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Inspiration from the Couch
EP 69: Brain Fog

Inspiration from the Couch

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 2, 2023 29:37


Today we're talking about brain fog, which the three of us have PLENTY of right now (so it's a very pertinent and relevant topic in our lives)! We start by defining what brain fog is and describing how it shows up in our lives, sharing stories of our forgetfulness, word finding difficulties, and sluggish thinking. We highlight some of the main causes of brain fog, exploring how many of these interact with each other. We discuss the impact of brain fog, particularly on our identity, sense of self, and overall functioning. We conclude that there's power in being able to name and identify this symptom, and we share some strategies for how to best manage brain fog. Quoted in the episode, From The Menopause Charity (themenopausecharity.org)“Estrogen stimulates the brain, keeps the neurons firing, supports the growth of new cells and helps existing cells to form new connections. When estrogen levels fall in midlife, your entire body – including your brain – goes into a sudden deprivation state. At a cellular level, estrogen pushes your brain cells to burn more glucose, which is its main fuel. Studies have shown that there is an overall reduction of brain energy levels during menopause, which can trigger hot flushes, night sweats, anxiety, depression, brain fog, and the host of other cognitive symptoms mentioned.”

The Fix My Insurance Agency Podcast
How to generate insurance leads by focusing on the 6 best insurance prospects

The Fix My Insurance Agency Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 25, 2023 19:27


Watch the complete 15-minute on-demand session at: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/recording/2895625873118896642 A few Lunch-and-Learn lessons back, I went over the 10 main marketing methods commonly used to attract insurance prospects, and we broke down a lot of different campaigns.  Today, I want to go deeper into marketing by looking at the six best insurance prospects.  So, who are your six best insurance prospects? They are: Your current customers, Referrals, and testimonials from Business Referral Partners and Customers People that are actively searching for insurance, whether it's an insurance product, or they're searching for information about insurance, Former customers, Quoted-not-sold prospects, and People with a possible upcoming need for insurance such as: newly married, just had a baby, just relocated, about to retire, about to turn 65 yrs. old, etc.  Guys don't waste a bunch of money, don't waste a bunch of time, and a bunch of effort trying all these over-the-top, unique, unicorn-type marketing things. These are your six best insurance prospects, and all of your focus should be on these six best insurance prospects.

Looking Outside.
Looking Outside Thinking: Matt Klein, Foresight & Strategy Lead Reddit

Looking Outside.

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 3, 2023 40:50


We start a new year with a new way of Thinking, approaching the topic of careful consideration, extrapolation and explanation in a critical way. Joining us is self-proclaimed overthinker, award winning writer, leading cultural commentator and Foresight & Strategy Lead at Reddit, Matt Klein.As can be seen by his intro, Matt takes on a lot and he takes in a lot. He starts by sharing how he loads information and how he avoids overloading - a process where he binge eats information and then let's it "simmer" at its own pace during a silent walk outside. When he returns to it, it forms a constellation of connection points and inspiration sparks.Both in foresight, Jo and Matt discuss the challenge of translating complex trends and ideas into something easily understood and actionable to others, without over-simplification. Matt does this by using tangible, real examples, particularly in showing how black and white (and grey) can co-exist in culture.Matt also speaks to the importance of recalibrating your reality by listening to something that makes you uncomfortable. From hearing that other perspective, he attempts to form an understanding so he doesn't shut out or attack those ideas he ardently disagrees with, because whether or not he agrees with them, "that person exists".Matt recognizes that this process of thinking critically can be hard work and often demotivating, particularly when you have to catch yourself from feeling like you've got it all figured out. But that our job should be not just pointing to what's interesting but to what's true. --To look outside, Matt takes in a lot of varied sources, whether it's publications, subreddits, or twitter accounts. He also carefully inspects an everyday interaction, as a method of cultural immersion. An example is being mindful when you're shopping by observing what's on the shelf, what people buy, what your local store is doing that's unique. Then reflecting on what says about that organization, about a collective society, about people. Matt does this intentionally as an exercise in being open, mindful and paying attention.--Matt Klein leads the foresight practice at Reddit where he studies culture and helps brands across all verticals identify emerging social shifts and author future-proofing business strategies.As a quantitative futurist with a decade of experience in trend forecasting, marketing and innovation, Matt has consulted with the United Nations and Fortune 100 businesses, to venture capital investors, TV producers, and startups on what comes next.With a background in CyberPsychology and Memetics, Matt's POV is rooted in the psycho- and sociological implication of emerging tech.An award-winning writer and leading voice in cultural theory, Matt's a frequent commentator for The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Forbes, The Atlantic, DAZED, VICE and Rolling Stone.Quoted by the likes of Arianna Huffington and Richard Branson, and subscribed to by thousands globally, Matt's own publication ZINE offers executives and students alike explanations into overlooked cultural trends.Matt is also the Founder and now Advisor of PRSNL Branding, an education platform helping systemically disadvantaged professionals strengthen their online presence and advance their careers.Always looking to give back to the field he loves, Matt is a university lecturer (NYU, Queens College, University of Oregon), keynote speaker (SXSW, CAA, Sweathead), industry judge (The Webby Awards), advisor and mentor.When not analyzing culture, Matt's collecting hobbies including cycling, drumming and wine studies, and volunteering with Big Brothers of...

Cancelled Culture TODAY
The other thing he says is his most quoted line: The heart has its reasons, which reason does not know.

Cancelled Culture TODAY

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 2, 2023 2:09


Business with Beers
Ep 115: Achieving Ridiculous Goals with Steve Sims

Business with Beers

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 26, 2022 39:46


Quoted as “The Real Life Wizard of Oz" by Forbes and Entrepreneur Magazine, Steve Sims is a best selling Author with "BLUEFISHING - the art of making things happen”, sought-after coach, Top rated speaker in the US speaker after keynoting at a variety of networks, groups and associations as well as the Pentagon and Harvard – twice!In this episode, we talked about why communication, physical connection, and relationship capital are crucial for success in business and in life in general!Links:Website: https://www.stevedsims.com/ Website 2: https://sims.media/ Book Links: Go For Stupid: The Art of Achieving Ridiculous ThingsGuest Social Links:FaceBook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/stevedsims/Twitter: https://twitter.com/stevedsimsIG: https://www.instagram.com/stevedsimsLinkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/stevedsims/Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/stevedsimsTiktok: https://www.tiktok.com/@stevedsimsPodcast: The Art of Making Things Happen - https://www.stevedsims.com/art-making-things-happen/ Connect with Brian Twitter, LinkedIn, & Instagram Join the Franchise Freedom community

Excellent Executive Coaching: Bringing Your Coaching One Step Closer to Excelling
EEC 258: How to Use Technology to Become a Superhuman Coach, with Sam Isaacson

Excellent Executive Coaching: Bringing Your Coaching One Step Closer to Excelling

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 20, 2022 23:16


Sam Isaacson is an enthusiastic coach, coach supervisor, and adviser on coachtech and organizational coaching. He was the first person in the world to offer coaching in virtual reality, with a habit of exploring the edges of what's possible with technology to maximize that truly human profession of coaching. How can technology help coaches? Coaching is a relational. How can AI be of any help when coaching? First define Artificial Intelligence. Where and when do you think Artificial Intelligence can help and where is it limited? You have coached in a virtual reality. How was that experience? Is it a gimmick? If coaches want to us AI where should they start and what can your book Superhuman Coaching tell them? Sam Isaacson An enthusiastic coach, coach supervisor, and adviser on coachtech and organizational coaching. The first person in the world to offer coaching in virtual reality, with a habit of exploring the edges of what's possible with technology to maximize that truly human profession of coaching. Chair of the UK's Coaching Professional apprenticeship trailblazer group, incorporating more than a hundred employers of coaches and all the big professional bodies, achieving approval from the Secretary of State in 2020. A member of the UK ICF's Technology Working Group, EMCC Global's Digital & AI Working Group, the Future of Coaching Collaboration, advisory boards for the ICF for Organizations and the Telegraph, and certified to recommend coaches for accreditation with EMCC Global. Quoted by the Daily Telegraph, Forbes.com, the Association for Coaching, the ICF, and Coaching at Work. Host of some of the best-known names in coaching at self-organized events, and speaking slots at a range of conferences, including keynote at the UK ICF conference, WBECS, the world's biggest in-person digital transformation conference attended by almost 20,000 people, and invite-only breakfast briefings for the Telegraph. Dad of four young boys, an Amazon #1 bestseller, and author of "How to Thrive as a Coach in a Digital World" and "Superhuman Coaching". Excellent Executive Coaching Podcast If you have enjoyed this episode, subscribe to our podcast on iTunes. We would love for you to leave a review. The EEC podcasts are sponsored by MKB Excellent Executive Coaching that helps you get from where you are to where you want to be with customized leadership and coaching development programs. MKB Excellent Executive Coaching offers leadership development programs to generate action, learning, and change that is aligned with your authentic self and values. Transform your dreams into reality and invest in yourself by scheduling a discovery session with Dr. Katrina Burrus, MCC to reach your goals. Your host is Dr. Katrina Burrus, MCC, founder and general manager of www.mkbconseil.ch a company specialized in leadership development and executive coaching.

Music (ed) Matters
Episode 136: Episode 136 - Jim Gaven: Key of Awesome Music

Music (ed) Matters

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 13, 2022 39:28


In this conversation, we talk about positively impacting the lives of people who have developmental disabilities (children, teens, and adults), Alzheimer's/Dementia, and drug/alcohol addiction through individual and group music sessions/lessons/performances with Founder/CEO of Key of Awesome Music, Jim Gaven. He has been in the human services field for the past 12 years creating and implementing a comprehensive music program for those with developmental disabilities (children, teens, and adults), Alzheimer's/Dementia, drug/alcohol addiction through individual and group music sessions/lessons/performances.Armed with the goal of helping others, singer/songwriter, publisher, and author Jim Gaven's mission is to use the power of music to make you think of a good time in your life, make you feel good about yourself, and most of all, put a smile on your face. Quoted as saying, ‘I want to inspire you to do great things as I have been inspired. The fact that you can create something out of nothing and have it last forever is amazing to me.' This is a true testament to the everlasting impact we can all have on each other, and Jim hopes to bring that kind of attitude to the forefront through his musical endeavors.He is a husband and father, and has won Employee of the Year at the Arc Mercer as well as Song of the Year (Kindred Awards) and received a Gold Record for his work in writing personalized songs for children who have terminal illnesses.Learn more about Jim Gaven and “Key of Awesome Music”: www.keyofawesomemusic.com, www.jimgaven.bandcamp.com, https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Jim-Gaven, https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCsaVEjBPRoOV77mtYEcZYPg, on Instagram and Facebook @keyofawesomemusic Watch this episode on YouTube: https://youtu.be/lUrlgb-Ks10Order your copy of Dr. Burch's book, “The Business of Choir”: https://www.giamusic.com/store/resource/the-business-of-choir-book-g10713. Join us over at Patreon.com/MusicEdMatters for monthly meet-ups, monthly bonus episodes, special content and more!Support the companies that make The Music (ed) Matters Podcast possible: —Kaleidoscope Adventures - find your adventure today, kaleidoscopeadventures.com/.  Including the June 2023 Festival and PD Weekend in Myrtle Beach with Alex & Emmy and their choirs!— The Kinnison Choral Company - check out their quality resources - or get your tracks made today - at KinnisonChoralCo.com. **Show music originally written by Mr. Todd Monsell**Show photography provided by Dr. Dan Biggerstaff

ChiroHustle Podcasts
Become a Public Conversationalist in Chiropractic with Steve Sims – Chiro Hustle Podcast 409

ChiroHustle Podcasts

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 1, 2022 35:18


Do you know anyone that's worked with Sir Elton John or Elon Musk, sent people down to see the wreck of the Titanic on the seabed or closed museums in Florence for a private dinner party and then had Andrea Bocelli serenade them while they eat their pasta – you do now Quoted as “The […] The post Become a Public Conversationalist in Chiropractic with Steve Sims – Chiro Hustle Podcast 409 appeared first on Chiro Hustle.

Conscious Creators Show — Make A Life Through Your Art Without Selling Your Soul
Steve Sims — From Getting Onstage with Journey to Meeting Elton John: The Real Life Wizard of Oz

Conscious Creators Show — Make A Life Through Your Art Without Selling Your Soul

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 22, 2022 39:39


“I believe that we have the ability to solve someone's problems and in doing so that produces loyalty, commitment, addiction, attention, but I don't believe it comes from selling. Selling is nine times out of 10 — When someone is trying to get you to have that. But if I can find out what motivates you and what helps you and what impacts you, then I can solve anything” — Steve Sims This week Sachit (@sachitgupta) chats with entrepreneur Steve Sims (@stevedsims) — Quoted as “The Real Life Wizard of Oz" by Forbes and Entrepreneur Magazine, Steve Sims is a best selling Author with "BLUEFISHING - the art of making things happen”, sought-after coach and a speaker at a variety of networks, groups and associations as well as the Pentagon and Harvard. Find the show notes of the episode here - https://www.creators.show Follow our host, Sachit Gupta on Twitter and sign up for the Creators Collective Newsletter. Do you want to learn how to make a living as a creator? Check out the CreatorsMBA. (02:06) - Why most people are bad at communicating  (06:37) - Steve's approach to communication (13:07) - How to build relationships with people you don't know  (15:43) - Why he thinks email marketing is weak (20:36) - How and why simplifying is the key to everything (22:49) - “Just pick up the phone” (32:23) - The most fulfilling requests he fulfilled for people (35:12) - Lessons he learned from his roots (37:31) - How Steve defines Conscious Creators

The Women's Vibrancy Code
45. Go For Stupid: The Art Of Achieving Ridiculous Goals | Letting Your Failures Refine You & Not Define You | feat. Steve Sims

The Women's Vibrancy Code

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2022 56:59


In this episode of The Women's Vibrancy Code, Maraya chats with Steve Sims - an entrepreneur, coach, best selling author, podcast host, and a man who is widely renowned as the most connected person you've never heard of. From Elon Musk, to Richard Branson, Elton John, Keanu Reeves, Jay Abraham, or even Martha Stewart, Steve has a relationship with everyone.  In fact, he has been referred to as “The Real Life Wizard Of Oz” by Forbes and Entrepreneur Magazine, and he has an incredible amount of advice to share on life, passion, relationships, work, and why you need to Go For Stupid in order to achieve your dreams. Also in this episode: Why people need to focus on time and impact instead of money.  Don't complete transactions, but ask questions, and make your dreams become your vision Balancing work and parenthood - but providing your kids life experience.  Why you have to be laughed at, ridiculed, embarrassed, and starved in order to become a successful entrepreneur Why you need to change the room your in when the people around you don't push your limits Where someone starts when they realize they need to push themselves to fail and learn Why Martha Stewart once wasted her platform to have a meaningful conversation and share her failings/ triumphs Why your ridiculous goals don't always have to be determined by your finances, but you need to commence momentum toward your goals Why you need to find a partner who is willing to support you at all times, and why you have to let them go if they can't. Why the definition of “hell” is to meet the man or woman you could have been   Subscribe To The Podcast Apple Podcast | YouTube | Spotify Connect With The Show Facebook Page | Linkedin | Website | Tiktok | Facebook Group Make A Connection Call With Maraya Brown Click here to book   About Steve Sims: Do you know anyone that's worked with Sir Elton John or Elon Musk, sent people down to see the wreck of the Titanic on the sea bed or closed museums in Florence for a private dinner party and then had Andrea Bocelli serenade them while they eat their pasta – you do now. Quoted as “The Real Life Wizard of Oz" by Forbes and Entrepreneur Magazine, Steve Sims is a best selling Author with "BLUEFISHING - the art of making things happen”, sought-after coach, Top rated speaker in the US speaker after keynoting at a variety of networks, groups and associations as well as the Pentagon and Harvard – twice! About Steve Sims' New Book - Go For Stupid: The Art Of Achieving Ridiculous Goals What would you achieve if you weren't afraid of being laughed at? In the age of “gotcha” culture, people are terrified to do anything that might be laughed at. Steve Sims is the exact opposite. In Go For Stupid: The Art of Achieving Ridiculous Goals, Steve teaches you how to ignore what everyone else thinks and go for big, stupid, ridiculous goals. From organizing a private dinner in front of Michelangelo's David, to securing a tour of SpaceX led by Elon Musk himself, his accomplishments always start with the same questions: How far can I take this? What would make this a stupid achievement? Steve examines famously stupid goals in history, the key habits of successful people, and lessons from his own career to help you let go of your fear and get out of your own way.  If you do something amazing, you will be ridiculed until you are revered. Stop overthinking and go for ridiculous, stupid goals. Once you “go for stupid,” you open the door to the life you always dreamed about. https://www.goforstupid.com/ Connect With Steve Sims: Podcast – The Art of Making Things Happen - https://www.stevedsims.com/podcast/ FaceBook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/stevedsims/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/stevedsims IG: https://www.instagram.com/stevedsims Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/stevedsims/ Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/stevedsims Tik Tok: https://www.tiktok.com/@stevedsims Website: http://stevedsims.com Steve's NFT: https://opensea.io/collection/stevedsims Join the inner circle – The Sims Distillery: https://simsdistillery.com   About Maraya Brown: Maraya is a Yale and Functional Medicine Trained CNM, MSN with her undergraduate degree in marketing. She helps women feel turned on by their life, their lover and themselves.  Her work online brings her 21 years of experience supporting women together in one place to co-create deep transformation, energy and passion. Maraya is the founder of this Podcast and does a great deal of work with women to expand their energy, hormones, libido, confidence and much much more.   DISCLAIMER: The podcasts available on this website have been produced for informational, educational and entertainment purposes only. Listeners should take care to avoid program content which may not be suited to them. The contents of this podcast do not constitute medical or professional advice, No person listening to and/or viewing any podcast from this website should act or refrain from acting on the basis of the content of a podcast without first seeking appropriate professional advice and/or counseling, nor shall the information be used as a substitute for professional advice and/or counseling. The Women's Vibrancy Code Podcast expressly disclaims any and all liability relating to any actions taken or not taken based on any or all contents of this site.

The WorldView in 5 Minutes
“The Chosen” TV series quoted Book of Mormon; Nigerian Muslims killed 4,000 Christians this year; Big Tech's persecution of conservative, Christian groups

The WorldView in 5 Minutes

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 15, 2022


It's Tuesday, November 15th, A.D. 2022. This is The Worldview in 5 Minutes heard at www.TheWorldview.com.  I'm Adam McManus.  (Adam@TheWorldview.com) By Kevin Swanson Laos pastor abducted, tortured, and killed Government authorities are highly suspected to be the cause of the murder of a pastor and father of eight children in Laos. Pastor Seetoud of the Nakai District in the Khammouane Province was abducted, tortured, and killed while he was on his way to minister in a village 60 miles from his home.  His body was severely disfigured, his Bible was found near his body, and motorcycle just off the main road.  Morning Star News reports that two other Christians who had planned to join pastor for the meeting in the village said he was delayed because two unidentified officials were questioning him about his activities and reasons for travel to the town.  According to Open Doors, Laos is the 26th worst country for the persecution of Christians. Nigerian Muslims killed 4,000 Christians this year The most severe persecution in the world, by body count, is happening in Nigeria this year, reports The Christian Post. Thus far, in 2022, Islamic jihadist groups in Nigeria have killed at least 4,000 Christians and abducted more than 2,300, according to the International Society for Civil Liberties and Rule of Law  130,000 U.S. tech layoffs in 2022 so far Big layoffs have started in the United States.   Amazon has announced 10,000 layoffs to commence this week, amounting to 3% of its corporate workforce. Facebook is also shedding 11,000 jobs. That's about 13% of its workforce. Meantime, following Elon Musk's buyout, Twitter has laid off half its workforce of 8,000 employees along with 4,400 of its 5,500 contract employee base.   In 2022, Layoffs.fyi reports there have been 130,000 tech layoffs involving 788 tech companies.  Big Tech's persecution of conservative, Christian groups Napa Legal Institute has reported on Big Tech's de-platforming and other forms of persecution that have been let loose on Christians over the last few years. The report indicated 27 instances of high-profile Christian, pro-life, pro-family ministries persecuted by Amazon, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Tiktok, since 2020.   Psalm 37:1-3 comes to mind. “Do not fret because of evildoers, nor be envious of the workers of iniquity. For they shall soon be cut down like the grass, and wither as the green herb. Trust in the Lord, and do good; Dwell in the land, and feed on His faithfulness.” Republicans hold out hope for control of House While the Democrats retained control of the U.S. Senate in the 2022 elections, the House of Representatives is still up for grabs. Yesterday, the New York Times projected the Republicans would gain control by 1-3 Congressional seats. The two states where concerted ground was made for Republicans in the 2022 elections were Georgia and Florida. Meanwhile, the Democrats gained ground in Pennsylvania.  The Democrats also were successful at flipping state houses in Michigan, Minnesota, and Arizona. The Economist's surprise at mid-term election results The Economist magazine summarized the election this way. It said, “At the half-way mark between presidential elections, voters routinely give the incumbent party a beating. But, despite high inflation and low approval ratings for Joe Biden, the Republicans are unsure to flip the Senate and look likely to win control of the House with one of the smallest swings in years.” U.S. church attendance has dropped 15% Lifeway Research reports that U.S. church attendance has dropped off 15% in the last two years. The survey of 1,000 pastors found that Pentecostal churches and non-denominational churches grew the most over the last two years. The Reformed Presbyterian, Lutheran, Methodist, and Church of Christ denominations saw the least growth. United Methodist Church on the ropes The United Methodist denomination is bleeding churches.   Another 58 local churches in Louisiana have voted to leave the denomination for the matter of homosexual faux-marriage. Back in June, 70 churches in Georgia left, 30 more Methodist churches in North Carolina left, and over 100 congregations in Florida are moving in that direction. “The Chosen” TV series quoted Book of Mormon And finally, the joint Mormon and Christian evangelical-produced series, The Chosen, has come under fire over quotations from the Book of Mormon.   The problematic section comes in the preview for the third season of the TV series, quoting, in part, from the Mormon book, 3 Nephi 15:9, where the Mormon Jesus is quoted as saying, “I am the Law of Moses.” Listen to how it played out. JEWISH LEADER:  “Jesus, if you do not renounce your words, we will have no choice but to follow the law of Moses.” JESUS: “ I am the law of Moses!” Dallas Jenkins, the director, claimed the line was not a direct quote from the Book of Mormon, but written by the script writers, reports Crosswalk. 3 Nephi 15:9 says, “Behold, I am the law, and the light. Look unto me, and endure to the end, and ye shall live; for unto him that endureth to the end will I give eternal life.” In an article in a Mormon publication, called LDSLiving, Derral Eves, one of two Mormon executive producers of The Chosen, explained that he was aware that the show's creator, Dallas Jenkins, has received pushback for choosing to work with Mormons. In fact, Eves became emotional when talking about that opposition in a recent podcast interview. The trailer of The Chosen for Season 3 made it to first place on YouTube's trending chart during its first week out, reaching a total of 2.1 million views. The first two episodes of Season 3 will hit theaters this Thursday, November 18th.    The Scriptures tell us plainly: “The law was given through Moses, but grace and truth came through Jesus Christ.” (John 1:17) Close And that's The Worldview on this Tuesday, November 15th, in the year of our Lord 2022.  Subscribe by iTunes or email to our unique Christian newscast at www.TheWorldview.com. Or get the Generations app through Google Play or The App Store. I'm Adam McManus (Adam@TheWorldview.com). Seize the day for Jesus Christ.

Mormonism on SermonAudio
"The Chosen" TV series quoted Book of Mormon

Mormonism on SermonAudio

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 15, 2022 7:00


A new MP3 sermon from The World View in 5 Minutes is now available on SermonAudio with the following details: Title: "The Chosen" TV series quoted Book of Mormon Subtitle: The World View in Five Minutes Speaker: Adam McManus Broadcaster: The World View in 5 Minutes Event: Current Events Date: 11/15/2022 Length: 7 min.

Expert Speaker Podcast
Ep.42 - How to Achieve Ridiculous Goals with Steve Sims

Expert Speaker Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 14, 2022 38:33


In this episode, Majeed is joined by Steve Sims. Do you know anyone that's worked with Sir Elton John or Elon Musk, sent people down to see the wreck of the Titanic on the sea bed or closed museums in Florence for a private dinner party and then had Andrea Bocelli serenade them while they eat their pasta – you do now   Quoted as "The Real Life Wizard of Oz" by Forbes and Entrepreneur Magazine, Steve Sims is a best selling Author with "BLUEFISHING - the art of making things happen", sought-after coach, rated as the No 22 best speaker in the US speaker after keynoting at a variety of networks, groups and associations as well as the Pentagon and Harvard – twice!   In this episode: There is no secret Can you solve the problem? Being authentic Getting more gigs Chasing stages, fees and the sales process Go For Stupid How do you show up on a 5 inch screen? The whiskey conundrum    

The Bible Chapel Sermons
Ecclesiastes: The Problem of Evil

The Bible Chapel Sermons

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 13, 2022 35:14


Evil is all around us. From hatred, envy, and jealousy to sex trafficking, dealing deadly drugs, school shootings, divorce, and even gossip. Evil wreaks havoc in countries, communities, and families. This is not the way it's supposed to be, but it's the way it is in this life under the sun. The two questions we want to address this week and next are these:Why Does Evil Exist?Why Does God Allow it?Why Does Evil Exist? The Bible does not ignore the problem of evil (Eccl 4:1-3, Psalm 13:1, Habakkuk 1:2-4) - nor do secular philosophers. The Greek philosopher, Epicurus (341-270 BC), expressed the problem this way:·     God wants to abolish evil, but he cannot, he is impotent.·     God can abolish evil, but he does not, he is wicked.·     If God can and wants to abolish evil, why is there evil in the world?·     Therefore, God must not exist.A conversation about the problem of evil must begin humbly. We are finite beings seeking to understand the infinite God.Isaiah 55:8-9For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, declares the LORD. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.  Romans 11:33-36Oh, the depth of the riches and wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are his judgments and how inscrutable his ways! “For who has known the mind of the Lord, or who has been his counselor?” “Or who has given a gift to him that he might be repaid?” For from him and through him and to him are all things. To him be glory forever. Amen. Everything God created was good (Gen 1:31). So, how does evil exist?·     Evil is the absence of good (like darkness is the absence of light).  The church father, Augustine, wrote, “Evil has no positive nature; but the loss of good has received the name ‘evil'.” (The City of God, XI, Chapter 9).·     God gave man the freedom to choose. He did not make us robots. Theologian Peter Kreeft says, “To prevent all evil, you must remove all freedom and reduce people to puppets, which means they would then lack the ability to freely choose love” (Quoted in The Case for Faith, Lee Strobel, 42).·     God also gave angels the freedom to choose. Satan and others rebelled against God and were cast from heaven (Isa 14:12-15, Eze 28:12-17).·     Standing in the Garden of Eden with the freedom to choose, Adam and Eve gave into temptation and sin entered the human race (Gen 3:1-7, Rom 5:12).·     All sin and evil are the result of man's rebellion against God (Rom 1:18-32). C. S. Lewis wrote, “Fallen man is not simply an imperfect creature who needs improvement: he is a rebel who much lay down his arms” (Mere Christianity)God allowed for the possibility of evil because of his great love for us and his desire for us to love him freely.·     God knows it is only possible to truly believe in him if there is a choice to believe he doesn't exist.·     God knows we can truly love if there is a possibility to hate.·     God knows we can truly repent only if there is a choice to walk away.·     God knows we can truly worship him only if there is a choice to refuse worship or worship something else.God loves you so much that he gave you freedom, and when our freedom led us straight into sin, he sent his Son to pay sin's penalty. That's love!! That's grace!! Next week: Why does God allow evil to continue?DAILY DEVOTIONAL WITH RON MOOREGet Ron's Daily Devotional to your inbox each morning; visit biblechapel.org/devo.LIVING GROUNDEDLearn more about how you can grow deeper and embrace the foundational truths of the Christian faith with Living Grounded. Whether you're just starting out in faith or you've been a Christian for years, Living Grounded offers truth, wisdom, and encouragement for every stage. Contact gdevore@biblechapel.org to get connected. CAREGIVINGDo you have a need we can pray for? Do you need someone to walk alongside you? Do you know of another person who needs care? Let us know at caregiving@biblechapel.org. CAMPUS FACEBOOK GROUPSYou're invited to connect with The Bible Chapel family in your campus Facebook Group. Look for Facebook Groups at facebook.com/biblechapel and click on Groups on the left side.FIND AN ENCOURAGER TODAY! JOIN A SMALL GROUPCommunity Groups are our easiest on-ramp to community at The Bible Chapel; these groups use sermon-based questions to dive deeper into weekly messages. Visit biblechapel.org/smallgroups to learn more and sign up!

Matthew Kelly
The Top 5 Most Quoted Verses in the Bible - Matthew Kelly

Matthew Kelly

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 31, 2022 1:23


Most Quoted Bible VersesThe Top 5 Most Quoted Verses in the Bible - Matthew KellyGet Matthew's 60 Second Wisdom delivered to your inbox: https://www.matthewkelly.com/subscribeVideo Transcript:“Someone asked me recently what the most quoted verses were in the Bible. I had a rough idea, but got curious and decided to do a little research… and here they are..#5. Gen 1:1: In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.#4. Philippians 4:13: I can do everything through him who gives me strength.#3. Romans 8:28: And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.#2. Jeremiah 29:11: For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.#1. John 3:16: For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.What place does the Bible hold in your life? Maybe it's time to rediscover the wisdom of God.”If you have not read LIFE IS MESSY, order your copy today: https://amzn.to/2TTgZKn Subscribe to Matthew's YouTube Channel today! https://www.youtube.com/c/MatthewKellyAuthor/featured?sub_confirmation=1https://www.matthewkelly.comGet Matthew's 60 Second Wisdom delivered to your inbox: https://www.matthewkelly.com/subscribe The Best Version of Yourself and 60 Second Wisdom are registered trademarks.#MatthewKelly #BestVersionOfYourself #BestVersion #ThoughtLeader

Negotiate Real Change
Ever faced a bully? This episode is for you! For the Forces of Good With Lucia Kanter St. Amour

Negotiate Real Change

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 27, 2022 60:32


Buy the Book: For the Forces of Good: The Superpower of Everyday Negotiation "Negotiation happens everywhere every day and it can be anyone's everyday superpower - even through small acts and language. Yet, negotiation is still viewed by the general public as a specialized skill mastered by experts, and one that you either have or you don't (“Negotiation can't be taught. Some people just have the skill and others don't,” as proclaimed by a high school senior, heading to Brown University to study International Relations, at the author's 2022 Easter dinner table). Women, in particular, still shy away from negotiation scenarios - many are uncomfortable just asking for something, prioritizing so-called politeness over opportunity and success. Well, guess what? Negotiation isn't just for business and boardrooms. Negotiation is sexy. Negotiation is stylish. Negotiation is powerful and accessible to you. Every day." Quoted from The Synopsis of the Book: FOR THE FORCES OF GOOD: THE SUPERPOWER OF EVERYDAY NEGOTIATION by S. Lucia Kanter St. Amour (Release: October 1, 2022, Pactum Factum Press) Lucia's Podcast: Forces of Good: The Superpower of Everyday Negotiation Book Synopsis: FOR THE FORCES OF GOOD Buy the Book: For the Forces of Good: The Superpower of Everyday Negotiation Web: Pactum Factum Follow Kwame on LinkedIn Follow Lucia Kanter St. Amour on LinkedIn Kwame Christian With Lucia Kanter St. Amour

Living Words
Mark Seven: Biblical Church Discipline

Living Words

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 23, 2022


Mark Seven: Biblical Church Discipline by William Klock The first question of the Westminster Shorter Catechism famously asks, “What is the chief end of man?”  And the answer, drawing on scriptures like Psalm 73, Romans 11:36, and 1 Corinthians 10:31, is that, “Man's chief end is to glorify God, and to enjoy him forever.”  God created human beings to give him glory.  He created us to bear his images—to be the priests and stewards of his temple and to exercise his dominion over creation.  We rejected the vocation he gave us, and ever since then, God's great project of redemption and renewal—of new creation—has been working towards our restoration to that vocation.  One day, when the project is completed, redeemed humanity will once again live to the glory of God.  In the meantime he has called forth, created, redeemed, and renewed a people for himself—a people who, however imperfectly, exist to give him glory.  Not only that, but this people—you and I—exist to make the living God known to the nations: his faithfulness, his love, his mercy, his mighty and saving deeds, so that one day the nations will bring him the glory he is due.  One day the knowledge of his glory will cover the earth as the waters cover the sea. Jesus said to Israel, “Let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven” (Matthew 5:16).  That was Israel's mission, just as it is the mission of the new Israel.  It has always been the mission of the people of God and will always be.  A couple Sunday's ago, we read that passage from Micah 4 that looked forward to the day when the nations would come streaming to the Lord saying, “Come, let us go up to the mountain of the Lord, to the house of the God of Jacob, that he may teach us his ways and that we may walk in his paths” (Micha 4:2).  And this past summer we looked at John's vision in Revelation, the fulfilment of that prophecy, where the nations that once thumbed their noses at God, are seen streaming into the New Jerusalem to give God glory. Although we see the theme all through the New Testament, Revelation very dramatically reminds us that in the Church, God has created a people who—just like Jesus—have given up everything in order to know him, to live in his presence, and glorify him, and by their witness—even sometimes a witness that leads to death—to draw the nations to him. Brothers and Sisters, this means that as the people of God, as the Church, we are accountable not only to God, but to each other for our witness.  The Protestant Reformers understood how important this is.  Over these last weeks I've quoted several times from the confessions and formularies of a variety of Protestant traditions: Lutheran, Reformed, Presbyterian, and our own Articles of Religion.  All of them affirm in some way that a true church is found where God's word is faithfully preached and where the sacraments ordained by Jesus, Baptism and the Lord's Supper, are administered.  But in conjunction with the administration of the sacraments, those confessions also stress the essential nature of church discipline.  The Belgic Confession, after listing the preaching of the gospel and administration of the sacraments as marks of a true church, adds: “if church discipline is exercised in punishing of sin.”[1]  The Scots Confession puts it this way, “Lastly, Ecclesiastical discipline uprightly ministered, as God's word prescribes, whereby vice is repressed, and virtue nourished.”[2]  Article XIX of our Articles of Religion, again, puts it all this way: “The visible Church of Christ is a congregation of faithful men, in the which the pure Word of God is preached, and the Sacraments be duly ministered according to Christ's ordinance, in all those things that of necessity are requisite to the same.”  “All those things that of necessity are requisite to the same” covers a range of “things” from the ordering of ministers and liturgies to, notably, church discipline.  In our case, the specifics are found in the rubrics at the end of the liturgy for the Lord's Supper—those instructions the minister is bound to follow.  Here's what we read there (this can be found on page 116 of the Book of Common Prayer if you want to follow along): If among those who come to be partakers of the Holy Communion, the Minister shall know any to be an open and notorious evil liver, or to have done any wrong to his neighbours by word or deed, so that the congregation be thereby offended; he shall warn him, that he presume not to come to the Lord's Table, until he have openly declared himself to have truly repented and amended his former evil life, that the congregation may thereby be satisfied; and that he has recompensed the parties to whom he has done wrong; or at least declare himself to be in full purpose so to do, as soon as he conveniently may.   The same order shall the Minister use with those, between whom he perceives malice and hatred to reign; not permitting them to be partakers of the Lord's Table, until he know them to be reconciled. And if one of the parties, so at variance, be content to forgive from the bottom of his heart all that the other has trespassed against him, and to make amends for that wherein he himself has offended; and the other party will not be persuaded to a godly unity, but remain still in his frowardness and malice; the Minister in that case ought to admit the penitent person to the Holy Communion, and not him that is obstinate. Provided, That every Minister so repelling any, as is herein specified, shall be obliged to give an account of the same to the Ordinary, within fourteen days after, at the farthest. Years ago another evangelical pastor started asking me questions about the Prayer Book, so I loaned him a copy.  A couple of weeks later he came back with his finger on these rubrics and said—with a lot of consternation—“You don't actually do this, do you?”  I said that we do and that up to the late 19th and early 20th Centuries, so did virtually everyone else in Christendom.  It's there in our liturgies, our confessions, our formularies and books of order regardless of what tradition you're a part of.  What happened?  Because today church discipline is virtually unheard of—and it's not because Christians today are somehow more holy and less in need of it than previous generations.  Gregory Wills, in his book, Democratic Religion, writes, “After the Civil War…observers began to lament that church discipline was foundering, and it was.  It declined partly because it became more burdensome in larger churches….Urban churches, pressed by the need for large buildings and the desire for refined music and preaching, subordinated church discipline to the task of keeping the church solvent.  Many…shared a new vision of the church, replacing the pursuit of purity with the quest for efficiency.”[3]  And as the church in the West has bought into our culture's therapeutic values, there's little chance of any major change in course in the foreseeable future.  Today's conventional wisdom says that you grow churches by toning down talk of commitment.  Forget opening the doors wider—just take away the walls.  Let anyone and everyone come to the Table, whether they're baptised or not.  That used to be the position of theological liberals, but it's now commonplace in many evangelical churches.  Accountability?  Maybe you'll have small groups where people are voluntarily accountable to each other—maybe—but to the church?  It's almost unheard of.  Everything is meant to make us feel good, whether it's the preaching or the music.  Historic Christian worship was always built around giving glory to God.  It's often now built around the worshipers themselves and giving them a feel-good experience.  Even the gospel we often preach has become focused on the therapeutic.  Paul writes that when the Spirit gets hold of us, he transforms our hearts and we confess the lordship of Jesus—we repent, we turn from sin and idols, we embrace rejection, suffering, even martyrdom for the sake of Jesus, all to give glory to God.  But today's gospel often has little if anything to do with that.  It's about God making us feel good, giving us what we want—all too often it's a message promising material prosperity rather than what Jesus promised: that we will take up our crosses and follow him in the way of sacrifice.  Today's gospel is far too often all about “me”.  God is here for us, not we for God.  And so we balk at the very idea of such accountability.  But there it is.  And the Reformers didn't make it up.  Writing about eighty years ago, in his wonderful little book Life Together, Dietrich Bonhoeffer summed it up so well: “Nothing can be more cruel than the leniency which abandons others to their sin. Nothing can be more compassionate than the severe reprimand which calls another Christian in one's community back from the path of sin.”[4]  Discipline was once the norm.  And all of this is deeply biblical.  So let's look at the Bible and as we do that, keep the big biblical story in the back of your head and be thinking about the fact that our vocation is to give God glory and witness him in a such way that his kingdom is made known and the nations come to bring him glory too. So, first, let's turn to 1 Corinthians 5.  Here's what Paul writes: It is actually reported that there is sexual immorality among you, and of a kind that is not tolerated even among pagans, for a man has his father's wife.  And you are arrogant! Ought you not rather to mourn? Let him who has done this be removed from among you.   It's hard to be any clearer than that.  Notice that Paul doesn't go on the hunt for sin.  This sexual immorality was right there in the open.  And the church tolerated it to their shame.  It doesn't sound as if they were turning a blind eye.  That Paul rebukes them for their arrogance says that they were proud of themselves for their tolerance.  But as he points out to them, this sin was scandalous even to the pagans.  What kind of witness did they have?  Maybe they thought they were witnessing the love of Jesus by being so tolerant, but that's not the way it works.  “Let him be removed from among you,” Paul insists.  He goes on:     For though absent in body, I am present in spirit; and as if present, I have already pronounced judgment on the one who did such a thing.  When you are assembled in the name of the Lord Jesus and my spirit is present, with the power of our Lord Jesus, you are to deliver this man to Satan for the destruction of the flesh, so that his spirit may be saved in the day of the Lord. Notice—this is vitally important—church discipline isn't done to be vindictive.  It's done to purify the witness of the church, but it's also done in the hope that it will bring the unrepentant sinner to repentance that he will be spared from God's judgement.   Your boasting is not good. Do you not know that a little leaven leavens the whole lump?  Cleanse out the old leaven that you may be a new lump, as you really are unleavened. For Christ, our Passover lamb, has been sacrificed.  Let us therefore celebrate the festival, not with the old leaven, the leaven of malice and evil, but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth.   At the Passover the Israelites purged their homes of leaven and ate unleavened bread, remembering the new life the Lord had given them when he delivered them from Pharaoh's bondage.  Just so, as we come to the Lord's Table, we are reminded of the new life we have in Jesus and the Spirit.  This Supper is for those who have believe, who have repented, who have been baptised—who have given their full allegiance to Jesus and his kingdom.  Those who have not have no place here until they do.     I wrote to you in my letter not to associate with sexually immoral people—not at all meaning the sexually immoral of this world, or the greedy and swindlers, or idolaters, since then you would need to go out of the world.  But now I am writing to you not to associate with anyone who bears the name of brother if he is guilty of sexual immorality or greed, or is an idolater, reviler, drunkard, or swindler—not even to eat with such a one.  For what have I to do with judging outsiders? Is it not those inside the church whom you are to judge?  God judges those outside. “Purge the evil person from among you.”   Paul quotes Deuteronomy, recalling Israel's duty to holiness: “Purge the evil person from among you”.  Again, Paul doesn't tell us to go turning over rocks looking for sin.  The sins he lists here as examples are sins that are flagrant and public—obvious to most if not to all, a scandal to the church, and that compromise the witness of the church to the world—even though in some cases, the world might think we should tolerate such sins. But this is remedial discipline.  This is what happens when the church has failed in discipleship and in the early stages of discipline that we often don't even think of as discipline.  So I want to back up and look at where discipline starts.  Let's look at Hebrew 12:1-14, where we see that discipline is inherently positive and part of God's design.  It's on the long side and our time is limited, so I won't offer any commentary.  Just hear God's word. Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God.   Consider him who endured from sinners such hostility against himself, so that you may not grow weary or fainthearted.  In your struggle against sin you have not yet resisted to the point of shedding your blood.  And have you forgotten the exhortation that addresses you as sons? “My son, do not regard lightly the discipline of the Lord,          nor be weary when reproved by him. For the Lord disciplines the one he loves,          and chastises every son whom he receives.”   It is for discipline that you have to endure. God is treating you as sons. For what son is there whom his father does not discipline?  If you are left without discipline, in which all have participated, then you are illegitimate children and not sons.  Besides this, we have had earthly fathers who disciplined us and we respected them. Shall we not much more be subject to the Father of spirits and live?  For they disciplined us for a short time as it seemed best to them, but he disciplines us for our good, that we may share his holiness.  For the moment all discipline seems painful rather than pleasant, but later it yields the peaceful fruit of righteousness to those who have been trained by it.   Therefore lift your drooping hands and strengthen your weak knees, and make straight paths for your feet, so that what is lame may not be put out of joint but rather be healed.  Strive for peace with everyone, and for the holiness without which no one will see the Lord. Brothers and Sisters, the Lord disciplines his children because he loves them—he loves us—and he calls his church to discipline because of that same love.  He desires what's best for us and what's best is holiness.  And now one more passage.  Like I said, scripture doesn't tell us to go turning over rocks looking for the sins of our brothers and sisters.  It tells us what to do when sin confronts us—either something open and scandalous as in Corinth, or when we find ourselves sinned against by a brother or sister.  Look at Matthew 18:15-17.  Here's how Jesus tells us to deal with the sins of others. If your brother sins against you, go and tell him his fault, between you and him alone.  If he listens to you, you have gained your brother.  But if he does not listen, take one or two others along with you, that every charge may be established by the evidence of two or three witnesses.  If he refuses to listen to them, tell it to the church. And if he refuses to listen even to the church, let him be to you as a Gentile and a tax collector.   If your brother (or your sister) sins against you, go and talk to him (or her).  But before things even go that far, consider the love we ought to have for one another as brothers and sisters in Jesus.  Peter writes: Above all, keep loving one another earnestly, since love covers a multitude of sins.  (1 Peter 4:8) Have you ever thought about that?  If we really are loving each other as we should, I think this part probably tends to happen without us even thinking much about it.  We just forgive and move on.  Love covers a multitude of sins and our desire ought to be for fellowship and community with each other.  People leave the church.  It happens over and over and it so often happens over things that are so small in the grand scheme of things.  Something is horribly wrong with our perspective.  I was sitting at lunch on Tuesday with some other pastors and one was on the verge of tears talking about differences over pandemic politics decimating his church, people leaving because their views were different from those of others.  Another pastor talked about his continuing struggle to hold his church together.  He figured it was split 50/50 on these issues and they've only managed not to split over it because the pastors have made a point of avoiding those issues.  And I have to wonder, would these same people leaving the church over differences of opinion on government policy relating to a temporary problem, would they abandon their biological brothers and sisters, mothers and fathers the same way?  I doubt it.  Because family is important.  And yet consider Jesus' words: But he replied to the man…“Who is my mother, and who are my brothers?”  And stretching out his hand toward his disciples, he said, “Here are my mother and my brothers!  For whoever does the will of my Father in heaven is my brother and sister and mother.”  (Matthew 12:48-50) Brothers and Sisters, in Jesus we have a bond with each other stronger than blood—because of his blood.  And that ought to translate into a deep and profound love for each other that only overcomes out various differences—that love also ought to cover a multitude of sins.  To quote from Bonhoeffer's Life Together again, “I can no longer condemn or hate a brother for whom I pray, no matter how much trouble he causes me.”[5] But back to Matthew 18, sometimes a sin or an offense has to be dealt with.  Jesus says to go to your brother to talk to him about it.  Communicate.  Sometimes that's all it takes.  The single biggest cause of marital breakdown is a lack of communication.  You've probably seen that meme with the couple sitting on the couch or lying in bed, their backs to each other.  Both look very concerned…even upset.  And the wife is thinking, “I bet he's thinking about another woman.”  And the husband is thinking, “I've tried everything.  Why won't my motorcycle start.”  She's getting worked up and angry, assuming that because he's not talking, he's thinking about another woman.  No.  He's just trying to think through a problem.  But these things blow up and marriages fall apart.  Because people don't talk.  So go to your brother, go to your sister and talk.  It often turns out that sin or offense was unintentional.  It's often the case that you've been like the wife in the meme, thinking it's one thing, when in reality it was something else entirely.  We're Christians after all, people of the Spirit, manifesting his fruit.  We don't often go out of our way to deliberately offend each other.  Go in Christ-like love, assuming the best of each other, and with a desire for reconciliation. But maybe the sin was real.  Still, go and talk about it.  Hebrews calls us to exhort one another to love and good works.  Confronted by his sin, your brother—more often than not, if he really is full of the Spirit—will realise what he's done, he'll be sorry, and he'll make things right.  And, Jesus says, “you have gained your bother.”  Remember, our desire is to glorify God and we do that by maintaining the unity and the witness of the Church.  We not only manifest the life of the Spirit when we reconcile with one another in love, but we witness the love of God for sinners—modelling to others and to the world what God, in Jesus, has done for us. But, Jesus says, maybe your brother won't listen.  Step two is to go back to him with one or two witnesses.  This means that you've brought the grievance to at least another brother or sister.  Maybe you're out of line with your accusation.  Involving another person or two may, in itself, clear up the problem.  But if they agree that you've been wrong and that the other person has sinned, then you all go to him.  If this doesn't resolve the situation, Jesus says, you take the matter to the assembly—in this case that means the local church.  At this point the presbyters or the bishop must confront this man with his sin.  And if he still refuses to listen, Jesus says he is to be treated as a gentile or a tax collector.  That means he's to be treated as someone outside the community—in Israel as someone unclean and in the Church as someone who has forsaken his baptism and is now barred from the Lord's Table. But, again, the point is not vindictiveness.  The goal is restoration, as Paul stresses in 1 Corinthians 5.  This man may well be a believer, but in refusing to repent of his sin, his life does not match his profession and so, in an effort to restore him, he is barred from the sacramental life of the Church—from the markers of membership.  Especially thinking from the perspective of the new covenant, what is the church's goal when it comes to gentiles and tax collectors?  It's not to kick them to the curb and to walk away.  These are people who need to hear the gospel—the good news about Jesus.  Excommunication isn't the same as shunning.  Excommunication shows us those who need to be evangelized anew and brought back to Jesus. So to summarise: The Church is called to discipline her members for their own sake and for the sake of the larger church.  It is a call to the sinner to holiness.  It is a reminder to the rest of us of the need for holiness.  And it is essential to the integrity of the wider church's witness.  Brothers and Sisters, if we desire to glorify God and if we desire to see the nations glorify God because of our witness, we have to deal with sin within the Church and deal with it in the way scripture tells us.  Again, it's not optional, which is why all of our confessions and formularies, canons and liturgies stress church discipline as essential to the nature of the Church.  Stop practicing it, and we cease to be the church in the same way that we cease to be the church if we stop preaching God's word or if we stop administering his sacraments. And, I think, our abandonment of discipline lies behind the rapid decline of the Western church over the last century.  Consider Jesus' warnings to the churches in Revelation.  The Laodiceans were neither hot nor cold.  The Ephesians had lost their love.  The Thyatirans tolerated “that woman Jezebel” who enticed the people to idolatry and sexual immorality.  And Jesus warned them, “Repent…If not, I will come to you and remove your lampstand from its place” (Revelation 2:5).  In the West we have lost our first love.  We are all too often lukewarm.  We have corrupted the gospel and centred it on ourselves instead of on God.  We have turned worship into little more than a therapeutic exercise.  And we tolerate nearly anything and everything in our churches.  Preachers mock the very concept of repentance and are shocked by the idea of discipline.  Our salt has lost its savour.  Our light has grown dim.  Our lives misrepresent the Lord and the kingdom we proclaim with our mouths.  Will it be any wonder if that Lord removes our lampstand?  Brothers and Sisters, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven. Let's pray: Heavenly Father, you have created us, you have redeemed us, you have brought us together as your Church for the sake of your glory.  You have washed us clean and filled us with your own Spirit that we might glorify you by our life together.  Forgive us for our failures to be the salt and light you have created us to be.  Forgive us for our failures to be the holy community you have made us.  Fill us anew with a passion for your glory that we might desire, in all we do and say, to honour you and to make your glory known to the world.  Through Jesus we pray.  Amen. [1] Article XXIX [2] Article XVIII [3] Quoted in Mark Dever, Nine Marks of a Healthy Church (Wheaton, Ill.: Crossway, 2004), 180. [4] Trans. Daniel W. Bloesch (Minneapolis: Fortress, 2015), 83. [5] Ibid, 64.

REI Branded (Personal Brand & Business Building)
Go For Stupid With Your Personal Brand

REI Branded (Personal Brand & Business Building)

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 18, 2022 41:52


What would you achieve if you weren't afraid of being laughed at? In the age of “gotcha” culture, people are terrified to do anything that might be laughed at my podcast guest this week, Steve Sims is the exact opposite. In this conversation Steve shares why it is most of us never go for the goals we really dream about, why we are listening to the wrong people and what to do about it.  He shares what his wife thinks is his superpower, a vulnerable moment in life involving Ferrari and a suit and why he never gives advice about hair care products.  We also discuss his new book Go For Stupid: The Art of Achieving Ridiculous Goals, in which Steve teaches you how to ignore what everyone else thinks and go for big, stupid, ridiculous goals. He tells you about the famously stupid goals in history, the key habits of successful people, and lessons from his own career to help you let go of your fear and get out of your own way. This is more than a book though, this is a movement #goforstupid encouraging people to publicly announce their own ridiculous goals and go for it. Win a copy of Steve's brand new book (launched on October 18th, 2022) by listening to the episode and find the answer about what he once spent $50,000 on - email the answer to paul@paulcopcutt.com to enter the draw before October 31st, 2022. If you do something amazing, you will be ridiculed until you are revered. Stop overthinking and go for ridiculous, stupid goals. Once you “go for stupid,” you open the door to the life you always dreamed about. Steve Sims has been running his luxury travel and lifestyle concierge firm, Bluefish, for more than twenty years. With his unique talent for connecting with people's passions, opening doors, and making things happen, Sims has developed an exclusive reputation and an impressive client list of the world's rich and famous.  Bluefish has offices around the world and has been featured in Forbes, The New York Times, Entrepreneur, Variety, Worth, CNBC, and many other media outlets. Steve is also a keynote speaker at venues including Harvard and the Pentagon, and has spoken at many top entrepreneurial groups, including Mastermind Talks, Genius Networking Events, and Entrepreneur Society of SF. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife, kids, dogs, and a lot of motorcycles. Quoted as "The Real Life Wizard of Oz" by Forbes and Entrepreneur Magazine Steve has organized everything from organizing a private dinner in front of Michaelangelo's David to securing a tour of SpaceX led by Elon Musk himself, Steve Sims' accomplishments always start with the same questions: How far can I take this?  What would make this a stupid achievement?  Tune in to change the way you think about goals and achieving the dreams you have always had but were afraid to say what they are! NOTE: This episode contains explicit language. Topics discussed in this episode: Why people don't set ridiculous goals What stops us from achieving our goals Questions we don't ask enough Famously stupid goals from history The impact of COVID on our communication style and approach What Steve's wife thinks is his Superpower! Steve and hair care products Lessons from wearing a suit and feeling inauthentic The Go For Stupid book and more importantly the movement Social media algorithms and embracing trolls How to handle the recession and celebrate your competition hunkering down Steve's favourite brands and personal brand Using stopwatches to be more productive Steve's business book recommendation and favourite podcast A quote to live by Check out Steve D Sims https://www.stevedsims.com/ Check out Steve's best-selling books, Go For Stupid - The Art of Achieving Ridiculous Goals and Bluefishing - The Art of Making Things Happen at Amazon or wherever you buy books. Announce your own ridiculous goals with the hashtag #goforstupid Connect with Paul Copcutt: Website http://www.paulcopcutt.com LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/paulcopcutt/ Email paul@paulcopcutt.com

The Primal Happiness Show
What would you do if you weren't so scared of people laughing at you? - Steve Sims

The Primal Happiness Show

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2022 45:40


This week's show is with Steve Sims. Quoted as “The Real Life Wizard of Oz" by Forbes and Entrepreneur Magazine, Steve Sims is a best selling Author of 'Bluefishing: The Art of Making Things Happen, sought-after coach', top-rated speaker in the US speaker after keynoting at a variety of networks, groups and associations as well as the Pentagon and Harvard – twice. He is the founder and CEO of the luxury concierge service Bluefish.  He's someone who has worked with Sir Elton John and Elon Musk, sent people down to see the wreck of the Titanic on the sea bed and managed to get the museum in Florence, Italy that houses the most famous sculpture on Earth, The Statue of David, to shut down in order to host a private dinner for his client at the foot of the statue with Andrea Bocelli serenading them while they ate their pasta. In this show, we explored the question: what would you create if you weren't afraid of being laughed at? We spoke about cancel culture, the lack of true conversation, how we kill our dreams when people mock us - and why those people are rarely the ones to take notice of. And lastly, why and how you can go for stupid! I'd love to know what YOU think about this week's show. Let's carry on the conversation…  please leave a comment below. What you'll learn from this episode: I loved what Steve said about needing to have the conversation with ourselves about our dreams first - often we're the first person to mock ourselves, instead how about we become the first person to acknowledge ourselves for our dream? People will almost certain laugh at you, especially to begin with, the choice is whether to take notice of them or to listen to the people whose opinion you respect Steve's car analogy was a great one! I wonder what lives we'd create if we made it natural for us to go for stupid? Resources and stuff that we spoke about: Steve Sims' Official Website: http://stevedsims.com Follow Steve in Social Media: FaceBook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/stevedsims/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/stevedsims IG: https://www.instagram.com/stevedsims Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sdsims/ Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/stevedsims Tik Tok: https://www.tiktok.com/@stevedsims   There's fresh episode each week, if you subscribe then you'll get each new episode delivered to your phone every Tuesday (that way you'll never miss an episode): Subscribe on Apple Podcasts/iTunes Subscribe on Android Thank you! Lian & Jonathan

kPod - The Kidd Kraddick Morning Show

A student wrote a college paper about Taylor Swift and used Ana as a source.

Healthy Vibes for Moms
#94: Are you exhausted trying to stay “good” with people?

Healthy Vibes for Moms

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 10, 2022 11:52


Quoted from Lysa TerKeurst's Instagram… “A prayer for the girl who's tired of trying to please everyone in her life. Dear God, I have been giving so much of my energy trying to stay “good” with people, and it has left me exhausted, depleted, and constantly feeling taken advantage of. Lord, help me determine what I should say yes to and what I should say no to. And as I draw necessary boundaries, I ask for your peace to guard my heart and mind through difficult decisions and conversations. I ask today that you remind me of how much you love me so I'm less tempted to turn to others to fill me up with things that I really should be turning to you for, and only you can sustain the type of giving that a desperate soul longs for. In Jesus' name, Amen.” I am the Lord, the God of all mankind. Is anything too hard for me? Jeremiah 32:27 **Resources: **Good Boundaries and Good-byes by Lysa TerKeurstThe Best Yes by Lysa TerKeurst

Christian Meditation Podcast
480 The Lord Sends His Goodness in the Daytime and His Song at Night, O My Soul, A Guided Christian Meditation on Psalms 42:8-11 with the Recenter With Christ app

Christian Meditation Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 9, 2022 20:11


480 The Lord Sends His Goodness in the Daytime and His Song at Night, O My Soul, A Guided Christian Meditation on Psalms 42:8-11 with the Recenter With Christ app  I'm Chaplain Jared and I work as a hospice chaplain and an ICU chaplain. My purpose in making this podcast is to help you find more peace in your life and to be more open for your heart to be changed by the Spirit of God.  By using centuries old form of Christian Meditation named Lectio Divina: Outline: Relaxation, Reading, Meditation, Prayer, Contemplation and Visualization. Get into a place where you can sit comfortably and uninterrupted for about 20 minutes.You should hopefully not be driving or anything tensing or unrelaxing.  If you feel comfortable to do so, I invite you to close your eyes.   Guided Relaxation / Guided Meditation:   Breathe and direct your thoughts to connecting with God. Let your stomach be a balloon inflate, deflate. Bible verses for Meditation: Psalms 42 ESV By day the Lord commands his steadfast love,     and at night his song is with me,     a prayer to the God of my life. 9 I say to God, my rock:     “Why have you forgotten me? Why do I go mourning     because of the oppression of the enemy?” 10 As with a deadly wound in my bones,     my adversaries taunt me, while they say to me all the day long,     “Where is your God?” 11 Why are you cast down, O my soul,     and why are you in turmoil within me? Hope in God; for I shall again praise him,     my salvation and my God. NASB 8 The Lord will send His goodness in the daytime; And His song will be with me in the night, A prayer to the God of my life. 9 I will say to God my rock, “Why have You forgotten me? Why do I go about mourning because of the oppression of the enemy?” 10 As a shattering of my bones, my adversaries taunt me, While they say to me all day long, “Where is your God?” 11 Why are you in despair, my soul? And why are you restless within me? Wait for God, for I will again praise Him For the help of His presence, my God. Meditation: God makes his blessings and goodness available at all times. Yet at times we may feel that He has turned his back on us. This echoes back to Psalm 22 which states “My God My God, why hast thou forsaken me.” A Psalm that would be Quoted by Jesus himself while on the Cross. The most profound message in Christianity is not that God gets us out of every mess when we want him to or when it seems necessary for us, it is that God allows things to be done for His purposes.  When Jesus Christ prayed in the garden of Gethsemane before his death, he asked for the cup to be removed from Him. Finally on the cross as his sacrifice was near complete he felt forsaken. This feeling is not a measure of God's failure since it was uttered by the Redeemer Himself. Our current struggles are not a reflection of our righteousness.  The answer to this conundrum is not that God is failing or that we are, but that God continues worthy of praise and love, even when we don't understand the working of His world. Be patient. Ignore the taunting of the enemy and others who don't understand your faith. Wait for God. Praise him His presence will heal. Meditation of Prayer: Pray as directed by the Spirit. Dedicate these moments to the patient waiting, when you feel ready ask God for understanding you desire from Him. Meditation of God and His Glory / Hesychasm: I invite you to sit in silence feeling patient for your own faults and trials. Summarize what insights you have gained during this meditation and meditate and visualize positive change in your life: This is a listener funded podcast at patreon.com/christianmeditationpodcast Updates:  Final Question: In what ways do you thirst for God? Final Thought:   FIND ME ON: Download my free app: Recenter with Christ Website - ChristianMeditationPodcast.com Voicemail - (602) 888-3795 Email: jared@christianmeditationpodcast.com Apple Podcasts - Christian Meditation Podcast Facebook.com/christianmeditationpodcast Youtube.com/christianmeditaitonpodcast Twitter - @ChristianMedPod  

The Eden Podcast with Bruce C. E. Fleming
1 Corinthians 11:4-9 Counterproposal quoted and rejected.

The Eden Podcast with Bruce C. E. Fleming

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 9, 2022 24:15


In 1 Corinthians 11:4-6 Paul quotes the counterproposal he received from the Jewish legalists. In verses 3 and 7-16 he refutes them and restates his teaching. Go Deeper? Tru316.com

Unraveling The Words of Yahweh
Rapture Doctrine Part 34 Matthew 24:20

Unraveling The Words of Yahweh

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 5, 2022 72:06


In this continuing study I take a look at the Rapture Doctrine. Is this a Pre-Trib, as taught in most mainstream Churches are do Christians go through the Tribulation Period? I compare Thessalonians to Matthew 24 along with Revelation. I venture into Paul's writings to explore what he has to say, along with what Yahweh says in Ezekiel. I also ask the listeners to grab a pencil and paper as we create charts for comparison as we get deeper into this study.  In this Part 34 I go back to Matthew 24, verse 20 and see what Yahshua Messiah has to say to His disciples and most important TO US TODAY! I read from 1 John Chapter 2 verses 15-2320       But pray ye ... = The destruction was certainly coming. It could not be prevented; yet it was right to pray for a reduction of the circumstances, that it might be as mild as possible. So we know that calamity is before us; sickness, pain, bereavement, and death are in our path; yet, though we know that these things must come upon us, it is right to pray that they may come in as mild a manner as may be consistent with the will of Yahweh. We must die, but it is right to pray that the pains of our dying may be neither long nor severe.flight = foog-ay' ; a fleeing, that is, escape. This would the fleeing in verse16. winter = Why? Let me ask you something, when is the harvest season? Is it in the winter months?  They are being harvested out of season. Let us never forget Yahweh's Holy Days and especially the Feast of Tabernacles!Sabbath Day = How far could one travel on this day? The Law of Moses did not mention the distance to which persons might go on the Sabbath, but most of the Jews maintained that it should not be more than 2000 cubits. Some supposed that it was 7 furlongs, or nearly a mile. This distance was allowed in order that they might go to their places of worship. Most of them held that it was not lawful to go further, under any circumstances of war or affliction.21           for then = Yahshua Messiah gives the reason why this sudden flight (verses 16-20) was rendered necessary at the moment spoken of in verse 15. shall be, &c. =  Quoted from Daniel 12:1.  Great tribulation = also known as “Jacob's Trouble” Jerm. 30 Great = ‘meg-as' great, large, of physical magnitude Tribulation = ‘thlip-sis' pressure, afflicted. Dr. Bullinger translates as, ‘pressure, compression, straitness; hence, pressure from evils, affliction, distress22           those days = those days of Satan's tribulation of Rev. 11 and 13. Even those days of verse 19! Those days of the abomination of desolation!Shortened = to 5 months. Rev. 9:5. Not only does it tell us 5 months, but also which 5 months it shall be! Check it out for yourself.After Yahshua Messiah described the Great Tribulation (the second half of a seven-year period called the Tribulation, vv. 9–14), He began the next sentence (v. 15) with “therefore.” Thus He indicated that the next section of His discourse was a deduction drawn from the characteristics of that future period. Don't end up like those in Hosea 4:6 ‘My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me: seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God (Elohim), I will also forget thy children.'But, be like those in 2Timothy 2:15 ‘Study to shew thyself approved unto God (Yahweh), a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.' Join me as we go Chapter by Chapter, Verse by Verse, Unraveling the Words of Yahweh!Have any questions? Feel free to email me at utwoy@netzero.net

Negotiate Anything: Negotiation | Persuasion | Influence | Sales | Leadership | Conflict Management
Ever faced a bully? This episode is for you! For the Forces of Good With Lucia Kanter St. Amour

Negotiate Anything: Negotiation | Persuasion | Influence | Sales | Leadership | Conflict Management

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 3, 2022 59:24


Buy the Book: For the Forces of Good: The Superpower of Everyday Negotiation "Negotiation happens everywhere every day and it can be anyone's everyday superpower - even through small acts and language. Yet, negotiation is still viewed by the general public as a specialized skill mastered by experts, and one that you either have or you don't (“Negotiation can't be taught. Some people just have the skill and others don't,” as proclaimed by a high school senior, heading to Brown University to study International Relations, at the author's 2022 Easter dinner table). Women, in particular, still shy away from negotiation scenarios - many are uncomfortable just asking for something, prioritizing so-called politeness over opportunity and success. Well, guess what? Negotiation isn't just for business and boardrooms. Negotiation is sexy. Negotiation is stylish. Negotiation is powerful and accessible to you. Every day." Quoted from The Synopsis of the Book: FOR THE FORCES OF GOOD: THE SUPERPOWER OF EVERYDAY NEGOTIATION by S. Lucia Kanter St. Amour (Release: October 1, 2022, Pactum Factum Press) Lucia's Podcast: Forces of Good: The Superpower of Everyday Negotiation Book Synopsis: FOR THE FORCES OF GOOD Buy the Book: For the Forces of Good: The Superpower of Everyday Negotiation Web: Pactum Factum Follow Kwame on LinkedIn Follow Lucia Kanter St. Amour on LinkedIn Kwame Christian With Lucia Kanter St. Amour

Just The Tea Podcast
Year 3: Return of the Chet

Just The Tea Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 28, 2022 3:00


EVERYONE WE ARE CODE PURPLE I REPEAT CHET MANLY IS COMING OUT OF RETIREMENT!!! That's right folks, Chet Manly, the hair himself, is returning to podcasting after a brief retirement. Quoted directly from Chet himself he states: "I'm back baby because I know you all missed my luscious locks, and it's not because I am broke." Lets goooooo!!!

Midnight Train Podcast
Our History of Swear Words. (Sorry, Mom)

Midnight Train Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 27, 2022 124:37


Sign up for our Patreon for bonuses and more! www.themidnightrainpodcast.com    Do you happen to swear? Is it something you happen to do when you stub your pinky toe on the coffee table? What about when you've just finished dinner and you pull that glorious lasagna out of the oven, burn yourself and then drop your Italian masterpiece on the floor, in turn burning yourself once again? Odds are that if you're listening to this show, you have a rather colorful vernacular and aren't offended by those that share in your “darker” linguistic abilities. Those dramatic and often harsh, yet exceedingly hilarious words, have a pretty amazing history. Were they written in manuscripts by monks? Or, did we find them used by regular people and found in prose like the names of places, personal names, and animal names? Well, could they tell us more about our medieval past other than just that sex, torture, plagues and incest was all the rage? Let's find out!   Fuck   Let's start with our favorite word. Let's all say it together, kids. “Fuck!” This most versatile yet often considered one of the worst of the “bad words” doesn't seem to have been around in the English language prior to the fifteenth century and may have arrived later from the German or th Dutch. Leave it to those beautiful Germans to introduce us to such a colorful word. In fact, the Oxford English Dictionary says it wasn't actually used until 1500. However, the name of a specific place may have been used even earlier.   Many early instances of fuck were said to actually have been used to mean “to strike” rather than being anything to do with fornicating. The more common Middle English word for sex was ”swive”, which has developed into the Modern English word swivel, as in: go swivel on it. Some of the earliest instances of fuck, seen to mean “hitting” or “striking,” such as Simon Fuckebotere (from in 1290), who was more than likely in the milk industry, hitting butter, or Henry Fuckebeggar (1286/7) who may have, hit the poor.   The earliest examples of the word fuck in the English language appeared in the names of places. The first of these is said to be found near Sherwood in 1287: Ric Wyndfuk and Ric Wyndfuck de Wodehous. These both feature a kestrel known as the Windfucker which, we must assume, went in the wind. The next definite example comes from Bristol 1373 in Fockynggroue, which may have been named for a grove where couples went for “some quiet alone time.”   However, Somewhere among the indictment rolls of the county court of Chester (1310/11), studied by Dr. Paul Booth of Keele University (Staffordshire), a man whose Christian name was Roger is mentioned three times. His less Christian last name is also recorded. The name being mentioned repetitively pretty much means it did not result from a spelling mistake but rather it's the real thing. Meaning, the man's full name was Roger Fuckebythenavele. Not only does his second name move back the earliest use of fuck in its modern sense by quite a few decades; it also verifies that it is, in fact, a Middle English word. But of course, there are those fuckers that will undoubtedly debate it's fucking origin.   The stem *fukkō-, with its characteristic double consonant, is easy to explain as a Germanic iterative verb – one of a large family of similar forms. They originated as combinations of various Indo-European roots with *-nah₂-, a suffix indicating repeated action. The formation is not, strictly speaking, Proto-Indo-European; the suffix owes its existence to the reanalysis of an older morphological structure (reanalysis happens when people fail to analyze an inherited structure in the same way as their predecessors). Still, verbs of this kind are older than Proto-Germanic.   *fukkō- apparently meant to ‘strike repeatedly, beat' (like, say, “dashing” the cream with a plunger in a traditional butter churn). Note also windfucker and fuckwind – old, obsolete words for ‘kestrel'.   A number of words in other Germanic languages may also be related to fuck. One of them is Old Icelandic fjúka ‘to be tossed or driven by the wind' < *feuka-; cf. also fjúk ‘drifting snowstorm' (or, as one might put it in present-day English, a fucking blizzard). These words fit a recurrent morphological pattern observed by Kroonen (2012): Germanic iteratives with a voiceless geminate produced by Kluge's Law often give rise to “de-iterativised” verbs in which the double stop is simplified if the full vocalism or the root (here, *eu rather than *u) is restored. Kluge's law had a noticeable effect on Proto-Germanic morphology. Because of its dependence on ablaut and accent, it operated in some parts of declension and conjugation, but not in others, giving rise to alternations of short and long consonants in both nominal and verbal paradigms.   If the verb is really native (“Anglo-Saxon”), one would expect Old English *fuccian (3sg. *fuccaþ, pl. *fucciaþ, 1/3sg. preterite *fuccode, etc.). If these forms already had “impolite” connotations in Old English, their absence from the Old English literary corpus is understandable. We may be absolutely sure that *feortan (1/3 sg. pret. *feart, pret. pl. *furton, p.p. *forten) existed in Old English, since fart exists today (attested since about 1300, just like the word fuck) and has an impeccable Indo-European etymology, with cognates in several branches. Still, not a single one of these reconstructed Old English verb forms is actually documented (all we have is the scantily attested verbal noun feorting ‘fart(ing)').   One has to remember that written records give us a strongly distorted picture of how people really spoke in the past. If you look at the frequency of fuck, fucking and fucker in written English over the last 200 years, you may get the impression that these words disappeared from English completely ca. 1820 and magically reappeared 140 years later. Even the first edition of the Oxford English Dictionary pretended they didn't exist. The volume that should have contained FUCK was published in 1900, and Queen Victoria was still alive.   According to the Oxford English Dictionary: Forms:  α. 1500s fucke, 1500s– fuck; also Scottish pre-1700 fuk.   Frequency (in current use):  Show frequency band information Origin: Probably a word inherited from Germanic. Etymology: Probably cognate with Dutch fokken …   In coarse slang. In these senses typically, esp. in early use, with a man as the subject of the verb. Thesaurus » Categories » intransitive. To have sexual intercourse. ▸ ?a1513   W. Dunbar Poems (1998) I. 106   Be his feirris he wald haue fukkit.   transitive. To have sexual intercourse with (a person). In quot. a1500   in Latin-English macaronic verse; the last four words are enciphered by replacing each letter with the following letter of the alphabet, and fuccant has a Latin third-person plural ending. The passage translates as ‘They [sc. monks] are not in heaven because they fuck the wives of Ely.' [a1500   Flen, Flyys (Harl. 3362) f. 47, in T. Wright & J. O. Halliwell Reliquiæ Antiquæ (1841) I. 91   Non sunt in cœli, quia gxddbov xxkxzt pg ifmk [= fuccant uuiuys of heli].]   transitive. With an orifice, part of the body, or something inanimate as an object. Also occasionally intransitive with prepositional objects of this type. [1680   School of Venus ii. 99   An hour after, he Ferked my Arse again in the same manner.]   transitive. To damage, ruin, spoil, botch; to destroy, put an end to; = to fuck up 1a at Phrasal verbs 1. Also (chiefly in passive): to put into a difficult or hopeless situation; to ‘do for'. Cf. also mind-fuck v. 1776   Frisky Songster (new ed.) 36   O, says the breeches, I shall be duck'd, Aye, says the petticoat, I shall be f—d.   transitive. U.S. To cheat; to deceive, betray. Frequently without. 1866   G. Washington Affidavit 20 Oct. in I. Berlin et al. Black Mil. Experience in Civil War (1982) v. xviii. 792   Mr. Baker replied that deponent would be fucked out of his money by Mr. Brown.   transitive. In oaths and imprecations (chiefly in optative with no subject expressed): expressing annoyance, hatred, dismissal, etc. Cf. damn v. 6, bugger v. 2a. See also fuck it at Phrases 2, fuck you at Phrases 1b. 1922   J. Joyce Ulysses ii. xv. [Circe] 560   God fuck old Bennett!   Phrases   Imprecatory and exclamatory phrases (typically in imperative or optative with no subject expressed sense).  P1. Expressing hostility, contempt, or defiant indifference. Categories » go fuck yourself and variants. 1895   Rep. Senate Comm. Police Dept. N.Y. III. 3158   By Senator Bradley: Q. Repeat what he said to you? A. He said, ‘Go on, fuck yourself, you son-of-a-bitch; I will give you a hundred dollars'; he tried to punch me, and I went out.   fuck you. 1905   L. Schindler Testimony 20 Dec. in People State of N.Y. Respondent, against Charles McKenna (1907) (N.Y. Supreme Court) 37   Murray said to me, ‘Fuck you, I will give you more the same.' And as he said that, I grabbed the two of them.   P2. fuck it: expressing dismissal, exasperation, resignation, or impetuousness. 1922   E. E. Cummings Enormous Room iv. 64   I said, ‘F— it, I don't want it.'   P3. fuck me and elaborated variants: expressing astonishment or exasperation. 1929   F. Manning Middle Parts of Fortune II. xi. 229   ‘Well, you can fuck me!' exclaimed the astonished Martlow. Cunt Cunt is a vulgar word for the vulva or vagina. It is used in a variety of ways, including as a term of disparagement. Reflecting national variations, cunt can be used as a disparaging and obscene term for a woman in the United States, an unpleasant or stupid man or woman in the United Kingdom, or a contemptible man in Australia and New Zealand. However, in Australia and New Zealand it can also be a neutral or positive term when used with a positive qualifier (e.g., "He's a good cunt"). The term has various derivative senses, including adjective and verb uses.   Feminist writer and English professor Germaine Greer argues that cunt "is one of the few remaining words in the English language with a genuine power to shock". The earliest known use of the word, according to the Oxford English Dictionary, was as part of a placename of a London street, Gropecunt Lane. Use of the word as a term of abuse is relatively recent, dating from the late nineteenth century. The word appears not to have been taboo in the Middle Ages, but became that way toward the end of the eighteenth century, and was then not generally not allowed to be printed until the latter part of the twentieth century.   There is some disagreement on the origin of the term cunt, although most sources agree that it came from the Germanic word (Proto-Germanic *kunto, stem *kunton-), which emerged as kunta in Old Norse. The Proto-Germanic form's actual origin is a matter of debate among scholars. Most Germanic languages have cognates, including Swedish, Faroese, and Nynorsk (kunta), West Frisian, and Middle Low German (kunte), Middle Dutch (conte), Dutch kut (cunt), and Dutch kont (butt), Middle Low German kutte, Middle High German kotze ("prostitute"), German kott, and maybe Old English cot. The Proto-Germanic term's etymology ia questionable.   It may have arisen by Grimm's law operating on the Proto-Indo-European root *gen/gon "create, become" seen in gonads, genital, gamete, genetics, gene, or the Proto-Indo-European root guneh or "woman" (Greek: gunê, seen in gynaecology). Relationships to similar-sounding words such as the Latin cunnus ("vulva"), and its derivatives French con, Spanish coño, and Portuguese cona, or in Persian kos (کُس), have not been conclusively demonstrated. Other Latin words related to cunnus are cuneus ("wedge") and its derivative cunēre ("to fasten with a wedge", (figurative) "to squeeze in"), leading to English words such as cuneiform ("wedge-shaped"). In Middle English, cunt appeared with many spellings, such as coynte, cunte and queynte, which did not always reflect the actual pronunciation of the word.   The word, in its modern meaning, is attested in Middle English. Proverbs of Hendyng, a manuscript from some time before 1325, includes the advice:   (Give your cunt wisely and make [your] demands after the wedding.) from wikipedia. The word cunt is generally regarded in English-speaking countries as unsuitable for normal publicconversations. It has been described as "the most heavily tabooed word of all English words".   Quoted from wikipedia: Some American feminists of the 1970s sought to eliminate disparaging terms for women, including "bitch" and "cunt". In the context of pornography, Catharine MacKinnon argued that use of the word acts to reinforce a dehumanisation of women by reducing them to mere body parts; and in 1979 Andrea Dworkin described the word as reducing women to "the one essential – 'cunt: our essence ... our offence'".   While “vagina” is used much more commonly in colloquial speech to refer to the genitals of people with vulvas than “cunt” is, its  origins are defined by its service to male sexuality, making “cunt” —  interestingly enough — the least historically misogynistic of the two. “Cunt” has also been used in Renaissance bawdy verse and in Chaucer's Canterbury Tales, but it was not until Shakespeare's era that its meaning began to fundamentally shift, during the dawn of Christian doctrine.   Arguably, if cunt simply means and refers to “vagina”, then why would that be bad? Vaginas are pretty great! They provide people with pleasure, they give life, and they're even a naturally developed lunar calendar! So, why would a person refer to another, assumedly pissy person as a vagina?    So, should we as society fight the negative stereotypes and embrace the term cunt again? It's a tiny word that bears a lot of weight, but it should be anything but scary or offensive. It can be a massive dose of love instead of an enormous force of hate if we actively define our vocabulary rather than letting it define us.   Words only have that type of power when the uptight, vanilla flavored, missionary only Karen's and Kevin's of the world decide they don't like them. This has been going on for as long as we've been using words. So, let's take it back. We love you, ya cunts!   coarse slang in later use. Thesaurus » Categories » The female genitals; the vulva or vagina. Cf. quaint n.1 a1400   tr. Lanfranc Sci. Cirurgie (Ashm.) (1894) 172   In wymmen þe necke of þe bladdre is schort, & is maad fast to the cunte. 1552   D. Lindsay Satyre Procl. 144   First lat me lok thy cunt, Syne lat me keip the key. 1680   Earl of Rochester et al. Poems 77   I fear you have with interest repaid, Those eager thrusts, which at your Cunt he made. 1865   ‘Philocomus' Love Feast iii. 21   I faint! I die! I spend! My cunt is sick! Suck me and fuck me!   A woman as a source of sexual gratification; a promiscuous woman; a slut. Also as a general term of abuse for a woman. 1663   S. Pepys Diary 1 July (1971) IV. 209   Mr. Batten..acting all the postures of lust and buggery that could be imagined, and..saying that the he hath to sell such a pouder as should make all the cunts in town run after him.   As a term of abuse for a man. 1860   in M. E. Neely Abraham Lincoln Encycl. (1982) 154   And when they got to Charleston, they had to, as is wont Look around to find a chairman, and so they took a Cunt   A despised, unpleasant, or annoying place, thing, or task. 1922   J. Joyce Ulysses ii. iv. [Calypso] 59   The grey sunken cunt of the world.   Bitch   Women were frequently equated to dogs in Ancient Greek literature, which was used to dehumanize and shame them for their alleged lack of restraint and sexual urges. This is believed to have originated from the hunter goddess Artemis, who was frequently depicted as a pack of hounds and was perceived to be both beautiful and frigid and savage. According to popular belief, the term "bitch" as we use it today evolved from the Old English word "bicce," which meant a female dog, about the year 1000 AD. The phrase started out as a critique of a woman's sexuality in the 15th century but eventually evolved to signify that the lady was rude or disagreeable.   Clare Bayley has connected this growth of the term "bitch" as an insult to the suffrage struggle and the final passage of women's suffrage in the early 20th century, particularly the 1920s. Men were intimidated when women started to challenge their subordinate roles in the patriarchal power structure, and the phrase started to be used to ferocious and irate females. Men's respect for women and the prevalence of the term are clearly correlated, since usage of the term rapidly decreased during World War II as men's appreciation of women's contributions to the war effort increased.   However, as they competed with women for employment after the war ended and the men went back to work, the word's usage increased once more. As the housewife paradigm started to fade away during the war, the position of women in the workplace and society as a whole underwent an irreparable change. However, males perceived the presence of women in the workforce as a challenge to their supremacy in society.   With songs like Elton John's "The Bitch is Back" ascending the charts in 1974, the slur became more common in mainstream culture and music in the latter decades of the 20th century. As a result of artists like Kanye West and Eminem using the term "bitch" to denigrate women and depict violence against them in their lyrics, hip-hop culture has also long been accused of being misogynistic.   We just need to look at Hillary Clinton's recent campaign for president in 2016 to understand how frequently this slur is leveled at women, especially those in positions of authority who are defying patriarchal expectations and shattering glass ceilings. Rep. AOC being called a "fucking bitch" by a GOP Rep. is another similar example. It is evident that the usage of the phrase and the degree to which males regard women to be a danger are related.   bitch (v.)   "to complain," attested from at least 1930, perhaps from the sense in bitchy, perhaps influenced by the verb meaning "to bungle, spoil," which is recorded from 1823. But bitched in this sense seems to echo Middle English bicched "cursed, bad," a general term of opprobrium (as in Chaucer's bicched bones "unlucky dice"), which despite the hesitation of OED, seems to be a derivative of bitch (n.).   bitchy (adj.) 1925, U.S. slang, "sexually provocative;" later (1930s) "spiteful, catty, bad-tempered" (usually of females); from bitch + -y (2). Earlier in reference to male dogs thought to look less rough or coarse than usual. The earliest use of "bitch" specifically as a derogatory term for women dates to the fifteenth century. Its earliest slang meaning mainly referred to sexual behavior, according to the English language historian Geoffrey Hughes:   The early applications were to a promiscuous or sensual woman, a metaphorical extension of the behavior of a bitch in heat. Herein lies the original point of the powerful insult son of a bitch, found as biche sone ca. 1330 in Arthur and Merlin ... while in a spirited exchange in the Chester Play (ca. 1400) a character demands: "Whom callest thou queine, skabde bitch?" ("Who are you calling a whore, you miserable bitch?").   In modern usage, the slang term bitch has different meanings depending largely on social context and may vary from very offensive to endearing, and as with many slang terms, its meaning and nuances can vary depending on the region in which it is used.   The term bitch can refer to a person or thing that is very difficult, as in "Life's a bitch" or "He sure got the bitch end of that deal". It is common for insults to lose intensity as their meaning broadens ("bastard" is another example). In the film The Women (1939), Joan Crawford could only allude to the word: "And by the way, there's a name for you ladies, but it isn't used in high society - outside of a kennel." At the time, use of the actual word would have been censored by the Hays Office. By 1974, Elton John had a hit single (#4 in the U.S. and #14 in the U.K.) with "The Bitch Is Back", in which he says "bitch" repeatedly. It was, however, censored by some radio stations. On late night U.S. television, the character Emily Litella (1976-1978) on Saturday Night Live (portrayed by Gilda Radner) would frequently refer to Jane Curtin under her breath at the end of their Weekend Update routine in this way: "Oh! Never mind...! Bitch!"   Bitchin' arose in the 1950s to describe something found to be cool or rad. Modern use can include self-description, often as an unfairly difficult person. For example, in the New York Times bestseller The Bitch in the House, a woman describes her marriage: "I'm fine all day at work, but as soon as I get home, I'm a horror....I'm the bitch in the house."Boy George admitted "I was being a bitch" in a falling out with Elton John. Generally, the term bitch is still considered offensive, and not accepted in formal situations. According to linguist Deborah Tannen, "Bitch is the most contemptible thing you can say about a woman. Save perhaps the four-letter C word." It's common for the word to be censored on Prime time TV, often rendered as "the b-word". During the 2008 U.S. presidential campaign, a John McCain supporter referred to Hillary Clinton by asking, "How do we beat the bitch?" The event was reported in censored format:   On CNN's "The Situation Room," Washington Post media critic and CNN "Reliable Sources" host Howard Kurtz observed that "Senator McCain did not embrace the 'b' word that this woman in the audience used." ABC reporter Kate Snow adopted the same location. On CNN's "Out in the Open," Rick Sanchez characterized the word without using it by saying, "Last night, we showed you a clip of one of his supporters calling Hillary Clinton the b-word that rhymes with witch." A local Fox 25 news reporter made the same move when he rhymed the unspoken word with rich.   A study reported that, when used on social media, bitch "aims to promote traditional, cultural beliefs about femininity". Used hundreds of thousands of times per day on such platforms, it is associated with sexist harassment, "victimizing targets", and "shaming" victims who do not abide by degrading notions about femininity   Son of a bitch The first known appearance of "son-of-a-bitch" in a work of American fiction is Seventy-Six (1823), a historical fiction novel set during the American Revolutionary War by eccentric writer and critic John Neal.  The protagonist, Jonathan Oadley, recounts a battle scene in which he is mounted on a horse: "I wheeled, made a dead set at the son-of-a-bitch in my rear, unhorsed him, and actually broke through the line." The term's use as an insult is as old as that of bitch. Euphemistic terms are often substituted, such as gun in the phrase "son of a gun" as opposed to "son of a bitch", or "s.o.b." for the same phrase. Like bitch, the severity of the insult has diminished. Roy Blount Jr. in 2008 extolled the virtues of "son of a bitch" (particularly in comparison to "asshole") in common speech and deed. Son of a bitch can also be used as a "how about that" reaction, or as a reaction to excruciating pain. In politics the phrase "Yes, he is a son of a bitch, but he is our son of a bitch" has been attributed, probably apocryphally, to various U.S. presidents from Franklin Roosevelt to Richard Nixon. Immediately after the detonation of the first atomic bomb in Alamogordo, New Mexico, in July 1945 (the device codenamed Gadget), the Manhattan Project scientist who served as the director of the test, Kenneth Tompkins Bainbridge, exclaimed to Robert Oppenheimer "Now we're all sons-of-bitches." In January 2022, United States President Joe Biden was recorded on a hot mic responding to Fox News correspondent Peter Doocy asking, "Do you think inflation is a political liability ahead of the midterms?" Biden responded sarcastically, saying, "It's a great asset — more inflation. What a stupid son of a bitch." The 19th-century British racehorse Filho da Puta took its name from "Son of a Bitch" in Portuguese. The Curtiss SB2C, a World War 2 U.S. Navy dive bomber, was called "Son-of-a-Bitch 2nd Class" by some of its pilots and crewmen. In American popular culture, the slang word "basic" is used to derogatorily refer to persons who are thought to favor mainstream goods, fashions, and music. Hip-hop culture gave rise to "basic bitch," which gained popularity through rap music, lyrics, blogs, and videos from 2011 to 2014. "Bros" is a common word for their male counterparts. Other English-speaking nations have terms like "basic bitch" or "airhead," such as modern British "Essex girls" and "Sloane Rangers," as well as Australian "haul girls," who are noted for their love of shopping for expensive clothing and uploading films of their purchases on YouTube. Oxford English Dictionary  transitive. To call (a person, esp. a woman) a bitch. 1707   Diverting Muse 131   Why how now, crys Venus, altho you're my Spouse, [If] you Bitch me, you Brute, have a care of your Brows   transitive. To behave like a bitch towards (a person); to be spiteful, malicious, or unfair to (a person); to let (a person) down. 1764   D. Garrick Let. 23 Aug. (1963) II. 423   I am a little at a loss what You will do for a Woman Tragedian to stare & tremble wth yr Heroes, if Yates should bitch You—but she must come.   intransitive. To engage in spiteful or malicious criticism or gossip, esp. about another person; to talk spitefully or cattily about. 1915   G. Cannan Young Earnest i. x. 92   It's the women bitching at you got into your blood.   intransitive. Originally U.S. To grumble, to complain (about something, or at someone). Frequently collocated with moan. 1930   Amer. Speech 5 238   [Colgate University slang] He bitched about the course.   †3. intransitive. To back down, to yield. Obsolete. rare. 1777   E. Burke Let. 9 May in Corr. (1961) III. 339   Norton bitched a little at last, but though he would recede; Fox stuck to his motion.   Shit shit (v.) Old English scitan, from Proto-Germanic *skit- (source also of North Frisian skitj, Dutch schijten, German scheissen), from PIE(proto indo-european) root *skei- "to cut, split." The notion is of "separation" from the body (compare Latin excrementum, from excernere "to separate," Old English scearn "dung, muck," from scieran "to cut, shear;" see sharn). It is thus a cousin to science and conscience.   "Shit" is not an acronym. Nor is it a recent word. But it was taboo from 1600 and rarely appeared in print (neither Shakespeare nor the KJV has it), and even in the "vulgar" publications of the late 18c. it is disguised by dashes. It drew the wrath of censors as late as 1922 ("Ulysses" and "The Enormous Room"), scandalized magazine subscribers in 1957 (a Hemingway story in Atlantic Monthly) and was omitted from some dictionaries as recently as 1970 ("Webster's New World"). [Rawson]   It has extensive slang usage; the meaning "to lie, to tease'' is from 1934; that of "to disrespect" is from 1903. Also see shite. Shat is a humorous past tense form, not etymological, first recorded 18th century.   To shit bricks "be very frightened" attested by 1961. The connection between fear and involuntary defecation has generated expressions in English since the 14th century. (the image also is in Latin), and probably also is behind scared shitless (1936).   shit (n.) Middle English shit "diarrhea," from Old English scitte "purging, diarrhea," from source of shit (v.). The general sense of "excrement" dates from 1580s (Old English had scytel, Middle English shitel for "dung, excrement;" the usual 14c. noun for natural discharges of the bodies of men or beasts seems to have been turd or filth). As an exclamation attested in print by 1920 but certainly older. Use for "obnoxious person" is by 1508; meaning "misfortune, trouble" is attested from 1937. Shit-faced "drunk" is 1960s student slang; shit list is from 1942. Shit-hole is by 1937 as "rectum," by 1969 in reference to undesirable locations. Shitload (also shit-load) for "a great many" is by 1970. Shitticism is Robert Frost's word for scatological writing.   Up shit creek "in trouble" is by 1868 in a South Carolina context (compare the metaphoric salt river, of which it is perhaps a coarse variant). Slang not give a shit "not care" is by 1922. Pessimistic expression same shit different day is attested by 1989. To get (one's) shit together "manage one's affairs" is by 1969. Emphatic shit out of luck is by 1942. The expression when the shit hits the fan "alluding to a moment of crisis or its disastrous consequences" is attested by 1967.   Expressing anger, despair, surprise, frustration, resignation, excitement, etc. 1865   Proc. Court Martial U.S. Army (Judge Advocate General's Office) U.S. National Arch.: Rec. group 153, File MM-2412 3 Charge II.   Private James Sullivan...did in contemptuous and disrespectful manner reply..‘Oh, shit, I can't' or words to that effect.   Ass/Asshole The word arse in English derives from the Proto-Germanic (reconstructed) word *arsaz, from the Proto-Indo-European word *ors-, meaning "buttocks" or "backside". The combined form arsehole is first attested from 1500 in its literal use to refer to the anus. The metaphorical use of the word to refer to the worst place in a region (e.g., "the arsehole of the world"), is first attested in print in 1865; the use to refer to a contemptible person is first attested in 1933. In the ninth chapter of his 1945 autobiography, Black Boy, Richard Wright quotes a snippet of verse that uses the term: "All these white folks dressed so fine / Their ass-holes smell just like mine ...". Its earliest known usage in newspapers as an insult was 1965. As with other vulgarities, these uses of the word may have been common in oral speech for some time before their first appearances in print. By the 1970s, Hustler magazine featured people they did not like as "Asshole of the Month." In 1972, Jonathan Richman of Modern Lovers recorded his song "Pablo Picasso", which includes the line "Pablo Picasso was never called an asshole."   Until the early 1990s, the word was considered one of a number of words that could not be uttered on commercial television in the United States. Comedian Andrew Dice Clay caused a major shock when he uttered the word during a televised MTV awards show in 1989. However, there were PG-13 and R-rated films in the 1980s that featured use of the word, such as the R-rated The Terminator (1984), the PG-13-rated National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation (1989), and the PG-rated Back to the Future (1985). By 1994, however, vulgarity had become more acceptable, and the word was featured in dialog on the long-running television series NYPD Blue, though it has yet to become anything close to commonplace on network TV. In some broadcast edits (such as the syndication airings of South Park), the word is partially bleeped out, as "assh—". A variant of the term, "ass clown", was coined and popularized by the 1999 comedy film Office Space.   The word is mainly used as a vulgarity, generally to describe people who are viewed as stupid, incompetent, unpleasant, or detestable. Moral philosopher Aaron James, in his 2012 book, Assholes: A Theory, gives a more precise meaning of the word, particularly to its connotation in the United States: A person, who is almost always male, who considers himself of much greater moral or social importance than everyone else; who allows himself to enjoy special advantages and does so systematically; who does this out of an entrenched sense of entitlement; and who is immunized by his sense of entitlement against the complaints of other people. He feels he is not to be questioned, and he is the one who is chiefly wronged.   Many would believe the term ass to be used to describe an ungulate or a hoofed mammal of the smaller variety. Those people would be correct. However ass would be used as slang to describe the incompetence of people as they seem to resemble that of a donkey. Slow and stupid. We don't see donkeys in this manner but the people of old may have.   A stupid, irritating, or contemptible person; a person who behaves despicably. Cf. arsehole n. 3, shithole n. 2. Quot. 1954, from a story originally told in 1933, provides evidence for the development of this sense from figurative uses of sense 1. [1954   V. Randolph Pissing in Snow (1976) lxx. 106   When God got the job [of making men and women] done,..there was a big pile of ass-holes left over. It looks to me like the Almighty just throwed all them ass-holes together, and made the Easton family.]   Dick/dickhead   Dick is a common English language slang word for the human penis. It is also used by extension for a variety of slang purposes, generally considered vulgar, including: as a verb to describe sexual activity; and as a term for individuals who are considered to be rude, abrasive, inconsiderate, or otherwise contemptible. In this context, it can be used interchangeably with jerk, and can also be used as a verb to describe rude or deceitful actions. Variants include dickhead, which literally refers to the glans. The offensiveness of the word dick is complicated by the continued use of the word in inoffensive contexts, including as both a given name (often a nickname for Richard) and a surname, the popular British dessert spotted dick, the classic novel Moby-Dick, the Dick and Jane series of children's books, and the American retailer Dick's Sporting Goods. Uses like these have given comic writers a foundation to use double entendre to capitalize on this contradiction. In the mid-17th century, dick became slang for a man as a sexual partner. For example, in the 1665 satire The English Rogue by Richard Head, a "dick" procured to impregnate a character that is having difficulty conceiving:   “The next Dick I pickt up for her was a man of a colour as contrary to the former, as light is to darkness, being swarthy; whose hair was as black as a sloe; middle statur'd, well set, both strong and active, a man so universally tryed, and so fruitfully successful, that there was hardly any female within ten miles gotten with child in hugger-mugger, but he was more than suspected to be Father of all the legitimate. Yet this too, proved an ineffectual Operator.”   An 1869 slang dictionary offered definitions of dick including "a riding whip" and an abbreviation of dictionary, also noting that in the North Country, it was used as a verb to indicate that a policeman was eyeing the subject. The term came to be associated with the penis through usage by men in the military around the 1880s.   The term "dick" was originally used to describe a vile or repulsive individual in the 1960s.   A stupid, annoying, or objectionable person (esp. a male); one whose behaviour is considered knowingly obnoxious, provocative, or disruptive. Cf. dick n.1 6. 1960   S. Martinelli Let. 28 Dec. in C. Bukowski & S. Martinelli Beerspit Night & Cursing. (2001) 132   You shd listen to yr own work being broadcast [on the radio]... You cd at least tell ME when to list[en] dickhead!   Twat noun Slang: Vulgar. vulva. First recorded in 1650–60; perhaps originally a dialectal variant of thwat, thwot (unattested), presumed Modern English outcome of Old English thwāt, (unattested), akin to Old Norse thveit “cut, slit, forest clearing” (from northern English dialect thwaite “forest clearing”)   What does twat mean? Twat is vulgar slang for “vagina.” It's also used, especially in British English slang, a way to call someone as stupid, useless, or otherwise contemptible person. While twat has been recorded since the 1650s, we don't exactly know where it comes from. One theory connects twat to the Old English term for “to cut off.” The (bizarre) implication could be that women's genitalia were thought to be just shorter versions of men's.   Twat was popularized in the mid-1800s completely by accident. The great English poet Robert Browning had read a 1660 poem that referred, in a derogatory way, to a “nun's twat.” Browning thought a twat must have been a kind of hat, so he incorporated it into his own work.   Words for genitalia and other taboo body parts (especially female body parts) have a long history of being turned into abusive terms. Consider a**, d*ck, p***y, among many others. In the 1920s, English speakers started using twat as an insult in the same way some use a word like c**t, although twat has come to have a far less offensive force than the c-word in American English. In the 1930s, twat was sometimes used as a term of abuse for “woman” more generally, and over the second half of the 1900s, twat was occasionally used as slang for “butt” or “anus” in gay slang.   Twat made headlines in June 2018 when British actor Danny Dyer called former British Prime Minister David Cameron a twat for his role in initiating the Brexit referendum in 2016—and then stepping down after it passed.   Twat is still common in contemporary use as an insult implying stupidity, especially among British English speakers.   Even though it's a common term, twat is still vulgar and causes a stir when used in a public setting, especially due to its sexist nature. Public figures that call someone a twat are often publicly derided. Online, users sometimes censor the term, rendering it as tw*t or tw@t.   If you're annoying, you might be accused of twattiness; if you're messing around or procrastinating, you might be twatting around; if you're going on about something, you might be twatting on. Twatting is also sometimes substituted for the intensifier ”fucking”.   As a term of abuse: a contemptible or obnoxious person; a person who behaves stupidly; a fool, an idiot. Now chiefly British. The force of this term can vary widely. Especially when applied to a woman, it can be as derogatory and offensive as the term cunt (cunt n. 2a), but it can also be used (especially of men) as a milder form of abuse without conscious reference to the female genitals, often implying that a person's behaviour, appearance, etc., is stupid or idiotic, with little or no greater force than twit (twit n.1 2b). 1922   ‘J. H. Ross' Mint (1936) xxxv. 110   The silly twat didn't know if his arse-hole was bored, punched, drilled, or countersunk. The top 10 movies with the most swear words: The Wolf of Wall Street (Martin Scorsese, 2013) – 715 Uncut Gems (Josh and Benny Safide, 2019) – 646 Casino (Martin Scorsese, 1995) – 606 Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back (Kevin Smith, 2001) – 509 Fury (David Ayer, 2014) – 489 Straight Outta Compton (F. Gary Gray, 2015) – 468 Summer of Sam (Spike Lee, 1999) – 467 Nil By Mouth (Gary Oldman, 1997) – 432 Reservoir Dogs (Quentin Tarantino, 1992) – 418 Beavis and Butt-Head Do America (Mike Judge, 1996) – 414

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Pastor Mike Impact Ministries
Psalm 2:1-6 - The Most Quoted Psalm in the NT

Pastor Mike Impact Ministries

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 24, 2022 5:06


Psalm 2:1-6 “Why do the nations rage, And the people plot a vain thing? The kings of the earth set themselves, And the rulers take counsel together, Against the LORD and against His Anointed, saying, "Let us break Their bonds in pieces And cast away Their cords from us." He who sits in the heavens shall laugh; The LORD shall hold them in derision. Then He shall speak to them in His wrath, And distress them in His deep displeasure: "Yet I have set My King On My holy hill of Zion." It appears that Psalms 1 and 2 go together in a special way as the introduction to the book of Psalms. We believe that either David or Ezra wrote Psalm 1. We are pretty sure that David wrote the second Psalm because Peter quoted from it in his message in Acts 4:25-26 and said that David was the one who spoke these words by the Holy Spirit. Some believe that this Psalm was written on the occasion of Nathan the Prophet giving David the Promise of the Messianic Kingdom in 1 Chronicles 17:1-27. Also this Psalm may have grown out of the events described in 2 Samuel 5:17-25; 8:1-14; and 10:1-19. Yesterday we began looking at the contrast between Psalms 1 and 2. Psalm 1 begins with a beatitude and Psalm 2 ends with a beatitude. Psalm 1 is never quoted in the New Testament, while Psalm 2 is quoted or alluded to at least eighteen times, more than any single psalm. (See Matt. 3:17; 7:23; 17:5; Mark 1:11; 9:7; Luke 3:22; 9:35; John 1:49; Acts 4:25-26; 13:33; Phil. 2:12; Heb. 1:2, 5; 5:5; Rev. 2:26-27; 11:18; 12:5; 19:15). Psalm 1 deals with the blessing of the Jew (although it certainly applies to the Christian today), while Ps. 2 presents the judgment of the Gentile nations. It is a Messianic psalm, along with Pss. 8, 16, 22, 23, 40, 41, 45, 68, 69, 102, 110, and 118. The test of a Messianic psalm is that it is quoted in the New Testament as referring to Jesus (Luke 24:27, 44). In Ps. 1, we see Christ the Perfect Man; in Ps. 2, He is the King of kings. But this is also a royal psalm, referring to the coronation of a Jewish king and the rebellion of some vassal nations that hoped to gain their freedom. They do not want to be under the authority of the Righteous King but want to be free to do their abominations of wickedness. Other royal psalms are 18, 20, 21, 45 (a royal wedding), 72, 89, 101, 110 and 144. According to Acts 4:25, David wrote this psalm, so it may have grown out of the events described in 2 Samuel 5:17-25, 8:1-14, and 10:1-19. The twelve verses of Psalm 2 may be divided into four sections of three verses each, and in each section we can hear a different voice. Some Psalms you see (Pss. 114, 130, 133), some Psalms you feel (Pss. 22, 129, 137, 142), but here in Psalm 2 you hear, because it is a record of four voices. In Psalm 2:1-3, we hear the voice of the nations. In Psalm 2:4-6, we hear the voice of the Father. In Psalm 2:7-9, we hear the voice of the Son. And in Psalm 2:10-12, we hear the voice of the Spirit. Remember in Revelation 2-3, how each of the letters to the seven churches ended with, “He who has an ear let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches”. It is my prayer that we will hear what the Holy Spirit is saying to us, even today as we read and study these Psalms. God bless!

Walk 2 Wealth
Be the Expert Quoted in the Magazines & Interviewed on TV w/ Tracy Lamourie

Walk 2 Wealth

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 18, 2022 55:39 Transcription Available


Ever wondered how people get interviewed on live television? It's not as hard as you think. You just have to know where to find the opportunities. Social media isn't the only medium of media.In today's episode, I have my very first guest from Canada! Say hello to Tracy Lamourie, entrepreneur and award-winning international publicist. In this episode, you'll learn the difference between advertising & pr and how you can be featured in the media.In This Interview We CoverHow to connect with bloggersBecoming the local expertBoosting your market presenceThe power of prAnd so much more!Links From The Show:Tracy's Website: https://www.lamouriemedia.com/Tracy's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tracylamourieprmedia/?hl=enTracy's Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lamourie/Tracy's LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/tracylamourie/Tracy's YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCyyt7uAEzbV8PA2MxuHlwVgConnect with John: https://linktr.ee/johnmendezrealtorConnect with Walk 2 Wealth: https://linktr.ee/walk2wealthMore About Tracy LamourieTracy Lamourie is the Founder and Managing Director of Lamourie Media, a 2020 Universal Women's Network Woman of Inspiration winner for Women in Media and the author of the upcoming book GET REPPED - Build Your Brand With Effective Public and Media Relations. She is a well-known long-time advocate on a myriad of important worldwide issues and an award-winning international publicist working across industries from major entertainment projects to small businesses. Tracy is passionate about amplifying important messages and being a voice for those who most need one. Recognized by media around the world for her 20-year campaign that ultimately helped free an innocent man from death row to her work getting clients major media attention and for her local community work, Winner of the FIRST PLACE PLATINUM award HamiltonSpectator ReadersChoice for PR 2018, Diamond 2019 and has been frequently quoted in the international media on both human rights issues and as a Public Relations thought leader. She is a 2020 RBC Women of Influence Nominee and was also nominated for the internationally prestigious 2020 Tällberg/Eliasson Global Leadership Prize. She frequently speaks on empowerment, entrepreneurship, leadership, how to get media attention, how anyone in any industry can get to the top of their field, authenticity in business, on all aspects of business communicationsSupport the show

The Bible Chapel Sermons
Ecclesiastes: Fearing God

The Bible Chapel Sermons

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 18, 2022 59:26


Ecclesiastes, along with Job, Psalms, Proverbs, and the Song of Solomon, is in the Wisdom Literature section of the Old Testament. These books deal with the way the world works. They mix direct statements with analogies and word pictures. Sometimes it addresses big problems—like why is there evil in the world—and other times it deals with smaller issues that can be addressed with common sense—reckless words are harmful so watch your mouth. Wisdom Literature is like philosophical writings of today with one BIG difference. Philosophy (love of wisdom) seeks to understand ourselves and the world around us in a humanistic way. Wisdom Literature seeks to understand ourselves and the world around us in a theological way. And, of course, Wisdom Literature is inspired by God. Ecclesiastes 12:13-14 Life “under the sun” doesn't make sense unless you have an “over the sun” perspective. Fear God: Ecclesiastes 12:13 Martin Luther explained fearing God using “servile fear” and “filial fear.” Servile fear: The emotion of a tortured prisoner. Filial fear (“filial” means “family” in Latin): The healthy love and respect children have for parents. Fear of God: Love, honor, and respect for my Heavenly Father. Prepare for Judgment: Ecclesiastes 12:14 God as Judge (Genesis 18:25; Judges 11:27) Jesus as Judge (John 5:22-29) Characteristics of a Judge (from J. I. Packer, Knowing God) • The judge is a person with authority. • The judge is a person identified with what is good and right. • The judge is a person of wisdom, to discern truth. • The judge has the power to execute sentence. The doctrine of the final judgment . . . stresses man's accountability and the certainty that justice will finally triumph over all the wrongs . . . This doctrine gives meaning to life . . . [it] means that history moves to a goal. Judgment means that evil will be disposed of authoritatively, decisively, finally. Judgment means that in the end God's will will be perfectly done. -Leon Morris, The Biblical Doctrine of Judgment, 72. Quoted in Knowing God, 144. The Coming Judgment Matthew 25:31-41 When the Son of Man comes in his glory . . . he will sit on his glorious throne. Before him will be gathered all the nations, and he will separate people one from another . . . Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world . . . Then he will say to those on his left, Depart from me, you cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels. 2 Corinthians 5:10 For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, so that each one may receive what is due for what he has done in the body, whether good or evil. Romans 8:1 There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. Call on the coming Judge to be your Savior, today! DAILY DEVOTIONAL WITH RON MOORE Get Ron's Daily Devotional to your inbox each morning; visit biblechapel.org/devo. LIVING GROUNDED Learn more about how you can grow deeper and embrace the foundational truths of the Christian faith with Living Grounded. Whether you're just starting out in faith or you've been a Christian for years, Living Grounded offers truth, wisdom, and encouragement for every stage. Contact gdevore@biblechapel.org to get connected. CAREGIVING Do you have a need we can pray for? Do you need someone to walk alongside you? Do you know of another person who needs care? Let us know at caregiving@biblechapel.org. CAMPUS FACEBOOK GROUPS You're invited to connect with The Bible Chapel family in your campus Facebook Group. Look for Facebook Groups at facebook.com/biblechapel and click on Groups on the left side. FIND AN ENCOURAGER TODAY! JOIN A SMALL GROUP Community Groups are our easiest on-ramp to community at The Bible Chapel; these groups use sermon-based questions to dive deeper into weekly messages. Visit biblechapel.org/smallgroups to learn more and sign up!

Sermons from Grace Cathedral
The Very Rev. Malcolm Clemens Young, ThD

Sermons from Grace Cathedral

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 18, 2022 14:37


"No slave can serve two masters… You cannot serve God and wealth.” Luke 16 Jeremiah 8:18--9:1 Psalm 79:1-9 1 Timothy 2:1-7 Luke 16:1-13 I have been dwelling on Jesus' parable about the fired manager over the last few months. In an instant the shock of losing everything seizes him. A sense of inadequacy, worthlessness and humiliation confronts us when we do not have enough to provide for those we love. This terror may be completely foreign to you, it may have come and gone in different stages of your life – or  you may be in the grips of this fear now and have no idea how to ever escape from it. We often talk about inequality without spelling out what it really means. In our society we tolerate a greater amount of insecurity and fear than in other advanced democracies. Not having adequate healthcare, housing, food, education and leisure time creates terrible and unnecessary suffering for millions. In America racism has always been part of this story. Treating some people as less than fully human has made us callous to the pain of others. People often ask me a simple question that I never answer straightforwardly. “Why do your parents live in Florida?” The reason quite simply is that during the last years of his employment a younger woman was being abused by my father's boss. My dad publicly stood up for her and as a result lost his job and the pension benefits that he desperately needed in his retirement. For every remaining year of his life he will continue to pay a substantial price for acting righteously. Their small Florida town is a cheap place to live. Jesus' story is similarly about a turning point in someone's life. It is about a man forced to look back at his past as he faces an uncertain future. A manager caught squandering his boss' wealth gets fired. Afraid that he will fall into poverty, he acts quickly. Before the owner can get the word out, the manager cancels his clients' debts in the hope that they may one day help him. It seems strange but the owner regards this behavior as clever. Jesus agrees. He says, “for the children of this age are more shrewd in dealing with their own generation than are the children of light” (Lk. 16).  Jesus goes on, “I tell you make friends for yourselves by means of dishonest wealth.” Augustine, the fourth century African saint writes, “I can't believe this story came from the lips of our Lord.” We agree and immediately set to work explaining it, justifying it, domesticating Jesus so that he won't interrupt our life. But Jesus will not sit down and be silent. Perhaps we feel offended, because Jesus says, “be like that” manager when we believe we are better than that. If we were laid off, we would not walk out with the office furniture, or give away company property to win friends cheaply. We long for a simple explanation of this story that will not complicate our life. Jesus however does not care about this. He passionately desires that we will return to God. Scholars want the same kind of simple answer that we do. They explain the story away. Some call it hyperbole, a kind of exaggeration that Jesus uses to get our attention. Others suggest that the owner is a first century crime boss and that this manager robs the rich to give to the poor. One scholar writes that the steward gives away his regular commission. Each of these explanations might make us feel more comfortable, but I believe that Jesus is challenging us. Three things particularly stand out about his words this morning. Jesus speaks about how to treat money and the future. Jesus talks about money more than you and I do. I read somewhere that in the gospel of Luke one out of every seven of Jesus' sayings has to do with money. Jesus seems consistently more concerned about it than about friendship, sex, marriage, politics, government, war, family values, truthfulness or church. Jesus more wisely than most of us recognizes the power of money. I wonder if people who believe only in material things, but do not believe in God, talk more about money that spiritual people. Jesus would say that both are wrong, both materialists and Christians underestimate the effect that money has on our soul. Materialists fail to recognize the existence of the ultimate. Christians fail to see how money is related to it. Jesus says some radical things about money. He understands the temptation to live for accumulating money and the things that it can buy. With regard to the gospel and money, there is one thing I am sure of and one that I am not. I'm not certain about this part, but it seems to me that money in the Gospel of Luke is always tainted. Luke calls it mammon. This word includes everything that you own that has cash value. There is something already corrupt about mammon. We all tell stories to justify why we have money and someone else does not. We all may be equal in God's eyes, but money substantiates the difference between a person with power and a person without it. Part of me wants to resist this, to believe that money is simply neutral, that its goodness depends only on what we spend it on. But I think Luke's point is that this view assumes that money has no history before we possess it. In our culture we have so many self-serving stories that justify our wealth. We often associate it with moral virtue (as if it mostly came from our hard work, intelligence, education, competence, etc.). By warning us about money, Luke reminds us of the truth. All we have and all we own and all we are comes from God. This is not at all to say that we should try to be poor. Money can solve problems. The vast majority of problems could be resolved by a particular amount of money. Unfortunately the solutions that money buys never last. Our problems traced back to their roots are ultimately spiritual problems. This brings me to the second point about money, the thing that I am more sure about. I believe that money connects the spiritual and the material. I know it is radical, but with Jesus, I am convinced that we can use our money to genuinely please God. Whether money is inevitably tainted as I believe Luke claims, or if it is neutral as my economics professors believed, money makes ministry possible. We can do God's work with money. We can make an amazing difference in the lives of the poor, the sick, the lonely and the spiritually destitute through our use of money. True wealth comes not from what we receive or own but from what we give away. Grace Cathedral with its beauty, its history as one of the oldest churches in Western America may seem as close to permanent as you can get in this world of change. But this is a fragile institution. Every year a large number of people have to give a large amount of money in order for us to keep going. There are not many places that will make better use of your gift. Organized together we visit the sick, the lonely and the elderly. We teach children about God and introduce them to adults who they can depend on. God changes lives here. Maybe your money is honest, maybe it's not, but it does do God's work at Grace Cathedral. The final thing that I believe Jesus says to us through this story has to do with time. I think faith can make some people passive. They reason that since God has all the power, what they do doesn't matter. Jesus emphasizes that this is a parable about a turning point. The manager feels the same kind of pressure that we feel here today. But instead of responding with nostalgia for a more stable past, or by wallowing in his present misery, the manager acts decisively. Jesus applauds this. The American poet Marie Howe wrote a poem about her brother dying of AIDS called “The Last Time.” “The last time we had dinner together in a restaurant / … he leaned forward // and took my two hands in his hands and said, / I'm going to die soon.  I want you to know that. // And I said, I think I do know. / And he said, What surprises me is that you don't. // And I said, I do. And he said, What? / And I said, Know that you're going to die. // And he said, No, I mean that you are.” When it comes to money, most of us act as if we don't know that we will die.  Jesus' story is not just about how we are spending our money, but how we are spending our lives.  Perhaps his deeper point is that this world, in which we spend ourselves to impress others or to protect our ego, is passing away.  In this life we have a singular opportunity to spend ourselves shrewdly for the sake of God's Kingdom. The story of the unjust manager may not make complete sense to us yet. But this parable reminds us that a feeling of entitlement and superiority comes along with our money. This can isolate us from God, and make us blind to the needs of others. Jesus' story also shows us the connection between the spiritual and the material, that God is more pleased by what we give than what we get. Finally it awakens us to the truth that Jesus' promise is the same yesterday, today and tomorrow. You cannot buy the future. It will never belong to you. But you can act confidently because the future belongs to God. I think this is what my father did when he helped his co-worker. I wonder what effect his simple sacrifice has had in her life over the years. This is what Jesus himself did. Even on the way to the cross he trusted God completely. No home on earth will ever feel completely comfortable or safe because we were made to always draw nearer to our creator. Another says that the manager expected the owner to check the books and that the owner is glad for the positive public relations that this debt relief would bring. The escaped slave Frederick Douglass writes that, “You may not get all that you pay for in this world but you pay for all that you get.” Quoted in Frederick Streets, “Accountability,” The Christian Century, 3/17/99. If you go to a therapist, they'll help you find your strengths and adjust for your weaknesses. They'll give you books to read and have conversations about how you feel. If you go to Jesus, he tells you something totally different. Jesus says trust in God, because the future belongs to him. Marie Howe What the Living Do (New York: W.W. Norton, 1998).

The Drew Barrymore Show
Ben Affleck Quoted His Own Movie to JLo on the Night of Their Wedding

The Drew Barrymore Show

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 17, 2022 19:26


Drew and Ross Mathews are serving the news sunny-side up in an all new Drew's News. Then, in Pro Tips with Pilar, Chef Pilar Valdes shares pro tips she's gathered from the best chefs in the business and whips up a tasty Rigatoni with Spicy Vodka Sauce. Plus, In A Minute Drew shares a sneak peak of her upcoming interview with Katy Perry. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

CTREIA
Show #33 - Lou Brown

CTREIA

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2022 32:08


Welcome To The Real Estate Underground Show #33! Lou Brown has students in all fifty states, across Canada, and ten foreign countries that have long regarded the training systems and forms created by Lou Brown as the best in the industry. Quoted as an expert by many publications and authors, "Lou" draws from a wide and varied background as a real estate investor, having been buying property since 1977. He invested in Single-family homes, apartments, hotels, and developed subdivisions. These experiences have given him a proving ground for today's most cutting-edge concepts in the real estate investment industry. He's widely known as a creative financing genius with his deal structuring concepts. Lou Brown's passion for Real Estate began as a teenager. His mother had a friend from work (who he affectionately called Aunt Mabel). Mabel and her husband "Uncle George," lived in a duplex and were able to buy it. They rented out the other side and were able to live for free. The next year, they purchased another duplex on the same street. Then they bought another and another. Pretty soon, they moved out of that duplex into a lovely, big house on a corner lot with a large yard and a Cadillac in the driveway. Lou saw that the secret to their lavish lifestyle came from accumulating property. Mabel showed him how to buy his first home in 1976 when he barely scraped by in a dead-end job. Once Lou learned how to buy property without borrowing money from a bank, he was unstoppable. Today, countless investors in all fifty states, across Canada, and fifteen foreign countries as far away as Australia and New Zealand, regard the training, systems, and forms created by Louis Brown as the best in the industry. What started as a desperate attempt to drag himself and his single mom out of poverty has become one of the real estate's most incredible success stories. "Lou" draws from a wide and varied background as a real estate investor and continues to be quoted as an expert by many publications and authors for decades. He's invested in single-family homes, apartments, hotels, and notes, and Lou has developed subdivisions and built and renovated homes and apartments. These experiences have given him a proving ground for learning and teaching the most cutting-edge concepts in real estate today. Resources: https://streetsmartwiz.com/bhsbook https://getdoinggood.com https://maximumassetshield.com