Every human being needs a sense of direction and destiny. In Genesis 49, Jacob imparts a sense of destiny to his sons... and in the process, shows us the future of all of humanity.
These days discernment may be the least popular yet most needed of all spiritual disciplines to stay true to the faith once and for all delivered to us in the Holy Scriptures. Jude's exhortations to his believing readers anticipate the challenges we face in our day which require Biblical understanding, wisdom, and vigilance in contending for the faith. Verses 16-23 of Jude draw distinctions between the ungodly and the holy. The ungodly are identified with a list of sinful attributes which characterize their faithlessness, while the holy are exhorted to stand against them by applying their faith in key areas. These differences listed in 2 columns draw a stark contrast. On the one hand: the ungodly are described as grumblers and malcontents – following their own sinful desires – loud mouth boasters – showing favoritism to gain advantage – they are scoffers – following ungodly passions – they cause divisions – they are worldly people devoid of the Spirit. Opposed to them are the holy who are beloved – remembering the predictions of the apostles – building up their most holy faith – praying in the Spirit – keeping themselves in the love of God – waiting for the mercy of our Lord Jesus – extending mercy to those in doubt – saving others by snatching them from the fire – and showing mercy with fear hating even garments stained by the flesh. Today we consider loud mouth boasting as opposed to faith building in addition to favoritism as opposed to praying in the Spirit. Following Jude's model of 'whole council of God integration', today's sermon draws examples from the greater context of scripture to aid in our understanding of Jude's teaching.
One of the marks of our culture is individualism. Yet, in an increasingly isolated and lonely society that champions individualism is there a better way to live? Genesis 48 both confronts something in our culture but also points us to something we deeply long for, but don't even know it. We all long for the Father's blessing.
In the second half of Romans 3, Paul transitions to the Gospel, and the hope we have in Christ. He declares that justification is by faith alone in Jesus Christ, to all who believe. We cannot be saved by our works, but solely by faith in Jesus Christ, which is given to us freely by God's grace.
As Joseph and his family settle in a foreign land, God graciously provides for them. God gives his people a future-foretaste of the work that he will do in the future. Genesis 47 helps us to see how God's gifts in the present are meant to help us have the right posture for faithful living in the present as we expect and wait for God's complete work of restoration.
J'onn's secret is out to the DEO and the world in this episode of Supergirl. Dany and Devon discuss how J'onn became Hank, Alex's recruitment to the DEO, and Supergirl trying to rebuild her reputation. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Twitter: @GayGalsWatch Dany- @XanDany Devon- @KDevNic
Men who once sold their brother into slavery motivated by resentment, now offer one of their own as a servant to liberate their father's remaining favored son from bondage. A dramatic stress-tested example of repentance indeed. In the case of Joseph, he was abused by his brothers in spite of his innocence. In this case, Benjamin is accused of a crime he did not commit and his brothers defend him at the cost of their own wellbeing in exchange for their little brother's freedom. This chapter continues to document the redemptive arc in the story of the covenant family. God is showing great mercy to the household of Jacob albeit through trial and testing. It is clear at the close of chapter 44 that the brothers share their father's anguish and pain regarding the potential loss of Jacob's one remaining (as far as they know) favored son. The vengeful mindset that would take advantage of a sibling for the sake of a personal vendetta is so far removed from Judah's intercessory appeal that it reads as if he is a different person... and in a sense he is. God has changed the heart of these men who had conspired to murder a brother twenty plus years ago. This moment marks the beginning of a Judah/Benjamin relationship that will continue for centuries between their family lines such that the southern kingdom of Israel comprised of these two patriarchal lineages become unified in national interest, geographic proximity, cultural identity, and Messianic purpose.
Life is a journey, full of twists and turns and unexpected surprises. As Christians, what can sustain us along the way? In this story we explore how Jacob's journey to see Joseph in Egypt gives us wisdom and insight into what it means to journey with God in life.
Es ist der Faden aus dem Albträume gesponnen werden. Ein Schicksal, das Steven King aus dem Schlaf schrecken und den Magen flau werden lässt. Mit zitternder Hand und Schweiß auf der Stirn, tippe ich, der an der Reihe ist, die Zeilen dieses Textes. Mein Blick hastet zur Uhr, die Sekunden verrinnen, im Glas vor den Zeigern spiegelt sich mein grauenvolles Antlitz. So sieht Horror aus. Es gibt keinen Gott. Doch was ist geschehen? Welch Unglück brach in des Schreibers Leben wie ein Countdownmoment bei Circus Halligalli? Herr, ich möchte Zeugnis ablegen: Donnerstag, später Nachmittag, die Hose ist gebügelt, das Hemd gesteamed, das Taxi fährt vor. Ich mache mich mit meinem Baywatchkollegen auf den Weg zur Party eines großen Audiostreamers. Es winkt das leichte Vergnügen, launige Konversation und Cocktails mit kleinen Schirmchen im Glas. Dann der verhängnisvolle Anruf: „Ich weiß nicht wer diese Woche mit Schreiben dran ist, aber gibt es schon den Ankündigungstext für die neue Folge Baywatch Berlin?“ Rumms, die heile Welt voller Drinks und Lachshäppchen zerfällt wie in einem Nolan-Film. Ich werfe die Krawatte über die Schulter, eile zurück an den Schreibtisch und versuche mich zu erinnern, mit welchen Themen Heufer-Umlauf, Schmitt und Lundt in dieser Woche wieder eine Folge vollgequasselt haben. Komm schon, erinnere dich, das Taxi wartet. Schmitts Katze musste zum Tierarzt und hat dem Li-La-Launebär von Baywatch Berlin einen Morgen aus der Hölle beschert. Klaas schwelgte in Erinnerungen und erzählt, wie man sich in der Hängematte ein Schleudertraume einfängt. Lundt war auf Ibiza essen (Untertreibung) und bekam zum Nachtisch von Boris Becker eine Portion Zorn serviert. Das Taxi hupt, was war noch? Ahja, hier: Die Hippster sind tot, lang leben die Granola-Boys! Welche Anforderungen an den Trendmann von Heute gestellt werden und ob die Baywatch-Boys auf dieser Coolness-Welle surfen oder erbärmlich hinterherschwimmen, erfahren Sie in dieser Folge! Dazu das Rätsel, warum Rapper Luciano (Cool) die Nähe zu Backpfeifengesicht Lundt (Uncool) sucht und sich ein krummer Vergleich zwischen Mathias Mangiapane und Jesus (google it!) aufdrängt. Uff. Ein Schweißtropfen löst sich von der Stirn und versickert in der Tastatur wie die Gedanken an den Inhalt dieser grandiosen Baywatchfolge. Die letzten Zeilen werden im Stehen getippt, Deo nachgelegt, der Horror hat ein Ende. Die letzten Meter zum Taxi werden gerannt, der Text auf dem Rücksitz versendet. Durchatmen und wissen: Cocktails werden am Besten kalt serviert. Du möchtest mehr über unsere Werbepartner erfahren? Hier findest du alle Infos & Rabatte: https://linktr.ee/BaywatchBerlin *Mehr zu den neuen o2 Mobile Tarifen unter o2.de Das monatliche Inklusiv-Datenvolumen erhöht sich in den neuen o2 Mobile Laufzeit-Tarifen erstmals nach 1 Jahr automatisch alle 12 Monate tarifabhängig um jeweils 1 GB (o2 Mobile S / S Boost), 5GB (o2 Mobile M / M Boost), 10GB (o2 Mobile L / L Boost), maximal aber für 20 Jahre beim O2 Mobile S/S Boost / M/M Boost / L/L Boost bis zu 24/28 /125/150 / 270/340 GB
Renewing Your Mind Minute with R.C. Sproul
Since God is the One who initiates and accomplishes the redemption of His people, all glory in our salvation belongs to Him alone. Today, R.C. Sproul explains the Reformation principle of "soli Deo gloria." A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: https://gift.ligonier.org/1529/ultimately If this podcast has been a blessing to you, try these other podcasts from Ligonier: Renewing Your Mind: https://renewingyourmind.org/ 5 Minutes in Church History: https://www.5minutesinchurchhistory.com/ Ask Ligonier: https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast Open Book: https://openbookpodcast.com/ Simply Put: https://simplyputpodcast.com/ The Westminster Shorter Catechism with Sinclair Ferguson: https://www.ligonier.org/learn/articles/westminster-shorter-catechism/ Luther: In Real Time https://lutherinrealtime.com/
The righteousness of Yahweh is a six time repeated theme in the 18th stanza of Ps 119 – the great acrostic celebration of covenant revelation. Here each original verse beginning with the Hebrew letter 'tsadhe' extols the sufficiency of the Word of God in spite of the social standing of the author – 'small & despised', and the trials he faces fraught with trouble and anguish inflicted by his foes. Our author remains resolute. None of these woes compare to the superior zeal, love, and delight he enjoys meditating on and living according to the rules, testimonies, words, promises, precepts, law and commandments of his faithful and righteous Lord. In this stanza, we highlight the 143rd (by my count) reference to the covenant revelation of the Lord as this epic song reprises once again the glories of the Lord revealed in His word of truth. Later today we are meeting with representatives who are serving in the law-making body of our state. Given the occasion of this event, this stanza and all of Ps 119 appears all the more relevant. Even if we do not implement the memorization of Ps 119 as a requirement to serve in civil government, we should minimally require that the heart of the psalmist be reflected by all who presume to wield power in our day. And if they do not, let us continue to pray for those in authority and insist they repent of their idolatrous rebellion against the One True Sovereign, even as we search our own hearts according to the standard of reverence for the Word of God endorsed in all of Psalm 119.
Finally, Joseph reveals himself to his brothers. But more importantly, he reveals to them (and to us) the beauty of God's providence. What the brothers meant for evil, God meant for good... and that changes everything.
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Verses 1-11 of Acts chapter 3 mark the occasion and context of Peter's 2nd sermon in the record of the early church. Elicott writes in his commentary regarding the setting: “The approaches of the temple, like those of modern mosques, were commonly thronged with the blind, lame, and other mendicants (beggars). The practice was common at Constantinople in the time of Chrysostom and has prevailed largely throughout Christendom.” Luke's account sets the stage for the 2nd resurrection sermon with the healing of a lame man who had been begging at the temple gate 'Beautiful'. This miracle performed by Peter and John signaled the presence of the Holy Spirit upon His church, the authority delegated to Jesus' apostles, and the reality of divine resurrection power further testifying to the glory and name of Jesus Christ. Peter's directives in healing the man evoke resurrection parallels (verse 6) “Rise up and walk!” He commands. Thus we read of the first specifically documented apostolic miracle which would prove be one of many (2:43). In this act, Peter and John introduce themselves as witnesses to the resurrection, the great commission, the ascension, and Pentecost. Hence the dramatic change in Peter and company from Christ denying fear, to civil authority defying boldness. This narrative illustrates the difference the resurrection makes in the soul when the Spirit awakens us to its reality and implications! The church itself exists in essence and authority by virtue of the resurrection of her Lord and savior Jesus Christ!
Happy Easter! He is Risen!!
In this episode of Small Biz Florida, the podcast that covers all things business in the state of Florida, Tom sits with Meredith Ivey, the Secretary of the Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO), for a discussion on the State Small Business Credit Initiative (SSBCI) and how it is helping small businesses in Florida. The DEO is a partner of the Florida Small Business Development Center (SBDC), and Secretary Ivey explains the mission of the agency and its three major programmatic divisions. The focus of the episode is on the SSBCI, a program that provides millions of dollars in funds for small business owners in the state of Florida. Secretary Ivey shares details about the program, including the $142 million currently available and the partnerships with lenders and financing institutions. The program offers bridge loans and capital to small businesses, including sole proprietors and entrepreneurs who may have difficulty obtaining traditional loans through federal or commercial programs. Secretary Ivey also discusses the partnerships with organizations such as SBDC to create awareness of the program and provide technical assistance to small business owners. She highlights the importance of education and outreach in ensuring that eligible small businesses, including minority, veteran, and women-owned businesses, as well as small and rural businesses, are aware of the program and can negotiate loans directly with their local lenders. Throughout the episode, Tom and Secretary Ivey emphasize the importance of supporting small businesses in Florida, especially during these challenging times. They discuss the DEO's commitment to economic development and the partnerships with organizations like SBDC to help small businesses thrive and grow in the state of Florida. -Learn more about DEO - https://www.floridajobs.org/ If you're interested in hearing more about the inspiring stories of small business owners and entrepreneurs in Florida, be sure to subscribe to Small Biz Florida. You can also follow us on social media to stay up-to-date on new episodes and exclusive content. Thanks for listening!
Traditional Latin Mass Gospel Readings
Before the festival day of the pasch, Jesus knowing that his hour was come, that he should pass out of this world to the Father: having loved his own who were in the world, he loved them unto the end.Ante diem festum Paschae, sciens Jesus quia venit hora ejus ut transeat ex hoc mundo ad Patrem : cum dilexisset suos, qui erant in mundo, in finem dilexit eos. 2 And when supper was done, (the devil having now put into the heart of Judas Iscariot, the son of Simon, to betray him,)Et coena facta, cum diabolus jam misisset in cor ut traderet eum Judas Simonis Iscariotae : 3 Knowing that the Father had given him all things into his hands, and that he came from God, and goeth to God;sciens quia omnia dedit ei Pater in manus, et quia a Deo exivit, et ad Deum vadit : 4 He riseth from supper, and layeth aside his garments, and having taken a towel, girded himself.surgit a coena, et ponit vestimenta sua, et cum accepisset linteum, praecinxit se. 5 After that, he putteth water into a basin, and began to wash the feet of the disciples, and to wipe them with the towel wherewith he was girded.Deinde mittit aquam in pelvim, et coepit lavare pedes discipulorum, et extergere linteo, quo erat praecinctus. 6 He cometh therefore to Simon Peter. And Peter saith to him: Lord, dost thou wash my feet?Venit ergo ad Simonem Petrum. Et dicit ei Petrus : Domine, tu mihi lavas pedes? 7 Jesus answered, and said to him: What I do thou knowest not now; but thou shalt know hereafter.Respondit Jesus, et dixit ei : Quod ego facio, tu nescis modo : scies autem postea. 8 Peter saith to him: Thou shalt never wash my feet. Jesus answered him: If I wash thee not, thou shalt have no part with me.Dicit ei Petrus : Non lavabis mihi pedes in aeternum. Respondit ei Jesus : Si non lavero te, non habebis partem mecum. 9 Simon Peter saith to him: Lord, not only my feet, but also my hands and my head.Dicit ei Simon Petrus : Domine, non tantum pedes meos, sed et manus, et caput. 10 Jesus saith to him: He that is washed, needeth not but to wash his feet, but is clean wholly. And you are clean, but not all.Dicit ei Jesus : Qui lotus est, non indiget nisi ut pedes lavet, sed est mundus totus. Et vos mundi estis, sed non omnes. 11 For he knew who he was that would betray him; therefore he said: You are not all clean.Sciebat enim quisnam esset qui traderet eum; propterea dixit : Non estis mundi omnes. 12 Then after he had washed their feet, and taken his garments, being set down again, he said to them: Know you what I have done to you?Postquam ergo lavit pedes eorum, et accepit vestimenta sua : cum recubuisset iterum, dixit eis : Scitis quid fecerim vobis? 13 You call me Master, and Lord; and you say well, for so I am.Vos vocatis me Magister et Domine, et bene dicitis : sum etenim. 14 If then I being your Lord and Master, have washed your feet; you also ought to wash one another's feet.Si ergo ego lavi pedes vestros, Dominus et Magister, et vos debetis alter alterutrum lavare pedes. 15 For I have given you an example, that as I have done to you, so you do also.Exemplum enim dedi vobis, ut quemadmodum ego feci vobis, ita et vos faciatis. Music: Pange Lingua. Of the glorious Body telling. St Thomas Aquinas.
Hour 1 * Guest: Chris Carlson – Without God, we can never win, With God, we can never lose, The Battle for Freedom is the Lord's, but we need to be engaged in the fight! * Guest: James Edwards – Race, Politics & Hypocrisy in 21st Century America – thepoliticalcesspool.org * James Edwards: I am pleased to announce that The Honorable Cause: A Free South has just been released and is now available for purchase! – The purpose of this book is to retake the narrative related to Southern nationalism and secession advocacy. For too long, our political and cultural enemies have been able to drive and define that conversation. This book will serve as a vital tool in taking the communications mantle back from those who seek our destruction and ruin. * The Honorable Cause: A Free South is a collection of twelve essays written by pro-Southern and pro-secession activists. * Mr. Edwards contributed the opening chapter “There's No Place Like Home” of this compilation that features essays written by Rebecca Dillingham, Dr. Michael Hill, Neil Kumar, Padraig Martin, Anne Wilson Smith, and several other leading champions of a free and independent South. * I hope you will purchase your copy today – Deo Vindice, James Edwards. * Deo vindice – Latin for “With God as Our Defender/Protector”! – National Motto Of The Confederate States of America. * The Enemy Within the Gates – The war with China is not “coming,” it's already here – Bill Jasper, TheNewAmerican.com * Robert Welch a successful manufacturer, scholar, and ant-communist activist, discovered the crime and its coverup and wrote The Life of John Birch in 1954. In 1958, he founded the John Birch Society, an educational, patriotic and anti-communist organization, naming it in honor of Captain Birch, whom he saw as a heroic martyr and the first casualty of the Cold War. * “If you wait for missiles to be launched and bombs to fall, you've already lost. China launched the war years (nay, decades) ago. They call it “unrestricted warfare” and “war by other means.” * This is political, social, psychological, and kinetic. They are using trade, investment, theft, espionage, infiltration, bribery, propaganda, intimidation, drugs, organized crime, social turmoil, cyber-attacks, social media, biological agents (as in viral pandemics), and much more as weapons of destabilization. Hour 2 * James Edwards: “If they can purge faith and family from our hearts, then it's only a matter of time before they can dominate and destroy us; and with their toughest opposition out of the way, they can dominate the world.” * Economic Dependency: They are weakening us by hollowing out our industrial/manufacturing base and making us dependent on them for just about everything from computer chips, smart phones, and critical electronic components to clothing, tools, machinery, and medicines. * According to the International atomic Energy Agency, China has 19 new nuclear plants under construction, more than double the next competitor, India, which is building eight new plants. Tied for third place are Russia and Turkey, both of which have four under construction. Meanwhile, the United States, which pioneered nuclear energy and was once the undisputed leader in the field, is finally building two new nuclear power plants. * Scott Paul president of The Alliance of American Manufacturers, laid out a long list of horrifying statistics: “China now produces 54 percent of the world's steel and 51 percent of float glass, as well as 75 percent of the world's EV batteries, 80 percent of polysilicon utilized in solar panels, and 80 percent of some active pharmaceutical ingredients and components.” * Joel Skousen's Interview With Owen Shroyer (WAB Mar. 3) * Skousen: “Russia and China are against our globalists, but not because they intend to give any semblance of freedom to the world, but because they want to establish their own system of New World Order." --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/loving-liberty/support
In the interest of providing the church with means to discern and oppose anyone or any idea that would deny or diminish the glory, majesty, dominion, and authority of Jesus Christ, Jude's epistle highlights distinctions between the holy and the ungodly, the disruptive and the sincere... enemies and allies within the visible church's scope of operations. Jude understands it is in the enemy of the gospel's best interest to blur the lines of sound moral judgement with a goal to corrupting the Body of Christ. He therefore opposes this nefarious strategy with clarity and distinctions. In this way, Jude's letter equips the church of all ages to contend for the faith when challenged no matter the threat. For aid in studying verses 16-23 we might draw 2 columns in our notebook. Column one titled: 'The ungodly' followed by nine phrases: 1.) Grumblers & malcontents, 2.) Follow their own sinful desires, 3.) Loud mouth boasters, 4.) Show favoritism to gain advantage, 5.) Scoffers, 6.) Follow ungodly passions, 7.) Cause divisions, 8.) Worldly people, 9.) Devoid of the Spirit. & Column 2 titled: 'The Holy' followed by nine corresponding phrases: 1.) Beloved, 2.) Remember predictions of the apostles, 3.) Build up their most holy faith, 4.) Pray in the Spirit, 5.) Keep themselves in the love of God, 6.) Wait for the mercy of our Lord Jesus, 7.) Have mercy on those who doubt, 8.) Save others by snatching them from fire, & 9.) Show mercy with fear hating even garments stained by the flesh. With these columns side by side, let us consider the first 2 contrasts
Have Joseph's brothers changed? Will they leave Benjamin behind in Egypt, or will they intervene? In Genesis 44, we see Judah step forward as a substitute in his brother's place. In this moment, we see what God is doing through Judah, and through Jesus.
[LA] Diluvii memoria homines a vitiis arcere non valuit qui peiores in dies fiebant. Attamen Abrahamus, vir virtute ac pietate ornatus, Deo placuit, qui ei progeniem numerosissimam promisit. Postea, a Deo probatus, fidem suam mira oboedientia demonstravit. [EN] In today's episode we read the story of Abraham's election and faith and Isaac's sacrifice
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* Guest: Chris Carlson - Without God, we can never win, With God, we can never lose, The Battle for Freedom is the Lord's, but we need to be engaged in the fight! * Guest: James Edwards - Race, Politics & Hypocrisy in 21st Century America - thepoliticalcesspool.org * James Edwards: I am pleased to announce that The Honorable Cause: A Free South has just been released and is now available for purchase! - The purpose of this book is to retake the narrative related to Southern nationalism and secession advocacy. For too long, our political and cultural enemies have been able to drive and define that conversation. This book will serve as a vital tool in taking the communications mantle back from those who seek our destruction and ruin. * The Honorable Cause: A Free South is a collection of twelve essays written by pro-Southern and pro-secession activists. * Mr. Edwards contributed the opening chapter "There's No Place Like Home" of this compilation that features essays written by Rebecca Dillingham, Dr. Michael Hill, Neil Kumar, Padraig Martin, Anne Wilson Smith, and several other leading champions of a free and independent South. * I hope you will purchase your copy today - Deo Vindice, James Edwards. * Deo vindice - Latin for "With God as Our Defender/Protector"! - National Motto Of The Confederate States of America. * The Enemy Within the Gates - The war with China is not “coming,” it's already here - Bill Jasper, TheNewAmerican.com * Robert Welch a successful manufacturer, scholar, and ant-communist activist, discovered the crime and its coverup and wrote The Life of John Birch in 1954. In 1958, he founded the John Birch Society, an educational, patriotic and anti-communist organization, naming it in honor of Captain Birch, whom he saw as a heroic martyr and the first casualty of the Cold War. * “If you wait for missiles to be launched and bombs to fall, you've already lost. China launched the war years (nay, decades) ago. They call it “unrestricted warfare” and “war by other means.” * This is political, social, psychological, and kinetic. They are using trade, investment, theft, espionage, infiltration, bribery, propaganda, intimidation, drugs, organized crime, social turmoil, cyber-attacks, social media, biological agents (as in viral pandemics), and much more as weapons of destabilization.
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Traditional Latin Mass Gospel Readings
Which of you shall convict me of sin? If I say the truth to you, why do you not believe me?Quis ex vobis arguet me de peccato? Si veritatem dico vobis, quare non creditis mihi? 47 He that is of God, heareth the words of God. Therefore you hear them not, because you are not of God.Qui ex Deo est, verba Dei audit. Propterea vos non auditis, quia ex Deo non estis. 48 The Jews therefore answered, and said to him: Do not we say well that thou art a Samaritan, and hast a devil?Responderunt ergo Judaei, et dixerunt ei : Nonne bene dicimus nos quia Samaritanus es tu, et daemonium habes? 49 Jesus answered: I have not a devil: but I honour my Father, and you have dishonoured me.Respondit Jesus : Ego daemonium non habeo : sed honorifico Patrem meum, et vos inhonorastis me. 50 But I seek not my own glory: there is one that seeketh and judgeth.Ego autem non quaero gloriam meam : est qui quaerat, et judicet. 51 Amen, amen I say to you: If any man keep my word, he shall not see death for ever.Amen, amen dico vobis : si quis sermonem meum servaverit, mortem non videbit in aeternum. 52 The Jews therefore said: Now we know that thou hast a devil. Abraham is dead, and the prophets; and thou sayest: If any man keep my word, he shall not taste death for ever.Dixerunt ergo Judaei : Nunc cognovimus quia daemonium habes. Abraham mortuus est, et prophetae; et tu dicis : Si quis sermonem meum servaverit, non gustabit mortem in aeternum. 53 Art thou greater than our father Abraham, who is dead? and the prophets are dead. Whom dost thou make thyself?Numquid tu major es patre nostro Abraham, qui mortuus est? et prophetae mortui sunt. Quem teipsum facis? 54 Jesus answered: If I glorify myself, my glory is nothing. It is my Father that glorifieth me, of whom you say that he is your God.Respondit Jesus : Si ego glorifico meipsum, gloria mea nihil est : est Pater meus, qui glorificat me, quem vos dicitis quia Deus vester est, 55 And you have not known him, but I know him. And if I shall say that I know him not, I shall be like to you, a liar. But I do know him, and do keep his word.et non cognovistis eum : ego autem novi eum. Et si dixero quia non scio eum, ero similis vobis, mendax. Sed scio eum, et sermonem ejus servo. 56 Abraham your father rejoiced that he might see my day: he saw it, and was glad.Abraham pater vester exsultavit ut videret diem meum : vidit, et gavisus est. 57 The Jews therefore said to him: Thou art not yet fifty years old, and hast thou seen Abraham?Dixerunt ergo Judaei ad eum : Quinquaginta annos nondum habes, et Abraham vidisti? 58 Jesus said to them: Amen, amen I say to you, before Abraham was made, I am.Dixit eis Jesus : Amen, amen dico vobis, antequam Abraham fieret, ego sum. 59 They took up stones therefore to cast at him. But Jesus hid himself, and went out of the temple.Tulerunt ergo lapides, ut jacerent in eum : Jesus autem abscondit se, et exivit de templo. Music: Forty days and forty nights.
In his radical grace, God takes Joseph's family from a place of famine to a bountiful feast. This story invites us to ask honest questions about ourselves, our motives and what we ultimately need and receive as we think about God's work of taking us from famine to feast.
[LA] Aucto hominum numero, neminem praeter Noémum invenit Deus qui virtutem colebat. Itaque Noemus, a Deo admonitus, arcam ex ligo factam exstruxit et in eam par omnium animalium induxit. Pluit vehementer quadraginta diebus. Quidquid in arca non inerat, periit. Postea autem Deus foedum cum Noemo fecit eique dixit deinceps nullum diluvium terrae contingere. [EN] In today's episode, we read the story of the great flood. God chose Noah and established an alliance with him.
Traditional Latin Mass Gospel Readings
And in the sixth month, the angel Gabriel was sent from God into a city of Galilee, called Nazareth,In mense autem sexto, missus est angelus Gabriel a Deo in civitatem Galilaeae, cui nomen Nazareth, 27 To a virgin espoused to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David; and the virgin's name was Mary.ad virginem desponsatam viro, cui nomen erat Joseph, de domo David : et nomen virginis Maria. 28 And the angel being come in, said unto her: Hail, full of grace, the Lord is with thee: blessed art thou among women.Et ingressus angelus ad eam dixit : Ave gratia plena : Dominus tecum : benedicta tu in mulieribus. 29 Who having heard, was troubled at his saying, and thought with herself what manner of salutation this should be.Quae cum audisset, turbata est in sermone ejus, et cogitabat qualis esset ista salutatio. 30 And the angel said to her: Fear not, Mary, for thou hast found grace with God.Et ait angelus ei : Ne timeas, Maria : invenisti enim gratiam apud Deum. 31 Behold thou shalt conceive in thy womb, and shalt bring forth a son; and thou shalt call his name Jesus.Ecce concipies in utero, et paries filium, et vocabis nomen ejus Jesum : 32 He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the most High; and the Lord God shall give unto him the throne of David his father; and he shall reign in the house of Jacob for ever.hic erit magnus, et Filius Altissimi vocabitur, et dabit illi Dominus Deus sedem David patris ejus : et regnabit in domo Jacob in aeternum, 33 And of his kingdom there shall be no end.et regni ejus non erit finis. 34 And Mary said to the angel: How shall this be done, because I know not man?Dixit autem Maria ad angelum : Quomodo fiet istud, quoniam virum non cognosco? 35 And the angel answering, said to her: The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the most High shall overshadow thee. And therefore also the Holy which shall be born of thee shall be called the Son of God.Et respondens angelus dixit ei : Spiritus Sanctus superveniet in te, et virtus Altissimi obumbrabit tibi. Ideoque et quod nascetur ex te sanctum, vocabitur Filius Dei. 36 And behold thy cousin Elizabeth, she also hath conceived a son in her old age; and this is the sixth month with her that is called barren:Et ecce Elisabeth cognata tua, et ipsa concepit filium in senectute sua : et hic mensis sextus est illi, quae vocatur sterilis : 37 Because no word shall be impossible with God.quia non erit impossibile apud Deum omne verbum. 38 And Mary said: Behold the handmaid of the Lord; be it done to me according to thy word. And the angel departed from her.Dixit autem Maria : Ecce ancilla Domini : fiat mihi secundum verbum tuum. Et discessit ab illa angelus. Music: Immaculate Mary.
The Round Table: A Next Generation Politics Podcast
At this week's Round Table, Kenisha, Madeline, and Maya spoke with Deo Mwano, a nationally recognized speaker, program designer, and transformational cultural change maker whose work focuses on helping organizations maximize their positive impact. Deo is a bit of a Renaissance Man, who's had a stratospheric rise since arriving to the U.S. as a refugee when he was just a boy: having graduated with a degree in International Relations and History with an MBA in Strategic Leadership, he's worked for the federal government, non-profits, universities and tech startups and now runs his own human-centered design strategy consultancy. One of the 40 Under 40 in New Hampshire,. Deo is a gifted storyteller and performer whose family's story was featured on Dancing With the Stars, which he and his brothers performed on live. On the side, he loves making hip hop and R & B music, dancing and teaching dance, watching documentaries and reading biographies (he gave us some great recommendations too!), and being a dad to three children. We talked about what it was like to migrate from the Congo to New Hampshire–a state many know only from the primaries–as a refugee after his father was assassinated; how he created a personal brand–and traveled across the United States sharing his story–while he was still in middle school; the healing power of storytelling in overcoming fears and traumas; and what he's learned from cultivating so many interconnected, intimate relationships over the years and across the country. His formative experiences in storytelling and relationship building very much inform his approach to helping organizations maximize their positive impact in the consulting work he does today, creating spaces where people can tell their stories, face their biases, and be authentic. Deo reminded us not to compromise on what love and peace are for us, and how they should be predicated in self identity and grounded in the positive aspects of who we are in order to inform how we show up for all we do. Thank you for listening! --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/nextgenpolitics/message
Traditional Latin Mass Gospel Readings
And in the sixth month, the angel Gabriel was sent from God into a city of Galilee, called Nazareth,In mense autem sexto, missus est angelus Gabriel a Deo in civitatem Galilaeae, cui nomen Nazareth, 27 To a virgin espoused to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David; and the virgin's name was Mary.ad virginem desponsatam viro, cui nomen erat Joseph, de domo David : et nomen virginis Maria. 28 And the angel being come in, said unto her: Hail, full of grace, the Lord is with thee: blessed art thou among women.Et ingressus angelus ad eam dixit : Ave gratia plena : Dominus tecum : benedicta tu in mulieribus. 29 Who having heard, was troubled at his saying, and thought with herself what manner of salutation this should be.Quae cum audisset, turbata est in sermone ejus, et cogitabat qualis esset ista salutatio. 30 And the angel said to her: Fear not, Mary, for thou hast found grace with God.Et ait angelus ei : Ne timeas, Maria : invenisti enim gratiam apud Deum. 31 Behold thou shalt conceive in thy womb, and shalt bring forth a son; and thou shalt call his name Jesus.Ecce concipies in utero, et paries filium, et vocabis nomen ejus Jesum : 32 He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the most High; and the Lord God shall give unto him the throne of David his father; and he shall reign in the house of Jacob for ever.hic erit magnus, et Filius Altissimi vocabitur, et dabit illi Dominus Deus sedem David patris ejus : et regnabit in domo Jacob in aeternum, 33 And of his kingdom there shall be no end.et regni ejus non erit finis. 34 And Mary said to the angel: How shall this be done, because I know not man?Dixit autem Maria ad angelum : Quomodo fiet istud, quoniam virum non cognosco? 35 And the angel answering, said to her: The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the most High shall overshadow thee. And therefore also the Holy which shall be born of thee shall be called the Son of God.Et respondens angelus dixit ei : Spiritus Sanctus superveniet in te, et virtus Altissimi obumbrabit tibi. Ideoque et quod nascetur ex te sanctum, vocabitur Filius Dei. 36 And behold thy cousin Elizabeth, she also hath conceived a son in her old age; and this is the sixth month with her that is called barren:Et ecce Elisabeth cognata tua, et ipsa concepit filium in senectute sua : et hic mensis sextus est illi, quae vocatur sterilis : 37 Because no word shall be impossible with God.quia non erit impossibile apud Deum omne verbum. 38 And Mary said: Behold the handmaid of the Lord; be it done to me according to thy word. And the angel departed from her.Dixit autem Maria : Ecce ancilla Domini : fiat mihi secundum verbum tuum. Et discessit ab illa angelus. Music: Parce Domine, spare they people, Lord. Adoremus Hymnal.
In this podcast episode, DEO Partner Emmet Scott, DEO Partner Ken Kaufman, and Partner & CEO of the DEO Jake Puhl discuss the evolution and name change of the DSO Secrets Podcast to DEO's Growth Secrets Podcast. They review the origin story of DSO Secrets including why DEO acquired DSO Secrets in 2020. They share how the podcast fits into the DEO's aim to support dentist entrepreneurs, owners, executives, and leaders who see a future bigger than they can achieve alone by giving them the education, resources, and connections they need to run and grow their dental companies and fulfill their vision. With the goal of bringing authenticity and trust to the dental industry, DEO's Growth Secrets Podcast seeks to raise the industry bar by sharing proven strategies that provide the most efficient path for dental organization success. Emmet, Ken, and Jake also discuss today's pressing issues including the financial climate, decreasing margins, rising costs, how to do more with less, AI, hiring, and much, much more.
Traditional Latin Mass Gospel Readings
Now about the midst of the feast, Jesus went up into the temple, and taught.Jam autem die festo mediante, ascendit Jesus in templum, et docebat. 15 And the Jews wondered, saying: How doth this man know letters, having never learned?Et mirabantur Judaei, dicentes : Quomodo hic litteras scit, cum non didicerit? 16 Jesus answered them, and said: My doctrine is not mine, but his that sent me.Respondit eis Jesus, et dixit : Mea doctrina non est mea, sed ejus qui misit me. 17 If any man do the will of him; he shall know of the doctrine, whether it be of God, or whether I speak of myself.Si quis voluerit voluntatem ejus facere, cognoscet de doctrina, utrum ex Deo sit, an ego a meipso loquar. 18 He that speaketh of himself, seeketh his own glory: but he that seeketh the glory of him that sent him, he is true, and there is no injustice in him.Qui a semetipso loquitur, gloriam propriam quaerit; qui autem quaerit gloriam ejus qui misit eum, hic verax est, et injustitia in illo non est. 19 Did Moses not give you the law, and yet none of you keepeth the law?Nonne Moyses dedit vobis legem : et nemo ex vobis facit legem? 20 Why seek you to kill me? The multitude answered, and said: Thou hast a devil; who seeketh to kill thee?Quid me quaeritis interficere? Respondit turba, et dixit : Daemonium habes : quis te quaeret interficere? 21 Jesus answered, and said to them: One work I have done; and you all wonder:Respondit Jesus et dixit eis : Unum opus feci, et omnes miramini : 22 Therefore, Moses gave you circumcision (not because it is of Moses, but of the fathers;) and on the sabbath day you circumcise a man.propterea Moyses dedit vobis circumcisionem ( non quia ex Moyse est, sed ex patribus), et in sabbato circumciditis hominem. 23 If a man receive circumcision on the sabbath day, that the law of Moses may not be broken; are you angry at me because I have healed the whole man on the sabbath day?Si circumcisionem accipit homo in sabbato, ut non solvatur lex Moysi : mihi indignamini quia totum hominem sanum feci in sabbato? 24 Judge not according to the appearance, but judge just judgment.Nolite judicare secundum faciem, sed justum judicium judicate. 25 Some therefore of Jerusalem said: Is not this he whom they seek to kill?Dicebant ergo quidam ex Jerosolymis : Nonne hic est, quem quaerunt interficere? 26 And behold, he speaketh openly, and they say nothing to him. Have the rulers known for a truth, that this is the Christ?et ecce palam loquitur, et nihil ei dicunt. Numquid vere cognoverunt principes quia hic est Christus? 27 But we know this man, whence he is: but when the Christ cometh, no man knoweth whence he is.Sed hunc scimus unde sit : Christus autem cum venerit, nemo scit unde sit. 28 Jesus therefore cried out in the temple, teaching, and saying: You both know me, and you know whence I am: and I am not come of myself; but he that sent me, is true, whom you know not.Clamabat ergo Jesus in templo docens, et dicens : Et me scitis, et unde sim scitis : et a meipso non veni, sed est verus qui misit me, quem vos nescitis. 29 I know him, because I am from him, and he hath sent me.Ego scio eum : quia ab ipso sum, et ipse me misit. 30 They sought therefore to apprehend him: and no man laid hands on him, because his hour was not yet come.Quaerebant ergo eum apprehendere : et nemo misit in illum manus, quia nondum venit hora ejus. 31 But of the people many believed in him, and said: When the Christ cometh, shall he do more miracles, than these which this man doth?De turba autem multi crediderunt in eum, et dicebant : Christus cum venerit, numquid plura signa faciet quam quae hic facit? Music: Forty days and forty nights.
The Liturgy of the Hours: Sing the Hours
Vespers II, Evening Prayer for Monday of the 4th week in Lent, Solemnity of the St. Joseph! Thanks for praying with us, for inquiries, requests, feedback, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. St. Joseph Pray for us! Follow us on Twitter @singthehours Please support this work directly through any of our funding platforms:Venmo: @singthehoursPayPal: https://www.paypal.com/donate/?hosted_button_id=UT522UGV68ANSPatreon: patreon.com/singthehoursBy Mail: St. Paul’s Parish, attn: Paul Rose, 29 Mt Auburn St, Cambridge, MA 02138Check out our website at singthehours.org Deus in Adjutorium – "O God, come to my assistance" (Solemn tone, Liber Hymnarius) Hymn: "Te, Ioseph, celebrent agmina cælitum," English, translation by Edward Caswall Psalm 15 (tone VII) Psalm 112 (tone IV) Canticle: Revelation 15v3-4 (tonus peregrinus) Reading: Colossians 3v23-24 Responsory: The just man shall blossom like the lily. (StH arrangement) Canticle of Mary: Luke 1v46-55 (Latin, tone VII, see chant text below) Intercessions: Our Father in heaven, hear our prayer. (Meinrad tone[?]) The Lord's Prayer (ICEL, 2011) Concluding Prayers Dominus Nos Benedicat – "May the Lord bless us" Magníficat* ánima mea Dóminum,et exsultávit spíritus meus* in Deo salvatóre meo,quia respéxit humilitátem ancíllæ suæ.* Ecce enim ex hoc beátam me dicent omnes generatiónes,quia fecit mihi magna, qui potens est,* et sanctum nomen eius,et misericórdia eius in progénies et progénies* timéntibus eum.Fecit poténtiam in bráchio suo,* dispérsit supérbos mente cordis sui;depósuit poténtes de sede* et exaltávit húmiles;esuriéntes implévit bonis* et dívites dimísit inánes.Suscépit Israel púerum suum,* recordátus misericórdiæ,sicut locútus est ad patres nostros,* Abraham et sémini eius in sǽcula.Glória Patri, et Fílio,*et Spirítui Sancto.Sicut erat in princípio, et nunc et semper,*et in sǽcula sæculórum. Amen. The Liturgy of the Hours (Four Volumes), ©1974, International Commission on English in the Liturgy Corporation. All rights reserved. Readings and Old and New Testament Canticles (except the Gospel Canticles) are from the New American Bible © 1970 Confraternity of Christian Doctrine, Washington, D.C.
He grew up in a complicated family. He endured betrayal, hardship, injustice, and isolation. Yet in one of the Bible's most dramatic reversals, Joseph rose to a place of power and authority, delivering God's people and preserving the covenant family. In this series, we explore Genesis 37-50, following the story of God's providence in the life of a “beloved son" who prefigures a Greater Son to come.
The record of Joseph's rule and reign continues in chapter 44 as we read of the next step in Joseph's elaborate design to test his brother's heart and character. Joseph's rule is moving men to heart change, restoration of conscience, personal responsibility, sacrifice, honoring of parents, truth, honesty in covenants, sanctity of life, provision, family reconciliation, covenant hope, and succession. Not only is Joseph a great example of leadership ideals applied, he is being used by God to encourage others to godly roles in leadership as well. This is certainly evident in Judah's case in chapter 44. What Judah had pledged in 43:9 would now be tested. He had assured his father concerning the safe passage of Benjamin to and from Egypt: “I will be a pledge of his safety.” While Joseph could not have known of Judah's promise to Jacob by ordinary means, nevertheless, the hand of Joseph proves to be an extension of the Lord's as the circumstances unfold. Evidence of significant heart change is increasingly apparent as we read. The brothers might have just as easily left Benjamin captive in Egypt and never returned home. Judah had certainly abandoned his family commitments and connections before. Their father would probably assume they had encountered trouble along the way. This would have been a strategy in keeping with their actions and intentions of 22 years ago. Instead, we witness a profound change of heart. This chapter considered alongside Judah's apostasy recorded in chapter 38 serves to illustrate a significant contrast. The purposes, scope and power of God's redemptive plan for Judah and his extended family is highlighted in these passages
In this episode of Supergirl, Dany and Devon discuss the DEO's dubious due process, how it wasn't only criminals that were in Fort Rozz, and Cat's hiring of a new assistant. Email: email@example.com Twitter: @GayGalsWatch Devon- @KDevNic Dany- @XanDany
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Organized in the original language under the Hebrew letter 'pe', the 17th stanza of Ps 119 continues to extol the glory and sufficiency of the covenant revelation of the Lord. The Psalmist sings of the wonderful testimonies of the Lord, His unfolding words, His enviable commandments, His lovely name, His gracious promise, precepts, statutes, and law. Along with the enduring and sophisticated acrostic structure, major themes of the song resurface in this stanza as well. Our author entreats the Lord to steady his steps, reminding the singer of the journey theme echoed in other verses like 105 where he proclaims the word of the Lord is a lamp to his feet and a light to his path. He continues to model vigilance in guarding his way according to the word of God as he had professed at the start of his journey even as a young man it would appear in verse 9. Though trials continue to attend his way, the hope of salvation found in the covenant assurances of divine revelation more than sustain him. So grateful and convinced is he of the merits of the way of holiness, he is distraught, not because of his own plight, but instead, at the thought of so many who pay no heed to the law of God. The work of the Spirit sanctifying His servant is apparent as he continues to mature and endure according to the sovereign call. May we be inspired and equipped by this persistent testimony.
In a dramatic turn of events, Joseph is finally promoted from prison and given a position of prominence under Pharaoh in the midst of famine. Joseph speaks God's purposes, serves with God's power and is satisfied with the provision he gives. What might this story have to teach us about the kind of people God partners with?
[LA] Cainus et Abel, filii Adami et Evae, dona Deo obtulerunt. Cum munus Abelis Deo placeret, Cainus invidia flagrans fratrem suum occidere constituit. [EN] Cain and Abel, sons of Adam and Eve, offered sacrifice to God. However, only Abel's sacrifice pleased God. Cain then, filled with envy, killed his brother. We dedicate this new series called "Historia Sacra" to beginners who are interested in Christian literature. We will read and comment on Father Lhomond's book "Epitome Historiae Sacrae". We will use simple Latin and speak more slowly so that beginners can understand more easily. Support me: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/litteraechristi Paginarum nexus: Pipiatorium: https://twitter.com/litteraechristi Anchor: https://anchor.fm/litteraechristianae Acroamata audiri possunt apud: Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/7anDgWo... *Apple Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/br/podcast... Et in aliis locis quorum nexus inveniuntur apud Anchor. #latin #latinpodcast #latineloquor #christianlatin #ecclesiasticallatin #ecclesia #ecclesiacatholica #pope #catholicpriest
In his painstaking though brief effort to provide thorough context for discernment – Jude introduces an anecdote from a well known Jewish extra-Biblical work from the 1st or 2nd century B.C.. In this ancient document, the shadowy Old Testament patriarch is quoted pronouncing final judgement on the unrepentant enemies of the Lord. Though the “Book of Enoch” is not, nor should it be, included in the canon of scripture, nevertheless, Jude confirms the validity of at least this quote and its origin cited in Jude 14b-15. In so doing, Jude has added yet another category of literary device to underscore his message of warning and equipping for the early church. He has used examples of consequences in redemptive history in verses 5-7, and argument from lesser to greater in verses 9-10, 3 personal examples of rebellion in verse 11, 6 poetic analogies in 12-13, and now he adds the prophetic testimony of a pre-flood believer in verse 14-15. One might ask how a brief document like the book of Jude containing just 25 verses can support multiple sermons. A partial answer is found in the depth of context of Jude's various references to events and persons like the exodus, celestial judgement, Sodom and Gomorrah, spiritual warfare, Cain, Balaam, and Korah. Today's text is no exception.
Seasons of disappointment and darkness challenge our faith. In this story, Joseph finds himself in such a season, utterly alone and forgotten. Where is God in all of it? God is still working in small and creative ways, even through our disappointments and loneliness.
In episode 152, I spoke to Deo Kato, Coach at adidas Runners LDN, founder of The 381 Days Running For Justice movement, he is the Spirit of the London Marathon Award winner. Deo came to the UK aged 10 years and experienced racism soon after arriving from Uganda. Starting on 6th June 2020, he set out to run 10km every day for 381 days to protest against racial injustice and inequality in society, fast forward to 2023, this campaign has evolved into running from South Africa to London starting on July 24, 2023. Deo will run across 2 continents, 16 countries covering 14,570km, over 381 days. The 381 days honours those of the Montgomery Bus Boycott in 1955-56 Alabama, USA and the change they created on the policy of racial segregation. This journey aims to show the history of human migration from Africa to the rest of the world. Deo hopes to inspire change through this running journey. This will be the first podcast covering this extraordinary journey. We will reconnect with him during and on completion of the challenge. You can support Deo by donating to his GoFundMe page: https://gofund.me/5ce10bea You can find Deo on Linkedin: Deo Kato Instagram: @deoruns Linktree: Deoruns STRAVA Profile & Club: Deo Kato / 381 Days Thank you to Soar Running (www.soarrunning.com) who supported this episode and thank you to my patreons who support the show. If you value the content you can become a patreon by clicking the following link. www.patreon.com/ARunnersLife Graphic credits Photo by Keith Donegan Video by Dream x Deo mini-doc film --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/marcus-brown9/support
In Genesis 37:8 Moses records the incredulous reaction of Joseph's brothers when they hear of his dream of sheaves bowing before his own. “Are you indeed to reign over us? Or are you indeed to rule over us?” They exclaim. The record continues: “So they hated him even more for his dreams and for his words.” Unbeknownst to his brothers, in our text today, the rule and reign of Joseph is firmly established and they acknowledge as much once again as they bow low before the 2nd in command of Egypt. All 11 of his brothers are present at Joseph's house and table. Joseph's plan as he interacts with his family once again after 22 years of estrangement serves as an analogy for the providential sovereignty of God. Though, for the moment, the brothers remain ignorant of the big picture – they are moved through these events to honor their father and bow in humble submission before their brother. Though the brothers were subject in part to the will of Joseph, this proved to be in their best interest as he provides for them trials leading unto repentance and salvation from famine. The brothers were graciously captive to the favor and intentions of 'the lord of the land'. In days such as our own, where radical autonomy (self-will) is valued above most everything else and where the notion of submission is universally rejected in our culture's attitudes, the account of Joseph teaches us important lessons. The narrative sets up a great question in the biography of the covenant family: which is more preferable? When the brothers lived according to their own whims inflicting resentment fueled abuse upon Joseph -or- when they submitted to the authority and mercy of Joseph now serving as grand steward of all Egypt?
While Joseph's initial moments in Egypt are full of prosperity and success, things quickly turn as he is falsely accused and thrown into another pit. While Joseph's circumstances change, one thing doesn't - the empowering presence of the Lord. What might this story teach us about true success, temptation and the need for God's presence in all of life?
This is Garrison Hardie with your CrossPolitic Daily Newsbrief for Thursday, February 23rd, 2023. Rowdy Christian Merch Plug: If you’re a fan of CrossPolitic, or the Fight Laugh Feast Network, then surely, you know we have a merch store right? Rowdy Christian Merch is your one-stop-shop for everything CrossPolitc merchandise. We’ve got T-Shirts, hoodies, hats, but we’ve also got specialty items like backpacks, mugs, coffee, even airpod cases! Visit Rowdy Christian Merch at rowdychristian.com, and buy that next gift, or a little something for yourself. Again, that’s rowdychristian.com. https://dailycaller.com/2023/02/21/biden-admin-religious-student-groups-protections-campus/ Biden Admin Looking To Remove Religious Student Groups’ Protections On Campus The Department of Education (DOE) announced a proposal Tuesday rescinding a Trump-era policy that prohibited universities from receiving federal funding if they restricted religious student group activities. The 2020 policy, initially signed by former President Donald Trump as part of an executive order in 2019, was proposed to prevent universities from censoring the speech of religious students on campus, according to the Washington Post. The DEO’s recent announcement indicates that President Joe Biden is looking to end the policy, claiming the protections caused an “unduly burdensome role” for the department. “[T]he Department believes it is not necessary in order to protect the First Amendment right to free speech and free exercise of religion given existing legal protections, it has caused confusion about schools’ nondiscrimination requirements, and it prescribed a novel and unduly burdensome role for the Department in investigating allegations regarding public institutions’ treatment of religious student organizations,” the announcement read. “We have not seen evidence that the regulation has provided meaningfully increased protection for religious student organizations beyond the robust First Amendment protections that already exist, much less that it has been necessary to ensure they are able to organize and operate on campus.” The announcement came from Nassar H. Paydar, Assistant Secretary of Postsecondary Education, who explained that since September 2021 the DOE had been looking into current policies regarding the First Amendment that “impose additional requirements on its higher education institutional grant recipients.” Paydar noted that during that time, the DOE determined that the 2020 policy had placed a burden on the higher education system and did not provide any “meaningfully increased protection for religious student organizations.” In 2020, Former Education Secretary Betsy DeVos told the Washington Post that the rule protects religious students from being “forced to choose between their faith and their education” and would also protect religious universities from being turned away for federal funding because of their religious affiliation. The public comment phase will begin on Wednesday, Feb. 22, and remain open for 30 days for anyone to comment and provide their thoughts on the proposal, according to the announcement. https://www.newsweek.com/alaska-republican-touts-benefits-children-being-abused-death-1782972 Alegislature in Alaska caused outrage after questioning whether the death of child abuse victims could be "a cost savings," because it would mean they don't need "government services" later in life. Republican David Eastman, who sits in the Alaska House of Representatives, made the comment on Monday during a House Judiciary Committee hearing. The committee was meeting to discuss how children are impacted by physical or sexual abuse, as well as witnessing domestic violence within their family home. Lawmakers were shown a study indicating each incident of fatal child abuse costs society $1.5 million, a figure reached by assessing the impact of trauma and the child's loss of earnings over a lifetime. However, Eastman was unimpressed, and questioned whether fatal child abuse could be economically beneficial to wider society, an argument he claimed to have heard. Eastman said: "It can be argued, periodically, that it's actually a cost savings because that child is not going to need any of those government services that they might otherwise be entitled to receive and need based on growing up in this type of environment." The remark horrified Trevor Storrs, president of the Alaska Children's Trust (ACT), who hit back describing the loss of a child as "unmeasurable." Democratic Representative Cliff Groh, who used to work as a prosecutor covering child abuse allegations, said he was "disturbed" by Easterman's comment. Representative Sarah Vance, the Republican who claims the House Judiciary Committee, said Easterman, who doesn't serve on any committees, had been at the hearing "at my invitation." Vance later suggested Eastman had been trying to make an argument against abortion, which some consider to be "child abuse." Speaking with the Anchorage Daily News via text message, Eastman said: "I was pleased to hear ACT advocating against child abuse, but a child's value comes not from future productivity, but from the fact that every child is made in the image of God." https://www.foxnews.com/media/seattle-police-defunding-crime-ravages-locals-huge-crisis Seattle reverses course on defunding police as crime ravages locals: 'A huge crisis' Seattle residents Victoria Beach, Eli Hoshor and Jonathan Choe said police shortages have left their city in dire straits in the aftermath of officials' anti-law enforcement rhetoric. Homicides skyrocketed by 24% while motor vehicle thefts climbed by 30% in the city last year. Overall crime ticked up by 4%. Mayor Bruce Harrell pushed for increased police presence to curb the issue Tuesday, saying, "We need immediate action and innovation to respond to our public safety issues… Seattle saw a 4% rise in reported crime last year… We need more officers to address our staffing crisis." Still, some residents' outlook is less than optimistic. Piro reported data from Seattle's city's budget office showing funding for law enforcement increased for the first time since a major slash was made in 2020. Hoshor, a resident, says the uptick is not enough to reduce crime. "The crime is just getting worse and worse," he said. "There's a homeless encampment that's right next to my son's school that's been there for over a year, and it's doubled and tripled in size. Choe, a reporter from the area, slammed the "Defund the Police" movement for being behind the crime rise as well as the "woke" activist class who he said are perpetuating the problem. He added that seeing how "Defund the Police" supporters respond to Harrell's push for more police and the uptick in funding for the department should be "interesting." https://thepostmillennial.com/breaking-seattle-forced-to-pay-3-6-million-in-2020-autonomous-zone-damages-to-business-owners?utm_campaign=64487 Seattle forced to pay $3.6 MILLION in 2020 CHAZ damages to business owners The city of Seattle has agreed to pay $3,650,000 in damages to business owners who brought suit after the deadly 2020 Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone (CHAZ) damaged their business, property, and violated their constitutional rights. The group had originally been seeking $2.9 million. The city has until March 3 to pay the sum as part of a settlement revealed last week. According to court filings regarding the settlement, $600,000 will go toward attorney fees for the more than a dozen plaintiffs. The settlement came just weeks after a federal judge imposed sanctions against the city for deleting thousands of text messages between Seattle officials including former Mayor Jenny Durkan, former police chief Carmen Best, and Fire Chief Harold Scoggins during the armed occupation by Antifa and BLM rioters of 6 square blocks of the Capitol Hill neighborhood. The CHAZ, also known as the Capitol Hill Occupied Protest or CHOP, was established by activists on June 8, 2020, after Seattle police were ordered by police leadership to abandon the department’s East Precinct during the riots that rocked the Emerald City in the wake of the death of George Floyd. Floyd died in police custody in Minneapolis, Minn. on May 25, 2020. Video of his death emerged, setting off months of riots in the midst of a pandemic. https://twitter.com/i/status/1270925505190146048 - Play Video Zone occupiers refused to allow police into the area. Rapes, robberies, and murders spiked 250 percent in the 6-block area during the occupation. The zone lasted 3 weeks before it was finally broken up by police on July 1, 2020, after two fatal shootings and rioters vandalized then Mayor Durkan's home. https://twitter.com/i/status/1271249933765656578 - Play Video According to court documents, business owners alleged that city officials’ "unprecedented decision to abandon and close off" the 16-block section of the neighborhood "subjected businesses, employees, and residents to extensive property damage, public safety dangers, and an inability to use and access their properties." It was revealed after the occupation that Seattle officials, including former Mayor Jenny Durkan, former police chief Carmen Best, and Fire Chief Harold Scoggins deleted thousands of text messages from their city-owned phones regarding the zone, including communications with the infamous “warlord” of the autonomous zone, Raz Simone. US District Judge Thomas Zilly previously sanctioned the city and thereby allowed the jury to view the missing evidence as a strike against the city in the case. Zilly Wrote, “City officials deleted thousands of text messages from their city-owned phones in complete disregard of their legal obligation to preserve relevant evidence. Further, the city significantly delayed disclosing … that thousands of text messages had been deleted” and could not be reproduced or recovered.” https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/business/digital/npr-layoffs-10-percent-job-cuts-john-lansing-1235331693/ NPR to Cut Workforce by 10 Percent, as Advertising Slowdown Hits Public Media “Our financial outlook has darkened considerably over recent weeks,” Lansing wrote in a memo to staff Wednesday. “At a time when we are doing some of our most ambitious and essential work, the global economy remains uncertain. As a result, the ad industry has weakened and we are grappling with a sharp decline in our revenues from corporate sponsors. We had created a plan to address a $20M sponsorship revenue falloff for FY23 but we are now projecting at least a $30M shortfall. The cuts we have already made to our budget will not be enough.” So Lansing says that most of NPR’s open jobs will be eliminated, and that it will be reducing its existing workforce by 10 percent. More than 700 employees work at the public media firm. Lansing also suggested that the necessary job cuts will result in a more refined mission for NPR as an organization, writing that “some work will need to change or stop entirely,” and that NPR’s executive committee is figuring out where it needs to continue investing, and where it should pull back. Some of NPR’s most popular programs (on both terrestrial radio and in podcast form) include Fresh Air, Planet Money, Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me, and Up First. 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Eric Johnson, former Atlanta Falcon charged in human trafficking, racketeering case- Play Video While he’s certainly not a household name by any means, Eric Johnson is known for one significant moment in NFL history. He scored a touchdown in the Raiders’ 48-21 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Super Bowl XXXVII. He blocked a punt and then returned it for 13 yards for the score.