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Inspire Nation Show with Michael Sandler
A New TIMELINE Is Waiting For You! How to Jump REALITIES from 3D to 5D in an Instant! Kyle Cease

Inspire Nation Show with Michael Sandler

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 7, 2023 90:00


It's time we embrace the possibility of a life beyond what we've known - a journey from material existence to a spiritually enriched, fifth dimensional experience! Join me and Kyle Cease, New York Times Bestselling author, comedian and transformational speaker, as we talk all about the profound shift happening within and around us, transcending the limitations of the physical world as we move from the 3D to the 5D.   Podcast premieres on YouTube 8PM ET: https://youtu.be/V6sCLz6ebQw    Find more from Kyle Cease - https://www.absolutelyeverything.tv/  - discount code: INSPIRE https://kylecease.com/bigone/    To find out more visit: https://amzn.to/3qULECz - Order Michael Sandler's book, "AWE, the Automatic Writing Experience" www.automaticwriting.com  - Automatic Writing Experience Course www.inspirenationuniversity.com - Michael Sandler's School of Mystics Join Our YouTube Membership for behind-the-scenes access - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCVoOM-cCEPbJ1vzlQAFQu1A/join  https://inspirenationshow.com/ https://www.dailywoohoo.com/ - Sign up for my FREE daily newsletter for high-vibration content. ……. Follow Michael and Jessica's exciting journey and get even more great tools, tips, and behind-the-scenes access. Go to https://www.patreon.com/inspirenation   For free meditations, weekly tips, stories, and similar shows visit: https://inspirenationshow.com/   We've got Merch! - https://teespring.com/stores/inspire-nation-store   Follow Inspire Nation, and the lives of Michael and Jessica, on Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/InspireNationLive/   Find us on TikTok - https://www.tiktok.com/@inspirenationshow

Empowered Connection Podcast
Channeling & Honoring the Energy Around Us as a Path to Service, Devotion & Love with Corey Sokoloff

Empowered Connection Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 6, 2023 64:33


Themes: Spirituality, Service, Prana, Pranic Healing, Subtle Energy, Bhakti, Love, Devotion, Prayer, Ritual, Intention, Coffee, Yoga Corey Sokoloff is a Certified Pranic Healer, Arhatic Yogi, 200HR CYT and accomplished drummer and percussionist. Corey implements yoga philosophy and eastern medicine to help achieve inner peace and physical well being.  He's is deeply passionate in helping others do the same. In 2008, Corey began his training in Pranic Healing: Basic, Advanced, Pranic Psychotherapy, and Pranic Crystal healing courses. Today, Coreyʻs practice flourishes locally and abroad with remote and in-person healing sessions, mentoring and workshops. His love for Bhakti Yoga and sacred music brought him to perform with renowned Kirtan Artists: David Newman (Durga Das), Jai Uttal, and many others. In 2021, Corey's passion for specialty coffee, kirtan and community inspired him to launch Japa Coffee. Crafting coffees that nature the soul, taste great, and harmonize well with your system - body, mind, & spirit. He brings his years of experience as a coffee professional, Pranic healer, and devoted yogi to each and every bag and each and every sip.In this deep, fascinating, & inspiring conversation we cover some of these topics:- What is Pranic Healing? What is prana?  How do we channel prana and what blocks our ability to channel it?- Awe & reverence to higher energies around us & living a life of serving others - How we can spiritualize & make sacred what we consume & what we create- Coffee as plant medicine & the divine energies within coffee- The real, simple transformative nature of prayer, sacred intention, and well wishing towards others - How to live from the heart, instead of the head with kirtan  - Clearing & cleansing our auric body to allow the soul to shine through our life in day-to-day life... and to allow us to receive the love + connection of othersand much more!*Reach Out to Empowered Connection podcast host Damodar for your FREE Discovery Session - and start your 2023 journey of self & relational discovery & empowerment... for both individuals + couples who are ready to explore, illuminate + empower their lives & their relationshipsConnect with Corey here:IG: @coreysokoloff & @japacoffeejapacoffee.com*Damodar on Instagram for Daily Self Growth & Relationship Tips + Tools:@empoweredconnection.meDivine Self Men's Circle  more info here monthly in-person in PhiladelphiaUPCOMING EVENTS:12/9 - Bhagavad Gita Immersion AND Kirtan + Storytelling in Phoenixville, PA at Nectar Yoga1/20-1/21 - Divine Self Men's Circle Day Retreat outside of Philadelphia, PA ! EMPOWERED CONNECTION

Free Range Church Podcast
An Advent Walk With Luke | The Awe Of Christmas - Luke 2:9

Free Range Church Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 6, 2023 8:45


But when, if ever, was the last time we spent time not with the grand story, but with each and every element of this account of Jesus' birth? Join us as journey through this story together this Advent, verse by verse, as we get closer to the Christmas celebrations. Plus - we've got a brand-new Advent countdown for you!

Inspire Nation Show with Michael Sandler
Archangel Michael REVEALS The Truth About Your Reality, THE SHIFT & Your Path to 5D! Michael Sandler

Inspire Nation Show with Michael Sandler

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 5, 2023 76:41


Archangel Michael Channeled Talk: There's a reason the world is as it appears today, and a subliminal message imprinted inside each of us, keeping this way, and keeping us from ascending to the 5D world. Learn this powerful message today, and how we can shed this programming to immediately shift our reality.   To find out more visit: https://amzn.to/3qULECz - Order Michael Sandler's book, "AWE, the Automatic Writing Experience" www.automaticwriting.com  - Automatic Writing Experience Course www.inspirenationuniversity.com - Michael Sandler's School of Mystics Join Our YouTube Membership for behind-the-scenes access - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCVoOM-cCEPbJ1vzlQAFQu1A/join  https://inspirenationshow.com/ https://www.dailywoohoo.com/ - Sign up for my FREE daily newsletter for high-vibration content. ……. Follow Michael and Jessica's exciting journey and get even more great tools, tips, and behind-the-scenes access. Go to https://www.patreon.com/inspirenation   For free meditations, weekly tips, stories, and similar shows visit: https://inspirenationshow.com/   We've got Merch! - https://teespring.com/stores/inspire-nation-store   Follow Inspire Nation, and the lives of Michael and Jessica, on Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/InspireNationLive/   Find us on TikTok - https://www.tiktok.com/@inspirenationshow  

Force Five
Top 5 Hollywood Pictures Films.

Force Five

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 4, 2023 97:59


This week, Jackson Boren returns to the Force Five Podcast to talk Top 5 Hollywood Pictures Films, of which he's seen all 84. Which of the plethora of films will make our lists? Will we have crossover? Where is today's fake ad from? So many questions that will be answered…if you listen to the show.Helpful Links:To follow Jackson on Twitter, use this link.To go to his specific Hollywood Pictures thread, use this link.To check out Jackson's episode on Schlock & Awe, use this link.If you want more of the Force Five Podcast:For everything Force Five, head to: https://www.forcefivepodcast.comTo follow on Twitter: https://twitter.com/forcefivepodTo follow on Instagram: https://instagram.com/forcefivepodcastTo follow on Letterboxd: https://www.letterboxd.com/forcefiveThis episode was written, produced and edited by Jason Kleeberg.

Inspire Nation Show with Michael Sandler
The Shocking Truth! What the Shift REALLY Means for You! A Channeled Vagrein Talk! Jessie Herman

Inspire Nation Show with Michael Sandler

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 30, 2023 96:24


We've all heard the world is shifting, that we're in the Great Shift, and that we may not even make it through---or that if we do, humanity will be unrecognizable. But what does this mean, and what do we have to do to make it through? That's what I discuss with channel and medium Jessika Herman, and honestly, what I grill her guides, who go by Vagrein about. I wanted to look into the future, to see where humanities going, and what's that ONE thing, or things we need to do to make it through. And especially, to thrive, rather than suffer through these times. If it's true that this shift is an elevation of consciousness, raising us from 3D to 5D, then I want to know how, AND what we get to do, to make the ride easier, safer, or more enjoyable. For our highest good, and the highest good of all, or something even better. The Shift isn't just coming, it's HERE, so the question is, what do we do about it? Join me for the most fascinating channeling about the future, about The Shift, and about Earth and Humanity itself, from the Guides who go by Vagrein.   Find more from Jessie Herman https://www.jpherman.com/     To find out more visit: https://amzn.to/3qULECz - Order Michael Sandler's book, "AWE, the Automatic Writing Experience" www.automaticwriting.com  - Automatic Writing Experience Course www.inspirenationuniversity.com - Michael Sandler's School of Mystics Join Our YouTube Membership for behind-the-scenes access - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCVoOM-cCEPbJ1vzlQAFQu1A/join  https://inspirenationshow.com/ https://www.dailywoohoo.com/ - Sign up for my FREE daily newsletter for high-vibration content. ……. Follow Michael and Jessica's exciting journey and get even more great tools, tips, and behind-the-scenes access. Go to https://www.patreon.com/inspirenation   For free meditations, weekly tips, stories, and similar shows visit: https://inspirenationshow.com/   We've got Merch! - https://teespring.com/stores/inspire-nation-store   Follow Inspire Nation, and the lives of Michael and Jessica, on Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/InspireNationLive/   Find us on TikTok - https://www.tiktok.com/@inspirenationshow

The Schlock and Awe Podcast
S&A Quickie Review: Kes (1969) & The Old Oak (2023)

The Schlock and Awe Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 29, 2023 28:49


On this Quickie Review Lindsay takes a look at the Grand Master of Modern British Realism Ken Loach. With his second Feature Film Kes (1969) and his latest The Old Oak (2023) The Old Oak is out in Cinemas 30th November Listen to Schlock & Awe on your Favourite Podcast App

The Schlock and Awe Podcast
S&A 149 Film Bros Driving Around LA Listening to Albert Brooks Records: Modern Romance & Drive W/ Preston Mitchell

The Schlock and Awe Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 28, 2023 207:50


This week on S&A Lindsay is joined by Preston Mitchell for a Classic Film Bro Double but with an Albert Brooks twist. It's a Double Feature of Albert Brooks' Modern Romance (1981) & Nicolas Wending Refn's Drive (2011). This is a Double of trying to guys trying their best to will life into a movie. Listen to Schlock & Awe on your favourite Podcast App

Inspire Nation Show with Michael Sandler
Archangel Michael's Channeled Message: Say Goodbye To Time Based Life! Michael Sandler

Inspire Nation Show with Michael Sandler

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 28, 2023 101:38


You can feel the energy, or see it in the news, the planet is changing. And there's one design in the Matrix, and one creation that keeps us all enslaved, but it's not what you think. Come hear this channeled talk, a co-creation between Archangel Michael and Michael Sandler on what you can do to set yourself free and survive and THRIVE through the planetary shift!   To find out more visit: https://amzn.to/3qULECz - Order Michael Sandler's book, "AWE, the Automatic Writing Experience" www.automaticwriting.com  - Automatic Writing Experience Course www.inspirenationuniversity.com - Michael Sandler's School of Mystics Join Our YouTube Membership for behind-the-scenes access - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCVoOM-cCEPbJ1vzlQAFQu1A/join  https://inspirenationshow.com/ https://www.dailywoohoo.com/ - Sign up for my FREE daily newsletter for high-vibration content. ……. Follow Michael and Jessica's exciting journey and get even more great tools, tips, and behind-the-scenes access. Go to https://www.patreon.com/inspirenation   For free meditations, weekly tips, stories, and similar shows visit: https://inspirenationshow.com/   We've got Merch! - https://teespring.com/stores/inspire-nation-store   Follow Inspire Nation, and the lives of Michael and Jessica, on Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/InspireNationLive/   Find us on TikTok - https://www.tiktok.com/@inspirenationshow

Stuck in the Middle Pod
Episode 78 - Bunny Shaw 1st half Hat Trick & Doku Dancing on TAA

Stuck in the Middle Pod

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 28, 2023 70:34


Rate the show 5 Stars! Leave a review to have it read on the next episode! Watching on Youtube? Leave a comment and click the thumbs up to like the video!       Link to Episodes, Merch, FanFestLive shows, and Patreon Premium content subscription: https://linktr.ee/shadesofbluepodcast Intro/Celebrate 25k downloads / 0:00-7:55Review PL Man City vs Liverpool / 8:05-41:00Preview CL Man City vs RB Leipzig / 41:13-42:50Preview PL Man City vs Tottenham / 43:00-46:00Baby Blue Baddies X MCWFC Segment / 46:13-61:30Shock, Awe, and Premier League applause / 61:40-68:13OutroSupport the showClick Link to SOB Social Media accounts and Merch Store!https://linktr.ee/shadesofbluepodcast

Our Numinous Nature
VIKING METALWORK: DWARVES, BOG IRON & THOR'S HAMMER | Blacksmith | Philip Lufolk

Our Numinous Nature

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 27, 2023 89:06


Philip Lufolk is a blacksmith in Storvik, Sweden inspired by the archeology & mythology of Scandinavia. We begin on the role of the Viking blacksmith & how bog iron was processed.  Philip describes objects & jewelry that he forges based on historical artifacts: the seeress' völva staff; a charm known as a Thor's hammer; a landowner's Viking key; and oath rings inscribed with law. We switch to mythology with the tale of Mjölnir [Thor's hammer] & the rest of the gods' treasures, fashioned by the industrious & highly-skilled dwarves. Then there's the vengeful blacksmith, Völund. We discuss burial mounds & rock art: picture stones, rune stones & a petroglyph just outside of Oslo's city center. Approaching the end Philip tells an archaic divination technique called Årsgång or "The Year Walk." Follow Lufolk on Instagram and check out his wares at Lufolk.com. Reading excerpts from The Viking Spirit: An Introduction to Norse Mythology & Religion by Daniel McCoyMusic provided by Lyre of the Crossroads"Sigurd and Fafnir'"Written & Performed by Lyre of the Crossroads"Bass Jouhikko / Basssharpa / Bass Tagelharpa"Written & Performed by Lyre of the Crossroads"Helm of Awe"Written & Performed by Lyre of the Crossroads"Talharpa/Tagelharpa/Stråkharpa"Written & Performed by Lyre of the CrossroadsSupport Our Numinous Nature on Patreon.Follow Our Numinous Nature & my naturalist illustrations on InstagramCheck out my shop of shirts, prints, and books featuring my artContact: herbaceoushuman@gmail.com

Journeying With The Saints
Don't Be Silly, Gullible Catholics: Sixth Mansion, Chapter Nine, 4-10

Journeying With The Saints

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 27, 2023 18:43


Today, we are reading from the Sixth Mansion, Chapter Nine, numbers 4-10. Topics are: 4. Awe produced by this vision. 5. False and genuine visions. 6. Illusive visions. 7. Effects of a genuine vision. 8. Conviction left by a genuine vision.  9. It's effects upon after conduct. 10. A confessor should be consulted. 

The Schlock and Awe Podcast
S&A Quickie Review Cat Person (2023)

The Schlock and Awe Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2023 15:12


On this S&A Quckie Review Lindsay takes a look at Susanna Fogel's Cat Person (2023). Out in cinemas now. Listen to Schlock & Awe on your favourite Podcast App

Inspire Nation Show with Michael Sandler
Massive Alien Base Uncovered in Romanian Mountain Range - Angel Origins Revealed! Sacha Stone

Inspire Nation Show with Michael Sandler

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2023 80:17


There's a massive base discovered in Romania, which may hold the keys to all of humanity, where we come from, were we seeded, and are we literally from the Angelic Realm. These questions and more are addressed in this stunning show with Sacha Stone, who has seen the alien base.   New Earth Farmacy: https://thenewearthfarmacy.com/   Find more from Sacha Stone: https://sachastone.com/   To find out more visit: https://amzn.to/3qULECz - Order Michael Sandler's book, "AWE, the Automatic Writing Experience" www.automaticwriting.com  - Automatic Writing Experience Course www.inspirenationuniversity.com - Michael Sandler's School of Mystics Join Our YouTube Membership for behind-the-scenes access - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCVoOM-cCEPbJ1vzlQAFQu1A/join  https://inspirenationshow.com/ https://www.dailywoohoo.com/ - Sign up for my FREE daily newsletter for high-vibration content. ……. Follow Michael and Jessica's exciting journey and get even more great tools, tips, and behind-the-scenes access. Go to https://www.patreon.com/inspirenation   For free meditations, weekly tips, stories, and similar shows visit: https://inspirenationshow.com/   We've got Merch! - https://teespring.com/stores/inspire-nation-store   Follow Inspire Nation, and the lives of Michael and Jessica, on Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/InspireNationLive/   Find us on TikTok - https://www.tiktok.com/@inspirenationshow

Hey It's The Luskos VIDEO
Ep 144: A Conversation With John And Lisa Bevere

Hey It's The Luskos VIDEO

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 22, 2023 77:26


Sit down with John and Lisa Bevere, Authors and co-founders of Messenger International, for a conversation on parenting adult children, rhythms of having a spouse gone and taking care of your marriage, how they met, and having ice cream for breakfast! Connect with us on social! Levi: @levilusko Jennie: @jennielusko Fresh Life Church: @freshlife John: @johnbevere Lisa: @lisabevere Messenger International: @messengerintl Nutr Milk Maker The Story of Marriage Book The Awe of God Book Get the Lusketeer Sticker Want to be on the next Q&A episode? Send us your questions! 28:36 - Parenting their boys 30:45 - Tips for a marriage that has a lot of separation in it (traveling, military, etc) 33:27 - Being a spouse and parenting when the other is out 37:06 - The Brevere story from meeting to ministry 51:37 - How their boys are involved in their ministry 1:00:43 - The Awe of God book 1:02:43 - John and the evangelist in prison 1:08:12 - What the fear of God means

Hey It's The Luskos
Ep 144: A Conversation With John And Lisa Bevere

Hey It's The Luskos

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 22, 2023 77:54


Fund conversations that matter: donate.accessmore.com Sit down with John and Lisa Bevere, Authors and co-founders of Messenger International, for a conversation on parenting adult children, rhythms of having a spouse gone and taking care of your marriage, how they met, and having ice cream for breakfast! Connect with us on social! Levi: @levilusko Jennie: @jennielusko Fresh Life Church: @freshlife John: @johnbevere Lisa: @lisabevere Messenger International: @messengerintl Nutr Milk Maker The Story of Marriage Book The Awe of God Book Get the Lusketeer Sticker Want to be on the next Q&A episode? Send us your questions! 28:36 - Parenting their boys 30:45 - Tips for a marriage that has a lot of separation in it (traveling, military, etc) 33:27 - Being a spouse and parenting when the other is out 37:06 - The Brevere story from meeting to ministry 51:37 - How their boys are involved in their ministry 1:00:43 - The Awe of God book 1:02:43 - John and the evangelist in prison 1:08:12 - What the fear of God means

Wonder And Awe
Brother David Steindl-Rast

Wonder And Awe

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 21, 2023 37:02


Brother David Steindl-Rast — 96 year-old author, scholar, and Benedictine monk — is beloved the world over for his enduring message about gratefulness as the true source of lasting happiness. Known to many as the “grandfather of gratitude,” Br. David has been a source of inspiration and spiritual friendship to countless leaders and luminaries around the world including Desmond Tutu, the Dalai Lama, Thich Nhat Hanh, Thomas Merton, and more. He has been one of the most important figures in the modern interfaith dialogue movement, and has taught with thought-leaders such as Eckhart Tolle, Jack Kornfield, and Roshi Joan Halifax. His wisdom has been featured in recent interviews with Oprah Winfrey, Krista Tippett, and Tami Simon and his TED talk has been viewed almost 10,000,000 times. In this delightful episode, Louie and Br. David share intimate stories, explore true miracles that surround us every day, and share a long history of friendship with us. 

The Schlock and Awe Podcast
S&A 148 Men in Suits: Destroy All Monsters & Beyond Skyline W/ Max Deering & Liam O'Donnell

The Schlock and Awe Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 21, 2023 112:16


This week on S&A we are doing things a little different. Lindsay is joined by Max Deering and Director Liam O'Donnell to talk Kaiju Monsters and O'Donnell's Movie Beyond Skyline (2017). This is a fascinating look look at what goes into making a genre creature feature. Listen to Schlock & Awe on your favourite Podcast App

Inspire Nation Show with Michael Sandler
Archangel Michael's Channeled Message: Break FREE from Energy Vampires and Spirits! Michael Sandler

Inspire Nation Show with Michael Sandler

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 21, 2023 115:20


There's a reason you attract Energy Vampires, and it's nothing like you think. In this channeled talk from Archangel Michael and Michael Sandler you'll learn the real reasons you've attracted Energy Vampires and what you can do to shed them for good!   To find out more visit: https://amzn.to/3qULECz - Order Michael Sandler's book, "AWE, the Automatic Writing Experience" www.automaticwriting.com  - Automatic Writing Experience Course www.inspirenationuniversity.com - Michael Sandler's School of Mystics Join Our YouTube Membership for behind-the-scenes access - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCVoOM-cCEPbJ1vzlQAFQu1A/join  https://inspirenationshow.com/ https://www.dailywoohoo.com/ - Sign up for my FREE daily newsletter for high-vibration content. ……. Follow Michael and Jessica's exciting journey and get even more great tools, tips, and behind-the-scenes access. Go to https://www.patreon.com/inspirenation   For free meditations, weekly tips, stories, and similar shows visit: https://inspirenationshow.com/   We've got Merch! - https://teespring.com/stores/inspire-nation-store   Follow Inspire Nation, and the lives of Michael and Jessica, on Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/InspireNationLive/   Find us on TikTok - https://www.tiktok.com/@inspirenationshow

Renaissance Church
The Awe Of God | "Blessings Upon Blessings"

Renaissance Church

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 20, 2023 47:35


The scriptures are replete with promises attached to the fear of the Lord. There are blessings upon blessings for those who have developed an awe of God. In this episode, Pastor Chris Kipp teaches from Psalm 112, highlight six promises for those who fear the Lord. Chris invites us into the tension when the promises feel false, putting our faith in Christ and taking Him at his word. Renaissance Church - Richmond, Texas ren-church.org #alloflifealltheearth

Matt Christiansen Bible Study
Session 2.8: November 17, 2023

Matt Christiansen Bible Study

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 18, 2023


Scripture Reading: Acts 2:37 - 2:47 37 Now when they heard this, they were acutely distressed and said to Peter and the rest of the apostles, “What should we do, brothers?” 38 Peter said to them, “Repent, and each one of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins, and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. 39 For the promise is for you and your children, and for all who are far away, as many as the Lord our God will call to himself.” 40 With many other words he testified and exhorted them saying, “Save yourselves from this perverse generation!” 41 So those who accepted his message were baptized, and that day about 3,000 people were added.42 They were devoting themselves to the apostles' teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer. 43 Reverential awe came over everyone, and many wonders and miraculous signs came about by the apostles. 44 All who believed were together and held everything in common, 45 and they began selling their property and possessions and distributing the proceeds to everyone, as anyone had need. 46 Every day they continued to gather together by common consent in the temple courts, breaking bread from house to house, sharing their food with glad and humble hearts, 47 praising God and having the good will of all the people. And the Lord was adding to their number every day those who were being saved.Main ThemesTHE RESPONSERepentanceThe crowd is persuaded by Peter. Contrite over killing their own graciously God-given king, the crowd asks what to do. Peter summons them to repentance, as in the prophets, and to call on Jesus' name in a baptism involving such repentance. God's promise to them is the Holy Spirit. The biblical prophets summoned Israel to “turn” or “return” to the Lord. Similarly, in Acts 2 individuals need to turn from wickedness to righteousness, that is, change their lifestyle. Early Judaism heavily emphasized the value of repentance.The crowd is described as having a deep emotional response to Peter's message (“struck to the heart”), producing a favorable behavioral response. We need not assume exaggeration on Luke's part. He provides two other occasions where, by contrast, the emotional response provoked deadly hostility (Acts 5:33; 7:54). I think that we are so used to our current Christian world, we simply assume that joining a religious movement involves repentance. This was not the case at the time (and it is not the case today with many non-Abrahamic religions). Gentiles did not speak much of moral repentance in light of religion. Joining a new mystery cult simply supplemented one's previous religious experience.Because God's “kingdom” was his reign, those who turned to embrace his reign were accepting a new king. Genuine faith in Jesus as Lord requires acknowledgment of his lordship and beginning to adjust to its practical demands.BaptismJust as John the Baptist preached a baptism symbolizing repentance, so now does Peter. Jewish people traditionally applied immersion baptism only to Gentiles (more on this later). Peter here demands a conversion no less radical than that of a Gentile converting to Judaism, but from members of his own people who must likewise turn to Israel's God and the divinely appointed king, Jesus. After reading this passage in acts, we might ask: Is forgiveness tied to baptism or repentance? Are both required? “Forgiveness of sins” is explicitly associated especially with repentance in Acts and in Luke. Most importantly, Jesus' final command to the disciples in the Gospel of Luke was that of preaching repentance.Then he opened their minds so they could understand the scriptures, and said to them, “Thus it stands written that the Christ would suffer and would rise from the dead on the third day, and repentance for the forgiveness of sins would be proclaimed in his name to all nations, beginning from Jerusalem. You are witnesses of these things. And look, I am sending you what my Father promised. But stay in the city until you have been clothed with power from on high.” Luke 24:45-49One could debate to what extent forgiveness of sins is also associated with baptism (i.e., the act of baptism itself as distinct from repentance). Some of the arguments are based on the grammar of the text we just read. Those arguments are complex and, frankly, beyond me. Besides, grammar alone is hardly dispositive of the issue. If we surveyed texts in Luke and Acts relating to forgiveness, we would find that forgiveness is more often associated with repentance than baptism, and repentance is never missing when baptism is mentioned with forgiveness of sins. Nevertheless, we cannot ignore the fact that for Luke baptism is not dissociated from repentance. At least under normal circumstances, one does not separate the two.As I remarked above, we live in such a Christianized age, we are not surprised by facts that ought to surprise us. The fact that Jesus' followers used baptism as the initiation rite is actually quite unexpected. Ritual lustrations were common throughout the ancient world. Various temples had their own rules mandating ritual purity. The early Jewish practice of ritual washings was widespread long before the time of the Jesus movement. Christian baptism seems a bit different, though. John's baptism in the Synoptic tradition was initiatory and eschatological, a baptism of repentance in light of the coming kingdom of God. The Qumran community practiced initiatory baptism, but unlike for early Christians, the initial baptism at Qumran was apparently viewed only as the first among many. The closest Jewish parallel to John the Baptist's and early Christian baptism was proselyte baptism, a specific and extremely potent form of ritual purification. Proselyte baptism provided a clear, symbolic line of demarcation between a proselyte's Gentile past and Jewish present, much like the baptism suggested in Acts.In Jesus NamePeter calls his audience to be baptized in Jesus' name. Jewish people were known for “calling on the Lord's name,” and the more specific application to Jesus would be striking. (Again, this reveals a high Christology.) But what does the phrase mean? Baptism “in Jesus's name” distinguishes this baptism from other Jewish immersion practices noted above, with respect to its object. That is, it clarifies the convert's new allegiance.We should also note that for Luke, baptism in Jesus's name does not involve a ritual formula uttered over an initiate but the new believer's calling on the name of Jesus. In Luke's writings, the verb to baptize (βαίτίζω) appears in both passive and active forms. However, in the formula “in the name of Jesus,” it appears only with passive uses of the verb. Put simply, I do not baptize you, you are baptized. This indicates that the formula has to do with receiving rather than giving. This is not to argue that early Christians would not have cared who supervised baptisms. The Promise of the SpiritLuke recalls earlier teachings about the Spirit through his terms “gift” and “promise.” By noting that the promise is for others, he makes the proper response for the present crowd (namely, repentance and baptism in Jesus's name) and the gift of the Spirit paradigmatic for all subsequent believers. By alluding to “far-off” Gentiles by way of Isaiah's language, Luke also reiterates the promise of the Spirit for the Gentile mission. By concluding that the gift was available to “as many as God calls,” Luke clearly echoes the end of Joel 2:32, completing the quotation interrupted in Acts 2:21.It will so happen thateveryone who calls on the name of the Lord will be delivered.For on Mount Zion and in Jerusalem there will be those who survive,just as the Lord has promised;the remnant will be those whom the Lord will call.SUMMARY AND EXHORTATIONVerse 2:40 (“[w]ith many other words he testified”) probably means that Luke skips through many supplementary proofs and arguments provided by Peter. Instead, Luke's narrative moves quickly to the final exhortation and emotional appeal: “Save yourselves!” This restates briefly the speech's central idea. The immediate referent of “save” here is Joel's prophecy in Acts 2:21: whoever calls on the Lord's name will be saved. Therefore this salvation at least includes deliverance from God's eschatological wrath and destruction, available through Christ. For Peter's hearers to save themselves from the generation's wickedness was not, as some later Gentile Christian interpreters would have it, a summons to leave Israel and their Jewishness; rather, it was a summons to leave their rebellion against God, like a repeated prophetic summons to Israel in the Old Testament.Peter's term γενεά (genea) means here a temporal “generation,” not (as some would interpret it) “race” (γένος). By calling the generation crooked here, Peter is appealing to the Old Testament, particularly Deuteronomy 32:5. Peter's point is an exhortation not to harden their hearts as their ancestors did in the wilderness.Peter thus continues the preaching tradition followed by John the Baptist, underlining the continuity of salvation history and of the saving message.3,000We discussed baptism earlier, so I will not discuss the religious significance of 3,000 people being baptized. Nevertheless, we should briefly consider the mechanics of this. Could so many people even be baptized in a day? (The text could easily be understood to mean that 3,000 came to believe in Jesus, regardless of whether the actual baptisms would have taken several days to perform. But let's assume the harder, albeit simpler reading of the text.) To accommodate the thousands of worshipers the temple hosted daily, the Temple Mount had plenty of baptismal pools. Even the Roman historian Tacitus was familiar with the claim that the temple held many pools.“Baptizing” in this period involved mainly supervision while the people coming for purification immersed themselves. Like John the Baptist, the disciples could have supervised mass baptisms, without having to physically lay hands on each person. Once verbal instructions were issued, mass immersions in response to Peter's command could have occurred.One more question: is 3,000 converts in one day a believable number? At feast times such as Pentecost, Jerusalem could host as many as half a million people, with an estimated thirty thousand from the Diaspora. The Temple Mount was large enough to hold tens of thousands at one time, perhaps up to four hundred thousand (according to some of the larger estimates). Even if some of these estimates are too high (although they might be correct), thousands of hearers and a rapid mass movement of three thousand conversions are not at all implausible.Another reason to believe Luke's account of converts is that Luke seems quite honest about audiences' reactions to hearing the gospel. After each sermon in Acts, Luke reports people's acceptance or rejection (2:41; 4:4; 5:33; 7:54; 8:6, 36;10:44; 13:44, 48-50; 17:32; 22:22; 28:24, 29). Reporting rejections does not seem to fit a false narrative of ineffable success.The First ChurchVerse 42 begins a summary section describing the Jerusalem community of disciples, or what I may refer to as the first church. Before we discuss whether this first church is meant as a model for the rest of us, let's just focus on the text. What is the community engaged in? Prayer, learning from the apostles, signs, eating together, and sharing of possessions. Let's discuss these in further detail.SummariesAs a quick side note, what do I mean by a summary section? Speaking of situations in broad terms (i.e., summarizing) is typical of ancient historiographical works that were based on research and the use of sources. In other words, here Luke condenses a wider collection of information than he can afford space to narrate.The Ideal CommunityIn the ancient world, just like today, tales and dreams of ideal communities that shared all possessions were not unusual. The language employed by Luke is reminiscent of Hellenistic language for the ideal community. However, Luke and his audience are probably not thinking of Gentile sources. Instead, there is a nearly unmistakable connection between this first church and the Old and New Testament emphases on caring for the poor. For example, recall a passage like Deuteronomy 15:7-11:If a fellow Israelite from one of your villages in the land that the Lord your God is giving you should be poor, you must not harden your heart or be insensitive to his impoverished condition. Instead, you must be sure to open your hand to him and generously lend him whatever he needs. Be careful lest you entertain the wicked thought that the seventh year, the year of cancellation of debts, has almost arrived, and your attitude be wrong toward your impoverished fellow Israelite and you do not lend him anything; he will cry out to the Lord against you, and you will be regarded as having sinned. You must by all means lend to him and not be upset by doing it, for because of this the Lord your God will bless you in all your work and in everything you attempt. There will never cease to be some poor people in the land; therefore, I am commanding you to make sure you open your hand to your fellow Israelites who are needy and poor in your land. Deuteronomy 15:7-11Consider also the following verses in Deuteronomy:One must not take either lower or upper millstones as security on a loan, for that is like taking a life itself as security. Deuteronomy 24:6When you make any kind of loan to your neighbor, you may not go into his house to claim what he is offering as security. You must stand outside and the person to whom you are making the loan will bring out to you what he is offering as security. If the person is poor you may not use what he gives you as security for a covering. You must by all means return to him at sunset the item he gave you as security so that he may sleep in his outer garment and bless you for it; it will be considered a just deed by the Lord your God.You must not oppress a lowly and poor servant, whether one from among your fellow Israelites or from the resident foreigners who are living in your land and villages. You must pay his wage that very day before the sun sets, for he is poor and his life depends on it. Otherwise he will cry out to the Lord against you, and you will be guilty of sin. Deuteronomy 24:10-15There are countless verses about helping the poor in the Psalms. Broadly speaking, the psalmists express the idea that the one who helps the poor will be blessed (e.g., Psalm 41:1-2). Jesus spoke repeatedly about helping the poor and about their blessings to come.So, this first church is surprising and unsurprising. Surprisingly, it describes a nearly unbelievable setting filled with love and generosity. Unsurprisingly, this has been the goal Moses, the Prophets, and Jesus spoke about. One could hardly expect otherwise.If one believes that Pentecost was a sort of reversal of the curse at Babel, then the church's unity in these verses builds upon that reversal. TeachingThe apostles' teaching provides a crucially important link to Jesus' ministry. The early church devoted itself to the apostles' teachings, which is to say they devoted themselves to Jesus' teachings passed on by the apostles. Luke is emphasizing the continuity between the mission of Jesus and his church.What might this teaching have looked like? Moral teaching was not unusual in the ancient world. For example, we could picture the lectures in a philosophic schools. However, considering the Jewish background of the apostles and other (approximately 120) Jesus' followers that received the Spirit during the Pentecost miracle, the teaching probably looked like the Midrashic exposition familiar in the synagogues. Or, put even more simply, it would have looked like Peter's speech: lessons and admonitions expanding on scriptures.Fellowship (Koinōnia)The first church engaged in “fellowship,” the Greek word being koinōnia (κοινωνία). I mention this bit of Greek trivia because the Greek word often appears in churches and Christian college campuses to describe events and meeting places. It has become part of the modern Christian lingo. The word means exactly that, a partnership, community, or “sharing in” something. The term can refer to the sort of harmony created by shared purpose and working together. In a commercial context, the word could mean sharing profits.In light of early Christian teaching, much like sharing possessions, fellowship is not a surprising fruit of Pentecost. Remember what we read in the Gospel of John when Jesus prays for the believers:“I am not praying only on their behalf, but also on behalf of those who believe in me through their testimony, that they will all be one, just as you, Father, are in me and I am in you. I pray that they will be in us, so that the world will believe that you sent me. The glory you gave to me I have given to them, that they may be one just as we are one—I in them and you in me—that they may be completely one, so that the world will know that you sent me, and you have loved them just as you have loved me. John 17:20-23In verse 46, we read the believers met by common consent. The term translated as such is rare (appearing nowhere else in the New Testament or Septuagint). Although I do not want to read too much into it, I think it does show a strong form of unity.Breaking BreadIn the text, breaking bread and fellowship are side by side, giving the impression that fellowship included sharing meals. We may surmise that these common meals were at the expense of those who were sharing their possessions—those who could afford the food. More importantly, what do we mean by breaking bread? Certainly our modern experiences with the Eucharist or Lord's Supper (the wording will change depending on the Christian tradition) affects how we read this passage. We should, however, keep in mind that, as the most basic staple, “bread” could easily stand for food in general. The passage is probably conveying the idea of eating together, not exclusively the breaking of literal bread. Recall the original Lord's Supper (Luke 22), in which bread and wine were shared, but just like they were shared at other meals. They were notable components in a meal involving many other components. If anything, the bread and wine were special in the fact that they were not—they were the most basic and always-present elements of Jewish meals.One could read the text to say that the early Christians were simply taking bread together, like the sacrament with which we are so familiar. That is not the most likely reading. (I am not trying to make a broader point about the sacraments. I am simply trying to clarify what the text means.)As we read this text, we should remember that a host who shared a meal with guests was thought to have formed a bond of relationship that was not taken lightly. Providing food and partaking of what was provided were important social obligations. To eat with someone was, at least to some extent, to befriend them. Considering that this early church was made up of people from all over the known world, and rich and poor, this sharing of meals was nothing short of revolutionary.Prayer and WorshipPrayer was the prelude to Pentecost, but it did not stop there. At the end of chapter 2, we see that prayer is a continuing part of the Christian community life.On a related note, we find that they praise God together. The word Luke uses for praise is found many times in the Septuagint. It is almost always associated with praise carried out in the temple. Consider, for example:They brought the ark of God and put it in the middle of the tent David had pitched for it. Then they offered burnt sacrifices and peace offerings before God. When David finished offering burnt sacrifices and peace offerings, he pronounced a blessing over the people in the Lord's name. He then handed out to each Israelite man and woman a loaf of bread, a date cake, and a raisin cake. He appointed some of the Levites to serve before the ark of the Lord, to offer prayers, songs of thanks, and hymns to the Lord God of Israel. 1 Chronicles 16:1-4What did that early worship look like? Again, considering the background of most of the people involved, it probably looked like (not necessarily the same as) the Jewish liturgy and reading of the Psalms. Nevertheless, early Christians would have rejected the idea that the Jewish liturgy in the temple was the required or even best way to pray and worship.SignsIn verse 43, we have one of many miracle summaries in Acts (e.g., 5:12; 8:7; 19:11-12; 28:9). We are also told how people reacted. “Reverential awe came over everyone . . . .” In the Greek, the imperfect tense is used. Awe (or fear) was coming over everyone. This suggests a continued phenomenon rather than a one time event.What is this “awe” or, literally, “fear” that they felt? The text suggests a newfound attitude of paying attention to God, his work, his commandments, and his very person (i.e., who he is).Meeting at the TempleUndeniably, homes became the dominant meeting places for Christians. Yet, notice that in this first church, they meet both in the temple and in homes. Some suggest that Christians used public meeting places to evangelize, but houses to disciple the converts. That very well could be the case, but in the case of Acts 2, worshipping at the Temple does not seem like a tactic. Instead, at this point, the temple serves a positive function—it right and proper to worship at the temple. The revival of spiritual temple worship here would evoke for Luke's biblically informed audience grand precedents. In the Old Testament, renewal of temple or tabernacle worship accompanied revivals in Israel's history. The early Christians thus had good reason to expect (and experience) a renewal of temple worship, whether or not the authorities saw fit to cooperate with their agenda. (Many Jewish people expected a new or renewed temple in this period.)Lessons for TodayI am going to do something a little unusual for this Bible study. Generally, I try to stay close to the text—focusing on the cultural and linguistic issues. My goal is to explain what the text really says—what it meant to the author and original audience. The implications of the text, particularly for our lives, I touch on lightly and briefly. As some have let me know (and there is nothing wrong with that), this has the effect of hiding the forest for the trees. I spend much of the time discussing details like grammar, and I never get to the “good stuff.”Well, today, I do want to pause for a brief moment and consider some questions. In particular, I have three in mind. First, does charity matter? Second, should we preach like “Acts 2 Peter”? Third, should our churches resemble the “Acts 2 church”?Does Charity Matter?I do not wish to repeat myself, but the Old Testament and Jesus' ministry have a heavy emphasis on charity. Helping the poor is part of the Jewish law. The Psalms say that helping the poor will result in blessings. Jesus says that helping the poor will result in exaltation.Then when Jesus noticed how the guests chose the places of honor, he told them a parable. He said to them, “When you are invited by someone to a wedding feast, do not take the place of honor because a person more distinguished than you may have been invited by your host. So the host who invited both of you will come and say to you, ‘Give this man your place.' Then, ashamed, you will begin to move to the least important place. But when you are invited, go and take the least important place, so that when your host approaches he will say to you, ‘Friend, move up here to a better place.' Then you will be honored in the presence of all who share the meal with you. For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, but the one who humbles himself will be exalted.”He said also to the man who had invited him, “When you host a dinner or a banquet, don't invite your friends or your brothers or your relatives or rich neighbors so you can be invited by them in return and get repaid. But when you host an elaborate meal, invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, and the blind. Then you will be blessed because they cannot repay you, for you will be repaid at the resurrection of the righteous.” Luke 14:7-14It is this Bible-wide emphasis on caring for the poor that climaxes in the depiction of the first church. And, I think the undeniable truth is that this emphasis on the poor has been crucial for the vitality and expansion of the church. Listen how Craig Keener describes how early thinkers, Christian and pagan alike, noticed the early church's attitude towards the poor:Justin claims that former pagans, converted to Christianity, continue to share their resources in common and with the needy (Justin 1 Apol. 14). In the late second century, Tertullian remarks wittily that Christians readily share everything in common except their wives—the one thing, he complains, pagans were most willing to share (Tert. Apol. 39.11– 12). In antithetical contrast to the apologists' idealized portraits, Lucian ridicules worshipers of “the crucified sophist” as despising “all things indiscriminately” and reckoning everything as “common property,” hence easily cheated. Celsus critiqued Christians for their effective appeal to “the socially objectionable classes” as well as to “the unhappy and sinful.” Other sources also attest to Christians' continuing commitment to share their resources in the second century and beyond.In short, I think charity is both a means of blessing in this life (I mean for the giver, not the recipient) and one of the primary means by which we show the kingdom of God in this world. Regarding blessings, allow me to make a wildly inflammatory statement: the answer to many of our personal problems is a lack of charity. Are you experiencing depression? Go help the poor. Are you having trouble with your wife? Go help the poor. Are you dissatisfied with your job? Go help the poor. No, I am not saying that helping the poor will make your problems go away, but I am saying that helping the poor will provide you with a certain perspective and patience that will help solve them. Charity is simply that crucial and life-changing. And, do we want our churches to be lively and vibrant? We must help and welcome the poor. What are the limits to charity? Yes, a line must be drawn. My suggestion is we discuss that once we think we are getting close to the line.Should We Preach Like Acts 2 Peter?In Acts 2, Peter makes a perfect presentation of what we generally call “the gospel.” Peter stood up and told them (paraphrased), “Listen! The scriptures spoke of a day when the Spirit of God would be poured out on all people. As you can see and hear (because of the Pentecost miracle), that day is today. That also means that the end is near, call on the name of the Lord and you will be saved. Who is the Lord? Jesus. How do we know? He did miracles among you. Also, you killed him using dirty tactics but God raised him from the dead. The scriptures spoke of one who would not see decay—that's Jesus! The scriptures also spoke of a king who would reign forever, who would be exalted. That's Jesus! He has been taken up to heaven as King and Savior. He will not lose. Save yourselves! Repent!”Obviously, I do not disagree with Peter one bit. My question is not whether Peter is right. I believe he speaks of true things. My question is whether we should present that truth the same way, and whether his argument would be compelling today.If you are thinking I am about to start a discussion about how sensitive people are today, and how offended they would be by Peter's speech, do not worry. I am not convinced people have ever been different (e.g., more or less sensitive), but be that as it may, I am more interested in the argument itself.Peter's argument depends partly on the audience's personal experience with Jesus. It depends much more, though, on scripture that the audience believes to be true. Peter does not even need to argue that scripture is truthful.Would we find a similar audience today? In my opinion, yes and no. In the United States, we live in a time of great apostasy (or at least of many people leaving the churches). People are leaving the Christian faith by the hundreds of thousands. In 2007, religious “nones” were only about 16%. Now that number has nearly doubled (29%). Perhaps many of these people still believe the Bible to be true, much like Peter's audience, and we can call them back to God based on that. But about a third of Americans (coincidentally, also 29%) believe that the Bible is simply fables. What then?I have two suggestions. First, like we will read of Paul preaching in Athens, we must meet them where they (the audience) are. We must explain why the gospel is true and good. Second, and this will lead into my question of the early church, we must help them experience Jesus. How? The church is the body of Christ. I think that unbelievers should truly encounter Jesus in the community of his followers.Should our churches resemble the “Acts 2 church”?Why do I ask this question? Partly because many churches claim to be Acts 2 churches. This is particularly common with nondenominational churches (this is not an attack, simply a statement of fact), but even some more traditional, denominational churches advocate for this.We must begin by asking what do we mean by an Acts 2 church. Here are some answers I found to get us started:Their Four KeysThe church in Acts 2 has four priorities: studying good teaching, hanging out, sharing meals, and praying (verse 42). That's a great start, but many churches today don't even do that, not really.Their MiraclesAmazing supernatural things occur. People are amazed (verse 43). Today, most churches don't encounter miracles or anything supernatural. They forgot how or never learned. And for many who do walk in the power of the Holy Spirit, their focus is on the experience, not on people's reaction. Their emphasis is backwards. The purpose of “signs and wonders” isn't to gratify themselves. It's to show God's power, pointing outsiders to him, not delighting insiders.Their FinancesThe kicker is that they pool their resources; they even sell their possessions to give to everyone in need. The church takes care of their own (verses 44 and 45). Too many churches today do not even care for the needs of their members; they expect government or some other organization to. And I've never encountered a church that shares all their material possessions. That's just un-American!Their PatternThey continue to hang out—every day—and share food. They are delighted (verse 46). I don't know of any church family that meets every day, but the Acts 2 church did.Their ResultsBecause of all this, others esteem them and they grow (verse 47). Too often today's churches don't have the respect of society but quite the opposite. Too many churches aren't growing; they're not even maintaining; they're dying. However, none of the things the church did in Acts 2 are commands for us to follow. The passage is descriptive; it shows what the church did and the outcome they enjoyed. It may be a viable model for us to follow.Unfortunately, many churches today don't even practice these four key actions; supernatural results are rare; and sharing everything is virtually nonexistent. Is it any wonder why churches aren't respected by society or growing? Perhaps they're doing church wrong and not more closely following the Acts 2 model.—Peter DehaanBeing an Acts 2 Church in the 21st CenturySome churches are known for their music programs, others for their children or youth ministries, while yet others for some sort of “niche” that appeals to a large audience. While all such ministries can be good and helpful for both reaching your community and encouraging the church, it's interesting to look back at what the first church devoted themselves to. In Acts 2, after Peter's Jewish audience heard the gospel proclaimed, they responded with repentance and faith, were incorporated into the church through baptism, and they devoted themselves to a common faith and a common life.It's no accident that the first devotion mentioned was to the apostles' teaching. We too should be devoted to the apostles' teaching. But what is their teaching? In Acts 2:22-26, Peter preaches the good news concerning Jesus' life, death, resurrection, and exaltation as Lord and King. In Acts 4, Peter and John annoy the Jewish leaders because they were “teaching the people and proclaiming in Jesus the resurrection from the dead” (v.2). Then the Jewish leaders charged them not “to teach at all in the name of Jesus” (v.18). Then in Acts 5, the apostles' teaching is referred to as “the words of life” (v.20-21). But again, the Jewish leaders “strictly charged them not to teach in this name” (v.28). Nevertheless, after they were released, Luke says of the apostles:And every day in the temple and from house to house they did not cease teaching and preaching that Jesus is the Christ. (v.42)I trust you get the idea of what the apostles' teaching entails.Still, there is a little more going on in Acts 2:42 then first meets the eye. You see, faithful Jews were to be devoted to Moses' teaching. By devoting themselves to the apostles' teaching, the early church understood that they were under a new authority—King Jesus, the new and better prophet than Moses. The apostles' teaching is nothing other than all of Scripture, now interpreted through the lens of Jesus. This is, after all, how Jesus himself viewed all of Scripture (Luke 24:44-49). All Scripture is inspired by God and points to Jesus.For this reason, we should want what we do together as a church to be Word-saturated (all of Scripture) and gospel-centered (interpreted through the lens of Jesus). In light of this gospel commitment, here are four areas in which we should encourage our church to be devoted to the apostles' teaching.Personal DevotionsIf our churches are to be devoted to the apostles' teaching, then our members need to be personally devoted to the apostles' teaching. . . .Sunday SchoolYour church may or may not have Sunday school. At High Pointe, we call it Life Classes, and we offer topic specific classes. . . .Small GroupsPerhaps your church has small groups that meet throughout the week. These groups should also be Word-saturated and gospel-centered. . . .Worship GatheringsIt is a great joy when God's people gather to declare our joint allegiance to the Lord Jesus Christ. . . . .—LifewayChurch As It Was Meant To BeIn many respects, the contemporary church in America looks more like a large corporation than like anything described in the New Testament. Even church leaders sometimes bear a closer resemblance to CEOs and corporate executives than to humble, tender shepherds. Sadly, the good news — that a sinner can find forgiveness for sins before a holy God by placing his trust in and committing his whole life to Jesus Christ—is often eclipsed by “success”-oriented programs and an interest in the bottom line. As a result, many churches have become nothing more than entertainment centers, employing tactics that effectively draw people into the church, but are incapable of truly ministering to them once they come. …So, what's the blueprint? A logical place to start is at the beginning with the first church—the church at Jerusalem. It began on the Day of Pentecost . . . . Back to the Blueprint: Bible Study, Fellowship, and PrayerActs 2:42 gives the blueprint they followed: “They were continually devoting themselves to the apostles' teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer.” Those are the vital elements that make up the actual function and life of the church— and all of that in just one verse! Here's an obvious starting point: A church built to the Master's plan will begin with the right raw material—a saved congregation. Verse 41 identifies the church as being made up of “those who had received [Peter's] word,” and “were continually devoting themselves.” The church at Jerusalem was filled with true Christians — those who continually adhered to apostolic teaching.…While the early church didn't have a New Testament, they had God's Word in the form of the “apostles' teaching.” The church at Jerusalem was committed to receiving that Word. Doctrine is the basis of the church—you can't live out what you don't know or understand. . . . Don't ever allow anyone to stand in the pulpit who isn't committed to leading the congregation through a deep, penetrating study of God's Word. The central focus of the early church's fellowship was the breaking of bread — the Lord's Table. It was the most fitting symbol of their fellowship since it reminded them of the basis for their unity—salvation in Christ and adherence to apostolic doctrine. . . .We eat and drink in remembrance of Christ's self-sacrificing love that took Him to the cross. In your fellowship, make it your habit to practice the same kind of love Christ demonstrated toward you. Practically speaking, you can always give your life to those God brings across your path. Do you habitually pray for fellow believers? Are you encouraging them, edifying them, meeting their physical needs? Do you love them enough to confront them when they are sinning? Those are the marks of true Christian fellowship. It is church as it was meant to be. Acts 2:42 says the believers continually devoted themselves to prayer. Sadly, the same devotion to prayer is often neglected today. Churches can pack pews by offering entertainment, but when a prayer meeting is held, only a faithful few trickle in. . . .Built to Scale: Wonder, Love, and JoyWhat happens when true believers remain under biblical teaching, in a spiritual fellowship, and in devotion to prayer? Acts 2:43 says, “Everyone kept feeling a sense of awe.” “Awe,” the Greek word for fear, speaks of a sense of reverence. It is reserved for special times when people are struck with wonder because of something divine or powerful that defies human explanation. Your church ought to be able to instill awe in your community. . . .—Grace to YouI think we can pick up on a couple of things. First, everyone picks and chooses. Some emphasize signs, some leave them out. (Of course, there are theological reasons for this.) In the second example I quoted, we see a nearly exclusive emphasis on learning—on words. Is that what we see in Acts 2?The community of believers in Acts 2 is the culmination of the salvation story, at least in this life. It has learning but it has has doing; it has giving and receiving; it has love and generosity. Whatever we decide we should carry forward to today's church, I think we cannot forget that the first church was like family.

Lessons From The Cockpit
Airlift Tanker Association 2023 Report

Lessons From The Cockpit

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 18, 2023 76:36


Welcome to the seventy-second episode of the Lessons from the Cockpit show! I'm your host Mark Hasara, former KC-135 pilot and aviation geek! My wife Valerie and I attended Air Mobility Command's Airlift Tanker Association 2023 Symposium at the Gaylord Texan resort in Grapevine Texas. The A/TA Convention aero and cyberspace Industry Exposition was fantastic and I wanted to mention a few things I experienced while walking the Industry Floor... like the Remote Vision System 2.0 now being retrofitted in the Boeing KC-46 Pegasus tanker. General Mike Minihan, commander of Air Moility Command gavve an incredile speech on the status of the Mobility Air Forces or MAF. Did you know airlifters now have the capaility to become strike aircraft with new palletized weapons systems? The Lessons from the Cockpit show is supported by the ook Tanker Pilot, now on Genneral Mike Minihan's Leadership Library reading list. Tanker Pilot gives you a behind the scenes look at the planning and execution of air refueling operations during four wars and numerous other global evvents. Thirty-two pictures taken are included, taken during the events descibed in the book. Our show is also supported by Wall Pilot, custom aviation art for the walls of your home, office, or hanger. There are 138 Ready-to-Print extremely detailed and exhaustively researched aircraft profiles of famous aircraft from World War II to modern fifth generation fighters and bombers. Wall Pilot creates custom aircraft profile drawings of your favorite aircraft with your name, tail number, flying unit, and weapons load in four, six, and eight foot long vinyl prints you can peel off and stick on any flat purpose. One of the aircraft profiles auctioned off for the A/TA Scholarship fund was this 60th Air Mobility Wing KC-10A Extender from Travis Air Force Base. Aircrews, maintainers, and loaders signed a copy of this print for auction which was sold to a collector of custom aviation art. The other aircraft profile auctioned off for the A/TA Scholarship fund was the 437th Airlift Wing C-17A Globemaster III named "Spirit of the Candy Bomber" in memorial of Colonel Gail Halvorsen, the Berlin Candy Bomber who passed away at the age of 101 last year. General Mike Minihan attended the memorial service for Colonel Halvorsen last summer to rename C-17A tail 87-7178 "Spirit of the Candy Bomber". General Mike Minihan was the previous commander of the 19th Airlift Wing located at Little Rock Air Force Base Arkansas. This C-130J is assigned to the Air Force Reserve Component based at Little Rock AFB. The best assignement of my Air Force career was flying with the 909th Air Refueling Squadron out of Kadena Air Base, Okinawa Japan. The 909th flew both KC-135A and -135R Models while I was assigned to the unit for five years in 1990 through 1995. Attending Tailhook 23 this past August I brought this F-14D Tomcat print of BANDWAGON 101, the VF-31 Squadron Skipper Commander Paul Haas personal jet he flew during Operation Iraqi Freedom's Shock and Awe air campaign. My very good friend Captain Steve "Moose" Laukaitis was the Deputy Carrier Air Wing Commander of CAG Eight during the Shock and Awe air campaign and this was the VFA-87 War Party F-18C+ Hornet in his Air Wing on USS Theodore Roosevelt. Thanks for downloading and listening to this and previous episodes of the Lessons from the Cockpit show, found on my webbsite at www.markhasara.com

Inspire Nation Show with Michael Sandler
The Pentagon, THE COVERUP, and UAPs. The Real TRUTH and Why They're Here NOW! Dr. Steven Greer

Inspire Nation Show with Michael Sandler

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2023 96:17


There's a reason the Pentagon's set up an initiative on UAP reporting now, and it goes far beyond what we've heard with Congress. UFO's and UAP's are sighted now more than ever for several KEY reasons, both extra-terrestrial, and potentially man-made. Catch this extraordinary show on the truth of what's going on by the man who started the Disclosure Project and Disclosure Movement, Dr. Steven Greer, including why it's happening now, AND how we can potentially communicate with extraterrestrial and higher dimensional beings.   Steven Greer's website: https://drstevengreer.com/   To find out more visit: https://amzn.to/3qULECz - Order Michael Sandler's book, "AWE, the Automatic Writing Experience" www.automaticwriting.com  - Automatic Writing Experience Course www.inspirenationuniversity.com - Michael Sandler's School of Mystics Join Our YouTube Membership for behind-the-scenes access - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCVoOM-cCEPbJ1vzlQAFQu1A/join  https://inspirenationshow.com/ https://www.dailywoohoo.com/ - Sign up for my FREE daily newsletter for high-vibration content. ……. Follow Michael and Jessica's exciting journey and get even more great tools, tips, and behind-the-scenes access. Go to https://www.patreon.com/inspirenation   For free meditations, weekly tips, stories, and similar shows visit: https://inspirenationshow.com/   We've got Merch! - https://teespring.com/stores/inspire-nation-store   Follow Inspire Nation, and the lives of Michael and Jessica, on Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/InspireNationLive/   Find us on TikTok - https://www.tiktok.com/@inspirenationshow

THIS. with Shauna Griffiths
S4 Ep18: Verb Founders Reveal How They Built a 7 Figure Agency From Scratch

THIS. with Shauna Griffiths

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 15, 2023 49:31


Make no mistake about it, I am in AWE of these two authentic leaders!! It's my honor and joy to shine light on the co-founders of verb, in this episode of THIS. with Shauna Griffiths.  Shannon Jones and Yadira Harrison are a force! Together they have created a dynamic consultancy and agency specializing in brand experiences, partnerships, campaigns, and proprietary platforms - and they just made the 2023 Inc 5000 list!! As Yadira recently posted, "5 years ago we set out to build something new: an output agnostic agency that could not be pigeonholed, where creativity knows no bounds. Fast forward to today, and #teamverb consists of 40 creatives spanning from coast to coast, making marketing waves around the globe.

Living On Mission
Episode 81: Spiritual Warfare & the Words of Jesus

Living On Mission

Play Episode Play 30 sec Highlight Listen Later Nov 15, 2023 29:05


These verses that are straight from the mouth of Jesus to guide us in the spiritual fight between good and evil!  I am in AWE of the fact that we have these words to fight with! Scripture mentioned: Luke 22:31-32Psalm 25:4-5Proverbs 3:5-6Mark 16:17John 17:20-26Isaiah 59:21 John 1:9Ezra 10:4Ephesians 6:16TOLD YA this one was scripture heavy! ;). I am always love to connect with you!Don't hesitate to reach out!Personal Instagram: @racheljmitchellPodcast Instagram: @livingonmissionpodEmail: rachel@racheljmitchell.com

Hashevaynu Shiurim
Hashevaynu Shiurim - Nesivos Shalom 5784 - Toldos: The Fusion of Love and Awe

Hashevaynu Shiurim

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 14, 2023 37:05


Hashevaynu Shiurim - Nesivos Shalom 5784 - Toldos: The Fusion of Love and Awe by Rabbi Avi Zakutinsky

The Schlock and Awe Podcast
S&A 147 Magic Boobs May Cause Heart Attack: Malibu High & Body of Evidence W/ Doug McCambridge

The Schlock and Awe Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 14, 2023 122:58


On this week on S&A Lindsay is joined by Good Times Great Movies Co-Host Doug McCambridge. It's a sleazy heart attack Double Feature of Irvin Berwick's Malibu High (1979) & Uli Edel's Body of Evidence (1993) This is a Double of Femme Fatales not giving a f&%k and using their boobs to kill. Listen to Schlock & Awe on your favourite podcast app

Inspire Nation Show with Michael Sandler
Archangel Michael's Channeled Message: This Is Coming For Humanity! Michael Sandler

Inspire Nation Show with Michael Sandler

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 14, 2023 96:15


When it comes to the Angels, and POWERFUL advice and protection, there's none more powerful than Archangel Michael. He carries a sword to cut through the darkness, lies, obscurations, and deception. And he's showed up now, here on Earth for a reason. While he's always been here, he's stepping forward with a powerful message for ALL of humanity. One that changes everything.   Join us for this channeled event with Michael Sandler, who channels the Angels, and is the best-selling author of Awe, The Automatic Writing Experience. You won't believe what both Michael's have to say   To find out more visit: https://amzn.to/3qULECz - Order Michael Sandler's book, "AWE, the Automatic Writing Experience" www.automaticwriting.com  - Automatic Writing Experience Course www.inspirenationuniversity.com - Michael Sandler's School of Mystics Join Our YouTube Membership for behind-the-scenes access - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCVoOM-cCEPbJ1vzlQAFQu1A/join  https://inspirenationshow.com/ https://www.dailywoohoo.com/ - Sign up for my FREE daily newsletter for high-vibration content. ……. Follow Michael and Jessica's exciting journey and get even more great tools, tips, and behind-the-scenes access. Go to https://www.patreon.com/inspirenation   For free meditations, weekly tips, stories, and similar shows visit: https://inspirenationshow.com/   We've got Merch! - https://teespring.com/stores/inspire-nation-store   Follow Inspire Nation, and the lives of Michael and Jessica, on Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/InspireNationLive/   Find us on TikTok - https://www.tiktok.com/@inspirenationshow

Stuck in the Middle Pod
Episode 76 - Choices were made at Stamford Bridge

Stuck in the Middle Pod

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 14, 2023 84:34


Rate the show 5 Stars! Leave a review to have it read on the next episode! Watching on Youtube? Leave a comment and click the thumbs up to like the video!       Link to Episodes, Merch, FanFestLive shows, and Patreon Premium content subscription: https://linktr.ee/shadesofbluepodcast Crunk's Monologue Man City MenReview: CL vs BSC Y'BoysReview: PL @ ChelseaShock, Awe, Premier League ApplauseOutroSupport the showClick Link to SOB Social Media accounts and Merch Store!https://linktr.ee/shadesofbluepodcast

Ring Rust Radio
Episode 660: Ring Rust Radio Buffet Draft, WWE Survivor Series 98 Retro

Ring Rust Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 14, 2023 110:26


Catch Ring Rust Radio's #Raw and #SmackDown Reviews, Dirtsheet Busters, This Week in All Elite, Ring Rust Retro, Fan Emails and so much more!This show is part of the Spreaker Prime Network, if you are interested in advertising on this podcast, contact us at https://www.spreaker.com/show/3202039/advertisement

Pivot Podcast with Jenny Blake
348: How to Experience More Everyday Awe with Dacher Keltner

Pivot Podcast with Jenny Blake

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 12, 2023 41:58


“The evolution of our species built into our brains and bodies an emotion, our species-defining passion, that enables us to wonder together about the great questions of living.” That's just one of many illuminating conclusions that researcher Dr. Dacher Keltner discovered in his scientific studies of awe. In this conversation, you'll learn about the eight wonders of life, how to experience more everyday awe (and take yourself on awe walks), and what's behind our current crisis of meaning. As Dacher writes, “Our experiences of awe hint at faint answers to these perennial questions and move us to wander toward the mysteries and wonders of life.” More About Dacher: Dr. Dacher Keltner is a professor of psychology at the University of California, Berkeley and the faculty director of the UC Berkeley Greater Good Science Center. A renowned expert in the biological and evolutionary origins of human emotion, Dr. Keltner studies the science of compassion, awe, love, and beauty, and how emotions shape our moral intuition. His research interests also span issues of power, status, inequality, and social class. He is the author of the best-selling book Born to Be Good: The Science of a Meaningful Life and of The Compassionate Instinct, and today we are talking about his most recent book, AWE: The New Science of Everyday Wonder and How It Can Transform Your Life. Dacher is also the host of the award-winning podcast, The Science of Happiness.

33voices | Startups & Venture Capital | Women Entrepreneurs | Management & Leadership | Mindset | Hiring & Culture | Branding

When Parker Palmer was approaching his seventies, he turned to a group of trusted friends to help him understand “what it meant to grow older in this particular dimension of life.” The process birthed one of my favorite questions he asks… What do I want to let go of? And, what do I want to give myself to? Despite articulating it in his seventies, Parker has devoted his life to it as an acclaimed author, teacher, and the Founder of the Center for Courage and Renewal. It's why, after completing his PhD in 1969, he felt called to respond to racial injustice as a community organizer in Washington D.C. rather than pursue the secure academic path expected of him. “It was a job that met the challenge of my soul and gave that soul a chance to grow,” he says. “People would often ask me: ‘Why are you doing this?' I remember saying: ‘I can't really explain it to you. I can barely explain it to myself, but I can tell you this: I can't not do it.' ‘I can't not do it' became a mantra for me. I started to understand that this is what one calls the soul's imperatives. This is a path that I'm walking because something in me understands that if I don't walk it—if I don't respond to some of the deepest yearnings of my soul—I'm going to lose my soul in the long run. I think [the soul] has something to do with the ‘being' in human being; And, that our very beings cry out for a way of being in the world, for a service to the world, for something that makes our lives more than just our own. It's a voice I think we all need to be listening for.” Our conversation is an exploration of how to connect more deeply with that voice. We delve into how to hear what Parker calls our “inner teacher” as well as the incredible practice he teaches for trusted friends to support each other in that process.

Our Numinous Nature
ICELANDIC FOLKLORE, SORCERERS & A SACRIFICIAL STONE | Museum Manager | Anna Björg

Our Numinous Nature

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 9, 2023 105:12


Anna Björg Þórarinsdóttir is the manager of The Museum of Icelandic Sorcery & Witchcraft in The Westfjords region of Iceland.  We begin on the country's origins as a Viking settlement, followed by life in the traditional turf houses. From there we learn that belief in elves is still relevant today and how spirits in the land have shaped not only Icelandic legends, but the ethos. We hear of a nearby farm built over a heathen temple where an ominous Viking-era stone was discovered. In story form, Anna tells the rich history of the island's 16th-to-17th-century sorcerers: the religious temperament of the time, their persecution, and her own ancestral involvement. This opens up further synchronicities around her position at the museum & growing up in a New Age household. For the remaining time, it's an all out deluge of folklore and magic: spirit guides called Fylgja, hunting & farming folk magic, The Helm of Awe, the Yule Lads, a pair of human skin pants, and finally, a grotesque milk-stealing wool-worm known as the Tilberi! Learn more about The Museum of Icelandic Sorcery & Witchcraft & follow Anna on Instagram.Reading excerpt from Icelandic Folk Legends: Tales of Apparitions, Outlaws and Things Unseen by Alda Sigmundsdóttir  Music Credit:"Ragnarok" [The End of the Gods]Performed by Ensemble: SequentiaCourtesy of

Inspire Nation Show with Michael Sandler
KRYON SPEAKS! Are These End Times and Why YOU CHOSE to Come Here Now! Lee Carroll and Monika Muranyi

Inspire Nation Show with Michael Sandler

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 9, 2023 89:04


This profound channeled wisdom of Kryon, delivered through Lee Carroll and Monika Muranyi, reveals why the world is at war with each other, and how this global crisis is more than meets the eye. There's a battle going on for consciousness, a clash of light and dark forces, all foretold to take place for humanity's ascension. You chose to come here now, and it's no coincidence, and Kryon speaks to the role each of us has to play in the awakening of humanity.   Find more from Lee Carroll, Monika Muranyi, and Kryon: https://kryonmasters.com/    To find out more visit: https://amzn.to/3qULECz - Order Michael Sandler's book, "AWE, the Automatic Writing Experience" www.automaticwriting.com  - Automatic Writing Experience Course www.inspirenationuniversity.com - Michael Sandler's School of Mystics Join Our YouTube Membership for behind-the-scenes access - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCVoOM-cCEPbJ1vzlQAFQu1A/join  https://inspirenationshow.com/ https://www.dailywoohoo.com/ - Sign up for my FREE daily newsletter for high-vibration content. ……. Follow Michael and Jessica's exciting journey and get even more great tools, tips, and behind-the-scenes access. Go to https://www.patreon.com/inspirenation   For free meditations, weekly tips, stories, and similar shows visit: https://inspirenationshow.com/   We've got Merch! - https://teespring.com/stores/inspire-nation-store   Follow Inspire Nation, and the lives of Michael and Jessica, on Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/InspireNationLive/   Find us on TikTok - https://www.tiktok.com/@inspirenationshow

The Baseline NBA Podcast
The Magic City Session with Special Co-Host Stephen Cameron

The Baseline NBA Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 8, 2023 58:57


Our boy Stephen Cameron, of The Close Up w Orlando Magic HQ , joins the show to discuss the Orlando Magic and why their core young players are nothing to snuff at. We also do a little Shock and Awe on the major outcomes of the first couple weeks of the season.This show is part of the Spreaker Prime Network, if you are interested in advertising on this podcast, contact us at https://www.spreaker.com/show/3677698/advertisement

The Speech Space Podcast
EP 120 - How We Can Help Our Students Find Awe

The Speech Space Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 7, 2023 13:07


In this episode, we'll be exploring the emotion of awe - what it is, why it's important, and how to help our students access it - and hopefully access it ourselves, too! Go here to access the show notes: https://bit.ly/TSSEP120

Inspire Nation Show with Michael Sandler
Earth's Collective Speaks: Why You're Here Now and What's REALLY Going on in Israel! Michael Sandler

Inspire Nation Show with Michael Sandler

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 7, 2023 70:49


A Channeled Talk from the Earth's Collective (Angels, Guides, and Higher Dimensional Beings) on why you're here now, what's really going on in Israel and Palestine, and what in the world is a light warrior.   Hint, you may just be one! Nothing is as it appears to be, and the truth will set you free!   To find out more visit: https://amzn.to/3qULECz - Order Michael Sandler's book, "AWE, the Automatic Writing Experience" www.automaticwriting.com  - Automatic Writing Experience Course www.inspirenationuniversity.com - Michael Sandler's School of Mystics Join Our YouTube Membership for behind-the-scenes access - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCVoOM-cCEPbJ1vzlQAFQu1A/join  https://inspirenationshow.com/ https://www.dailywoohoo.com/ - Sign up for my FREE daily newsletter for high-vibration content. ……. Follow Michael and Jessica's exciting journey and get even more great tools, tips, and behind-the-scenes access. Go to https://www.patreon.com/inspirenation   For free meditations, weekly tips, stories, and similar shows visit: https://inspirenationshow.com/   We've got Merch! - https://teespring.com/stores/inspire-nation-store   Follow Inspire Nation, and the lives of Michael and Jessica, on Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/InspireNationLive/   Find us on TikTok - https://www.tiktok.com/@inspirenationshow

Abide Sleep Channel
Sacred Awe

Abide Sleep Channel

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 6, 2023 33:35


Relax and fall asleep fast to this Bible meditation for deep sleep with relaxing meditation music. Narrated by Lonein Lara. Tonight, meditate on the wonder of the Lord God Almighty, as you hear scriptures of His majesty and imagine elements of His creation. Unlock the premium ad-free Christian Bible sleep meditation experience in the Abide app: https://abide.co/awesomeDiscover more Christian podcasts at lifeaudio.com and inquire about advertising opportunities at lifeaudio.com/contact-us

You Start Today with Dr. Lee Warren | Weekly Prescriptions to Become Healthier, Feel Better, and Be Happier.

It's Mind Change Monday!Today, we have a special guest! Dr. Michael Guillen, a best-selling author, Emmy award–winning journalist and former physics instructor at Harvard, used to be an Atheist―until science changed his mind. Once of the opinion that people of faith are weak, small-minded folks who just don't understand science, Dr. Guillen ultimately concluded that not only does science itself depend on faith, but faith is actually the mightiest power in the universe. Book mentioned: Let Creation Speak!: 100 Invitations to Awe and Wonder by Dr. Michael GuillenFrom Amazon: Is the universe more than just a cosmic accident? Is there more to life than the daily grind? Is it possible you have a divine purpose?Yes, yes, and yes. Everything around us is striking evidence that God exists, that he once appeared in human form, spoke to us directly and made us for a specific purpose. Wherever you are in life—whether you're a person of faith, a skeptic, or something else—this book is an invitation to find and embrace the radiant, resilient, relevant person you were created to be.From three-time Emmy Award winner, bestselling author, and former ABC News science editor Dr. Michael Guillen comes a book of fascinating and inspiring daily essays that explore the astonishing scientific facts about the universe in a fresh new way, including these topics:-The infinite size of the universe-Unusual numbers we see in nature-A sperm whale's super-powerful voice-Symbiotic relationships that make coral beds possible-The wily, carnivorous Venus flytrap-The bird with the longest wingspan—the wandering albatrossLet Creation Speak! is a 100-day adventure designed to rescue you from the monotony and smallness of everyday life, to change you, radically and permanently. Journey alongside Dr. Guillen, and starting right now let God and his creation speak directly to you!PLEASE SUBSCRIBE to the show wherever you listen!Please subscribe to our YouTube channel!Click here to access the Hope Is the First Dose playlist of hopeful, healing songs!Be sure to check out my new book, Hope Is the First Dose!Here's a free 5-day Bible study on YouVersion/BibleApp based on my new book!Sign up for my weekly Self-Brain Surgery Newsletter here! (00:02) - Introduction to Mind Change Monday with Dr. Lee Warren (02:01) - Letting creation speak to change your life (03:15) - Dr. Michael Gillen returns with a new book (05:23) - A caution to not binge-read, each essay is captivating (07:45) - The visually stunning cover and its gift book appeal (10:18) - His journey from atheist to Christian, shared in his previous book (12:21) - Unique Background Prepared for the Conversation (12:43) - Offering Hope in Tumultuous Times (17:00) - The Remarkable Life Cycle of Bats (19:46) - The Existence of God: Evidence vs. No Evidence (27:03) - Quantum Entanglement: Communication Defying Physics (29:31) - Quantum Entanglement: Einstein's "Spooky Action at a Distance" (31:39) - Science Confronts Metaphysics with Quantum Entanglement (34:34) - Science and Christianity: Finding Common Ground (36:28) - No Fundamental Inconsistency Between Science and the Bible (38:21) - Creation Speaks in Favor of God (40:10) - Trials and Tribulations: Overcoming Devastation (42:17) - Let Creation Speak: A Powerful and Beautiful Book