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House of Nerd
The Last Battle

House of Nerd

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 2, 2023 60:42


Welcome back roommates! We are back this week to dive in on episode 6 of Rebels Season 3. This is a heavy episode that's also a really good episode of tv. While one host might call it a bottle episode; it's a damn fine one.

Bishop Itiola podcast
Episode 594 - Year End Prayers: Finishing Strong. Part 2 The last battle

Bishop Itiola podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 31, 2022 63:49


Instant Trivia
Episode 683 - A First Name Basis - Bring It - Musical Geography - Paging All Primates - Other Great Decades

Instant Trivia

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 25, 2022 7:09


Welcome to the Instant Trivia podcast episode 683, where we ask the best trivia on the Internet. Round 1. Category: A First Name Basis 1: "I didn't know him from" this name (except for you, of course, Mr. Sandler). Adam. 2: A flat, springlike metal hairpin. a bobby pin. 3: Meaning people in general, the phrase with these 3 male names dates back to the 1700s. Tom, Dick and Harry. 4: This name is found in a painful leg muscle cramp. Charley. 5: Lyndon Johnson called some folks uncomfortable with his Vietnam policy these nervous types. Nervous Nellies. Round 2. Category: Bring It 1: To school:A mechanical one of these, like the Paper Mate Sharpwriter with a yellow barrel. a pencil. 2: On a picnic:This sweet gourd fruit that comes in Desert King and Dixie Queen varieties. a watermelon. 3: To a Little League game:A Nokona Alpha Select one of these, made with buffalo leather. a glove. 4: On a hike:An Odwalla "Monster" drink with 20 grams of this muscle-building amino-acid-based stuff. protein. 5: To band practice: oOne of these small flutes with a name that's Italian for "small". a piccolo. Round 3. Category: Musical Geography 1: Roger Miller says it "swings like a pendulum do". England. 2: Though "the Midwest farmers' daughters...make you feel alright", The Beach Boys prefer these. California girls. 3: It's where "Matilda run" after "she took me money". Venezuela. 4: In "Arthur's Theme", "The best that you can do is fall in love" when caught between the moon and here. New York City. 5: In 1977, Glen Campbell asked, "Have you ever felt" these, y'all. "Southern Nights". Round 4. Category: Paging All Primates 1: In the books not Cheetah the chimp but Nikma the monkey was the companion of this man. Tarzan. 2: In book titles this monkey "Goes Camping" and hangs "at the Aquarium"; what could possibly go wrong?. Curious George. 3: Shift the ape convinces a donkey to don a lion's skin so as to be Aslan in "The Last Battle" of this series. The Chronicles of Narnia. 4: Chee-Chee was an organ grinder's monkey rescued by this doctor. Doctor Dolittle. 5: A gorilla kept at a mall narrates "The One and Only" him. Ivan. Round 5. Category: Other Great Decades 1: The Suez Canal is opened and the Emancipation Proclamation is issued. the 1860s. 2: The first successful human heart transplant and the invention of 8-track tapes. the 1960s. 3: Ray Kroc opens the first franchised McDonald's. the 1950s. 4: Conan Doyle introduces Sherlock Holmes. the 1880s. 5: Leonardo da Vinci paints "The Last Supper". the 1490s. Thanks for listening! Come back tomorrow for more exciting trivia! Special thanks to https://blog.feedspot.com/trivia_podcasts/

Battlecast
The End of the Last Battle: Berlin, May 1945

Battlecast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 21, 2022


This is the concluding episode of the definitive history of the Battle of Berlin and the fall of Nazi Germany. You can find parts one through ten at the following links: episode ten, episode nine, episode eight, episode seven, episode six, episode five, episode four, episode three, episode two, and episode one. Download episode 72… Continue reading The End of the Last Battle: Berlin, May 1945

Golden Classics Great OTR Shows
Family Theater 55-05-25 (422) The Last Battle

Golden Classics Great OTR Shows

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 19, 2022 29:56


Family Theater was a dramatic anthology radio show which aired on the Mutual Broadcasting System in the United States from February 13, 1947, to September 11, 1957. The show was produced by Family Theater Productions, a film and radio studio extension of the Family Rosary Crusade founded by the Holy Cross Priest, Father Patrick Peyton, CSC, to promote family prayer. The motto of these Holy Cross Family Ministries is, "The family that prays together, stays together." The program had no commercial sponsor, yet Father Peyton, CSC arranged for many of Hollywood's stars in film and radio at the time to appear. In its ten-year run, well-known actors, and actresses, including James Stewart, Bob Hope, Lucille Ball, Raymond Burr, Jane Wyatt, Charlton Heston, Bing Crosby, Jack Benny, Gene Kelly, William Shatner, and Chuck Connors, appeared as announcers, narrators, or stars. A total of 540 episodes were produced. The program featured not only religious stories but half-hour adaptations of literary works such as A Tale of Two Cities, Moby-Dick and Don Quixote Listen to our radio station Old Time Radio https://link.radioking.com/otradio Listen to other Shows at My Classic Radio https://www.myclassicradio.net/ Podcast Service I Recommend https://redcircleinc.grsm.io/entertainmentradio7148 Remember that times have changed, and some shows might not reflect the standards of today's politically correct society. The shows do not necessarily reflect the views, standards, or beliefs of Entertainment Radio

Trinity Evangel Church
3: God Sent a Shepherd

Trinity Evangel Church

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 18, 2022 53:00


# IntroductionPeter wrote that the Old Testament prophets carefully searched what they had written in order to figure out what was in what they had written (1 Peter 1:10-11). There were clues about the Christ, who He would be, when He would come, what sufferings and glories would be His. God's Spirit moved them to write just as wind fills a sail (2 Peter 1:21), but they didn't have the entire map; they were making it.One of the tiny details the Spirit revealed was about a city which didn't make more than a small dot on the map. Now it's a different story. You can't turn two pages in the Advent/Christmas section of the Cantus without singing a lyric about it, sometimes even reading the title. "O Little Town of Bethlehem." A king's birth put it on the map.It's actually *two* kings, one just more famous, though they are both related. King David was born in Bethlehem Ephrathah. For a while David was known as the son of Jesse who lived there (1 Samuel 16:1), but David's victories against a lion and a giant and nations, plus his forty years on the throne, turned his hometown into the what the angels dubbed the “city of David" (Luke 2:4, 11), even though the OT historical books refer to the city of David as Jerusalem. I'm sure the Bethlehemians posted a special sign in David's honor at the city limits.The city wasn't big, yet a warrior-king came from there and led the nation toward its golden age. It was the stuff of legends, and became the stuff of prophecy. Around 300 years after David the prophet Micah saw the birth of a new ruler in David's line who would be born in Bethlehem, and we know that birth happened another 700 years later, with some of the results still to come. And as significant as the detail about Bethlehem bringing a king, the emphasis in Micah 5 is on the character of that king. *God sent a shepherd.*# Labor PainsSimilar to Isaiah's light after darkness and peace after pain, so Micah shows security after a scattering, coming home after exile, glory after groaning. Like a woman in travail, a child would be born who would tend his sheep.God's flock—Zion/Jerusalem/Israel—had been:- 4:6 - driven away and afflicted- 4:7 - cast off- 4:10 - writhing and groaning, taken out of the city (of Jerusalem) into captivity- 4:11 - attacked by many nations- 5:1 - siege against itThe Lord continues to speak, but turns from Jerusalem as representing the nation to "you," Bethlehem Ephrathah, names that mean house of bread in a place of fruitfulness.>  But you, O Bethlehem Ephrathah, > who are too little to be among the clans of Judah, > from you shall come forth for me > one who is to be ruler in Israel, > whose coming forth is from of old, > from ancient days. > Therefore he shall give them up until the time > when she who is in labor has given birth; > then the rest of his brothers shall return > to the people of Israel. > And he shall stand and shepherd his flock > in the strength of the LORD, > in the majesty of the name of the LORD his God. > And they shall dwell secure, for now he shall be great > to the ends of the earth. > And he shall be their peace. (Micah 5:2–5 ESV)Bethlehem was **too little to be among the clans of Judah**, with "clans" a word referring to 1,000, the typical number for a unit of soldiers; they weren't even big enough to muster a serious number of troops (compare to verse 1).Though small, big things would come from her (not entirely unrelated to what Queen Lucy says in _The Last Battle_, “Yes, in our world too, a stable once had something inside it that was bigger than our whole world.”). **From you will come forth for me one who is to be ruler in Israel.** The next phrase has to be the bigger surprise: **whose origin is from old, from ancient days**. The context argues that this means more than a long time ago, three centuries since David. Micah might not have grasped how ancient, though the word “old” (*qeḏem*) is sometimes translated “everlasting” and can describe God's purposes (Isaiah 37:26) and God's counsels (Isaiah 45:21), the time before Creation (Proverbs 8:22), and God Himself (Deuteronomy 33:27; Habakkuk 1:12)(see Thomas E. McComiskey). This ruler's origins are supernatural, eternal.Verse 3 has three parts: 1) an abandoning, 2) a birth, 3) a return.Who is the **he** that gives up the **them** and who is the **she** who births a **his**? He is the LORD, she is Israel from whom the Messiah would come, and the them/brothers are also Israel, considered individually. When the Lord “gives them up” it's letting them have the judgement they deserved. Assyria conquered northern Israel, Babylon took Judah captive, the Romans eventually ruled over the land, and the nation persisted in her disobedience to the Mosaic Covenant. The key change is a birth. The **she** is *not* Mary. Isaiah's vision of a virgin birth is an individual woman (Isaiah 7:14), known to us as Mary, as Matthew leaves no doubt (Matthew 1:22-23). This "she" in labor in Micah 5:3 is more than Bethlehem, it is the covenant nation. In Micah 4:9-10 she is as a woman in labor pains, writhing and groaning. As Eve was promised a deliverer, so Israel is waiting for her rescue and redemption.When she's given birth—related to the coming forth of a **ruler**—then **his brothers shall return to the people of Israel**. Their “return” is because they had been a part. And we know now that this is still waiting for full fulfillment. John said Jesus “came to His own, and His own people did not receive Him” (John 1:11). A remnant believed, but the rest were hardened until “all Israel will be saved" (Romans 11:25-26).It may not be surprising to us, less of a "wow," but it's still *good*, and part of our hope. **He shall stand and (feed) his flock.** He is not a hireling who runs; He “will assume His post” NET). And He “feeds,” He “pastures” in that He guides and manages for their food. The ESV translates the metaphor as "shepherds," the one who takes care of. “His flock" is assumed from the text, and the way an Eastern king would relate to his people; as David was called from being a shepherd to shepherd the people (Psalm 78:70-72). *God sent a Shepherd.*The shepherd tends **in the strength of the LORD, in the majesty of the name of the LORD his God**. This overlaps with Isaiah's view of the King as “Mighty God" (Isaiah 9:6). The majesty of the name is in the excellence of everything the name brings to mind, all the associations. "Democrats" = death, "Republicans" = spineless. Trump and spray tan. The name of the LORD = **majesty**, eminence. His name is *life and strength and truth.***And they (his flock) shall dwell secure, for now he shall be great to the ends of the earth.** We've only begun to see this, as the good news of Jesus Christ makes new men and families and peoples wherever God's Spirit gives faith. But there will still be a great, more visible coming of His kingdom on earth as it is in heaven, and He will reign forever and ever. The earth will be full of the knowledge of the LORD as water covers the sea. > For the earth will be filled > with the knowledge of the glory of the LORD > as the waters cover the sea. > (Habakkuk 2:14 ESV, and 2:20 “let all the earth keep silence before Him”)This king-shepherd has been born. He is coming again. **And he shall be their peace.** He is the Prince of Peace (Isaiah 9:6). He gives peace. He makes peace.# A Shepherd to ShepherdsCaesar Augustus decreed it was time to find out how many taxpayers he could fleece, so around 6-4 BC he called for an enrollment, and citizens returned to their hometowns to be registered. “Joseph also went up from Galilee, from the town of Nazareth, to Judea, to the city of David, which is called Bethlehem, because he was of the house and lineage of David” (Luke 2:1-4).Outside of Bethlehem, the *first group* to hear of the birth of the Shepherd were shepherds. “In the same region there were shepherds out in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night….” Of all those on earth, God sent His angelic host to fellow shepherds. > the angel said to them, “Fear not, for behold, I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. (Luke 2:10–11 ESV)“Shepherds, why this jubilee? … Come to Bethlehem and see” (“Hark, the Herald Angels Sing”)Matthew quotes Micah 5:2 in Matthew 2:6 in the words of the chief priests and scribes who knew Micah. They knew Bethlehem was the center, even if they didn't believe it. “So it is written by the prophet.” So God fulfilled His Word. # ConclusionIsrael, and we like her, are like a flock of sheep (Isaiah 53:6) that need a shepherd. - we have grief and sorrows (Isaiah 53:4), we need a Shepherd- we have transgressions and iniquities (Isaiah 53:5), we need a Shepherd- we have conflict (no peace) and wounds (Isaiah 53:5), we need a Shepherd- we walk through the valley of the shadow of death (Psalm 23:4), we need a Shepherd- we live in the presence of enemies, we need a Shepherd (Psalm 23:5)- we have to watch for fierce wolves (Acts 20:28-30), we need a Shepherd- we have gone astray and gotten lost (Isaiah 53:6, see also 1 Peter 2:25), we need a Shepherd *God sent a Shepherd.* He is the Good Shepherd (John 10:11), the Chief Shepherd (1 Peter 5:4). The Lord is our Shepherd (Psalm 23:1).More than Santa knowing if you've been bad or good, more than Google tracking your keystrokes, the Shepherd knows His sheep and gave His blood for the sheep. He is the Lamb-Shepherd (Revelation 7:17), the Shepherd-King. The smallness of origin is no limitation, neither is the length of wait time, or how it matches the expectations of men. God's promise was for Christmas and then for Consummation. The second advent of our Shepherd will be worth waiting for. ----------## ChargeThe incarnation is not an imperative, it is a true story, foretold and for us and forever. Believe in the baby born in Bethlehem. And also, listen to the voice of your Shepherd in the Word, and trust Him to put you into a condition to function well, to “equip” (καταρτίσαι) you with all the good you need.## Benediction:> Now may the God of peace who brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus, the great shepherd of the sheep, by the blood of the eternal covenant, equip you with everything good that you may do his will, working in us that which is pleasing in his sight, through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory forever and ever. Amen. (Hebrews 13:20–21, ESV)

Interior Integration for Catholics
101 A Story about Receiving Love

Interior Integration for Catholics

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 5, 2022 64:43


Summary:  In this episode, Dr. Peter brings together what we have been learning about receiving love in the story of Susanna Lead-in:  There is something in us, as storytellers and as listeners to stories, that demands the redemptive act, that demands that what falls at least be offered the chance to be restored. The reader of today looks for this motion, and rightly so, but what he has forgotten is the cost of it. His sense of evil is diluted or lacking altogether, and so he has forgotten the price of restoration. When he reads a novel, he wants either his sense tormented or his spirits raised. He wants to be transported, instantly, either to mock damnation or a mock innocence.”  Catholic Novelist Flannery O'Connor Intro.   I have been doing a lot of podcast lecturing.  Dense programming, lots of information.  Like Episode 99.  Not a bad thing.  But I want you to really take in what I'm offering at a bones level.  To possess it at the felt level, to be that familiar with it.  Not just head knowledge.  Whole self knowledge.   So I am going back to another way of learning, one I haven't emphasized enough.  Stories.  Today, I am going to tell you a story.  A story about receiving different kinds of love.  Why? Here's why.  In the words of Edward Miller tells us.  “Stories are our primary tools of learning and teaching, the repositories of our lore and legends. They bring order into our confusing world." Our primary tools for teaching and learning.  And it's true.  We teach our children in their earliest years through stories and experiences.  Not through lectures.   I am Peter Malinoski, clinical psychologist, passionate Catholic, co-founder and president of Souls and Hearts and soulsandhearts.com, and I am very pleased to with you as  your host and guide in this Interior Integration for Catholics podcast, episode 101 to be your storyteller, to tell you a story.  This episode is titled A Story about Receiving Different Kinds of Love -- a story we can all related to.   Prepping for the Story  Ways to Listen Listen to the Story  Listening to yourself as you listen to the Story.   What is going on inside Listen to your own parts Can pause the audio  Reflective space  What are your noticing  What are you resonating with in the story, what is impacting you.?  What are you rejecting   Parts -- Episode 71 A new and better way of understanding myself and others.   Needs  Primary Conditions for Secure Attachment Felt sense of safety and protection -- have to go through the valley of shame, fear, anger, grief  Feeling seen, heard, known and understood -- have to tolerating being in relationship, being present.   Feeling comforted, soothed and reassured  Feeling cherished, treasured, delighted in  Feeling the other has your best interests at heart   Integrity Needs My need to exist and survive  My need to matter  My need to have agency  My need to be good  My need for mission and purpose in life   Resistance to Being Loved from IIC 99  Limited vision and lack of imagination, leading to a refusal to be transformed by God We don't understand God's love The Costs of Being Loved by God Poor God images Poor Self images -- Shame Refusal to be vulnerable, to be exposed, to be revealed to God.  Lack of courage. Anger at God -- rebellion Cautions -- could be evocative for you -- parts of you may really connect in various ways.  I want you to take care of your self and your parts as you listen to the story.  If you need a break, take a break.   The Story -- Hero's Journey outline  The Ordinary World Susanna -- 40 year old married mother of three -- Brown hair, warm brown eyes, and easy smile, she laughs at your jokes -- the kind of person that you immediately felt comfortable with.  Open and engaging with other people, was well read, and could talk about your interests.  Socially adept, she coordinated making meals for local women who had babies.  Had a sense that she had suffered in her life and understood something about suffering.  And that was true Life wasn't always easy for Susanna Grew up in Culpeper, VA, 75 miles west of Washington DC, oldest of four children, all girls.  Named Susan.   Mother -- quiet, introverted - an interior designer turned homemaker.   Father -- extroverted, warm, gregarious high school teacher - taught algebra, geometry and trigonometry at Culpeper County High School  -- great sense of humor, gratifying, and a pretty easy grader, students loved him and he really liked being a popular teacher.  Strong sense that father had favorites among the daughters, and she wasn't one of them   When Susan was age 16, her mother divorced her father -- his affairs, excessive drinking Mother devastated.  Really wanted her daughter to understand.  Susanna was cold.   Read the divorce decree "Irreconcilable differences"  And she was so angry  At an emotional level, Susan repudiated both Mom and Dad.  Not understanding, not wanting to understand.   Decided to go by "Susanna" -- three reasons Devoted to the Chronicles of Narnia -- The last book of the series, The Last Battle.  Aslan says "Susan is no longer a friend of Narnia."  Given to nylons, lipstick, and party invitations -- she didn't seem serious  any more.   Susan was her given name -- she wanted different name, but not too different  In the Bible, in Daniel chapter 13, Susanna was the beautiful, faithful wife of Joakim.  She refused to be blackmailed into adultery by two respectable men of high stature in the community, two judges, who just happened to have also be voyeurs, peeping-Toms.  Susanna preferred death by denunciation rather than compromise her moral principles, and was saved by a young boy, Daniel, whose clever cross-examination of the accusers revealed them to be liars.  Susanna was a real heroine in her eyes, someone to be emulated.   Shuttling back and forth between parents, who were drifting from the Faith. Mom pursued an annulment got it, and remarried the summer after Susanna's graduation from high school.  Susanna refused to be in the bridal party, refused to go to the wedding.  Like many teenagers in this position, Susan rebelled.  But not by using alcohol, drugs or sex.  Susan rebelled by becoming more Catholic --  Went to Christendom college, it was close, it was Catholic.  She was determined to make a new life there.  Leave the old life behind.  Came home to see her parents as little as possible, focused on her sisters when she did come home.  Very uncommunicative with Mom and Dad.   Christendom is where she met Brett, who eventually became her husband.   Mathematics major, got into computer programming.  Very introverted, not very social.  Not socially awkward, exactly, but not at all inclined to parties and large groups.   Home based -- independent contractor.   High income Fantasy Role playing Games.   Children 16 year old Savannah, her oldest -- now driving and asserting her independence.   13 year old Trevor -- athlete, mechanically talented, liked woodworking  10 year old Micah -- still really cute and cuddly with Mom, starting to play volleyball and very into play dates with her friends.   The Call to Adventure Had been a freelance writer, mostly for Catholic publications, small but dedicated following. Made a little money.   Fr. Brownlee, the pastor asks her if she would consider being the assistant for ministry outreach at their suburban mega-parish.  Part time position.   Ray de la Cruz, the director for ministry outreach needed and assistant, just 10-15 hours per week, a lot of writing and some event planning, event management.   Fr. Brownlee, the pastor, love to have you on board, consider it -- Office at the parish, near the parish grade school, close to her two youngest kids.  A fit for her charisms.   Refusing the Call to Adventure She has a comfortable life, deciding not to do it.  Likes her home.   Brett starting to have some odd heart problems.  High blood pressure for years, stress of hitting deadlines.  Not doing as well.  Strange bodily symptoms, heart racing, no biological causes found.  Sometimes off of work for a week at a time, income not so stable.   Gnawing anxiety about that -- his father and grandfather had both died young.  She wasn't confident that she could handle the family finances if he died or became incapacitated.  Pushing it out of her mind.   Conflict increasing at home, especially between Trevor and Brett.   Need for human contact, writing getting lonely.  Brett not very good company right now, irritable, sad.    Maybe she does have something to offer.  Kids are more independent now, very busy.   Meeting the Mentor Ray, the director of ministry outreach -- really dynamic guy, lots of positive energy.  Brought in six months ago to revitalize the ministry outreach and find ways to really reach people, bring them more alive in the Faith.   Lots of initiatives across the different demographics of the parish.  Just needed a little help.   Susanna didn't know him well.  But from her vantage point, she did appreciate how he motivated people, how he stayed on his message of getting people to pray, to spend time with the Lord.  The Eucharistic Adoration chapel at the parish had been pretty moribund, but now it was lively, and teenagers from the youth groups were regularly taking hours in front of the Lord, even her daughter Savannah.  Ray was direct, straight-talking and had just come from significant success as an assistant VP in a mid-size marketing firm, but now was looking for more meaning and purpose in his life.  He was 38, had a few years in diocesan seminary, discerned out, and had never married.  He was doing an amazing outreach with the Latino community in the parish as well.   In the initial interview with Ray about the position, Susanna felt uplifted and supported.  She sensed that Ray was interested in her life, her background.  He discussed how he wanted to craft the position around the person -- around her -- capitalizing on her strengths, gifts, charisms, and not trying to fit her to some procrustean bed of a rigid position description.  And he really wanted to make sure that the position, if she took it, fostered her spiritual life.  "We have a start-up spirit here, not your same old parish corporate Catholicism" he said, laughing.  He was a fan of Dynamic Catholic and Matthew Kelly, had his books handy, Four Signs of a Dynamic Catholic was his favorite book, he told her.  So much in there we can learn to put in practice here.   Let me think about it.  Give me two weeks.  "OK, Susanna, you have two weeks.  Take all the time you need.  I'll be praying for you.  Just don't forget about me, OK, get in back in touch when you are ready."   If I am going to step back out in the world, I would want the position to support my spiritual life, foster my prayer life, help me toward holiness.  I would want someone in my corner, Susanna thought.  Someone who really had my back, someone that would advocate for me, some who understood me.  I need that.  If I start working outside our home again, I would need a supervisor who actually cares about me as a person not just what I can do for them.  Then with just a little twinge, a feeling she couldn't quite identify, the next thought came.  Someone like Ray.  She corrected herself.  Mr. De la Cruz.   Crossing the Threshold Ten days later she came back to the parish offices met  Ray and Fr. Brownlee in Ray's office and said, I'm in, but here's the caveat.  I want to try it for 90 days, see how it goes -- family life, how this sits with Brett, it's been a long while since I've been working in the world.   All right, Ray said, his face lighting up.  Let's do this -- and no worries, Susanna, this parish isn't the world,  You'll be working in the Church, not the world.  Fr. Brownlee shook her hand and smiled.  Have Martha onboard you with all the employment paperwork, she'll walk you through all that tedium.  I will let you and Ray figure out the details about how to work together, I trust you both, I have to go, financial reports for the Archdiocese are waiting.  You know how to reach me if you need something.  God bless.   Let's start with prayer, said Ray.  And without waiting for her to answer, he prayed out loud, thanking God for the parish, for Fr. Brownlee, for the outreach work, the work of evangelization, for the beauty of the day, and for Susanna joining the staff, bringing all her gifts and talents and her whole being to the team.  Then he made the sign of the cross.   All right, Ray said again, let's shake on the deal.  He held out his hand and she shook it, and felt a ripple of electricity surges up her arm as he gave her a quick squeeze before releasing.  She felt excited, was she really happy?  She hadn't sensed such an uplift in a long time.  I must have gotten older than my years somehow, she thought to herself.  She smiled warmly at him and he laughed again and asked "what's your schedule for today?   Test, Allies, Enemies The next six month seemed like a whirlwind to Susanna.   She absolutely embraced the parish work. Her confidence rose week by week.  Ray was able to find just the right growing edges for her, to really stretch her but not overwhelm her.  They read passages from Matthew Kelly's book "The Dream Manager" and brainstormed together about her professional development.   Susanna did most of the planning for the eighth grade retreat, and her son Trevor said that all his friends at school thought it was the best retreat ever.   Susanna connected with Martha, the parish administrative assistant and Sharon, the school principal, who also took an interest in her and appreciated her eating lunch with the students including Trevor and Micah on occasion.   And she made a lot of mistakes, there was a steep learning curve for Susanna.  Ray laughed them off with one or more of his inexhaustible supply of quotes.   For the eighth grade graduation supper, Susanna caused great commotion with a caterer -- Susanna had made several errors in placing the order and then alienated the caterer in her frantic attempts to force everything to work out.  Multiple different entrees had to be prepared in an emergency, the food quality suffered and worst of all, all Trevor's classmates knew it was Susanna's fault.  The caterer complained about Susanna to the pastor and the auxiliary bishop.   Susanna felt terrible, ashamed, and guilty.  Ray wasn't fazed by it at all. He just quoted the business magnate Richard Branson  who said "You don't learn to walk by following rules. You learn by doing, and by falling over."   That was so refreshing for Susanna, who ever since her parents' divorce had been so focused on not making mistakes.  She began to realize that she saw her parents' divorce as a huge mistake, she never wanted to make a mistake like that, and the best way to avoid making such a huge mistake was to make no mistakes at all.  She began to feel more free, like the world was a little more spacious.   At Ray's insistence, Susanna had dispensed with calling him Mr. De la Cruz after the first meeting.  My name's Raimundo, but just call me Ray.  Everyone does." And everyone did, even the school kids and the youth of the parish.   Ray seemed to have unbounded energy and no end of creative ideas.  He also took prayer seriously -- Early in the morning, Susanna would see him in the Adoration chapel.  He invited her to pray with him before they met to discern and discuss plans.  He inquired about her prayer life -- and let her know that he was continuing to pray for her, that she be a saint.  He asked her to pray for him.  And amazing things were happening in the parish.  Ray was a dynamic motivational speaker, especially for the teenagers and the young adults, and he had a way of connecting with the men of the parish as well.  He had a remarkable ability to remember names.  Susanna found herself admiring him.   She grew more and more curious about him, and what made him tick, where did he get all the energy and enthusiasm?  He never seemed to have a bad day.  He had the full support of the pastor and a lot of autonomy.   Her daughters noticed that Mom was happier and busier.  Her husband Brett seemed to be noncommittal about her working at the parish.  But he was in his funk still, and Susanna began to wonder if he might be depressed.  It was hard to know, he was so hard to reach in so many ways.   Her own prayer life was growing -- the challenges she was facing encouraged her to pray.  And now she had two teenagers, with their trials and their hormones to deal with.  Trevor, now in high school, occasionally would ask "How's it going for you, Mom at work.?  How's Ray?"  Susanna found herself tongue-tied trying to explain what her work was like to Trevor.   Susanna experienced some confusion and a vague sense of guilt about her marriage.  She struggled with how to love Brett, who so needed space and whose love languages seemed so different from hers.   He seemed even more uncomfortable with touch than in years past, with physical affection unless he had been drinking.  She had a sense that he didn't fully approve of her working at the parish, but he would not come out and say what he thought.  He was so indirect.  Why could that man not support her in something that she found joy and purpose and meaning in?  It troubled her.   Very gradually, over time, Ray became even more casual and familiar in his conversation with Susanna.  Sometimes he would call her "Susanita" and playfully refer to Susanna as his "guiding star" when she had a particularly creative idea.  He had an amazing vocabulary in multiple languages.  Once in a while, when he was in a particularly warm mood, he would refer to her with terms of affection in other languages -- querida, cara, carino, mon chéri.  She asked him about that.  He responded with a big smile and his arms open wide, I'm from Puerto Vallarta in Jalisco, We talk like that there, they are just ways of expressing friendship and connection.  And I consider you more than just my assistant.  I think we are spiritual friends -- at least I hope we are.  Like St. Francis de Sales and St. Jane de Chantal.  But hey, if it bothers you, I won't use those words,  I can just call you Susanna.  No problem."  "No, no it's ok, I kind of like it.."  Great, said Ray.  Susanna, I just want to be a Ray of sunshine in your life, and he laughed heartily at his own play on words.  But those words stayed with Susanna and echoed in her memory.   A Ray of sunshine in my life.    Three weeks later, at the end of the day.  Susanna stopped by Ray's office to drop off a file and saw him head down in his chair, shaking.  "Ray?"  "Ray, are you all right?"  He took his hands from his face, eyes streaming with silent tears. "No."  "I'm not all right."  "I'm very not right."  Susanna immediately pulled up a chair next to his, and instinctively she reached out to take his right hand in both of hers.  "Ray, it's OK.  Ray, what is it?"  Ray's breathing was labored and his body shuddered.  "I'm glad you're here, I am so glad you're here. Susanna. Just stay with me for a while.  With his free hand he wiped tears from his eyes and looked at her.  "Ray, what's wrong?"  Ray broke off eye contact, looked over her head at the wall.  "I can't tell you what's wrong, Susanna.  I can't."  "I'm so alone, I am so lonely."  He looked at her again.  "I can't tell you how lonesome I am."  He looked down at their hands joined together -- "Do you know it's been four days since anyone has touched me?"  And he sobbed silently, rocking back and forth in his chair looking so wounded, looking so broken, looking like a little lost, abandoned boy.   Susanna's heart was so full of emotion, and she was acting on impulse.  She disengaged her right hand and put her arm around his shoulders holding him with just enough pressure to slow his rocking down.   Look at me, she said to him.  He looked into her eyes.  She said -- You are my Ray of Sunshine.  Remember that."  Then fear flooded through her and she ran out to her car without her coat or purse in a cold and dark mid-December mist.  Her mind was reeling and she tried to recollect herself in the driver's seat.  What had just happened?  What was going on?  She turned the key, the car started.  I need some music she said, and turned on the radio.  Savannah had tuned in last to an 80s station, and the DJ was saying, up next, Dan Fogelberg's top 10 hit from 1981, Same Auld Lang Syne.  Met my old lover in the grocery store. The snow was falling Christmas Eve I stood behind her in the frozen foods. And I touched her on the sleeve.  And then her tears flowed.  And from deep within her, a very, very young voice was crying out over and over again "I want to go home."  "I want to go home" as Dan sang on.   Two minutes later the lyrics pierced her like a spear when Dan was singing She said she'd married her an architect, Who kept her warm and safe and dry, She would've liked to say she loved the man, But she didn't like to lie.  Susanna clawed the driver's door open leaned over and threw up on the asphalt.  She shut the radio off in the middle of the saxophone solo, slammed the transmission into reverse and spun her tires on the wet pavement backing out of there, away from the parish, away from Ray, away from anywhere, just to get away.   I love Brett, Susanna insisted to herself, as she drove.  I love my husband.  I do.  I am faithful to him.  I love my husband.   But another voice, low and soft, almost gentle, said, Yes, you do.  Yes you do.  But are you sure Brett is your husband?  Of course Brett is my husband.  We're married.  We were married on October 10, we made vows to each other.  "Yes, you did.  You did.  You made a vow.  And Brett said the words too.  Maybe Brett made a vow, if he was actually capable of making a vow.  Maybe.  But, Susanna, you know that Brett is on the spectrum don't you?  What's the term Functioning autistic?  He has been since he was little.  Come now, listen to me.  How often does he look at you?  How well does he understand you, really?  Or connect with you emotionally, relationally?  What about how he shrinks from your touch so often?  How he is so, so  introverted?  How he lives so much in a fantasy world in his role playing games with anonymous gamers from all over the world?  Let's be honest, Susanna, about Brett, it's about time.   And let's be honest about you, too.  Why you wanted him for a husband.  Did you want to love him out of charity -- really?  How has that been going, you loving him?  Isn't it true that what you really wanted was your own safety, security, his income?  And isn't it true that you so desperately wanted to not depend on either of your parents, but you weren't ready to stand on your own two feet?   Shut up, shut up, shut up.  Susanna, Don't you know that you actually love Ray?  Are you that blind?  You have loved Ray for months now, but you still you won't admit it.  Didn't you just prove that, holding hands with him, your arm around him?  Your Ray of Sunshine.  Shut up, shut up, shut up! I'm going crazy, Susanna thought.  I am going round the bend.  Could it be that Brett was too impaired to marry me?  Could there be any truth to that?  She remembered several Catholic friends and acquaintances who after their civil divorces had applied for declarations of nullity for their marriages from the Archdiocesan Tribunal.  All of them were granted.   That was a long evening back at home.  Susanna told the kids and Brett she wasn't feeling well, skipped supper and went to bed where she lied awake in the darkness in the chaos of her thoughts.   The next morning she was supposed to meet with Fr. Brownlee and Ray at 9:00-- she considered calling in sick, but she knew she would have to face Ray again at some point.  She arrived at the conference room exactly at 9 -- she didn't want to be late, but she didn't want to be early.  Ray was there, looking like his old self.  He told her Fr. Brownlee is running a little late.  Hey, Susanna, about yesterday -- I'm sorry about being a hot mess.  I'm not usually like that, I know I probably made you uncomfortable.  Susanna found herself saying, no, Ray, it's OK, really, I was glad to help, and taking in his smile.  Thank you, Susanita.  Thank you.  We're OK?  Yes, Ray, we're OK.  OK. I just want to thank you for all you did for me.  You can't possibly know how much you helped me.  You were a gift from God, no really, a gift.  I thank God for you.  You were so attuned to just what I needed.  Can I give you just a little hug, to thank you, my spiritual friend, my sister in Christ?  It's hard for me to express everything that's in my heart for you just in words alone.   And Susanna, speechless, gave the slightest of nods before being enfolded in Ray's arms.  Her body felt electrified as he held her, she felt his body warm and firm and strong against hers, he was smiling down at her, just for those three seconds, and then felt the ache of longing as he let her go, saying, Thank you, mon cherie. Please don't tell anyone how you found me, yesterday.  Let's keep that between us, please, I am still embarrassed by my weakness and vulnerability.   And at that moment, before she could respond Fr. Brownlee's steps sounded in the corridor, and they separately quickly as they heard his customary hearty greeting, his Pax Vobiscum preceding him from the hallway.  They sat down around the table and started with the business items of the day.   After that, their hugs became more frequent and longer.  They prayed together in the chapel.  Sometimes, they furtively held hands, with God's approval, Ray said, as God's beloved children would and siblings who loved each other, Ray said.  But they did hide it, because others wouldn't understand their relationship, as Ray said.   They were having lunch in the break room of the parish center -- instead of at the school cafeteria -- Susanna asked Ray once more what he was crying that late afternoon -- if he felt up to talking about it.  Ray said he was grieving.  Grieving what?  Grieving for himself.  For his situation.  Did you ever see the musical Man of la Mancha?  When Don Quijote sang the Impossible Dream.  She wasn't familiar with the song.  They were alone -- so in a low voice, he sang the first few lines for her.  To dream the impossible dreamTo fight the unbeatable foeTo bear with unbearable sorrowTo run where the brave dare not goTo right, the un-rightable wrongTo love pure and chaste from afar And this was why I was grieving -- I was grieving you.  That all I could do in my love for you, all I could do was to love you, pure and chaste, from afar.  We were never going to be close in the way I wanted, in the way I hoped you wanted, it was just going to be frustration and pain and sacrifice and suffering -- But you Susanna -- you showed me another way -- in that dark hour of despair, you reached out and touched me, took my hand, made it all right.  You had the presence, you were so able to find a way I could not see for us to be together, for us to love each other and it be right and good.  So now it's out there, Susanna Richards.  I, Raimundo de la Cruz, your Ray of Sunshine, I love you.  I will always love you.  Whether you love me or not, I will always love you.  Like in Wendell Berry's novel Jayber Crow -- How Jayber loved Mattie Chatham in the way he did, pure and chaste from afar, because Mattie was married to Troy. Jayber was more faithful and true to Mattie than Troy ever was.  And Ray leaned back and held his arms wide and said.  I love you this big much, mon cherie and laughed.  You don't have to say anything Susanita, it's all right.  I know this is a lot to take in. I'm OK with whatever your decide.  I've decided for me. I've sorted it out on my end, I am at peace.  I've made my commitment.  I will devote my life to you, in love, in whatever way you permit, in whatever way you allow.  I am all yours to take or to leave.  You are my Dulcinea, my querida.   And like a moth to the flame, Susanna was drawn in deeper and deeper.  At the time, the her increasing enmeshment with Ray felt inexorable but later in the clarity of retrospect, she knew it wasn't.  Eventually they had sex on a wrestling mat in storeroom by the school gym.  So much shifted in both of them after that.  For a few weeks after that, they tried to "make the relationship work".  It didn't work.  Two months after his initial conquest of her, Ray's quote eternal love end quote fizzled out.  His idealized Dulcinea image of her faded, and he moved on, decided to leave his ministry position at the parish and moved to another state.   Susanna also quit her job and entered into a deep depression, filled with shame and guilt.  Brett and the kids were worried, they had never seen her like this.  Who am I?  She kept saying to herself.  Who am I?  She was walking downtown that Saturday afternoon on her way from the parking garage to the Catholic bookstore, to find a confirmation gift for her niece as she struggled with her identity.   You know what you are, said the soft, silky voice. You know what you are.  An adulterer.  A whore.   You are Susan.  Not Susanna.  Susanna was the one who resisted seduction, was willing to die rather than enter into adultery.  Don't you remember?  You are not her.  Then hardest cut of all You are just like your father.  You should die. Death will bring you release, Susan, do you know that?  What do you have to live for now? To the be the adulterous wife of Brett who you don't love and who doesn't want you?  To be the whore mother of your children, infecting them with your vice?  Can't you be humble enough, even now, to know that they are better off without you?  End it all now, Susanna.  It would be so easy, there's nothing to it… Approach to the Inmost Cave and the Ordeal At that exact same time on Saturday afternoon, In the little coastal town of Barra Grande, halfway between Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo in southeastern Brazil, a 10 year old girl felt an inspiration to pray for whoever might be in most need right now, maybe a lady who was really sad, a lady who needed help.  Her prayer went up to heaven like incense and Susanna did not throw herself into the traffic on that busy street, but made it to the Catholic bookstore, looking a little disheveled.  The cashier noticed her as she came in and gave a faint smile and a halfhearted greeting-- she thought the lady did not look well, but at least she clearly was not one of the homeless people that had been so inconvenient lately.   In her numbness and distress, dwelling on Who am I?  Susanna noticed she was thirsty.  Weird, to notice that right now.  It made sense.  She hadn't had anything to eat or drink all day.  It doesn't matter.  Nothing matters anymore.  She walked up through the aisle on prayer, and a slim green volume caught her eye.  Thirsting for Prayer.  Fr. Jacques Phillipe.  She reaches, takes it off the shelf.   On page 20, she reads "Over and above our sins and failings, we discover that we are God's children. God loves us as we are, with an absolutely unconditional love and it is this love that gives us our deepest identity." Something moved within her. She flipped to page 22 and read: It is a deep aspiration of every man (and, still more, every woman!) to feel uniquely loved. Not loved in a general way, as one of a large group, but appreciated in our uniqueness. This is what the father's love brings about. Each of us can experience that in his eyes we are loved, chosen by God, in an extremely personal way. We often have the feeling that God loves us in a general way: he loves all men, I'm one of them, so he must take a bit of interest in me. But being loved in a " global" way, as one item in the collection, cannot satisfy us. And then to page 23 "Each of us is every right to say: "God loves me as he loves nobody else in the world!" God does not love two people in the same way because it is actually his love that creates her personality, a different personality for each."  And then, for the first time in many months, the sobs came, racking, heaving sobs.  This is who I am.  This is who I am!  This is who I am.  A beloved daughter of God.   The cashier heaved herself out of her chair and peered into the aisle.  Ma'am?  Are you OK? But received no answer from Susanna.  The cashier shrugged and went back to her chair to work on her Sudoku puzzle.  The store manager came over and asked the cashier in a low voice what was going on.  She replied sardonically that he had a major clean up to tend to in aisle 4.   Then Susanna was up on her feet and moving fast to the door. She stopped momentarily to ask the manager and cashier -- is there a Catholic church nearby?  Yes, there's one two blocks north, just go right, and then straight up, can't miss it, Mass is in 50 minutes.  Thank you, thank you and she hurried out -- Ah, do you want to pay for the book?  I'm so sorry, I'm a bit beside myself.  Susanna threw a $20 bill on the counter and ran out.   At St. Patrick's Parish, the new pastor Fr. Jennings was eyeing James, the volunteer guitar player and song leader for the 5:00 PM Mass. James, who he he had inherited with the parish in the reassignment two weeks ago.  James was in his mid-60s, with a grey ponytail, limited musical talent, and a overweening penchant for Marty Haugen tunes, the very ones that Fr. Jennings most despised.  What James lacked in accurate pitch he made up for with increased volume.  And James had not followed through on the music they had agreed on for last week's Mass, substituting songs that seemed to him as better to sing in the moment, ones the congregation was familiar with and loved.  Much better than the dry hymns this new pup of a pastor wanted.  Fr. Jennings told himself to remember that James was also a beloved son of God as he moved in for the confrontation.   But at that moment, a woman burst into the church.  Father, will you hear my confession?  Yes, I would be glad to.  And truth be told, Fr. Jennings appreciated a reprieve from the messy business of dealing with James.   Forgive me father, for I have sinned.  It's been six months or so since my last confession.  And then it all poured out, twelve and a half minutes of heart rending sin and sorrow as Susanna's mascara completed its journey to her chin, borne by tears of both sorrow and joy.  Her hatred for her parents, her pride, the adultery with Ray, it all came out.  And as the priest gave the absolution, the Magdalene smiled.   The Ordeal Susanna left the confessional with three things. A huge sense of relief, a strong sense of mission and a business card for a counselor in the city.  The priest strongly recommended that she see this counselor Sandra, one whom he knew and trusted.  With the suicidal crisis over for now, a whole new set of questions emerged.  How should she tell Brett about Ray?  Should she tell him at all?   The priest had stressed the point that much of her struggle was in the natural realm - in her history, in her upbringing, and that all needed to be addressed.  She needed some professional help.   Susanna looked Sandra up.  Sandra looked young, really young.  She found another one, a Dr. Waldron, a psychologist in his late 60s nearing retirement and started therapy with him.  .  It didn't go well.  She felt blamed and judged by this man who seems more interested in catechizing her than listening.  It lasted two sessions and she fired him.    She connected with Sandra and entered into deep work.  She learned that everyone has parts within them -- constellations of feelings and thoughts and desires.  Sometimes parts blend.   She was able to connect with her managers A Good Girl Part who always wants her to do the right thing and grew exhausted and hopeless when she could not prevent the affair with Ray.   An inner critic who tries to help her by riding her and cutting her down in the hope that she will be good enough to be loved  A stuff-it-down manager who represses other parts out of a deep fear that they will overwhelm her  A keep-it-safe avoiding part that steers clear of potential trouble and works to minimize the risk of being negatively evaluated by others.   And over time she was able to connect with the exiled parts within her A part that wanted to be loved by her father, who so missed her father.  She realized that this part's impulses and desires were fueling so much of her interactions with Ray, because this part saw so much of her father in Ray.  The parts believed that if she were to win Ray's love, it would fill her father needs.   Another exile that felt so much shame about not being able to keep her parents' marriage from falling apart, who felt responsible for the divorce. Her Good Girl part and her inner critic were both focused on silencing this part.  This part just wanted to be able to go home to be loved by Mom and Dad.   A part filled with rage toward her parents and who hated God for giving her those parents  She discovered parts of her that hated her husband and parts of her that were fond of him.  Both could be true.    As parts gave her space, she was able to discover her innermost self -- her innermost self was able to emerge and begin to lead and guide her system, and innermost self with beautiful qualities.   And as she became more integrated inside, her experience of herself began to make sense.  For the first time.   She realized the when she was tempted by the devil, the devil was trying to co-opt the most alienated parts of her, the one who would be most susceptible to his influence.  Then if those parts could take over and drive her bus, great harm would result.   It was painful work.  She felt in her bones what Fr. Jacques Philippe wrote on page 19 of her book:  The negative aspect has to do with her sin, our deep-seated wretchedness. We only know these things truthfully in the light of God. Face-to-face with him, there is no longer any possible room for lies; no invasion, no excuse, no mask. We are compelled to recognize who we are, with their wounds, our weaknesses, or inconsistencies, selfishness, hard-heartedness, secret complicity with evil, and all the rest. But with that work came a sense of peace and joy, of being loved by God and Mary in all her parts.  A realization that all her parts were good. A knowing that her parents did not have to love her any more than they did.  God the Father and Mary her Mother are her primary parents.   Susanna was able to get in touch with Life-Giving Wounds to work through the impact of her parents' divorce in a retreat and in a local chapter.   And she began to pray and related with God and Mary in a completely different way.  Good girl:  I don't have to give up Catholicism.  I just have to give up my flawed understanding of Catholicism.  The Rewards She feared Brett would be devastated when she told him.  He seemed more relieved.  Trevor had told Brett that he thought Mom and Ray had been having an affair.  Trevor had heard rumors and seen some interactions that made him suspicious.  That was a blow to Susanna, that the affair was not nearly so secret as she imagined.   Brett and Susanna were able to find a marital therapist to begin to work on their marriage in a more focused way.  Not easy, there were limitations.   The Road Back She hates her husband and loves him.  Lots of work with the children.  Trevor's anger.    A sense of Providence.   Resurrection / Return Two years later -- she was knocking at the door of her childhood home in Culpeper.  Her father answered, surprised to see her.  It's good to see you -- will you come in?  he asked.  She smiled at him and said:  It's good to see you too, Dad.  And for the first time in more than a quarter century, she meant it.   Take a minute.   Feedback welcome What you thought  Your own story -- send it to me -- crisis@soulsandhearts.com   IIC 102  The Last podcast, episode 100 was a great success in spite of some real technical failure.  We have a learning curve with our technology, and we know some of you were not able to join us.  We have resolved those issues.  We will be meeting on Wednesday, December 14 from 8:00 PM to 9:00 PM Eastern time to record and experiential exercise on parts getting the love that they need. Need to register, here is a link, can get the link from our weekly reflections in your email inbox or in our archive at soulsandhearts.com/blog.   Imagine how Susanna's experience would have been different if she had known about parts before encountering Ray -- or before marrying Brett?  Resilient Catholic Community -- you do not have to be alone.    120 Catholics like you already on board, already on the pilgrimage Reopened December 1 -- new cohort, our St. Dymphna cohort.  Until December 31.  Check it out.  Had a great meeting on December 1 and we will posting the recording very soon if it's not up already.  Sign up soulsandhearts.com/rcc -- lots of information there I've brought together the best Get to know your own parts Get to love your own parts If interested, contact me.   Crisis@soulsandhearts.com 317.567.9594 conversation hours 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM Eastern Time Every Tuesday and Thursday.  (not November 24 which is Thanksgiving).     Upcoming Sign up for the weekly reflection     

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And He Shall Be Called…Mighty God

Christ Redeemer Church » Sermons

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 4, 2022 42:05


QUOTES FOR REFLECTION“The central miracle asserted by Christians is the incarnation. They say that God became man. If the thing happened, it was the central event in the history of the world.”~C.S. Lewis (1898-1963) in Miracles “…a stable once had something inside it that was bigger than our whole world.”~C.S. Lewis in The Last Battle “It's a startling idea, of course. My guess is that the whole story — that a virgin was selected by God to bear His Son as a way of showing His love and concern for man — is not an idea that has been popular with theologians. It's a somewhat illogical idea, and theologians like logic almost as much as they like God. It's so revolutionary a thought that it probably could only come from a God that is beyond logic.”~Harry Reasoner (1923-1991), journalist known for his work on “60 Minutes” “The dignity of human nature, fashioned in the divine image, is such that God can take it for himself—and keep it.”~Dr. Nigel Cameron, bioethicist and writer “For whatever reason God chose to make man as he is— limited and suffering and subject to sorrows and death—He had the honesty and the courage to take His own medicine…. He has Himself gone through the whole of human experience…. He was born in poverty and died in disgrace and thought it well worthwhile.”~Dorothy L. Sayers (1893-1957), English writer and poet “He is a king of the most unparalleled…grace….  He is exceedingly gracious in the manner of his ruling his people by sweetly and powerfully influencing their hearts by his grace: not governing them against their wills, but powerfully inclining their wills.”~Jonathan Edwards (1703-1758), New England pastor and theologian “Christ refuses no one because of their weakness and accepts no one because of their greatness.”~paraphrased from Richard Sibbes (1577-1635) in The Bruised ReedSERMON PASSAGEIsaiah 9:1-7 (ESV)Isaiah 9 1 But there will be no gloom for her who was in anguish. In the former time he brought into contempt the land of Zebulun and the land of Naphtali, but in the latter time he has made glorious the way of the sea, the land beyond the Jordan, Galilee of the nations.2 The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light; those who dwelt in a land of deep darkness, on them has light shone.3 You have multiplied the nation; you have increased its joy; they rejoice before you as with joy at the harvest, as they are glad when they divide the spoil.4 For the yoke of his burden, and the staff for his shoulder, the rod of his oppressor, you have broken as on the day of Midian.5 For every boot of the tramping warrior in battle tumultand every garment rolled in blood will be burned as fuel for the fire.6 For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder, and his name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.7 Of the increase of his government and of peace there will be no end, on the throne of David and over his kingdom, to establish it and to uphold it with justice and with righteousness from this time forth and forevermore. The zeal of the Lord of hosts will do this. Isaiah 1020 In that day the remnant of Israel and the survivors of the house of Jacob will no more lean on him who struck them, but will lean on the Lord, the Holy One of Israel, in truth. 21 A remnant will return, the remnant of Jacob, to the mighty God.

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Episode 99 :: Symphony of Zeal, Art of Rally

Video Game Grooves

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 25, 2022 104:14


Blog link: http://videogamegrooves.com/2022/11/25/episode-99-symphony-of-zeal-art-of-rally As we drift through the festal season of the year, Video Game Grooves returns like some kind of semi-mythic fae village which serves as the object of various musicmaking... Could be Zeal, could be Brigadoon, who can say? At any rate we are back with special guest Chehade Boulos from Mana Wave Media to see what he's been up to, lo these many years. And it turns out he's been quite busy, and we're excited to look at a couple of projects he contributed to! First, we explore the wonder and mystery of Symphony of Zeal, the symphonic adaptation of Chrono Trigger originally produced by Malcolm Robinson. We may just be confirming suspicions that this is a Chrono podcast disguised as a game music vinyl show, but what the heck, we like it. We take a moment to reflect on our discussion topic mid-selection: the relative high standard of quality control that we have enjoyed in the midst of huge production delays and resource scarcity. We then turn a tight corner and head into the turn with Art of Rally, which is simultaneously a casual car-racing time-trial game but also a hardcore education about rally racing by way of a speculative alternate history. And did we mention the music by composer Tatreal is super chill and awesome? There's also plenty of new releases this season and a lot of stuff is shipping to you, so we take some time to remind you about all of that, and we hope your season-so-far is merry, bright, and filled with game music on vinyl record! We sure ❤️ that, don't you? Outro: "Last Battle" - Symphony of Zeal, by Malcolm Robinson Manawave Media website Twitter – @vg_grooves, @jeremy_lamont, @ajohnagnello, @manawavemedia Links: Kind Words (Mana Wave)    https://manawave.co/products/kind-words-lp Lifeless Planet (Serenity Forge)    https://store.serenityforge.com/products/lifeless-planet-1xlp-vinyl-soundtrack Final Fantasy XI 20th Anniversary Best Selection (Square Enix)    https://store.jp.square-enix.com/item/SQEX_10964.html Bravely Default (Square Enix Music)    https://store.jp.square-enix.com/item/SQEX_10969.html Various iam8bit releases    https://www.iam8bit.com/collections/black-friday Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocture (Fangamer)    https://www.fangamer.com/collections/shin-megami-tensei-iii-nocturne/products/shin-megami-tensei-iii-nocturne-vinyl-soundtrack-box-set A Plague Tale: Requiem (Black Screen Records)    https://blackscreenrecords.com/collections/all-releases/products/a-plague-tale-requiem Tunic (Stumpy Frog x Mango Mage)    https://www.mangomagerecords.com/products/tunic-original-game-soundtrack-4lp-vinyl-box-set Konami Lofi Beats To Chill To (Ship To Shore PhonoCo.)    https://shiptoshoremedia.com/collections/featured/products/konami-lofi The Ninjawarriors (Ship To Shore PhonoCo.)    https://shiptoshoremedia.com/products/ninjawarriors Rogue Legacy (Fangamer)    https://www.fangamer.com/products/rogue-legacy-vinyl-soundtrack Sonic Frontiers (Data Discs) 2LP: https://data-discs.com/products/sonicfrontiers2lp 4LP box set (sold out): https://data-discs.com/collections/records/products/sonicfrontiers4lp Fantasy Zone (Data Discs)    https://data-discs.com/collections/records/products/fantasyzone RuneScape: Elder God Wars (Laced Records)    https://www.lacedrecords.co/collections/runescape/products/runescape-elder-god-wars-dungeon-deluxe-double-vinyl-digital-download Resident Evil (PS1) (Laced Records) Limited: https://www.lacedrecords.co/products/resident-evil-original-soundtrack-and-original-soundtrack-remix-limited-edition-deluxe-triple-vinyl Standard: https://www.lacedrecords.co/products/resident-evil-original-soundtrack-and-original-soundtrack-remix-deluxe-triple-vinyl Hotline Miami 1 & 2 Complete Collection (Laced Records)    https://www.lacedrecords.co/collections/hotline-miami/products/hotline-miami-1-2-the-complete-collection-limited-edition-x8lp-boxset

The Lapsed Fan
Ep. 334: The Last Battle of Atlanta (Part 2)

The Lapsed Fan

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2022 142:15


The Lapsed Fan
Ep. 334: The Last Battle of Atlanta (Part 1)

The Lapsed Fan

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2022 142:52


Off The Kirb Ministries
Prepare For Armageddon: The Last Battle For Earth

Off The Kirb Ministries

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2022 13:15


Why Do You Think World Leaders Are Ignoring The War That is Happening Right Now? Armageddon is happening in the future as the Bible and Revelation promise. But here is why everyone should prepare for Armageddon and here is the only way to survive but people don't it.

Fairlea Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church
Revelation 19:11-21 "The Last Battle, part 2"

Fairlea Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 9, 2022 32:56


The glory of Jesus is seen in who He is and what He does.

Clear Creek Church of Christ
Pt. 10: The Last Battle (Revelation 19:11 - 20:15) - Josh Diggs

Clear Creek Church of Christ

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 6, 2022 35:06


Series:  GOD WINS - REVELATION Passage: Revelation 19:11 - 20:15 November 6, 2022 www.clearcreekcoc.org

La Covacha Podcast
Desde El Clarín: Un Podcast Arácnido 11

La Covacha Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 30, 2022 101:04


¡Continuamos con la lectura de Amazing Spider-Man! En honor al 60mo. aniversario de nuestro querido héroe arácnido, decidimos juntarnos a reseñar quincenalmente su historia en cómics y seguirle hasta donde la vida nos alcance. Conducidos por un supuesto experto y un supuesto novato, estaremos leyendo y platicando aproximadamente once números por programa de este clásico run comiquero. Acompáñanos y lee con nosotros, que nunca serán demasiados cómics... En este programa, Intro y Presentación... y ranteos. (5:15) - ASM #105 "The Spider Slayer" (Feb, 1972) (22:31) - ASM #106 "Squash! goes the Spider!" (Mar, 1972) (32:02) - ASM #107 "Spidey Smashes Thru!" (Abr, 1972) (36:27) - ASM #108 "Vengeance from Vietnam!" (May, 1972) (44:26) - ASM #109 "Enter: Dr. Strange!" (Jun, 1972) (50:06) - ASM #110 "The Birth of The Gibbon!" (Jul, 1972) (55:54) - ASM #111 "To Stalk a Spider!" (Ago, 1972)* (58:54) - ASM #112 "Spidey Cops Out!" (Sep, 1972) (1:03:56) - ASM #113 "They Call The Doctor... Octopus!" (Oct, 1972) (1:14:18) - ASM #114 "Gang War, Shmang War! What I Want to Know is... Who the HECK is Hammerhead?" (Nov, 1972)** (1:19:03) - ASM #115 "The Last Battle!" (Dic, 1972) (1:27:58) - Outro & Despedida * Efectivamente, es en el 111, a mitad del arco de Gibón, que empieza la etapa de Gerry Conway. El 110 fue escrito por Stan Lee. ** No es un chiste, ése es el título. FICHA COVACHA MESA: Spider-Gámez y Bernardo Arteaga GRABACIÓN: Sábado 29 de octubre, 2022. EDICIÓN AUDIO & TIMESTAMPS: Bernardo Arteaga. Síguenos en Twitter, Facebook, YouTube y Twitch, La Covacha Anime Suscríbete al Podcast: Spotify, Apple, Amazon, Google, Anchor Playlist Podcast en Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/7m7l2pBglOegOgjv4UKlVi?si=31dd8c8d18e54f80 Descarga Directa: https://archive.org/details/desde-el-clarin-011 Notas del Programa: Amazing Spider-Man (1964) en Marvel Unlimited Orden de Lectura Recomendado (aunque no prometemos cumplirlo por completo) Música Spiderman · Ramones The Chrysalis Years Anthology ℗ 1995 Parlophone Records Ltd, a Warner Music Group Company Operator by Mikael Hellman Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/7972-operator License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license

Taste and See
Taste & See: Moses’ Last Battle

Taste and See

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 25, 2022 3:00


Life oscillates between discussing and doing. There is a time for words and a time for action.

Dean Delray's LET THERE BE TALK
#670 : Michael Sweet / Stryper

Dean Delray's LET THERE BE TALK

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 24, 2022 66:32 Very Popular


Today I sit down with Michael Sweet singer, songwriter and guitar player for Stryper. Stryper have been recording records and touring for almost 40 years and have sold over 10 million records. Last week Oct 21st 2022 they dropped a new album called "The Last Battle" that went immediately to #1 on iTunes. Michael and I dive into the long career of Stryper also we dig into his time in the band Boston and his love of guitars. Hope you enjoy this episode and dont forget to subscribe to the podcast on iTunes and YouTube. DDR  

Retrograde Amnesia: Comphresenive JRPG Analysis
Suikoden E22: Sovereign Right to Be a Dragon [The Final Battle]

Retrograde Amnesia: Comphresenive JRPG Analysis

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 24, 2022 105:40


Can't something be wrong, and priceless? On season four, part one's final episode, we're investigating bathing dynamics, pretending Sanchez isn't a rat, allowing Leknaat to lore dump all over us, wasting our only resurrection spell, sending monsters back to hell, executing Ain Gide, engaging in a rooftop showdown, accepting shame from former colleagues, suffering rune rejection, faking indoctrination, performing a murder/suicide, escaping the crumbling castle, reading every ending, creating expectations, diving into the lore, and fighting the power. Damn, this is the end. I shall go ahead. 00:00 Intro | 04:09 Bath Time | 06:48 The Oath | 13:16 Gremio | 19:48 The Last Battle | 30:10 World Map Check In | 33:30 Ain Gide | 37:39 Palace Invasion | 40:10 Imperial Garden | 42:38 Golden Hydra | 44:08 Aftermath | 52:16 Earthquake Escape | 57:08 Celebration & Sadness | 01:00:06 108 Endings | 01:17:04 Summations | 01:22:24 Suikoden Lore | 01:25:20 Water Margin | 01:29:38 Real Net | 01:37:33 Outro Get more Retrograde Amnesia: Support us on Patreon at patreon.com/retroam. Join the community and get bonus episodes, miniseries, and access to the RealNet. For a complete list of our bonus material, check out content.retrogradeamnesia.com.  Twitter: @retroamnesiapod E-Mail: podcast@retrogradeamnesia.com Website: www.retrogradeamnesia.com  

Two And A Half Marks
Mark It Down 5- The Last Battle of Atlanta: Tommy Rich v Buzz Sawyer

Two And A Half Marks

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 16, 2022 33:21


MARK. IT. DOWN. In some ways, this match directly led to the much-labored Rollins-Fiend Red Light of Doom Hell in a Cell, but man is it incredible. Tommy Rich and Buzz Sawyer, in a legendary feud, take their fight to a roofed cage to beat the heck out of each other. A match that might not be for the spot monkeys out there, but wow is this a great story they tell in the ring. Tommy Rich v Buzz Sawyer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9WfG_0BpXmQ. Two And A Half Marks is not affiliated with the WWE/WWF/WCW/TNA/AEW/any promotion or any of the professional wrestlers named in this podcast. Music courtesy of Tyler Montgomery (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T5o_0BoTvWg). Ad Music: DJ Quads-Blushed-https://soundcloud.com/aka-dj-quads --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

Rock n Roll Experience with Mike Brunn
Ep. 209 - Stryper's Michael Sweet talks The Last Battle & All Things Stryper

Rock n Roll Experience with Mike Brunn

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 13, 2022 45:45


Michael Sweet joins be to discuss the bands newest album, the possibilities that this could be their final album, and everything going on in the world of Stryper!

CULT and CLASSIC
"LUC BESSON DOUBLE FEATURE" PART 2: "THE LAST BATTLE" aka "LE DERNIER COMBAT" (1983)

CULT and CLASSIC

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 4, 2022 58:06


We close out our peek into the amazing worlds of director LUC BESSON with his first feature, the dialog-less THE LAST BATTLE, aka LE DERNIER COMBAT (1983)! With stark black and white visuals, a barbarian JEAN RENO, and a humor-tinged post-apocalyptic setting, it's a thinking person's MAD MAX (and we LOVE Mad Max!) It's "Mad Max ala France!" on this week's episode of CULT and CLASSIC Podcast! Listen wherever you get your podcasts and at https://cultandclassicfilms.com/! Last Week: "VALERIAN AND THE CITY OF A THOUSAND PLANETS" (2017) Host: Nate Wyckoff Panelist: Tad Mastroianni & Jeff Tucker

Fairlea Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church
Revelation 16:12-21 "The Last Battle"

Fairlea Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 2, 2022 37:33


The nations gather for God's judgment.

The Brian Lehrer Show
What's Happening at the UNGA

The Brian Lehrer Show

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2022 36:34


The world's leaders are in town for the United Nations General Assembly. Nahal Toosi, senior correspondent for foreign affairs and national security for Politico, and Gideon Rose, distinguished fellow in U.S. Foreign Policy at the Council on Foreign Relations, the former editor of Foreign Affairs and author of How Wars End: Why We Always Fight the Last Battle (Simon & Schuster, 2010), recap the major themes so far, which include the war in Ukraine, China's relationship to the US and others and the many looming conflicts happening around the world.

Brian Lehrer: A Daily Politics Podcast
Anti-War Protests In Russia, Anti-Misogyny Protests In Iran During UN Debate Week

Brian Lehrer: A Daily Politics Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2022 22:59


As the UN General Assembly deliberates over a number of issues facing the international community, we look at some recent global events.  On Today's Show:Nahal Toosi, senior correspondent for foreign affairs and national security for Politico, and Gideon Rose, distinguished fellow in U.S. Foreign Policy at the Council on Foreign Relations, the former editor of Foreign Affairs and author of How Wars End: Why We Always Fight the Last Battle (Simon & Schuster, 2010), recap the major themes so far, which include the war in Ukraine, China's relationship to the US and others and the many looming conflicts happening around the world.

Saint Athanasius Podcast
The Last Battle by C.S. Lewis | Book Reviews 2021 (#8)

Saint Athanasius Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 19, 2022 12:19


Outline:SummaryOn Noble DeathCalormene SalvationFurther Up, And Further InThe Little StableSaint Athanasius ChurchContra Mundum SwaggerVideo VersionFeller of Trees Blog (Transcript)

Sermons from Trinity Fellowship, Friendswood, Texas

Bob DeGray, 1 Samuel 31:1-13, September 18, 2022. Man’s desperation cannot thwart God’s will.

Moving Forward w/Dr. Stephen Rummage
Armageddon - The Last Battle (Part 2)

Moving Forward w/Dr. Stephen Rummage

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2022 25:03


Systematic Geekology
What is the real final battle?

Systematic Geekology

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2022 40:25


We are finally wrapping up our series of reviews on the Narniad! Hosts Joe Dea and Will Rose review "The Last Battle" by C.S. Lewis - the finale' to the Narnia books! What is Narnia? Where is Aslan's land? What happened to Susan? What choices are left with? How will we finish our own stories? We talk about all this and so much more! Let us know what your favorite Narnia book was on our website: systematicgeekology.org

Moving Forward w/Dr. Stephen Rummage
Armageddon - The Last Battle (Part 1)

Moving Forward w/Dr. Stephen Rummage

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2022 25:03


Justin Time Sports
NFL Week 1, NFL Betting Segment Jack's Pack, NBA offseason and Best for Last

Justin Time Sports

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 11, 2022 53:02


Follow @JTIMESPORTS on social media for breaking news. The Justin Time Sports podcast is available on iTunes and Spotify. On this week's episode, I'll discussNFL Week 1 Preview (1:27)NFL Betting Segment Jack's Pack (23:30)NBA Offseason News (33:00)Best for Last: Battle of Baton Rouge (44:35)

The Dragon Reread
aMoL: Chapter 37 Part 2

The Dragon Reread

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 19, 2022 41:38


Mat's Last Battle plan has achieved the "so crazy" part but he's still working on the "it just might work" part. Rand and the Dark One weave the fabric of reality in their duel to determine the future. Gawyn discovers why nobody tried just running up and stabbing Demandred before. Your hosts are Jeff Lake (@jeff_lake), Micah Sparkman, and Alice Sullivan. Support us at armadillo.club! Music: Treasures of Ancient Dungeon by Alexandr Zhelanov, licensed under CC-BY 3.0

The Nerd Party - Master Feed
Episode 96 - The Last Battle

The Nerd Party - Master Feed

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 15, 2022 59:23


We are finally here, at the ending of Narnia. This week we cover The Last Battle, as the last king of Narnia along with Jill and Eustace try, and fail, to save the world. This book is heartbreaking because of all of the lies and deceit, but we do get a reunion with almost all of our main characters from the last six books. Asia has a lot to say about the ending and the overall message of the book, while Charles is much less critical. The whole world ends with a big judgment day, so there are Christian metaphors abound. It's a dramatic and shocking ending to the series. Next week we will be reading a new book in one week, Looking for Alaska. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/throwback-paperback/support

Throwback Paperback: A Young Adult Novel Podcast
Episode 96 - The Last Battle

Throwback Paperback: A Young Adult Novel Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 15, 2022 59:22


We are finally here, at the ending of Narnia. This week we cover The Last Battle, as the last king of Narnia along with Jill and Eustace try, and fail, to save the world. This book is heartbreaking because of all of the lies and deceit, but we do get a reunion with almost all of our main characters from the last six books. Asia has a lot to say about the ending and the overall message of the book, while Charles is much less critical. The whole world ends with a big judgment day, so there are Christian metaphors abound. It's a dramatic and shocking ending to the series. Next week we will be reading a new book in one week, Looking for Alaska. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/throwback-paperback/support

Kentucky History Podcast
Jeff Winstead - The Last Battle of the Revolution

Kentucky History Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 14, 2022


The Battle of Blue Licks took place in Robertson County, Kentucky, it was the last battle of the Revolutionary War. Author Jeff Winstead joins us to discuss his novel about the battle. He delivers a wonderful story focused on Daniel Boone and his son Israel.Jeff Winstead's Books: jeffwinstead.comOur Linkshttps://linktr.ee/Kyhistorypod

The Dragon Reread
aMoL Chapters 34-37 Part 1

The Dragon Reread

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 12, 2022 37:17


The Last Battle has begun. Mat is in command, to the perplexity of everybody who knows him. Rand has engaged with the Dark One directly. The forces of Light (Lightspawn?) have finally committed themselves, and all hangs by a thread. Your hosts are Jeff Lake (@jeff_lake), Micah Sparkman, and Alice Sullivan. Support us at armadillo.club! Music: Treasures of Ancient Dungeon by Alexandr Zhelanov, licensed under CC-BY 3.0

Throwback Paperback: A Young Adult Novel Podcast
Episode 95 - The Silver Chair

Throwback Paperback: A Young Adult Novel Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 8, 2022 54:23


We're beginning the end of the Chronicles of Narnia as we cover book 6, The Silver Chair. This book might be Charles' favorite while it definitely does not impress Asia. Eustace is back, with a new companion, Jill, as they quest for Caspian's long lost son. They travel out of Narnia, and it turns out they're both frequently stupid. We all know how Asia responds to stupid characters. Luckily, they are able to find and rescue the prince, and surprisingly enough they do it without Aslan swooping in to save the day. We can definitely feel the ending of the series coming. Next week we will be reading a new book in one week, The Last Battle, book 7 of The Chronicles of Narnia. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/throwback-paperback/support

The Nerd Party - Master Feed
Episode 95 - The Silver Chair

The Nerd Party - Master Feed

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 8, 2022 54:24


We're beginning the end of the Chronicles of Narnia as we cover book 6, The Silver Chair. This book might be Charles' favorite while it definitely does not impress Asia. Eustace is back, with a new companion, Jill, as they quest for Caspian's long lost son. They travel out of Narnia, and it turns out they're both frequently stupid. We all know how Asia responds to stupid characters. Luckily, they are able to find and rescue the prince, and surprisingly enough they do it without Aslan swooping in to save the day. We can definitely feel the ending of the series coming. Next week we will be reading a new book in one week, The Last Battle, book 7 of The Chronicles of Narnia. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/throwback-paperback/support

Black Ink Red Film
Episode 14 – The Last Battle of Wichita

Black Ink Red Film

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 3, 2022 29:04


You hosts Stephen N. and Stephen E. discuss The Last Battle of Wichita– the novel by your co-host, Stephen E. Paine.  The hosts also pay tribute to Ray Wisneski.     Buy trade paperback from Dorrance Publishing Buy eBook from Dorrance Publishing Buy from Amazon  

The Symbolic World
241 - Richard Rohlin - Universal History: The Hordes of Gog and Magog

The Symbolic World

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 30, 2022 70:37 Very Popular


This is part 2 of a series of discussions on the symbolism of the far east with Richard Rohlin, as part of our Universal History series. In this episode we talk about the meaning of Gog and Magog and instances in history that gave rise to this image of the hordes breaching the wall. - Original video: https://youtu.be/jeL6IM6ZJYc - Part 1: Universal History: Beyond the Horizon: The Symbolism of the Far East | with Richard Rohlin: https://youtu.be/OoKxq9QFx2c - Full Universal History playlist: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLVX4HUUPrIY_M2uZP3yW6EEiod3fGD6FD Richard Rohlin's work: - Richard Rohlin's article on The Symbolic World blog: https://thesymbolicworld.com/articles/folk-stories-traditions/the-symbolism-of-st-dionysius-the-areopagite/ - Amon Sûl podcast (Exploring the Tolkien Legendarium with the Christian Faith): https://www.ancientfaith.com/podcasts/amonsul =============== Books mentioned: - The Greek Alexander Romance (Penguin Classics): https://www.amazon.com/Greek-Alexander-Romance-Penguin-Classics/dp/0140445609 - Apocalypse. An Alexandrian World Chronicle (Dumbarton Oaks Medieval Library): https://www.amazon.com/Apocalypse-Alexandrian-Chronicle-Dumbarton-Medieval/dp/0674053079 - City of God (Image Classics) by St. Augustine: https://www.amazon.com/City-God-Image-Classics-Augustine/dp/0385029101 - The Last Battle by C. S. Lewis: https://www.amazon.com/Last-Battle-C-S-Lewis/dp/006447108X - Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire: The Modern Library Collection (Complete and Unabridged) by Edward Gibbon: https://www.amazon.com/Decline-Fall-Roman-Empire-Collection-ebook/dp/B00AP2XWA8 Podcasts mentioned: - Dan Carlin's Hardcore History 43-47 – Wrath of the Khans Series ($12.99): https://www.dancarlin.com/product/hardcore-history-wrath-of-the-khans-series/ - Universal History: the Mystery of Ethiopia | with Richard Rohlin (Ethiopia #1): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=czy7MnDXOO0 - Lord of Spirits podcast (Ancient Faith Ministries): https://www.ancientfaith.com/podcasts/lordofspirits Of relevance: Pentecost for the Zombie Apocalypse: https://orthodoxartsjournal.org/pentecost-for-the-zombie-apocalypse/ ============== - The Symbolic World website and blog: http://www.thesymbolicworld.com - Merch: http://www.thesymbolicworld.store - Language of Creation, by Matthieu Pageau: https://www.amazon.com/Language-Creation-Cosmic-Symbolism-Genesis-ebook/dp/B07D738HD8 Support this podcast: - Website: https://thesymbolicworld.com/support/ - Patreon: http://www.patreon.com/pageauvideos - Subscribestar: https://www.subscribestar.com/jonathan-pageau - Paypal: http://www.paypal.me/JonathanPageau Join the conversation: - Unofficial Facebook discussion group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1989208418065298/ - The Symbolic World Reddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/TheSymbolicWorld/ Social media links: - Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/TheSymbolicWorld - Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/pageaujonathan - Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jonathan.pageau My intro was arranged and recorded by Matthew Wilkinson. My website designers, Anomalist Design: https://www.anomalistdesign.com/

The Daily Quiz Show
Arts and Literature | Which author wrote 'The Last Battle'? + 9 more | Sunday, 26 June 2022

The Daily Quiz Show

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 26, 2022 5:31


The Daily Quiz Show | Arts and Literature Today's category is Arts and Literature, how many can you get right? Quiz content sourced from https://opentdb.com/ and https://the-trivia-api.com/ Follow on Social Media: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dailyquizshow/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dailyquizshowpodcast Twitter: https://twitter.com/thedailyquizpod TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@dailyquizshow YouTube: https://youtube.com/channel/UCHb1Y98Oxpq-AQNc0SfxUrg/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

King's Cross Church OC
The Return of the King and the Last Battle - Revelation

King's Cross Church OC

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 5, 2022


Pastor Chris preaches through Revelation 19:11–21 on the return of Christ.

The Dragon Reread
aMoL: Prologue

The Dragon Reread

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 3, 2022 46:39


We keep hearing about who is no bloody hero, but in this prologue Talmanes shows us what a bloody hero bloody looks like. We also check in with various schemes and plots among the light and the dark. You guys, I think the Last Battle might actually be close this time. Your hosts are Jeff Lake (@jeff_lake), Micah Sparkman, and Alice Sullivan. Support us at armadillo.club! Music: Treasures of Ancient Dungeon by Alexandr Zhelanov, licensed under CC-BY 3.0

Crosspoint Church - Lynchburg, VA
Rev. 20:7-15 | The Millennial Reign, the Last Battle, and the Judgment

Crosspoint Church - Lynchburg, VA

Play Episode Listen Later May 28, 2022 45:49


The Hour of Holiness Podcast
#1263 The Last Battle

The Hour of Holiness Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 1, 2022 25:00


Series Eastertide Originally aired 05/01/2022

The Gracious Guest Show
C.S. Lewis & The Last Things | feat. Bill Donaghy

The Gracious Guest Show

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 22, 2022 45:18


Perhaps no Christian author has more vividly depicted death, judgment, Purgatory, Hell, and Heaven than C.S. Lewis, particularly in his phenomenal works “The Great Divorce” and “The Last Battle”. Let's take a closer look! LINKS/RESOURCES: - You can learn more about Bill Donaghy and the Theology of the Body Institute by visiting https://tobinstitute.org/ - My Homeschool Connections instructor page: https://homeschoolconnections.com/instructors/mike-creavey-ma - Additional Homeschool Connections Course information: https://homeschoolconnections.com/catalog ================== To find more faith-enriching content than you'll know what to do with and to contact Mike Creavey, be sure to visit https://thegraciousguest.org

Let‘s Read Spider-Man Podcast
The Amazing Spider-Man 114-115: Conclusion of Doc Ock and Hammerhead Gang War

Let‘s Read Spider-Man Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 18, 2022 29:50


Episode 74.  James B and Eddie are discussing two issues involving Doctor Octopus and Hammerhead.  The Amazing Spider-man 114 “Gang war, shmang war! What I want to know is… who the heck is Hammerhead?”  Spidey is springing into action as Hammerhead and his goons fire tommy guns at him!  Even Waldo the butler is shooting at spidey which is impressive!  Spidey makes a seemingly quick exit only to circle back to take out two of Hammerhead's best goons and punch Hammerhead's head which is unnaturally flat and solid as a brick. The Amazing Spider-man 115 “The Last Battle!”  In Doc Ock's house in Westchester NY, as Spider-man lays unconscious having been hit by the vase of the mighty Aunt May Parker, Hammerhead crashes through the door to settle a score with Doc Ock. The kind doctor quickly hides behind a steel wall and Hammerhead along with his goons realize they are in danger when lasers shoot at them from the hat hooks! Theme Music by Jeff Kenniston,  Sponsor Bassline by Eddie H and Aunt May's Jut Harp. Gastroenterological Spidey analysis by Lily and Violet Hasspacher. Beekeeping and Mead Making by Irving Forbush. This Episode Directed and Edited by Edddddddddiiieee. Other Sound effects and music generously provided royalty free https://www.zapsplat.com/  Check out all the episodes on letsreadspiderman.podbean.com or wherever you get your podcasts! Find the podcasts on Youtube at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCoKSfjDVKvj5C5lkjQvUByA/?sub_confirmation=1 and proudly be one of our first subscribers.   Reach out to us at letsreadspiderman@gmail.com to sing our praises or leave us a written rating on Spotify, Apple Podcasts or your favorite Podcatcher to help others find our podcast!  Hit us up on Twitter for links to all these episodes @letreadspidey and weekly screenshots of great moments for you to retweet to your friends. Stay Tuned for our next Let's Read Spider-Man episode where in issue 116 and 117!

Vaccine: The Human Story
6. The Last Battle

Vaccine: The Human Story

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 8, 2022 58:42


In this episode, we chart the WHO smallpox eradication campaign - an international operation of massive manpower, unlikely allies, and sheer human determination. From the concept of "ring-fence" vaccination beginning with forest firefighters in America, to a junior doctor striking a bargain with smugglers on the India-Bangladesh border, it's a story that spans several continents and reveals how people's unique ability to shape the world can, just occasionally, be used for good.

Skyrim Book Club
The Last Battle of Phalevon Vero

Skyrim Book Club

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 24, 2022 3:23