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Term used by Jews, Christians, and Muslims to describe the Land of Israel and Palestine

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The Catholic Man Show
Loving Like a Man

The Catholic Man Show

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 27, 2021 71:41


What are the best ways to show your love to your wife and your family? How do you feel loved and how does your wife feel loved? In this episode, we talk about the five love languages and why they are important to understand. ENJOY THE SHOW AND WOULD LIKE TO SEE MORE? SUPPORT TCMS, GET AWESOME THANK YOU GIFTS, AND HELP SPREAD THE WORD. http://www.patreon.com/thecatholicmanshow (Become a Patron! Over 40 interviews, a course with Karlo Broussard, a 10 part series on the domestic church, and free thank you gifts for supporting the show!) https://selectinternationaltours.com/catholicmanshow/ () Travel to Italy, the Holy Land, Scotland, or Europe. Take a Catholic pilgrimage cruise or mix in Faith and Food or Faith and Fitness. No matter where you travel with Select, you will be embraced by faith. All our trips feature daily mass, unparalleled access to sacred sites, local guides that speak your language, and excellent accommodations. We have been helping pilgrims put their feet in the places their faith began for over 30 years. We want to help YOU experience the fun and faith-enriching power of pilgrimage. https://selectinternationaltours.com/catholicmanshow/ (Click here) About our drink: https://waterfordwhisky.com/element/single-farm-origin/ (Waterford Irish Whiskey) Influenced by the world's greatest winemakers, we are obsessively bringing the same intellectual drive, methodology & rigor to single malt whisky. Using 100% Irish barley, widely considered to be the world's finest, our new Single Farm Origin series is an uber-provenance range of limited edition natural whiskies that explore Irish terroir one farm, once place, at a time. They are expressions of precision and rarity, showcasing barley flavors derived from individual Irish farms and harvests. About our gear: A bouquet of flowers. When's the last time you got your wife flowers? It's probably been too long. About the Topic: https://www.5lovelanguages.com/ (Dr. Gary Chapman published his book in 1992) Titus 2: 4: Have the older women “train the younger women to love their husbands and children” People give and receive love in different ways. Here are the 5 love languages: Acts of Service Words of Affirmation Quality Time Physical Touch Gift Giving Most people will naturally communicate best in their primary love language. CONGRATULATIONS TO The Catholic Woodworker FOR OPENING UP A NEW OFFICE BUILDING! WE ARE GRATEFUL FOR YOUR SUPPORT AND INCREDIBLY HAPPY FOR YOUR CONTINUED SUCCESS: Use promo code TCMS10 for 10% off all purchases. https://catholicwoodworker.com/collections/discount-rosaries () [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gAjXreJ1zIg] TIME CODES: If this is your first time listening to The Catholic Man Show, we do 3 things almost every episode:1.) Open, review, and enjoy a man beverage – Minutes 1-12.2.) Highlight a man gear – Minutes 12-24.3.) Have a manly conversation – Minutes 24-48If you haven't listened to The Catholic Man Show before, check out our previous episodes https://thecatholicmanshow.com/episodes/ (here). Subscribe to our https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5MhmMZZhEnrapVYUIkFHLg?view_as=subscriber ( YouTube channel) to watch past episodes. Want to help The Catholic Man Show? By giving us a rating on https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-catholic-man-show/id1128843873?mt=2 (iTunes, it helps others find the show.) Want to say up with The Catholic Man Show? Sign up for our mailing list: http://www.thecatholicmanshow.com/manly (Click Here) Looking for a prayer to pray with your wife? https://thecatholicmanshow.com/blog/looking-for-a-prayer-to-pray-with-your-wife-print-this-off-and-start-praying/ (Check this blog out.) Are you getting our emails? Sign up for our newsletter where we give you all bacon content – never spam.  http://thecatholicmanshow.com/manly/ (SIGN UP HERE:)... Support this podcast

Land-Grant Holy Land: for Ohio State Buckeyes fans
Hangout in the Holy Land: Previewing the Penn State Nittany Lions (10/27/21)

Land-Grant Holy Land: for Ohio State Buckeyes fans

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 27, 2021 65:00


The hosts are new, but the sarcasm hasn't changed a bit. Join Gene Ross and Josh Dooley all year long as they break down everything going on in Buckeye Nation on Land-Grant Holy Land's flagship podcast. Ohio State returns home on Saturday, donning some fresh all-red threads and taking on a Penn State team that was squarely ranked inside the top-10 before falling to Illinois last week in a game that went to 9OT. With the Nittany Lions having lost their last two games and the Buckeyes scoring every time they touch the ball, these are two squads who are headed in opposite directions. Ohio State opened as 15-point favorites on the DraftKings Sportsbook, but the line has already jumped to 18.5. Gene and Josh break down what they expect to see in Columbus this weekend. Connect with the Podcast: Twitter: @HolyLandPod Connect with Gene: Twitter: @Gene_Ross23 Connect with Josh: Twitter: @jdooleybuckeye Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Live the Bible with Wayne Stiles
#127 - Are You Sure You're Secure?

Live the Bible with Wayne Stiles

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 26, 2021 51:30


If God knows everything we do, how can we be sure our salvation is secure? And if our salvation IS secure no matter what we do, does it matter what we do?Sometimes it seems like the book of Hebrews says yes and no!In this episode of Live the Bible, we're tackling those confusing passages head on. With a little context, we'll see that Hebrews holds the answers, not the problems.

The Tom Short Show
How to Handle Disappointment with God

The Tom Short Show

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 25, 2021 16:47


Have you ever been disappointed with God?Most people have. If you don't know how to handle it, it has the potential to shipwreck your faith. Many people have suffered this fate. Don't let it happen to youJoin me for today's Daily Word & Prayer to learn how to address and overcome disappointment with God.Today's Scripture References Romans 9:33For information on our Faithwalkers Conference, December 29--January 1, go to https://faithwalkersconference.com/**************Do you want to have all your sins forgiven and know God in a personal way?  Check out my video "The Bridge Diagram" at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m0Kjwrlind8&t=1sCheck out my website, www.TomthePreacher.com, to learn more about my ministry and sign up for my daily email. And make sure to request a copy of my book, Takin' it to Their Turf when you visit my website.Check out my videos on this channel to learn how to answer tough questions that challenge our faith.Have you ever wanted to visit the Holy Land?Join me next February (2022) as I lead a tour of Israel!We'll study the life of Jesus at the very places He taught, performed His mighty miracles, was crucified, and resurrected! We'll also have plenty of worship, fellowship, and fun!For more info, check out my web page www.TomthePreacher.comHave you ever wanted to take a Cruise of Alaska?Why not join our TSCM tour group as we take in the adventure and encourage one another in our faith along the way?Find more information at www.TomthePreacher.com/alaska

Land-Grant Holy Land: for Ohio State Buckeyes fans
Hangout in the Holy Land: Breaking Down Ohio State's 54-7 Win Over Indiana (10/24/21)

Land-Grant Holy Land: for Ohio State Buckeyes fans

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 24, 2021 57:57


The hosts are new, but the sarcasm hasn't changed a bit. Join Gene Ross and Josh Dooley all year long as they break down everything going on in Buckeye Nation on Land-Grant Holy Land's flagship podcast. Gene is off at a New York Giants game (for some reason), so Josh welcomes in long-time LGHL stalwart Meredith Hein to break down Ohio State's 54-7 rainy victory in Bloomington over the Indiana Hoosiers on Saturday night. They talk about how dominant the Buckeye defense looked against a beaten up IU offense and whether or not you can take much away from the defensive effort given the sub-par level of opponent. On offense, they talk about the growth and development of C.J. Stroud, his Heisman chances, and all of the ridiculous weapons that Ohio State has on that side of the ball. They also get into the hilarious Penn State and Illinois 9 OT game on Saturday and what it means for next week's night game. Connect with the Podcast: Twitter: @HolyLandPod Connect with Meredith: Twitter: @MeredithHein Connect with Josh: Twitter: @jdooleybuckeye Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

The Catholic Man Show
Four Temperaments

The Catholic Man Show

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 24, 2021 59:43


What are the temperaments? Why are they important to know? How can they help you to grow in virtue? https://thecatholicmanshow.com/store/ (Check out our store and find TCMS stocking caps and hats)https://thecatholicmanshow.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/TCMS-Hat-Slider-2.png () ENJOY THE SHOW AND WOULD LIKE TO SEE MORE? SUPPORT TCMS, GET AWESOME THANK YOU GIFTS, AND HELP SPREAD THE WORD. http://www.patreon.com/thecatholicmanshow (Become a Patron! Over 40 interviews, a course with Karlo Broussard, a 10 part series on the domestic church, and free thank you gifts for supporting the show!) https://selectinternationaltours.com/catholicmanshow/ () Travel to Italy, the Holy Land, Scotland, or Europe. Take a Catholic pilgrimage cruise or mix in Faith and Food or Faith and Fitness. No matter where you travel with Select, you will be embraced by faith. All our trips feature daily mass, unparalleled access to sacred sites, local guides that speak your language, and excellent accommodations. We have been helping pilgrims put their feet in the places their faith began for over 30 years. We want to help YOU experience the fun and faith-enriching power of pilgrimage. https://selectinternationaltours.com/catholicmanshow/ (Click here) About our drink: Ron Centenario 25 Gran Reserva Centenario 25 is a blend of rums aged in white American oak for up to 25 years in a traditional solera system. About our gear: N/A About the Topic: We talk about the four temperaments, why they are important to understand for the spiritual life, and how they will help you grow in virtue. CONGRATULATIONS TO The Catholic Woodworker FOR OPENING UP A NEW OFFICE BUILDING! WE ARE GRATEFUL FOR YOUR SUPPORT AND INCREDIBLY HAPPY FOR YOUR CONTINUED SUCCESS: Use promo code TCMS10 for 10% off all purchases. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qiCNscyJUt8] https://catholicwoodworker.com/collections/discount-rosaries () TIME CODES: If this is your first time listening to The Catholic Man Show, we do 3 things almost every episode:1.) Open, review, and enjoy a man beverage – Minutes 1-12.2.) Highlight a man gear – Minutes 12-24.3.) Have a manly conversation – Minutes 24-48If you haven't listened to The Catholic Man Show before, check out our previous episodes https://thecatholicmanshow.com/episodes/ (here). Subscribe to our https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5MhmMZZhEnrapVYUIkFHLg?view_as=subscriber ( YouTube channel) to watch past episodes. Want to help The Catholic Man Show? By giving us a rating on https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-catholic-man-show/id1128843873?mt=2 (iTunes, it helps others find the show.) Want to say up with The Catholic Man Show? Sign up for our mailing list: http://www.thecatholicmanshow.com/manly (Click Here) Looking for a prayer to pray with your wife? https://thecatholicmanshow.com/blog/looking-for-a-prayer-to-pray-with-your-wife-print-this-off-and-start-praying/ (Check this blog out.) Are you getting our emails? Sign up for our newsletter where we give you all bacon content – never spam.  http://thecatholicmanshow.com/manly/ (SIGN UP HERE:) https://thecatholicmanshow.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/tcms-email-ss.png () If you enjoyed this episode of The Catholic Man Show and are looking to protect your family from the dangers of the internet, go to https://covenanteyes.com/ (Covenant Eyes) and use promo code “Catholicman” for a 30-day free trial of keeping your family safe. Support this podcast

The Tom Short Show
God is Looking for this Type of Person; Will You be One He Finds?

The Tom Short Show

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 24, 2021 16:38


God seeks people who will worship Him in spirit and truth.Are you one of those? Do all worshippers fit this description.Join me for today's Daily Word & Prayer to learn how you can be the type of person God is seeking!Today's Scripture References John 4:23-24For information on our Faithwalkers Conference, December 29--January 1, go to https://faithwalkersconference.com/**************Do you want to have all your sins forgiven and know God in a personal way?  Check out my video "The Bridge Diagram" at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m0Kjwrlind8&t=1sCheck out my website, www.TomthePreacher.com, to learn more about my ministry and sign up for my daily email. And make sure to request a copy of my book, Takin' it to Their Turf when you visit my website.Check out my videos on this channel to learn how to answer tough questions that challenge our faith.Have you ever wanted to visit the Holy Land?Join me next February (2022) as I lead a tour of Israel!We'll study the life of Jesus at the very places He taught, performed His mighty miracles, was crucified, and resurrected! We'll also have plenty of worship, fellowship, and fun!For more info, check out my web page www.TomthePreacher.comHave you ever wanted to take a Cruise of Alaska?Why not join our TSCM tour group as we take in the adventure and encourage one another in our faith along the way?Find more information at www.TomthePreacher.com/alaska

The Tom Short Show
Freedom, Tyranny, and Vaccines

The Tom Short Show

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 23, 2021 28:12


Our country is currently in unchartered waters where we are must figure out how our core value of freedom fits with public health concerns. Are mask and vaccine mandates, and the threat of losing your livelihood if you don't comply, tyrannical? If your job is on the line, should you get the vax? Should any American be faced with this decision?In today's Daily Word & Prayer, we pray for our country, and for those facing very difficult decisions about the vaccine.For information on our Faithwalkers Conference, December 29--January 1, go to https://faithwalkersconference.com/**************Do you want to have all your sins forgiven and know God in a personal way?  Check out my video "The Bridge Diagram" at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m0Kjwrlind8&t=1sCheck out my website, www.TomthePreacher.com, to learn more about my ministry and sign up for my daily email. And make sure to request a copy of my book, Takin' it to Their Turf when you visit my website.Check out my videos on this channel to learn how to answer tough questions that challenge our faith.Have you ever wanted to visit the Holy Land?Join me next February (2022) as I lead a tour of Israel!We'll study the life of Jesus at the very places He taught, performed His mighty miracles, was crucified, and resurrected! We'll also have plenty of worship, fellowship, and fun!For more info, check out my web page www.TomthePreacher.comHave you ever wanted to take a Cruise of Alaska?Why not join our TSCM tour group as we take in the adventure and encourage one another in our faith along the way?Find more information at www.TomthePreacher.com/alaska

Charisma News
Israel Reopens its Borders

Charisma News

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 22, 2021 3:14


A year and a half after closing its borders to almost all foreign visitors due to the global coronavirus pandemic, Israel is opening back up to fully vaccinated tourists. Listen as Angela Donadio gives the latest updates on touring the Holy Land. For more information on this subject check out  https://www.charismanews.com/world/87166-israel-to-open-country-to-tourists-again-but-there-s-a-catch Follow more news stories like this on Charisma News at  www.charismanews.com

Super Saints Podcast
The Life of Saint John Paul II

Super Saints Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 22, 2021 88:25


Saint Pope John Paul II"Our walk with our most precious Pope John Paul II began in June of 1979. We had come back to our Church four years before and once we tasted of the vine (our 2000 years of unbroken heritage), we couldn't stay away from all that was Catholic and Church. We took every opportunity to return to the roots of our Faith - the Holy Eucharist, Mother Mary, the Saints, the Angels, and the Martyrs, making Journeys of Faith to Europe, the Holy Land,Mexico, and Canada."More about the Popes CollectionJourneys of Faith Bob and Penny Lord's StoreJourneys of Faith Blog Subscribe to our Free Blog Easy PeasyBob and Penny Lord TV Channel Miracles of the Eucharist, Apparitions of Mary, and lives of the Saints videos on demand.Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/bobandpennylord?fan_landing=true)

The Tom Short Show
Be Very Careful which Friends You Choose

The Tom Short Show

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 22, 2021 19:00


Bad company, bad friends, can corrupt your morals and undermine your faith.You may think you are an exception -- that you are strong and withstand peer pressure -- but you're not the exception and are not likely to withstand the pressure to conform.You must choose the right friends. Parents, you must help your kids choose the right friends.Join me for today's Daily Word & Prayer to learn how to do this.Scripture Used Today1 Corinthians 15:33Proverbs 13:201 Corinthians 9:14-182 Corinthians 6:14-182 Timothy 2:22For information on our Faithwalkers Conference, December 29--January 1, go to https://faithwalkersconference.com/**************Do you want to have all your sins forgiven and know God in a personal way?  Check out my video "The Bridge Diagram" at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m0Kjwrlind8&t=1sCheck out my website, www.TomthePreacher.com, to learn more about my ministry and sign up for my daily email. And make sure to request a copy of my book, Takin' it to Their Turf when you visit my website.Check out my videos on this channel to learn how to answer tough questions that challenge our faith.Have you ever wanted to visit the Holy Land?Join me next February (2022) as I lead a tour of Israel!We'll study the life of Jesus at the very places He taught, performed His mighty miracles, was crucified, and resurrected! We'll also have plenty of worship, fellowship, and fun!For more info, check out my web page www.TomthePreacher.comHave you ever wanted to take a Cruise of Alaska?Why not join our TSCM tour group as we take in the adventure and encourage one another in our faith along the way?Find more information at www.TomthePreacher.com/alaska

The Tom Short Show
The #1 Reason Young People Walk Away from the Faith

The Tom Short Show

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 21, 2021 21:16


Has there ever been a time with more sexual temptation all around us?Access to internet porn and a society conquered by the sexual revolution makes it pretty difficult for your people to resist temptation. But they (we) must win the battle against sexual immorality or we will lose the battle for our souls.And, WE CAN WIN!!!Join me for today's Daily Word & Prayer to discover how to win the critical battle against fleshly lustsScripture Used Today1 Peter 2:111Corinthians 6:182 Timothy 2:22For information on our Faithwalkers Conference, December 29--January 1, go to https://faithwalkersconference.com/**************Do you want to have all your sins forgiven and know God in a personal way?  Check out my video "The Bridge Diagram" at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m0Kjwrlind8&t=1sCheck out my website, www.TomthePreacher.com, to learn more about my ministry and sign up for my daily email. And make sure to request a copy of my book, Takin' it to Their Turf when you visit my website.Check out my videos on this channel to learn how to answer tough questions that challenge our faith.Have you ever wanted to visit the Holy Land?Join me next February (2022) as I lead a tour of Israel!We'll study the life of Jesus at the very places He taught, performed His mighty miracles, was crucified, and resurrected! We'll also have plenty of worship, fellowship, and fun!For more info, check out my web page www.TomthePreacher.comHave you ever wanted to take a Cruise of Alaska?Why not join our TSCM tour group as we take in the adventure and encourage one another in our faith along the way?Find more information at www.TomthePreacher.com/alaska

Roast Mortem Cast
204 - Richard the Lionheart: The English* Crusader King

Roast Mortem Cast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 21, 2021 102:37


We continue our trip down the Plantagenet line of royal sucksession, with Richard the Lionheart. This anal rapist, fought his way onto the English thronewith the help of his butt-buddy Philip II of France. Before heading off to the 3rd Crusade in the Holy Land committing war crimes and political disasters in his wake. Plus we take a dive into the REAL Order of the Assassins.

Midnight Train Podcast
The Bedlam Asylum... um...Bethlem Royal Hospital. OLD AF.

Midnight Train Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 21, 2021 152:38


Today we are taking the train to a wonderful little building… Actually scratch that… This place was once so crazy( no pun intended) that its nickname became a common word.  The definition of the word is "A place or situation of chaotic uproar, and where confusion prevails. " The word is Bedlam. The place is Bethlehem Royal Hospital. The hospital is considered the first lunatic asylum. The word "bedlam" is derived from the hospital's nickname. Bedlam is a bastardization of the word bethlem, which in turn was a corruption of the name Bethlehem. Although the hospital became a modern psychiatric facility, historically it was representative of the worst excesses of asylums in the era of lunacy reform. We're gonna get into all that craziness tonight and see what kind of "Bedlam" actually went on there.    Bethlem Royal Hospital's origins are unlike any other psychiatric hospital in the western world. As a formal organization, it can be traced to its foundation in 1247, during the reign of King Henry III, as a Roman Catholic Monastery for the Priory of the 'New Order of St Mary of Bethlem' in the city of London proper. It was established by the Italian Bishop of Bethlehem, Goffredo de Prefetti, following a donation of personal property by the London Alderman and former City-Sheriff, the Norman, Simon FitzMary. It bears its name after its primary patron and original overseer. The initial location of the priory was in the parish of Saint Botolph, in Bishopsgate's ward, just beyond London's wall and where the south-east corner of Liverpool Street station now stands. Bethlem was not initially intended as a hospital, much less as a specialist institution for the mentally ill. Rather, its purpose was tied to the function of the English Church; the ostensible purpose of the priory was to function as a centre for the collection of alms to support the Crusaders, and to link England to the Holy Land. Bishop De Prefetti's need to generate income for the Crusaders, and restore the financial fortunes of his apostolic see was occasioned by two misfortunes: his bishopric had suffered significant losses following the destructive conquest of the town of Bethlehem by the Khwarazmian Turks in 1244; and the immediate predecessor to his post had further impoverished his cathedral chapter through the alienation of a considerable amount of its property. The new London priory, obedient to the Church of Bethlehem, would also house the poor, disabled and abandoned; and, if visited, provide hospitality to the Bishop, canons and brothers of Bethlehem. The subordination of the priory's religious order to the bishops of Bethlehem was further underlined in the foundational charter which stipulated that Bethlems's prior, canons and male and female inmates were to wear a star upon their cloaks and capes to symbolize their obedience to the church of Bethlehem.   During the 13th and 14th centuries, with its activities underwritten by episcopal and papal indulgences, Bethlem's role as a center for the collection of alms for the poor continued. However, over time, its link to the mendicant Order of Bethlehem increasingly devolved, putting its purpose and patronage in severe doubt. In 1346 the Prior of Bethlem, a position at that time granted to the most senior of London's monastic brethren, applied to the city authorities seeking protection; thereafter metropolitan office-holders claimed power to oversee the appointment of prios, and demanded in return an annual payment of 40 shillings from the coffers of the order. It is doubtful whether the City of London ever provided substantial protection, and much less that the priorship fell within their patronage, but dating from the 1346 petition, it played a role in the management of Bethlem's organization and finances.   By this time the crusader bishops of Bethlehem had relocated to Clamecy, France under the surety of the Avignon papacy. This was significant as, throughout the reign of King Edward III (1327–77), the English monarchy had extended its patronage over ecclesiastical positions through the seizure of alien priories, mainly French. These were religious institutions that were under the control of non-English religious houses. As a dependent house of the Order of Saint Bethlehem in Clamecy, Bethlem was vulnerable to seizure by the English crown, and this occurred in the 1370s when Edward III took control of all English hospitals. The purpose of this appropriation was to prevent funds raised by the hospital from enriching the French monarchy, via the papal court, and thus supporting the French war effort. After this event, the Head Masters of the hospital, semi-autonomous figures in charge of its day-to-day management, were crown appointees, and Bethlem became an increasingly secularized institution. The memory of Bethlem's foundation became muddled. In 1381 the royal candidate for the post of master claimed that from its beginnings the hospital had been superintended by an order of knights, and he confused the identity of its founder, Goffredo de Prefetti, with that of the Frankish crusader, Godfrey de Bouillon, the King of Jerusalem. The removal of the last symbolic link to the mendicant order was confirmed in 1403 when it was reported that master and inmates no longer wore the symbol of their order, the star of Bethlehem. This was exclusively a political move on the part of the hospital administrators, as the insane were perceived as unclean or possessed by daemons, and not permitted to reside on consecrated soil.   From 1330 Bethlehm was routinely referred to as a "hospital" does not necessarily indicate a change in its primary role from alms collection – the word hospital could as likely have been used to denote a lodging for travellers, equivalent to a hostel, and would have been a perfectly apt term to describe an institution acting as a centre and providing accommodation for Bethlem's peregrinating alms-seekers or questores. It is unknown from what exact date it began to specialise in the care and control of the insane. Despite this fact it has been frequently asserted that Bethlem was first used for the insane from 1377. This rather precise date is derived from the unsubstantiated conjecture of the Reverend Edward Geoffrey O'Donoghue, chaplain to the hospital, who published a monograph on its history in 1914. While it is possible that Bethlem was receiving the insane during the late fourteenth-century, the first definitive record of their presence in the hospital is provided from the details of a visitation of the Charity Commissioners in 1403. This recorded that amongst other patients then in the hospital there were six male inmates who were "mente capti", a Latin term indicating insanity. The report of the 1403 visitation also noted the presence of four pairs of manacles, eleven chains, six locks and two pairs of stocks although it is not clear if any or all of these items were for the restraint of the inmates. Thus, while mechanical restraint and solitary confinement are likely to have been used for those regarded as dangerous, little else is known of the actual treatment of the insane in Bethlem for much of the medieval period. The presence of a small number of insane patients in 1403 marks Bethlem's gradual transition from a diminutive general hospital into a specialist institution for the confinement of the insane; this process was largely completed by 1460. In 1546, the Lord-Mayor of London, Sir John Gresham, petitioned the crown to grant Bethlem to the city properly. This petition was partially successful, and King Henry VIII reluctantly ceded to the City of London "the custody, order and governance" of the hospital and of its "occupants and revenues". This charter came into effect in 1547. Under this formulation, the crown retained possession of the hospital, while its administration fell to the city authorities. Following a brief interval when Bethlem was placed under the management of the Governors of Christ's Hospital, from 1557 it was administered by the Governors of the city Bridewell, a prototype House of Correction at Blackfriars. Having been thus one of the few metropolitan hospitals to have survived the dissolution of the monasteries physically intact, this joint administration continued, not without interference by both the crown and city, until Bethlem's incorporation into the National Health Service (NHS) took place in 1948.    In 1546, the Lord-Mayor of London, Sir John Gresham, petitioned the crown to grant Bethlem to the city properly. This petition was partially successful, and King Henry VIII reluctantly ceded to the City of London "the custody, order and governance" of the hospital and of its "occupants and revenues". This charter came into effect in 1547. Under this formulation, the crown retained possession of the hospital, while its administration fell to the city authorities. Following a brief interval when Bethlem was placed under the management of the Governors of Christ's Hospital, from 1557 it was administered by the Governors of the city Bridewell, a prototype House of Correction at Blackfriars. Having been thus one of the few metropolitan hospitals to have survived the dissolution of the monasteries physically intact, this joint administration continued, not without interference by both the crown and city, until Bethlem's incorporation into the National Health Service (NHS) took place in 1948.   The position of master was a sinecure largely regarded by its occupants as means of profiting at the expense of the poor in their charge. The appointment of the early masters of the hospital, later known as keepers, had lain within the patronage of the crown until 1547. Thereafter, the city, through the Court of Aldermen, took control of these appointments where, as with the King's appointees, the office was used to reward loyal servants and friends. However, compared to the masters placed by the monarch, those who gained the position through the city were of much more modest status. Thus in 1561, the Lord Mayor succeeded in having his former porter, Richard Munnes, a draper by trade, appointed to the position. The sole qualifications of his successor in 1565 appears to have been his occupation as a grocer. The Bridewell Governors largely interpreted the role of keeper as that of a house-manager and this is clearly reflected in the occupations of most appointees during this period as they tended to be inn-keepers, victualers or brewers and the like. When patients were sent to Bethlem by the Governors of the Bridewell the keeper was paid from hospital funds. For the remainder, keepers were paid either by the families and friends of inmates or by the parish authorities. It is possible that keepers negotiated their fees for these latter categories of patients.   In 1598 the long-term keeper, Roland Sleford, a London cloth-maker, left his post, apparently of his own volition, after a nineteen-year tenure. Two months later, the Bridewell Governors, who had until then shown little interest in the management of Bethlem beyond the appointment of keepers, conducted an inspection of the hospital and a census of its inhabitants for the first time in over forty years. Their express purpose was to "to view and p[er]use the defaultes and want of rep[ar]ac[i]ons". They found that during the period of Sleford's keepership the hospital buildings had fallen into a deplorable condition with the roof caving in, the kitchen sink blocked up and reported that: "...it is not fitt for anye man to dwell in wch was left by the Keeper for that it is so loathsomly filthely kept not fitt for anye man to come into the sayd howse".   The 1598 committee of inspection found twenty-one inmates then resident with only two of these having been admitted during the previous twelve months. Of the remainder, six, at least, had been resident for a minimum of eight years and one inmate had been there for around twenty-five years. Three were from outside London, six were charitable cases paid for out of the hospital's resources, one was supported by a parochial authority, while the rest were provided for by family, friends, benefactors or, in one instance, out of their funds. The precise reason for the Governors' new-found interest in Bethlem is unknown but it may have been connected to the increased scrutiny the hospital was coming under with the passing of poor law legislation in 1598 and to the decision by the Governors to increase hospital revenues by opening it up to general visitors as a spectacle. After this inspection, the Bridewell Governors initiated some repairs and visited the hospital at more frequent intervals. During one such visit in 1607 they ordered the purchase of clothing and eating vessels for the inmates, presumably indicating the lack of such basic items.    The year 1634 is typically interpreted as denoting the divide between the mediaeval and early modern administration of Bethlem.    Although Bethlem had been enlarged by 1667 to accommodate 59 patients, the Court of Governors of Bethlem and Bridewell observed at the start of 1674 that "the Hospital House of Bethlem is very olde, weake & ruinous and to[o] small and straight for keeping the greater numb[e]r of lunaticks therein att p[re]sent". With the increasing demand for admission and the inadequate and dilapidated state of the building it was decided to rebuild the hospital in Moorfields, just north of the city proper and one of the largest open spaces in London. The architect chosen for the new hospital, which was built rapidly and at great expense between 1675 and 1676, was the natural philosopher and City Surveyor Robert Hooke. He constructed an edifice that was monumental in scale at over 500 feet (150 m) wide and some 40 feet (12 m) deep. The surrounding walls were some 680 feet (210 m) long and 70 feet (21 m) deep while the south face at the rear was effectively screened by a 714-foot (218 m) stretch of London's ancient wall projecting westward from nearby Moorgate. At the rear and containing the courtyards where patients exercised and took the air, the walls rose to 14 feet (4.3 m) high. The front walls were only 8 feet (2.4 m) high but this was deemed sufficient as it was determined that "Lunatikes... are not to [be] permitted to walk in the yard to be situate[d] betweene the said intended new Building and the Wall aforesaid." It was also hoped that by keeping these walls relatively low the splendour of the new building would not be overly obscured. This concern to maximise the building's visibility led to the addition of six gated openings 10 feet (3.0 m) wide which punctuated the front wall at regular intervals, enabling views of the facade. Functioning as both advertisement and warning of what lay within, the stone pillars enclosing the entrance gates were capped by the figures of "Melancholy" and "Raving Madness" carved in Portland stone by the Danish-born sculptor Caius Gabriel Cibber.   At the instigation of the Bridewell Governors and to make a grander architectural statement of "charitable munificence", the hospital was designed as a single- rather than double-pile building,  accommodating initially 120 patients. Having cells and chambers on only one side of the building facilitated the dimensions of the great galleries, essentially long and capacious corridors, 13 feet (4.0 m) high and 16 feet (4.9 m) wide, which ran the length of both floors to a total span of 1,179 feet (359 m). Such was their scale that Roger L'Estrange remarked in a 1676 text eulogising the new Bethlem that their "Vast Length ... wearies the travelling eyes' of Strangers". The galleries were constructed more for public display than for the care of patients as, at least initially, inmates were prohibited from them lest "such persons that come to see the said Lunatickes may goe in Danger of their Lives"   The architectural design of the new Bethlem was primarily intended to project an image of the hospital and its governors consonant with contemporary notions of charity and benevolence.    By the end of the 18th century the hospital was in severe disrepair. At this point it was rebuilt again on another site.  As the new facility was being built attempts were made to rehouse patients at local hospitals and admissions to Bethlem, sections of which were deemed uninhabitable, were significantly curtailed such that the patient population fell from 266 in 1800 to 119 in 1814. The Governors engaged in protracted negotiations with the City  for another municipally owned location at St. George's Fields in Southwark, south of the Thames.   The deal was concluded in 1810 and provided the Governors with a 12 acres site in a swamp-like, impoverished, highly populated, and industrialised area where the Dog and Duck tavern and St George's Spa had been.   A competition was held to design the new hospital at Southwark in which the noted Bethlem patient James Tilly Matthews was an unsuccessful entrant. Completed after three years in 1815, it was constructed during the first wave of county asylum building in England under the County Asylum Act ("Wynn's Act") of 1808. Female patients occupied the west wing and males the east, the cells were located off galleries that traversed each wing. Each gallery contained only one toilet, a sink and cold baths. Incontinent patients were kept on beds of straw in cells in the basement gallery; this space also contained rooms with fireplaces for attendants. A wing for the criminally insane – a legal category newly minted in the wake of the trial of a delusional James Hadfield for attempted regicide – was completed in 1816. Problems with the building were soon noted as the steam heating did not function properly, the basement galleries were damp and the windows of the upper storeys were unglazed "so that the sleeping cells were either exposed to the full blast of cold air or were completely darkened". Faced with increased admissions and overcrowding, new buildings, designed by the architect Sydney Smirke, were added from the 1830s. The wing for criminal lunatics was increased to accommodate a further 30 men while additions to the east and west wings, extending the building's facade, provided space for an additional 166 inmates and a dome was added to the hospital chapel. At the end of this period of expansion Bethlem had a capacity for 364 patients. In 1930, the hospital moved to the suburbs of Croydon,[211] on the site of Monks Orchard House between Eden Park, Beckenham, West Wickham and Shirley. The old hospital and its grounds were bought by Lord Rothermere and presented to the London County Council for use as a park; the central part of the building was retained and became home to the Imperial War Museum in 1936. The hospital was absorbed into the National Health Service in 1948. 1997 the hospital started planning celebrations of its 750th anniversary. The service user's perspective was not to be included, however, and members of the psychiatric survivors movement saw nothing to celebrate in either the original Bedlam or in the current practices of mental health professionals towards those in Mneed of care. A campaign called "Reclaim Bedlam" was launched by Pete Shaughnessy, supported by hundreds of patients and ex-patients and widely reported in the media. A sit-in was held outside the earlier Bedlam site at the Imperial War Museum. The historian Roy Porter called the Bethlem Hospital "a symbol for man's inhumanity to man, for callousness and cruelty."  The hospital continues to operate to this day in this location.    Ok so with that history out of the way let's drive into what really transpired to give this hospital it reputation and that drove Bedlam to strain it's current meaning in our lexicon.    Early on Sanitation was poor and the patients were malnourished. Most of the patients were able to move about freely, but those who were considered dangerous were kept chained to the walls. Patients' families often dumped unwell family members in the asylum and disowned them. We've discussed other asylums and things dealing with them so we won't get into the fact that most of the patients were horribly misdiagnosed due to little to no understanding of mental health until relatively recently. Some of the treatments used ranged from barbaric and esoteric to just plain crazy.    One of those crazy ass ones was called rotational therapy. Charles Darwin's grandfather, Erasmus Darwin, began using “rotational therapy”, which involved spinning a patient around and around on a chair or swing for up to an hour. They would sometimes be spun over 100 times per minute. Obviously this would create issues for the patient. Many would get sick and vomit. Most would become very upset and distraught while becoming severely disoriented. The vomiting was seen as a good thing and progress in the treatment. Doctor Joseph Mason Cox was a doctor who actually picked up this type of treatment later on. The time spent spinning, and the speed of the spin, were to be determined by the good doctor. Considering the fact that the common side effect was fear, extreme pallor, vomiting, and voiding the bowels and bladder, the doctor evidently commonly overdid it. Of course he didn't think so at the time. He wrote happily that, “after a few circumvolutions, I have witnessed the soothing lulling effects, when the mind has become tranquillized and the body quiescent.” It's true that after being spun until fluid leaves the body via every available orifice, most people have had the fight taken out of them and are ready for a nap. There is one positive side effect of this kind of rampant torture of the insane. Scientists started noticing that vertigo has visual effects, and used the chairs to study them. These rotating chairs mark the beginning of a lot of visual and mental experiments done on perception. The early 1800s were a particularly grim time, and many patients were chained to the walls naked or almost naked, as the medical director felt that it was necessary to break each person's will.    Some of the more barbaric and esoteric treatments included bloodletting, leeches and good old fashioned starvation and beatings.  Ice baths would often be used to try and calm down hysterical patients.    At the time, bloodletting was believed to be a completely acceptable and normal way to cure a patient of a variety of mental and physical ailments. Doctors thought that they could literally bleed a sickness out of a patient, which not only doesn't work, it extra-double doesn't work on mental illnesses. Many of the patients were forced to undergo treatment with leeches and the induction of blisters, which mostly just sounds unpleasant, but it often proved fatal. Reportedly, the physicians at the time at least understood that everyone needs blood, so only patients who were deemed strong enough to undergo treatment were allowed to have this "cure."    Here's another fun one. A doctor named William Black wrote that patients were placed in straitjackets and given laxatives, which was seen at Bethlem as one of the "principal remedies." Hearing voices? Some explosive diarrhea oughta clear that up. Seizures? One diarrhea for you. Diarrhea for everyone!   We all know the best thing for someone who may not be in their right mind is to be left alone… in the dark… for long periods of time… Like really long periods of time. Well we may know that's probably NOT the best, but Bedlam never got the message. Some patients were left alone in solitary for days, weeks, even months at a time. Seems very counterproductive.    One of the worst ones was the example of the inhumane conditions was that of James Norris. Norris, an American Marine, had been sent to Bethlem on the 1st of February 1800. Her was kept in Bethlem's “incurable wing,” Norris' arms were pinned to his sides by iron bars. He was also kept chained to the wall by his neck. This fifty-five-year-old man had been continuously kept in this position for “more than twelve years.”   The apathy of families abandoning their relatives to a hellish existence in Bethlem led to a new form of exploitation. From the 1700s to the 1800s, there was a marked increase in the dissection of bodies to learn more about human anatomy. In the 1790s, Bethlem's chief surgeon was Bryan Crowther, a man who saw opportunity in the search for corpses to study. Crowther would dissect Bethlem's dead patients in the name of medical science, believing that he would be able to find a difference in the brains of his mentally ill patients, compared to “normal” people. Of course, he did these operations without any kind of consent or legal right.   One of the best ways to sum up the reasoning behind this torture is to let you know from the man who was behind the worst of it. John Haslam was one of the most sinister figures in the history of Bethlem, and it was while he was the head of management that the institution sunk to a new low in depravity. While Bryan Crowther was conducting illegal dissections as chief surgeon, Haslam used various tortures against the patients. He was adamant that the first step to curing the patients was breaking their wills first. So ya… They figured fuck em… Break their will and they'll be fine… Wow. Oftentimes patients would lack even basic amenities for living. That includes proper clothing and food.    To make things even worse for the patients, from approximately the early 1600s until 1770, the public was able to go for a wander through Bedlam. Money was collected as entrance fees, and it was hoped that seeing the crazy people would make people feel sufficiently compassionate that they would donate funds to the hospital. Another reason for this is that they hoped it would attract the families of these patients and that they would bring those patients food and clothing and other things they needed so the hospital would not have to provide them.    Oh if that's not bad enough, how about the mass graves. Modern-day construction of the London Underground unearthed mass graves on the grounds of Bethlem, created specifically to get rid of the corpses of those who didn't survive the hospital's care. Discovered in 2013, the mass graves dating back to 1569, and there are somewhere close to 20,000 people buried in them. Amazingly, authorities have managed to identify some of the deceased, but many others will likely never get a face and name.   Anything about any of these areas being haunted? Yup we got that too. Although the first few sites have long been transformed into other things, the girls that happened there could have left tons of negative juju. We found this cool story.            "The Liverpool Street Underground Station was opened in February of 1874 on the site of the original Bedlem Hospital. Former patients haunt this busy section of the London Underground.    One compelling sighting happened in the summer of 2000. A Line Controller spotted something strange on the CCTV camera that he was monitoring that showed the Liverpool Station. It was 2:00 am in the morning and the station was closed for the night. This witness saw a figure wearing white overalls in an eastbound tunnel. He became concerned since he knew no contractors worked the station this late at night. He called his Station Supervisor to report what he was seeing on the screen.   The Supervisor went to investigate. The Line Controller watched as his Supervisor stood nearby the mysterious figure. So he was confused when his Supervisor called to say he had not seen any figure. The Line Controller told his boss that the figure had stood so close to him that he could have reached out and touched it. Hearing this the Supervisor continued to search for the figure.   Again the Line Controller saw the figure walk right passed his boss on his screen, but again his boss did not see the figure. The Supervisor finally giving up went to leave the station but as he did so he spotted white overalls placed on a bench that he had passed before. He stated that they could not have been placed there without him seeing who did it.   Even before the Liverpool Station was built the area where the hospital stood was considered haunted. Between 1750 and 1812 many witnesses reported hearing a female voice crying and screaming. It is believed that this is a former patient from Bedlam.    Rebecca Griffins was buried in the area. While alive she always frantically clutched a coin in her hand. Witnesses state they hear her asking where her ha' penny is."   Fun stuff!   The following comes from the old building that was turned into the imperial war museum.    It is said that  to this day  the spectres of those who suffered in Bedlam still roam the hallways and rattle their chains in remembered anguish.   During the Second World War, a detachment of the Women's Auxiliary Air Force was stationed inside the Imperial War Museum with barrage balloons. Much of the museum has parts that date back to Bedlam and it isn't hard to imagine them as cells full of the damned inmates. Many of the young girls who were garrisoned inside had never heard of the buildings sordid past, so had no reason to fear it. Yet soon complaints began to flood in as during the night many found they couldn't sleep, kept up by strange moaning and the rattling of chains. The long passed inmates of Bedlam made their displeasure well known. Eventually the complaints became so bad the entire detachment had to be rehoused nearby.   Possibly the most famous ghost of Bedlam is the sad spectre of poor Rebecca. At a merchant's house by London Bridge lived a lovely young girl by the name of Rebecca. She fell head over heels in love with a handsome young Indian man who had come to lodge with the family. So besotted was she that when he packed up his bags to return to India she was shocked that he hadn't loved her quite nearly as much as she'd loved him. She helped him to pack his things, hoping all the while that he would change his mind and agree to stay. But all she received was a gold sovereign that he slipped into her hand before leaving forever.   The grief of her spurning was too much for her mind to handle and she snapped, soon being admitted to Bedlam Hospital. The golden sovereign he had given her was gripped firmly in her fist for the remainder of her short life, the final token from her lost love, never to be given up. When she finally wasted away into death it didn't go unnoticed by one of the guards who prised the coin from her hand and then buried her without her most prized possession. It was after that the guards, inmates and visitors all began to report a strange sight indeed. A wan and ghostly figure began to roam the halls of Bedlam, searching for her lost love token, her spirit refusing to be put to rest until she had it back in her hand. It is said that she still wanders the halls to this day, looking for that stolen coin to make her whole once more.   Well… There you have it, the history and craziness of Bedlam Asylum!    British horror movies https://screenrant.com/best-british-horror-movies/   BECOME A P.O.O.P.R.!! http://www.patreon.com/themidnighttrainpodcast   Find The Midnight Train Podcast: www.themidnighttrainpodcast.com www.facebook.com/themidnighttrainpodcast www.twitter.com/themidnighttrainpc www.instagram.com/themidnighttrainpodcast www.discord.com/themidnighttrainpodcast www.tiktok.com/themidnighttrainp   And wherever you listen to your favorite podcasts.   Subscribe to our official YouTube channel: OUR YOUTUBE   Support our sponsors www.themidnighttraintrainpodcast.com/sponsors   The Charley Project www.charleyproject.org

The Tom Short Show
Do Some People Fall Away because They are Too Educated to Believe?

The Tom Short Show

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 20, 2021 22:54


Why do some people fall away from the faith?Are they too smart / too educated to believe in God?Obviously, education and knowledge gleaned from the internet have proven to be a stumbling block to multitudes of people. What are we to do about this?Join me for today's Daily Word & Prayer to learn more.Scripture Used Today1 Timothy 6:20-21Proverbs 3:51 Corinthians 8:1For information on our Faithwalkers Conference, December 29--January 1, go to https://faithwalkersconference.com/**************Do you want to have all your sins forgiven and know God in a personal way?  Check out my video "The Bridge Diagram" at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m0Kjwrlind8&t=1sCheck out my website, www.TomthePreacher.com, to learn more about my ministry and sign up for my daily email. And make sure to request a copy of my book, Takin' it to Their Turf when you visit my website.Check out my videos on this channel to learn how to answer tough questions that challenge our faith.Have you ever wanted to visit the Holy Land?Join me next February (2022) as I lead a tour of Israel!We'll study the life of Jesus at the very places He taught, performed His mighty miracles, was crucified, and resurrected! We'll also have plenty of worship, fellowship, and fun!For more info, check out my web page www.TomthePreacher.comHave you ever wanted to take a Cruise of Alaska?Why not join our TSCM tour group as we take in the adventure and encourage one another in our faith along the way?Find more information at www.TomthePreacher.com/alaska

The Tom Short Show
Hurt by the Church? You Must Forgive or Else THIS Will Happen

The Tom Short Show

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 20, 2021 22:13


Do you know someone who has left the faith claiming that they were hurt by the church? In today's culture that glorifies victimhood, I hear this all the time. But is this a good reason to leave the faith, or even the church? No, rather, we must learn to forgive our offenders.No one ever said it would be easy to forgive, but still, this is what Jesus commands us to do.Join me for today's Daily Word & Prayer to HOW to forgive others.Scripture Used TodayHebrews 12:15Matthew 6:14-15Ephesians 4:31-32Matthew 18:21-35 For information on our Faithwalkers Conference, December 29--January 1, go to https://faithwalkersconference.com/**************Do you want to have all your sins forgiven and know God in a personal way?  Check out my video "The Bridge Diagram" at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m0Kjwrlind8&t=1sCheck out my website, www.TomthePreacher.com, to learn more about my ministry and sign up for my daily email. And make sure to request a copy of my book, Takin' it to Their Turf when you visit my website.Check out my videos on this channel to learn how to answer tough questions that challenge our faith.Have you ever wanted to visit the Holy Land?Join me next February (2022) as I lead a tour of Israel!We'll study the life of Jesus at the very places He taught, performed His mighty miracles, was crucified, and resurrected! We'll also have plenty of worship, fellowship, and fun!For more info, check out my web page www.TomthePreacher.comHave you ever wanted to take a Cruise of Alaska?Why not join our TSCM tour group as we take in the adventure and encourage one another in our faith along the way?Find more information at www.TomthePreacher.com/alaska

Land-Grant Holy Land: for Ohio State Buckeyes fans
Hangout in the Holy Land: Previewing the Indiana Hoosiers (10/20/21)

Land-Grant Holy Land: for Ohio State Buckeyes fans

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 20, 2021 62:50


The hosts are new, but the sarcasm hasn't changed a bit. Join Gene Ross and Josh Dooley all year long as they break down everything going on in Buckeye Nation on Land-Grant Holy Land's flagship podcast. The Buckeyes are back in action this weekend, and there is lots to discuss ahead of the pending matchup with the Hoosiers. Gene and Josh start by discussing the latest Ohio State commitment in the 2022 class, and touch on a few noteworthy topic's from Ryan Day's weekly presser. They then dive into the matchup against Indiana, where Tom Allen's team has struggled to start the season thanks to an incredibly tough schedule and a plethora of injuries to key players. The Holy Land boys will get you up to speed with everything you need to know for this Big Ten clash. Connect with the Podcast: Twitter: @HolyLandPod Connect with Gene: Twitter: @Gene_Ross23 Connect with Josh: Twitter: @jdooleybuckeye Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

The Call to Mastery with Jordan Raynor
Becky Nesbitt (Editor at Penguin Random House)

The Call to Mastery with Jordan Raynor

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 20, 2021 48:11


Jordan Raynor sits down with Becky Nesbitt, Editor at Penguin Random House, to talk about what happened when Becky started letting her friends curate the news for her, 3 tips for delivering great feedback, and how to view Sabbath as a feast, rather than a chore.Links Mentioned:Becky Nesbitt on LinkedInJordan RaynorJordan Raynor's BookshelfRedeeming Your Time: 7 Biblical Principles for Being Purposeful, Present, and Wildly ProductivePerennial Seller: The Art of Making and Marketing Work that LastsMaster of One: Find and Focus on the Work You Were Created to DoOn Writing: A Memoir Of The CraftDevotions: The Selected Poems of Mary OliverThe Boy, the Mole, the Fox, and the Horse And don't forget, if you pre-order a copy of Jordan's new book, Redeeming Your Time, you can enter to win a trip for two to the Holy Land (or a cash prize of equivalent value)!Entering to win is super simple:Step 1: Pre-order Redeeming Your Time on Amazon or one of these other retailers (1 entry per copy, maximum of 3 entries)Step 2: Fill out the form at JordanRaynor.comNO PURCHASE NEC. Restrictions apply. U.S. + D.C. residents only. Visit jordanraynor.com for full rules, prize info, odds, free entry method & other details. Void where prohibited.

Live the Bible with Wayne Stiles
#126 - When Forgiving Seems Impossible

Live the Bible with Wayne Stiles

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 19, 2021 51:39


Who in your life has hurt you so badly that a part of you died?I'm talking about that person who spoke too much or showed up too little, neglected too much or lashed out too often—someone who took advantage of you, or betrayed you, or abused you.How do you forgive that person?In this episode of Live the Bible, we look in the book of Philemon to learn how to truly let go and move on when forgiveness seems impossible. I urge you to listen now. 

Israel News Talk Radio
Irish Antisemitism, and Diving for Treasure In the Holy Land - Lighten Up!

Israel News Talk Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 18, 2021 43:39


This week Steve and Matt are all over the place - Shimon Peres accused of "assault", Taliban/Isis rivalry, Afghan refugees don't like bathrooms, Irish anti Semitism, and diving for treasure in Israel. Oh, and Super Man reboot. What is the world coming too? Lighten Up! 18OCT2021 - PODCAST

The Tom Short Show
Is My Salvation Secure?

The Tom Short Show

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 18, 2021 15:33


With so many people falling away from the faith, an obvious question many of us ask is, "Is my salvation secure?" What's the Bible teach about this? And why does it seem so many people are falling away from the Lord?Join me for today's Daily Word & Prayer to learn more.Scripture Used TodayJohn 5:241 John 5:13Romans 8:29-20Ephesians 1:13-14For information on our Faithwalkers Conference, December 29--January 1, go to https://faithwalkersconference.com/**************Do you want to have all your sins forgiven and know God in a personal way?  Check out my video "The Bridge Diagram" at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m0Kjwrlind8&t=1sCheck out my website, www.TomthePreacher.com, to learn more about my ministry and sign up for my daily email. And make sure to request a copy of my book, Takin' it to Their Turf when you visit my website.Check out my videos on this channel to learn how to answer tough questions that challenge our faith.Have you ever wanted to visit the Holy Land?Join me next February (2022) as I lead a tour of Israel!We'll study the life of Jesus at the very places He taught, performed His mighty miracles, was crucified, and resurrected! We'll also have plenty of worship, fellowship, and fun!For more info, check out my web page www.TomthePreacher.comHave you ever wanted to take a Cruise of Alaska?Why not join our TSCM tour group as we take in the adventure and encourage one another in our faith along the way?Find more information at www.TomthePreacher.com/alaska

American Conservative University
God‘s Many Voices — A Conversation with S. Michael Wilcox. Part 1 of 2.

American Conservative University

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 17, 2021 44:57


God's Many Voices — A Conversation with S. Michael Wilcox https://youtu.be/uZsEHzgNSZA Faith Matters Foundation This week, we were honored to bring back Michael Wilcox for one of the most interesting discussions we've ever had. We've discovered, as we've gotten to know him, just how well-versed he is in all world religions, not just in Latter-day Saint theology. We're breaking this episode into two parts — in this first part, Brother Wilcox explains why it is that he's spent so much time with the ideas and in the holy books of other religions. To give you a little preview, in his words: “God has been speaking to his children all the time. Every way he can, everywhere…I can hear (his voice in) the voice of a sage, or a philosopher or a poet or playwright. God's voice is like an orchestra. We believe in a God that is speaking all the time, everywhere, every way he can.” And in the second part, which we'll air next week, we actually get into some of his favorite ideas and passages from books like the Quran, the Bhagavad Gita, and several others — it's remarkable to see how some of the most beautiful ideas really echo so strongly in some of our own cherished beliefs. Many of you are already familiar with Brother Wilcox, but to just give a little background — he received his PhD from the University of Colorado and taught for many years at the LDS Institute of Religion adjacent to the University of Utah. He has spoken to packed crowds at BYU Education Week and has hosted tours to the Holy Land, China, Church history sites, and many others. He's written several books and he and his late wife, Laurie, are the parents of five children.

American Conservative University
God‘s Many Voices — A Conversation with S. Michael Wilcox. Part 1 of 2.

American Conservative University

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 17, 2021 44:57


God's Many Voices — A Conversation with S. Michael Wilcox https://youtu.be/uZsEHzgNSZA Faith Matters Foundation This week, we were honored to bring back Michael Wilcox for one of the most interesting discussions we've ever had. We've discovered, as we've gotten to know him, just how well-versed he is in all world religions, not just in Latter-day Saint theology. We're breaking this episode into two parts — in this first part, Brother Wilcox explains why it is that he's spent so much time with the ideas and in the holy books of other religions. To give you a little preview, in his words: “God has been speaking to his children all the time. Every way he can, everywhere…I can hear (his voice in) the voice of a sage, or a philosopher or a poet or playwright. God's voice is like an orchestra. We believe in a God that is speaking all the time, everywhere, every way he can.” And in the second part, which we'll air next week, we actually get into some of his favorite ideas and passages from books like the Quran, the Bhagavad Gita, and several others — it's remarkable to see how some of the most beautiful ideas really echo so strongly in some of our own cherished beliefs. Many of you are already familiar with Brother Wilcox, but to just give a little background — he received his PhD from the University of Colorado and taught for many years at the LDS Institute of Religion adjacent to the University of Utah. He has spoken to packed crowds at BYU Education Week and has hosted tours to the Holy Land, China, Church history sites, and many others. He's written several books and he and his late wife, Laurie, are the parents of five children.

The Tom Short Show
Shouldn't Churches Pay Taxes Like Everyone Else?

The Tom Short Show

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 17, 2021 14:42


Is it fair that churches don't pay taxes?After all, we're told that everyone should pay their fair share and churches do bring in a lot of money.Join me for today's Daily Word & Prayer to find out why churches aren't taxed, and even more importantly, what responsibilities that freedom from taxation brings with it.Scripture Used TodayMark 12:17For information on our Faithwalkers Conference, December 29--January 1, go to https://faithwalkersconference.com/**************Do you want to have all your sins forgiven and know God in a personal way?  Check out my video "The Bridge Diagram" at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m0Kjwrlind8&t=1sCheck out my website, www.TomthePreacher.com, to learn more about my ministry and sign up for my daily email. And make sure to request a copy of my book, Takin' it to Their Turf when you visit my website.Check out my videos on this channel to learn how to answer tough questions that challenge our faith.Have you ever wanted to visit the Holy Land?Join me next February (2022) as I lead a tour of Israel!We'll study the life of Jesus at the very places He taught, performed His mighty miracles, was crucified, and resurrected! We'll also have plenty of worship, fellowship, and fun!For more info, check out my web page www.TomthePreacher.comHave you ever wanted to take a Cruise of Alaska?Why not join our TSCM tour group as we take in the adventure and encourage one another in our faith along the way?Find more information at www.TomthePreacher.com/alaska

The Christian Car Guy Radio Show
NRB Chronicles 2016 - Magdala in The Holy Land

The Christian Car Guy Radio Show

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 17, 2021 9:48


https://www.magdala.org/ Take an adventure into one of the Oldest synagogues ever found and even an image of the Temple Curtain from Jesus' Time.

American Conservative University
God‘s Many Voices (Pt. 2) — A Conversation with Michael Wilcox

American Conservative University

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 17, 2021 63:03


God's Many Voices (Pt. 2) — A Conversation with Michael Wilcox https://youtu.be/S_xmLBfPZMs 1,544 views Sep 26, 2021 Faith Matters Foundation This is part 2 of our discussion with Michael Wilcox that we're calling God's Many Voices. If you haven't heard part 1 yet, we'd encourage you to go back and listen to that episode, which was released last week as episode #85. In it, Brother Wilcox shared with us why he's spent so much time with the ideas and in the holy books of other religions. In this part, we actually got to dive into a few of these books, and he shared several of his favorite passages with us. Some of the books we got to spend a little bit of time in were the Analects of Confucius, the Bhagavad Gita, the Qur'an, the Dhammapada, and the Tao Te Ching. It was so fun to get to spend this time with Brother Wilcox and to hear some specifics of what he's learned from various faith and wisdom traditions around the world. We were reminded of Joseph Smith's words: “one of the grand fundamental principles of Mormonism is to receive truth, let it come from whence it may.” Michael Wilcox received his PhD from the University of Colorado and taught for many years at the LDS Institute of Religion, adjacent to the University of Utah. He has spoken to packed crowds at BYU Education Week and has hosted tours to the Holy Land, China, Church history sites, and many others. He's also written several books. He and his late wife, Laurie, are the parents of five children.

American Conservative University
God‘s Many Voices (Pt. 2) — A Conversation with Michael Wilcox

American Conservative University

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 17, 2021 63:03


God's Many Voices (Pt. 2) — A Conversation with Michael Wilcox https://youtu.be/S_xmLBfPZMs 1,544 views Sep 26, 2021 Faith Matters Foundation This is part 2 of our discussion with Michael Wilcox that we're calling God's Many Voices. If you haven't heard part 1 yet, we'd encourage you to go back and listen to that episode, which was released last week as episode #85. In it, Brother Wilcox shared with us why he's spent so much time with the ideas and in the holy books of other religions. In this part, we actually got to dive into a few of these books, and he shared several of his favorite passages with us. Some of the books we got to spend a little bit of time in were the Analects of Confucius, the Bhagavad Gita, the Qur'an, the Dhammapada, and the Tao Te Ching. It was so fun to get to spend this time with Brother Wilcox and to hear some specifics of what he's learned from various faith and wisdom traditions around the world. We were reminded of Joseph Smith's words: “one of the grand fundamental principles of Mormonism is to receive truth, let it come from whence it may.” Michael Wilcox received his PhD from the University of Colorado and taught for many years at the LDS Institute of Religion, adjacent to the University of Utah. He has spoken to packed crowds at BYU Education Week and has hosted tours to the Holy Land, China, Church history sites, and many others. He's also written several books. He and his late wife, Laurie, are the parents of five children.

The Tom Short Show
That's YOUR Truth, not Mine!

The Tom Short Show

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 16, 2021 11:34


Is "truth" relative?Some "truth" is, and other Truth isn't.How can you tell the difference?Join me for today's Daily Word & Prayer to find out.Scripture Used TodayJohn 14:6John 8:31-32Romans 1:18-19For information on our Faithwalkers Conference, December 29--January 1, go to https://faithwalkersconference.com/**************Do you want to have all your sins forgiven and know God in a personal way?  Check out my video "The Bridge Diagram" at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m0Kjwrlind8&t=1sCheck out my website, www.TomthePreacher.com, to learn more about my ministry and sign up for my daily email. And make sure to request a copy of my book, Takin' it to Their Turf when you visit my website.Check out my videos on this channel to learn how to answer tough questions that challenge our faith.Have you ever wanted to visit the Holy Land?Join me next February (2022) as I lead a tour of Israel!We'll study the life of Jesus at the very places He taught, performed His mighty miracles, was crucified, and resurrected! We'll also have plenty of worship, fellowship, and fun!For more info, check out my web page www.TomthePreacher.comHave you ever wanted to take a Cruise of Alaska?Why not join our TSCM tour group as we take in the adventure and encourage one another in our faith along the way?Find more information at www.TomthePreacher.com/alaska

The Tom Short Show
Good News and Bad News about Starting a Gospel Conversation

The Tom Short Show

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 15, 2021 16:38


Are you fearful of initiating a gospel conversation?Most people are. We don't want to ruin a relationship by introducing a controversial topic like religion.There are three things that can come from a gospel conversation, and two of them are good.Join me for today's Daily Word & Prayer to discover those three things, consider the pros and cons, and then learn how to start that difficult conversation.Scripture Used TodayJohn 5:17Luke 6:22-23For information on our Faithwalkers Conference, December 29--January 1, go to https://faithwalkersconference.com/**************Do you want to have all your sins forgiven and know God in a personal way?  Check out my video "The Bridge Diagram" at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m0Kjwrlind8&t=1sCheck out my website, www.TomthePreacher.com, to learn more about my ministry and sign up for my daily email. And make sure to request a copy of my book, Takin' it to Their Turf when you visit my website.Check out my videos on this channel to learn how to answer tough questions that challenge our faith.Have you ever wanted to visit the Holy Land?Join me next February (2022) as I lead a tour of Israel!We'll study the life of Jesus at the very places He taught, performed His mighty miracles, was crucified, and resurrected! We'll also have plenty of worship, fellowship, and fun!For more info, check out my web page www.TomthePreacher.comHave you ever wanted to take a Cruise of Alaska?Why not join our TSCM tour group as we take in the adventure and encourage one another in our faith along the way?Find more information at www.TomthePreacher.com/alaska

One Friday in Jerusalem Podcast

This is the link for online donations: https://www.walkingtheholyland.com/give   Subject: Urgent Need                                                                                             Dear Friends,   Blessings and Greetings from your brothers in Christ in Jerusalem.   We are glad to announce that the situation with COVID in Israel is improving, and the gates of the country are now open for tourism, but we find ourselves in a gap of timing for the groups to actually arrive to Israel. The Israeli government stopped subsidizing salaries for all tourism sectors from June 2021.  Twins Tours was immediately affected by this financial loss, and we are making this appeal for your help.  Twins Tours is the only Tour Agency that kept all our 9 staff employed, and all the other Tour Agencies laid off their employees.  The Twins Tours team is committed to our mission, ministry, and calling of reconciliation in the Holy Land in the activity of our prayerful tours.  This is best accomplished through the living witness of unity between the Body of Christ in the East and the West. The Twins Tours team has faith that our supporters that believe in this unique ministry will stand with us even in hard times.  We will continue and we trust that the Lord will provide, since the cushion of savings that sustained us since June has now run out.  Please join us in prayer as we take steps forward in this appeal for financial help. We chose to keep the Twins Tours employees working during this season of no tourism, because each of them is highly trained and uniquely specialized to serve our dear clients.  Our goal is to be ready with this dynamic and gifted team to welcome back the tourists in 2022. Our first tour will be in February 2022, but the revenue stream will have a slow start.  We are asking you prayerfully to consider supporting our staff for the period of 6 months, through either a one-time gift or monthly, to help us reach our goal and cover the cost of keeping our team working hard.  We need 40 people or Churches to give $900 each, on a monthly basis because our total expenses for Twins Tours is $36,000 each month.  Of course any other amount you can give either in one-time or monthly donation is a great blessing. In the meantime, the Twins Tours team is keeping busy working together to create more unique digital resources such as: Audio & Video Teachings, Articles, Low Cost Online Courses, Virtual Tours, and Podcasts.  In gratitude for any donation, we will give you access to some of our online teaching materials; we are developing new content continuously. We are doing everything within our power to generate revenue and we have faith that there is a light at the end of the tunnel.   In Christ, In Aramaic (Bemshiho)  ܒܡܫܝܚܐ     Andre & Tony Moubarak   This is the link for online donations: https://www.walkingtheholyland.com/give

The Tom Short Show
How to Make Your Evangelism a Team Effort

The Tom Short Show

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2021 14:25


You might not be good with words, but that's not a reason for you not to be effective in winning others to Christ. To be effective, you need to see evangelism as a TEAM effort.Every Christian has the authority to share the gospel, but some are obviously better at it than others.If you want to see people saved, invite a gifted evangelist to talk with those you'd like to see come to Christ. That's what working together can look like.Join me for today's Daily Word & Prayer and learn more about how you can be involved in bringing people to Christ.Scripture Used TodayEphesians 4:11--12For information on our Faithwalkers Conference, December 29--January 1, go to https://faithwalkersconference.com/**************Do you want to have all your sins forgiven and know God in a personal way?  Check out my video "The Bridge Diagram" at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m0Kjwrlind8&t=1sCheck out my website, www.TomthePreacher.com, to learn more about my ministry and sign up for my daily email. And make sure to request a copy of my book, Takin' it to Their Turf when you visit my website.Check out my videos on this channel to learn how to answer tough questions that challenge our faith.Have you ever wanted to visit the Holy Land?Join me next February (2022) as I lead a tour of Israel!We'll study the life of Jesus at the very places He taught, performed His mighty miracles, was crucified, and resurrected! We'll also have plenty of worship, fellowship, and fun!For more info, check out my web page www.TomthePreacher.comHave you ever wanted to take a Cruise of Alaska?Why not join our TSCM tour group as we take in the adventure and encourage one another in our faith along the way?Find more information at www.TomthePreacher.com/alaska

United Church of God Sermons
Wilderness in the Bible: This Bible Study Is an Overview of the Geography of the Holy Land. Mr. Ashley Explains Why "wilderness" Is Mentioned so Often in Describing the Holy Land

United Church of God Sermons

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 13, 2021 88:55


By Scott Ashley in Anchorage, Alaska 2021 - September 24, 2021 - Many Bible characters spent time in the wilderness, and it powerfully shaped them. Mankind has lived in a spiritual wilderness because it lacks a key ingredient that Jesus revealed at the Feast of Tabenacles -- "living water!" What is this "living water" and what is it signficance?

The Tom Short Show
Help An Unbeliever to Do THIS and Change His Life Forever!

The Tom Short Show

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 13, 2021 14:29


What can change a person's life forever? The same thing that changed my life and I assume has changed yours as well -- The Bible.But many people have tried to read the Bible and it didn't change their lives. What do you say to them? Is there a way you can get them to give it another try?Join me for today's Daily Word & Prayer to learn something you can do even if you're not good with words by helping them read the book with words like none other!Scripture Used TodayJohn 20:30=311 Peter 1:23-24For information on our Faithwalkers Conference, December 29--January 1, go to https://faithwalkersconference.com/**************Do you want to have all your sins forgiven and know God in a personal way?  Check out my video "The Bridge Diagram" at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m0Kjw...Check out my website, www.TomthePreacher.com, to learn more about my ministry and sign up for my daily email. And make sure to request a copy of my book, Takin' it to Their Turf when you visit my website.Check out my videos on this channel to learn how to answer tough questions that challenge our faith.Have you ever wanted to visit the Holy Land?Join me next February (2022) as I lead a tour of Israel!We'll study the life of Jesus at the very places He taught, performed His mighty miracles, was crucified, and resurrected! We'll also have plenty of worship, fellowship, and fun!For more info, check out my web page www.TomthePreacher.comHave you ever wanted to take a Cruise of Alaska?Why not join our TSCM tour group as we take in the adventure and encourage one another in our faith along the way?Find more information at www.TomthePreacher.com/alaska

Land-Grant Holy Land: for Ohio State Buckeyes fans
Hangout in the Holy Land: Breaking Down Ohio State's Challenging Second Half of the Season (10/13/21)

Land-Grant Holy Land: for Ohio State Buckeyes fans

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 13, 2021 71:21


The hosts are new, but the sarcasm hasn't changed a bit. Join Gene Ross and Josh Dooley all year long as they break down everything going on in Buckeye Nation on Land-Grant Holy Land's flagship podcast. Things are a bit different this week, as there is no Ohio State game to preview. Instead, Gene and Josh look back through the first half of the Buckeyes' schedule and break down some of what they have seen to this point. They then discuss the road ahead, including a handful of Big Ten teams ranked in the Top 10 on the docket as the conference as a whole has largely over-performed. They finish up by looking at some of the national conversation, including which teams are poised to make a run at the College Football Playoff. Connect with the Podcast: Twitter: @HolyLandPod Connect with Gene: Twitter: @Gene_Ross23 Connect with Josh: Twitter: @jdooleybuckeye Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

The Call to Mastery with Jordan Raynor
Os Guinness (Author of The Call)

The Call to Mastery with Jordan Raynor

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 13, 2021 43:50


Jordan Raynor sits down with Os Guinness, author of The Call, to talk about the surprising friendship between Guinness and William Wilberforce, why a rhythm of “engagement and withdrawal” is a key to redeeming our time, and why Christians should be bold to carry “the future key of history” into our places of work.Links Mentioned:Os GuinnessBooks by Os GuinnessOs Guinness on TwitterOs Guinness on FacebookPractical View of ChristianityPenséesCovenant and Conversations And don't forget, if you pre-order a copy of Jordan's new book, Redeeming Your Time, you can enter to win a trip for two to the Holy Land (or a cash prize of equivalent value)!Entering to win is super simple:Step 1: Pre-order Redeeming Your Time on Amazon or one of these other retailers (1 entry per copy, maximum of 3 entries)Step 2: Fill out the form at JordanRaynor.comNO PURCHASE NEC. Restrictions apply. U.S. + D.C. residents only. Visit jordanraynor.com for full rules, prize info, odds, free entry method & other details. Void where prohibited.

American Ground Radio
American Ground Radio 10.05.21 Full Show

American Ground Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2021 39:05


This is the full show from October 5, 2021. Off the Top, Louis and Stephen talk about how Joe Biden says leftists harassing elected officials is "just part of the process." We Ask the Mamas, about a heartwarming story from a Homecoming in Mississippi. We Dig Deep into whether or not Joe Biden is actually the person in charge in Washington. Plus, there's a Bright Spot out of the United Kingdom and a report on transgender athletes. And, we'll finish off with a Moment of Whoa about a unique archaeological find in the Holy Land.

The Tom Short Show
The Easiest Way to Touch an Unbelievers Heart

The Tom Short Show

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2021 18:55


I've been sharing the Good News with Unbelievers for nearly 50 years.One day I stumbled across something that I now consider our secret weapon.It touches the hearts of unbelievers in ways few other things ever do.What is this secret weapon?Join me for today's Daily Word & Prayer to find out and I'll show you how to use it!Scripture Used Today1 Timothy 2:1For information on our Faithwalkers Conference, December 29--January 1, go to https://faithwalkersconference.com/**************Do you want to have all your sins forgiven and know God in a personal way?  Check out my video "The Bridge Diagram" at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m0Kjwrlind8&t=1sCheck out my website, www.TomthePreacher.com, to learn more about my ministry and sign up for my daily email. And make sure to request a copy of my book, Takin' it to Their Turf when you visit my website.Check out my videos on this channel to learn how to answer tough questions that challenge our faith.Have you ever wanted to visit the Holy Land?Join me next February (2022) as I lead a tour of Israel!We'll study the life of Jesus at the very places He taught, performed His mighty miracles, was crucified, and resurrected! We'll also have plenty of worship, fellowship, and fun!For more info, check out my web page www.TomthePreacher.comHave you ever wanted to take a Cruise of Alaska?Why not join our TSCM tour group as we take in the adventure and encourage one another in our faith along the way?Find more information at www.TomthePreacher.com/alaska

Live the Bible with Wayne Stiles
#125 - What God's Grace Can Do for You Every Day

Live the Bible with Wayne Stiles

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2021 48:50


God's grace is helpful not just for the hereafter but also for this afternoon.As Christians, we know God's grace secures our eternity. The question is: How can we apply it now?In this episode of Live the Bible, we're turning to the book of Titus for the key to making the most of God's amazing gift right now.

The John Batchelor Show
1756: Instagram of 14th-century Holy Land travel. Malcolm Hoenlein @Conf_of_pres @mhoenlein1

The John Batchelor Show

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 11, 2021 5:55


Photo:  Saint George 14th Century Instagram of 14th-century Holy Land travel. Malcolm Hoenlein @Conf_of_pres @mhoenlein1 https://www.msn.com/en-xl/africa/other/a-medieval-scroll-in-the-israel-museum/ar-AAOKLQo

The Tom Short Show
Every Testimony is a Great Testimony -- Including YOURS!

The Tom Short Show

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 11, 2021 21:57


I used to think my testimony was a bit subpar because I wasn't delivered from terrible sins like so many other people. In fact, I assumed my testimony was boring.But it's not!Join me for today's Daily Word & Prayer and I'll tell you why my testimony isn't boring and your's isnt' either!Scripture Used TodayPsalm 107:2For information on our Faithwalkers Conference, December 29--January 1, go to https://faithwalkersconference.com/**************Do you want to have all your sins forgiven and know God in a personal way?  Check out my video "The Bridge Diagram" at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m0Kjwrlind8&t=1sCheck out my website, www.TomthePreacher.com, to learn more about my ministry and sign up for my daily email. And make sure to request a copy of my book, Takin' it to Their Turf when you visit my website.Check out my videos on this channel to learn how to answer tough questions that challenge our faith.Have you ever wanted to visit the Holy Land?Join me next February (2022) as I lead a tour of Israel!We'll study the life of Jesus at the very places He taught, performed His mighty miracles, was crucified, and resurrected! We'll also have plenty of worship, fellowship, and fun!For more info, check out my web page www.TomthePreacher.comHave you ever wanted to take a Cruise of Alaska?Why not join our TSCM tour group as we take in the adventure and encourage one another in our faith along the way?Find more information at www.TomthePreacher.com/alaska

Kings and Generals: History for our Future
2.59. History of the Mongols: Franco-Mongol Alliance

Kings and Generals: History for our Future

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 11, 2021 23:37


    The Mongols were famous for their ultimatums of destruction and submission. No shortage of thirteenth century states received demands for their unconditional surrender to the Great Khan granted divine mandate to rule by Eternal Blue Heaven. Initially, the Mongol imperial ideology was extremely black and white: you could submit to Mongol rule, or face total annihilation. There was no room for other relationships, for the Great Khan had no allies, only subjects. But as the thirteenth century went on and the dream of Chinggisid world hegemony slipped away as the divisions of the Mongol Empire went their separate ways, the Mongol Khans in the west began to seek not the capitulation, but the cooperation of western Europe to aid in their wars against Mamluks. For the Ilkhanate's sixty-year struggle against the Mamluk Sultanate, the Il-Khans sought to bring the Popes and Monarchs of Europe to a new crusade to assist in the defeat of the Mamluks, an ultimately fruitless endeavour, and the topic of today's episode. I'm your host David, and this is Kings and Generals: Ages of Conquest.       The first Mongol messages to the Kings of Europe came in the late 1230s and 40s, accompanying Batu and Sube'edei's western invasion, asking the Hungarians how they possibly could hope to flee the grasp of the Mongols. We know the Mongols sent a number of envoys to European monarchs and dukes, and employed a variety of peoples in this enterprise, including at least one Englishman. Over the 1240s and 50s, European envoys like John de Plano Carpini or William of Rubrucks to the Mongol Empire returned from Karakorum with orders for the Kings and Popes to come to Mongolia and submit in person.While Rus' and Armenian lords and kings did do so, there is little indication that European rulers even responded to these demands. For the Mongols, who seemed poised to dominate everything under the Eternal Blue Sky, there was little reason to adopt more conciliatory language. From their point of view, the Europeans were only stalling the inevitable: soon Mongol hoofbeats would certainly be heard in Paris and Rome. The Mongols treated the European states as their diplomatic inferiors, subjects basically in a state of rebellion by fact that they had not already submitted. Cruel, threatening and demanding letters were the norm, and it's safe to say any future efforts at alliance were greatly hampered by this opening salvo. The rare diplomatic exception was an embassy sent to King Louis IX of France during his stay in Cyprus in 1248 just before the 7th Crusade. There, messengers came from the Mongol commander in the west, Eljigidei, an ally to the reigning Great Khan, Guyuk. Headed by two Christians in Eljigidei's service, the embassy bore letters from Eljigidei. These letters called Louis ‘son,' and had no demand of submission, but mentioned Mongol favouritism to Christians, urged the French King not to discriminate between Latin and non-Latin Christians as all were equal under Mongol law, and wished him well in his crusade. The two Christian representatives of Eljigidei asserted that he was a Christian and that Guyuk himself had already been baptised. The urged Louis to attack Egypt, and prevent its Ayyubid prince from sending forces to aid the Caliph in Baghdad, who the Mongols were soon to attack.     Louis, is should be noted, almost certainly had not been anticipating any cooperation from the Mongols; he had  been well aware of their attacks on Hungary only a few years before, learned of Mongol demands and treatment of foreign powers from travellers like Carpini, and apparently received Mongol ultimatums for his submission in 1247. Further, a devout Christian, it is unlikely he would have gone looking for allies among “pagans,” even for fighting against Muslims. Still, he reacted well to Eljigidei's messengers and sent a return embassy with gifts with them back to Eljigidei which were to be sent on to Guyuk, while the initial letter was forwarded back to France and ultimately to King Henry III of England. Ultimately, it was for naught. Guyuk was dead even before Louis received Eljigidei's letter, and  Eljigidei himself was soon put to death in the following political turmoil. Little is known of the embassy Louis sent back with Eljigdei's representatives, but from the little heard of it through William of Rubruck a few years later, it seems to have achieved nothing beyond meeting Guyuk's widow and the regent, Oghul Qaimish, who portrayed Louis' gifts as tokens of the French King's submission.  Following the meeting on Cypress, Louis IX suffered a humiliating defeat in Egypt at Mansura, captured and was ransomed by the newly emerging Mamluks. By the time he returned to France and received Oghul Qaimish's reply, not only was she dead, but the responding letter was essentially another demand for his surrender. This first non-threatening Mongol embassy succeeded only in making the King of France feel like he had been tricked, especially since the new Great Khan, Mongke, sent a letter back with William of  Rubruck that disavowed Eljigidei's embassy. It has been speculated that Eljigidei was using the embassy to spy on Louis, as he was wary of the sudden arrival of Louis' army in Cyprus, and a desire to find out his military intentions, rather than any genuine interest in cooperation at this point.  His hope may have been to ensure that this new army attacked Mongol enemies, rather than get in the way of the Mongols.       The halting of the Mongol advance at Ayn Jalut by the Mamluks, and fracturing of the Empire into independent Khanates after Great Khan Mongke's death left the new Ilkhanate in a precarious position. Surrounded by enemies on all sides, the only direction they could expand not at the expense of fellow Mongols was against the Mamluks, who fortified their shared border with the Ilkhans. Even a small raid could trigger the arrival of the full Mamluk army, a dangerous prospect against such deadly warriors. Yet the Ilkhans could not bring their full might to bear on the shared border with the Mamluks in Syria, as it would leave their other borders open to attacks from the Golden Horde, Chagatais or Neguderis, in addition to the trouble of provisioning an army in the tough, hot and dry conditions of the Levantine coastline, a route the Mamluks secured and fortified. Opening a new front against the Mamluks was necessary, and there were already convenient beachheads established  in the form of the remaining Crusader States.   A shadow of their former selves, the Crusader states were represented by a few major coastal holdings like Antioch, Tripoli, and Acre, and inland fortifications like Krak de Chevaliers and Montfort, as well as the Kingdom of Cyprus, whose ruler, Hugh III of Cyprus, took the title King of Jerusalem in 1268. The Crusader States had shown neutrality to the Mongols, or even joined them such as the County of Tripoli did in 1260 after the Mongols entered Syria. In early 1260, the papal legate at Acre sent an embassy to Hulegu, most likely to discourage him from attacking the Crusader holdings. Along with information from the Kings of Armenian Cilicia, their most important regional vassals, the Mongols would have had a vague knowledge of western Europe and their crusading history. The Ilkhanate's founder, Hulegu, sent the first letter to the west in 1262, intended once more for King Louis IX, though this embassy was turned back in Sicily. This letter was friendlier terms than most Mongol missives, but still contained threats, if rather subdued. Pope Urban IV may have learned of the attempt, and the next year sent a letter to Hulegu, apparently having been told that the Il-Khan had become a Christian.  Delighted at the idea, the Pope informed Hulegu that if he was baptised, he would receive aid from the west. In reality, Hulegu never converted to Christianity, and died in 1265 without sending any more letters.       His son and successor, Abaqa, was the Il-Khan most dedicated to establishing a Franco-Mongol alliance and came the closest to doing so. Due to conflict on his distant  borders with the Golden Horde and Chagatayids, as well as the troubles of consolidating power as new monarch in a new realm, for the 1260s he was unable to commit forces to the Mamluk frontier. As a good Mongol, Abaqa was unwilling to allow the enemy total respite, and made it his mission to encourage an attack from the west on the Mamluks. His first embassy was sent in 1266, shortly after becoming Il-Khan, contacting the Byzantines, Pope Clement IV and King James I of Aragon, hoping for a united Christian front to combine efforts with the Mongols against the Mamluks, inquiring which route into Palestine the Christian forces would take. The responses were generally positive, Pope Clement replying that as soon as he knew which route, he would inform Abaqa.       Abaqa sent a message again in 1268, inquiring about this progress. James of Aragon found himself the most motivated by the Il-Khans requests, encouraged by the promises of Abaqa's logistical and military support once they reached the mainland. James made his preparations, and launched a fleet in September 1269. An unexpected storm scattered the fleet, and only two of James' bastard children made it to Acre, who stayed only briefly, accomplishing little there.        Not long after, King Louis IX set out for Crusade once more, making the inexplicable choice to land in Tunis in 1270. Despite his well planned efforts, the Crusade was an utter disaster, and Louis died of dysentery outside the walls of Tunis in August 1270. Prince Edward of England with his army landed in Tunis shortly before the evacuation of the crusaders, and disgusted by what he saw, set his fleet for the Holy Land, landing at Acre in May 1271, joined by Hugh of Lusignan, King of Cyprus.  Edward's timing was good, as Abaqa had returned from a great victory over the Chagatai Khan Baraq at Herat in July 1270, though had suffered a major hunting accident that November.       The Mamluk Sultan Baybars was campaigning in Syria in spring 1271, the famous Krak des Chevaliers falling to him that April. Tripoli would have fallen next, had Baybars not retreated back to Damascus hearing of the sudden arrival of a Crusader fleet, and was wary of being caught between European heavy cavalry and Mongol horse archers. Soon after landing Edward made his preparations for an offensive, and reached out to Abaqa. Abaqa was delighted, and sent a reply and orders for Samaghar, the Mongol commander in Anatolia, to head to Syria. Edward did not wait for Abaqa's reply, and there is no indication he ever responded to Abaqa's letter. He set out in mid-July, ensuring his army suffered the most from the summer heat, while missing the Mongols who preferred to campaign in the winter. Suffering high casualties and accomplishing little, he withdrew back to Acre. In mid-October Samaghar arrived with his army, raiding as far as to the west of Aleppo while an elite force of Mongols scouted ahead, routing a large group of Turkmen between Antioch and Harim, but was soon forced to retreat with the advance of the Mamluk army under Baybars.       Missing Samagahr by only a few weeks, in November Edward marched south from Acre at the head of a column of men from England, Acre, Cyprus, with Templars, Hospitallers and Teutonic Knights. They ambushed some Turkmen on the Sharon plain, forced the local Mamluk governor to withdraw, but with the arrival of large Mamluk reinforcements the Crusaders fled, losing their prisoners and booty.  That was the closest the Mongols and the Franks came to proper coordination. Edward helped oversee a peace treaty between the Mamluks and the Kingdom of Jersualem, but the heat, difficulties campaigning, political infighting and an assassination attempt on his life permanently turned him off of crusading. By September 1272, Edward set sail for England. A  few weeks after his departure the Mongols again invaded, besieging al-Bira but were defeated by the Mamluks in December.        Edward's brief effort in Syria demonstrated the difficulties prefacing any Mongol-Frankish cooperation. The Mamluks were a cohesive, unified force, well accustomed to the environment and working from a well supplied logistic system and intelligence network, while the Franks and Mongols were unable to ever develop a proper timetable for operations together. The European arrivals generally had unrealistic goals for their campaigns, bringing neither the men, resources or experience to make an impact.       Abaqa continued  to organize further efforts, and found many willing ears at the Second Council of Lyons in France in 1274, a meeting of the great powers of Christendom intended to settle doctrinal issues, the division of the Catholic and Orthodox Churches, and plan the reconquest of the Holy land. Abaqa's delegation informed the Council that the Il-Khan had secured his borders, that peace had been achieved between all the Mongols Khanates, and he could now bring his full might against the Mamluks, and urged the Christian powers to do likewise. The current Pope, Gregory X, fully supported this and made efforts to set things in motion, but his death in 1276 killed whatever momentum this process had had. Abaqa sent another round of envoys, who reached the King of France and the new King of England, Edward. The envoys brought the Il-khan's apologies for failing to cooperate properly during Edward's crusade, and asked him to return. Edward politely declined. This was the final set of envoys Abaqa sent west. Perhaps frustrated, he finally organized a proper invasion of Syria, only an army under his brother Mongke-Temur to be defeated by the Mamluks at Homs, and Abaqa himself dying soon after in 1282. His successors were to find no more luck that he had.        The most interesting envoy to bring the tidings of the Il-Khan to Europe did not originate in the Ilkhanate, but in China: Rabban Bar Sawma, born in 1220 in what is now modern day Beijing, was a Turkic Nestorian priest who had set out on a pilgrimage to Jerusalem before being conscripted to act as a messenger for the Il-Khan, in a journey which is a fascinating contrast to that of his contemporary Marco Polo. Even given him his own dedicated episode in this podcast series, but we'll give here a brief recount of his journey. Writing his accounts down upon his return to Baghdad later in life, he described how he brought messages and gifts to the Byzantine Emperor Andronicos II Palaiologus, marvelled at the Hagia Sophia, then landed in Sicily and made his way to Rome, having just missed the death of Pope Honorius IV. Travelling on to France, he was warmly welcomed by King Phillip IV, and then on to Gascony where he met the campaigning King Edward of England, who again responded kindly to the Il-khan's envoy.  On his return journey, he met the new Pope Nicholas IV in 1288 before returning to the Ilkhanate.    Despite the generous receptions Rabban Sauma was given by the heads of Europe, and despite the Il-khan's promises to return Jerusalem to Christian hands, the reality was there was no ruler in the west interested, or capable of, going on Crusade. By now, the act of Crusading in the Holy land had lost its lustre, the final crusades almost all disasters, and costly ones at that. With the final Crusader strongholds falling to the Mamluks in the early 1290s, there was no longer even a proper beachhead on the coast for a Crusading army. The sheer distance and cost of going on Crusade, especially with numerous ongoing issues in their own Kingdoms at hand, outweighed whatever perceived benefit there might have been in doing so. Further, while Rabban Sauma personally could be well received, the Mongols themselves remained uncertain allies. From 1285 through to 1288, Golden Horde attacks on eastern Europe had recommenced in force. Even the new Khan of the Golden Horde, Tele-Buqa, had led an army into Poland. For the Europeans, the distinctions between the Mongol Khanates were hard to register; how could messages of peace from some Mongols be matched with the open war other Mongols were undertaking? All evidence seems to suggest that the western Franks did not understand that the Golden Horde and Ilkhanate were separate political entities. Recall earlier the conflicting letters Louis IX had received in the 1240s, where one Mongol general offered friendship, only to be tricked in seemingly submitting to the Mongols and then receive letters in the 1250s telling him to discount the previous envoys. Together these encouraged unease over perceiving the Mongols as allies, and served to further dampen interest to pursue these alliances.       In contrast, the Mamluks had somewhat greater success in their own overseas diplomacy: in the 1260s Baybars initiated contact with the Golden Horde, ruled by the Muslim Berke Khan, encouraging him to keep up his warfare with his Ilkhanid cousins. Sultan Baybars also kept good relations with the Byzantine Empire and the Genoese, allowing him to keep the flow of Turkic slave soldiers from the steppes of the Golden Horde open, the keystone of the Mamluk military. There is also evidence they undertook some limited diplomacy with Qaidu Khan during the height of his rule over Central Asia and the Chagatayids. While the Mamluks and Golden Horde never undertook any true military cooperation, the continuation of their talks kept the Ilkhanate wary of enemies on all borders, never truly able to bring the entirety of its considerable might against one foe least another strike the Il-Khan's exposed frontiers. But, did the Golden Horde, in the 1260s, perceive this as an alliance? We only have Mamluk accounts of the relationship, but scholarship often supposes that the Golden Horde Khans perceived this as the submission of the Mamluks, and any cooperation was the cooperation between overlord and subject. As many of the Mamluk ruling class were Qipchaqs, so the Mongols had come to see as their natural slaves, it may well be that Berke saw the submission of the Mamluks as a natural part of their relationship, especially since he already ruled the Qipchaq homeland. This alliance, alongside never resulting in direct cooperation, was also never always amicable. When the Jochid Khans grew annoyed with the Mamluks, they would halt the trade of Qipchaq slaves and threaten to deprive the Mamluks of their greatest source of warriors. During the long reign of Mamluk Sultan al-Nasir Muhammad, a daughter of the Golden Horde Khan Ozbeg was wed to him, in an effort to cement the relationship after a rocky start to the 1300s. Al-Nasir soon accused her of not actually being a Chinggisid, insulting her and infuriating Ozbeg. Yet the relationship survived until the invasions of Emir Temur at the close of the fourteenth century, when the Mamluks and Golden Horde once again took part in a doomed west-Asian effort to ally against Temur.       Ilkhanid-European contacts continued into the 14th century, but with somewhat less regularity after Rabban bar Sawma's journey. An archbishopric was even founded in the new Ilkhanid capital of Sultaniyya in 1318, and Papal envoys would travel through the Ilkhanate to the Yuan Dynasty in China until the 1330s. A few envoys came from the Il-Khans still hoping to achieve military cooperation; Ghazan Il-Khan continued to send them before his invasions, including the only one that actually defeated the Mamluk army and led to a brief Mongol advance down the coast, occupying Damascus. News of Ghazan's successes did spread rapidly, for the Spanish Franciscan Ramon Llull learned of it and promptly sailed all the way across the Mediterranean, hoping to be among the first missionaries to land in the newly reclaimed Holy Land. But upon arriving in Cypress, Llull learned of Ghazan's equally quick withdrawal. The combined news of a Mongol victory followed by sudden Mongol withdrawal must have only affirmed the opinion of many of the futility of taking part in any more crusades with the Mongols.  Military operations against the Mamluks mostly ceased after Ghazan's death, until a formal peace was achieved between them and the Ilkhanate at the start of the 1320s. Naturally, no further messages for alliances with the powers of Europe were forth coming, and consequently putting an almost total end to European interest and contacts with the Middle East for the next five centuries. European-Mongol relations would continue for some time longer in the territory of the Golden Horde, where the attention of our podcast moves next, so be sure to subscribe to the Kings and Generals podcast for more. If you enjoyed this and would like to help us continue bringing you great content, then consider supporting us on Patreon at www.patreon.com/kingsandgenerals. This episode was researched and written by our series historian, Jack Wilson. I'm your host David, and we'll catch you on the next one.   

Israel Story
69: Pigging Out

Israel Story

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 11, 2021 69:50


BLTs and pork chops are not the first things that come to mind when you think about Israel. But, as it turns out, the Holy Land and swines go way back. In today's episode, we go down a piggish path to encounter this most unlikely of Israeli animals. Stay connected with us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and by signing up for our newsletter at israelstory.org/newsletter/. For more, head to our site or Tablet Magazine. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

The Tom Short Show
God is GOOD! Never Doubt it!

The Tom Short Show

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 10, 2021 15:07


Are you ever tempted to doubt the goodness of God?Today's message will give you plenty of reasons to remember how good He is!Realize this: reflecting on the goodness of God can lift your day no matter what you're going through.Join me for today's Daily Word & Prayer to be encouraged with the goodness of our God.Scripture Used TodayPsalm 145For information on our Faithwalkers Conference, December 29--January 1, go to https://faithwalkersconference.com/**************Do you want to have all your sins forgiven and know God in a personal way?  Check out my video "The Bridge Diagram" at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m0Kjwrlind8&t=1sCheck out my website, www.TomthePreacher.com, to learn more about my ministry and sign up for my daily email. And make sure to request a copy of my book, Takin' it to Their Turf when you visit my website.Check out my videos on this channel to learn how to answer tough questions that challenge our faith.Have you ever wanted to visit the Holy Land?Join me next February (2022) as I lead a tour of Israel!We'll study the life of Jesus at the very places He taught, performed His mighty miracles, was crucified, and resurrected! We'll also have plenty of worship, fellowship, and fun!For more info, check out my web page www.TomthePreacher.comHave you ever wanted to take a Cruise of Alaska?Why not join our TSCM tour group as we take in the adventure and encourage one another in our faith along the way?Find more information at www.TomthePreacher.com/alaska

Flash Point History
WOTW - BONUS EP 3 - PART 4 - The Third Crusade: Richard the Lionheart Vs. Saladin

Flash Point History

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 9, 2021 78:23


Richard the Lionheart and Saladin were military masterminds. The Third crusade pit each man against the other. The prize was the city of Jerusalem.  Contribute on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/FPHx Leave some feedback: flashpointhistory@gmail.com Follow along on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FLASHPOINTHX/ Engage on Twitter: https://twitter.com/FlashpointHx Flash Point History YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCTYmTYuan0fSGccYXBxc8cA  

The Bible in a Year (with Fr. Mike Schmitz)
Introduction to the Maccabean Revolt ( with Jeff Cavins)

The Bible in a Year (with Fr. Mike Schmitz)

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 9, 2021 32:03


Welcome to the Maccabean Revolt period! Jeff Cavins joins Fr. Mike to introduce the tenth biblical period in our journey, which begins with the Greek oppression of the Jews under Antiochus Epiphanes, and ends with Herodian rule of the Holy Land. Jeff and Fr. Mike walk us through the key events of this period, highlighting the zealous response of the Maccabean family, the celebration of Hanukkah, and the heroic martyrdom of Jews who would not betray their religious identity in the midst of persecution. For the complete reading plan, visit ascensionpress.com/bibleinayear. Please note: The Bible contains adult themes that may not be suitable for children - parental discretion is advised.

The Catholic Man Show
Andrew Willard Jones Interview: Church and State

The Catholic Man Show

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 8, 2021 78:28


Deacon Harrison Garlick interviews Andrew Willard Jones on Church and State. ENJOY THE SHOW AND WOULD LIKE TO SEE MORE? SUPPORT TCMS, GET AWESOME THANK YOU GIFTS, AND HELP SPREAD THE WORD. http://www.patreon.com/thecatholicmanshow (Become a Patron! Over 40 interviews, a course with Karlo Broussard, a 10 part series on the domestic church, and free thank you gifts for supporting the show!) https://selectinternationaltours.com/catholicmanshow/ () Travel to Italy, the Holy Land, Scotland, or Europe. Take a Catholic pilgrimage cruise or mix in Faith and Food or Faith and Fitness. No matter where you travel with Select, you will be embraced by faith. All our trips feature daily mass, unparalleled access to sacred sites, local guides that speak your language, and excellent accommodations. We have been helping pilgrims put their feet in the places their faith began for over 30 years. We want to help YOU experience the fun and faith-enriching power of pilgrimage. https://selectinternationaltours.com/catholicmanshow/ (Click here) About our drink: N/A About our gear: https://www.amazon.com/Before-Church-State-Sacramental-Kingdom/dp/1945125144 (Before Church and State: A Study of Social Order in the Sacramental Kingdom of St. Louis IX) Before Church and State: A Study of Social Order in the Sacramental Kingdom of St. Louis IX by Andrew Willard Jones explores in great detail the "problem of Church and State" in thirteenth-century France. It argues that while the spiritual and temporal powers existed, they were not parallel structures attempting to govern the same social space in a contest over sovereignty. Rather, the spiritual and the temporal powers were wrapped up together in a differentiated and sacramental world, and both included the other as aspects of their very identity. The realm was governed not by proto-absolutist institutions, but rather by networks of friends that cut across lay/clerical lines. Ultimately, the king's "fullness of power" and the papacy's "fullness of power" came together to govern a single social order. The prevailing narrative of human history, given to us as children and reinforced constantly through our culture, is the plot of progress. As the narrative goes, we progressed from tyranny to freedom, from superstition to science, from poverty to wealth, from darkness to enlightenment. This is modernity's origin myth. Out of it, a consensus has emerged: part of human progress is the overcoming of religion, in particular Christianity, and that the world itself is fundamentally secular. https://www.amazon.com/Two-Cities-History-Christian-Politics/dp/1645851222 (The Two Cities: A History of Christian Politics) In The Two Cities: A History of Christian Politics, Andrew Willard Jones rewrites the political history of the West with a new plot, a plot in which Christianity is true, in which human history is Church history. The Two Cities moves through the rise and fall of empires; cycles of corruption and reform; the rise and fall of Christendom; the emergence of new political forms, such as the modern state, and new political ideologies, such as liberalism and socialism; through the horrible destruction of modern warfare; and on to the plight of contemporary Christians. These movements of history are all considered in light of their orientation toward or away from God. The Two Cities advances a theory of Christian politics that is both an explanation of secular politics and a proposal for Christians seeking to navigate today's most urgent political questions. About Deacon Harrison Garlick: Dcn. Harrison Garlick is a deacon, husband, and father who serves as the chancellor and legal counsel for the Diocese of Tulsa & Eastern Oklahoma. He also serves as a tutor for the http://www.alcuininstitute.org (Alcuin Institute for Catholic Culture) teaching in its Great Books program. https://www.christthekingcatholic.church/springnewsletter (Read his journey in the... Support this podcast

The Catholic Man Show
Brett McKay: Art of Manliness (Replay)

The Catholic Man Show

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 8, 2021 59:05


The Art of Manliness Special Guest: Brett McKay https://thecatholicmanshow.com/store/ (Check out our store and find TCMS stocking caps and hats) https://thecatholicmanshow.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/TCMS-Hat-Slider-2.png () ENJOY THE SHOW AND WOULD LIKE TO SEE MORE? SUPPORT TCMS, GET AWESOME THANK YOU GIFTS, AND HELP SPREAD THE WORD. http://www.patreon.com/thecatholicmanshow (Become a Patron! Over 40 interviews, a course with Karlo Broussard, a 10 part series on the domestic church, and free thank you gifts for supporting the show!) https://selectinternationaltours.com/catholicmanshow/ () Travel to Italy, the Holy Land, Scotland, or Europe. Take a Catholic pilgrimage cruise or mix in Faith and Food or Faith and Fitness. No matter where you travel with Select, you will be embraced by faith. All our trips feature daily mass, unparalleled access to sacred sites, local guides that speak your language, and excellent accommodations. We have been helping pilgrims put their feet in the places their faith began for over 30 years. We want to help YOU experience the fun and faith-enriching power of pilgrimage. https://selectinternationaltours.com/catholicmanshow/ (Click here) https://www.artofmanliness.com/about-2/ (Brett McKay) founded the Art of Manliness in 2008 and has grown it into the largest independent men's interest magazine on the web. Here are a few examples of Brett's https://www.artofmanliness.com/ (work): https://www.artofmanliness.com/articles/100-skills-every-man-should-know/ (100 Skills Every Man Should Know) https://www.artofmanliness.com/articles/how-to-increase-testosterone-naturally/ (How to Increase Testosterone Naturally) https://www.artofmanliness.com/articles/100-books-every-man-read/ (100 Books Every Man Must Read) https://www.artofmanliness.com/articles/the-ultimate-list-of-hobbies-for-men-75-ideas-for-your-free-time/ (Ultimate List of Hobbies) Brett McKay's Books: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0316362654/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_bibl_vppi_i0 (The Illustrated Art of Manliness) https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1600614620/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_bibl_vppi_i1 (The Art of Manliness) https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0989190390/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_bibl_vppi_i3 (Heading Out on Your Own) https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1440312001/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_bibl_vppi_i4 (Manvotionals) https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00O2JKV4A/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_bibl_vppi_i5 (30 Days to a Better Man) The Art of Manliness https://www.artofmanliness.com/podcast/ (Podcast) [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZdCwscNhZ_o?version=3&rel=1&fs=1&autohide=2&showsearch=0&showinfo=1&iv_load_policy=1&wmode=transparent] If you haven't listened to The Catholic Man Show before, check out our previous episodes https://thecatholicmanshow.com/episodes/ (here). Subscribe to our https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5MhmMZZhEnrapVYUIkFHLg?view_as=subscriber ( YouTube channel) to watch past episodes. Want to help The Catholic Man Show? Want to help get the word out? Please rate The Catholic Man Show on https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-catholic-man-show/id1128843873?mt=2 (iTunes). Want discounts to Catholic companies? Hats, rosaries, candles, cigars, beef jerky, and Catholic Comic book. Great gifts for all Catholic families. https://thecatholicmanshow.com/discounts/ (Check it out here) Support this podcast

History Unplugged Podcast
The Normans: A History of Conquest

History Unplugged Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 7, 2021 40:08


The Norman's conquering of the known world was a phenomenon unlike anything Europe had seen up to that point in history. Although best known for the 1066 Conquest of England, they have left behind a far larger legacy.They emerged early in the tenth century but had disappeared from world affairs by the mid-thirteenth century. Yet in that time they had conquered England, Ireland, much of Wales and parts of Scotland. They also founded a new Mediterranean kingdom in southern Italy and Sicily, as well as a Crusader state in the Holy Land and in North Africa. Moreover, they had an extraordinary ability to adapt as time and place dictated, taking on the role of Norse invaders to Frankish crusaders, from Byzantine overlords to feudal monarchs. Today's guest, Trevor Rowley, author of The Normans: A History of Conquest, offers a comprehensive picture of the Normans and argues that despite the short time span of Norman ascendancy, it is clear that they were responsible for a permanent cultural and political legacy.

Daily Radio Bible Podcast
Daily Radio Bible - October 7th, 21

Daily Radio Bible Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 7, 2021 26:52


A GRAND EXODUS IS UNDERWAY Today's readings are Ezra 7 – 8 and Luke 20.  We are reading from the New Living Translation. Ezra is leading an exodus. As Moses led the people of israel into the promised land, Ezra is leading an exodus out of Babylon.  He's going home.  For 70 years the Israelites  were held captive in Babylon.   Now the tide has turned. God has once again shown himself strong.  The kings of the day are now bowing in deference to the God of Israel. They‘re actually paying for their subjects to leave.  The theme of exodus is perhaps the most profound and significant theme that we read throughout the Scriptures. God is performing a grand exodus, taking people from the kingdom of this world into the kingdom of our God.  When God's gracious hand of deliverance is  on his people, nothing can stop him. It may take some time, but when the tide of God's mercy has shifted, when the flood comes in, there's nothing that will stop it.  The gracious hand of God was always upon Ezra, but now it is evident for all to see. Ezra was trusting, faithful and obedient, long before King Artaxerxes had his change of heart and decided to send the exiles back home.   Jesus, too, is leading an exodus and he is far greater than Moses or Ezra.  God's gracious hand was certainly on his son, Jesus.  The father exclaimed on multiple occasions, This is my Son, whom I love (Mt 3:17 NIV). People of every tribe, nation, and language, from every place on planet earth, are being led out in an exodus, into life in Him.  The destination is ultimately the same for all of us.  We're all heading back to Jerusalem – a new kingdom with our new king, our liberator, Jesus – greater than Moses or Ezra –  leading us back home. And when the tide of God's mercy shifts, there's nothing that can stop that flood. We're heading back home, my friends.  There may be days of great confusion and heartache and lots of questions.  But, rest assured, we are heading back home.  God is leading a grand exodus of all those who trust in him, who've found life in him, through the Son.   God's gracious hand is upon Him and if we are in Him than that gracious hand is upon us too.  It becomes more and more evident in our lives the more we set our hearts toward home, the more we arrange our lives around that exodus that God is performing in the world.   So let's set our hearts toward Home.  This world is not our home. We're heading back to the Holy Land – the land of promise.  We're heading back with our Liberator, our Priest, our King- the King of Kings.  And there's nothing that will turn back the tide of his mercy, his Gospel, and his grace.  It's moving out, shifting, and drawing people in with the flood of his love. Fix your heart on the exodus today, and on going Home.  Arrange your heart in that direction and experience the gracious hand of your God. It will be evident.   Be swept up in the tide of his mercy and love, and know his gracious hand on your life today. 

The Call to Mastery with Jordan Raynor
Matt Perman (Author of What's Best Next)

The Call to Mastery with Jordan Raynor

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 6, 2021 55:53


Jordan Raynor sits down with Matt Perman, Author of What's Best Next, to talk about his rich theology of “Gospel Driven Productivity,” why we shouldn't “let go and let God,” but rather “trust God and get going,” and the important difference between “following your passions” and “following your interests.”Links Mentioned:Matt PermanMatt Perman on LinkedInMatt Perman on TwitterWhat's Best Next BlogWhat's Best Next: How the Gospel Transforms the Way You Get Things DoneDesiring GodAmy WrzesniewskMaking Vocational Choices: A Theory of Vocational Personalities and Work EnvironmentsGod at WorkA Treatise on the Callings and Vocations of MenMade to StickSeven Habits of Highly Effective PeopleBeyond EntrepreneurshipBeyond Entrepreneurship 2.0The Human Side of Enterprise First Things FirstMinistries of MercyFor more books check out Jordan's BookshelfAnd don't forget, if you pre-order a copy of Jordan's new book, Redeeming Your Time, you can enter to win a trip for two to the Holy Land (or a cash prize of equivalent value)!Entering to win is super simple:Step 1: Pre-order Redeeming Your Time on Amazon or one of these other retailers (1 entry per copy, maximum of 3 entries)Step 2: Fill out the form at JordanRaynor.comNO PURCHASE NEC. Restrictions apply. U.S. + D.C. residents only. Visit jordanraynor.com for full rules, prize info, odds, free entry method & other details. Void where prohibited.