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Last Week in the Church with John Allen
Pope moves on Caritas Internationalis

Last Week in the Church with John Allen

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 29, 2022 27:34


In this episode:Pope moves on Caritas InternationalisDisgraced Cardinal Becciu recorded call with PopeNo fallout for Belgian bishops who gave same-sex blessingsCardinal Joseph Zen convicted by a Hong Kong courtEritrea bishop sent to dismal prisonPope's emotional letter for 9-month anniversary of Ukraine WarSupport the show

Tales of The 2%
Episode 19: “After school tutoring with the 2% - “Let's revisit Stress Management”

Tales of The 2%

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 25, 2022 70:17


Heading into the Thanksgiving Holiday Break for this school year Donny, Nagi, Antoine, and Jeff want to revisit a common topic for teachers around this time… stress management! So the guys take it back to episode 15:“They call me Mr. Stress Management” to remind everyone of some of the ways the 2% manage their stress as educators. In that episode he fellas start the show off by playing “Cards against Humanity: Teacher Edition”. The academic discussion touches on a familiar topic for everyone, stress management, and how the brothers of the 2% manage stress as black men and educators. The gang then heads over to the teacher’s lounge after the academic discussion ‘fess up about the weirdest thing that they heard about themselves this school year. As the show turns to the data dig the guys break down some interesting numbers that show the number of educators and administrators that are battling stress, depression, and teacher burnout. Before the show wraps, Donny, Antoine, Nagi, and Jeff dive into the SEL moment for the day as it reminds everyone about the power of being present. Nagi steps up to the mic for the ticket out the door and brings the heat and knowledge to send the show out with a bang. To be a part of the conversation make sure to follow us on all social media platforms. Make sure to follow us on IG: @talesofthetwopercent. On Twitter: @MrTotp. Join our Facebook group: @ Tales of the 2% Podcast. Email us the show at; totppodcast@gmail.com or drop us a voicemail at (470) 765-8688. Follow Antoine on IG @el_tweezy_yo. Follow Donny on IG@blue_jaye_60. Follow Jeff on IG@ThatDude_Jeff. Follow Nagi on Twitter@thetruthis_nagi. Visit our sponsors: Unfiltered: infilteredforever.com use the promo code TALES at checkout for 15 percent off your entire order. And remember there is a science to being you. Crux Media Group: cruxmediagroupllc.com “Crux media, we are at the Crux of podcasting.”

RTÉ - Morning Ireland
Pope sacks entire leadership of Catholic Church's international charitable organisation

RTÉ - Morning Ireland

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2022 4:16


Elise Ann Allen, Senior Correspondent with Crux, discusses how the Catholic Church's charity network Caritas Internationalis has had its leadership team removed by the Vatican.

Last Week in the Church with John Allen
Vatican Sued by Chief Auditor

Last Week in the Church with John Allen

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 22, 2022 25:15


In this episode:Sex abuse report from Italian bishops “incomprehensive”Vatican wants a moratorium on German bishops' Synodal WayFirst auditor general rocks Vatican with lawsuitWhy does the Pope visit family in Asti, but not Argentina?Netflix documentary review: “Vatican Girl” leaves you wanting moreSupport the show

Beholder's Eye
Volume 2 Episode 7: CSI:Crux-Squash Spice

Beholder's Eye

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 21, 2022


Music from //FILMMUSIC.IO//HardboiledSpy GlassBass WalkCurse of the ScarabOur Story Beings All by Kevin MacleodLicensed under Creative Commons Attribution Licenses 4.0 Creative Commons.com/licenses/by/4.0

Tales of The 2%
Episode 18: The 2% vs Teacher Isolation

Tales of The 2%

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2022 46:17


The fellas are on a pep rally schedule today so the 2% come out the gate ready to roll! Jeff, Antoine, Nagi, and Donny get things started with a game of “Alphabet Aerobics” for the warm-up that is sure to have you hitting the vending machine early. After Donny gives us the announcements the 2% head straight into academic discussion. Today’s main question; Is teacher isolation just part of the job? The guys meet up with Antoine in the teacher’s lounge next to talk about what generation their students think they really are a part of, and then Nagi helps to break down the data showing the effects that teacher isolation is having on educators. Before the gang heads to the pep rally the SEL moment drops off a few words that many of us need to hear. Make sure to follow us on IG: @talesofthetwopercent. On Twitter: @MrTotp. Join our Facebook group: @ Tales of the 2% Podcast. Email us the show at; totppodcast@gmail.com or drop us a voicemail at (470) 765-8688. Follow Antoine on IG @el_tweezy_yo. Follow Donny on IG@blue_jaye_60. Follow Jeff on IG@ThatDude_Jeff. Follow Nagi on Twitter@thetruthis_nagi. Visit our sponsors: Unfiltered: unfilteredforever.com use the promo code TALES at checkout for 15 percent off your entire order. And remember there is a science to being you. Crux Media Group: @cruxmediagroupllc.com “Crux Media, we are at the Crux of podcasting”

Beholder's Eye
Volume 2 Episode 6: CSI:Crux-Metalic Pahlic Mallet

Beholder's Eye

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 14, 2022


Music from //FILMMUSIC.IO//HardboiledCurse of the ScarabOur Story Beings All by Kevin MacleodLicensed under Creative Commons Attribution Licenses 4.0 Creative Commons.com/licenses/by/4.0

The Daily Text
The Secret of Awakening Is the Crux of Attachment

The Daily Text

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2022 4:28


The Secret of Awakening Is the Crux of Attachment.

The Scumbag Lounge Podcast
It's Scorpio Season Again

The Scumbag Lounge Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 9, 2022 92:58


Hosts: 40 Fonz & K Stuckey This week Key from the MyCurlsspeak w/ Key Podcast and Yoshie from the Vary Necessary Podcast join the Scumbag lounge for a very special Scorpio episode. They talk about what they did for their birthdays, Yoshie gives some characteristics of a Scorpio, and there is some sexual tension in the air. They get into relationships with Scorpios, the dying and yang, and KStuckey76 feels the need to defend all Scorpio men. This and so much more at the Scumbag Lounge. Listen to MyCurlsSpeak With Key Podcast here: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/mycurlsspeak-with-key/id1549405415 Listen to the Vary Necessary Podcast here: To support the show Subscribe, Share, Like, Review ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ rate Visit our sponsors: Metrotap.me make sure to use our promo code CRUX for a 15% discount on your entire order. secandleco.com make sure to use our promo code CRUX for a 15% discount on any regularly priced item. Looking to start a podcast or growing your podcast, contact Crux Media via email at info@cruxmediagroupllc.com. Check out CRUX Media Group @cruxmediagroupspods on IG to check out some other awesome podcasts.

Beholder's Eye
Volume 2 Episode 5: CSI:Crux-Upflings

Beholder's Eye

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 7, 2022


Music from //FILMMUSIC.IO//HardboiledCurse of the ScarabOur Story Beings All by Kevin MacleodLicensed under Creative Commons Attribution Licenses 4.0 Creative Commons.com/licenses/by/4.0

The Story of a Brand
Made By Gather - Where Everything is Made with Intention

The Story of a Brand

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 4, 2022 64:08


This episode is brought to you by Sendlane.   Shae says, “I'm a big believer in product being the priority. I think brand is really important but people respond to product. So we started by developing products and creating something that was unique.”   Shae also says of his partner Drew Barrymore, “her unique point of view as she called it was creating the Apple for women in the kitchen —- simplistic design and unique use of materials and colors. She really pushed us to step outside of the norm.”   Today we interview Shae Hong, Founder & CEO of Made By Gather. Made By Gather makes small kitchen appliances and kitchenware for the modern consumer aspiring to make their kitchen a more special place.   We discuss:   * His gratefulness as a 22-year-old startup founder * Origin and overview of the brand * A review of their brands Bella, Beautiful, Crux and the significance of each brand * How they brought a unique design esthetic to Kitchenware * Why strategic plan is so crucial to scaling a business, including a breakdown of the process * Why product is the priority above the brand * Their partnership with Drew Barrymore and creating the “Apple for Women in the Kitchen” * Their concept of Humans and the Helm and what it means to the consumer * How you grow from Founder to CEO (lessons learned) * Why you should continually invest in the team and why you should build a team for where you want to go * Why kitchenware should be like having art in your home * Where to buy, partnerships, and more…   Join Ramon Vela and Shae Hong, as we break down the inside story of Made By Gather on The Story of a Brand.   For more on Made By Gather, visit: https://madebygather.com/   Subscribe and listen to the podcast on all major apps. Simply search for “The Story of a Brand” on your favorite podcast player.   *   This episode is brought to you by Sendlane.   Alright, guys, here's the deal: I have a gift for you from our primary sponsor — Sendlane. They're giving away their online course eCommerce Academy - Email & SMS Marketing!   This course gives you the step-by-step playbook to drive more revenue and retention with email & SMS. This is typically a $500 package, but for our listeners, it's entirely FREE when you get started with your FREE 14-day trial of Sendlane.   When you do, chat with their support team and let them know you're one of our listeners to get full access to hours of course content that will help you make email marketing your #1 growth engine.   Visit https://storybrandgift.com to get the details, sign up for a free trial and get your gift!

Tales of The 2%
Episode 17: After school tutoring with the 2% - Welcome back to school!

Tales of The 2%

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 2, 2022 81:26


After school tutoring is now in session! The fellas of the 2% take it back this week to episode 13, “They call me Mr. Back to School”. With the 2022 school year in full swing it's beneficial to go back and revisit your day 1 goals and see if you need to keep up the grind or readjust and go about things a different way. So, the fellas are joined by Assistant Principal Mckenzie Smith from Fulton County Public schools. The guys get things started with a game of “This or that”. During the academic discussion the guys all discuss the most important part of preparing for a new school year. The fellas make a break for the vending machine in the teacher’s lounge and reminisce about some funny first week of school memories. The Data dig sheds light on the looming teacher shortage heading into this school year and where the main focus should be to make this year successful. During the SEL moment we take time to remember the power of prayer and the importance of believing and mental healthcare. Before the show wraps, Nagi steps up to drop another gem for the ticket out the door. Special thanks to Assistant Principal Mckenzie Smith of Fulton County Public Schools for being the first principal to stop by. Make sure to follow us on IG: @talesofthetwopercent. On Twitter: @MrTotp. Join our Facebook group: @ Tales of the 2% Podcast. Email us the show at; totppodcast@gmail.com or drop us a voicemail at (470) 765-8688. Follow Antoine on IG @el_tweezy_yo. Follow Donny on IG@blue_jaye_60. Follow Jeff on IG@ThatDude_Jeff. Follow Nagi on Twitter@thetruthis_nagi. Visit our sponsors: Unfiltered: unfilteredforever.com use the promo code TALES at checkout for 15 percent off your entire order. And remember there is a science to being you. Crux Media Group: @cruxmediagroupllc.com “Crux Media, we are at the Crux of podcasting”

Stacy & Stacy
Why We're Not Freaking Out About Mariana Mazzucato

Stacy & Stacy

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 27, 2022 32:31


Stacy & Stacy are not freaking out about Mariana Mazzucato because we are confident in the Holy Spirit at work in the Church. As it says in Scripture today, we can put on the Armor of God. Pray the prayer with them! Get dressed! In the Catechism we also read about Christ Jesus "Mediator and Fullness of All Revelation." The Church has always listened to non-Catholics and gleaned what truth can be found from the philosophers of ancient Greece to medieval times to now. Links from This Episode https://www.ncregister.com/blog/pal-appoints-mariana-mazzucato (Pontifical Academy for Life Appoints Pro-Abortion Atheist Member| National Catholic Register) https://cruxnow.com/vatican/2022/10/vaticans-academy-for-life-stirs-fresh-controversy-with-new-member (Vatican's academy for life stirs fresh controversy with new member | Crux) https://www.usccb.org/sites/default/files/flipbooks/catechism/24/ (Catechism of the Catholic Church, 65-67) https://bible.usccb.org/bible/readings/102722.cfm (Thursday of the Thirtieth Week in Ordinary Time | USCCB)

Tales of The 2%
Episode 16: The 2% Vs. Toxic Teachers

Tales of The 2%

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 26, 2022 51:37


You want more “Tales of the 2%”? Well, you got more “Tales of the 2%”! Black by popular demand, the fellas start the show with the warm-up and a “5-second-rule” game that will have you reminiscing about your childhood. Next is a new segment called “The Lesson Review,” where the guys discuss questions and answers posted on their social media. With Donny under the weather, Jeff, Nagi, and Antoine dive into an interesting academic discussion. For this episode, the fellas discuss toxic teachers, toxic teaching, and its impact on education. After the conversation wraps the teacher’s lounge confessions, the guys fess up about their wardrobe and swag. The data dig breaks down the numbers of teachers and their honest opinion on their jobs. Before the show wraps, the SEL moment uses the words of the late great Dr. Martin Luther King Jr to remind us that darkness cannot drive out darkness, only light can do that. And hate cannot drive out hate, only love can do that. Antoine then blesses us with a quote from our very own Nagi Eltayeb for the ticket out the door as the show wraps up! Make sure to follow us on IG: @talesofthetwopercent. On Twitter: @MrTotp. Join our Facebook group: @ Tales of the 2% Podcast. Email us the show at; totppodcast@gmail.com or drop us a voicemail at (470) 765-8688. Follow Antoine on IG @el_tweezy_yo. Follow Donny on IG@blue_jaye_60. Follow Jeff on IG@ThatDude_Jeff. Follow Nagi on Twitter@thetruthis_nagi. Visit our sponsors: Unfiltered: unfilteredforever.com use the promo code TALES at checkout for 15 percent off your entire order. And remember there is a science to being you. Crux Media Group: @cruxmediagroupllc.com “Crux Media, we are at the Crux of podcasting”

Tales of The 2%
Episode 15: “They call me Mr. Stress Management”

Tales of The 2%

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 21, 2022 73:15


After an extended break, Antoine, Nagi, Donny, and Jeff are back to set it off, as only the 2% can! The fellas start the show off by playing “Cards Against Humanity: Teacher Edition.” The academic discussion touches on a familiar topic for everyone, stress management and how the brothers of the 2% manage stress as black men and educators. After the academic discussion, the gang heads to the teacher’s lounge and fess up about the weirdest thing they heard about themselves this school year. As the show turns to the data dig, the guys break down some interesting numbers that show the number of educators and administrators battling stress, depression, and teacher burnout. Before the show wraps, Donny, Antoine, Nagi, and Jeff dive into the SEL moment for the day as it reminds everyone about the power of being present. Nagi steps up to the mic for the ticket out the door and brings the heat and knowledge to send the show out with a bang. To be a part of the conversation, follow us on all social media platforms. Make sure to follow us on IG: @talesofthetwopercent. On Twitter: @MrTotp. Join our Facebook group: @ Tales of the 2% Podcast. Email us the show at; totppodcast@gmail.com or drop us a voicemail at (470) 765-8688. Follow Antoine on IG @el_tweezy_yo. Follow Donny on IG@blue_jaye_60. Follow Jeff on IG@ThatDude_Jeff. Follow Nagi on Twitter@thetruthis_nagi. Visit our sponsors: Unfiltered: Unfilteredforever.com use the promo code TALES at checkout for 15 percent off your entire order. And remember, there is a science to being you. Crux Media Group: cruxmediagroupllc.com “Crux media, we are at the Crux of podcasting.”

HC Daily
The Crux Of The Matter (Galatians 3 & 4) - Episode #24

HC Daily

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 20, 2022 22:56


Jeff and Chris are two friends who like to talk about the Bible in fun and practical ways. Tune in with us every Monday through Friday! For more information, visit thebibleguys.com

How Bout That Cigar Podcast
Ep. 176 with Jeff Haugen from Crux Cigars

How Bout That Cigar Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 18, 2022 69:19


Listen in as we welcome Jeff Haugen to Episode 176 of HBTC Live! We talk about Crux Cigars, and much more!   Visit our website, follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and subscribe to our YouTube Channel. #HBTCigar #HowBoutThatCigar #Cigars #PremiumCigars #CigarPodcast #CigarShow #HBTCLive #PremiumTobacco #CigarLife #CigarCulture #BOTL #SOTL #ISmokeCigars #BurnCigarsNotBridges #FindYourCrux

Last Week in the Church with John Allen
Pope moves to cement his legacy

Last Week in the Church with John Allen

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 18, 2022 29:55


In this episode:Pope moves to cement his legacyActivists ask: “Why is the Pope coming to Bahrain?” Death of one of the “Amigos” - Archbishop Fiorenza of Houston dies at 91Pro-life crusade: Bishop Barron's campaign against abortion of the disabledJohn Allen: signs of hope in the American ChurchSupport the show

Rodes Live
Episode-92 Please Believe It

Rodes Live

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2022 40:37


Today on Rodes Live Podcast it's all about motivation and success. We have music from the "Focus or Fold" crew as well as Crystal Lajeune. We have a motivational segment of "What's Poppin". Crux is the Rodes Live Podcast "What's Poppin" artist of the day. Everyone be sure to go and cop "No Pressure" by Crux it definitely sets the tone for Hip-Hop. I'm not trying to preach to anyone make sure you get up, get out, and get something and enjoy life. Time waits for no one live your life to the fullest. Grow, prosper and make the most of what you have to offer. Please don't forget to subscribe to www.rodesonline.net and listen on Linktr.ee/Rodes the show is available on all streaming platforms. Rodes Live Podcast Merch (Clothing, Music, Book) get it at Linktr.ee/Rodes. If you would like to donate to the show you can donate to PayPal @bookingrodes@gmail.com or Cash App $RodesT20. #podcasts #podcast #podcasting #podcastersofinstagram #podcastlife #podcaster #podcasters #podcastshow #spotify #applepodcasts #youtube #podcastlove #newpodcast #spotifypodcast #podcastaddict #podcastinglife #comedy #music #radio #podcasthost #itunes #podcastsofinstagram #applepodcast #podcastmovement #podcastnetwork #love #entrepreneur #motivation #podcastcommunity #podernfamily www.rodesonline.net or Linktr.ee/Rodes --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/rodes-hunt/support

Easy German
327: Die schlimme Version von Easy German

Easy German

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 11, 2022 30:57 Very Popular


Cari braucht erst einmal einen Espresso zum Aufwachen. Dann ist sie am Start — und wir erklären euch genau diesen Ausdruck. In Caris Corner gibt es ein Video, das entfernt an Easy German erinnert, aber deutlich schneller und lauter ist. Zum Abschluss beantworten wir eure Fragen: Welche Berufe würden wir gerne in einem anderen Leben machen? Und wie bereiten wir finanziell aufs Alter vor? In unserer Aftershow (nur für Mitglieder) hört ihr eine Produktion aus der Easy German Summer School und einen Lachanfall von Cari.   Transkript und Vokabelhilfe Werde ein Easy German Mitglied und du bekommst unsere Vokabelhilfe, ein interaktives Transkript und Bonusmaterial zu jeder Episode: easygerman.org/membership   Hausmitteilungen Easy English Podcast mit Isi & Mitch Cari zu Gast im https://www.easy-languages.org/podcast   Ausdruck der Woche: Am Start sein am Start sein (Redensarten-Index)   Caris Corner: Die schlimme Version von Easy German TomSprm: WIE VIEL TRINKT DAS OKTOBERFEST? | ALOKOHLTEST auf dem OKTOBERFEST (YouTube)   Follow-up: Proteste im Iran Aus Solidarität mit Iranerinnen: Juliette Binoche, Isabelle Huppert und Marion Cotillard schneiden sich die Haare ab (Spiegel) Proteste im Iran: Weltweite Solidarität (DW)   Eure Fragen Andrew aus den USA fragt: Welche alternativen Berufe hättet ihr gerne in einem anderen Leben? Olivia aus Südkorea fragt: Sorgen wir uns um unsere Rente? Legen wir Geld für das Alter an? Hast du eine Frage an uns? Auf easygerman.fm kannst du uns schreiben oder uns eine Audio-Datei schicken.   Wichtige Vokabeln in dieser Episode am Start sein: Umgangssprachlich für "dabei sein", "gut drauf sein" oder "bereit sein". Asi (ugs.): Negatives Wort, das oft als Beleidigung benutzt wird und sich von "asozial" ableitet. ein Mikrofon übersteuern: Wenn die Stimme zu laut ist, wird der aufgenommene Klang schlecht und verzerrt. sich auflehnen: Das ist ein Synonym für "rebellieren", zum Beispiel gegen den Staat oder das System. gedämpft: Das Adjektiv bedeutet, dass etwas, zum Beispiel Hoffnungen oder Erwartungen, wegen äußerer Umstände, nicht besonders groß sind. der Fallschirmspringer: Person, die mit einem Fallschirm aus einem Flugzeug springt, entweder als Sport oder militärisch. das Begegnungszentrum: Ein Ort mit sozialem Zweck, wo sich Menschen treffen und austauschen können, zum Beispiel Geflüchtete und Einheimische. die Rentenversicherung: Versicherung, von der man nach Ende der Berufstätigkeit eine monatliche Rente erhält. die Crux sein: Redewendung, die man benutzt, wenn man ein bestimmtes Problem oder einen Widerspruch betonen möchte.   Sponsor italki: Registriere dich auf go.italki.com/easygermanpodcast und du bekommst $10 in italki Credits nach deiner ersten Stunde geschenkt!   Support Easy German and get interactive transcripts, live vocabulary and bonus content: easygerman.org/membership

Last Week in the Church with John Allen
Vatican coverup of abusive bishop?

Last Week in the Church with John Allen

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 11, 2022 28:10


In this episode:Nobel for Literature to Annie Ernaux as abortion memoir becomes movieWhy hasn't a Pope won a Nobel prize?Vatican covers up bishop's sexual abuse?Catholic fast facts: shortest papacy, fastest sainthood, most canonizationsSupport the show

Heart Of The City Church
The Crux | Jonathan Owens

Heart Of The City Church

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 11, 2022 40:12


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The Chills at Will Podcast
Episode 145 with Vanessa A. Bee, Reflective, Creative, and Multitalented Writer of Home Bound: An Uprooted Daughter's Reflections on Belonging

The Chills at Will Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 11, 2022 82:46


Episode 145 Notes and Links to Vanessa Bee's Work       On Episode 145 of The Chills at Will Podcast, Pete welcomes Vanessa Bee, and the two discuss, among other topics, Vanessa's adoption, her hunger for books and ideas of representation (or lack thereof) in her literary world, family dynamics and different forms of love, her various experiences living in three countries and two continents, the exquisite crafting and structuring of her book to center “home” in myriad ways, her multilingualism and its effects on her writing, evangelicalism and her coming-of-age in a changing and sometimes-chaotic world.        Vanessa A. Bee is a consumer protection lawyer and essayist. Born in Cameroon, she grew up in France, England, and the United States. Vanessa holds an undergraduate degree from the University of Nevada and a law degree from Harvard. Vanessa Bee's Website   Buy Homebound   Book Excerpt: “You Have to Suffer” from Guernica, 2020         At about 7:10, Vanessa discusses the excitement and hubbub surrounding the release of her book on October 11, including tour stops   At about 9:55, Pete asks Vanessa about her history with languages and her relationship with the written word in her childhood   At about 14:10, the two discuss ideas of the reimagination of gendered words in French    At about 15:00, Vanessa outlines formative and important reading from her childhood    At about 17:30, Vanessa discusses ideas of representation (or lack thereof) in her childhood reading, and the all-too-rare occasions in which she found that representation, including the power Americanah by Adichie   At about 22:00, Vanessa details her college and postgraduate reading, both for business (law school!) and pleasure, and Pete follows up by asking about contemporary reading    At about 25:50, Pete wonders about “seeds” for Vanessa's book and she responds to Pete's question about “ ‘Eureka' moments”    At about 30:45, Pete favorably compares Vanessa's book to Jean Guerrero's Crux and Nadia Owusu's    At about 31:25, Vanessa explains meanings for her book's title   At about 32:40, The two detail the book's structure and its use of definitions of “home” as well as the book's first chapter and connections to “home”; Vanessa gives an idea of her mindset during the book's opening scenes   At about 34:30, Vanessa explains the significance of empathy and sympathy in her book and their connections to a Page Six quote from Ishiguro   At about 37:00, Vanessa discusses the meaning of her names and gives background on her adoption    At about 42:35, Pete compliments Vanessa for her multidimensional portrayals of her fathers, adopted and biological    At about 43:25, Vanessa details her childhood homes and moves and Pete notes her multifaceted coverage of the neighborhood in rational ways and more visceral ones    At about 45:20, Vanessa remarks that her two years at Internat in France were some of her “favorite childhood years” and explains why   At about 46:25, Vanessa gives background on her family's move to Reno   At about 47:50, Pete wonders how much of joining churches, especially in London and Reno, was based on ideas of home and community and/or faith   At about 49:40, Pete highlights Lucky Lane in Reno, and Vanessa explains its significance     At about 52:35, The two discuss a fateful phone call with Vanessa's biological father, and she addresses the immediate and long-term effects of her father's death   At about 56:15, The two discuss Harvest Fellowship and its importance in her life, including her boyfriend and future husband and his treatment in the book, and the pivotal 2008 election    At about 1:00:00, Vanessa details a lack of communication between father and daughter    At about 1:01:00, Vanessa responds to Pete's questions about exposure to a liberal group of friends at Harvard   At about 1:03:00, The two discuss a “growing apart” of husband and wife    At about 1:05:30, Pete cites a profound excerpt that sums up her time in evangelical circles   At about 1:06:10, Vanessa explicates the importance of her first condo that she owned and talks about the “complex topic” of gentrification    At about 1:09:40, the two discuss different meanings of “home” as laid out in chapters in the book-home in the body, etc.-including ideas of colorism, racism, and the importance of Alek Wek in Vanessa's life and so many others' lives   At about 1:13:40, the two discuss “home as a safe space” and stories of sexual harassment and abuse, and Pete asks about catharsis for Vanessa   At about 1:18:20, Vanessa gives out social media info and thanks publisher Astra House      You can now subscribe to the podcast on Apple Podcasts, and leave me a five-star review. You can also ask for the podcast by name using Alexa, and find the pod on Stitcher, Spotify, and on Amazon Music. Follow me on IG, where I'm @chillsatwillpodcast, or on Twitter, where I'm @chillsatwillpo1. You can watch other episodes on YouTube-watch and subscribe to The Chills at Will Podcast Channel. Please subscribe to both my YouTube Channel and my podcast while you're checking out this episode.  This is a passion project of mine, a DIY operation, and I'd love for your help in promoting what I'm convinced is a unique and spirited look at an often-ignored art form. The intro song for The Chills at Will Podcast is “Wind Down” (Instrumental Version), and the other song played on this episode was “Hoops” (Instrumental)” by Matt Weidauer, and both songs are used through ArchesAudio.com. The Chills at Will Podcast is joining Patreon in October! Pete will be spreading the word-sharing links and discussing the perks that come with Patreon membership during next week's episode with Gustavo Barahona-Lopez. Keep your ears and eyes out as we unveil Chills at Will merch like refrigerator magnets and t shirts and unlock bonus episodes.  Please tune in for Episode 146 with Jonathan Escoffery, the author of the linked story collection, If I Survive You, a National Book Award Nominee, a New York Times Editor's Choice, and an Indie National Bestseller. If I Survive You has been named a ‘best' or ‘most anticipated' book by Entertainment Weekly, Oprah Daily, and elsewhere. The episode will air on October 18.  

The Berean Manifesto
S3EP95 - The State of Theology Part 1

The Berean Manifesto

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 6, 2022 98:06


Pastor Bill: [0:02] Hello and welcome to season 3 episode 95 of the Berean Manifesto; Faith, Hope, and Love for the modern Christian. I'm Pastor Bill in the big seat today, the big chair and I'm joined by Pastor Newms in the little chair, I disabled the video for bandwidth so I don't remember where you are you're right, right here on the video with me. He's the little head today and I'm the big head today because something came out this week and I was like okay, we need to talk about this and we really need to talk about this so we're going to talk about it. … Pastor Bill: [8:29] Okay so let's move on we've got a lot to cover tonight, maybe we'll get it all done in the one hour maybe we'll go over it might be a double episode tonight and then we'll just release the second half of the podcast the next week I don't know. Pastor Newms: [8:47] Wouldn't we just record the next half next week or else we wouldn't have any of the beginning stuff next week. Pastor Bill: [8:58] I don't know we'll play it by ear. Pastor Newms: [9:13] Okay okay. Pastor Bill: [9:16] I don't know I don't know okay so this week the results of a nationwide survey came out that the survey is done every it's not every year. Pastor Newms: [9:26] It's every two years. Pastor Bill: [9:27] Every two years, and it's a group called the state of Theology and they partner with Life Way. Now life way you know you used to see them as Christian bookstores everywhere well they kind of rain to that end because, well they weren't making any money they were losing money on their you know brick and mortar stores. It's 35 statements on theology Doctrine things like this. Pastor Newms: [10:02] How many statements? Pastor Bill: [10:05] 35 Pastor Newms: [10:08] Why do I only have 32 listed. Pastor Bill: [10:14] That's an interesting question but there's thirty five statements okay so it's 35 statements and. Pastor Newms: [10:21] Oh no oh no. Pastor Bill: [10:26] People went in and took this survey and they would answer you know based on the options given. And so we're going to go through some of these and we're going to talk about the results and the question and talk about you know a scripture or maybe not a scripture but we're going to talk about the way we see it I may say one way that's your news May see the different way, everyone listening may see a completely different way than either one of us and that's fine on most of this a couple of these it is that basic, it's either this way or you're not actually a Christian kind of thing you know. Pastor Newms: [11:12] I would agree yes. Pastor Bill: [11:15] 1. God is a perfect being and cannot make a mistake. Out of 3,000 people that responded 51 percent strongly agree, 15% somewhat agree nine percent weren't sure 10% somewhat disagreed and 15 percent strongly disagreed, that God was a perfect being and could not make a mistake. Right, so I believe God is a perfect being and that he does not make mistakes I also believe, that from my point of view I can look at something God has done, and either not see the big picture and think it was a mistake or not agree with it from my point of view and think it was a mistake, But ultimately from a grand scheme all of time expanse point of view God doesn't make mistakes and (responding to a live comment) - Biggs says our god well as, yeah there were this is off of the assumption that it is the Judeo Christian God of the Bible. Pastor Newms: [12:34] Which really plays into a future. Pastor Bill: [12:38] How do I word this correctly? Yeah it does. Pastor Newms: [12:41] So so yeah I I so this is the issue I have, overall you posit do you reckon continue with this one sorry so this is the issue I have overall so just so you know when you lean like that right there no one can see your face this is the issue I have, with this entire survey, and this is the issue I've had in this survey in past years also the wording of these questions are terrible. They are steeped in a biased belief of this is what I think whoever wrote These originally which this has been years and years and years ago so there's no telling, but it's very biased some of them are extremely christianese. Some of them aren't but, it's very much I have this set of beliefs so I'm going to ask the questions in this way not thinking about, any other situation because words like mistake what is a mistake you know um, like you mentioned I could view something that God did as I don't understand it or like it so to me it is a mistake in the perfect will of God it is not a mistake so, it's interesting to look at that in a lot of these questions is, the wording is so bad and don't worry I'll complain about English all night tonight so do be prepared the next two weeks I will be complaining about English the entire time so hold your seats and be prepared and I'll try not to blame Microsoft for anything but it is going to be English, blaming a lot so you have a scripture and I'll let you go first before I say what I was going to say because I thought you paused because you were going through it so. Pastor Bill: [14:45] So I attached Isaiah 55:8,9 to this. It says, “For my thoughts are not your thoughts and your ways are not my ways this is the Lord's declaration, for as Heaven is higher than Earth so my ways are higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.” And I think that really summed up what I was saying you know like God from God's point of view you know he works on a completely different playing field than the rest of us, and he's got the you know the 100-yard view whereas we're down here in the grass just trying to see daylight you know past the blades of grass, so Pastor Newms: [15:24] And what I looked at for it, was Psalms 18:39, “His way is perfect the word of the Lord is pure he's a shield who take all he's a shield to all who take refuge in him you know his way is perfect.” because it's his way and he kind of hit go so he gets to his prerogative because he said go. So that that that's a yeah. Pastor Bill: [16:01] 2. There is one true God in three persons God the Father God the son and God the Holy Spirit. Well once again, this is really a bias question it's worded with a lot of bias in it it's bad data collection but assuming that you believe in the one true God in a one true God. It then makes another assumption that you believe in the Trinity or don't d.c. they're asking do you believe in the Trinity or you not believe the Trinity everything's not really that clear-cut there's a lot of gray there I mean the idea of the trinity, isn't even one that's expressly stated in the Bible right it's a doctrine that we've pieced together out of context clues from, well this writer said this thing and this writer said this thing and this writer said this thing and through all of that, crafted this idea of the trinitarian nature of God, but there's no one scripture that just point blank says that and we could honestly spend a whole, episode of its own by itself going through all of the stuff that leads you to believe there is a trinity in the nature of God right, but that's not what we're doing tonight and so like this isn't another one of those bad ones, fifty-four percent of people strongly agree 16% somewhat agree 11 aren't sure president 5% somewhat disagree and 14 percent strongly disagree, with that statement that was not a pause that was me moving it over to you now. Pastor Newms: [17:50] Okay so this is where this is where I'm going to complain in my in my part so, with a one true God in three persons God the Father God the son and God the holy spirit so to me with the way this question is worded. I feel it leads one to sometimes especially if you're not steeped in christianese this is one of those that's steeped in crime if you're not, you might think of three God's not three parts of one God, and three the way the trilogy Trinity is you know three people that are one that are what you know because depending on how you read that sentence where the commas are how the you know, it's an interesting thought process, because the Trinity is like you mentioned hard in and of itself and. Verse I did pull a verse for this one, just one simple one that I kind of grabbed which is Galatians 4:6 and it says “in because you are Sons God sent the spirit of his son into our hearts crying Abba Father” and, so that does talk about all three parts in one the three persons that are all parts of one God that are, three at the same time which again steeped in christianese this is the Trinity and of itself is an extremely hard concept, unless you think of Body Mind and Spirit and can they be separated can they not excetera Etc so the Trinity is hard. It's deep theological stuff this isn't a an easy one. … Pastor Bill: [20:41] 3. God accepts the worship of all religions including Christianity Judaism and Islam. okay once again so bad so bad, so bad okay so 45 percent strongly agree with the. Um 22% somewhat agree 11% are not sure 6% somewhat to disagree and 16% like me strongly disagree with this statement, that God accepts the worship of all religions that's the statement. And then it gives a cough. Pastor Newms: [21:30] Why is that the statement why is that the. Pastor Bill: [21:32] Including the Judeo-Christian religions. Pastor Newms: [21:39] All three Abrahamic religions. Pastor Bill: [21:43] Including all three Abrahamic religions and I'm like wait God accepts worship with all religions so you're saying you know Hindu Buddhism Taoism. Pastor Newms: [21:54] Jediism the Flying Spaghetti Monster. Pastor Bill: [21:56] Jediism Zaroastrianism the Flying Spaghetti Monster. You're making a rather broad statement and then saying. Pastor Newms: [22:03] Yeah. Pastor Bill: [22:04] Including the Abrahamic religions. Pastor Newms: [22:08] Which I think is what throws a lot of people off with this question which is why you have so many that agree because when they, when they hear the statement well yeah all three of those religions serve the same God technically you know so. Yeah to you know and so this question is terrible because of that three. Pastor Bill: [22:36] But even in the three they should have disagreed I put John 14:6,7, “Jesus told him I am the way the truth and the life no one comes to the father except through me if you know me you also know my father from now on you do know him and have seen him.” Judaism does not accept Jesus as the Messiah or believe he is the way to the father so that kicks them out of the question Islam does not believe that Jesus is the son of God. Pastor Newms: [23:17] Which which I which I agree there's a difference between is God the god of these religions. Pastor Bill: [23:24] That that would be a question where you could say oh yeah yeah they all believe they're worshiping the same entity. Pastor Newms: [23:31] Right and but I believe there's also a line between see here's the other aspect accepts worship, and has a relationship with in eternity are also. Pastor Bill: [23:48] My wife, abatsbrain, bring brought up Cain and Abel, God accepted the offering of one and rejected the offering of the other because one was doing it according to the way it had been lined up and the other one wasn't and so it's that same question. Pastor Newms: [24:05] God accepted the worship of Judaism for a long time. Follower of a follower of original Islam, you know before you know not the modern that we know today I mean God spoke to, Ishmael and you know blah blah blah you know so there's you know and he was the founder of, you know that offshoot and then it goes and goes and goes and of course it ends up where it is now which we would agree that it is not the same but, the god that they worshipped was the same, and the tenants are the same because of it and then it went to left field of course because you know people. … Pastor Newms: [25:06] Wait wait so sorry I didn't know you're ready to move on um so I did Exodus 20:3-6 which is like the obvious one for this like, which is, “Do not have any other gods beside me, do not make an idol whether it is the shape of anything in the heavens above or the earth below or the waters under the Earth Do Not Bow and worship to them do not serve them for I the Lord your God am a jealous God punishing the children for their fathers iniquities to the third and fourth generation of those who hate me but show faithful love to a thousand generations for those who love me and keep my commandments.” which is pretty much a, you know you really shouldn't worship anyone else according to biblical standards because he kind of laid that one out there so if you're praying to an idol, even if it looks like a saint I mean um oops my bad. … Pastor Bill: [26:06] 4. God learns (that should be your red flag right away) and adapts to different circumstances, Um 32 percent strongly agree 20% somewhat agree 17 aren't sure 8% somewhat disagree and 23% like me saw that big red flag and went no, absolutely not God does not learn, God knew God knows got and so I pulled Malachi I've actually have two scriptures here written down the first ones Malachi 3:6. … Pastor Bill: [26:59] “Because I the Lord hath not changed you descendants of Jacob have not been destroyed” now he does not say I will never change because obviously then he became Jesus that's somewhat of a change, big change but he had not. Pastor Newms: [27:17] Taking the physical form. Pastor Bill: [27:19] Right but then there's other scriptures that people have taken to say we'll see God never ever ever in any way changes anything. Pastor Newms: [27:29] Well and and I think I think one of the big things here. Pastor Bill: [27:32] Was James written down rather was James 1:17, “Every good and perfect gift is from above coming down from the Father of Lights who does not change like shifting Shadows” So God doesn't learn something and then and then change the way he's going to do something because he learns something new, he's not like shifting Shadows where you know the clouds are moving so that the sunlight causes the shadow to change it's not like that, God doesn't learn anything new he knew from the beginning he saw the end and everything in between he there is nothing left to learn for God so that's not really a thing.  Pastor Newms: [28:26] So the thing I wrote about this is you know God does not adapt because he's unchanging, in many ways it lists this through scripture and there's tons of scriptures of you know his ways doesn't change his personality doesn't his love doesn't there's there's all these different ones, that I found that you know trying to pick which one I wanted to use but they were all about aspects of God that dip that don't change his love will never change his this will never falter his you know blah blah blah blah blah. The big thing and you alluded to it is his. The way he handles things has changed because of Grace in Jesus so it's not that he adapted. Pastor Bill: [29:17] But he always he always had the proclivity to be that but we prevented him from being that. Pastor Newms: [29:27] Right and that's that's what I think that that's one of those things where it has a hard time sometimes where there are times where God changed his mind quote unquote. Pastor Bill: [29:39] I'm not quote unquote that's straight-up I Repent ever making humankind I'm gonna wipe them out with a flood that's got changing his mind. Pastor Newms: [29:50] Well well it could be God changing his mind it could be God going mean this was the worst I knew it was bad but, I knew it was bad but boo, they're just bad bad like I knew they were bad like I knew it was going to happen but looking at it it's kind of like when you do something and you know it's not going to turn out okay like you know if I try to do art, right if I try to draw something anyone who knows me in real life is seen this probably at some point unless you've been spared I will draw something, and I know it's going to be bad and then I show it to someone and they're like oh that's like bad bad like that's so bad other people are complaining about it I knew it was going to be bad but I didn't know other people were going to complain to me about how bad it was going to be to the degree that they and so I think that's part of the like God knew it was bad but then it's like in the moment this is even think this is bad bad but that doesn't mean he has changed or, that just means he has the ability to change his mind from the beginning of time and does it sometimes based on. Prayers based on situations. Pastor Bill: [31:09] Based on finding one righteous man on Earth who then said mmm don't wipe us all. Pastor Newms: [31:16] But even then but even then you know, it's kind of cool to Sodom and Gomorrah right Sodom and Gomorrah he struck them down not because he looked at him and went and they're bad because other people were crying for. Pastor Bill: [31:35] The cities around. Pastor Newms: [31:36] Because of how. Pastor Bill: [31:37] In Sodom and Gomorrah. Pastor Newms: [31:39] Right so it's one of those situations where it's, do you know these guys are so bad that other people are bringing it's not that he didn't know, but people have and it's that whole you start to deal with that whole and this is actually something that's later also, the whole aspect of asking asking I can ask and I will ask can I you know, there's that aspect of these types of situations God didn't change but God sometimes, Alters the course of his Divine will because of other situations which happened, right off the bat because we were all supposed to be naked in a garden eating fruit but one tree still to this day and I hate wearing clothes and I'm still upset about it but, it is what it is you told us we had to so I do but you know whatever. Pastor Bill: [32:40] Did I write down the wrong scripture for this next. Pastor Newms: [32:43] I didn't think I'd be able to work in the fact that I hate wearing clothes into a sermon ever that's awesome that's interesting. Pastor Bill: [32:48] 5. Biblical accounts of the physical bodily resurrection of Jesus are completely accurate, This event actually occurred. so one, accurate is a broad question that allows for to people's testimonies to contradict so math you can say one thing and Mark can say something different and they can still both be accurate, right now is it a faithful replication of events as in you'd have in a history book, not really there eyewitness accounts they're not a history text that's not what the gospels are this. Pastor Newms: [33:42] Isn't that what all history texts are though eyewitness account. Pastor Bill: [33:47] No there these are the facts that are verifiable, by multiple Witnesses and documents and records and evidence is to make historical it has to be backed up by multiple things, the gospels are simply one man's eyewitness account that he wrote down and then another man's eyewitness account that he wrote down. Pastor Newms: [34:13] I understand what you mean but I don't know if you've picked up historical text recently because they're not always verifiable and the country. Pastor Bill: [34:22] Well they're supposed to be okay so. Pastor Newms: [34:24] Yeah I'm just saying like. Pastor Bill: [34:27] I'm in the strongly agree category at 47% somewhat agree in nineteen percent not sure it 11 percent somewhat disagree at 8% and strongly disagree at 15% of people, Mr. Grogy says the winner writes history to a certain degree he's right. Pastor Newms: [34:47] Can you find the Skeptics in the room yeah they're all my family. Pastor Bill: [34:53] Romans 10:9, “If you confess with your mouth Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead you will be saved.” if you disagree with statement number five then you do not meet the bare minimum requirements for being a Christian as the Bible explains them to be. The event actually occurred, you have to believe that as a prerequisite for being a Christian. It just is that just that is that's that's the Bare Bones. Pastor Newms: [35:40] Yeah so. Pastor Bill: [35:40] That's what makes you a. Pastor Newms: [35:42] Didn't I didn't even put a scripture down but I just wrote without faith in the resurrection Jesus wouldn't have been the Messiah so we wouldn't have belief in him so. Pastor Bill: [35:56] So this. Pastor Newms: [35:56] Peace out like that's what that's all I wrote. Pastor Bill: [35:57] This 15% that are like I strongly disagree that Jesus you've bodily Resurrected are you gonna tell him or should I I don't I don't know. Pastor Newms: [36:08] Well but do remember not everyone in this survey is a churchgoer even. Pastor Bill: [36:15] This was intended to be a survey of only churchgoers primarily Evangelical. Pastor Newms: [36:28] No cuz there's because in the structure. Pastor Bill: [36:29] 2,300 of them are not Evangelical and 711 of them were evangelicals. Pastor Newms: [36:37] And in attendance to church 642 of these people have never been to church. Pastor Bill: [36:45] I see that yeah. Pastor Newms: [36:48] And so you know not all. Pastor Bill: [36:52] 28 of them responded that they're not sure if they've ever been to church. Pastor Newms: [36:57] Yeah I didn't I thought that one was humorous. And I truly did find the, the differences in income and education level and their answers but that's just playing with data that's not part of this conversation anyway number. Pastor Bill: [37:23] 6. Jesus is the first and greatest being created by God. So 40% of respondents follow the Arian heresy apparently and believe that Jesus is a created being. 15% somewhat agree 13% weren't sure 8% somewhat disagreed and 24% including myself, I strongly disagree that Jesus is a being created by God and was the first of those beings. Pastor Newms: [38:24] And I believe 40% of that part of that 40% doesn't understand the question because of how poorly it's written. Pastor Bill: [38:35] So I put John chapter 1 verses 1 through 18 in there. “In the beginning was the word and the Word was with God and the Word was God he was with God” in the beginning you know on and on and on and on what number two. And then when we skip down to verse 14 “the word became flesh and dwelt among us we observed his glory the glory as the one and only son from the father full of grace and truth John testified” and then we get down to verse 17 and it identifies the person who became flesh as Jesus Christ, Verse 18 “no one has ever seen God the one and only son who is himself God is at the father's side he has revealed himself” no Jesus was not a created being, Jesus is a part of God who then gave up Divinity to become a human person. Read move on to the next one. Pastor Newms: [39:54] So I also wrote Genesis 1:26, the illusion of John 11 you know the in the beginning was the word and the Word was God in the well in 1:26 is “and then God said let us make man in our image according to our likeness” they will rule such and such and such and such and such, but, you know God used a plural there. Because we are three parts like he is three parts exactly Biggs we are just shoved into an earth suit it's a dirt sack. Pastor Bill: [40:40] 7. Jesus was a great teacher but he was not God There is literally no wrong answer to this question. Given that he was God before he was Jesus and then became a human being who was not God while he walked the Earth and then became God again after he died and rose again. Pastor Newms: [41:11] And then walk the earth some more. Pastor Bill: [41:12] And then walk the earth some more and he was a great teacher during all those different parts so I put in Philippians 2:5-11 so we can really understand what I'm saying at that point is, “adopt the same attitude as that of Christ Jesus who existing in the form of God (right so Jesus was God), did not consider equality with God as something to be exploited (so he didn't oh I'm God I'm gonna take advantage instead he emptied himself), by assuming the form of a servant (some of the translations have said gave up his divinity gave up the Divine part of himself to become a human being a lowly servant.) Even humbling himself to the point of death even to death on a cross” he was God he became not God he rose again and became God again there's no wrong answer here any of those answers would have been accepted a say acceptable, Thirty-One percent strongly agreed 22% somewhat agreed 11% were like you're going to need to be more specific that's kind of where I'm at I'm like you need to give me a little bit more specific with your question, nine percent somewhat disagreed and 27 percent strongly disagreed, which is you know the Hardline evangelicals that I went out there you saying he's not God and didn't actually think through the question all the way up I believe. Pastor Newms: [42:52] So and and part of my problem is is I refuse to go mid line because I'm a I'm a person who won't go midline ever so I put disagree because, there's that aspect of he was and now he is so even if he took on Humanity he was, is and so the was was not God makes me go no you can't you can't cuz he was. Pastor Bill: [43:22] Yeah like I said there's no wrong answer they're that. Pastor Newms: [43:25] Right right so what I put is this is funny because what I put, was what we just talked about I put John 1:14 which is in the word became flesh and dwelt among us we observed his glory the glory as one and only son of the father full of grace and truth, and then I put also John 8:24 and I didn't put it in chat when I was about to say it, “therefore I told you that you will die in your sins for you do not believe that I am he you will die in your sins” so, you know there's that even he said I am, which is which is a very dangerous statement in that culture because that is what God told, Moses it is what got you know I am and so, that was Jesus saying I am and so that's why you know I put that in there. And now we get to the fun ones. Pastor Bill: [44:35] This is the first fun one it says the Bible hates trans people. Pastor Newms: [44:39] It's not what it says it's what is. Pastor Bill: [44:44] 8. God created male and female Okay like I agree with that statement, it's a it's a factual statement about the text God created male and female now the subtext of what you're saying I disagree with, um 64 percent strongly agreed 14% somewhat agreed 97 percent were not sure 3% somewhat disagree in twelve percent strongly disagree so if we go to the text Genesis 5:2 “God created them male and female when they were created he blessed them and called them mankind” yeah, and then I wrote down Jeremiah 1:5 because this is where it actually gets interesting to me at least. Jeremiah 1:5 “I chose you before I formed you in the womb, I set you apart before you were born I appointed you a prophet to the nation's” doesn't point blank say that God forms Us in the womb there, but it does imply that everyone is formed in the womb got stitches us together in the woman's another way it says that none of the scripture, God is not a man that he might lie or a son of man that he might change his mind as he speak and not act or promise and not fulfill, and you're probably going well what does that have to do with male or female or trans or any of that well, God created the world and humanity and he set us on our course, with certain laws of physics and Dynamics and responsibilities and we screwed the pooch right Adam and Eve ate the fruit welcomes in into our very beings into our very DNA, and so God goes in and he goes to form a person in the womb. And what does he have there to use legally without. Not fulfilling his word of giving us Authority and letting the laws that he set forth right so he uses what's there, and sometimes what's their doesn't always match what's inside. So I believe it's 100% possible, for the the items that were there to be stitched together stitch together a male. Who God originally intended to be a female, and so they have this female psyche this female spirit this female point of view and all the tools all the stuff that was there that was provided to God, could only be made into a male or vice versa there was a female but inside. Pastor Newms: [47:58] Sorry you said all the tools in it. Pastor Bill: [47:59] God intended them to be a female but the tools the matter that was provided to God, the only thing he could make out of it with something else, and I believe that's why some people are born without an arm or they're born half deaf or they're born blind or they're born one way or another, God only has certain materials to work with and he's not going to lie and make himself a liar and Rewind thousands of years of creation because all of a sudden, God's not God and we all cease to exist because the only thing holding all this craziness together is the idea the fact that God is God, and I've got isn't God anymore everything just falls apart. Pastor Newms: [48:43] So first off the reason I'm laughing is because you said the word tool a lot, and and certain people love to call certain parts tools and so it just it made me it made me like you kept going tools tools and I'm like tool because I'm 12 so, you know it works so what I wrote here is I agree of course because, the text, detect says so and then it says the first humans were male and female but the wording of this makes it seem very aggressive against all non-binary which, is of course even farther farther step than just trans you know there are people, non-binaries a much larger encompassing of you know trans and people who, there's lots covered under the whole umbrella so which is not spoken about in scripture anywhere, that I can. Pastor Bill: [49:48] I shouldn't even be a question. Pastor Newms: [49:49] That's what I'm saying it's not. Pastor Bill: [49:51] Finn was should we love everybody no matter what and Jesus said yes. Pastor Newms: [49:56] Right. Pastor Bill: [49:57] Cooks. Pastor Newms: [49:58] Yeah yeah and and so that's that's where this really comes down to and it really is especially the, the as we talked about its the wording and the the the way some of these questions are it's very much a do you agree to trans people should exist and you're like whoa whoa that's not. Pastor Bill: [50:18] But I can't just I can't I can't say this is a true or false statement like theirs. Pastor Newms: [50:25] Like this your what you're asking what you're asking me to say vs. what I believe about what you're asking me to say are two completely different things and I think that really makes this survey, garbage people. Pastor Bill: [50:43] But that's why we need to talk about it. Pastor Newms: [50:45] But yes so. Pastor Bill: [50:45] Because this is what people are talking about and they're looking at this and they're going well this is what Christians think about the world and I'm like. No that doesn't accurately represents how I feel about my neighbors. Pastor Newms: [51:03] And it doesn't accurate and again that's where it comes down to these questions are poor because it doesn't accurately represent what they mean and what people are going to take from it, and that's where these kind of questions in these kinds of surveys cause problems and cause divisiveness. But yeah and the state of and calling it the state of. Pastor Bill: [51:32] The state of. Pastor Newms: [51:35] And the state of Theology and then this is a question that's not a, theological question you're asking a morality question more than you're asking a theology question but that's beside the point asked what you mean say what these questions should be worded how they actually mean. Pastor Bill: [51:52] Same number 9. Pastor Newms: [51:53] Okay I'll wait to complain about that. Pastor Bill: [51:55] 9. The holy spirit is a force but is not a personal being thirty-three percent agree that the holy spirit is the force I'm sorry a force. That was a little Star Wars joke 26 percent yeah somewhat agree. Pastor Newms: [52:12] midi-chlorines. Pastor Bill: [52:13] We don't talk about midi-chlorians 15% are not sure 7% somewhat disagree and 19% where my people at strongly disagree, that the holy spirit is a force but not a personal thing and I wrote down John 14. Because I could look at my notes 15 through 18. Jesus talking “if you love me you will keep my Commandments and I will ask the father and he will give you another counselor to be with you forever he is the spirit of Truth, the world is unable to receive him because it doesn't see him or know him but you do know him because he remains with you and will be in you” and if you follow along with the story, Jesus references this comforter again and Point Blank tells them it's the Holy Spirit and to wait for him to arrive, after and you go on and that's what happens in Acts 2. Pastor Newms: [53:23] So, this is again this is all about wording, this is all about wording and I did not throw things at my wife as she was walking up and down the stairs and then she did not throw them back at me because I am a child, this is all about the wording of this does trip me up some I wrote disagree this spirit is a distinct part of the Trinity but it is a spirit not a physical being so the question is written in a way, that leans people to answer a certain way, I was only slightly distracted groggy huh the issue I have, is when you read personal being, right there's two things that that can come from that like he is distinct he is a being but when you read personal being and force, there's that, well he's not a person so not a person no but like the question is worded so poorly. It's that whole like I know what you're asking, but it's written really bad like like I could answer true because he is not a person because a person in our definition of person has a body, but person know being he is a distinct being so and he is a force because, he's not physical so there's there this is one of those questions where like I know what they're asking and. I disagree but the wording makes me want to pull my own ears off, if someone actually called me an actually asked me these questions I'm pretty sure they would just Mark me as no answer on all of them and hang up because they've get two questions in and their ears would be bleeding, cuz that would be a. Pastor Bill: [55:46] 10. The holy spirit gives a spiritual New Birth or new life before a person has faith in Jesus Christ. That's just poppycock I sat here and stared at the computer when I read that the first time when I was like, that's that's just that's ridiculous twenty-seven percent of people strongly agree with that statement, 23% somewhat agree 21 percent aren't sure 9% somewhat disagree in twenty percent strongly disagree, if the Holy Spirit. Pastor Newms: [56:53] 50% of that 27 percent didn't hear the word before. Pastor Bill: [56:56] Right I guess so if the holy spirit gives you a spiritual New Birth or new life before you have faith in Jesus Christ then you've attained salvation before you've attained salvation. Pastor Newms: [57:09] Well to be fair to be fair there are people who believe, there are a second Christianity who believe you are chosen in the past, before anything happened God chose who would be saved and that's actually talked about later there are people who believe that and so for the people who believe that this makes total sense, because oh yeah he he decided I'm going to have a new life before I had a new life and you're like putting. Pastor Bill: [57:48] This isn't said decided this is Gibbs this says this is this is saying those people who are elect they have they have new life a new birth when they're still before they believe that. Pastor Newms: [58:03] Some of them some of them believe that that they're perfect already. Pastor Bill: [58:08] Like they could just go out and murder a bunch of people and they would still go to heaven because they were chosen Before Time that's ridiculous. Pastor Newms: [58:17] So what verse did you right now. Pastor Bill: [58:20] The same one as for 9, “if you love me you will keep my commands and I will ask the father and he will give you another counselor” he's not you're not going to be given the counselor you're not gonna be given the Holy Spirit you're not going to have the Holy Spirit before you love Jesus and keep his commands you can't you can't hook up, you you take the horse and you hook the cart to the horse you don't put the horse behind the cart and hook the cart to the horse and then start whipping the cart like why won't this thing go. Pastor Newms: [58:56] So I wrote you know I wrote little passages for each of these as my personal notes so that way when you looked at me and I would go oh blah because, this one's heavier so I didn't want to misspeak off the cuff like I sometimes will so for number 10 I wrote disagree. And I didn't write anything else I wrote a scripture so I'll read the scripture but I wrote nothing I just wrote disagree because like you said huh, but I didn't write anything because I was like I don't have anything to write for that that is so silly my brain hurts so I wrote second Corinthians 5:17, and I said it's I said hmm, I've copied and it says “therefore if anyone is in Christ he is a new creation the old has passed away and see the new has come” you have to be, in Christ before you are a new creation this isn't a. Read the book sorry that's rude of me but some of these questions got me real hot and bothered some of these questions got me real hot and bothered. Number 11. Pastor Bill: [1:00:31] All right this is this is going to be a fun one 11. The Holy Spirit can tell me to do something which is forbidden in the Bible. Pastor Newms: [1:00:42] Do you want me to start you want me you want me to start. Pastor Bill: [1:00:49] Eleven percent strongly agree with that statement 11% somewhat agree. Pastor Newms: [1:00:54] Aha aha. Pastor Bill: [1:00:55] Sixteen percent aren't sure 11% somewhat disagree and a whopping 51% of people strongly disagree, with this statement but before I tell people what I chose. Pastor Newms: [1:01:08] Aha. Pastor Bill: [1:01:09] Imagine if you will you are Peter, in the New Testament and the Holy Spirit tells you, you can eat meat that isn't clean and you go but the Bible says I can't do that, so you must not be the Holy Spirit. Like God doesn't change but the way that he interacts with humans does, things that were forbidden for certain cultures in the Bible because it wouldn't have been good for them like eating pork because they didn't know how to take care of it, may not be forbidden for you as a person living in today in the Old Testament you couldn't wear cloth that was two different types of fibers, but that's okay today. Pastor Newms: [1:02:10] So so I know you know go ahead and say where you stand and and then I'm going to say what I wrote and why I wrote it. Pastor Bill: [1:02:18] I strongly agree with the statement that the Holy Spirit can tell me to do something which is forbidden in the Bible. Pastor Newms: [1:02:24] So I disagree and here's why, the things that we get from a holy spirit should align with scripture since we know God doesn't change and all in scripture is inspired by God and is profitable for teaching rebuking correcting and and training in second Timothy now the reason I said this, is because of the wording of the question, the Holy Spirit can tell me to do something that is forbidden to me hope that didn't go through on Twitch. Because of the wording of the question and this is where the question is so terrible. There are people in our culture who has said things like God told me to murder my children and you're like death didn't go somewhere. Pastor Bill: [1:03:18] See that violates the spirit of the text you he won't tell you to violate the spirit of the text. Pastor Newms: [1:03:27] And that's what I mean when I say that not that. You know the Holy Spirit doesn't give Revelations doesn't give so like for example. I actually have this written later but in Romans and so will touch the, I'll put the thing out in a minute but in Romans you know everything is permissible but not everything is uplifting you know and that's not worded that way and we'll get to it in a minute because I've Canada written a couple of times but the, actually I should probably put it because we might not get there tonight so. You should know the scripture off the top of your head doo doo doo okay First Corinthians 10 23 so, because we're not going to get that we're not going to get down that far tonight the. Pastor Bill: [1:04:39] There we won't talk about sex tonight that'll be next week or the week after. Pastor Newms: [1:04:46] Oh crap what number are we on. Pastor Bill: [1:04:50] We are on number 11. Pastor Newms: [1:04:51] 11:00 okay so that's what I that's what I that's why I said the disagree, because the Holy Spirit won't need you to do something that is against the spirit of the law that doesn't mean he just won't convict you of something that he might convict someone else for that doesn't mean, if you you know there's a lot in there that is a gray area, but I wrote the disagree because of the spirit of the law who he is versus the letter of the law because the problem is this is one of those questions I know what you're asking me, I don't like how you asked it I know what you're asking but like you said if you're Peter you're. Pastor Bill: [1:05:41] I assumed they were asking about the letter of the law. Pastor Newms: [1:05:45] CI Pastor Bill: [1:05:46] Has so many Christians take it as this is they see this and they see this as a law book not a love letter this is a list of laws not as a you know. Pastor Newms: [1:05:58] And if you're looking at especially Old Testament Old Testament verses New Testament the Holy Spirit 100% did this 100% the holy spirit said now that's fine that's not that bad now that's. Pastor Bill: [1:06:11] Hey Samson pick up that Jawbone that's illegal for you to touch under religious law and go kill those men over there which is also a legal under religious law. No yeah the Holy Spirit definitely definitely doesn't care about the letter of the law. Pastor Newms: [1:06:31] But there definitely is a I understand why people are quick to go disagree and not think it through but I wrote the caveats of. Pastor Bill: [1:06:44] Without the caveat. Pastor Newms: [1:06:45] Really bad oh I. Pastor Bill: [1:06:46] Yeah without the caveat disagreeing to this statement is a very childish point of view on religion and the Holy Spirit. Pastor Newms: [1:06:58] And and makes the whole new testament almost invalid. Pastor Bill: [1:07:03] But with the caveat sigh can see how you would say disagree. Pastor Newms: [1:07:07] And that's again why these questions are so bad. Pastor Bill: [1:07:12] Hair number 12. Pastor Newms: [1:07:14] Twelve. Pastor Bill: [1:07:17] Everyone sins a. Pastor Newms: [1:07:18] Fun. Pastor Bill: [1:07:20] 12. Everyone sins a little but most people are good by Nature. twenty-seven percent strongly agree 30% 39% somewhat agree 16 work sure 14% myself included somewhat disagree and 14 percent strongly disagree, I actually have three scriptures here, we Jeremiah 17. Pastor Newms: [1:07:47] I've got a paragraph of caveats. Pastor Bill: [1:07:49] Nine through 10 then we're gonna go to Matthew 15 verses 17 through 20 then we're going to go to, if I can spell it Deuteronomy 13:9. Pastor Newms: [1:08:05] Deu that's how you spell it. Pastor Bill: [1:08:07] Yeah we don't have you D UE well I'm already in. Pastor Newms: [1:08:12] Why no deu because it's the abbreviation that's the only part I know how to spell. Pastor Bill: [1:08:16] 17 9 through 10 the heart is more deceitful than anything else and incurable, who can understand it I the Lord examine the mind I test the heart to give each according to his way according to what his actions deserve, right the heart is evil continuously Morrissey for our emergency food anything else Matthew chapter 15. Verses 17 through 20 this is Jesus talking, don't you realize that whatever goes into the mouth passes into the stomach as the is eliminated, but what comes out of the mouth comes from the heart and this defiles a person for from the heart come evil thoughts murders adulteries sexual immorality these thefts false testimonies slander, these are the things that defile a person but eating with unwashed hands does not defile a person, violating religious law does not make you a bad person, and people aren't good by Nature their heart is deceitful and evil but that doesn't make them bad people, because it's when you act on those bad deceitful Nature's that defiles you, verse 39. Um the Lord was angry with Moses and he said I could let him go into the Promised Land. Your children whom you said would be plunder your son's who don't yet know good from Evil will enter there, I will give them the land and they will take possession of it so because the children didn't know good from Evil yet because they weren't at what people call the age of accountability, they weren't held accountable right so yeah everyone sends a little but there is this, certain time when you're young that it isn't accounted to you as unrighteousness yet, because you know the difference between Good and Evil and the heart is evil, so everyone is not good by nature but you can choose to be good, so it's this it's one another one of those that it's not that clear-cut. Pastor Newms: [1:11:07] Okay so for mine I actually wrote agree and here's why so we as humans are not perfect but that is different than being bad natured we are born that way, nature in and of itself you know the word and the connotation versus the diction of nature, the synonym Perfection of Adam flows through our veins so we are not perfect now most people, most people listen to The Guiding voice that we all have that is the holy spirit talking to us and for those of us that are not Christians and have the in filling there are still that voice that is trying to pull us towards which, there are many people who are good-natured outside of Christianity, are striving to do good as you said because they choose to do so and some people consider that part of nature, yeah then there are people who are just downright dirty, and I actually realized I just now when I was typing furiously actually wrote the word there but um I think this question is very worldly poured it where did poor. Pastor Bill: [1:12:21] Weirdly ported nice. Pastor Newms: [1:12:25] Poorly worded for the thoughts are trying to get to because I do believe everyone has a sin, a sinful nature but I believe everyone is, good-natured but good-natured and sinful nature are completely different because of the word good not perfect if it said most people are perfect by Nature well no, but good and perfect are two completely different things and so that's where for me I get that hang up of no you're not perfect no one's perfect, are you good you might be good enough you're not perfect, and that's it that's the Crux because Romans 5:12 therefore just as Sin entered the world through one man and death through sin in this way death spread to all people because all sinned none of us are perfect, and we start off not. Pastor Bill: [1:13:23] Your body is imperfect. Pastor Newms: [1:13:25] Good and perfect are completely different words which is why I think so many of these statistics need to be thrown out the window because these questions are just bad, so bad number 13. Pastor Bill: [1:13:43] 13. Even the smallest sin deserves Eternal damnation. It is is really is 15 percent strongly agree 10% somewhat agree, six percent aren't sure 11% somewhat disagree and 58% of respondents completely miss the concept, other propitiation of sins by the death of Jesus on the cross completely missed it, and said no the smallest sin doesn't deserve Eternal damnation Romans 3:23, “For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God” if you want to spend eternity with a perfect God then you must be perfect, sin is an imperfection, and invalidates you from eternity with a perfect God that's why we needed the sacrifice of Jesus, to take our place of imperfection to make us righteous and Justified and spiritually perfect. That's why the smallest sin deserves Turtle damnation, it's a it's a it's a heavy statement but if you want to boil it down to its like flipping on an on switch on or off switch either you are perfect or you're not either you pass or you fail. That's why we have the need for salvation because it's a pass or fail question it's not a oh you almost got there oh you you were sort of good enough it's not about good or bad it's pass or fail where you perfect or not. Pastor Newms: [1:15:52] Yeah and so what I wrote I'm assuming that pause was for me to go right sorry, so what I wrote is agree as we see, as we see in the same verse above so I reference Romans 5:12 again you know sin entered the world to all of us you know, we're all Sinners which separates us from God it's not a damnation for sinning but rather a separation from God, and sin so it's separating those two and because we are we can't not being and not being in a relationship with God, and so then I added the Revelations 20:15 because I. Pastor Bill: [1:16:44] Man you just jump straight into it didn't you. Pastor Newms: [1:16:48] I did I went straight to like. Pastor Bill: [1:16:50] You like you responded with the same. Pastor Newms: [1:16:52] I'm Nation. Pastor Bill: [1:16:53] Force that they ask the question you really you just met there there Gus too. Pastor Newms: [1:16:59] Yeah no, and everyone whose name is not written in the Book of Life was thrown into the Lake of Fire so it does not say, everyone who has sinned is thrown into the Lake of Fire it's not what it says, your damnation is not necessarily because of sin, the damnation is because of the lack of relationship, because you can't have a relationship and be in sin and we are in sin and so there's that it's a, it's a multi-step process it's not as cut and dry as six words sorry 12, seven words you know and and that's what what makes some of these questions so hard and heavy because it's like, but that's not the point the sin separates us Jesus came to fill that Gap so because of that, it's not the sit it's not the sin that dams us it's the separation that dams us and that bridge is, Jesus. Pastor Bill: [1:18:15] And if you're if you're looking at if you're looking at what we're saying what I'm saying and you're going wait a second a minute ago you said there's a certain age where you become accountable and your accountant you know you're held accountable to that sin nature, but you just said all is sinned and fallen short of the glory, did these The Book of Romans acts Revelation these aren't written for children audiences these are written to adults by an adult, to someone who's accountable to the words by someone who's accountable to the words this whole idea of, teaching people under 10 years old that they might go to hell if they said they never would have. Even that would never even cross their mind to teach that kind of thing, to someone under 13 when they were writing these scriptures that wouldn't even be a concept they would even talk about until after they became an adult like it would. Pastor Newms: [1:19:21] And because we're not going to get there, because we're not going to get there tonight and these kind of tied in for me and so I want to touch on it real quick, Revelation 20:11-15 and I saw a great white throne and when Seated on it and heaven was filled with his presence and there's no place was found for them and I also saw the Dead the great the small standing Before the Throne and the books were opened and another book was opened which is The Book of Life and the dead were judged according to their works that are written in the books and the Sea gave up the dead that were in it and death and Hades gave up the dead that were in them and each one was judged according to their works. Pastor Bill: [1:19:58] First judgment. Pastor Newms: [1:20:00] So There's a there's judgments it's not just cut dry either there's multiple judgments because there are certain parts here, where you know certain things are at this point thrown into the Lake of Fire. Pastor Bill: [1:20:18] Now wait let's pause here let's pause for one second why are their judgments why are all of your actions judged. Pastor Newms: [1:20:27] It's not black and white it's not black and white. Pastor Bill: [1:20:29] It's not black and white if you were raised, in a isolated tribe in Papua New Guinea and lived your whole life and you never met someone who ever heard of Jesus and you never heard of Jesus. What black and white you're not you go to hell that's not how that works that's why the Judgment exists. Pastor Newms: [1:20:50] Where's the accountability. Pastor Bill: [1:20:56] The Judgment exists so that can be argued out with God and God can do what God does, you know and this is where we get this idea of well they were elect they weren't chosen they followed they caught on to this idea of everything that Jesus was, even though it's physically impossible for them to have ever heard the law, Paul even says it if you've never heard the law you're not accountable to the law. But that wasn't but that wasn't the command the command was To Go Make Disciples not to go make converts. Pastor Newms: [1:21:43] Certain points I know I know I know but I'm just, I'm just saying there were some people who that was there well I don't want to because if I tell someone, then they they're they're tied to. Pastor Bill: [1:22:00] So what if you grew up being taught one thing and you embraced it and then later you found out that that technically was blaspheming the Holy Spirit, and that's unforgivable what well that's what the judgement is for, you go into the judgment and God sees what you were taught that you you've had no better understanding no one who taught you better than what you knew and so you know that's up to God, if you're held accountable to that anyway. Pastor Newms: [1:22:40] Now this leads in the number 14 quite fun Lee number 14. Pastor Bill: [1:22:46] God counts a person is righteous not because of one's works but only because of one's faith in Jesus Christ now technically, the numbers on 13 and the numbers on 14 should have been the exact same, but they weren't 34% of people strongly agree. Pastor Newms: [1:23:04] But they weren't no because the questions are worded bad. Pastor Bill: [1:23:09] 3% some way agreed 10% weren't sure 13% somewhat disagreed and twenty percent strongly disagreed, um I agree I agree with that statement God council person is righteous not because of your works like because of one's faith in Christ Jesus and I wrote down Romans 3:20 to just one scripture above the one I use for this last question, um the righteousness of God. Pastor Newms: [1:23:37] What what did you say cuz. Pastor Bill: [1:23:38] Romans 3:22 “The righteousness of God is through faith in Jesus Christ to all who believe since there is no distinction, no distinction between all those who believe whether Jew or Greek or Gentile slave or free is the distinction he's talking about.” Pastor Newms: [1:24:02] So I wrote agree because if you're if you're looking at righteousness this is I agree and I used Ephesians 2 8 and 9, for you are saved by grace through faith and this is not from yourselves it is God's Gift not of works so that no one can boast and I wrote agreed this one's pretty self-evident, I mean it there's a verse that literally just says, through faith not works like this one's written out pretty well like this one in this one's hard to argue in my mind if you are subscribing to Christianity, this one is kind of. Pastor Bill: [1:24:45] All right save me 15 and this will be the last one for the night, everyone is born innocent excuse me everyone is born innocent in the eyes of God, I agree with that if you've been listening the rest of the evening you know that I agree that were born in a similar state to Adam and Eve, and until you know the difference between right and wrong the difference between good and evil until you reach that age which is going to be different for everybody so you reach that age, you are considered innocent and it is accounted to you as righteousness until you know the difference between good and evil and it is at that point, that you are then accountable like say you're 23. Your Down syndrome to a point not all down syndrome there are certain Down syndrome people that they get to a certain age and they never continue progressing mentally they stay 10 or 11 or 12 mentally, it's not common it does happen them well in my mind, they I don't think they understand yet the difference between good and evil right and wrong and so technically they would still be under that Grace area of being an, there are other people that are much younger age they have some kind of trauma and they become all too familiar with good and evil right and wrong, well that's when they become accountable to knowing good and evil right and wrong, and then we talked about the idea of being in an isolated you know look there's that island off of the coast of India, that's never been visited by someone that wasn't born on the island as long as we've been recording history there's no way they have any concept of who the Hebrews were or who Moses was or Abraham was or who, Muhammad is or who Jesus is, that's not a concept that they have unless Jesus visited them in their dreams and get you know um. Pastor Newms: [1:26:59] And we won't know because no one's talked to him. Pastor Bill: [1:27:00] We won't know because always talk to them and Yuki you literally will get killed by the Indian government, by the Indian military if you try to approach the island like they're keeping it protected its this microcosm they're allowing those people to develop on their own scale, which I think is great what if you live there what is the accountability the spiritual accountability between you and God, that's between you and God and I can guarantee you that when God looks at those people he looks at those people and judges them, on a daily basis according to their own culture and their own sense of morality you know what I mean, um Pastor Newms: [1:27:49] I do but. Pastor Bill: [1:27:50] Put. Pastor Newms: [1:27:54] I wrote disagree and here's why because Romans 15:12, “Therefore just as Sin entered through the world through one man and death through sin in this way death spread to all people because all sinned” I believe that everyone has sinned. Pastor Bill: [1:28:11] You said 15:12 no. Pastor Newms: [1:28:13] This is where that question yeah 15:12 which I've already used above so. Pastor Bill: [1:28:19] Romans. Pastor Newms: [1:28:22] Everyone is born yeah. Pastor Bill: [1:28:24] Okay I was like 15:12 is and again Isaiah says the root of Jesse will appear. Pastor Newms: [1:28:31] No 5:12 my issue is again with the wording of this question, what they mean to ask is do you believe this innocent nature is what they're asking what they asked is innocence and, it's kind of like the opposite like the conversation between good and perfect it's similar in this state we are all sinners that does not mean we are all, Sinners because judged innocent and, born innocent are different so to me they could be viewed as innocent because they have followed the morality is of their culture they know right from wrong in their culture they they've done what they need to do so God will judge them accordingly, but they are born Sinners we all are, so I think there's a caveat there that again makes some of these questions not black and white. Which is funny because we've op answered opposite on some of them even though they just because of how we did in between us we interpreted. Pastor Bill: [1:29:52] And you're right in in the way they're asking the question because they have key findings, and they don't give a key finding on everyone but on number 15 I do they said the fact that almost two-thirds of evangelicals believe that humans are born in a state of Innocence reveals that the Biblical teaching of original sin is not embraced by most evangelicals started it. Pastor Newms: [1:30:16] But that's not what the question is asking to you. Pastor Bill: [1:30:19] That's not what the question says that's what the question says that all. Pastor Newms: [1:30:22] But to me it does. Pastor Bill: [1:30:23] They meant to ask but it's not what they ask. Pastor Newms: [1:30:25] To me I read because of our upbringing being different I was raised in a way that that makes sense you're not born innocent you're born a sinner You're Not Innocent but innocence is a. Pastor Bill: [1:30:36] Let's see that's not that's not the way the question came across to me from my perspective. Pastor Newms: [1:30:44] Exactly that's what's so and that's the problem so in closing since we're going to wrap up here at 15, to me that's the biggest issue with this survey is that they don't take into consideration what people mean, by their answers they're just taking their answers and anytime you ask someone you can ask me and Bill the same question a thousand times and there are times we have set at these desks, meet this desk him at that desk away from y'all in random meetings middle of a day hey I got a question what do you think about and then argue, four hours, on what does is mean what does the truly form they're like you know and, sometimes we end up agreeing at the end sometimes we end up not talking for a couple days because I'm mean. Pastor Bill: [1:31:39] Would be what is a soul and what is a. Pastor Newms: [1:31:42] Great we still don't agree on that. Pastor Bill: [1:31:45] We still don't agree on what is a soul and what is the spirit like we have completely opposite. Pastor Newms: [1:31:48] We agree. Pastor Bill: [1:31:51] Definitions we agree that everyone has both but we have complete opposite definitions of which is why. Pastor Newms: [1:31:57] Exactly and it's complete and so that's one of those things was when you deal with something like this and then someone publishes their findings and the problem with it is let's take the key findings, and compare it to what this says thirty percent of Christians don't believe in original sin we just saw someone who agreed, that everyone's born Innocent but believes in original sin you cannot make that correlation based on how these questions are worded because these questions suck, thingies balaam's. Pastor Bill: [1:32:34] Wow yeah it's bad data. Pastor Newms: [1:32:37] It's such. Pastor Bill: [1:32:38] Data it's so bad. Pastor Newms: [1:32:38] And and people are using it oh. Pastor Bill: [1:32:41] The questions are bad the the answer options are bad the fact that there's nowhere for you to explain so that outliers can be removed to stop from skewing the data doesn't exist. Pastor Newms: [1:32:54] The fact that we only have 3000 people answering it. Pastor Bill: [1:32:58] Right if you submitted this to any serious data analytics, person company anything this would get laughed out of the room it absolutely is horrible. Pastor Newms: [1:33:10] It's not a good cross-section. Pastor Bill: [1:33:11] This is what people are talking about, people are talking about this in Tick-Tock to talking about social media people who aren't Christian or grabbing a hold of this and going did you see what they believe now what they are talking about you and me what they believe now and I'm like that doesn't represent, what I believe that isn't were to represent what I believe most Christians believe. Pastor Newms: [1:33:33] And there are certain. Pastor Bill: [1:33:34] I think that represents that represents a skewed collection of data based off of what I'm a minority of rich, people who claim to be Christians believe. Pastor Newms: [1:33:48] Well and also. Pastor Bill: [1:33:49] But that doesn't represent us as a whole. Pastor Newms: [1:33:51] And also I thought it was funny there was a particular person who's a, clergyman I don't remember what they're called in their SEC their denomination of Christianity and they're like see everyone's coming to our side now, and you're like. Pastor Bill: [1:34:06] Unitarianism yeah. Pastor Newms: [1:34:07] Yeah and I'm like are they or do they not understand the questions because human beings don't understand what they're being asked because they're being asked it wrong but anyway, that's all I have. 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Last Week in the Church with John Allen

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 27, 2022 30:39


In this episode:Far right-wing victory in Italy - what does it mean for the Church?Pope's pact with youth for a more just economy“The Last Supper” parody in Italy sparks controversyCardinal Joseph Zen is facing a sedition trial in Hong Kong Support the show

Smokin Tabacco
The Smokin Tabacco Show: Go Crux Yourself with Sam Ventura

Smokin Tabacco

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 26, 2022 87:33


Brought to you by J.C. Newman Cigar Co. - This week Matt and Nicole are joined by Sam Ventura of Crux Cigars. They talk about their not so well first encounter at PCA 2021 and Matt compares the aftermath to the way Matt and William Cooper met and went on to work together.  Sam talk about the new Epicure Habano from Crux that was shown at PCA 2022 and will be coming out soon. He talks about the rebranding and packaging that was done a few years ago and how that has dramatically helped the presentation of the Crux brand on store shelves.  In the news brought to you by Micallef Cigars, we talk about the breakup between Crowned Heads and Luciano Cigars (formerly Ace Prime). The Room101 Top Three shows us what three cocktails the former bartender Sam calls his all-time favorites. Don't forget to Like and Subscribe on all of our platforms @SmokinTabacco and visit www.smokintabacco.com for more news and content from the cigar industry. Next week we welcome Steve Saka of Dunbarton Tobacco & Trust! Cutters and Lighters provided by Cigar Blondie Accessories! www.cigarblondie.com

Case Interview Preparation & Management Consulting | Strategy | Critical Thinking

Welcome to an episode with Emeritus Professor at UCLA Anderson, Richard Rumelt. Get Richard's book here: https://amzn.to/3OrNfuK In this episode, Richard iterated the real meaning of strategy, which many companies today confuse with a list of their goals and ambitions. Strategy is problem-solving – a clever way of dealing with a challenge, opponent, or problem. It also involves selecting which battle you fight because you cannot fight them all. As a great strategist, you need to select battles that you can win.  Richard also explained the crux or the biggest challenge that companies need to identify, emphasize, and concentrate their resources on until it is fixed or solved. As Richard mentioned in this episode, “the primary thing about strategy is that it is about a concentration of resources. It is about focus.” Richard Rumelt received his doctorate from the Harvard Business School in 1972, having previously earned a Master of Science in electrical engineering from UC Berkeley. He worked as a systems engineer at the Jet Propulsion Laboratories and served on the faculty of the Harvard Business School. He joined the UCLA faculty in 1976. He also served as a faculty at INSEAD, France for three years. At INSEAD, Rumelt headed the Corporate Renewal Initiative, a research-intervention center devoted to the study and practice of corporate transformation. Rumelt was president of the Strategic Management Society from 1995 to 1998. He received the Irwin Prize for his book Strategy, Structure, and Economic Performance. In 1997, he was appointed Telecom Italia Strategy Fellow, a position he held until April 2000. He has won teaching awards at UCLA and received a best paper prize in 1997 from the Strategic Management Journal. Get Richard's book here: The Crux: How Leaders Become Strategists, Richard Rumelt: https://amzn.to/3OrNfuK Enjoying our podcast? Get access to sample advanced training episodes here: www.firmsconsulting.com/promo

Trinity Bible Church Sermons
Crux of the Gospel - Part 2 - Right with God

Trinity Bible Church Sermons

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 25, 2022


To this point in Romans, the gospel has only been announced by name. Immediately upon its announcement, its necessity was systematically demonstrated: everyone, everywhere, without exception, are corrupt and culpable before God. All are unrighteous and stand in desperate need of a righteousness from God. Only after every defense has failed before the bar of perfect justice—only after the weight of hopelessness is felt—can a person see the glory of God in the gospel. Paul now manifests the mystery of Christ, explaining the crucial and decisive point of the gospel. This passage has been called the acropolis of the Christian faith and the most important paragraph in the Bible. Indeed, this is the clearest and most explicit explanation of precisely how God saves sinners. It reveals the crux of the gospel. Having in part one considered the crux of the problem in the gospel of God, this message considers its central and decisive power to save. The passage as a whole is now considered with a particular focus on the righteousness that the gospel reveals.

Sermon Archives
The Crux of Christian Leadership

Sermon Archives

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 25, 2022


Fintech Confidential
Enabling Small Businesses with Local Financial Institutions from AutoBooks CMO, Derik Sutton - Episode 22

Fintech Confidential

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 20, 2022 49:22 Transcription Available


Derik Sutton is the CMO of the embedded payments and invoicing for financial institutions company, AutoBooks. He shares the importance of solving customer problems when building a product or service and what it means to be the Mustard on a financial sandwich. Three things in this episode that we dive into. 1️⃣ Being okay with not being the entire sandwich 2️⃣ The importance of customer empathy 3️⃣ How segmentation of customers holds small Financial institutions back Links Website: www.autobooks.co Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/autobooks-co Twitter: @autobooks_ Chapters [00:00:00] Intro [00:02:03] Falling into Fintech [00:03:43] Crux of the Product Experience [00:07:24] The Path to Autobooks [00:09:29] CashFlow is KIng, Especially in Small Businesses [00:10:44] Journey to Enabling Small Businesses through their Local Financial Institutions [00:14:07] The first 100 Customers [00:14:46] Partnerships drive Mass Enablement [00:18:30] Is it too late for Local Banks and Credit Unions to catch up with innovations [00:20:54] Why FIs should offer embedded invoicing and payment acceptance [00:22:58] How financial institutions can retain customers [00:26:37] Competing with Headless banking [00:31:53] Starting a business is easier than ever [00:39:21] The Key advice to succeed with small business banking [00:43:37] Closing thoughts [00:43:49] Happy being the mustard on the FI sandwich [00:45:07] Lean into Marketing [00:45:39] Contact AutoBooks Support is provided by Solvpath, an A.I.-driven customer support system that uses a visual format and self-serve technology to quickly and effectively resolve issues, resulting in satisfying support experiences for customers. Get the best customer support system for your business. Get Solvpath. Get started by visiting www dot Get Solvpath dot com www.getsolvpath.com #fintech #smallbusiness #smallbusinessobsessed #smallbusinessbanking #digitalbanking #innovation #banks #creditunions #bankingindustry #bankinnovation #embeddedfintech #bannodigitaltoolkit #integration #API #cmo #commerce #podcast #podcastinterview #technology #future #podcast #youtube #spotify #diamondd3media #youtube #applepodcasts #payments #data #googlepodcasts #financialinstitutions #business #smallbusiness #success #experience #tech #media #cloudbased #invoicing #embeddedpayments #SAAS #software #embeddedfinance #finance #startup #financialservices

Last Week in the Church with John Allen
Pope's Cardinal in Ukraine survives Russian attack

Last Week in the Church with John Allen

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 20, 2022 25:36


In this episode:Pope's Cardinal delivers humanitarian aid under Russian fire in UkraineChinese President snubs Pope in KazakhstanRussian Metropolitan calls Pope's comments “not useful”Support the show

Trinity Bible Church Sermons
Crux of the Gospel - Part 1 - Right with God

Trinity Bible Church Sermons

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 18, 2022


To this point in Romans, the gospel has only been announced by name. Immediately upon its announcement, its necessity was systematically demonstrated: everyone, everywhere, without exception, are corrupt and culpable before God. All are unrighteous and stand in desperate need of a righteousness from God. Only after every defense has failed before the bar of perfect justice—only after the weight of hopelessness is felt—can a person see the glory of God in the gospel. Paul now manifests the mystery of Christ, explaining the crucial and decisive point of the gospel. This passage has been called the acropolis of the Christian faith and the most important paragraph in the Bible. Indeed, this is the clearest and most explicit explanation of precisely how God saves sinners. It reveals the crux of the gospel. In this message, the chief problem of offering good news to the guilty is considered. For this reason, focus is given entirely to verses 25 and 26.

Interactive Investor
Funds Fan: 10 fund buying tips, and why I left Baillie Gifford

Interactive Investor

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2022 42:17


In a special, final Funds Fan podcast, Kyle Caldwell and Sam Benstead discuss their top 10 tips for investing in funds. These include the active versus passive debate, the dangers of chasing the best-performing funds, and why understanding what you invest in is essential. The duo also discuss the lessons from the Neil Woodford collapse and why keeping costs down is key. Later on in the podcast, Sam interviews Ewan Markson-Brown, manager of the Crux Asia ex-Japan fund. Ewan joined boutique Crux a year ago from Baillie Gifford, where he managed the top-performing Baillie Gifford Pacific fund and Pacific Horizon investment trust. He talks about the benefits of leaving a big fund group for a small one, and why most investors misunderstand political risk when investing in China. Visit www.ii.co.uk/funds and www.ii.co.uk/stock-market-news for more investing insight and ideas. Follow us on social media: Twitter: twitter.com/ii_couk Facebook: www.facebook.com/weareii LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/interactive-investor Instagram: www.instagram.com/interactive_investor Risk warning: This material is intended for educational purposes only and is not investment research or a personal recommendation to buy or sell any financial instrument or product, or to adopt any investment strategy. The value of your investments can rise as well as fall, and you could get back less than you invested. The investments referred to may not be suitable for all investors, and if in doubt, an investor should seek advice from a qualified investment adviser. Past performance is not a guide to future performance. Interactive Investor Services Limited is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

IDEAfit Pro Show
Getting to the Crux of Your Client's Goal, Featuring Joanne Groves

IDEAfit Pro Show

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2022 51:33


Today on the IDEAfit PRO SHOW Sandy Todd Webster, IDEA's editor in chief, skips across the pond to the UK via Zoom to speak with fitness pro and international educator Joanne Groves.    Joanne has been in the industry for over 26 years. She built and runs Female Fitness Trainer, a membership group that features over a 100 hours of workshops, interviews, podcasts, with a thriving supportive community of nearly 4,000 trainers, all promoting each other. As a presenter and author for FASTER she has been involved in building course content including topics which range from research in the fitness industry to presenting with story, confidence and conviction.    Connect with Joanne Groves  Tik Tok: @JoanneGrOves  LinkedIn: @Joanne Groves   TW: @Joanne Groves    IG: @Joanne Groves   Website: https://www.joannegroves.com/ (JoanneGroves.com)  Email: joanne@fasterfunction.com  Connect with Sandy Webster    FB: Sandy Todd Webster    IG: sandytoddwebster    LI: Sandy Todd Webster    TW: @fitnesseditor    Enjoying our content? Than become an https://www.ideafit.com/ideafit-plus/?sourcecode=podcast_link&trackingcode=pod_ifps-s4-ep3_campaign=pod_ifps-s4-ep3_2022_sept&utm_content=groves (IDEAfit+ member) and receive our award-winning IDEA Fitness Journal, the gold-standard publication of the fitness industry. IDEAfit+ members also enjoy: Unlimited CECs Discounted health and liability insurance Digital publications that focus on current challenges, nutrition and behavior change, and the latest insider fitness trends Ungated access to over 15,000 fact-based articles from our award-winning editorial team Access to deals and discounts from IDEA's trusted partners. IDEAfit Inspired Service: 888.999.4332, ext. 7   IDEAfit PRO SHOW is hosted by Sandy Todd Webster, Editor in Chief, IDEA Publications, http://ideafit.com/?sourcecode=podcast_link&trackingcode=pod_ifps-s4-ep3_campaign=pod_ifps-s4-ep3_2022_sept&utm_content=groves (ideafit.com); executive produced by Jordan Leeds; produced and engineered by Michael Hilding. Copyright 2022 by IDEA Health & Fitness Association. All rights reserved.   IDEA Health & Fitness Association is the world's leading organization of fitness and wellness professionals and has been for more than 39 years. We deliver world-class content and continuing education to fitness professionals, business owners and allied health professionals via our publications, including the award-winning Fitness Journal; our fitness, business and nutrition conferences; and hundreds of streaming videos and online courses available on http://ideafit.com/?sourcecode=podcast_link&trackingcode=pod_ifps-s4-ep3_campaign=pod_ifps-s4-ep3_2022_sept&utm_content=groves (ideafit.com). Additionally, with IDEA FitnessConnect, we host the largest national industry-wide directory, linking over 275,000 fitness professionals to more than 40 million consumers. Through IDEA professionals in over 80 countries, we Inspire the World to Fitness™!      

Last Week in the Church with John Allen
Pope heads to Kazakhstan as world teeters on brink

Last Week in the Church with John Allen

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2022 30:30


In this episode:Why is the Pope going to Kazakhstan?What the absence of Putin, Patriarch Kirill and President Xi means for the World Congress of ReligionsIs the Pope conflicted about the Russia/Ukraine conflict?Reflecting on the end of Queen Elizabeth's reign and her relationship with the Catholic Church.Support the show

Dudley's Monthly Message
The Cross is the Crux

Dudley's Monthly Message

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 6, 2022 45:27


When a person sees the cross as the center of the Bible story, it is either the best news ever… or the worst. From Paul's point of view, the cross of Jesus Christ is the crux of the matter, the climax of the story, and the only hope of eternal life.Invest in Kerygma Ventures:www.KerygmaVentures.com/give

Last Week in the Church with John Allen
Pope dissolves the Order of Malta's leadership

Last Week in the Church with John Allen

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 6, 2022 24:23


In this episode:Conservative cardinal calls for conclave limitsMilan's archbishop will not become a cardinalA historic friendship: Gorbachev and Pope John Paul IIPope dissolves the Order of Malta's leadershipBeatification of Pope John Paul IPontifical Academy for Life responds to Twitter trollsSupport the show

Last Week in the Church with John Allen
20 new cardinals receive their red hats from Francis

Last Week in the Church with John Allen

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 30, 2022 23:51


In this episode:Pope creates 20 new cardinals at ConsistoryRumors that the Pope would resign in L'Aquila are disprovenIs Francis planning to regulate Benedict's office?Support the show

Tearsheet Podcast: The Business of Finance
'Data is the crux of open finance': Fiserv's Jamie DelMedico

Tearsheet Podcast: The Business of Finance

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 24, 2022 19:24


The following was produced by Tearsheet Studios. We worked with payments provider Fiserv to create a podcast series about open finance and the work of empowering fintechs, brands, and FIs to collaborate and innovate together. In our third conversation in the series we're speaking to Jamie DelMedico, General Manager of Fiserv's Aggregation and Information Services Unit. As we continue talking about the evolution of open finance, Jamie gives us some insight into the evolution of data processes within the fintech environment.

Last Week in the Church with John Allen
Disgraced cardinal's privileges are reinstated?

Last Week in the Church with John Allen

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 23, 2022 27:52


In this episode:The Pope creates new cardinalsDisgraced cardinal's privileges reinstatedBishop jailed in Nicaragua by Ortega regimeThe Pope discredits allegations against Cardinal OuelletThe Pope and Zelenskyy have their third phone callSupport the show

Off The Couch
Travis Soares on Setting the Sierra Peaks Section List FKT

Off The Couch

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 23, 2022 46:01


Established in 1955, the Sierra Peaks Section List includes 247 of the most prominent peaks scattered throughout California's Sierra Nevada Range. Reaching every summit is a lifetime's work for most, and up until recently, no one had completed the list within a calendar year. Far more complex than a thru-hike, the SPS List is an undertaking that requires a mix of skills and probably a fair amount of chance. So, we sat down with Travis Soares, who finished tagging all 247 peaks in a record 117 days earlier this month, to find out how much luck had to do with it. In the process, we talk about how the idea for the project came together; how things went, including close calls with the Mineral King Marmot and coming across wreckage from a plane crash; his relationship with his climbing partner for most of the project (and previous SPS List FKT-holder), Nathan Longhurst; and a whole lot more. TOPICS & TIMES:What is the Sierra Peaks Section List? (2:22)Travis' background (7:04)Logistics & planning (9:00)His relationship with Nathan Longhurst (14:10)Settling into the project (17:29)Raising money for the Bishop Paiute Food Sovereignty Program (20:03)The Palisade Traverse & the Mineral King Marmot (22:39)‘Crux' of the trip (24:40)Backcountry traffic (29:55)His gear setup (33:55)Dodging fire season (35:02)“What have you learned about yourself from this project?” (36:06)What's next? (42:17)RELATED LINKS:Travis and Nathan's SPS 2022 Website Donate to the Bishop Paiute Food Sovereignty Program OUR OTHER BLISTER PODCASTS:Blister PodcastGEAR:30Bikes & Big Ideas podcast Our GDPR privacy policy was updated on August 8, 2022. Visit acast.com/privacy for more information.

4 The Soil: A Conversation
Episode 22 - 17: Soil Health as the Crux of Resilience and Justice with Duron Chavis of Happily Natural Day

4 The Soil: A Conversation

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 16, 2022 20:01


There cannot be agriculture without culture. Duron Chavis executive director of Happily Natural Day shares his passion for soil health and cultural activism as a means to address systemic issues and transform the built environment. Duron is a thought leader, educator, activist, and changemaker in the Greater Richmond region. He integrates music, art, and cultural identity in his work in urban agriculture, gardening, farming, and orchards as a tool for social change, public health promotion, and community transformation. Duron emphasizes that healthy, fertile soil is an imperative and the crux of landscape resilience, food security, and environmental justice. To learn more about Happily Natural Day's mission and dedication to holistic health, cultural awareness, and social change, please visit https://thenaturalfestival.com/. For additional soil health resources, please visit the Virginia Soil Health Coalition's website at https://www.virginiasoilhealth.org/resources-1.We also welcome you to show your support 4 The Soil by taking the pledge to build healthy, fertile soil at https://www.4thesoil.org/take-the-pledge.html

The Nonlinear Library
AF - I missed the crux of the alignment problem the whole time by zeshen

The Nonlinear Library

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 13, 2022 5:18


Welcome to The Nonlinear Library, where we use Text-to-Speech software to convert the best writing from the Rationalist and EA communities into audio. This is: I missed the crux of the alignment problem the whole time, published by zeshen on August 13, 2022 on The AI Alignment Forum. This post has been written for the first Refine blog post day, at the end of the week of readings, discussions, and exercises about epistemology for doing good conceptual research. Thanks to Adam Shimi for helpful discussion and comments. I first got properly exposed to AI alignment ~1-2 years ago. I read the usual stuff like Superintelligence, The Alignment Problem, Human Compatible, a bunch of posts on LessWrong and Alignment Forum, watched all of Rob Miles' videos, and participated in the AGI Safety Fundamentals program. I recently joined Refine and had more conversations with people, and realized I didn't really get the crux of the problem all this while. I knew that superintelligent AI would be very powerful and would Goodhart whatever goals we give it, but I never really got how this relates to basically ‘killing us all'. It feels basically right that AIs will be misaligned by default and will do stuff that is not what we want it to do while pursuing instrumentally convergent goals all along. But the possible actions that such an AI could take seemed so numerous that ‘killing all of humanity' seemed like such a small point in the whole actionspace of the AI, that it would require extreme bad luck for us to be in that situation. First, this seems partially due to my background as a non-software engineer in oil and gas, an industry that takes safety very very seriously. In making a process safe, we quantify the risks of an activity, understand the bounds of the potential failure modes, and then take actions to mitigate against those risks and also implement steps to minimize damage should a failure mode be realized. How I think about safety is from the perspective of specific risk events and the associated probabilities, coupled with the exact failure modes of those risks. This thinking may have hindered my ability to think of the alignment problem in abstract terms, because I focused on looking for specific failure modes that I could picture in my head. Second, there are a few failure modes that seem more popular in the introductory reading materials that I was exposed to. None of them helped me internalize the crux of the problem. The first was the typical paperclip maximizer or ‘superintelligent AI will kill all of us' scenario. It feels like sci-fi that is not grounded in reality, leading to me failing to internalize the point about unboundedness. I do not dispute that a superintelligent AI will have the capabilities to destroy all of humanity, but it doesn't feel like it would actually do so. The other failure modes were from Paul Christiano's post which in my first reading boiled down to ‘powerful AIs will accelerate present-day societal failures but not pose any additional danger', as well as Andrew Critch's post which felt to me like ‘institutions have structurally perverse incentives that lead to the tragedy of the commons'. In my shallow understanding of both of these posts, current human societies have failure modes that will be accelerated by AIs because AIs basically speed things up, whether they are good or bad. So these scenarios were too close to normal scenarios to let me internalize the crux about unboundedness. My internal model of a superintelligent AI was a very powerful tool AI. I didn't really get why we are trying to ‘align it to human values' because I didn't really see human values as the crux of the problem, nor did I think having a superintelligent AI being fully aligned to a human's value would be particularly useful. Which human's values are we talking about anyway? Would it be any good for an AI to fully adopt human values only to end up like Hitler, who is no less a human than any of us are? The phrase ‘power...

The Musty Creative
139. The Crux of Our Generation

The Musty Creative

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 10, 2022 25:32


Jesús and Michelle talk about politics in storytelling. Write Your Screenplay Podcast Episode Follow The Musty Creative: twitter.com/mustycreative instagram.com/themustycreative facebook.com/themustycreative Follow Michelle: instagram.com/michellebnoland twitter.com/michellebnoland Follow Jesús: twitter.com/mustyzeus Intro/Outro Music: "Freezing" by Yellow Liar soundcloud.com/yellowliar "Fluffy" by Smith The Mister https://smiththemister.bandcamp.com Listen to more episodes on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, Anchor, or any other podcasting platform! --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/musty/support

Last Week in the Church with John Allen
Vatican finally comes clean on its finances

Last Week in the Church with John Allen

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 9, 2022 27:13


In this episode: Vatican finally comes clean on its financesPope meets with Ukraine's Ambassador to the Holy SeeUK court inserts itself into the Vatican financial trialNicaragua and Nigeria stir up trouble for the VaticanPope to attend the Congress of World and Traditional Religions in KazakhstanSupport the show

Frangela: The Final Word
The Crux of the Biscuit - Ep 270

Frangela: The Final Word

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 5, 2022 62:28


Alex Jones' trial; Kansas voters support right to abortion; Brittney Griner sentenced to 9 years in Russia; Sportswashing; Biden to sign Executive Order providing protection to women traveling to other states for abortions; Senate passes legislation to extend medical care to veterans exposed to toxic burn pits, Trump's White House counsel subpoenaed by January 6th panel; Pentagon erased phones of Trump's departing senior defense officials; and more... Frangela swag available at https://www.zazzle.com/store/frangela! Book a personalized video shout-out from Frangela at Cameo.com/frangeladuo. Do you want to hear more Idiots of the Week?? Become a Frangela patron at Patreon.com and get three exclusive Micro Idiot podcasts each week as our thank you for your support. And please go to pickedcherries.com to share a small snippet of our podcasts with others to help us grow our listenership. Thank you! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Last Week in the Church with John Allen
Priest threatened with charges after “aquatic” Mass

Last Week in the Church with John Allen

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 2, 2022 29:06


In this episode:A historic meeting of the world's cardinalsPope returns from Canada…was his apology enough?Where will the Pope go next?Pope admits he needs to slow down for his kneeChristian persecution rises in NigeriaPriest threatened with criminal charges after “aquatic” MassSupport the show

Fore Play
Morality vs. Money: The Crux Of The LIV Tour

Fore Play

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 28, 2022 107:36 Very Popular


The idea of a 105-mile long linear city in Saudi Arabia is insanity. Sergio Garcia pulls a complete 180 on the European Tour. How weird has the landscape of golf become since the idea of the LIV Tour was brought to the table? A Scottie Scheffler vs. Fore Man Scramble matchup in the works? The show finishes with some questions From The Gallery that get Riggs, Frankie and Trent thinking.

Last Week in the Church with John Allen
Holy See reins in Opus Dei and German synod

Last Week in the Church with John Allen

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 26, 2022 27:27


In this episode:Holy See reins in Opus Dei and German synodPope's apology tour in CanadaItaly at a crossroads after PM's resignationCardinal bans Latin Mass in DC in all but three parishesSupport the show