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Flowster Live Demo https://flowster.app/live-demo/ Episode Highlights [1:46] — Key takeaways from the Traffic and Conversion Summit Have an irresistible offer. This is more important than having effective copy and ads. Optimize your copywriting by utilizing AI. AI for writing copies. [7:37] — How Ben started Beast Gear All the best businesses start with people who are scratching an itch. Ben did the same with his fitness equipment through Beast Gear. As an ecologist, Ben tested his ideas and gathered data through experiments. That's what gave him an advantage in his business. [14:27] — Zigging in the fitness industry Through Facebook groups and subreddits, Ben was able to know that people are getting frustrated with the elitism of the fitness industry. He also discovered that people wanted good quality fitness products at a lower price. Instead of hiring professional athletes to model for his brand, he chose himself—an average Joe—to represent Beast Gear. His message resonated with other people, and that's how he started a community. He could ask this community what they wanted and tailor his products accordingly. [19:00] — How to create a community Religiously message every customer on every platform. Engage them in real conversations and show empathy. Share the process of how you develop your products. Build goodwill, trust, and a relationship with your customers. [24:01] — How to shift the Amazon funnel to your website You can add marketing collateral to the products you ship through Amazon. Through these materials, you can ask customers to post on social media. When people post your products, you can reach out and redirect them to your website by offering discounts. You can also save their posts in a collection on Instagram and continue the conversation after a few months to ask them to leave a review. Over time, this one-to-one relational strategy became unscalable for Beast Gear. But at that point, they already had a big enough tribe and evangelists. [29:39] — Spending money on ads and PPC Ben managed Amazon PPC profitably until he handed the task off to an agency. He also experimented a bit with Facebook ads. However, what benefited them the most was word of mouth. Some athletes even showcase their products in matches without sponsorship, boosting their reach. By that point, they had already become a reputable brand in the UK and even Europe. This all boils down to having a great product that people naturally want to share. [31:35] — Growing the business by doing what other people can't be bothered to do Joining the pan-European FBA program helped Ben's business immensely. His competitors didn't join this program. As a result, Ben hit 1.5 million in revenue — he had no competition. Ben also asked Amazon to gate his brand against Beast Gear knockoffs. A competitor also wanted to sue him for intellectual property but didn't fall through. Listen to the full episode to learn how he succeeded in this legal battle. [40:46] — Preparing an exit plan You don't need to stay with your company forever, but make sure that your exit plan will benefit you. Boost your company's value and sellability through efficient systems and boosting profitability. [47:51] — Exit plan strategies and tactics Have someone fighting for your corner to ensure you don't get screwed in a deal. Understand what your business is worth now and what it will be worth in the future for the buyer. Some buyers will first offer a huge amount for your business and, slowly, over time, reduce it as much as possible. Don't fall for this tactic. Market to the right buyers who have the chops to run your business.
There are many reasons people give for why they can't believe in Jesus. Maybe it's disappointment. Maybe they are skeptical of the whole story, or maybe they just find other things more important. What would change for you, if Jesus satisfied every reason why you can't believe. The first type of person who says they can't believe, might not be who you think it is. Maybe it's someone who says they already believe, but truly hasn't believed in Jesus. They've got just enough religion to think they have the real thing, but lack saving faith. Speaker: Matt Pousseur
There are many reasons people give for why they can't believe in Jesus. Maybe it's disappointment. Maybe they are skeptical of the whole story, or maybe they just find other things more important. What would change for you, if Jesus satisfied every reason why you can't believe. The first type of person who says they can't believe, might not be who you think it is. Maybe it's someone who says they already believe, but truly hasn't believed in Jesus. They've got just enough religion to think they have the real thing, but lack saving faith. Speaker: Adam Morrill
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Prof. Daniel Statman, head of the Philosophy Department at the University of Haifa and a senior fellow at the Israel Democracy Institute, where he is the director of the Human Rights and Judaism program, discusses his new co-authored book State and Religion is Israel, a joint legal and philosophical attempt to conceptualize the role of religion in democratic regimes. This episode is made possible by the Israel Democracy Institute, an independent center of research and action dedicated to strengthening the foundations of Israeli democracy.
This innovative coursebook introduces students to interdisciplinary theoretical tools for understanding contemporary religiously diverse societies--both Western and non-Western. Using a case-study model, the text considers: A wide and diverse array of contemporary issues, questions, and critical approaches to the study of religion relevant to students and scholars A variety of theoretical approaches, including decolonial, feminist, hermeneutical, poststructuralist, and phenomenological analyses Current debates on whether the term "religion" is meaningful Many key issues about the study of religion, including the insider-outsider debate, material religion, and lived religion Plural and religiously diverse societies, including the theological ideas of traditions and the political and social questions that arise for those living alongside adherents of other religions Paul Michael Hedges's Understanding Religion: Theories and Methods for Studying Religiously Diverse Societies (U California Press, 2021) is designed to provide a strong foundation for instructors to explore the ideas presented in each chapter in multiple ways, engage students in meaningful activities in the classroom, and integrate additional material into their lectures. Students will gain the tools to apply specific methods from a variety of disciplines to analyze the social, political, spiritual, and cultural aspects of religions. Its unique pedagogical design means it can be used from undergraduate- to postgraduate-level courses. Byung Ho Choi is a Ph.D. Student from South Korea in the Department of History & Ecumenics, concentrating in World Christianity and history of religions at Princeton Theological Seminary. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/sociology
This innovative coursebook introduces students to interdisciplinary theoretical tools for understanding contemporary religiously diverse societies--both Western and non-Western. Using a case-study model, the text considers: A wide and diverse array of contemporary issues, questions, and critical approaches to the study of religion relevant to students and scholars A variety of theoretical approaches, including decolonial, feminist, hermeneutical, poststructuralist, and phenomenological analyses Current debates on whether the term "religion" is meaningful Many key issues about the study of religion, including the insider-outsider debate, material religion, and lived religion Plural and religiously diverse societies, including the theological ideas of traditions and the political and social questions that arise for those living alongside adherents of other religions Paul Michael Hedges's Understanding Religion: Theories and Methods for Studying Religiously Diverse Societies (U California Press, 2021) is designed to provide a strong foundation for instructors to explore the ideas presented in each chapter in multiple ways, engage students in meaningful activities in the classroom, and integrate additional material into their lectures. Students will gain the tools to apply specific methods from a variety of disciplines to analyze the social, political, spiritual, and cultural aspects of religions. Its unique pedagogical design means it can be used from undergraduate- to postgraduate-level courses. Byung Ho Choi is a Ph.D. Student from South Korea in the Department of History & Ecumenics, concentrating in World Christianity and history of religions at Princeton Theological Seminary. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/new-books-network
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DESCRIPTION Episode 119 – Perfectly Quiet – The Intertestamental Period 5 Welcome to Anchored by Truth brought to you by Crystal Sea Books. In John 14:6, Jesus said, “I am the way, the truth, and the life.” The goal of Anchored by Truth is to encourage everyone to grow in the Christian faith by anchoring themselves to the secure truth found in the inspired, inerrant, and infallible word of God. Script: Then Jesus was approached by some Sadducees—religious leaders who say there is no resurrection from the dead. But now, as to whether the dead will be raised—haven’t you ever read about this in the writings of Moses, in the story of the burning bush? Long after Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob had died, God said to Moses, ‘I am the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob.’ So he is the God of the living, not the dead. You have made a serious error. “ The Gospel of Mark, chapter 12, verses 18 and 26 and 27, New Living Translation ******** VK: Hello. I’m Victoria K. Welcome to another episode of Anchored by Truth. Today we are continuing our look at “The Intertestamental Period” - the 400-plus year period between the close of the Old Testament and the beginning of the New Testament. I’m in the studio today with RD Fierro, author and Founder Crystal Sea Books. RD, today we’re going into our 5th episode in this series. Last time we talked a bit about the conflict between the Ptolemies and the Seleucids for the control of Palestine during the intertestamental period. So, to set the stage for today’s discussion how about giving us a bit of a review of what we’ve been discussing. RD: Hello to all the Anchored by Truth listeners. We really appreciate you taking some time to be with us for this episode. The intertestamental period is probably the period of Biblical history that receives the least attention today. Most people are very familiar with the accounts of Jesus’ birth, life, and resurrection. Most are pretty familiar with some of the most popular episodes from the Old Testament such as Noah and the ark, Daniel in the lions’ den, or Elijah battling the prophets on Mt. Carmel. But even people who are regular Bible readers often pay little attention to the hundreds of years that elapsed between Malachi and Matthew. But we should because there were a great number of events that occurred during that period that are very important to us having a well-developed understanding of both the Old and New Testaments. And those events include the protracted conflict between the Ptolemies and the Seleucids that occurred between around 300 B.C. and 160 B. C. VK: And, as a refresher Ptolemy and Seleucus had both been generals in Alexander the Great’s army. After Alexander’s death his empire was carved into four territories. Ptolemy became the king of the Egyptian portion and Seleucus became the king of the Syrian portion. Israel, obviously, was between those two. So, when conflicts occurred between these two dynasties – which was pretty much all the time – Israel was always caught in the conflict. One of the most important prophetic chapters in the Old Testament has got to be chapter 11 of the book of Daniel. The entire chapter is devoted to the conflict between the Ptolemies and the Seleucids. It’s so detailed that it could almost read like a historical report of the conflict but it was written over 200 years before the first events of the struggle. RD: Right. And that’s a very good reason for looking at the intertestamental period. In the intertestamental period we see the fulfillment of a large number of prophecies contained in the Old Testament such as those in Daniel, chapter 11. See those prophecies fulfilled in such fine granularity cannot do anything but enhance our confidence in the Bible. Fulfilled prophecy is one of the strongest lines of evidence of the Bible’s supernatural inspiration. But beyond just seeing the prophetic fulfillment that occurred during the intertestamental period we also see the foundation for many of the events that we read about in the New Testament. For instance, there is no mention of the Sadducees or Pharisees at all in the Old Testament. But both groups were prominent in Israel in the first century A.D. VK: And since our contemporary calendar is dated according to Jesus’ life this is the period during which Jesus lived and performed his earthly ministry. Jesus frequently encountered both the Sadducees and the Pharisees during that ministry – though unfortunately most references to them are not positive ones. RD: Unfortunately, they are not. At any rate, both the Sadducees and Pharisees arose sometime during the intertestamental period though scholars are not exactly sure when. But it can be helpful to our understanding of Israel during the time of Jesus’ earthly ministry to try to understand some of the forces that gave rise to them. VK: So, what is some of the thinking behind what gave rise to these two groups and why they became so prominent? RD: Well, as we have already mentioned after Alexander the Great died his empire was divided among four of his generals. Initially Palestine came under the rule of Ptolemy who also ruled Egypt. Under Ptolemy the Jews seemed to have retained a large measure of self-rule and were able to have their own high priest. Traditionally, the high priest had just a religious function but in the absence of a Jewish king the high priest also became a major source of political influence. Under the Ptolemies the Jews also flourished in Egypt and as we’ve noted the Greek version of the Old Testament, the Septuagint was eventually produced by the Jewish colony in Alexandria. The Ptolemies controlled Palestine from about 300 B.C. to 198 B.C. VK: But in 198 B.C. the Seleucids were finally able to get control of Palestine. There had been frequent conflicts between the Ptolemies and the Seleucids but this was the first time the Seleucids actually were able to directly rule Palestine. The Seleucid rulers normally went by the title of Antiochus. In 175 B.C. Antiochus IV (the 4th) came to power. This turned out to be a very bad thing for the Jews. RD: Correct. Antiochus IV also was known as Antiochus Epiphanes (god manifest). Well, Antiochus Epiphanes began to feel pressure from the Romans who were already beginning their expansion to the east. Macedonia, which is the northern part of the Greek peninsula actually fell to Rome in 146 B.C. but even before that Rome’s expanding territorial ambitions were becoming obvious. Antiochus Epiphanes saw this so in an attempt to strengthen his control Antiochus stepped up the process of Hellenizing his empire. VK: Hellenization referred to the process of importing the Greek language and culture into the territories Alexander had conquered. It had always occurred at some pace within the territories the Greeks controlled but not at the same rate everywhere. Evidently, Antiochus felt that if his empire were thoroughly Hellenized the people would be more resistant to the Romans. So, part of what Epiphanes did was to try to get the Jews to change their culture and even give up their religion. This produced a terrible period of persecution for the Jews. Not unpredictably it spawned a revolt. RD: Right. In 167 B.C. Antiochus set up a statue of Zeus in the temple and slaughtered pigs as a sacrifice to it. Many of the Jews thought that this event was what the prophet Daniel had referred to when he spoke of the “abomination of desolation.” It’s hard to imagine doing anything that would inflame faithful Jews more. Right after this desecration the Maccabean Revolt broke out. The revolt was led by Judas Maccabeus or Judas the “Hammer.” VK: And the revolt was successful. In 164 B.C. the Jews were able to regain control of Jerusalem and they cleansed the temple. This event is still celebrated among the Jews as Hannukah. All this history was recorded and is part of the book known as 1 (first) Maccabees. RD: And the books of 1 and 2 Maccabees are part of the group of books known as the Apocrypha which we talked about in the first episode of this series. The Apocrypha are thought by Roman Catholics and the Orthodox branches of Christianity to be part of a second canon or “deuterocanonical.” VK: So, after the Ptolemies lost control of Palestine there was a lot going on during the next 4 decades. How did all this lead to the formation of the Sadducees and Pharisees? RD: Let’s remember that both the Ptolemies and the Seleucids were Greek. They may have been fighting for control of territory but they were both part of the original Greek empire. So, Hellenization was present under both. It’s just that Antiochus Epiphanes had taken it to a whole new level. Well, after the Jews regained their religious freedom they also wanted political freedom. It took another 2 decades but in 142 B.C. the Jews finally regained their independence. VK: And this is hard for us to grasp but when the Jews regained their independence it was the first time in over 400 years. The first Babylonian deportation of the Jews to Babylon had taken place around 600 B.C. Even after the Jews returned to Palestine around 70 years later they still weren’t independent. They were just a vassal state of the Persian Empire and then part of the Greek Empire. That must have been an amazing period for the Jews – to finally have their freedom after over 450 years of foreign rule. RD: Undoubtedly. But of course even at that point the Jews had been subject to Greek influence for over 150 years. So, the process of Hellenization had been going on a long time. And as with any large cultural movement some Jews had welcomed the changes the Greeks had brought with them. But many did not. Even after the Jews under the Maccabeans gained their political independence they did not return to their traditional priestly line of governance. Instead, the Maccabees founded the Hasmonean Dynasty – named for one of their ancestors, Hashmon – and continued their control of the country. This was fine with some Jews but not with others. The Hasmonean rulers dominated the priesthood, even though they weren’t from the priestly line of Aaron, and continued to adopt Greek ways of life. VK: And the Sadducees appear to have been a group that supported them in this plan. The Sadducees were an aristocratic group that seemed to have prized political stability above everything else. I suppose we could think of them as being the “establishment” of their day? RD: Yes. Religiously, the Sadducees only recognized the first five books of the Old Testament, the Pentateuch, as being canonical. They saw the rest of the books of the Old Testament as having lesser authority. This is one of the reasons they rejected the doctrine of the resurrection which Jesus confronted them about. VK: We heard that in our opening scripture today from Mark, chapter 12. There’s a parallel account of the same confrontation in Matthew, chapter 22, verses 22 through 33. So, it’s fair to say that the Sadducees had embraced the process of Hellenization far more than some other groups within Israel at the time. RD: Yes. VK: Then where do the Pharisees fit in? RD: The Pharisees seemed to have arisen as one of the groups that opposed the loss of the traditional Jewish culture and laws. They were not primarily a political group but they seemed to have begun to function as a cultural, religious, and political counterweight to the Sadducees and the Hellenizing intentions of the Hasmoneans. The Pharisees did accept the entire body of scripture we call the Old Testament so the Pharisees did accept the doctrine of resurrection and life after death. VK: And the Apostle Paul was a Pharisee. He famously invoked this religious difference when he was arrested in Jerusalem in Acts, chapter 23. This was a bit of clever lawyering on Paul’s part wasn’t it. RD: Yes. Paul’s trial before the Sanhedrin was around 60 A.D. So, it was about 200 years later than the events we’ve been describing. As we mentioned, we’re not sure exactly when the Sadducees and Pharisees formed as identifiable groups but they are first mentioned by the historian Josephus in connection with a Hasmonean ruler named John Hyrcanus I who ruled from 134 to 104 B.C. VK: So, sometime between the latter part of the 2nd century B.C. and the opening of the New Testament period the Sadducees and the Pharisees had become so well established and prominent that together they became the ruling group within Israel. Both groups had longevity. They persisted for well over 150 years. And we know that both groups had influence and power in Jesus’ day. RD: Yes. While we don’t know the exact origin of either group we do know that both groups have their roots in the intertestamental period and I think we can see how the Greek control of Palestine was a significant factor in shaping the Israel in which Jesus appeared. VK: What are you thinking about? RD: The Roman general Pompey occupied Jerusalem in 63 B.C. VK: Which put an end to the Jews’ independence. So, they were independent for less than 100 years? RD: Yes. So, let’s think about this. Between 300 B.C. and 142 B.C. the Jews were subject to Greek rule by either the Ptolemies or the Seleucids. And even after they became politically independent there were still factions within Israel that had supported the increasing Hellenization of their culture. The Greeks actively sought to transmit and spread their ideas. The Greeks were replaced by the Romans but the Romans did not make a corresponding effort to change the cultures, languages, or religious practices of the people they conquered. VK: The Romans were a very practical people. They were interested in stability within their far flung empire. They wanted control over economies, taxes, the military, and what we might term “infrastructure.” But the Romans didn’t have any particular interest in the religions or worship practices of their subject provinces provided those practices didn’t disrupt the Roman governance or the peace and stability of their empire. In fact the Romans afforded the Jews a fair amount of self-rule even during Jesus’ day didn’t they? The Jews had their own ruling council comprised of the Sadducees and Pharisees. The high council was permitted to make judgments about civil and criminal matters, although only the Romans could pronounce a death sentence. The Jews selected their own high priest. They were permitted to regulate the activities of the temples and synagogues. And even some of the high ranking Jews became friends with very senior Romans including members of Caesar’s family. RD: Right. As you mentioned, the Romans were very practical and this made them very capable builders and administrators. While it’s painting with a very broad brush you might say that Romans were builders while the Greeks had been thinkers. Alexander took an entire contingent of Greek scientists and philosophers along with his Army. The Greeks not only sought knowledge but they actively spread their knowledge and culture. During Jesus’ time, even after the Roman Empire had displaced the Greek Empire, Greek was the most common language used in international commerce and affairs. Even today the names of Greek philosophers are household names. Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle are still well known in our day and time. VK: So, there are Greek philosophers that are well known in our day and time - but there are still Roman public facilities in use in our day and time. Aqueducts and roads built by the Romans have survived and some are still functioning after 2,000 years. The Romans were masters at construction including pouring and curing concrete under water to build very sophisticated ports and harbors. Naturally, the Roman military prowess is legendary because they were masters of metallurgy and military design. So, what you’re saying is that the differences in these two empires was significant in God’s preparation of the world for the arrival of Jesus. RD: Exactly. While we’ll talk more about this in a future episode the Romans made it safe for the first evangelists to travel throughout the Roman Empire and spread the gospel. But the Greeks had made it possible for the evangelists to speak with the people wherever they went. VK: But you are also saying that the impact of the Greek and Roman Empires on the preparation for Jesus’ arrival wasn’t just limited to the world outside Palestine. There were also impacts within Palestine. This was especially true of the Greeks whose had been present in Palestine in one form or another for 300 years. And part of that impact was reflected in the presence and differences between the Sadducees and Pharisees. RD: Yes. The Sadducees seem to have followed the Hasmonean practice of embracing the Hellenization that had been brought to Israel. The Pharisees did not. In fact, the Pharisees seem to have actively resisted attempts to change their culture. This meant that the Sanhedrin, the Jews’ ruling council at the time of Jesus was split religiously and philosophically. The one thing they did agree on, though, was on a desire to maintain their own power and influence. VK: Well just about anyone who has read the Gospels or listened to a sermon on Jesus’ life has heard about the Sadducees and Pharisees. But what are you thinking about when you talk about their presence being important insofar as the arrival of Jesus in the world is concerned. RD: As you said just anyone who has ever read Matthew, Mark, Luke, or John – or heard a sermon about them – has heard of the Sadducees and Pharisees. Part of the reason we’ve all heard about them is because it was often encounters between Jesus and a Sadducee or Pharisee that provided us with some of the clearest statements we have on major issues that pertain to salvation. VK: Such as? RD: Let’s look at the encounter we heard about in our opening scripture. This same encounter is described in Matthew and Mark. A group of the Sadducees were trying to trip Jesus up by asking, what was to them, a standard question they used in their debates with the Pharisees about whether there would be a physical resurrection. Remember the Sadducees did not believe in the resurrection but the Pharisees did. So the Sadducees posed the famous married-to-seven-different-brothers question. VK: Let’s listen to the question from Matthew, chapter 22, verses 25 through 28. The Sadducees said, “Well, suppose there were seven brothers. The oldest one married and then died without children, so his brother married the widow. But the second brother also died, and the third brother married her. This continued with all seven of them. Last of all, the woman also died. So tell us, whose wife will she be in the resurrection? For all seven were married to her.” RD: Right. The basis for the question was the Levirate requirement for a younger brother to marry the widow of an older brother. Then the first son of that union would be reckoned as the son of the older brother. At any rate, it was a trick question. VK: Like the philosophy professor who asks the Christian student “If God is all powerful can God make a rock so big God can’t lift it?” RD: Exactly like that. It was a trick question but of course it couldn’t trick Jesus. Jesus quickly pointed out that even the part of the Old Testament that the Sadducees did accept, the Pentateuch, stated clearly that there was life after death. Jesus quoted from Moses’ encounter with God at the burning bush. That encounter is described in Exodus, the 2nd book of the Bible. Jesus pointed out that God had used the present tense when he was speaking with Moses indicating clearly that Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob were still alive with God even though all 3 had died physically decades before the encounter. So, we can see from this exchange with the Sadducees that Jesus often used his contact with either the Sadducees or Pharisees, or both, to clarify much of the confusion that existed at that time about major issues that pertained to faith and salvation. VK: So, you’re saying that the presence of the Sadducees and Pharisees in Israel during Jesus’ lifetime was actually helpful in Jesus getting out His message. The Sadducees and Pharisees were the leaders of society in their day. People listened to them just as they listen to various kinds of leaders and celebrities in our day. People would follow what the Sadducees and Pharisees said and did. And people would have been particularly interested if anyone confronted them. So, when Jesus had a debate or exchange with one the report would spread far more widely and quickly than it would otherwise. And, of course, we need to know something about the intertestamental period to know why that was true. If we don’t know anything about the intertestamental period the Sadducees and Pharisees appear in the Bible just like Dorothy dropping in from Kansas. RD: I like that visual. Next time we’ll take a little more about how some of Jesus’ exchanges with the Sadducees and Pharisees produced some of the clearest and most important teaching we have in the Bible. This is particularly important because so many of the things we learn pertain directly to our salvation and eternal life. Just as we heard in the scripture today Jesus Himself has affirmed that the resurrection is real. And since all things were made for Him and through Him when it comes to knowing how things work He is the most trustworthy voice possible. Now, I’m not saying that God or Jesus couldn’t have made these important revelations if the Sadducees and Pharisees didn’t exist. But I am saying that God chose to use the Sadducees and Pharisees as part of His plan of revelation. As such I think we need to take some time and understand how their arrival on the scene is part of the grand saga of redemption. VK: Amen. This sounds like a great time for a prayer. Jesus’ ministry while He was on this earth was all about saving those who are lost spiritually. The need for doing that continues today. So, today let’s listen to a prayer for the spiritually lost – knowing that God has promised that as we diligently and faithfully present our petitions He will respond with grace and mercy: ---- PRAYER FOR THE SPIRITUALLY LOST (JERRY). We hope you’ll be with us next time and we hope you’ll take some time to encourage some friends to tune in too, or listen to the podcast version of this show. 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In 2016 the province of West Nusa Tenggara was deemed to be a red zone for beliefs in violence based in religion. Members of the Mataram Young Peoples' Council took steps to counter the trend. How did they do it? - Pada tahun 2016 Provinsi Nusa Tenggara Barat ditetapkan sebagai zona merah terkait dengan kekerasan berbasis agama. Anggota Dewan Pemuda Mataram mengambil langkah untuk melawan tren tersebut. Bagaimana mereka melakukannya?
Been obsessed with the duo band, Purity Ring, since I heard Stardew last November & will be seeing them LIVE THIS November for their tour of Womb. Thought I'd look up & share some history about the band. Purity Ring's witch house, dream-pop, trip-hop, "future pop," (as they describe themselves) music is anything but religious. Religiously amazing dedication perhaps. Each song is flawless, lyrics taken from vocalist Megan James's own diary entries. Empowering to the core. "Gory" and "provocative" to some but ruthlessly and beautifully delivered through Corrin Roddick's electro-beats & his own hand made instrument concoction, both wearing clothes hand-sweb by Megan on live shows, with lighting also perfected to create the most existentialist fantastical vibe possible. Needless to say, I'm eager for this show. The music itself...is a must listen. Enjoy these whispers & I hope you drift off to sleep
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Jesus said 8 times (!) in John 15 that He wants us to bear fruit. But what does that even mean? In EP112 we said that abiding is all the stuff that no one sees. Well, fruit is the stuff EVERYONE sees (and feels, and tastes, and smells) coming from you. Welcome to my Summer Replay Series! I'm rerunning a series that first aired in Feb-March 2020 on Abiding in Christ (John 15). This replay series begins with EP108 and this is Part 6--the final episode in the Abide series. Be sure to go back and listen from the beginning. The main point: Real fruit is the natural and inevitable outgrowth of a branch that is abiding in the Vine and is regularly and properly pruned by The Vinedresser. Fake Fruit: 1. Financial or Worldly Success 2. Flashy Ministry, Big Following, Popularity 3. Religiously following all the laws and rules of your Christian denomination 4. Perpetual self-improvement *We should not become professional fruit inspectors except: when we feed on other people's spiritual fruit or PUT OUR CHILDREN UNDER THE CARE OF SOMEONE. Then get all up in that fruit and fully inspect it! Real Fruit: 1. Leading people to Christ 2. Love 3. Good Works 4. Virtues of Character 5. Hearing God's voice 6. Answered prayer Don't focus on the fruit. Focus on ABIDING in Christ. Keep that connection intact and free-flowing. Submit to the pruning. The fruit WILL come. Scriptures I reference in this episode: Matthew 23:27-28 Matthew 12:33 John 15:1-17 John 13:34-35 Ephesians 2:10 James2:14-16 Colossians 1:9-12 Galatians 5:22-23 Ephesians 5:8-11 Philippians 1:9-11 Jeremiah 17:7-8 I John:3-10 II Thes 1:3 LINKS I bought my "abide" bracelet here. Receive email updates from me! Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org Is the Voice in My Head God or Just Me? is available on Amazon for $19.99 Finding Your Balance is available on Amazon for $14.99 My blog: thescooponbalance.com Follow me on Pinterest I am no longer active on social media.
Fewer people are attending religious services across the country. But new data from the University of Virginia shows a surprising amount of diversity in rural parts of the Commonwealth. Michael Pope reports.
Mark E. Howard's work is everywhere, particularly in Cleveland. He's done murals, garbage cans and other public art that is all over the city, from Hopkins Airport to the Federal Building to 55th and Euclid and beyond -- but finding him? That's another matter. Somehow, I do and we explore his creative projects – past and present – and discuss how religious themes express themselves in his work. Plus: why he has taken an intentional hiatus, away from the art scene. Also, and exclusive on his foot -- doesn't get any deeper than this. #conversationforadults Resources: Instagram: Facebook: CAN Journal: http://canjournal.org/2019/05/mark-howard-still-paints-religiously/ (Mark E. Howard Paints Religiously) https://www.cleveland.com/arts/2008/11/artist_mark_howards_public_art.html (Artist Mark Howard's public art projects shine across Cleveland, elsewhere) Let's Talk: Website: https://conversationforadults.com/ (conversationforadults.com) Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/conversationforadults/ (@conversationforadults) Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/conversationforadultswithjimiizrael/ (facebook.com/conversationforadultswithjimiizrael) Twitter: https://twitter.com/convoforadults (@convoforadults) Conversation for Adults is a production of http://crate.media (Crate Media)
Exodus 37:25-40:38 We are in the World Stream finishing the book of Exodus. We are reading from the New American Standard Bible this week. 7streamsmethod.com | @7StreamsMethod | @serenatravis | #7Stream | Donate Commentary by Dr. Drake Travis God we thank you for visiting us and all who will prepare themselves to come into the Presence of You. Thank for availing yourself to us. To be with YOU is the blessing of all blessings. Amen 37 - Bezalel made the ark of the covenant, the table for it, the lampstand, and the altar of incense. Take a moment in your mind to transport back 33+ centuries and imagine yourself walking quietly up to Bezalel at work. "Bezalel, what are you making?" "A box of acacia wood to be covered in gold to hold the X Commandments..." "What's the significance of this?" To which Bezalel replies, "all society hinges upon what's in this box for all time! The governments who ignore these Commandments shall crumble, as will the nations, the states, the communities, neighborhoods and families and individuals. The opposite is more true...all who honor and follow these commands will become eternally blessed. This box is not just a part of history, it IS history. In fact history pivots upon the contents of this box!" After this conversation there is nothing left to do but walk away backward, in awe in the presence of the work of a holy God that is a consuming fire. 38 - Everything that was described a few chapters back is completed at this point. In 38 the Altar is the completed, and the laver, and the court; the gorgeous linen perimeter of the Tabernacle. All contents for the Tabernacle were completed. The mathematics of this are staggering. It's too much to sum up. We will just leave you with this, however - there was over 2200 lbs. of gold involved in this endeavor. This was the place where God would be met and consulted with, and sins forgiven, and direction received. It had been over 2600 years since Adam/Eve were expelled from the garden. Religiously, a myriad of procedures had been experimented with the world over and nothing was working to solve the problem regarding the colossal gap between where we were and where God wanted us to be. This Tabernacle was where God would be met. It was gravely awesome to be near this place. ... And it would be assembled soon. 39 - The ornate garments for the priests are made and completed. They are far more decorative and costly than what we would label as "fit for a king." The details were tedious and numerous and the work was done fastidiously, comprehensively, and perfectly. Once this was complete, these garments, along with the rest of the items for the Tabernacle, were brought to Moses for examination by Moses. The work was done just as the Lord had commanded. Moses blessed them and now it was time for the finale~ of the Book of Exodus. 40 - The Tabernacle is finally raised and assembled. The anointing is completed, the lamps are lit, the offerings are placed, the washing is done. And they entered the Tent of Meeting, did the finishings and all the work was done. Then the miracle of God's presence occurred. The Cloud, symbolizing the Presence of God, settled upon the Tabernacle. And for the next two generations that they would be in the Wilderness of Sinai and around, the Cloud would settle upon the Tabernacle to state that "God was IN". When He lifted, it was time to go, when he settled it was time to settle and wait. There was cloud by day and fire by night. And this was a blessing to witness for all the house of Israel, not just the priests and leaders. What a marvel.
Get ready to be in V Formation! What happens when the chips are down- ducks fly together! But do Nicole and Rolando fly together with their feelings for the Mighty Ducks franchise, particularly the 1992 film? Did they even watch The Mighty Ducks growing up? And did they enjoy the 2021 Disney Plus original series "Mighty Ducks: Gamechangers"? Listen to find out! Oh, and QUACK! Show notes: Listen to "Brotherhood of Batman" podcast! - LINK Follow Us Be sure to follow us on social media for news, polls, and fun behind the scenes content. FACEBOOK: facebook.com/remakesrebootsrevivals INSTAGRAM: instagram.com/remakesrebootsrevivals And we always want to hear from you! Email us at email@example.com.
Issues similar to our times; Christ: priest and king; Israel = earliest form of republic; Altars = gathering center; Are you sitting in darkness?; Inability to understand - don't want to see; Denying the spirit; Willfully ignorant; Emotional clouding; Spiritual comprehension; Consequences built into creation; Your spiritual existence; Be still and know; Humility; Micah review; Who do you serve?; Believing lies; Devising iniquity; Legal title; Finding refuge; Becoming benefit to your neighbor; Leaving judgment to God; Consequences of devouring one another; Recognizing good news; Last days; Be the remnant; Basra - fort of righteousness; Micah 5; Troops?; Bethlehem Ephratah; Kidneys and control; Meaning of words; Being happy with nothing; Listening to the Shepherd; Joining the Living Network; gimel-dalet-dalet (cut); IBT; Walking in God's spirit; Juries; Cutting muster; With whom you gather; Accepting responsibility; Double-tav = spirit and truth; God fighting battles; Filtering water; Tens, hundreds and thousands; Troops of troops; Solution for coming disaster; Choice is in your hands; Smiting Christ; Mt 2:6; Is Christ ruling your life?; Jn 7:42; The seed of David; Strange women; Fake spirit through emotion; 7, even 8 men; Ministers in service; Assyrians; Asshur?; You are in bondage; Remnant of Jacob; Religiously gathering to care for each other; One accord; Keeping Sabbath; Banking systems; Profiting from others; Young lions; Deut 17:16; Taxation; Cities = civitas = terror; Preparing you for God's way; Soothsayers; Witchcraft; Je 47:5; Getting an edge from prophecy; Unemotional spirituality; Seeing the kingdom; Home Schooling; Unemployment; Free money entitlement?; Witchcraft (kupf-shin-pi); Micah 5:12 Additional letters (yod-mem); yod = divine spark; Who else is in your room?; Mere images of Christ; mem = flow; Spiritual awakening; Being naked of authority; Adam and Eve's greatest sin; Kingdom journey within you; ayin-nun-nun + more letters; Soothsayers have sway because of lacking watchmen; Seducing you to take and take and take; par-taking in their sin; Don't need details of inner workings to work; Meditation = Awareness of moment; God makes little things great; Learn righteousness; Learn Christ; Keeping commandments.
Episode 20.17 of The Non Prophets, airing on April 26 2021 featuring P*ck, Laura Magee, and Arden of Eden.This week, we talk about atheists and their place and perception in modern society, some misunderstood allegations about homeschooling, some global tendencies of those who are not religiously affiliated, and we'll end by grading a top ten list that says who we are.TOPICS LIST:Topic 1: How can both of these be true?Atheism is declining, says report; what should Christians do?http://tiny.cc/np_atheismdecliningChurch membership is in a freefall, and the Christian right has only themselves to blamehttp://tiny.cc/np_churchdecliningTopic 2: Home schooling in the time of COVIDNewsweek: Atheists Hate Homeschooling Because Kids Spend Time with Their Parentshttp://tiny.cc/np_atheistshomeschoolingTopic 3: Not saying ‘correlation equals causation', but…Religiously unaffiliated people more likely than those with a religion to lean left, accept homosexualityhttp://tiny.cc/np_nonreligiousleftThe Gender Puzzle http://tiny.cc/np_genderpuzzleTopic 4: Let's see how accurate this is10 facts about atheistshttp://tiny.cc/np_atheist10facts
The author of the BFG pits program, co-driver extraordinaire, off-road legend Bob Bower shares insights into his early days. Bob is a practiced speaker, Rich and Bob had such a great interview, we split it into two episodes. This is part one.5:13 – earliest memories were reading MotorTrend and a feature article on Bill Stroppe’s teams on the PanAmerican rally 7:32 – learned to drive in a 5 mph old military jeep10:58 – worked in a body shop and that immersed me in to being a car guy16:56 – Tom Johnson’s Union Oil was a rite of passage in the neighborhood19:05 – Religiously cleaned all the windows, front and back – but wait, that’s plexiglass on that Corvette21:38 – cruising VanNuys Blvd in a Corvette23:14 – I have an opinion24:37 – I was getting trained as a speaker – and I didn’t know it yet 26:28 – wouldn’t you like to hook up with the people who set the trends instead of follow them?32:26 – I didn’t know squat about tires36:19 – slow hands, slow feet – that’ how you pit42:40 – recognizing what is at stake when I’m talking48:58 – here’s why off-road racing is expensive53:37 – See’s Candy marketing built the BFG pits56:50 – my first co-driver gig – I had finally arrived59:11 – made ESPN’s Crash of the Week with that one1:03:25 – if you’re in the air, you can’t accelerate, you can’t stop and you can’t steer1:06:01 – the key to winning a long-distance desert race is not going faster, but going a little less slow1:08:47 – Retired from racing on my terms with a win at the 50th Annual Baja 1000Join us next week for some more great insight with Bob Bower for part two of this interview. We want to thank our sponsors Maxxis Tires and 4Low Magazine.www.maxxis.comwww.4lowmagazine.com Be sure to listen on your favorite podcast app. Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/BigRich)
We live in a pluralistic society. Some of us come from a Catholic, Baptist, Hindu, Buddhist, Muslim, Jewish, New Age, or irreligious background. Some of us have tried all of those experiences or made up our own. Discover the differences and similarities between these world-views and God’s heart for all who have struggled with religion. God wants us to know His true character rather than think He can be represented in idols or even man-made ideas. Instead, He creates the opportunity for us to experience a genuine relationship with Him.
Jay Hazze and JD Hall will talk Kentucky Basketball/Football, Special Guest to come & The Dumbest Shit from Twitter this week segment will always be WOW, SMH. Twitter- @JHazzeKY @tiffinwildcat #BigBlueNation #Kentucky #podcast #sports #Twitterbs
Immunizations are a marvel of modern medicine. One little shot and you suddenly leave the world’s most dangerous diseases weak and ineffective! But what if you could be immunized against a good thing, like faith?
It wasn't the religiously correct, but Jesus did it anyway. He ate dinner with Matthew, the tax collector, at Matthew's house. And there were other tax collectors and sinners there as well. The religious leaders were up in arms and they asked Jesus's disciples, "Why does your teacher eat with tax collectors and sinners?" Jesus caught wind of their question and gave an answer that left them scratching their heads. " go and learn what this means. I desire mercy, not sacrifice, for I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners" The self-righteous are too good for mercy, but not sinners. And that's who Jesus came to save. What about you. Would Jesus do the religiously incorrect thing and have dinner at your house?
You may have heard this time and time again, but the absolute truth is that being grateful changes your life for the better. Practicing gratitude like a religion everyday, many times a day, maybe even all day, changes the way you move through life and calls into your life all of the good feelings you may be seeking and not finding right now. It is so easy, it is free, and it is a powerful truth you can experience immediately that when you express gratitude for the life you have no matter how hard things are, you will shift from a place of fear to a place of feeling good and being okay no matter what is going on. Another important reminder especially during this time of year is to set boundaries with others and with yourself and stick to them. It can be very uncomfortable, can change relationships, and can feel hard to do but once you do... You will feel so free, so light, and so glad that you were brave enough to do it. These things are truly gifts you can give yourself. They are all that I want for Christmas, I can tell you that! The poem I reference is called I thank you God by e.e. cummings. Find me on Instagram @iamgracebeason or visit my Patreon page at www.patreon.com/becausewhynotpodcast to help support this podcast! XOXO --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/becausewhynotpodcast/support
Ep 58: Habit #5 Practicing Self-Care ReligiouslyListen Here! A few years ago, I drove myself to urgent care for chest pain just a few days before my 36th birthday. It was stress-induced and unfortunately not the first time I experienced physical symptoms as a result of stress. As a full-time entrepreneur with financial and family obligations my focus, like most, were on work and taking care of my family. It's like we take pride in putting ourselves last as parents and wives. It's a badge of honor to allow our bodies to get so overwhelmed and overworked they begin to break down on us. It's only when we are knocked on our behinds do we finally decide to give our bodies (and minds) the rest they need. In this session, we'll discuss self-care and why it really is the 1st step in taking care of others. I define self-care as taking care of your mental, physical, emotional, and spiritual health. It's making sure you get what you need (including FUN) and it often requires boundaries, protecting those boundaries, remove toxic people and messages from your inner circle, and getting the support you need! Why is this so important? Many behave as if "self-care" is only a luxury for the well off or for rich and "selfish" houswives. Here's the truth:1.) You matter to God. You are a priority to Him. 2.) You have a calling and a purpose with people to serve. 3.) You can't do anything well when you aren't well yourself. At the end of the day no one benefits from you not taking care of yourself, not even your family. Here is this week's assignment. You've seen it before, but BOLDER Mornings not only make for bolder days, they are a great way to start your day off with "me time". 1.) COMMIT to BOLDER Mornings 2.) Join Dose of Courage Community (so you can get support on this journey!)3.) Share this podcast (the women in your life need to be reminded of how important they are, too!) As always, I pray that each time you listen to the podcast it encourages your to show up as your most BOLD self and take courageous action consistently...sometimes it's as simple as taking a nap.
The agenda of the NCSE and the Australian Skeptics is to see everyone taught that evolution explains the origins of everything, so God is unnecessary in this scientific view. This totally contradicts the clear teaching of the Bible that God is clearly revealed in what He has created. This episode article was written by Don Batten and Jonathan Sarfati and podcast produced by Joseph Darnell out of the CMI-USA office. Become a monthly contributor at visit our site or simply text a donation to 84321. You can also help out by telling your family and friends to check out the podcasts. RELATED RESOURCES The Genesis Academy Creation Answers Book Creation Magazine LINKS AND SHOW NOTES Original article: How Religiously Neutral are the Anti-Creationist Organisations? A Who’s Who of evolutionists Secular Humanists seek to ban origins debate in the UK education system Heavyweights move to ban creation Strawmen and censorship: the British Humanist Association and creation in schools The Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster to perform weddings Find thousands of other interesting articles at Creation.com. ► Follow on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and get the eNewsletter. Check out our other show Creation Talk. FEATURED IN THIS EPISODE Another Time or Place by Gregory Tripi for Soundscape Media World in Reverse (Storyblocks) Beyond Galaxies by Nir Ben Ami Moving Emotional Piano Hero by Daniel Bordovsky for Soundscape Media Etosha by Jason Donnelly Gateway to Heaven by Ilya Kaplan and Stan Fomin for SI Publishing Executive Decision (Storyblocks) Photo by Bret Kavanaugh on Unsplash
You may or may not know that food and weight are only the symptoms. This is why WLS doesn’t fix the problem and make every thing go away and why doing this mind work is the key to making your surgery a success. Let’s unpack these control strategies. It could be: Tracking everything in an app - calories, exercise etc...and let’s me honest this can feel like a part time job - all of the calculations Meal planning and prepping taken to a whole new level where it becomes a bit obsessive Religiously working out where the exercise becomes the control strategy. If you exercise in this way, you feel in control and this dictates your eating for the day. Whilst you are reading recipes and controlling your weeks worth of meals to the next level, you don’t have to sit with and deal with your loneliness, feelings of not being food enough. FREE STOP SNACKING WORKSHOP HERE 26th NOVEMBER >> https://www.foodbrainrewired.com/snacking
In this episode we're talking about how to deal with angry customers or people sending you negative emails and negative comments. Transcript below. People who say you're something you're not People angry at you or who say hurtful comments Unsolicited or negative feedback Just plain wrong information How to deal with it How to respond What to focus on Don't respond at all Put the phone down or laptop and walk away You'll feel angry because you want to show them you're right and they're wrong Facts don't sell and facts don't change opinions You want to respond with logic, reason and rationale - it doesn't work that way Here's what I do Walk away and get some distance Don't reply when I'm angry or “passionate” You can't impose your will on peopleTo change their opinion is fruitless Even if they're wrong, they've already decided what they believe Ask yourself “what is their goal?”Not for excuses but you are the channel I was the channel Find something ANYTHING to agree onIt's not what they say, it's what it implies They way that they said it Or if the fact is used against you Personal attacks, incorrect information, assumptions and opinions are none of your businessThey are about THEM, not you Ask an calibrated open questionHow am I supposed to do that? What do you say I could do to do that? I.e. How do you suggest I make money but rethink my course idea? The greatest marketing funnel blog on the internet bar none-
The books of 1 and 2 Kings, though they follow the fortunes of both Judah and Israel (the southern and northern kingdoms, respectively, after the division that followed Solomon’s death), lay more emphasis on Israel, the northern ten tribes. More space is devoted to Israel’s kings than to Judah’s. Eventually, of course, the northern kingdom collapses (see tomorrow’s meditation), and then all the attention is focused on the south. By comparison, 1 and 2 Chronicles recount more or less the same history, but turn the spotlight primarily on the southern kingdom of Judah.Even in 2 Kings, however, substantial attention is sometimes focused on one of the kings of Judah. So it is in 2 Kings 16. By and large, the northern kings degenerated more quickly than in the south. In the south, many kings are described as following the Lord, but not as David had done; in the north, many are described as following in the footsteps of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, who caused Israel to sin. But every once in a while a really evil or stupid king arises in the south. And such is Ahaz.Religiously and theologically, Ahaz was a disaster. “Unlike David his father, he did not do what was right in the eyes of the LORD his God. He walked in the ways of the kings of Israel and even sacrificed his son in the fire, following the detestable ways of the nations the LORD had driven out before the Israelites” (2 Kings 16:2–3). Politically he fared no better. Harried by Israel and Syria to his north, King Ahaz of Judah decided to strip the temple of its wealth and send it to King Tiglath-Pileser of Assyria. Assyria was the rising superpower. Sending money to him as a kind of tribute, with a plea to get him to lean on Syria and Israel so as to reduce pressure on Judah, was a bit like throwing a hunk of meat to a crocodile: you could be sure that this crocodile would want more. Worse, King Ahaz became so enamored of Assyria that he introduced some of its pagan ways into the temple service. Fear turned Ahaz toward pagan power, and “deference to the king of Assyria” (2 Kings 16:18) fostered fresh compromises.Contrast Hezekiah, two chapters later, who, while facing a far more serious threat from the Assyrians, brought on in no small part because of the stupidity and faithlessness of Ahaz, brooks no compromise but diligently seeks the face of God. There he discovers, in line with the experience of Moses and the fathers of Israel, that God is able to defend his people against few or many—it is all the same with him. This podcast is designed to be used alongside TGC's Read The Bible initiative (TGC.org/readthebible). The podcast features devotional commentaries from D.A. Carson’s book For the Love of God (vol. 1) that follow the M’Cheyne Bible reading plan.
In this second episode Cody and I discuss the historical context of the Trinity. Spiral Dynamics informs us regarding the Traditional level of consciousness which dominated during the Roman empire. In the Traditional era a person did not question authority. So no one could question the Caesar who represented ultimate authority. The empire saw Christianity as a way to consolidate its citizens under one religion. Making Jesus God eliminated all other claims from different religions. Confession to Christianity and its creeds was the authority determining one’s loyalty. Politically the term for going outside the boundary was traitor. Religiously the term was heretic. But as spiritual consciousness has evolved many things have changed over the last 2 millennia. Now is the time to question the handed-down confessional creed of the Trinity. #TheTrinity #Christianity #Religion #Heretic #Creed #Dogma #Christology #IsJesusGod #WasJesusGod #HolyRomanEmpire
DOCUMENTATION AND ADDITIONAL READING PART 1 (0:0 - 14:5): ────────────────── One “Debate” Down, Two to Go: Takeaways from Last Night’s Presidential Debate—If You Can Call It That PART 2 (14:6 - 22:6): ────────────────── Why Do Religiously Unaffiliated People Tend to Be Further Left Than Those Who Identify as Religious? A Theological Blockbuster from the Pew Research Center PEW RESEARCH CENTER (AIDAN CONNAUGHTON) Religiously unaffiliated people more likely than those with a religion to lean left, accept homosexuality PART 3 (22:7 - 26:7): ────────────────── Danish Adults Disrobing on a Children’s Television Program? Nakedness and Covering in the Biblical Worldview NEW YORK TIMES (THOMAS ERDBRINK AND MARTIN SELSOE SORENSEN) A Danish Children’s TV Show Has This Message: ‘Normal Bodies Look Like This’
Welcome to Charlotte Mecklenburg Library's College Exploration Spotlight podcast series! As part of our College & Career Connections initiative, we created these podcasts to help teens learn more about different colleges, universities, and technical schools for local teens to aid in their decision making for their futures. Take a listen to these short, fun and engaging podcasts to help you on your journey! For more information on College and Career Connections visit cmlibrary.org/teens.
How often do climate change discussions get sidetracked by doomsday porn or hoax talk? Sheril Kirshenbaum is the host of "Serving Up Science" at PBS Digital Studios, and a contributor at Scientific American. She joins Heaton to talk about tackling the subject of climate change scientifically, and coming up with rational policy objectives in response.
Do you suppose it is possible that you could be deceived? Religiously, I mean. The answer ought to be evident, because every one of us has been snookered at one time or another. We have been lied to and believed it and gotten hurt as a result. It is hard to grow up in this world without being taken in by a believable lie.So the idea that we could be lied to about religion should occur to us at some point. But a lot of people assume that they have it all sorted out about their faith and that they could never, never be deceived about the Bible or religion. If you have ever argued religion with anyone, you know that the phrase, I may be wrong, is not normally a part of the discussion.So, are we vulnerable or not? Paul makes an interesting statement in his first letter to Timothy, chapter four.
Dr. Jennifer Finlayson-Fife joins Brannon, Ashlynn, and Coby to share her work on how it is possible to be sex-positive and still deeply devoted to one's religion. Dr. Jennifer Finlayson-Fife is an LDS relationship and sexuality coach as well as a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in the state of Illinois. She has a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology. In addition to her dissertation research on LDS women's sexuality and relationship to desire, she has taught college-level human sexuality courses. Her teaching and coaching focus on helping LDS individuals and couples achieve greater satisfaction and passion in their emotional and sexual relationships. She offers online relationships and sexuality courses as well as live workshops and retreats for LDS couples and individuals. She can be found at finlayson-fife.com
Jesus said 8 times (!) in John 15 that He wants us to bear fruit. But what does that even mean? In EP65 we said that abiding is all the stuff that no one sees. Well, fruit is the stuff EVERYONE sees (and feels, and tastes, and smells) coming from you. Real fruit is the natural and inevitable outgrowth of a branch that is abiding in the Vine and is regularly and properly pruned by The Vinedresser. Fake Fruit: 1. Financial or Worldly Success 2. Flashy Ministry, Big Following, Popularity 3. Religiously following all the laws and rules of your Christian denomination 4. Perpetual self-improvement *We should not become professional fruit inspectors except: when we feed on other people's spiritual fruit or PUT OUR CHILDREN UNDER THE CARE OF SOMEONE. Then get all up in that fruit and fully inspect it! Real Fruit: 1. Leading people to Christ 2. Love 3. Good Works 4. Virtues of Character 5. Hearing God's voice 6. Answered prayer Don't focus on the fruit. Focus on ABIDING in Christ. Keep that connection intact and free-flowing. Submit to the pruning. The fruit WILL come. Scriptures I reference in this episode: Matthew 23:27-28 Matthew 12:33 John 15:1-17 John 13:34-35 Ephesians 2:10 James2:14-16 Colossians 1:9-12 Galatians 5:22-23 Ephesians 5:8-11 Philippians 1:9-11 Jeremiah 17:7-8 I John:3-10 II Thes 1:3 LINKS Receive email updates from me! Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org Finding Your Balance is available on Amazon for $14.99 My blog: thescooponbalance.com Follow me on Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest Note: I am currently on a social media hiatus until September 2020