if I see someone on the side of the road and let's say I know they're a Jehovah's Witness, you know, there was times in my life where I would say like, ah, well, I don't really want to engage with them because I don't really know what they believe and I don't know how to answer all their questions, so I'm just going to, you know, I'm not going to talk to them. Whereas with Mormons, I had a lot more understanding of Mormonism and I had talked to a lot more Mormons. When a Mormon would come to the door, I'd be like, ah, come on in guys, like you want to come in? I'll get you some water? I'm like, let's chat. Because I had a better understanding of the Mormon faith and I felt like I was ready to engage them. I felt like I was ready to have an answer for questions and try to point them to the gospel. And so the point of all of this is to equip us as a church, to equip us as saints, as we go out into the world, at your jobs, in your neighborhood, with your family members. We might not all have a Mormon cousin, but you probably have an atheistic coworker. And so being able to engage them with the gospel and feeling that you are equipped, and I know many of us are, many of us are, so I hope this will just be a supplemental help to you in that endeavor. And so we're going to begin working through these notes. And if you look at your notes, the first one is Islam. And I recognize that Islam is not huge in the Midwest, in Omaha, Nebraska in particular. For sure there are Muslims. I've talked to a few since we've been here, walking around different parts of Omaha, but you almost have to go and find them. But I'm sure that even, I know, I'm speaking to Dan Williams and others that there are coworkers even here in Omaha that are, hold to the Islamic faith. And so I want to walk through each one of these religions together, give us a little brief understanding of their history. And because Islam is so big, where we are in Mombasa, a large portion of Mombasa is Islamic. A lot of times you'll have Somalis in particular that we're working with. The father will be here working in America and he will, they'll live here as a family for many years, but eventually as the kids get older, they send their kids back to a place like Mombasa because it's not, you know, a war -torn place like Somalia, but there's a large Islamic influence there and they want their children to be brought under that Islamic influence. And so we'll have a lot of Somali Muslims that are there, the kids in the model are there, and they're being taught and trained in that Islamic culture, and while the dad is here in America working and supporting them. And so there's Muslims here and I hope I'm writing that. I hope, I know a lot of times we can be afraid of Muslims, but there's, for the most part, there's no reason for that theory. So what I want to do is spend a little bit more time on Islam because again, it's something that we have been very, very engaged in, spending many hours talking with Muslims, and so it will be a little bit more in -depth, but I will try to walk through this one quickly. So today for the Sunday School, September 24th, Understanding the Other Side, we're going to be looking at Islam and Mormonism. Just out of curiosity, just out of curiosity, how many of you have either, you know, neighbor, relative, co -worker, whatever, who is Muslim, Mormon, Jehovah Witness, or atheist? Just raise your hand. Just probably raise your hand. So at least somebody, right? There's somebody. Now if he just said Muslim, there might be like two hands that go up, but that's all right. We'll get to the others, okay? So very briefly, I'm going to try and be brief, okay? I was trying to be brief with these notes and they ended up being 11 pages, so not off to a good start, but that is all right. So as you've seen in your notes, Islam, A, the history of Muhammad, early life. So of course, whenever you speak of Islam, you're speaking of Muhammad, and so if you talk to any Muslim, they will talk to you about the prophet Muhammad, and then they'll go on to say, just be upon him and ramble on these Arabic blessings about his name, but Muhammad was born in AD 570 and he died in AD 632. And in his life, living in Saudi Arabia, born in the city of Mecca, he had a rough childhood. His parents both passed away as a young boy. As a six -year -old boy, he went off to live with his uncle, or his grandfather, and then as an eight -year -old, as his grandfather died, he went off to live with an uncle, and so he was kind of moved around from family to family. He joined in the family business of being a camel caravan driver, so he would go on all of these long trips across Saudi Arabia, Syria, with his uncle and others that they were working for, traveling all over the place, delivering goods. At that time, in Saudi Arabia, of course, at this time, it was not an Islamic country as we think of it today, but there was all sorts of Gnostic Christianity, which is no Christianity at all. It taught a dualistic type religion and many, many problems with some Judaism, other pagan religions, polytheism. There's just a hodgepodge of religion going on in Arabia at that time. And so Muhammad would have come across all of these things as he's traveling around, listening to stories, discussing with other people. The Quran itself tells us very little about Muhammad himself. We don't really understand much about Muhammad at all if you've got random passages that don't really connect with anything, and you have to have some sort of grid to really be able to understand that. And you find that grid within the other important literature in Islam, which are the Hadiths, the Sirat, and these other religious important books that give the traditions and the understanding of who Muhammad was and what he did and all of that. And so in the Islamic literature, we discover these things about Muhammad, where he was and what it was like for him growing up and these other things. And so you might think, okay, you know, the pastor's going through Quranicals, and so we don't really want to go through any more genealogies with Muhammad and figure out who his grandpa and all of those people were. And that's not the point of discussing him being moved around and all of these things. But it is important to note that Muhammad was exposed at a young age as he's traveling all over to various religions. He's hearing different stories as he's traveling around. He's hearing stories from Gnostic Christians, again, who are not Christians at all. And if you read and study the Quran, you find that Muhammad oftentimes quotes things in the Quran that he either thinks are biblical excerpts, or he thinks that they come from the Jewish scriptures in the Old Testament. But as a matter like the Arabic Infancy Gospel of Matthew and these other Gnostic gospels that no Christian would have accepted, what Muhammad quotes is that he believes that they are, in fact, the Christian scriptures. And so this happens time and time again. Muhammad thinks he's quoting from the Bible, but he's really quoting from the Jewish Talmud. And this happens oftentimes. And so the understanding that Muhammad had of Christianity is by no means what you and I, and so even if you read the Quran, you see that Muhammad believes that the Trinity, the Trinity that the Christians believe in is God the Father, Mary, and Jesus. Of course, no Christian believes that the triune God is made up of Mary, and not even, if you want to try to point the finger at Catholics or Orthodox, not even Catholics or Orthodox go so far as to worship Mary. And so there's just a, in many ways, a bad understanding, for lack of a better word, a bad understanding of Christianity within the mind of Muhammad. But at the age of 25, Muhammad is employed by a woman named Khadija. He starts running his own caravan. He eventually marries this woman, and then he begins, as we get on to point number two there, Quranic Revelation, Muhammad begins to really seek after God. He wants to worship God. He wants to know God. And Muhammad goes away. He begins to go into a mountain near Mecca. He goes up into the mountain. He goes into the cave, and there he's fasting. He's praying. He's seeking to know Allah, which is just the Arabic word for God. And he wants to know God. He's trying to have a closer relationship with him. And again, for the sake of time, we're not going to go into any lengthy accounts of Muhammad and the experience he had in the cave. But what happened as Muhammad is there praying and fasting is Muhammad says that there is an angel named Jibril, which is Gabriel. And Jibril comes to him and says, Muhammad, read. And Muhammad says, I can't read. And the angel says, well, first the angel squeezes him very hard. Muhammad says it hurts him. It squeezes him very hard. And it says again, read. And Muhammad says, I can't read. And so this goes on. It's kind of like, I don't know, a Three Stooges play. But Muhammad just keeps telling the angel, I don't know how to read. And the angel beats him up a little bit and tells him to read again. And it just goes on and on and on until eventually Muhammad, you know, starts to recite parts of the Qur 'an that the angel Jibril is giving to him. And so this happens, and Muhammad comes home. As I'm quoting, I'm not quoting, but the place in which I'm getting this story from is from the Hadith, it's from the Surah, it's from the Islamic tradition itself. It's not some, you know, angry Christian writing from their seminary office saying like, ah, Muhammad was, you know, this crazy guy who's getting beat up by an angel as he's reciting the Qur 'an. And this is all from the Qur 'anic sources, Sahih al -Muslim, Sahih al -Bukhari, and so on. And so Muhammad then, he runs home to his wife, he hides under their covers, and he is petrified from what has happened. And he tells his wife, he's like, I don't know if I was meeting her with a demon or what happened, but it scared me and it hurt me and I don't know what happened. But his wife assures him, no, no, no, it was God, God is speaking to you, you should go back. And so Muhammad goes back, he continues to go back to this mountain, to this cave, and there he continues to receive revelations from this angel. And Muhammad goes on to say, this is a quote from, again, one of the Qur 'anic, one of the Islamic resources here, Sirah Rasula, says, Muhammad is quoted as saying, I will go to the top of the mountain and throw myself down that I may kill myself and gain rest. So I went forth to do so. And then when I was midway on the mountain, I heard a voice from heaven saying, oh, Muhammad, thou art the apostle of God and I am Gabriel. And so the Gabriel goes on to tell Muhammad, do not kill yourself, you're the apostle of God, you can't do this. But there's multiple times in the life of Muhammad while he is receiving Qur 'anic revelations where he seeks to kill himself, he tries to throw himself off of the mountain. And furthermore, there's other accounts of people saying that at that time, Muhammad was possessed by a demon. So these are just some facts to keep in the back of our mind. As we think about this, even within the Qur 'an, Surah, I had printed off, originally it was going to be in your notes, kind of a glossary of terms, because I know using a lot of these Surah and Ayah and all these type of things, you might not all know what that is, but Surah is just chapter and the Ayah is the verse. And so in the Qur 'an, Surah Adam 1, 22 to 25, 69, 41 to 42, Muhammad is trying to refute the idea that he is demon -possessed. And so he's arguing against the Jews and the Christians and are saying like, nah, we don't think you're demon -possessed, man. And he's like, no, I'm not. And he's trying to argue against that idea. And so this is just kind of a bit of a background as to how the Qur 'an was revealed to Muhammad. And so we might ask the question, well, do you think that Muhammad was just making all these things up? Is he just a total, is this all just a fabrication of his mind? I personally believe that Muhammad was not just making these things up. If you look at the scriptures and you see in the Old or the New Testament, you see various times when angels Abraham, appear to Mary, the Lord Jesus, Isaiah, there's many encounters where angels come and speak. Even the angel of the Lord comes and speaks to people. And many times people recognize that, oh man, like I am speaking to an angel and they are startled and there is awe and wonder that is within them as they speak to an angel. Not always, but we never see an angel of God coming and beating somebody up and hurting them and then causing them to become depressed and wanting to kill themselves and so on. And so what I believe is that as you look at the life and the story of Muhammad receiving the Qur 'anic revelations, his desire lines up much more with, as we read in the gospel, these, and again, not saying this to be crude or rude towards the Islamic faiths, but faith. But you see a herd of pigs when they are enveloped by demons, high -tempered toward the cliff and jumping off. We see Judas Iscariot, when he is the son of Perdition, when he is, it says, the Bible says that the devil goes into him and he betrays Christ and turns Christ over. Shortly thereafter, himself, Judas, killing, many believing, killing himself. And so it just doesn't seem that Muhammad truly had, of course we don't believe that Muhammad is a prophet of God, but it would be much more in line that, yes, Muhammad did have a revelation, but it was not from God, but rather, as we read in 2 Corinthians 11, 13 and 14, for such people are false apostles, deceitful workers, masquerading as apostles of Christ. And no wonder, for Satan himself masquerades as an angel of light.
A highlight from The Light of Nature & Natural Law
"But then, after these first principles have arisen, he reasons from them with the help of reasoning to certain conclusions, okay? Now the way this works is, it's sounding maybe more complicated, it's simple. It works kind of like a syllogism, okay? A syllogism is just a way, it's a logical way of argumentation. So we could say Texans are born in Texas, Dennis was born in Texas, therefore Dennis is a Texan, right? There are many ways you could prove that Dennis is a Texan. But that's kind of what you're doing. You're moving from the principle Texans are born in Texas to the conclusion through reason Dennis is therefore a Texan, okay? For example, listen to how Andrew Willett explains this. And just as he has a good book on Daniel, he has a really good book, commentary on the book of Romans, and he has a whole section on natural law in that book. But he says this, he says, natural law teaches that parents must be honored and that they which disobey parents are worthy of punishment. That's the principle, two principles, okay? Parents are to be honored and they which disobey parents are worthy of punishment. Then he says, but the conscience of the guilty person comes along and supplies the conclusion.
A highlight from John Amanchukwu (Encore)
"Welcome to the Eric Metaxas Show. We'll get you from point A to point B. But if you're looking for point C, well, buddy, you're on your own. But if you wait right here, in just about two minutes, the bus to point C will be coming right by. And now, here's your Ralph Kramden of the Airways, Eric Metaxas. Hey there, folks. Welcome to the show. We have a guest on who, man, I don't even know how to start. First of all, I'll try to pronounce his name correctly. John Amanchukwu. I got John correct. I think I got Amanchukwu correct. John Amanchukwu is someone I've come to admire tremendously. He's in North Carolina. He is he's been a pastor for years. He is a brave voice in the midst of the madness, one of the bravest voices. And it's my privilege to have him as my guest for this hour. John, welcome. Hey, thank you so much, Dr. Eric, for having me on your show. You can't call me Dr. Eric because I'm not a doctor, but you can call me whatever you want. Could you call me the Commodore or Admiral? I'd prefer I really prefer that. But no, seriously, you you have been such a brave voice and people have seen you, you know, probably on Instagram reels or whatever. Tell my audience, because this is it's always better when my guest tells the story. But you've been a brave voice speaking out against the. What would be a nice term for it, satanic lunacy of. Profoundly sexual material being given to children in our schools, very tough for most of us to believe that this is happening, but it has been happening. You've been exposing it and you've been bravely speaking against it. So let's just start, John, with how did you get involved in this? At what point did you say I'm going to step up and start confronting these crazy abusers? Because that's what they are, abusers of our children. How did that start for you? Well, I've been involved in this kind of work for the past 20 years. I joined a church in college called Upper Room Church for God in Christ. I joined at the age of 19. And the senior pastor is Bishop Patrick Langwood and senior. And he says that our church is a cause driven church. You know, we believe that there is a cause in Christ. There's a cause in the marketplace for us to bring our biblical world view to it, to engage the culture and to fight against evil and wickedness. Isaiah 520 says, woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness. And so we've just been on the front lines on the abortion clinic issue, fighting against fatherlessness and the black community. And now even with this indoctrination in the public school system, now, some people call it indoctrination and some people call it grooming. But I like to call it mental rape. That's the best way for me to define what has taken place in the public school system. I call it mental rape because it assaults the soul. It stains the brain and it robs children of their innocence. When you put pornographic material in a library and make it accessible for kids, K through 12, a child is going to pick that book up. And I went out to Asheville and spoke about a book entitled It's Perfectly Normal. That book is for kids 10 and up. It's hardcore porn. It's not soft porn. It's hardcore porn. That book gives Hugh Hefner a run for his money. When you open the book, it depicts images of heterosexual sex and homosexual sex. Why do 10 year olds need to see and learn how you should have lesbian sex at the age of 10? That's disgusting. That's evil. It's mental rape. There's an assault taking place upon children, and there's a critical point that's being left out of the equation. And that's the church. The church is not engaging. We need some modern day Karl Barth. We need some modern day Martin Niemol. We need some people who are willing to engage the culture and tell the church, listen, we are not supposed to be co -opted by the state. The state is not supposed to run the church. And when we go into a public school, we have this thing called parental choice. Some call it rights, but I call it parental choice. I call it parental choice because our rights come from God as parents. But choice parents have had the choice and the knowledge of being able to assess and know what's going on in the public school system and to have the freedom and the liberty to push back when there is an assault upon their children. Well, listen, everything you say, I mean, I agree with it violently. I am in churches effectively preaching what you just said in a little different way. But what basically this is called, what you are advocating for is called the technical term is Christianity. This is called Christian faith. If you do not do what what you're describing, if you're not pushing back, if you're not being salt and light in the culture, if you're not being a warrior for truth and speaking against evil, then you are not living out your Christian faith. But there are many, many churches and you and I know about that that do not do this. They don't get involved in this. They say we don't want to be divisive. These are the same people that would say, you know, we don't care if there's slavery happening, as long as it's not happening in my church. That's right. It's complete hypocrisy. And as Christians, we are called to step up. And I keep saying that the Lord has allowed it to get this bad to wake up those who are still sleeping, because what you just described is very tough for me and most people, even to hear that children would be exposed to this absolutely evil stuff. What do you call it if you don't call it evil? This is evil for children to be exposed to these kinds of things. And it's shameful that they're just a handful of brave souls like you speaking against it.
A highlight from Jay Brock (Encore)
"Ladies and gentlemen, looking for something new and original, something unique and without equal, look no further. Here comes the one and only Eric Mataxas. Folks, welcome. I've spoken previously on this program to our friend Rabbi Jason Sobol, who has certain many books. The new one is called Signs and Secrets of the Messiah. And last time, Rabbi, you were telling us some of these amazing correlations between the Old and the New Testament and the Jewishness of the New Testament, which people should know, but sometimes they forget how profoundly the New Testament is a commentary on the Old Testament and points us back and how the Old Testament points us forward over and over. And last time you talked about the paralytic or the man who was unable to walk for 38 years. And you said that that relates to the Israelites wandering in the desert for 38 years, and you explained about how they had been prepared by God for two years, but then they wandered for 38 years. I just find that kind of stuff so fascinating. So I know the new book is called Signs and Secrets of the Messiah. What other things like that do you mention in Signs and Secrets of the Messiah? I mean, we get into so many miracles and, you know, God is in the details, right? So if there's a detail in the Bible, it's there for a reason. So, you know, again, the first miracle we talked about last time I was with you is the first miracle we talked about in Signs and Secrets, which is the water into wine. Well, there's a detail there. It says that he said fill six stone pots to the brim. Well, the question is, if it says six stone pots, what's the significance that there's six stone pots? Why not seven? Why not eight? Well, some of the significance there is that we have to understand there's a lot. Man was created on the sixth day. In Jewish thought, we fell on the sixth day. When Jesus comes and he gives his life for us on the cross, OK, he dies on Friday, which is the sixth day of the week. He dies on a cross. Why? Because the first man and woman stole from the tree. So God puts Jesus, who Paul calls the second Adam, back on the tree for you and me with the crown of thorns on his head. Why? What's the sign of the curse of creation? The ground produced thorns and thistle. He takes the curse on his head to break it and restore the blessing. And so when Jesus dies on the same day man was created and fell and he does his first miracle with six stone pots, he's saying, I am restoring the fruitfulness that was lost at creation. And I don't want you to any more live out of the lack, but to live out of the overflow. And by the way, the number six in Hebrew is written with the letter Bob. It's the conjunction and it's a letter that connects heaven and earth. When we sin, we broke the connection. Jesus comes back to restore it, that we might experience his blessing. That is some heavy stuff that is absolutely amazing. Say that again about the letter when you write the number six in Hebrew, talk about that again, because I want to make sure I catch that. Yeah, absolutely. So Hebrew is alphanumeric. So there's no Roman numerals in the Bible. Both Hebrew and Greek have an alphanumeric component, meaning that if I say open up the chapter one in your Bible, I'll say open up to chapter Aleph, because it's the first letter of the Hebrew alphabet has a numerical value of one. The sixth letter of the Hebrew alphabet is the Hebrew letter of love. It's the most used letter in the five books of Moses, and it's the conjunction. And the first place the letter of love occurs in the Bible is in the first verse of the Bible, Genesis one, one. And in Hebrew, there are seven words in Genesis one, one corresponding to the seven days of creation. The sixth word of Genesis one begins with the sixth letter. God created the heavens. That's the fifth. And that's the sixth. And Earth is seven. When we sin, we broke the vow, the letter, the number six, the letter Bob that connects heaven and earth. When Jesus dies on Friday and does the miracle with the six stones pots, he's restoring the connection and the blessing that was lost in the beginning.
A highlight from S13 E13: 23 Years of Simpsonizing Real Life: A Writer-Producers Journey
"Hello and welcome to The Loney Show. I'm your host, John Mayolone. In this episode, we don't have regulars because, well, reasons. As for our guest, he's from Canada. He's a Simpsons writer, Emmy and Writers Guild award winner, and co -author of the occasionally accurate Annals of Football. Ladies and gentlemen, I give you, Joelle Cohen. I'm holding for applause. I'm sure there'll be a lot of it. Oh, yes. We'll get there eventually. I don't know. I've never experienced it before. Well, at some point, we will. Okay. I guess. So, how's life? I'd say life is fairly good. It could be better. I have some notes. I have some thoughts of life is listening. I have a few suggestions, but otherwise, all right. How's life for you? All right. Very good. Very good. Okay. And have you been up too much recently? Well, as you maybe probably know, the Writers Guild is on strike, so I've been picketing. That's very exciting. Okay. I've been hanging out. I'd like to say I've been cleaning my office, but that'd be a lie, and I'm not about to lie to you and everyone listening. So, I haven't been up to too much. How about you? Life is going great. Okay, good. So, yeah. I'm about to go back to uni again for a second year. Nice. And also working on a revival project for a discontinued app, but we'll get to that point when the beta comes out at the start of this set up start of next year. Okay. Sounds cool. That sounds great. You got more going on than me, certainly, than most people. Yeah. Seems like a yeah. Yeah. All right. We agree with that. Yes, absolutely. So, tell me more about the works you've done and your journey throughout. Well, I'll tell a quick version of the journey. I'm from Canada. I went to university in Canada. I stumbled forward getting degrees that I've found I don't want, like a degree in biology and a degree in business. And then I ended up working in the business world for about seven years and decided I wanted to be a TV writer. After working on kind of a horrible show, I started on this great show, The Simpsons, and I've been there for 23 years, you know, and loved it, written 36 episodes, and now I've written this book. Oh, okay. That's pretty cool. Something. It's a story. Yeah. Interesting. Yes, indeed. What inspired you to become a writer? Not knowing what else to do. So, confusion, I suppose. You know, as I mentioned, I was working in the business world and had taken these different paths in university and was not really intrigued or captivated or happy in any of them. And then my brother is also a writer, and I saw his experiences and life, and it seemed like a cool, fun, creative way to make a living and to kind of carry on one's life. So I just tried it, and to this point have managed to keep doing it. Oh, okay. That's cool. That's cool. Now, there is actually one question that I'm itching to tell you. Hit me. Hit me. All right, then. So during your time as a writer on The Simpsons, I was wondering, what is it you do that... I've heard a lot of things about The Simpsons, like predicting the future, whatnot. Yes. I just want to know is, what is the process and how you write each episode of The Simpsons and putting different references, not just what the people are saying about predictions, but any references whatsoever to put in behind each episodes in The Simpsons? Well, we obviously are pursuing a story and a point, but along the way, we want to make it funny. And sometimes just you'll make a verbal reference to something just sometimes to advance the story, but sometimes just for a joke. And then furthermore, sometimes we'll just do a visual reference to something. And then even as a background joke or something, we just want to fill in the color. And it turns out that after 762 episodes, there's a ton of references.
A highlight from The First Edition of Would You Let Joe Biden"
"Good morning America. Good Monday. Some of you are getting up and getting out the door. I'm glad I am with you. I'm Hugh Hewitt in Studio North going down to the Beltway this week. Oh, back to the Beltway. Gotta go do my work. Gotta go do my job. I want you to begin this segment with me by reflecting on how bad can the polls actually get for one person. Because John Ellis, now you've heard me mention John. John has been on the show before. Ellis on items the site formerly known as Twitter, now known as X, he produces two sub stacks. News items, which I read every morning before I go on the air. That's where I learned about Amazon investing in AI this morning. And political items, which is a second sub stack. And that just collects all the political data. And for years and years and years, John Ellis was the man behind the curtain at News Corp. And he ran the decision desk when it actually ran well. And he ran many, many other things at News Corp. And he's a very, very smart guy. So Ellis puts out these two news sub stacks that I read. And one of them, political items, carries with it the additional benefit of sparing me from having to figure out which polls to read. Because every couple of weeks or three weeks, he puts out the polls in one place. So John Ellis knows polling. He knows which ones are trash. He does not send you the trash one. So I ignore all polls until I see a poll show up in the news items or political items. So polls in one place rolled in on Saturday morning. And I don't want to get sued for copyright. You should subscribe to polls in one place and political items. But John summarized three of these. Number one, NBC News. Three quarters of voters say they're concerned about President Joe Biden's age and mental fitness. Three quarters. Three quarters. Number two, Washington Post ABC News. A Washington Post ABC News poll finds President Biden struggling to gain approval from a skeptical public. With dissatisfaction growing over his handling of the economy and immigration, a rising share saying the United States is doing too much to aid Ukraine in its war with Russia, and broad concerns about his age as he seeks a second term. More than three in five Democrats say they would prefer a nominee other than Biden. And the Post ABC poll shows Joe Biden trailing Donald Trump by 10 points. Then number three, the New York Times. President Biden is underperforming among nonwhite voters in the New York Times Santa College national polls over the last year. And this result marked a — represent a, quote, marked deterioration in Mr. Biden's support among non -Anglo voters. Those are the three big polls of the weekend, and they're all related to Joe Biden's age. So I've asked Generalissimo to assist me in diagnosing the problem here. And so just a yes or no, are you with me, Generalissimo? No. All right, good. Would you let Joe Biden prepare dinner for eight people? No. Would you let Joe Biden do the shopping for a dinner for eight people? No. Would you let Joe Biden make your family's reservations for a week's vacation at Disney World? Oh, hell no. Would you let Joe Biden book the flights for that vacation? No. Would you let Joe Biden drive the youth group van to the beach for Sunday at the beach? Absolutely not. Would you let Joe Biden chaperone the sixth grade astronomy camp overnight trip? Not even with your kids. Would you let Joe Biden invest your 401k? Would you let Joe Biden pick the paint colors for your church or your school remodel? No. Would you let Joe Biden select the menu for your daughter's wedding? No. Would you let Joe Biden lead a group of second graders through the Smithsonian Natural History? Stop, stop. I gotta... No. Just stay in the lane, please. I just want to know. These are just questions. Would you let Joe Biden lead a second grade group through the Smithsonian? Would you let him lead a high school group through the Smithsonian? Would you drop him off in front of an NFL stadium, give him a ticket, and tell him you'll see him in the seats? I don't think so. Would you let him be the president of a state university? Oh, no. Would you let him be the president of a private liberal arts college? No. Would you let him run a large public high school? No. How about a small private high school? How about a junior high school? Nowhere near kids, no. How about an elementary school? Absolutely not. A preschool? Absolutely not. Would you let Joe Biden run a 7 -Eleven? No, he doesn't have the right accent. Would you let Joe Biden run a sporting goods store? No. A multiplex? No. Would you let Joe run the candy and soda counter at the multiplex? It's too confusing, no. Would you let him run a Macy's? A McDonald's? No. A Houston's restaurant? No. Would you let him run an airport? Negative. Would you let him run the parking at the high school football game? No. Would you let him run a high school speech tournament? Too many kids, no. How about a swim meet? No. Would you let Joe Biden run any business with 10 employees? No. Would you let him run a business with 100 employees? No. Would you let him do HR for a business with 10 employees? No. Would you let him run the gift wrap sales fundraiser for your kids school? No. Would you let him run the thrift shop inventory day? No. Would you let him run a car dealership? Negative. Would you let him run a church fundraiser? No. A church service? No. A service station? No. Would you let him run a piano recital for 20 students under the age of 10? How about 10 students under the age of 10? No kids, no. Would you let him announce graduation at MIT? Would you let him announce graduation for any college? Have you heard him? No. Would you let him run an eighth grade graduation? No. Would you let him run the change of command at any duty station for any branch of the armed services anywhere in the Americas or in the worldwide distribution of our defense facilities? Not unless you wanted to create an incident, no. Would you let him drive a truck? Well, he's already claimed it, no. Would you let him drive a car that you're riding in the passenger seat? Not unless I was heavily insured. Would you let him fire a pistol at a range? Oh, hell no. Would you let him fire a rifle at a range? No. A machine gun? No. Bazooka? No. Would you let him get into a tank and fire a tank? I'm seeing a pattern here, no. Would you let him direct the drone strike? No. Would you let him drive a little tiny boat whaler, you know, a 12 -foot whaler? I would let him pilot your dinghy, no. Would you let him drive a criss -craft with an outboard motor? No. Of a yacht, a big yacht? No. Would you let him command the deck of a freighter? A freighter? No. How about a destroyer? Uh, I'm thinking not. Submarine? No. Aircraft carrier? No. All right. Could you imagine Stav with him on deck? What would you let Joe Biden do? Retire. No, but I mean, really, seriously, is there anything you'd let him do to put him in charge of, because this is my first edition of would you let Joe Biden dot, dot, dot? Nothing complicated because he gets confused easy. Nothing with kids because we kind of know about that. No, there's nothing the guy can do. He has shown no knowledge of market economics, free market economics. He has no idea how supply and demand works. No, but I'm just talking about give me something that he can do because we've got to get a retirement hobby for him. A retirement hobby? Checkers. Do you think he could win at checkers ever? It's yeah, he could he could run he could run an ice cream stand. I we I covered that. You were gonna let him run a 7 -Eleven. I don't know. I covered the gift wrap. 7 -Eleven is more complicated than an ice cream stand because gas is involved. But but I asked you about the the gift wrap fundraising. I want every mom in America ice cream. Well, no, every parent driving to school in America right now knows fall is the season for fundraisers. So we got the call from the granddaughter over the weekend. Hey, Nana, which is the fetching Mrs. Hewitt, right? Would you buy gift wrap? And of course, we're probably gonna have enough gift wrap for the rest of the five seasons. Yeah, yeah. Five seasons of gift wrap. Yes. And and now the flash is probably going to come up with candy bar. You know, it's just fundraising season, right? And so it's better than raffle tickets. I hate raffle tickets. Yeah. Gift wrap you can at least put in the closet and it'll be there when when she has to clean out the house. You are what we call in in in the school trade. You are what we call an easy mark. A mark. Yeah. Yes. And and you wouldn't even let Joe button out. For those of you who are new to the audience, we've added affiliates recently. Dwayne is an ex band parent who keeps getting dragged back in. And when he was a band parent, he ran parking at the at the battle of the band. Do you know what I'm doing now? Do you know what I'm doing this this year? What I'm doing? What? I had to stand up along with my wife, stand up a snack bar outside of girls volleyball. All right. Would you let Joe Biden run that? Not in your wildest dreams, because because one money's involved and two girls are nearby. But I mean, OK, then Paul back a year or two. No, you let him direct parking at the Battle of the Bands. Oh, not unless you wanted a wreck.
A highlight from Leveraging Relationships In Evangelism
"All right, well, I got the microphone this morning for the first time in like nine days and a little bit, not nervous, I'm very excited about preaching this morning. Brother Hunter came into my office. You go over to Mark chapter number four. Brother Hunter came into my office on Friday and he said, I am so glad I am not the one preaching after that revival. And I told him, I said, I'm glad you're not the one preaching after revival too. And, but I am excited about preaching to us this morning. I've got a heart full of stuff I wanna cover. In fact, my heart is so ready for it. I wanna pray ahead of time. I wanna pray to start out the service and we're gonna get a running start. I'm so excited about it, mind you. I have actually, I told my wife, I worked in, I draw in my notes. I have, sometimes I have an issue reading. I'm a little bit dyslexic and things. So I actually put like illustrations in my notes and I, in my notes, because of how excited I am, I actually drew a yellow triangle for a yield sign to remind me, slow down, okay? Slow down during the service today. So that's my hope. I wanna try to be slower for you today because I just got a heart full of stuff. I hope you do as well. I hope as you've come to revival over the last few days that God is doing a work in your heart. He's certainly doing a work in our church. And I don't wanna leave you behind, okay? And I mean that with all sincerity. I don't mean that as a threat. And you know, either get on the bus or we're gonna run you over. That's not my heartbeat at all. But if the bus leaves the station, I want you on the bus. And a lot of our meeting next week's gonna be about that. And I'm just looking forward to what God's gonna do. But we're gonna start with prayer this morning and ask God's blessing on the service. And would you pray for me as I preach? I'm not nervous particularly. I just, I wanna do the sermon justice. There's some big things I think in our church that we've gotta grasp. Me as a Christian and you as a Christian, we've gotta lay hold on some of these ideas. If we are gonna have an effective global outreach and local outreach, there's some things we really gotta lay hold on. And so pray for me, but also pray for you in these next few moments that God would work in your heart and that the word of God would not fall on deaf ears, but that you would receive it with gladness and with meekness. I love that that's one of the ways Paul says we're to receive the word with meekness. Meekness simply means power under control. So you've got all this ability, you've got all this horsepower under the hood, if you will, but you need to have that tempered and controlled by the Holy Spirit. And when you receive this word, there's power that comes with it. And we've gotta let the Holy Spirit guide us as a church. So let's pray and we'll dive in. God, I need you today. And Lord, you know that's true. And so Lord, I don't wanna waste this prayer time. I simply don't wanna, I don't simply wanna just fill in with prayer time either. Lord, I need a special unction from on high this morning. I know the power is present. I just, I'd like access to it. And I pray God that in a special way, your spirit would do a work in our hearts that we couldn't explain as any other method than yours. And so Father, we commit this service to you. I pray you'd allow me to say the things you desire. And Lord, I hesitate to pray this. You've done this before, but Lord, if there's something you don't want me to say, I pray I wouldn't say it either. But I pray that today's service just be specially guided by your spirit. And Father guide this church. Lord, give us a special grace as a church to be able to accomplish certain things. Lord, I so loved what preacher said on, I think it was Wednesday night, about the grace bestowed upon the churches of Macedonia. They had a special grace on them. And I pray for a special grace for us as well, Lord, that we would have a part in global evangelization, but also local evangelization as well, Lord. Spark a flame in us, rekindle the fire. And Lord, help us to have a passion for souls in a way that we have not known prior. And God, would you burn that flame brightly if we ever to reach this world, we're gonna have to adjust some things as a church and as Christians and as parents and as spouses. I pray God that just in a special way, you'd work in our hearts. We ask in Christ's name, amen. Let me say again, what an amazing week we had. I hope that you were here and we had great crowds each night. So if you weren't here, I may not have even noticed that because the crowd was so good, but it was a blessing to see what God is doing in our church and working in our church. We've been praying through the, if you think about it, we've been trying for the whole year to align our mission strategy and our evangelism strategy closer to the scripture. And we have certainly heard a truckload of scripture this week and just Bible verse after Bible verse after Bible verse, story after story from the scripture about how global evangelization works. And so we are trying to align to that. Let me say this too. I'll talk more about this next Sunday afternoon as well, but let me say, I have never been more proud and more relieved to be a Baptist than I am right now. And here's the reason, and I am convinced a Baptist, but that's a sidebar. But what I am grateful to be a Baptist for is that as a Baptist, if anything defines a Baptist, it's that this is our source of authority. That if the Bible tells us to do it, that we are supposed to do it. If it's in the book, it should be done by God's people. And if what we're doing, we find to be incompatible with what's in the book, then we're the ones that are supposed to change. And that will and has always been true of Baptists. And so long as we call ourselves a Baptist, and I think till Jesus comes back, that's our intent. But as Baptist, that means we're supposed to be doing what we find in this book. We're supposed to be doing it the way we find in this book. And we don't do the things that we do as Baptists historically or presently because other people are doing it. We don't do what we do as Baptists because it's pragmatic or it works. We as Baptists, if anything throughout history has defined a Baptist, it has been that their source of authority is found from the scripture. In fact, even pastoral authority, it only is only borrowed from the Bible and only goes so long as the Bible allows it to go. So the only real source of authority we get is from the Bible. And so in areas where the Bible gives clear instructions and examples, what we are supposed to do is follow those instructions and examples. And over the last couple of weeks, we've been working, I've been working in my office 50 plus hours reading Baptist history from our inception in the early 1500s to how it flowed through America and all of those things. And if anything is true of the Baptist, it's this, that this book gets to define what we do. And as a pastor, I just wanna say, I'm relieved that that's the case. Because if there's a change we have to make as a church, all I have to do is copy what scripture says. All you and I have to do is copy what scripture says. You remember when you were a kid and maybe some of you don't, but my generation will probably remember, you remember tracing paper? I don't know if that's still a thing or if it was a thing before me. Those older than me, did you have tracing paper as well? Oh, okay, all right, I just assumed it was all rock and, I'm just kidding, just kidding. But tracing paper, all you have to do, you can pretend, people will give you credit for being an awesome artist when all you did was copy, right? And as Baptists, we don't have to be awesome artists, we just have to copy. I don't have to come up with some original plan in my genius little brain, all I have to do is copy. And so as a Baptist, that's the relief I get to take as a pastor to say, hey, church family, all we have to do is copy. And we've spent the last week hearing how God desires for us to do it. The problem is, and maybe you've experienced this when you were a kid, if you accidentally take two pieces of tracing paper or three pieces of tracing paper, it becomes harder to see the lines. And I'm afraid that sometimes in some ways as Baptists, we have heritage and we have the way we've inherited and we've had the default positions that don't necessarily, the lines aren't necessarily unbiblical, they're just not compatible with the patterns we find in scripture. And so what we're gonna do over the next couple of weeks is just revisit, hey man, this is what the Bible says and here's what we ought to be doing and here's how we ought to follow that and what a blessing that is. So do not miss next Sunday afternoon as we fellowship. We've got some plans, but we want input, we want involvement and contribution. This is our collective church. And as we heard, evangelism is an all church responsibility. It's a whole church strategy. Well, if it's a whole church strategy, here's my plan. I want it to be a whole church decision. I don't want anybody in a year from now saying, oh, pastor, you did this. No, we are gonna do this. We as a church are gonna make some decisions together about how we want to approach missions, where we want to dedicate our money. There's partnerships, there's journeys, all the things that we have talked about. And so I am excited about the opportunity to preach. It was a great missions conference, but I will say this, halfway through the missions conference, God had already really worked in my heart about what direction and then shortly thereafter gave me the passages to go to. It's March chapter number four. And so what I want us to do is, I want to be careful how I say this. I want to come down, not to reality, but I want to come down to today. Right now, I am starry eyed. I cannot wait for the things that are coming. I want to go to all the world. We have some plans for March and the following six months after that with our church and everybody wants to go. They're in the middle of next year. There are some things in the works. We're gonna talk a lot about it next week, but listen to me, church family, we don't have to wait to reach the world, nor should we wait to reach the world for the simple reality that Bakersfield and Kern County is very much a part of the world. And so while we get excited and starry eyed and man, I want to go do, and I do too, and I am excited and I've been talking to some different men and trying to put together a team and put together a plan. And I am excited. We need to cross the oceans, but we cannot forget there are people who are literally across the fence from us who are within our reach. For the last few months, we've been driving as a staff and planning for a special Sunday on October the 22nd. At the end of service, you'll get to see a video and you'll get one of these on your way out. I'll explain more about it, but basically what we're going to do as a church is I'm gonna give you five tracks and over the course of this next week, you're gonna pray and ask God what five families you're gonna go invite and bring to church that are within your reach. And that Sunday is gonna be entitled True Purpose. And the heartbeat of it, you'll see the video in a minute like I said, the heartbeat of that is that your neighbors, your family, your friends and your coworkers would understand what the true purpose of Jesus coming was. I remember as a lost person, I had no idea why Jesus was here. I had no concept of what he came to do. I didn't know he was God and there was a bunch of things I didn't know until someone explained to me the whole purpose Jesus came. And the whole purpose of October the 22nd, we're gonna see more over the course of the next few weeks is to bring those nearest us to the saving knowledge of Jesus Christ. And please hear me, listen, church family, I want, I am praying, I am awake, planning, trying to build out a global missions strategy. I wanna reach Zambians and I wanna reach Angolans and I wanna reach Fijians, but God also desires for us to do the work of an evangelist right here and now in our communities and in our county. And the passage we're going to this morning actually brings that whole, all my introduction into a very clear biblical focus. So we're gonna go to Mark chapter number five. I think I told you chapter four, I apologize. Mark chapter number five is where we're gonna be this morning. Mark chapter number five, we're gonna read our texts together, we're gonna walk through it, we're gonna unpack it and we're gonna really introduce the whole concept and walk through the whole story together. And we're gonna see this story in detail and we're really not gonna get to the message until the very, very end, but you stay with me and we'll learn something this morning. Mark chapter number five, verse number one says, and they, that's speaking of Jesus and his disciples came over onto the other side of the sea and that's the Sea of Galilee. And so Jesus has just left Capernaum, that's his hometown. And he's traveling 40 miles to the east and he's heading over into verse number one, into the country of the Gadarenes. So that's Gadara. And in chapter number four, in fact, you can look back there in just a second with me, but in chapter number four, while they're making this journey, a massive storm hits. And what happens is Christ is on the boat and the disciples are losing their minds. They think this boat's gonna sink reasonably so. And Jesus speaks to the wind and the waves and he calms them. Now, please understand to you and I, that's like, yeah, that's what Jesus does. But to the disciples, they have just started following him. You realize we're only in chapter number five, Jesus has barely just called the disciples. They're actually on their first Gentile mission according to Mark that they've ever done. They're gonna go over into the Gadarenes. But this is one of the first miracles the disciples have ever seen. And at the end of this chapter, you can look at it, chapter four, at the end of the chapter number four, it ends with the disciples making this beautiful statement. What manner of man is this? That even the winds and the waves obey him. So this unbelievable, unnatural, supernatural thing happens in chapter number four. The sea becomes glass. They end up on the other side of the shore or in the country of the Gadarenes. And I want you to notice what happens immediately. Verse number two.
A highlight from The Mike and Mark Davis Daily Chat - 09/25/23
"Were you hardwired into this program Mike? Kinda, yeah. This was an actual hit. The theme song of this was an actual hit on the actual radio in 1976. We have a happy day's cast birthday. That would be Potsy. Potsy is 74. I have no idea how old Ralph Mouth is. Well, they're all in their 70s. It's a weird birthday too because Mark Hamill, virulent liberal Luke Skywalker, he is 72. And you know, you just pause, you stop and you think about the career and what happened. The great Christopher Reeve would have been 71 today. That 1995 horse accident, man, I still haven't scrubbed my brain of that and what heroism and activism. So anyway, big showbiz birthdays. A lot going on in the news. You want to do some new stuff or the book, the article? Well, let's do both. Yeah, the book comes out this week, the Fox News book, but let's start, let's not bury the lead. This Washington Post poll has people in hysteria. I mean, they are running through the streets of DC with their hair on fire. This is kind of unusual. I've never seen a media organization like the Washington Post produce the results of a poll and then trash their own poll and bang on it. Right. It's an outlier. This can't be real. This can't be right. I mean, it's devastating news for Biden if it's to be believed. Now let's face it. Polls are quirky. Here's why polls kind of matter. We kind of, they don't. The reason they don't matter is because Lord knows we saw polling about the big red wave in 2022 and that didn't quite work out for us. So let's remember before we get too excited about polls that they are subject to change dramatically. But here's where it does matter. It does give a person like Donald Trump momentum. There is an appearance of momentum. There is the facade of surging and momentum, which kind of feeds upon itself. It just, it just snowballs. So it's real. I mean, it's very, very, it's very, very palpable. And it becomes even more and more unlikely that anybody's going to overcome him. But we never know. A lot can change. We still could, we still could change. How about the debate Wednesday? I heard you mentioned driving in. I thought I saw Burgum. Yes, you did. I rectified that a couple. He did. He managed to get 3 % in Iowa, 4 % in New Hampshire. Speaking of polls I'm skeptical of, there's one, but bless his heart. He seems like a good guy. It seems to be wasted time. I have a very short appetite for wasted time. How about wasted money? How about the money he's spending on the ads? You know what those ads cost? I know. And they're all, I see, I see six Doug Burgum ads every day on Fox news, speaking of Fox news. Every ad I see on Fox news for Doug Burgum, I think how many families of police officers would that help? Or how many poor people would that feed? Or how much, how much of a border wall would that fund? It's his money. I know he can do what he wants. But what a waste of money. It seems to be. Unless, unless he comes in third in Iowa or New Hampshire, kind of punches a ticket out of the month of January. And I mean, stranger things, well, not many stranger things have happened, but then maybe, maybe he ends up with some, how old is he? Is there running mate buzz? You're not going to have a North Dakota running mate buzz. There's not buzz about him over here at the 7 -11 down the street from the airport. Buzz. There's no Doug Burgum buzz. Here's the conspiracy buzz about the Washington Post poll that you just mentioned is that this is on purpose. They want to show Biden as desperate so that in the liberal and the Democrat ivory towers, they can really get the ball moving on replacing him with somebody who might have a prayer of winning. So that's not without some merit. I mean, you know, they got to be sitting around saying, this is our guy. I mean, last week at the UN, at one point it was utter gibberish. And you're looking, I'm thinking my Lord, that's the commander in chief of the United States of America. So the Democrats have to see this. Mark, no way he'll be the nominee. No way he's going to run. Shall I ask you? I mean, okay. I'll ask you again. It's a flow chart.
A highlight from Rate Pause
"Hello and welcome to Ledgercast. My name is Brian Crossguard here, as always, with one and only Josh Olsowich. Hey Josh. Mr. Brian. How you doing? How are you? I'm good. I'm happy to be with you today. You're already cards pulled up, ready to go. I got my best podcast hoodie on, you know. Only the best Ledgercast family. Getting the hoodie season, depending on what part of the country you're in. For sure. My dear Alabama, I mean, this is the weather that you live here for. Like, most of the year is incredibly humid, but September, October, November, that's when it's the good stuff. Well, people didn't come on this podcast to hear about the weather. They came to hear about head and shoulders. We always start with the weather. I know. It's like a podcast faux pas, but we do it anyway. It's the human experience. There's a head and shoulders on like every market on all timeframes. Like, you can't not see it. ETH, Bitcoin, S &P, Qs, any risk market, we'll put it like that, any risk market looks very, very toppy still to me. What are your thoughts on, you know, as we enter our 37th week as macro LARPing traders? Yeah, well, this continues to tell a story, right? Dollar legitimately been up only on a weekly basis for more than two months. Hold on, hold on. Jeff in the chat said. Jeff, were you listening for your show? We were just discussing the accelerated aging of Ryan in the show. I feel like I feel like the bear market is hitting me in every possible way right now. Sorry, continue. Yeah, I'm I'm going to be very gray and old and wrinkly if I make it through another cycle. Anyway, the Dixie is up. Yield. You know what I realized this week? Back to the Dixie for a sec. I realized that the Euro chart, Euro USD is basically the Bitcoin chart. So if you're rooting for Bitcoin, you're basically rooting for the Euro chart. I don't know how that's going to work out. It's not the team I want to be on right now. No, I agree. I don't know how that's going to work out for us because that Euro chart looks bad, quite awful. Yeah, that's bad. So I keep that in mind generally for people, you know, if you see some good news or positive news in Euro land, which I think is rare these days, it should generally signal wellness for Bitcoin. Yeah. Well, it's mostly that dollar strength. It's just not. Yeah, it's all it's all just the same thing. Right. Yeah, exactly. We titled the show Rate Pause because rate hikes were paused. So this is the first time in quite some time that we've gone into FOMC with no change. The result of that was you start to see the 30 year kind of catching up to the two year because they also said that they are planning on staying high for longer. So we're not going to do the thing where we just immediately start going into cuts. And so, yeah, it may not have the desired effect that people might expect by a rate pause. At this point, holding rates at this level is restrictive eventually, right? It gets more and more restrictive as the lower interest rate that like rolls into this new environment, you know? Right. But I think it's honestly, I agree with the Fed. I think keeping it here and doing a wait and see type attitude makes more sense than keep raising and then panic cutting when the time comes. I think you have a potential to break a little less in this regard. I think they should have paused a while back and should have started way before they did. But nevertheless, the idea of pausing but not committing to a cut, I think is reasonable. Well, the markets didn't get angry at pausing. The markets got angry because they hinted at two more hikes still. So if that actually happens, I don't think it will. Look, I'm a chaos agent. I say go all the way, right? Pedal to the metal, no half measures. If you want to kill the economy, go for it. So yeah, let's do two more. Let's do one in November, one in February, whatever. I don't know. I think the consensus, though, is that markets aren't going to last that long. Markets being the economy, I guess. But the economy just isn't going to last and hold up through that. So unemployment is going to tick up considerably. That's the expectation. You're not going to get your soft landing. And Paul basically said as much that that wasn't his base case during the meeting. So you got to keep that in mind when you're looking at risk markets like crypto and alts especially are just still obliterated and continue to look terrible. Two -year looks like it wants more. The three -month yields look like, all the yields look like they want more. Yeah, they're all acting like it. Especially if you take today out of the picture, which I'm not sure I'm going to read too much into what's happening on a Friday. Well, we had, so yesterday we had a negative 1 .6 % day on S &P. And there were already legacy analysts coming out saying, oh man, Paul's going to have to cut this year. It's been one day. You people are so soft, so pathetic. Pillsbury Doughboy over here asking for cuts after a down day. Give me a break. Just absurd. The chart on the S &P does look like it has room for more downside like that. Oh, for sure. Pretty clean breakdown, but it's not in panic mode. It's in the middle. It's in the chop zone. 4200 makes all the sense in the world based on some basic technical analysis. Look at the 200 -day moving average. All this is just meaner version. You have people panicking that the number is going down instead of up and they're pathetic. I mean, that's legacy for you. Even when you look at non -technical analysis, if we were in price discovery for the stock market right now, it would not make sense. It just does not make sense relative to the economy. But ledger, price is in the forward future. It doesn't look at what's happening now. We're not going to get a recession. We're going to get a huge GDP print, man. Forward future looks like we got another year or two of grinding. Like grinding economically, trying to figure out this balance of wage inflation, commodities inflation, cost of goods. There's a balance that has to exist there. Life is more expensive for people. Their homes are more expensive and their business loans are more expensive. are Their wages up, but they're not caught up to that. And so the economy needs to figure itself out. It needs to find its Zen zone. I agree. That could take time. But that's not the S &P. The S &P is eight companies who have billions of dollars, don't need to borrow, don't need debt at this interest level. But now the problem, I think Apple especially, I don't expect their new phone to sell gangbusters because the economy is... It's one of the easiest things to not upgrade. Right. Well, that as well. But USB -C, right? Welcome to the 21st century, everybody. So I'm expecting those numbers to be soft. The Nvidia story seems to be softening, even though it's hard to really know what's going on there. There's still lots of lots of demand for those checking news. Yeah. But I guess the point is, who cares about the rest of the S &P, the 493, right? It's all about the top seven right now. And if those are weak, which they are, just in the charts, the markets are going to turn lower because you're not getting any help from the other 493. All right. I want some of what Andre is drinking in the chat. I'm just going to plop this onto the show. Here we go, Andre. This is your moment. Fed waits another year to lower rates than the BTC happening. The presidential election and lower interest rates are all going to be happening at the same time as we go into the next bull run. Space exclamation point, which is another way of saying triple exclamation point. Where do you put that space in front? Andre, I'm with you. I hope you're right. I think people believe that if they cut, then that will be bullish, but they won't cut until things look terrible. So if they're cutting, then we have a different problem, right? We have a recession if they're cutting, right? It's over if they're cutting. We just have to dodge a recession. You just have to dodge a recession. Around halving, whatever. And then there's this other school of thought, which is kind of what Andre is hinting at. Maybe the halving doesn't matter. Maybe it's just a coincidence that we've been in these four -year business cycles, and it's just lined up perfectly. I've seen that narrative growing recently, which is surprising to me, but it makes sense. Look, if you look at the data and you just don't pay attention to halving, I agree. But I think the halving brings eyeballs. It brings people understanding the asset a little differently because they're like, oh, wait, what do you mean? The supply is going to be cut in half or whatever, the daily emissions. Anyway. And meanwhile, Bitcoin and ETH both basically at their 200 -week moving average. This was okay. So that's the tweet you have up. This was my engagement bait last night. This is if anybody was paying attention. It's comparing the 200 -week and the 200 -day moving averages on Bitcoin. The last time... They're converging. Yeah. So they're converging. And the last time it looked like this was 2015 for a bull cross. It technically didn't cross bearish in 2015. I just want to highlight, though, Josh. We are both getting rejected by that right now, if you look at this weekly. Yeah, but that's okay. It's September. It's key three. I don't care. But yes. They're just winding around in there. They're meandering. It's not good. Also, one other comment. Yeah. Gotta work on this hashtag. 250k or bust. Gotta work on that. Well, that's the target. We need some ideas. That's the 8000 % target from here is 250k. That's where that came from. Yeah, we gotta do better. 250 by 25 is too much of a mouthful. I feel like the phrase millie needs to be in there. Millie? Quarter millie? Quarter millie. Maybe just full millie. Look, I've been on the record. 250k is the target for the next run. Okay. Even before this tweet, the stars are aligning. Yeah. People are saying what's happened to me. I'm using a different camera. I'm in a different place. And I got a haircut today. And everyone says you look old. I look weird and old. I am old. Here, I was I was puffing you up early. You're telling me I look good. And I was telling you how old I felt. And now the whole chat's like, hey, you look old. You look terrible. I think you look fine. But you know, maybe it's the rates, you know, the rates are just killing everybody. It is the rates. I'm gonna go ahead and go out on a limb and say that I'm affected by that. Sure. So yeah, if we look at if we look at Bitcoin, also, We've also got if you don't like the head and shoulders, at the very least, you have to admit there's some sort of double top there. Yeah, double top, lower, lower low by a smidge. Rejected by the fast and long moving averages potentially. There's a there's reason to be concerned here. If we're above 28, at any point Q4, I think we're good for move higher, which doesn't like logically make sense based on what's going on in the world with rates and everything. So if this then that if we get above 28, we're good. Until then, I expect lower lows, ETH especially. What's going on with ETH, man? You're the ETH fanboy, the ETH cheerleader. What's happening? It's even better than BTC in terms of rejection off the 200. That's clean. It's nice and clean. That's a dump it. Let me translate that for everybody. That means it's even more bearish. I think this tells some of the story like there's not many people in the ecosystem that don't consider pair trades, you know, like opportunity cost or a risk profile of being in one thing versus the other. And a lot of people are dancing on like long tail of altcoins. Like they'll play on those playgrounds. But the people that are in big assets are looking at this where ETH BTC is breaking down further. It looks like it might be escalating. It looks like it might be going from breakdown to a steady progression to the downside. And I don't know, maybe that also looks double toppy to me. Yeah, but maybe another 10 -15 % on ETH is on that relative to BTC and people just don't see the upside as worthwhile. I get it. I understand. I like 05. And if 05 doesn't survive around the ETF stuff, assuming the ETF stuff is going to be bullish, I like 03. I think a 200 week tap at a minimum would make sense. So, you know, you're looking at another 10 % relative in that scenario. And that would probably be a bullish bottom. Bullish, she says. A bullish bottom if it maintains that. I'm sure, I don't know harmonics well enough to just like eyeball it, but I'm sure there's some sort of harmonic. Batwing harmonic, yeah. Yeah, there's something there where you could draw like a crab or something. If this one's a 0 .03, that would be concerning. Well, what's the breakout level of the head and shoulders? Like 0 .035, 0 .036? Yeah, I think that's reasonable. I think that would put ETH people, myself included, just in Jordan tier mode. Look, if ETH doesn't get an ETF and Bitcoin does and it actually sees flows. It could happen. It could happen. That's all I'm saying. That's all I'm saying. Hit your targets, Josh. 0 .053 before 0 .035. That's true. I mean, we need to spot ETF first, which... That's just math, just so you know. And dyslexia. It's just kind of interesting that it has not made a higher high since going proof of stake. Kind of weird, right? The Real Dangles asks, can we do a mini series on learning macro fundamentals? I've only ever looked at crypto, so half of what you guys talk about is foreign to me. No, but there's some people that you can learn from. One of the best, in my opinion, and I was... Jeebus was giving me crap about this, but Ray Dalio is, I think, the greatest macro mind that actually takes their information and then shares it. Big Debt Crises is a book. It's a study of cycles, basically. It's a study of deflationary, inflationary cycles, and they're very good. I would read that. That's a great start. Like, that'll be good. That could teach you more than I ever could. There's many, many other things, in addition to what he talked about, that go into what he talks about. But at the end of the day, it's all about cycles. And that's a terrific book. I would listen to a bunch of podcasts on macro stuff. Blockworks does a billion of them. Yeah, but don't worry. If you listen to those, you'll end up a bear. So you gotta know that going in so that you don't end up a bear. I don't care if you're bullish or bearish, but being able to form your own opinion, that's the end goal. But people that do nothing but talk macro are all bears. They're all dirty bears, Josh. I agree with you. They're doomer macro people. But just knowing the language and knowing what people are looking at definitely helps you understand what the hell is going on. If you listen to them, just know that you need to protect your beautiful, bullish beauty. Don't take their advice, air quotes here. Don't take their advice. Your beautiful, bullish innocence needs to be protected when you listen to the doomer bears. You'll learn all about the SPR and why it's the end of the world. What is it about macro that makes people perma bears? I don't know. I think all this cyclical stuff, the raining down of potential for bad makes you think it's imminent. Yeah, they're very pro -commodity, pro -being anti -market. That's their whole personality and identity. Now I'm thinking of Sven specifically, for those of you who know who that is. But the macro people will be wrong for years and years and years. And then we'll finally get a down move. And they'll be like, yes, I told you so. Now I've lost all my money and the market 10xed at that time. But I told you so. We would get a correction. But I like that about them. The macro people also generally don't like Bitcoin. Some of them do, certainly. But most of them don't. So that tells me we still got time. It's still early. There are very few Lynn Alden's of the world where I simultaneously massively respect their macro analysis. And they don't discount crypto. She does discount everything but Bitcoin. But I'll forgive her for that. Because she's already really good at two things. That most people can't combine their goodness of that. Yeah, she's great. That's another easy listen as far as trying to pick up. She just wrote a book about money, too. I'm sure it's got some good macro stuff in there. There you go. So we'll stop that. Rate's up. Murray, I don't know what we're saying is like Michael Murray. But if he's a doomer bear, then yes. Yeah, this is a doomer bear that he was right at the right time on the right cycle as the media fell in love with such characters. So that carries a lot of weight. Like he can now be wrong for the rest of his life, but he was still right in 2008. But I respect people that have these opinions. I just think it's a lot easier to make money if you're a bull over the long period of time. I agree. Tripsy says he thinks the TA makes a better bear case than macro. I agree. I pay attention to the macro because it's kind of interesting. And having the ability to discuss it is powerful. But if all I do is pay attention to the TA, then I'd be fine. If you see the macro and you make this great bear case and then you see the chart and the chart looks like it wants to explode to the upside, don't make the trade. Not financial advice, but don't sell everything in that scenario. I wouldn't. But if the chart looks like doo -doo and the macro looks like doo -doo, then maybe it's just doo -doo. Well, knowing yields and rates helps you understand the DeFi angle a little bit. Knowing risk premium helps you understand like if I'm not getting paid an insane amount in DeFi right now, it's just not worth participating. You know? Yeah. Assuming a risk -free rate in U .S. government bonds, treasuries, whatever, you're not getting paid that differential in DeFi. Typically, you are seeking yield growth balance, right? There's some combination or you're looking for either or, but there's a balance of yield and growth. If your available yield today is high, so let's say you can earn 5 % in a money market or something like that, then two years ago, you could only earn 1%. Then your need for growth is even higher to make up for your annualized compounding year -on -year returns because when you're seeking growth, you're compounding that growth to make up for the lack of yield. So when the yield is higher, you need even more growth so people get less interested in the growth because the growth needs to be so severe to replace easy yield that's available today. So that's why risk assets that focus on growth look less attractive when yield is high. That's a general concept that can be useful. I always like to think about the extremes. So they used to say, Tina, there is nothing else when you're talking about allocating capital. So if there was no yield before, you get all this crazy VC shit and altcoins and NFTs. Because it's growth at all costs. Because that's it. That's the whole game, right? Now that there's a balance, it'd be much harder to create something like FTX in this environment where you can get a yield, you know? Yeah, there is demand for return on those dollars that's not just growth, that's not just bring it back to me more valuable. Did you hear that NFT story? The NFTs are 95 % worthless thing? Yeah. Yeah, there's some really good replies from NFT people that I thought were worthy. I've retweeted one of them. I don't remember who it was. I think it was the punk person that works, that does the streams all the time. Pink haired punk. You know, most of them always have been worthless is what they mentioned. And I think that they're doing a classic throw the baby out with the bathwater thing. Like the speculation on JPEGs was always going to pop. The underlying technology does have inherent value, it's just who's going to win from that. Like, will all the current market participants, collections, companies, whatever, will they all go away and then somebody will rise from the ashes and win the technology emergence where game the underlying technology can be taken advantage of to create real business value? I think that's what will happen, but which of us will be there to survive it? And then some stuff will get Lindy effects of art, digital art. There was product market fit, there is product market fit for that. But like, you can't just mint 10 ,000 pineapples and expect to make millions of dollars now when there's nothing else. If your denominator is infinity, then yeah, 95 % are useless.
A highlight from Ep381: Delegate These Tasks To Make Podcasting Easier - Jay Aigner
"Because I'm very much of the mindset that as soon as something becomes a grind or feels too much like work, like hard work when it shouldn't be that hard, I need to switch something up. So I would say the biggest thing I struggle with today is just I've got a pretty good formula for my questions. I got a pretty good cadence for my show and I try to mix it up, but I struggle with how much should I mix it up for myself and my listeners more than keeping it the same and kind of just asking the same things robotically. And if you do 10 episodes a week saying the same thing over and over again, you're just like, man, this is we've got to mix something up here. And I actually just a quick plug to my friend, Els Kramer, runs an awesome podcast. And she was talking about she has these index cards and she basically has a bunch of topics on them. It's money like or success or hobbies or whatever. And she kind of shuffles them up and then we'll like randomly ask them those questions throughout after mixing them in. And I could see how it broke up the monotony of a normal interview for her because she would go, OK, tell me what your thoughts are on money. Right. And it's just like a random thing to throw into an interview. And it really did help her mix up some of those questions. So I think that would be my biggest struggle today is keeping it fresh for myself. Awesome. All right. So the last question is, if somebody's listening and they're not as far along in their journey as you are, what would be your best advice for success in a podcast that maybe we haven't covered today? I talked about a little bit, but use tools. Descript is a great tool. Descript saves a lot of time. But use people like Adam, use people like you. If you're serious about doing the podcast, the production will weigh on you eventually. If you do enough episodes, it doesn't matter how short they are. It doesn't matter how quick you think your process is going to be. It drags on and it's a lot. And if you have close to 100 episodes in the bank like I do, it gets to be a lot. The production is a lot. So delegate, find a team, find an agency, find a freelancer, find a somebody to hand some of that work off to. So you don't just grind down. And it also helps with your cadence. Like you were just mentioned, I just went on vacation and for the first time I had four episodes released and I didn't have to do anything. I didn't have to touch them. I didn't have to download the raw files on my computer. I didn't do anything. The descriptions, the titles, the artwork, the editing, the posting, the sharing on social media. Everything was done because I learned how to delegate that to my team that I have already for my company. And so I would say hire somebody to help you. You're buying your time back. I'm a big proponent of that anyway. If you're considering this a serious sales channel for your business, I would buy your time back by hiring somebody to do the work for you so you can go out and do more episodes. You can book these bigger guests. You can work on your other business, actual business that you're probably trying to do. And you're not spending two to 10 hours a week doing semi monotonous, semi painful parts of the process like uploading and posting social media and just these things are just like over and over again, find somebody to do it for you. And maybe Adam Adams because he's a great guy. Appreciate that. It's been great checking in with you, finding and learning what you've been doing, how to get the success. I loved your idea of just asking for the ratings and reviews, asking people that, you know, you have a relationship with and getting so many in a short amount of time, talking about some of the tools that you use for editing, like the people that you partner with for editing, for making your life easier. The tools that you use on LinkedIn, on pod match, for example, just stuff that we should all be thinking about. And your podcast is the first customer, by the way, if you're listening, the link to the first customer is down in the show notes, so you can scroll down, you can check that out and find out how people are getting their first customers and their second customers, because this is a way that all of us can have growth. So if you've got a business and you listen to a few episodes of the first customer, whether you've had your first customer or not, you're going to learn ways of getting clients, ways of serving more people. The link to the first customer is already in the show notes. Also, Jay's company link is already in the show notes. So if you want to check that out, if you want to work with him for quality assurance for your app or what you're doing, that link's already in the show notes. Same thing, any social media that he wanted you to connect with him on LinkedIn or anything that's in the show notes. So that way you can connect with him there, get him on your podcast or vice versa. I also just mentioned that on this podcast, Jay subtly mentioned that there's two ways to do content. Now, one of the ways is putting the burden of the content on the other person. All you got to do is just ask the questions. And half of my episodes are like that, like this one today with Jay, I'm asking him and all the content's coming from him. And I also queued up some really good content that is going to be beneficial for you. I know what you're going through. I know what you're worried about and I want to support you. And so I have a solo episode that's coming up right after this. I don't want you to go anywhere. It's going to be a short episode packed with value. So I'll see you there. You know, I really don't say this nearly enough. I don't mention this and I feel horrible because it's a great resource for you to be able to take your podcast to the next level. And it's simply a free resource that I don't need your email or anything. It's just a podcasting course that I created that has ended up putting in the very first six episodes of this podcast. So if you haven't checked it out, definitely going to want to just check out those first six episodes, see how they can help you improve your podcast, get in front of more people and have a better result where you're making more money through the podcast, et cetera. So much can happen after you listen through episodes. One, two, three, four, five and six. So if you haven't done it, go do it now. And by the way, if you're subscribed, you'll keep hearing more great content. So to those of you who are, I'll see you on the next episode.
A highlight from The power of neurodiversity
"In today's episode I speak to Catherine McCord about the power of neurodiversity. We discuss her neurodiversity and her work as an entrepreneur in people operations consulting. Catherine's different brain wiring influenced her innovative and forward -thinking approach to her work. We discussed the misconceptions surrounding bipolar disorder and its manifestations. Catherine shares clear strategies on how to manage her bipolar and how she uses her motivation and mindset to combat the depressed mood and continue moving forward. This episode talks about myth busting and biases surrounding neurodiversity and medical diagnosis. We ponder on the potential evolutionary aspect of neurodiversity as well as the benefits of embracing honesty and setting boundaries up front. Listen up to the rest of this conversation. I create clear thinking and decisive leaders who can amplify their influence. Contact me to find out how I can help you or your organisation. And today our guest is Catherine McCord. How are you doing? I'm wonderful. Thank you so much for having me today. I'm excited to be here. I'm excited to have you too and I want to know why you're wonderful. Why am I wonderful? I would say probably my neurodiverse brain is the thing that makes me stand out the most. I absolutely love having a brain that's wired very differently. So what is your neurodiversity? So first of all, if anybody listening does not know, so neurodiversity simply refers to a medically visible and or diagnosable difference in how the brain processes information and stimuli. So this could be anything from epilepsy and traumatic brain injury over to, let's say, ADHD and even like bipolar obsessive compulsive disorder, etc, etc. My personal neurodiversity, the ones I talk about the most anyway, I actually have several, but the ones I talk about the most are my obsessive compulsive disorder and my bipolar. Interesting. OK, so you're an entrepreneur. What do you do? So what do I do? I work in people operations consulting. So basically all things human in H .R. I eat, live and breathe it. And I have kind of a different approach to these types of things. I have a very humanistic, very innovative and very let's face forward kind of approach to it. And it's and again, all that kind of came from the neurodiversity. So I kind of blame that part of me for that. And then I also speak and speak and teach internationally on topics of inclusion, typically focusing on either innovating inclusive hiring, neurodiversity or disability. Fascinating. So it's interesting because the neurodiversity that you mentioned the most, OCD and bipolar, are probably the ones that worry neurotypical people the most. Especially the bipolar, because people don't seem to actually know what it is. And so it's really funny. You get some funny reactions with that one. You do? Yeah, because I guess, you know, when it was called manic depressive. Right. That sounded very worrying because nobody kind of knew what that meant. And then it got, you know, a better name. So can you explain, first of all, what is bipolar and how does that manifest for you? So it's different for everybody to have it. And they're actually different categorizations of bipolar. So the type that I have is the kind of the main characteristics is that you will have long periods of down, long periods of up, and then a bunch of normal, quote, quote, normal average. Like when I say normal, I mean my personal normal. Like just kind of meaning chemically even keeled for an extended period of time. And people often think that it means you have like rapid mood changes. No, none of that. No rapid mood changes. It's just, you know, these are just the different things that happen chemically. And what it is is that different chemicals are being released in your brain in disproportionate amounts. And it's just causing these kind of funky waves. You'll get all kinds of symptoms. For me, the manic side presents a lot more strongly than the depressive side, which is not always true. When I first was diagnosed, the depressive side came out much more strongly. And as I've gotten older and hormone have adjusted and all of that, the manic side is definitely the stronger one of the two. I also learned to manage my depression very early on. And then it's kind of the same thing with the manic side. So for me, the manic side is a lot more present, which can have a lot of different pros and cons. Number one, you tend to get exhausted after several days of that because kind of picture like for people I know that have done this, they also have bipolar, they've likened it to doing a whole bunch of cocaine over and over and over again for days and weeks at a time. So after a while, you just kind of get exhausted from that. Excessive spending can be a real issue. I have some safeguards in place for that, but that can definitely be a real problem. But on the pro side is that I get this exponential energy right and I can work 90 to nothing. My brain processes super fast. It kind of puts me into a creative mode, which is kind of cool, especially for an entrepreneur and somebody who speaks. And right now I'm writing a book, so that helps with that. So it has definite pros, but it can also definitely be frustrating as well.
A highlight from Pack Wisely, Hunt Confidently: A Two-Part Series with Mike Kentner and David Merrell
"This episode of RadCast Outdoors is brought to you by P .K. Lures, Bow Spider, and High Mountain Seasonings. Fish on! Hey, RadCast is on! Hunting, fishing, and everything in between. This is RadCast Outdoors. Here are David Merrill and Patrick Edwards. Well hello and welcome everybody. Back to the RadCast Outdoors podcast. I'm David Merrill. We'll have to excuse Patrick Edwards today. He is traveling on the road and I am home between hunts for a momentary break in time. I actually was out trying to fill an elk tag this morning and was rather unsuccessful at filling a tag but had a great morning anyways. Fall is in the air guys. It's definitely time to get your gear, get out of the woods, and go enjoy it whether you're fishing, hunting, hiking, or backpacking. I've asked a former guest and another guest to come join us today. I've got Mr. Mike Kentner with me. Hello Mike. Hello. Glad to be here. Yeah, we were out looking for a few elk this morning and hiking around and I twisted his arm and said let's talk about what's in Mike's backpack. As you guys know I like to go hunting and over the years gear has changed dramatically from when I first started in the mid 90s and certainly from when you first started, right? Absolutely. In the early days we carried a fanny pack, nobody carried a backpack. Nobody had the idea Everly stock came out with I think to coin the phrase go in light come out heavy to be able to pack out when you went in. The early days we never did that. It's all kind of a newer concept in my world anyway. And I started in the scouting industry doing 50 milers and that kind of stuff so I had a pretty good grasp on what you should and what weight should be on how to navigate through the mountains. I had some orienteering, some compass, some basic survival under my belt, some first aid and some safety. But you have to put all that together and then you've got to start putting your backpack together and there is so many options now compared to when I first bought a $10 book bag from Walmart and put a few things in it and went hiking around saying man this and when we harvested stuff for the most part I threw a quarter on my shoulder and went hiking down the trail or I went and got horses or a dirt bike or a quad or a four wheeler but for the most part western style stuff it was I remember getting one of the very first real hunting backpacks I got was a fanny pack style. Yeah that's what we all started with back then we carried just the basic essentials maybe something to light a fire with, stuff to take care of your game if you put something down and then if you shot anything you walked all the way back to camp empty changed out for a metal frame and went back in for your meat. Yes and those metal frames have pretty much gone the wayside. A few guys still have them there's some companies making some really cool ones now and what you mean by metal is an external just a frame pack no bag attached nothing. It had a load shelf on it you set the shelf on tight most time they didn't have straps you had to use paracord or some kind of cord to tie your meat onto the pack. Now backpacks have obviously evolved the idea of backpack hunting has evolved and we're discussing a little bit today you know when I'm going on an expedition style Everest climb style hunt I'm taking a completely different kit than I am day hunting elk from the truck. Right everything down to I may use the same frame the same base frame but my bag load will be different I use a very small bag for my day hunts like today I use a 2800 inch bag for my day hunts and you go over a 6000 for a long hunt if you're going in for five or six days or more. Now day hunting what is your backpack in a way versus when the difference between a four day hunt and a ten day hunt you only have food difference you've got the same spotting scope the same shelter the same clothes for this kind of discussion a little bit we're basically going to talk day hunt or multi day now if you're talking four day or ten day that the only difference there is you're adding six extra days of food realistically same if I'm only going two nights then I might do something different but if I'm going for four to five nights I'm doing the same thing I would be doing if I'm doing ten to twelve nights. Yeah as far as your overnight gear still is pretty much the same. So that leads me to this first question is and I used to the first year or two elk hunting here in Wyoming I took my 7000 cubic inch bag just compressed it all the way down ran it empty and hunted with that but it stuck up so much higher than my head every time I duck under something I'm getting hung up so I switched to a 1850 Icon Pro from QU years ago I'm now running the Stryker XL from Kefaru that's my day bag and it's inch and then I throw a Sherman pocket and a guide lid and a claymore so now I'm like 3000 cubic inch but I don't have that completely full and we discuss this how full do you run your 2800 in day hunt mode? My day in day hunt mode is less than half full of what I pack and then I have plenty of room for jackets clothing depending on the weather any of that kind of stuff I'm gonna have in it but my base bag with my everything to take care of game and everything is less than halfway full. So some of the things that are in mind that I can think of is I always have a small first aid kit right nicks cuts scrapes burns some aspirin and then I have a kill kit usually involves I actually really like to use rubber gloves I grew up not doing it but when you're doing multi day multi hunt multi tags it's really nice to have a pair of rubber gloves to keep a little bit cleaner while you're processing but you definitely need those game bags I run six game bags how many do you run? Usually five I keep five in there for elk and big stuff it's always five and the reason guys I'm why running more than four quarter bags is well you've got neck meat back straps tenderloins I like to keep those two separate and what I've found is when we're doing either llamas or horses it's really easy even if we're backpacking and we've got to hang the meat away from bears I like to have all four of those quarters in their own bag and then I need two more for the rest of the stuff and sometimes I even like to grab another bag to put capes in. Yeah it's nice to have one for your cape if you're in the backcountry and you think you're going to have an animal mounted it's nice to have a cape a bag for your cape go as well so I usually carry like when I shot my bull this year I had six bags in me with me at the time so I have my five I primarily put meat in and then I have one backup one for the cape to bag it in so you need a good quality bags and quite a few of them. I don't typically pack water filtration in day hunt mode sometimes I like to run an algae and a bladder bag and I just fill that up in the morning and typically that's four liters of water I can pretty much make it through a day on that much water yeah I'm starting out a little heavier but I don't have to stop and pump during the day so do you what do you do for water in typical day hunt mode? I run bladder bags two liter bladder bags and so I usually run either one and a half or one liter and a two liter or two two liter bags so I'm running three to four liters and but I do carry the small Sawyer water filtration pretty much everywhere weighs under four ounces does about a pint at a time you got to refill the bag but it is a good way to get some extra water if you need it.
A highlight from A Dallas Letdown, Taylor Swifts KC Date, Clevelands Crazy D, Chicagos Agony, and Week 4 Lines With Cousin Sal
"Coming up in action -packed week three, Cousin Salas here, next. It's the Bill Simmons Podcast presented by FanDuel. Get in on the football action right from the opening kickoff with America's number one sports book. The app is safe, secure, easy to use. FanDuel always has exclusive offers. When you win, you'll get paid instantly. FanDuel has lots of ways to play, like the spread, money line, over -unders, team totals, player props, so much more. Jump into the action at any time during the game with live betting. Combine multiple bets from the same game in a same game parlay. Download the FanDuel sports book app today. Make every moment more this football season. The Ringer is committed to responsible gaming. Please visit theringer .com slash RG to learn more about the resources and helplines available and listen to the end of this episode for additional details. You must be 21 plus and present in select states. Gambling problem, call 1 -800 -GAMBLER or visit theringer .com slash RG. This episode is brought to you by our friends at State Farm. There's no playbook when it comes to life or any of the other stressful tasks that adulthood throws your way. So many of us lay awake at night going through a list of what ifs. What if something happens to our home? What if I get into an accident? If life gives you a bad bounce, State Farm has a play for every what if. You can reach them 24 seven. You can file a claim on the State Farm mobile app or you can simply call your agent with questions about your home or auto coverage like a good neighbor, State Farm is there. Call or go to statefarm .com for a quote today. We're also brought to you by The Ringer Podcast Network. I have a really, really good rewatchables coming on Monday night. Can't wait. It is my birthday tomorrow. So sometimes if my birthday coincides with rewatchables, which I think has only happened one other time, but we like to do a big movie. So that's where we're doing one of my favorite movies the last 40 years. Stay tuned. Coming up next, we had an action packed loaded week three. We're gonna talk Taylor Swift, Travis Kelsey. We're gonna talk about Miami putting up 70. Sal's team losing. We're gonna introduce a new character, parent corner. Sal sent his kid to college. Oh man, this is almost two hours. Let's get to it. First pro jam. Let's get to it. All right, taping this a little after 8 .30, Sunday night Pacific time. The hardest word come in and show business is here. Cousin Sal just watched Pittsburgh Vegas, a bizarre game, but we're not starting there. We're starting with your team. You're stupid cowboys. You compliment me and now that I see what you did here. Okay, all right. Your stupid team that I thought I could throw into a little 11 and a half Arizona, like throw a bit. All they had to do was run by two and a half. I had a FanDuel boost. I had real life money. I had a million dollar pick and it's like, of course they'll beat the Cardinals by two and a half. Rahim thought the Cardinals were tanking. No, no, that's not what happened. And now you're containing cowboys. They couldn't even make it to my birthday before they fell apart. They couldn't even make it to the end of September. Was that the goal? I guess had they known your birthday was a Monday. Yeah, they might've stuck around. I know, I know. I don't know what to tell you. It sucked. I had it tied to everything too. I had an Oregon this and the Chiefs this and the 49ers and the Cowboys and everything. And I didn't even care that they had three, essentially three offensive linemen out or that Trayvon Diggs got hurt. Not that I didn't care, but I didn't think it would affect this game. And then they just got, they went out there and got their asses kicked. 13 penalties and didn't force any turnovers and couldn't do shit in the red zone. And of course it's a double digit loss, jerks. I kept, I had in the back of my head Rahim's theory that the Cardinals were tanking and that they were only playing one, a good first half. And then they would throw away the second half because their real goal is Caleb Williams. So at halftime, I'm like, I'm not going to panic yet. Maybe the Rahim's theory, no. The Rahim's theory was not true. The Cardinals actually played really well. And your team, I will say, look, this happens sometimes. Usually it doesn't happen in week three. It happens later in the year. But the team that is getting smoke blowing up their butts, they have this easy game and say, oh yeah, we're going to Arizona. It's going to be half Dallas fans. This will be a layup for us. So we've seen this scenario, just not this early in the season. What worried me though, from a Dallas standpoint, forget about the offensive line and the blocking stuff. Cause you'll get those guys back. But you do seem to have like third and seven, third and eight if Lamb is covered, where do you go issued? Like, you know, not everyone has the Kelsey type, but you don't have the Devontae Adams. You don't have really any of those guys. You don't have that big physical tight end in the middle. You don't have the awesome, you know, James White type third down running back who's going to get open. And you could really feel it in the red zone. They were one for five in the red zone today. Yeah. I mean, you know, what's his name? The tight end who went to Houston, I already forgot his name from Dallas last year, was our second lead. Schultz was our second leading receiver last year. So yeah, there is something to be said about that. And I do want to put it in proper perspective. If the Eagles lose to Tampa Bay, which is a possibility tomorrow, the week is a wash in the NFC East, right? That means everyone will have lost. So I don't want to get too crazy, but it did expose, you're right, everything I always worry about. Can Dak come up with a big play down the stretch? You know, are these injuries too much to overcome? And Mike McCarthy in that play calling, it really seemed like we were up 12 points trying to bleed the clock, not down 12 points. And it's like, oh, maybe he's just afraid to throw it. And then when we saw, he threw into three defenders and you cleverly quipped, how did they know which of the three were to intercept it? Yeah, that was kind of wrenching. That was an angry text to yours. I was just angrily texting. Like it was your fault that I was losing all my teases. Yeah, he just threw into three guys on one of the biggest plays of the game. Complete panic throw.
A highlight from 117: Part 1: Charles Lutz Takes on Unpopular Causes from Vietnam to DEA to TSA
"We dispensing are with our usual introduction, because apparently it has triggered ads in foreign languages, so. Has it really? Yes, we're getting some people apparently, some folks, depending on what part of the country you're in, have been receiving Spanish language ads when I do my traditional introduction. Really? We'll just say, we'll give the redneck. Well, hey, we'll see if it comes out in redneck. Hey, hey, hey, y 'all, what's up? It's Bubba and Bubby. It's Bubba, and it's my brother, Darrell, and my other brother, Darrell. My brother, Darrell, my other brother, Darrell. Yeah, well, hey, guys, welcome to Game of Crimes podcast. Let's see, we'll see if it changes the algorithm. Hey, guys, as always, welcome back. Just before we get started, just a little bit of quick housekeeping, head on over to Apple Spotify. Hit those five stars. We've been getting a lot of good comments. People are leaving some stuff. Spotify allows you to give comments on the episode. Guys, we really appreciate that. Also head on over to our website, gameofcrimespodcast .com. We will have the book, when we talk about our guests, listed there as well, too. Go to our book page. We've got some fabulous books coming out and some fabulous guests. So gameofcrimespodcast .com. Follow us on that thing they call social media at Game of Crimes on Twitter, Game of Crimes podcast on Facebook and the Instagram. And also check out our favorite mafia queen, Sandy Salvato, who runs the Game of Crimes fan page with a, you know, iron fist and velvet glove. That's right. Just go to facebook .com and just put in Game of Crimes fans and you will be just, hey, answer a couple quick questions, get admittance to the inner sanctum where all the good stuff happens. But you know where else good stuff happens, Murph? Where is that? Patreon slash .com Game of Crimes. We've got some good stuff. We just, I think we did a really good case of the month. We talked about the ambush killing of the deputy in Klinkenbroomer out in Los Angeles. And we talked about the escapee, which by the way, Murph. So folks, they got to listen if you're not on there, but you actually got, you were on the national news talking with Lawrence Jones about that. I was, and it's a very short interview. So don't get excited, but we're talking about the fugitive in Pennsylvania because since then there's been two more in other states. Yeah, well, and we give you our thoughts about that one, but it had to be short because it was late at night and Murph usually is asleep by that time, so. They don't know that I got my pajama bottoms on underneath my shirt I'm wearing. I don't want to know. I don't want to know. Hey guys, but that's where the fun stuff happens. But yeah, and the other thing too, real quick, Murph, before we get into talking about one of our fun things, you will be appearing on CBS in a show. You can't talk about it yet. Oh, I can't talk about it yet? I just got picked up last night for a second episode. Well, then I will cut this part out. No, no, it's okay. I just don't name the show yet. Oh, don't name the show. So we can talk about it. We just can't talk about it. Not sure when it's going to be released. Originally they were saying fall, but now they're saying late winter, early spring. So we'll see. We won't say, is it okay to say CBS? You already did. Well, we can edit this out. Is it okay to leave it in? Yeah, it's fine. Okay. If it's not, I'll hear about it. I doubt that they listened to our podcast, but anyway. Hey, I tell you what, the crew, you know, I gave them all business cards and they're like, oh, I'm going to listen to it tonight. So, all righty. Well, we won't say anything, but just suffice it to say is that you will, if things work out, we'll be seeing you on the telly. It just shows you how hard they are for talent. Boy, are they? Let's hope that this writer's strike resolves itself really soon in actors. Well, no, no, no, no. Cause as long as it's unscripted, I'm making money.
A highlight from Would Paul Use the Roman's Road?
"All right, Romans chapter 1 this morning, Romans chapter 1, let's continue our journey through the book of Romans, Romans chapter 1, offer us to actually pick up reading where we, a little bit of where we covered last week, just a few things I want to share here, Romans chapter 1 verse 14 and following as we continue to look at the gospel and the righteousness of God and those are two parallel themes that Paul is emphasizing here, Romans chapter 1, notice verse 14, I am debtor both to the Greeks and to the barbarians, both to the wise and the unwise. So as much as in me is, I am ready to preach the gospel to you that are at Rome also. For I'm not ashamed of the gospel of Christ for it is the power of God unto salvation to everyone that believeth, to the Jew first and also to the Greek. For therein is the righteousness of God, notice therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith, as it is written, the just shall live by faith. For notice continued thought here, for the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men who hold the truth in unrighteousness because that which may be known of God is manifest in them for God has showed it unto them. For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made even as eternal power in Godhead so that they are without excuse because that when they knew God, they glorified him not as God neither were thankful but became vain in their imaginations and their foolish heart was darkened. Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools and changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man and to birds, four -footed beasts and creeping things. Wherefore God also gave them up unto uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts to dishonor their own bodies between themselves who changed the truth of God into a lie and worshiped and served the creature more than the creator who is blessed forever. Amen. Notice again, verse 14, I am debtor both to the Greeks, to the barbarians, both to the wise and the unwise. So as much as in me is, I am ready to preach the gospel to you that are at Rome also. And again, emphasize in verse 16, for I'm not ashamed of the gospel of Christ. Now, the thought I want to emphasize here today, and I talk about this from time to time, but really I want to look at this again in relation to the Apostle Paul because God the Holy Spirit used the Apostle Paul to write these words under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit. So here's the question I want for us to consider today. As you think about soul winning methods, would the Apostle Paul use the Romans road gospel presentation? How many hundreds and thousands of times I've heard somebody emphasize the Romans road gospel presentation? And I want you to consider some of the problems with this type of system. In fact, let's look at the verses in case you're not familiar with it. It's unusual if you're not familiar with the Romans road, but notice Romans 3 10. All right, so chapter one, nothing. Chapter two, nothing. Oh, finally you get to Romans 3 10, as it is written, there is none righteous, no, not one.
A highlight from An Introduction to Acts
"So good to be back again on a Wednesday night. Good to see your faces and appreciate your prayers so much. As I was talking to Pastor Nathan, what's on my heart, I'd like to begin a series of studies from the book of Acts with you tonight. The Acts of the Apostles, or more appropriately, the Acts of the Holy Spirit through Jesus Christ and through the Apostles' labors. We want to remember some things before we try to delve into the text, actual text. We need to remember that Luke, the beloved physician referred to in Colossians 12. We know that he traveled with the Apostle Paul and most commentators that I've read claim that Luke was a Gentile and that as a Gentile grew up in Antioch of Syria. And if you recall in Acts chapter 13, remember the Apostle Paul and Barnabas were members at the church at Antioch. So that's where the relationship actually began. And Brother Luke is a special character in the tapestry of God's witnesses because he in the gospel narrative that is bearing his name chronicled historically the birth and ministry of Christ as well as his death, burial, and resurrection. And I want to go to Luke chapter 24 and show you how Luke ended his gospel message that was written about 60 to 62 A .D. and connected to the first chapter of the book of Acts. Here we find Christ appearing to his disciples and verse 45, he opened their understanding that they might understand the Scriptures, which would relate to the Old Testament. Remember that's all they had at that time. They had the Old Testament Scriptures, the Old Testament from Genesis to Malachi. That's the reference here to Scriptures. And he said unto them, Thus it is written, and thus it behooved Christ to suffer and to rise from the dead the third day, and that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in his name among all nations beginning at Jerusalem, and ye are witnesses of these things. Now I just want to make this note here. It's Brother Luke that mentions that the gospel is to go to all nations. Now that includes the Gentiles.
"second book" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"Affairs. He served on the President's Review Board on Intelligence Communication and Technologies and the Pentagon's Defense Innovation Board. Sunstein is a prolific writer, described as the most cited law professor in the United States. He has co -authored books such as Nudge with Nobel Prize -winning economist Dick Thaler and Noise with Nobel Prize -winning psychologist Danny Kahneman. He is the author of the New York Times bestseller The World According to Star Wars. Cass Sunstein, welcome to Bloomberg. Thank you. A great pleasure here. to be Thank you so much for joining us. So you co -author two books with two Nobel laureates and practically you write a third one with George Lucas? How much fun is that? Well, I'd say it was amazing Writing on Star Wars was crazy fun and also a very unlikely thing for a law professor to do. Writing a book with Dick Thaler was not crazy fun but was really fun because he's fun. There's nobody in the world of economics or behavioral finance like Dick Thaler. He's one of my favorite people. Agreed. He's unique and writing with him was a joy and a laugh a minute. Writing with Danny Kahneman was astonishing. He's the most creative person I've ever also met. He's immensely self -critical. He's almost as critical of his co -authors as he is of himself and it was a rollercoaster and an incredible learning experience and his integrity and sense of we can do better kept me up most nights. He supposedly agonizes over every word, every sentence. Nothing gets published without being looked over nine ways from Sunday. That understates that. So you got an email maybe at four in the morning saying this chapter is horrible. I don't know how we could have written it. In fact the whole book is horrible. I don't know why we decided to write it and then two hours later he'd say I see the fundamental flaw and we have to give up and then an hour later maybe 4 .45 in the morning he'd say I might have a way to correct the fundamental flaw but I don't think so and then at 5 .15 in the morning send your notes saying I have a glimmer of an insight it's probably going to fail but I'm going to try it and then at 5 .45 in the morning he says I have a new draft of the entire chapter which was a catastrophe and I'm sure this is very bad too but it's less catastrophic. That sounds like just skip to the last one and read that. So we'll get into a lot of your writings a little later but before I want to dive into your background you graduate Harvard with a BA in 75 Harvard Law School in 78 I assume the 1970s were very different than the 80s and 90s when so many people at places like Harvard Law wanted to go to Wall Street. What was that era like at an Ivy League law school? It was the aftermath of the 1960s so it was later than all the civil rights and Vietnam stuff but it was like a wave that was starting to recede but extremely visible so there were people who wanted to have great careers in whatever they could find. There were people who thought I want to make the world better there are people who thought I'm kind of sick of people who want to make the world better I don't like want to be that and there were different categories of types. There was a lot of intensity there was a sense that our country had been through something very traumatic and thrilling and question the is in what direction are we going to go was pre Reagan era and you could kind of see the dawn of the era Reagan in some of my classmates and you could see even the dawn of some of the woke stuff today in some of my classmates. Critical race theory was kind of about to be born and you could see the origins of it there as well as you could see the Federalist Society which is the conservative movement that's had amazing influence that the theoretical foundations were kind of being laid by 20 -somethings in the 70s. Interesting so you clerk for Justice Benjamin Kaplan on the Massachusetts Supreme Court and then you clerk for Justice Thurgood Marshall at the Supreme Court of the United States and this is 7980. Tell us a little bit about what those experiences were like. Justice Kaplan on the Massachusetts Supreme Court he's not in the history books he but could be he was a person who was fair and rigorous and it's almost like there's one word for Kaplan fair and rigorous and he was little a little like Daddy Kahneman in the sense that he'd obsess over every word. He also was very critical of himself and he could be very critical of his clerks. At one point I was told before I started he's take you in the equivalent of woodshed and kind of threatened to fire you and sure enough that happened and I I reacted with fire. I said to him this is unfair and it was quite it was quite an encounter and the next day said are you still mad at me which was a recognition of my humanity and I said I you still think were unfair and we became great friends and I learned so much from him. He had been a Harvard professor, maybe the best Harvard professor of his generation and he was an extraordinary judge. Marshall was you know the historic person and larger than life and full of humor and wit and moral commitment that was never drawing attention to itself it was more about the people it was never about himself and what I learned from Marshall is where lawyers at least at the Supreme Court level focus on paper and think you know is the argument solid? Is the other paper better paper? Which lawyer has the better of the argument on precedents and statutes? on Marshall of course thought about all of those things but he saw behind the paper people and that was an enduring lesson for me that there was someone vulnerable or not vulnerable but who was a person who was at risk in a case and he always wanted to know who were those people and what were the actual stakes for them and of the thousands or millions of similarly situated they might be investors they might be workers they might be companies how would they be and affected more than any justice at the time and I think maybe more than any justice in history that's what he put his finger on. So you finish up your clerkship and you go to the University of Chicago where you end up staying a as professor for 27 years. That's a heck of a good run. What made Chicago such a special place to teach at? I did have something in between I should say which wasn't like a vacation in Paris or a time being a shoplifter. I had time at the Department of Justice where I worked for a year in an office called the Office of Legal Counsel under both Carter and Reagan which advises the President on the legality of what he proposes to do. So not like the Solicitor General that's arguing in front of the Supreme Court. This is working directly with POTUS and his staff. Well when you say directly that's true except the number of meetings I had with President Reagan was zero. The number of mediated interactions I had with President Reagan was about five and the amount of work that I did for the President was basically every day. So the Solicitor General's office argues the cases in front of the Supreme The office of legal counsel resolves conflicts e .g. between the State Department and the Defense Department or if the President says can I make a treaty or can I fire the air traffic controllers or can I do something about civil rights the office of legal counsel is the
"second book" Discussed on 77WABC Radio
"To be the first book signing. The second book signing is the very next day in McLean, Virginia. Barnes and Noble, Tysons Corner at the mall There are two places we always go to because they are always very, very responsive to you. There's plenty of parking and plenty movement, of areas to move when we have significant crowds. Barnes and Noble, McLean, Virginia. So that's the 24th of September. That's a Sunday at 1 p .m. Sunday at 1 p .m. We did it at 1 p .m., number one, so I could get from New Jersey to Virginia, and number two, So most of you folks who go to church, only in the morning you'll be able to attend if you'd like. So that's September 24th, Sunday, 1 p .m. in the afternoon, Barnes and Noble, Tysons Corner, McLean, Virginia. We'd love to see you at either or both, and we will be making our Reagan Library announcement, that is my intention, excuse me, next week. Biden's White House pressured July 28th, 2023. This is the second batch of information released by Jim George involving Facebook, they call themselves Meta Twitter calls itself X. I'll call Twitter, Twitter, and I'll call Facebook, Facebook. Just don't call me late for dinner. Remember that old line Mr. Producer? Anyway, Bobby at Suave Reason, can someone quickly remind me why we were removing rather than voting, labeling claims that COVID is manmade? Es Meta's president for global affairs, that's what Reason calls them anyway. President Joe Biden's White House pushed the data, the parent company of Facebook and Instagram to censor contrarian COVID -19 data, including speculation about the virus having escaped from a lab, vaccine skepticism and even jokes. You know, I hear liberals say, even liberals I respect, even someone fucks, it all started under Trump, you know, there's Trump, there's Trump, he was pressuring, you know, folks, this is hilarious. The machine of government, every agency of government, in coordination with the White House and the Democrats on Capitol Hill devoured and pounded under media platforms Joe Biden and his fellow Marxists, and they dare to compare that to Trump. And they all have the same talking point. I mean, it really started under Trump and Trump and then Trump this. No president's perfect. Trump wasn't perfect. Certainly the federal government's not perfect. But let's not play games. The political party that hates free again in the book, by the way, in exquisite detail, the party that hates free speech is the Democrat Party. Where Ajak came from. Woodrow Wilson, 1917. It was amended in 1918. They had a thousand people in federal prison who opposed his position on World War One, even people that would just give a speech. They grabbed him and threw him in federal prison. Including candidate a for president under the Socialist Party, Eugene Debs. Ran for president from prison because Wilson put him in prison. Even if he gave a speech. Said you opposed it. Can you name a Republican administration that ever anything did like, Walter's Trump. That's how sick they are. Sick! Franklin Roosevelt unleashed the IRS against his political opponents, particularly newspaper publishers in Philadelphia and elsewhere. Moses Annenberg, the Philadelphia Inquirer, which was anti -New Deal. He unleashed the IRS against him. Nearly destroyed the man. You know, they like to talk about Nixon. The Democrat has a whole line of presidents that have done this. A whole line of attorneys general that have done. Well, you know, how about FDR? No, Nixon! How about Lyndon Johnson? Isn't it amazing? So now it's, you know, the censorship. Actually, we do have some evidence that it was the Trump administration that started to try and put pressure on these social... Okay. Got it. And Biden? We have a federal judge that looked at the entire record and was appalled by what he saw. No, but it's Trump. You don't understand. It is a corrupt party. And if you belong in the leadership of the party, or you speak for the party, you're corrupt too. It's just that simple. Let's go on here. Quote. Can somebody remind me why we were removing rather than demoting labeling claims that COVID has manmade? Asked Nick Clegg, president for global affairs at the company in July 2021, emailed those coworkers. Why were we removing them? It's one thing to demote them and label them. moderator replied, Content quote, we were under pressure from the administration and others to do more. We shouldn't have done it. So the White House is monitoring everybody on social media. That guy needs to go. Disinformation, misinformation, malinformation. People's lives are at stake. National security. Mega, mega. OK, OK, OK. We were under pressure from the administration and others before. We shouldn't have done it. The last words of people who bend to a totalitarian regime. We shouldn't have done it. Those are other emails obtained by Representative Jim Jordan in the Wall Street Journal provide further federal government's vast efforts to curb dissent online. How many more Republican senators? I understand John Kennedy, who I like, won't come on the show, but I like our buddy Marco Ruby. I'm not an impeachment person, you know? What is it going to take to have an impeachment inquiry? What is it going to take? I reported in Washington, writes the author, March 2023 issued the Centers for Disease Control communicated frequently with Facebook content moderators and pushed them to take down posts that predicted the guidance of federal health advisors. So if you believe that what's is Marxist, right? I certainly do. It's Marxist in modeling, Marxist in practice, Marxist in mindset, and it is destroying our country from within. And then you say, I'm not an impeachment man. Well, what's it going to take? You wake up one day and it's too late? Oh man, I should, we should have, should have had an inquiry. The Democrats full speed ahead, no real inquiry. Second impeachment they in did record time as fast as they could against Trump. Here we're talking about an impeachment inquiry. I got to think about it. Nancy opposes it. You know, Jamie's okay. Special counsel. No, we can't do that. I'm starting to just wonder about the sanity, the collective sanity of these people. According to a trove of confidential documents obtained by REES and health advisors at the CDC, had significant input on pandemic era, pandemic era social policies at Facebook as well. They were consulted frequently at times daily. This is by the Biden They were actively involved in the affairs of content moderators providing constant and ever -evolving guidance. Trump do didn't this, Jessica. They requested frequent updates about which topics were trending on the platforms and they recommended what kinds of content should be deemed false or misleading. The Facebook files show that the platform responded with incredible deference. Facebook routinely asked the government to vet specific claims including whether the address was man -made rather than zoonotic in origin. Ooh, zoonotic, Mr. Beduzza. In other emails, Facebook asked for each of the following claims which we've recently identified on the platform. you Can please tell us if the claim is false and if believed that this claim contributed to vaccine refusal? So they're asking the government. Is this okay to post or not? The fact that the White House was engaged in the exact same behavior as the CDC is not remotely surprising. Indeed, it's already well known that Biden staffers were harassing social media moderators. Do we have any evidence that Trump staffers were haranguing social media moderate liberals?
"second book" Discussed on InTouch - Think STEAM Careers, Podcast with Dr. Olufade
"The overall message of the book, the big picture message? And a couple of lines. The overall message of the book is. Participation in the STEM careers. It's life changing, it's good for, you know, for the health and the economy of our community, right? So is that is good for economical development, right, again, your focus is the BIPOC community, so everything that you talk about has to be for them. They didn't know when they're every word in that book is going to change their life. And that's the message every so that is the message. The message is, you know, career in BIPOC, I mean, career in STEM is life changing. Right. Example is in terms of economy, in terms of health. Right. In terms of a person. So I can elaborate and go on as what I mean by an individual. Right. So it can be really life changing. And that is what I want to see. But again, I have my I know what I want to say may not be as organized and strapped, but I want to be as raw as I can be. So you can help sort of manage, help me manage all this. So so let's take an example. Let's take, for example. You and I know. So how do I put this? I'm able right now, I'm positioned to be able this is just a side story, my children's life will never be the same because I am in STEM. Right. And my perspective is in STEM. Right. My approach is in STEM. The way I look at life is in terms of STEM. And that has a major implication as to success and self -determination and all that and their choice of career. Right. So they are not going to be lacking as to to getting a good job or the process of getting a good job because of me and my wife. Right. Because we're college educated. Right. So that this changed the trajectory of my family forever. Right. And now we know life happens, but things don't always, at least that's the assumption, comparable to someone who has never heard of STEM. Right. So they don't have the opportunity, the foundation or the ability to be able to set their children on that on the path. Not to say that STEM is the answer. I'm just saying, when you think about the starting median salary for someone who has a STEM degree is ninety one thousand dollars. I mean, that's that's not a chicken change. That is more than most teachers get. Starting teachers kind of even teachers that work for 10 years
"second book" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"Mood of the world And you form certain opinions Now I have a strategic system which again delineated in my first book but I refer to how I applied it a lot on the second book in which I rank trades What I try to do I try to select until I look good And the bond trade of 2014 was the best example of this This was the highest ranked trade I ever had in my ranking I have a numerical ranking system and this was the highest strength trade in basically all history of financial markets that I know of And it has been proven to work this way because this is the highest rank trade that trades that make money even if everything goes against them Really interesting Tell us your thoughts First of all why are people so compelled to believe they have the ability to anticipate and trade around macro events It's one of the most challenging types of trading if you're not in it every day Well I think that two things going on First of all successful people have a tendency to become ultra cryptic area which means like they just think that they are skilled at more things than they actually are Like if you are I have fallen prey to this many times in my life too When I think like I'm really good at many things you try some new things and I think well surely I'll be good at that too Surely I can apply this logic For example if I use my logic and apply my logic internalized stocks right Individual stocks surely can do that My intuition for example think about this I'm a micro trader right Obviously my portfolio will be impacted a lot by political developments Unavoidably I start forming views about what can happen what's the next step in the conflict Do I really have any qualification to know what the next step in the conflict is Absolutely not I mean I don't have any I don't know any more than thousands of other economists analyze it What I have qualifications for is constructors and portfolios But it's very easy to go into other areas which are related Now imagine that you are individual stock trader and you know that your stock is affected by interest rates or currency or even just overall direction of economy It's very hard not to start forming views on those things And what I think is very hard and your mind parental life between the areas you expect in an.
"second book" Discussed on Food Issues
"Eat. She said None and i said oh. Why do you think that. Hasn't she says well. I was sitting at the table with all the other kids. And i was the only kid with our head and everybody else was there because they don't eat it all and you know listen. She said oh well they would just put a new food on on the edge of my plate. And i would have to eat one bite and then i was done and that was it. And then i had to go to these groups that they'd have to talk about their feelings and you know and she said i just really checked out because none of that applied to me and And so i think the moral of that story was that it just wasn't it wasn't right right. She hadn't developed a liking for those foods and she hadn't been allowed to go toward those foods at our own pace. She had been told. This is the rule is how you get to leave the table and create any situation where she continued ethos. And that's not the goal. The goal is not to eat went by. It's to learn to how to incorporate new frontier diet through. It seems like there's more research that's needed around this condition right. Yes and i think it's just you know when it showed up in the diagnostic manual and it's kind of classified as as a type of eating disorder than of course eating disorder professionals were being inundated with requests for treatment and really didn't have any sort of treatment model. That was different and so they use what they had right and so. What do you recommend if someone gets this diagnosis. Where should they go for help. In what would be a better approach. So depending on their age again. I i have a second book for teens and adults. It's called conquer picky eating teens and adults in as a self guided workbook and it is a set up around the idea that these teens and adults often have had ongoing issues since they were little kids and that you really have to.
"second book" Discussed on Spark My Muse
"Welcome back terrance. I am really happy to have you back and talk about your new book. And i think since you've been a guest before some people will know you and there has been an of time. That's passed that you've accomplished some educational goals and you've written a second book and maybe you can catch people up a little bit on What you've been up to in terms of your studies and and your organization and then we can talk about the difference between this book and the previous one. Yes sure will lisa. It's always a pleasure to be here with you. i consider a have been very encouraged and inspired by your own writings and teachings over the last fifteen months specifically During the middle of the pandemic for those who might be listening in. Don't know who i am. I am a terrorist. Lester i am. The founder and executive director of a nonprofit organization called lobbying laws and we're based in atlanta georgia. I'll tell you lisa. Twenty one has been a win. Judicially or organization was known.
"second book" Discussed on Baby-Led Weaning Made Easy
"Page. They said little. Facebook page though setup little facebook page and see what happens and see if there's some kind of appetite for us author four months i got back into Says since i last spoke to you. I have been in the newspapers on tv. I've done all of this amazing stuff. And i have to has people following when page in four months which is pretty incredible and i signed my book contracts the following week so it was pretty quick and i got introduced to you because oscar is a little bit older than my quadruplets. So you had already published the first book. The baby lead feeding. Cut book when i was like looking for resources like okay. I'm interested in learning how to do. Baby led weaning. Because i struggled a ton of spoon feeding my oldest and i had quadruplets and i was like i'm gonna do baby led weaning but there weren't a ton of resources out there so your book was like the bible to me and i absolutely love love. Loved your book and i've been using ever since i recommended all the time it's on amazon. I'm going to be sure to linked to it in the show notes. But you have a second book as well. Which is the baby-friendly family cookbook. Is there a difference between the books so both books have recipes in them forbade lead waiting for what i did with the second book was. I took all of the questions that i had received in relation to the first book things dash. I could've improved with us like having a male plan or having some sort of symbols that signified whether recipes for freezer friendly lunch fox friendly and baby led weaning friendly because they were the questions. I got asked all the time on the first book and it was the first time i don a book so it was complete learning curve for me so the second book. I made sure that all of those questions were answered. I catch a spreadsheet tonight added things to us on. I've turned below. Sea team comes to. It's why we're friends. Ilena also have terrible. Ocd but also i think in the second book. It has american recipe with right conversions. Yeah yeah that was a huge thing for me and my first book because my publisher was supposed to send the bulkin tried to get into the us and then it never happens but your book is super popular here the first book i mean it's so big you can buy it on amazon. You have to look up how to do the conversions or you waste. It's not like a huge deal. I mean i use it all the time. i didn't even realize i wanted to create staffers. The bulk of the us version would have the conversions us. But it's just never it never happens. Unfortunately i'm like. I brought at the second books thinking. If i have those conversions in there it will make it a little bit easier but my publisher took over there so i think if i if i am going to do another bulk i'd like to do with. Us code shirt about my aim. Says i'm not listening. So i lean one of the areas. That's a real sticking point for parents are sauces so we always ate feeding dry foods like dry proteins and drive. You can't feed dry foods to babies dry foods are choking hazards the more moisture. We can add. The we reduce the choking russo. Always say you'll pancakes. We got a top with a dipper or a sauce or a topper gave us some basic ideas on sauces. Because i think it's such a pain point for parents. They don't know how to make sausage because commercial sauce. Too much salt in them for babies allegedly so in terms of snacking kind of sauce. Even kinda going to breakfast. I would've done like preloaded spoons with yogurt. So that's kind of saucy. I would put in some mashed bruce mc look And you're still.
"second book" Discussed on Meet the Thriller Author: Interviews with Writers of Mystery, Thriller, and Suspense Books
"Book gave me pause to this level of research. And how am. I going to juggle all those facts. I'm glad i did but yeah. That was a huge undertaking. So by comparison redwood was a lot easier. Thank god and this is it a standalone. It's going to be part of a series. I'm happy to say that The publisher we just just gave us the green light on the second book. So i am hoping to turn into the series and you know there's it's inactive development with fox tv series. That's actually why was a little late jumping on the call. 'cause we were just talking to the show runner about how we're going to break out the season. Yeah so exciting. it's crazy. i've never. I wanted to do this because i wanted to get a sense of how d. Tv writers you know do what they do because their approach to drama and everything is so different from a book. And it's just crazy 'cause here you are talking with people and you're literally like dicing up the story that you worked so hard on. Described red widow was like a giant jenga puzzle because everything's so tightly mashed alba clues and everything that leads to it. And you're watching these people it's like. They're playing three dimensional chess. And you were playing checkers. It's insane so yeah you get really lost in all of the you know all of the details and have to make it so much more dramatic to that. It's fun fun. So yes imagine a whole different type of writing writing for television or movie versus a book to be a lot more zeroed in. I guess they have to have come up with so many more twists and so many more hooks and or since very visual and you know in books you can really go into a characters mine and kinda really show what they're thinking about the course. You can't really do them in. You can show things but you can't really get into the characters head..
"second book" Discussed on The Unmistakable Creative Podcast
"Team grow stronger can with adp hr talent time and payroll. So i think this will make a perfect segue to the book and you've made your career as an artist create of you've done all sorts of things the dancer as an actress. I wonder as a mother you know with kid who's about to be eighteen. How's your experience uniform. Your career impacted what you've told him about. Making his way in the world has ni- career impacted him as a creative aid. Will i mean how has your experience as a creative informed. The advice that you've given him about how to make his way in the world. I feel like i lead by example. You know i. I lead by. This is something i'm interested in. This is something i'm passionate about. I'm gonna go for it and he's watched me. He's been right there when i wrote my first book. He's been right there when i wrote. My second book is been in the house. You know he's seen me. You know practicing my sets for comedy. He's spent many many years growing up in a dance studio when i was practicing right. He's been subjected to great arts and performances. And i feel like. I don't know i don't i think it's all to come on. And how like i haven't said anything but follow. What makes you happy in. It's interesting my kid wants to go into finance. 'cause he says mom i don't wanna i don't wanna struggle with money. You know i wanna. I wanna have the money part. Taking care of 'em like great. Do you know. do it. How you want that actually was going to be. My next question was about the the harder parts. He's probably had a front row seat to the things that didn't work out as well right. Yeah yeah. He's seen failures I do feel like sometimes. I have thought like it's a missed opportunity. Like he could have had the keys to the castle. I didn't have parents that were in arts. Sort of if he wanted if he had the passion. I would've let him go as far as he wanted to go. that being said i'm partially relieved that he didn't wanna go into acting or didn't wanna go he's seeings. He probably doesn't really want me talking about him lot. So i'll just leave it at. He's a singer in that in that he loves and mommy is saying but not really. I'd never i was never great. So he's taken to a whole other level so that's kind of his join his love and his artistic creative expression just for himself and so he does inquire I won't say anything more about that because.
"second book" Discussed on MinddogTV Your Mind's Best Friend
"Trying to address the The negative implications of what they've created but it is a little too late And and they're they're also wanting to be self-regulating and so that's not gonna work because of what you said we. We tend to go awry if we're if we're given a chance So I i have in my notes that you working on a second book about the intersection of religion and robots. With and this is where. I i i i need some help. 'cause i don't know what it is. W. i p. f. and stock what is what is that. Oh it's just a publisher it's wip pf is level. Yeah i thought it was like a new kind of wi fi is something. I'm trying to figure out what the p. stands for w it looks like why wipe wi fi just it's just a publishing him. I don't know why. Oh okay. so so what. What is the gist of that. How is that different from what we're what we're discussing today. Yeah that book. I'm writing now Is a little bit different because ask different questions but i'm also still plunging through it But i wanted to look at more the positive aspect of how we might use robots and kind of go back and answer some questions. I didn't get into in this book. and so i see is more of a is going to be smaller So it's going to be more like a lay reader introduction into some of these Especially as it relates to ethics In so i wanted to show that there is a religious concern about artificial entities. It all throughout history. We've we've always been interested in this but also that's the bible kind of speaks into some of these questions not directly as in a as like. I wanna be pointed to passengers that ken. Ken robots be our friends. The that's one of the questions to ask and should we consider him a robot moral patient. Everybody wants to you know. Can they receive Love and and be recipient of christian love and those type of things and so A more practical book. I think in some ways More practical in the sense that more people might be able to read it because this one's very technical And i wanted to write.
"second book" Discussed on Discovered Wordsmiths
"Dumb. Oh, yeah. So you didn't get a chance to read a whole lot growing up. Does your daughter read do you read with her or anything like that my gosh. She's a reader. Okay. She read everything she does not like she reads everything and I'm so super happy for that because you know as I like I said was twelve when I started doing everything and now she's fifteen but she's been reading and she loves reading she writes but she don't care for writing that much but when it comes to reading it reading his her everything, you know, and I love that about it because she likes going to library getting books and going to any book. She like I want to read that. I want to try it out. You know, that's awesome. Yeah, great. Well here before we finish up our reader discussion on your book tell everybody why they should get your book. I mean, they should get my book because Listen to Everybody you should get my book is because it is it's a roller coaster gives you emotions off. It's fun to read you will love the characters you I believe you can relate to some of the characters because you know, everybody can relate to someone in that book. You know, I have other offices in the book that you may relate to such as Kim and you know, Craig and is this a lot of different characters in the book but I believe that you would enjoy and you'll want the second book in the second book will be coming and you know, I don't believe I believe that you will keep reading until you finish the book. Cuz once you get in the book, you cannot put it down off, you know, so that's why nice. All right. So tell everybody one more time what the title is and where they can get it and where they can find you online awesome. So off the name of the book is in love with the other man. It's by caramel Lucas. You can get it on or you can say francina camera Lucas and it's by law. Get on Arthur house and Walmart Barnes and Nobles Amazon. Any any platforms are booked platforms. You can get it on you can also follow me on social media page under camera Lucas on LinkedIn Instagram on Twitter is Miss Ms. Underscore underscore caramel. And for Mom Instagram is at Miss Ms. Caramel Lucas. And you look my website is w w w. Okay, but some links in the show notes also, thank you. All right. Well caramel is great talking to you about your book. I wish you luck. It sounds like you're having some very good success with it already and maybe we'll chat again. Once the second book comes out. Awesome. That would be great. Yeah. Thank you for listening to discovered wordsmiths come back next week and listen to another author discuss the road. They've traveled and maybe sometime in the near future. It might be you off..
"second book" Discussed on Healthcare Business Secrets
"We were going to ten conferences a year. you know. They're eight or flights and paying for food and lodging so we would go and speak interconference conference. I'm like yeah. This is a lot of fun. I enjoy this course. That's over now. Maybe one day. I'll get to do that again. But and so now after the clinic fire up just basically i have a very very limited private practice that i have but i mainly spend the majority of my time Making using videos doing a virtual conferences and working on my second book. That's amazing that's amazing. It's opportunities that come out of these things always astonish me a lot of people i talk to when we when you start just getting valuable information out and you stop being authentic people are attracted to this and from a business sense to make it make sense right like you're you're reaching a wider audience which is naturally going to attract more of these people and allows you to build up his base of clients with you want to have programs with you want to you know because a lot of clients of mine for example they create functional medicine programs and they work with clients. All over the states over the will consulting coaching as well as you can even just make money from youtube channel as well. But i think it's incredible the the possibilities of reaching the possibilities of the impact which is why push people to do it. It's not so you can become a youtube influence making money off of ads You know what i mean. Oh so to speak and make these forty nine ele- programs like you said before it's about. How can you just impact people reach more people and get your voice out there because there's value in that and whether it's just value initially in your existing clients and their friends and family it will inevitably always develop into something more if you're being authentic and you're sharing stuff that they gives good context and that's what people forget is if you're listening to this yourself right as a listener thinking man..
"second book" Discussed on Genre Junkies | Book Reviews
"I'm on your hands it's you it's such. I feel so blessed to be able to do this in like even obviously when. I'm not getting paid them still doing it. So there's obviously some sort of underlying issue but it is hard. And i think that like you know especially for me like well. This year has been so hard. I was doing working on my second book. And it's like you're like drafting and you're so you're so lucky to have a contract and to be able to do this but like i'm like literally balling thinking the world's going to end and like why am i doing this to you. Know what i mean. It's like it's hard at other times you right and you'll find this story and you totally love it and that usually does itself so i would say the best part is honestly Is like when you get people who i guess that like are gonna join your team like so when you get your agent or when you get your editor and it's like somebody says okay. I believe in you and we're going to do this together. You know or know. People have been working with on the tv side. That's like the coolest part. I think when you're just toiling by yourself that's can be that the harder part because you can get into the circle of doubt right. Yeah but when you have people that like join your team or like. I have people like in the tv side or whatever that we're all working together that's like the fun part like the collaboration you know that's awesome. It's in speaking of that too. What can you share with us about this. Quote unquote tv part. Yeah i mean. I don't think we're not supposed to like talk about anything. But thing is about okay so the thing is about like tv shows and stuff like that is that it's such a long process and like sometimes you will work with people for years and nothing will ever come out of it right so i think that's why people are so like hesitant to ever actually talk about specifics..
"second book" Discussed on Book Club with Julia and Victoria
"This really interesting relationship or non relationship between them but with hester in lead. They're like one in the same but also best friends in the tv show version of. I don't know if this line in the book lease like don't don't you die before me which is also like so beautiful and sad because they would die at the same time. That's how the human relationship works. But they're like they're like partners. Yeah and i also speaks to lease a character like the demon. Is this other being. But it's it's him and it just like how grounded he has an how he's kind of like this champion for For lyra and protecting her In in the ways that he can and then through this novel we see also kind of grappling with Doing what's right in the moment and morality like he doesn't even says at like these poor men don't have to come to this. He's talking about the people who are gunning him down like he's you know doesn't doesn't like killing people and we see him kind of wrestle with those ideas he feels to me a bit like a han solo character where he has learn how to be a part of a team and like Has a bit more complex morality than The rest of the good and bad side but ultimately finds like lee finds his purpose in lyra. You know he's like. I don't care about as israel's mission don't care but all i care about lyra because i know that she's important and i know that i care about her and i want to protect her and so that sort of he has a very clear he learns how to navigate working with people again and how to get involved because he's so used to kind of being alone wolf on the outskirts And ultimately than gives his life In the end. And i think he's also the example of the good. There's so many shitty adults in his novels and he's the good adult he's one that's like you know he's complex but he's never mean he doesn't take pleasure in hurting people He respects children but he also sees them as like being under his care You know he. He's not sort of blinded by picking sides in a way And yeah. I think that's part of why. It's so heartbreaking to lose him is that like he's an amazing character to follow in your. It feels like a personal loss but it also you're feeling that loss for lyra that she's losing the one good adult in her life as her mother like steals her away and drugs earn heiser in a cave. she doesn't know how to be a parent and like yeah. I found that very heartbreaking She's losing him as well and a he's a good one. He's a good one. We lost a good one. Yeah and uh his relation to york. is something that we don't really ever learn them out but and i don't remember if you're comes across his body in the second book of the third book so that whole their relationship is grounded. Not only in our liking for him but he's he's like associated with this honorable armored bear. You know who was like yeah. I guess i'll help you. Liar has a way of jarring people who maybe were indifferent or wouldn't usually care to her. 'cause the jews even know she has a 'cause it's just like her personality maybe it's the prophecy in in people..
"second book" Discussed on The Puddcast
"Sorrows and with the lifter of our heads. I would love if you if you read some of your work any requests. What am i read. I read the wrestle. Which is the name of the book as well and you might tell you bit. Let me read it. And then i'll tell you it's background cetera. Clicks the wrestle found you beyond the wi fi from the wind whilst from y. May you held a space for me. Beyond answers to questions might pain head as if you new information was never going to heal or resolve or fix my suffering. Instead you agree to wrestle through many nights never letting go always with me just like you promised. Refusing to surrender eventually realized that wrestling with god was not a crime that i was in fact being held being healed being transformed by finding you beyond the answers being blessed by holding onto you in down in frustration. And never letting your and you never let go enjoy Me in the end and we both want. I smiled when i read that the other day. 'cause i didn't see it coming and i've seen yeah i've i've read you. Now pull it off quite a few times as setup and then there's a twist and the punchline gets between my ribs every time and it's it's beautiful thanks man caller jerry. I mean. I'm reading more Learning more and riding a lot more. Connie got enough for my second book already. But i it they often will have a hinge. And it's easy to start paul than it is to end like ending a poem in that silent moment. You're when it comes to to you in through your it is. It's almost addictive like it's just muscled. It feels very sacred It is sacred. And i think twenty seven percent just just above quota just under a third of the scriptures of a pose. It's a poem like ethylene is poetic. I'm not really into pulse. You love the beatles yet that's He like sam's poetry lucky bible poetry yet. This is why. I think literally sts who ratings literally and go through it. I think i just miss out. United like poetry is such a is the language of the high. And it's it's for me it's sneaky..
"second book" Discussed on Sci-Fi Talk Scribes
"Back on sci-fi talk with dr peter keith. Apparently there is more references than just the name of the ship ulysses but also an artificial intelligence called odysseus. So yeah you're in homer territory a little bit there. Yeah i really am I wa- i'm i'm a huge fan of the classics earliest classics Gilgamesh the iliad. The odyssey and i find named So i have a background. Believe it or not at education psychology and i find the evolution of human thought. Fascinating as this series progresses. Sears goes from that that first book which is very grounded to a second book where they have an encounter acupressure which is which is the name of it which brings things further into the kind of world of of craziness while still saying staying grounded. These these same people that you experienced in that first book who you know who worked the problem in very scientific ways and now they encounter in the second book of problem that maybe they can't understand you know As i said in the beginning this is kind of a little bit. Like you know. Carl sagan star trek which would have been a lot more like two thousand one space odyssey to me and of course two thousand one a space odyssey jupiter counter there. And there's no finer science fiction film than that. But i always wondered what if that wasn't really there for us. You know what if you had an encounter with something that was you know as enigmatically alien and difficult to understand and possibly impossible understand but back to the question about the home eric aspects of the book it also this kind of ties in with it. It's it's the unknown and the idea of the unknown and the title wind. Dark deep of course comes from. That's a little bit of cal you know. That's that's a Ulysses his lowest And you know railing at the gods know whatever seek me in that wind dark deep and i will rise back up but it also goes down to the paradox in that very title. It's it's variously translated wine. Dark sea wind dark deep depths. But that and that's the ocean and the ocean is not red. Wine is red. It turns out that the ancient proto greeks and as a matter of fact most ancient peoples do not have a word for blue. They couldn't see it. It was a a differentiation of green or the darkness of red in the darkness of the blue was the same thing to them and it makes us recognize. That blue is a concept. It's a color. The electromagnetic spectrum is just that it's a spectrum somewhere along the way human beings learn to discern blues from greens. But that is not how we started. And so that's a little bit of hint to as they progress into this more realistic more fantastic world. You know step by step from the realistic into the fantastic. There are things that.
"second book" Discussed on 860AM The Answer
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