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Best podcasts about classical conversations

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Classical Conversations Podcast
Sharing Your Community

Classical Conversations Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 27, 2022 47:51


What do you love about your CC community?  What blessings have you discovered?  Join host Lisa Bailey and Foundations/Essentials director Kim Lawson as they share the impact that community makes on learning and on growing in Christ. Get some ideas for Open House season, and some reminders of why we share what we love with others.

Classical Conversations Podcast
Celebrating the Excellence of Education

Classical Conversations Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 20, 2022 41:32


At Classical Conversations we're always looking for ways to know God; is your community looking for a way “to make Him known”?  Join Lisa Bailey and guest Julie Melendez as they share how Excellence in Education events provide just such an opportunity.  Julie offers great ideas you can replicate, as well as inspiration on how these events have already impacted local communities, and helped our students practice the skills we're eager to pass on.

Filter It Through a Brain Cell
Appeal to the Consequences of a Belief

Filter It Through a Brain Cell

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 19, 2022 9:26


Summer break is over and we're back! WooHoo! Ever met someone who thinks something must be true just because they like the perceived outcome of an idea? Or maybe they think something must not be true because they can't fathom the negative outcome of the idea? That's not actually the right way to evaluate an idea or a belief. When you can recognize the foolishness, you won't get fooled by it! Special thank you to our sponsors, Classical Conversations! Interested in homeschooling? For more than 25 years, Classical Conversations has equipped parents just like you with the support and tools to home educate. Start your journey today and find your local Classical Conversations community of homeschool families at www.classicalconversations.com/gibbens. Send me any questions, comments or even the fallacies you're seeing around you! think@filteritthroughabraincell.com Or, tag me on Instagram: @filteritthroughabraincell Sign up for notifications: www.filteritthroughabraincell.com

Classical Conversations Podcast
Schedules for Real Life

Classical Conversations Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2022 51:32


As the reality of a new homeschool year settles in, parents everywhere are thinking about how to get it all done with all the people they have to shepherd.  Looking for some words of wisdom here?  Listen as guest Kamilah Carter, veteran mom of 5 CCers from Foundations to Challenge III, shares practical suggestions and wise insights.  A delightfully real mom, Kamilah just might reframe your thinking about schedules!

Classical Conversations Podcast
Ideas for Getting out the Door

Classical Conversations Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 6, 2022 50:49


Looking for ways to make getting out the door for community day less stressful?   Join host Lisa Bailey and guest Lia Gerkin for practical ideas for arriving at community with all your resources and brain cells intact.  Hear how one mom of 6 is training her kids to develop habits of responsibility and service. How will God equip you to have a great year this year?

Schoolhouse Rocked: The Homeschool Revolution!
Learning How to Think: The Power of Logic, Part 3 - Kathy Gibbens

Schoolhouse Rocked: The Homeschool Revolution!

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 1, 2022 22:16


Kathy Gibbens, host of the Filter it Through a Brain Cell podcast, Joins Yvette Hampton to talk about her introduction to LOGIC and how she fell in love with the power of logic and critical thinking. Come back tomorrow for the rest of this important conversation. Partner with us! Has the Schoolhouse Rocked Podcast been a blessing to you? Support from our listeners allows us provide resources, support, and encouragement to homeschooling families around the world. Please consider donating to support Schoolhouse Rocked. Watch this full conversation on our YouTube channel. Connect with Carrie Strong at StrongRoots.farm Recommended Resources The Fallacy Detective: Thirty-Eight Lessons on How to Recognize Bad Reasoning, by Nathaniel Bluedorn and Hans Bluedorn One Child Nation documentary on Amazon Prime Surviving Cancel Culture - Caleb Schroeder on the Schoolhouse Rocked Podcast      - YouTube Link   Connect with Kathy: Filter it Through a Brain Cell Podcast Instagram: @filteritthroughabraincell Kathy Gibbens loves teaching people how to think well! As a homeschool mom, one of her goals has been to teach her daughter HOW to think, not just WHAT to think. When she was in 7th grade, they read a book about logical fallacies and she started to be able to recognize them everywhere. It was then that Kathy realized that people who are trained to recognize truth and foolishness are impossible to fool! She knew she had to start teaching this topic - our world desperately needs people who can think well! The Filter It Through a Brain Cell podcast was born and took off!  As a Christian, Kathy believes there is Truth, we can know that Truth, and it is our honor to search it out. And when parents & teens learn these fun, simple skills of logical thinking, it gets really easy to do! Kathy has been speaking nationally & internationally on business & entrepreneurship for over 20 years and is excited to now be using that skill to support the homeschool community through her podcast! Want even more homeschooling encouragement? Listen to the NEW Homeschool Insights Podcast! From the creators of Schoolhouse Rocked: The Homeschool Revolution, Homeschool Insights gives you practical, Biblical, home education, and parenting encouragement and resources in under ten minutes an episode. Hosted by Yvette Hampton, each show features the advice of Christian education experts, authors, speakers, curriculum publishers, and homeschool veterans, to help you disciple the hearts of your children for the glory of God! WATCH THE MOVIE! Schoolhouse Rocked: The Homeschool Revolution is now available on DVD and HD streaming.  Buy the film today or bring Schoolhouse Rocked to your church or homeschool co-op. Watch the Official Trailer for Schoolhouse Rocked: The Homeschool Revolution Schoolhouse Rocked is excellent and a wonderful testimony to the growing popularity of home schooling and the superior education that it provides young people.” - Dr. James Dobson “This is not an exaggeration to say, this is the movement that is needed to save this country. Incredibly, incredibly well done.” – Rick Green, Patriot Academy "This is one of the most empowering tools I've seen for parents! I was honored to be interviewed in the film and am excited to see it come to fruition. It is amazing!" – Israel Wayne, Family Renewal If you are considering homeschooling or just need some great homeschooling encouragement, get your FREE Homeschool Survival Kit from the producers of Schoolhouse Rocked: The Homeschool Revolution and the Schoolhouse Rocked Podcast. This 70+ page guide includes helpful articles, videos, and audio, for every stage of homeschooling, from pre-school to graduation. It will give you the encouragement you need to start strong and finish well! The Homeschool Survival Kit also includes an extensive directory of must-have homeschooling resources.   Please take a minute to visit our sponsors and thank them for helping to bring you The Schoolhouse Rocked Podcast. We ONLY work with companies we know and love! We happily recommend these companies and their products. Are you looking for a new Math Curriculum? CTCMath specializes in providing online video tutorials that take a multi-sensory approach to learning. Creative graphics and animation, synchronized with the friendly voice of internationally acclaimed teacher, Pat Murray, make learning math easy and effective. Visit CTCmath.com today to start your free trial today.   BJU Press Homeschool provides complete curriculum for preschool through 12th grade with both traditional textbooks and video courses available. Education from a Christian worldview reshapes how children see the world. BJU Press materials teach Christ's power and lordship through the Big Story of creation.   Bible Quest - Bible Quest provides a plan and resources to help parents and mentors teach Biblical literacy using the classical model of learning. The Institute for Excellence in Writing (IEW) equips teachers and teaching parents with methods and materials which will aid them in training their students to become confident and competent communicators and thinkers. Using the Structure and Style™ writing method, IEW will give you the ability to fill young minds with language-building skills, laying the groundwork for a lifetime of excellent writing. Podcast Topics: Kathy Gibbens, Critical Thinking, Teaching, Logic, Fallacy, Logical Fallacies, Homeschooling One Child, Filter it Through a Brain Cell, Thought, Apologetics, Cognitive Bias, Noble Gibbens, Classical Conversations, Yvette Hampton, Interview, Schoolhouse Rocked: The Homeschool Revolution, Homeschool Movie, Homeschool Documentary, Homeschool Podcast, Christian, Parenting Podcast

Schoolhouse Rocked: The Homeschool Revolution!
Learning How to Think: The Power of Logic, Part 2 - Kathy Gibbens

Schoolhouse Rocked: The Homeschool Revolution!

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 31, 2022 21:53


Kathy Gibbens, host of the Filter it Through a Brain Cell podcast, Joins Yvette Hampton to talk about her introduction to LOGIC and how she fell in love with the power of logic and critical thinking. Come back tomorrow for the rest of this important conversation. Partner with us! Has the Schoolhouse Rocked Podcast been a blessing to you? Support from our listeners allows us provide resources, support, and encouragement to homeschooling families around the world. Please consider donating to support Schoolhouse Rocked. Watch this full conversation on our YouTube channel. Connect with Carrie Strong at StrongRoots.farm Recommended Resources The Fallacy Detective: Thirty-Eight Lessons on How to Recognize Bad Reasoning, by Nathaniel Bluedorn and Hans Bluedorn One Child Nation documentary on Amazon Prime Surviving Cancel Culture - Caleb Schroeder on the Schoolhouse Rocked Podcast      - YouTube Link   Connect with Kathy: Filter it Through a Brain Cell Podcast Instagram: @filteritthroughabraincell Kathy Gibbens loves teaching people how to think well! As a homeschool mom, one of her goals has been to teach her daughter HOW to think, not just WHAT to think. When she was in 7th grade, they read a book about logical fallacies and she started to be able to recognize them everywhere. It was then that Kathy realized that people who are trained to recognize truth and foolishness are impossible to fool! She knew she had to start teaching this topic - our world desperately needs people who can think well! The Filter It Through a Brain Cell podcast was born and took off!  As a Christian, Kathy believes there is Truth, we can know that Truth, and it is our honor to search it out. And when parents & teens learn these fun, simple skills of logical thinking, it gets really easy to do! Kathy has been speaking nationally & internationally on business & entrepreneurship for over 20 years and is excited to now be using that skill to support the homeschool community through her podcast! Want even more homeschooling encouragement? Listen to the NEW Homeschool Insights Podcast! From the creators of Schoolhouse Rocked: The Homeschool Revolution, Homeschool Insights gives you practical, Biblical, home education, and parenting encouragement and resources in under ten minutes an episode. Hosted by Yvette Hampton, each show features the advice of Christian education experts, authors, speakers, curriculum publishers, and homeschool veterans, to help you disciple the hearts of your children for the glory of God! WATCH THE MOVIE! Schoolhouse Rocked: The Homeschool Revolution is now available on DVD and HD streaming.  Buy the film today or bring Schoolhouse Rocked to your church or homeschool co-op. Watch the Official Trailer for Schoolhouse Rocked: The Homeschool Revolution Schoolhouse Rocked is excellent and a wonderful testimony to the growing popularity of home schooling and the superior education that it provides young people.” - Dr. James Dobson “This is not an exaggeration to say, this is the movement that is needed to save this country. Incredibly, incredibly well done.” – Rick Green, Patriot Academy "This is one of the most empowering tools I've seen for parents! I was honored to be interviewed in the film and am excited to see it come to fruition. It is amazing!" – Israel Wayne, Family Renewal If you are considering homeschooling or just need some great homeschooling encouragement, get your FREE Homeschool Survival Kit from the producers of Schoolhouse Rocked: The Homeschool Revolution and the Schoolhouse Rocked Podcast. This 70+ page guide includes helpful articles, videos, and audio, for every stage of homeschooling, from pre-school to graduation. It will give you the encouragement you need to start strong and finish well! The Homeschool Survival Kit also includes an extensive directory of must-have homeschooling resources.   Please take a minute to visit our sponsors and thank them for helping to bring you The Schoolhouse Rocked Podcast. We ONLY work with companies we know and love! We happily recommend these companies and their products. Are you looking for a new Math Curriculum? CTCMath specializes in providing online video tutorials that take a multi-sensory approach to learning. Creative graphics and animation, synchronized with the friendly voice of internationally acclaimed teacher, Pat Murray, make learning math easy and effective. Visit CTCmath.com today to start your free trial today.   BJU Press Homeschool provides complete curriculum for preschool through 12th grade with both traditional textbooks and video courses available. Education from a Christian worldview reshapes how children see the world. BJU Press materials teach Christ's power and lordship through the Big Story of creation.   Bible Quest - Bible Quest provides a plan and resources to help parents and mentors teach Biblical literacy using the classical model of learning. The Institute for Excellence in Writing (IEW) equips teachers and teaching parents with methods and materials which will aid them in training their students to become confident and competent communicators and thinkers. Using the Structure and Style™ writing method, IEW will give you the ability to fill young minds with language-building skills, laying the groundwork for a lifetime of excellent writing. Podcast Topics: Kathy Gibbens, Critical Thinking, Teaching, Logic, Fallacy, Logical Fallacies, Homeschooling One Child, Filter it Through a Brain Cell, Thought, Apologetics, Cognitive Bias, Noble Gibbens, Classical Conversations, Yvette Hampton, Interview, Schoolhouse Rocked: The Homeschool Revolution, Homeschool Movie, Homeschool Documentary, Homeschool Podcast, Christian, Parenting Podcast

Classical Conversations Podcast
You Are One Smart Mamma!

Classical Conversations Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 30, 2022 43:06


As you begin the new academic year, do you feel like one smart mama?  Join Lisa Bailey this week as she picks the brains of two smart mamas:  Delise Germond and Ginny Tran.  Discover what smart mamas know, and where they look for support. 

Schoolhouse Rocked: The Homeschool Revolution!
Learning How to Think: The Power of Logic, Part 1 - Kathy Gibbens

Schoolhouse Rocked: The Homeschool Revolution!

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 29, 2022 23:17


Kathy Gibbens, host of the Filter it Through a Brain Cell podcast, Joins Yvette Hampton to talk about her introduction to LOGIC and how she fell in love with the power of logic and critical thinking. Come back Wednesday and Thursday for the rest of this important conversation. Partner with us! Has the Schoolhouse Rocked Podcast been a blessing to you? Support from our listeners allows us provide resources, support, and encouragement to homeschooling families around the world. Please consider donating to support Schoolhouse Rocked. Watch this full conversation on our YouTube channel. Connect with Carrie Strong at StrongRoots.farm Recommended Resources The Fallacy Detective: Thirty-Eight Lessons on How to Recognize Bad Reasoning, by Nathaniel Bluedorn and Hans Bluedorn One Child Nation documentary on Amazon Prime Surviving Cancel Culture - Caleb Schroeder on the Schoolhouse Rocked Podcast      - YouTube Link   Connect with Kathy: Filter it Through a Brain Cell Podcast Instagram: @filteritthroughabraincell Kathy Gibbens loves teaching people how to think well! As a homeschool mom, one of her goals has been to teach her daughter HOW to think, not just WHAT to think. When she was in 7th grade, they read a book about logical fallacies and she started to be able to recognize them everywhere. It was then that Kathy realized that people who are trained to recognize truth and foolishness are impossible to fool! She knew she had to start teaching this topic - our world desperately needs people who can think well! The Filter It Through a Brain Cell podcast was born and took off!  As a Christian, Kathy believes there is Truth, we can know that Truth, and it is our honor to search it out. And when parents & teens learn these fun, simple skills of logical thinking, it gets really easy to do! Kathy has been speaking nationally & internationally on business & entrepreneurship for over 20 years and is excited to now be using that skill to support the homeschool community through her podcast! Want even more homeschooling encouragement? Listen to the NEW Homeschool Insights Podcast! From the creators of Schoolhouse Rocked: The Homeschool Revolution, Homeschool Insights gives you practical, Biblical, home education, and parenting encouragement and resources in under ten minutes an episode. Hosted by Yvette Hampton, each show features the advice of Christian education experts, authors, speakers, curriculum publishers, and homeschool veterans, to help you disciple the hearts of your children for the glory of God! WATCH THE MOVIE! Schoolhouse Rocked: The Homeschool Revolution is now available on DVD and HD streaming.  Buy the film today or bring Schoolhouse Rocked to your church or homeschool co-op. Watch the Official Trailer for Schoolhouse Rocked: The Homeschool Revolution Schoolhouse Rocked is excellent and a wonderful testimony to the growing popularity of home schooling and the superior education that it provides young people.” - Dr. James Dobson “This is not an exaggeration to say, this is the movement that is needed to save this country. Incredibly, incredibly well done.” – Rick Green, Patriot Academy "This is one of the most empowering tools I've seen for parents! I was honored to be interviewed in the film and am excited to see it come to fruition. It is amazing!" – Israel Wayne, Family Renewal If you are considering homeschooling or just need some great homeschooling encouragement, get your FREE Homeschool Survival Kit from the producers of Schoolhouse Rocked: The Homeschool Revolution and the Schoolhouse Rocked Podcast. This 70+ page guide includes helpful articles, videos, and audio, for every stage of homeschooling, from pre-school to graduation. It will give you the encouragement you need to start strong and finish well! The Homeschool Survival Kit also includes an extensive directory of must-have homeschooling resources.   Please take a minute to visit our sponsors and thank them for helping to bring you The Schoolhouse Rocked Podcast. We ONLY work with companies we know and love! We happily recommend these companies and their products. Are you looking for a new Math Curriculum? CTCMath specializes in providing online video tutorials that take a multi-sensory approach to learning. Creative graphics and animation, synchronized with the friendly voice of internationally acclaimed teacher, Pat Murray, make learning math easy and effective. Visit CTCmath.com today to start your free trial today.   BJU Press Homeschool provides complete curriculum for preschool through 12th grade with both traditional textbooks and video courses available. Education from a Christian worldview reshapes how children see the world. BJU Press materials teach Christ's power and lordship through the Big Story of creation.   Bible Quest - Bible Quest provides a plan and resources to help parents and mentors teach Biblical literacy using the classical model of learning. The Institute for Excellence in Writing (IEW) equips teachers and teaching parents with methods and materials which will aid them in training their students to become confident and competent communicators and thinkers. Using the Structure and Style™ writing method, IEW will give you the ability to fill young minds with language-building skills, laying the groundwork for a lifetime of excellent writing. Podcast Topics: Kathy Gibbens, Critical Thinking, Teaching, Logic, Fallacy, Logical Fallacies, Homeschooling One Child, Filter it Through a Brain Cell, Thought, Apologetics, Cognitive Bias, Noble Gibbens, Classical Conversations, Yvette Hampton, Interview, Schoolhouse Rocked: The Homeschool Revolution, Homeschool Movie, Homeschool Documentary, Homeschool Podcast, Christian, Parenting Podcast

Classical Conversations Podcast
Why Are We Reading This Challenge A Literature?

Classical Conversations Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 23, 2022 47:14


Are you excited about reading?  About reading with your family?  About reading Challenge A literature?  Well, you will be after you listen to this episode of the Everyday Educator Podcast!  Find out what distinguishes a good book from the other kind, as well the reasons behind the Challenge A literature choices.

Classical Conversations Podcast
Why is Essentials SO Important

Classical Conversations Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 16, 2022 50:11


Why is Essentials so important?  Listen in as Lanelle Lowe and Lisa Bailey discuss how the program is both a foundation and a bridge.  Discover what you'll study, what materials you need to get started, and how to make it enjoyable as you go. Bonus:  These veterans will reveal how Essentials will become the gift that keeps on giving!

Fight Laugh Feast USA
Daily News Brief for Friday, August 12th, 2022 [Daily News Brief]

Fight Laugh Feast USA

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 12, 2022 16:45


This is Garrison Hardie with your CrossPolitic Daily News Brief for Friday, August 12th, 2022. To those of you coming out for Grace Agenda, welcome to Moscow! Make sure to stop by the CrossPolitic Booth and say hello! And before we get into the news… Dropwave Do you have a podcast, or thinking about starting one? Does your church have a podcast feed for sermons? The Dropwave.io is for you. Cancel culture is like walking on a thin glass bridge over the Grand Canyon. Every step you take could get you killed, I mean canceled. Since the beginning CrossPolitic has been working on being antifragile, so no matter what happens, our content can still be delivered to your tv and to your podcast. This past year, the Waterboy and his friend Jeremi, have been working on building a podcast hosting solution for rowdy platforms like CrossPolitic, so that you can be confident your podcast will never fall through that glass bridge. Dropwave offers seamless onboarding for shows that have been around for years to easy to use solutions for starting your own podcast. Dropwave will track all your show’s downloads by city, state, and country, and it offers network and enterprise packages for solutions like the Fight Laugh Feast Network. Free to speak, Free to podcast, free to start your journey now at www.Dropwave.io. https://thepostmillennial.com/twitter-rolls-out-plans-to-protect-us-midterm-elections-and-suppress-misleading-information?utm_campaign=64487 Y’all remember Twitter right? Well… Twitter rolls out plans 'to protect' US midterm elections and suppress 'misleading information' Twitter has rolled out some new terms and policies ahead of the 2022 midterm elections, during which the Republican Party is expected to overtake the Democrats to earn a majority in the US House. The election is seen as a barometer of how the Biden administration and their leadership has performed since taking office, and so far, the pressure is definitely on. These changes are in addition to those made in the lead-up to the 2020 presidential election, in which Twitter's suppression and censorship of information played a key role in misinforming the public. Twitter is stepping up to bolster their terms and prevent "misinformation," that catch-all concept for anything that goes against the Democrat-driven narrative. As such, they've announced "steps we're taking ahead of the US midterms to protect civic conversation on Twitter." As they've done in international elections, Twitter is now "activating enforcement" of their "Civic Integrity Policy for the 2022 US midterms." Twitter states that their Civic Integrity Policy "covers the most common types of harmful misleading information about elections and civic events," which include: false claims about how and where to vote, voter intimidation, and "misleading claims intended to undermine public confidence in an election," which includes "false information about the outcome of the election." When Twitter mods encounter information they believe comes under the "harmful misleading information" category, they will "not recommend or amplify this content," and will provide a "prompt prior to liking or sharing labeled tweets, and in cases where there is potential for harm associated with the false or misleading claim, the Tweet may not be liked or shared to precent the spread of the misleading information." In the lead up to the presidential election in 2020, Twitter suppressed and censored reporting by the New York Post that tied then candidate Joe Biden to his son Hunter's overseas business dealings, with insinuations and allegations of influence peddling. Twitter believed reports coming out of the Biden campaign, and other sources, that claimed the information had been obtained through hacking, a disallowable practice, or was "Russian disinformation." This suppression had an impact on the US presidential election, potentially skewing results in Biden's favor, as polls later indicated. https://thepostmillennial.com/breaking-merrick-garland-confirms-he-personally-approved-mar-a-lago-raid-refuses-to-take-questions?utm_campaign=64487 Merrick Garland confirms he personally approved Mar-a-Lago raid, refuses to take questions In a Thursday press briefing, United States Attorney General Merrick Garland confirmed that he "personally approved" of the FBI raid at former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago residence, and announced that the Justice Department has filed a motion to unseal the search warrant. Garland told the public that "I personally approved the decision to seek a search warrant in this matter," noting that the Justice Department "does not take such a decision lightly." https://rumble.com/v1fng2x-ag-merrick-garland-delivers-a-statement-about-the-fbi-raiding-trump.html - Play Video Garland has about as much spine as a jellyfish… and can I just ask, where were the FBI raids when Hillary Clinton deleted over 30,000 emails, and literally got an ambassador and numerous contractors killed in Benghazi… Where has the FBI been when all of the names and allegations came out about Jeffrey Epstein? Oh by the way, Bill Clinton was on that list… How about the Biden family? How about Hunter Biden’s lap top? How about him spending money on hookers? and their shady business dealings with China? Ladies and gentleman, we need to be praying that our Lord would continue to shine a light in the darkness of our wicked government, and tear down the high places. And before we move onto the next story, make sure you educate your kids away from our government schools… one way to do that would be Classical Conversations! Classical Conversations Classical Conversations supports homeschooling parents by cultivating the love of learning through a Christian worldview in fellowship with other families. We provide a classical Christ-centered curriculum, local like-minded communities across the United States and in several countries, and we train parents who are striving to be great classical educators in the home. For more information and to get connected, please visit our website at ClassicalConversations.com. Again that’s ClassicalConversations.com. https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2022/08/11/1116991600/with-new-guidance-cdc-ends-test-to-stay-for-schools-and-relaxes-covid-rules With new guidance, CDC ends test-to-stay for schools and relaxes COVID rules With the coronavirus continuing to spread widely throughout the country, Americans are getting new advice from federal health officials on how to live with the virus. The revised guidance – released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Thursday – lifts the requirement to quarantine if exposed to the virus, deemphasizes screening people with no symptoms and updates COVID-19 protocols in schools, eliminating a recommendation for test-to-stay after potential exposure. "This guidance acknowledges that the pandemic is not over, but also helps us move to a point where COVID-19 no longer severely disrupts our daily lives," the CDC's Greta Massetti said in a statement. "We know that COVID 19 is here to stay," she added in comments during a briefing with reporters. The update isn't necessarily a huge overhaul of the existing guidance, but it does represent an increasing focus on individuals making their own decisions about their level of risk and how they want to mitigate that risk, said Dr. Marcus Plescia, chief medical officer for the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials. "That is consistent with where we are in the pandemic right now," he said. "I don't really think there are many state or local jurisdictions that are feeling they're going to need to start making mandates." It also brings the recommendations for unvaccinated people in line with people who are fully vaccinated – an acknowledgment of the high levels of population immunity in the U.S., due to vaccination, past COVID-19 infections or both. "Based on the latest ... data, it's around 95% of the population," Massetti said, "And so it really makes the most sense to not differentiate," since many people have some protection against severe disease. The changes could have some of the biggest impact in K-12 schools. The guidance eliminates the strategy known as "test-to-stay" – a schedule of testing for people that were exposed to the coronavirus but not up to date with their vaccinations – that allowed them to continue in-person learning, so long as they continued to test negative and showed no symptoms. The test-to-stay protocol has been an alternative to quarantine for school, so now "the practice of handling exposures would involve masking rather than a quarantine," Massetti said. You have no idea how frustrating that last article was to read ladies and gentleman. Now before we go… it’s time for my favorite topic… sports! I had an email sent into me by a Daily News Brief listener named Jeremiah Leidenfrost, titled Joe DiMaggio. The email reads: Hey Garrison, I found this newspaper in a house remodel from 1937 talking about Joe DiMaggio. The newspapers were stapled to the inside of the siding as insulation. I thought I would show you this since you like sports. Enjoy, Jeremiah Leidenfrost Now on the news paper, it reads: Joe DiMaggio, the sensational sophmore outfielder of the world champion New York Yankees, today came to terms for the 1937 season. Col. Jacob Ruppert, owner of the club announced that DiMaggio, had accepted the club’s offer, understood to call for a salary of $15,000, and an increase of pay of $6,500 over last tear’s pay to the youthful slugger. For those who don’t know about Joe DiMaggio, nicknamed "Joltin' Joe", "The Yankee Clipper" and "Joe D.", was an American baseball center fielder who played his entire 13-year career in Major League Baseball for the New York Yankees. Born to Italian Sicilian immigrants in California, he is widely considered one of the greatest baseball players of all time, and had a 56-game hitting streak (May 15 – July 16, 1941), a record that still stands. Off the field, Gabe told me he was also known for his marriage to Marilyn Monroe! It didn’t go well… The union was troubled from the start by DiMaggio's jealousy and controlling attitude; he was also physically abusive. A violent fight between the couple occurred immediately after the skirt-blowing scene in The Seven Year Itch that was filmed on September 14, 1954, in front of Manhattan's Trans-Lux 52nd Street Theater. Then 20th Century Fox's East Coast correspondent Bill Kobrin told the Palm Springs Desert Sun that it was director Billy Wilder's idea to turn the shoot into a media circus. The couple then had a "yelling battle" in the theater lobby.[49] After returning from New York City to Hollywood in October 1954, Monroe filed for divorce from DiMaggio after only nine months of marriage. Anyways the more ya know! Find yourselves a good man or woman to stand by you, and stand on God’s promises, otherwise, you’ll end up like them! Thanks for tuning into this CrossPolitic Daily News Brief. If you liked the show, share it far and wide. If you’d like to sign up for a club membership, sign up for our conference, or sign up for our magazine, you can do all of that, at fightlaughfeast.com. And as always, if you’d like to send me a news story, ask about our conference, or become a corporate partner of CrossPolitic, let’s talk. Email me, at garrison@fightlaughfeast.com. For CrossPolitic News, I’m Garrison Hardie. Have a great day, and Lord bless.

Daily News Brief
Daily News Brief for Friday, August 12th, 2022

Daily News Brief

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 12, 2022 16:45


This is Garrison Hardie with your CrossPolitic Daily News Brief for Friday, August 12th, 2022. To those of you coming out for Grace Agenda, welcome to Moscow! Make sure to stop by the CrossPolitic Booth and say hello! And before we get into the news… Dropwave Do you have a podcast, or thinking about starting one? Does your church have a podcast feed for sermons? The Dropwave.io is for you. Cancel culture is like walking on a thin glass bridge over the Grand Canyon. Every step you take could get you killed, I mean canceled. Since the beginning CrossPolitic has been working on being antifragile, so no matter what happens, our content can still be delivered to your tv and to your podcast. This past year, the Waterboy and his friend Jeremi, have been working on building a podcast hosting solution for rowdy platforms like CrossPolitic, so that you can be confident your podcast will never fall through that glass bridge. Dropwave offers seamless onboarding for shows that have been around for years to easy to use solutions for starting your own podcast. Dropwave will track all your show’s downloads by city, state, and country, and it offers network and enterprise packages for solutions like the Fight Laugh Feast Network. Free to speak, Free to podcast, free to start your journey now at www.Dropwave.io. https://thepostmillennial.com/twitter-rolls-out-plans-to-protect-us-midterm-elections-and-suppress-misleading-information?utm_campaign=64487 Y’all remember Twitter right? Well… Twitter rolls out plans 'to protect' US midterm elections and suppress 'misleading information' Twitter has rolled out some new terms and policies ahead of the 2022 midterm elections, during which the Republican Party is expected to overtake the Democrats to earn a majority in the US House. The election is seen as a barometer of how the Biden administration and their leadership has performed since taking office, and so far, the pressure is definitely on. These changes are in addition to those made in the lead-up to the 2020 presidential election, in which Twitter's suppression and censorship of information played a key role in misinforming the public. Twitter is stepping up to bolster their terms and prevent "misinformation," that catch-all concept for anything that goes against the Democrat-driven narrative. As such, they've announced "steps we're taking ahead of the US midterms to protect civic conversation on Twitter." As they've done in international elections, Twitter is now "activating enforcement" of their "Civic Integrity Policy for the 2022 US midterms." Twitter states that their Civic Integrity Policy "covers the most common types of harmful misleading information about elections and civic events," which include: false claims about how and where to vote, voter intimidation, and "misleading claims intended to undermine public confidence in an election," which includes "false information about the outcome of the election." When Twitter mods encounter information they believe comes under the "harmful misleading information" category, they will "not recommend or amplify this content," and will provide a "prompt prior to liking or sharing labeled tweets, and in cases where there is potential for harm associated with the false or misleading claim, the Tweet may not be liked or shared to precent the spread of the misleading information." In the lead up to the presidential election in 2020, Twitter suppressed and censored reporting by the New York Post that tied then candidate Joe Biden to his son Hunter's overseas business dealings, with insinuations and allegations of influence peddling. Twitter believed reports coming out of the Biden campaign, and other sources, that claimed the information had been obtained through hacking, a disallowable practice, or was "Russian disinformation." This suppression had an impact on the US presidential election, potentially skewing results in Biden's favor, as polls later indicated. https://thepostmillennial.com/breaking-merrick-garland-confirms-he-personally-approved-mar-a-lago-raid-refuses-to-take-questions?utm_campaign=64487 Merrick Garland confirms he personally approved Mar-a-Lago raid, refuses to take questions In a Thursday press briefing, United States Attorney General Merrick Garland confirmed that he "personally approved" of the FBI raid at former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago residence, and announced that the Justice Department has filed a motion to unseal the search warrant. Garland told the public that "I personally approved the decision to seek a search warrant in this matter," noting that the Justice Department "does not take such a decision lightly." https://rumble.com/v1fng2x-ag-merrick-garland-delivers-a-statement-about-the-fbi-raiding-trump.html - Play Video Garland has about as much spine as a jellyfish… and can I just ask, where were the FBI raids when Hillary Clinton deleted over 30,000 emails, and literally got an ambassador and numerous contractors killed in Benghazi… Where has the FBI been when all of the names and allegations came out about Jeffrey Epstein? Oh by the way, Bill Clinton was on that list… How about the Biden family? How about Hunter Biden’s lap top? How about him spending money on hookers? and their shady business dealings with China? Ladies and gentleman, we need to be praying that our Lord would continue to shine a light in the darkness of our wicked government, and tear down the high places. And before we move onto the next story, make sure you educate your kids away from our government schools… one way to do that would be Classical Conversations! Classical Conversations Classical Conversations supports homeschooling parents by cultivating the love of learning through a Christian worldview in fellowship with other families. We provide a classical Christ-centered curriculum, local like-minded communities across the United States and in several countries, and we train parents who are striving to be great classical educators in the home. For more information and to get connected, please visit our website at ClassicalConversations.com. Again that’s ClassicalConversations.com. https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2022/08/11/1116991600/with-new-guidance-cdc-ends-test-to-stay-for-schools-and-relaxes-covid-rules With new guidance, CDC ends test-to-stay for schools and relaxes COVID rules With the coronavirus continuing to spread widely throughout the country, Americans are getting new advice from federal health officials on how to live with the virus. The revised guidance – released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Thursday – lifts the requirement to quarantine if exposed to the virus, deemphasizes screening people with no symptoms and updates COVID-19 protocols in schools, eliminating a recommendation for test-to-stay after potential exposure. "This guidance acknowledges that the pandemic is not over, but also helps us move to a point where COVID-19 no longer severely disrupts our daily lives," the CDC's Greta Massetti said in a statement. "We know that COVID 19 is here to stay," she added in comments during a briefing with reporters. The update isn't necessarily a huge overhaul of the existing guidance, but it does represent an increasing focus on individuals making their own decisions about their level of risk and how they want to mitigate that risk, said Dr. Marcus Plescia, chief medical officer for the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials. "That is consistent with where we are in the pandemic right now," he said. "I don't really think there are many state or local jurisdictions that are feeling they're going to need to start making mandates." It also brings the recommendations for unvaccinated people in line with people who are fully vaccinated – an acknowledgment of the high levels of population immunity in the U.S., due to vaccination, past COVID-19 infections or both. "Based on the latest ... data, it's around 95% of the population," Massetti said, "And so it really makes the most sense to not differentiate," since many people have some protection against severe disease. The changes could have some of the biggest impact in K-12 schools. The guidance eliminates the strategy known as "test-to-stay" – a schedule of testing for people that were exposed to the coronavirus but not up to date with their vaccinations – that allowed them to continue in-person learning, so long as they continued to test negative and showed no symptoms. The test-to-stay protocol has been an alternative to quarantine for school, so now "the practice of handling exposures would involve masking rather than a quarantine," Massetti said. You have no idea how frustrating that last article was to read ladies and gentleman. Now before we go… it’s time for my favorite topic… sports! I had an email sent into me by a Daily News Brief listener named Jeremiah Leidenfrost, titled Joe DiMaggio. The email reads: Hey Garrison, I found this newspaper in a house remodel from 1937 talking about Joe DiMaggio. The newspapers were stapled to the inside of the siding as insulation. I thought I would show you this since you like sports. Enjoy, Jeremiah Leidenfrost Now on the news paper, it reads: Joe DiMaggio, the sensational sophmore outfielder of the world champion New York Yankees, today came to terms for the 1937 season. Col. Jacob Ruppert, owner of the club announced that DiMaggio, had accepted the club’s offer, understood to call for a salary of $15,000, and an increase of pay of $6,500 over last tear’s pay to the youthful slugger. For those who don’t know about Joe DiMaggio, nicknamed "Joltin' Joe", "The Yankee Clipper" and "Joe D.", was an American baseball center fielder who played his entire 13-year career in Major League Baseball for the New York Yankees. Born to Italian Sicilian immigrants in California, he is widely considered one of the greatest baseball players of all time, and had a 56-game hitting streak (May 15 – July 16, 1941), a record that still stands. Off the field, Gabe told me he was also known for his marriage to Marilyn Monroe! It didn’t go well… The union was troubled from the start by DiMaggio's jealousy and controlling attitude; he was also physically abusive. A violent fight between the couple occurred immediately after the skirt-blowing scene in The Seven Year Itch that was filmed on September 14, 1954, in front of Manhattan's Trans-Lux 52nd Street Theater. Then 20th Century Fox's East Coast correspondent Bill Kobrin told the Palm Springs Desert Sun that it was director Billy Wilder's idea to turn the shoot into a media circus. The couple then had a "yelling battle" in the theater lobby.[49] After returning from New York City to Hollywood in October 1954, Monroe filed for divorce from DiMaggio after only nine months of marriage. Anyways the more ya know! Find yourselves a good man or woman to stand by you, and stand on God’s promises, otherwise, you’ll end up like them! Thanks for tuning into this CrossPolitic Daily News Brief. If you liked the show, share it far and wide. If you’d like to sign up for a club membership, sign up for our conference, or sign up for our magazine, you can do all of that, at fightlaughfeast.com. And as always, if you’d like to send me a news story, ask about our conference, or become a corporate partner of CrossPolitic, let’s talk. Email me, at garrison@fightlaughfeast.com. For CrossPolitic News, I’m Garrison Hardie. Have a great day, and Lord bless.

CrossPolitic Studios
Daily News Brief for Friday, August 12th, 2022 [Daily News Brief]

CrossPolitic Studios

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 12, 2022 16:45


This is Garrison Hardie with your CrossPolitic Daily News Brief for Friday, August 12th, 2022. To those of you coming out for Grace Agenda, welcome to Moscow! Make sure to stop by the CrossPolitic Booth and say hello! And before we get into the news… Dropwave Do you have a podcast, or thinking about starting one? Does your church have a podcast feed for sermons? The Dropwave.io is for you. Cancel culture is like walking on a thin glass bridge over the Grand Canyon. Every step you take could get you killed, I mean canceled. Since the beginning CrossPolitic has been working on being antifragile, so no matter what happens, our content can still be delivered to your tv and to your podcast. This past year, the Waterboy and his friend Jeremi, have been working on building a podcast hosting solution for rowdy platforms like CrossPolitic, so that you can be confident your podcast will never fall through that glass bridge. Dropwave offers seamless onboarding for shows that have been around for years to easy to use solutions for starting your own podcast. Dropwave will track all your show’s downloads by city, state, and country, and it offers network and enterprise packages for solutions like the Fight Laugh Feast Network. Free to speak, Free to podcast, free to start your journey now at www.Dropwave.io. https://thepostmillennial.com/twitter-rolls-out-plans-to-protect-us-midterm-elections-and-suppress-misleading-information?utm_campaign=64487 Y’all remember Twitter right? Well… Twitter rolls out plans 'to protect' US midterm elections and suppress 'misleading information' Twitter has rolled out some new terms and policies ahead of the 2022 midterm elections, during which the Republican Party is expected to overtake the Democrats to earn a majority in the US House. The election is seen as a barometer of how the Biden administration and their leadership has performed since taking office, and so far, the pressure is definitely on. These changes are in addition to those made in the lead-up to the 2020 presidential election, in which Twitter's suppression and censorship of information played a key role in misinforming the public. Twitter is stepping up to bolster their terms and prevent "misinformation," that catch-all concept for anything that goes against the Democrat-driven narrative. As such, they've announced "steps we're taking ahead of the US midterms to protect civic conversation on Twitter." As they've done in international elections, Twitter is now "activating enforcement" of their "Civic Integrity Policy for the 2022 US midterms." Twitter states that their Civic Integrity Policy "covers the most common types of harmful misleading information about elections and civic events," which include: false claims about how and where to vote, voter intimidation, and "misleading claims intended to undermine public confidence in an election," which includes "false information about the outcome of the election." When Twitter mods encounter information they believe comes under the "harmful misleading information" category, they will "not recommend or amplify this content," and will provide a "prompt prior to liking or sharing labeled tweets, and in cases where there is potential for harm associated with the false or misleading claim, the Tweet may not be liked or shared to precent the spread of the misleading information." In the lead up to the presidential election in 2020, Twitter suppressed and censored reporting by the New York Post that tied then candidate Joe Biden to his son Hunter's overseas business dealings, with insinuations and allegations of influence peddling. Twitter believed reports coming out of the Biden campaign, and other sources, that claimed the information had been obtained through hacking, a disallowable practice, or was "Russian disinformation." This suppression had an impact on the US presidential election, potentially skewing results in Biden's favor, as polls later indicated. https://thepostmillennial.com/breaking-merrick-garland-confirms-he-personally-approved-mar-a-lago-raid-refuses-to-take-questions?utm_campaign=64487 Merrick Garland confirms he personally approved Mar-a-Lago raid, refuses to take questions In a Thursday press briefing, United States Attorney General Merrick Garland confirmed that he "personally approved" of the FBI raid at former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago residence, and announced that the Justice Department has filed a motion to unseal the search warrant. Garland told the public that "I personally approved the decision to seek a search warrant in this matter," noting that the Justice Department "does not take such a decision lightly." https://rumble.com/v1fng2x-ag-merrick-garland-delivers-a-statement-about-the-fbi-raiding-trump.html - Play Video Garland has about as much spine as a jellyfish… and can I just ask, where were the FBI raids when Hillary Clinton deleted over 30,000 emails, and literally got an ambassador and numerous contractors killed in Benghazi… Where has the FBI been when all of the names and allegations came out about Jeffrey Epstein? Oh by the way, Bill Clinton was on that list… How about the Biden family? How about Hunter Biden’s lap top? How about him spending money on hookers? and their shady business dealings with China? Ladies and gentleman, we need to be praying that our Lord would continue to shine a light in the darkness of our wicked government, and tear down the high places. And before we move onto the next story, make sure you educate your kids away from our government schools… one way to do that would be Classical Conversations! Classical Conversations Classical Conversations supports homeschooling parents by cultivating the love of learning through a Christian worldview in fellowship with other families. We provide a classical Christ-centered curriculum, local like-minded communities across the United States and in several countries, and we train parents who are striving to be great classical educators in the home. For more information and to get connected, please visit our website at ClassicalConversations.com. Again that’s ClassicalConversations.com. https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2022/08/11/1116991600/with-new-guidance-cdc-ends-test-to-stay-for-schools-and-relaxes-covid-rules With new guidance, CDC ends test-to-stay for schools and relaxes COVID rules With the coronavirus continuing to spread widely throughout the country, Americans are getting new advice from federal health officials on how to live with the virus. The revised guidance – released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Thursday – lifts the requirement to quarantine if exposed to the virus, deemphasizes screening people with no symptoms and updates COVID-19 protocols in schools, eliminating a recommendation for test-to-stay after potential exposure. "This guidance acknowledges that the pandemic is not over, but also helps us move to a point where COVID-19 no longer severely disrupts our daily lives," the CDC's Greta Massetti said in a statement. "We know that COVID 19 is here to stay," she added in comments during a briefing with reporters. The update isn't necessarily a huge overhaul of the existing guidance, but it does represent an increasing focus on individuals making their own decisions about their level of risk and how they want to mitigate that risk, said Dr. Marcus Plescia, chief medical officer for the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials. "That is consistent with where we are in the pandemic right now," he said. "I don't really think there are many state or local jurisdictions that are feeling they're going to need to start making mandates." It also brings the recommendations for unvaccinated people in line with people who are fully vaccinated – an acknowledgment of the high levels of population immunity in the U.S., due to vaccination, past COVID-19 infections or both. "Based on the latest ... data, it's around 95% of the population," Massetti said, "And so it really makes the most sense to not differentiate," since many people have some protection against severe disease. The changes could have some of the biggest impact in K-12 schools. The guidance eliminates the strategy known as "test-to-stay" – a schedule of testing for people that were exposed to the coronavirus but not up to date with their vaccinations – that allowed them to continue in-person learning, so long as they continued to test negative and showed no symptoms. The test-to-stay protocol has been an alternative to quarantine for school, so now "the practice of handling exposures would involve masking rather than a quarantine," Massetti said. You have no idea how frustrating that last article was to read ladies and gentleman. Now before we go… it’s time for my favorite topic… sports! I had an email sent into me by a Daily News Brief listener named Jeremiah Leidenfrost, titled Joe DiMaggio. The email reads: Hey Garrison, I found this newspaper in a house remodel from 1937 talking about Joe DiMaggio. The newspapers were stapled to the inside of the siding as insulation. I thought I would show you this since you like sports. Enjoy, Jeremiah Leidenfrost Now on the news paper, it reads: Joe DiMaggio, the sensational sophmore outfielder of the world champion New York Yankees, today came to terms for the 1937 season. Col. Jacob Ruppert, owner of the club announced that DiMaggio, had accepted the club’s offer, understood to call for a salary of $15,000, and an increase of pay of $6,500 over last tear’s pay to the youthful slugger. For those who don’t know about Joe DiMaggio, nicknamed "Joltin' Joe", "The Yankee Clipper" and "Joe D.", was an American baseball center fielder who played his entire 13-year career in Major League Baseball for the New York Yankees. Born to Italian Sicilian immigrants in California, he is widely considered one of the greatest baseball players of all time, and had a 56-game hitting streak (May 15 – July 16, 1941), a record that still stands. Off the field, Gabe told me he was also known for his marriage to Marilyn Monroe! It didn’t go well… The union was troubled from the start by DiMaggio's jealousy and controlling attitude; he was also physically abusive. A violent fight between the couple occurred immediately after the skirt-blowing scene in The Seven Year Itch that was filmed on September 14, 1954, in front of Manhattan's Trans-Lux 52nd Street Theater. Then 20th Century Fox's East Coast correspondent Bill Kobrin told the Palm Springs Desert Sun that it was director Billy Wilder's idea to turn the shoot into a media circus. The couple then had a "yelling battle" in the theater lobby.[49] After returning from New York City to Hollywood in October 1954, Monroe filed for divorce from DiMaggio after only nine months of marriage. Anyways the more ya know! Find yourselves a good man or woman to stand by you, and stand on God’s promises, otherwise, you’ll end up like them! Thanks for tuning into this CrossPolitic Daily News Brief. If you liked the show, share it far and wide. If you’d like to sign up for a club membership, sign up for our conference, or sign up for our magazine, you can do all of that, at fightlaughfeast.com. And as always, if you’d like to send me a news story, ask about our conference, or become a corporate partner of CrossPolitic, let’s talk. Email me, at garrison@fightlaughfeast.com. For CrossPolitic News, I’m Garrison Hardie. Have a great day, and Lord bless.

Classical Conversations Brasil
Episódio 23 - Como ter filhos em todos os estágios do Classical Conversations

Classical Conversations Brasil

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 8, 2022 34:34


Você tem filhos em diferentes fases e não sabe como dar conta da educação deles? Você sonha em fazer educação clássica, mas acha que não dará conta com muitos filhos em idades diferentes? Joyce Pierce ensina como conciliar maternidade, com casa, com casamento e com a educação clássica em casa e na comunidade do Classical Conversations. Ela tem 5 filhos e um no forno!

Blessings and Motherhood
Pursuing Community in Every Season

Blessings and Motherhood

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 4, 2022 32:09


In this debut episode of Blessings and Motherhood, hosts Delise and Ginny talk about the biblical importance of community. They discuss the role of community in their own lives and how to be intentional (and set realistic expectations) about pursuing and building a trusted group of friends to do life alongside. Ginny also dives into how she and her husband first got started homeschooling and describes how, when her family moved to a new area, their Classical Conversations local community rallied together to offer help and support even before Ginny's family had joined! Show notes: (coming soon!)

Refining Rhetoric with Robert Bortins
Christianity Is a Reasonable Faith with Neil Shenvi

Refining Rhetoric with Robert Bortins

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 28, 2022 51:34


Dr. Neil Shenvi is the author of Why Believe? A Reasoned Approach to Christianity. After receiving his PhD in Theoretical Chemistry from the University of California, Berkeley, Neil has gone on to research nonadiabatic dynamics, electronic structure theory, and electron transfer while in positions at Yale and Duke. In addition to his scientific research, Neil speaks and writes about critical race theory and Christian apologetics. In 2015, he began homeschooling his family with Classical Conversations and now serves as a Tutor at his local Classical Conversations community. In this episode, Robert and Neil discuss homeschooling as a dad, critical race theory, and how to reconcile faith and science. Show notes: refiningrhetoric.com/neil-shenvi

Classical Conversations Podcast
EE Ready for Challenge? – Student Edition

Classical Conversations Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 26, 2022 48:06


Are your thoughts turning to the fall semester already?  Are you and your student getting ready for Challenge, and do you wonder how best to prepare?  Join veterans of the CC Challenge program Emma Oxford and Anthony Clendenin on this week's Everyday Educator podcast.  Discover how students can prepare for Challenge success by hearing what students need to know, need to do, and need to gather for the coming year.

The Flourishing Culture Podcast
Important Advice on Managing Remote Employees // Robert Bortins, Jr., Classical Conversations

The Flourishing Culture Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 25, 2022 24:56


For many organizations having a majority of your employees work from home is a new challenge. This new environment caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, has challenged leaders to learn new ways of leading their virtual workplaces. Today we learn from the CEO of a growing, Christian company with 70 percent of their employees who have been working from home remotely for years. I know that you'll benefit from this great advice. It's my pleasure to welcome back to the Flourishing Culture Podcast Robert Bortins, Jr., CEO of Classical Conversations, in Southern Pines, North Carolina. Robert, good to be with you again. Find full show notes here: https://bit.ly/robertbortinsremote Share the love. If you enjoyed this episode, please rate it on Apple Podcasts and write a brief review. https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-flourishing-culture-podcast/id1060724960?mt=2   By doing so, you will help spread our podcast to more listeners, and thereby help more Christian workplaces learn to build flourishing cultures. Follow our Host, Al Lopus, on Twitter https://twitter.com/allopus  Follow our Host, Al Lopus, on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/allopus/Email our host at info@bcwinstitute.org     

Classical Conversations Podcast
EE Logic for Everybody, Every Day

Classical Conversations Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 19, 2022 41:24


Does studying logic sound like fun?  It will after you listen to this episode of the Everyday Educator Podcast!  Guest Kathy Gibbens shows us why studying logic is so important today, and gives us great ideas for promoting clear thinking with our families.

Daily News Brief
Daily News Brief for Thursday, July 14th, 2022

Daily News Brief

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 14, 2022 16:51


Happy Friday Jr. everyone, this is Garrison Hardie stepping in for ya boy, the Chocolate Knox, for Thursday, July 14th, 2022. Before we take a dive into the news, lets talk about our conference! FLF Conference Plug: Folks, our upcoming Fight Laugh Feast Conference is just about 3-months away from happening in Knoxville TN, October 6-8! Don't miss beer & psalms, our amazing lineup of speakers which includes George Gilder, Jared Longshore, Pastor Wilson, Dr. Ben Merkle, Pastor Toby, and we can’t say yet…also dont miss our awesome vendors, meeting new friends, and stuff for the kids too…like jumpy castles and accidental infant baptisms! Also, did you know, you can save money, by signing up for a Club Membership. So, go to FightLaughFeast.com and sign up for a club membership and then register for the conference with that club discount. We can’t wait to fellowship, sing Psalms, and celebrate God’s goodness in Knoxville October 6-8. Now as we talk about heading into our conference in October, that’s heading into the winter time right? Reformation Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas… to me, that’s just really the best time of year. Getting to spend time with your family, the weather is getting colder, (as a ginger that’s great), and we get to celebrate the birth of our savior, Jesus Christ. Well, not if our government has any say over it!!! https://unherd.com/thepost/brace-for-winter-lockdowns/ Brace for winter lockdowns This is from Unherd.com. Many of those who opposed lockdowns for the pandemic, predicted that the policy — if normalised — could one day be taken advantage of by opportunistic political forces to deal with almost any crisis. It was, as Lord Sumption once suggested, a potential pathway to authoritarianism. “If we confer despotic powers on government to deal with perils, which are an ordinary feature of human existence, we will end up doing it most or all of the time,” he wrote in November 2021. Well, we are now facing just such a crisis. And there is a not insignificant chance that lockdowns might be revived, not just as a knee-jerk reaction to cope with a prevailing health crisis, but also, troublingly, an economic one. The monkeypox health scare may have failed to get traction, but as Covid cases begin to rise again, the slow beat of pro-lockdown messaging is beginning to circle again in the mainstream media. For now, the public remains far from receptive. But this could change as soon as energy shortages and supply chain issues begin to bite this winter, which they surely will. The public has already been primed to believe that lockdowns were great for generating energy savings. We saw the evidence of that with our own eyes. Traffic jams disappeared. Oil prices went negative. Air pollution reversed. In the face of late Soviet-style chaos on the streets, unconstrained inflation, not enough electricity to heat the homes of the vulnerable, the prospect of order emanating from the “temporary” suspension of a market economy might seem appealing. It’s even easy to predict the messaging that might feel compelling: ‘Stay Home. Don’t queue. Save Energy.’ Or, ‘Bread and energy is cheap if you stay home!’ But here is why we must not fall for this line of logic. Planned economies are what got us into this mess to begin with. Covid, the war in Ukraine and sanctions against Russia may have all added accelerants to the fire, but the smoulders were burning ever since the 2008 global financial crisis nearly brought down the system. It’s just that the consequences of papering over the flaws in the system rather than properly addressing them only became visible in late 2021. It took 70 years for the communist system to fall apart under the weight of its own capital misallocation. We’ve managed to achieve it in about 14 years. At the heart of the problem is the poorly thought-out subsidisation of negative-sum business models propelled by excessive cheap money in the system. In the communist period, this sort of misdirection was the fault of state bureaucrats who had no idea about what people really wanted. This time it’s been driven by deep-pocketed Western venture capitalists who became convinced that outsized rents from monopoly interests could compensate for short-term non-profitability. That’s not to say the market economy is perfect or free of its own negative externalities. It definitely needs political guidance and a moral backbone to stay on course. But locking people down is not the answer. This only addresses the symptoms, not the cause. Our best path out of this mess is to keep the system as free as possible so that the people themselves can innovate their way out of trouble. Necessity, as they say, is the mother of invention. Allowing human ingenuity to thrive in a free system is our best chance to solve our economic woes. Wow… terrifying stuff. This is what CrossPolitic has been arguing for all along by the way, and maybe that’s a reason why we’ve been banned from Youtube time after time… also, this is another good reason to come to our conference by the way! Our topic seems pretty in line with the story no? https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-news/who-chief-urges-bring-back-27470930 WHO chief urges 'bring back face masks' as Covid pandemic 'nowhere near over' The World Health Organisation is urging governments to reinstate Covid measures like masking and ventilation as its leader speaks of concerns over an “increasing trend of deaths”. As the British government, along with many others of wealthy countries, have all but abandoned coronavirus restrictions, the WHO director-general Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has said the pandemic is “nowhere near over”. It comes as new ONS figures have today showed that more than 200,000 people in the UK have had Covid-19 recorded on their death certificate since the pandemic began. Infections and hospital admissions are once again on the rise, driven by the coronavirus subvariant Omicron BA.2. Experts have warned that new variants can re-infect even those with some form of antibody immunity, in a matter of weeks. Amid a spike in Covid transmission and increasing hospitalisations, Dr Ghebreyesus urged governments to “deploy tried and tested measures like masking, improved ventilation and test and treat protocols”. "I am concerned that cases of Covid-19 continue to rise - putting further pressure on stretched health systems and health workers," he said. One of the more concerning variants and subvariants being tracked by the WHO was BA.2.75, nicknamed the centaurus. Scientists believe the Covid strain, which was first discovered in May in India, may be able to spread rapidly and infect people regardless of immunity from vaccines and antibodies. Governments were now facing several “interlinked” challenges around their response to coronavirus, Dr Ghebreyesus said, including the Omicron sub-variants and reduced testing and sequencing. He went on to explain that there was a disconnect in Covid-19 risk perception between scientific communities, political leaders and the general public. Another challenge was communicating risk and building community trust in health tools, as well as public health social measures like masking, distancing and ventilation, he said. The pandemic was “nowhere near over”, he said, adding that we were in a better position than at the beginning of the pandemic to push back. While progress had been made in the form of tools preventing hospitalisations and deaths, these should not be taken for granted. Dr Ghebreyesus urged governments to regularly review and adjust their Covid-19 response plans based on changing situations. The idea of restrictions being brought back in the UK was raised on Tuesday if an increase in cases worsens the backlog facing the NHS. The WHO’s warning came just days after a SAGE advisor blasted the Tories for failing to take the urgent action needed to stop huge numbers of hospitalisations and unnecessary deaths. Britain could grind to a standstill as Covid-19 cases surge - but the government’s policy is to ‘shut your eyes and let it rip,’ Susan Michie has warned. Moving on, and back to our bad economy, https://www.yahoo.com/now/rents-us-rise-fastest-pace-161957394.html Rents in US Rise at Fastest Pace Since 1986, Buoying Inflation (Bloomberg) -- Rents rose in the US last month at the fastest pace since 1986, helping to propel overall inflation to a fresh four-decade high. An index measuring rent of a primary residence was 0.8% higher in June than the month before, an acceleration from the 0.6% increase recorded in May, according to the Labor Department’s report on consumer prices published Wednesday. In the 12 months through June, rents were up 5.8% Those costs are soaring across the country as would-be homebuyers get priced out by the fastest-rising mortgage rates in decades and slide back into the overcrowded rental market. But rent growth may be peaking as affordability concerns mount, and a surge in construction of new units is poised to start adding to the available inventory. The Labor Department measure tends to lag behind other estimates, so it is likely that rent increases will contribute to rising inflation in the consumer price index through the rest of this year, according to Mark Zandi, chief economist of Moody’s Analytics. “The big increase in CPI rents is catch-up with the consistent double-digit growth in market rents,” Zandi said. “The good news is that market rents appear to be topping out, as renters are not able to afford the higher rents and are balking. More rental supply is also coming, although this will take a year or two to have a meaningful impact on market rents.” Nearly 836,000 multifamily units are under construction, the most since 1973, according to Jay Parsons, chief economist at RealPage. But most new construction targets higher-income tenants and not the lower end, where supply shortages are most extreme, he said. Rents, along with a category known as owners’ equivalent rent that often moves in tandem, account for more than 30% of the consumer price index, giving them outsize weight in overall inflation trends. Given the close ties between rents and wages, the accelerating pace of increases will keep Federal Reserve officials on an aggressive tightening path. Average hourly earnings for production and nonsupervisory workers rose 6.4% in the 12 months through June and have generally outpaced rents since the pandemic began -- a reversal of the trend that prevailed throughout much of the economic expansion of the 2010s. But the gap has narrowed in recent months as increases in earnings have moderated and rental inflation has accelerated. You know, our economy may be weak, but you don’t want your children’s education to be weak either do you? That’s why you need to talk to our sponsors, Classical Conversations. Classical Conversations supports homeschooling parents by cultivating the love of learning through a Christian worldview in fellowship with other families. We provide a classical Christ-centered curriculum, local like-minded communities across the United States and in several countries, and we train parents who are striving to be great classical educators in the home. For more information and to get connected, please visit our website at ClassicalConversations.com. Again that’s ClassicalConversations.com. Before we go, it’s time for the topic that I love… sports! https://www.yahoo.com/news/lebron-james-says-brittney-griner-175538850.html LeBron James says Brittney Griner should question returning to United States NBA star LeBron James questioned if WNBA star Brittney Griner should return to the United States whenever she is released from her incarceration in Russia. The Los Angeles Lakers star made the comment about the Phoenix Mercury star in a trailer for his show, The Shop, which is scheduled to air on Friday on Uninterrupted's YouTube channel. "Now, how can she feel like America has her back?" James said. "I would be feeling like, 'Do I even want to go back to America?'" James later took to Twitter to clarify his comments. "My comments on 'The Shop' regarding Brittney Griner wasn’t knocking our beautiful country," he tweeted. "I was simply saying how she’s probably feeling emotionally along with so many other emotions, thoughts, etc inside that cage she’s been in for over 100+ days! Long story short #BringHerHome" This isn't the first time James has commented on Griner's situation. In June, he demanded action from Joe Biden and Kamala Harris to bring Griner back to the United States, although now he apparently wonders if she should come back to the U.S. "We need to come together and help do whatever we possibly can to bring BG home quickly and safely!!" James posted on Twitter. "Our voice as athletes is stronger together." Griner has been detained since Feb. 17 after vaping cartridges containing oil derived from cannabis were allegedly found in her luggage while going through an airport outside of Moscow. Interestingly, Phoenix Mercury coach Vanessa Nygaard recently wondered if Griner's situation in Russia would be resolved already if it were James, not Griner that was detained. "If it was LeBron, he'd be home, right?" Nygaard asked. "It's a statement about the value of women. It's a statement about the value of a black person. It's a statement about the value of a gay person. All of those things. We know it, and so that's what hurts a little more." Wait a minute, wait a minute… what is a woman? Is Nygaard a biologist? Here’s the deal, I don’t want Griner to rot in a Russain jail, despite her hateful and uneducated view of America, or the fact that she’s rejecting God’s natural law for marriage, or the fact that she thinks she could beat DeMarcus Cousins in a game of 1-on-1… you get the idea. Keeping image bearers of God in cages is wrong and wicked, and we need to get back to a Biblical form of justice… so here’s hoping she’s out soon. This has been your CrossPolitic Daily News Brief. If you liked the show, hit that share button for me would ya? If you want to sign up for our conference, a magazine subscription, or become a club member… you can do all of that at fightlaughfeast.com! And as always, if you’d like to become a corporate partner of CrossPolitic, let’s talk. Email me, at garrison@fightlaughfeast.com. For CrossPolitic News, I’m Garrison Hardie. Have a great day, and Lord bless.

CrossPolitic Studios
Daily News Brief for Thursday, July 14th, 2022 [Daily News Brief]

CrossPolitic Studios

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 14, 2022 16:51


Happy Friday Jr. everyone, this is Garrison Hardie stepping in for ya boy, the Chocolate Knox, for Thursday, July 14th, 2022. Before we take a dive into the news, lets talk about our conference! FLF Conference Plug: Folks, our upcoming Fight Laugh Feast Conference is just about 3-months away from happening in Knoxville TN, October 6-8! Don't miss beer & psalms, our amazing lineup of speakers which includes George Gilder, Jared Longshore, Pastor Wilson, Dr. Ben Merkle, Pastor Toby, and we can’t say yet…also dont miss our awesome vendors, meeting new friends, and stuff for the kids too…like jumpy castles and accidental infant baptisms! Also, did you know, you can save money, by signing up for a Club Membership. So, go to FightLaughFeast.com and sign up for a club membership and then register for the conference with that club discount. We can’t wait to fellowship, sing Psalms, and celebrate God’s goodness in Knoxville October 6-8. Now as we talk about heading into our conference in October, that’s heading into the winter time right? Reformation Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas… to me, that’s just really the best time of year. Getting to spend time with your family, the weather is getting colder, (as a ginger that’s great), and we get to celebrate the birth of our savior, Jesus Christ. Well, not if our government has any say over it!!! https://unherd.com/thepost/brace-for-winter-lockdowns/ Brace for winter lockdowns This is from Unherd.com. Many of those who opposed lockdowns for the pandemic, predicted that the policy — if normalised — could one day be taken advantage of by opportunistic political forces to deal with almost any crisis. It was, as Lord Sumption once suggested, a potential pathway to authoritarianism. “If we confer despotic powers on government to deal with perils, which are an ordinary feature of human existence, we will end up doing it most or all of the time,” he wrote in November 2021. Well, we are now facing just such a crisis. And there is a not insignificant chance that lockdowns might be revived, not just as a knee-jerk reaction to cope with a prevailing health crisis, but also, troublingly, an economic one. The monkeypox health scare may have failed to get traction, but as Covid cases begin to rise again, the slow beat of pro-lockdown messaging is beginning to circle again in the mainstream media. For now, the public remains far from receptive. But this could change as soon as energy shortages and supply chain issues begin to bite this winter, which they surely will. The public has already been primed to believe that lockdowns were great for generating energy savings. We saw the evidence of that with our own eyes. Traffic jams disappeared. Oil prices went negative. Air pollution reversed. In the face of late Soviet-style chaos on the streets, unconstrained inflation, not enough electricity to heat the homes of the vulnerable, the prospect of order emanating from the “temporary” suspension of a market economy might seem appealing. It’s even easy to predict the messaging that might feel compelling: ‘Stay Home. Don’t queue. Save Energy.’ Or, ‘Bread and energy is cheap if you stay home!’ But here is why we must not fall for this line of logic. Planned economies are what got us into this mess to begin with. Covid, the war in Ukraine and sanctions against Russia may have all added accelerants to the fire, but the smoulders were burning ever since the 2008 global financial crisis nearly brought down the system. It’s just that the consequences of papering over the flaws in the system rather than properly addressing them only became visible in late 2021. It took 70 years for the communist system to fall apart under the weight of its own capital misallocation. We’ve managed to achieve it in about 14 years. At the heart of the problem is the poorly thought-out subsidisation of negative-sum business models propelled by excessive cheap money in the system. In the communist period, this sort of misdirection was the fault of state bureaucrats who had no idea about what people really wanted. This time it’s been driven by deep-pocketed Western venture capitalists who became convinced that outsized rents from monopoly interests could compensate for short-term non-profitability. That’s not to say the market economy is perfect or free of its own negative externalities. It definitely needs political guidance and a moral backbone to stay on course. But locking people down is not the answer. This only addresses the symptoms, not the cause. Our best path out of this mess is to keep the system as free as possible so that the people themselves can innovate their way out of trouble. Necessity, as they say, is the mother of invention. Allowing human ingenuity to thrive in a free system is our best chance to solve our economic woes. Wow… terrifying stuff. This is what CrossPolitic has been arguing for all along by the way, and maybe that’s a reason why we’ve been banned from Youtube time after time… also, this is another good reason to come to our conference by the way! Our topic seems pretty in line with the story no? https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-news/who-chief-urges-bring-back-27470930 WHO chief urges 'bring back face masks' as Covid pandemic 'nowhere near over' The World Health Organisation is urging governments to reinstate Covid measures like masking and ventilation as its leader speaks of concerns over an “increasing trend of deaths”. As the British government, along with many others of wealthy countries, have all but abandoned coronavirus restrictions, the WHO director-general Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has said the pandemic is “nowhere near over”. It comes as new ONS figures have today showed that more than 200,000 people in the UK have had Covid-19 recorded on their death certificate since the pandemic began. Infections and hospital admissions are once again on the rise, driven by the coronavirus subvariant Omicron BA.2. Experts have warned that new variants can re-infect even those with some form of antibody immunity, in a matter of weeks. Amid a spike in Covid transmission and increasing hospitalisations, Dr Ghebreyesus urged governments to “deploy tried and tested measures like masking, improved ventilation and test and treat protocols”. "I am concerned that cases of Covid-19 continue to rise - putting further pressure on stretched health systems and health workers," he said. One of the more concerning variants and subvariants being tracked by the WHO was BA.2.75, nicknamed the centaurus. Scientists believe the Covid strain, which was first discovered in May in India, may be able to spread rapidly and infect people regardless of immunity from vaccines and antibodies. Governments were now facing several “interlinked” challenges around their response to coronavirus, Dr Ghebreyesus said, including the Omicron sub-variants and reduced testing and sequencing. He went on to explain that there was a disconnect in Covid-19 risk perception between scientific communities, political leaders and the general public. Another challenge was communicating risk and building community trust in health tools, as well as public health social measures like masking, distancing and ventilation, he said. The pandemic was “nowhere near over”, he said, adding that we were in a better position than at the beginning of the pandemic to push back. While progress had been made in the form of tools preventing hospitalisations and deaths, these should not be taken for granted. Dr Ghebreyesus urged governments to regularly review and adjust their Covid-19 response plans based on changing situations. The idea of restrictions being brought back in the UK was raised on Tuesday if an increase in cases worsens the backlog facing the NHS. The WHO’s warning came just days after a SAGE advisor blasted the Tories for failing to take the urgent action needed to stop huge numbers of hospitalisations and unnecessary deaths. Britain could grind to a standstill as Covid-19 cases surge - but the government’s policy is to ‘shut your eyes and let it rip,’ Susan Michie has warned. Moving on, and back to our bad economy, https://www.yahoo.com/now/rents-us-rise-fastest-pace-161957394.html Rents in US Rise at Fastest Pace Since 1986, Buoying Inflation (Bloomberg) -- Rents rose in the US last month at the fastest pace since 1986, helping to propel overall inflation to a fresh four-decade high. An index measuring rent of a primary residence was 0.8% higher in June than the month before, an acceleration from the 0.6% increase recorded in May, according to the Labor Department’s report on consumer prices published Wednesday. In the 12 months through June, rents were up 5.8% Those costs are soaring across the country as would-be homebuyers get priced out by the fastest-rising mortgage rates in decades and slide back into the overcrowded rental market. But rent growth may be peaking as affordability concerns mount, and a surge in construction of new units is poised to start adding to the available inventory. The Labor Department measure tends to lag behind other estimates, so it is likely that rent increases will contribute to rising inflation in the consumer price index through the rest of this year, according to Mark Zandi, chief economist of Moody’s Analytics. “The big increase in CPI rents is catch-up with the consistent double-digit growth in market rents,” Zandi said. “The good news is that market rents appear to be topping out, as renters are not able to afford the higher rents and are balking. More rental supply is also coming, although this will take a year or two to have a meaningful impact on market rents.” Nearly 836,000 multifamily units are under construction, the most since 1973, according to Jay Parsons, chief economist at RealPage. But most new construction targets higher-income tenants and not the lower end, where supply shortages are most extreme, he said. Rents, along with a category known as owners’ equivalent rent that often moves in tandem, account for more than 30% of the consumer price index, giving them outsize weight in overall inflation trends. Given the close ties between rents and wages, the accelerating pace of increases will keep Federal Reserve officials on an aggressive tightening path. Average hourly earnings for production and nonsupervisory workers rose 6.4% in the 12 months through June and have generally outpaced rents since the pandemic began -- a reversal of the trend that prevailed throughout much of the economic expansion of the 2010s. But the gap has narrowed in recent months as increases in earnings have moderated and rental inflation has accelerated. You know, our economy may be weak, but you don’t want your children’s education to be weak either do you? That’s why you need to talk to our sponsors, Classical Conversations. Classical Conversations supports homeschooling parents by cultivating the love of learning through a Christian worldview in fellowship with other families. We provide a classical Christ-centered curriculum, local like-minded communities across the United States and in several countries, and we train parents who are striving to be great classical educators in the home. For more information and to get connected, please visit our website at ClassicalConversations.com. Again that’s ClassicalConversations.com. Before we go, it’s time for the topic that I love… sports! https://www.yahoo.com/news/lebron-james-says-brittney-griner-175538850.html LeBron James says Brittney Griner should question returning to United States NBA star LeBron James questioned if WNBA star Brittney Griner should return to the United States whenever she is released from her incarceration in Russia. The Los Angeles Lakers star made the comment about the Phoenix Mercury star in a trailer for his show, The Shop, which is scheduled to air on Friday on Uninterrupted's YouTube channel. "Now, how can she feel like America has her back?" James said. "I would be feeling like, 'Do I even want to go back to America?'" James later took to Twitter to clarify his comments. "My comments on 'The Shop' regarding Brittney Griner wasn’t knocking our beautiful country," he tweeted. "I was simply saying how she’s probably feeling emotionally along with so many other emotions, thoughts, etc inside that cage she’s been in for over 100+ days! Long story short #BringHerHome" This isn't the first time James has commented on Griner's situation. In June, he demanded action from Joe Biden and Kamala Harris to bring Griner back to the United States, although now he apparently wonders if she should come back to the U.S. "We need to come together and help do whatever we possibly can to bring BG home quickly and safely!!" James posted on Twitter. "Our voice as athletes is stronger together." Griner has been detained since Feb. 17 after vaping cartridges containing oil derived from cannabis were allegedly found in her luggage while going through an airport outside of Moscow. Interestingly, Phoenix Mercury coach Vanessa Nygaard recently wondered if Griner's situation in Russia would be resolved already if it were James, not Griner that was detained. "If it was LeBron, he'd be home, right?" Nygaard asked. "It's a statement about the value of women. It's a statement about the value of a black person. It's a statement about the value of a gay person. All of those things. We know it, and so that's what hurts a little more." Wait a minute, wait a minute… what is a woman? Is Nygaard a biologist? Here’s the deal, I don’t want Griner to rot in a Russain jail, despite her hateful and uneducated view of America, or the fact that she’s rejecting God’s natural law for marriage, or the fact that she thinks she could beat DeMarcus Cousins in a game of 1-on-1… you get the idea. Keeping image bearers of God in cages is wrong and wicked, and we need to get back to a Biblical form of justice… so here’s hoping she’s out soon. This has been your CrossPolitic Daily News Brief. If you liked the show, hit that share button for me would ya? If you want to sign up for our conference, a magazine subscription, or become a club member… you can do all of that at fightlaughfeast.com! And as always, if you’d like to become a corporate partner of CrossPolitic, let’s talk. Email me, at garrison@fightlaughfeast.com. For CrossPolitic News, I’m Garrison Hardie. Have a great day, and Lord bless.

Refining Rhetoric with Robert Bortins
How to Balance Working Full-Time and Homeschooling with Randan Steinhauser

Refining Rhetoric with Robert Bortins

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 13, 2022 46:15


Randan Steinhauser is a homeschool mom and the founding partner of Steinhauser Strategies, which specializes in creating public relations campaigns, influencing public policy debates, and building innovative digital movements. Randan is an expert in her field, having worked in more than thirty states on issue advocacy, political campaigns, client media relations, coalition development, strategic communications, and government affairs. She homeschools her four children with Classical Conversations®, participating in a local community in Austin, Texas. In this episode of Refining Rhetoric, Robert interviews Randan about her career, homeschooling, and school choice. Show notes: refiningrhetoric.com/randan-steinhauser

The Lori and Michelle Show
Sharing my homeschool curriculum for 1 and 2 grade | Classical Conversations| How I plan to do it all

The Lori and Michelle Show

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 1, 2022 22:57


121 In today's episode, I, Lori, share more of what my homeschool curriculum picks 2022-2023 school year. I am sharing our 1st and 2nd Grade Curriculum Choices. I am a first time homeschool mom sharing what I am planning to do with my daughters. I picked these as my picks for this coming school year with much thought and prayer. I wanted a Christian based curriculum and I wanted a community. I also liked to keep things simple as this is my first time. CLICK HERE to watch the video of this episode if you want to see the products Please let me know in the comments below if you have any experience with any of these curriculums! If you have any questions let me know. Or if you would like me to expand on any of my choices please let me know. God bless! Resources mentioned: https://classicalconversationsbooks.com/ https://thefivegirlschoolhouse.com/ https://treehouseschoolhouse.com/collections/digital-downloads/products/traceable-morning-time-bundle?variant=37732896211093 Good and the Beautiful Math Handwriting without tears All About Reading All About Spelling Cultivate What Matters - write the Word ♡ CHECK OUT OUR VIDEOS - Lori and Michelle Channel on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/c/purelytwins ♡ GET Our Bible Study Workouts for FREE here - Move Live Faithfully Channel on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UChVnE_bAk59k9iAM4HXgpig ♡ SUPPORT THIS SHOW: https://anchor.fm/lm-podcast/support We appreciate the support. KEEP UP WITH US: ♡ Website: https://purelytwins.com ♡ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/movelivefaithfully/ ♡ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/loriandmichelle/ ♡ Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/purelytwins ♡ OUR AMAZON storefront https://www.amazon.com/shop/loriandmichelle (*we make a small commission if you use our link at no charge to you, thanks for the support helps support our channel.) Songs from Epidemic Sound. We appreciate the support as it helps keep Purely Twins & Move Live Faithfully going to spread the gospel through fitness. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/lm-podcast/support

Refining Rhetoric with Robert Bortins
Confessions of a CEO's Wife with April Bortins

Refining Rhetoric with Robert Bortins

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 29, 2022 42:42


April Bortins is a homeschool mom and the wife of Robert Bortins. Together, April and Robert homeschool their three children with Classical Conversations®. Before teaching her own children, April worked as a public-school teacher and head coach for both track and field and cross country. In this special episode of Refining Rhetoric, Robert and April chat about her background, her homeschooling journey so far, and how she integrates faith into teaching her children. They also talk about how she felt joining the Bortins family and what daily life looks like in the Bortins household.

The Sam Sorbo Show
The Sam Sorbo Podcast - Robert Bortins - 6/17/22

The Sam Sorbo Show

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 17, 2022 19:04


Chief Executive Officer of Classical Conversations, Inc., Robert Bortins, and Sam discuss making widgets, growing up homeschooled, and how best to support parents' educational goals for their children.

The Sam Sorbo Show Podcast
The Sam Sorbo Podcast - Robert Bortins - 6/17/22

The Sam Sorbo Show Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 17, 2022 19:04


Chief Executive Officer of Classical Conversations, Inc., Robert Bortins, and Sam discuss making widgets, growing up homeschooled, and how best to support parents' educational goals for their children.

Refining Rhetoric with Robert Bortins
Andrew Pudewa's Weight Loss Secrets and More

Refining Rhetoric with Robert Bortins

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 15, 2022 41:11


Andrew Pudewa is the founder of the Institute for Excellence in Writing (IEW) and is a longtime partner and friend of Classical Conversations®. Speaking around the world, Andrew is known for presenting the skills of writing, teaching, and thinking with clarity and wit. Through IEW seminars and curriculum, he has helped students of all ages become better communicators and critical thinkers. Andrew graduated from the Talent Education Research Institute (known for the Suzuki method) in Matsumoto, Japan, and holds a Certificate of Child Brain Development from the Institutes for the Achievement of Human Potential in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. In this episode of Refining Rhetoric, Robert interviews Andrew about his work at IEW, literacy in the United States, and how to write with excellence.  

Classical Conversations Podcast
EE Book Club: The Peacemaker, ch 1-3

Classical Conversations Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 14, 2022 61:35


Are you a peace faker?  Peace breaker? Peacemaker?  In a world full of turmoil and conflict on every hand, we are called by God to be peacemakers.  How can we become people who view conflicts as opportunities, not accidents?  The Peacemaker, by Ken Sande offers us some keen insights on these questions.  This summer, join the EE Book Club as we read and discuss this book, wrestling with the big ideas and discussing how we can be stewards of peace.  This week, Stephanie Meter and Heatherly Sylvia join Lisa as we kick off this new series.

Daily News Brief
Daily News Brief for Tuesday, June 7th, 2022

Daily News Brief

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 7, 2022 13:32


This is Garrison Hardie with your CrossPolitic Daily News Brief for Tuesday, June 7th, 2022. Today, I want to start things off with a question… Did you know that more than 75% of those raised in evangelical, Presbyterian, and Reformed churches don’t pursue any kind of Christian higher education? Surprising isn’t it. Cornerstone Work & Worldview Institute is seeking to provide a new, exciting, and affordable option for Christians. Their mission is to build Kingdom culture in the workplace by equipping their students in a Trinitarian worldview and vocational competencies. Their low-cost full-time program offers integrative course modules, internships, and mentoring so their students can finish debt-free with vocational preparation, a robust faith, and financial potential to build strong godly families and homes rooted in their communities and churches long-term. Visit their website at www.cornerstonework.org to find out more about enrolling. Elon Musk's lawyers send letter to Twitter threatening to terminate deal over inflated user data https://thepostmillennial.com/breaking-elon-musks-lawyers-send-letter-to-twitter-threatening-to-terminate-deal-over-inflated-user-data?utm_campaign=64487 Elon Musk has accused Twitter of "resisting and thwarting" his inquiries about how many fake, or bot accounts are currently on the Twitter platform. Musk has been trying to get this information since his acquisition process for the platform began. Musk has reportedly called Twitter's unwillingness to provide the information a "clear material breach" to the terms of the agreement that is still under negotiation. As a result, Musk is reserving his right to not complete the transaction. In the letter to Twitter Chief Legal Officer Vijaya Gadde, Skadden attorney Mike Ringler for Musk said that "Mr. Musk reserves all rights resulting therefrom, including his right not to consummate the transaction and his right to terminate the merger agreement," according to CNBC. He said further that Twitter must provide the information that is being requested, and that the merger agreement requires it. Ringler disputed Twitter's claim that they are not responsible to give that data in order to close the deal. "Mr. Musk is entitled to seek, and Twitter is obligated to provide," Ringler wrote, "information and data for, inter alia, 'any reasonable business purpose related to the consummation of the transaction.'" "At this point," Ringler continued, "Mr. Musk believes Twitter is transparently refusing to comply with its obligations under the merger agreement, which is causing further suspicion that the company is withholding the requested data due to concern for what Mr. Musk's own analysis of that data will uncover." The letter, submitted to the SEC, posited that "If Twitter is confident in its publicized spam estimates, Mr. Musk does not understand the company's reluctance to allow Mr. Musk to independently evaluate those estimates. As noted in our previous correspondence, Mr. Musk will of course comply with the restrictions provided under Section 6.4, including by ensuring that anyone reviewing the data is bound by a non-disclosure agreement, and Mr. Musk will not retain or otherwise use any competitively sensitive information if the transaction is not consummated." Twitter shares were down 5 percent on Monday morning trading. Musk has been adamant throughout the process that he needs to know how many of the accounts on Twitter are actual humans. There is speculation that if the number is higher than Twitter execs have reported, Musk could negotiate a new buying price that's less than the $44 billion initially offered and agreed to. Musk and his team have been willing to do the calculations themselves, but Parag Agrawal, current CEO who took over after founder Jack Dorsey left in the fall, said that for Musk to undertake this count he would need access to information that is not currently public. Boris Johnson survives but is weakened by no-confidence vote https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2022/06/06/boris-johnson-tory-leadership-vote/ British Prime Minister Boris Johnson survived a cliff-hanger vote of no confidence by his fellow Conservative Party lawmakers Monday evening, prevailing despite deep disgust over lockdown-breaking parties at Downing Street and broad discontent with his leadership, which one former ally branded a “charade.” Johnson won the party-only secret balloting by 211 to 148 — surpassing the simple majority of 180 votes he needed to remain in office. Though he held on to his job, the vote was remarkably close for a prime minister who helped the Conservatives win a landslide election in 2019. His salvation may have been the lack of an obvious successor. There remains an active open rebellion from within the party, with many top voices now on-the-record saying this prime minister is unfit to serve. How Johnson proceeds with his domestic and foreign agenda is unclear — and it puts Britain’s western allies in Europe and the United States on notice that Johnson’s authority has been undercut by his own doing. Though Johnson can now fight another day, he is a wounded leader. He and the Conservatives will struggle to rebuild their brand in the face of soaring inflation and diminished public trust. Surviving a no-confidence vote under the current rules insulates Johnson from additional party challenges for a year. But those rules can be changed. Looming over Monday’s vote was the recollection that Johnson’s predecessor, Theresa May, beat a no-confidence challenge over her failed Brexit deal in 2018, only to be forced to resign the next year. When May faced her vote, 37 percent of her lawmakers voted against her; Johnson did worse, with 41 percent of his lawmakers voting against him. Calls for Johnson’s resignation have been simmering for months, fueled by what many saw as weaselly responses to questions about Partygate and by local elections that were a disaster for Conservatives. Almost as soon as Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations ended, Conservatives announced that the threshold of 54 no-confidence letters — equal to 15 percent of the party’s lawmakers in Parliament — had been reached and would trigger a vote. And now a word from one of our corporate partners, Classical Conversations! Classical Conversations supports homeschooling parents by cultivating the love of learning through a Christian worldview in fellowship with other families. We provide a classical Christ-centered curriculum, local like-minded communities across the United States and in several countries, and we train parents who are striving to be great classical educators in the home. For more information and to get connected, please visit our website at ClassicalConversations.com. Again that’s ClassicalConversations.com. According to the Washington Post, January 6th Committee Hearing is set to start this month! https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2022/06/06/january-6-committee-hearing-schedule-how-to-watch/ After 11 months and more than 1,000 interviews, the House committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the U.S. Capitol by a pro-Trump mob is ready to share what it knows. It will do that in public hearings, some in prime time, throughout this month. The first will be held this week. Here’s what to know about the hearings. When are the hearings’ dates and times? The first hearing will start Thursday, June 9, at 8 p.m. Eastern. The committee hasn’t announced a formal schedule for the rest, but there could be as many as eight through June, with a final hearing in September — right before the November midterm elections. How to watch the hearings The committee usually live-streams its hearings, and most major TV news stations will be airing at least some of them — though they could go on for hours, and it’s not yet clear whether news networks will stay with the entire hearing each time one is held. The Washington Post will have anchored coverage and analysis beginning Thursday night on www.washingtonpost.com. What to watch for The committee plans to detail their findings of what they say was a months-long Republican conspiracy to overthrow Joe Biden’s legitimate election victory, led by President Donald Trump. The committee could even accuse Trump of committing a crime by intentionally trying to stop Congress’s certification of Biden’s win on Jan. 6, 2021. But Congress’s power is limited; ultimately, the Justice Department would have to decide whether to prosecute. Each hearing will have a theme. On Thursday, lawmakers are planning to introduce the public to what they’ve been up to for the past 11 months since Democrats in Congress voted to set up the investigatory committee. Only two Republicans, Reps. Liz Cheney (Wyo.) and Adam Kinzinger (Ill.) sit on it, and there are no Trump allies on the committee. They will make an opening statement that offers an overview of the Jan. 6 events. Other hearings could focus on what Trump did (or didn’t do) on Jan. 6; how he and his allies tried to dismantle the electoral process in the weeks after Election Day, to keep him in power; how disinformation spreads; and policy recommendations to prevent such an attack from happening again. Another question the committee must grapple with: how to make the public care about the intricate details of an attack that’s more than a year old. In an interview with CBS that aired this weekend, Cheney, the top Republican on the committee, tried to spin things forward, saying that Trump has expressed no remorse for what happened — and that that’s worrisome for the next election. What about the Black Lives Matter riots? What about the antifa riots and attacks? Now for the topic that I love… sports! https://thepostmillennial.com/first-trans-cheerleader-in-nfl-to-make-debut-with-carolina-panthers?utm_campaign=64487 Though I’m not pleased with this news… First 'trans' cheerleader in NFL to make debut with Carolina Panthers The NFL has signed its first biological male who identifies as transgender to be part of the women's cheerleading squad for the Carolina Topcats. Justine Lindsay, 29, announced the news that Lindsay would be joining the women's squad. Lindsay announced the news in March via Instagram with "Cats Out the Bag you are looking at the newest member of the Carolina Panthers TopCats Cheerleader’s as the first Transgender female." Lindsay went on to say "I would like to thank the beautiful and talented dancers who supported me along the way alumni TopCats family and friends for your love and support. I would not have gotten to this moment in my life if it wasn’t for the support. Also to my beautiful coach @chandalaelanouette you are a special being that I truly cherish thank you taking that leap of faith on me to be apart of your legacy and so many others. This is a moment I will never forget and I cannot wait to show you all what this girl has to bring. Thank you @topcats a dream come true." While NFL cheerleading squads had allowed men to join the roster starting in the late 90's, Lindsay will be the first biological male who identifies as female to join. According to Buzzfeed, Topcats' director Chandalae Lanouette said "Lindsay had noted on her application that she was transgender, but her talent, not her history-making, is what landed her on the squad." The Topcats, like most NFL cheerleading squads, are a public facing part of the franchise and are featured at special events, conferences, and fundraisers. "I think more people need to see this," Lindsay told Buzzfeed, "it’s not because I want recognition. It's just to shed light on what’s going on in the world." Sam Ames, the director of advocacy and government affairs for The Trevor Project, responded to Lindsay's hiring by saying "that LGBTQ youth report that seeing LGBTQ representation by celebrities and athletes made them feel good about being LGBTQ." This month the NFL revealed a new LGBTQ+ logo to celebrate pride month and Lindsay's hiring is in keeping with the company's goal to be "more inclusive." This has been your CrossPolitic Daily News Brief… If you liked the show, share it for me, as that really helps spread our content… if you want to sign up for our conference, head on over to flfnetwork.com/knoxville2022/, and come party with us in Tennessee. If you want to partner with CrossPolitic, you can email me, at garrison@fightlaughfeast.com. For CrossPolitic News, I’m Garrison Hardie. Have a great day, and Lord bless.

CrossPolitic Studios
Daily News Brief for Tuesday, June 7th, 2022 [Daily News Brief]

CrossPolitic Studios

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 7, 2022 13:32


This is Garrison Hardie with your CrossPolitic Daily News Brief for Tuesday, June 7th, 2022. Today, I want to start things off with a question… Did you know that more than 75% of those raised in evangelical, Presbyterian, and Reformed churches don’t pursue any kind of Christian higher education? Surprising isn’t it. Cornerstone Work & Worldview Institute is seeking to provide a new, exciting, and affordable option for Christians. Their mission is to build Kingdom culture in the workplace by equipping their students in a Trinitarian worldview and vocational competencies. Their low-cost full-time program offers integrative course modules, internships, and mentoring so their students can finish debt-free with vocational preparation, a robust faith, and financial potential to build strong godly families and homes rooted in their communities and churches long-term. Visit their website at www.cornerstonework.org to find out more about enrolling. Elon Musk's lawyers send letter to Twitter threatening to terminate deal over inflated user data https://thepostmillennial.com/breaking-elon-musks-lawyers-send-letter-to-twitter-threatening-to-terminate-deal-over-inflated-user-data?utm_campaign=64487 Elon Musk has accused Twitter of "resisting and thwarting" his inquiries about how many fake, or bot accounts are currently on the Twitter platform. Musk has been trying to get this information since his acquisition process for the platform began. Musk has reportedly called Twitter's unwillingness to provide the information a "clear material breach" to the terms of the agreement that is still under negotiation. As a result, Musk is reserving his right to not complete the transaction. In the letter to Twitter Chief Legal Officer Vijaya Gadde, Skadden attorney Mike Ringler for Musk said that "Mr. Musk reserves all rights resulting therefrom, including his right not to consummate the transaction and his right to terminate the merger agreement," according to CNBC. He said further that Twitter must provide the information that is being requested, and that the merger agreement requires it. Ringler disputed Twitter's claim that they are not responsible to give that data in order to close the deal. "Mr. Musk is entitled to seek, and Twitter is obligated to provide," Ringler wrote, "information and data for, inter alia, 'any reasonable business purpose related to the consummation of the transaction.'" "At this point," Ringler continued, "Mr. Musk believes Twitter is transparently refusing to comply with its obligations under the merger agreement, which is causing further suspicion that the company is withholding the requested data due to concern for what Mr. Musk's own analysis of that data will uncover." The letter, submitted to the SEC, posited that "If Twitter is confident in its publicized spam estimates, Mr. Musk does not understand the company's reluctance to allow Mr. Musk to independently evaluate those estimates. As noted in our previous correspondence, Mr. Musk will of course comply with the restrictions provided under Section 6.4, including by ensuring that anyone reviewing the data is bound by a non-disclosure agreement, and Mr. Musk will not retain or otherwise use any competitively sensitive information if the transaction is not consummated." Twitter shares were down 5 percent on Monday morning trading. Musk has been adamant throughout the process that he needs to know how many of the accounts on Twitter are actual humans. There is speculation that if the number is higher than Twitter execs have reported, Musk could negotiate a new buying price that's less than the $44 billion initially offered and agreed to. Musk and his team have been willing to do the calculations themselves, but Parag Agrawal, current CEO who took over after founder Jack Dorsey left in the fall, said that for Musk to undertake this count he would need access to information that is not currently public. Boris Johnson survives but is weakened by no-confidence vote https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2022/06/06/boris-johnson-tory-leadership-vote/ British Prime Minister Boris Johnson survived a cliff-hanger vote of no confidence by his fellow Conservative Party lawmakers Monday evening, prevailing despite deep disgust over lockdown-breaking parties at Downing Street and broad discontent with his leadership, which one former ally branded a “charade.” Johnson won the party-only secret balloting by 211 to 148 — surpassing the simple majority of 180 votes he needed to remain in office. Though he held on to his job, the vote was remarkably close for a prime minister who helped the Conservatives win a landslide election in 2019. His salvation may have been the lack of an obvious successor. There remains an active open rebellion from within the party, with many top voices now on-the-record saying this prime minister is unfit to serve. How Johnson proceeds with his domestic and foreign agenda is unclear — and it puts Britain’s western allies in Europe and the United States on notice that Johnson’s authority has been undercut by his own doing. Though Johnson can now fight another day, he is a wounded leader. He and the Conservatives will struggle to rebuild their brand in the face of soaring inflation and diminished public trust. Surviving a no-confidence vote under the current rules insulates Johnson from additional party challenges for a year. But those rules can be changed. Looming over Monday’s vote was the recollection that Johnson’s predecessor, Theresa May, beat a no-confidence challenge over her failed Brexit deal in 2018, only to be forced to resign the next year. When May faced her vote, 37 percent of her lawmakers voted against her; Johnson did worse, with 41 percent of his lawmakers voting against him. Calls for Johnson’s resignation have been simmering for months, fueled by what many saw as weaselly responses to questions about Partygate and by local elections that were a disaster for Conservatives. Almost as soon as Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations ended, Conservatives announced that the threshold of 54 no-confidence letters — equal to 15 percent of the party’s lawmakers in Parliament — had been reached and would trigger a vote. And now a word from one of our corporate partners, Classical Conversations! Classical Conversations supports homeschooling parents by cultivating the love of learning through a Christian worldview in fellowship with other families. We provide a classical Christ-centered curriculum, local like-minded communities across the United States and in several countries, and we train parents who are striving to be great classical educators in the home. For more information and to get connected, please visit our website at ClassicalConversations.com. Again that’s ClassicalConversations.com. According to the Washington Post, January 6th Committee Hearing is set to start this month! https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2022/06/06/january-6-committee-hearing-schedule-how-to-watch/ After 11 months and more than 1,000 interviews, the House committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the U.S. Capitol by a pro-Trump mob is ready to share what it knows. It will do that in public hearings, some in prime time, throughout this month. The first will be held this week. Here’s what to know about the hearings. When are the hearings’ dates and times? The first hearing will start Thursday, June 9, at 8 p.m. Eastern. The committee hasn’t announced a formal schedule for the rest, but there could be as many as eight through June, with a final hearing in September — right before the November midterm elections. How to watch the hearings The committee usually live-streams its hearings, and most major TV news stations will be airing at least some of them — though they could go on for hours, and it’s not yet clear whether news networks will stay with the entire hearing each time one is held. The Washington Post will have anchored coverage and analysis beginning Thursday night on www.washingtonpost.com. What to watch for The committee plans to detail their findings of what they say was a months-long Republican conspiracy to overthrow Joe Biden’s legitimate election victory, led by President Donald Trump. The committee could even accuse Trump of committing a crime by intentionally trying to stop Congress’s certification of Biden’s win on Jan. 6, 2021. But Congress’s power is limited; ultimately, the Justice Department would have to decide whether to prosecute. Each hearing will have a theme. On Thursday, lawmakers are planning to introduce the public to what they’ve been up to for the past 11 months since Democrats in Congress voted to set up the investigatory committee. Only two Republicans, Reps. Liz Cheney (Wyo.) and Adam Kinzinger (Ill.) sit on it, and there are no Trump allies on the committee. They will make an opening statement that offers an overview of the Jan. 6 events. Other hearings could focus on what Trump did (or didn’t do) on Jan. 6; how he and his allies tried to dismantle the electoral process in the weeks after Election Day, to keep him in power; how disinformation spreads; and policy recommendations to prevent such an attack from happening again. Another question the committee must grapple with: how to make the public care about the intricate details of an attack that’s more than a year old. In an interview with CBS that aired this weekend, Cheney, the top Republican on the committee, tried to spin things forward, saying that Trump has expressed no remorse for what happened — and that that’s worrisome for the next election. What about the Black Lives Matter riots? What about the antifa riots and attacks? Now for the topic that I love… sports! https://thepostmillennial.com/first-trans-cheerleader-in-nfl-to-make-debut-with-carolina-panthers?utm_campaign=64487 Though I’m not pleased with this news… First 'trans' cheerleader in NFL to make debut with Carolina Panthers The NFL has signed its first biological male who identifies as transgender to be part of the women's cheerleading squad for the Carolina Topcats. Justine Lindsay, 29, announced the news that Lindsay would be joining the women's squad. Lindsay announced the news in March via Instagram with "Cats Out the Bag you are looking at the newest member of the Carolina Panthers TopCats Cheerleader’s as the first Transgender female." Lindsay went on to say "I would like to thank the beautiful and talented dancers who supported me along the way alumni TopCats family and friends for your love and support. I would not have gotten to this moment in my life if it wasn’t for the support. Also to my beautiful coach @chandalaelanouette you are a special being that I truly cherish thank you taking that leap of faith on me to be apart of your legacy and so many others. This is a moment I will never forget and I cannot wait to show you all what this girl has to bring. Thank you @topcats a dream come true." While NFL cheerleading squads had allowed men to join the roster starting in the late 90's, Lindsay will be the first biological male who identifies as female to join. According to Buzzfeed, Topcats' director Chandalae Lanouette said "Lindsay had noted on her application that she was transgender, but her talent, not her history-making, is what landed her on the squad." The Topcats, like most NFL cheerleading squads, are a public facing part of the franchise and are featured at special events, conferences, and fundraisers. "I think more people need to see this," Lindsay told Buzzfeed, "it’s not because I want recognition. It's just to shed light on what’s going on in the world." Sam Ames, the director of advocacy and government affairs for The Trevor Project, responded to Lindsay's hiring by saying "that LGBTQ youth report that seeing LGBTQ representation by celebrities and athletes made them feel good about being LGBTQ." This month the NFL revealed a new LGBTQ+ logo to celebrate pride month and Lindsay's hiring is in keeping with the company's goal to be "more inclusive." This has been your CrossPolitic Daily News Brief… If you liked the show, share it for me, as that really helps spread our content… if you want to sign up for our conference, head on over to flfnetwork.com/knoxville2022/, and come party with us in Tennessee. If you want to partner with CrossPolitic, you can email me, at garrison@fightlaughfeast.com. For CrossPolitic News, I’m Garrison Hardie. Have a great day, and Lord bless.

Freedom Families
Educational Freedom | Wendy Vinge

Freedom Families

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 2, 2022 51:48


Wendy Vinge is a Minnesota mom of 3. Her first two kids went to public school all the way through. But she knew she wanted something different for her youngest daughter. She really didn't know anyone who homeschooled and she had no idea how it would go, but now she's a half decade in and they are LOVING it. Wendy and E.J. talk about what led their family to homeschool, the Classical Conversations curriculum they use, the CC community they're a part of and how the educational freedom that homeschooling provides has changed/shaped the culture of their home - notably their mother-daughter relationship.  You can check out Classical Conversations (including finding a community near you) here: Classical ConversationsHomeschool Episode with Sam Sorbo

Classical Conversations Podcast
EE Dads are Lead Learners Too

Classical Conversations Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 1, 2022 44:56


How can we celebrate fathers this season?  By recognizing that dads are Lead Learners, too!  If you are wondering how to make that true in your home, listen in as Tim Knotts gives some pointers and shares some wisdom from his own journey as a homeschool dad.  You'll glean practical ideas on how to learn alongside your children at every age, and find encouragement for “team teaching” with your spouse!

Refining Rhetoric with Robert Bortins
From Tears to Triumphs | Educating Through the Everyday with Lisa Bailey

Refining Rhetoric with Robert Bortins

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 1, 2022 44:51


Lisa Bailey is the host of Everyday Educator, a long-running Classical Conversations podcast, and is also the Lead Curriculum Developer for the Global Curriculum team of our publishing company, Classical Conversations MultiMedia (CCMM). Since joining the Classical Conversations family in 2004 as a Challenge B Director, Lisa has graduated two daughters out of the Challenge program and has served in various roles within the company. In this episode, Robert and Lisa discuss her homeschooling journey from why she first chose to homeschool to the importance of committing long-term to the homeschool process.

Classical Conversations Podcast
EE Let's Start at the Very Beginning (Scribblers)

Classical Conversations Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 24, 2022 50:35


What in the world is a “Scribbler”?  And, why is Scribblers curriculum a very good place to start as you begin a homeschool journey?  Listen in as Lisa Bailey and Amy Jones introduce this brand new resource; you'll be encouraged to think about what truly provides a firm foundation for your children's education:  presence, play, and permission to grow and explore together! 

Carpe Fide
Ep 069 - A Classical Conversation with Robert Bortins!

Carpe Fide

Play Episode Listen Later May 20, 2022 52:19


This episode we're excited to bring another interview your way, this time with CEO of Classical Conversations, Robert Bortins! Finally Jesse gets to talk about education while Justin just sits back and rolls his eyes. Just kidding, Justin did great. We grilled Robert on the role of the Church in education, responding to tyranny, and how to find out more about CC up in Canada too!We spend a few extra minutes after Robert signed off to sound off on abortion again. Never gets less frustrating... Thanks for tuning in!RESOURCESVisit classicalconversations.com to check out CC!Links to Robert's new podcast show can be found here.Follow Robert on Twitter and InstagramCheck out CC Canada! NEW SHIRT DROP!We are now offering a brand new shirt in the US and Canada shops! The Done Time shirt is designed by the faithful folks over at Trinity Bible Chapel in Waterloo, Ontario. The design features a prominent front design stating "Most of My Heroes Have Done Time". On the back contains a list of dozens of saints that have been imprisoned, including our friends Pastors James Coates and Tim Stephens. Head on over to carpefide.com/shop to grab yours today!SUPPORT THE LIBERTY COALITION CANADA!Grab one of our Hold the Line Shirts or Hoodies or Come Take It Pulpit shirts to support Liberty Coalition Canada as they cover the Ottawa protests and seek to glorify God in all things. No one likes fake news, so lets support our brothers and sisters on the front lines!US & Canada Store: carpefide.com/shopCREDITSAudio Post Production by Jaeger WincklerJaeger is a high school senior who enjoys writing, theology, audio editing, and music. He has many projects underway, including, but by no means limited to, writing a book, composing musical accompaniments to some of Tennyson's poems, and saving up for college at New Saint Andrews in Moscow, Idaho. You can read more about him and his thoughts at jaegerwinckler.com.

Classical Conversations Podcast
EE Twenty-five Reasons to Homeschool Classically, Part 5

Classical Conversations Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 17, 2022 35:48


Join Shelly Stockton and special guests Debra Switzer, Jenn Martin, and Barby Hobcroft for part five of the series Twenty-five Reasons to Homeschool Classically. Listen in on this final episode as these homeschool veterans discuss the hard work of homeschooling, subject integration, and falling in love with learning.

Anchored by the Classic Learning Test
Robert Bortins on Founding Classical Conversations

Anchored by the Classic Learning Test

Play Episode Listen Later May 5, 2022 33:18


On this episode of Anchored, Jeremy is joined by Robert Bortins, CEO of Classical Conversations. Robert shares the story of how Classical Conversation began and developed into serving over 45,000 families now enrolled in its programs spread over 50 countries globally. Robert also discusses his views on the state of mainstream education, the importance of classical education, and the need for Christians to be at the forefront of technology and innovation. 

Daily News Brief
Daily News Brief for Thursday, May 5th, 2022

Daily News Brief

Play Episode Listen Later May 5, 2022 12:28


Hi, this is Garrison Hardie subbing in for The Chocolate Knox, for your CrossPolitic Daily News Brief, for Thursday, May 5th, 2022… Happy Cinco De mayo by the way! I wanted to touch on the fact that the last stop of our CrossPolitic Liberty Tour is only 15 days away! We’ll be joined in Phoenix Arizona by Pastor Jeff Durbin of Apologia Church, as well as Political analyst Delano Squires. Tickets are only $20, so sign up now at crosspolitic.com/libertytour. Last night, Comedian Dave Chappelle was wrapping up his set at a show in LA, when a violent thug bum rushed the stage and tackled Dave Chappelle… https://youtu.be/yy5dQb_2X9I Play 0:20-1:06 -Dave Chappelle https://youtu.be/3xXczgEyp5M -Play whole clip - Was that Will Smith? The thug was identified by LAPD as 23-year old Isaiah Lee. Lee was also carrying a knife that looked like a gun… The last report I saw suggested that Lee was being held on $30,000 bond, and is booked on an assault with a deadly weapon charge. You know, Chris Rock is on to something… When Will Smith walked up on-stage at the Oscars, and physically assaulted Chris Rock, there were no immediate consequences. Will Smith was allowed to remain at the Oscars for the remainder of the show, and then, was even able to receive his oscar to a standing ovation… so this kid, likely viewed that action and thought, what consequences? Well now we know… But this just seems to be a tactic of leftists in this day and age. Hear a joke, or opinion you don’t like? Well, go ahead and respond with violence. And hey, if you want to be ready to fight like a Christian, then you need a copy of our Fight Laugh Feast magazine! Our Fight Laugh Feast Magazine is a quarterly issue that packs a punch like a 21 year Balvenie, no ice. We don’t water down our scotch, why would we water down our theology? Order a yearly subscription for yourself and then send a couple yearly subscriptions to your friends who have been drinking luke-warm evangelical cool-aid. Every quarter we promise quality food for the soul, wine for the heart, and some Red Bull for turning over tables. Our magazine will include cultural commentary, a Psalm of the quarter, recipes for feasting, laughter sprinkled through out the glossy pages, and more. Sign up for your annual subscription at: https://flfnetwork.com/product/fight-laugh-feast-magazine/ https://www.foxnews.com/politics/biden-maga-crowd-most-extreme-political-organization Biden says 'MAGA crowd' is 'most extreme political organization that's existed' in recent American history Well, at least our president is trying to bring our country back together… President Biden on Wednesday, reacting to the leaked draft opinion signaling the Supreme Court’s intent to overturn Roe v. Wade, slammed Republicans, saying the controversy is "about a lot more than abortion," and warning that the "MAGA crowd" is "the most extreme political organization that’s existed in recent American history." Following remarks from the White House announcing that his administration is "on track" to cut the federal deficit by $1.5 trillion by the end of the fiscal year, the president was asked about the leaked draft opinion authored by Justice Samuel Alito, which indicates the high court’s plans to strike down Roe v. Wade, which would leave decisions on abortion restrictions for the states to decide. As you guys know, a draft Supreme Court opinion on a case that addresses the precedence of Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey was obtained and made public by Politico in an unprecedented and stunning leak from the high court late Monday. But Biden on Tuesday declared he is "not prepared" to leave the issue of privacy to "the whims" of the public in "local areas," warning that a draft Supreme Court opinion overturning Roe v. Wade was a "radical decision" that would jeopardize "a whole range of rights." Now Gabe in his news brief yesterday made the connection that this leak was likely meant to energize the democratic voter base… and boy did they respond… this following clip is from Louder with Crowder. https://youtu.be/rfVt5rcboig -Play 26:09-27:18 Demonic banshies about sums it up… Our very own Chocolate Knox tweeted out a few days ago, that “Observing the last day of events it's been clear to me why government education is essential to the plan of liberals. Having a general public that cannot define words or follow a logical argument is the only way the left wins. Definitions and logic betray their rhetoric.” Well said Knox, well said. We need to take back the responsibility of educating our kids… and you know who can help you do that? Classical Conversations. Classical Conversations supports homeschooling parents by cultivating the love of learning through a Christian worldview in fellowship with other families. We provide a classical Christ-centered curriculum, local like-minded communities across the United States and in several countries, and we train parents who are striving to be great classical educators in the home. For more information and to get connected, please visit our website at ClassicalConversations.com. Classical. Christian. Get Connected. Get Community at classicalconversations.com/ https://www.fox9.com/news/judge-accepts-derek-chauvin-plea-deal-in-federal-civil-rights-case Judge accepts Derek Chauvin plea deal in federal civil rights case The judge overseeing the federal civil rights cases of four former Minneapolis police officers in the killing of George Floyd said Wednesday that he has accepted the terms of Derek Chauvin’s plea agreement and will sentence him to 20 to 25 years in prison. Chauvin pleaded guilty Dec. 15 to violating Floyd’s civil rights, admitting for the first time that he kept his knee on Floyd’s neck — even after he became unresponsive — resulting in the Floyd’s death on May 25, 2020. The former officer admitted he willfully deprived Floyd of his right to be free from unreasonable seizure, including unreasonable force by a police officer. Under the plea agreement, which Chauvin signed, both sides agreed Chauvin should face a sentence ranging from 20 to 25 years, with prosecutors saying they would seek 25. He could have faced life in prison on the federal count. With credit for good time in the federal system, he would serve from 17 years to 21 years and three months behind bars. U.S. District Judge Paul Magnuson deferred accepting the agreement pending the completion of a presentence investigation. He said in a one-page order Wednesday that the report had been issued, so it was now appropriate to accept the deal. He has not set a sentencing date for Chauvin. Chauvin is already serving a 22 1/2 year sentence for his murder conviction in state court last year, though he is appealing that conviction. He would serve the federal sentence concurrently with the state sentence. https://www.19fortyfive.com/2022/05/ammo-shortage-2022/ The Great Ammo Shortage Of 2022 Isn’t Over The Great Ammo Shortage of 2022 just won’t go away. You might struggle to find ammunition for your pistol, rifle, or shotgun this year. Reasons for the shortage range wide, from supply bottlenecks to a copper shortage and the war in Ukraine. The best solution might be to make your own bullets. People are buying more guns, and there are a lot of new gun owners. In 2020, 20 percent of American gun purchasers had never before bought a firearm. Thirty-nine percent of people recently polled in the United States own at least one pistol, rifle, or shotgun, according to the General Social Survey, and FBI background checks tracked a 41 percent increase in gun ownership from 2019 to 2020. That adds up to 8.4 million new owners. These gun owners need ammunition. So, the demand side of the equation is easy to see. Supply of ammunition is also a concern. People stocked up on rounds during the Covid-19 pandemic amid panic about the dwindling supply. Imports of ammunition fell 34 percent during the worst days of quarantine in 2020. There were periods during the pandemic when gun and ammo production stopped. Gun owners sensed these shortages and snapped up firearms and ammunition. There was also a lull in supply when ammunition-maker Remington went bankrupt. The company filed for bankruptcy protection in 2018, and again in 2020. It was hard for Remington to produce enough bullets to keep up with demand until it got its affairs in order and sold itself to Vista Outdoors. Much less publicized, there is a global shortage of copper, a key input in the production of ammunition. Ammo makers have to compete for the copper supply with electric vehicle manufacturers and the U.S. Mint, among others. 30-30 Winchester rounds can be hard to find for owners of lever-action “Old West” rifles. You might be paying over one dollar per round – maybe even two dollars. There are slim pickings of the .308 Winchester that deer hunters favor. Maddox says it is better to buy .40 Smith & Wesson pistol ammo online, because it is in spare supply at gun shops. AR-15 owners are struggling to find .223 and 5.56mm NATO for their assault weapons. And of course, 9mm pistol rounds fly off the shelves. Thanks for tuning into this CrossPolitic Daily News Brief. If you liked the show, share it, as that’s like currency for us. If you want to come out to our conference in Knoxville TN, sign up today for that early bird pricing, at flfnetwork.com/knoxville2022, and as always, if you want to partner with CrossPolitic, let’s talk. Email me, at garrison@fightlaughfeast.com. For CrossPolitic News, I’m Garrison Hardie. Have a great Cinco De Mayo, or revenge of the fifth, and Lord bless.

CrossPolitic Studios
Daily News Brief for Thursday, May 5th, 2022 [Daily News Brief]

CrossPolitic Studios

Play Episode Listen Later May 5, 2022 12:28


Hi, this is Garrison Hardie subbing in for The Chocolate Knox, for your CrossPolitic Daily News Brief, for Thursday, May 5th, 2022… Happy Cinco De mayo by the way! I wanted to touch on the fact that the last stop of our CrossPolitic Liberty Tour is only 15 days away! We’ll be joined in Phoenix Arizona by Pastor Jeff Durbin of Apologia Church, as well as Political analyst Delano Squires. Tickets are only $20, so sign up now at crosspolitic.com/libertytour. Last night, Comedian Dave Chappelle was wrapping up his set at a show in LA, when a violent thug bum rushed the stage and tackled Dave Chappelle… https://youtu.be/yy5dQb_2X9I Play 0:20-1:06 -Dave Chappelle https://youtu.be/3xXczgEyp5M -Play whole clip - Was that Will Smith? The thug was identified by LAPD as 23-year old Isaiah Lee. Lee was also carrying a knife that looked like a gun… The last report I saw suggested that Lee was being held on $30,000 bond, and is booked on an assault with a deadly weapon charge. You know, Chris Rock is on to something… When Will Smith walked up on-stage at the Oscars, and physically assaulted Chris Rock, there were no immediate consequences. Will Smith was allowed to remain at the Oscars for the remainder of the show, and then, was even able to receive his oscar to a standing ovation… so this kid, likely viewed that action and thought, what consequences? Well now we know… But this just seems to be a tactic of leftists in this day and age. Hear a joke, or opinion you don’t like? Well, go ahead and respond with violence. And hey, if you want to be ready to fight like a Christian, then you need a copy of our Fight Laugh Feast magazine! Our Fight Laugh Feast Magazine is a quarterly issue that packs a punch like a 21 year Balvenie, no ice. We don’t water down our scotch, why would we water down our theology? Order a yearly subscription for yourself and then send a couple yearly subscriptions to your friends who have been drinking luke-warm evangelical cool-aid. Every quarter we promise quality food for the soul, wine for the heart, and some Red Bull for turning over tables. Our magazine will include cultural commentary, a Psalm of the quarter, recipes for feasting, laughter sprinkled through out the glossy pages, and more. Sign up for your annual subscription at: https://flfnetwork.com/product/fight-laugh-feast-magazine/ https://www.foxnews.com/politics/biden-maga-crowd-most-extreme-political-organization Biden says 'MAGA crowd' is 'most extreme political organization that's existed' in recent American history Well, at least our president is trying to bring our country back together… President Biden on Wednesday, reacting to the leaked draft opinion signaling the Supreme Court’s intent to overturn Roe v. Wade, slammed Republicans, saying the controversy is "about a lot more than abortion," and warning that the "MAGA crowd" is "the most extreme political organization that’s existed in recent American history." Following remarks from the White House announcing that his administration is "on track" to cut the federal deficit by $1.5 trillion by the end of the fiscal year, the president was asked about the leaked draft opinion authored by Justice Samuel Alito, which indicates the high court’s plans to strike down Roe v. Wade, which would leave decisions on abortion restrictions for the states to decide. As you guys know, a draft Supreme Court opinion on a case that addresses the precedence of Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey was obtained and made public by Politico in an unprecedented and stunning leak from the high court late Monday. But Biden on Tuesday declared he is "not prepared" to leave the issue of privacy to "the whims" of the public in "local areas," warning that a draft Supreme Court opinion overturning Roe v. Wade was a "radical decision" that would jeopardize "a whole range of rights." Now Gabe in his news brief yesterday made the connection that this leak was likely meant to energize the democratic voter base… and boy did they respond… this following clip is from Louder with Crowder. https://youtu.be/rfVt5rcboig -Play 26:09-27:18 Demonic banshies about sums it up… Our very own Chocolate Knox tweeted out a few days ago, that “Observing the last day of events it's been clear to me why government education is essential to the plan of liberals. Having a general public that cannot define words or follow a logical argument is the only way the left wins. Definitions and logic betray their rhetoric.” Well said Knox, well said. We need to take back the responsibility of educating our kids… and you know who can help you do that? Classical Conversations. Classical Conversations supports homeschooling parents by cultivating the love of learning through a Christian worldview in fellowship with other families. We provide a classical Christ-centered curriculum, local like-minded communities across the United States and in several countries, and we train parents who are striving to be great classical educators in the home. For more information and to get connected, please visit our website at ClassicalConversations.com. Classical. Christian. Get Connected. Get Community at classicalconversations.com/ https://www.fox9.com/news/judge-accepts-derek-chauvin-plea-deal-in-federal-civil-rights-case Judge accepts Derek Chauvin plea deal in federal civil rights case The judge overseeing the federal civil rights cases of four former Minneapolis police officers in the killing of George Floyd said Wednesday that he has accepted the terms of Derek Chauvin’s plea agreement and will sentence him to 20 to 25 years in prison. Chauvin pleaded guilty Dec. 15 to violating Floyd’s civil rights, admitting for the first time that he kept his knee on Floyd’s neck — even after he became unresponsive — resulting in the Floyd’s death on May 25, 2020. The former officer admitted he willfully deprived Floyd of his right to be free from unreasonable seizure, including unreasonable force by a police officer. Under the plea agreement, which Chauvin signed, both sides agreed Chauvin should face a sentence ranging from 20 to 25 years, with prosecutors saying they would seek 25. He could have faced life in prison on the federal count. With credit for good time in the federal system, he would serve from 17 years to 21 years and three months behind bars. U.S. District Judge Paul Magnuson deferred accepting the agreement pending the completion of a presentence investigation. He said in a one-page order Wednesday that the report had been issued, so it was now appropriate to accept the deal. He has not set a sentencing date for Chauvin. Chauvin is already serving a 22 1/2 year sentence for his murder conviction in state court last year, though he is appealing that conviction. He would serve the federal sentence concurrently with the state sentence. https://www.19fortyfive.com/2022/05/ammo-shortage-2022/ The Great Ammo Shortage Of 2022 Isn’t Over The Great Ammo Shortage of 2022 just won’t go away. You might struggle to find ammunition for your pistol, rifle, or shotgun this year. Reasons for the shortage range wide, from supply bottlenecks to a copper shortage and the war in Ukraine. The best solution might be to make your own bullets. People are buying more guns, and there are a lot of new gun owners. In 2020, 20 percent of American gun purchasers had never before bought a firearm. Thirty-nine percent of people recently polled in the United States own at least one pistol, rifle, or shotgun, according to the General Social Survey, and FBI background checks tracked a 41 percent increase in gun ownership from 2019 to 2020. That adds up to 8.4 million new owners. These gun owners need ammunition. So, the demand side of the equation is easy to see. Supply of ammunition is also a concern. People stocked up on rounds during the Covid-19 pandemic amid panic about the dwindling supply. Imports of ammunition fell 34 percent during the worst days of quarantine in 2020. There were periods during the pandemic when gun and ammo production stopped. Gun owners sensed these shortages and snapped up firearms and ammunition. There was also a lull in supply when ammunition-maker Remington went bankrupt. The company filed for bankruptcy protection in 2018, and again in 2020. It was hard for Remington to produce enough bullets to keep up with demand until it got its affairs in order and sold itself to Vista Outdoors. Much less publicized, there is a global shortage of copper, a key input in the production of ammunition. Ammo makers have to compete for the copper supply with electric vehicle manufacturers and the U.S. Mint, among others. 30-30 Winchester rounds can be hard to find for owners of lever-action “Old West” rifles. You might be paying over one dollar per round – maybe even two dollars. There are slim pickings of the .308 Winchester that deer hunters favor. Maddox says it is better to buy .40 Smith & Wesson pistol ammo online, because it is in spare supply at gun shops. AR-15 owners are struggling to find .223 and 5.56mm NATO for their assault weapons. And of course, 9mm pistol rounds fly off the shelves. Thanks for tuning into this CrossPolitic Daily News Brief. If you liked the show, share it, as that’s like currency for us. If you want to come out to our conference in Knoxville TN, sign up today for that early bird pricing, at flfnetwork.com/knoxville2022, and as always, if you want to partner with CrossPolitic, let’s talk. Email me, at garrison@fightlaughfeast.com. For CrossPolitic News, I’m Garrison Hardie. Have a great Cinco De Mayo, or revenge of the fifth, and Lord bless.

Classical Conversations Podcast
EE A Parent's Window Into Challenge

Classical Conversations Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 3, 2022 49:03


Families who are considering Challenge programs for the first time or for another year, I have a game-changer for you!  On this episode of the Everyday Educator Podcast, veteran Challenge director Heatherly Sylvia offers us her “7 things parents need to know/do” to make the most of the challenge years.  Guys, this is what you REALLY need to know!  Listen and glean insight into what the Challenge program is designed to be:  a blessing for students, families, and communities.

Daily News Brief
Daily News Brief for Monday, April 25th, 2022

Daily News Brief

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 25, 2022 13:32


Good Monday, this is Garrison Hardie with your CrossPolitic Daily News Brief for Monday, April 25th, 2022.Our CrossPolitic Liberty Tour is coming to a close as of May 19th, as we’ll be in Phoenix Arizona, talking about the five stones of true liberty. The Water Boy, The Chocolate Knox, and Pastor Toby, will be joined by Pastor Jeff Durbin, and Delano Squires, so you don’t want to miss out! Sign up today at crosspolitic.com/libertytour. Tickets are only $20 by the way… You’d be losing money by NOT signing up to hear such a great lineup. Some big news for you guys right off the bat, Twitter board in final negotiations with Elon Musk over buyout bid. https://thepostmillennial.com/breaking-twitter-board-in-final-negotiations-with-elon-musk-over-buyout-bid?utm_campaign=64487 Twitter's 11-member board of directors met on Sunday to discuss selling the social media platform to big tech entrepreneur Elon Musk and could finalize a deal as soon as this week, or even Monday, CNBC reports. Shares in Twitter rose 5 percent on Monday in reaction to the news. This after Musk revealed made his public, $43 billion bid for the influential platform, then secured the financing. The board, and current CEO Parag Agrawal, appeared opposed to the deal at first, but the offer per share is well in excess of the current price. Musk offered $54.20 per share, saying that this was his "best and final" offer. Twitter shares were valued at over $60 through much of 2021. According to the Wall Street Journal, Twitter was planning to reject Musk's April 14 offer, and looked at a plan to issue a "poison pill" to block him from increasing his stake. Twitter changed its attitude and began negotiations after Musk announced that he had obtained the financing to back hid bid, The Journal reported earlier Sunday. According to Reuters, Musk "wooed many of the social media company's shareholders with financing details on his $43 billion acquisition offer," but noted that, per sources familiar with the process, "The company’s decision to engage with Musk… does not mean that it will accept his $54.20 per share bid," but that "It signifies, however, that Twitter is now exploring whether a sale of the company to Musk is possible on attractive terms." Twitter is scheduled to report first-quarter earnings Thursday and is expected to address the bid by then, if not sooner. Musk reportedly met privately with several shareholders on Friday to discuss his proposal and has also pledged to solve the free-speech issues on the platform, his main reason for undertaking the takeover. Twitter is reportedly facing increased pressure from a number of its shareholders to negotiate with Musk. ___________________________ The left can’t meme. It’s true. Because they live off borrowed capital. They only corrupt what has already been built. But Christians are meant to be makers. Because we know the Bible, we know history, and we know God in Christ, the Creator and Maker of all things. _____________________________ Back in 2017, Netflix tweeted, that “love, is sharing a password.” But now, Netflix would love it, if you stopped doing that. https://twitter.com/netflix/status/840276073040371712?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E840276073040371712%7Ctwgr%5E%7Ctwcon%5Es1_&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.cnbc.com%2F2022%2F04%2F23%2Fhow-netflixs-password-sharing-crackdown-is-likely-to-work.html - Show Tweet Netflix surprised the world this week, saying it plans to finally address the rampant practice of password sharing. More than 100 million households are using a shared password, Netflix said Tuesday, including 30 million in the U.S. and Canada. But the video streamer doesn’t plan to simply freeze those shared accounts. Instead, the company will likely favor the setting of an extra fee for those accounts being used by multiple people outside of the home. Netflix’s plan to capture that lost revenue would start with an alert being sent to account holders whose passwords are being used by other households. This announcement comes after Netflix’s first quarter report came out, showing that Netflix had lost subscribers for the first time in over a decade. The company reported a loss of 200,000 subscribers globally compared to Q4, and it’s forecasting even bigger losses to come. Netflix estimates it could lose up to 2 million subscribers in the second quarter. I mean, maybe it also has to do with the simple fact, that Netflix now costs between $15, and $20 per month… There are free streaming services available like Tubi… It’s time for Christians to invest in Christian media… Which begs the question, are you a club member? Because if not, you can sign up for the low, low price of $5 per month! That’s a lot better than Netflix’s $15-$20, especially when you consider some of the harmful content on there. Sign up now at flfnetwork.com/membership. ____________________________ "When a man and woman say, “I do,” they are launched together into a grand adventure with numerous unexpected twists and turns. Along with all the blessings from marriage, there are also sleepless nights with crying babies, expensive car repairs, burnt dinners, potential drama with extended family, and turmoil in the world. The world thinks that when a marriage is confronted with hardship, either spouse can push the emergency eject button and simply move on due to “irreconcilable differences.” But Christian couples are commanded, in sickness and health, riches and poverty, good times and bad, to display the glory of Christ and the church. To do this takes gritty faith, covenant fidelity, and joyful forbearance. Grace Agenda 2022: Marriage Bootcamp aims to equip Christian couples to ride into the turbulence of the world in which we live with a fearless resolve to glorify God in their home and so advance the kingdom of God in the midst of the smoking crater that is Western Civilization." Go to https://www.graceagenda.com to sign up, and we will see you in Moscow. I’ll be there by the way, make sure you come say hi at our booth! __________________________ The Supreme Court ponders the right to pray on the 50-yard line https://www.npr.org/2022/04/25/1093116619/the-supreme-court-ponders-the-right-to-pray-on-the-50-yard-line?utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=npr&utm_medium=social&utm_term=nprnews&fbclid=IwAR0c9a1XCEKLFvDa2WHRuaTM091yNb4MqdanyRKuxUadz5Fve5KYlAf5FmI This is according to NPR: The U.S. Supreme Court jumps back into the culture wars Monday in a case that involves a football coach's asserted right to kneel and pray on the 50-yard line at the conclusion of a public school football game. Joseph Kennedy, a coach for the Bremerton, Wash., High School Varsity and JV football teams began praying with his players before and after games in 2008. At the end of a game, he would take a knee and say a prayer with his players at midfield. By the 2015 season, Kennedy was often joined at the 50-yard line as well by players from the opposing team. Indeed, it was an approving comment by an opposing coach that finally alerted school district officials to the practice.Oh that HORRIBLE PRACTICE, Those Christians are at it again! Stop them! We want them worshipping Baal instead! The prayers prompted the athletic director, and later the superintendent, to order the coaching staff to stop praying with students. Kennedy stopped his locker room prayers completely, and for a least one game left the home field, returning later when the crowds had gone, to pray by himself on the 50-yard line. But the Marine veteran didn't like doing it that way. So Kennedy returned to his praying practice right after the game, mainly at away games, and with little fanfare. By the time of the big homecoming game, Kennedy had retained lawyers from the First Liberty Institute. In a letter to school officials, they said that the coach had a constitutional right to pray on the 50-yard line at the end of the game, and that students should be free to voluntarily join in. But as events unfolded, "it was a zoo," said John Polm, Bremerton High's principal, describing the homecoming game during his deposition. Attendance doubled, five TV stations showed up, and a group of Satanists unsuccessfully attempted to take the field to perform their own competing ritual. That right there, ladies and gentleman, is the power of prayer. If you ever feel like prayer to our creator doesn’t pack a punch, you need to think of this story. The school argued, the problem was this was never personal or private or solitary or any of those other adjectives that Mr. Kennedy's lawyers describe. He chose to put himself in the center of the field at the end of the game to make a spectacle. That’s why I never had a problem with Tim Tebow, Tebow-ing on the field. I heard the same exact arguments from critics. “He’s bringing all the attention to himself!” Imagine for a second, that coach Kennedy, was praying to Allah… or that Tebow was bowing down towards Mecca to celebrate his Touchdowns… Then imagine, that opposing players would sack Tebow, and then mockingly bow towards Mecca, like they mocked Tebow when he honored God after his Touchdowns… all hell would have broken loose. The school district would 100% let coach Kennedy continue to pray to Allah, or heck, if he wanted to dress as a drag queen… and dance for his team like a pervert, that’d be okay. Now, NPR noted in the article, that coach Kennedy’s case, could eventually lead to the over-turning of a 60-year-old decision banning official prayer in public schools. Now some might think that’s a good thing, but for me, I frankly don’t give a damn. I’m of course appreciative of the courage coach Kennedy is showing, but we need our kids out of public schools. Period. By the way, if you need help doing that, visit our sponsor, Classical Conversations… So, you remember how I mentioned the word drag queen? Well, Matt Walsh of the Daily Wire, posted a 4-year old video, showing a Good Morning America clip, of an 11-year old boy, dressed up as a woman, dancing to the delight of all the adults in the audience. https://notthebee.com/article/matt-walsh-reminds-us-that-the-groomers-at-disney-and-abc-have-been-sexualizing-children-literally-for-years/ Heck, even Michael Strahan, an athlete I once looked up to was clapping and smiling throughout the whole segment… I won’t play the whole thing, but if I had to see this, you do too. https://youtu.be/JxdvOLdG_34 -Play 1:11-3:34 Now, if that wasn’t bad enough, they brought out three men parading around as women out to talk to Desmond, and they gave him gifts, including makeup, girls’ toys, and then dance classes, so he can dance for all the perverts that his parents are setting him up for. I won’t play that clip for you, because otherwise that’d be 8-minutes of hell for you all. But here’s a picture of them in all their hideous get-up. By the way, to those parents… shame on you. I’m glad we serve a God, who will hand out perfect, and righteous judgement on you both. Because that is cruel, what they are setting that child up for. Walsh’s point in bringing this up, is that Disney didn’t just NOW become woke… they’ve been trending this direction for years and years, all while the Church slept… Thank God for bringing judgement on our nation. If you haven’t seen our Sunday Special, we had Pastor James White of Apologia Church, and Jared Longshore join us… and they talk about how we as a nation, got where we are today. Jared even mentions, how he’s hopeful we see more judgement, because we as a nation, have SUCH a short memory. Heck, I didn’t even remember this clip until Matt Walsh shared it this morning. Now that the mask mandates have been lifted, we can not stop there. We have to keep fighting our wicked culture, so go forth, and Fight Laugh & Feast. This has been your CrossPolitic Daily News Brief. If you liked the show, share it. If you want to sign up for a club membership, sign up at flfnetwork.com/membership. And as always, if you’d like to partner with CrossPolitic, email me, at garrison@fightlaughfeast.com. For CrossPolitic news, I’m Garrison Hardie. Have a great rest of your day, and Lord bless.