The Amateur Society: Mastering Curiosity And Commitment

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Amateurs,

Our regular open call will take place tonight, Monday 5/15, 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.

Over the past month we have discussed change and growth, flexibility and adaptation, as well as tenacity and perseverance. We will now turn our conversation to the ideas of curiosity and commitment. How can we develop these aspects of our character? What will happen if we do not foster these traits? Is it possible to have too much curiosity and commitment? Where is the balance of these concepts in our society currently?

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

God bless,

Steven

Weekly Update: Gold, Silver, Bitcoin – 05.12.2017

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Approximate spot prices

Gold: $1,230 per paper ounce
Silver: $16.40 per paper ounce
Bitcoin: $1,700 per coin

Another wild week is in the books! Bitcoin – and other cryptocurrencies – roared to new heights before coming back a bit, the precious metals found some footing, FBI director Comey found his services were no longer required, and a massive global malware hack attack took place. So where do we stand?

For all that happened, it still seems like we’re right where we were before: behind the 8-ball in the final stages of an obsolete institutional structure that is bankrupt across all angles. Will we get the hard landing that many have been shouting for? I’m not so sure. Plenty of things that should have happened turned out to pass without anything more than a murmur, but sooner or later something will happen that simply cannot be ignored.

The primary themes are still all present, but the shifting sands of geopolitics should get more volatile. Don’t expect that to be reflected in asset prices. Accumulate real wealth and – even more importantly – real knowledge. Think, read, write, and speak. Seek God. Be courageous in the face of dramatic evil.

The unveiling will continue.

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Podcast: 05.12.2017 Roundtable – Trump, Technology, And Theology

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Join us On the Objective as your host Steven Menking (The Amateur Society) and Chris Baucom (Remnant Radio Network) discuss the turmoil surrounding President Trump and the firing of James Comey. The conversation then turns to the Christian response to technological developments and how Christians must press in to the Lord in this moment.

Listen to “05.12.2017 Roundtable – Trump, Technology, And Theology” on Spreaker.

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Bad Math – Pastor Tim Dilena – Times Square Church – 05.07.2017

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A tough situation plus a way out does not necessarily equal God wanting you to leave. Seek the Lord; His will for your life may be to stay the course. You never know who will be impacted and what the long term effects will be. Paul and Silas could have left the jail when the earthquake set them free, but they didn’t. A jailer and his family were saved. A church was started. Press in to God through the trials you are going through!

And when they had laid many stripes on them, they threw them into prison, commanding the jailer to keep them securely. Having received such a charge, he put them into the inner prison and fastened their feet in the stocks.

But at midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the prisoners were listening to them. Suddenly there was a great earthquake, so that the foundations of the prison were shaken; and immediately all the doors were opened and everyone’s chains were loosed. And the keeper of the prison, awaking from sleep and seeing the prison doors open, supposing the prisoners had fled, drew his sword and was about to kill himself. But Paul called with a loud voice, saying, “Do yourself no harm, for we are all here.”

Then he called for a light, ran in, and fell down trembling before Paul and Silas. And he brought them out and said, “Sirs, what must I do to be saved?”

So they said, “Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and you will be saved, you and your household.” Then they spoke the word of the Lord to him and to all who were in his house. And he took them the same hour of the night and washed their stripes. And immediately he and all his family were baptized. Now when he had brought them into his house, he set food before them; and he rejoiced, having believed in God with all his household.

Acts 16:23-34

The Amateur Society Blog Turns 1!

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Greetings fellow amateurs!

Exactly one year ago today I made my first post on this blog for The Amateur Society. We had been having meetings since the summer of 2014, but at the suggestions of my compatriots I put this WordPress site together. What an awesome year it has been! It’s a great time to be writing, prognosticating, and communicating, and I’m looking forward to the next year. To God be the glory!

I’m a numbers guy, so here are some statistics:

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I’d also like to thank our readers from 76 countries! Shout outs in alphabetical order:

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Podcast: The Amateur Society – Mastering Tenacity And Perseverance

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After discussing change and growth as well as flexibility and adaptation, it’s now time to turn to the other end of the spectrum. What are tenacity and perseverance? What prevents us from having the tenacity and perseverance that we need in order to overcome the obstacles that seemingly never tire of standing in our way? Is it possible to have too much tenacity and perseverance? How can we develop these vital characteristics?

Listen to “Mastering Tenacity And Perseverance – Weekly Open Call – 05.08.2017” on Spreaker.

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The Amateur Society: Mastering Tenacity And Perseverance

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Amateurs,

Our regular open call will take place tonight, Monday 5/8, at 8:30pm eastern time via Skype. Take note of the time change as I will be tutoring up until that point. A busy week of AP exams! 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.

After discussing change and growth as well as flexibility and adaptation, it’s now time to turn to the other end of the spectrum. What are tenacity and perseverance? What prevents us from having the tenacity and perseverance that we need in order to overcome the obstacles that seemingly never tire of standing in our way? Is it possible to have too much tenacity and perseverance? How can we develop these vital characteristics?

Join us for another engaging and informative conversation tonight at 8:30pm!

God bless,

Steven