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Harvest Bible Chapel
Divided | Dr. Jeff Bucknam

Harvest Bible Chapel

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 16, 2022 51:34


Divisions destroy any group that's called to accomplish a mission together. Especially the church. As followers of Jesus, how do we elevate our commitment to one another over our differences? Join us as we open to 1 Corinthians 1:10-17 in our sermon series Dirty Church | 1 Corinthians: Part 1.   + Saturday at 5:00 PM at Rolling Meadows + Sunday at 10:00 AM at Rolling Meadows, Elgin, Crystal Lake, Aurora, Chicago Cathedral, and North Shore   Online Services available at 10:00 AM on Sunday

GZero World with Ian Bremmer
How the US Survives Deep Divisions: Fiona Hill and the Post-Jan 6 Fight for American Democracy

GZero World with Ian Bremmer

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 8, 2022 26:58


On the anniversary of the Capitol insurrection, America has only grown more divided. More Republicans than ever believe that the election was stolen. And that's not just a domestic problem. It's a national security threat. Ian Bremmer speaks with Fiona Hill, former senior director of the National Security Council who famously testified against her boss, former president Donald Trump, in his first impeachment trial. Hill, an expert on Russia and China, worries about the global implications of January 6.

Simon Marks Reporting
January 6, 2022 - Biden pledges to defend American democracy as January 6th commemorations again reveal US divisions

Simon Marks Reporting

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 6, 2022 10:03


Simon's live update for LBC News in the UK with Chris Golds anchoring.

Football Daily
MNC: United's Divisions and Lukaku's Decisions

Football Daily

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 3, 2022 57:29


Steve Crossman is joined by Micah Richards, Chris Sutton and Rory Smith for the Monday Night Club. The panel reflect on Manchester United's 1-0 defeat to Wolves at Old Trafford before hearing from Ralf Rangnick and Bruno Lage. Next up is talk of the title race after a thrilling weekend for the Premier League's top three teams. Romelu Lukaku's interview is then up for debate before attention turns to the January Transfer Window. TOPICS 03:15 – Reaction to Wolves 1-0 win over Manchester United 14:15 – Ralf Rangnick interview 16:50 – Bruno Lage interview 20:30 – How have Manchester City pulled clear? 25:40 – Was Romelu Lukaku's interview really that bad? 43:45 – Changing nature of transfers

Locked On NFL
Burrow's Record-Breaking Performance, Divisions Clinched & Overtaken During Pivotal NFL Week 16

Locked On NFL

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 27, 2021 34:40


Divisions were clinched and overtaken in a pivotal Week 16 of the NFL season. We have little clearer view of the playoff picture. Joe Burrow enjoys a record breaking performance. Hosts from Locked On Bengals, Rams and Bills join Bo Brack to recap the weekend games on the Locked On NFL Podcast! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Nonstopworking
The Block Boxing 17 Divisions

Nonstopworking

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 24, 2021 10:48


The 17 Divisions, Crawford vs Porter,Crawford says "doesn't need Spence,Gervanta and Floyd respond to Ryan Garcia,

Out of Boundz
Jaguars Are In Draft Driver Seat; 4th Down Analytics Are Broken; Plus, A Lot Of Divisions Are Wide Open

Out of Boundz

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 21, 2021 58:30


Joe and Shawn, again, were unable to record before Week 15, but they are here to recap a wild weekend (some games not included due to postponements)! They go back to Thursday Night and discuss the AFC West barnburner and war on 4th down analytics. Then, they delve into the rest of the action on Saturday and Sunday including the Ravens continued war on 4th down analytics, stunning Cardinals loss to the Lions and the Jaguars taking the driver's seat of the #1 pick in the 2022 NFL Draft. At the end, Joe has some rapid fire questions for Shawn who tries to think of the answer as fast as his high brain will let. Stay safe where you are, stay healthy and it's okay to not be okay. Follow our https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC2ztKcwf4ShB2zLluSroUCA (YouTube Page) for all our videos! (Be sure to Subscribe to be notified in the future!) Follow Shawn https://twitter.com/sHawInigan23 (@sHawInigan23) & Joe https://twitter.com/JoeMcDonnellOOB (@JoeMcDonnellOOB) on Twitter Follow Out of Boundz on https://www.instagram.com/outofboundzpodcast/ (Instagram) https://www.angrywhitedad.com/podcasts/?utm_source=oob-pod&utm_medium=podcast&utm_term=&utm_content=oob-episode&utm_campaign=external-links (AWD's Out of Boundz Page for all episodes) https://linktr.ee/OutOfBoundzPodcast (Linktree) for all content links Out of Boundz Podcast https://www.angrywhitedad.com/podcasts/out-of-boundz-podcast/out-of-boundz-glossary/?utm_source=oob-pod&utm_medium=podcast&utm_term=episode&utm_content=&utm_campaign=episode-link (Glossary of Terms) Out of Boundz Podcast https://www.angrywhitedad.com/podcasts/out-of-boundz-podcast/qb-stock-prices/?utm_source=oob-pod&utm_medium=podcast&utm_term=episode&utm_content=&utm_campaign=episode-link (QB Stock Values) This podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Podcorn - https://podcorn.com/privacy Support this podcast

PBS NewsHour - Segments
How Fox News personalities amplified divisions, disinformation around Jan. 6

PBS NewsHour - Segments

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 14, 2021 6:54


Text messages sent to Mark Meadows on Jan. 6 came from some of President Trump's closest allies, urgently requesting him to stop the siege on the Capitol. Some of those allies included key Fox News personalities, like Sean Hannity and Laura Ingraham, who later that day suggested the crowd was not made up of Trump supporters. Judy Woodruff discusses with NPR media correspondent David Folkenflik. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

Galilee - Gorham, ME
2021 12 12 Decision Divisions – John7:40-52

Galilee - Gorham, ME

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 12, 2021


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How To Love Lit Podcast
Charles Dickens - A Christmas Carol - Episode 1 - The Architect Of The Victorian Christmas!

How To Love Lit Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 11, 2021 47:23


Charles Dickens - A Christmas Carol - Episode 1 - The Architect Of The Victorian Christmas!   /Hi, I'm Christy Shriver and we're here to discuss books that have changed the world and have changed us.    I'm Garry Shriver and this is the How to Love Lit Podcast.  If you are listening to this in real time, we are nearing the end of 2021, a year that has been lackluster by most measurements albeit an improvement to 2020.   Most of us began 2021 tucked away in quarantine.  I was teaching on Zoom; Christy was meeting with only half of her students half the time on a hybrid schedule.  No year, in my lifetime, has began in such a strange way.  In some ways, it felt that the Covid era would never end.    And yet, here we are, celebrating the end of 2021 with family and friends. We started this end of year holiday season cooking turkey and ham for Thanksgiving dinner in our home- American staples.  We have attended friendsgivings, Christmas parties and on December 23rd we will participate in another Memphis tradition that was suspended for the 2020 year, attending with most of our children: Anna, Lizzy, Ben and Rachel- Theater Memphis' annual performance of  Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol.  For those who don't know our family dynamic, we are a growing blended family.  Anna and Lizzy have lived in Knoxville, TN for most this year as students at the University of Tennessee in Knoxviille.  Ben and Rachel live her in Memphis, and Emily and Joel live in Atlanta with their three children- Selma, Polly and Ezra.      I love Christmas.  I love the food, decorating our home, visiting with friends, the special services at church- all of it.      Well, I do too, but I will say, since marrying into the Shriver family, I have learned to take it to the next level.  Shriver's are notable for their holiday passion- all holidays really but especially Christmas.  I will also say, that before studying for this podcast, I had no idea so many of the Christmas traditions that we love so much we owe to Victorian England.    Oh for sure, in fact, Christmas was not even a federal holiday in this country until 1870.  And even then it was an unpaid holiday.  It didn't become a paid holiday until 1938.      Well, that is very Scroog-ish.   So, let's talk about which Christmas traditions we inherited from  Victorian England- many of which have found their way all around the globe.  You know, growing up in Brazil, just by nature of the weather we had different holiday traditions- we were in the Southern hemisphere, so instead of wishing for a white Christmas- we were always looking forward to heading to the beach after Christmas, but even in a climate with more palm trees than pine trees although, my friends parents were putting up little Christmas trees and other decorations- I emphasize little not because they were belittling the traditions but there was much more limited economic access ( remember Brazil in those days was a military dictatorship with high government control) but even as such- It's interesting to see some of these same Victorian traditions.      In 2017 a very interesting movie came out, The Man Who Invented Christmas, based on a 2008 book by Les Standiford of the same name, but this book and movie credit Charles Dickens who lived in England during the Victorian era with basically inventing the holiday with this Novella A Christmas Carol.  Of course that clearly is hyperbolic.  Christmas was already celebrated all over the Christian world, and that included Great Britain, but it is not wrong to say that Dickens strongly impacted the way the British and then ultimately the rest of the world would perceive and even celebrate Christmas.  For one thing, although Christmas is a Christian holiday and obviously celebrates the birth of Christ- the emphasis of Dickens is on Christian virtues, many of which are shared by faith traditions besides Christianity.  So in this way he opened up the celebration to something larger than a Christian sacred day.  This book with its emphasis on human kindness, generosity and mercy contributed to universalizing the festivities- extending the sense and holiday sentiments beyond the sacredness of the religious elements of the day- which is why Lizzy and Anna's friends, many of whom are Muslim, Buddhist and Hindu, still feel comfortable celebrating Christmas in their own way without necessarily feeling as if they are violating their own faith tradition.    Even if you just focus on the historical context of Victorian England, I would suggest, instead of seeing Dickens as creating anything, a better way to look at it is that was part of the Zeitgeist of the moment that was already emerging.  Of course, this is debatable and I do not want to take away a single thing from the greatness of this book, but as I see things, this new way of viewing Christmas was an emerging trend, and his book hit at that right moment, extending it further and perhaps cementing some of these ideals into the ethos that would become the holiday spirit we understand Christmas to embody today.   I would also say, just like the Americans, the British had also been a little Scroog-like in doling out holidays to the working man up to that point.  In 1843 when A Christmas Carol came out, it was a bank holiday in Britain but not a holiday for everyone else.  That's why Scrooge could buy a turkey at the end of the story- it was a regular work day for the butcher.  Christmas was definitely a religious moment, and it definitely was a moment to share a meal together,  but nothing like we think of today.  We didn't point this out when we were analyzing Emma (the Jane Austen book from 1815)- but in that book we saw the Woodhouses celebrating Christmas by eating a meal but there wasn't a tree or caroling or anything else you'd expect to see in a British novel featuring Christmas.  Christmas, as we celebrate it today, emerged in Britain in many ways due to the elevation of the working class- and even though there were many struggles with this second industrial revolution- it is partly responsible.  For example, in order to protect workers, in 1833, a new set of laws were introduced that gave the working class a set number of days off- finally!  Also, companies with their mass production of goods began to see the holiday as a commercial opportunity- and although this has been received with mixed reviews over the years- it did incentivize the spreading of Christmas cheer so to speak.     There was also a German tradition that was introduced into the British culture which has trended around the world since then and that is the big emphasis on the Christmas tree.  That tradition can, in large part, be attributed to King Albert, Queen Victoria's husband.  Of course we must remember that King Albert was German, and, of course, the Germans and the Austrians had been celebrating Christmas, from my perspective, much more festively for some time.  In fact, and I know we don't have time to get into this here, but both the Americans and the British had actually banned Christmas a different points in their historys= but not Germany and Austria.   They had Christmas markets, Christmas music including the very popular Silent Night.  They had Santa Claus, the advent calendar and of course-  the Christmas tree.  Tradition has it that Martin Luther set up a tree, complete with lit candles in his living room and there it started.  But almost 250 years later, King Alfred introduced this wonderful tradition to the British public in 1848 with a drawing of the Royal family celebrating Christmas around their tree.  That drawing went viral- and there you have it- the Christmas tree was a thing.      It's so amazing to me, how some things catch on and others don't.  I was also interested to learn this is the era where we got the idea of the Christmas card- a practice I love but hypocritically don't practice.  Every Christmas when I get cards from my friends and family, and tape them to the door and then vow that next year will be the year I send out cards- but then I don't.  I will vow again- 2022 will be the year!!  But back to  1840s, a man by the name of  Henry Cole commissioned an artist to design a card for Christmas.  He sold these for 1 shilling a piece, which is kind of expensive, but the idea took off.  People made their own and mailed them to friends and family.  By 1880, Britain was producing and selling over 11.5 million Christmas cards.      And of course, returning to the successes and excesses both good and bad of that second Industrial Revolution.  Those horrible factories that often employed children and overworked and exploited workers which are things we're going to talk about- the technology within them also made it possible to mass produce toys that were finally affordable for average people.   And although feasting and gifts for the average person couldn't be a part of the year as a whole, these technologies made it possible at least once a year for toys to become things that would eventually end up under that Christmas tree, and cheap mass produced decorations could be brought into ordinary homes in ways that had been reserved for only the wealthy previously.        Which brings us to Christmas Carols – The Victorians re-popularized this tradition as well.  Again, back to industrialization- it was affordable to print and multiply copies of music.  Middle class people were buying pianos and singing around them- but even in working class homes where a piano was out of the question- carols were holiday entertainment and popular- and still are- and for good reason.  Singing together is a communal activity- it's fun and a shared experience that's actually bonding,  It's something friends and  families can do together- no matter age differences.  Paul Dooley, a friend of ours, taught English and then Latin at Bolton High School.  And I will never forget the years he got his Latin classes to sing Christmas Carols to us in the halls of Bolton High School.  He has since told me that his students were very reluctant to get out there in front of their peers, but once they got going they loved it- as did we all- and it's still a Christmas memory for me.        OH for me too- as a musician I love all the Christmas music- it may be one of my favorite parts- and I do nothing but listen to Christmas music in my car from Thanksgiving until Christmas- I will admit I do try to avoid getting whammed though, as much as possible.  Oh yes- I also avoid getting whammed- although that expression may need a little clarifying.  Explain to us what you mean when you say, you don't want to get whammed!  Well Wham is the name of a a British Duo- Wham released in 1984 what is likely the most overplayed Christmas song in America- “Last Christmas”. You cannot go to Target or the Mall without hearing it- in fact, hearing “Last Christmas” is how you know the Black Friday shopping season has begun.  This year, our daughter-in-law Rachel, who works part time at Target, came into Thanksgiving and said, “I've already been whammed”!!  She got whammed BEFORE Thanksgiving.  It has become a joke.  But a fun one- because even getting Whammed is a fun thing- Which brings me to this question- isn't “A Christmas Carol” a strange title for a ghost story?  And taking it a step further, isn't a ghost story an inappropriate genre for Christmas.  When you see a title like “A Christmas Carol” you don't expect the first chapter to be named “Marley's Ghost” and the first three words to be “Marley was dead.”    Exactly- and of course, as all great writers do- Dickens very cleverly and  intentionally  linked this ghost story with the idea of music and Christmas music.    Of course, as we talked about with Shirley Jackson and Hill. House, Gothic literature was very popular during the Victorian era- and a money maker for sure- so ghosts were a go-to idea, but that, for my money, isn't the best reason I see Dickens chosing the genre for his Christmas tale- although it is an ingenuous idea.  As you know, I don't like ghosts or ghost stories, so for me, it was a negative that this story is ghost story.  I remember watching the version that came out in 1984 with George C Scott and being scared out of my mind.     But, the more I understand the purpose- the thematic ideas behind these choices- the less these Christmas ghosts frighten me and the more it makes sense.  It also helped after I looked a little bit at Dickens life and the world he lived in.  For me, it helped highlight the thematic focus I may have missed in 1984- although- as with all great literature- we do want to again make the disclaimer that context is interesting- but not everything to understanding any piece of art.  Art, by definition takes a life of its own.    Of course, that goes without saying, and I'm sure this is my history and psychology background, but for me, I really do enjoy a book more when I know a little about the person who wrote it and the world in which he or she lived.    Well, le me introduce you then to the great- Charles John Huffman Dickens.  He was born on Feb 7 1812, the second son of John Dickens who was a clerk in the Navy Pay Office.  This was a middle class lifestyle and for a while Charles had an upper middle-class upbringing that included a private school education.  However, John Dickens spent more than he made, and at some point- the creditors came for him.  And at that time as you know, if you owed money,  the government threw YOU and your family into prison and you had to stay there until someone paid your bills for you.  This was an extremely traumatic experience, as you might imagine, so much so that it shows up in some form or another in almost all of Dickens works. Little Charles, however, because he was 12 didn't go with his family to prison.  He was old enough to work, so instead of prison he went to work at Warren's blacking Warehouse, and for ten hours a day he would paste labels on to pots of shoe polish.  He made 6 shillings a week and with that he had to pay for his own room and board.  Any money left over went to the pay off his family's debts- although at that rate, he was never going to pay that debt off. It was a brutal and extremely lonely experience.  Fortunately, he only had to do this for a year before a relative died and left money to John.  The family then got out of prison ,and Charles could go back to school- but that year was enough.  For one thing, as a 12 year old, he spent the hours he wasn't working in the streets unattended and most of the time starving.  Charles later said,”I suppose myself to know this large city as well as anybody in it.”  He saw it from the underside through the eyes of a hungry, lonely overworked dirty child.   He never got over that- and he never forgave his parents for it either.  In fact, he was so ashamed of that year and his father's incarceration that he kept the whole thing a secret for years.   He said this years as an adult when he was finally able to talk about the experiences of that year, “It is wonderful to me how I could so easily have been cast away at such an age- no one had compassion enough on me.”  Dickens saw and experienced to the bone,  the horror was is the complacency and cruelty of humans can have towards other humans- this he felt was at the heart of things.  His experiences were shameful to him, and he could hardly talk about it except through his fiction.    Anyway, he did finish school; he got a job working for a lawyer and eventually got into journalism where he the courts of Law and House of Commons.  He also began to write not just news things but stories too.  This was during a period of English history where books were only for rich people, but he didn't publish books.  He published stories in periodicals- and this is how he became popular.  Eventually  he did publish these stories in book form that book he called Sketches by Boz; two months after that was published, he married a woman named Catherine Hogarth.  Soon after that he started writing serials and there he was-well on his way the road that would eventually lead him to celebrity- truly.  Of course, there is a lot about his personal story that I'm not super-cool with, and I'm not sure I would have liked Dickens if I had met him in real life- I always wonder about that- although it makes zero difference one way or the other.  But we won't focus on that for the Christmas Carol, maybe if we do another Dickens novel- but  getting back to our narrative by the beginning of the 1843, he's already a pretty famous public figure. He's even gone on a year long tour of the United States (a place he kind of had negative things to say about- btw- including our poor hygiene apparently)     That's funny- during that time period- he likely was right.  Americans hadn't adopted the daily bath routine yet.      Ha anyway, Dickens read a parliamentary report by a man named Thomas Southwood Smith titled The Second Report of the Children's Employment Commission.      That does not sound like a bit of light reading.      HA! I should think not.  This report delineated many abuses and realities surrounding the untold numbers of child workers.  Reading this really upset him, of course he knew all too well the realities facing these children and many unmarried women, as well.  He took it upon himself to visitwhat he called “ragged schools” – we'd call them urban poor schools- but he called them ragged schools because everyone was dressed in rags.  So many of the children were working as prostitutes and thieves.  In October he went to Manchester and traveled around that industrial city.  He saw whole families in the streets starving.  The complacency and inhumanity of it all was something  he wanted to write about it.  He said this,  “ I have very seldom seen, in all the strange and dreadful things I have seen in London and elsewhere anything so shocking as the dire neglect of soul and body exhibited in these children.  And although I know; and am as sure as it is possible for one to be of anything which has not happened; that in the prodigious misery and ignorance of the swarming masses of mankind in England, the seeds of its certain ruin are sown.”   His first idea was to write a pamphlet entitled ‘An Appeal to the People of England, on Behalf of the Poor Man's Child'. But then he got a better idea, a lecture is not something people want to hear.  Why not deliver his idea as a carol- a Christmas Carol- and why not make it a ghost story- but a short one- a novella designed to be read out loud in under a couple of hours.  And that is what he did.  It took him only six weeks once he got started.  He wanted it out by Christmas.  He wanted it illustrated in beautiful colorful illustrations.  His vision was so pronounced he was uncompromising when it came to making it a reality, so much so that he ended up having to pay for the publication  himself.      And history was made.  It was a smash hit from the first review and I quote, “Mr. Dickens has produced a most appropriate Christmas offering and which, if properly made use of, may yet we hope, lead to some more valuable result then mere amusement.”   It sold out immediately and the publisher went on to produce as many as they could as quickly as they could.  Within weeks it became a play (which to Dickens chagrin and the lack of copyright laws, he never got any royalities from).     No, he didn't cash in on its success sadly, nor has his ancestors cashed in on the 13 full-featured movies, the 17 made for tv movies that I know about, nor even the Mr. Magoo version.  The story took on a life of its own.  It was a blockbuster, and he never was really able to monetize it like he would have wished.  He did monetize it some, though, for the rest of his last he would perform public readings of A Christmas Carol and some of those had over 2000 people in attendance.  Apparently, Dickens was as good of a performer as he was a writer- maybe better- and he could do all the different voices of the different characters.  People loved it- I imagine something- Jim Carey style.     Oh- I bet a Jim Carey reading of A Christmas Carol would be hilarious.      I agree!  Maybe someone will forward this podcast to him and he'll get the idea to do it!  Anyway, back to the book- it is a carol- in more than just the ironic sense of the world.  It was designed to do the exact sort of thing carols are supposed to do- bring a certain idea to Christmas- and that is the idea of redemption.  It's an idea that is lost on adults- for many of us, life, myself included, life takes turns we didn't mean for it to take.  In some cases, it feels like redemption is impossible that it's dead- and that of course is Dickens starting point- but even if redemption is dead- does that mean it's lost- or is it possible- no matter who we are- how far gone we are- redemption is still a ghost- shall we read the introduction?  let's read the words Dickens chose to include as the preface to this book:  I have endeavoured in this Ghostly little book, to raise the Ghost of an Idea, which shall not put my readers out of humour with themselves, with each other, with the season, or with me. May it haunt their houses pleasantly, and no one wish to lay it.  Their faithful Friend and Servant,  D. December,1843  I think it's interesting to include the preface for a couple of reasons- First of all,   In the preface he capitalized the word Ghosts.  He also alliterated haunted with houses and it even connects with the h word humor in the sentence above.  There is something that he wants to haunt us with- a dark side of Christmas perhaps- a dark side in ourselves perhaps.      And yet- this book wouldn't be a classic if it were preachy- moralistic tales are annoying and unfun to read- even if I agree with every moral in the story.  I saw somewhere that Virginia Wolf couldn't stand Dickens for several reasons but one of which was that he made her feel like she was supposed to take out a checkbook when she read him.       HA!  Dickens might not have found that insulting- but I get it- and in his other books, I do think maybe that is a fair criticism- but A Christmas Carol, even as a ghost story, when you read it isn't dark like that.  Dickens goes to a lot of trouble to make it funny- something that sometimes is lost when people perform it on stage and it the movies, but is really evident when you read the story out loud.  I really think if I had read it before I had watched the movie as a child, I wouldn't have been frightened by the ghosts.    Let's read the first page of Stave one and you'll see what I mean.      Read page 1  So, we must first talk about the narrative voice- for me, it's what takes the edge off the ghost in the ghost story.  The tone is cheerful and fun.  There is an omniscient narrator and we will see that he very much can see inside Scrooge's thoughts, but he's intrusive.  That means he injects himself personally into the text and in this case, addresses us in the second person as if he were in the room talking to us.  In fact in Stave two the narrator actually tells us that the ghost of Christmas past was as close to Scrooge and I quote, “as close to it as I am now to you, and I am standing in the spirit at your elbow.”  Of course, it's funny and takes the edge of the scariness of it- of course the narrator isn't at our elbow and so of course, we need not be afraid of Scrooge's ghost.    Well, the narrator says several funny things right at the beginning here- this big about door-nails's being the “deadest piece of ironmongery” – it's pointing out the ridiculous in something we are very used to- the same kind of thing Jerry Seinfeld made famous in his comedy.    Exactly, and it has the same effect here- we are left smiling- why do we say, “dead as a doornail” except for the fact that it alliterates, there's no point in it at all.  And so we are detached from all of the death of marley talk.  If the narrator who clearly knows Marley isn't sad that he's dead, then we shouldn't be sad either.  We immediately trust this narrator because he's funny, and our first act after buying into the story is to decide we don't care that Marley's dead.  We also then buy into his description of Scrooge- which is also funny.  “He was a tight-fisted hand at the grindstone, Scroogr! A squeezing, wrenching, grasping, scraping, clutching, covetous old sinner! Hard and sharp as flint, from which no steel had ever struck out generous fire; secret and self-contained, and solitary as an oyster- again a funny comparison.  The cold within him froze his old features, nipped his pointed nose, shrivelled his cheek, stiffened his gail, made his eyes red, his thin lips blue, and spoke out shrewedly in his grating voice.  A frosty rime was on his head, and on his eyebrows, and his wire chin.  He carried his own low temperature always about with him, he iced his office in the dog-days, and din't thaw it one degree at Christmas.  Then he goes on to say Scrooge's fire was so small, but he kept his clerk's first even smaller that it only had one piece of coal.  He also says that Scrooge is so stingy that he keeps the coal in a his own room under a lock and a key.  That's crazy.  Scrooge is crazy.  In fact, Scrooge is such an awful person that even the blind men's dogs knew him and when they saw him coming, they tugged their blind owners to go a different direction.    Man- this guy is terrible.      Exactly, he's portrayed as ugly, mean, cold and stingy but he seems to be hurting no one but himself.      Well, and the poor clerk that works for him.  True.  Scrooge is a disaster but doesn't realize it.  But he's also kind of funny himself.  When his nephew comes over to invite him to dinner we have a funny exchange.   Let's read this.  Page 5  Again, Dickens goes to a lot of effort to make all of this kind of funny.  And of course, this is very important.  We can't hate Scrooge, if we hate him, then there would be no pleasure in his redemption.  He's not an evil person.  He's a lost person, and as I said and I want to go back to this idea- redemption is the point- the entire point of Christmas really- and the point of this story.  And Dickens gives it this away in the first line as well.  The way Dickens writes his first sentence is grammatically incorrect.  Marley was dead colon to begin with.  That's not now we use colons.  In some versions, and I think maybe the first version, there was a period after dead- making to begin with a rhetorical fragment.  But either way the punctuation tells a story.  And of course, as every English teacher will tell you- in the English language- punctuation is always rhetorical- it always is there to deliver meaning- to show us where ideas stop and start, which ones are connected more significantly to each other- and what is the emphasis of any set of words.  And what is the punctuation doing here- it is forcing us to stop before and after the words – to begin with-  This is a story of beginnings- it is a story of death- we must clearly understand that- but death is not final- it is a story of beginnings.   Of course, that's another reason to write the story as a carol.    Exactly, expand on that thought.  Garry is a musician, and although Dickens was NOT a musician, he did love music and writing the story in staves is not just a clever take on calling the story a carol, but it adds another layer of meaning.  Garry, explain to us what exactly a stave is.      Well, to be honest, a stave isn't exactly the right word musically for a division.  Divisions in music are called verses- a stave is another word for staff.  And the staff is where the music is written.  It's the five parallel horizontal lines that with the clef indicate the pitch of the musical notes.  Also, another important point musically is that the musical notation allows the music to be played on any instrument.  If I can read the music, I can play a song on a guitar, or on the piano or on the violin.      Yes, and so look at the many layers of the metaphor here.  There are five chapters in this book- each called a stave- each stave in our story also has a very different pitch.  If we understand the story, it can be applied to many generations, to many social classes, to many types of people of many cultures.  But, I think there is another interesting idea, at least for me, although we could mine this metaphor for a lot of different things, is that songs are cyclical as well as universal.  Songs are contain loops- like the famous wham song,  How many times do we have to hear, “Late Christmas, I gave you my heart but the very next day, you gave it away”.  Scrooge will get visited by four ghosts- his life will get repeated by each ghost as he goes back and revisits it.  But more importantly, time is meaningless in this story- just as time is meaningless in a song.  Songs are not chronological even if wham loses his love every single stanza- and in fact every single Christmas season all season long.    Time is so central to understanding this book- as it's about endings and beginnings= as it's about childhood and innocence, as it's about starting over and redemption.    Maybe that's why it's impossible to hate Scrooge- he's gotten lost which isn't the same as evil- he's a man of anxiety which we'll talk about next episode- but we can all get lost- we all can be obsessive and anxious-   Exactly, and in that sense there is a little scrooge in all of us-but on the flip side- no one is as crazy as Scrooge- he's the worst case scenario- and what Dickens story points out that hopefully, there is a little of Scrooge's nephew in us too- we can still smile at the cranks of the world.  We  hopefully we have a bit of Bob Cratchet, that's the poor clerk with the on solitary piece of coal- at least Dickens will encourage us to be like the Cratchetts later in the story.  But more importantly than those two male characters, Dickens is going to emphasize and re-emphasize that Christmas is a time where we have to remember there is a child still in each one of us as well.  Next episode, we will start by meeting the ghost of Christmas past, we'll meet Scrooge as a child and we'll meet the array of children that populate this book.  Again, a strong sense of cyclical timelessness.    Paul Davis, in his book “The Lives and Times of Ebenezer Scrooge” quotes another Victorian writer who was a contemporary of Charles Dickens- Theodore Watts-Dunton.  In his book he quotes a story Dunton would tell- who knows how true it is, but it's a cute story.  According to Dunton he was walking down Drury Lane near Covent Garden Market on June 9th on the year of Dickens death and he overheard a Cockney barrow-girl's reaction to the news of the great novelist's death: ‘Dickens dead? Then will Father Christmas die too?'”     That's such a cute quote- and of course, Dickens would like to say, of course not, “I'm standing in the spirit at your elbow” every time you read A Christmas Carol.        

Ready For Takeoff - Turn Your Aviation Passion Into A Career

Frozen Chosen: With the path to Hungnam blocked at Funchilin Pass due to the blown bridge, the US Air Force stood tall to deliver the means for the Marines to continue their fighting withdrawal. At 9 am on 7 December, eight C-119 Flying Boxcars flown by the US 314th Troop Carrier Wing appeared over Koto-Rl and were used to drop portable bridge sections by parachute. The bridge, consisting of eight separate 18 ft long sections, were dropped one section at a time, using two 48 ft parachutes on each section. Each plane carried one bridge section, weighing close to 2,500 pounds. The Marines needed only four sections, but had requested eight in case several did not survive the drop. The planes lowered to eight hundred feet, drawing fire from the Chinese on the surrounding hills, and the cargo masters began dumping their precious cargo. Each bridge section had giant G-5 parachutes attached to both ends for security if a single chute failed. A practice drop with smaller chutes at Yonpo airfield near Hungnam had failed, but there was no time for more experimentation. It was now or never for the 1st Marine Division. By 1530 on 9 December, four of these sections, together with additional wooden extensions, were successfully reassembled into a replacement bridge by Marine Corps combat engineers, led by First Lieutenant David Peppin of Company D, 1st Engineer Battalion, and the US Army 58th Engineer Treadway Bridge Company enabling UN forces to proceed.  Outmaneuvered, the PVA 58th and 60th Divisions still tried to slow the UN advance with ambushes and raids, but after weeks of non-stop fighting, the two Chinese divisions combined had only 200 soldiers left. The last UN forces left Funchilin Pass by 11 December.

The Principles of War - Lessons from Military History on Strategy, Tactics and Leadership.
83 - Op Bertram - Operational Deception at 2nd El Alamein

The Principles of War - Lessons from Military History on Strategy, Tactics and Leadership.

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 9, 2021 38:27


This is part of a 2 part military deception miniseries looking at why Rommel placed his Divisions where he did and how his mobility was limited by deception. We look at Op Bertram, the Operational Deception plan for 2nd El Alamein and provide a checklist for deception planners. Check out the show notes for the podcast for all of the information that we cover in this episode as well as the images and other details that didn't make it into the podcast.

Bet Sweats
NFL Divisions & Season Props

Bet Sweats

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 8, 2021 19:13


Erin and the Joe's, Joe O and Joe G share an update on how their futures bets from the start of the season are looking at the moment and break down value they see on the board as it stands today. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

THIS IS REVOLUTION >podcast
THIS IS REVOLUTION>podcast Ep. 218: Transcending Racial Divisions w/ Christine Louis Dit Sully

THIS IS REVOLUTION >podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 8, 2021 171:28


Martin Luther King, Jr once said, ‘I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character'. This is one of the aspirations many had when they fought against racism. They understood that for this aspiration to succeed everyone must participate in the project of completely transforming society to eradicate racial divisions and achieve equal treatment. Today, with the increasing demand to recognize the seemingly insurmountable gap between black people and white people, identity-based anti-racism has become more of a hindrance than a solution for a better and freer world for us all. The shift, from aspiring to transform social organization in order to transcend racial divisions to demanding recognition of racial divisions and identities and protection for minorities, represents the defeat of the universalist and radical politics of the past. Racial thinking, actively promoted by racists, has now become an acceptable tool for identity-based anti-racist activists in their demand for representation, diversity, inclusivity, segregation and safe spaces. Christine Louis-Dit-Sully examines the origins of racial thinking and the relationship between race and culture, she asks us to recognize that racial thinking is not the only way of understanding ourselves and the world around us.   Christine Louis-Dit-Sully Christine Louis-Dit-Sully grew up in the 'banlieue 93', a working-class area near Paris, France that used to be demonized but she has since lived also in the UK, USA, and Germany. She worked for nearly 20 years in academic biological research. Since leaving her laboratory bench career, she has widened her field of research to politics and humanities.   Her research for her second PhD started with her looking at the demand for ‘safe space' in US and UK universities. It led her to examine important issues such as identity, the self, race, citizenship, the meaning of politics, and identity politics. After reading some of the books and articles published today, she wrote her first book to remind herself and others that there have been and there are other ways of understanding the world around us.   About TIR Thank you, guys, again for taking the time to check this out. We appreciate each and every one of you. If you have the means, and you feel so inclined, BECOME A PATRON! We're creating patron-only programming, you'll get bonus content from many of the episodes, and you get MERCH!   Become a patron now: https://www.patreon.com/join/BitterLakePresents   Please also like, subscribe, and follow us on these platforms as well, especially YouTube!   THANKS Y'ALL   YouTube: www.youtube.com/thisisrevolutionpodcast   Twitch: www.twitch.tv/thisisrevolutionpodcast & www.twitch.tv/leftflankvets   Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Thisisrevolutionpodcast/   Twitter: @TIRShowOakland Instagram: @thisisrevolutionoakland   Pascal Robert in Black Agenda Report: https://www.blackagendareport.com/author/PascalRobert   Read Pascal in Newsweek:  https://www.newsweek.com/black-political-elite-serving-corporate-interests-misrepresenting-our-community-opinion-1652384   Read Jason Myles' Work Here:  https://jasonmyles.medium.com/   Get THIS IS REVOLUTION Merch here: www.thisisrevolutionpodcast.com   Get the music from the show here: https://bitterlakeoakland.bandcamp.com/   Follow Djene Bajalan @djenebajalan   Follow Kuba Wrzesniewski @DrKuba2   Readings Transcending Racial Divisions: Will You Stand By Me? https://www.amazon.com/.../B094JZR673%3Fref=dbs_a_mng_rwt...

Mindiverse awakening talk: clarity & inner peace
Thoughts are always fragmented creating numerous divisions

Mindiverse awakening talk: clarity & inner peace

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 7, 2021 2:07


Mindiverse Foundation https://mindiverse.foundation Live meditation sessions: https://live.mindiverse.foundation

Plantation SDA Church
The Bible Unmasked Season 1 Episode 49: Romans 15 - 2 Corinthians 9

Plantation SDA Church

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 6, 2021 56:26


Subscribe for more Videos: http://www.youtube.com/c/PlantationSDAChurchTV In Episode 49 of the Bible Unmasked, Pastor Paul & Linnie Anderson discuss 2 Corinthians 10 to 1 Thessalonians 5. The book of Corinthians is an appeal to help spread the gospel. The book of Thessalonians is addressed to the church in Thessalonica.  Date: December 5, 2021 Questions in this episode: What does it mean to “bear with the failings of the weak”?   To what extent and at what cost should we please our neighbors? What does it mean that the “ insults of those who insult you have fallen on me””? What does it mean to be “sanctified by the Holy Spirit”? Do we need to take any steps to be  sanctified, or is it a free gift given to all? When Paul says that “there be no divisions among you,” is he saying that we can never disagree  with a fellow Christian?    Tags: #psdatv #BibleUnmasked #salvation #Paul #Roman #Jesus #Weak #sanctified #fallen #neighbors #Holy Spirit #divisions #baptism #condemnation #signs #miracle #unbelievers #law For more life lessons and inspirational content, please visit us at http://www.plantationsda.tv. For more information on the Bible Unmasked, please visit us at  https://bibleunmasked.plantationsda.tv For more information on the Bible Unmasked Audio Podcast, please visit us at https://www.plantationsda.tv/bible-unmasked-podcast Church Copyright License (CCLI) License Number: 1659090 CCLI Stream License License Number: CSPL079645 Support the show: https://adventistgiving.org/#/org/ANTBMV/envelope/start See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Del Ray Baptist Sermons
Dangerous Divisions and Deacon's Service (Acts 6:1-7)

Del Ray Baptist Sermons

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 5, 2021 51:44


Brian Davis, Pastor of Del Ray Baptist Church

Mindiverse awakening talk: clarity & inner peace
Divisions create all kinds of fragments mind is trapped in

Mindiverse awakening talk: clarity & inner peace

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 5, 2021 2:22


Mindiverse Foundation https://mindiverse.foundation Live meditation sessions: https://live.mindiverse.foundation

The Principles of War - Lessons from Military History on Strategy, Tactics and Leadership.
82 - Military Deception at the Strategic, Operational and Tactical level - examples from the 2nd Battle of El Alamein

The Principles of War - Lessons from Military History on Strategy, Tactics and Leadership.

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 1, 2021 34:21


This is part of a 2 part military deception miniseries looking at why Rommel placed his Divisions where he did and how his mobility was limited by deception. We review doctrine on Surprise and Security.  Deception is often a critical partner to Surprise, but without Security, your deception measures are unlikely to be effective. We look at the large contribution to the battle (and the war) made by the 2/24th Battalion at the battle of Tel el Eisa when they captured the German Sigint company. This episode is part of our series looking at decisive artillery battles in the history of Australia and is part of our 150 years of Australian Army commemoration.  Check out the show notes for the podcast for all of the information that we cover in this episode as well as the images and other details that didn't make it into the podcast.

Umphreak Parents Podcast
DATC Podcast Presents: UMBowl 2021 Complete Coverage; A Conversation with Josh from Umphreaks Anonymous

Umphreak Parents Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 30, 2021 40:15


This week; my final conversation about UMBowl 2021 weekend with returning guest, Josh from Umphreaks Anonymous! We start things off with: The band choice sets from both nights All night wrong and his thoughts on what they played. Josh also shares what made an appearance on his ballotJosh and I continue our conversation with the S2 set and his highlights, of course Keyboard Galaxy, what the future holds for it and the potential/probability of it appearing on a future HOF album. We also talk about the acoustic set, that Divisions and what made his ballotHis feelings on the absence of raw stewage and more! DATC Media Company: https://datcmediacompany.comCrooked Conversations: https://datcmediacompany.com/some-variations-2Email: droppedamongthiscrowdpod@gmail.comShow Instagram page: https://www.instagram.com/droppedamongthiscrowdpodcast/Show Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/droppedamongthiscrowd/Twitter: https://twitter.com/amongthiscrowdBook a conversation on "Dropped among this Crowd":https://datcmediacompany.com/contact/ola/services/be-on-dropped-among-this-crowd-podcast"Dropped Among This Crowd" Official Store: https://datcmediacompany.com/datc-storeUmphrey's McGee Tour Dates:https://www.umphreys.com/tour/YOU WALKED UP SHAKING IN YOUR BOOTS BUT YOU STOOD TALL AND LEFT A RAGING BULL - https://merch.umphreys.com/dept/you-walked-up?cp=402_109819YouTube videos from the weekend: https://youtu.be/hcib7ECzYRQWhere you can listen to UMBowl:October 8th:Nugs.net: https://tinyurl.com/ftxbdsnaUMLive: https://tinyurl.com/nwshxxhjRelisten: https://relisten.net/umphreys/2021/10/08Archive.org: https://archive.org/details/um2021-10-08.kldOctober 9th:Nugs.net: https://tinyurl.com/ff47ytpcUMLive: https://tinyurl.com/5cmrnr97Relisten: https://relisten.net/umphreys/2021/10/09Archive.org: https://archive.org/details/um2021-10-09.kldDATC Podcast UMBowl 2021 Playlist: https://2nu.gs/3qmzPY4DATC Podcast 2021 Hall of Fame Contenders Playlist: https://2nu.gs/3pZxU9AWall of "WOW": https://datcmediacompany.com/wall-of-%22wow%22-wednesdayThe Umphrey's "WOW" show on Twitter: https://twitter.com/umWOWshowEpisode 175: https://droppedamongthiscrowdpod.simplecast.com/episodes/datc-podcast-presents-umbowl-2021-complete-coverage-a-conversation-with-pat-dwyerEpisode 176: https://droppedamongthiscrowdpod.simplecast.com/episodes/datc-podcast-presents-umbowl-2021-complete-coverage-a-conversation-with-drina-hartmann-alex-pintoEpisode 177: https://droppedamongthiscrowdpod.simplecast.com/episodes/datc-podcast-presents-umbowl-2021-complete-coverage-a-conversation-with-tj-bannonEpisode 178: https://droppedamongthiscrowdpod.simplecast.com/episodes/datc-podcast-presents-umbowl-2021-complete-coverage-a-conversation-with-kyle-miller12.31.07:Nugs.net: https://tinyurl.com/4seshdj3UMLive: http://www.umlive.net/live-music/0,2139/Umphreys-McGee-mp3-flac-download-12-31-2007-Aragon-Ballroom-Chicago-IL.htmlRelisten: https://relisten.net/umphreys/2007/12/31May 24th 2014:Nugs.net: https://tinyurl.com/3znm4rayUMLive: http://www.umlive.net/live-music/0,10397/Umphreys-McGee-mp3-flac-download-5-24-2014-Summer-Camp-Chillicothe-IL.htmlRelisten: https://relisten.net/umphreys/2014/05/24May 3rd 2014:Nugs.net: https://tinyurl.com/y689hrapUMLive: http://www.umlive.net/live-music/0,10803/Umphreys-McGee-mp3-flac-download-5-3-2014-UMBowl-V-at-The-Capitol-Theatre-Port-Chester-NY.htmlRelisten: https://relisten.net/umphreys/2014/05/03Hall of Fame 2020:Official announcement: https://www.umphreys.com/2021/11/hall-of-fame-2020-release/Where you can preorder: https://merch.umphreys.com/product/UYLP42/hall-of-fame-class-of-2020-2-lp?cp=402_72979Episode 146: https://droppedamongthiscrowdpod.simplecast.com/episodes/my-hall-of-fame-2020-ballotEpisode 12: https://tinyurl.com/y2k6lmvaEpisode 112: https://droppedamongthiscrowdpod.simplecast.com/episodes/conversation-with-josh-from-umphreaks-anonymousWhere you can find our guest in social media:http://umanon.com/Twitter: https://twitter.com/UmphreaksMcgeehttps://twitter.com/UmphreysMcRPGInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/umphreaksanonymous/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/UmphreaksAnonymous

ESV: Straight through the Bible
November 29: 1 Corinthians 1–4

ESV: Straight through the Bible

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 29, 2021 11:33


1 Corinthians 1–4 1 Corinthians 1–4 (Listen) Greeting 1 Paul, called by the will of God to be an apostle of Christ Jesus, and our brother Sosthenes, 2 To the church of God that is in Corinth, to those sanctified in Christ Jesus, called to be saints together with all those who in every place call upon the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, both their Lord and ours: 3 Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Thanksgiving 4 I give thanks to my God always for you because of the grace of God that was given you in Christ Jesus, 5 that in every way you were enriched in him in all speech and all knowledge—6 even as the testimony about Christ was confirmed among you—7 so that you are not lacking in any gift, as you wait for the revealing of our Lord Jesus Christ, 8 who will sustain you to the end, guiltless in the day of our Lord Jesus Christ. 9 God is faithful, by whom you were called into the fellowship of his Son, Jesus Christ our Lord. Divisions in the Church 10 I appeal to you, brothers,1 by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that all of you agree, and that there be no divisions among you, but that you be united in the same mind and the same judgment. 11 For it has been reported to me by Chloe's people that there is quarreling among you, my brothers. 12 What I mean is that each one of you says, “I follow Paul,” or “I follow Apollos,” or “I follow Cephas,” or “I follow Christ.” 13 Is Christ divided? Was Paul crucified for you? Or were you baptized in the name of Paul? 14 I thank God that I baptized none of you except Crispus and Gaius, 15 so that no one may say that you were baptized in my name. 16 (I did baptize also the household of Stephanas. Beyond that, I do not know whether I baptized anyone else.) 17 For Christ did not send me to baptize but to preach the gospel, and not with words of eloquent wisdom, lest the cross of Christ be emptied of its power. Christ the Wisdom and Power of God 18 For the word of the cross is folly to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God. 19 For it is written,   “I will destroy the wisdom of the wise,    and the discernment of the discerning I will thwart.” 20 Where is the one who is wise? Where is the scribe? Where is the debater of this age? Has not God made foolish the wisdom of the world? 21 For since, in the wisdom of God, the world did not know God through wisdom, it pleased God through the folly of what we preach2 to save those who believe. 22 For Jews demand signs and Greeks seek wisdom, 23 but we preach Christ crucified, a stumbling block to Jews and folly to Gentiles, 24 but to those who are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God. 25 For the foolishness of God is wiser than men, and the weakness of God is stronger than men. 26 For consider your calling, brothers: not many of you were wise according to worldly standards,3 not many were powerful, not many were of noble birth. 27 But God chose what is foolish in the world to shame the wise; God chose what is weak in the world to shame the strong; 28 God chose what is low and despised in the world, even things that are not, to bring to nothing things that are, 29 so that no human being4 might boast in the presence of God. 30 And because of him5 you are in Christ Jesus, who became to us wisdom from God, righteousness and sanctification and redemption, 31 so that, as it is written, “Let the one who boasts, boast in the Lord.” Proclaiming Christ Crucified 2 And I, when I came to you, brothers,6 did not come proclaiming to you the testimony7 of God with lofty speech or wisdom. 2 For I decided to know nothing among you except Jesus Christ and him crucified. 3 And I was with you in weakness and in fear and much trembling, 4 and my speech and my message were not in plausible words of wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power, 5 so that your faith might not rest in the wisdom of men8 but in the power of God. Wisdom from the Spirit 6 Yet among the mature we do impart wisdom, although it is not a wisdom of this age or of the rulers of this age, who are doomed to pass away. 7 But we impart a secret and hidden wisdom of God, which God decreed before the ages for our glory. 8 None of the rulers of this age understood this, for if they had, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory. 9 But, as it is written,   “What no eye has seen, nor ear heard,    nor the heart of man imagined,  what God has prepared for those who love him”— 10 these things God has revealed to us through the Spirit. For the Spirit searches everything, even the depths of God. 11 For who knows a person's thoughts except the spirit of that person, which is in him? So also no one comprehends the thoughts of God except the Spirit of God. 12 Now we have received not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, that we might understand the things freely given us by God. 13 And we impart this in words not taught by human wisdom but taught by the Spirit, interpreting spiritual truths to those who are spiritual.9 14 The natural person does not accept the things of the Spirit of God, for they are folly to him, and he is not able to understand them because they are spiritually discerned. 15 The spiritual person judges all things, but is himself to be judged by no one. 16 “For who has understood the mind of the Lord so as to instruct him?” But we have the mind of Christ. Divisions in the Church 3 But I, brothers,10 could not address you as spiritual people, but as people of the flesh, as infants in Christ. 2 I fed you with milk, not solid food, for you were not ready for it. And even now you are not yet ready, 3 for you are still of the flesh. For while there is jealousy and strife among you, are you not of the flesh and behaving only in a human way? 4 For when one says, “I follow Paul,” and another, “I follow Apollos,” are you not being merely human? 5 What then is Apollos? What is Paul? Servants through whom you believed, as the Lord assigned to each. 6 I planted, Apollos watered, but God gave the growth. 7 So neither he who plants nor he who waters is anything, but only God who gives the growth. 8 He who plants and he who waters are one, and each will receive his wages according to his labor. 9 For we are God's fellow workers. You are God's field, God's building. 10 According to the grace of God given to me, like a skilled11 master builder I laid a foundation, and someone else is building upon it. Let each one take care how he builds upon it. 11 For no one can lay a foundation other than that which is laid, which is Jesus Christ. 12 Now if anyone builds on the foundation with gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, straw—13 each one's work will become manifest, for the Day will disclose it, because it will be revealed by fire, and the fire will test what sort of work each one has done. 14 If the work that anyone has built on the foundation survives, he will receive a reward. 15 If anyone's work is burned up, he will suffer loss, though he himself will be saved, but only as through fire. 16 Do you not know that you12 are God's temple and that God's Spirit dwells in you? 17 If anyone destroys God's temple, God will destroy him. For God's temple is holy, and you are that temple. 18 Let no one deceive himself. If anyone among you thinks that he is wise in this age, let him become a fool that he may become wise. 19 For the wisdom of this world is folly with God. For it is written, “He catches the wise in their craftiness,” 20 and again, “The Lord knows the thoughts of the wise, that they are futile.” 21 So let no one boast in men. For all things are yours, 22 whether Paul or Apollos or Cephas or the world or life or death or the present or the future—all are yours, 23 and you are Christ's, and Christ is God's. The Ministry of Apostles 4 This is how one should regard us, as servants of Christ and stewards of the mysteries of God. 2 Moreover, it is required of stewards that they be found faithful. 3 But with me it is a very small thing that I should be judged by you or by any human court. In fact, I do not even judge myself. 4 For I am not aware of anything against myself, but I am not thereby acquitted. It is the Lord who judges me. 5 Therefore do not pronounce judgment before the time, before the Lord comes, who will bring to light the things now hidden in darkness and will disclose the purposes of the heart. Then each one will receive his commendation from God. 6 I have applied all these things to myself and Apollos for your benefit, brothers,13 that you may learn by us not to go beyond what is written, that none of you may be puffed up in favor of one against another. 7 For who sees anything different in you? What do you have that you did not receive? If then you received it, why do you boast as if you did not receive it? 8 Already you have all you want! Already you have become rich! Without us you have become kings! And would that you did reign, so that we might share the rule with you! 9 For I think that God has exhibited us apostles as last of all, like men sentenced to death, because we have become a spectacle to the world, to angels, and to men. 10 We are fools for Christ's sake, but you are wise in Christ. We are weak, but you are strong. You are held in honor, but we in disrepute. 11 To the present hour we hunger and thirst, we are poorly dressed and buffeted and homeless, 12 and we labor, working with our own hands. When reviled, we bless; when persecuted, we endure; 13 when slandered, we entreat. We have become, and are still, like the scum of the world, the refuse of all things. 14 I do not write these things to make you ashamed, but to admonish you as my beloved children. 15 For though you have countless14 guides in Christ, you do not have many fathers. For I became your father in Christ Jesus through the gospel. 16 I urge you, then, be imitators of me. 17 That is why I sent15 you Timothy, my beloved and faithful child in the Lord, to remind you of my ways in Christ,16 as I teach them everywhere in every church. 18 Some are arrogant, as though I were not coming to you. 19 But I will come to you soon, if the Lord wills, and I will find out not the talk of these arrogant people but their power. 20 For the kingdom of God does not consist in talk but in power. 21 What do you wish? Shall I come to you with a rod, or with love in a spirit of gentleness? Footnotes [1] 1:10 Or brothers and sisters. In New Testament usage, depending on the context, the plural Greek word adelphoi (translated “brothers”) may refer either to brothers or to brothers and sisters; also verses 11, 26 [2] 1:21 Or the folly of preaching [3] 1:26 Greek according to the flesh [4] 1:29 Greek no flesh [5] 1:30 Greek And from him [6] 2:1 Or brothers and sisters [7] 2:1 Some manuscripts mystery (or secret) [8] 2:5 The Greek word anthropoi can refer to both men and women [9] 2:13 Or interpreting spiritual truths in spiritual language, or comparing spiritual things with spiritual [10] 3:1 Or brothers and sisters [11] 3:10 Or wise [12] 3:16 The Greek for you is plural in verses 16 and 17 [13] 4:6 Or brothers and sisters [14] 4:15 Greek you have ten thousand [15] 4:17 Or am sending [16] 4:17 Some manuscripts add Jesus (ESV)

ESV: M'Cheyne Reading Plan
November 29: 1 Chronicles 26–27; 2 Peter 1; Micah 4; Luke 13

ESV: M'Cheyne Reading Plan

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 29, 2021 19:20


With family: 1 Chronicles 26–27; 2 Peter 1 1 Chronicles 26–27 (Listen) Divisions of the Gatekeepers 26 As for the divisions of the gatekeepers: of the Korahites, Meshelemiah the son of Kore, of the sons of Asaph. 2 And Meshelemiah had sons: Zechariah the firstborn, Jediael the second, Zebadiah the third, Jathniel the fourth, 3 Elam the fifth, Jehohanan the sixth, Eliehoenai the seventh. 4 And Obed-edom had sons: Shemaiah the firstborn, Jehozabad the second, Joah the third, Sachar the fourth, Nethanel the fifth, 5 Ammiel the sixth, Issachar the seventh, Peullethai the eighth, for God blessed him. 6 Also to his son Shemaiah were sons born who were rulers in their fathers' houses, for they were men of great ability. 7 The sons of Shemaiah: Othni, Rephael, Obed and Elzabad, whose brothers were able men, Elihu and Semachiah. 8 All these were of the sons of Obed-edom with their sons and brothers, able men qualified for the service; sixty-two of Obed-edom. 9 And Meshelemiah had sons and brothers, able men, eighteen. 10 And Hosah, of the sons of Merari, had sons: Shimri the chief (for though he was not the firstborn, his father made him chief), 11 Hilkiah the second, Tebaliah the third, Zechariah the fourth: all the sons and brothers of Hosah were thirteen. 12 These divisions of the gatekeepers, corresponding to their chief men, had duties, just as their brothers did, ministering in the house of the LORD. 13 And they cast lots by fathers' houses, small and great alike, for their gates. 14 The lot for the east fell to Shelemiah. They cast lots also for his son Zechariah, a shrewd counselor, and his lot came out for the north. 15 Obed-edom's came out for the south, and to his sons was allotted the gatehouse. 16 For Shuppim and Hosah it came out for the west, at the gate of Shallecheth on the road that goes up. Watch corresponded to watch. 17 On the east there were six each day,1 on the north four each day, on the south four each day, as well as two and two at the gatehouse. 18 And for the colonnade2 on the west there were four at the road and two at the colonnade. 19 These were the divisions of the gatekeepers among the Korahites and the sons of Merari. Treasurers and Other Officials 20 And of the Levites, Ahijah had charge of the treasuries of the house of God and the treasuries of the dedicated gifts. 21 The sons of Ladan, the sons of the Gershonites belonging to Ladan, the heads of the fathers' houses belonging to Ladan the Gershonite: Jehieli.3 22 The sons of Jehieli, Zetham, and Joel his brother, were in charge of the treasuries of the house of the LORD. 23 Of the Amramites, the Izharites, the Hebronites, and the Uzzielites—24 and Shebuel the son of Gershom, son of Moses, was chief officer in charge of the treasuries. 25 His brothers: from Eliezer were his son Rehabiah, and his son Jeshaiah, and his son Joram, and his son Zichri, and his son Shelomoth. 26 This Shelomoth and his brothers were in charge of all the treasuries of the dedicated gifts that David the king and the heads of the fathers' houses and the officers of the thousands and the hundreds and the commanders of the army had dedicated. 27 From spoil won in battles they dedicated gifts for the maintenance of the house of the LORD. 28 Also all that Samuel the seer and Saul the son of Kish and Abner the son of Ner and Joab the son of Zeruiah had dedicated—all dedicated gifts were in the care of Shelomoth4 and his brothers. 29 Of the Izharites, Chenaniah and his sons were appointed to external duties for Israel, as officers and judges. 30 Of the Hebronites, Hashabiah and his brothers, 1,700 men of ability, had the oversight of Israel westward of the Jordan for all the work of the LORD and for the service of the king. 31 Of the Hebronites, Jerijah was chief of the Hebronites of whatever genealogy or fathers' houses. (In the fortieth year of David's reign search was made and men of great ability among them were found at Jazer in Gilead.) 32 King David appointed him and his brothers, 2,700 men of ability, heads of fathers' houses, to have the oversight of the Reubenites, the Gadites and the half-tribe of the Manassites for everything pertaining to God and for the affairs of the king. Military Divisions 27 This is the number of the people of Israel, the heads of fathers' houses, the commanders of thousands and hundreds, and their officers who served the king in all matters concerning the divisions that came and went, month after month throughout the year, each division numbering 24,000: 2 Jashobeam the son of Zabdiel was in charge of the first division in the first month; in his division were 24,000. 3 He was a descendant of Perez and was chief of all the commanders. He served for the first month. 4 Dodai the Ahohite5 was in charge of the division of the second month; in his division were 24,000. 5 The third commander, for the third month, was Benaiah, the son of Jehoiada the chief priest; in his division were 24,000. 6 This is the Benaiah who was a mighty man of the thirty and in command of the thirty; Ammizabad his son was in charge of his division.6 7 Asahel the brother of Joab was fourth, for the fourth month, and his son Zebadiah after him; in his division were 24,000. 8 The fifth commander, for the fifth month, was Shamhuth the Izrahite; in his division were 24,000. 9 Sixth, for the sixth month, was Ira, the son of Ikkesh the Tekoite; in his division were 24,000. 10 Seventh, for the seventh month, was Helez the Pelonite, of the sons of Ephraim; in his division were 24,000. 11 Eighth, for the eighth month, was Sibbecai the Hushathite, of the Zerahites; in his division were 24,000. 12 Ninth, for the ninth month, was Abiezer of Anathoth, a Benjaminite; in his division were 24,000. 13 Tenth, for the tenth month, was Maharai of Netophah, of the Zerahites; in his division were 24,000. 14 Eleventh, for the eleventh month, was Benaiah of Pirathon, of the sons of Ephraim; in his division were 24,000. 15 Twelfth, for the twelfth month, was Heldai the Netophathite, of Othniel; in his division were 24,000. Leaders of Tribes 16 Over the tribes of Israel, for the Reubenites, Eliezer the son of Zichri was chief officer; for the Simeonites, Shephatiah the son of Maacah; 17 for Levi, Hashabiah the son of Kemuel; for Aaron, Zadok; 18 for Judah, Elihu, one of David's brothers; for Issachar, Omri the son of Michael; 19 for Zebulun, Ishmaiah the son of Obadiah; for Naphtali, Jeremoth the son of Azriel; 20 for the Ephraimites, Hoshea the son of Azaziah; for the half-tribe of Manasseh, Joel the son of Pedaiah; 21 for the half-tribe of Manasseh in Gilead, Iddo the son of Zechariah; for Benjamin, Jaasiel the son of Abner; 22 for Dan, Azarel the son of Jeroham. These were the leaders of the tribes of Israel. 23 David did not count those below twenty years of age, for the LORD had promised to make Israel as many as the stars of heaven. 24 Joab the son of Zeruiah began to count, but did not finish. Yet wrath came upon Israel for this, and the number was not entered in the chronicles of King David. 25 Over the king's treasuries was Azmaveth the son of Adiel; and over the treasuries in the country, in the cities, in the villages, and in the towers, was Jonathan the son of Uzziah; 26 and over those who did the work of the field for tilling the soil was Ezri the son of Chelub; 27 and over the vineyards was Shimei the Ramathite; and over the produce of the vineyards for the wine cellars was Zabdi the Shiphmite. 28 Over the olive and sycamore trees in the Shephelah was Baal-hanan the Gederite; and over the stores of oil was Joash. 29 Over the herds that pastured in Sharon was Shitrai the Sharonite; over the herds in the valleys was Shaphat the son of Adlai. 30 Over the camels was Obil the Ishmaelite; and over the donkeys was Jehdeiah the Meronothite. Over the flocks was Jaziz the Hagrite. 31 All these were stewards of King David's property. 32 Jonathan, David's uncle, was a counselor, being a man of understanding and a scribe. He and Jehiel the son of Hachmoni attended the king's sons. 33 Ahithophel was the king's counselor, and Hushai the Archite was the king's friend. 34 Ahithophel was succeeded by Jehoiada the son of Benaiah, and Abiathar. Joab was commander of the king's army. Footnotes [1] 26:17 Septuagint; Hebrew six Levites [2] 26:18 Or court; Hebrew parbar (meaning unknown); twice in this verse [3] 26:21 The Hebrew of verse 21 is uncertain [4] 26:28 Hebrew Shelomith [5] 27:4 Septuagint; Hebrew Ahohite and his division and Mikloth the chief officer [6] 27:6 Septuagint, Vulgate; Hebrew was his division (ESV) 2 Peter 1 (Listen) Greeting 1 Simeon1 Peter, a servant2 and apostle of Jesus Christ, To those who have obtained a faith of equal standing with ours by the righteousness of our God and Savior Jesus Christ: 2 May grace and peace be multiplied to you in the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord. Confirm Your Calling and Election 3 His divine power has granted to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of him who called us to3 his own glory and excellence,4 4 by which he has granted to us his precious and very great promises, so that through them you may become partakers of the divine nature, having escaped from the corruption that is in the world because of sinful desire. 5 For this very reason, make every effort to supplement your faith with virtue,5 and virtue with knowledge, 6 and knowledge with self-control, and self-control with steadfastness, and steadfastness with godliness, 7 and godliness with brotherly affection, and brotherly affection with love. 8 For if these qualities6 are yours and are increasing, they keep you from being ineffective or unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. 9 For whoever lacks these qualities is so nearsighted that he is blind, having forgotten that he was cleansed from his former sins. 10 Therefore, brothers,7 be all the more diligent to confirm your calling and election, for if you practice these qualities you will never fall. 11 For in this way there will be richly provided for you an entrance into the eternal kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. 12 Therefore I intend always to remind you of these qualities, though you know them and are established in the truth that you have. 13 I think it right, as long as I am in this body,8 to stir you up by way of reminder, 14 since I know that the putting off of my body will be soon, as our Lord Jesus Christ made clear to me. 15 And I will make every effort so that after my departure you may be able at any time to recall these things. Christ's Glory and the Prophetic Word 16 For we did not follow cleverly devised myths when we made known to you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but we were eyewitnesses of his majesty. 17 For when he received honor and glory from God the Father, and the voice was borne to him by the Majestic Glory, “This is my beloved Son,9 with whom I am well pleased,” 18 we ourselves heard this very voice borne from heaven, for we were with him on the holy mountain. 19 And we have the prophetic word more fully confirmed, to which you will do well to pay attention as to a lamp shining in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts, 20 knowing this first of all, that no prophecy of Scripture comes from someone's own interpretation. 21 For no prophecy was ever produced by the will of man, but men spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit. Footnotes [1] 1:1 Some manuscripts Simon [2] 1:1 For the contextual rendering of the Greek word doulos, see Preface [3] 1:3 Or by [4] 1:3 Or virtue [5] 1:5 Or excellence; twice in this verse [6] 1:8 Greek these things; also verses 9, 10, 12 [7] 1:10 Or brothers and sisters. In New Testament usage, depending on the context, the plural Greek word adelphoi (translated “brothers”) may refer either to brothers or to brothers and sisters [8] 1:13 Greek tent; also verse 14 [9] 1:17 Or my Son, my (or the) Beloved (ESV) In private: Micah 4; Luke 13 Micah 4 (Listen) The Mountain of the Lord 4   It shall come to pass in the latter days    that the mountain of the house of the LORD  shall be established as the highest of the mountains,    and it shall be lifted up above the hills;  and peoples shall flow to it,2     and many nations shall come, and say:  “Come, let us go up to the mountain of the LORD,    to the house of the God of Jacob,  that he may teach us his ways    and that we may walk in his paths.”  For out of Zion shall go forth the law,1    and the word of the LORD from Jerusalem.3   He shall judge between many peoples,    and shall decide disputes for strong nations far away;  and they shall beat their swords into plowshares,    and their spears into pruning hooks;  nation shall not lift up sword against nation,    neither shall they learn war anymore;4   but they shall sit every man under his vine and under his fig tree,    and no one shall make them afraid,    for the mouth of the LORD of hosts has spoken.5   For all the peoples walk    each in the name of its god,  but we will walk in the name of the LORD our God    forever and ever. The Lord Shall Rescue Zion 6   In that day, declares the LORD,    I will assemble the lame  and gather those who have been driven away    and those whom I have afflicted;7   and the lame I will make the remnant,    and those who were cast off, a strong nation;  and the LORD will reign over them in Mount Zion    from this time forth and forevermore. 8   And you, O tower of the flock,    hill of the daughter of Zion,  to you shall it come,    the former dominion shall come,    kingship for the daughter of Jerusalem. 9   Now why do you cry aloud?    Is there no king in you?  Has your counselor perished,    that pain seized you like a woman in labor?10   Writhe and groan,2 O daughter of Zion,    like a woman in labor,  for now you shall go out from the city    and dwell in the open country;    you shall go to Babylon.  There you shall be rescued;    there the LORD will redeem you    from the hand of your enemies. 11   Now many nations    are assembled against you,  saying, “Let her be defiled,    and let our eyes gaze upon Zion.”12   But they do not know    the thoughts of the LORD;  they do not understand his plan,    that he has gathered them as sheaves to the threshing floor.13   Arise and thresh,    O daughter of Zion,  for I will make your horn iron,    and I will make your hoofs bronze;  you shall beat in pieces many peoples;    and shall devote3 their gain to the LORD,    their wealth to the Lord of the whole earth. Footnotes [1] 4:2 Or teaching [2] 4:10 Or push [3] 4:13 Hebrew devote to destruction (ESV) Luke 13 (Listen) Repent or Perish 13 There were some present at that very time who told him about the Galileans whose blood Pilate had mingled with their sacrifices. 2 And he answered them, “Do you think that these Galileans were worse sinners than all the other Galileans, because they suffered in this way? 3 No, I tell you; but unless you repent, you will all likewise perish. 4 Or those eighteen on whom the tower in Siloam fell and killed them: do you think that they were worse offenders than all the others who lived in Jerusalem? 5 No, I tell you; but unless you repent, you will all likewise perish.” The Parable of the Barren Fig Tree 6 And he told this parable: “A man had a fig tree planted in his vineyard, and he came seeking fruit on it and found none. 7 And he said to the vinedresser, ‘Look, for three years now I have come seeking fruit on this fig tree, and I find none. Cut it down. Why should it use up the ground?' 8 And he answered him, ‘Sir, let it alone this year also, until I dig around it and put on manure. 9 Then if it should bear fruit next year, well and good; but if not, you can cut it down.'” A Woman with a Disabling Spirit 10 Now he was teaching in one of the synagogues on the Sabbath. 11 And behold, there was a woman who had had a disabling spirit for eighteen years. She was bent over and could not fully straighten herself. 12 When Jesus saw her, he called her over and said to her, “Woman, you are freed from your disability.” 13 And he laid his hands on her, and immediately she was made straight, and she glorified God. 14 But the ruler of the synagogue, indignant because Jesus had healed on the Sabbath, said to the people, “There are six days in which work ought to be done. Come on those days and be healed, and not on the Sabbath day.” 15 Then the Lord answered him, “You hypocrites! Does not each of you on the Sabbath untie his ox or his donkey from the manger and lead it away to water it? 16 And ought not this woman, a daughter of Abraham whom Satan bound for eighteen years, be loosed from this bond on the Sabbath day?” 17 As he said these things, all his adversaries were put to shame, and all the people rejoiced at all the glorious things that were done by him. The Mustard Seed and the Leaven 18 He said therefore, “What is the kingdom of God like? And to what shall I compare it? 19 It is like a grain of mustard seed that a man took and sowed in his garden, and it grew and became a tree, and the birds of the air made nests in its branches.” 20 And again he said, “To what shall I compare the kingdom of God? 21 It is like leaven that a woman took and hid in three measures of flour, until it was all leavened.” The Narrow Door 22 He went on his way through towns and villages, teaching and journeying toward Jerusalem. 23 And someone said to him, “Lord, will those who are saved be few?” And he said to them, 24 “Strive to enter through the narrow door. For many, I tell you, will seek to enter and will not be able. 25 When once the master of the house has risen and shut the door, and you begin to stand outside and to knock at the door, saying, ‘Lord, open to us,' then he will answer you, ‘I do not know where you come from.' 26 Then you will begin to say, ‘We ate and drank in your presence, and you taught in our streets.' 27 But he will say, ‘I tell you, I do not know where you come from. Depart from me, all you workers of evil!' 28 In that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth, when you see Abraham and Isaac and Jacob and all the prophets in the kingdom of God but you yourselves cast out. 29 And people will come from east and west, and from north and south, and recline at table in the kingdom of God. 30 And behold, some are last who will be first, and some are first who will be last.” Lament over Jerusalem 31 At that very hour some Pharisees came and said to him, “Get away from here, for Herod wants to kill you.” 32 And he said to them, “Go and tell that fox, ‘Behold, I cast out demons and perform cures today and tomorrow, and the third day I finish my course. 33 Nevertheless, I must go on my way today and tomorrow and the day following, for it cannot be that a prophet should perish away from Jerusalem.' 34 O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, the city that kills the prophets and stones those who are sent to it! How often would I have gathered your children together as a hen gathers her brood under her wings, and you were not willing! 35 Behold, your house is forsaken. And I tell you, you will not see me until you say, ‘Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!'” (ESV)

ESV: Chronological
November 27: 1 Corinthians 1–4

ESV: Chronological

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 27, 2021 11:33


1 Corinthians 1–4 1 Corinthians 1–4 (Listen) Greeting 1 Paul, called by the will of God to be an apostle of Christ Jesus, and our brother Sosthenes, 2 To the church of God that is in Corinth, to those sanctified in Christ Jesus, called to be saints together with all those who in every place call upon the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, both their Lord and ours: 3 Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Thanksgiving 4 I give thanks to my God always for you because of the grace of God that was given you in Christ Jesus, 5 that in every way you were enriched in him in all speech and all knowledge—6 even as the testimony about Christ was confirmed among you—7 so that you are not lacking in any gift, as you wait for the revealing of our Lord Jesus Christ, 8 who will sustain you to the end, guiltless in the day of our Lord Jesus Christ. 9 God is faithful, by whom you were called into the fellowship of his Son, Jesus Christ our Lord. Divisions in the Church 10 I appeal to you, brothers,1 by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that all of you agree, and that there be no divisions among you, but that you be united in the same mind and the same judgment. 11 For it has been reported to me by Chloe's people that there is quarreling among you, my brothers. 12 What I mean is that each one of you says, “I follow Paul,” or “I follow Apollos,” or “I follow Cephas,” or “I follow Christ.” 13 Is Christ divided? Was Paul crucified for you? Or were you baptized in the name of Paul? 14 I thank God that I baptized none of you except Crispus and Gaius, 15 so that no one may say that you were baptized in my name. 16 (I did baptize also the household of Stephanas. Beyond that, I do not know whether I baptized anyone else.) 17 For Christ did not send me to baptize but to preach the gospel, and not with words of eloquent wisdom, lest the cross of Christ be emptied of its power. Christ the Wisdom and Power of God 18 For the word of the cross is folly to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God. 19 For it is written,   “I will destroy the wisdom of the wise,    and the discernment of the discerning I will thwart.” 20 Where is the one who is wise? Where is the scribe? Where is the debater of this age? Has not God made foolish the wisdom of the world? 21 For since, in the wisdom of God, the world did not know God through wisdom, it pleased God through the folly of what we preach2 to save those who believe. 22 For Jews demand signs and Greeks seek wisdom, 23 but we preach Christ crucified, a stumbling block to Jews and folly to Gentiles, 24 but to those who are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God. 25 For the foolishness of God is wiser than men, and the weakness of God is stronger than men. 26 For consider your calling, brothers: not many of you were wise according to worldly standards,3 not many were powerful, not many were of noble birth. 27 But God chose what is foolish in the world to shame the wise; God chose what is weak in the world to shame the strong; 28 God chose what is low and despised in the world, even things that are not, to bring to nothing things that are, 29 so that no human being4 might boast in the presence of God. 30 And because of him5 you are in Christ Jesus, who became to us wisdom from God, righteousness and sanctification and redemption, 31 so that, as it is written, “Let the one who boasts, boast in the Lord.” Proclaiming Christ Crucified 2 And I, when I came to you, brothers,6 did not come proclaiming to you the testimony7 of God with lofty speech or wisdom. 2 For I decided to know nothing among you except Jesus Christ and him crucified. 3 And I was with you in weakness and in fear and much trembling, 4 and my speech and my message were not in plausible words of wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power, 5 so that your faith might not rest in the wisdom of men8 but in the power of God. Wisdom from the Spirit 6 Yet among the mature we do impart wisdom, although it is not a wisdom of this age or of the rulers of this age, who are doomed to pass away. 7 But we impart a secret and hidden wisdom of God, which God decreed before the ages for our glory. 8 None of the rulers of this age understood this, for if they had, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory. 9 But, as it is written,   “What no eye has seen, nor ear heard,    nor the heart of man imagined,  what God has prepared for those who love him”— 10 these things God has revealed to us through the Spirit. For the Spirit searches everything, even the depths of God. 11 For who knows a person's thoughts except the spirit of that person, which is in him? So also no one comprehends the thoughts of God except the Spirit of God. 12 Now we have received not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, that we might understand the things freely given us by God. 13 And we impart this in words not taught by human wisdom but taught by the Spirit, interpreting spiritual truths to those who are spiritual.9 14 The natural person does not accept the things of the Spirit of God, for they are folly to him, and he is not able to understand them because they are spiritually discerned. 15 The spiritual person judges all things, but is himself to be judged by no one. 16 “For who has understood the mind of the Lord so as to instruct him?” But we have the mind of Christ. Divisions in the Church 3 But I, brothers,10 could not address you as spiritual people, but as people of the flesh, as infants in Christ. 2 I fed you with milk, not solid food, for you were not ready for it. And even now you are not yet ready, 3 for you are still of the flesh. For while there is jealousy and strife among you, are you not of the flesh and behaving only in a human way? 4 For when one says, “I follow Paul,” and another, “I follow Apollos,” are you not being merely human? 5 What then is Apollos? What is Paul? Servants through whom you believed, as the Lord assigned to each. 6 I planted, Apollos watered, but God gave the growth. 7 So neither he who plants nor he who waters is anything, but only God who gives the growth. 8 He who plants and he who waters are one, and each will receive his wages according to his labor. 9 For we are God's fellow workers. You are God's field, God's building. 10 According to the grace of God given to me, like a skilled11 master builder I laid a foundation, and someone else is building upon it. Let each one take care how he builds upon it. 11 For no one can lay a foundation other than that which is laid, which is Jesus Christ. 12 Now if anyone builds on the foundation with gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, straw—13 each one's work will become manifest, for the Day will disclose it, because it will be revealed by fire, and the fire will test what sort of work each one has done. 14 If the work that anyone has built on the foundation survives, he will receive a reward. 15 If anyone's work is burned up, he will suffer loss, though he himself will be saved, but only as through fire. 16 Do you not know that you12 are God's temple and that God's Spirit dwells in you? 17 If anyone destroys God's temple, God will destroy him. For God's temple is holy, and you are that temple. 18 Let no one deceive himself. If anyone among you thinks that he is wise in this age, let him become a fool that he may become wise. 19 For the wisdom of this world is folly with God. For it is written, “He catches the wise in their craftiness,” 20 and again, “The Lord knows the thoughts of the wise, that they are futile.” 21 So let no one boast in men. For all things are yours, 22 whether Paul or Apollos or Cephas or the world or life or death or the present or the future—all are yours, 23 and you are Christ's, and Christ is God's. The Ministry of Apostles 4 This is how one should regard us, as servants of Christ and stewards of the mysteries of God. 2 Moreover, it is required of stewards that they be found faithful. 3 But with me it is a very small thing that I should be judged by you or by any human court. In fact, I do not even judge myself. 4 For I am not aware of anything against myself, but I am not thereby acquitted. It is the Lord who judges me. 5 Therefore do not pronounce judgment before the time, before the Lord comes, who will bring to light the things now hidden in darkness and will disclose the purposes of the heart. Then each one will receive his commendation from God. 6 I have applied all these things to myself and Apollos for your benefit, brothers,13 that you may learn by us not to go beyond what is written, that none of you may be puffed up in favor of one against another. 7 For who sees anything different in you? What do you have that you did not receive? If then you received it, why do you boast as if you did not receive it? 8 Already you have all you want! Already you have become rich! Without us you have become kings! And would that you did reign, so that we might share the rule with you! 9 For I think that God has exhibited us apostles as last of all, like men sentenced to death, because we have become a spectacle to the world, to angels, and to men. 10 We are fools for Christ's sake, but you are wise in Christ. We are weak, but you are strong. You are held in honor, but we in disrepute. 11 To the present hour we hunger and thirst, we are poorly dressed and buffeted and homeless, 12 and we labor, working with our own hands. When reviled, we bless; when persecuted, we endure; 13 when slandered, we entreat. We have become, and are still, like the scum of the world, the refuse of all things. 14 I do not write these things to make you ashamed, but to admonish you as my beloved children. 15 For though you have countless14 guides in Christ, you do not have many fathers. For I became your father in Christ Jesus through the gospel. 16 I urge you, then, be imitators of me. 17 That is why I sent15 you Timothy, my beloved and faithful child in the Lord, to remind you of my ways in Christ,16 as I teach them everywhere in every church. 18 Some are arrogant, as though I were not coming to you. 19 But I will come to you soon, if the Lord wills, and I will find out not the talk of these arrogant people but their power. 20 For the kingdom of God does not consist in talk but in power. 21 What do you wish? Shall I come to you with a rod, or with love in a spirit of gentleness? Footnotes [1] 1:10 Or brothers and sisters. In New Testament usage, depending on the context, the plural Greek word adelphoi (translated “brothers”) may refer either to brothers or to brothers and sisters; also verses 11, 26 [2] 1:21 Or the folly of preaching [3] 1:26 Greek according to the flesh [4] 1:29 Greek no flesh [5] 1:30 Greek And from him [6] 2:1 Or brothers and sisters [7] 2:1 Some manuscripts mystery (or secret) [8] 2:5 The Greek word anthropoi can refer to both men and women [9] 2:13 Or interpreting spiritual truths in spiritual language, or comparing spiritual things with spiritual [10] 3:1 Or brothers and sisters [11] 3:10 Or wise [12] 3:16 The Greek for you is plural in verses 16 and 17 [13] 4:6 Or brothers and sisters [14] 4:15 Greek you have ten thousand [15] 4:17 Or am sending [16] 4:17 Some manuscripts add Jesus (ESV)

Pigskin Daily History Dispatch
The Best Fight Song of the AFC North and AFC East Divisions

Pigskin Daily History Dispatch

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 27, 2021 8:46


We need your vote to help us decide the best fight song from each NFL division. You can find the https://pigskindispatch.com/home/Football-Fun-Facts/Football-Hobbies-and-Games/NFL-Team-Songs/AFC-East-and-AFC-North (songs at this link). To vote go tohttps://docs.google.com/forms/d/15Fe3rgh2V736UNv5V827dJcTAAKokur_KlS6470YIFw/prefill ( this voting link). We are very thankful, honored, and humbled to be placed in the top spot of American Football History Podcasts by https://blog.feedspot.com/american_football_history_podcasts/ (Feedspot.com!) it is you the listeners and our fantastic expert guests that take us to these heights. Thank you! Miss our football by the day of the year podcasts, well don't because they can still be found at the https://pigskindispatch.com/ (Pigskin Dispatch website). Come join us at the https://pigskindispatch.com/ (Pigskin Dispatch website) to see even more Positive football news! Sign up to get daily football history headlines in your email inbox @ https://pigskindispatch.com/home/Email-subscriber (Email-subscriber) Go to https://my.captivate.fm/SportsHistoryNetwork.com/Row1 (SportsHistoryNetwork.com/Row1 )for access to the full Row One catalog for gallery prints and gift items. Plus, get a 15% discount off all prints on the Row One Pictorem Gallery with coupon code SHN15. Get a free one week subscription to Newspapers.com by visiting http://SportsHistoryNetwork.com/newspapers (SportsHistoryNetwork.com/newspapers). And with a paid subscription, you'll also be helping to support the production of this and other Sports History Network shows.  We also feature great music by Mike and Gene Monroe along with Jason Neff & great graphics from time to time from the folks at http://www.gridiron-uniforms.com/GUD/controller/controller.php?action=main (Gridiron-Uniform Database). Want more Sports History delivered to your ears, come see this podcast and many more at the https://sportshistorynetwork.com/ (Sports History Network - The Headquarters of Sports' Yesteryear!) We would like to thank the https://footballfoundation.org/ (National Football Foundation), https://www.profootballhof.com/players/ (Pro Football Hall of Fame), https://www.onthisday.com/ (On this day.com) and https://www.pro-football-reference.com/ (Pro Football Reference) Websites for the information shared with you today. Support this podcast

SoCal Prep Insider
Football Finals Are Here!

SoCal Prep Insider

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 25, 2021 29:08


We have a full preview of the Divisions 1 - 5 CIF San Diego section football championships that are coming up this weekend.

British Army 1914-18
The 43rd, 44th and 45th Divisions

British Army 1914-18

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2021 3:51


This is the brief history of the 43rd, 44th and 45th Divisions, all Territorial Army divisions mobilised at the beginning of the war. All three deployed to India and Burma, where they replaced Regular Army units which headed to England to join new Regular divisions.I recommend using the Long Long Trail website by Chris Baker, if you need to find out which division your chosen unit or soldier served with.

Iggy's Deep Dive - A Different Fantasy Football Podcast
EP 281 #FantasyFootball7s Rewind, Top Performances of the Week, so many close divisions

Iggy's Deep Dive - A Different Fantasy Football Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2021 22:42


Iggy breaks down the best #fantasyfootball performances from all positions, recaps the #FantasyFootball7s GOWs and close battles. We are entering the 2nd round of division play, buckle that chinstrap. #IggyFnB #FantasyFootball7s #wherestheD Disclaimer: Personal opinions, not financial advice

Pigskin Daily History Dispatch
Help Us Choose the Best NFL Fight Song: Part 1 NFC East & North Divisions

Pigskin Daily History Dispatch

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 20, 2021 9:13


In this episode, we ask you to https://pigskindispatch.com/home/Football-Fun-Facts/Football-Hobbies-and-Games/NFL-Team-Songs/NFC-East-and-NFC-North (visit our website) and hear the fight songs and email us your vote or https://player.captivate.fm/episode/8f7b181e-5a7f-4cbb-a830-e79f77474d99 (vote here at this link). We are very thankful, honored, and humbled to be placed in the top spot of American Football History Podcasts by https://blog.feedspot.com/american_football_history_podcasts/ (Feedspot.com!) it is you the listeners and our fantastic expert guests that take us to these heights. Thank you! Miss our football by the day of the year podcasts, well don't because they can still be found at the https://pigskindispatch.com/ (Pigskin Dispatch website). Come join us at the https://pigskindispatch.com/ (Pigskin Dispatch website) to see even more Positive football news! Sign up to get daily football history headlines in your email inbox @ https://pigskindispatch.com/home/Email-subscriber (Email-subscriber) Go to https://my.captivate.fm/SportsHistoryNetwork.com/Row1 (SportsHistoryNetwork.com/Row1 )for access to the full Row One catalog for gallery prints and gift items. Plus, get a 15% discount off all prints on the Row One Pictorem Gallery with coupon code SHN15. Get a free one week subscription to Newspapers.com by visiting http://SportsHistoryNetwork.com/newspapers (SportsHistoryNetwork.com/newspapers). And with a paid subscription, you'll also be helping to support the production of this and other Sports History Network shows.  We also feature great music by Mike and Gene Monroe along with Jason Neff & great graphics from time to time from the folks at http://www.gridiron-uniforms.com/GUD/controller/controller.php?action=main (Gridiron-Uniform Database). Want more Sports History delivered to your ears, come see this podcast and many more at the https://sportshistorynetwork.com/ (Sports History Network - The Headquarters of Sports' Yesteryear!) We would like to thank the https://footballfoundation.org/ (National Football Foundation), https://www.profootballhof.com/players/ (Pro Football Hall of Fame), https://www.onthisday.com/ (On this day.com) and https://www.pro-football-reference.com/ (Pro Football Reference) Websites for the information shared with you today. Support this podcast

Dan Caplis
Kyle Rittenhouse found not guilty on all charges, but media and Biden guilty of fanning racial divisions

Dan Caplis

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 20, 2021 36:14


Dan breaks down the Kyle Rittenhouse 'not guilty' verdict from a legal perspective, and reflects on the corporate media's outlandish reaction - along with disappointing comments from President Joe Biden.

State Champs! Network
Geoff Kimmerly - MHSAA | Extra Point Michigan

State Champs! Network

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 19, 2021 30:46


Geoff Kimmerly joins Lorne Plant and Scott Burnstein for another episode of Extra Point Michigan! They take a deep look at the State Semifinals for Divisions 6-8, closing out the football season, adjusting to COVID, and so much more! ----------- Presented by: Lawrence Technological University Recruit Yourself at ltuathletics.com Sponsored by: Hungry Howie's Pizza Vote Now in the State Champs! Mr Football & Anvil Awards presented by Hungry Howie's Mr. Football - https://bit.ly/SCMrFootball2021 Anvil Award - https://bit.ly/AnvilAward2021 DMC Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan Schedule your appointment with the sports medicine pros of the DMC Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan - http://dmc.org/gamechangers Check out all of the Game Changers on YouTube for tips and tools to help you become a better athlete, and take your game to the next level.- https://bit.ly/DMCGameChangers MHSAA With ever-increasing numbers of student-athlete participants, the need for knowledgeable, experienced and qualified officials is greater than ever. Help wanted, just whistle. Check out mhsaa.com/officials for more details and to sign up.

Umphreak Parents Podcast
DATC Podcast Presents: UMBowl 2021 Complete Coverage; A Conversation with Patrick Dwyer

Umphreak Parents Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2021 63:51


This week on the show begins the massive, comprehensive recap of UMBowl 2021! Starting this week and continuing on the following two weeks, two episodes will be coming your way! Six episodes total, Tuesday and Thursday!Five of them including this week, will be conversations I've had with umphreaks about the weekend , followed by a full recap episode where I breakdown the weekend, share random facts, shenanigans and more of my personal thoughts and highlights!In our first UMBowl discussion, my conversation with fan Patrick Dwyer, Patrick share his thoughts on The All Night Wrong set, his highlights, what was on his ballot that they didn't play, and more. We dive into the stew art set, his friend's contributions, and fall down the rabbit hole discussing Keyboard Galaxy. We also talk about that glorious two song set on night one, the acoustic set and the hidden gem Divisions, and so much more!Interested in seeing videos of these conversations? Join the Crooked Conversations video community, the only place to watch video from DATC Podcast! Check out the show notes for more or head to datcmediacompany.com to sign up!DATC Media Company: https://datcmediacompany.comCrooked Conversations: https://datcmediacompany.com/some-variations-2Email: droppedamongthiscrowdpod@gmail.comShow Instagram page: https://www.instagram.com/droppedamongthiscrowdpodcast/Show Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/droppedamongthiscrowd/Twitter: https://twitter.com/amongthiscrowdBook a conversation on "Dropped among this Crowd":https://datcmediacompany.com/contact/ola/services/be-on-dropped-among-this-crowd-podcast"Dropped Among This Crowd" Official Store: https://datcmediacompany.com/datc-storeWhere you can find this week's guest on social media:Twitter: https://twitter.com/Pat_Dwy3rUmphrey's McGee Tour Dates:https://www.umphreys.com/tour/YOU WALKED UP SHAKING IN YOUR BOOTS BUT YOU STOOD TALL AND LEFT A RAGING BULL - https://merch.umphreys.com/dept/you-walked-up?cp=402_109819YouTube videos from the weekend: https://youtu.be/hcib7ECzYRQWhere you can listen to UMBowl:October 8th:Nugs.net: https://tinyurl.com/ftxbdsnaUMLive: https://tinyurl.com/nwshxxhjRelisten: https://relisten.net/umphreys/2021/10/08Archive.org: https://archive.org/details/um2021-10-08.kldOctober 9th:Nugs.net: https://tinyurl.com/ff47ytpcUMLive: https://tinyurl.com/5cmrnr97Relisten: https://relisten.net/umphreys/2021/10/09Archive.org: https://archive.org/details/um2021-10-09.kldDATC Podcast UMBowl 2021 Playlist: https://2nu.gs/3qmzPY4DATC Podcast 2021 Hall of Fame Contenders Playlist: https://2nu.gs/3pZxU9AWall of "WOW": https://datcmediacompany.com/wall-of-%22wow%22-wednesdayThe Umphrey's "WOW" show on Twitter: https://twitter.com/umWOWshowLast week's episode: https://droppedamongthiscrowdpod.simplecast.com/episodes/a-conversation-with-louie-meyetteEpisode 22 (A conversation with Joel Cummins) : https://droppedamongthiscrowdpod.simplecast.com/episodes/epsiode-22Episode 21 ( Recap of Canopy Club 10/18/18 show) : https://droppedamongthiscrowdpod.simplecast.com/episodes/episdoe-21Where you can listen to the 10/18/18 show:UMLive: https://tinyurl.com/2vmya8afNugs.net: https://tinyurl.com/493kwndc

Better Edge : A Northwestern Medicine podcast for physicians
Tailoring Liver Transplant Immunosuppression

Better Edge : A Northwestern Medicine podcast for physicians

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 14, 2021


In this episode, Josh Levitsky, MD, MS, professor of Medicine in the Divisions of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Medical Education and Organ Transplantation at Northwestern Medicine, discusses the grant he received to conduct a clinical trial on the utility of biomarkers of rejection and kidney injury in tailoring liver transplant immunosuppression, and what findings could mean for the future of liver transplantation.

Newshour
COP26: New draft aims to close lingering divisions

Newshour

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 13, 2021 48:31


Talks at the climate summit in Glasgow are in the final stretch as countries try to strike a deal on tackling climate change. An unprecedented mention of phasing out coal and a call for tougher carbon-cutting targets next year both remain in the text. But developing country representatives are angry that there is nothing about a compensation fund for climate impacts. We get a reaction to the draft from New Zealand and Seychelle's climate change ministers. Also in the programme: Tension continues at the Poland-Belarus border while migrants remain in the area; and protestors have once again taken to the streets in Sudan to reject the 25h of October coup d'état. (Photo: COP26 President Alok Sharma gestures during the UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) in Glasgow, Scotland, Britain November 13, 2021. Credit: Reuters).

The DA Show
Playoff Proposition: Should College Football Do Away With Divisions?

The DA Show

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2021 42:49


HOUR 1: Should College Football do away with divisions? Your best audio of the day, including Jerry Jones being shocked that the Cowboys lost to the Broncos. Plus, do we respect Wentz for missing the birth of his child? See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Coram Deo Church — Bremerton, WA
Bible Thoughts - E34 - Thankful for the Mess That Is the Church - 1 Corinthians 1:4–9

Coram Deo Church — Bremerton, WA

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 9, 2021 20:25


The church in Corinth was a mess! Divisions, incest, and drunkenness at the Lord's Supper are a few of the problems we learn are going on there. Yet Paul expresses his gratitude to God for them, and even says he is confident Jesus will sustain and be faithful to them. In this episode of Bible Thoughts, Pastor Rusten considers the reality of God's grace and the messiness of Church.

7am
Joe Biden's honeymoon is over

7am

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 7, 2021 14:25


Just one year on from winning the US election, President Joe Biden is in the middle of a political crisis. Divisions within his own party have left Biden unable to implement key election promises, and his approval ratings are plummeting. And after losing key election races last week, there are now predictions the Democrats could be annihilated at the midterms next year.Today, former advisor to the Democrats and contributor to The Saturday Paper, Bruce Wolpe on what Joe Biden can do to turn things around and what happens if he can't. Guest: Contributor for The Saturday Paper, Bruce Wolpe.Stay in touch with us on Twitter and Instagram See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Jefferson Avenue Church of Christ Podcast

Andy Brewster

ESV: Through the Bible in a Year
November 1: Jeremiah 27–29; Psalm 112; 1 Corinthians 2–3

ESV: Through the Bible in a Year

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 1, 2021 17:22


Old Testament: Jeremiah 27–29 Jeremiah 27–29 (Listen) The Yoke of Nebuchadnezzar 27 In the beginning of the reign of Zedekiah1 the son of Josiah, king of Judah, this word came to Jeremiah from the LORD. 2 Thus the LORD said to me: “Make yourself straps and yoke-bars, and put them on your neck. 3 Send word2 to the king of Edom, the king of Moab, the king of the sons of Ammon, the king of Tyre, and the king of Sidon by the hand of the envoys who have come to Jerusalem to Zedekiah king of Judah. 4 Give them this charge for their masters: ‘Thus says the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel: This is what you shall say to your masters: 5 “It is I who by my great power and my outstretched arm have made the earth, with the men and animals that are on the earth, and I give it to whomever it seems right to me. 6 Now I have given all these lands into the hand of Nebuchadnezzar, the king of Babylon, my servant, and I have given him also the beasts of the field to serve him. 7 All the nations shall serve him and his son and his grandson, until the time of his own land comes. Then many nations and great kings shall make him their slave. 8 “‘“But if any nation or kingdom will not serve this Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon, and put its neck under the yoke of the king of Babylon, I will punish that nation with the sword, with famine, and with pestilence, declares the LORD, until I have consumed it by his hand. 9 So do not listen to your prophets, your diviners, your dreamers, your fortune-tellers, or your sorcerers, who are saying to you, ‘You shall not serve the king of Babylon.' 10 For it is a lie that they are prophesying to you, with the result that you will be removed far from your land, and I will drive you out, and you will perish. 11 But any nation that will bring its neck under the yoke of the king of Babylon and serve him, I will leave on its own land, to work it and dwell there, declares the LORD.”'” 12 To Zedekiah king of Judah I spoke in like manner: “Bring your necks under the yoke of the king of Babylon, and serve him and his people and live. 13 Why will you and your people die by the sword, by famine, and by pestilence, as the LORD has spoken concerning any nation that will not serve the king of Babylon? 14 Do not listen to the words of the prophets who are saying to you, ‘You shall not serve the king of Babylon,' for it is a lie that they are prophesying to you. 15 I have not sent them, declares the LORD, but they are prophesying falsely in my name, with the result that I will drive you out and you will perish, you and the prophets who are prophesying to you.” 16 Then I spoke to the priests and to all this people, saying, “Thus says the LORD: Do not listen to the words of your prophets who are prophesying to you, saying, ‘Behold, the vessels of the LORD's house will now shortly be brought back from Babylon,' for it is a lie that they are prophesying to you. 17 Do not listen to them; serve the king of Babylon and live. Why should this city become a desolation? 18 If they are prophets, and if the word of the LORD is with them, then let them intercede with the LORD of hosts, that the vessels that are left in the house of the LORD, in the house of the king of Judah, and in Jerusalem may not go to Babylon. 19 For thus says the LORD of hosts concerning the pillars, the sea, the stands, and the rest of the vessels that are left in this city, 20 which Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon did not take away, when he took into exile from Jerusalem to Babylon Jeconiah the son of Jehoiakim, king of Judah, and all the nobles of Judah and Jerusalem—21 thus says the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel, concerning the vessels that are left in the house of the LORD, in the house of the king of Judah, and in Jerusalem: 22 They shall be carried to Babylon and remain there until the day when I visit them, declares the LORD. Then I will bring them back and restore them to this place.” Hananiah the False Prophet 28 In that same year, at the beginning of the reign of Zedekiah king of Judah, in the fifth month of the fourth year, Hananiah the son of Azzur, the prophet from Gibeon, spoke to me in the house of the LORD, in the presence of the priests and all the people, saying, 2 “Thus says the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel: I have broken the yoke of the king of Babylon. 3 Within two years I will bring back to this place all the vessels of the LORD's house, which Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon took away from this place and carried to Babylon. 4 I will also bring back to this place Jeconiah the son of Jehoiakim, king of Judah, and all the exiles from Judah who went to Babylon, declares the LORD, for I will break the yoke of the king of Babylon.” 5 Then the prophet Jeremiah spoke to Hananiah the prophet in the presence of the priests and all the people who were standing in the house of the LORD, 6 and the prophet Jeremiah said, “Amen! May the LORD do so; may the LORD make the words that you have prophesied come true, and bring back to this place from Babylon the vessels of the house of the LORD, and all the exiles. 7 Yet hear now this word that I speak in your hearing and in the hearing of all the people. 8 The prophets who preceded you and me from ancient times prophesied war, famine, and pestilence against many countries and great kingdoms. 9 As for the prophet who prophesies peace, when the word of that prophet comes to pass, then it will be known that the LORD has truly sent the prophet.” 10 Then the prophet Hananiah took the yoke-bars from the neck of Jeremiah the prophet and broke them. 11 And Hananiah spoke in the presence of all the people, saying, “Thus says the LORD: Even so will I break the yoke of Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon from the neck of all the nations within two years.” But Jeremiah the prophet went his way. 12 Sometime after the prophet Hananiah had broken the yoke-bars from off the neck of Jeremiah the prophet, the word of the LORD came to Jeremiah: 13 “Go, tell Hananiah, ‘Thus says the LORD: You have broken wooden bars, but you have made in their place bars of iron. 14 For thus says the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel: I have put upon the neck of all these nations an iron yoke to serve Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon, and they shall serve him, for I have given to him even the beasts of the field.'” 15 And Jeremiah the prophet said to the prophet Hananiah, “Listen, Hananiah, the LORD has not sent you, and you have made this people trust in a lie. 16 Therefore thus says the LORD: ‘Behold, I will remove you from the face of the earth. This year you shall die, because you have uttered rebellion against the LORD.'” 17 In that same year, in the seventh month, the prophet Hananiah died. Jeremiah's Letter to the Exiles 29 These are the words of the letter that Jeremiah the prophet sent from Jerusalem to the surviving elders of the exiles, and to the priests, the prophets, and all the people, whom Nebuchadnezzar had taken into exile from Jerusalem to Babylon. 2 This was after King Jeconiah and the queen mother, the eunuchs, the officials of Judah and Jerusalem, the craftsmen, and the metal workers had departed from Jerusalem. 3 The letter was sent by the hand of Elasah the son of Shaphan and Gemariah the son of Hilkiah, whom Zedekiah king of Judah sent to Babylon to Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon. It said: 4 “Thus says the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel, to all the exiles whom I have sent into exile from Jerusalem to Babylon: 5 Build houses and live in them; plant gardens and eat their produce. 6 Take wives and have sons and daughters; take wives for your sons, and give your daughters in marriage, that they may bear sons and daughters; multiply there, and do not decrease. 7 But seek the welfare of the city where I have sent you into exile, and pray to the LORD on its behalf, for in its welfare you will find your welfare. 8 For thus says the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel: Do not let your prophets and your diviners who are among you deceive you, and do not listen to the dreams that they dream,3 9 for it is a lie that they are prophesying to you in my name; I did not send them, declares the LORD. 10 “For thus says the LORD: When seventy years are completed for Babylon, I will visit you, and I will fulfill to you my promise and bring you back to this place. 11 For I know the plans I have for you, declares the LORD, plans for welfare4 and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope. 12 Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will hear you. 13 You will seek me and find me, when you seek me with all your heart. 14 I will be found by you, declares the LORD, and I will restore your fortunes and gather you from all the nations and all the places where I have driven you, declares the LORD, and I will bring you back to the place from which I sent you into exile. 15 “Because you have said, ‘The LORD has raised up prophets for us in Babylon,' 16 thus says the LORD concerning the king who sits on the throne of David, and concerning all the people who dwell in this city, your kinsmen who did not go out with you into exile: 17 ‘Thus says the LORD of hosts, behold, I am sending on them sword, famine, and pestilence, and I will make them like vile figs that are so rotten they cannot be eaten. 18 I will pursue them with sword, famine, and pestilence, and will make them a horror to all the kingdoms of the earth, to be a curse, a terror, a hissing, and a reproach among all the nations where I have driven them, 19 because they did not pay attention to my words, declares the LORD, that I persistently sent to you by my servants the prophets, but you would not listen, declares the LORD.' 20 Hear the word of the LORD, all you exiles whom I sent away from Jerusalem to Babylon: 21 ‘Thus says the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel, concerning Ahab the son of Kolaiah and Zedekiah the son of Maaseiah, who are prophesying a lie to you in my name: Behold, I will deliver them into the hand of Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon, and he shall strike them down before your eyes. 22 Because of them this curse shall be used by all the exiles from Judah in Babylon: “The LORD make you like Zedekiah and Ahab, whom the king of Babylon roasted in the fire,” 23 because they have done an outrageous thing in Israel, they have committed adultery with their neighbors' wives, and they have spoken in my name lying words that I did not command them. I am the one who knows, and I am witness, declares the LORD.'” Shemaiah's False Prophecy 24 To Shemaiah of Nehelam you shall say: 25 “Thus says the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel: You have sent letters in your name to all the people who are in Jerusalem, and to Zephaniah the son of Maaseiah the priest, and to all the priests, saying, 26 ‘The LORD has made you priest instead of Jehoiada the priest, to have charge in the house of the LORD over every madman who prophesies, to put him in the stocks and neck irons. 27 Now why have you not rebuked Jeremiah of Anathoth who is prophesying to you? 28 For he has sent to us in Babylon, saying, “Your exile will be long; build houses and live in them, and plant gardens and eat their produce.”'” 29 Zephaniah the priest read this letter in the hearing of Jeremiah the prophet. 30 Then the word of the LORD came to Jeremiah: 31 “Send to all the exiles, saying, ‘Thus says the LORD concerning Shemaiah of Nehelam: Because Shemaiah had prophesied to you when I did not send him, and has made you trust in a lie, 32 therefore thus says the LORD: Behold, I will punish Shemaiah of Nehelam and his descendants. He shall not have anyone living among this people, and he shall not see the good that I will do to my people, declares the LORD, for he has spoken rebellion against the LORD.'” Footnotes [1] 27:1 Or Jehoiakim [2] 27:3 Hebrew Send them [3] 29:8 Hebrew your dreams, which you cause to dream [4] 29:11 Or peace (ESV) Psalm: Psalm 112 Psalm 112 (Listen) The Righteous Will Never Be Moved 112   1 Praise the LORD!  Blessed is the man who fears the LORD,    who greatly delights in his commandments!2   His offspring will be mighty in the land;    the generation of the upright will be blessed.3   Wealth and riches are in his house,    and his righteousness endures forever.4   Light dawns in the darkness for the upright;    he is gracious, merciful, and righteous.5   It is well with the man who deals generously and lends;    who conducts his affairs with justice.6   For the righteous will never be moved;    he will be remembered forever.7   He is not afraid of bad news;    his heart is firm, trusting in the LORD.8   His heart is steady;2 he will not be afraid,    until he looks in triumph on his adversaries.9   He has distributed freely; he has given to the poor;    his righteousness endures forever;    his horn is exalted in honor.10   The wicked man sees it and is angry;    he gnashes his teeth and melts away;    the desire of the wicked will perish! Footnotes [1] 112:1 This psalm is an acrostic poem, each line beginning with the successive letters of the Hebrew alphabet [2] 112:8 Or established (compare 111:8) (ESV) New Testament: 1 Corinthians 2–3 1 Corinthians 2–3 (Listen) Proclaiming Christ Crucified 2 And I, when I came to you, brothers,1 did not come proclaiming to you the testimony2 of God with lofty speech or wisdom. 2 For I decided to know nothing among you except Jesus Christ and him crucified. 3 And I was with you in weakness and in fear and much trembling, 4 and my speech and my message were not in plausible words of wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power, 5 so that your faith might not rest in the wisdom of men3 but in the power of God. Wisdom from the Spirit 6 Yet among the mature we do impart wisdom, although it is not a wisdom of this age or of the rulers of this age, who are doomed to pass away. 7 But we impart a secret and hidden wisdom of God, which God decreed before the ages for our glory. 8 None of the rulers of this age understood this, for if they had, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory. 9 But, as it is written,   “What no eye has seen, nor ear heard,    nor the heart of man imagined,  what God has prepared for those who love him”— 10 these things God has revealed to us through the Spirit. For the Spirit searches everything, even the depths of God. 11 For who knows a person's thoughts except the spirit of that person, which is in him? So also no one comprehends the thoughts of God except the Spirit of God. 12 Now we have received not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, that we might understand the things freely given us by God. 13 And we impart this in words not taught by human wisdom but taught by the Spirit, interpreting spiritual truths to those who are spiritual.4 14 The natural person does not accept the things of the Spirit of God, for they are folly to him, and he is not able to understand them because they are spiritually discerned. 15 The spiritual person judges all things, but is himself to be judged by no one. 16 “For who has understood the mind of the Lord so as to instruct him?” But we have the mind of Christ. Divisions in the Church 3 But I, brothers,5 could not address you as spiritual people, but as people of the flesh, as infants in Christ. 2 I fed you with milk, not solid food, for you were not ready for it. And even now you are not yet ready, 3 for you are still of the flesh. For while there is jealousy and strife among you, are you not of the flesh and behaving only in a human way? 4 For when one says, “I follow Paul,” and another, “I follow Apollos,” are you not being merely human? 5 What then is Apollos? What is Paul? Servants through whom you believed, as the Lord assigned to each. 6 I planted, Apollos watered, but God gave the growth. 7 So neither he who plants nor he who waters is anything, but only God who gives the growth. 8 He who plants and he who waters are one, and each will receive his wages according to his labor. 9 For we are God's fellow workers. You are God's field, God's building. 10 According to the grace of God given to me, like a skilled6 master builder I laid a foundation, and someone else is building upon it. Let each one take care how he builds upon it. 11 For no one can lay a foundation other than that which is laid, which is Jesus Christ. 12 Now if anyone builds on the foundation with gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, straw—13 each one's work will become manifest, for the Day will disclose it, because it will be revealed by fire, and the fire will test what sort of work each one has done. 14 If the work that anyone has built on the foundation survives, he will receive a reward. 15 If anyone's work is burned up, he will suffer loss, though he himself will be saved, but only as through fire. 16 Do you not know that you7 are God's temple and that God's Spirit dwells in you? 17 If anyone destroys God's temple, God will destroy him. For God's temple is holy, and you are that temple. 18 Let no one deceive himself. If anyone among you thinks that he is wise in this age, let him become a fool that he may become wise. 19 For the wisdom of this world is folly with God. For it is written, “He catches the wise in their craftiness,” 20 and again, “The Lord knows the thoughts of the wise, that they are futile.” 21 So let no one boast in men. For all things are yours, 22 whether Paul or Apollos or Cephas or the world or life or death or the present or the future—all are yours, 23 and you are Christ's, and Christ is God's. Footnotes [1] 2:1 Or brothers and sisters [2] 2:1 Some manuscripts mystery (or secret) [3] 2:5 The Greek word anthropoi can refer to both men and women [4] 2:13 Or interpreting spiritual truths in spiritual language, or comparing spiritual things with spiritual [5] 3:1 Or brothers and sisters [6] 3:10 Or wise [7] 3:16 The Greek for you is plural in verses 16 and 17 (ESV)

Keen On Democracy
Peter T. Coleman on Life Beyond Trivial Divisions

Keen On Democracy

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 31, 2021 39:54


In this episode of “Keen On”, Andrew is joined by Peter T. Coleman, the author of “The Way Out: How to Overcome Toxic Polarization”, to discuss why we are stuck in our current cultural riptide and what we can do to find our way out. Peter T. Coleman is Professor of Psychology and Education at Columbia University where he holds a joint-appointment at Teachers College and The Earth Institute. Dr. Coleman directs the Morton Deutsch International Center for Cooperation and Conflict Resolution (MD-ICCCR), is founding director of the Institute for Psychological Science and Practice (IPSP), and is co-executive director of Columbia University's Advanced Consortium on Cooperation, Conflict, and Complexity (AC4). Visit our website: https://lithub.com/story-type/keen-on/ Email Andrew: a.keen@me.com Watch the show live on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ajkeen Watch the show live on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ankeen/ Watch the show live on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lithub Watch the show on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/LiteraryHub/videos Subscribe to Andrew's newsletter: https://andrew2ec.substack.com/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

ESV: Through the Bible in a Year
October 31: Jeremiah 25–26; Psalm 111; 1 Corinthians 1

ESV: Through the Bible in a Year

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 31, 2021 14:30


Old Testament: Jeremiah 25–26 Jeremiah 25–26 (Listen) Seventy Years of Captivity 25 The word that came to Jeremiah concerning all the people of Judah, in the fourth year of Jehoiakim the son of Josiah, king of Judah (that was the first year of Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon), 2 which Jeremiah the prophet spoke to all the people of Judah and all the inhabitants of Jerusalem: 3 “For twenty-three years, from the thirteenth year of Josiah the son of Amon, king of Judah, to this day, the word of the LORD has come to me, and I have spoken persistently to you, but you have not listened. 4 You have neither listened nor inclined your ears to hear, although the LORD persistently sent to you all his servants the prophets, 5 saying, ‘Turn now, every one of you, from his evil way and evil deeds, and dwell upon the land that the LORD has given to you and your fathers from of old and forever. 6 Do not go after other gods to serve and worship them, or provoke me to anger with the work of your hands. Then I will do you no harm.' 7 Yet you have not listened to me, declares the LORD, that you might provoke me to anger with the work of your hands to your own harm. 8 “Therefore thus says the LORD of hosts: Because you have not obeyed my words, 9 behold, I will send for all the tribes of the north, declares the LORD, and for Nebuchadnezzar the king of Babylon, my servant, and I will bring them against this land and its inhabitants, and against all these surrounding nations. I will devote them to destruction, and make them a horror, a hissing, and an everlasting desolation. 10 Moreover, I will banish from them the voice of mirth and the voice of gladness, the voice of the bridegroom and the voice of the bride, the grinding of the millstones and the light of the lamp. 11 This whole land shall become a ruin and a waste, and these nations shall serve the king of Babylon seventy years. 12 Then after seventy years are completed, I will punish the king of Babylon and that nation, the land of the Chaldeans, for their iniquity, declares the LORD, making the land an everlasting waste. 13 I will bring upon that land all the words that I have uttered against it, everything written in this book, which Jeremiah prophesied against all the nations. 14 For many nations and great kings shall make slaves even of them, and I will recompense them according to their deeds and the work of their hands.” The Cup of the Lord's Wrath 15 Thus the LORD, the God of Israel, said to me: “Take from my hand this cup of the wine of wrath, and make all the nations to whom I send you drink it. 16 They shall drink and stagger and be crazed because of the sword that I am sending among them.” 17 So I took the cup from the LORD's hand, and made all the nations to whom the LORD sent me drink it: 18 Jerusalem and the cities of Judah, its kings and officials, to make them a desolation and a waste, a hissing and a curse, as at this day; 19 Pharaoh king of Egypt, his servants, his officials, all his people, 20 and all the mixed tribes among them; all the kings of the land of Uz and all the kings of the land of the Philistines (Ashkelon, Gaza, Ekron, and the remnant of Ashdod); 21 Edom, Moab, and the sons of Ammon; 22 all the kings of Tyre, all the kings of Sidon, and the kings of the coastland across the sea; 23 Dedan, Tema, Buz, and all who cut the corners of their hair; 24 all the kings of Arabia and all the kings of the mixed tribes who dwell in the desert; 25 all the kings of Zimri, all the kings of Elam, and all the kings of Media; 26 all the kings of the north, far and near, one after another, and all the kingdoms of the world that are on the face of the earth. And after them the king of Babylon1 shall drink. 27 “Then you shall say to them, ‘Thus says the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel: Drink, be drunk and vomit, fall and rise no more, because of the sword that I am sending among you.' 28 “And if they refuse to accept the cup from your hand to drink, then you shall say to them, ‘Thus says the LORD of hosts: You must drink! 29 For behold, I begin to work disaster at the city that is called by my name, and shall you go unpunished? You shall not go unpunished, for I am summoning a sword against all the inhabitants of the earth, declares the LORD of hosts.' 30 “You, therefore, shall prophesy against them all these words, and say to them:   “‘The LORD will roar from on high,    and from his holy habitation utter his voice;  he will roar mightily against his fold,    and shout, like those who tread grapes,    against all the inhabitants of the earth.31   The clamor will resound to the ends of the earth,    for the LORD has an indictment against the nations;  he is entering into judgment with all flesh,    and the wicked he will put to the sword,      declares the LORD.' 32   “Thus says the LORD of hosts:  Behold, disaster is going forth    from nation to nation,  and a great tempest is stirring    from the farthest parts of the earth! 33 “And those pierced by the LORD on that day shall extend from one end of the earth to the other. They shall not be lamented, or gathered, or buried; they shall be dung on the surface of the ground. 34   “Wail, you shepherds, and cry out,    and roll in ashes, you lords of the flock,  for the days of your slaughter and dispersion have come,    and you shall fall like a choice vessel.35   No refuge will remain for the shepherds,    nor escape for the lords of the flock.36   A voice—the cry of the shepherds,    and the wail of the lords of the flock!  For the LORD is laying waste their pasture,37     and the peaceful folds are devastated    because of the fierce anger of the LORD.38   Like a lion he has left his lair,    for their land has become a waste  because of the sword of the oppressor,    and because of his fierce anger.” Jeremiah Threatened with Death 26 In the beginning of the reign of Jehoiakim the son of Josiah, king of Judah, this word came from the LORD: 2 “Thus says the LORD: Stand in the court of the LORD's house, and speak to all the cities of Judah that come to worship in the house of the LORD all the words that I command you to speak to them; do not hold back a word. 3 It may be they will listen, and every one turn from his evil way, that I may relent of the disaster that I intend to do to them because of their evil deeds. 4 You shall say to them, ‘Thus says the LORD: If you will not listen to me, to walk in my law that I have set before you, 5 and to listen to the words of my servants the prophets whom I send to you urgently, though you have not listened, 6 then I will make this house like Shiloh, and I will make this city a curse for all the nations of the earth.'” 7 The priests and the prophets and all the people heard Jeremiah speaking these words in the house of the LORD. 8 And when Jeremiah had finished speaking all that the LORD had commanded him to speak to all the people, then the priests and the prophets and all the people laid hold of him, saying, “You shall die! 9 Why have you prophesied in the name of the LORD, saying, ‘This house shall be like Shiloh, and this city shall be desolate, without inhabitant'?” And all the people gathered around Jeremiah in the house of the LORD. 10 When the officials of Judah heard these things, they came up from the king's house to the house of the LORD and took their seat in the entry of the New Gate of the house of the LORD. 11 Then the priests and the prophets said to the officials and to all the people, “This man deserves the sentence of death, because he has prophesied against this city, as you have heard with your own ears.” 12 Then Jeremiah spoke to all the officials and all the people, saying, “The LORD sent me to prophesy against this house and this city all the words you have heard. 13 Now therefore mend your ways and your deeds, and obey the voice of the LORD your God, and the LORD will relent of the disaster that he has pronounced against you. 14 But as for me, behold, I am in your hands. Do with me as seems good and right to you. 15 Only know for certain that if you put me to death, you will bring innocent blood upon yourselves and upon this city and its inhabitants, for in truth the LORD sent me to you to speak all these words in your ears.” Jeremiah Spared from Death 16 Then the officials and all the people said to the priests and the prophets, “This man does not deserve the sentence of death, for he has spoken to us in the name of the LORD our God.” 17 And certain of the elders of the land arose and spoke to all the assembled people, saying, 18 “Micah of Moresheth prophesied in the days of Hezekiah king of Judah, and said to all the people of Judah: ‘Thus says the LORD of hosts,   “‘Zion shall be plowed as a field;    Jerusalem shall become a heap of ruins,    and the mountain of the house a wooded height.' 19 Did Hezekiah king of Judah and all Judah put him to death? Did he not fear the LORD and entreat the favor of the LORD, and did not the LORD relent of the disaster that he had pronounced against them? But we are about to bring great disaster upon ourselves.” 20 There was another man who prophesied in the name of the LORD, Uriah the son of Shemaiah from Kiriath-jearim. He prophesied against this city and against this land in words like those of Jeremiah. 21 And when King Jehoiakim, with all his warriors and all the officials, heard his words, the king sought to put him to death. But when Uriah heard of it, he was afraid and fled and escaped to Egypt. 22 Then King Jehoiakim sent to Egypt certain men, Elnathan the son of Achbor and others with him, 23 and they took Uriah from Egypt and brought him to King Jehoiakim, who struck him down with the sword and dumped his dead body into the burial place of the common people. 24 But the hand of Ahikam the son of Shaphan was with Jeremiah so that he was not given over to the people to be put to death. Footnotes [1] 25:26 Hebrew Sheshach, a code name for Babylon (ESV) Psalm: Psalm 111 Psalm 111 (Listen) Great Are the Lord's Works 111   1 Praise the LORD!  I will give thanks to the LORD with my whole heart,    in the company of the upright, in the congregation.2   Great are the works of the LORD,    studied by all who delight in them.3   Full of splendor and majesty is his work,    and his righteousness endures forever.4   He has caused his wondrous works to be remembered;    the LORD is gracious and merciful.5   He provides food for those who fear him;    he remembers his covenant forever.6   He has shown his people the power of his works,    in giving them the inheritance of the nations.7   The works of his hands are faithful and just;    all his precepts are trustworthy;8   they are established forever and ever,    to be performed with faithfulness and uprightness.9   He sent redemption to his people;    he has commanded his covenant forever.    Holy and awesome is his name!10   The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom;    all those who practice it have a good understanding.    His praise endures forever! Footnotes [1] 111:1 This psalm is an acrostic poem, each line beginning with the successive letters of the Hebrew alphabet (ESV) New Testament: 1 Corinthians 1 1 Corinthians 1 (Listen) Greeting 1 Paul, called by the will of God to be an apostle of Christ Jesus, and our brother Sosthenes, 2 To the church of God that is in Corinth, to those sanctified in Christ Jesus, called to be saints together with all those who in every place call upon the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, both their Lord and ours: 3 Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Thanksgiving 4 I give thanks to my God always for you because of the grace of God that was given you in Christ Jesus, 5 that in every way you were enriched in him in all speech and all knowledge—6 even as the testimony about Christ was confirmed among you—7 so that you are not lacking in any gift, as you wait for the revealing of our Lord Jesus Christ, 8 who will sustain you to the end, guiltless in the day of our Lord Jesus Christ. 9 God is faithful, by whom you were called into the fellowship of his Son, Jesus Christ our Lord. Divisions in the Church 10 I appeal to you, brothers,1 by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that all of you agree, and that there be no divisions among you, but that you be united in the same mind and the same judgment. 11 For it has been reported to me by Chloe's people that there is quarreling among you, my brothers. 12 What I mean is that each one of you says, “I follow Paul,” or “I follow Apollos,” or “I follow Cephas,” or “I follow Christ.” 13 Is Christ divided? Was Paul crucified for you? Or were you baptized in the name of Paul? 14 I thank God that I baptized none of you except Crispus and Gaius, 15 so that no one may say that you were baptized in my name. 16 (I did baptize also the household of Stephanas. Beyond that, I do not know whether I baptized anyone else.) 17 For Christ did not send me to baptize but to preach the gospel, and not with words of eloquent wisdom, lest the cross of Christ be emptied of its power. Christ the Wisdom and Power of God 18 For the word of the cross is folly to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God. 19 For it is written,   “I will destroy the wisdom of the wise,    and the discernment of the discerning I will thwart.” 20 Where is the one who is wise? Where is the scribe? Where is the debater of this age? Has not God made foolish the wisdom of the world? 21 For since, in the wisdom of God, the world did not know God through wisdom, it pleased God through the folly of what we preach2 to save those who believe. 22 For Jews demand signs and Greeks seek wisdom, 23 but we preach Christ crucified, a stumbling block to Jews and folly to Gentiles, 24 but to those who are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God. 25 For the foolishness of God is wiser than men, and the weakness of God is stronger than men. 26 For consider your calling, brothers: not many of you were wise according to worldly standards,3 not many were powerful, not many were of noble birth. 27 But God chose what is foolish in the world to shame the wise; God chose what is weak in the world to shame the strong; 28 God chose what is low and despised in the world, even things that are not, to bring to nothing things that are, 29 so that no human being4 might boast in the presence of God. 30 And because of him5 you are in Christ Jesus, who became to us wisdom from God, righteousness and sanctification and redemption, 31 so that, as it is written, “Let the one who boasts, boast in the Lord.” Footnotes [1] 1:10 Or brothers and sisters. In New Testament usage, depending on the context, the plural Greek word adelphoi (translated “brothers”) may refer either to brothers or to brothers and sisters; also verses 11, 26 [2] 1:21 Or the folly of preaching [3] 1:26 Greek according to the flesh [4] 1:29 Greek no flesh [5] 1:30 Greek And from him (ESV)

The Stand with Eamon Dunphy
Ep 1248: Democrat Divisions Put Biden Presidency on the Line

The Stand with Eamon Dunphy

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 29, 2021 29:58


Niall Stanage talks to Eamon in advance of Joe Biden's visit to Glasgow for Cop26 and as Biden's stimulus package hangs in the balance. Also as Republican Glenn Youngkin surprisingly heads the polls in next week's election in West Virginia Joe Biden and Barak Obama lend their support to the Democrat Candidate Terry McAuliffe. The Stand is proudly sponsored by Tesco. Recorded 29/10/21

MEDIA BUZZmeter
Press Falls for Biden's 'New' Spending Plan Despite Democratic Divisions

MEDIA BUZZmeter

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 28, 2021 31:54


Howie Kurtz on Democrats dropping the paid family leave from the spending bill, the CDC linking mental health disorders to severe COVID-19 cases and a hedge fund buying up and gutting hundreds of newspapers.

Buckeye Talk: Ohio State podcast by cleveland.com
Should the Big Ten ditch divisions? And the Ohio State-Oregon ranking debate

Buckeye Talk: Ohio State podcast by cleveland.com

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 28, 2021 97:15


It's the big Thursday episode on Buckeye Talk as Doug Lesmerises, Nathan Baird and Stephen Means speak words into microphones.Should the Big Ten change its division structure? Should the divisions be shuffled? Should they change every year and be random? Should divisions be eliminated in favor of all 14 teams being grouped together with a title game of the top two finishers? And if things change, do the Buckeyes need to play Michigan and Penn State every year?That's the first hour, spurred by Penn State coach James Franklin wanting the league to talk about division changes.Then the guys finish with some more rapid fire questions, including an Oregon-Ohio State debate with the first playoff rankings out next week.Thanks for listening to Buckeye Talk. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Pod'N Me
Divisions, Revisions & A BRAND NEW SONG! (by Levitation Worship)

Pod'N Me

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 27, 2021 49:26


Hershall, This was a LONG service today but as you know some of your cousins have asked that we have a long service from time to time. We obliged (big pleasing word) them today! We had a croqu-en-buncha reviews and like to have never made it out of virtual testimony service, if you will. (and I know you will) In the midst (big middle sounding word) of it all we had two very important phone calls with the hosts of another semi-successful podcast, during which, one host tried to move here to be on Pod'N Me. We went from there to more testimonies and finally got to the subject of division. The episode ended with a Brand New Song!!! (applause in the background) The song itself settles an almost year long division that ensued (big word meaning started because of) on this podcast! If you'd like to be a part of the feedback segment, email us at devin@podnme.org. Follow us on Instagram @podn_me. God bless & enjoy! 

Simple Truths with Pastor Xavier Ries
Divisions are Destructive (1 Corinthians 1:10-17) B

Simple Truths with Pastor Xavier Ries

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 25, 2021


Monday, October 25, 2021

GamerHusbands Radio
episode 670: Acti-divisions

GamerHusbands Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 18, 2021 59:32


This week on GH Radio, Chris, Joe, Alfred & Eric discuss the concerning allegations towards Activision and leads us to ask if things have gotten better for Gaming for Everyone. All this and much, much more!

Newshour
Beirut violence exposes deep divisions

Newshour

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2021 49:03


Six people have died in the Lebanese capital after violence at a demonstration organised by the Shia group, Hezbollah. They and their allies were protesting against the judicial investigation into the devastating blast last year at Beirut's port. Our correspondent unpicks the complex politics involved; we also hear from Tatiana, who lost her father in the explosion. Also on the programme: police in Norway say they're treating as an act of terrorism an attack with a bow and arrow by a Muslim convert that left five people dead; and what YOU can do to help reduce the growing mountain of electronic waste. (Image: people evacuate a casualty after gunfire erupted in Beirut, Lebanon October 14, 2021 / Credit: REUTERS/Aziz Taher)

The Daily Article
Netflix promotes its first gay Christmas movie: In light of our divisions, should America get divorced?

The Daily Article

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 8, 2021 9:22


Netflix is promoting its first gay Christmas movie; a growing chorus is claiming that America should "divorce" over our deep divisions. In The Daily Article for October 8, 2021, Dr. Jim Denison explains the connection between these stories and identifies three commitments Christians can make today to be the change we wish to see in our culture. The Daily Article is written by Dr. Jim Denison and narrated by Chris Nichter. Subscribe to the newsletter at denisonforum.org/subscribe.

Washington Week (audio) | PBS
Political Divisions Threaten President Biden's Agenda

Washington Week (audio) | PBS

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 2, 2021


Democrats clashed over the size of President Biden's infrastructure package, as Congress passed a bill to avoid a federal government shutdown before the deadline. The panel also discussed America's continued division over COVID vaccines and mandates, plus a look into the testimony from military leaders on the chaotic withdrawal from Afghanistan.

The NPR Politics Podcast
With Biden's Legacy Teetering, Democrats Struggle To Overcome Divisions

The NPR Politics Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 27, 2021 13:48


Democratic Party discord threatens what amounts to nearly all of President Biden's domestic agenda, from childcare to climate. Compounding the challenge: looming government funding and debt deadlines.This episode: White House correspondent Scott Detrow, acting congressional correspondent Deirdre Walsh, and national political correspondent Mara Liasson.Connect:Subscribe to the NPR Politics Podcast here.Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.orgJoin the NPR Politics Podcast Facebook Group.Listen to our playlist The NPR Politics Daily Workout.Subscribe to the NPR Politics Newsletter.Find and support your local public radio station.