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吳淡如人生實用商學院
EP776【吳淡如X龔建嘉】不務正業的乳牛獸醫 翻轉台灣酪農產業

吳淡如人生實用商學院

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 1, 2022 34:29


台大獸醫研究所畢業的鮮乳坊創辦人龔建嘉, 這輩子在別人眼中,總是個不務正業的獸醫! 在台灣,獸醫生多,但乳牛獸醫很稀缺! 如果以國外比例來看,1000頭牛,應該要有1位獸醫, 台灣有12萬頭乳牛、500個牧場, 但卻只有30位乳牛獸醫。 他堅持,「做一件只有你能做的事」本著對畜牧動物的熱情, 他以「讓每一瓶鮮乳都能被公平賣出」為初衷, 企圖改善傳統的乳品業產銷機制, 讓酪農知道乳品賣給誰,被哪些顧客買走, 而消費者也可以買到單一乳源,公平交易鮮奶。 這個簡單的信念,讓鮮乳坊從募資平台上的一個小專案, 成長至今約80人的團隊,年營收超過5.3億的企業。 來聽聽這位叛逆的獸醫師創業家, 如何在高競爭、高門檻的牛乳市場,闖出新商機? / ➡️ A2β酪蛋白鮮乳比起一般鮮乳喝起來更舒服、營養更好吸收! 想要給自己或孩子一瓶更好的鮮乳嗎?點擊專屬優惠連結:https://bettermilk.cc/eJc9u 於鮮乳坊官網購買含「A2β酪蛋白鮮乳」商品任一方案,訂單結帳於備註打上「跟著吳淡如喝好奶」,就送2杯玻妞優格飲(市值NT$118) 加碼活動還有! 1. 註冊享百元優惠金 2. 首購禮贈鮮乳煉乳 (市值NT$160) 台灣唯一乳牛獸醫成立的鮮乳品牌「鮮乳坊」,耗時三年打造台灣第一瓶A2β酪蛋白鮮乳!來自珍貴稀有A2牛乳源,親和人體、有助調整體質,是一瓶全家都可以喝的鮮乳。

The Burt (Not Ernie) Show
Find A Need & Fill It? Isaiah 40:11 (& A Bonus Blessing from Psalm 55) - Episode 123

The Burt (Not Ernie) Show

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 30, 2022 50:45


#InternationalPodcastDay Today is a special day on the podcast - kind of an awesome day, a pretty cool day in the world of podcasting. Today, the day that this episode releases, the very last day of September 2022, is International Podcast Day. How fun is that? That there is a day when you can just throw up that hashtag, and if you are a podcaster just share, maybe a bit more broadly than you normally do - and I say that to say, would you share this episode today? In this episode I share about one of my all time absolute favorite Bible verses and it was really in many ways a total game changer , a life changer for me in my parenting, even in my marriage, and in my understanding of how the Lord cares for me, how He takes care of me. He used this verse so, so many times to guide me in my decisions, my decision making. It's just one verse from the OT book of Isaiah, chapter 40, verse 11. If there is something God is calling you to do, or a time of rest He is asking you to take where it feels like you are pressing the pause button on things, go ahead and do it. God will bless it. He wants you to do that thing, so do it. He loves you enough to lay on your heart to do this thing, so do it. If you have people God has placed in your life who love you enough to tell you what you really need to hear, please listen. Take heed. He speaks to us through His word, the Bible. And remember when Jesus said it was better for us that He go away so that the Holy Spirit would come and remind us of everything we need to know, tell us things we need to know, guide us, counsel us. How amazing is it that God has all these things in place to lead us, to tell us what we need to hear, to bless us, encourage us, help us, protect us, for our good and for His glory. Do that thing.    Gonna get to the episode from Isaiah in a second, but I want to share this verse with you today. It's from Psalm 55, Cast your cares on the Lord and He will sustain you. He will never let the righteous be shaken.    I'm going to read it again, and if you've listened to the podcast before then you know I often talk about that word will when we find it in a verse, in one of God's promises, and this is a promise right? If we do the casting, cast your cares on the Lord, it says He will sustain us. I'm going to read it again and put emphasis on that word will. Because that really cements in my heart and mind that God means it. When He says will, He is not playing. He is not messing around. His will does not mean maybe. When He says will it means WILL. It is absolute.    So, I'm going to read it again. I want you to just listen and think about what cares you have that you need to cast on the Lord today. So, first of all, think about that. I mean that's the first part of this verse. It rings true to what Peter said about casting your cares, your burdens, on the Lord. And what Jesus said about taking His yoke upon you because it is gentle and light. I've heard people say that the OT doesn't apply to them, and I'd be careful to go too far along that line of thinking. Some people don't ever read the OT due to that way of thinking, so yeah, I'm here to say this verse applies to you. It's in both the O and NT. God wants you to cast your cares on Him, so his enemy the devil does not want you to do that. Let me read it and you think on what you need to cast onto Him today.  Don't try to kind of pretty them up, you don't need to set aside a couple of hours to write them all out. This says cast. Think of throwing off a heavy burden. The very moment you can do that, take off those work boots, get off that cramped plane and stretch out your legs, you do those things as soon as you are able. This is similar. Cast those cares as soon as you are able. And how often are you able? Whenever you realize you are carrying a heavy care. Cast it then, don't wait till a better time. This is the better time. If you feel like maybe, you don't have time to do that right now, well, you have time to shoo a wasp away from you right? You don't ponder if you have time right now. You move quickly. Casting these off of yourself and onto the Lord, chucking them, it doesn't take a ton of time. Like shooing that wasp away, chuck these things away. Just do as the Bible says! Once you do that casting of your cares on the Lord, what will happen? He will sustain you. What's better than that, my friend?  And He will do it with complete ability, authority, and perfection. You can count on it.  He WILL sustain you. He will never let the righteous be shaken. We're not righteous in ourselves. There is a zero percent chance of that. But God sees us through Jesus, we are literally gifted His righteousness. So, this promise applies to all who know Jesus, who have repented and received his forgiveness and made Him Lord. It's our promise, and it's beautiful.    That's the intro for this episode, thank you for listening and don't forget it's International Podcast Day so please pretty please share this episode. Only comes around once a year! Isaiah 40:11 (New King James Version)      He will feed His flock like a shepherd; He will gather the lambs with His arm, and carry them in His bosom, and gently lead those who are with young.   Have you heard the saying, “Find a need and fill it?”   There was a season of my life when I was going and going and going like crazy - doing all the church things and serving in every way I possibly could. But what I wasn't doing was asking the Lord what His specific will was for me in each area I was serving. Serving is in no way wrong (Jesus said so in Mark 10:45). But serving so much that you haven't been able to go to church or small group and worship the Lord...that's where I was at. God had to get my attention and show me that as the mother of young children, He would lead me gently everywhere He wanted me to go and serve.   I learned to talk to Him about every area service, and knowing that His word clearly said that if I was not being gently led, then I was out of His will made it so much easier to say no to some things and yes to other things.   Regarding "finding a need and filling it", it can be pretty easy to step into some form of service for a while, and then step back out of serving. But when we are letting God lead us gently in all that we do, we end up receiving a calling. And stepping out of our calling for any reason is, quite frankly, sin.   Learning this in my 20s as a mom of young children saved me so much frustration and fatigue. I served BETTER in the areas to which I was called. It was a win-win for everyone. If you would like to join the online prayer group on Facebook, here is the link (request to join and we'll get you added to the group right away!) https://www.facebook.com/groups/627249051525444

Proven and Probable
Rover Metals - Critical Minerals Lithium Project in Nevada

Proven and Probable

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 30, 2022 18:39


A CRITICAL MINERALS EXPLORATION COMPANY Rover Metals ("Rover") is a publicly traded Canadian junior mining company specialized in North American critical minerals and precious metal development-stage mining projects. Rover's twelve month forward-looking plan is to advance exploration at our Nevada Claystone Lithium project and at our Northern Canada Zinc-Copper project, located near the city of Yellowknife, NT, Canada. The Indian Mountain Lake Project is the Company's first district scale land package, representing approximately 30,000 acres of greenstone belt. Rover Metals also has 100% ownership of several gold mining assets located near to the city of Yellowknife, NT. Rover obtained a public listing for its securities on the TSX Venture Exchange as a Tier II Mining Issuer on June 26, 2018. Rover Metals trades under the symbol "ROVR" on the TSXV. Rover also obtained a public co-listing of its securities on the OTCQB on January 17, 2019 (OTCQB: ROVMF), and on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange on February 1, 2021 (FRA: 4XO). The Company is run by an experienced management team and board that are career mining executives. Our management team and board have a proven history financing the development of mining projects, taking them into production, and re-selling them. Website: https://rovermetals.com/ Fact Sheet: https://rovermetals.com/s/Rover_FactSheet_Lithium-IML-Sep28.pdf The Best Video on Why and When to Buy and Sell Physical Precious Metals: https://youtu.be/HFd9fc7BmAI Website| www.provenandprobable.com Call me directly at 855.505.1900 or email: Maurice@MilesFranklin.com Precious Metals FAQ - https://www.milesfranklin.com/faq-maurice/ Proven and Probable Where we deliver Mining Insights & Bullion Sales. I'm a licensed broker for Miles Franklin Precious Metals Investments (https://www.milesfranklin.com/contact/) Where we provide unlimited options to expand your precious metals portfolio, from physical delivery, offshore depositories, and precious metals IRA's. Call me directly at (855) 505-1900 or you may email maurice@milesfranklin.com. Proven and Probable provides insights on mining companies, junior miners, gold mining stocks, uranium, silver, platinum, zinc & copper mining stocks, silver and gold bullion in Canada, the US, Australia, and beyond.

CinemaCafe
ดีอีเอส สั่งการกรมอุตุฯ–NT–ปณท เตรียมรับมือพายุโนรู กำชับการสื่อสารต้องไม่สะดุด

CinemaCafe

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 29, 2022 2:30


15.00 ดีอีเอส สั่งการกรมอุตุฯ–NT–ปณท เตรียมรับมือพายุโนรู กำชับการสื่อสารต้องไม่สะดุด

EZ News
EZ News 09/29/22

EZ News

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 29, 2022 6:08


Good afternoon, I'm _____ with today's episode of EZ News. **Tai-Ex opening ** The Tai-Ex opened up 84-points this morning from yesterday's close, at 13,550 on turnover of 3.2-billion N-T. The Tai-Ex joined other regional markets and lost ground on Wednesday, following a wobbly session on Wall Street overnight, as markets churned over the prospect of a possible recession. **US Speaks Up for Taiwan's Participation at ICAO Assembly ** The U-S Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg is calling for Taiwan's inclusion (包括、加入) in the International Civil Aviation Organization on the opening day of the agency's assembly in Montreal, According to Buttigieg, the U-S believes "all of international civil aviation's most important stakeholders, particularly those who would administer critical aerospace, like Taiwan, should have the opportunity to participate meaningfully. Germany's Ministry for Digital and Transport, Stefan Schnorr, also called on the global aviation body to include all parties involved - saying it should "include those that are not members." However, he did not mention Taiwan by name. Civil Aeronautics Administration Director-General Lin Jun-liang is heading a delegation to Montreal this week, to promote Taiwan's inclusion in the International Civil Aviation Organization. **Inbound Visitors can Travel if Tour Group Members Contract Coronavirus ** The Central Epidemic Command Center says members of inbound tour groups will be allowed to continue traveling in Taiwan, even if other members of their group test positive for the coronavirus during their trip. However, they will need to take a rapid test and obtain (獲得) a negative result every two days. The statement comes as the ban on inbound and outbound tour groups as well as for mandatory quarantine for arriving visitors is set to be lifted as part of a new "0+7" policy on October 13. The "0+7" policy will replace the current "3+4" policy - but all arrivals must observe seven days of self-conducted epidemic prevention measures, and will be allowed to outside if a test taken within the past two days returned a negative result. **Iran Drone Bombing Leaves Dead and Wounded ** An Iranian drone bombing campaign targeting the bases of an Iranian-Kurdish opposition group in northern Iraq has killed at least nine people and wounded 32 others. The Kurdish Regional Government's Health Ministry said the strikes Wednesday came as demonstrations continued to engulf (吞噬) the Islamic Republic after the death of Mahsa Amini, a 22-year-old Iranian Kurdish woman who was detained by the Iranian morality police. Local officials say Iran's attacks targeted Koya, some 65 kilometers east of Irbil. Iraq's Foreign Ministry and the Kurdistan Regional Government have condemned the strikes. Hurricane Ian Makes Landfall in Florida Florida's governor Ron De Santis is warning that "nasty" days are ahead as Hurricane Ian makes landfall in the US state. Forecasters said cities at the heart of the storm were facing extremely (極其) dangerous winds and rains, as officials warned it was too late to evacuate in some places. Our US correspondent Kate Fisher reports That was the I.C.R.T. news, Check in again tomorrow for our simplified version of the news, uploaded every day in the afternoon. Enjoy the rest of your day, I'm _____.

Predigten – City Chapel Stuttgart
Apostelgeschichte: … in Bewegung

Predigten – City Chapel Stuttgart

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 28, 2022


Predigttext: Apostelgeschichte 10,24–48 Prediger: Heiko Mayer Datum: 17.07.2022

Building your house on the word from God
Angels: Do angels work in the New Testament church today?

Building your house on the word from God

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 28, 2022 4:39


Jesus Ministries, Joan Boney  ...  By the Bible we see whether or not God still uses such things as angels in the New Testament Church.   Do we have examples in the New Testament of angels being used for the work of God?   After I was born again, I went to the Bible and read each example concerning angels in the New Testament.  

A Bigger Life Prayer and Bible Devotionals with Pastor Dave Cover
A Meditation on Why You Need Just One Thing from Psalm 27:4

A Bigger Life Prayer and Bible Devotionals with Pastor Dave Cover

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 27, 2022 30:58


If your podcast app is set to skip the silent sections, disable that in your podcast app for this podcast. Psalms 27:4 NIV Poetic, imaginative language. David is using his imagination because there was no physical temple in David's time. We can experience God's temple that way too, but not about some earthly temple. Genesis 1 presents all of creation as God's temple. And the last two chapters of the Bible do the same. This is the ultimate promise of the whole Bible's story. That one day when Jesus returns to bring heaven back to earth, all the earth will be God's temple.  For us, to dwell in the house of the LORD is to belong in his family, and to one day live with the joy and wonder and awe of his visible presence. To experience “the beauty of the LORD.”  But for now, like David, we can experience this ultimate joy and wonder and awe for our lives through Christian meditation. Using our imagination — the eyes of our heart.  John Mark Comer “Worship and joy start with the capacity to turn our minds' attention toward the God who is always with us in the now.” Daniel Levitin in his book, This Is Your Brain on Music, writes… “Petr had just completed a study in which he kept track of people's brain waves while they listened to music and while they imagined music. He used EEG, placing sensors that measure electrical activity emanating from the brain across the surface of the scalp. Both Petr and I were surprised to see that it was nearly impossible to tell from the data whether people were listening to or imagining music. The pattern of brain activity was virtually indistinguishable. This suggested that people use the same brain regions for remembering as they do for perceiving.” Envisioning God being with us and in us is a kind of seeing with what Paul calls “the eyes of our heart“ in Ephesians 1:17-18.  Christian meditation is a time to spiritually focus your mind and your body on God‘s presence and all that that means for you.  Psalms 27:4 NIV Right now you are in the temple of the LORD by being inside his creation, and as the NT says, your body is also a temple of the LORD. So make this verse, given to you by God's Spirit, your imagined reality right now. Remember, you're using your imagination to see invisible realities.  You're in the presence of the One Being who is infinite. The One Being is the Source of all existence, the Giver of all life, who is God forever and is 100% present with you right now. Christ has brought you into “the house of the LORD” through his bodily death and bodily resurrection. When God looks at you, he looks through the eyes of his perfect and eternal love for you. “One thing” — the Ultimate pursuit. It's kind of like when Jesus says in Matthew 6:33, “Seek first the kingdom of God … and everything else will be given to you too” — when you seek other things first, ultimately you will end up with nothing in end, and end up with nothing but anxiety and insecurity along the way. But if you focus first on the Ultimate Thing, ultimately you get everything. To have Yahweh forever (the I AM, Source of all existence, Giver of all life, God forever, 100% present), to belong to him and his “house” “all the days of” your forever life, to have your forever life filled with his love and beauty in his restored creation, THAT's the Ultimate you were created for and that you're heart wants whether you realize it or not. So realize it now in this meditation. Who can you share this podcast with? If you found this episode helpful, consider sharing it on social media or texting it to a friend you think might benefit from it. Follow Dave Cover on Twitter @davecover Follow A Bigger Life on Twitter @ABiggerLifePod Our audio engineer is Diego Huaman. This podcast is a ministry of The Crossing, a church in Columbia, Missouri, a college town where the flagship campus of the University of Missouri is located. 

Neurodiverse Love
How Internal Family Systems Can Help Increase Self Empathy, Compassion & Understanding- Greg Fuqua

Neurodiverse Love

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 27, 2022 64:49


Greg Fuqua came into the counseling profession a few years ago after spending more then 20 years working as a professional artist and teaching at 10 different schools. He is an AANE certified therapist and has been on his own neurodiverse journey for the past few years. During this episode, Greg shares how Internal Family Systems has made a difference in his life and how he uses it to help guide others on their healing journey. Greg also talks about: His autism discovery and his relationship with himself and how he has reworked his narrative and life. Some of the challenges he experienced in his marriage and how his wife knew he was autistic, but didn't tell him as she thought it was his journey to discover. How he had less capacity for perspective taking and empathy because he was stressed out and needed things a certain way. That the most important thing is your relationship with yourself and how his "self-identification" led to self-empathy. Letting go of rigidity allowed him to have more space for his emotions. How his group and family therapist have been resistant to his autism identification. That you can't change the past, but you can work on growing and improving the way you show up in your relationships with your partner, children and family. How art and soccer helped him find himself. The impact of relational trauma prior to identifying as autistic. That IFS is a relational model for working with yourself and your history and it is the most important tool he has for his autistic clients, as it helps teach relational skills with yourself and others. That IFS has also helped him create a dialogue and deeper understanding of himself. Including "radical acceptance" of the good intention of his "parts". Teaching people how important it is to know their bodies and understand when they feel differently and are being "triggered" and their "protective parts" are taking over. Autistic people being overprotective because of difficulty they may have had fitting in and not being able to read social cues. Understanding how to give your "parts" enough "space" to be a compassionate witness and learn what is happening inside, and how this can also be applied to other relationships. Once you have self-empathy, you can have empathy for others. Perspective taking, availability, self-awareness and flexibility can start happening. How symbolism, metaphors, art, fantastical and spiritual thinking can be helpful. Neurodiverse couples can begin to reimagine their relationships and create a window of understanding for each other's internal experiences. Creating more compassion, curiosity, and depth of understanding for each other's differences. Neurodiverse relationships require constant renegotiation with yourself, your romantic partner, and your family. You can contact Greg at: www.lifeworksdm.com or through his profile on Psychology Today. _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ If you liked this episode, please subscribe to the podcast so that you don't miss an episode. If you would like to learn more about neurodiverse relationships, please check out: www.neurodiverselove.com or follow Mona on Instagram @neurodiverse_love. If you are interested in joining one of the free on-line peer support groups being offered for the non-autistic/NT partners, please send Mona a DM or send an e-mail to neurodiverselove4u@gmail.com. Mona is also offering support groups for Neurodiverse Couples. Please send an email to get info on cost & meeting dates. Thanks for being a part of the Neurodiverse Love community! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/neurodiverse-love/message

Christian Meditation for A Bigger Life with Pastor Dave Cover
A Meditation on Why You Need Just One Thing from Psalm 27:4

Christian Meditation for A Bigger Life with Pastor Dave Cover

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 27, 2022 30:58


If your podcast app is set to skip the silent sections, disable that in your podcast app for this podcast. Psalms 27:4 NIV Poetic, imaginative language. David is using his imagination because there was no physical temple in David's time. We can experience God's temple that way too, but not about some earthly temple. Genesis 1 presents all of creation as God's temple. And the last two chapters of the Bible do the same. This is the ultimate promise of the whole Bible's story. That one day when Jesus returns to bring heaven back to earth, all the earth will be God's temple.  For us, to dwell in the house of the LORD is to belong in his family, and to one day live with the joy and wonder and awe of his visible presence. To experience “the beauty of the LORD.”  But for now, like David, we can experience this ultimate joy and wonder and awe for our lives through Christian meditation. Using our imagination — the eyes of our heart.  John Mark Comer “Worship and joy start with the capacity to turn our minds' attention toward the God who is always with us in the now.” Daniel Levitin in his book, This Is Your Brain on Music, writes… “Petr had just completed a study in which he kept track of people's brain waves while they listened to music and while they imagined music. He used EEG, placing sensors that measure electrical activity emanating from the brain across the surface of the scalp. Both Petr and I were surprised to see that it was nearly impossible to tell from the data whether people were listening to or imagining music. The pattern of brain activity was virtually indistinguishable. This suggested that people use the same brain regions for remembering as they do for perceiving.” Envisioning God being with us and in us is a kind of seeing with what Paul calls “the eyes of our heart“ in Ephesians 1:17-18.  Christian meditation is a time to spiritually focus your mind and your body on God‘s presence and all that that means for you.  Psalms 27:4 NIV Right now you are in the temple of the LORD by being inside his creation, and as the NT says, your body is also a temple of the LORD. So make this verse, given to you by God's Spirit, your imagined reality right now. Remember, you're using your imagination to see invisible realities.  You're in the presence of the One Being who is infinite. The One Being is the Source of all existence, the Giver of all life, who is God forever and is 100% present with you right now. Christ has brought you into “the house of the LORD” through his bodily death and bodily resurrection. When God looks at you, he looks through the eyes of his perfect and eternal love for you. “One thing” — the Ultimate pursuit. It's kind of like when Jesus says in Matthew 6:33, “Seek first the kingdom of God … and everything else will be given to you too” — when you seek other things first, ultimately you will end up with nothing in end, and end up with nothing but anxiety and insecurity along the way. But if you focus first on the Ultimate Thing, ultimately you get everything. To have Yahweh forever (the I AM, Source of all existence, Giver of all life, God forever, 100% present), to belong to him and his “house” “all the days of” your forever life, to have your forever life filled with his love and beauty in his restored creation, THAT's the Ultimate you were created for and that you're heart wants whether you realize it or not. So realize it now in this meditation. Who can you share this podcast with? If you found this episode helpful, consider sharing it on social media or texting it to a friend you think might benefit from it. Follow Dave Cover on Twitter @davecover Follow A Bigger Life on Twitter @ABiggerLifePod Our audio engineer is Diego Huaman. This podcast is a ministry of The Crossing, a church in Columbia, Missouri, a college town where the flagship campus of the University of Missouri is located. 

NBL Podcasts
The Huddle: Jo Healy - Observations From The Blitz

NBL Podcasts

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 26, 2022 40:27


It was a jam-packed week of basketball in the NT and Jo Healy was on ground in Darwin during it. She joins the show to talk about the insights, her observations and more from the Blitz.

St. Mary of Bethany Parish Podcast

Proper 21 - the Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost  | Amos 6:1a, 4-7 | Psalm 146 | 1 Timothy 6:6-19 (all NT readings from First Nations Version) | Luke 16:19-31 | September 26th, 2022 | Rev. Danny Byant | St. Mary of Bethany Parish (Nashville, TN)  Readings and Resources: The Grace that Shaped My Life - Nicholas Wolterstorff | Quote from David Bentley Hart from a podcast | The Prophetic Imagination - Walter Brueggemann | Jesus and the Disinherited - Howard Thurman | "They Laid Jesus Christ in His Grave" - Woody Guthrie | "Amos" block print - Rev. Lauren Plummer 

Victory Life KY
Trapped In The Why

Victory Life KY

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 26, 2022 49:22


So when we go into scripture with preconceived assumptions, we've already hindered the power of revelation that our Father wants to give us. The story of Job is one of those that require time and correct NT interpretation for clarity.

Walter Spires - Minutes for Men
Five Callings of Jesus: Calling #5 "Loved as I have loved you." (P2) Learning to Love Ourselves

Walter Spires - Minutes for Men

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 26, 2022 2:20


Key Bible Verses: The phase "love your neighbor AS YOURSELF" is said many times in both the OT and NT. Listen to find out why

Watersprings Church Podcast
The High Cost of Pride

Watersprings Church Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 25, 2022 53:11


The writer of Proverbs says, "Surely He scorns the scornful, but gives grace to the humble." (Proverbs 3:34). Have you ever known someone who struggled to live within the parameters of reality? I am not talking about someone who is a daydreamer; we all do that from time to time. Nor am I referring to someone who has an attention deficit disorder. I am thinking of someone who is willful, not medically, disconnectedness from reality. They have made a choice. The only truth they are concerned with is "their truth," to the great detriment of others, and they are actively indifferent to those they hurt in their pride and selfishness. Because they must be right at any cost, they consider any problem with their truth to be someone else's problem and will also seek to lay fault and blame upon the other person or group. Well, this sure sounds like the religious leaders of Israel in Jesus' day. These are so sure of themselves that they will and often do challenge the authority of the Word of God coming straight from the lips of Jesus. In our western churches, so many today are doing the same thing by ignoring the precepts of the Bible, instruction of faithful and humble church leaders, and loving family members and close friends when it does not fit into their twisted schema of reality. Well, in response to the questioning of His own authority, Jesus tells a parable to the high priest, scribes, and those with him, about vinedressers who respond with violence to various messengers sent by the owner of the vineyard, even killing his son for their personal gain. (Luke 20:9-19) The parable foreshadows, even clearly and prophetically tells of Jesus' rejection by the Jews and His crucifixion. Jesus tells them that there will be consequences for their actions, and they willingly choose to ignore the warning pressing on through their pride and hatred of Jesus. I wonder if this is why the NT so clearly teaches us to walk in humility. James says, "But He gives more grace. Therefore, He says: ‘God resists the proud, but gives grace to the humble,'" and as Peter also says, "Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you in due time, casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you. (James 4:6; Peter 5:6–7) Remember there is a high cost to our pride. Are we willing or able to pay the check when it comes due? References: Luke 8:15 Matthew 3:1–2 Matthew 4:17 Mark 8:36 Hebrews 12:5–6 Revelation 3:19 Psalm 94:12–15 1 Corinthians 10:1–4 Peter 2:4–10 Isaiah 8:14–15 Danial 2:45 ----- Call us: 208.524.4747 prayer@watersprings.net Online Giving: https://watersprings.net/give.php Serve at Watersprings: https://watersprings.churchcenter.com/people/forms/8221 CCLI Streaming License: 20080252 Size E CCLI Copyright License: 1406906 Size F DISCLAIMER: Closed captioning and/or transcription is being provided solely for the convenience of our viewers. Watersprings Church does not review for accuracy any information that appears in a closed caption or transcript. Watersprings Church makes no representations or warranties, and expressly disclaims any responsibility or liability with respect to, any errors or omissions in, or the accuracy, reliability, timeliness or completeness of, any information that appears in a closed caption or transcript.

Mission Focused Men for Christ
Evidence Proves the Bible is NOT God's Word

Mission Focused Men for Christ

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 25, 2022 28:25


Episode Summary: Suppose someone says to you, “The Bible is scientifically not believable, historically unreliable, and culturally regressive. I can't believe it is God's voice speaking to humans.” What would you say? This episode gives you some ideas.For Further Prayerful Thought:How would you argue that belief in the miracles of the Bible is not being unscientific?What to you are the most compelling arguments that we have historically accurate gospels of the story of Jesus' life?In what ways is the Christian view of Scripture based upon Jesus' view of the OT? His view of the NT?What did you learn about responding wisely to those whose initial take on the Bible is that it is culturally regressive, corrupted by the unenlightened, chauvinistic cultures around them? Resources Used for Today's PodcastThe Reason for God, Tim KellerEvidence that Demands a Verdict, Josh McDowellWhy I Believe, D. James KennedyQuestioning the Bible: 11 Major Challenges to the Bible's Authority, Jonathan MorrowFor the printed version of this message click here.For a summary of topics addressed by podcast series, click here.For FREE downloadable studies on men's issues click here.To make an online contribution to enable others to hear about the podcast: (Click link and scroll down to bottom left)

Great Bible Truths with Dr David Petts
198 God speaks through Prophets and prophecy Part 2

Great Bible Truths with Dr David Petts

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 23, 2022 19:29


How God speaks to us    Talk 14 Prophets and Prophecy (Part 2)   The ministry of a prophet From what we've said so far, it should be clear that although all Christians are to ‘prophesy' in the general sense of speaking on God's behalf, not all will exercise the gift of prophecy. And not all who exercise this gift will be prophets in the Ephesians 4:11 sense. In short:   All God's people should prophesy (speak on his behalf) Some, but not all will receive the spiritual gift of prophecy (to edify the church) Some, but not all of these will exercise the ministry of a prophet. So what can we learn about prophets as distinct from those who have the gift of prophecy?    We saw earlier that prophets are people who hear from God and then pass on to others what he has said. They speak on behalf of God. Of course, because God knows the future, prophets may foretell the future (if that is what the Lord reveals to them), but most of the time they speak on God's behalf to the people of their own generation. This was true of the prophets in the Old Testament and it's true of prophets today. However, there's a very important difference between prophets today and those of the Old Testament.   Differences between OT prophets and prophets today Prophets today do not fulfil the same role as OT prophets and we should not expect them to do so. People like Moses, Elijah, Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel etc. were people of great power and influence, proclaiming God's word and manifesting his power to Israel and to the nations beyond.    But we must be careful not to assume that prophets today will be the same. For a model of what we should expect of a prophet today we need to look at the New Testament and those who are described as prophets after the Day of Pentecost (Acts 2). Until then the Holy Spirit was given to relatively few people, but at Pentecost Moses' prayer that all God's people would be prophets (Numbers 11:29) was answered, and Joel's prophecy that God would pour out his Spirit on all people began to be fulfilled (Joel 2:28, Acts 2:16-17).    This meant that Acts 2 was in a very real sense a turning point in human history. The real dividing-line in God's dealings with mankind is not the break between Old and New Testaments, but the seven weeks that started with Christ's death and resurrection and that culminated with the outpouring of the Spirit at Pentecost. From then on the Holy Spirit was available to all and, as we have seen, all God's people are in a sense ‘prophets' (Acts 2:16-18).   This means that people referred to as prophets in the New Testament before Pentecost should be considered in the same category as the Old Testament prophets. John the Baptist, for example, was the last in the line of Old Testament prophets. Jesus himself made this clear when he said: For all the Prophets and the Law prophesied until John (Matthew 11:13). In saying this Jesus revealed the continuity of the prophetic line from Moses right through to John for, until Jesus came, all prophetic ministry pointed forward to him.    But what was the purpose of prophetic ministry after Jesus had come?  There clearly was to be a change of emphasis and we must not be surprised if certain differences appear in the role of the prophet after Pentecost. So, what is the ministry of a prophet today and how is it different from that of the Old Testament prophets?   To answer this question, we need to look at some of the people who are named as prophets in the Book of Acts. These are Agabus (Acts 11:27-28, 21:10), Judas and Silas (Acts 15:32), and some or all of those mentioned in Acts 13:1-2 (Barnabas, Simeon, Lucius, Manaen, Paul). The difficulty here is that it is not clear whether they were all ‘prophets and teachers' or whether some were prophets and some were teachers.   Of all those mentioned in the previous paragraph, we know nothing more of Simeon, Lucius, Manaen, and Judas.  Barnabas and Paul were also apostles and so it is difficult to distinguish their apostolic ministry from their prophetic ministry.  Silas said much to encourage and strengthen the brothers (Acts 15:32) and preached that Jesus was the Christ, the Son of God (2 Cor.1:19-20).  We know little else of his ministry except that he accompanied Paul on his second missionary journey.    This leaves Agabus of whom we know rather more. He clearly spoke with great revelation from the Spirit (Acts 11:27-28, 21:10) including the accurate prediction of certain future events. His prophecy about a widespread famine is a well-known example of this (Acts 11:27-30) as is his prediction of Paul's captivity in Jerusalem (Acts 21:11).    From this it is clear that his ministry involved more than the simple gift of prophecy which need not contain any element of prediction. However, there is no suggestion that he fulfilled a role similar to that of OT prophets like Moses, Elijah etc. who spoke prophetically to national leaders.    This leads me to the conclusion that though the prophets referred to in Ephesians 4:11 exercised a greater ministry than the simple gift of prophecy, they are by no means the same as the prophets of the Old Testament or as John the Baptist in the New. And that understanding must surely influence any conclusion we may wish to draw about the role of prophets today.   Prophets today So far we have looked briefly at the role of prophets in both the Old and New Testaments. Our purpose in doing so was to establish precisely what kind of gift is referred to in Ephesians 4:11. Our findings may be summarised as follows:   The prophets referred to in Ephesians 4:11 are not the same as the prophets of the Old Testament NT prophets before Pentecost the simple gift of prophecy (1 Cor. 12:10).   So to discover the role of prophets today, we must examine any NT examples of the ministry of prophets after Pentecost - and we have noted that Agabus is the only clear example.   Agabus We find references to the ministry of Agabus first in Acts 11 and then later in Acts 21. In Acts 11:27-28 we read that some prophets came to Antioch. One of them, named Agabus stood up and predicted that a severe famine would spread over the entire Roman world.   We are then told not only that this came to pass (v.28), but also what the disciples decided to do about it and how they did it. They decided that they would provide help for the brothers living in Judea (v.29) and they did so by sending a gift by Barnabas and Saul (v.30).   Two things are important here. First, Agabus' prediction came to pass. If it had not done so it would have been a false prophecy according to the principles laid down in Deuteronomy 18:21-22. Clearly if a prophetic revelation comes from God it will come to pass.    Secondly, it is noteworthy that the prophet did not tell the disciples what to do. Agabus simply gave them information as to what would happen. There is no suggestion here, therefore, that the prophet gives direction to the church or to individuals. But this is something which becomes even clearer when we consider the later passage in Acts 21 where we read:   … a prophet named Agabus came down from Judea. Coming over to us he took Paul's belt, tied his own hands and feet with it and said, “The Holy Spirit says, ‘In this way the Jews of Jerusalem will bind the owner of this belt and will hand him over to the Gentiles' (vv.10-11).   The disciples then pleaded with Paul not to go to Jerusalem (v.12), but Paul answered that if needs be he was ready to die in Jerusalem for the name of the Lord Jesus (v.13). Seeing that they could not persuade him, the disciples replied, The Lord's will be done (v.14).   Again we see clearly that the prophet does not give direction to Paul. Agabus tells Paul that he will go to Jerusalem and that he will be captured by the Jews and handed over to the Gentiles. He does not tell him not to go. It is the disciples in the following verses who plead with Paul not to go. They put their own interpretation on the prophecy. But Paul knew that they were misunderstanding what God was saying, for he himself knew what God wanted him to do.   To help us understand this we need to go back to Acts 20. Paul is on his way to Jerusalem, hoping to get there in time for the feast of Pentecost (v.16). He reaches Miletus and sends to Ephesus for the elders of the church (v.17). In his farewell address to them he says And now, compelled by the Spirit, I am going to Jerusalem, not knowing what will happen to me there. I only know that in every city the Holy Spirit warns me that prison and hardships are facing me. However, I consider my life worth nothing to me, if only I may finish the race and complete the task the Lord Jesus has given me… (Acts 20: 22-24)  Three things are significant here. First, it is clear that prophetic ministry was common at that time. In every city Paul was receiving prophetic words. Secondly, these prophetic words were testifying to the same thing. Paul would be imprisoned in Jerusalem. Thirdly, despite all this Paul was convinced that God wanted him to go for he was compelled by the Spirit to do so.    It is very important to understand this when we come to Acts 21:4 which says that through the Spirit the disciples at Tyre urged Paul not to go on to Jerusalem. This apparently completely contradicts Paul's own statement that he was compelled by the Spirit to go (20:22). However, the passage about Agabus (vv. 10-14) sheds light on this. The disciples at Tyre made the same mistake as those at Caesarea. They received a revelation from the Spirit as to Paul's future imprisonment, but they wrongly understood that this meant that Paul was not to go.   So the ministry of Agabus teaches us that prophets today may receive revelation from the Holy Spirit with regard to the future. However, it is not their role to tell the church or individual Christians what to do. They do not give direction. They impart to us information from the Spirit which helps us decide in advance what to do (Acts 11) or may encourage us that we are still in the will of God even when we are called to pass though hardship and difficulty (Acts 20-21).   One example of a present-day prophet is César Castellanos. When I met him he was the leader of a church in Columbia which was at the time almost certainly one of the fastest growing churches in the world, with over 200,000 members. In 1998 he visited Britain and was the guest preacher at a conference I attended. At the end of a special late-night meeting where César had been speaking to about a dozen national Christian leaders, he prayed for each one of us in turn. When he came to me, instead of praying, he prophesied. His prophecy included the following statement:   This is what the Holy Spirit says: I will greatly anoint your pen and your writing will be a blessing to thousands and thousands of people.   How was I to respond to such a wonderful prophecy? Let's see what the New Testament has to say about this and then ask how it applies to César's prophecy about me. It's very important, when we hear prophetic words of this kind, that we consider very carefully what has been said and judge it in the light of what the New Testament teaches.     How to respond to the ministry of prophets today In 1 Corinthians 14:29 we're told to judge or weigh carefully what a prophet says. We must not automatically assume that everything a prophet says comes from the Lord. A prophet may well have received something from the Lord, but the way they express it may be influenced by their own interpretation of what the Lord has given them.    Remember the people in Acts 21 who were telling Paul not to go to Jerusalem? They had heard rightly from the Lord that Paul would suffer when he went to Jerusalem, but they put their own construction on it and told him not to go! There's a human element in every prophecy, even when it's given by divine inspiration.   So how do we weigh or judge a prophecy? It will greatly help if we ask ourselves questions like these: Is the prophecy in line with the principles of Scripture? Is the person who brought the prophecy reliable? Do we have an inner witness that this is from the Lord?  Are there any other signs confirming the prophecy? If the answers to these questions are positive, then it would be wise to ask the Lord what our next course of action might be, and perhaps to seek the advice of one or more of our church leaders. Do they have any conviction that this is what God is saying? Other important questions you might ask are: Is there any indication of the timing of the fulfilment of the prophecy? We shouldn't automatically assume that it will happen immediately.  As time passes, can we see definite signs that the prophecy is coming to pass?   Now, just by way of example, if I apply these principles to César's prophecy about myself, I can certainly see that: His prophecy was in line with the principles of Scripture The person who brought the prophecy was reliable I did have an inner witness that it was from the Lord. It was a confirmation of what I had already felt that God was saying to me. In the weeks leading up to that conference I had been feeling that God wanted me to give more time to writing. César's prophecy came as a wonderful confirmation The fact that he did not know me was in itself a good sign of its genuineness. César had never met me. He knew that I was a Christian leader but he had no way of knowing that I was a writer.  There was an almost immediate fulfilment and it continues to be fulfilled over 20 years later. Since that time, I have written several books which have been translated into a variety of different languages. They have certainly reached thousands already and I continue to receive messages of thanks from grateful readers.    In using this illustration, I have simply tried to highlight the fact that God does still speak through prophets today and to show how important it is to know how to evaluate what they say. In the final analysis, as the children of God it is our privilege to be led by God's Spirit and, although he may choose to speak to us through prophetic ministry, we, and we alone, can determine God's will for our lives. And it's because we have the Spirit that God sometimes speaks to us directly, without any human intermediary, and that will be the subject of our next talk.

Full Story
Kumanjayi Walker inquest: ‘racist' texts and big questions for Northern Territory police

Full Story

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2022 24:55


Extraordinary allegations have been aired in the coronial inquest into the death of Warlpiri teenager Kumanjayi Walker at the hands of Northern Territory police officer Zachary Rolfe. The inquest has unearthed police texts described in court as ‘racist and disgusting', and an allegation that police may have covered up the use of force during multiple arrests. Indigenous affairs editor Lorena Allam steps through what the inquest has uncovered so far, and how it's raised wider issues for the NT and its police force

Women Biblical Leadership
Hagar - Her Cry in the Wilderness

Women Biblical Leadership

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2022 35:06


Hagar, legacy or troublemaker? In the history of storytelling, Hagar has been highlighted as a troublemaker, quarrelsome, home wrecker, and mother of evil. However, upon in-depth study of Hagar's journey, Krystin Bruan finds a rich portrait of Hagar for us to ponder and celebrate. Hagar models important biblical themes and prophecies of OT and NT. Her voice in the wilderness unveils God's heart and guidance for the vulnerable. Hagar comes out of the wilderness armed with hope, God's promises, protection, and courage. Trusting in God's leading, she returns and remains in a community where God is her ezer and is ultimately sent out in blessing with her son Ishmael. Krystin is passionate about cultivating creative vibrant communities for the greater social good. She loves working with artists, college students, and young professionals to develop healthy spirituality. A creative producer and communicator by trade, she has launched startups, guided social enterprises, served local churches, and led nonprofits in Madrid, Shanghai, and NYC. You can typically find her gathering people around a table, obsessing over stationary, or dancing salsa. She is currently pursuing her graduate studies at Fuller Theological Seminary and is the Chair of WOW!'s Board of Directors. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/womenofwonder/support

Pastor Mike Impact Ministries
Psalm 1:4-6 - "Not So"

Pastor Mike Impact Ministries

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2022 5:09


“The ungodly are not so, But are like the chaff which the wind drives away." Psalm 1 describes at least three individuals. The one who is blessed (vv. 1-2)). The one who is a blessing to others (v. 3), and the one who needs a blessing (vv. 4-6). Psalm 1 puts everyone in one of two categories. We are either godly or we are ungodly. We are either a saint, or we are a sinner. We are either righteous or we are unrighteous. We are either in Christ or we are still in Adam. It is up to us who are the “blessed ones”, to take the Gospel to those who are considered ungodly, sinners, or unrighteous. How desperately these people need to know God and receive His blessings in Christ! This section of Psalm starts with the statement, “The ungodly are not so.” “Not so”. The Psalmist makes a contrast between the godly and ungodly. "Not so!" This means that all that the godly person enjoys and experiences is not true in the life of the ungodly. The godly are compared to a tree—strong, permanent, beautiful, useful, fruitful. The ungodly are compared to chaff—they have no roots; they are dead; they are blown with the wind; they are useless to the plans of God; they are neither beautiful nor fruitful; they are destined for the fire. Chaff is worth nothing. When the grain is winnowed, the wind blows the chaff away, and what chaff remains is thrown into the fire. John the Baptist used these same images in Matt. 3:7-12 when he described God as a harvester, visiting the threshing floor and separating the grain from the chaff. The wicked of this world seem rich and substantial, but from God's point of view, they are cheap, unsubstantial, and destined for judgment. (See Ps. 73.) What a tragedy for people to spend their whole life on earth as chaff and, as far as eternal things are concerned, amount to nothing. Jesus concluded His Sermon on the Mount with this picture (Matt. 7:13), and we see it mentioned throughout the Book of Proverbs (Prov. 2:20; 4:14; 4:24-27; etc.). Why are the ungodly lost? Because they will not submit to Christ and His Word. They prefer the counsel of the ungodly to the "whole counsel of God" in the Word (Acts 20:27). They prefer the friendship of godless people to the congregation of the righteous. They spend their days thinking about sin, not about the Word of God (Gen. 6:5). They think they are secure in the earth—but they are only chaff! Is there a future judgment? Verse 5 informs us that there is. Of course, in the OT we do not find the full explanation of the future judgments as we do in the NT. For the believer in Christ, there is no judgment of sin (John 5:24; Rom. 8:1), but for the unbeliever, there is "a fearful looking for of judgment" (Heb. 10:27). This judgment of the lost is described in Rev. 20:11-15. There will be no Christians at that scene, only unsaved people. The true character of the wicked will be revealed at that judgment; they will be seen as chaff, worthless lost souls. When v. 5 says the wicked "shall not stand" in the judgment, it does not mean they will be absent; rather, it means they will not be able to endure the judgment. When the books are opened, these individuals will be flung to their knees in confession of sin and of the truth of God's Word and God's Son (Phil. 2:9-11). These ungodly people will never be allowed to enter the heavenly congregation of the righteous, even though on earth they might have been members of religious groups. See Matt. 7:21-23. This psalm begins with "blessed" and ends with "perish." True believers are blessed in Christ (Eph. 1:3). They have received God's blessing, and they ought to be a blessing to others, especially to the chaff that will one day be thrown into the fire. But until that happens, we have the opportunity to witness to them and seek to bring them to Christ. God bless!

The World Today
Gas company bails from Beetaloo Basin

The World Today

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 19, 2022 25:00


Origin Energy - the gas company with the biggest investment in the Northern Territory's Beetaloo Basin - is selling up, despite the Federal and NT governments lauding the gasfield development as Australia's next big energy source

Providence Church
You’re Going to Want This God

Providence Church

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 19, 2022 39:44


God is at work. Seems like a simple enough statement, but given the right circumstances over a long enough time- it's a statement even the most devout follower may begin to doubt. Or perhaps if we believe he's at work, we may believe that His work is far from something we actually desire- but instead fear. The testimony of Judges, Ruth, and the entire OT is one of a God that is always working a plan- often slowly and in places we would not look, but always working. The story of the NT is that rescue plan being put into action. Make no mistake about it- we want an Old Testament God and a New Testament God too. In both Old and New, it is the same God working the same plan that guides us through our darkest moments and deepest pains.

The World Today
Gas company bails from Beetaloo Basin

The World Today

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 19, 2022 25:00


Origin Energy - the gas company with the biggest investment in the Northern Territory's Beetaloo Basin - is selling up, despite the Federal and NT governments lauding the gasfield development as Australia's next big energy source

The Burt (Not Ernie) Show
With God, Everything IS Possible... Right Now, atThis Very Moment in Time Episode 121 - #FromTheVault

The Burt (Not Ernie) Show

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2022 38:11


The Power of God's Will - 40 Days of God's Promises book available on Amazon #FromTheVault    Today we are looking at a NT verse from the book of Matthew, chapter 19 and verse 26. I will quote the NLT first, and it says, “With God everything is possible.”    Huge promise here. Huge.   Two things to note right off the bat: #1 - what's the verb in this sentence? IS - That's present tense, folks. So right now, RIGHT NOW, with God everything IS possible. IS. This is a present tense promise.    #2 - God is not a liar.  This is really important to remind ourselves of, like, all the time. Every day. And you and I need to say this out loud. God is not a liar. Hey, devil, guess what? Lemme just remind you of this one thing, satan… God is not a liar. Hey, that fear that is creeping in? Speak to that fear and tell it this absolute, immovable, solid like a mountain sized boulder truth: God is not a liar.   Okay, so let's think about your life right now. Do you have a health issue? Do you have a financial issue? Do you have relationship issues? Do you have problems at work? Is your extended family in a mess or in duress? Does your life look totally unlike you and your spouse or your friends thought it was gonna look like right now?    Let me just read once more the words of Jesus found here in Matthew 19:26 - With God everything is possible.    If it's your health, it's possible with Him. Your job your career - possible with Him. Your relationships - possible with God.    But remember, this verse covers over every single thing.   Don't let your ideas about life get in the way of living the life God has laid out before you. We do it all the time - and if we just keep doing it, what impossibility are we going to miss out on?   He brings dead things to life all the time but we may be missing that in our own lives because we have failed to remind ourselves that the God of the impossible is our God.   This verse is for your present tense life, my friend.   And God? He does not lie to us.

EZ News
EZ News 09/16/22

EZ News

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2022 6:04


Good afternoon, I'm _____ with today's episode of EZ News. **Tai-Ex opening ** The Tai-Ex opened down 68-points this morning from yesterday's close, at 14,602 on turnover of $2.6-billion N-T. The market closed marginally higher on Thursday, after Wall Street posted modest gains overnight. **Pig Carcass Found in Kinmen Tests Positive for African Swine Fever ** The Council of Agriculture has imposed a one-week ban on the transport of pork products from Kinmen to other parts of Taiwan. The move comes after a pig carcass that washed up on the outlying island tested positive for African Swine Fever. According to the Kinmen County government, a Coast Guard patrol found the carcass of a on the shoreline near Jinning Township's Housha Village. Disease control officials collected samples from the carcass, and then burned and buried it on site. Tests of those samples by the National Institute for Animal Health showed it had been infected with African Swine Fever. Animal health officials have been inspecting pig farms located within a 3-kilometer radius of where the carcass was found, but no trace of the disease has been found. The Kinmen County government says it's not unusual to find pig carcasses among garbage that occasionally washes ashore (上岸) in Kinmen, due to its close proximity to China. **US Judge Rejects DOJ Request to View MaraLago Material ** A federal Judge has rejected the US Justice Department's request to resume reviewing classified material it seized from former president Donald Trump's Mar a Lago home. The Florida court also appointed a neutral (中立) third party suggested by Trump's legal team to oversee the process. US correspondent Ira Spitzer has more. **Haiti Investigates Police Killings ** Haiti's National Police says it is investigating the recent slaying of three officers that it blames on gang members. The agency says a gang called ``Ti Makak,'', killed the officers Tuesday in Laboule, a largely gated community just south of Port-au-Prince. The area is also the site of recent turf wars (地盤爭奪) between gangs that have led to other killings in the area, including two journalists in January and a former senator who worked for the Ministry of Social Affairs and Labor in August. Police said Wednesday that they had opened an investigation into the killings of the officers. **Mexico Gov: Train Poses No Threat ot Skeleton ** Mexico's National Institute of Anthropology and History says a prehistoric human skeleton found recently in a flooded cave system along the country's Caribbean coast was actually registered by the institute in 2019 and will not be threatened by a nearby tourist train project. Earlier this week, archaeologist Octavio del Rio said he and fellow diver Peter Broger saw the shattered skull and skeleton partly covered by sediment (沉積物) in a cave. They reported it to the institute, which had not publicly spoken of the find until its statement Thursday. The institute says that scientific analysis has still not been carried out on the remains, but that it is 400 meters from the path of the government's Maya Train project and not threatened. That was the I.C.R.T. news, Check in again tomorrow for our simplified version of the news, uploaded every day in the afternoon. Enjoy the rest of your day, I'm _____.

Restitutio
461 The Gospel and the Gospels (Simon Gathercole)

Restitutio

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2022 50:13


Have you heard of the Gospel of Thomas? What about the Gospel of Philip or Judas? Although most Christians are only familiar with the four Gospels contained in the Bible, ancient Christians wrote quite a few other Gospels as well. How do we know which Gospels are to be trusted? My guest today is Dr. Simon Gathercole, professor of New Testament and early Christianity at the University of Cambridge. His new book, The Gospel and the Gospels, puts forward a commonsense historical methodology to determine which Gospels are most reliable. Listen to this episode on Spotify or Apple Podcasts https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RsGhQVsPdvs —— Links —— Get your copy of The Gospel and the Gospels from Eerdmans or on Amazon More about Simon Gathercole here. See also my interview with Aaron Shelenberger: Episode 444 Resurrection Objection 1: Unreliable Gospels? More podcasts on apologetics here Support Restitutio by donating here Designate Restitutio as your charity of choice for Amazon purchases Join our Restitutio Facebook Group and follow Sean Finnegan on Twitter @RestitutioSF Leave a voice message via SpeakPipe with questions or comments and we may play them out on the air Intro music: Good Vibes by MBB Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported (CC BY-SA 3.0) Free Download / Stream: Music promoted by Audio Library. Who is Sean Finnegan?  Read his bio here —— Interview Questions —— Dr. Gathercole is professor of NT and early Christianity at the University of Cambridge. He's got degrees from Cambridge and Durham university, where he studied under James Dunn. Before we jump into the book, what was that like studying under Dunn?Well, today, we're talking about your book The Gospel in the Gospels. Writing this book must have been a monumental task. It's 576 pages, hundreds of footnotes, published by Eerdmans, how long were you working on this project? Share a little about the process.Many don't know there were other Gospels that didn't make it into the New Testament. Outside of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John, what other Gospels are there? What are they like?How can someone access these other Gospels? Would you recommend the Lost Scriptures by Bart Ehrman or The Complete Gospels by Robert Miller? or your own volume?You've done a lot of work on non-canonical Gospels over the years. What drew you to them? What about them makes them worth studying?Some say the four canonical Gospels--Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John--are not special or authoritative, but merely the ones favored by one group of Christians who managed to seize power and suppress all others. How common is this belief in the academy today? What is the central thesis of your book?How have others made the case that the canonical Gospels are best? (1 early composition, 2 massive popularity, 3 literary type of ancient biography, 4 attractiveness of worldview)You focused on theological content. You talk a lot about the kerygma as the comparator (or measuring stick against which each of the Gospels should be evaluated). What is the kerygma?What are the elements of the kerygma? (1 Jesus as Christ, 2 vicarious death, 3 resurrection, 4 crucifixion and resurrection as fulfillment of scripture). Why not include Jesus healing people or other events like his Triumphal Entry into Jerusalem?Let's go through each of these briefly. What did you find with respect to Jesus as the Christ? When you compared the canonical vs. non-canonical gospels?Now, the other Gospels, the non-canonical ones, do not have all four of these components. Why do you think that is? What do you think motivated them to edit or silence these elements of the kerygma?Let's talk briefly about the charge sometimes leveled against John as untrustworthy because it's later or too theological or whatever. How does John fare in comparison to the synoptics?How has your work on this been received in the academy so far?What do you hope to see in the future?Thanks for taking the time to talk with me today. Where can people go to find out more about you and the book?

The NBL Pocket Podcast
223: NBL Blitz primer - queries, concerns and expectations for every team

The NBL Pocket Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2022 53:30


What we like, what we don't like and our expectations for each team at the NBL23 preseason tournament in Darwin, NT. Brisbane's health, John Rillie's impact, Melbourne's import trio, Tasmania's next man up, South East Melbourne's big(s), Illawarra's woes, Sydney's hunger, Adelaide's defence, Cairns' roster and New Zealand's zeal. PS. Andrew Canion is on the ground in Darwin, blazing a hole in the press gallery. Twitter: Joseph @nblpocketpod | Andrew @andrewcanion Patreon: patreon.com/nblpocketpodcast Booktopia: https://booktopia.kh4ffx.net/c/2324741/607517/9632 Give the website a butcher's hook: https://www.nblpocketpodcast.com Join the discord: https://discord.gg/bnqSYK4C Special thanks to Nick Tan (Bryce Cotton logo) and Alex Canion (theme tune).

Wiretap Wiretapped Archive
S5E05 - Protect Yourself

Wiretap Wiretapped Archive

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2022 26:30


Jonathan checks out a blog this week on WireTap - a blog created by a former intern on the show. And to his horror, she's posted less-than- stellar moments from his studio recordings for all the world to hear. Gregor builds Jonathan his very own helmet, and a UFO Abduction Insurance provider discusses the risk that he's protecting his clients against. That's WireTap, with Jonathan Goldstein, Sunday afternoon at 1:00 (1:30 NT, 4 PT) on CBC Radio One.

The St. John's Morning Show from CBC Radio Nfld. and Labrador (Highlights)
Nicole Power "Strays" Second Season on CBC TV tonight

The St. John's Morning Show from CBC Radio Nfld. and Labrador (Highlights)

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2022 7:10


Nicole Power is thrilled and excited because her sitcom, "Strays" starts its second season on CBC TV tonight. Season 2 of Strays premieres TONIGHT (on September 13, airing Tuesdays at 8:30 p.m. (9 p.m. NT). at 9 p-m Island time.

The Bike Shed
354: The History of Computing

The Bike Shed

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2022 31:16


Why does the history of computing matter? Joël and Developer at thoughtbot Sara Jackson, ponder this and share some cool stories (and trivia!!) behind the tools we use in the industry. This episode is brought to you by Airbrake (https://airbrake.io/?utm_campaign=Q3_2022%3A%20Bike%20Shed%20Podcast%20Ad&utm_source=Bike%20Shed&utm_medium=website). Visit Frictionless error monitoring and performance insight for your app stack. Sara on Twitter (https://twitter.com/csarajackson) UNIX philosophy (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unix_philosophy) Hillel Wayne on why we ask linked list questions (https://www.hillelwayne.com/post/linked-lists/) Transcript: JOËL: Hello and welcome to another episode of The Bike Shed, a weekly podcast from your friends at thoughtbot about developing great software. I'm Joël Quenneville. And today, I'm joined by fellow thoughtboter, Team Lead, and Developer Sara Jackson. SARA: Hello, happy to be here. JOËL: Together, we're here to share a little bit of what we've learned along the way. So, Sara, what's new in your world? SARA: Well, Joël, you might know that recently our team had a small get-together in Toronto. JOËL: And our team, for those who are not aware, is fully remote distributed across multiple countries. So this was a chance to get together in person. SARA: Yes, correct. This was a chance for those on the Boost team to get together and work together as if we had a physical office. JOËL: Was this your first time meeting some members of the team? SARA: It was my second, for the most part. So I joined thoughtbot, but after thoughtbot had already gotten remote. Fortunately, I was able to meet many other thoughtboters in May at our summit. JOËL: Had you worked at a remote company before coming to thoughtbot? SARA: Yes, I actually started working remotely in 2019, but even then, that wasn't my first time working remotely. I actually had a full year of internship in college that was remote. JOËL: So you were a pro at this long before the pandemic made us all try it out. SARA: I don't know about that, but I've certainly dealt with the idiosyncrasies that come with remote work for longer. JOËL: What do you think are some of the challenges of remote work as opposed to working in person in an office? SARA: I think definitely growing and maintaining a culture. When you're in an office, it's easy to create ad hoc conversations and have events that are small that build on the culture. But when you're remote, it has to be a lot more intentional. JOËL: That definitely rings true for me. One of the things that I really appreciated about in-person office culture was the serendipity that you have those sort of random meetings at the water cooler, those conversations, waiting for coffee with people who are not necessarily on the same team or the same project as you are. SARA: I also really miss being able to have lunch in person with folks where I can casually gripe about an issue I might be having, and almost certainly, someone would have the answer. Now, if I'm having an issue, I have to intentionally seek help. [chuckles] JOËL: One of the funny things that often happened, at least the office where I worked at, was that lunches would often devolve into taxonomy conversations. SARA: I wish I had been there for that. [laughter] JOËL: Well, we do have a taxonomy channel on Slack to somewhat continue that legacy. SARA: Do you have a favorite taxonomy lunch discussion that you recall? JOËL: I definitely got to the point where I hated the classifying a sandwich. That one has been way overdone. SARA: Absolutely. JOËL: There was an interesting one about motorcycles, and mopeds, and bicycles, and e-bikes, and trying to see how do you distinguish one from the other. Is it an electric motor? Is it the power of the engine that you have? Is it the size? SARA: My brain is already turning on those thoughts. I feel like I could get lost down that rabbit hole very easily. [laughter] JOËL: Maybe that should be like a special anniversary episode for The Bike Shed, just one long taxonomy ramble. SARA: Where we talk about bikes. JOËL: Ooh, that's so perfect. I love it. One thing that I really appreciated during our time in Toronto was that we actually got to have lunch in person again. SARA: Yeah, that was so wonderful. Having folks coming together that had maybe never worked together directly on clients just getting to sit down and talk about our day. JOËL: Yeah, and talk about maybe it's work-related, maybe it's not. There's a lot of power to having some amount of deeper interpersonal connection with your co-workers beyond just the we work on a project together. SARA: Yeah, it's like camaraderie beyond the shared mission of the company. It's the shared interpersonal mission, like you say. Did you have any in-person pairing sessions in Toronto? JOËL: I did. It was actually kind of serendipitous. Someone was stuck with a weird failing test because somehow the order factories were getting created in was not behaving in the expected way, and we herd on it, dug into it, found some weird thing with composite primary keys, and solved the issue. SARA: That's wonderful. I love that. I wonder if that interaction would have happened or gotten solved as quickly if we hadn't been in person. JOËL: I don't know about you, but I feel like I sometimes struggle to ask for help or ask for a pair more when I'm online. SARA: Yeah, I agree. It's easier to feel like you're not as big of an impediment when you're in person. You tap someone on the shoulder, "Hey, can you take a look at this?" JOËL: Especially when they're on the same team as you, they're sitting at the next desk over. I don't know; it just felt easier. Even though it's literally one button press to get Tuple to make a call, somehow, I feel like I'm interrupting more. SARA: To combat that, I've been trying to pair more frequently and consistently regardless of if I'm struggling with a problem. JOËL: Has that worked pretty well? SARA: It's been wonderful. The only downside has been pairing fatigue. JOËL: Pairing fatigue is real. SARA: But other than that, problems have gotten solved quickly. We've all learned something for those that I've paired with. It goes faster. JOËL: So it was really great that we had this experience of doing our daily work but co-located in person; we have these experiences of working together. What would you say has been one of the highlights for you of that time? SARA: 100% karaoke. JOËL: [laughs] SARA: Only two folks did not attend. Many of the folks that did attend told me they weren't going to sing, but they were just going to watch. By the end of the night, everyone had sung. We were there for nearly three and a half hours. [laughs] JOËL: It was a good time all around. SARA: I saw a different side to Chad. JOËL: [laughs] SARA: And everyone, honestly. Were there any musical choices that surprised you? JOËL: Not particularly. Karaoke is always fun when you have a group of people that you trust to be a little bit foolish in front of to put yourself out there. I really appreciated the style that we went for, where we have a private room for just the people who were there as opposed to a stage in a bar somewhere. I think that makes it a little bit more accessible to pick up the mic and try to sing a song. SARA: I agree. That style of karaoke is a lot more popular in Asia, having your private room. Sometimes you can find it in major cities. But I also prefer it for that reason. JOËL: One of my highlights of this trip was this very sort of serendipitous moment that happened. Someone was asking a question about the difference between a Mac and Linux operating systems. And then just an impromptu gathering happened. And you pulled up a chair, and you're like, gather around, everyone. In the beginning, there was Multics. It was amazing. SARA: I felt like some kind of historian or librarian coming out from the deep. Let me tell you about this random operating system knowledge that I have. [laughs] JOËL: The ancient lore. SARA: The ancient lore in the year 1969. JOËL: [laughs] And then yeah, we had a conversation walking the history of operating systems, and why we have macOS and Linux, and why they're different, and why Windows is a totally different kind of family there. SARA: Yeah, macOS and Linux are sort of like cousins coming from the same tree. JOËL: Is that because they're both related through Unix? SARA: Yes. Linux and macOS are both built based off of different versions of Unix. Over the years, there's almost like a family tree of these different Nix operating systems as they're called. JOËL: I've sometimes seen asterisk N-I-X. This is what you're referring to as Nix. SARA: Yes, where the asterisk is like the RegEx catch-all. JOËL: So this might be Unix. It might be Linux. It might be... SARA: Minix. JOËL: All of those. SARA: Do you know the origin of the name Unix? JOËL: I do not. SARA: It's kind of a fun trivia piece. So, in the beginning, there was Multics spelled M-U-L-T-I-C-S, standing for the Multiplexed Information and Computing Service. Dennis Ritchie and Ken Thompson of Bell Labs famous for the C programming language... JOËL: You may have heard of it. SARA: You may have heard of it maybe on a different podcast. They were employees at Bell Labs when Multics was being created. They felt that Multics was very bulky and heavy. It was trying to do too many things at once. It did have a few good concepts. So they developed their own smaller Unix originally, Unics, the Uniplexed Information and Computing Service, Uniplexed versus Multiplexed. We do one thing really well. JOËL: And that's the Unix philosophy. SARA: It absolutely is. The Unix philosophy developed out of the creation of Unix and C. Do you know the four main points? JOËL: No, is it small sharp tools? It's the main one I hear. SARA: Yes, that is the kind of quippy version that has come out for sure. JOËL: But there is a formal four-point manifesto. SARA: I believe it's evolved over the years. But it's interesting looking at the Unix philosophy and seeing how relevant it is today in web development. The four points being make each program do one thing well. To this end, don't add features; make a new program. I feel like we have this a lot in encapsulation. JOËL: Hmm, maybe even the open-closed principle. SARA: Absolutely. JOËL: Similar idea. SARA: Another part of the philosophy is expecting output of your program to become input of another program that is yet unknown. The key being don't clutter your output; don't have extraneous text. This feels very similar to how we develop APIs. JOËL: With a focus on composability. SARA: Absolutely. Being able to chain commands together like you see in Ruby all the time. JOËL: I love being able to do this, for example, the enumerable API in Ruby and just being able to chain all these methods together to just very nicely do some pretty big transformations on an array or some other data structure. SARA: 100% agree there. That ability almost certainly came out of following the tenets of this philosophy, maybe not knowingly so but maybe knowingly so. [chuckles] JOËL: So is that three or four? SARA: So that was two. The third being what we know as agile. JOËL: Really? SARA: Yeah, right? The '70s brought us agile. Design and build software to be tried early, and don't hesitate to throw away clumsy parts and rebuild. JOËL: Hmmm. SARA: Even in those days, despite waterfall style still coming on the horizon. It was known for those writing software that it was important to iterate quickly. JOËL: Wow, I would never have known. SARA: It's neat having this history available to us. It's sort of like a lens at where we came from. Another piece of this history that might seem like a more modern concept but was a very big part of the movement in the '70s and the '80s was using tools rather than unskilled help or trying to struggle through something yourself when you're lightening a programming task. We see this all the time at thoughtbot. Folks do this many times there is an issue on a client code. We are able to generalize the solution, extract into a tool that can then be reused. JOËL: So that's the same kind of genesis as a lot of thoughtbot's open-source gems, so I'm thinking of FactoryBot, Clearance, Paperclip, the old-timey file upload gem, Suspenders, the Rails app generator, and the list goes on. SARA: I love that in this last point of the Unix philosophy, they specifically call out that you should create a new tool, even if it means detouring, even if it means throwing the tools out later. JOËL: What impact do you think that has had on the way that tooling in the Unix, or maybe I should say *Nix, ecosystem has developed? SARA: It was a major aspect of the Nix environment community because Unix was available, not free, but very inexpensively to educational institutions. And because of how lightweight it was and its focus on single-use programs, programs that were designed to do one thing, and also the way the shell was allowing you to use commands directly and having it be the same language as the shell scripting language, users, students, amateurs, and I say that in a loving way, were able to create their own tools very quickly. It was almost like a renaissance of Homebrew. JOËL: Not Homebrew as in the macOS package manager. SARA: [laughs] And also not Homebrew as in the alcoholic beverage. JOËL: [laughs] So, this kind of history is fun trivia to know. Is it really something valuable for us as a jobbing developer in 2022? SARA: I would say it's a difficult question. If you are someone that doesn't dive into the why of something, especially when something goes wrong, maybe it wouldn't be important or useful. But what sparked the conversation in Toronto was trying to determine why we as thoughtbot tend to prefer using Macs to develop on versus Linux or Windows. There is a reason, and the reason is in the history. Knowing that can clarify decisions and can give meaning where it feels like an arbitrary decision. JOËL: Right. We're not just picking Macs because they're shiny. SARA: They are certainly shiny. And the first thing I did was to put a matte case on it. JOËL: [laughs] So no shiny in your office. SARA: If there were too many shiny things in my office, boy, I would never get work done. The cats would be all over me. MID-ROLL AD: Debugging errors can be a developer's worst nightmare...but it doesn't have to be. Airbrake is an award-winning error monitoring, performance, and deployment tracking tool created by developers for developers, that can actually help cut your debugging time in half. So why do developers love Airbrake? It has all of the information that web developers need to monitor their application - including error management, performance insights, and deploy tracking! Airbrake's debugging tool catches all of your project errors, intelligently groups them, and points you to the issue in the code so you can quickly fix the bug before customers are impacted. In addition to stellar error monitoring, Airbrake's lightweight APM helps developers to track the performance and availability of their application through metrics like HTTP requests, response times, error occurrences, and user satisfaction. Finally, Airbrake Deploy Tracking helps developers track trends, fix bad deploys, and improve code quality. Since 2008, Airbrake has been a staple in the Ruby community and has grown to cover all major programming languages. Airbrake seamlessly integrates with your favorite apps to include modern features like single sign-on and SDK-based installation. From testing to production, Airbrake notifiers have your back. Your time is valuable, so why waste it combing through logs, waiting for user reports, or retrofitting other tools to monitor your application? You literally have nothing to lose. Head on over to airbrake.io/try/bikeshed to create your FREE developer account today! JOËL: So we've talked a little bit about Unix or *Nix, this evolution of systems. I've also heard the term POSIX thrown around when talking about things that seem to encompass both macOS and Linux. How does that fit into this history? SARA: POSIX is sort of an umbrella of standards around operating systems that was based on Unix and the things that were standard in Unix. It stands for the Portable Operating System Interface. This allowed for compatibility between OSs, very similar to USB being the standard for peripherals. JOËL: So, if I was implementing my own Unix-like operating system in the '80s, I would try to conform to the POSIX standard. SARA: Absolutely. Now, not every Nix operating system is POSIX-compliant, but most are or at least 90% of the way there. JOËL: Are any of the big ones that people tend to think about not compliant? SARA: A major player in the operating system space that is not generally considered POSIX-compliant is Microsoft Windows. JOËL: [laughs] It doesn't even try to be Unix-like, right? It's just its own thing, SARA: It is completely its own thing. I don't think it even has a standard necessarily that it conforms to. JOËL: It is its own standard, its own branch of the family tree. SARA: And that's what happens when your operating system is very proprietary. This has caused folks pain, I'm sure, in the past that may have tried to develop software on their computers using languages that are more readily compatible with POSIX operating systems. JOËL: So would you say that a language like Ruby is more compatible with one of the POSIX-compatible operating systems? SARA: 100% yes. In fact, to even use Ruby as a development tool in Windows, prior to Windows 10, you needed an additional tool. You needed something like Cygwin or MinGW, which were POSIX-compliant programs that it was almost like a shell in your Windows computer that would allow you to run those commands. JOËL: Really? For some reason, I thought that they had some executables that you could run just on Windows by itself. SARA: Now they do, fortunately, to the benefit of Ruby developers everywhere. As of Windows 10, we now have WSL, the Windows Subsystem for Linux that's built-in. You don't have to worry about installing or configuring some third-party software. JOËL: I guess that kind of almost cheats by just having a POSIX system embedded in your non-POSIX system. SARA: It does feel like a cheat, but I think it was born out of demand. The Windows NT kernel, for example, is mostly POSIX-compliant. JOËL: Really? SARA: As a result of it being used primarily for servers. JOËL: So you mentioned the Ruby tends and the Rails ecosystem tends to run better and much more frequently on the various Nix systems. Did it have to be that way? Or is it just kind of an accident of history that we happen to end up with Ruby and Rails in this ecosystem, but just as easily, it could have evolved in the Windows world? SARA: I think it is an amalgam of things. For example, Unix and Nix operating systems being developed earlier, being widely spread due to being license-free oftentimes, and being widely used in the education space. Also, because it is so lightweight, it is the operating system of choice. For most servers in the world, they're running some form of Unix, Linux, or macOS. JOËL: I don't think I've ever seen a server that runs macOS; exclusively seen it on dev machines. SARA: If you go to an animation company, they have server farms of macOS machines because they're really good at rendering. This might not be the case anymore, but it was at one point. JOËL: That's a whole other world that I've not interacted with a whole lot. SARA: [chuckles] JOËL: It's a fun intersection between software, and design, and storytelling. That is an important part for the software field. SARA: Yeah, it's definitely an aspect that deserves its own deep dive of sorts. If you have a server that's running a Windows-based operating system like NT and you have a website or a program that's designed to be served under a Unix-based server, it can easily be hosted on the Windows server; it's not an issue. The reverse is not true. JOËL: Oh. SARA: And this is why programming on a Nix system is the better choice. JOËL: It's more broadly compatible. SARA: Absolutely. Significantly more compatible with more things. JOËL: So today, when I develop, a lot of the tooling that I use is open source. The open-source movement has created a lot of the languages that we know and love, including Ruby, including Rails. Do you think there's some connection between a lot of that tooling being open source and maybe some of the Unix family of operating systems and movements that came out of that branch of the operating system family tree? SARA: I think that there is a lot of tie-in with today's open-source culture and the computing history that we've been talking about, for example, people finding something that they dislike about the tools that are available and then rolling their own. That's what Ken Thompson and Dennis Ritchie did. Unix was not an official Bell development. It was a side project for them. JOËL: I love that. SARA: You see this happen a lot in the software world where a program gets shared widely, and due to this, it gains traction and gains buy-in from the community. If your software is easily accessible to students, folks that are learning, and breaking things, and rebuilding, and trying, and inventing, it's going to persist. And we saw that with Unix. JOËL: I feel like this background on where a lot of these operating systems came but then also the ecosystems, the values that evolved with them has given me a deeper appreciation of the tooling, the systems that we work with today. Are there any other advantages, do you think, to trying to learn a little bit of computing history? SARA: I think the main benefit that I mentioned before of if you're a person that wants to know why, then there is a great benefit in knowing some of these details. That being said, you don't need to deep dive or read multiple books or write papers on it. You can get enough information from reading or skimming some Wikipedia pages. But it's interesting to know where we came from and how it still affects us today. Ruby was written in C, for example. Unix was written in C as well, originally Assembly Language, but it got rewritten in C. And understanding the underlying tooling that goes into that that when things go wrong, you know where to look. JOËL: I guess that that is the next question is where do you look if you're kind of interested? Is Wikipedia good enough? You just sort of look up operating system, and it tells you where to go? Or do you have other sources you like to search for or start pulling at those threads to understand history? SARA: That's a great question. And Wikipedia is a wonderful starting point for sure. It has a lot of the abbreviated history and links to better references. I don't have them off the top of my head. So I will find them for you for the show notes. But there are some old esoteric websites with some of this history more thoroughly documented by the people that lived it. JOËL: I feel like those websites always end up being in HTML 2; your very basic text, horizontal rules, no CSS. SARA: Mm-hmm. And those are the sites that have many wonderful kernels of knowledge. JOËL: Uh-huh! Great pun. SARA: [chuckles] Thank you. JOËL: Do you read any content by Hillel Wayne? SARA: I have not. JOËL: So Hillel produces a lot of deep dives into computing history, oftentimes trying to answer very particular questions such as when and why did we start using reversing a linked list as the canonical interview question? And there are often urban legends around like, oh, it's because of this. And then Hillel will do some research and go through actual archives of messages on message boards or...what is that protocol? SARA: BBS. JOËL: Yes. And then find the real answer, like, do actual historical methodology, and I love that. SARA: I had not heard of this before. I don't know how. And that is all I'm going to be doing this weekend is reading these. That kind of history speaks to my heart. I have a random fun fact along those lines that I wanted to bring to the show, which was that the echo command that we know and love in the terminal was first introduced by the Multics operating system. JOËL: Wow. So that's like the most common piece of Multics that as an everyday user of a modern operating system that we would still touch a little bit of that history every day when we work. SARA: Yeah, it's one of those things that we don't think about too much. Where did it come from? How long has it been around? I'm sure the implementation today is very different. But it's like etymology, and like taxonomy, pulling those threads. JOËL: Two fantastic topics. On that wonderful little nugget of knowledge, let's wrap up. Sara, where can people find you online? SARA: You can find me on Twitter at @csarajackson. JOËL: And we will include a link to that in the show notes. SARA: Thank you so much for having me on the show and letting me nerd out about operating system history. JOËL: It's been a pleasure. The show notes for this episode can be found at bikeshed.fm. This show is produced and edited by Mandy Moore. If you enjoyed listening, one really easy way to support the show is to leave us a quick rating or even a review on iTunes. It really helps other folks find the show. If you have any feedback, you can reach us at @_bikeshed or reach me @joelquen on Twitter or at hosts@bikeshed.fm via email. Thank you so much for listening to The Bike Shed, and we'll see you next week. Byeeeeee!!!! ANNOUNCER: This podcast was brought to you by thoughtbot. thoughtbot is your expert design and development partner. Let's make your product and team a success.

After Class Podcast
5.36 - Prayer - Part 6

After Class Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 12, 2022 47:22


Praying to Jesus....is there a clear precedent for it in the NT or is it putting Jesus in the Father's place? This week the ACP guys continue to look at the specifics of who our prayers should be directed to.

Through the Word
Galatians 6 Explained | Journey 4 Day 97

Through the Word

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 12, 2022 9:34


Galatians 6: Abusing Grace | Your own flesh lies to you. Your flesh promises love, joy and peace – but it delivers destruction. It's a nasty bait and switch. Journey 4 | Law and Grace. Journey #4 opens the Bible's grand story of redemption in Exodus, as Moses leads the Israelites out of slavery and into the wilderness. God delivers the law in Leviticus - but can the law save? Redemption comes into full glory in the NT letters of Ephesians and Philemon, and Paul delivers his manifesto of grace in Galatians. (94 days)Teacher: Kris LanghamAbout TTW: When the Bible is confusing, Through the Word explains it with clear and concise audio guides for every chapter. The TTW Podcast follows 19 Journeys covering every book and chapter in the Bible. Each journey is an epic adventure through several Bible books, as your favorite pastors explain each chapter with clear explanation and insightful application. Understand the Bible in just ten minutes a day, and join us for all 19 Journeys on the TTW podcast or TTW app!Get the App: https://throughtheword.orgContact: https://throughtheword.org/contactDonate: https://throughtheword.org/givingGalatians 6 Themes: law, grace, freedom, legalism, fruit of the SpiritGalatians 6 Tags: mocked, grace, legalism, law, freedom, religion, spirit, flesh, fruit of the spirit, walk by the spirit, burdens, boast, crossKey Verses: Quotes: Audio & Text © 2011-2021 Through the Word™ Inc. All rights reserved worldwide.Bible Quotes: The Holy Bible New International Version® NIV® Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica, Inc.® Used by permission of Biblica, Inc.® All rights reserved worldwide.

Thinking on Scripture with Dr. Steven R. Cook
Qualifications for Church Elder

Thinking on Scripture with Dr. Steven R. Cook

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 12, 2022 46:26


Introduction      In 1 Timothy 3:1-7, Paul set forth 15 qualifications for church leaders. In Titus 1:5-9, he presented 17 qualifications. Though similar in most ways, the two lists differ slightly. Each list served either as a general guideline, or was specifically tailored by the apostle Paul for each church-group to whom he was writing. I tend to think Paul was providing a general list of characteristics that one would like to see when considering a person as an elder in the church. Paul's list of qualifications for overseer in 1 Timothy 3:1-7      Paul moved from a discussion about authority in the church (1 Tim 2:11-12) to the office and qualities of an overseer in the local assembly. Paul said, “It is a trustworthy statement: if any man aspires to the office of overseer, it is a fine work he desires to do” (1 Tim 3:1). The term overseer (ἐπισκοπή episkope) refers to “engagement in oversight, supervision, of leaders of Christian communities.”[1] The term overseer appears to be synonymous with elder (πρεσβύτερος presbuteros) and pastor (ποιμήν poimen), as these terms are used interchangeably in the New Testament (Acts 20:17, 28; Tit 1:5-7; 1 Pet 5:1-3). Beginning his list of qualities for overseers, Paul states: "An overseer, then, must be above reproach, the husband of one wife, temperate, prudent, respectable, hospitable, able to teach, 3 not addicted to wine or pugnacious, but gentle, peaceable, free from the love of money. 4 He must be one who manages his own household well, keeping his children under control with all dignity 5 (but if a man does not know how to manage his own household, how will he take care of the church of God?), 6 and not a new convert, so that he will not become conceited and fall into the condemnation incurred by the devil. 7 And he must have a good reputation with those outside the church, so that he will not fall into reproach and the snare of the devil." (1 Tim 3:2-7) Above reproach (ἀνεπίλημπτος anepilemptos) means there must be nothing observable in an overseer's life that others can take hold of and legitimately criticize him for. This requires sound doctrinal thinking by the church and time to observe the candidate. Sadly, Satan will always have those who oppose a good candidate, and where a genuine flaw cannot be found, one can be manufactured, in order to disqualify an elder candidate. This sort of false attack was certainly true for the Lord Jesus, whom the Pharisees and Sadducees had called “a gluttonous man and a drunkard, a friend of tax collectors and sinners!” (Matt 11:19). Surely, their estimation should not count. The husband of one wife (μιᾶς γυναικὸς ἄνδρα), is literally, a one-woman man. This phrase is somewhat ambiguous. Certainly it prohibits polygamy. I take the phrase to mean the overseer must have his affections directed solely to his wife. However, some Bible teachers take the phrase to include men who have been divorced and remarried (Wiersbe). According to Duane Litfin, “The reasoning behind this view is usually that divorce represents a failure in the home, so that even though a man may be forgiven for any sin involved, he remains permanently disqualified for leadership in the congregation (cf. vv. 4–5; 1 Cor 9:24–27).”[2]One must consider this matter carefully, for though the church must select qualified men to serve as overseers, it must also guard against weaponizing these qualifications to rule out good candidates. Wisdom is needed. Temperate (νηφάλιος nephalios) “pertains to being very moderate in the drinking of an alcoholic beverage, temperate, sober.”[3] The Bible does not condemn drinking alcohol (John 2:1-10; 1 Tim 5:23), but it does prohibit drunkenness (Eph 5:18; cf. 1 Cor 11:21). This is because alcohol can impair a person's thinking and behavior, which must always be under control. A church elder must always be able to think, and to think doctrinally in order to lead effectively. Prudent (σώφρων sophron) “pertains to being in control of oneself, thoughtful, self-controlled.”[4] This means he must take his work in the church seriously and be disciplined. Of course, this does not mean he is not friendly or jovial, for one with a dour personality will not last long in church leadership. Respectable (κόσμιος kosmios) means he must be orderly. Wiersbe states, “The pastor should be organized in his thinking and his living, as well as in his teaching and preaching.”[5] There is a discipline and ordered structure to the life of a church elder. Hospitable (φιλόξενος philoxenos) means he must love strangers. Elders should be friendly toward unbelievers (Rom 12:13; Heb 13:2), who must feel welcome in the local assembly, but also to Christians who might be traveling from city to city and looking for Christian fellowship (3 John 1:5-8). Able to teach (διδακτικός didaktikos) means he is skilled to teach others. This requires years of training and practice as a communicator of God's Word. There's no place for sloppiness in handling God's Word, and judgment will fall upon the one who does (Jam 3:1). Not addicted to wine (πάροινος paroinos) pertains “to one who is given to drinking too much wine.”[6] This touches on the matter of maintaining self-control in one's thoughts and actions, which is forfeited when intoxicated. The Bible clearly prohibits and condemns drunkenness (Eph 5:18; 1 Cor 11:21). Not pugnacious (πλήκτης plektes) refers to a person who is “a striker, one apt to strike; a quarrelsome, violent person.”[7] Such behavior is characteristic of a bully, and there's no place for bullies in the church. Charles Spurgeon used to tell his students, “Don't go about the world with your fist doubled up for fighting, carrying a theological revolver in the leg of your trousers.” Gentle (ἐπιεικής epieikes) describes the believer who is “not insisting on every right of letter of law or custom, yielding, gentle, kind, courteous, tolerant.”[8] Where God's Word is silent, the overseer will make room for others in the church to exercise their preferences. Peaceable (ἄμαχος amachos) means the Christian leader must “not be disposed to fight; not quarrelsome or contentious.”[9] He is one who, when possible, prefers peace in all situations. Elsewhere, Paul said, “If possible, so far as it depends on you, be at peace with all men” (Rom 12:18). Free from the love of money (ἀφιλάργυρος aphilarguros) means “not fond of money, not covetous, generous.”[10] The one who loves money might be tempted to twist or compromise God's Word lest it offend a would-be giver. The writer to the Hebrews states, “Make sure that your character is free from the love of money, being content with what you have” (Heb 13:5a). A good family manager. Paul states, “He must be one who manages his own household well, keeping his children under control with all dignity 5 (but if a man does not know how to manage his own household, how will he take care of the church of God?)” (1 Tim 3:4-5). This means he must manage his home well, controlling his children—as best he can—while not throwing his dignity out the window. Paul's rationale is that if he cannot manage his own home life, he will not be able to manage the local church. According to Wiersbe, “This does not mean that a pastor must be married, or, if married, must have children. However, marriage and a family are probably in the will of God for most pastors. If a man's own children cannot obey and respect him, then his church is not likely to respect and obey his leadership.”[11] The overseer must a mature believer. Paul states the elder must “not be a new convert, so that he will not become conceited and fall into the condemnation incurred by the devil” (1 Tim 3:6). According to Litfin, “An overseer must not be a recent convert (neophyton, “neophyte”), lest his rapid advancement to leadership fill him with pride and conceit, and he experience the same kind of judgment that the devil incurred for his pride.”[12] He must have a good reputation with outsiders. Paul closed this section, saying, “And he must have a good reputation with those outside the church, so that he will not fall into reproach and the snare of the devil” (1 Tim 3:7). Thomas Constable states, “A good reputation with those outside the church is essential so that the elder will not bring reproach on the name of Christ and the church. Paul saw this as falling into disgrace and the snare of the devil.”[13] Warren Wiersbe asks, “Does he pay his bills? Does he have a good reputation among unsaved people with whom he does business? (see Col 4:5 and 1 Th 4:1).”[14] Additional Matters      Biblically, it appears God is the primary Person who selects elders to serve in His church. The Apostle Paul, when speaking with the elders at Ephesus, said, “Be on guard for yourselves and for all the flock, among which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers, to shepherd the church of God which He purchased with His own blood” (Acts 20:28). William MacDonald states: "Only the Holy Spirit of God can make a man an elder. This is clear in Acts 20:28. The Holy Spirit lays a burden on a man's heart to take up this important work and also equips him for it. It is impossible to make a man a bishop by voting him into office or by ordaining him. The responsibility of the local assembly is to recognize those men in its midst who have been made elders by God the Holy Spirit (1 Th 5:12-13). It is true that we find the appointment of elders in the book of Titus, but there it was simply a matter of Titus' singling out those men who had the qualifications of elders. At that time, the Christians did not have the NT in printed form, as we have it today. Therefore, they did not know what the exact qualifications for elders were. So Paul sent Titus to them with this information and instructed Titus to set apart those men who had been raised up by the Spirit of God for the work. The recognition of elders by a local assembly might be quite informal. It often happens that Christians instinctively know who their elders are because they have acquainted themselves with the qualifications of elders in 1 Timothy 3 and Titus 1."[15]      The Bible does not specify how many elders may serve in a church, or even what process is to be followed concerning their appointment to office. The church has the liberty to follow a relaxed or formal policy depending on its membership. Other qualifications for church elders are as follows: They consist of men only (1 Tim 3:2; Tit 1:6; cf. 1 Tim 2:12-14). They solved doctrinal problems in the church through biblical discussion and research (Acts 15:1-11, cf. Acts 16:4). They worked with “the whole church” in choosing men to send on a missionary journey (Acts 15:22). This is important because elders lead from the front, not the top. They work within the church, and with the church, serving as examples to the church, and not “lording” their authority over others (1 Pet 5:3). They received biblical instruction from Paul regarding the “whole counsel of God” (Acts 20:27). Today the elder spends the majority of his time studying Scripture so he can be spiritually prepared to meet his obligations as a church leader. Studying God's Word is important, for he cannot live what he does not know. They shepherded the church through general oversight (Acts 20:17; 28). They guarded against false teachers and their false doctrines, guiding believers into God's will, and feeding the church with the truths of Scripture (Acts 20:28-32; Eph 4:11-14, cf. Jer 3:15). All the elders were leaders (1 Th 5:12-13; Heb 13:7, 17), but only some functioned at “preaching and teaching” (1 Tim 5:17; cf. Eph 4:11-14). They were supported financially by those who benefitted from their oversight and teaching (Gal 6:6; 1 Tim 5:17-18). The elders offered support and prayer to fellow believers who were suffering (Jam 5:14). The first elders in Scripture had their place in the church by apostolic appointment. First, Paul appointed elders in Lystra, Iconium, and Antioch (Acts 14:21-23), and later, he commanded Titus to appoint elders in the church (Tit 1:5). Since we do not have apostles today, authority does not rest in a person, but Scripture alone. Church leadership is still appointed by God (Acts 20:28; cf. Eph 4:11), and the church recognizes leadership because they measure up to the qualifications set forth in Scripture (1 Tim 3:1-7; Tit 1:5-9).      The role of elder/overseer/pastor is very challenging. Though there are no perfect pastors, they must display a level of maturity and godly qualities to be eligible for leadership service in the local church. Pastors have huge responsibilities and often bear great burdens for those in the church (2 Cor 11:29). Today, a qualified pastor will devote many years to learning God's Word, which requires great discipline and financial cost, both for his education and library. Afterwards, he will often accept pay well below what he could have earned if he'd chosen another profession. Many pastors serve bivocationally (Paul was a tent maker who often paid for his own needs; Acts 18:3; 20:34), and some work purely as volunteers. These men need all the encouragement and support a congregation can provide, to help lift them up that they might stay the course and lead God's people in His will. ______________________________________   [1] William Arndt et al., A Greek-English Lexicon of the New Testament and Other Early Christian Literature (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2000), 379. [2] A. Duane Litfin, “1 Timothy,” in The Bible Knowledge Commentary: An Exposition of the Scriptures, ed. J. F. Walvoord and R. B. Zuck, vol. 2 (Wheaton, IL: Victor Books, 1985), 736. [3] William Arndt, A Greek-English Lexicon of the New Testament and Other Early Christian Literature, 672. [4] Ibid., 987. [5] Warren W. Wiersbe, The Bible Exposition Commentary, vol. 2 (Wheaton, IL: Victor Books, 1996), 220. [6] William Arndt, A Greek-English Lexicon of the New Testament and Other Early Christian Literature, 780. [7] William D. Mounce, Mounce's Complete Expository Dictionary of Old & New Testament Words (Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2006), 1246. [8] William Arndt, A Greek-English Lexicon of the New Testament and Other Early Christian Literature, 371. [9] William D. Mounce, Mounce's Complete Expository Dictionary of Old & New Testament Words, 1079. [10] Ibid., 1103. [11] Warren W. Wiersbe, The Bible Exposition Commentary, Vol 2, 221. [12] A. Duane Litfin, “1 Timothy,” in The Bible Knowledge Commentary, 737. [13] Tom Constable, Tom Constable's Expository Notes on the Bible (Galaxie Software, 2003), 1 Tim 3:2. [14] Warren W. Wiersbe, The Bible Exposition Commentary, Vol 2, 221. [15] William MacDonald, Believer's Bible Commentary: Old and New Testaments, ed. Arthur Farstad (Nashville: Thomas Nelson, 1995), 2086.

St. Mary of Bethany Parish Podcast
In Christ Together

St. Mary of Bethany Parish Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 12, 2022 18:57


Proper 19 - the Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost  | Jeremiah 4:11-12, 22-28 | Psalm 14 | 1 Timothy 1:12-17 (all NT readings from First Nations Version) | Luke 15:1-10 | September 11th, 2022 | Rev. Danny Byant | St. Mary of Bethany Parish (Nashville, TN)  Readings and Resources: | Telling Secrets - Frederick Buechner | After Whiteness - Willie James Jennings 

Mission Focused Men for Christ
Preventing the Social Media from Catechizing Our Kids

Mission Focused Men for Christ

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 11, 2022 28:05


Episode Summary: God designed men to be the protectors of their homes. Genesis 2:15 reveals to us this God-designed role. The Lord God took the man and put him in the garden of Eden to work it and keep it. KEEP IT is the Hebrew word, SHAMAR, which means to protect the garden and those in it. In the NT, Paul builds on this idea, calling the men of the church at Corinth to, Be watchful, stand firm in the faith, act like men, be strong. We must NOT BE BLIND to the destructive ideas that come into our homes and into the lives of our loved ones. This is the reason for this new series, Protecting Our Families from Enticing but False Worldviews. As we seek to understand how best to speak into the lives of the rising generation, which is being saturated with false worldviews through the social media every day, or, as we seek to influence the culture for Christ as we are commanded to do, today's episode provides insight by examining what has caused so many young adults to abandon their Christian faith and confidence in the Bible.For Further Prayerful Thought: Why should fathers, grandfathers and church leaders be concerned about the false world views taking the rising generation captive? As we examined four contributing factors towards deconversion, which ones made the most sense to you. Have you seen any of these in action. What stood out to you about the value of using questions to point others towards a biblical worldview of a specific topic? For the printed version of this message click here.For a summary of topics addressed by podcast series, click here.For FREE downloadable studies on men's issues click here.To make an online contribution to enable others to hear about the podcast: (Click link and scroll down to bottom left)

Through the Word
Galatians 5 Explained | Journey 4 Day 96

Through the Word

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 11, 2022 9:32


Galatians 5: True Freedom | Freedom. There is something awesome about that word. We want it. We fight for it. We crave it. Freedom. But what is - true freedom?Journey 4 | Law and Grace. Journey #4 opens the Bible's grand story of redemption in Exodus, as Moses leads the Israelites out of slavery and into the wilderness. God delivers the law in Leviticus - but can the law save? Redemption comes into full glory in the NT letters of Ephesians and Philemon, and Paul delivers his manifesto of grace in Galatians. (94 days)Teacher: Kris LanghamAbout TTW: When the Bible is confusing, Through the Word explains it with clear and concise audio guides for every chapter. The TTW Podcast follows 19 Journeys covering every book and chapter in the Bible. Each journey is an epic adventure through several Bible books, as your favorite pastors explain each chapter with clear explanation and insightful application. Understand the Bible in just ten minutes a day, and join us for all 19 Journeys on the TTW podcast or TTW app!Get the App: https://throughtheword.orgContact: https://throughtheword.org/contactDonate: https://throughtheword.org/givingGalatians 5 Themes: law, grace, freedom, legalismGalatians 5 Tags: freedom, slavery, circumcision, law, justified, justification, justify, Key Verses: Quotes: Audio & Text © 2011-2021 Through the Word™ Inc. All rights reserved worldwide.Bible Quotes: The Holy Bible New International Version® NIV® Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica, Inc.® Used by permission of Biblica, Inc.® All rights reserved worldwide.