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Midday Prayer for Thursday, September 29, 2022Opening SentencesPsalm 147:12-20Old Testament: Hosea 4:1-10Confession of Faith: The Westminster Confession of Faith, Chapter 1, Sections 9-10Ancient or Classic Prayer: Based on a prayer of Augustine of Hippo (354-430)Prayers for Various Occasions: For the UnemployedPrayerThe Lord's Prayer ("debts")DismissalThis service is adapted from The Book of Common Worship: Daily Prayer, copyright (c) 2018 Westminster John Knox Press. Scripture quotations (except the Psalms and Canticles) are from the New Revised Standard Version - Updated Edition, copyright (c) 2021 by the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the U.S.A. The Confessions are from The Constitution of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Part I: The Book of Confessions, published by the Office of the General Assembly, copyright (c) 2016. "Aleluya" music by JosepMonter from Pixabay. Candle image by Myriams-Fotos from Pixabay.
Message: Psalm 42:1-8 “Sayings of Saints: Augustine of Hippo” “Our heart is restless until it finds its rest in You” We are often unsatisfied in life because we are looking for life in all the wrong places, or we are needing life to be some certain way. The cure for finding fullness of life is to find ourselves in God. In God we already have everything we need, including unconditional love and meaning.
This is part 3 of 7 in our short episode series on Great Christian Thinkers. This episode covers the Theologian St. Augustine of Hippo. 354 AD to 430 AD. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/incontexttheology/message
Click here to answer our survey! If everything's postmodern, then nothing's postmodern. In fact, according to Dad, postmodernism is actually just modernism continued by other means. Perplexed yet? No worries, that's part of the plan. If you can't conquer the body, then conquer the soul, and the rest will follow. In this episode we sort out postmodernism and its doppelgänger, then explore ways to keep sane and whole amidst the insanity. Surprisingly, I give words of hope, encouragement, and peace. So listen in just for that surprising development! Notes: 1. Related episodes: Critical Social Theory, Pragmatism, Hannah Arendt, What Is a Person?, Cybertech and Personhood, Bonhoeffer's Life Together, Powers and Principalities 2. Nelson, "The Convening Power of the Pastor," Lutheran Forum 51/1 (2017): 50–51. 3. ed. Helmer, Truth-Telling and Other Ecclesial Practices of Resistance, including Dad's "Complicity and the Christological Path of Ecclesial Resistance" 4. eds. Stjerna and Thompson, On the Apocalyptic and Human Agency: Conversations with Augustine of Hippo and Martin Luther, with Dad's “Augustine, Luther and the Critique of the Sovereign Self” Hey, have you ever noticed how awesome it is that we don't advertise? I mean, for anything other than ourselves. A major reason that's possible is our equally awesome, highly select band of Patrons. That kind of elitism is really OK, we promise. Join their ranks and support your favorite podcast in remaining stridently independent and advertising-free!
The Audiobook Wizard presents The Adventures of Bentley Hippo: Inspiring Children to Be Patient A loud knock at the front door has Bentley startled. Who could it be? An excited Jaxon, rambles on not making any sense. Racing ahead pointing in the distance Bentley follows this silly monkey. A large crowd has gathered making it impossible for Jaxon to see what the fuss is all about. The Audiobook Wizard partners with Imagination Videobooks, and its audiobook division, Illustrated Audiobooks, to create and publish accessible audiobooks and videobooks from existing illustrated children's books. Our audiobooks include audio description (AD) for children who are blind or have low vision. The mission of Imagination Videobooks, a 501c3 Nonprofit, is simple. We believe all children should have equal access to early education. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/audiobookwizard/message
Midday Prayer for Wednesday, September 21, 2022Opening SentencesPsalm 147:1-11Old Testament: Esther 6:1-14Confession of Faith: The Confession of 1967, paragraph 51Ancient or Classic Prayer: Attributed to Augustine of Hippo (354-430)Prayers for Various Occasions: For Peace among NationsPrayerThe Lord's Prayer ("debts")DismissalThis service is adapted from The Book of Common Worship: Daily Prayer, copyright (c) 2018 Westminster John Knox Press. Scripture quotations (except the Psalms and Canticles) are from the New Revised Standard Version - Updated Edition, copyright (c) 2021 by the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the U.S.A. The Confessions are from The Constitution of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Part I: The Book of Confessions, published by the Office of the General Assembly, copyright (c) 2016. "Aleluya" music by JosepMonter from Pixabay. Candle image by Myriams-Fotos from Pixabay.
Hippo Health was founded by experienced emergency physicians who wanted to ease healthcare frustrations and make tele-health and excellent care coordination accessible to all.Hippo Health is now offering providers the ability to build out their own personalized care networks to improve the modern day care experience for patients and providers.Founder, Kevin McGarvey, MD shares some of the latest updates on this rapidly growing tele-health platform including the recent addition of a seasoned CEO.
In this week's episode we're talking all things parental stress and anxiety with the amazing Dr Leon Levitt. Anxiety after having your babies especially in those first few months is such a common thing, and something that we both felt during our parenting journey. As a society we need to get better at supporting new parents and recognising the signs if they need help. Dr Leon Levitt is a GP Obstetrician with 30 years of experience working with newborn babies, children and new parents. He has spent his career guiding parents through what can be a vulnerable period, and has a wealth of experience navigating stress and anxiety. Dr Leon has recently published his new book "What do I do now? The basics of parenting babies ... without stress." You can purchase a copy through the below link: You can also learn more about Dr Leon www.babystepshealth.com.au or @babystepshealth on instagram. Resources mentioned in this episode: What do I do now? Dr Leon's Book - https://www.booktopia.com.au/what-do-i-do-now-the-basics-of-parenting-leon-levitt/book/9781925736892.html Gidget Foundation for Perinatal Mental Health - www.gidgetfoundation.org.au/ or @gidgetfoundation Episode Sponsor: This week's episode is sponsored by Hippo Blue! An Aussie business offering personalised children's back to school goodies, story books and gifts. Hippo Blue are an Aussie business offering personalised children's back to school goodies, story books and gifts. They are passionate about creating personalised children's products that inspire imagination and individuality while celebrating your name's originality and uniqueness! Come on an adventure with Hippo Blue as they positively impact the lives of parents and their tiniest humans through their thoughtfully created personalised back-to-school essentials and gift range making parenting a whole lot easier. Their personalised range are made from high quality materials featuring sleek and fun designs. Check out their best sellers; the innovative Bento Box, Snack Box, Lunch Bag, and Name and Clothing Labels. To celebrate the launch of their new website, Hippo Blue are offering all Babybrain listeners 20% off storewide until the 30th of October. Check them out on instagram @hippoblue or head to www.hippoblue.com.au to make your order, and use the code BABYBRAIN20 at checkout! *Baby Brain Podcast 20% Off Sitewide coupon code trading terms. Redemption code is valid until Midnight AEDT 30/10/2022. Redemption code is not transferable, may not be resold or redeemed for cash. Must use coupon in cart to receive discount and is not valid with any other offer or promotion. Discount does not apply to shipping costs, gift cards or donations. Exclusions apply. While stock lasts. Hippo reserves the right to modify or cancel redemption codes at any time for misuse or if these terms are breached. For full terms and conditions please refer to https://www.hippoblue.com.au/terms
Hippo México es un lugar lleno de oportunidades y de crecimiento tanto personal como profesional.En este episodio, chicos de Japón, Brasil y la India, nos comparten sus experiencias al estar participando en diferentes programas de intercambio de Hippo.Descubre porqué estos chicos llevan a México en el corazón y porqué gritan ¡Viva México! con tanto orgullo como los mexicanos.Recuerda que también nos puedes escuchar en Youtube, Spotify, Ivoox, RSS, Amazon Music y Google Podcast.-Síguenos en nuestras redes sociales:Instagram: https://instagram.com/hippomexico?igshid=YmMyMTA2M2Y=Instagram: https://instagram.com/21idiomaspodcast?igshid=YmMyMTA2M2Y=Facebook: https://es-la.facebook.com/clubfamiliarhippo/-Suscríbete a nuestro canal de Youtube:LEX HIPPO MEXICO - YouTube-Para más información visita nuestra página web:https://www.hippomexico.org/
September 16: Saint Cyprian, Bishop, Martyrc.200–258Memorial; Liturgical Color: RedPatron Saint of Algeria and North AfricaThe faithful soak up the blood of their beheaded bishopThe elegantly named Thaschus Caecilius Cyprianus was born in an uncertain year in that buzzing beehive of early Christianity known as Roman North Africa. His biography epitomizes that of many greats of his era: a classically educated Roman citizen of renown finds Christ as an adult, leaves behind his exalted civic status, trades Empire for Church, and places his gifts and reputation at the service of the people as a bishop of consequence. But because he lived in times of hot persecution, Cyprian's life did not come to a peaceful end like others with similar biographies, such as Saints Hilary, Ambrose, Augustine, or Paulinus of Nola. The mighty Bishop Cyprian was sentenced to death by a local bureaucrat. On the fateful day, he knelt in the burning sand and waited for the heavy Roman sword to lop off his head. Cyprian's cult of martyrdom sprang up instantly, even as the faithful, carrying white cloths, soaked up the holy blood that dripped from his torso. His name was soon placed in the Roman Canon, where it remains today, spoken from the altar and heard by the faithful at Mass in Eucharistic Prayer I.Cyprian was a big-hearted, well-educated “man about town” when, in his mid-forties, he was converted by the example and words of an old priest. He redirected his life, made a vow of chastity that astonished his friends, and even abstained from his greatest pleasure—the works of pagan authors. In all of Cyprian's Christian writings, there is not one single citation of these pagans whose style and thought Cyprian had so admired. Once converted, Cyprian's mind focused on Scripture and the growing canon of Christian theology, mostly that of his fellow North African Tertullian. Soon after his baptism, Cyprian was ordained a priest, and in 248, after first resisting the appointment, he was made the bishop of his home city of Carthage. His impressive bearing and refined education earned him deep respect among the faithful. His biographer, a deacon named Pontus, wrote about Cyprian precisely so that the great man would be known for the example of his entire life, not just his last few heroic moments. Under the persecution of the Emperor Decius (249–252), which so marked the life of the third-century Church, many Christians lined up at the office of their local Roman official to offer token worship to pagan gods and to receive a libellus, or small sheet, documenting their apostasy. Cyprian lost all his possessions in this persecution but avoided capture by going into hiding. He governed his diocese remotely through letters. He was also compelled to defend his flight against criticism levelled by bishops in both Rome and North Africa that he was avoiding martyrdom. Once the tide of persecution subsided, Cyprian returned to Carthage and was lenient but clear, like his contemporary Pope Cornelius, in reintegrating the lapsi back into the Church once they had performed a suitable penance.The roiling debate over how to pastorally respond to the lapsi divided the Church in North Africa, with some priests arguing no forgiveness was possible for idolaters, and others demanding that the lapsi perform onerous penances before they were received again into the fold. Cyprian responded to these divisions by writing a treatise on Church unity, arguing that the Pope's teaching on this matter must be obeyed: “There is one God, one Christ, and but one episcopal chair, originally founded on Peter, by the Lord's authority. There cannot be set up another altar or another priesthood.” Cyprian later clashed with Pope Stephen I over the validity of the sacraments performed by priests who had apostatized, a matter resolved after both mens' death in favor of the Roman position of leniency.Cyprian's fellow North African, Saint Augustine of Hippo, in Book Five of his Confessions, recounts how his mother, Monica, prayed in a shrine dedicated to Saint Cyprian in the port city of Carthage around 375 A.D. So, approximately one hundred and twenty years after Cyprian's death, his legacy was firmly established, fresh and alive, as it still is today.Saint Cyprian, you served the unity of the Church as a bishop, understood the beauty and necessity of the sacraments, and accepted death over apostasy. Inspire all bishops to be magnets, drawing the faithful toward Christ and the Church through their teaching and witness.
On the season premiere of Old Books With Grace, Grace welcomes Dr. Zena Hitz, author of Lost in Thought: The Hidden Pleasures of an Intellectual Life, tutor at St. John's College, and founder of the Catherine Project. Why is it important to love learning for its own sake and not instrumentalize it? How can we cultivate an intellectual life? What does Augustine of Hippo mean by curiositas? Hear Grace and Dr. Hitz's thoughts on these questions and more...
WSGZ Presents: Mega Spinz- StarGaze 2 Features from Ragga Daht, Diablo 32 & Hippo Producers: Gry, DJ Pain 1 , Mega Spinz I wanna give a big thanks 2 my brothers Gry, Diablo 32, Ragga Daht and DJ Pain 1 for taking the time in contributing and working hard to make this possible. Peace to everyone that rocks with #WSGZ #STARGAZE2
Nothing feels more rewarding than finding a working environment that is about more than just a job. Hired Hippo matches top talent to careers they'll love and companies to top talent that's vetted and aligned to their roles. Hiring Advisor, Daniel Benin dives into the company's effort to transform and streamline the hiring process for the employer and employee. Daniel offers insight into their acquisition channels and the importance of website copy and messaging in their buying journey. Working to always keep the website up to date the team is sure to speak directly to their key persona and ensure they are a key source of information and resources.
In this episode, Matt and Nick take an article from HubSpot which gives several good marketing ideas to brands, and break them down about how those same ideas could be used in the local church. They also discuss how social and short form video is affecting the attention span of people and what that means for churches moving forward. SHOWNOTES HUBSPOT ARTICLE REFERENCED: https://blog.hubspot.com/marketing/short-form-video-trends?utmcampaign=Marketing%252520Blog%252520-%252520Daily%252520Emails&utmmedium=email&utmcontent=219842216&utmsource=hs_email TIMECODES 00:00-02:26 Intro and Short Form Video Trends 02:26-03:56 Why Short Form is the most effective 03:56-07:16 What htis means for church services 07:16-11:08 How churches can use trendy content 11:08-14:04 Brand Challenges 14:04-17:46 Use of Influencers 17:46-24:06 Product Teasers 24:06-26:38 User Generated Content 26:38-29:57 Behind the Brand Videos 29:57-34:13 More Educational Videos 34:13-37:31 What plaforms should we use besides TikTOk and Reels? 37:31-38:29 Outro TRANSCRIPT Nick Clason (00:01): What is up everybody. Welcome to episode eight of the hybrid ministry podcast with me as always on these glorious mornings, Matt Johnson sipping his coffee. Matt, what type of coffee are you drinking this morning? Matt Johnson (00:17): Uh, I am drinking a local light roast from around here that supports, um, kid cancer whenever you buy it. So, wow, Nick Clason (00:28): Dude, you're such, you're such a good citizen of the world. Matt Johnson (00:33): Don't know about that, but you know, I love good cause Nick Clason (00:36): Is it, is it hot or ice this morning? Matt Johnson (00:39): It's hot this morning cuz I was in a rush. So I just, you know, grinded up my beans and threw it in the Keurig real quick. Nick Clason (00:45): Nice. Um, well I don't, I don't know if mine supports anything, but I roasted it yesterday in my garage. So there you go. There's that I guess Matt Johnson (00:55): Supports you. Nick Clason (00:56): Yeah, it does. Matt Johnson (00:58): Nick Clason (00:59): And I, so I, we were at summer camp two weeks ago and I roasted a gigantic batch. Um, and I brought it to camp and I thought I was gonna be safe, but then all the leaders wanted to try my, my freshly roasted coffee, which is fine. I wanted to, you know, I wanted to share with the people, but that's the yesterday was the first time I'd roasted since camp, cuz I I'd just, you know, it was my birthday in between there. So I got a couple bags of coffee. So I've been been using that. So here we go. No one cares, but that's, that's the low down on my coffee situation. Matt Johnson (01:30): I love your coffee situation. Nick Clason (01:32): well today, uh, we wanted to talk about short form video trends because we haven't talked about short form video enough, right? Matt Johnson (01:44): Nope. Not even close. Nick Clason (01:45): No. Well, and even though we have it's, it is everything right now on social media and on the internet. And so we wanted to, um, we have, there's a, a HubSpot article that came out a couple of weeks or months ago and I wanted I'll link that in the show notes. So you guys can check that out hybrid ministry.xyz, but also, uh, I wanted to go through that and then kind of bring some of the, bring some of our like church ideas kind of into that. So mm-hmm so that's what we're gonna be talking about today. Um, so let's just dive into it. You ready? Matt Johnson (02:24): I'm ready. Nick Clason (02:25): Let's do it. So, uh, the first thing is that 85% of marketers say that short form video are the most effective format of video on social media. Well actually mm-hmm, not even video most Matt Johnson (02:40): Effective just general Nick Clason (02:41): Format on social media, 85%. That's crazy. Mm-hmm what are those other 15% even trying to say? Do you know Matt Johnson (02:50): Um, the other 15% aren't being seen I'll tell you that, um, I've even seen people that are doing static images as videos now. So that's kind, that's just kinda the world we're in. Nick Clason (03:03): So they literally post like a JPEG and turn it into a video. Matt Johnson (03:08): Yeah. So they'll like, you know, fade in the text or whatever. And you're like, this is literally just a static image with text that fades in Nick Clason (03:15): all all to be seen by short form video. Is that just because the algorithms have changed? Is that because of the popularity of TikTok? Is that like what what's behind that? Do you feel, Matt Johnson (03:27): Uh, it's a hundred percent TikTok. Um, you can see every big, uh, organization has been trying to mimic TikTok. You saw it with Instagram, with reels, YouTube was shorts, um, Facebook with their promotion of just video in general. So it immediately, once TikTok blew up the way it did. Cause it's been a long time since we've seen a social media channel grow as quickly as TikTok did. Yeah. Everyone had to get back on board with it. Nick Clason (03:56): Yeah. It says there's a quote in here that says the growth of social media is causing the human tension span to become shorter and shorter. So leveraging the power of short form video content will give you a leg up on the competition and help you engage your audience. And so mm-hmm, what, like, do you feel like that is a threat to, uh, the traditional in room church gathering 35 minute sermon model Matt Johnson (04:27): A hundred percent. Yeah. That's something that I don't think we're talking enough about as a church. Um, instead of actually, you know, trying to cater to this, you know, new generation, uh, millennial, gen Z gen alpha that are their short, their attention spans are shortening we've I've noticed church sermons are getting longer or um, oh, we'll just have more production into it, you know, more lights, more action. But um, if you're live experience, isn't on par with, uh, you know, like a big live concert almost at this point or short, you're not gonna be able to capitalize on it. So just an unfortunate world we are in right now. But uh, I think there's some creative solutions that we could figure out and that some of these tasks out there can help us figure out. Nick Clason (05:13): Yeah. How, how do like where's the line though? You know, like where's the line on, like we need to cater to them versus like, you know, preaching, biblical content is still meaningful and important and we should still do that as well. You know what I mean? Like when I feel like that probably just has to happen at every church's, uh, like value level, they just have to have that conversation and be like, well, this is what the world is seeing, but this is where like we're gonna stake our claim or whatever, you know? Cause I do think we can get into a slippery slope there and just be like, well, sermons are gone, you know? And I dunno that we're trying to, I dunno that we're trying to say that either. You know what I mean? I think that we should be, be cognizant of where that, where that line is. Matt Johnson (05:59): I think the big thing that people, and this is a way bigger tangent than what we had planned on, but Nick Clason (06:05): For sure, I didn't even know we were going this way. Matt Johnson (06:08): I think a big thing that we're at to figure out as, uh, as churches is just what, what is that next iteration of the sermon that we can figure out? So I don't think we need, you should at all straight away from biblical teaching and biblical truth. And if you're shying away from talking about Jesus at your church, I strongly feel like you're failing as a church. Like yeah, people wanna hear about Jesus when they're at church, they wanna hear about the Bible, it's the way you deliver it. So I just think we have to start kind of figuring out what, uh, your sermon 2.0 would be like, and I do not have a solution for that at all. Um, you know, someone will figure it out and they'll blow up and we'll all go and then everyone will copy them for the next 10 years. So Nick Clason (06:55): Yeah, but in the meantime, like there are solutions to the, the hybrid kind of side of it, right? The, what happens, what happens Monday through Saturday, the days you're not in the auditorium the days you're not at church and that's really where kind of this article comes in. So mm-hmm, uh, they say that this, this article also has another stat, says 63% of marketers say that trendy content related to cultural moments and news stories generate the most video engagement. So that's really what that's saying. If I'm understanding that statistic correctly is just that like things that are relevant tend to perform the most. Like if it copies a, if it copies a trend or if it copies a dance or if it copies a, a song that, or, you know, a sound that's going viral, like those are the ones that perform better on average Matt Johnson (07:48): Mm-hmm . Yep. Yep. Definitely. So that's something you gotta keep in mind too. So that is the majority still. It's not like the, um, it's not like 75% though. 63%. That's a still, that's a pretty good percentage of people that, of your content that should be probably more trendy relevant rather than just original stuff that you're trying to get relevant. Nick Clason (08:11): Yeah. And that's gonna require someone to kind of have their finger on the pulse of that. You're not just going to like pull open TikTok and like no trends. Matt Johnson (08:21): Uh, yeah. And that's, that's gonna be the biggest challenge. Yeah. Mm-hmm Nick Clason (08:25): Yeah. So who is that person? And there's probably, there's probably a young person in your church that, that does know that, you know, whoever you are listening to this, whether that's you or you're in leadership at your church, like that's a, that's a, there's a person out there that you can probably delegate that to, or at least tap into their knowledge. Cuz I actually, you know, this is the, here's a great case study for this. So I post on TikTok all the time, uh, at our church and I was posting and um, these students of mine were like, you should do this. And I was like, no, no. I was like, this is what's working on our TikTok. And I'd like, told them this thing. They're like, what? I can't remember. They basically like, no you're wrong. We just need to do this thing. And I was like, whatever, I didn't have, like, I didn't have a plan for like my next post anyway. So I was like, that's fine, whatever. We'll just do it. And so we did it and it was by that night it was the number one video on our TikTok channel Matt Johnson (09:25): and they Nick Clason (09:27): Were like freaking out about it. They're like sending me screenshots. I'd like, Nick, this is the number one video on our to channel. And I was like, yeah, I'm an idiot. You guys are smarter Matt Johnson (09:37): Than me. when it comes to having yeah. When it comes to having the finger on the pulse of trends, your students are gonna be the people that know what's going on. Nick Clason (09:46): Yeah. Which I posted something on our Twitter the other day and there's like, you know, TikTok ideas, like short form video ideas. And one of them basically is like, ask your youth group smiley face. Matt Johnson (09:57): Yep. Nick Clason (09:58): Just go to them, like stop putting some 35 year old in charge of, of TikTok. Like go ask the 15 year olds who are spending all hours of all days on it. They will bring you the trends. They'll bring you the ideas and Matt Johnson (10:12): Exactly Nick Clason (10:12): Crap, dude. They'll probably even like do it for you if you want 'em to like Matt Johnson (10:16): Yeah. Which is actually one topics we talk about. Yep. Nick Clason (10:20): And, and that's what man, we talk about that, or that's been talked about in like the growing young study by four youth Institute, Kara Powell, all those people, they talk about this idea of key chain leadership, like give, give the, the students who have, uh, some level of authority and responsibility within their church are more inclined to stick with their faith. Mm-hmm so if you give them some sort of ownership of it, you know, but oftentimes I think we just shy away from that because they could make us look bad or they could do something that we don't know or trust, but you know, that's a, it should, church should be a safe place for them to express that and, and try things and fail and, and all those things. So. Matt Johnson (11:05): Yep. Exactly. Nick Clason (11:06): Yeah. All right. So, um, let's look at these six ideas. Um, and we're gonna talk about, we're gonna talk about six short form video trends to look out for. Uh, the first one is brand challenges. So Matt talk about what a brand challenge is for just a second, so that us, uh, layman and idiots know what that even means. Matt Johnson (11:32): Yeah. So a brand challenge, um, is essentially taking the viral content idea. So if you, if you're li if you're listening to this and you have no idea how TikTok works TikTok, you can actually search stuff by like dances songs and sounds, um, which is what makes it stick out from a lot of the other social media platforms. So it's not like based off of hashtags or actually trying to search, or you can search things off of filters. Like that's like the world of TikTok. So you can search actually based off of the content. So as a brand, you could create like a brand challenge sound. So let's go back to, um, a couple years ago in the ice bucket challenge. Okay. And how big that got before the world of TikTok. Now think if your brand could actually mimic the success of the ice bucket challenge on TikTok and how big that could actually get. Matt Johnson (12:32): Uh, so it's really taking this idea of, Hey, we're challenging you to, uh, you do something, whatever that looks like. So a great way you could do this as a church is we wanna challenge you to, uh, talk to God five times this week. Um, or, Hey, we wanna challenge you to pray twice this week. Like you can come up with some spiritual challenges that people can do, or you can come up with some church challenge or like more outreachy challenges. So like, um, we wanna challenge you to, you know, see with Jesus' eyes five times this week and help somebody on the street. Um, so it's like starting to be more cognitive, uh, to help people be more cognitive of like their day to day. Uh, another good example of this is like Colgate for mother's day. They did like this huge make mom smile challenge, which was really a challenge to just post photos of your mom or a video of your mom on TikTok. Matt Johnson (13:34): And it was for mother's day in Colgate, you know, make mom smile, get white teeth. I don't know, but it was really just a way to get people to post their mom and everyone's gonna post their mom. So, or you could come up with a challenge like who you're praying for this week, post a photo of who you're praying for this week or a video of who you're praying for this week or a video of who you're bringing to youth ministry this week. I'm not gonna see these challenges are gonna go viral. Like, you know, um, the ice bucket challenge, but they could go viral in your church. And that's really the, all that you need right now. Nick Clason (14:04): Yeah. Yeah. All right. So, wow. I got super echoy. I had to move cuz my kids came down the basement. Yeah, Matt Johnson (14:13): You got real echoy. Sorry. Nick Clason (14:16): Um, the next one it talks about, it talks about influencer ads. So mm-hmm, um, obviously we're a church. We're not trying to be influencers mm-hmm but what, like what would be something that we could do in the church with, with that idea? Matt Johnson (14:36): Yeah. So influencer marketing is always going to give you a higher ROI, always. Um, yeah. That's just because think about the people you trust and how you take, you know, what they say higher than others. So, good example of this in the church world is, you know, Lee Stroble is a massive influencer for the Christian community or Dave Ramsey. Um, so if you like got buy-in from them, you're probably more likely going to like purchase whatever, you know, these stro or Dave Ramsey's talking about. Um, now in your world, let's say we're at a church of, you know, let's say really small church just planted. I have 80 people at my church. You're probably not gonna be able to get a Lee Stroble to talk about your church. I mean, if you got Lee stro, talk about your church, that's a big deal. Nick Clason (15:29): Well, and I mean, what's that thing, that cameo thing you could do that Matt Johnson (15:33): You could do a cameo. Yeah. But uh, usually Lee Strobel, cuz you know, I've worked with him, his, uh, the asking price could be a little high for his ads and that's because he is Le Strobel. Yeah. Um, and he did a lot of stuff for favors for us though. Cause he is a really nice guy, but like we also like getting him just speaking, you know, it costs money. I mean he's worth it, whatever. Um, so how can you do influencer marketing in your church? Well, your pastor can be considered an influencer. Um, he, I mean, obviously he's probably the big influencer on your campus. Uh, so you start using him in a more strategic option to like promote stuff. You could also, if you really wanna get creative, find these people that you would call influencers in your church. So let's say this is gonna sound real bad, Nick, and you can push back all you want. Matt Johnson (16:28): Cause this is definitely like going to a weird space with your youth group. But as a youth leader, I, um, you could definitely find the popular kid yeah. And get the popular kid to, you know, start pushing stuff on like be your influencer for you. Um, yeah. Yeah. Now we don't wanna play favorites or anything like that obviously. But at the same time, if you know, like, Hey, if I got, let's say Abigail, for instance, to like get on board for this, I know she would get like 12 other people to get on board for this. That's a good use for influencer marketing. So think of influencer marketing on a small scale at your church that could grow into a bigger scale and just make that short term, uh, short form video. Like that's the key to all this. So Nick Clason (17:13): Yeah. I don't think like, like we've said, I don't think our goal is to become, get famous people or whatever. Right. But no, but you're right. If, if your senior pass, especially if your senior pastor is not a part of your social media channels too often, like when you post him, that's going to, that's gonna have that effect, you know? Yep. If you are the senior pastor you're listening to this and you are the primary person running things on digital and social, like then there is, you're not gonna have that same influencer or effect because you're the primary face on there. You know what I mean? Yep. So you gotta exactly. Who else are you gonna put out there? All right. The next thing we talk about is, uh, product teasers. So, um, this is talking about, you know, it says anywhere from six to 60 seconds, um, where you're teasing something that's coming. I think this one is one that works perfectly within the church. Mm-hmm you know what I mean? Yep. Matt Johnson (18:03): Yeah, absolutely. Yeah. It's like think of a traditional commercial is usually a product teaser, so Nick Clason (18:10): Yeah, exactly. And so one of the things we did, um, all gosh for probably like 5, 4, 4, 5 months, uh, on our TikTok was just the teaser, uh, round signing up for summer camp. So we did all kinds of stuff that was promoting the idea of summer camp, giving a sneak peek to summer camp. Um, you know, funny videos about summer camp, but it was all about some upcoming event. And that was obviously within the realm of our student ministry. Mm-hmm . And so if you're running this for a church, you have not only summer camp coming up, but you have vacation Bible school and you have the adult Bible study starting and you have financial peace university on its way, and you have the missions trip, uh, domestic and international and you, so you have a million things and that's, that's probably more, the challenge is trying to figure out what or how to promote everything, but product product teasing is something that can become very easy to do. You know what I mean? Uh, in the church world. Matt Johnson (19:14): So mm-hmm yep, absolutely. Nick Clason (19:16): So real quick, before we jump to the next one, uh, as someone who does marketing in the church, Matt, what is your like preferred model for knowing what to promote and how often, and do you have like a, do you have like a framework built? Do you have like a, a rule of thumb? That's good, good practice for that because you know, if you're in the seat, you're in the kids' ministry wants their announcement and the student ministry wants their announcement and the women's ministry wants their announcement and the seniors ministry wants their announcement who gets the announcement. Matt Johnson (19:52): Great question. So step one is making, um, the various ministries kind of work together and work backwards. So the rule of thumb on any given Sunday for us is three announcements. And that is just because we know three decisions is as many as people can do before they start feeling overwhelmed. So if I give you four decisions, that fourth decision is gonna take less precedent than the other three. So that's step one is get the ministries to like, not launch five things on the same weekend, which we all wanna do. I, we all wanna do it, but don't do it. It's just two the next week. It's fine. Um, secondly is, uh, yeah, we, we have built, uh, an SOP, a standard operating procedure to really define what takes precedent over everything. So, um, what gets on social media is gonna be different than what gets in our email for the week, which will be different than what's on stage, which will be different than what the pastor talks about. Matt Johnson (20:56): And this is all weighed depending on the, um, the outreach draw of it. So, um, social and email, we have decided that email is for internal. So if this is more of internal event, so rooted, rooted is not gonna be something that you invite friends to really that are not part of the church, cuz rooted is gonna make you go deep in small groups. That should just be our newsletter and um, probably our host spot. And why I say that for the host spot for that is because, uh, that's a great way to get people that are in the church that probably have not done rooted. And they're new to go, okay, go do this to take next step with Parkview. Um, uh, the set, the next thing. So then social like alpha is great for social media because that's an external thing. So I can run, you know, ads behind that and get people to come to that. Matt Johnson (21:59): And then, uh, like if it's something that's gonna really affect everyone and that's a big deal that goes to the pastor to talk about in his spot. So let's say we have like family weekend coming up our next gen weekend. That's something that should probably be talked about by the pastor when the most captive audience is there. If that's something that we have said as a church, like that's hu ways higher than everything else. So you really just gotta define who your target is for everything that you're trying to promote. And then you can kind of figure out where they fit in your puzzle piece of all the digital platforms you have. Um, what's Nick Clason (22:36): The, what's the biggest, like, can you think of a time, like the number one time that you had like multiple people vying for, for something like, and how did you filter through that? Matt Johnson (22:47): Oh, I mean, it happens all the time at where we're at now and it's because everyone thinks their stuff is super important urgent. And the big thing is just sitting down with everyone and explaining their target and actually getting their purpose. And once they start realizing, oh yeah, mine is internal. Mine's really only for preschoolers. It's like, okay, then we should target preschoolers. Like this should not be, you know, an all church thing, um, necessarily it could be depending on what the event is, but 99% of the time, it's not going to be, um, now at a smaller church and maybe you have less going on. That's okay to like talk about all this stuff with your congregation and be like, yeah, I do have a friend that has a preschooler and I've talked about God with them and they might be interested to come, but like, that's great. That's a great avenue for that. But when you have eight different type of group functionalities, plus five kids things, plus your student things, plus your, um, mission things on top of, uh, we have mass baptism weekend or whatever, like you gotta really start kinda weighing what is actually gonna get you the most bang for your, your most bang for your buck, quote, unquote, Nick Clason (23:56): Bang for your, Matt Johnson (23:58): I was saying quote with buck unquote quote. Nick Clason (24:04): All right, great. Those just like a quick deviation, but uh, okay. So the next thing here in this article is more user generated content. All right. So what's that. And how can churches use it? Matt Johnson (24:18): User generated content is literally just getting your users to create content for you. So, um, Nick Clason (24:25): That feels like churches could do pretty Matt Johnson (24:28): Easily, oh, a hundred percent. You should be doing it. And user generated content has actually been shown. I haven't seen the most recent studies, so don't quote me on this, but it was, uh, shown to be one of the highest ways for conversion rate. And that's because you're trusting someone that, you know, you so it's. So if you think about it in the hierarchy of like influencer marketing commercials and then user generated content user generated, content's gonna have the highest conversion because Nick, if you tell me about something, I'm gonna trust that more than if Lee Stroble tells me about something, which I trust Leero more than, uh, my I'm watching a Dodgers game and there's a commercial that comes on. So if you think about that Nick Clason (25:10): H baseball, right? Matt Johnson (25:13): Cause baseball is good. Nick, it's good for the heart, especially when you have a team that wins a lot. So if you think about that hierarchy, that like, okay. Yeah. It's building that trust user generated content is gonna weigh higher. Nick Clason (25:28): Yeah. Yeah. Uh, how, how, how, like, how could churches go about capturing user generated content? Matt Johnson (25:38): Um, great way is, do you have some kids you trust, well, have them run your Instagram or TikTok for the day? Um, yeah. You're at camp. Uh, have your students do be like, Hey, I want you guys to promote camp today, take the camera or the GoPro with you and you guys just go crazy. Like you have some options there there's a lot, like it CR this is where you can get whoever you want to be as creative as they possibly can within the context of whatever your, uh, your guidelines are at your church. Nick Clason (26:09): Yeah. Well, I'm thinking too, man, you could even do, uh, like what's it called? Like takeovers on Instagram stories. Mm-hmm, you know, um, little things like that. Give, give people like a kind of a glimpse a day in the life, all that type of stuff. Uh, I did that one year at camp where a different person took over Instagram for the day, you know, and they just, they got access to our student mystery account for the day. So, all right. Uh, sweet. The next one is more behind the brands videos. So this one's like a, this one's like a, I don't know, like kinda like a behind the scenes one, but it says mm-hmm, , uh, a sprout social study said that 70% of consumers say they feel more connected to brands who, uh, whose CEO is active on social media platform. So that goes to that senior pastor thing. Nick Clason (27:02): Um, but what are, what are some of the behind the scenes? Like, you know, we that's, that one feels like a super easy one for churches. Like people see what you want them to see on a Sunday morning or whatever, but where, but given them a glimpse into the office or the staff meeting or the prayer meeting, or a tour of like a, a place that normal people don't get to see those types of things, I feel like are super a, you know, have such a chance to blow up for people to just get excited about it. Matt Johnson (27:36): Yep. Yeah. And it's super easy. Like do walk around the office and say, Hey, here's Doreen. I want you to know about her and meet her and give your testimony or whatever. Or here's our meeting room or here's our staff meeting today, or here's our prayer time today, like build that stuff or take a photo of it and post it. And we have personally seen this be some of our, uh, highest, uh, converting slash liked and engaged stuff that we have done. And this is something we've recently just added to our world. So, um, getting, and it's so easy, Nick, it's so easy. Like you just walk up to someone with your phone and you film them for 30 seconds and then get couple hundreds on it. Nick Clason (28:13): Yeah. Yeah. Super easy. So, you know, you can even add that it's like a once a week, like a actually, uh, you've passed a friend of mine. He used to do this thing called, uh, what's behind that door. And it was just like a series that he would do. And he'd like explore different closets basically in the church, you know? And he had a little bumper with it and he would just do it. It was honestly, it was very TikTok esque before TikTok. He was just posting on his Instagram, like feed, but that was basically what he was doing. And then I remember one, he did like a super funny one. where he like went up into the attic and he planted this like baby doll. And so he like shown the flashlight and the attic on the baby doll. And then it just showed him like freaking out, like running away and then just standing there, like stunned at the end. Nick Clason (29:01): And that's how it ended like this, the perfect TikTok archetype, but he was doing it like before, before talk's time, even, you know? But I love that. Just little things like that that are just fun. What's behind that door, you know, what's that closet. Have you ever, have you ever wondered what this is? Like, there's, there's a million probably things in your church like that, and it's stupid stuff. Right? Like you hide it for the weekend, but people, people eat that stuff up, man. If they're like, this is our Christmas storage closet, for whatever reason, they're like, ah, it's amazing. Like I think because there's like a vulnerability there, they just feel like a greater sense of connection to your church. Yep. Because of that, like, oh yeah. I, I got to see where they have the Christmas trees, like who cares, but people do Matt Johnson (29:47): They do. And um, it's easy. like, that's all I could say. It's easy. Just do it. Nick Clason (29:53): Yeah. Yeah. There's really no reason not to. All right. The last one that this, uh, HubSpot article has here is more explainer or educational videos. And I feel like this is the one that the church can just go absolutely crazy on Matt Johnson (30:06): Mm-hmm Nick Clason (30:07): Mm-hmm so here's what I wanna do. I wanna do a little game. You ready? I didn't even tell you about this. Mm-hmm and it's coming to my brain right now for the very first time. Love it. So I want us to make a list and we're just gonna bounce back and forth. And the person who, uh, runs out of ideas first loses you ready? Matt Johnson (30:25): A list of Nick Clason (30:26): A list of educational or explainer videos. Okay. So like things that churches could do, um, great. And I'll start, then you go then back to me, then you, does that make sense? We're gonna ping pong it back and forth. Matt Johnson (30:39): Yep. Nick Clason (30:40): All right. So, um, you could do a, how to pray video, Matt Johnson (30:47): Man. That was on my mind. You could do a how to share your faith video. Nick Clason (30:51): Mm that's a good one. You could do how to read your Bible video. Matt Johnson (30:55): You could do how to share your testimony video. Nick Clason (30:58): that? I don't know. That seems very close to the first one. You said, uh, you Matt Johnson (31:03): Could do test. Well, I guess how do you share Jesus and how do you do your testimony? I guess Nick Clason (31:10): You could do, uh, you could explain like a deep theological truth, like the holy spirit or something like that. Matt Johnson (31:19): Oh yeah. That's good. Uh, one of my favorite types of videos is, uh, like dumbing down, complicated Bibles mm-hmm or, you know, so like, uh, talk about Leviticus that makes sense for people or numbers, you know? Nick Clason (31:37): Yeah. Yeah. That's like the Bible project. Yep. Um, you could do. Yeah. What was I gonna say? I had something, uh, uh, maybe I'm gonna lose here. Uh, you could do, uh, nah, I, I think I lost man. You win. Congratulations. Um, thanks. Yeah, but you see, like we could have gone a lot longer, but I'm an idiot. Oh, Matt Johnson (32:01): Definitely. Well, you had it. It's it's early, everybody. Nick Clason (32:05): That's so early. And this is my fourth room that I'm in now. Cuz I, my kids took the only room that didn't echo and now I'm sitting in a bedroom closet. That's just like the echoes of all the echoes. But I was thinking you could, yeah, you could do Bible content. Oh, this is what I was gonna say. You could do, like you could share, uh, unknown stories of the Bible you could share. I love that. Um, you know, like the weird, like the Balo and the Baylor story, or you could share like the, the name and diving in the, in the Jordan river, like you could just, you could pull some of the, the silly verses out, you know, and explain them. You could, there's just, there's a million different ways you could do overviews of, of new Testament, old Testament who wrote the book, why that's important, how to do hermeneutics, how do homo Lytics, like, there's just, there's things that at any given time, you, if you're a pastor, like, you know, is important, but you have to leave those things like on the chopping room floor yeah. Nick Clason (33:06): Of your sermon. And like you can pull some of those things out. You could even do like a deeper dive from your sermon of something that you did study in your research, but you chose not to include it for time sake or for whatever purpose, but you could just say, Hey, Hey, here's something that I, I researched last week in light of the sermon on acts chapter two and boom, you got a 62nd video explaining that. And those types of things I see on TikTok all day long. Not, not necessarily like spiritually though. I do see some of those, but I just mean like in general, those like quick hitter, 62nd, you know, explainer videos. And I think that this is what, this is what probably most churches probably are gonna lean towards. Um, at least naturally cuz that's we're in the content creation business, you know? Matt Johnson (33:55): Yep. Nick Clason (33:56): So there it is guys. Uh, like I said, I will, um, I will post a link to this article in the show notes, feel free to check it out hybrid ministry.xyz. Um, or however else you, uh, do it, Matt, I have a question for you Matt Johnson (34:12): Ask, go away. Nick Clason (34:13): It's talking about down here later on in this article, best platforms for short form video, it's got TikTok number one, Instagram reels, number two. YouTube shorts. Number three. Yeah. Do, are we messing with YouTube shorts these days? Matt Johnson (34:28): Um, uh, uh, depends on the day. You know, YouTube is actually out is weighing long form content higher again, so, okay. Um, if you can create some YouTube shorts, that's great. If someone gets stuck in the YouTube shorts, that's usually a good thing. The big thing about shorts is, uh, they need to create a shorts app. If they create a shorts app, I think you would probably have more success there. Um, right now it's hidden in the YouTube app. Um, I think it's only a matter of time before they do make a shorts app. Uh, Nick Clason (35:05): So maybe when they do that, it's time to time to make that matter a little more. Matt Johnson (35:09): Yeah. And I'm was gonna say, when it comes to Google, I really don't buy into their stuff quickly cuz the second it doesn't do what they want to do. They just kill it. So , I mean there's a whole website dedicated to like projects killed by Google. You can literally look it up. Um, and I'm telling you like it's literally called killed by google.com and you would just be mind blown by the amount of stuff they test before they kill it. So YouTube shorts is there for now, but I mean, YouTube go was a thing at one point and YouTube originals was a thing. Remember Google Nick Clason (35:44): Plus, Matt Johnson (35:45): Remember Google plus plus. Yeah like there's a lot there. So I would, if shorts does not become its own app, I, I would say it's probably gonna get killed sooner or later. Nick Clason (35:55): There's a lot of stuff on this website, bro. Matt Johnson (35:57): I told you, man. It, well, Nick Clason (35:59): We'll throw it in the notes too. Yeah. Um, Matt Johnson (36:02): It's just a fun website. Nick Clason (36:04): Yeah, it is fun. And then there's uh, there's some other apps that this HubSpot article is referencing like some trier hippo Magisto lately.ai and whiskey. Are any of those worth churches investing any their time in at this point, would you say Matt Johnson (36:22): It depends on your margin? So like trier is very song based, even more song based for, um, the TikTok. So if you have like a awesome worship band and you're not in trier, like maybe you should look into it. Um, and then the other stuff that's on you like hippo, Mao, um, lately a lot of this stuff is more of, uh, how to leverage short form content more rather than a platform that you would host short form content on. So like HIPAA video might be a good resource for you to look into if you wanna really maximize your like CTAs and your, um, auto like automation for video and conversion and stuff. So, um, but for hosting stuff like YouTube reels and TikTok, uh, TikTok are gonna be number one. And the, like I said, you look into it, but it's just like be real that's out right now. There's these, these smaller social platforms that are like captivating their audiences, but I nothing has blown up like TikTok since literally Instagram and Instagram took a long time to blow up. I don't think people remember that. Nick Clason (37:30): Yeah. Yeah. All right. Sweet. Well, I just saw those and I was like, Hey, these are like literally trier hippo Magista lately in w never even heard of any of those. So this is where Matt Johnson (37:41): This is. They're more of a tool podcast. Nick Clason (37:43): Tell us these things. So, Matt Johnson (37:45): Yep, absolutely. Nick Clason (37:46): All right, man. Well that is it for today. Appreciate, appreciate your talking. Appreciate you watching me go from room to room, room, room to room to find spot to record, uh, but excited to continue to be on this journey with y'all feel free to subscribe. Give us a rating. We'd love to hear from you at hybridministry.xyz and we'll talk soon.
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In this episode, we celebrate the commemoration of St. Augustine of Hippo, discussing his life, legacy, and perhaps one of his most famous quotes: "our heart is restless until it rests in You."
Community is a critical success factor for the future of the insurance industry. Austin, Texas has seen a growing InsurTech community emerging from within its broader Tech and Insurance communities, and InsurTech ATX is at the center of that push. Andrew Correll and David Perez from InsurTech ATX join the show to talk about what's going on in Austin, and how community can fuel progress. Highlights from the Show Dave Perez, co-founder, is a former military guy who was looking for the right path after getting out, and landed on the commercial insurance agency world, broadened out to other spaces, and started his own company, Lumen Insurance, an agency built to help startup and tech companies with their insurance needs Andrew Correll, co-founder, was an underwriter in professional lines, with a passion for technology, and is today working at Security Scorecard, a Cyber tech solution for the industry InsurTech ATX started as a meetup group of people in insurance and tech to make some local connections in Austin, and grew from there Given their location, they're a little more startup leaning than other communities may be, but try to match that to traditional insurance experience and resources to foster and build the industry in Austin for generations to come There is a good mix of focus areas, with personal lines companies like The Zebra and Hippo, commercial and benefits focused players, and distribution focus, as well There's also a lot of tech in general, with players like Meta, Apple, Tesla, Google and others, so InsurTech sometimes ends up flying under the radar There also a strong move of VCs into the area Texas has a favorable regulatory environment, too, making the area attractive to InsurTechs, too The other InsurTech hubs, like InsurTech NY, InsurTech Hartford, InsurTech Ohio, InsurTech LA and others, have been supportive and collaborative Looking ahead, they want to see ATX as a launchpad location for new companies and help them connect and grow in Austin to help make the scene even more attractive This episode is brought to you by The Future of Insurance thought leadership series (future-of-insurance.com) from Bryan Falchuk. Follow the podcast at future-of-insurance.com/podcast for more details and other episodes. Music courtesy of UPbeat Music, available to stream on Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon Music and Google Play. Just search for "UPbeat Music"
In today's episode of Backpacker Radio presented by The Trek, we are joined by The Netteburg family. Danae and Olen Netteburg, alongside their 5 children- ages ranging from 13 to 1, are currently thru-hiking the CDT. This is their second thru-hike in three years, after the family completed the Appalachian Trail in 2020. The Netteburg's story is one of a kind- both Danae and Olen are missionary doctors who run a 100-bed hospital in rural Chad. We go in-depth learning about how a family of seven manages on a trail as challenging as the CDT, their standout highs and lows from the AT, what life is like back in their home of Chad and the challenges of their work, and much more. The kiddos were also in and out of the studio for this one, so be prepared for the fun chaos that will ensue. We wrap the show with a triple crown of things you put on a cracker, a fan follow up to Kathryn Miles' episode which paints a different picture of one of the suspects, and we opine on the movies most deserving of a sequel. Gossamer Gear: Use code “backpackerradio” for 15% off at gossamergear.com. RTIC Outdoors: Shop at rticoutdoors.com. Tanri: Use code “bpradio10” for 10% off at tanri.com. Enlightened Equipment: Use code “ultralight10” for 10% off Enlightened Equipment's Stock Revelation Quilt or Torrid Jacket at enlightenedequipment.com. Interview with Danae and Olen Netteburg Danae's Instagram Olen's Instagram Time stamps & Questions 00:05:10 - QOTD: What movie do you most wish had a sequel? 00:07:15 - Introducing the Netteburgs 00:08:15 - How did you end up on trail as a family? 00:10:15 - Tell us about being doctors in Chad! 00:13:08 - Can you compare practicing medicine in the US versus abroad? 00:15:20 - Can anything stress you out while thru-hiking? 00:18:12 - Tell us some crazy doctor stories. 00:21:01 - What are the kid's thoughts on the biggest differences between Chad and America? 00:22:10 - Hippo facts! 00:25:56 - What other scary animals do you deal with in Chad? 00:27:15 - What precautions do you take for mosquitos? 00:30:16 - What drives you to continue being doctors in Chad? 00:32:24 - How did you decide to hike the AT in 2020? 00:36:15 - Kids: what was your initial impression of the AT? 00:39:20 - Tell us about the timeline for starting the AT? 00:43:15 - Did you ever consider stopping the hike? 00:47:50 - What does a 6 person resupply/meal strategy look like? 00:49:15 - Are all the kids hiking themselves? 00:51:30 - What are some parenting hacks to keep the kids happy while hiking? 00:54:42 - Is it a welcome distraction or additional burden to keep the kids happy? 00:55:35 - How do you handle it when they're grumpy? 00:57:44 - What are each of their hiking personas? 01:00:15 - At what age do they stay reliably on trail? 01:00:50 - What's the extent of the gear that the kids carry? 01:03:35 - What packs do you use? 01:05:12 - Roughly speaking, what's your typical pace? 01:08:33 - Discussion about feeding the kids 01:11:10 - What are the other person's most and least endearing hiking traits? 01:15:02 - Did you get a lot of criticism in 2020? 01:15:49 - How would you compare the challenge of the AT and the CDT? 01:17:29 - Discussion about potty training and hiking with a baby 01:20:31 - How do you manage sleep deprivation? 01:21:41 - How do you manage to stay happy partners? 01:23:19 - Tell us about managing the monsoons and lightning on the CDT. 01:27:40 - Discussion about using umbrellas 01:28:50 - Tell us about your spreadsheets! 01:34:51 - If you could go back to day 0 on the AT, what advice would you give yourself? 01:36:29 - How do the kids adjust when you return to your busy work schedules? 01:38:27 - How much would you say thru-hiking is for you two, the kids, or the family? 01:39:17 - Do you think the kids have the thru-hiking itch now? 01:40:45 - Where can people keep up with you? SEGMENTS Trek Propaganda Pooping on the Appalachian Trail: Important Statistics from My Thru-Hike by Brian “Slurpee” Garner Montbell Superior Down Parka Review by Elise Ott Triple Crown of things you put on a cracker Mail Bag 5 Star Review Check out our sound guy @Paulybooyshallcross. Subscribe to this podcast on iTunes (and please leave us a review)! Find us on Spotify, Stitcher, and Google Play. Support us on Patreon to get bonus content. Advertise on Backpacker Radio Follow The Trek, Chaunce, Badger, and Trail Correspondents on Instagram. Follow The Trek and Chaunce on YouTube. Follow Backpacker Radio on Tik Tok. A super big thank you to our Chuck Norris Award winner(s) from Patreon: Andrew, Austen McDaniel, Jason Lawrence, Christopher Marshburn, Sawyer Products, Brad and Blair (Thirteen Adventures), Patrick Cianciolo, Paul Packman Sealy, Matt Soukup, Jason Snailer, Greg Mac, Tracy “Trigger” Fawns, Mike Poisel, and Kristina Diaz. A big thank you to our Cinnamon Connection Champions from Patreon: Liz Seger, Cynthia Voth, Emily Brown, Dcnerdlet, Jeff LaFranier, Peter Ellenberg, Jacob Northrup, Peter Leven.
In this episode of Ballistic Chronicles we talk hunting in Africa with my friend Brian R. Smith from Birmingham, Alabama. Brian opted to carry a 470 Nitro Express in a double rifle and he tells us why and the process of getting the rifle and sighting in. Then we talk about how a hunter can find the real Africa today and hunt in the old way and why and how you can make it happen now. Brian is a thinker and a studier and a man of action. He didn't grow up going to Africa, he grew up reading about it and imagining himself going to Africa and taking intentional steps toward his goal every day.
Morning Prayer for Sunday, August 28, 2022 (Proper 17; Augustine, Bishop of Hippo and Teacher of the Faith, 430). Psalm and Scripture readings (2-year lectionary; 60-day Psalter): Psalm 140 Amos 9 Matthew 1:1-17 Click here to access the text for Morning Prayer at DailyOffice2019.com. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/dailyofficepodcast/support
Full Text of ReadingsTwenty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time Lectionary: 126All podcast readings are produced by the USCCB and are from the Catholic Lectionary, based on the New American Bible and approved for use in the United States _______________________________________The Saint of the day is Saint Augustine of HippoA Christian at 33, a priest at 36, a bishop at 41: Many people are familiar with the biographical sketch of Augustine of Hippo, sinner turned saint. But to get to really know the man is a rewarding experience. There quickly surfaces the intensity with which he lived his life, whether his path led away from or toward God. The tears of his mother, the instructions of Ambrose and, most of all, God himself speaking to him in the Scriptures, redirected Augustine's love of life to a life of love. Having been so deeply immersed in creature-pride of life in his early days and having drunk deeply of its bitter dregs, it is not surprising that Augustine should have turned, with a holy fierceness, against the many demon-thrusts rampant in his day. His times were truly decadent: politically, socially, morally. He was both feared and loved, like the Master. The perennial criticism leveled against him: a fundamental rigorism. In his day, Augustine providentially fulfilled the office of prophet. Like Jeremiah and other greats, he was hard-pressed but could not keep quiet. “I say to myself, I will not mention him/I will speak in his name no more/But then it becomes like fire burning in my heart/imprisoned in my bones/I grow weary holding it in/I cannot endure it” (Jeremiah 20:9). Reflection Augustine is still acclaimed and condemned in our day. He is a prophet for today, trumpeting the need to scrap escapisms and stand face-to-face with personal responsibility and dignity. Saint Augustine is a Patron Saint of: Converts to Christianity Printers Theologians Enjoy this lineup of patron saints! Saint of the Day, Copyright Franciscan Media
Readings* Psalm 48* 1 Kings 11:1–26* 2 Corinthians 6:1–18* Apology of the Augsburg Confession, V, 183–191CommemorationToday we commemorate Augustine of Hippo, Pastor and Theologian. Numbered amongst the greatest of the Latin Church Fathers, Augustine's early life was marked by participation in the moral laxity of his times. Converted to Christianity, in no small part due to the devotion of his mother and the preaching of Ambrose, bishop of Milan, Augustine became a staunch defender of the orthodox Christian faith. Augustine's writings are still widely read and treasured by the Church.ReaderCorey J. MahlerCopyright NoticesUnless otherwise indicated, all Scripture quotations are from the Holy Bible, English Standard Version®, copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved.Unless otherwise indicated, all quotations from the Lutheran Confessions are from Concordia: The Lutheran Confessions, copyright © 2005, 2006 by Concordia Publishing House. Used by permission. All rights reserved. To purchase a copy of Concordia, call 800-325-3040.Support the show
Morning Prayer for Saturday, August 27, 2022 (Proper 16; Monica, Mother of Augustine of Hippo, 387). Psalm and Scripture readings (2-year lectionary; 60-day Psalter): Psalm 139 Amos 8 John 21 Click here to access the text for Morning Prayer at DailyOffice2019.com. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/dailyofficepodcast/support
On this episode of Catholic Forum, after news headlines from The Dialog, we will talk with Dr. Lou De Angelo, Superintendent of Schools for the Catholic Diocese of Wilmington. How are the dozens of Catholic schools serving the acedemic and spiritual needs of the over 8,000 students in Delaware and Maryland's Eastern Shore. We will find out when we chat with Lou De Angelo. We will also learn about our Saint of the Day, Saint Agustine of Hippo.
August 28: Saint Augustine, Bishop and Doctor354–430Memorial; Liturgical Color: WhitePatron Saint of theologians and printersA psychologist, theologian, and working bishop is the greatest convert after Saint PaulThe mighty African Saint Augustine climbed the heights of thought, stood upright on their peaks, and turned toward Rome, and thus spread his long, deep shadow over the entire globe. As a Christian thinker, he has few equals. He is the saint of the first millennium. Augustine was born in the small Roman village of Tagaste, in Northern Africa, to a minor civil official and a pious, head-strong mother. Tagaste had no swagger. Its simple people were bent over from working the land since time immemorial. The great African cities hugged the Mediterranean coast, far from Tagaste, which was cut off, two hundred miles inland. When he was a boy, Augustine imagined what the far-off waves of the sea were like by peering into a glass of water. When he was twenty-eight, he descended from his native hills and sailed for Rome to find himself, God, and holy fame. When he returned to Africa many years later, it was for good. The hot-tempered young African had matured into a cool-headed spiritual father. He was now their bishop, lovingly and tirelessly serving the open, forthright townsmen that were his natural kin.It is challenging to categorize someone who is the founder of an entire genre or school of thought. No one knew what an autobiography was until Augustine wrote his Confessions. There was Caesar's Gallic War before, and there would be Jean-Jacques Rousseau's Confessions later. And there is volume after volume now. All pale. Augustine wrote the Confessions as the Bishop of Hippo when he was about forty-three, covering his early life up to the age of thirty-three. It is not a great book due to its density of historical detail. The reader hungers for facts and is left unsatisfied. Whereas autobiographies are normally stuffed with people, places, and things, Augustine says almost nothing about his father, only mentioning his death in passing. He does not clarify how many siblings he has. It is often not clear when, or where, events occur. Augustine is clearly not concerned, in short, with his outward journey. It is the inner drama, the drama of the soul, that he wants to recount. The Confessions changes the answer to the perennial question “What really happened?” from the outside to the inside. Augustine is the author of the first “Story of a Soul.”Augustine is the world's first great psychologist. He does self-reflection and analyses ages before Saint Ignatius and perceives unconscious motivations centuries before Freud. The painfully self-aware, tell-you-everything, what-are-you-hiding, hyper-modern psyche of today is deformed Augustinianism. It took a long time for the future to catch up to him. Augustine does so many things first, does them better, and does them as a Catholic. With the historical details left to the side, he self-investigates his early childhood, his unsatisfied father-hunger, the emotional darkness caused by the death of friends, his enduring guilt for stealing some pears, his complex love for his mother, and how hard it is…how hard…to leave the woman he has loved for fifteen years. They have a child together after all. But Augustine must let her go. He must move on, and he does. She is the Confessions' mysterious character. He never even gives her name.Reading other great theologians, one knows almost nothing about them, their friends, or their personal thoughts or desires. Reading Augustine, you get the man in full. He is concerned with relationships, that of his to God and to his mother, and that of others to himself. He would start his personal letters with Dulcissimus concivis—My dearest friend. And he meant it. He was a highly educated scholar, a great letter writer who worked in the close orbit of the Roman imperial court, and a sophisticated thinker who most opened the intellectual path the Church would walk until the scholastics of medieval times introduced Aristotle to Christian thought.When Augustine turned his head from the beauty of the senses toward the holy beauty of God, his personal sensory privation was more than an absence. It was a total commitment. In the second phase of his life, Augustine placed the heavy cross of routine pastoral care on his shoulders. He became a working bishop and excelled at this role. This complex man, this highly fruitful, working intellectual, asked to be alone in his room when death finally came for him in his seventy-fifth year.Saint Augustine, may our own examination of conscience be like yours—continual, honest, and Christ-centered. You achieved a high level of self-awareness not for its own sake but to prune all sin from your soul. May we be as self-focused, and as God-focused, as you were.
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It is said that if you feed them, they will come! I don't know who said it, but it sounds pretty legit, lol. We're bringing back an oldie but a goodie! This episode, we talk about how you can add food and have a fun date with your spouse, all while having a little competitive fun in the process. This is a cheap idea that can spice up your relationships. EPISODE RESOURCES: E.N.J.O.Y. THE JOURNEY: A Blended Family Roadmap To Having Fun Together, A NEW WAY to have a great plan that will bring more fun in your home, building stronger connections and relationships, all while having more laughs and enjoyment as you make those lasting memories together. JOIN OUR EMAIL LIST, and get your FREE GIFT today! We send out a weekly email on Friday mornings that are blended family specific; full of encouragement, support, and all the latest information before anyone else hears about it. Join us today!!! If you would, SUBSCRIBE to this podcast, and also leave us a RATING & REVIEW so we can keep spreading the love! OTHER PLACES YOU CAN FIND US! Follow us on INSTAGRAM Join Our FACEBOOK GROUP Check out our WEBSITE Subscribe to our YOUTUBE Channel Follow us on PINTEREST Contact Us Here
On Episode 9 of The Hash Wednesday Podcast...Comedian Catherine Maloney & Minister Mary Magee present a Double Feature Episode. Introducing St. Monica, self-proclaimed alcoholic, and her son who is so famous that Florida named a City after him. That's right! We're telling the tale of St. Augustine of Hippo too. We also go all in chatting about the Mandela Effect and of course your fave, Girl! Whatchu Watchin' makes another appearance. Music from Uppbeat (free for Creators!): https://uppbeat.io/t/andrey-rossi/jerk-sauce License code: PYTGVLIM1DIF9KU9 --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
Confessions by St. Augustine of Hippo audiobook. The Confessions outlines Augustine's sinful youth and his conversion to Christianity. It is widely seen as the first Western autobiography ever written, and was an influential model for Christian writers throughout the following 1,000 years, through the Middle Ages. It is not a complete autobiography, as it was written in his early 40s, and he lived long afterwards, producing another important work (City of God). It does, nonetheless, provide an unbroken record of his development of thought and is the most complete record of any single person from the 4th and 5th centuries. It is a significant theological work, featuring spiritual meditations and insights.
August 27 Saint Monica Memorial St. Monica was born in Northern Africa about 331. She was the daughter of Christian parents and the mother of St. Augustine of Hippo, as well as two younger children, Navigius and Perpetua. St. Monica's husband was pagan, yet she faithfully kept Christian values prominent in the home. Through her... Enter Prayer
Midday Prayer for Thursday, August 18, 2022Opening SentencesPsalm 147:12-20Old Testament: Job 1:1-22Confession of Faith: The Westminster Shorter Catechism, Questions 67-72Ancient or Classic Prayer: Based on a prayer of Augustine of Hippo (354-430)Prayers for Various Occasions: Preparation for WorshipPrayerThe Lord's Prayer ("debts")DismissalThis service is adapted from The Book of Common Worship: Daily Prayer, copyright (c) 2018 Westminster John Knox Press. Scripture quotations (except the Psalms and Canticles) are from the New Revised Standard Version - Updated Edition, copyright (c) 2021 by the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the U.S.A. The Confessions are from The Constitution of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Part I: The Book of Confessions, published by the Office of the General Assembly, copyright (c) 2016. "Aleluya" music by JosepMonter from Pixabay. Candle image by Myriams-Fotos from Pixabay.
A baby hippo was born recently at the Cincinnati Zoo and they allowed for the public to help come up with a name. Kevin suggested Fatopotamus or Thightanic...Find out if they chose either of his ideas here.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Fritz, the Cincinnati Zoo's new baby hippo, has spent the days since he was born on Aug. 3 at his mom Bibi's side, nursing, swimming and getting used to his surroundings. This week he did something new: He met his world-famous big sister, Fiona. Head hippo handler Wendy Rice tells That's So Cincinnati listeners how it went and so much more about Fritz.
Frederick Russell Burnham DSO (May 11, 1861 – September 1, 1947) was an American scout and world-traveling adventurer. He is known for his service to the British South Africa Company and to the British Army in colonial Africa, and for teaching woodcraft to Robert Baden-Powell in Rhodesia. He helped inspire the founding of the international Scouting Movement. Our theme song was written and performed by Anna Bosnick. If you'd like to support the show on a per episode basis, you can find our Patreon page here. Be sure to check our website for more details.
Jeff once again takes the lead to tell the tragic and cautionary tale of Marius, a South African man with a penchant for the outdoors and exotic animals, and his pet hippo Humphrey. Wes dives deep into how many people are killed by hippos every year, and then the guys wrap things up by discussing their favorite drug dealers (we promise it makes sense by the end). ~~ To advertise on the show, contact us! ~~ Tooth & Claw is brought to you by QCODE. Support the show and get access to an extensive library of exclusive episodes like this by supporting the show on Patreon or joining the Grizzly Club on Apple Podcasts. For the latest updates on the show and all things wildlife, follow us at toothandclawpod.com and social: Instagram: @ToothandClawPodcast Twitter: @ToothandClawPod Wes: @GrizKid Jeff: @jefe_larson Mike: @mikey3ds
Garrick Bailey and Timothy Paul Jones have already devoted one entire episode of this podcast to love. That was when they discussed Foreigner's 1984 hit “I Want to Know What Love Is.” But Garrick and Timothy are far too full of love to fit all of their feelings about love into a single episode. That's why they're joining forces with Huey Lewis to talk about love again in this special Three Chords and the Truth episode of The Apologetics Podcast. Along the way, the dynamic duo discusses the history of Huey Lewis and the News, Augustine of Hippo, the Trinity, and the widespread contemporary declaration that “love is love.” In the end, they discover that, unless the nature of God defines love, “love” distorts something good that God designed for our joy and for his glory. Also, “American Express” was probably a better name for Huey Lewis' band than “the News.” If only they had spelled it as “Ämërïcän Ëxprëss,” they might have been successful in keeping their original name as well as avoiding being sued by the credit-card company of the same name. In this installment of “Behind the Covers,” Garrick and Timothy take a look at a song that was popularized on the Grand Funk Railroad album “All the Girls in the World Beware!!!,” in which Grand Funk Railroad outdid Van Halen's song “Everybody Wants Some!!” by adding three exclamation points instead of stopping at a mere two. If only they had added umlauts as well, the title would have been perfect. The cover song this time is “Some Kind of Wonderful,” and your intrepid cohosts agree that Rod Stewart's cover version isn't wonderful at all. ABOUT HOSTS Timothy Paul Jones, Ph.D., is C. Edwin Gheens Professor of Christian Ministry at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He teaches in the areas of family ministry and applied apologetics. He has authored or edited more than a dozen books, including Why Should I Trust the Bible?, The God Who Goes Before You, Perspectives on Family Ministry, and Christian History Made Easy. Follow Dr. Jones at @DrTimothyPJones. Garrick Bailey is a Ph.D. student in systematic theology at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, studying Herman Bavinck and Roman Catholicism under the supervision of Gregg Allison. LINKS TO CLICK Some Kind of Wonderful (Soul Brothers Six, 1967) Some King of Wonderful (Grand Funk Railroad, 1974) Some Kind of Wonderful (Huey Lewis & The News, 1994) Some Kind of Wonderful (Rod Stewart, 2021) Some Kind of Wonderful (Little Milton, 1999) Some Kind of Wonderful (Joss Stone, 2003) Some Kind of Wonderful (Mark Farner, 1992) The Power of Love (Huey Lewis & The News, 1985) Patreon Support theapologeticspodcast.com Urban Ministry Podcast CLOSING CREDITS Music for the podcast has been licensed through Artlist.io and performed by Cunningham Manor. Brief excerpts of music played in each program are included solely for the purposes of comment and critique as allowed under the fair-use provision of U.S. copyright law. “The fair use of a copyrighted work … for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, … scholarship, or research, is not an infringement of copyright” (U.S. Code § 107, Limitations on exclusive rights: Fair use).
It's road trip season and that means it's time to dive into some terrifying tales from the highway. From the US to the UK, from South Africa to South Asia, no matter where you go, you can find Death on the road. Story Time Codes Rollover (22:55) Always Lock Your Doors (30:40) The Lizard (32:20) The Voice (34:45) Hitchhiker (45:40) Sleeper (46:41) Death on the Road (47:50) Confusion (57:00) Weeping (58:55) The Man in the Clouds (1:00:55) Never Stop At Midnight (1:09:19) Links mentioned on this episode: Hippo chase video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TEXYw91lQuY Phantom Hitchhiker video: https://youtu.be/bidfo_anIeE?t=1067 Mad God review from "Weird, Together": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HMOMhtwixhY Music on This Episode: Main Theme: "Radio (Into the Darkness We Go)" by Podzontommusic Stories Theme: "The Future Belongs to Them Now" by Hexxagram Bumpers: "Death on the Road Revisited" by Rainy Days For Ghosts "Radio", & "The Future Belongs to Them Now" are used with permission. All other music is composed by Rainy Days For Ghosts. Want more show AND ad-free episodes? Come find us on Patreon! We have bonus podcasts, our monthly live stream, and so much more. Click on over to Patreon.com/GhostStoryGuys to check it out! Grab yourself some Ghost Story Guys merch at our Red Bubble and TeePublic stores! Comment? Suggestion? Story you want to tell? E-mail us at email@example.com or call The Ghost Line at 1-888-588-6920 to leave us one, or a series of questions. The Ghost Story Guys are: Brennan Storr - Host, Writer, Producer Paul Bestall - Co-Host Luke Greensmith - Researcher Sarah Kent - Support Anthony Germaine - Researcher Rachel GW - Facebook admin Rainy Days For Ghosts - Composer Pins and signed copies of "A Strange Little Place" are available via Big Cartel.