The Amateur Society: What Does 2018 Have In Store?

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Amateurs,

Our regular open call will take place tonight, Monday 12/11, at 8:00pm eastern time via Skype. To join in please send us a contact request on Skype by searching for our account name amateursociety. If you have any questions or need clarification, please drop us a line on the contact page here or email us directly at amateursociety@gmail.com. These weekly meetings can be found on Spreaker, YouTube, and on iTunes via the Podcast app.

This will be our final open call for 2017, bringing an end to our first full year of podcast production! We have covered a wide variety of topic this year, thinking about definitions and worldview implications along the whitewater rapids of politics, technology, philosophy, economics, cryptocurrency, psychology, and spirituality. This has been a remarkable year for many different reasons. Tonight we will recap some of the core themes that we have seen develop and look ahead to what 2018 may have in store. If 2017 is any sort of reliable guide, then it’s anyone’s guess.

Join us for another engaging and informative conversation tonight at 8:00pm!

God bless,

Steven

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Daniel Had A Window – Pastor Carter Conlon – Times Square Church – 12.03.2017

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When government wants to become God and laws are passed preventing prayer, the resistance to the things of the one true God indicates that a significant victory is on the horizon if we will remain obedient. Pray without ceasing! There is liberty in Christ!

All the governors of the kingdom, the administrators and satraps, the counselors and advisors, have consulted together to establish a royal statute and to make a firm decree, that whoever petitions any god or man for thirty days, except you, O king, shall be cast into the den of lions. Now, O king, establish the decree and sign the writing, so that it cannot be changed, according to the law of the Medes and Persians, which does not alter.” Therefore King Darius signed the written decree.

Now when Daniel knew that the writing was signed, he went home. And in his upper room, with his windows open toward Jerusalem, he knelt down on his knees three times that day, and prayed and gave thanks before his God, as was his custom since early days.

Daniel 6:7-10

The Amateur Society: The Divergent Worlds Of Artificial Intelligence

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Amateurs,

Our regular open call will take place tonight, Monday 12/04, at 8:00pm eastern time via Skype. To join in please send us a contact request on Skype by searching for our account name amateursociety. If you have any questions or need clarification, please drop us a line on the contact page here or email us directly at amateursociety@gmail.com. These weekly meetings can be found on Spreaker, YouTube, and on iTunes via the Podcast app.

Tonight we are moving back into the realm of technology to again cover what’s happening in the field of artificial intelligence. First, let’s try to unpack what we actually mean when we use that term. Second, let’s look at some real world happenings and forecasts in this critical area of technology and life. Last, let’s examine what our worldviews have to say about the topic. There is a great deal of nuance and complexity in this subject, so we’re going to have a non-technical, high level conversation so that all can participate.

Join us for another engaging and informative conversation tonight at 8:00pm!

God bless,

Steven

Podcast: The Amateur Society – The Art Of Listening – 11.27.2017

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The importance of listening is an idea that has been repeated so much that it is now a cliche and a common trope for observational comedians discussing relationships. Nonetheless, we can – and must – understand that there is great value, insight, and wisdom in the tried and true sayings. Let’s take a closer look at listening. What does it mean to listen? What makes someone a “good listener”? How much of listening is actually verbal and sound based? Is listening enough to help us solve problems and make better decisions? What do various worldviews say about listening?

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Podcast: The Amateur Society – How Important Is Being Thankful? – 11.21.2017

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Thanksgiving is this week, bringing with it the usual entourage of family, overeating, and early Christmas decorations. This is a great opportunity to spend some time thinking about the dynamic of thankfulness. What does it mean to be thankful? How can demonstrations of thankfulness differ? Why should we value thankfulness? What can take place if we aren’t thankful? Can we be too thankful in certain situations? How important is being thankful?

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The Amateur Society: How Important Is Being Thankful?

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Amateurs,

Our regular open call will take place tonight, Monday 11/20, at 8:00pm eastern time via Skype. To join in please send us a contact request on Skype by searching for our account name amateursociety. If you have any questions or need clarification, please drop us a line on the contact page here or email us directly at amateursociety@gmail.com. These weekly meetings can be found on Spreaker, YouTube, and on iTunes via the Podcast app.

Thanksgiving is this week, bringing with it the usual entourage of family, overeating, and early Christmas decorations.  This is a great opportunity to spend some time thinking about the dynamic of thankfulness. What does it mean to be thankful? How can demonstrations of thankfulness differ? Why should we value thankfulness? What can take place if we aren’t thankful? Can we be too thankful in certain situations? How important is being thankful?

Join us for another engaging and informative conversation tonight at 8:00pm!

God bless,

Steven

Podcast: The Amateur Society – What Happened To Leadership? – 11.13.2017

Washington Crossing the Delaware River by Emanuel Gottlieb Leutze
USA, New York State, New York City, Metropolitan Museum of Art, 19th century

Leadership was once a primary aim of individuals and societies. Now it seems to be relegated to stale-coffee-smelling business conferences filled with tired buzzwords that match the unshakeable feeling that the mildew smell is only being overpowered by the industrial strength cleaning supplies that must be applied between dusk and dawn every day. What happened to leadership? What has filled the void left behind by its absence? Where are the leaders worth following? Can anyone become a leader?

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