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Talk Cosmos
Kaleidoscope Visions - LUNAR NEW YEAR Water Rabbit

Talk Cosmos

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 22, 2023 56:25


Tune in to Talk Cosmos, Sunday, January 22 at 1-2 p.m. PST for Kaleidoscope Visions monthly panel for a very special annual transit event celebrating the “LUNAR NEW YEAR Water Rabbit”. Kaleidoscope Visions will include three extra panelists without a personal natal chart reading to give ample time to explore the depth of 2023 Lunar New Year. “The Lunar New Year occurs on the 2nd New Moon after the Winter Solstice. The date therefore changes. In 2023, it occurs on January 21. Many Asian cultures celebrate the ancient Lunar New Year calendar. Some include a different animal in their Zodiac, such as the cat.” said Sue Minahan, founder, and host of the weekly show. “Our focus centers on the Chinese astrology which involves a great legacy. It involves five elements crucial to understanding the cycle of the Lunar New Year cycle of animals.” Follow us and Subscribe for Talk Cosmos weekly email newsletter and to the Talk Cosmos YouTube Channel here. Also heard on your favorite podcast and on 1150kknw.com online/radio. Joining Sue Rose Minahan of Kailua-Kona, Big Island Hawaii, Astrologer, Founder of Talk Cosmos will be: -Special Guest panelists Deni Luna, Seattle, WA, Justin Crockett Elzie, Port Angeles, WA, and Jennifer Ng, Toronto, Canada. -Kaleidoscope Visions panel members Amanda Pierce, Seattle, WA and John Chinworth, Seattle, WA DENI LUNA: A born medium with 40+ years professional experience, Deni Luna holds a master's degree in Transpersonal Psychology and specializes in divination – giving practical advice from the higher realms. https://www/deniluna.com JUSTIN CROCKETT ELZIE: is an Archetypal Astrologer, Teacher, and Author. He combines both Western Ancient Astrology and Modern Psychological Astrology with Eastern Vedic Astrology. https://www.JustinCrockettElzie.com JENNIFER NG: practices Ba'Zi/Four Pillars and Classical Feng Shui (of the Yellow Hat Sect) widely practiced in East Asia and studied under now retired Master David Lee (HK/Toronto). As a horary, forecasting, and synastry astrologer consulting astrologer for clients, she also practices a blend of Western Traditional and Modern astrology, and holds the Horary Practitioner Certificate from the School of Traditional Astrology (STA) and the Professional Astrologer's Diploma from The International Academy of Astrology (Dipl. IAA). www.jeningress.com AMANDA PIERCE: blends her eclectic style of astrology and energy magic around a soul-centered approach to life and healing. amandamoonastrology@gmail.com JOHN CHINWORTH: Growing up in Southern Arizona, I was so obsessed with mythology, I branded the Greco-Roman pantheon into my psyche. archerstars@gmail.com SUE ROSE MINAHAN: Founder of Talk Cosmos celebrating its 6th season in 2023 of weekly insightful conversations awakening the authentic self for soul growth. https://www.TalkCosmos.com

The Two Cities
Episode #156 - Disability in the Greco-Roman World and the New Testament with Dr. Louise Gosbell

The Two Cities

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 18, 2023 59:34


In this episode we discuss Disability in the Greco-Roman World and the New Testament with Dr. Louise Gosbell, who is Principal of Mary Andrews College in Sydney, Australia, and the author of The Poor, The Crippled, The Blind, and the Lame: Physical and Sensory Disability in the Gospels of the New Testament (published by Mohr Siebeck). At the outset of our conversation, Dr. Gosbell shares her personal story struggling with chronic health issues that have developed into a disability, as well as the way that disability has affected her wider family. Over the course of our conversation, we discuss the Great Banquet of Luke 14, the woman with the issue of blood, and the man born blind in John 9. As Dr. Gosbell emphasizes with us, disability is not a static experience, either in the ancient world or the modern one, and is an inevitable reality rather than a rare experience. Thus, our accommodation and our framework towards disability needs to shift so that we are much more intentional around disability in our churches, including in our teachings and in our practices. Team Members on the episode from The Two Cities include: Dr. Grace Emmett, Stephanie Kate Judd, and Rev. Dr. Chris Porter. Series Disclaimer: We know that this space is fraught, and we don't speak for every PWD. We may inevitably get some things wrong in this series, but we ask for your patience in advance since we think it's more important to have the conversation than shy away from it out of fear of saying the wrong thing. At the same time, this is a learning process for all of us, and we want to maintain a posture of learning throughout the series and beyond. Thanks for listening!

Where Did the Road Go?
Year End Super Roundtable: Part 1 - Dec 31, 2022

Where Did the Road Go?

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 12, 2023


Seriah is joined by Taylor, Super Inframan, Chris Ernst, Red Pill Junkie, and A.P. Strange for an end of the year super round table episode. Topics include the bombing of the Georgia Guide Stones and the political/religious hysteria surrounding it, Consprinormal and Dr. Future, “Dark Clouds Over Elberton”, Rosicrucianism, the death of Betty Andreasson, mystic visions, alien/human hybrids, the Shaker religious community, Raymond E. Fowler, John G. Fuller, Betty and Barney Hill, hybrid young with the “other” in Celtic folklore and Greco-Roman mythology, Biblical fallen angels, “The Watchers”, the death of high strangeness experiencer Alta Dillard, the death of John Lear, Coast-to-Coast AM and Art Bell, the O.H. Krill papers, William Cooper, UFO/Alien disinformation, “Saucers, Spooks, and Kooks” by Adam Gorightly, Aaron Gulyas, Bob Lazar, the CIA, a soul-catching machine on the moon, Carlos Castaneda and Whitley Strieber's concerns over “entering the light” at the point of death, the death of Linda Godfrey, the Beast of Bray Road, Dogman, the death of Brazilian researcher A.J. Gevaerd, the 1996 Varginha Brazil strange entity encounter, James Fox and “Moment of Contact”, Antonio Vilas-Boas, the endless baiting of “disclosure”, paranormal incidents and the local tourist economies, the “Chupa-Chupas” and Operation Saucer in Brazil, the Ant People of the Navajo, lore of underground cities, “Ancient Apocalypse” and Graham Hancock, Mount Shasta and the Lemurians, Sedona AZ, Nation Of Islam Minister Louis Farrakhan's UFO encounter in Tepotzlan Mexico, Dr. Stephen Finley, Jeremy Vaeni, “Aliens: the First and Final Disclosure”, mundane astrology, astrological conjunctions in the near future involving technology, nuclear fusion, the planet/non-planet Pluto, the Pioneer space probe, the difficulties of communicating with a truly alien intelligence, origins of life, panspermia, engineered seeds spread throughout the cosmos, the tenacity of life, DNA, imagery in DMT visions, esoteric laws affecting physical laws, the Vedic concepts of three bodies and three worlds/spheres, the nature of Fate, Jacques Vallee's concept of a “control system”, Seriah's recommendation for “ars PARADOXICA”, ecosystems, the death of James Lovelock, the Gaia hypothesis, the documentary film “Ariel Phenomenon” about an encounter in 1994 in Zimbabwe between dozens of school children and apparently non-human entities, Dr. John Mack, Randall Nickerson, Chris Ernst's documentary on WDTRG, Jordan Peele's “Nope”, the purposes of gathering evidence of paranormal phenomena, disclosure and authority, Dr. Avi Loeb and a possible extraterrestrial tech object on the ocean floor, and much more! This is riveting discussion at its best! - Recap by Vincent Treewell of The Weird Part Podcast Outro music is from Vrangvendt with Sinful Nature Download

Styx + Bones by Evoking
Episode 38: Necromancy, Hades and was Jesus Christ a Necromancer?

Styx + Bones by Evoking

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 9, 2023 60:23


Welcome back to the ghost and ghouls of our podcast! Today we're taking a trip down into the river Styx to talk about a very taboo topic - Necromancy! How was it performed? Why do we talk to the dead and why did the ancients? What Chthonic Gods were petitioned for necromancy and more! We then dive into why we personally speak to the deceased and what they have taught us over our years of practice and study with them. We're taking a look at necromancy from a Greco-Roman lense and mention Hades and Hekate here! And at the end.... you know we had to take a look at Early Christianity and plot twist Jesus Christ might have been a necromancer himself. Join our Patreon for Styx + Bones here! Our Foundation 1: Psychic Mediumship and You course is here!! Check it out below: Interested in studying and growing your gifts in psychic mediumship?! We just came out with our beginners self-guided course - Foundations 1: Psychic Mediumship and You check it out here! Don't forget to like, subscribe and rate our podcast! Watch Us on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOUtwmf9GyCBGmB-nk_bQ4w Styx and Bones Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/styxandbonespodcast/ Shop our store Styx and Bones the Store: https://www.instagram.com/styxandbonesstore/ Chelsea's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/clchthonicwitch/ Music by LiteSaturation --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/evoking-cmc/support

Theology in the Raw
S2 Ep1039: Misreading Scripture and Phoebe the Letter Carrier (and Interpreter?): Dr. E. Randy Richards

Theology in the Raw

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 9, 2023 70:29


Randy is a world renowned expert on several theological and historical subjects related to the New Testament. In this conversation, we talk about misreading the Bible through western eyes (the title of one of his books) and letter writing and carrying in the ancient world as it applies to the question of Phoebe who might have carried and interpreted Paul's lengthy letter to the Roman church (Rom 16:1-2).  Randy is the Research Professor of New Testament at Palm Beach Atlantic University, having recently stepped down from being Provost after sixteen years in administration. He has been teaching since 1986, originally at a state university and then abroad at an Indonesian seminary. Upon returning to the States, he served at two Christian universities before joining Palm Beach Atlantic University in 2006. His wife Stacia has joyfully accompanied him from jungles of Indonesia to rice fields in Arkansas to beaches in South Florida and now recently to the plains of Wisconsin. Randy has authored, co-authored or edited nearly a dozen books, from technical books on Greco-Roman papyri to popular books with over 100,000 copies sold.

The Ḥabura
What did Ḥazal think of Greco-Roman Culture & Philosophy? - Rabbi Dr Richard Hidary

The Ḥabura

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 3, 2023 63:28


Part 1 is a public shi'ur and the other 2 are for members. Check out TheHabura.com/join for more.Stay updated: https://chat.whatsapp.com/LAurH2Lw3y9...We are an online and global Bet Midrash with international students, striving to know God by embracing the world through the lens of Torah. Web: www.TheHabura.com Instagram: @TheHabura Facebook: The Habura A project of the Senior Rabbi's Office (www.seniorrabbi.com), S&P Sephardi Community of the UK, Montefiore Endowment, and Dangoor Education.#torah #talmud #yeshiva #betmidrash #sephardi #sepharadi #sephardic #sefardi #sefardic #rambam Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

The Werk
THE WERK Season 4 Episode 04: "My Daughters are Rising" - The Healing Power of Storytelling with Anita Kopacz

The Werk

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 27, 2022 40:14


Anita Kopacz is the author of the Simon & Schuster fiction novel, Shallow Waters . It is the second title that Charlemagne tha God released on his imprint, Black Privilege Publishing. Anita is the former Editor-in-Chief of Heart & Soul Magazine and Managing Editor of BeautyCents Magazine . She is an award winning writer, a Spiritual Psychologist and a certified Tantra coach with a passion to see people thrive. Anita also created the nonprofit, Zero F's Given to raise awareness and help victimized and disenfranchised populations heal from sexual trauma, find their voice, and reclaim their power. She has helped thousands of victims through her work with Zero F's Given and being on the board for the Center for Safety and Change. Through leading retreats around the world with The Goddess Wisdom Council, working with private clients and storytelling, Anita fulfills her intention to awaken the divine simplicity, pleasure and joy in her life and others.   In This Episode: Anita discusses how Shallow Waters came to be. The importance of inclusion of Black people in fantasy and myth and the effects therein. Anit on the possibility of Shallow Waters added to school curriculums as American history and the often excluded African cultural studies. On the importance of learning from different pantheons and mythologies beyond just Greco-Roman.  Anita talks about the history Black and Afro peoples have with water; and the ways novels like this can inspire healing. Anita's creative process and what she does to get ready to channel.      Full Show Notes: Anita Kopacz Instagram Goddess Wisdom Council Shallow Waters Book Brittany Simone Anderson's Instagram Laura Chung Instagram The Werk Podcast Instagram The Werk Podcast Website YouTube Channel Connect with The Werk: If you enjoyed the podcast and you feel called, please share it, and tag us! Subscribe, rate, and review the show wherever you get your podcasts. Your rating and review help more people discover it! Follow on Instagram @thewerkpodcast Let us know your favorite guests, lessons, or any topic requests.

Superhero Ethics
Ep 211 - Myth of the Manger

Superhero Ethics

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 26, 2022 80:05


What happens when you mix Hebrew & Greco-Roman ideas of divinity into a single mythology? How does a story of a blessing for all become a center piece of consumerism? Prof Matthew Kappel joins me to talk about the Jesus birth narrative through the lens of mythology.

The Kendy and Raybo Podcast
#184 Spruce Springclean

The Kendy and Raybo Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 22, 2022 59:14


The lads discuss speed dating, Greco Roman sexuality and all things Christmassy.

45 Graus
#135 [EN] Dale Martin - An historical look at the New Testament and early Christianity

45 Graus

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 15, 2022 82:41


Dale B. Martin is a New Testament scholar and historian of Christianity, currently Woolsey Professor Emeritus of Religious Studies at Yale University. Professor Martin specializes in New Testament and Christian Origins, including attention to social and cultural history of the Greco-Roman world.  -> Apoie este projecto e faça parte da comunidade de mecenas do 45 Graus em: 45grauspodcast.com _______________ Index: (5:57) [Beginning of the conversation] How an historian studies the Bible and early Christianity (Historical criticism). | Gospel of Thomas. | Q source (21:36) How separate true from fiction in the gospels? Criteria: multiple attestation, dissimilarity (see also this book) Jesus saying in all four gospels that “a prophet has no honor in his own country” [e.g. Mark 3:33-35: «Who are my mother and my brothers?” he asked. Then he looked at those seated in a circle around him and said, “Here are my mother and my brothers! Whoever does God's will is my brother and sister and mother.»  How Christianity changed Jesus from being the «Son of Man» (Mark) to becoming «God the Son, the second Person in the Trinity | Council of Nicea |  A puzzling passage in the Bible - Mark 14:51: “A young man, wearing nothing but a linen garment, was following Jesus. When they seized him, he fled naked, leaving his garment behind.» (32:14) The historical Jesus. Was Jesus literate? Archeological findings in Nazareth. Miracles and the resurrection. | Science vs myth | Similarities between Asclepius and Christ. (49:24) What did really Jesus believe in? How Jesus was influenced by the Book of Isaiah. And Jeremiah. |  The puzzle of Jesus's speech in the Sermon on the Mount in Mathew 5 (1:05:25) The message of Paul the Apostle (St Paul). | The role of James (Jesus's brother). | The role of Mary. (1:12:43) How the Christian message on death evolved from the resurrection of the body to the resurrection of the soul.  Book recommendation: Demon Copperhead by Barbara Kingsolver _______________ O convidado deste episódio é Dale Martin, professor na Universidade de Yale, e tem uma especialidade académica tão incomum no nosso país que nem temos (que eu saiba) uma expressão corrente para ela. O convidado é aquilo a que em inglês se designa por “New Testament scholar” -- ou seja, um investigador que se decida ao estudo histórico do Novo Testamento e das origens do Cristianismo, combinando análises histórica, cultural e linguística.  Dale Martin tem uma longa carreira de investigador sobre o Novo Testamento, com vários livros publicados. E podem encontrar também no Youtube os vídeos de uma cadeira sua dada em Yale sobre precisamente a História do Novo Testamento e do Cristianismo. E foi precisamente com essa cadeira que esta conversa surgiu. As ditas aulas --  a leitura da Bíblia -- deixaram-me com muitas dúvidas que não tinha a quem perguntar, por isso decidi que estava na altura trazer Dale Martin ao 45 Graus.  Foi, como vão ver, uma conversa fascinante, em que falámos da Bíblia, da figura de Jesus e do Mundo antigo em que Jesus e os primeiros cristãos viveram. O convidado, além disso, tem uma perspectiva interessante, porque, embora seja um historiador de pleno direito, que fala dos textos cristãos com uma frieza implacável quando usa o chapéu de historiador, é também crente, o que é uma combinação invulgar neste meio dos estudos bíblicos, onde, normalmente, sobretudo nos Estados Unidos, há uma espécie de diálogo de surdos entre teólogos e historiadores agnósticos.  Nesta conversa -- porque o tempo não chega para tudo -- acabámos por abordar sobretudo a figura de Jesus, pelo que nos focámos mais nos quatro evangelhos -- ou cinco, porque também falámos do “Evangelho de Tomé”, um dos muitos evangelhos apócrifos (não incluídos na Bíblia) a que os historiadores também dão muita importância.  Comecei a nossa conversa por perguntar ao convidado como é que um historiador aborda o estudo da Bíblia e dos escritos religiosos. Isso levou-nos aos evangelhos, e que critérios os historiadores usam para tentar separar o que há neles de histórico do que é …criatividade literária ou religiosa. Falámos também, inevitavelmente, da figura de Jesus: do que podemos dizer sobre quem era, se sabia ler, o que pensava realmente, e o modo como o entendimento que o Cristianismo faz de Jesus foi galgando terreno nos primeiros séculos do Cristianismo, começando como o “filho da Humanidade”, em Marcos, e culminando no Deus-Filho, na Santíssima Trindade. No final, tivemos ainda tempo para falar um pouco do Apóstolo Paulo, de Tiago (irmão de Jesus -- pouco relevante nos evangelhos mas que se tornou uma figura relevante no início do Cristianismo) e, claro, de Maria, mãe de Jesus (em quem o contraste entre o papel que tem no Novo Testamento e o papel importantíssimo que veio a assumir no Cristianismo é ainda maior). Espero que gostem. Para mim, foi uma conversa muito interessante e destas que puxam pela cabeça -- embora, deva dizer, que talvez tenha saído com mais dúvidas ainda do que tinha antes.  _______________ Obrigado aos mecenas do podcast: Julie Piccini, Ana Raquel Guimarães Galaró family, José Luís Malaquias, Francisco Hermenegildo, Nuno Costa, Abílio Silva, Salvador Cunha, Bruno Heleno, António llms, Helena Monteiro, BFDC, Pedro Lima Ferreira, Miguel van Uden, João Ribeiro, Nuno e Ana, João Baltazar, Miguel Marques, Corto Lemos, Carlos Martins, Tiago Leite Tomás Costa, Rita Sá Marques, Geoffrey Marcelino, Luis, Maria Pimentel, Rui Amorim, RB, Pedro Frois Costa, Gabriel Sousa, Mário Lourenço, Filipe Bento Caires, Diogo Sampaio Viana, Tiago Taveira, Ricardo Leitão, Pedro B. Ribeiro, João Teixeira, Miguel Bastos, Isabel Moital, Arune Bhuralal, Isabel Oliveira, Ana Teresa Mota, Luís Costa, Francisco Fonseca, João Nelas, Tiago Queiroz, António Padilha, Rita Mateus, Daniel Correia, João Saro João Pereira Amorim, Sérgio Nunes, Telmo Gomes, André Morais, Antonio Loureiro, Beatriz Bagulho, Tiago Stock, Joaquim Manuel Jorge Borges, Gabriel Candal, Joaquim Ribeiro, Fábio Monteiro, João Barbosa, Tiago M Machado, Rita Sousa Pereira, Henrique Pedro, Cloé Leal de Magalhães, Francisco Moura, Rui Antunes7, Joel, Pedro L, João Diamantino, Nuno Lages, João Farinha, Henrique Vieira, André Abrantes, Hélder Moreira, José Losa, João Ferreira, Rui Vilao, Jorge Amorim, João Pereira, Goncalo Murteira Machado Monteiro, Luis Miguel da Silva Barbosa, Bruno Lamas, Carlos Silveira, Maria Francisca Couto, Alexandre Freitas, Afonso Martins, José Proença, Jose Pedroso, Telmo , Francisco Vasconcelos, Duarte , Luis Marques, Joana Margarida Alves Martins, Tiago Parente, Ana Moreira, António Queimadela, David Gil, Daniel Pais, Miguel Jacinto, Luís Santos, Bernardo Pimentel, Gonçalo de Paiva e Pona , Tiago Pedroso, Gonçalo Castro, Inês Inocêncio, Hugo Ramos, Pedro Bravo, António Mendes Silva, paulo matos, Luís Brandão, Tomás Saraiva, Ana Vitória Soares, Mestre88 , Nuno Malvar, Ana Rita Laureano, Manuel Botelho da Silva, Pedro Brito, Wedge, Bruno Amorim Inácio, Manuel Martins, Ana Sousa Amorim, Robertt, Miguel Palhas, Maria Oliveira, Cheila Bhuralal, Filipe Melo, Gil Batista Marinho, Cesar Correia, Salomé Afonso, Diogo Silva, Patrícia Esquível , Inês Patrão, Daniel Almeida, Paulo Ferreira, Macaco Quitado, Pedro Correia, Francisco Santos, Antonio Albuquerque, Renato Mendes, João Barbosa, Margarida Gonçalves, Andrea Grosso, João Pinho , João Crispim, Francisco Aguiar , João Diogo, João Diogo Silva, José Oliveira Pratas, João Moreira, Vasco Lima, Tomás Félix, Pedro Rebelo, Nuno Gonçalves, Pedro , Marta Baptista Coelho, Mariana Barosa, Francisco Arantes, João Raimundo, Mafalda Pratas, Tiago Pires, Luis Quelhas Valente, Vasco Sá Pinto, Jorge Soares, Pedro Miguel Pereira Vieira, Pedro F. Finisterra, Ricardo Santos _______________ Esta conversa foi editada por: Hugo Oliveira _______________ Bio: Dale B. Martin is a New Testament scholar and historian of Christianity, currently Woolsey Professor Emeritus of Religious Studies at Yale University. Professor Martin specializes in New Testament and Christian Origins, including attention to social and cultural history of the Greco-Roman world. Before joining the Yale faculty in 1999, he taught at Rhodes College and Duke University. His books include: Slavery as Salvation: The Metaphor of Slavery in Pauline Christianity; The Corinthian Body; Inventing Superstition: from the Hippocratics to the Christians; Sex and the Single Savior: Gender and Sexuality in Biblical Interpretation; Pedagogy of the Bible: an Analysis and Proposal; New Testament History and Literature; and most recently, Biblical Truths: The Meaning of Scripture in the Twenty-First Century. He has edited several books, including (with Patricia Cox Miller), The Cultural Turn in Late Ancient Studies: Gender, Asceticism, and Historiography. He was an associate editor for the revision and expansion of the Encyclopedia of Religion, published in 2005. He has published several articles on topics related to the ancient family, gender and sexuality in the ancient world, and ideology of modern biblical scholarship, including titles such as: “Contradictions of Masculinity: Ascetic Inseminators and Menstruating Men in Greco-Roman Culture.” He currently is working on issues in biblical interpretation, social history and religion in the Greco-Roman world, and sexual ethics. He has held fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation (Germany), the Lilly Foundation, the Fulbright Commission (USA-Denmark), and the Wabash Center for Teaching and Learning in Theology and Religion. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (elected 2009).

Faithful Politics
"Is the Prophetic Copasetic?" w/Dr. Craig Keenar

Faithful Politics

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 13, 2022 98:12


Let's say you were a person of faith and one that believes in divine words from God. If you had a word directly from the divine would you share it? What method would you use to make sure you had it right? Is there anyway to know? This week faithful host Josh Burtram and  guest host James Cane interview Dr. Craig Keener, a world class New Testament Scholar. Listen in on their discussion as they go from epistemology, to the right method to interpret the world around us, to how to judge prophecy, and back again. Come on and join! You won't regret it. Guest Bio:Dr. Keener did his Ph.D. work in New Testament and Christian Origins at Duke University and is known for his work as a New Testament scholar on Bible background (commentaries on the New Testament in its early Jewish and Greco-Roman settings). Well over a million of his thirty-plus books are in circulation and have won thirteen national and international awards. His award-winning, popular-level IVP Bible Background Commentary: New Testament (now in its second edition [2014], and available in a number of languages) has sold over half a million copies.The goal of this site is to reach a wide audience with selections from Dr. Keener's nontechnical writings and teaching videos to help anyone who studies the Bible to see the Scriptures in their historical context.Craig is married to Médine Moussounga Keener, who holds a Ph.D. from University of Paris 7. She was a refugee for 18 months in her nation of Congo, and together Craig and Médine work for ethnic reconciliation in the U.S. and Africa. Craig is ordained by the National Baptist Convention, an African-American denomination, and for roughly a decade was one of the associate ministers at Enon Tabernacle Baptist Church in Philadelphia. Craig and Médine's story together is Impossible Love: The True Story of an African Civil War, Miracles, and Hope Against All Odds (Chosen Books, 2016).Support the showTo learn more about the show, contact our hosts, or recommend future guests, click on the links below: Website: https://www.faithfulpoliticspodcast.com/ Faithful Host: Josh@faithfulpoliticspodcast.com Political Host: Will@faithfulpoliticspodcast.com Twitter: @FaithfulPolitik Instagram: faithful_politics Facebook: FaithfulPoliticsPodcast LinkedIn: faithfulpolitics

Who’s On The Lords Side
Part 2: Satan, Zeus Belus, Jupiter, Same Script Different Cast

Who’s On The Lords Side

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 6, 2022 116:35


Part 2: In this episode I discuss the origins of Satans many names starting with Zeus. I also discuss Greek legend and Greco-Roman mythology. No matter what generation of the earth he reveals himself in , it has always been the same script, with a different cast. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/whosonthelordsside/support

the simplyRevised podcast
Colossians: Christian Homes

the simplyRevised podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 6, 2022 25:14


In our study of Colossians, we come to a section of Paul's letter where he teaches about Christian households in a first-century Greco-Roman culture, which was highly authoritarian. How are we to understand Paul's words in our culture today? Resources and Downloads https://www.simplyrevised.org/post/colossians-07-christian-homes

The Travel Story Society
How to order a white wine in Hungary, the food battle of the Greco-Roman World and is Bali the perfect Digital Nomad Destination? - Brianna West

The Travel Story Society

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 1, 2022 63:08


The Travel Story Society is a blog and podcast where we invite people to tell us their favourite travel stories. On the podcast we ask guests; their top three travel destinations, the best food they have eaten abroad, their funniest travel story, their scariest travel experiences and the top three destinations on their bucket list. Through this we get amazing stories and insight from every guest. Our website focuses on sharing travel stories from unknown travel bloggers giving them a platform to show off their work, we don't do the traditional list style, click bait content, we focus on entertaining and interesting story based content. Check out our website www.travelstorysociety.com On this episode we interview Brianna West aka Bri. Bri is the owner of Travel Munchers platform which covers several different projects. She has a great Instagram that provides beautiful content regularly, a Digital Nomad Academy and a website that provides brilliant travel review and tips and tricks! We speak about the linguistic issues of living abroad, the merits of Bali as a digital nomad destination, and the battle of the Greco-Roman world, who has the best food? Enjoy the episode guys and go check out all of the links below. Here are the links: Travel Munchers website Digital nomad academy Travel Munchers Instagram Theme Tune: Brie's Spotify Peter Kirkman's Linkedin

Who’s On The Lords Side
Satan, Zeus Belus, Jupiter, Same Script Different Cast

Who’s On The Lords Side

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 29, 2022 117:33


One thing about Satan he loves to masquerade. And no wonder, for Satan himself masquerades as an angel of light. 2 Corinthians 11:14. In this episode I discuss the origins of Satans many names starting with Zeus. I also discuss Greek legend and Greco-Roman mythology. No matter what generation of the earth he reveals himself in , it has always been the same script, with a different cast. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/whosonthelordsside/support

Styx + Bones by Evoking
Episode 37: Glamour Magic, Mermaids and Sirens

Styx + Bones by Evoking

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 28, 2022 72:24


Welcome back to the ghost and ghouls of our podcast! Today we're talking about one of our favorite types of magic - glamour magic!! We dive into how we use it, some personal enchantments, what it actually is and more. Glamour magic to us is really inspired by sirens and mermaids - we chat about actual folklore around these mythological creatures and how they were actually depicted in the Greco-Roman perspective. Speaking of mermaids.... we then decided to rank Disney Princes because let's be real - Prince Eric was BOOOOORING. Join our Patreon for Styx + Bones here! Don't forget to like, subscribe and rate our podcast! Shop the Metaphysical Shop: https://www.crystalmoonclarity.com/evoking-the-shop Styx and Bones Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/styxandbonespodcast/ Styx and Bones the Store: https://www.instagram.com/styxandbonesstore/ Chelsea's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/chelschelslynnn/ Music by LiteSaturation --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/evoking-cmc/support

Mat Talk Podcast Network
Olympic silver medalist Brandon Paulson of PINnacle Wrestling School – OTM655

Mat Talk Podcast Network

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 22, 2022 85:38


Olympic silver medalist and PINnacle Wrestling School's Brandon Paulson Anoka, Minnesota native Brandon Paulson is a wrestling-lifer. One of the brains behind one of the most successful youth and high school wrestling clubs in the country (PINnacle Wrestling School) along with Jared Lawrence, Paulson hasn't spent much time away from wrestling mats during his life. An All-American at Minnesota and a 1996 Olympic silver medalist in Greco-Roman wrestling, Paulson is versed in every aspect of wrestling. He's also watching his own kids excel on the football field and on the college gymnastics world. Join Kyle Klingman and Andy Hamilton as they talk about the world of wrestling on the flagship podcast of Trackwrestling.com from FloSports.   Show Segments  0:50 - Andy is hungry, like The Wolf, and teed up for the NWCA All-Star Classic. 10:45 - Looking at this past week's Division I dual action. 20:51 - Cliff Keen Athletic 21:36 - Brandon Paulson Interview  1:20:00 - Cliff Keen Athletic 1:21:00 - Wrapping up the show. Subscribe to On The Mat and listen anytimeApple Podcasts | Stitcher Radio | Spreaker | Spotify | iHeartRadio | Google Podcasts | RSS SUPPORT THE SHOW And if you're a fan of the extensive and broad-based reach of the shows on the Mat Talk Podcast Network, become a TEAM MEMBER today. There are various levels of perks for the different levels of team membership. If you like wrestling content — scratch that — if you LOVE great wrestling content, consider becoming a team member. You'll get some cool stuff too.

Success to Significance: Life After Breaking Through Glass Ceilings
Giving Back through Youth Mentorship with Morlon Greenwood

Success to Significance: Life After Breaking Through Glass Ceilings

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 22, 2022 23:40


Join Jen and her guest, former NFL football player, Morlon Greenwood. Morlon shares with us what his Foundation is all about and his plans to have a youth facility built! Get to know Morlon Greenwood Morlon Greenwood, who hails from Kingston, Jamaica, found his passion for soccer at a young age. After moving to the United States at 11 years old, Greenwood continued to participate in soccer until being introduced to wrestling by assistant wrestling coach Russ Cellan during his sophomore year. After being discovered for his wrestling talent, he took 4th place in the Nassau County Wrestling Tournament and was then encouraged by Russ Cellan, also the head football coach, to give football a shot during his junior year. His athleticism and his expeditious learning skills earned him a scholarship to Syracuse University after his first year. Greenwood continued to compete in wrestling and won the freestyle state championship, the Empire State Games freestyle championship twice and Greco Roman state championship once. During his senior year he won the scholastic state wrestling championship at 215 lbs and became his coach's first ever state champion in 29 years at Freeport High School as well as competing in track & field.       After a successful college career at Syracuse University, Greenwood was drafted in 2001 as a third-round pick for the Miami Dolphins as a linebacker. His NFL career spanned eight years as a starter and two teams, the Miami Dolphins and the Houston Texans. During his time as a free agent, Greenwood had a chance to expand on his career as a recording artist under the moniker “Ultimate,” with multiple songs reaching the rhythmic music charts and collaborations with artists such as Pitbull and Flo Rida. He also began training in other sports, such as boxing, where he turned professional for a brief period with a record of 3-0 and 3KOs. A year after becoming a free agent, Morlon signed with the Omaha Nighthawks, where he started for three years. After his football career, his endeavors have included furthering his music career and developing an acting career, as well as involvement in the non-profit sector.      During the time in his professional career, he also became involved in community needs with underprivileged youth by instilling keys to success and teaching marketable skills on and off the football field. With this passion, the Morlon Greenwood Foundation was created. The mission of the Foundation is to “Raise-Up youth to become successful socially responsible citizens through mentorship imparted to encourage the realization of their full potential while respecting diversity within the community.” This non-profit organization has utilized a network of nationwide organizations and a connection to local communities, where 3500 youth have been helped achieve their goals since 2016 for free. Morlon is also the President of the NFL Alumni Las Vegas Chapter, whose mission is “Caring For Kids and "Caring For Our Own”. Currently Mr. Greenwood is working on putting the MG52 Olympic Complex in place to provide mentorship through sports and the wrap-around services for the youth year-round. MG52 Complex will remain consistently focused on accomplishing its mission of inspiring today's youth towards reaching their full potential. "BELIEVE IT AND YOU WILL ACHIEVE IT"    GET IN TOUCH WITH MORLON! WEBSITE FB IG EMAIL: ADMIN@MG52.ORG Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

On The Mat
Olympic silver medalist Brandon Paulson of PINnacle Wrestling School - OTM655

On The Mat

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 22, 2022 83:45


Olympic silver medalist and PINnacle Wrestling School's Brandon Paulson
Anoka, Minnesota native Brandon Paulson is a wrestling-lifer. One of the brains behind one of the most successful youth and high school wrestling clubs in the country (PINnacle Wrestling School) along with Jared Lawrence, Paulson hasn't spent much time away from wrestling mats during his life. An All-American at Minnesota and a 1996 Olympic silver medalist in Greco-Roman wrestling, Paulson is versed in every aspect of wrestling. He's also watching his own kids excel on the football field and on the college gymnastics world. Join Kyle Klingman and Andy Hamilton as they talk about the world of wrestling on the flagship podcast of Trackwrestling.com from FloSports. Show Segments 0:50 - Andy is hungry, like The Wolf, and teed up for the NWCA All-Star Classic.10:45 - Looking at this past week's Division I dual action.20:51 - Cliff Keen Athletic21:36 - Brandon Paulson Interview 1:20:00 - Cliff Keen Athletic1:21:00 - Wrapping up the show.

Sermons by Archbishop Foley Beach
Turkeys and Eagles, Part 5: Following Jesus Changes Everything in Our Families

Sermons by Archbishop Foley Beach

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 20, 2022 25:00


Turkeys and Eagles, Part 5: Following Jesus Changes Everything in Our Families MESSAGE SUMMARY:    Series Overview: This Series has been looking at Paul's letter to the Ephesians to point out “Turkeyisms” – those things of our culture and some worldviews by which we may have been duped into beliefs inconsistent with the Gospel of Jesus or behaving in a manner that is not what Christianity is all about. This Series has pointed out some changes in our thinking needed to be like “Eagles” so that we can be the people that God wants and expects us to be. Today's Sermon: A look into Ephesians 5 provides a perspective on many “Turkeyisms”; however, the focus today is just on one: Turkey Thinking – “My Christianity has no effect on my family relationships, but my upbringing does”; but Eagle Thinking – My Christianity places me in the Kingdom of God with a radically different view of family relationships”. Being in the Kingdom of God Changes everything for those that follow Jesus. Marriage in America is having a rough time, and we can't say that Christian marriage is different. Too many of us, who say that we follow Jesus today, don't let Christianity follow us through the front door as we live our secular lives. In the First Century of the Ephesians, both Jewish and Greek laws greatly diminished the roles, respect for, and value of women. In the Roman world, of the same period, women and children were just passed around – women had many husbands. It was into this world of Judaism and Greco Roman culture that Jesus walked in; and we found Jesus respecting and honoring women. Jesus raised the status of women – Jesus brought a whole new way of thinking about family, marriage, children, and divorce into First Century culture that has provided an ethical context for two thousand years. In the same period and culture, Paul came along; and he set up churches. He wrote letters, which were written in the culture of this period, to the Christians in churches like the church in Ephesus. These early Christians were a part of the Kingdom of God – the blessed followers of Jesus – they were called to be filled with the Holy Spirit and to be imitators of Jesus. Therefore, followers of Jesus were to be vessels of His light to the world. Followers of Jesus were to be different from this culture of the period. By being different in their families, followers of Jesus would transform the culture (which, eventually, they did!!!). From Ephesians 5:21, we are to “submit to one another out of reverence for Christ”. “Submitting” is treating others like you wish to be treated. In Ephesians 5, Paul applies this principle of Christianity to the family (i.e. wives, husbands, and children) and to the workplace (i.e. employees). The Kingdom of God calls us to loving family relationships; therefore we, as followers of Jesus, are called to be different and not a part of the culture.   TODAY'S PRAYER: Lord, Sabbath rest is truly an unbelievable gift! Thank you that there is nothing I can do to earn your love; it comes without any strings attached. As I close my eyes for these few minutes before you, all I can say is, thank you! In Jesus' name, amen.    Scazzero, Peter. Emotionally Healthy Spirituality Day by Day (p. 133). Zondervan. Kindle Edition. TODAY'S AFFIRMATION: Today, I affirm that because of what God has done for me in His Son, Jesus, I AM FILLED WITH THE HOLY SPIRIT. If you then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him! Luke 11:13 SCRIPTURE REFERENCE (ESV):  Ephesians 5:21-33, 6:1-4; John 4:25-28; Mark 10:6-10; Proverbs 31:10-31; 1 Corinthians 13:1-13.; Psalms 73a:1-14. SCRIPTURE REFERENCE SEARCH: www.AWFTL.org/bible-search/ WEBSITE LINK TO DR. BEACH'S DAILY DEVOTIONAL – “For Jesus Followers, Fasting, with Food, Will Symbolize a Victory Over Oneself and Solidify a Personal Relationship with God”: https://awordfromthelord.org/devotional/ A WORD FROM THE LORD WEBSITE: www.AWFTL.org. DONATE TO AWFTL: https://mygiving.secure.force.com/GXDonateNow?id=a0Ui000000DglsqEAB

It is Discernable®
The Origin of Human Rights and Self Determination with Human Rights Lawyer Peter Fam

It is Discernable®

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2022 121:05


Peter Fam is a human rights lawyer from Sydney, Australia. He believes that today's society has become detached from the principles our species has upheld and respected for thousands of years. We took a particularly deep dive into the origin of human rights, natural law and how that is evolving in today's post-modern society that is reimagining the human rights landscape. It forced us to ask deep epistemological questions to trace the authority of self-determination and the origin of truth. Watch the full interview at: https://discernable.io/the-origin-of-human-rights-with-human-rights-lawyer-peter-fam We discussed: Fasting and food shortages Human rights law based in ancient Egyptian society Greco-Roman natural law Society's attempt to enshrine natural law When governments create exceptions to human rights Can human rights ever be granted? Post modernism and the erosion of natural rights Vaccine mandates and human rights Australian peer pressure and its convict past Contact tracing through Woolworths supermarket loyalty cards Privacy as a lightning rod for human rights Schools requiring fingerprints to enter bathrooms Australians don't value human rights Collapse in trust for medical system Parallel systems always arise under absolutism Lockdown attitudes are not sustainable The psychotic on both sides who are consumed by fear The crash that western societies must have The inevitable collapse of societies when human rights are trampled Blue Zones on earth Lifespan vs Healthspan Empires that succeed - the British Empire? The longest human society - the Indigenous Australia How should we measure human 'success'? Objective truth and human values Self-determination a modern cross-cultural value, aka 'Free will' What normal people want - comfort Useless international conventions on human rights When only 10% of population dissent, societies change The fires that bring renewal How to survive long cycles Is there a God? Doesn't take long for bad times to change anymore Human rights cases in Australia Legal actions claiming false imprisonment in hotel quarantine The High Court 'Australian Babies Case' Mehdi Ali, the lying refugee Why the left wing refuse to interview -------------------- DISCERNABLE The Video Archive: https://discernable.io Grab some of our awesome TeamHuman merch at: https://teamhuman.au Join our Private Community: https://discernable.locals.com Purchase tickets (and replays) to our Town Halls: https://discernable.io/townhall

Teaching & News From Eastgate PCB
Ephesians #6: E Pluribus Unum (Eph 4:1-6)

Teaching & News From Eastgate PCB

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 13, 2022 43:27


This Sunday we'll be continuing our study in Ephesians (ch 4:1-16), and the theme of it can be embodied in the Latin phrase “E pluribus unum” – out of many, one.Paul's previous theme of unity will flow easily into chapter 4, where he begins his practical applications of what he described in the first three chapters. We'll be breaking this into three parts: v1-6 where Paul reinforces the need for us to intentionally pursue unity; v 7-10 where he explains that unity isn't uniformity and then v 11-16 where he expounds on the purpose of the church and its leadership.As you read v1-6, take note of how all the character qualities he challenges us to embody all have a social outworking. If you were to turn this around and consider it from the negative, based on these verses – what do you think Paul would say is the biggest threat to the church? In what practical ways can we begin the process of drawing closer to each other as the church?V7-10 take a brief detour, where Paul qualifies his statement on unity, reminding us that it's not uniformity, we still have individual gifts given us. He quotes Psalm 68 to support his claim, but it only makes it a bit fuzzier for us as modern readers. We'll dig into that more on Sunday – but if God has given us each a gift for the sake of the community, what might your gift be? That's a subject worth praying about – and I think it can be anything from an ability to give a friendly smile to hearing messages from God for the community. Let's be open to how God wants to use all of us!When Paul does start describing the gifts God gave the church, he talks about people. I find that fascinating. We'll talk about how Paul subverts the Greco-Roman ideal of honor and position on Sunday. There's a lot to consider in this – suffice it to say, these are all job descriptions, not titles of position, and certainly not assumed because of earned status. Gift is the operative word. And who is the gift for?Paul also describes the reason for these functions in the church – to equip the community for ministry. If that's the case, where is ministry taking place, in Paul's thinking? All of us joined together, from the many-one, form a better picture of who Jesus is!Click here for a pdf of the teaching slideshow.

Infectious Historians
Episode 99 - Health and Illness in the Ancient World with Helen Rhee

Infectious Historians

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2022 60:59


Helen Rhee (Westmont College) joins the Infectious Historians to discuss her work on illness, pain and healthcare in early Christianity. The conversation begins with an overview of medicine in Greco-Roman antiquity, and transitions from there to survey health and illness in the Hebrew Bible before moving on to early Christian times. The topics covered include changes over time in the association between the divine and health (or disease), asceticism, pain, and the new idea of Christian health through hospitals in cities.

The Sword & Staff
The Forgotten God & Demigods of the Greco-Roman World

The Sword & Staff

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2022 106:06


In this week's edition, Rev. Josh and Sketchy Ritchie are back with an episode on the forgotten gods and demigods of the Greco-Roman world! In this episode, they start off by talking about the Greeks and their mythology about the Titans and the Olympians. After that, they begin to draw connections between the Greek Pantheon and the Roman Pantheon. They also have a conversation on household spirits in Rome, and then they get into a conversation about the Roman festival year. They close the conversation talking about the conversion of the Empire and Constantine the Great, setting them up for a conversation about Christmas in a few weeks! Let us know what you think about this week's edition! Sources Used: Timeless Tales of Gods and Heros by Edith Hamilton: Amazon.com: Mythology (75th Anniversary Illustrated Edition): Timeless Tales of Gods and Heroes: 9780316438520: Hamilton, Edith, Tierney, Jim: Books Theogony by Hesiod: Amazon.com: Hesiod and Theognis (Penguin Classics): Theogony, Works and Days, and Elegies: 9780140442830: Hesiod, Theognis, Wender, Dorothea, Wender, Dorothea: Books The Iliad by Homer: Amazon.com: The Iliad: 9780140275360: Homer, Robert Fagles, Bernard Knox: Books The Odyssey by Homer: The Odyssey: Homer, Robert Fagles, Bernard Knox (amazon.com) The Aeneid by Virgil: Amazon.com: The Aeneid (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition): 9780143105138: Virgil, Fagles, Robert, Knox, Bernard: Books Defending Constantine by Peter Leithart: Defending Constantine: The Twilight of an Empire and the Dawn of Christendom: Leithart, Peter J.: 9780830827220: Amazon.com: Books Roman Pagan Life and Worship by Dr. Ryan Reeves (Video): (348) Roman Pagan Life and Worship - YouTube The Ancient Roman World by Dr. Ryan Reeves (Video): (348) The Ancient Roman World - YouTube Roman Household Spirits by Study of Antiquity and Middle Ages (Video): (348) Roman Household Spirits ~ (Roman Myths) (Roman Household Gods) (Ancient Roman Religion) - YouTube

Exegetically Speaking
Is the Kingdom Subjected to Violence or Forcefully Advancing? with Bradley Trout: Matthew 11:12

Exegetically Speaking

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 7, 2022 12:00


Bradley Trout is a Ph.D. student at North-West University, Potchefstroom, South Africa, and he teaches Greek and Hebrew at George Whitefield College, Cape Town, South Africa. His current research is on the law in Matthew's gospel within the Greco-Roman milieu. Today's topic: A key verb in Matt. 11:12 could be taken as passive or middle voice leading to opposing translations, negative and positive. Jesus may be declaring that the kingdom of God is being subjected to violence or that it is forcefully advancing. There are contextual reasons to favor the passive, negative sense.

Styx + Bones by Evoking
Episode 34: Do You Have to Die to be a Death Witch/Worker and the Eleusinian Mystery Religion of Persephone and Demeter

Styx + Bones by Evoking

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 7, 2022 68:55


Welcome back to the ghost and ghouls of our podcast! On today's episode we're talking about one of our favorite and most beloved topics D E A T H!!! We're answering one of the most popular questions we get asked - Do you need to experience death as a death witch or death worker? We then dive into the mystery religion in the Greco-Roman period of Persephone and Demeter the Eleusinian Mysteries! Many people in the Greco-Roman period dedicated themselves to the goddesses and made pilgrimages to leave offerings. We go step by step (with what we have archaeology wise) on how people were initiated into this mystery religion. We then update at the end of the episode on one of our Boo and What Do! stories from the first one we ever did and how we were able to help someone with a rowdy house spirit. Join our Patreon for Styx + Bones here! Don't forget to like, subscribe and rate our podcast! Shop the Metaphysical Shop: https://www.crystalmoonclarity.com/evoking-the-shop Styx and Bones Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/styxandbonespodcast/ Evoking the Shop Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/evokingtheshop/ Chelsea's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/chelschelslynnn/ Music by LiteSaturation --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/evoking-cmc/support

The Deep Dive Spirituality Conversations Podcast
Episode 115 Massimo Pigliucci onThe Quest for Character

The Deep Dive Spirituality Conversations Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 5, 2022 54:40


In this week's episode, Dr. Massimo Pigliucci returns to the podcast to discuss the ongoing relevance and power of Greco-Roman philosophy to shape our character and way of life in the 21st century. Order Massimo's new book: The Quest for Character: https://amzn.to/3hdvXGt Connect with Dr. Pigliucci Web: https://massimopigliucci.com Books by Massimo A Field Guide to a Happy Life: 53 Brief Lessons for Living https://amzn.to/3ovvhKm A Handbook for New Stoics: how to Thrive in a World Out of Your Control https://amzn.to/39pJZhK How to Be a Stoic: Using Ancient Philosophy to Live a Modern Life https://amzn.to/2YqQTNz How to Life a Good Life: A Guide to Choosing Your Personal Philosophy https://amzn.to/2YkXiKd Nonsense on Stilts: how To Tell Science from Bunk. https://amzn.to/3iU3iD0 Other books by Massimo: https://amzn.to/39qYrWG Brian's Website: www.brianrussellphd.com Brian Russell's Books Centering Prayer: Sitting Quietly in God's Presence Can Change Your Life https://amzn.to/2S0AcIZ (Re)Aligning with God: Reading Scripture for Church and World (Cascade Books) https://amzn.to/30tP4S9 Invitation: A Bible Study to Begin With (Seedbed) https://my.seedbed.com/product/onebook-invitation-by-brian-russell/ Brian's Recommended Resources on Centering Prayer: https://www.brianrussellphd.com/post/my-top-ten-favorite-resources-on-centering-prayer Information on Brian's Signature Deep Dive Spirituality Coaching for Pastors and Spiritually Minded Leaders: www.deepdivespirituality.com Connecting with Brian: Website: www.brianrussellphd.com Twitter: @briandrussell Instagram: @yourprofessorforlife Interested in coaching or inviting Brian to speak or teach for your community of faith or group? Email: deepdivespirituality@gmail.com Links to Amazon are Affiliate links. If you purchase items through these links, Amazon returns a small percentage of the sale to Brian Russell. This supports the podcast and does not increase the price of the items you may choose to buy. Thank you for your support. #stoicism #virtue #character

Unstoppable Mindset
Episode 72 – Unstoppable Transformed Tough Guy with Donald G. “Skip” Mondragon

Unstoppable Mindset

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 4, 2022 71:14


Yes, that is how Donald G. “Skip” Mondragon describes himself. Skip has served as an internal Medicine physician in the Army rising to the rank of colonel.   Throughout much of his life, Skip has also been a wrestler competitor, and he has been good at the sport.   In 2014 Skip discovered that he was suffering from a deep depression. As he worked through his condition and emerged from it he also wrote his Amazon Bestselling book entitled Wrestling Depression Is Not For Wimps.   I very much enjoyed my interview with Skip Mondragon and I sincerely hope that you will as well and that Skip's conversation and stories will inspire you.   About the Guest: Donald G. “Skip” Mondragon, MD is a transformed tough guy. Since recovering from depression in 2014, he's been on a quest to help ten million men struggling with depression, one man at a time. He's practiced Internal Medicine for over thirty years. Colonel Mondragon is a twenty-six-year Army veteran, spent eighteen months in combat zones, and is a national wrestling champion. Skip's book Wrestling Depression Is Not for Wimps! was published in February 2020 and is the author of Inspired Talks Volume 3, an Amazon International Bestseller. He's spoken on different stages, including at TEDXGrandviewHeights in December 2021. Skip's true claim to fame is his five independent and gainfully employed children, his four amazing grandchildren, and especially his wife Sherry. She's a fellow author and a tough Army wife. Sherry has endured raising teenagers on her own, a variety of moves to new duty stations, and far too many of Skip's idiosyncrasies for forty-one years of marriage.   Skip can be reached at: Email: skipmondragon@transformedtoughguys.com Website: www.transformedtoughguys.com Book: www.amazon.com/author/skipmondragon LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/skip-mondragon-66a-2b436 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SkipWNW/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/SkipWnw   About the Host: Michael Hingson is a New York Times best-selling author, international lecturer, and Chief Vision Officer for accessiBe. Michael, blind since birth, survived the 9/11 attacks with the help of his guide dog Roselle. This story is the subject of his best-selling book, Thunder Dog.   Michael gives over 100 presentations around the world each year speaking to influential groups such as Exxon Mobile, AT&T, Federal Express, Scripps College, Rutgers University, Children's Hospital, and the American Red Cross just to name a few. He is an Ambassador for the National Braille Literacy Campaign for the National Federation of the Blind and also serves as Ambassador for the American Humane Association's 2012 Hero Dog Awards.   https://michaelhingson.com https://www.facebook.com/michael.hingson.author.speaker/ https://twitter.com/mhingson https://www.youtube.com/user/mhingson https://www.linkedin.com/in/michaelhingson/   accessiBe Links https://accessibe.com/ https://www.youtube.com/c/accessiBe https://www.linkedin.com/company/accessibe/mycompany/ https://www.facebook.com/accessibe/       Thanks for listening! Thanks so much for listening to our podcast! If you enjoyed this episode and think that others could benefit from listening, please share it using the social media buttons on this page. Do you have some feedback or questions about this episode? Leave a comment in the section below!   Subscribe to the podcast If you would like to get automatic updates of new podcast episodes, you can subscribe to the podcast on Apple Podcasts or Stitcher. You can also subscribe in your favorite podcast app.   Leave us an Apple Podcasts review Ratings and reviews from our listeners are extremely valuable to us and greatly appreciated. They help our podcast rank higher on Apple Podcasts, which exposes our show to more awesome listeners like you. If you have a minute, please leave an honest review on Apple Podcasts.     Transcription Notes* Michael Hingson  00:00 Access Cast and accessiBe Initiative presents Unstoppable Mindset. The podcast where inclusion, diversity and the unexpected meet. Hi, I'm Michael Hingson, Chief Vision Officer for accessiBe and the author of the number one New York Times bestselling book, Thunder dog, the story of a blind man, his guide dog and the triumph of trust. Thanks for joining me on my podcast as we explore our own blinding fears of inclusion unacceptance and our resistance to change. We will discover the idea that no matter the situation, or the people we encounter, our own fears, and prejudices often are our strongest barriers to moving forward. The unstoppable mindset podcast is sponsored by accessiBe, that's a c c e s s i  capital B e. Visit www.accessibe.com to learn how you can make your website accessible for persons with disabilities. And to help make the internet fully inclusive by the year 2025. Glad you dropped by we're happy to meet you and to have you here with us.   Michael Hingson  01:21 Good morning or afternoon wherever you happen to be and welcome to unstoppable mindset. Today, our guest is Donald  “Skip” Mondragon. I met Donald not too long ago, actually at podapolooza. And we've talked about that before. It's an event where podcasters would be podcasters. And people who want to be interviewed by podcasters all get together. Sometimes one person has all three at once. But I met Skip. And we talked a little bit and I said would you be interested and willing to come on the podcast? And he said yes. So now he's stuck with us? Because here we are. Skip. How are you?   Donald G. “Skip” Mondragon  01:58 I am doing great. Michael, delighted to be here.   Michael Hingson  02:02 Now where are you located?   Donald G. “Skip” Mondragon  02:04 I am in the Dallas Fort Worth area.   Michael Hingson  02:06 So there you go two hours ahead of where we are and any fires nearby? Hopefully not. No, sir.   Donald G. “Skip” Mondragon  02:14 Thank you, Lord,   Michael Hingson  02:15 right now us the same way. And we're, we're blessed by that. But it is getting hot in both places, isn't   Donald G. “Skip” Mondragon  02:22 it? Oh, yes, indeed.   Michael Hingson  02:25 Well, tell me a little bit about you, maybe your early life and so on. And you know, we'll kind of go from there.   Donald G. “Skip” Mondragon  02:31 Yes, sir. And the third of eight children born of Hispanic parents, but meager means but born in Denver, Colorado. My father went to the Korean War, and came back a broken man. The man that went to war was not the man that came home. He suffered, I'm convinced with bipolar disorder, PTSD, and he was an alcoholic. And when my dad drank, he was violent. My sister, my eldest sister, Roma tells us that when my dad would come home, we would run and hide, because we didn't know which dad was coming home. The kind, gentle, fun loving dad for the angry mean, violent dad. So this was my early childhood. I actually don't have memories before the age of seven, other than a couple little fleeting memories. So I don't remember a lot of that I get history really from my sister, my older sister,   Michael Hingson  03:33 I help that because he's just blocked it out or something worse.   Donald G. “Skip” Mondragon  03:37 Yes. It's it's gone. Those I just don't have those memories are not accessible. But that was my early childhood. It was chaotic. It was. It was chaotic. It was traumatic. But I came from very loving family. Eight, you know, seven siblings were all close in age. 10 years separate us. We're still close to this day enjoy being together with one another loud, boisterous. Or they're very affectionate. No. My siblings are in Texas. I have a brother in the Baltimore area, Maryland, one in Raleigh, North Carolina. I'm here in Texas. The others are all in Colorado.   Michael Hingson  04:20 So I guess with a number in Colorado, that's the meeting place.   Donald G. “Skip” Mondragon  04:25 Yes, sir. Between my wife and I, my mother is the only living parent. And so we go back home as we call it to his in Colorado. Yes.   Michael Hingson  04:36 Well, there's nothing wrong with that. Indeed. So you grew up? Did you go to college?   Donald G. “Skip” Mondragon  04:45 Yes, sir. tended start my college career at the University of Notre Dame ROTC scholarship, left there, in my fifth semester confused, not quite sure what I was going to do. There's this tug, am I going to go into ministry or says medicine I was pre med at the time I left school I was out of school for three plus three and a half years trying to decide what I was going to do. And then I transferred into all Roberts University where I finished my undergraduate work for Roshan first in Tulsa, Oklahoma. And their I went to medical school and it's there for you that I met my sweetheart sherry. And this year we celebrated our 41st wedding anniversary,   Michael Hingson  05:30 Pierre just ahead of us by a year and a half, I guess because we will, our 40s will be in November. No congratulation, which is great. Now, we knew the marriage was gonna last I'm, I'm gonna get shot for this, I'm sure but we knew our marriage was gonna last because the wedding was supposed to start at four in the afternoon on Saturday, the 27th of November of 90. Yes, and the church was not filled up like it was supposed to be at four o'clock. And it got to be an I remember it well for 12 Suddenly, the doors opened and this whole crowd of people came in. And so we started although it was 14 or 12 minutes late, or 15 by the time they got in chair. And it wasn't until later that we learned that everyone was out in their cars until the end of the USC Notre Dame game. Being here in California, my wife getting her master's from USC, oh my gosh, we knew the marriage was gonna last when we learned that not what USC want the snot out of Notre Dame that   Donald G. “Skip” Mondragon  06:45 we took some weapons from USC, I'll be it you back. I was at Notre Dame that year that we we beat them and went on to win the national championship and 73. So that that was a turn of events, if you will, after taking some real whippings the years preceding that from USC.   Michael Hingson  07:07 I you know, I gain an appreciation for football and all seriousness. When it was a couple of years later, I was in Los Angeles and I had a meeting. And somebody was listening on the radio and keeping us apprised the fact that at the end of the first half Notre Dame was leading USC 24 to nothing. And then I got in the car and we started going home. And USC started scoring and scoring. It was with Anthony Davis and man who know about that game, and by the time it was over was 55 Switch 24 USC. But it's a great rivalry. And I'm glad it exists.   Donald G. “Skip” Mondragon  07:50 Right. I think the next year is when they came to South Bend. And they hug hug him in effigy. So I remember they had this thing there. And it's   Michael Hingson  08:00 like the USC, USC, don't let him run against us like that again.   Michael Hingson  08:09 What makes it fun? And as long as it's a game like that, and people view it that way. It's great.   Donald G. “Skip” Mondragon  08:16 There you go. It's a game. That's all it needs to be. Don't   Michael Hingson  08:19 take it too seriously by any means. No, sir. But it's a lot of fun. So, after Oral Roberts and so on you you went off and had some adventures?   Donald G. “Skip” Mondragon  08:32 Yes, sir. What kind of happen next? Well, I went to do further training, internship and residency and Canton, Ohio. And there was a turn of events I had expected I was going to do a military internship and go on and complete my residency with the military. But I received this Dear John letter, approximately six weeks before the interview season was going to close the army telling me I did not receive an army internship and I had to pursue a civilian internship, I think and are you kidding me? I was supposed to be in the Army next year, I hadn't even looked at civilian internships. And so I was scrambling. This was a day maybe days before the internet. You had to go to the library, look up programs, phone numbers, call them find out what they needed. So you could apply to that program what documents they needed send to each program individually, the documents the letters, arrange a flight. Now they have a centralized application system. So you complete one application, your letters of reference are all uploaded there. Then you decide which programs you want the sent to wait. So I'm doing this video post taste. Making this application season is ending Christmas is going to be approaching and then there's nothing going to get done. So I gotta get this done. And it was it was hectic ended up in Canton, Ohio. And it was fabulous. I had the best of both worlds great academics, fabulous clinical teaching. And it just so happened. The new program director was retired brigadier general Andre J. Augmentee. And he scared the snot out of us.   Michael Hingson  10:22 What year was this? What year did this take place?   Donald G. “Skip” Mondragon  10:26 I arrived there in 1985. Got it.   Michael Hingson  10:29 So he scared the snot out of you. Oh   Donald G. “Skip” Mondragon  10:31 my gosh, we call them Dr. Rowe, the big O or the Oh. And when he was when he was coming, we were like, Oh, no deals coming Fall, we'd be at Morning Report, we'd be talking about new cases that were admitted the night before. And he'd asked me to present the case or ask questions. And I would feel like I I felt like the voices on Charlie Brown. Go home and I tell my wife, oh, I can't seem to answer one interview. Question intelligently. When he is around, he must think I'm the stupidest intern he has ever seen. I I just get so flustered when he was around. I went down in a few months them because I was planning on doing physical medicine rehabilitation. But I had really fallen in love with internal medicine. Because my first few months were on the general internal medicine wards, and then a month in the internal or the intensive care unit. And I really fell in love with internal medicine, went to them and talk and said Dr. Rowe, I I'd like to talk to you. I am interested in drone medicine. But I don't know that I could be a good internist, I remember him looking at me and say, Skip, you could be a good interest. In fact, you could be a very good internist. And we'd love to keep you in the program. I could write letters that are permanent, so you can stay on the program and train here. That was a turning point for me. You away. He actually became very good friends. My last year, he actually asked me to be the chief president. I didn't accept because we were expecting our third child at that time preparing to move to join the army and I just couldn't put that pressure on my wife at that time. But we're still good friends to this day. Yes, wife. So it went from being that Bumbly Ugg boots, intern to a competent senior resident to friendship as the years went on.   Michael Hingson  12:49 So he figured you out and obviously saw something you and you kind of figured him out a little bit it sounds like oh, yes,   Donald G. “Skip” Mondragon  12:57 sir. Yes, sir.   Michael Hingson  12:59 Where is he today?   Donald G. “Skip” Mondragon  13:01 He is here in Texas. He is outside of San Antonio. He and his wife Margaret. A little   Michael Hingson  13:06 bit closer than Canton, Ohio.   Donald G. “Skip” Mondragon  13:09 Oh yes sir.   Michael Hingson  13:11 Well, that's great that you guys are still friends and you can see each other that is that is the way it ought to be. In the end, it's it's always great when you can establish a relationship with the teacher. You know, I wrote thunder dog the story of a blind man his guide dog in the triumph of trust at ground zero when I talked in there about Dick herbal Shimer, my geometry teacher. And to this day, we are still friends and chat on the phone on a regular basis.   Donald G. “Skip” Mondragon  13:41 That reminds me of my junior high wrestling coach John Gregerson. We were great friends to this day. And we hadn't seen one another for almost 1015 plus years. I'd seen him at the I think it was the 1992 1994 NCAA Wrestling Championships division one in North Carolina, and hadn't seen him to till 2000. Approximately 2015, something like that, when seen one another, but got in touch with him because he had moved back when he retired from teaching there in Colorado. He moved to Wyoming, then moved back to Colorado, gotten in touch with him said to get in touch with you, John, we met when another talks just just like we hadn't been apart. And I remember upon leaving, talking Adam say, John, I love you. And he looked at me and says, I love you too. And a great man, great relationship. And there's so much affection in my heart and appreciation for that man. The things he taught me.   Michael Hingson  14:56 So wrestling is a part of your life, I   Donald G. “Skip” Mondragon  14:58 guess. Oh my goodness. It's in my blood.   Michael Hingson  15:03 Well tell me about that a little bit.   Donald G. “Skip” Mondragon  15:05 Please. Oh, yes, I, I was miserable at sports any sport. Growing up, I didn't know how to throw I didn't know how to catch. I don't know how to kick. I didn't know how to run. I failed that tetherball. Okay. So I didn't know the skills, I wasn't taught the skills. So wrestling was the first sport that went out for an eighth grade that I thought after if you practice, I think I can be good at this. And IBM think i think i could be really good at this. That was the first time that I wasn't having to compete against boys that were a lot bigger than I was. Because I was typically the smallest kid in my class. And so I was wrestling in the 85 pound weight class in eighth grade, good lowest weight class. I was having good success. Only eighth grader on the varsity team. I didn't win a match that year. But I learned lots I gained a lot of confidence. The next year come in and the rest of the room. I'm the best wrestler in that wrestling. But I get so worked up before a match. I couldn't sleep a wink all night long. So I'd go into that match utterly exhausted mentally and physically. underperform. However, the summer afterwards, I won my first tournament I entered was a state freestyle wrestling tournament, one of the Olympic styles. When my first match, my second, my third match, win my fourth match. Now I'm wrestling for the championship. And I went after that my coach asked me, you know who this guy was you're wrestling have no idea coach. And he said that guy won this tournament last year. And that further cemented my love for this sport went on. He was a two time district champion in high schools, state runner up and honorable mention All American. So I had a lot of success. Moreso in freestyle wrestling a lot of state tournaments I won many state tournaments placed into Nash national wrestling tournaments as a high schooler and then after. After that, I've wrestled some in college and some in freestyle also. But last time it competed was in 2012 and 2013. In the veterans nationals.   Michael Hingson  17:33 How did that go?   Donald G. “Skip” Mondragon  17:35 Oh, how did that go? It went great. I had been wanting to compete again. At ba I still had that bug. Oh, I'd like to do this. The dates the training. I couldn't work that in. But I'm sitting up in the stands watching the state finals of the of the Georgia state finals with my youngest son Joey, he had completed his wrestling career had he not been ill and injured. He would have been wrestling on that stage that night. He was one of the best hunter and 12 pounders in the state of Georgia, but being ill and injured, he wasn't there wrestling that night. So we're watching this I had this wrestling magazine. I think it was USA Wrestling and I'm looking at these dates. Veterans national so it's gonna be held in conjunction with the senior nationals and I'm looking at this. Tucson, Arizona, May 5, and sixth I say Joey, she'll train with me. I'd like to compete. Well, my 18 year old son looks and he goes, Okay, Dad, you're gonna have to do everything I tell you. So Joey became my training partner, my trainer and my manager retrained hard, very hard. So this was mid February. And at first week in May, we're going out to Tucson. Those first six weeks and I was in great shape. I mean, I trained worked out like a fanatic, but those first few weeks, you know, oh my gosh, you know, I'd come home from practice. Oh, my wife and go Have you had enough old man. I think I'm gonna go soak in the tub, honey. I'd sit on the couch with ice on a shoulder or knee or elbow or sometimes all of those week. By week, my body toughen and there was the day I got up. Because I added an early morning workout in addition to my afternoon workouts, bring my weight down help a little bit with the conditioning. And my feet hit the floor. I got out to do my workout. I thought Oh, am I feeling good? I thought Joey, you better bring your A game today because your man is feeling good. So we went out to Tucson won a national championship. And we're sitting there taking this picture with the stop sign of a trophy. Now that I got here, it's big that Joey asked me Dad, was it worth it? All those hot baths, all those ice packs? And I look at him and grin. I say, Yes, it was worth. I had a blast. The next year was a national runner up. So those were the last times I competed, but I've coached I've been around the sport. My sons all wrestled my four sons, my brothers. For my four brothers. They're all younger. They all wrestled my brother in law wrestled my father in law was a college wrestler. Wrestling is in my blood. In fact, my kids call me a wrestling groupie. Because I collect wrestling cards. I get wrestling card sign, I get poster side I mug with all these wrestling greats have friends with World Champions and Olympic champions. That's my blood.   Michael Hingson  20:56 What's the difference between the Olympic style wrestling and I guess other forms like freestyle wrestling, and so on?   Donald G. “Skip” Mondragon  21:02 Okay, so freestyle and Greco Roman are the two Olympic styles. primary difference in those two styles is in Greco Roman, you can't attack the legs. That's the difference in those two. Now, the difference in our style, whether we call school boy or sometimes it's called catches catch can is you also have what we call a a Down and up position that are done differently the way that is in the scoring. To score for instance, a takedown when you take them to the mat, you have to have more control in freestyle is much faster or in in Greco you don't have to show the control, you just have to show the exposure of the back. Plus, you can get a five point move with a high flying exposure, the back or if you take a patient or a an opponent from feet to back in freestyle Aggreko, you can get four points for I said, if it's high flying five points, potentially. Whereas in freestyle, our in our style Americans out, it's two points for a takedown doesn't matter. Take them straight to the back, you could get additional points by exposing the back, if you help hold them there long enough, we'll call a nearfall. And then there's writing time. So if you're on the top position, and you control that man for a minute or longer, you're getting writing time. So there's those factors that that you have. So it's it's and the rules are, are somewhat different. So those are the basic differences in our style and the freedom and the Olympic styles.   Michael Hingson  22:41 But wrestling scoring is pretty much then absolutely objective. It's not subjective. It's not an opinion sort of thing. There are specifics,   Donald G. “Skip” Mondragon  22:51 there are specifics, but then you get into those subjective things. Yeah, it's a caution. It's a stall. It's it's this and you're saying, Are you kidding me? Or they say that's not a takedown you're going What? What do you mean, that's not a takedown? You gotta be blind not to call that thing. So there's still some subjectivity to it. Sure. There is, you know, are they miss? They miss something, the ref misses something in your thing. And you got to be blind dude, you know, that was   Michael Hingson  23:17 a tape. That's an answer. No, no, no. No, here's, here's my question. Is there ever been a time that both wrestlers go after the riff? You know, just check in?   Donald G. “Skip” Mondragon  23:29 I have never seen I have seen some, some, some come off there and give up. You know, escaping something. Yeah, you do to me, your GP and we have to say though, never leave it in the hands of the ref. Never leave it in the hands of the ref. And you you don't want to leave a match in the hands of the ref that don't let it come down to that. Wrestle your match. So there's no question.   Michael Hingson  23:55 Well, so you have wrestled a lot. You went from Canton then I guess you joined the army.   Donald G. “Skip” Mondragon  24:02 Correct? joined the army. Uh huh.   Michael Hingson  24:05 Well, if you would tell me a little bit about about that and what you did and so on.   Donald G. “Skip” Mondragon  24:10 1989 Our first duty station, Lawton, Oklahoma Fort Sill out there on this dreary day, January 3, I believe is gray, dark, you know, overcast, cold, only new to people. My sponsor and his wife. They were the only people we knew when we arrived. I had gone earlier to rent a home for us. And then we were waiting. We our household goods were arriving. Got there. We had three young children. Adam was for Christmas too. And Anjali was four months old. We get there we're moving in. getting settled. I'm in processing to the arm mean, everything's new to us. And then I start practicing as a doctor had two colleagues and internal medicine, within six months of me joining the army or if you will come in on active duty, I shouldn't say joining I had already been on inactive status in the army, going through school and training, but getting their report sale, they turn around and say, well, you're one colleague, like Keith conkel, was named. He's going to do a fellowship, infectious disease. And then my other colleague, Lee selfmade, or senior colleague in internal medicine was chief of the clinic chief of the ICU, he decided very abruptly to get out and do a nephrology fellowship, civilian fellowship, so he was getting out of the army. Now they say, well, you're now the chief of the internal medicine clinic, you're the medical officer, the chief of the intensive care unit. And guess what? You're the only internal medicine physician we're going to have for the summer. Have a good summer. Well, it was worse summer I've ever had in my life. Miserable Oh, it was horrible.   Michael Hingson  26:20 So I was so   Donald G. “Skip” Mondragon  26:21 busy there with with patients and care and responsibilities there and having to tell some patients I'm sorry, we don't have capacity for you're going to have to be seen in the civilian sector. Now, mind you, when my two new colleagues came, we had all these patients screaming back saying please, please, please, may I come back, because they knew the care we rendered was superior to what they were getting the care they were receiving in the civilian sector. But it was it was such a demanding physically and emotionally and timewise. spending enormous amounts of time at the clinic and hospital.   Michael Hingson  27:06 So what does Internal Medicine take in   Donald G. “Skip” Mondragon  27:09 internal medicine, we are specialists for adults, you think of the gamut of non surgical diseases. We take care of adults 18 to end of life. And so our training entails taking care of the common cold, a community acquired pneumonia, that you can treat as an outpatient, to taking care of a patient that's in the ICU, hooked up to life support. That's the scope of what we're trained in. So if you think of the common diseases of adults, high blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease, lung disease, arthritis, gastrointestinal problems, this is the Bailiwick of an internal medicine physician.   Michael Hingson  27:59 Our biggest exposure to that for Well, first of all, my sister in law was a critical care unit and ICU nurse for a lot of her life. And, and then retired. But anyway, in 2014, my wife contracted double pneumonia, and ARDS, ARDS, oh my gosh. And she ended up in the hospital on a ventilator. And what they were trying to constantly do is to force air into her lungs to try to push out some of the pneumonia. They actually had to use and you'll appreciate this, a peeps level of 39 just to get air into her lungs. They were so stiff. Yeah, they were so stiff. And no one at the hospital had ever seen any situation where they had to use so much air pressure to get air into her lungs to start to move things around and get rid of the pneumonia. Everyone came from around the hospital just to see the gauges.   Donald G. “Skip” Mondragon  29:02 And your they probably told you this risks injuring her lungs because the pressures are so high. But without the weather, we're not going to be able to oxygenate her.   Michael Hingson  29:15 Right. And what they said basically was that if she didn't have pneumonia, her lungs would have exploded with that kind of pressure. Exactly. Because what the average individual when you're inhaling is a peeps level of like between two and five. So 39 was incredibly high.   Donald G. “Skip” Mondragon  29:33 Oh, yes, absolutely. But she's glad she recovered.   Michael Hingson  29:37 She did. We're we're glad about that. She was in the hospital for a month and and she was in an induced coma using propofol and when my gosh when she came out of all that I asked her she dreamed about seeing thriller and bad and all that. I was mean. But but no she ordeal, wow. Well, and that's what eventually caused us to move down here to Southern California to be closer to relatives. But I really appreciated what the doctors did for her. And we're, we're very grateful and fully understand a lot of what goes on with internal medicine and she has a good doctor now that we work with, well, who I both work with, and so on. You're very pleased with that. But you say you're in charge of Internal Medicine. And how long did that last at your first station,   Donald G. “Skip” Mondragon  30:39 first duty station, we arrived in 89. We were there till 92 till summer of 92. So arrived in January 89. I graduated off cycle. And Canton, arrived in, left in summer of 92 went to Walter Reed Army Medical Center. But while I was at Fort Sill was first time I deployed to Operation Desert Shield Desert Storm, my first deployment and it was found out just days, like the week before, that my wife was expecting our fourth child or son Jonathan got home in time, for 11 days before his birth. Thank you, Lord. But that was my first deployment. And that was harrowing in that we were the first major medical group in theater, 47 filled hospital. And we knew that Saddam had chemical weapons, and that is Scud missiles could reach where we were at in Bahrain. So it was it was some harrowing times with that, getting our hospital set up. And knowing that we were well within range of Scud missiles, the alarms that go off and we'd be throwing on our protective gear we call our MOPP gear, our masks and our other other protective gear and these outrageous high temperatures. You know, within a couple of minutes, you were just drenched with sweat pouring off of you. In those those heat in that heat until you'd hear their alarms go off again and all clear. Thankfully, we never were bombed with the Scud. But we were well within the range. And we knew we had used chemical weapons, and we knew they certainly were in this arsenal. So we that was my first deployment. And then Walter Reed where I did a fellowship two years there in Washington, DC, and then we are off to Brooke Army Medical Center. And that was San Antonio, one of my favorite cities, that Fort Sam Houston. And we we were there for four years. And on the heels of that, I was deployed to Haiti for seven months, the last months that we live there, so I've gone I'm just redeploying returning home. And we're in the process of moving. Now we're moving to Fort Hood, Texas. There we spent, actually eight years at Fort Bragg. And there I was, again, chief of the Department of Medicine at Fort Hood, had amazing staff, great people that I worked with wonderful patients everywhere I went this wonderful patients to take care of. And then I was deployed during that time to Operation Iraqi Freedom was, Oh, if one Operation Iraqi Freedom one 2003 2004, stationed up in Missoula, treating caring primarily for the 100 and first Airborne Division aerosols. Major General David Petraeus was a division commander at that time, I got to work closely. My last few months, I was the officer in charge of the hospital, 21st combat support hospital and got to work closely interact with John Petraeus and his staff. Amazing man, amazing staff. incredible experience. Then from there after fort Fort Hood, we went back to Fort Sill, which was an interesting experience because then I was the deputy commander of Clinical Services, the Chief Medical Officer of the hospital. So first time I was there, I was a newly minted captain, new to the army, you know, expect you to know much about the army. Now I go to back to Fort Sill, I'm in the command suite on the Chief Medical Officer of the hospital now as a colonel, they expect you to know air everything. So it was it was interesting. Now, one of the first few days I was there, they give me a tour around to various places and the record group and we're talking and the the records lady, one of the ladies talking to us, telling us about different things and that she She says, You remind me of you remind me of Dr. Longer God, Dr. Monder. God, she had been there the first time I had been there, because we'd have to go down and review our charts and sign our charts on a regular basis. It was, it was amazing. But just some great people that I got to work with over the years, and that our last duty station was in Augusta, Georgia, at the Eisenhower Army Medical Center, where I was again, Chief of Department of Medicine, worked with great people helped train some amazing residents and medical students, PA students.   Donald G. “Skip” Mondragon  35:39 Just some great experiences. And while I was at Eisenhower Army Medical Center, I deployed for the last time to Iraq for another year 2010 to 2011.   Michael Hingson  35:50 How did all of the deployments and I guess you're 26 years in the military in general, but especially your deployments? How did all of that affect you in your life in your family,   Donald G. “Skip” Mondragon  36:02 it gives you a much greater appreciation. Well, a few ways. Certainly a much bigger appreciation for your your family and your time with your family, I lost over three and a half years, 37 months out of the life of my family. And you don't get that time back. No, you don't get that back. So all major these major events that go on your life, seeing things with your children happening. There are no do overs with that that's time last. So you get a better appreciation for that, you also get a better appreciation for the freedoms, the opportunities we have in this nation, when you go to some of those countries realize, you see what poverty can be like, you see how certain citizens are treated, you see women who are treated like cattle, in some cases like property, that the lack of rights, you see these people who want to be able to vote, that it's not just a rigged election, but they actually have a say, in their country's democratic process. The appreciation, and one of the things that was so poignant to Michael was the fact that these so many people, every place I've been whether that's on a mission trip to Guatemala, whether that's in Iraq, whether that was in Bahrain and other places that have been there, how many people would come and say My dream is to go to the US and become a US citizen, I heard that over and over and over again. And when I would get back home, I would feel like kissing the ground. Because I realized, by virtue of being born American, the privileges, the opportunities that I have, are so different than so many people around the world. So gave me appreciation for that. But being deployed, you get to see Army Medicine, practiced in the in the field, because Army Medicine is world class medicine, but you get to see it in the field practice again, in a world class way. It's, it's really mind boggling. Some of the things that we do in a field setting in a combat zone, taking care of soldiers, taking care of other service members, the things that we do, literally world class, not just back in brick and mortar facilities. But they're in the field. Unbelievable. And again, working with great colleagues, amazing staff that I had there, the 21st cache and other places that I've worked. So that appreciation and that idea that you're working for a cause so much greater than yourself, that brotherhood that you have. Now, when you've deployed with people and you've been in combat zone with people, let me tell you, you build some strong bonds.   Michael Hingson  39:15 And it's all about really putting into practice what most of us really can only think about is theory because unless we've been subjected to it and need medical help, or have been involved in the situations like you, it's it's not the same. We're not connected to it. And it's so important, it seems to me to help people understand that connection and the values that you're exactly what you're talking about.   Donald G. “Skip” Mondragon  39:46 Yes, yes. You were asking about the impact on my family. Well think about that. My first time employee My wife has three young children. Adam was six Chris was four. Anjali It was too, and she's expecting our fourth. We're deploying to this war zone that's very uncertain knowing he's got Scud missiles, he's got chemical weapon arsenal, that he's used this. And you're going into this very uncertain war zone. Not knowing when you're coming back home, or even if you're coming back home, all of this uncertainty. The night they announced that, okay, the war had started, that that officially had kicked, kicked off there, that hostilities it started, it was announced on TV. And the kids were at a swimming lesson at the pool, I believe. And somebody came running through some young soldier or something,   Michael Hingson  40:59 the war started, the   Donald G. “Skip” Mondragon  41:00 war has started. And the children all started bawling. And so Sherry's trying to gather them up and she's thinking, What are you doing, you know, trying to gather up the the kids and get them home. But she didn't allow them to listen to any reports do anything. Thankfully, we didn't have a TV at that time by choice. We didn't have a TV for many years. But she didn't allow him to listen to any reports, because she didn't want them to hear these things. But you can think about the uncertainty, you think about missing the events, you think about a spouse having to manage everything at home, taking care of the family, taking care of all the other things there that are involved in managing a household. That's what's left with that, that spouse and then them carrying on without you. So adjusting without you. And then as those children are a different ages, again, all of that, your spouse taking care of that. And your family, adjusting without you. Now if people don't realize they see these idyllic, idyllic reunions, oh, it's great look at they're coming home, and they're hugging and kissing and crying and looking at how wonderful that is. Well, yes, it is wonderful. It's magnificent. You can't believe the elation and the relief. But there's a short little honeymoon phase, if you will. But then the real work begins reintegrating into your family, finding that new normal, how do I fit back into this, they've done with it. They've been without me for several months, or even up to a year. My kids have changed. I've changed Sherry's changed, our family has changed. So how now do we find that normal? And I think that's what a lot of people don't understand that there is that work that needs to be done. And there's a lot of work that needs to be done after it. service members returned home from a deployment, that it's not easy. And it takes its toll. And I don't think that people realize the sacrifice when service members been gone. for months and months at a time years at a time, the sacrifice of that service member the sacrifice of their fam, with every promotion, every award that I received, I used to tell people, my wife, and my kids deserve this a lot more than I do.   Michael Hingson  43:50 And another thing that comes to mind in thinking about this back in the time of Desert Storm, and so on and maybe up into Iraqi Freedom, I would think actually is how were you able to communicate with home.   Donald G. “Skip” Mondragon  44:07 Oh, with your family. And in Desert Storm is primarily snail mail. We did have the occasional call that we can make. Now, as the theater matured and they moved us out of living in tents. We got to move into hardened structure in there. I could make a regular phone call when we got to if there we could, I could send e mail and that became snail mail. And e mail were the primary ways that we connected. The last time I was in Iraq 2010 and 2011. Again, it was email but I could also I had a car that I could charge minutes to that I can Make through an international calling system that I can also place telephone calls. But the primary way became again, snail mail and email to communicate with my family. Today, is   Michael Hingson  45:13 there additional kinds of ways of communicating like zoom or Skype? Yeah.   Donald G. “Skip” Mondragon  45:18 Oh, yes. Oh, yes. Now you're right. They can do face to face zoom. FaceTime there they have, they have their cell phone. So if they're not restricted from using their cell phones, and can even get the international plan and call, we weren't able to do those kinds of things. Yeah. There. Now we did have one thing when I was in Haiti, where it could go into a room. And you could do a as via satellite, it was on a monitor that I could speak to, and they were in this special room there that it was big monitor. But it was a very limited time. And that when that time ended, boom, the screen would just freeze. And the first time it ended like that the kids action starts, started crying because I'm in mid sentence saying something, and I freeze on the screen. And the kids didn't understand what was going on. Yeah. And they was so abrupt that Sherry told me later, can start crying when that happened,   Michael Hingson  46:25 cuz they didn't know they didn't know whether suddenly a bomb dropped or what?   Donald G. “Skip” Mondragon  46:29 Right, right. Yes. It's shocking to them.   Michael Hingson  46:33 Well, all of this obviously takes a toll on anyone who's subjected to it or who gets to do it. And I guess the other side of it is it's an honorable and a wonderful thing to be able to go off and serve people and, and help make the world a better place. But it eventually led to a depression for you, right?   Donald G. “Skip” Mondragon  46:55 Yes, yes. I ended up with major depression. And it culminated on April 17 2014, where I was curled up in a fetal position under the desk in my office. They're laying on that musty carpet. I had gone to work as I normally did, like, get to my office that day early, as was my custom. Nobody else on the whole floor. I locked my office turned on the lights, step inside. And everything just came crashing down on me. I was beat up, beaten down and broken. Should behind me lock the door, turned off the lights, close the blinds. And I crawled under that desk. And then for four hours. I'm asking myself skip, what are you doing? Skip? Why are you here? What happened? You're a tough guy. You're a colonel. You've been in combat zones for over 18 months. Your National Wrestling Champion, you're a tough guy. What happened? Then very slowly, looking at that, and scenes and memories colliding, looking at things, promise, difficulties, and I began to put the pieces together. And finally began to understand the symptoms I was having the past nine months, insomnia, impaired cognition is progressively moving these negative thoughts it just pounded the day and night. You're a fake. You don't deserve to be a colonel, you let your family down. You left the army down, who's gonna want a higher loss of confidence in decision, loss of passion and things that I normally have no interest in resting. Joy, no joy in my life. It's like walking through life in black and white. My body old injuries. Overuse injuries, the osteoarthritis body just a make it even worse. My libido my sex drive was in the toilet. Now you talk about kicking the guy when he's down. And I finally began was able to put those pieces together after four hours. Now I was finally able to understand, said scale. You're depressed? Go get help. And I crawled out from under that desk with a flicker of hope. And later that afternoon, I've seen a clinical psychologist to confirm the diagnosis of major depression.   Michael Hingson  49:25 How come it took so long for you to get to that point? Do you think   Donald G. “Skip” Mondragon  49:30 it was my tough guy mentality? This idea that you just keep pushing through that tough guy identity is like a double edged sword. That tough guys just keep pushing through. There was a lot of things colonel, combat that physician wrestler. So I took on this tough guy persona. And we even have a term for it in wrestling. We call it gutting it out. No matter how hard your lungs and what your lungs burn how much your muscles say, no matter how hard this is, you're just going to keep pushing and pushing. So that was my, that was my modus operandi. That's what I how I operated in my life. You just keep pushing hard and hard and pushing through these difficulties. With it, I couldn't see step back far enough to see what was going on. I knew it felt horrible. I couldn't sleep. I felt badly. I didn't want to be around people. I was withdrawn. But I couldn't step back even as a physician, and put these together to say, Oh, I'm depressed. It's just Oh, keep pushing. And the harder I push, the worse I got. So it was that blindness from that tough guy identity. That there probably some denial going on perhaps. But even as I look back retrospectively, that tough guy mentality just didn't help me. Allow me to see that until it got so crucial where I was just totally depleted. Ended up under that desk.   Michael Hingson  51:11 So how would you define being a tough guy today, as opposed to what you what you thought back then?   Donald G. “Skip” Mondragon  51:20 Yes, yes. Well, there are two sides to a tough guy, Michael, I see a tough guy. Certainly one aspect of the tough guy as that provider protector, that decisive individual, that decisive man that can do things that need to be done now, and can make those tough decisions, no matter what. That's one aspect of so yeah, but that other aspect to hit balances is. So we think of that one tough guy, you might say that's your impart your rugged, individualistic guy that you see that module, tough guy, that the screen portrays at least aspects of that. But then you see this other aspect of that tough guy, this is the individual that has, can be in touch with his emotions, can understand and able to dig there into that and say, Oh, I'm feeling sad. You know, what, somebody what you just said, really hurt. That's, I'm disappointed with that. I'm able to shed tears open, I'm able to show that tenderness that love very openly, but to balance it between the two sides appropriately. That's what I see as a true tough guy. It's not just the one or the other. It's that blend of both that we need in our lives to make us a tough guy. And if you have only one or the other, you're you're not a tough guy. You only have the tenderness and the warmth, and the gentleness and the ability to share your emotions. Well guess what? You're going to be a tough time you're going to run over people can take advantage of they're not going to be much of a protector for those you need to protect. But if you only have that other side of you. You're very limited. You're not going to be able to function in the full array of what we're meant to function in as men or women. Nor women. Absolutely. It's not just restricted to one sex. Absolutely. You're right, Michael.   Michael Hingson  53:51 So you wrote a book wrestling? Depression is not for tough guys. Right? Not for wimps. Yeah, not for wimps. I'm sorry. Wrestling. Depression is pretty tough guys. Wrestling depression is not for wimps. Tell us about that and how it affected you and your family writing that?   Donald G. “Skip” Mondragon  54:11 Well, that book, the genesis of that book came about about six weeks into my recovery, but still struggling. And throughout the time that I was sinking down deeper and deeper into the depression and the first several weeks in my recovery. My prayers had been lowered lower, please, please deliver me from this darkness. But six weeks into my recovery. My youngest brother Chris calls me he had been at a Bible study with Franklin Graham, son of Billy Graham. In Franklin talked about the suffering of Christ. And the gist of what was if Christ suffered so brutally upon that cross why as Western Christians do we think we should be immune from suffering. And over the next two days, the birth that kept coming to my mind was from Philippians. To 13 Paul writes, oh, that I know him, and the power of his resurrection and the fellowship of His sufferings. I knew that verse I knew well, I'd prayed that verse hundreds of times in my walk with Christ, but in the midst of my suffering, I wanted deliverance. But over two days, my prayer shifted from Lord, please, please deliver me, the Lord. What would you have me learn? And how might I use it to serve others. And at that point, I knew I was going to have to share my story. I didn't know how, when but I knew I must share my story. So I began to note what lessons I had learned and what lessons I was learning with the intent of sharing those first time I got to do that was at a officer Professional Development Day, there at the hospital at Eisenhower Medical Center, our session, the morning, our session, the afternoon, and the hospital auditorium. And that became the genesis for my book, I want a writing contest in 2015, your have to retire from the army. And with that came a contract to have my book published. And then it was the process of going through the whole process of writing the book, editing the book, selecting the book, cover, all the things go into book, writing, that book was life transformed. It was transformational to me. And so I learned so many things about myself writing this book.   Michael Hingson  56:41 Did you have fun writing it,   Donald G. “Skip” Mondragon  56:43 I had fun at times. Other times, it was a grind, almost chickened out at the point where we had everything finished. It was ready to go to the publishers and I was I was I was on the cliffs, so to speak. i The book midwife as we called her, the lady is working with Carrie to read love the love with the lady with the company, their Confucian publishing is now called used to be transformational books. I called her and I said, Carrie, I don't know. I think I need to scrap this whole book. I think I need to start over. I can write a much better book. And she goes, No skip. This book is ready. We need to get it birth, we need to extend it to the publisher. And I'm thinking oh, no, no, no, I, I just can in Nice, I need to rewrite this whole thing. I can do a bunch better. This after working. You know, we've been working on this thing for two and a half years getting this thing ready. And I prayed about I'm talking about and then later I called her back in a day and a half and say, okay, Sherry talked me off the cliff. We're gonna send this book forward. But with that, learn things about yourself, going through that access some memories that I hadn't thought about, and some things, some promise that occurred that affected me in profound ways that I didn't realize how much of an impact that had on my life, and for how long that have an impact on my life. Case in point. I lost the state wrestling championship as a senior in high school by two seconds of writing time. Meaning my opponent, Matt Martinez, from greedy West High School knew Matt. There. He beat me by controlling me when he's on the top position for two seconds. He had two seconds more writing time controlling me on that map that I escaped from him three seconds earlier, you wouldn't have any writing time. And we had gotten into overtime. And I believe I would have beat Matt in overtime because nobody, nobody could match my conditioning. But it didn't get to them. So I really that that match. That was probably 10s of 1000s. But what it did is it it really devastated my confidence. And that carried on into my first couple years of college, the College wrestling. Just a lot of things about me. And what I didn't realize it took three and a half years. No, actually five, five years 73 It was 78 and spring of 78 when I was finally healing from that, regaining my mojo. And I didn't realize that until I was writing this book, that profound impact that loss had and the RIP holes, the effects that went on for those successive years there, the profundity of that. And there were other things that I came to light. So there'd be times I'd be laughing. There'd be times I'd be crying. There'd be times I'd be like, Whoa, wow. So it was an amazing experience.   Michael Hingson  1:00:23 So what are some tips that you would give to anyone dealing with depression today?   Donald G. “Skip” Mondragon  1:00:29 Yep. Thank you for asking that. Michael, first and foremost, men, or anybody if you're struggling, don't struggle. One more day in silence, please, please, please go get help to remember, you're never, never, never alone. Three, keep your head up. And wrestling, we talk about this, keep your head up, instill this in our young wrestlers. Why because if they're on their feet, and they drop their head, and get taken down to the mat, if they're down on the mat, the opponent's on top of them and drop their head, they can turn over and pin. But that's also figurative, and emotional, keep your head up. Keep your head up. And I needed people speaking into my life, like my wife, my family, my friends, my therapist, others speaking into my life, it's a skip, keep your head up. Psalm three, three says the Lord is our glory, and the lifter of our heads. So I tell people, you're never ever, ever alone. third, or fourth, I would say attend to the basics, sleep, healthy nutrition. And some regular activity. Those basics are the basics for good reason. And I call them the big three. And probably the most important of all of those, if you're having dysregulation of your sleep is get your sleep back under control. The last few that I'm sorry, go ahead. And then the last few that I would say is make sure you've got a battle buddy. Make sure you have somebody that you can turn to somebody that you can confide in somebody that, you know, would just listen and walk this journey with you and a prescription. And there's many other things that I talked about in my book, but a prescription that I have left with 1000s and 1000s of patients. I've written this on prescription pads. And I've shared this with patients and I say this medication has no bad side effects. This medication has no drug to drug interactions, and you cannot overdose on this medication. So I want you to take this medication liberally each and every day. Proverbs 1722 says A merry heart doeth good, like a medicine. broken spirit. Drive up the boats. When I was depressed, I had a broken spirit. So lack is good nets. So I say each and every day, laugh and laugh hard to find something that you can laugh about. It's goodness.   Michael Hingson  1:03:40 Oh, whenever I want to laugh, all I have to say is I wanted to be a doctor but I didn't have any patients. See?   Donald G. “Skip” Mondragon  1:03:55 Oh, that's great.   Donald G. “Skip” Mondragon  1:03:59 Well, I tell people, in retrospect, I say, gee, if I had only been my own doctor, I would have diagnosed myself sooner. See, well wait, I am a doctor.   Michael Hingson  1:04:15 Or you know what the doctor said Is he sewed himself up Suit yourself. Yeah. I got that from an old inner sanctum radio show. But anyway. Last thing, because we've been going a while and just to at least mention it. You have been a TD X speaker.   Donald G. “Skip” Mondragon  1:04:33 Yes, sir. I was a TEDx speaker. Indeed.   Michael Hingson  1:04:36 I got it that went well. Oh,   Donald G. “Skip” Mondragon  1:04:39 it was amazing. Was a TEDx speaker in Vancouver, in December of 2021. My talk is entitled tough guys are an endangered species. And standing up there on the TEDx phase and stage was a common addition of almost nine months of preparation, our mentor, Roger killin tremendous in helping prepare, myself and some colleagues for this, with the help of his sidekick, Dorthea Hendrik, just lovely, lovely people. But to stand on that stage, and deliver my talk, which is about 12 and a half minutes, started off in about six and a half 17 minutes, get cutting down, cutting it down, cutting it down, but stand there and deliver this message directed to tough guys talking about emotions, and the inability that men often have an accessing our emotions because of the way we've been conditioned, the way we've been raised the expectations placed on us. In fact, there's a medical term that was coined, that's masculine, Alexei timea, which means he leaves without words, and how that then sets men up, that I don't, I'm okay, I don't need help. I don't need to share my feelings and we lose contact with our feelings. Men don't seek medical care as often as women in general, much less when they're struggling with mental health issues, that denial, that tough guy, and now they seek it in maladaptive behaviors. I talked about that. But the ultimate behavior becoming suicide,   Michael Hingson  1:06:39 which is why you have given us a new and much better definition of tough guy. Yes, sir. In the end, it is very clear that wrestling depression is not for wimps. So I get it right that time. There you go. Well, I want to thank you for being here with us on unstoppable mindset. Clearly, you have an unstoppable mindset. And I hope people get inspired by it. And inspired by all the things you've had to say if they'd like to reach out to you. How might they do that?   Donald G. “Skip” Mondragon  1:07:14 The easiest way for them to reach out Michael is go to my website. w w w dot transform, tough guys.com W, W W dot transform Tough guys.com. And there, you could send me a message.   Michael Hingson  1:07:35 Send you a message looking at your book. Are you looking at writing any more books?   Donald G. “Skip” Mondragon  1:07:39 Yes, sir. I am looking to write another book. And still in the making. But I think the next book, maybe wrestling movies is not for wimps.   Michael Hingson  1:07:53 There you go. Well, we want to hear about that when it comes out. And so you have to come back and we can talk more about it.   Donald G. “Skip” Mondragon  1:07:59 Yes, sir. Well, thank   Michael Hingson  1:08:01 you again, skip for being with us on unstoppable mindset. I appreciate it. I appreciate you. And it's easy to say you inspire me and and all that. But I seriously mean it. I think you've offered a lot of good knowledge and good sound advice that people should listen to. And I hope that all of you out there, appreciate this as well. And that you will reach out to www dot transform, tough guys.com and reach out to skip. Also, of course, we'd love to hear from you feel free to email me at Michaelhi at accessibe.com or go to www dot Michaelhingson.com/podcast or wherever you're listening to us. Please give us a five star rating. We appreciate it. We want to hear what you think about the podcast. If you've got suggestions of people who should be on and skip Same to you if you know of anyone else that we ought to have on the podcast would appreciate your, your help in finding more people and more insights that we all can appreciate. So again, thank you for you for being on the podcast with us   Donald G. “Skip” Mondragon  1:09:08 there. My pleasure, Mike. Thank you.   Michael Hingson  1:09:10 Pleasure is mine.   Michael Hingson  1:09:16 You have been listening to the Unstoppable Mindset podcast. Thanks for dropping by. I hope that you'll join us again next week, and in future weeks for upcoming episodes. To subscribe to our podcast and to learn about upcoming episodes, please visit www dot Michael hingson.com slash podcast. Michael Hingson is spelled m i c h a e l h i n g s o n. While you're on the site., please use the form there to recommend people who we ought to interview in upcoming editions of the show. 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The Fairy Ring
Visions of Venus: Aphrodite, Athena, & Persephone ✨ w/ Mythological Astrologer Amanda Basha

The Fairy Ring

Play Episode Play 30 sec Highlight Listen Later Nov 2, 2022 36:46


Enter The Fairy Ring, a podcast portal into your curiosity. This is the podcast for you if you love folklore, mysticism, mythology, conscious creativity, and are open to the beautiful and strange side of life.In this episode, we explore the many visions of the Greco-Roman Venus with Mythological Astrologer Amanda Basha. We discuss Aphrodite, Athena, and Persephone in relation to mythology, astrology, and astronomy.   Follow The Fairy Ring on Instagram hereAbout Amanda:Amanda Basha is an astrologer, multimedia artist, reader, and event coordinator that specializes in mythology. She uses the stars to interpret ancient stories for modern understanding and seeks to expand archives that marry mythological and astrological works. Seasons of Persephone by Amanda Basha Find Amanda on Instagram and Tiktok @basha_the_astrologer

Styx + Bones by Evoking
Episode 33: Lunar Magic, Lunar Deities and Witchcraft Superstitions Samhain Addition

Styx + Bones by Evoking

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 31, 2022 65:18


Welcome back to the ghost and ghouls of our podcast! On today's episode we're talking about one of our favorite forms of magic - lunar magic! We're chatting about how you can work with the lunar cycles, what each one is good for and things we personally do on the new and full moon. We then chat a little about some of our favorite Greco-Roman lunar deities such as Hekate! Tenn also quizzes Chelsea on some Samhain superstitions and ridiculous things say about Halloween and witchcraft. Join our Patreon for Styx + Bones here! Don't forget to like, subscribe and rate our podcast! Shop the Metaphysical Shop: https://www.crystalmoonclarity.com/evoking-the-shop Styx and Bones Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/styxandbonespodcast/ Evoking the Shop Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/evokingtheshop/ Chelsea's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/chelschelslynnn/ Music by LiteSaturation --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/evoking-cmc/support

The Paul Garcia Show
#128 Brent Metcalf | Iowa State Wrestling Assistant Coach

The Paul Garcia Show

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 30, 2022 117:26


Brent Metcalf is entering his fifth season as a full-time assistant coach on Iowa State's wrestling staff. It is his sixth season overall with the Cyclones after serving as the volunteer assistant for the 2017-18 season.As a senior-level athlete, Metcalf was a staple in the United States' lineup from 2010-2016. He was a part of four U.S. Freestyle World Teams (2010, 2013, 2014, 2015). He won a gold medal at the 2015 Pan American Games in Canada and claimed World Cup gold medals in 2014 and 2015 in Los Angeles. Other major international events he won included the 2014 UWW Golden Grand Prix Finals in Azerbaijan and a silver medal at the 2013 Ivan Yarygin Grand Prix in Russia.Metcalf is one of the most decorated wrestlers in Iowa wrestling history. He won two NCAA titles (2008, 2010) and was a three-time NCAA finalist (2008-10) in his three seasons wrestling for the Hawkeyes.A native of Davison, Mich., Metcalf won the 2008 Dan Hodge trophy, given annually to the nation's best collegiate wrestler, and helped the Hawkeyes to three NCAA team titles (2008, 2009, 2010).Metcalf was one of the most highly touted prep wrestlers. While wrestling for Davison High School, he posted a record of 228-0 with 156 victories by fall. He was one of the best athletes to wrestle in USA Wrestling's age-group program, winning six ASICS Junior National Titles, three each in freestyle and Greco-Roman.•••Today's Sponsors:The Compound - A Wrestling Training Facilityhttps://www.facebook.com/thecompoundwrestling800 North Division St, Chenoa, IL, United States, Illinois(309) 319-0789InMotion Fitness Centerhttps://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100085541333873605 North 4Th St, 61739, Fairbury(815) 692-2572Fairbury Furniture100 W Locust St Fairbury, IL 61739http://www.fairburyfurniture.com/(815) 692-3000Follow The Paul Garcia Show:Official Website: https://www.thepaulgarciashow.comFacebook: https://facebook.com/thepaulgarciashowYoutube: https://www.youtube.com/c/ThePaulGarciaShowInstagram: https://instagram.com/thepaulgarciashowSpotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/0DfWzOcJwgne3ffkD5VDqT?si=312b756e61604bc5Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-paul-garcia-show/id1534365630SEE Website: https://www.thepaulgarciashow.comRun your ads on this show:https://www.thepaulgarciashow.com/advertisingLet me make a commercial for your business:https://www.thepaulgarciashow.com/advertising#Wrestling #IowaState #collegewrestlingSupport the show

St. Andrew United Methodist Church Sermons
No Other Gospel II (Contemporary Service, Rev. Jimmy Decker preaching on 10/30/2022 9:30:00 AM)

St. Andrew United Methodist Church Sermons

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 30, 2022 24:16


A deeply gratifying experience is to have people in your life in whom you can trust. Of course, Paul tells us that Christ is our hope and is worthy of our steadfast trust forever. But in addition, like us, Paul has confidants and trusted partners in whom he refers to throughout his letters. When concluding his text to Romans, Paul takes the time to thoughtfully thank them in appreciation, and send onward his greeting of grace and peace. Among those listed are prominent women: Phoebe, Priscilla, Mary, and Junia, among others. The radicality of this gesture lies within the historical context of 1st century AD in the Greco-Roman empire: a place and time in which women were treated without any respect, dignity, equality, or worth. The choice that Paul makes when entrusting Phoebe, a leader in the church as a deacon whom he calls ‘sister', to carry his long letter to the Romans is no small task. Paul refers to Priscilla as a coworker in Christ Jesus. What does this mean for the Christian movement? It takes all of us. Diverse people, united in mission.

St. Andrew United Methodist Church Sermons
No Other Gospel II (Traditional Service, Rev. Arthur Jones preaching on 10/30/2022 9:30:00 AM)

St. Andrew United Methodist Church Sermons

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 30, 2022 18:59


A deeply gratifying experience is to have people in your life in whom you can trust. Of course, Paul tells us that Christ is our hope and is worthy of our steadfast trust forever. But in addition, like us, Paul has confidants and trusted partners in whom he refers to throughout his letters. When concluding his text to Romans, Paul takes the time to thoughtfully thank them in appreciation, and send onward his greeting of grace and peace. Among those listed are prominent women: Phoebe, Priscilla, Mary, and Junia, among others. The radicality of this gesture lies within the historical context of 1st century AD in the Greco-Roman empire: a place and time in which women were treated without any respect, dignity, equality, or worth. The choice that Paul makes when entrusting Phoebe, a leader in the church as a deacon whom he calls ‘sister', to carry his long letter to the Romans is no small task. Paul refers to Priscilla as a coworker in Christ Jesus. What does this mean for the Christian movement? It takes all of us. Diverse people, united in mission.

St. Andrew United Methodist Church Sermons
No Other Gospel II (Contemporary Service, Rev. Arthur Jones preaching on 10/30/2022 11:00:00 AM)

St. Andrew United Methodist Church Sermons

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 30, 2022 22:53


A deeply gratifying experience is to have people in your life in whom you can trust. Of course, Paul tells us that Christ is our hope and is worthy of our steadfast trust forever. But in addition, like us, Paul has confidants and trusted partners in whom he refers to throughout his letters. When concluding his text to Romans, Paul takes the time to thoughtfully thank them in appreciation, and send onward his greeting of grace and peace. Among those listed are prominent women: Phoebe, Priscilla, Mary, and Junia, among others. The radicality of this gesture lies within the historical context of 1st century AD in the Greco-Roman empire: a place and time in which women were treated without any respect, dignity, equality, or worth. The choice that Paul makes when entrusting Phoebe, a leader in the church as a deacon whom he calls ‘sister', to carry his long letter to the Romans is no small task. Paul refers to Priscilla as a coworker in Christ Jesus. What does this mean for the Christian movement? It takes all of us. Diverse people, united in mission.

Theonomoney
072: Romans 13

Theonomoney

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 28, 2022 43:06


This week on the podcast Jeremy released a sermon from a month ago that he preached on Romans 13:1-4 and tackled how it relates to submission to government today, in our world, not just in the first century Greco-Roman world. The last two or three years this has been a much-debated, important subject of Christian submission to God and what that looks like, so listen to this episode to learn more how to obey Romans 13 and honor God in this world as a Christian.

Mat Talk Podcast Network
5PM053: Northern Michigan assistant Parker Betts and USMC Captain Jamel Johnson

Mat Talk Podcast Network

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 27, 2022 138:53


Two guests are featured in Episode 53, Northern Michigan University Assistant Coach Parker Betts and Pan-Am Championships gold medalist Jamel Johnson. Betts provides perspectives on several topics surrounding the NMU program, including the status of Benji Peak and the school's three recent U20 World Team members. Betts also opens up about an important upcoming trip to Sweden, as well as the value of being able to perform backflips (seriously).  As for Marine Captain Johnson, another handful of subjects are brought to the table. Johnson shares his thoughts on the 2022 Worlds from last month, the potentiality of winding down his own career, the continued misunderstanding of Greco-Roman in the US, the need for more education on the part of officials, and much, much more. Not an episode to be missed! SUBSCRIBE: Apple Podcasts | Stitcher | Spreaker | Google Podcasts | RSS

Five Point Move - U.S. Greco-Roman Wrestling
5PM053: Northern Michigan assistant Parker Betts and USMC Captain Jamel Johnson

Five Point Move - U.S. Greco-Roman Wrestling

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 27, 2022 137:23


Two guests are featured in Episode 53, Northern Michigan University Assistant Coach Parker Betts and Pan-Am Championships gold medalist Jamel Johnson. Betts provides perspectives on several topics surrounding the NMU program, including the status of Benji Peak and the school's three recent U20 World Team members. Betts also opens up about an important upcoming trip to Sweden, as well as the value of being able to perform backflips (seriously). As for Marine Captain Johnson, another handful of subjects are brought to the table. Johnson shares his thoughts on the 2022 Worlds from last month, the potentiality of winding down his own career, the continued misunderstanding of Greco-Roman in the US, the need for more education on the part of officials, and much, much more. Not an episode to be missed!

Ancient History Fangirl
RE-RELEASE: Vampires II: Disease and the Engines of Myth (With Tiny Vampires Podcast)

Ancient History Fangirl

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 25, 2022 67:16


Last time we covered vampires, we were struck by the haunting connection between vampire myths and real disease. Between that and the many vampire myths from around the world that we didn't have time to cover, you might say we had unfinished business with vampires. This Halloween, Ancient History Fangirl teams up with Raven Forrest Fruscalzo from the Tiny Vampires podcast to explore the intriguing connection between vampires and disease. Join us as we discuss some fascinating vampire myths from regions outside the Greco-Roman world—and the real diseases that may have given rise to these myths. Get ad-free episodes here: https://www.patreon.com/ancienthistoryfangirl Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices