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Eric Describes the Funniest Story From His New Book 'Is Atheism Dead?'

The Eric Metaxas Show

05:49 min | 4 d ago

Eric Describes the Funniest Story From His New Book 'Is Atheism Dead?'

"There are a lot of funny stories in the book. And usually when I do interviews, I don't get to tell these stories. I've got a glance over the top. But you just asked me about one of my favorites. I mean, I can't tell you how much joy I just laugh every time I think about it. But this was the discovery in 1979 of what's called the silver ketef scrolls. And what that means is these are incredibly tiny silver scrolls that were so tiny they were worn as amulets. And they had the priestly blessing the ironic blessing where the priests would say the lord bless you and keep you the lord make his countenance to shine upon you and give you peace. I mean, this holy thing from the scripture of written in silver in really Proto hebraic because this is from 6 50 BC. Anyway, but how was it found? Yes. I, if you read books and archeology, it'll sort of tell you, oh, this was discovered here here by so and so and so and so I was okay. But somehow, in my research, because I have fun doing the research, I discovered this weird backstory. And the more I dug the funnier it became. Yeah. Okay, here's the story. The guy whose last name, oh gosh, what is it? It's Barack. I can never say his name. It's the book here. But anyway, it's not Jacobs. No, it's a 28 year old. It's a 28 year old guy studying archeology in a Tel Aviv, or Jerusalem. So he's a nobody. He's 6 years from his PhD, but he gets this idea in his head that below Saint Andrew's church outside just right at the outset skirts of Jerusalem. There are some old caves and burial caves, whatever. They've all, they looked like they've been excavated. There's nothing there, but he has a hunch that there's more to be found there. But he doesn't have any credibility or anything to get real archeological students to help him. So he has to be really humble and say, you know, I'll take anybody who can help me. Gabriel barques Gabriel bark, I think it's barkai, barkey. He has to go and this is like a joke. So archeology club, 12 and 13 year olds. They volunteer the kids, the kids can help you. So how'd you like 12 and 13 year olds annoying 12 and 13 year olds to help you on this big dig? So they do the dig, they find nothing. He's disappointed, and he says, well, you know what? At least to we've got a photograph, all these chambers, even though we found nothing, there was one kid that was so annoying to this barkai that barkey was like ripping his hair out and he says, I can't take another minute of this annoying 12 year old named Nathan. So here's what I'm going to do. All of these caves need to be photographed. The most distant one or one of the distant ones and over cave 25, he sends Nathan there, and he's really stern with him, like angry, like, hey, I've had enough out of you. I want you to clean that chamber. It's gonna be photographed. I want it to be so clean that your mother could use it as a kitchen. Like you really threatens the kid because this kid was very annoying. So Nathan trundles off to this distant place. And the joy, of course, is that it's far away, and we're not going to hear from this kid for two or three hours while he's doing what we do. But he takes a hammer with them, which is a weird thing, nobody knows. But the kid is so annoying that to go clean the cave, he just happens to hide a hammer on his person. And when he's bored in this sacred chamber, okay? There's nothing there. It's got a stone floor, whatever. He takes the hammer out. Nobody knows this, okay? He's all alone and starts smashing the floor with the hammer. Now this alone, I find it funny. The only reason he's there is because he was so annoying, they sent him as far away as possible. But if he wasn't annoying enough, he had a hammer with him and decides to use the hammer to smash the floor. The board Nathan smashes the floor with the hammer so hard that it cracks. It wasn't supposed to crack. And he finds a hidden chamber. He sticks his hand in the hidden chamber and is dragged into the bowels of hell itself. Just kidding. He puts his hand into hidden chamber and he pulls out some stuff, some like little ceramics. He now is like, hey, this is what I'm here for. I'm not here to clean. I found treasure. So he runs to barkai and tugs on his shirt. He's like, hey hey, look what I found. You could see bark. I could picture his hair standing on end, like what is going on? The annoying kid is back with some ancient treasure. So they run back to the place, barkai sees that, what do you assumed was an empty place was in fact hiding this stuff and the annoying kid was so annoying that he smashed the floor open or whatever. So he sends the kid home and they spend days now excavating the secret whole and they pull out treasure after treasure and the greatest treasure is what we described. And unbelievably tiny silver scroll so delicate that they couldn't unwrap it for three years. They didn't know how to have the technology without destroying it. But they could read the words inscribed in silver. Now if it's inscribed on anything but silver, it doesn't last. So the Dead Sea scrolls, which are amazingly old, they're not this old. This is even older. So this is the first extant writing from the Hebrew scriptures ever discovered thanks to the annoying 12 year old Nathan. He's probably in his mid 50s right now and he doesn't know. And when he's

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Could Mike Pompeo, Robert O'Brien, Make a Run for POTUS?

The Hugh Hewitt Show: Highly Concentrated

02:06 min | 4 d ago

Could Mike Pompeo, Robert O'Brien, Make a Run for POTUS?

"Yeah, David drucker, I am going to moderate a debate of would be senators in ohioans on a night, the 6 Republicans who are running three nights at Senate to replace rob Portman, and I'm reading in Trump shattered or prepare for that debate. They might want to get a hold of a copy themselves if they want to know what I'm thinking about. I think you're going to sell like hotcakes. I can not wait to read this, but I wanted to ask you, I know that two of the profiles in the book are of Robert O'Brien and Mike Pompeo. I was with both of those men last week. I'm curious what your assessment of both of their intentions and odds are showed president Trump not enter the race. And if he should. Well, it's very interesting. Let me start with Mike Pompeo, the former Secretary of State because I spent so much time researching him and reporting on it. He wants to run for president. And in fact, in a podcast interview a couple of weeks ago and it's a companion to my book, so it's also athlete titled in Trump's shadow. I asked secretary Pompeo, if I said I know you're not going to tell me if you're running or not today, I'm not that I'm not that crazy. But I said, if Trump decides to run a third time, does that automatically mean you will not. And he would not say as some have said that that automatically means he would not. He said, look, if you're going to run for president, you need to believe that you have something unique and critical to offer the country at a time in history. He is planning to run and everything he is doing is about planning to run. Robert O'Brien, who I profile less, but did mention is a very interesting figure because he comes from the traditional wing of the party, but he fit in very well with Trump in The White House and was his most successful national security adviser from the perspective of doing the job and not getting crosswise with the commander in chief. Could be a very interesting dark horse candidate as a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints. He's a Mormon. He comes from the west. There are pockets of Mormon voters in Arizona and Nevada, Idaho, other states where multi candidate primary, you might be able to do some damage. He's also interested in running. I classify him as less interested in Pompeo.

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"saints" Discussed on Leading Saints Podcast

Leading Saints Podcast

02:47 min | Last week

"saints" Discussed on Leading Saints Podcast

"Leader made you a better follower of Jesus Christ? I think the fact that I think I'm a better at listening to his voice. I think that will be something I will keep with me forever is being able to feel the inspiration of our heavenly father. I feel closer to Christ because I know that I have heard his voice, and I have heard and felt his inspiration in matters that I am not qualified to handle, and I have no other explanation. So I know he's there. And I have a firm testimony of Christ and that's why we're all here to bring others to Christ. And that concludes this how I lead interview, I hope you enjoyed it, and I would ask you, could you take a minute and drop this link in an email on social media in a text? Wherever it makes most sense and share it with somebody who could relate to this experience. And this is how we develop as leaders just hearing what the other guys doing, trying something out, testing, adjusting for your area and that's where great leaderships discover, right? So we would love to have you share this with somebody in this calling or a related calling, and that would be great and also if you know somebody any type of leader who would be a fantastic guest on how I lead segment, reach out to us go to leading saints dot org slash contact, maybe send this individual an email, letting them know that you're going to be suggesting their name for this interview. We'll reach out to them. And see if we can line them up. So again, go to leading saints dot org slash contact, and there you can submit all the information and let us know. And maybe they will be on a feature how I lead segment on the leading saints podcast. And remember, text the word lead to four 747 four 7 in order to access the three free sessions of the LGBT saints library. It came as a result of the position of leadership, which was imposed upon us by the God of heaven who brought forth a restoration of the gospel of Jesus Christ. And when the declaration was made, concerning the all and only true and living church upon the face of the earth. We were immediately put in a position of loneliness. The loneliness of leadership from which we can not shrink nor run away. And to which we must face up with boldness and courage and ability..

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There's Something Suspicious About Monoclonal Antibody Treatment for 'High Risk' Patients

Mike Gallagher Podcast

01:54 min | Last week

There's Something Suspicious About Monoclonal Antibody Treatment for 'High Risk' Patients

"I'm sixty one years old slightly a little bit overweight. I got ten or twenty more pounds. I'd like to lose. I don't know what kind of risk that am. I high risk. If i die of covert i guess i would have been a high risk. How many people have we heard didn't have any commodities and died of covert not everybody who dies with coverted has a bunch of pre existing conditions. Right listen to what this reporter jennifer that care. Tv in minneapolis. Saint paul says at the beginning of her report treatment only works if you get covert and you're also at high risk for severe disease. Now listen the treatment only works if you're at high risk that doesn't even make any sense. That's not even logical. It only works if you have and if you're at high risk really that's what it works so if you're low risk it doesn't work you see what they're doing. And i'm not a conspiracy theorist but do you see why the media is a trusted. Think about that. It only works these these antibody treatments. If you're at high risk and if you've got kelvin well guess what asari on like the guy on the titanic knocking over the ladies and little kids to get on the lifeboat. If i get cove in. I want the monoclonal antibody treatments okay. You gotta do now. Why don't i get that opportunity. Oh only if you're high risk will at work you see it only work. It won't work for sixty one year old. You know chubby white guys. It only works if you're like got emphysema and all kinds of other terrible health conditions.

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Hail Mary Saints: Winston has 4 TDs, Saints beat Washington

AP News Radio

00:31 sec | Last week

Hail Mary Saints: Winston has 4 TDs, Saints beat Washington

"Janus Winston threw for two hundred seventy nine yards and four touchdowns as the saints came away with the thirty three twenty two win over the Washington football team Winston connected with Marquez Callaway on to the scores including a hail Mary on the last play of the first half which covered forty nine yards Winston also hit Deonte Harris with a seventy two yard strike Alvin Kamara rushed for seventy one yards and caught a touchdown pass Antonio Gibson scored twice for the football team off Taylor Heinicke was intercepted twice Greg Heister Landover Maryland

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Latest James Bond Film Lags Behind Predecessors

AP News Radio

00:33 sec | Last week

Latest James Bond Film Lags Behind Predecessors

"The final film with Daniel Craig as James bond's leads the box office for the weekend I marquees are loaded with the latest is he came Alex No time to die grossed fifty six million dollars this past weekend according to studio estimates putting it in the first place spot the film was released only to theaters not streaming it had been delayed more than eighteen months because of the pandemic number two this week is venom let there be carnage followed by the Adams family to Shanxi and the legend of the ten rings is in fourth and the many saints of Newark in fifth

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"saints" Discussed on Leading Saints Podcast

Leading Saints Podcast

07:44 min | 2 weeks ago

"saints" Discussed on Leading Saints Podcast

"And, you know, actually, in the last two days, I've had people each have had people text me and say, I need somebody is looking for a coach that can help with a faith crisis. And so I'll direct them to the proper coaches to go to because there are specific coaches that help with faith journeys and faith crisis. So you might present to a coach like, you know, I'm we could use an example of I don't know, like, say you were in church on Sunday and I guess I could use a personal example. Somebody in church a couple of weeks ago had said something about people had come dressed inappropriately to church, meaning they weren't dressed in a dress and for whatever white shirt and tie, right? That's an old conversation that I still can't believe that we're having, but it's one that people are still happy apparently. So yeah, like if you were the person who found yourself being maybe a little bit offended by that conversation and just being stuck in that and thinking that, you know, maybe this isn't the place for me anymore. There's just so much judgment because that's probably not the tipping point for somebody, right? Like somebody said that people were dressed in appropriate church. That's not going to, for the most part, that's not going to be something that drives somebody away from the church, but it might be like the frosting on the cake, right? Like, okay, I've heard so many judgmental things for so long. This is just it. I just, I don't know that I want to stay in this space anymore, right? But before you make the decision to leave or before you make a decision that feels really hard for you to come to, right? For most of us, like, this is our faith tradition we've grown up in our families, believe it like it's not easy to walk away from the space if that's what somebody's choosing to do before you make that decision. It would be like, I think I need a little bit of help walking through this journey because I don't necessarily want to leave. I want to stay, but I had some help stain, right? These beliefs aren't I'm struggling a little bit. So you would come you would find a coach that helps with a base crisis of faith journey and then you would meet with that coach. And you would present probably some of your struggles. Like, yeah, I've heard people say this at church, and I've heard people say this at church. And it doesn't fit right. It doesn't sit right with me anymore. This is not, I don't necessarily know that this is where I want to spend my time or that I even want to believe this anymore, but yet it is where I want to be. I want to, you know, it's like this internal struggle of. I want to believe this, but I don't. So with the coach, it would be the unwinding of all of that. You know, tell me. And I hate to give generalizations because every coach is going to do this differently. But it will just be like, you know, why do you think that they shouldn't have said that? Why do you believe this? It's just exploring all of the beliefs. It's exploring maybe some of your past experiences and how maybe those past experiences have affected what you believe today and maybe what you experienced in the past is wasn't necessarily how it was intended to be experienced or, you know, it's just the untangling of it all. If I could just state in general in very general terms, it's just untangling all of your beliefs. And hold figuring out what's yours in the story. You know, like this person said this and that person said this, but a coach is going to help you figure out what's yours in that piece. What you have ownership of and what you can hold on to and then what you can decide, you want to believe so that you can stay in the space that you want to stay in. Yeah, that's really helpful because as I've watched like different life coaches take people through this, you know, because as human beings, we have this tendency to tell ourselves a story and call it fact in our brain and my wife said this thing. And so therefore she doesn't love me and you're thinking, well, wait a minute. Did she say I don't love you? Or did you sort of make that assertion from what she's saying? And as you with a coach as they sort of pick it apart and lay down in front of you, you think, oh yeah, she never said, I don't love you. And I sort of created that in my mind. And now I'm responding to it. And I have these awful feelings because of that. Now I'm acting out in ways that aren't rational to what is actually happening in reality. Because there's what people say and what they meant to say, and there's what you heard and what you made what you heard me, right? So we have to untangle all of that stuff. This is what they said, but maybe that's what they I don't know. There's just a we have a tendency as humans we are meaning making machines. We make meaning of everything. And so the job of the coach is to untangle all of the things that you have made mean something in your life. And we make things mean things about us. And we make it, we take everything personally, whether we know it or not, but we make everything mean something about us. And a coach can help you figure out what you make all those things mean and how those meanings then affect who you are and create the results in your life. And when you can figure out what it is that you're making something mean and why you're making it mean that, you can unwind all of the stories and you can create a different result in your life, but it's just a matter of being able to identify what you're making things mean. Yeah. And it seemed so simplistic, but that's just the bottom line. Right. And it does seem simple, but we get so trapped in our own mind that that's why we a lot of times need a coach that hasn't external perspective of our situation and sort of walk us through that. When we try doing our own mind, it sometimes gets messy, or we get tangled builds upon itself. So it gets really messy. It's kind of scary in there. It's kind of scary to peer into our own brains, which is why most of us are the mess that we can be sometimes in our heads because we don't take the time to peer in and see what we are thinking about things. And it just really takes stepping out a little bit and observing what we're thinking and having somebody kind of witness that with you, having a coach, witness what you're thinking and how to be able to point out to you, what you're making things mean is invaluable. Yeah. Well, had there anything else on the outline that you want to make sure we definitely cover before we wrap up or do we do that? We got it all. And then some. So thank you, Kurt. This has been fantastic. Now, I've got one more question for you, but I want to make sure people know where to go to find you and your life coach yourself. You don't just create directories for fun. I am a life coach, but I do actually just spend most of my time, but connecting people to coaches at this point in time. So I do take some clients, but for the most part, I just help people find the perfect coach for them. So it's one of my favorite things to do. So yeah, they can go to LDS life coaches dot com and they can put in what they're looking for and they can find the coach that they need there. They can also find us on Instagram at LDS life coaches and on a podcast on podcasts called latter day life coaches. Awesome. Well, Heather, I really appreciate your perspective and kind of clearing up some of these questions. And hopefully it's something people least check out. You know, I'm not swearing by that everybody in the world needs a life coach and you're crazy if you don't have one. But hey, you know, if you're stuck, I think it's worth checking out and at least going to the directory and seeing what's there. Last question I have for you Heather is as you've had this life of life coaching and this journey with helping other life coaches and really that's sort of a leadership role that you've created in your life and serving a lot of people. So how is being a leader helped you become a better follower of Jesus Christ? Oh, I love.

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Red Sox flex muscles, power past Rays 14-6 to even ALDS 1-1

AP News Radio

00:40 sec | 2 weeks ago

Red Sox flex muscles, power past Rays 14-6 to even ALDS 1-1

"The Boston Red Sox pounded out twenty hits led by a five hit performance by Kiki Hernandez to defeat the Tampa Bay rays fourteen to six in game two of the American League division series one night after taking over for caller Hernandez finished with one of Boston's franchise record five home runs in the game and also had three doubles talk to hitting coaches and we came up with a with a with a plan to work for and and the Cajun isolated to the two B. P. and I feel a little bit better and I had an okay game Jenner how could earn the win taking over for Chris sale who allowed five first inning runs the way it allows the red Sox to even the best of five division series at one game apiece splitting the first two games at Tropicana field Steve Kerr in Saint Petersburg

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Can I get the flu and COVID-19 vaccines at the same time?

AP News Radio

00:52 sec | 2 weeks ago

Can I get the flu and COVID-19 vaccines at the same time?

"Federal health officials are urging people to get a flu shot this year and they say yes you can combine it with a coded vaccination in the same visit flu specialist Richard Webby at Saint Jude's children's hospital is warning about a possible twin dem ich covert nineteen in the flu circulating at the same time this fall he says it's perfectly safe to get both shots at once saying doctors give multiple inoculations all the time centers for disease control director Dr Rochelle Polinsky please do your part to ensure that everyone is best protected against flu she says because last year people were mostly isolated and wearing masks they are concerned reduced population level immunity to the seasonal flu could place us at risk for a potentially severe flu season this year Jackie Quinn Washington

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The Big Screen (MM #3849)

The Mason Minute

01:00 min | 2 weeks ago

The Big Screen (MM #3849)

"The NASA minute. With Kevin mason as everyone tries to get back to the way life used to be pre-pandemic, I've noticed a recent trend when it comes to movie advertising. And I don't know if you've seen it because it's pretty subtle. But as they talk about some of the movies that are available both on an app or on your cable box, and available in the theater at the same time, you'll always see an ad talking about you need to see this on the big screen because the movie companies want you to go back to the movie theater. They want you to watch it in the big screen because more people make money that way. I really noticed it over the weekend as my wife and I watched the many saints of Newark on our HBO Max app. Now of course we could have gone to the theater, but in all honesty, neither of us are still ready to go back to the theater, because I don't necessarily trust all the folks around me in Tennessee to wear a mask and do the right thing. So while I could have seen it on the big screen, it may have been cooler. I enjoyed it just as well in my 70 inch television set. And I know it's not quite the same thing as on a big screen movie, but it's kind of funny how we're trying to get people to go back to the theater when many of us aren't quite ready yet. I feel bad for the movie studios, but not that bad.

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The Big Screen (MM #3849)

The Mason Minute

01:00 min | 2 weeks ago

The Big Screen (MM #3849)

"The NASA minute. With Kevin mason as everyone tries to get back to the way life used to be pre-pandemic, I've noticed a recent trend when it comes to movie advertising. And I don't know if you've seen it because it's pretty subtle. But as they talk about some of the movies that are available both on an app or on your cable box, and available in the theater at the same time, you'll always see an ad talking about you need to see this on the big screen because the movie companies want you to go back to the movie theater. They want you to watch it in the big screen because more people make money that way. I really noticed it over the weekend as my wife and I watched the many saints of Newark on our HBO Max app. Now of course we could have gone to the theater, but in all honesty, neither of us are still ready to go back to the theater, because I don't necessarily trust all the folks around me in Tennessee to wear a mask and do the right thing. So while I could have seen it on the big screen, it may have been cooler. I enjoyed it just as well in my 70 inch television set. And I know it's not quite the same thing as on a big screen movie, but it's kind of funny how we're trying to get people to go back to the theater when many of us aren't quite ready yet. I feel bad for the movie studios, but not that bad.

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Jones, Barkley lead Giants past Saints, 27-21 in OT

AP News Radio

00:41 sec | 2 weeks ago

Jones, Barkley lead Giants past Saints, 27-21 in OT

"The New York Giants won their first game of the season by defeating the New Orleans Saints twenty seven twenty one in overtime sick one Barkley six yard run on the first possession of OTC capped the big comeback for New York for us to come out here and finish the game in a tough environment goes a great defense and a great team input out means a lot and you know it is just is just start the things look like they were going to win their first game in their home stadium this season when they took a twenty one ten lead with twelve minutes remaining on Taysom hill's second touchdown run of the game with the giants came back on a fifty four yard touchdown pass to Barkley from doing the Johns and Johns is two point conversion run to make it twenty one eighteen then tied it at twenty one in Brampton I'll still go with two and a half minutes to play I'm Tom Mariam

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Caller Says Wife Is Being 'Termed' From Hospital, Despite Having COVID Antibodies

Mark Levin

01:58 min | 3 weeks ago

Caller Says Wife Is Being 'Termed' From Hospital, Despite Having COVID Antibodies

"The story My wife and I and my daughter contracted COVID right around Christmas last year ten months ago My wife works at Saint Peter's hospital in Albany for the last 34 years actually 34 years in January two years ago she was named employee of the year in her department This week she found out that she is going to be not terminated They used the word term She was going to be turned because she has not been vaccinated with the Pfizer or the majority vaccine And the reason my wife has it it isn't because she is an anti vaxxer I have the vaccine Okay I got it My daughter has it my wife haven't And my wife hasn't because she's a scientist and she does her research Now she said to the hospital from day one I'm going to be tested for antibodies This is going back to last January before all this craziness happened I'm going to go to the hospital you know whenever you recommend after I've recovered from COVID I'll have the antibody test She had it let's say in March she positive She had lots of antibodies So I got the test I was positive my daughter as well So we had the antibodies We were feeling pretty good Then as summer came on you know more pressure was coming on to employees So my wife said who are supervisor Do you have any exemptions And they're like here you go With Saint Peter's letter had a medical exemption Go to your doctor if he signs off on this You know that will put that in the system for you So she did that Her doctor signed it because my wife brought her evidence and why she's making this decision based solely on silence science just so you know Long story short this week they came to her from HR and said you still haven't gotten your shot She's like well I turned in my medical exemption in July We have no record of that They said Okay so we'll just leave it at that I'm not going to make any accusations That's what they told her If they told her two days ago if you are not vaccinated by a week from today next Friday you will be termed

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What Is 'The Rule of Law' in America?

The Charlie Kirk Show

01:22 min | 3 weeks ago

What Is 'The Rule of Law' in America?

"The rule of law by definition which is the written constitution that we have the written constitutional republic means that you are being governed by things that do not change. It is in writing. It's a reference point. People know what to expect. People know that if you burn down a building you go to jail unless you're protesting for saint george floyd during florida florida palooza. You assault a police officer. You go to jail unless you're doing that. During the palooza you see the idea of the rule of law. Is that if you do something you're going to have to pay for this creates incentives and this creates penalties. This creates consequences for action. The entire constitutional system that we live under is a series of agreed upon laws measures and principles that. Make sure you as the citizen which means co-ruler in greek co ruler of this country. Know what to expect that you're not going to be living in a sea of uncertainty chaos or confusion. It's supposed to be built on universal truths

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Winston has 2 TDs, Saints pick Jones 3 times in 28-13 win

AP News Radio

00:32 sec | 3 weeks ago

Winston has 2 TDs, Saints pick Jones 3 times in 28-13 win

"Jameis Winston threw for two touchdowns and Malcolm Jenkins had a pick six in the saints twenty eight thirteen win over the patriots Winston completed thirteen of twenty one for one hundred twenty eight yards one week after recording a career low passer rating Taysom hill ran for a touchdown and Alvin Kamara rushed twenty four times for eighty nine yards patriots QB Matt Jones was thirty of fifty one for two hundred seventy yards and a touchdown but he also threw three interceptions two leading to saints TD's Norman's recorded three sacks and hit Jones eleven times I'm the ferry

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What Can We Learn From Machiavelli?

The Charlie Kirk Show

02:07 min | Last month

What Can We Learn From Machiavelli?

"Can you talk about how machiavelli in some way liberated this conversation. Not in a good way of the will of kind of how the political will should triumph good. Yeah that's excellent. Actually you're referring to chapter fifteen in prince and it's one of those chapters that are so crucial that anytime i ever teach machiavelli. Distracter has to get almost a full day of line by long line. Reading will in chapter fifteen of the prince machiavelli says he's going to depart from all classical writers. So forget the debate. Whether or not machiavellian was Doing something new was just sort of an ancient and modern clothing. He tells us that he's doing something new. What is it that he's doing new. Just so happens. Charlie that i have that chapter in mind. Let me just read it to you. He says because. I know that many have written about this politics friendship etc. I fear that in writing of it again. I may be helped presumptuous. Especially since in disputing this matter i depart from the orders of others so he tells us he is not gonna follow anything that had been written about before regarding moral philosophy and politics and then he says the following since my intent is to write something useful it suggesting that classical fodders not useful to whoever understands it appeared to me more fitting to go directly to the effectual truth of the thing than to any imagination of it so he makes a distinction between philosophy. That is simply imaginary and philosophy. That is actually factually true. Which is a unique phrase. No one's ever used that. Before now that in a moment but what is he talking about. He says that many have imagined republics he's referring to plato and principalities and kingdoms say saint augustine kingdom of god to have never been seen are known to exist in truth why because they are so far from how one lives to how one should live that he who lets go of what is done for what should be done learns his room and rather than his preservation so now he tells you what philosophy really should be. The factual truth is that which preserves your life and preserves your republic and imaginary truth moral or political. Is that which leads to your ruin.

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Cards match record with 14th straight win, rip Cubs 12-4

AP News Radio

00:29 sec | Last month

Cards match record with 14th straight win, rip Cubs 12-4

"Hitting eight home runs on the day the cardinals swept the cubs in a double header running their MLB season high winning streak to fourteen straight the scores of the games were eight to five and twelve to four Lars nude bar had two of those home runs both coming in the night cap the fourteen straight victories ties the cardinals longest winning streak ever first accomplished eighty six years ago back in nineteen thirty five and with the two when Saint Louis is magic number for wrapping up a wild card spot is down to four David Shuster Chicago

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Mormon church to require masks in temples amid COVID surge

AP News Radio

00:31 sec | Last month

Mormon church to require masks in temples amid COVID surge

"The Mormon church's requiring mass in temples amid the covert search the church of Jesus Christ of latter day saints has announced a mass will be required inside temples to limit the spread of cove in nineteen church leaders said Wednesday the mass will be required temporarily in an effort to keep temples open the message was the latest in a series of statements from church leaders encouraging masking and vaccination efforts in Utah where the church is based a summer surge of the virus among unvaccinated residents has continued to grow while vaccination rates have slightly increased I'm Walter Ratliff

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Pastor Robert Jeffress and His Plan for Encouragement

The Hugh Hewitt Show: Highly Concentrated

02:07 min | Last month

Pastor Robert Jeffress and His Plan for Encouragement

"Morning pastor. How are you good morning. Hugh great to be with you. This is an encouraging buck. It's it's really overdue. Did you find yourself surrounded by cova fatigued people in your congregation who needed to lift up. Absolutely you know what hugh and the bible of nouns are symbolic of the obstacles that stand between us and god's blessing tune our life. And that's why subtitled the book invincible. Conquering the mountains. That separate you from the blessed life and after eighteen months of covert and political unrest and racial division. I mean people have been overcome would grief for loneliness fear or worry and in this book. I talked about how to conquer those mountains. You know jesus said if you have the faith as tiny as a mustard seed. You can move mountains. And he wasn't speaking literally but he was speaking truthfully and these mountains that we're all facing you We can conquer them without allowing them to conquer us. And that's what i talked about in the book. The wall street journal had a story over the weekend. Pastor jeffress that stated that americans are angrier and crankier in more quick to get into an argument and causes seen an airplane or a restaurant or supermarket store than in history. Just worn out and fatigue to which i responded. We actually have no real problems in america compared to people in afghanistan or looking at the taliban trying to kill them and that that's useful to remember but it's also a religious obligation for people who are christians not to be that way correct. That's exactly right. And it's been a little bit discouraging for me. As a pastor to see you know evangelical christians kind of at the forefront of a lot of this division. And look you know i i. We can have disagreements about issues like the vaccines or other things that are going on but look you know. I liked what Saint augustine said he said in the essentials unity in non essentials liberty but in all things. Charity we don't have to be mad and hateful and foaming at the mouth to have a difference of opinion.

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Supervolcano Eruptions Aren't Single Events

SpaceTime with Stuart Gary

01:57 min | Last month

Supervolcano Eruptions Aren't Single Events

"You study ones that civil kano eruptions on singular events but can continue with follow up last for thousands of years after the first eruption super volcanic eruptions are among the most catastrophic event in any planet's history then includes the earth they vet tremendous amounts of magma almost instantaneously they impact global climate here on earth that means triggering volcanic winter with abnormally cold temperatures causing widespread feminine population disruptions and e findings reported in the journal nature based on a study of volcanic debris from the turbo eruption indonesia. Seventy five thousand years ago. There's no other way to say it. Tober was the largest volcanic eruption in human history. It had a volcanic explosively index of eight the highest possible score on the chart. The volcanic explosively index is a lot of rhythmic scale for an eruption depend on how much welcoming materials thrown out to what hide it's thrown and how long the eruption lasts. Well people these days talk about events. Such as the famous eighteen eighty three eruption of krakatoa in the sunda strait between the islands of java and sumatra or more recently mount saint helens eruption in washington. State these with thousands of times smaller than tober. Thankfully super volcanoes like turbo. A few and far between the last was new. Zealand's taboo volcano. Some twenty eight thousand five hundred years ago. Should volcanoes often erupt several times with evils of tens of thousands of vs between bigger options. But it's not known what happens. During the dormant periods one of the study's authors associate professor martin denny shake from curtin. University says gani understanding of these lengthy dormant periods hope scientists workout. What to look for an young active sipa volcanoes and help. Scientists prick future eruptions

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"saints" Discussed on National Prayer Chapel, Pilgrim's Progress

National Prayer Chapel, Pilgrim's Progress

05:38 min | 3 months ago

"saints" Discussed on National Prayer Chapel, Pilgrim's Progress

"Now. I listen to men that. I have great love and compassion for my heart men of god and they're saying to me look for the great catching away before the tribulation. It's a rapture. We are going before the anti christ begins to persecute and murder. The people of god. Maybe maybe not. I don't base what. I believe on speculative arguments from scripture. I go by what the scripture says. i'm literally just except in those places where it's absolutely revealed that it is not literal but symbolic. But i choose to believe as literally as possible what i read in the word of god and i'd be very straight with you. I don't know a lot. I grew up listening to my father. Do bible studies with people on all the prophecies of daniel and revelation zachariah and other prophecies. And then i went off to college. There studied theology and again they all went through one whole class just on the book of daniel and revelation and then i went to grad school and again and then when i graduated i listened to pastors talk about these things. One thing became very clear to me. There are schools of thought who each proclaim the loudest of terms that they are right. I'm sorry i can't buy in with any of the schools of thought. I read the word and i endeavor to go by what that were says because it is the revelation of jesus christ and so everything else in scripture for me has to fit into the framework of jesus and so i take very literally matthew..

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"saints" Discussed on Leading Saints Podcast

Leading Saints Podcast

04:09 min | 5 months ago

"saints" Discussed on Leading Saints Podcast

"Ham nor his lasting hammer h. am n. e. r. Would love to have you participate register. There you got to register. In order to participate year. Attend in person which we'd love adds a lot of energy to room to have people in the room or you can tune in remotely anywhere in the world will be streaming online. And i think you will definitely appreciate that. So leading saints dot org slash ham. Ner be there you'll love it and it's gonna be sad you could just thinking out. More adequately articulate. How awesome is going to be and you should be there. And i'll be there and it'll be fun so check it out leading saints dot org slash hammer now. The second part of what i wanted to talk about is the coolest idea for award activity. Okay so let me give you some foundation here to build upon. I had the opportunity. A recently Cea screening of the new movie called witnesses. Which is exclusively in theaters on fourth. It's a new movie about the three witnesses. And josie smith of course goes deep into the history of what happened with these men. What led up to them becoming witnesses of the golden plates. What happened after they They witness gold-plate says you know they. They left the church. Were were excommunicated and some extent and talks about that That history and how some of them came back to the church and and whatnot so phenomenal movie. Definitely check this out now. Obviously if your new car idaho arizona. It's maybe not going to be too difficult to find a theater that is screening this and availability and as you know these smaller independent films You gotta hit hard on opening weekend so it would really be helpful for those that that are behind this great filmed for you to make time to go. Purchase a ticket and and watch this now. Let's say you're in timbuktu arkansas. Or live out in the middle of nowhere minnesota If if you have a. I believe that cinemark theater nearby you can actually go to witnesses. Film dot com and they have a great button there called by a private screening so anywhere in the country or wherever you have cinemark theater i believe it cinemark but just go to that link and fill it out and then through the technology that we have this is sort of a result of the pandemic shutdown making a very easy to stream certain movies certain theatres you go for very forcible price out the theater right so maybe have were activity the ward rents out the theater invites to come and enjoys this This movie we actually did this as when i was. Bishop i forget what movie it was but We just bought anybody who wanted to come. I think we went on a five dollar tuesdays. Those of it cheaper and we invited anybody in the world to come see a movie similar like this about church history and it was fun it was just fun being in the theater with the ward especially now after the shutdown and things are starting to back up again like what a great opportunity to get in a theater with the ward and and watch the great film about church history. This and then you could even maybe hang out and have a discussion about Some of the history there. I mean it's it's some really messy history. At times they discuss and talk about. They talk about the translation process with a seer stone. And all these things so great film. It's one of my favorite depictions of joseph smith. As far as the actor goes. He did really good job. Joseph smith and you're gonna love it so go to witnesses film dot com for that information and again go to leading saints dot org slash hammer to get information about joining us..

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"saints" Discussed on Leading Saints Podcast

Leading Saints Podcast

07:56 min | 5 months ago

"saints" Discussed on Leading Saints Podcast

"Help each other out. Yeah that's powerful. Bruce just from your leadership perspective. What any any experience you could speak to. Outside of your experience with brent at that You know engaging this community are being better prepared or anything like that from let me just go back to where shirt in this with our stake First of all bishops in shirt with a stake that had to be hard to do because we have both grown up in this area and so a lot of people have noticed forever. It's been a secret. it's nothing that's been shared out the public and so when i told my presidency that this is something that we needed to do. I had one presidency members who is a mutual friend of mine umbrians and he said you know that night as i was sharing this in our meeting he said i never knew and he worked together with brand almost dating these. I never knew is. I wish he would have shared this with me sooner because he served as bishop tunis's when i was bishop i had a number of young men that will come up to me and say you know i'm gay and i'm leaving the church and bishop gibbons would say will you can be gay but when you have to leave the church in the question that was asked will. Have you ever known anybody. That's gay and stayed in the church and the answer was no. I don't and now throughout all these years. Here's somebody who is gay. In stayed in the church he said add. I add that information. I would have been able to help us. Allies of all these other young men so with that being said it. We knew that we had share it. Get it out. Because there's other men that were voicing that we're struggling with this and then to mit dad because not just because you're men man. Does that mean the grown up in your thirties. Forties doesn't mean that you've shared his outward with anybody before but as far as helping it tremendously on his give you a quick scenario one of our bishops were serving and he and i have a door that face each other and so kind of look it is it a portal. I can see his door is open. He gets the demise when they are doors rope and he had a a twenty seven year old young man. This is the word any brought him over arm-in-arm and he said could we come in your office. Sure we close the door and this is right. After the fireside. We've expressed this brand gordon story to the bishops or shared rather the story to the bishops. And he said this. Young man is struggling with same sex attraction. He just moved up here from hollywood from the two year relationship in when he shared this with me today. I said i know where. I can go to get you help. And he put his arm around him and he walked into my office. And i told him first of all you know what he struggle with any share and i said i love you and this is something that we can work through together and with that he broke down in tears and he said you're the first person ever said you can help so i know that as priesthood leaders we haven't not only obligation but we have the ability if we just seek the help from who have gone through this and seek help at the spirit we can help countless individuals out there. That struggle with this. Let them know that. They can co-exist their trials and the church can coexist. And so. that's just one instance where it's helped me. But not me. As brent mentioned when i was bishop had a couple of young to tell me about this the result of the bret said that made sense to me that i wrote down share this with countless other individuals in that was feelings are not a choice but actions are so just because you have. These feelings doesn't mean anything raw. You can't act on these feelings but recognized that you haven't done anything wrong just because you experience these feelings so now we need to work on what we can do to either than the feeling which is for my understanding that comes and goes but more importantly we have to strengthen your ability to withstand acting out on these fields and so. That's my goal. I can't take this view is from a. I can't if i could. I would but we recognize. These feelings are not mind to take away. These feelings are there is to deal with work through and to grow from and so it has helped countless other individuals bishops bishops counselors. Even our women's state release citing presidency interstate presidency. They're all aware of this and it seems like we have a question. They feel at ease and they feel free to comment. Ask questions and i feel very comfortable talking about it. I'm not an expert. Never study psychology in my life. I just know that. I keep going back to. We're all sons and daughters of the father and he loves us so therefore we need were together. Brent anything you'd add to that comes to mind. I just love what he said right there just in talking about. The fact of the actions are choice. Right i was appreciative. The biggest thing that kept me in the church and kind of along this path in yesterday earlier kurt was. Did you have a testimony i did. I had a testimony. And i think that's the biggest thing that we can give to. The us is if we can get them to have a testimony then all of a sudden they can always fall back on that and they they know that that's there and i don't have a magic wand or magic word to say. Oh if you say this. They won't ever act out or they won't do this but if they have that testimony if they felt that fire before within them in their dark moment whenever that is if it comes to that hopefully it doesn't but in that future time if they have that to rely on then they're gonna come back to that and want to come back and i think that's the biggest thing for me might testimony came like i said my strong testing is by eighteen and nowadays i feel like our youth need to have it when they're twelve and thirteen. I can't imagine being a teenager right now with the same feelings because now it's so widely accepted. Yeah go ahead and explore those feelings. I hid those feelings because it accepted and now to have the kind of the world saying golden those feelings experiences in and then you can make your own decisions. What i wanna give them. I wanna say a gain your testimony and you will always come back to that testimony. You'll feel it. You'll know that in your dark moment you can turn to christ and you have not gone far enough away from his love. It's a toll In order for him to reach out and help you and so i. That's my biggest thing is when he was talking about that about the youth it was just we need to get him testimonies. And the best way we can get him testimonies. It's not shy away from this topic but to make sure that they know that they're loved and they have a place within the gospel. Yeah yeah that's great anything. Any other point principle that we we have a hit on the arm. make sure we hit on before. I got a few more questions but anything. We've missed from the story or the narrative or anything like that links consider the courses. I often get asked is why do i have this trial and my answer is always saying. I don't know i if it says. I know that he loves children Children but i do not know the meaning of offerings. I think that's one that we need to refer to often as. I don't know why we have these trials but god knows and so it's between you and him. All i can do is try to help you through this journey. Awesome brent Tell us if somebody's leader out there. This listing or even an again. You know this isn't just for leaders. it's for any latter day. Saint to in interested in learning more or or being a better resource may be a loved one around them sin. Lgbtq community but what are they gonna experience both online and in person Where should they go to sign up and those types of things. Well they will experience just a spirit filled weekend two days friday and saturday. It is everything that we do. We try it always invite the spirit into our meetings are breakouts and those kind of things. The nice thing about this year is. We've always offered saturday for free for any leader. Who wanted to come that morning. We dedicate leaders with the pandemic and everything. That's been going on this year..

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"saints" Discussed on Leading Saints Podcast

Leading Saints Podcast

07:37 min | 5 months ago

"saints" Discussed on Leading Saints Podcast

"Today is a bit of a special episode because there is an upcoming conference that you've got to know about now in the leading saints world. I realize i'm throwing a lot at you right now. We have our mentally healthy saints. Virtual summit going on the that starts on the eighteenth of may and goes for a couple of weeks and then in june. We have the north star conference coming up on june eleventh. The twelfth and it is in salt lake city. Utah the sheraton hotel. But it's also available to stream online. And again i every year i come to you and i just can't emphasize this conference enough. I've had the opportunity to serve on the board of northstar and to associate and a teaching. Be a part of this conference in in years past and this is a must attend and it's not one of those things like attended that once the leader. I'm good like no. This is like a yearly continual education experience that we. I can't emphasize enough that individuals checkout in the fact that it's all available online to those who register. You can't pass this up so to give you a better. A more context to this north star conference coming up. A we've invited here bruce. And brent ed meyer. Are you to bruce and brent wonderful good thank you awesome now obviously with with two names to start with the be in a similar last name you to our brothers is that right. Yes they are he. He's the older brother. But i'm the better looking one so nice right all right. We'll we'll see how this goes here. So brent You've had a special role with this with this conference coming up. What's been your role in the organization of so what this is going to be my seventh conference that i've attended the first four so i attended as just an attendee. Just wanted to be there my experience. Same sex attraction and died there with my wife until therefore it was just somewhere a place that we knew we needed to be in order to be close to our savior and to have these feelings then also be able to live a covenant keeping lifestyle and in the last three years my wife and i have taken on a larger role the last two years we were program chairs so planning the content of what it is in this year we've taken actually the conference lead role on and so we've been focused a lot in that and it's been a super rewarding experience and you've been a great job. I mean just the lineup. We have the schedule having it all come together. You're i know there's a lot of pine the scenes and man. I'm so glad that you're involved there and making happing so maybe let's let's back up. Just start with your personal experience. That bruce you're currently serving as a stake president so you'll bring some leadership perspective and why you attend the northstar conference but let's let's back up. Who wants to jump in as far as your personal story. Brand bruce as far as how this topic came to surf to the surface in your personal family relationships well it started about what i've always experienced same sex attraction but never shared it with anybody until a year after i got married and that was one of the hardest things to go through. I would imagine for marriage anytime you add something like this into it. It's it's very challenging. And my wife. And i then opened up to my family and bruce was one of the first ones that My wife went to when i shared this news with her. Because i thought. I didn't know anybody at the time who experienced was gay or six fearing same sex attraction and stayed in the church and so i thought my time in the church was done and through lots of prayers. Lots of working through it. We were able to stay together and it wasn't until probably about four or five years after that that we found northstar set one of our friends. Have you heard about this group. We hadn't so we started looking up and found out data conference and it was one of those things again. My wife was very gun shy about going the first time. I don't want to protect my husband. Around other people who experience a same unless a phenomenon have the same experience and put them in this kind of melting pot and but she prayed about it and decided that yes we wanted to go it has been one of the best things for our family just to strengthen us into bring us closer together. She said the changing point about knowing whether she needed to be at the conference or not was when they sang the opening song at the first general session that was i believe in christ and she said the spirit just hit her and she knew from that point on that. That's where we needed to be. Yeah yeah you could come to this conference only for the music. I mean the singing and the musical numbers are worth the worth. Everything so Bruce lee connect to you as far as you know growing up. What was your perspective as far as the lgbtq community then what what went through your mind or how did you respond when you're near your brother opened up about his experience. Absolutely no experience with the lgbtq community. I had no idea that my brother was gay. The the way i found out about it was a saturday morning when courtney his wife came over to my home and opened the door early in the morning and she followed him while arms weeping and i she couldn't speak so what was going on at all. I simply figured that there is a a marital problem. Whenever that was. I did not know. And i even asked her to branchy nine you and she said no. It's worse in it. That i couldn't find out i couldn't figure what was worse than than having a spouse jeanine new after we sat down on the couch and just gathered our our thoughts for a moment. She said he. He said that he's gay. And i thought what nor will you talk about. You know i've grown up with this man. And i've never heard of this before this can't be true. What's going on so my feelings immediately turned. I'm going to be honest anger. Because i had no experience with this i. It's intern anger choice. Was he choosing to do this for you know. He made some choices earlier to marry union. Still the temple is choosing to be gay and choose an alternative lifestyle so with that. I didn't know what to do. And so i put her in the car and we drove over bishops house and i introduced they knew each other but i introduced the problem and And left and so. I didn't have a whole lot of information. I didn't know what to do. I went back home and of course my wife was there we were talking about it but Up to that point it just it was it was a very surreal feeling and i was kinda numb inside. Because i didn't know what was happening and brent when he first came out to your wife and then with your family i mean what was it getting to the point. Where was just hard like did you. I know many people experienced this feeling of i will take to my grave. Nobody will ever find out. And i'll just continue on with the my happy marriage and it'll be fine. But what was there a moment where you felt like i definitely need open up about this. It came at at that point in october of two thousand five when we were trying to have kids and i thought the same thing. I'm not going to tell anybody about this. As long as i don't vocalise then it really isn't real. We were trying to have kids and my wife could tell there was something going on that we just. I wasn't being fully opened with her and she kept crying and asking me and asking me and i. It was a burden on my shoulders. Because part of the thought of my head was. How can i bring kids into this world. If i'm not sure that i'm going to be there and bring them into an intact family. I wasn't planning on doing it that morning. There was no nothing in my head. That was like hey. Today's the day you're going to share with your wife did this. What's going on. But because of her questioning. And and i was just over the my mind couldn't take it anymore. I just shared it with her and i thought that was the end of one life in the beginning of another one because i didn't know anybody who had ever experienced and.

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"saints" Discussed on Leading Saints Podcast

Leading Saints Podcast

04:56 min | 11 months ago

"saints" Discussed on Leading Saints Podcast

"I think the first one. I listened to was a couple. I believe the packer family. They're sending daughter-in-law talking about their experience of their faith changing and how they as parents and family found understanding and love. The parents were mission presidents in africa. I believe at the time the sun a medical student with a young family. Their story was so helpful to know we were not alone to gain insight and perspective and ideas and inspiration of how to become in our own family. I'm a bishop. And i had a mother of my ward who is a gospel doctrine teacher. She texted me morning telling me she's having a faith crisis and wanted to be released. I had found these two podcasts earlier. And knew i needed to share them with her. I already did. And she's going to start listening to them on the way home from work today. Your podcast has made my calling as bishop so much better than i am. A culture changer. Now hut love that and again. I just loved it. Were giving leaders resources to turn to write content deterred to that they can maybe send onto somebody rather than try and say it again and again and again the same way every person that may be goes through this next testimonial i just completed watching the lgbt's saints virtual summit and my heart is so full of compassion and love for this community. I have a cousin who came home a few years ago from his mission early and then shortly after came out. I'm from a small prominent. Lds community in the middle of nowhere. The cousin of course left his home quickly after coming out. Probably for safety reasons as well as others to go explore his identity. I have always felt uncomfortable with not knowing what to say or not say to him or his parents. I even debated on following him on facebook. Because i didn't like seeing pictures of him with his boyfriend and i was very judgmental and hoping he would find himself and be normal again. Your summit is exactly what i needed. I felt like. I learned so much and have much repenting to do with how i have thought about my lgbt brothers and sisters. I feel so ashamed for my ignorance and lack of even wanting to know more because of your summit i reached out to my cousin and expressed my desire to learn how to be a better human from him and if he felt comfortable would he share his journey with me. So i could understand more. I haven't heard a response yet and my palms are sweating. And i'm nervous is not like i chat with him all the time but i hit send so there's no turning back now again. Those are just a handful of testimonials that come through. And i. Maybe i need to find a better way to share those but we are having a dramatic impact on our community and i want to move this mission fort and the reality is we need your help now. I know many view even nucor leaders are listening thinking. Oh well i give already. And that's great and man. We are so thankful and if you haven't felt gratitude from us would you reach out to me and let me. I'd never want that.

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"saints" Discussed on Leading Saints Podcast

Leading Saints Podcast

03:05 min | 11 months ago

"saints" Discussed on Leading Saints Podcast

"In there. That email will come to me. And we'll start the conversation. And i also want to take the time to effectively illustrate if i can't be impossible for me to do this completely but we communicate just the impact. We are having okay for several months this year. We've had two hundred and fifty downloads. A month to the podcast. Now we can't really track subscribers and exact people or how long they're listening are all these things but the download you can. You can hit even if he listened through a through chrome web browser and you listen through that and didn't necessarily download it still counts in that download can a quarter of a million downloads around the world. People every month listening to the continent leading states surf you to do the calculation of at that number and how many wards and stakes that represents that would be about. We're speaking to a eight hundred and thirty wards every month and about one hundred and twenty stakes every month now. that's back of the napkin type of calculation. But just to give an idea. Eight hundred and thirty wards one hundred and nineteen or one hundred and twenty stakes now. An agreement goes beyond that because this aren't just everyday leaders that were talking to sure. There's a lot in our audience who don't necessarily have leadership calling but these are leaders that are listening. Consider the impact that we're having on the church as a whole by reaching that type of audience and we can do so much more right so the impact is real. it's there and i wanna read a few testimonials that just really touched my heart. And i get five or so of these a week of just emails and if and if you wouldn't mind sending me an email i would love that. Just tell me how leading says impacted you. Tell me how it's changed you what's worked. What hasn't give me feedback. Whatever it is but these testimonials really keep going in you know. They're hard to take to the bank and cash in but nonetheless they keep us going this. This is wrong motivation for us. So here's a few leading. Saints is been a lifeline for me. The last six months since i found it. I can't thank you enough for what you do. Here's another. I have never really supported any group or individual besides my regular church contributions but you are the exception to my rule. I happened across your podcast. One day do not remember the exact circumstance. But i was impressed with what you were doing. I began to follow leading saints on a regular basis. And after your summit on pornography. I was sold on what you were doing in recovery from addiction myself. The quality and accuracy of information at the summit was impressive. I do not think that. I have ever been disappointed by podcast. Always informative and many times moved by the spirit hearing from real people that are dealing with or have overcome major obstacles in their lives is always inspiring. You doing a great work with leading saints. And i tell.

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"saints" Discussed on Leading Saints Podcast

Leading Saints Podcast

03:41 min | 11 months ago

"saints" Discussed on Leading Saints Podcast

"Financially. We cannot continue on as we are doing right now. And so the board of leading saints come together and and wise mines thinking through how we could better fundraise reach out to large donors. We could better finance this mission because again there's no mission without margin and we definitely have to figure out how to meet that margin every year so this is how the financial model of leading saints is currently working. We have what are called core leaders. And you're probably familiar with these. The are subscribing donor so individuals either donate to leading saints on a monthly quarterly or yearly basis. That is what we consider a cord leader and those are awesome. I mean i can't thank you enough for the core leaders out there to Contribute to give part of your monthly budget to leading saints so that we can continue on we have about Just over eleven hundred core leaders and again we get as many as a quarter of a million downloads a month to the podcast that we have eighteen thousand people on her email list right so but nonetheless we only have a hundred core leaders again. I'm thankful for every last one of them but we definitely need more help there. What we're doing right now. Is the virtual summits supplement. What the core leaders. Don't meet right so if we only had core leaders we we'd be done a long time ago as far as at the rate of how many leaders we have right now. There's just not enough to do what it is. We do and de just won't work and so we supplement those donations through our virtual summits and our virtual summits do help us get a shot in the arm of funds. That make it happen. There are a lot of work. They're great. I love him. We plan on continuing to do them. And i'll talk about that maybe a minute but it's just it's just not enough that especially because we've hit some of the larger topics right. We've talked about teaching. We've talked about helping individuals through pornography addiction. We've talked about to lgbt latter day saints right like these are large topics that get a lot of attention when we do these summits but they they're done and of course we'll keep adding to them the be made available again and again and hopefully we'll be able to continue to raise some funds from those but as far as those that large that large financial. Sean the arm the future summits we do. We anticipate that they are not going to have as much of a hit right. So we're gonna do a virtual about Leading young saints. You know young people how to lead them how to not just for adults leading them but how do their peers lead each other..

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"saints" Discussed on Leading Saints Podcast

Leading Saints Podcast

04:56 min | 11 months ago

"saints" Discussed on Leading Saints Podcast

"Heart dot com and check out when the next one is obviously we had to postpone a few because of covid but The women's retreat. They also have a women's organization attached to that and these these are phenomenal. Go back and we'll linked to those episodes in the show notes Get more on that but other than that. I don't see any or specific retreat in our future. But if you have some ideas. I'd love to hear what about Moderated forums where people with the similar callings are leadership responsibilities can ask questions and and create discussion. So this is the i mentioned before This is definitely a community building effort that we hope to establish twenty twenty one to give you more of a formal a forum to discuss again. Go to leading. Saints helpers on facebook and there's discussion there but again it's just not as dynamic as i'd like it to be there's more we could do to really zero in on certain topics or callings or experiences. That would help. So that's coming. So this person asks leading from as far as leading from the bottom up in other words how someone with a smaller calling or no calling can still lead. So i wrote a whole. Pdf on this. If you go to you can text the word lead to four seven. Four seven four seven. And it'll send you a link to a page. Where has a has an article called how to lead when you're not a leader. I think it's something like that. I forget the exact title and that's probably a good place to start. But that's a whole discussion topic on their own. But we do have there. And i would encourage you that. If you're not a leader he should still act like a leader and a man. We got some good content coming up around that so check it there. This person says i'm curious about your whole podcast process. How do you get. How do you get and schedule interviews. How do you prepare for the interviews. What techniques do you use to help the interviews flow. Editing and other things are doing behind the scenes so the short answer is if you go to follow us on instagram. I try and be everyday at trying to be proactive of sharing behind the scenes stuff. What i'm working on. Who i'm interviewing Episodes to expect or content to expect. And so that's a good place to start but as far as the process. You know we all we get emails a lot and we encourage people to send in recommendations of people we should talk to men but there's only fifty or so episodes a year that we have to be very specific gun who we put on there and sometimes even there's some really good people that we don't we don't get on the podcast so but keep sentiment so we get a lot of suggestions that way. Just yesterday i got in touch with a sibling of someone who is in general presidency of the church..

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"saints" Discussed on Leading Saints Podcast

Leading Saints Podcast

04:04 min | 11 months ago

"saints" Discussed on Leading Saints Podcast

"It's an app right or an organization that has a great app right and there is so much we can do with an app to give you just the rough ballpark as far as what it would take to get a solid app. That's not going to break every other day that i will use digital email me about in frustration. It's gonna take an investor about fifty to sixty thousand dollars just to get the app go and then maintenance is much lower than that but We're just not there yet. Bowed loved to to be there. I would love to create nap. The just phenomenal and a more helpful and able to help you to to peruse content fine content tag content that it's going to help you in specific situation. So that's in the future but it's just all about raising money and having a finances to do that next question. Have you thought about doing some sort of fireside workshop trading tour you could hold polls for where to do them and go to the most requested places so this is interesting obviously. There's current restrictions as far as travel that. Make them more difficult you know. Obviously you can travel. I don't think there's anywhere there's few places. I could go to have an event and have a lot of people. Come just because we're sorta shut down right now right but definitely in the future and we've done in the past is i've I've traveled to colorado to california to where else back east more in talked to someone in south carolina. A to come out. And do you know. I've done firesides and And workshop type things and it's great and we do you know we can always do him inside the church. If it's a official leading saints event done firesides where i've been asked to come and speak and i don't mention or talk about leading saints but we talked about certain principles that are gospel related. People seem to appreciate him. So i'd be happy to come anywhere in the world deeply helps if someone has a place for us to stay and So we can supplement some of those casa make it really cheap but i love traveling different.

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"saints" Discussed on Leading Saints Podcast

Leading Saints Podcast

05:44 min | 11 months ago

"saints" Discussed on Leading Saints Podcast

"Too as far as what do you do when you are that person who is trapped under may be what you define as poor leadership you know. There's various things we can do in there still opportunities to lead. But if we can't force anybody to listen to podcasts we can't mandate and so we'll just keep creating content. And maybe at some point and i hear about this all the time so many leaders find it or they've heard about it before but didn't really look into it. Then they find it. Start binge listening to past episodes and get caught up. But let's just keep praying for him because they really are doing the best that they can next question. How do we adapt to changing. World conditions without acting outside leaders. Guidance is a good question. I mean that's their. That's a similar question. I've heard before with you all these great ideas. But what if the idea that i have. According to the principle is outside the realm of the handbook or my bishop does want to do it. Right again we go back to that. Fourth pillar that we celebrate divine guidance and sometimes that divine guidances in a direction that maybe leadership scholars would would not agree with. But i would argue that. There is so much wiggle room is you read closely. Handbooks are so much more we could do to really make a difference in shift a culture of an organization that to me. This isn't even an issue like this isn't there's no barrier that would really holds a leader back from being a dynamic leader and one that causes positive cultural change next question. So what's on the docket for twenty twenty one. What is leading saints mission in preparing for the second coming how much happens as exposure or business or feedback and how much happens as inspiration. So this is a good question. I mean at the end of the day leading saints is an organization. We are a inc company right of nonprofit business and so yeah there is a business upon it too much of what we do right..

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"saints" Discussed on Leading Saints Podcast

Leading Saints Podcast

04:44 min | 11 months ago

"saints" Discussed on Leading Saints Podcast

"Come for me. We don't see us as an organization that now has to go out and figure out how that's done. How to effectively do that again. We may touch on that. But we don't see that as core to our mission but we will go out and find certain principles right. So of family centered. Church supported. effort is going on. We may go out and say well. How does a mother and a father have really effective discussions with a child regardless of what the topic is right. And i'm seeing take those principles and apply them to come. Follow me or this. This family centered approach trite. But we generally don't come out with like the ten step guide to do family centered. Church supported again. You'll probably find a few articles that may be lean that way but if they do it's mainly just to grab some search engine optimization and maybe a little click beatty so that people can actually clicking consume the content i apologize. I'm a marketer sigh. Kind of do that stuff. This is very a current question. The question is with home centered. Church and virtual church where many people can't perform callings like they used to how can leading saints stay relevant and of use because six months of not being useful can lose a lot of interest and people move on to find resources that are relevant to the now and i felt like this recently. Like i'm holding onto leading saints for some reason. When i could easily just let it go as if it doesn't serve the same purpose now as it did one to two years ago so this was an interesting question because i obviously what they're getting at. Is you know you talk about leadership but this is different now it's it's home centered or it's a yet since centered home centered. Church is what they say right and it seemed like back in the summer or right after the shutdown the pandemic sort of flared up. We did try and focus on some very focused pandemic content now. There wasn't a lot of dry areas to go in my opinion somebody descru- without but in so we then shifted back to again. Just being more principle focused and some of those discussions did sound. Like you know this what you do when you meet for sunday school in the sunday school room at church in it's hard to relate to that now we don't do this perfectly but we always strive to stay principle..

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"saints" Discussed on Leading Saints Podcast

Leading Saints Podcast

01:48 min | 11 months ago

"saints" Discussed on Leading Saints Podcast

"That's not what we do primarily because that's not our place to do anything that's the that's the church's role to train officially trained their leaders. Right now i get some of your thinking. Yeah but we don't get any training. Well maybe so but hopefully some of these principles can inspire leaders in your area to seek out you know or put together their own training. Maybe a bishop will hear some principles or read a book and say you know what we need to talk to our word council about how to more effectively minister how to do a home visit or how to address the culture in our work right and then the bishop can go ahead and create the training that he sees fit for his organization. But we as leading saints. We're not a training organization but we do try and enhance leadership. Ability and price sounds more about semantics. But we definitely don't want to leave ourselves as a training organization pillar number three. We present leadership scholarship. We seek out leadership scholars to help latter day. Saints have the most relevant and current research in order to overcome any organizational hurdle. So this is where we bring the experts in right obviously pillar one. We're trying to connect leaders but we're not always connecting you to leaders who are experts. Sometimes they're just everyday leaders who figure something out and it's interesting to hear their perspective but we also strive to find those the scholarship out there. The people who've done the research studies have written a book or have put more time and effort into really to really defusing a leadership problem that we might see in our leadership in the church right and so we reach out to those scholars or those experts and interview amon hopefully that that research that expertise will inspire you to maybe better understand an issue right about pornography addiction or understanding issue about the sexual abuse. Whatever it is and from there you can take it in research more and hopefully again improve your leisure ability and then our last pillar is an obvious one..

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"saints" Discussed on Leading Saints Podcast

Leading Saints Podcast

05:52 min | 11 months ago

"saints" Discussed on Leading Saints Podcast

"Like i said and we got married and moved out of that war tonight. Sort of left that experience after it was about nine nine months to a year i left that experience feeling discouraged. You know i. I really thought it was going to make a difference and nothing really happened. A wealth whatever we moved on and then before we knew we were moving into this ward in south salt lake. And i was called into the bishopric served a few years in the bishopric and then that bishop was released and i was called as the high priest group leader and during that time when that call came i thought no like here we go again. I'm going to try really hard. I'm going to make try and make a difference but is it worth it like. Is the effort worth it. What's the point. And i couldn't understand why i could walk into any bookstore. Barnes and noble. Look on amazon. Wherever i could walk in any bookstore and there'd be bookshelves full of life leadership business leadership family ship. I mean everybody was talking about leadership in some context but nobody was really talking about best practices of leaders in the church right. You know how to run a meeting. How to mentor. Someone threw an addiction how to how to interview somebody right like nobody was really talking about the tangible tactics and skills and how to be a better leader and i thought you know. I'm not a leadership expert by any means but maybe i could create a platform to bring the experts to sit him down and say okay. Walk us through this principle. What are we missing what we need to learn. And so i went out and bought the domain name leading. Lds dot com and there. It began as a blog and really the beginning. Ingle back to those early articles that i wrote. I try not even though. I'm terribly embarrassed by many of them. I don't i don't delete them just because i think they show where where we've come a as an organization. I read a book like I've got it right here. Daniel pink's drive the surprising. Truth about what motivates people and. I would read the book yet. I pinpoint certain principles and research. That he'd study that i write an article about how that applies to the latter day saint world and leading in the church right and there. It went. That was in two thousand ten when we started when i started the blog and little by little it grew and by two thousand fourteen. Podcasting was becoming a thing and i thought you know. I've a lot of experience public speaking. I feel comfortable behind a mic. So why don't i give that a go and through help of many people understanding that technology the software the equipment. I started the podcast in two thousand fourteen and by two thousand sixteen. We became a nonprofit organization. And that's really where i went. Full time with leading saints and here. We are now in twenty twenty so and during that time i was i went from being the high group..

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"saints" Discussed on Leading Saints Podcast

Leading Saints Podcast

04:59 min | 11 months ago

"saints" Discussed on Leading Saints Podcast

"Leading saints dot org great content and and he just we'd love it so this is a solo episode. Just me folks. Sorry to disappoint you expert on the line no author just me but hopefully i can deliver some value and give you a a perspective on the future of leading saints. What we expect in twenty twenty. One i'm excited for it. There's so much opportunity. So many great interviews that i already have re recorded some that. I will have recorded soon. And i'm sure remarkable individuals that i'll meet in the future that will add to our perspective as a community at leading saints and before we get to the meat of this episode. I wanted to just give a tribute to a past guest of saints and this is how this came to be i Was a home doing the dishes. Actually that's right. Got to do my part around here and doing the dishes on my phone. Rank picked it up and it was a sweet lady. Ed that was requesting some details about her contribution to leading saints so i went to my computer and ask for her emails. I look up Her account and look at her into her question and the email she gave me was one. I recognized it. Was the email of david farnsworth. And i said oh. Well i've i've interviewed your husband before on leading saints and if you're not familiar with that episode you've got to check it out we'll put it in the show notes but it is becoming a master interviewer and with an interview with david farnsworth and anyways she then told me that He just a few months ago passed away and my heart broke. He was such a remarkable mentor. As somebody who in this is how. I originally met david. I was I got an email one day. That just said i've been listening to your podcast. I can make you a better injury or let me know if you're interested in. I was like man. I'm always open to feedback especially someone with some experience that to make me a better interviewer..

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"saints" Discussed on Leading Saints Podcast

Leading Saints Podcast

03:44 min | 11 months ago

"saints" Discussed on Leading Saints Podcast

"Was colds right. At the beginning of the pandemic this was kind of my first big leadership position in the church and really in life in general i. I didn't really know what i was doing. And the pandemic it. Just make things more crazy you know. Listening to leading saints has helped me stay focused and give me some really great ideas and especially like the release decided content late just being able to jump into their be like. Hey what should i do. What our life. Top ten things should i start with. I really helped out a ton went into you. You know how to do ministering interviews. Are they really connect with some with these ladies. Because i felt many times. I was too young to really talk to some of these older ladies and just being a little uncomfortable. So like deanna. Murphy's hard caster episode was amazing and really changed the way that i did everything i went from night today. I totally changed the format. And everything told my counselors how to do it. Had melissa threaten been great l. o. World this is the leading saints. Podcast my name is kurt. Frank i'm your host Welcome you back. If you're new to leading saints let me tell you about what we are and who we are and and what we do here see. We're a nonprofit organization dedicated helping latter-day saints be better prepared to lead and so through this. Podcast we talk all things. Leadership in the context of being a latter day. Saint may be. It's for a specific calling or just leading Home or just being better disciple of jesus christ because i truly believe good leadership is good discipleship and whether we're leading ourselves or others and we have a great website leading saints dot org be sure you're on the newsletter that we send out every week and you can go to leading saints or go to the about page. You'll get it all if you're a ship. I don't know if you know this you can go to leading saints dot org slash bishop and there is a plethora of content if you are a president. I think we have a slash elder scored president and at least study president do slash relief society. And you'll find all sorts of content or you go to leading saints dot org whatever calling voire and right at the top. There's some buttons related to your calling that you could click on and find more episodes to help you lead. Were effectively now. This episode we talk with jeff harbach. Who is a president and ceo of kauffman fellows which he'll tiller but more about that business organization but essentially help Venture capitalist be better venture capitalist and they also do some venture. Capital is well. And if you don't know what a venture capitalist is like shark tank but there's out there that are do what you see on charting. They invest in companies that have potential and hopefully get a return on that. And so i always love to talk with professionals who also happen to be leaders in the church because jeff is also a bishop in austin texas. And naturally you're going to pull leadership principles from your professional life into your religious life and vice versa. And so we talk about this and he gives some remarkable advice articulate. Some wonderful principles leaders can think about in when you're leading in a world of uncertainty because we're in december or december of twenty twenty. I bet other years by this time you had like the full calendar of the next year was all planned out what activities maybe themes and visions and whatever it is but now you're like I don't know like should even plan on anything. I think we can just take week to week right but no that is not. What dynamic leaders do you've got to establish vision even when it's uncertain and jeff gives us some great points in tips and perspectives to do that now for youth leaders. He gives some remarkable examples that have worked in his area. And you may find those helpful to hear this. Obviously what the other youth leaders are doing and so.

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