Podcast: The Amateur Society – Morality And The College Admissions Scandal – 03.18.2019

2019.03.20

Welcome back to The Amateur Society for a discussion about the recent uncovering of extensive fraud in college admissions. This dynamic has raised many important questions about the integrity of the admissions process as well as the nature of our systems. In this conversation we focus on the moral structure of what leads people – in particular the parents – to make these kinds of decisions. Ultimately, as always this should serve to motivate us to asking deeper questions about our own worldviews. Thanks again for joining us on The Amateur Society! 

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Guest Post: The New Age Of Entertainment – Bill Chapman

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From its earliest days, Hollywood had a purpose. A singular purpose consisting of many shades of the same color. Promote ideas. Influence the masses. Normalize the abnormal. Beginning with the pioneers of motion pictures Eastman and Lumiere, billions and billions of dollars have flowed in and out of Hollywood resulting in the production tens of thousands of films and television shows shoveled out to the masses for consumption. The people have always sought an escape from the reality of their own lives, and Hollywood has always been there waiting with something for everyone. Genres to include action films that glorify violence, science fiction films that explore the possibilities of an altered reality, and the feel good romantic “chick-flicks” that portray the ins and outs of modern-day relationships are chock full of effective propaganda messages meant to change the viewers mind about a whole host of social and moral topics.

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Why Do The Nations Rage? – Pastor Carter Conlon – Times Square Church – 02.05.2017

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Now is the time to surrender all to Jesus. This is a message straight from the throne of God for those who are sold out to Christ and want to make a difference in this generation. At Times Square Church people walked out of the sanctuary, but our Pastor refuses to compromise the truth about the need to turn away from sin and to follow the Lord with our entire being.

Why Do The Nations Rage? – Pastor Carter Conlon – Times Square Church – 02.05.2017

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.”

“I will declare the decree:
The Lord has said to Me,
‘You are My Son,
Today I have begotten You.
Ask of Me, and I will give You
The nations for Your inheritance,
And the ends of the earth for Your possession.
You shall break them with a rod of iron;
You shall dash them to pieces like a potter’s vessel.’”

Now therefore, be wise, O kings;
Be instructed, you judges of the earth.
Serve the Lord with fear,
And rejoice with trembling.
Kiss the Son, lest  He be angry,
And you perish in the way,
When His wrath is kindled but a little.
Blessed are all those who put their trust in Him.

Psalm 2:1-12

Pastor Mike Spaulding – A Snapshot Of The History Of The World

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One of my greatest joys in life is to teach the Bible to people. Sunday, Wednesday or any other time is always a good time to open up the Bible and hear what God wants to say to us today.

Lately I have had an increasing opportunity to discuss events we are witnessing in America and around the world with many people. I see this as a great blessing from God and also as a responsibility that I do not take lightly.

Several passages have risen to the top of these many discussions as they represent focal points to seeing and understanding world events.

The Bible serves as a remarkable filter in this respect. One of the most often asked questions is “What is wrong with the world today?” This type of question is almost always followed by “What can we do?”

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