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Fresh update on "curtis" discussed on Bloomberg Daybreak
"For investors in the coming week We hear a lot about supply chain issues and China is a part of that So what's happening with Chinese manufacturing now for more let's go to Hong Kong and Bloomberg daybreak Asia host Bryan Curtis Brian John China's PL is loom offering some clues about how the Chinese economy is recovering Economists are not really expecting any major surprises There's no real sign of a turnaround in the economy yet but also no real slide into a rut So what can we expect Well we're joined by end of current Bloomberg's chief Asia economic correspondent And we got some stronger than expected activity in October and in a sense that it give off some false assurances that the economy was looking like it was ready to turn around Well I think you know of all the sectors in the economy the manufacturing side of things is looking quite resilient Brian that's there are several reasons behind that Number one we have to acknowledge the ongoing global boom in demand for merchandise goods out of China It's actually been a record year for goods trade globally and China has been a big part of that That story is continuing longer than people thought You only have to look at the South Korea data to show which is a battle by different global trade to get an indication that that trade is continuing into the end of the year and expected to carry on into early part of next year too So the trade and the export side of China's economy is strong Now there are headwinds there but some of those are easing off and this is important to make note of For example over September October period there were an energy crunch in China and factories were below capacity and complaining that of course that they couldn't meet their prediction targets Without energy crunch appears to have eased off and that contributed to giving the manufacturers an order a bit of a lift into the yearend And that's why people are seeing disability return to PMIs and abroad manufacturing side of things remain stable So to be clear there are there are lots of headwinds for China's economy There are negative areas but when we look ahead to the PMIs that should be said to manufacturing and export story is still holding up pretty well In terms of the overall economy what's holding back consumer activity A lot of people look at the zero COVID strategy that the government is pursuing as for one reason Brian notice can be a bit perverse because into one hand obviously to be clear China has managed to control and contain the virus spread That's obviously had enormous public health benefits and allowed the economy to have a quick recovery Nonetheless consumer confidence has never fully recovered or consumer spending really fully recover to where it might have been without the pandemic taking place And people say some of that is down to still weariness and a lack of confidence on consumers that they are truly safe from the virus in particular we know when there's a risk if there is an outbreak or even a risk of an outbreak the authorities are very aggressive in containing and controlling that risk So people are tested and quarantined and the like And obviously that's very disruptive to mobility and activity and that's acting as a drag on consumer spending Now we've had some outbreaks this year sporadic at times broad based and other times the latest one appears to be somewhat under control which you would suggest with a lot of consumer to get motoring again But it's that fear of being caught up in the dragnet of the approach to contain the virus that I think is keeping consumers somewhat gard as compared to where they wore pre-pandemic And so they spent a little debate over whether or not the Central Bank should ease and perhaps give consumers a little nudge there To what degree is this slow down testing the PBOC It is testing the BBC because the authorities have clearly been reluctant to put too much stimulus into the economy That's a legacy of the global financial crisis when they were criticized for borrowing and spending too much This time around as we know the authorities have been disciplined and targeted in their relief measures especially for smaller and medium sized businesses for example Brian as you say now we've got the economy slowing down There are deeper concerns that the real estate slowdown might be broader than anticipated For example and that's about 25% of the economy So to thinking is hey on the authorities have to put some support into the economy here And that means the Central Bank it's not clear what they do however I don't think anybody's expecting necessarily broad based interest rate cuts or significant outright easing through injecting liquidity into the economy But while there is pressure on potential bank to do something I think the bigger story remains on the government spending side of things That's where the action is expected to happen most likely through spending on infrastructure at the local government level That would mean they have to go out and borrow and spend it That's probably where most of the action will come from All right And thank you so much for joining us And the current Bloomberg's chief Asia economic correspondent I'm Brian Curtis along with Doug Kristin normally you can catch us every weekday for Bloomberg.
Fresh update on "curtis" discussed on WTOP 24 Hour News
"And the capitals a severely shorthanded bunch They'll be missing 6 regulars for tonight's game that includes defenseman Justin Schultz he'll miss his first game of the season with an upper body injury and yet despite all the injuries the capital's interplay tonight having won 7 of their last 9 head coach Peter labby letting the capitals continue to lean on several rookies and AHL call ups These guys getting called up here We're not hiding them They're playing minutes and they're playing important minutes and they're doing a really good job for us It is a substantial number of forwards that are out of the lineup And we've got to keep moving forward We have to keep the train moving down the track And these guys have come up and done an excellent job There's no doubt about it Capitals and Panthers add 5 coming up tonight at 8 the wizards looking to get back on track as they visit Oklahoma City wizards interplay having lost four of their last 5 Washington football team back at practice Logan Thomas took part this afternoon Curtis Samuel meanwhile was limited offensive lineman Sam Cosby did not practice Washington preparing for the Seahawks on Monday Night Football Meanwhile the marquee matchup on Thanksgiving the Raiders overtime win in Dallas perhaps you tuned in if you did you were not alone More than 38 and a half million viewers for the Raiders cowboys game CBS same today it was the most watched regular season game on any network since 1990 College basketball this afternoon Virginia Commonwealth leading Yukon 47 44 6 minutes remaining in the second half that is the third place game in the battle for Atlantis Ben rabbi W TOP sports Thanks so much Ben and coming up If you're going out shopping today you might want to bundle up We'll have your weather and your traffic ahead It's three 17.
Fresh update on "curtis" discussed on WTOP 24 Hour News
"18 assists in 20 games in Ovechkin's 18 helpers matching his assist total from all of last season for head coach Peter lavilla I mean he's rolling He's still shooting too It's not like you couldn't have sports night He's still unleashing I always think that there's that area where you know you got to make the right decision You can't just be about one thing or the other thing And so he's done a really good job with that He's made the right calls in the right place Capitol's back home this evening they take on the league leading Florida Panthers the annual Black Friday home game for the capitals coming up at 5 and that will be game one of a sports double header on 1500 a.m. with the wizards in Oklahoma City at 8 wizards have lost two straight and four of their last 5 overall NFL Washington football team backup practice this afternoon Logan Thomas and Curtis Samuel both on the field as they work their way back from injury Washington facing the Seahawks on Monday Night Football and in college football the regular season finale for Maryland tomorrow as the terrapins visit Rutgers Maryland in need of a win and they will be bowl eligible for the first time since 2016 Ben rabbi WTO sports Thanks Ben It's one 47 Hi I'm Patrick Bengal's owner and new lacombe design New look is changing the way homeowners get a new route Why 'cause they always snakes You call a few roofers some call you back but most don't You get a few estimates and some will make sense but most won't Then you pick someone to do a great job cross your fingers and you just.
Fresh update on "curtis" discussed on WTOP 24 Hour News
"Gotten a good deal last summer back in July Washington signed defensive lineman Jonathan Allen to a four year $72 million extension A lot of money for the asper native but with fellow pass rushers montez sweat and chase young gout long-term Allen helping pick up the slack for head coach Ron Rivera It's just him doing the things that he does well He has gotten great vertical push He's able to get off the blocker and time He puts himself in position to affect the quarterback in the middle and he's doing it He's playing very well And like you said because he's getting the sacks He's getting the tension that he deserves Allen with 6 sacks on the year That's too shy of tying his career high and perhaps a chance to add to that total Monday night against the Seahawks only the bears and ravens have allowed more sacks this season than Seattle Meanwhile offensive reinforcements could be on the way for Washington as both Logan Thomas and Curtis Samuel Back on the practice field today Thomas hasn't played since week three Samuel played only twice back in early October And in the NHL lamarque matchup here at capitol one arena later this afternoon capitals taking on the league leading Florida Panthers coming up at 5 Tom Wilson heating up of late four goals in his last 6 games Two goals shy of 100 for his NHL career Ben rebut sports Thanks Ben We've let your traffic and weather next It's one 17 We barely have had a real autumn this year So probably the last thing you're thinking about is what kind of shape your roof is in Will it make it through another Washington winner without leaks or Lou shingles How will it handle a layer of ice for a week at a time or a heavy snow Highest Chris corps Look it's easy to ignore roofing problems until you no longer can I know I learned that lesson the hard way That's what I call roof masters and they save the day and possibly my house Ruth masters are a top roofing prose You never hear me tell you about their half off sales and all that nonsense because that's not how they do business This is roof faster says if you need roofing down always get three estimates Just make sure one of the three is from roof masters Do that and you can't go wrong Call three O one two three O roof I trust ruf masters and you can too Three O one two three O roof with roof masters the proof is in the roof This.
Fresh "curtis" from WTOP 24 Hour News
"Local Honda dealer Don't settle for less than a Honda And here is Ben raby All right Jenny here at Capital One arena it's an annual tradition on Black Friday a home game for the capital is a tough challenge this year So I'll be taking on the league leading Florida Panthers today at 5 capitols though entering play having won three straight at home and 7 of their last 9 overall and they're doing it despite being severely shorthanded Nicholas backstrom TJ among 5 forwards who have missed time of late And so head coach Peter laville letting the capitals continuing to lean on several rookies and AHL call ups These guys getting called up here We're not hiding them They're playing minutes and they're playing important minutes and they're doing a really good job for us It is a substantial number of forwards that are out of the lineup And we've got to keep moving forward We have to keep the train moving down the track And these guys have come up and done an excellent job There's no doubt about it Capitals and Panthers that will be game one of a sports double header on 1500 a.m. coming up tonight at 8 The wizards looking to get back on track as they visit Oklahoma City wizards enter play having lost two in a row four of 5 overall Washington football team back at practice this afternoon Logan Thomas Curtis Samuel both on the field as they both look to return from injury busy day of college hoops championship game in the battle for Atlantis number 6 Baylor leading Michigan state 63 48 7 minutes remaining VCU taking on Yukon that's a one 30 tip in the third place game Then rabbi.
Little Curtis, Birmingham Hospital And Michelle Butler discussed on AP News Radio
"Little Curtis means is only sixteen months old but he's a world record holder Curtis weighed less than a pound when he was born at the university of Alabama at Birmingham hospital in July of twenty twenty his mother Michelle Butler also gave birth to a twin boy who did not survive she was pregnant for only about twenty one weeks about half the time of a full term pregnancy little Curtis spent two hundred seventy five days in the hospital defying the odds getting stronger and stronger after three months they were able to take him off of ventilator and following months of round the clock care little Curtis went home in April a moment is mother will always remember she says the world's most premature baby to survive says Guinness world records I read a folate
Alabama boy named world's most premature infant to survive
"Means is only sixteen months old but he's a world record holder Curtis weighed less than a pound when he was born at the university of Alabama at Birmingham hospital in July of twenty twenty his mother Michelle Butler also gave birth to a twin boy who did not survive she was pregnant for only about twenty one weeks about half the time of a full term pregnancy little Curtis spent two hundred seventy five days in the hospital defying the odds getting stronger and stronger after three months they were able to take him off of ventilator and following
"curtis" Discussed on Zúme - Multiplying Disciples
"Disciple worth multiplying. So it starts with being not the doing. And this is critical in the kingdom that we first, you know, our disciples that God would delight to multiply. And then we can worry about multiplying. So that's in a nutshell. That's how I would explain it. So good. So when people hop on Zoom vision or zoom training and they see the button join our community. What does that mean? Yeah, essentially, you're registering for the site. Yeah. It's possible to use the site without registering. But there are advantages to registering. So such as. Such as you can get a coach, you know, for free, indefinitely. You can have your own dashboard, you know, that will quickly let you see your progress, not only going through the course, but also in applying the lessons from the course in equipping others and then seeing, you know, how many of those are passing on with their receiving. So it gives you this dashboard that helps you track that and it's a little bit easier to access the different pieces of training, sort of separately or individually, if you register. Awesome. So yeah, people are going to hop on and use it and go for it and share it. But just another way that the tool can just help serve in the work. And so thank you Curtis for taking time to share about zoome and just a little bit about the history. Is there anything else that you would like to add before we close out this episode and look forward to future ones together? Just that the history is not over. We have lots of plans for future development and improvements. Some of which are pretty significant. So stay tuned for the future history. Amen amen. Thanks for listening. To learn more, go to WW zoome dot vision, and to be equipped, go to WWW dot zoom dot training. Have questions for the podcast, you can email them to podcast at zoom dot.
Mark Levin Endorses Curtis Sliwa for New York City Mayor
"There's a mayoral race you know in New York City And the candidate that I've endorsed is Curtis sleeva Curtis How are you sir Oh there were great mark going 24 7 three 6 5 now to November 2nd And a lot of lavenders out there have heard you extoll my character my background Your support for me and they come up to me and they say oh you know Mark he's like your number one supporter so I appreciate the tactical air support Mark You got a brother because I know you'd be a great mayor And I know the guy you're running against is a phony I'll give you a perfect example As he defended the firefighters of the cops or the emergency personnel against the current mayor who's seeking to lay off lay them off by the tens of thousands No no in fact one of the female leaders of the fire department great African American woman said that today in that rally that I attended She said how dare you Eric Adams You used to be a cop You're abandoning your fellow comrades who now will be fired There will be 10,000 less police officers if they don't take this shot by tomorrow And they're not going to take this shot They'll be they will be fired They will not be able to feed their families pay their bills unless they get vaccinated And I got to tell you we got to end these mandates We encourage vaccination I'm vaccinated Most people are vaccinated But there are people who for religious or medical reasons can't get vaccinated have antibodies because they already had the coronavirus And some who just don't trust the government Wow Isn't it a crazy idea Why would you trust the government
Curtis Sliwa Explains Why Eric Adams Is a Fraud
"Why would you have a homeless person do your taxes You know you know that that's hiding behind a homeless guy who can't answer for himself This was Eric Adams gaming the system He lives in an illegally converted basement apartment He claims in Brooklyn The department of buildings has putting up notices to the borough precedent You got to answer these charges You are living in an illegally converted basement which as you know is very dangerous in the last series of floods in New York City It led to 13 people unfortunately perishing because of the dangers of an illegally converted basement I'm telling you this guy is an enigma and more importantly depending on what audience he's talking to he says to them whatever he thinks
Who Is Curtis Sliwa? A Look at the GOP Mayoral Candidate’s Wild Ride in New York
"I grew up in New York City. I was born in Queens. I was in there into the 70s. We got out in the 70s, moved up the Danbury, Connecticut because the crime, the deterioration was unbelievable and we watched the New York news every night. It was unbelievable. We had mayor beam. We had it was just like a nightmare. And into this nightmare, steps a young guy named Curtis Lee tell the story Curtis. It was a night manager at McDonald's in The Bronx. The Bronx was burning down at the time and in the 70s alone a million people fled from New York City. The biggest exit is a population ever. And rightfully so, gangs arson property values plummeting quality of life dismal. So I decided, hey, you know, something they've removed the transit police from the subways at night because we were on the brink of a fiscal collapse. So they were laying off a lot of civil servants. I said, oh, I'll start patrolling with a group of my closes at that McDonald's. We will call the burger boys. And we started to patrol this one particularly train the number four train, which had been nicknamed by the right as the muggers expressed. I thought I get the congressional Medal of Honor. Eric, I couldn't have been more hopelessly wrong. The mayor at that time, Ed Koch vilified us, called us vigilante, said we were the hell's angels. The police unions were upset. They didn't want us there, because they figured their furloughed employees would never be brought back. And so within the first 13 years until Rudy Giuliani got elected mayor. I got arrested 76 times. I got wooden shampoos, concrete facials, attitude, no readjustments. It was whenever you elected or in a changed all that. I always gotta stop you because nobody knows what you just said. And it's the funniest stuff I've ever heard. You said you got wooden shampoos. You're talking about Billy clubs across the head from cops. Yes. Yes. And then concrete facials where the cop would say, Curtis, you see the curb down there as I was handcuffed. I said, yes, Sarge. And then you go, good. We're gonna have your forehead meet the curb bang. And you get a big lump in the front of your
Curtis Silwa: The New York Mayoral Candidate Who's Actually From New York
"You are the ultimate New Yorker, okay? All of us had problems with with Ed Koch. You had real problems with that Koch. But he was in New Yorker. You didn't get the impression that, you know, he kind of took the train down from Cambridge, Massachusetts. He sounded like a New Yorker. You have been in New York, your whole life. Tell us a little bit about your biography for people are just tuning in because I want people to know you who you are. I came out of a blue collar working class background in canarsie Brooklyn. My father, merchant seaman Chester for 55 years and my mother, Francesca raised both myself and my two sisters who are directly involved in my campaign to become mayor. But if we look at it, my father when he would return from being offshore for 8 months of the year, we would go down in the 1960s to an area called the boundary. Right now in Manhattan, you would have to take a reverse mortgage just to get parking space down there. Never mind living space. But back then it was where auditions and the flop houses were. What's called the derelict bombs they referred to them. And my father knew some of these men. Because he had previously been seaman with him. And he said to me, there by the grace of God go you Curtis, at any moment, this could happen to any one of us. I need to have conversation with these men. And I understood that that early age you had to be caring and compassionate. And so that's what I've done for 42 years as leader of the guardian angel. It's not just in New York City, but around the
Curtis Sliwa Makes His Bid for NYC Mayor
"Courtesy, welcome. Oh, my pleasure to join you again last time. Remember, I was on a city bike outside a prospect park. I don't believe, I don't believe you remember that. You have been so busy running for mayor. Let's frame this, okay? Because most people listen to the program. Don't live in New York, right? So number one, I want to ask you, how do you see this race shaping up? De Blasio was a full out, I mean, he's like a Biden wannabe. He is a total communist. I mean, we're not even joking, right? He's as bad as you can imagine. I've seen the city change in a few years like I never dreamt. It could change. The crime, the graffiti, the street people on the upper west side. I mean, it's an unbelievable deterioration. Number one. Number two, now you are running against Eric Adams, talk about the race as it stands now. Well, all you had to do was listen to Eric Adams on that debate stage last night and towards the end, we were asked by the moderator to give a letter grade to Bill de Blasio. Harry Adams said, B plus and that made my entire point that if the voters in New York City vote for Eric Adams did not Kurdish sleeve, you're gonna get four more years of de Blasio. What drug induced psychosis was Eric Adams in to give him a B plus. That is the ultimate in social promotion. I gave him an F and I said, I can't wait to this guy leaves New York City, goes back to Cambridge. He'll probably be an adjunct professor and ruin a whole new generation of poli sci students at
Curtis Sliwa Washes Eric Adams During NYC Mayoral Debate
"But we're talking about what happened at the debate between Eric Adams elite Eric Adams and Curtis Lee with a founder of the guardian angels my colleague from WABC where we both used to be on the air And what I find remarkable about this is that Curtis just hit him with one truth bomb after another in this debate And Eric Adams just stood there literally like a stuffed suit If you get a chance to try to see the video you'll see them there just grinning and grimacing I don't have to answer you I'll never get him Anyway so Eric Adams took a verbal beat down from my guy Curtis and I want you to listen to this Firing civil servant this Friday Hero police officers firefighters sanitation workers healthcare workers who have already been told either vaccinated or you're fired This Friday it is a disgrace You're gonna end each mandate And when I'm mayor I'm hiring them all back and I'm giving them back pay This is a violation of their rights Get vaccinated more importantly if you can't Then you should Let's absolutely should Mister people get tested once a week Yeah these guys this Bill Ritter and the rest of these moderates they really it's like they go to school to practice how to be like Merrick Garland mister sleep Mister slee what you're taking an extra 8 seconds Come on man Toughen up
Tommy Kirk, the child star in "Old Yeller," has died at 79
"A former child actor who played in some old school Disney films has died Tony Curtis died he was a child star who played in Disney films such as old Jello and the shaggy dog he was seventy nine years old his death was announced by his friend and former child star Paul Peterson who says Kirk was found dead in his Las Vegas home but no cause of death was released creek started his career with several TV shows including some episodes of the Mickey Mouse club adventure series the hardy Boyz his big break came when you start S. Travis codes and the nineteen fifty seven film old Yeller a story about a teenage boy in his hero at yellow dog and in the shaggy dog creek played a teenage boy who was cursed by occasionally turning into a sheep dog Kerr continued acting movies in the nineteen nineties and two thousands I'm Oscar wells Gabriel
Lawyer Murdaugh Arranged Own Death but Shot Grazed
"Hi Mike Rossi a reporting South Carolina authorities say attorney Alex Murdoch arranged his own death but was only grazed by the plant fatal shot Alex Murdoch the prominent South Carolina attorney who found the bodies of his wife and son three months ago tried to arrange his own death this month according to state police authorities say murder was trying to ensure his surviving son would get a ten million dollar life insurance payment but the planned fatal shot only grazed his head Curtis Edward Smith has been charged with assisted suicide insurance fraud and other counts related to the shooting of bird all on September fourth Bergdahl entered rehabilitation for an oxy code own addiction state police now have six open investigations into Murdoch and his family hi Mike Rossio
Curtis Sliwa Is Taking the Fight to the Boroughs of New York City
"Well. There are five boroughs and as approximately close to nine million people 5% live on the island, and it truly is an island because politically it is so different than the rest of the city. It is a Red island. It is a Republican island. It is Staten Island. It is the reason market. I'm running for mayor of the city of New York because against their own party leadership. They nominated me to be the mayoral candidate. And now my battle is in the other four boroughs, which many of your listeners originally what from Brooklyn and Queens, the Bronx and Manhattan. And they're all blue. I mean, we're talking an 8 to 1 registration rate of Democrats to Republicans and those Republicans who used to be on the rolls. Either they passed away and there in heaven or maybe someone straight to hell without and especially shoot, or they fled the Florida North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Virginia, Texas, Tennessee. And the exodus continues because it's an unlivable city. No quality of life. There's no zero tolerance towards crime. They vilified Rudy Giuliani, who saved us in 1993. And they view what he did as having been offensive to people of color. And yet you look now Mark you look at the horrific number of shootings, stabbings killings. The attacks of emotionally disturbed persons. You need mental health care in their medicine, and it's almost all by people of color against people of color. You mean to tell me it's a better city in this in this case? In the city that Rudy Giuliani inherited when there were 2000 murders a year 5000 most unsolved shootings and we went from being the crime capital, the murder capital to the safest big city in America. In the eight years of the Giuliani administration, and he attributes a lot of that to the help that I gave him with The Guardian Angels in our patrol in the roughest, toughest in its city neighborhoods of this city and on the
College Football Bets: Week 1
"On. Espn dot com chuck section. I've given them out daily wager. But you know we'll rip through a few here i want to start with. Ecu this numbers come down a little bit. They play thursday night against appalachian state and look. I think he's us live dog. Jay vermont talked about it as well. They have a bunch of veterans including senior quarterback and app. State's been a little shaky as well. And they have a new quarterback and chase. Bryce you might remember him. He played a key. Clemson then transferred to duke ten and a half a lot of points for team that always seems to pull games out of the hat and have crazy place at the end. I like myself getting double digits plus ten right now but still i would out jumping on on ec as long as you get double digits and maybe a little sprinkle on the money line. That could be some fun The came by actually liked the most Kinda scared about it and it's umass and everybody who listen to pod on a somewhat regular basis knows. I'm kind of the betting bully as humans. A frequent guest. Your calls me. I like to bet on bet against bad teams. Just just do it right. Like orioles season win total under. I've certainly bet against umass in the past but thirty eight is just way too many points. And i'll tell you why won't bell and umass went out and got a bunch of transfers. Their quarterback is a six foot five inch from from colorado like the university of and or colorado university of boulder. And they have two running backs that transferred in one from rutgers. So a team that was like. Fcs not too long ago or fcs quality has some real players and you only have to get thirty eight now pits good. But they're at tennessee. The following week nerd uzis not a guy who's going to run up the score. He's old school. Fourth quarter they'll bring in the is a little bit and on top of that. Probably the best handy angle. I have is the offense coordinator for pit is a guy named mark whipple. He's coached umass twice head coach. Also the most recent time was just a few years ago. This is not situation where he wants to embarrass his former program. Umass is a special place in his heart. Whipple's going to call off the dogs as well. So i just think if you can get about two touchdowns even if it's garbage time i think plus thirty eight is the play in. That game is crazy. As it sounds another game. I like is essentially a coin. Flip game and it syracuse minus one. And a half. you might remember. I've talked about it with jay motto. The over three in the win total. They're going to split time at quarterback. Babies made that announcement. I don't love it. I would prefer. Tommy devito to be the entire time but dual threat with michigan state. Sorry mississippi state transfer garrett schrader. They're just better at a lot of positions that ohio but most importantly syracuse addressed. Their offense align issues. There was a pathetic. Offense couldn't even average average about two hundred fifty yards per game. Not passing just total yards per game. The veto would be injured. A lot spent a lot of time on his back. If they're okay on the offensive line this is just a syracuse team. That's just better. No more frank. Solich at ohio. Bob cats will rotate. Quarterbacks curtis rourke. Who's obviously the brother of nathan rourke the former stud bob cats quarterback and then armani rogers transfer from unlv. Ohio's very good. They looked good last year against the too bad teams really bad teams in the mac akron bowling green. But i think use gets there which is better talent especially with vito healthy and maybe we hope and improved offensive line. Fourth play i want to talk about
More Than 100 Senior Veterans Fly to Memorials Built in Their Honor
"Their service special flight. That brought american war veterans to our nation's capital today for the first time since the start of the pandemic so tech is going to be a fun day. I got up at one o'clock to come out here. Their journey started in chicago. One hundred twelve veterans board. A chartered flight to washington dc. Where they spent the day this moment almost sixteen months in the making the first honor flight since the pandemic and today three veterans from world war two thirty three from the korean war and seventy six from the vietnam war were recognized curtis bentley who served in the navy. During world war two join. Today's flight had been now three a three day. Bentley and the other one hundred eleven vets visited the world war two lincoln korean and vietnam. Memorial's i was a real honor. I'll never forget this. Never but for some of them. It was more about meeting other veterans and sharing stories. There's actually healing effect with them getting together with their fellow veterans that have experienced the same Situations heroes returning home tonight. After seeing the memorials built in their honor for their sacrifice and for our freedom
How The Mighty Cuomo Dynasty Has Fallen
"Wonder how new yorkers who have adored andrew cuomo are feeling now how about new yorkers who supported the cuomo dynasty. i mean there's you know he's part of a dynasty. You got. Mario cuomo his famous father. You got the famous brother on cnn. I mean the cuomo's wow they're they're lefty royalty they're just democrat royalty. Aren't they wonder. What what mario cuomo would be shane. The great michael goodwin had some thoughts about that. The pulitzer prize winning columnist. Curtis does as well here on line. Three hey curtis welcome how you doing. Hey mark how you doing good. Good prayers go out to your son. Trevor thank you very much curtis. We all appreciate that our family. Thanks you very very much. I grew up in new york. Mario was the best governor state ever had on. Always talked about him. Said how good he was to the state of new york. But how can he the nipple piercing governor legs so stupid. How can you be so stupid to do that. You're telling it's it's arrogance why you know it's a good question and let's focus on that for a minute. How do these famous people think they can get away with those things. Maybe it's because they always have and they think they always will. But you know i. I don't know. I don't know how famous people get away with what they get away with.
Katherine Goldstein, Host of 'The Double Shift', on Building Audience Relationships
"Podcast thing is in many ways still treated effectively as a broadcast medium. that's like this one directional pipe yet. that the listenership feels exceptionally I think involved with the hosts like the day. They may be feel more like a. They have the relationship even though there. It's not bidirectional all the time from communications out of. I'm kind of curious like given kind of the ways in which podcasting works like. What are those relationships. Look like with your audience like how do you have. You have that relationship with them beyond the financial. Certainly there's the financial membership side of things but like what what does a relationship look like with your audience catherine so this year. I feel like we've had some great breakthrough. We've had a membership program. Since we we started as an experiment in our first season in people signed up which is amazing. But we didn't really offer we're just like can you help us like we didn't really offer much by way of benefits but so one of the ways risk deepening relationship this year. Which has been really cool. Is that actually. We've had Listeners become guests and that has been really cool because We're always looking for a Surprising unconventional stories and for example we did a whole series on the true cost of the pandemic for moms in we It was a partnership with the guardian. We did a bunch of reporting and we did a lot of call outs to. Are you know audience and Two of the five people we ended up featuring wor listeners of the show one was a waitress in mississippi who had written me a number of times with different story ideas and i thought But then you know. She told me a bit about her life. And i was like actually. I think you're right for this story that we're working on and she. We ended up doing the whole episode about her experience with losing her job and her mental health struggles in getting addicted all these things that like but she very much came to us because she was already in our listener community in the other one was a young mom who was a new orleans nightclub worker and we talked about her career panic struggles and you know what what happened. We ended up featuring on the show as well so also when people hear that listeners are coming from the show. I feel like that they hear that a guest that they have curtis thirty minute episode within their emotionally vested in were listener who reached out that makes them feel like it's more of a two way street and that there is more potential for
Jamie Lee Curtis Reveals Her 25-Year-Old Child Is Transgender
"Jamie Lee Curtis as an announcement. What's the scoop? She did the cover for an AARP magazine. Coming up the August September issue and the cover story. She discussed her life. Her husband, her two kids, Her oldest daughter, 34, year Old Annie, and Her 25 year old daughter, Ruby, who was born her son and is now transgender daughter. Uh, how do they feel about that? She seems to be here out. Yeah, And she said that she and her husband have watched in wonder and pride as our son became our daughter,
Kate Bornstein: Still a Gender Outlaw (7/27/21)
"Begin with in the last few years. We have really up to you in your work when it comes to gender been talking about in writing about living outside the gender binary for over thirty years at this point and now we're able to point to people like you and your work as one example of things we can turn to to read and learn but early on thirty years ago. What if any resources did you have. Were their books. You're reading or people you were talking to anything at all. There was no internet and there was nothing to look at if you could look up transexual but then you would get christine jorgensen and you would get very conservative. People people who were born men grew up were living as conservative men and transitioned into conservative women and the freaks. Their voice wasn't published. It was coming out through warhol's films at first. That's where that's where the real first non binary presence was felt in the country. Jackie curtis was calling themselves. I'm not a man. I'm not a woman i went. Whoa okay. Let's talk about that in for so long early work. That was how you described your gender not man not woman. Was that how it was commonly being discussed or is that like your individual way to describe it. That was my individual way to describe it. I didn't know many people personally who were also looking at themselves in that way but as more and more people started defining as trans and as we had the internet than i was hooking with people who did that defined that way.
Interview With Curator, Silja Leifsdottir, Norwegian Sculptors Society
"Could you please pronounce your name correctly for me. My name is celia life stupid and you do many things you are both an artist and curator and then even within those. It seems like you're very many different things. Gimme a lay of the land. What are all the different roles. You have in the arts industry right now jeff. I have many hats. And i do enjoy that. Although we can be a bit confusing for myself and others at sometimes my main job my hundred percent main job is to be a curator at what in the region is called nashville running which translates to the region sculptor society. So that is one thing that i spend mondays to fridays on. But then i'm also the chair in the region curtis association and then. I started eleven years ago when i moved back to norway in oslo ice started what is now known as the snow art guides which is a free guide to the contemporary art scene in oslo and along with that we also arrange the also art weekend in september each year
"curtis" Discussed on Curtis Lake
"To make us mindful that our life is more than just what is happening in the here and now as so as we sing this i pray that your hearts would be inspired to worship a god. That is bigger than the circumstances that you're currently facing bigger than the mountains. You wanna see moved greater than the valleys. You feel like you're walking through. We take our wounds and where we can. We forgive and in those places where there's no one to forgive. We hold onto god and we find him the healer that we desperately need. Let's pray together. Father lord as we close out this morning. I just pray. Would you help us to just lay our wounded nece before you this morning. If there's some particular thing that immediately comes to mind for anyone in this place help them to do as jesus instructed us. And that is that when we pray. If while we're praying to our father become reminded of some unforgiveness in our hearts toward another person. Let us i forgive before moving on so laura in those areas of our lives where we need to extend forgiveness to one another help us to forgive not once not even three times but seventy seven times that our forgiveness be described as generous abundance and limitless and lord i pray especially for those maybe today are just feeling the grief and the loss of some particular thing that they've experienced in this life or maybe years down the road when we experience such a thing may their minds may their hearts. Come back to this conversation. We've had together. And i pray in those moments that they would find in you the healer that they need for their brokenhearted nece. Thank you and praise you for how you work. In our hearts and our allies help us and our attention to be driven to you and to nothing else i pray in. Jesus name amen..
"curtis" Discussed on Curtis Lake
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"curtis" Discussed on Curtis Lake
"The reality that their body had succumbed to this terrible affliction which become to find out later on wasn't all that terrible in terms of whether or not a person could actually live in society with other people but this is where the old testament law put them but not only did the old testament law. Put them there. This is exactly where the people of god wanted them to be. Let's be honest. The jewish people. They wanted the lepers to be outside the camp. Outside of the village they wanted them living beyond the margins of society. That's what they wanted. And you know what you and i. We want exactly the same thing. Think about who you don't want moving into your neighborhood. Think about who you don't want living in your home. Think about who you don't want to spend your time with like we want to maintain a comfortable distance between us and those living under some affliction that we might consider to be like the leprosy of jesus day. What do they do. They cried out for compassion. Jesus master have mercy on us. It says they raised their voices. Instead of yelling out unclean unclean. They are beside themselves and bragging and crying out for jesus to cleanse them to have mercy on them. And i love again just like what. Luke is bringing out of the story. Jesus have mercy on us. What does that mean well. It's not the it's not the kind of have mercy that we talk about with uncle jesse. Whenever he saw pretty woman. Some of you will get that right. It's not that kind of have mercy. It's not even the kind of have mercy that you and i are most often probably given to. Which is just simply having mercy mercy. The i just simply possess no actually characterizes some outward movement and action. It's not just a matter of having compassion or having pity or having mercy right not this possession of such things but it is a demonstration of mercy. What they were looking for. Jesus to do was not just simply. Hey could you feel bad about the condition we find ourselves. And that's not what they were crying out for when they have mercy on us snow they were crying out for jesus to show them mercy and jesus did that by demonstrating the power of god now. Of course jesus and his quirky little way says go show yourself to the priests.
"curtis" Discussed on Curtis Lake
"I wonder why was there no. Why was there no fruit on the tree. Why did this tree fail to produce figs. We don't particularly know about all of the reasons for why this tree was not producing fruit. But we could ask ourselves. Certainly was the owner of the fig tree being unreasonable. Was he being unrealistic expectations. For what this fig tree was supposed to produce many of you can probably tell. Because you've heard such parables that relate to our lives and you know a little bit the direction that i'm going with this that the fig tree represents us we're alternately talking about is the fruitfulness or the fruitlessness of our lives and when we are confronted with the idea as to whether or not we are fulfilling our purpose for which we've been created whether or not we are in fact through full or fruitless fall or believe we fall more on the side of not being entirely fruitful with our lives that maybe we recognize. We're not fully living out our purpose for which we've been created. Perhaps we'd want to argue for whatever. The mitigating circumstances are in our lives. We could talk about how we have not had certain advantages in our lives and that has kept us from being able to fulfil our purpose that we've had difficult or tragic things happen in our lives and those tragedies those hiccups those bumps in the road have kept us from fulfilling the purpose for our lives. There certainly scores and scores of reasons why we could make the case. Why our lives have not amounted to what they should be. But the fact remains what we're talking about is whether or not simply stated is the fruit tree producing fruit. It's almost as if the owner of the tree is not all that interested in whatever those mitigating circumstances where be i mean he comes he comes in and he says hey this for three years. Now i've come and expected fruit on the street and it is produced. None cut it down. Why because he recognized that. There's a problem with a fruit tree. That is fruit less. There's a problem with that to. At least that i can identify the we'll talk about here over the next few moments. The first one is that fruitlessness ignores our divine mandates it ignores our divine mandate and secondly it affects other people adversely that it has a negative effect on other people in our lives and in the world in which we live. Let's talk about the first. One fruitlessness ignores our divine mandate that which you and i as individuals. Living in. This world are ultimately accountable. For how many of you know that you are accountable for your life. You're accountable for your life when you go to work tomorrow if you work for somebody else or if you work for yourself but the work that you're doing is four. Say you're an independent contractor. You are accountable for how you spend your time. While under the authority of whoever is that ruling body right like your boss you go to work and you accountable for the work that you are required to do. And so is. I think we'd all agree improper for us to use that time under which we are countable to another person and just waste it away one of the interesting things. That's people are observing in our present climate and society as many people are working from home. You hear these reports about how productivity in the united states is just crash to the floor right because people are home is just something about. I don't know getting less work done when you're in your pyjamas. All day. Right when you don't have to go to the office and when the opportunity for the kinds of distractions that exist in your home. It's like yeah. I was working but then my cat started doing something cool right. I had to get that on tiktok so right so we see. Productivity is just come decline so sharply because people have less accountability in their day. And so they're wasting a lot more time but not only. Are we accountable for the work that we're doing are responsible to another person for we. You and i as individuals are accountable for the lives that we live. But you know what we do a lot of times with our lives is we live our lives merely for ourselves. We're like the tree described here in the parable tree. That is not dead. It's alive but what it's doing is it as surviving on the nutrients that it is taking from. The soil ended up living four unto and only four itself. There's no outflow from that tree. And the owner of the tree recognizes. There's a problem with a tree but it's supposed to bear fruit. That is not bearing fruit ignoring the purpose for which it has been created. And when you and. I live our lives largely for ourselves. Essentially for ourselves we're ignoring the divine mandate for which every single one of us whether you like it or not is accountable. Every person born into this world is responsible for the divine mandate to define our purpose. Well what does that divine mandate well part of. It is coming out of the story of our origins. When god created adam and eve he told them be fruitful and multiply. Most of you like yeah like that part but it was more than that. Some of you get that later. It was more than that right. He said ten to the earth. Subdue it take it under your guardianship you steward your custodians of this beautiful wonderful world in which i put you. In part of the divine mandate that we all live under the requirement that we are two tens it to the earth and to into what god has created for our enjoyment and not merely for our abuse and consumption but secondly in probably far more importantly is the fact that we are in this divine mandate keepers. One of another. If you've read genesis or heard the story of the first brothers born into this world cain and abel you remember cain murdered his brother abel and then at some point god came to came and kane and he said where is your brother. Cain replies am. I my brother's keeper..
"curtis" Discussed on Curtis Lake
"Go ahead and take a seat. We are going to get right into it this morning if you have your bibles you can turn a luke chapter thirteen. If this is your first time at curtis lake first time in a long time we have been in the series where we're going through luke's description of the life ministry of jesus christ and so over the last now few months we've been making our way we're up to chapter thirteen. We still have several weeks to go. I hope you've enjoyed the journey. Those of you that have been.
"curtis" Discussed on Curtis Lake
"How does the activity of my life compared to jesus. Whenever jesus was doing stuff he was healing. The sick raising the dead teaching the crowds with authority. I mean he was turning the world upside down every moment that he was with an among people like much more important. Could you could. The activity of our lives be compared with jesus and yet even jesus or especially. Jesus found himself spending significant chunks of time praying. You see you and i. We think that jesus accomplished a lot in this world by all the doing that. He did of healing the sick and raising the dead of teaching the crowds. But it wasn't the doing of jesus. That was his accomplishment. He accomplished praying. It was the very connection that he had with his father that compelled him to live out the life that he live. And so and i. We need to start recognizing the important role that prior the essential characteristic of prayer in our lives as well. Listen if jesus had to do it then certainly we do as well. But we're only going to do it..
"curtis" Discussed on Curtis Lake
"And then the next day he handed the innkeeper to silver coins. Telling him take care of this man if his bill runs higher than this. I'll pay you the next time. I'm here right. So that's jesus is example. And then he asks the lawyer this question now. Which of these three would you say was a neighbor to the man who was attacked by bandits and the man replied the one who showed him mercy the one who showed him mercy and then jesus said yes. Now go and do the same. What can we learn from that. Besides the fact that if you're in any kind of trouble whatsoever the last person you want to see somebody that works for the church. Other than a priest or pastor or somebody that works for the church right. Who's obviously no good. No help to you. What can we learn from this story. I think one of the really important things we need to understand that love. Your neighbor is not just a nice concept. And i'm afraid to report that. So oftentimes this idea of loving our neighbor as ourselves has been reduced to something that is just a fanciful concept in our mind that we've actually replaced the outward expression of love that requires for feet to move at for hands to operate for sacrifices to occur. We've replaced that with the sentiment of love your neighbor as yourself and we're satisfied with that. We talked a number of weeks ago about the idea that for a lot of us love has been defined as merely the absence of hate. And you and i are sometimes prone to think in our minds and our spirit. Is that the extent to which i have no hatred for anybody else in this world reveals. How well. I'm doing at loving other people in this world in other words if i don't hate another person if i don't hate a segment of people if there's not a group that could be named to which i would ascribe hatred toward well as long as i don't have any of that hate than i am.
"curtis" Discussed on Curtis Lake
"Morning so good to have all of you. Who are here in the house today. Thank you to all of you. Who are joining us online as well. So good to have curtis lake worshiping together on another beautiful sunday morning. I feel responsible for the weather. I said something the other day about how easy it felt like this winter has been on us so far. So my apologies. this is. it's cold and it's called. how many of you are ready for an easy one. Anybody all right. Magnus of course yeah ready for an easy on. We're gonna talk about love today. Talk about love. What a wonderful topic of conversation right. Would you be surprised to know that as people who are following. Jesus there's a mandate for us to practice this thing called love and we're gonna talk about that. We're gonna use a story from the gospel luke's if you have your bibles you can turn to luke chapter ten. We're gonna read verses twenty five to thirty seven over the course of our time this morning. This is a story that many of you who have been reading the bible for some time. You've heard this story. A number of times The reality is if you've never actually cracked open the bible before ever in your life chances. Are you're familiar with the characters that we're talking about. They are essentially other than jesus unnamed. But they are people that we have used as examples in our society examples for how we are supposed to treat one another specifically how one human being is supposed to treat another human being when that person is in need of. You heard the term good samaritan before benn a good samaritan. Anybody wanna brag about it. Go ahead and post online relate to us the experience that you've had being a good samaritan have you ever. Have you ever been the recipient of somebody who a good samaritan like all of a sudden somebody that wasn't to you or or a part of your inner circle of of friendships and acquaintances. Somebody came to your rescue for something. Hopefully that's something you've experienced from time to time right. We use that term good samaritan the describe a person who's done something for another person when there was nothing really in it for them not only nothing in it for them but also probably were dissociated with the person that they were ultimately helping. Because that's really what happens in the context of the story is that one helps another to people who would have been thought of as mortal enemies of one another was in need. The other one came to his rescue. And so we're going to use this as a basis to talk about talk about love and what is a real expression i love. How many do you want to experience. Real love ever experienced fake love before sentiments. Write thoughts and prayers before when you were going through..
"curtis" Discussed on Curtis Lake
"That person give thanks to them to give thanks to god for that person or ask god to bless that person who has cursed you easy. Right do that all the time. That's how i handle people that speak hatefully toward me or about me. No that's a difficult thing. Bless those who curse you i. I don't spend a lot of time on social media. But every once in a while. I have to get in there and i'll tell you i'll be honest. I don't know how y'all do it. I really don't i. I don't know how you do it. I'd never get anything done. That is just like this. Bottomless cesspool of darkness. I know it wasn't created. For that. Purpose i get there. Were probably pure motives right to help build and foster a sense of community and connectedness between human beings. Boy somebody writes something and and what's interesting is at least for facebook. These are your friends right. I mean these are people that you have invited to be part of your social network people that you have welcomed into your world you want to share with them pictures of your cat and your dog right in some funny videos which kid is done and then suddenly they comment is made about some going on that is taking place and all of a sudden the floodgates just opened up and we find people who are supposed to be friends with one another in the comments section just going back and forth spewing their hatred and their anger their inability to actually see things from another person's perspective i find that this world of chaos that we seem to be living in one that is getting more and more and more difficult for me to be part of i often. I find myself just struggling with with with feeling like i can bear up underneath what is actually taking place among human beings and wonder if i'll even be able to rise to the occasion of trying to help in some small way because it's just ridiculous and and this is not a subject matter excluded to those that are outside of the experience of what it means to follow. Jesus in fact. Most of the people that i could see that i can see that are part of whatever little circle i may have on. Social media are followers of jesus and yet so many times i see the actual opposite of what we're talking about today being demonstrated know that you don't actually have to get the last word on facebook. How could that look. If it didn't feel like i had to win an argument that let's be honest. You'll never ever ever win. Bless those who curse you and then jesus said pray for those who hurt you. Pray for those. Who hurt you. What we have come to believe is that we are again perfectly justified to retaliate against those. Who do us harm. Not that we have to but we are justified to do so much of why courts exist is to help provide a forum in which a person who has been injured can receive justification for that injury whether it's compensation or some other form of justice in order to bring the scale at least to the extent it is possible back into balance right. We are justified to retaliate against those. Who do us harm. But jesus says instead of seeking justice in court we are commanded to pray for that person who was offended us person who has heard us that person who has done us injury. We are to pray for their redemption. Pray for those who hurt you. I want to skip ahead to verse thirty one here. Jesus gives us what we have called our come to call but golden rule how try to live by the golden rule. I want to look at this. Because interestingly the golden rule here is provided to us in a context that many of us maybe have never even really thought about the golden rule. Is this luke. Six thirty one due to others as you would like them to do to you. How many do you try to live by that. At least to the best of your ability. Terrible church where part of. I know you do arms tired. I get it right. We try to live that way but the way we understand. The golden rule is often in the context of neutral ground. And what i mean by that. Is that like for those of us. That are here in the room today. We as far as i know we mostly. We are on neutral ground with one another like if you really hated me. You probably wouldn't be here right so let's just. Let's pretend that we are maybe friends at least acquaintances or at least if not that even people that respect one another right so neutral grasso what we understand the golden rule to be that. I am supposed to treat you the way. I would want you to treat me that. I shouldn't do things to you. That i wouldn't want you to do to me right simple if we could all just do that would be fantastic. That's how we the golden rule and yet jesus listen there's a nuance to the golden rule as it is provided for in this context that brings us to an understanding where he's not even talking about you and me. He's not talking about our relationship and how we treat one another jesus in fact is telling us to treat other people the opposite of how we have been already treated. Not that i am supposed to with you as a person who's a neutral party in this relationship. I'm supposed to treat you the way i want to be treated. No jesus says treat those who have already treated you badly. Treat that person the way you ought to be treated. Listen to what he says. If someone slaps you on one cheek offer the other cheek also if demands your coat offer your shirt also give to anyone who asks and when things are taken away from you. Don't try to get them back. And then he says.
"curtis" Discussed on Curtis Lake
"How's everybody doing this morning. So i basically prepared three messages today. We were in danger of basically being here all day for first service. And so i'm to get right into it. If that's all right with you you might get a little more information. You might get a little less information. I don't know what we're going to do our best. We're in the gospel of luke chapter. Four if you're to curtis lake. We're doing this series. On the gospel of luke which is a presentation of the life of jesus historical events and facts surrounding his life and the teaching of jesus throughout his ministry. So here we are embarking on jesus into ministry like last week. We talked about the preparation being made for the messiah. The promised one that all israel was anticipating and waiting for now in luke chapter four. We see jesus beginning his ministry as an itinerant kinda guest reader lecturer in the various synagogues in galle. Pick it up. So if you have bibles you can turn to. Luke chapter for starting at verse. Fourteen then jesus return to galilee. Okay this is the area in which jesus was beginning. His ministry and filled with the holy spirit's power reports spread about him quickly through the whole region. So the name of jesus is starting to gain some notoriety. People are starting to take notice of this. This man who is now thrust on the scene. John having prepared the way for him it says he made it this habit to teach regularly in the synagogues and he was praised by everyone so at least the initial reception of jesus positive. One people are listening to an anticipated masses of jesus as he is making his way from synagogue to synagogue. Right well at one point says he came to the village of nazareth his boyhood home. Right the place where he grew up as a child and as was his custom he went to the synagogue on the sabbath and he stood up to read scriptures. The scroll of isaiah. The prophet was handed to him. I don't know. Jesus asked for it or if it just so happened that it was handed to him but he takes that scroll he unrolls it to the place where this had been written hundreds of years before the spirit of the lord is upon me for years. Anointed me to bring good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim that captives will be released that the blind will see that the oppressed will be set free. And that the time of the lord's favor has come. He rolled up the scroll handed back to the attendant and sat down and all the is in the synagogue looked at him intently then he began to speak to him the scripture. You've just heard has been fulfilled this very day. I wanna talk about the scripture that jesus not only read but then told to the people that were listening to the reading. This applies to the very want standing before you today. This fact has been set up to be what is the mission statement of. Jesus the reason for his being the reason for his coming. We talk about the arrival of the messiah christmas. Or why did jesus come in the first place. The isaiah in this prophecy relates a major kind of idea for why the messiah was to come. Jesus reads it and he says today. The scripture has been fulfilled. Look at it a little more carefully. First of all these the reads this portion. That speaks of this thing called the anointing right. He says the spirit of the lord is upon me because he has anointed me. What does that mean. Well if you're familiar with what were the kind of common practices especially of the old testament times. You find this thing called the anointing. This is the act by which a person has been set up set a par for a particular work kings before they came into their kingdom. Were anointed became. You remember the story. Maybe when david who still as a young boy was visited by the prophet samuel there was already a king in the nation of israel king saul but the prophet samuel came and after having gone through the entire brotherhood of david. Finally comes to david and god says to him. This is going to be my cane. And so samuel takes this jar of oil and he pours it on the head of david again as an act signifying that david had been set apart and commission for a very particular active service that he was going to be god's instrument he was god's choice for his next came right. And so we see this anointing happening from time to time as god sets op commissions. A person for some particular role is as spoke hundreds of years before and prophetic terms. The spirit of the lord is upon me for he has anointed me and jesus now quotes that verse in application to himself saying this is the reason for my coming the spirit of the lord is upon me free. His anointed me. Now what does he anointed him for. Jesus begins in talking about what is his mission as he is anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor and then he goes on to say a number of other things like preaching liberty to those who are captive the restoring of sight to those who are blind of ushering in the day of the lord and jesus says this is why i'm here. I want to focus in on those words that jesus begins to describe his mission with that is that he has come to proclaim good news to the poor. I don't know about you. But as i read that i find it curious and interesting and so i decided that that's kind of where we're going to spend the bulk of our time together this morning. What exactly did jesus mean when he said. I have come to proclaim good news to the poor. What is the good news. What are the aspects that this good news speaks of. What exactly is the good news that jesus is going to convey to the poor and we all know it are some of the major issues regarding the poor especially in speaking of jesus's day. We're not talking about somebody. Living at or below the level of poverty as we have defined it in our developed current living situation. A lot of times we're thinking about the biblical poor. We're we're speaking of people that had no means by which to provide for themselves even their most basic needs like food clothing shelter right. These are people that were without the ability to provide for themselves. This is a condition that continues to be perpetuated even in our world today now two thousand years after jesus speaks and says i have come to preach good news to the poor. We still wrestle with this major issue of poverty. Jesus bent when he said. I have come to proclaim good news to the poor. You and i would think initially that that good news would be. Hey guess while. I have a solution for your poverty. We're gonna fix the inequities and injustice that exists that has created the poverty that this world experiences in the first place right. That's what we would expect to be the good news. At least if you were a person. Categorizes being impoverished a person who could not meet the basic needs of your life. Like you didn't know your next meal was coming from. You didn't have adequate clothing. You are homeless. If i were to come to you if somebody were to come to you and say hey. Guess what. I have good news.
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"God living in his forgiveness and in his will for our lives. Just get out of the tub and eventually you dry off right in the cares of this world start creeping in again and start taking over again so john says. Listen even beyond this experience here. This wonderful beautiful sorta spiritually romantic experience of embracing the forgiveness of and going under the water as an illustration of having your sins washed away from you. Listen guess what. Tomorrow's monday right and the stain of this world is going to come back into your life. You're going to walk on the dirty yucky muddy streets of life and your shoes are going to get thirty all over again so listen. This is what i need you to do. Prove by the way you live prove it you say i have repented of my sin and i have turned reoriented myself to god prove it. He says prove that repented of your sins and then he says don't just say to each other. Hey we're safe for. We are descendants of abraham. You see there was this tendency for people within the community of the family of god's it just simply feel like they were taken care of. They actually relied on their ancestral roots. They relied on their ethnic background as a means by which they were covered simply by having the bloodline of jewish ethnicity for many people that was satisfactory because they were the chosen. People of god. And john says hey. Don't be fooled. Don't be fooled into thinking that your mere affiliation with the people of god is somehow enough to protect you from the judgment that is to no. We're talking about something that has to be personal and intentional. If you're going to experience the forgiveness of god and so john is ultimately pointing to them to is fact that repentance is turning toward a better way repentance is not simply doing one eighty. It's not just a matter of you know. Hey i'm going to stop doing bad. Things repentance is not about coming to the place where you have. More satisfactorily followed the rules of what you're supposed to do and not do that is not what repentance is repentance is a reorientation it's less about not doing bad things and it is far far more about turning to a better way it is my embracing the idea that orienting myself toward god is a better way than orienting myself toward something else whether it's the world whether it's some sin whether it's a relationship whether it's the accumulation of things that this world has to offer me whether it's oriented toward my own personal success or fulfilling my own ambitions. John says i have a better way for your life to be oriented toward god. It is a better way. And then as i alluded to before john says even now the axe god's judgement is poised ready to sever the roots of the trees. Yes every tree that does not produce good fruit. We'll be chopped down and thrown into the fire. So now crazy john right. He as part of his message of wanting the people of god's embrace the forgiveness of god he points out very very stoic reminder. That is listen. Judgment is real and judgement is coming in fact. It is just on the horizon. How much do we in two thousand. Twenty is stalling. The virtue of god's love right god's love and god's acceptance and god's forgiveness and all of those things are really really really true about god but one of the things that we as a modern society have made. The decision to do is to put off this. Believe in or try to downplay god's judgment and you can't do that. You cannot reconcile what the entirety of god's word and specifically the new testament has to say about our relationship with god and feel like judgment is something that can just be removed. Like you know what. I don't like the sound of judgment and so i'm just gonna put over here and then then i don't have to worry about how i live my life now. John says prove prove that. You have repented and turn to god turn to this better way by the way in which you live because listen. Judgement is coming. And the ax is at the root and for every tree that doesn't produce good fruit down and thrown into the fire. And then luke records the response of the people and you know what for many of them. They had the right response to that message for many of us. Sometimes the idea of judgment starts getting thrown around and just block our ears. We block our hearts that we don't want to deal with that. We don't want to do anything about it. And so we try to dismiss it but many in the crowds that came to john with a real desire to see the move of god at work in their lives. They they had the right response. Luke records at this way. He says the crowds asked. What should we do. What should we do our john. You you give us this message. What what does that mean for us. What should we then do. That's an interesting way in which they pose this right. What should we do. How many of you like when we're talking about sin would love for us to talk about and really kinda general specific terms right and like kind of pile everybody together right and let's let's let's not talk about my sin personally. Let's talk about arson. We're all how many are not perfect. Everybody right that's an easy one isn't it. Charity is perfect. Apparently but everybody else not perfect. Okay and so. We very very comfortable for us to talk about the idea of being forgiven of sin in a very general sense. And that's how this whole story turns out right. They turn from their sin and turn toward god right. That is this association with with with turning our lives around and toward god but the big question is not. What should we do. What should i do what should i. That is a much more sobering for me to ask. I know what we should do. We as a family of curtis lake christian church like we should love god more and we should do more in our community and we should love our neighbors right. I mean i could. I could all day long. We could talk in very general terms what we should do. In fact if i just opened up the floor we passed around the microphone. You guys would all have some really great ideas about what we should do. But what if what if what if we were to take the microphone right. And what if you. What if the question. we're what should i do. How many of you would be.
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"I don't have time to kind of go into all the details for you. So just believe me. Holy spirit will come upon you. God's to do something in you that you don't understand that you can't begin to fathom or imagine but it's going to be unmistakably a work of god and what i loved that comes out of the birth narrative and even the focus on the virgin birth of jesus. And you know there's obviously room for a lot of discussion in the world about whether or not this took place. Mary actually indeed a virgin. I- luke from his perspective makes it very very clear that she is that this is not the product of normal biological occurrence but this is in fact the very work of god at in the life of a human being. And what's amazing. That i think comes out of the narrative is the again the the specificity with which god crew performs this miracle and i think it serves as a reminder to us that god. He's very specific with the way in which he works. The way in which he operates we started with the story of zachariah and elizabeth who had given up on a dream who had felt like as far as their hopes their dreams. Their prayers were concerned. They were as good as gone. God didn't hear or god didn't answer you fill in the blank for however you want to reconcile what it means to cry out to god with all your heart and not have god ultimately fulfil. What is it. you're crying out for however you want to reconcile those things. They had done that. They had kind of moved on with their life but now in the most specific way possible god gives them them dream of their lives and now god even in the birth. In the way in which jesus was born brings full circle to full fruition apprentice that he had made thousands of years before and in doing that reveals to us. How we're so focused on the particulars of our ordinary physical experienced god. He inspires wonder in his handling of the specifics. God inspires wonder in the handling of the specifics. When it comes to the miracle working power of god what do i mean by that. Well god had way back in genesis. You turn your bible all the way back to the beginning right. Where adam and eve were in the garden in fellowship with god and ultimately had just rebelled against god and now god's confronting them and in speaking to the serpent's right the embodiment of the devil of satan. He speaks to the serpent in genesis. Three fifteen and he says. I will cause hostility between you and the woman and between your offspring and her offspring he will strike your head and you will strike his. He'll that's a really really really weird thing for god to say. I mean first of all tweeted that he's talking to a serpent that is the embodiment of satan anyway but the this this this passage of scripture that had been written countless generations before birth of jesus. He says it's very peculiar peculiar. Because this just isn't how it'd be written like god would never be talking about eve's offspring. It'd be adams offspring and we're talking about a patriarchal society where lines of ancestry are drawn through the father. Not the mother like nobody cares about the matriarchal line and yet god here in the very earliest part of our scriptures says i will create hostility between the woman and you between her offspring and your offspring he will strike your head and you will strike his. He'll we understand that to be kind of this. First prophetic utterance on the part of god of how he is ultimately going to undo everything adam and eve had just done all the had been lost god essentially made them a promise that he would redeem the he would provide the answer for it for the fact that fellowship with god had been forfeited the fact that adam and eve were now no longer going to live forever in this wonderful state of innocence but now are subject to the curse of sin the curse every single human being after them has inherited and lives in ed until jesus inter mediates is controlled by god's said to your offspring your offspring will produce the solution. And that's exactly what he did in. Jesus just the very kind of subtle but specific nature by which jesus was born with no biological father. Nobody logical father. I just the offspring of the woman. Where god do this amazing work in her life in order to bless certainly not just her but every single human being besides her where god said. I'm going to undo. All that has been done by sin the the havoc that has been wrought over years and years and years. I'm going to undo it for disease for the sickness for the death for the pain for the misery. I'm going to provide the solution. Does that to the wonder of the christmas story. So enclosing i ask you this question as you can sitter your own individual because i get. We're kind of talking about sort of grand themes of humanity are in the ordinary course of human history and these are when we talk about the virgin birth and the coming of jesus. I mean all these things are things that feel like. There's so much so much bigger and they are they're much bigger than what is our lives. But i want you to know. I really want you to know today that one of the things that god is very very concerned about is what is what is in your life. What is the wonder that you've been missing out on in the way. God wants to work and operate in your life. Because i believe he wants to do that the wonder the he wants you to experience. That's not for the person on the other side of the auditorium and not for you know the wonder that i believe god wants to develop our lives whether you call it. The mysterious miracle power working of god. I believe this christmas. God wants to fill your life again with wonder like that little kid at christmas opening up the presence. Getting that one thing that you would really really hoped for even as a crotchety old adult full of life experiences. That taught you just to live with the letdowns. The disappointments i believe. God wants you to experience. Today.
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"Guitar cello or the drums as drama queenie as musicians and singers can be. And that's just between you and me right there. They're off somewhere doing something right and they've already heard this message so i can say this. Now i know. I know what's in their hearts i know what provokes them to do. What they're doing is like what they wanna see. They wanna see people worshipping. Jesus they wanna see people lost in the presence of god experiencing in a real and tangible way to the extent that we can experience the presence of god in a real and tangible way like spiritually speaking they want they want to experience that themselves and they want for you. They want me to experience that as well but you know what we often do. Is we walk in here right. We walk into our church services all over the country all over the world from sunday to sunday. Right because it's just part of our schedule because it's part of the ordinary course of our lives. I believe that god wants to do is he wants to interrupt even the mundane -ness of what has become your christianity. What has become your following. Jesus and he wants to fill your life with wonder one of the thing. The crowd walked away with a whole bunch of unanswered questions. Right after having experienced just kind of the amazement of all this stuff going on they walked away scratching their heads. They walked away having conversations with one. Another what what just happened there. What did we just win. This right can you believe it they. They started telling the story broadcasting the story to other people who maybe weren't present there at the time and the bible tells us that it was going all through the neighborhood. The account of what took place the wonder with which the birth of john the miracle of a baby being born to a barren couple had taken place. Can you imagine if Can you imagine if like after we assemble together as a church whether it's on a sunday morning or if it was for some Community event that we were doing or if it was for some active service that a handful of people were participating in to get. Can you imagine if after one of those experiences if you walked away shaking your head wondering what happened just happen because usually you walk away knowing what just happened or what just happened. Was we sang for christmas songs. The preacher preach for too long. And then you know they finally let us out right. That's we know what happened. These people they just walked away wondering why. Who is this child. What is god doing what is got up to you. I don't know about you. But i i would love. I would love to be a part of that kind of experience where the people of god are instead of coming to church to get all their questions. Answered actually walked away with more questions than answers because of the work. That god was doing all right. So that's zachariah elizabeth john the baptist while we have this other of course birth narrative. We probably should look at this one. Since it's christmas backing up to verse. Twenty six says in the sixth month of elizabeth's pregnancy. God sent the angel gabriel to nazareth a village in galilee to a virgin named mary she was engaged to be married to a man named joseph of the senate of king david and gabriel appeared to her and said greetings favored woman the lord is with you confused and disturbed. Mary tried to think what the angel could mean. Don't be afraid mary. The angel told her for you have found favor with god. You will conceive and give birth to a son and you will name him. Jeez he will be very great movie be called the son of the most high the lord god will give him the throne of his ancestor david and he will reign over israel forever. His kingdom will never end. Mary asked the angel. But how can this happen. I'm a virgin so here. Another account of an angel revealing the wonder of what god is doing and quite reasonably. Mary's reaction to the whole pronouncement of god is about to do in her life as well. How could that be. How many of you realized that when it comes to the miracle working nature of what god does. It's always confounded by this question. How could that be. I mean that is by definition what the miraculous is all about. You see the wonder. I believe that you and i that god wants for us to experience. It is often overshadowed by our tendency to look at the particulars. You see you. Our lives are are determined by the physical nature and reality of things right. You make decisions and those decisions have consequences you make choices and those choices ultimately lead to certain ends right and there is a great degree of control that you have over the direction and trajectory of your life and so a lot of times when it comes to this area of the supernatural miraculous. The spiritual whatever you wanna call it well. Our ability to actually experience wonders overshadowed by our focus on the particulars the particulars of schedule the particulars of this is how things go the particulars of well. This has been my experience. I believe that the christmas season is opportunity for you. And i maybe for us to be suddenly interrupted by the work. That god wants to do that. Will sometimes just a neilly the particulars. Mary's like how could this happen. I'm a virgin. Like she understood the biology of how things worked. What she was being told. Didn't quite line up with the physical nature the normal nature of things. Well the angel replied the holy spirit will come upon you and the power of the most high will overshadow you. So the baby to be born will be holy and he will be called the son of god magin the angel as he makes this pronouncement to marry right. There's we read it in a few short moments. But i imagine this episode. Probably took place over a large handful of minutes after maria's told that she's about to conceive. I'll bet there was this long dramatic pause. Perhaps even a little awkward. Maybe she puts her head down. She starts pacing the floor thinking about contemplating what has been told to her but in reality the one thing i think she took from the whole conversation was going to have a baby. See the he will be the son of the most high right. The lord will grant him david's throne and he will sit on the throne forever and ever and ever and she's like did you say i'm going to have a baby. Can back the train up here because you went really really really fast right through the progression of things that you were revealing to me. But i once. I heard conceived i sorta of stopped right there. Gabriel says listen. This may be beyond your ability to understand and to be perfectly honest. I got out of the things to do..
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"Because they're not ready and jesus says when they finally came time for the big event to take place the half that were already got to experience it they were ushered in and off. They went to enjoy the bliss and the wonder of what they had been waiting and preparing themselves for. But jesus describes the other half is having been foolish not having been prepared for that event as it arrived and now they're scrambling around trying to get oil for their lamps. Trying to trying to make up for all the loss time that they can no longer recapture and because of that they miss it. They miss out on. And then jesus goes onto. What has become a very familiar lesson. In story to us we read it throughout the various gospels. And you can't you can't sit in church for long without having here the three stewards three servants that the master gives each of them on an allotment to to manage and one of them goes out and earns for the allotment that he had been given the second does likewise but then the third is described as one who takes what has been entrusted to him and buries it in the ground. Hides it away. So that when his master returns he's able to reproduce it as it was not having lost or gained anything and in doing that. This third servant is described as wicked wicked for not having taken advantage of the opportunity that was afforded to him to do something with what happened in trusted to him. Unlike the other two. And then jesus begins. What has become what i consider to be. One of the very formative passages of scripture for us as a church. If you've been coming to curtis lake for any time you know that this is this is one of those passages that really sets up a foundation for how we exist how we understand ourselves how we make decisions how we operate as a as an organized group of people matthew twenty five versus thirty one through forty. Let's read it together. Jesus says but when the son of man comes in his glory and all the angels with him then he will sit upon his glorious throne all the nations will be gathered in his presence and he will separate the people as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats he would place the sheep at his right hand and the goats at his left and then the king will say to those on his right. Come you who are blessed by my father. Inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the creation of the world for. I was hungry and you fed me. I was thirsty and you gave me a drink. I was a stranger and you invited me into your home. I was naked and you gave me clothing. I was sick and you cared for me. I was in prison and you visited me than these righteous ones will reply lord. When did we ever see you hungry and feed you or thirsty and give you something to drink or stranger and show you aas pathology or naked and give you clothing. When did we ever see sick or in prison and visit you and the king will say i tell you the truth when you did it to one of the least of these. My brothers and sisters were doing it to me now again. If you've been a part of the fabric and framework of curtis lake for any period of time. We've heard this. We've it's been probably a long time since we featured a message years. I imagine but we allude to it from time to because it's such an integral part how we understand ourselves and the responsibilities that we have as the church many years ago. This sort served as a launching point for our global outreach initiatives for this rallying of those who would identify themselves as curtis lake church to say. Listen our lives have to be lived for far more than what we see immediately around us that we need to have a more global a more worldly understanding of what's going on out there to understand that so much has been entrusted to us not only christians but as american christians who have probably all that we need and much much much much more especially relative to the experience of countless millions and millions and millions of people throughout the world and so people started to get a hold of this and understand. Boy you know what i do. I my eyes need to. They need to remain open to to. What's out there to the experience of others around me. I need to recognize the suffering. That's happening maybe across the world but probably also across the street or at least down the road and in another neighborhood. That's not that far from mine. And we started to wrestle with us and understand this and make decisions Corporately but hopefully personally as well for how we were going to live our lives now. Jesus here in this passage scripture seems to me to kind of be describing this day of reckoning like this day of reckoning right he starts it out by talking about how this the son of man ascends to the throne he becomes these. He takes his place as king. And it's like it's like jesus is saying that way the way it is right now is different from how it's going to be. Jesus talked oftentimes about the coming glorification of the sun that he as he was currently living and ministering in this world having left the throne of heaven descended to take on the form of human flesh into live among us as a man right he he. He talks oftentimes about the future. Glory the future glorification of the sun. But that's and not yet come so right now. There's this movement that's taking place. But jesus says the kingdom of god is like this person who ascends the throne and when he finally takes his place and experiences the glory of what it means to have.