Ancient Papyrus – Does It Matter If Jesus Was Married?

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Bart was invited to a discussion at the Black Mountain Institute at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, in the Beam Music Center, Doc Rando Hall, UNLV. Which is an International Center for Creative Writers and Scholars. The event was open to the public, hosted on Thursday, January 23, 2014 at 7pm. Bart Ehrman, Karen L. King (Hollis Professor of Divinity at Harvard Divinity School) and Mark Jordan (Distinguished Professor at Washington University, Saint Louis) discuss the underlying question: What would a married Christ mean for the theology, practices, and politics of Christian traditions as they grapple with changing times?

In 2012, Harvard’s Hollis Professor of Divinity, Karen King, shocked the Christian world by revealing an ancient papyrus text in which Jesus refers to his “wife.” Written on a piece of papyrus now reduced to just four centimeters high and eight wide, the fragment addresses issues of family and discipleship. “This is the only extant ancient text which explicitly portrays Jesus as referring to a wife,” King writes in her scholarly paper on the “The Gospel of Jesus’s Wife.” In an interview, King emphasized that this discovery does not prove that the historical Jesus was married. This gospel, like others dated to the second century which make opposing claims—that Jesus was celibate, for example—are too late, historically speaking, to provide any evidence as to whether the historical Jesus was married or not, she says. But the fragment does suggest that 150 years or so after Jesus’s birth, Christians were already taking positions on such questions. Significantly, this new text pushes the date at which some Christians were asserting that Jesus was married back to a time contemporaneous with the earliest assertions that he was celibate.

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Rock Church – A Matter of Trust – Part 2, It Ain’t About You Mo!

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This 4-part series calls us to trust God with our whole lives. In Part 2, Pastor Miles challenges us to say yes to God without excuses as He had solutions for Moses’ excuses at the Burning Bush.

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It’s My Pleasure: Why People and Purpose Matter with Dee Ann Turner

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Chick-Fil-A is famous for a simple response, “It’s My Pleasure.”  In Season 3 episode 2, Dee Ann Turner the VP of Enterprise Social Responsibility at Chick-Fil-A and author of;It’s My Pleasure: The Impact of Extraordinary Talent and a Compelling Culture, reveals where it came from and the secrets behind Chick-fil-A’s revolutionary business model;Turner believes talent offers competitive advantage in any organization, and companies that recognize the value of individuals can succeed not just ethically, but financially as well. In addition to serving on the boards of the Kenya Project and Proverbs 31 ministry, the married mother of three is also active with a variety of family-focused missions that support women and children;
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Near Death Experiences REAL? Art Bell’s Dark Matter Interview Dr Albert Taylor Paranormal Research

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Art Bell’s Dark Mater Interview with Dr Albert Taylor will be discussing the use of robots in his paranormal investigations.

Born and raised in Southern California, Albert Taylor performed development engineering on a top secret program which has since become known as the F-117A Stealth Fighter. He evaluated satellite system designs in support of former President Reagan’s Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI) or Star Wars. During the late 1980′s Taylor taught Logistics Engineering at Cerritos College, California. He has also served as a volunteer art instructor at St. Paul’s Elementary School in West Los Angeles. Taylor’s art work has been exhibited in Southern California galleries. In 1992 he developed two prototype computers, and started a company called Phoenix Computers Systems, which he still owns today.

After a myriad of paranormal events, and as a result of a spiritual awakening, Taylor left behind nearly two decades of work as an aeronautical engineer/scientist, to author and publish his book, Soul Traveler. Taylor is currently a metaphysical researcher, teacher, lecturer and artist. He is an active member of International Association of Near Death Studies, Inc. (IANDS) and a participant in the Monroe Institute’s On-line Email Voyagers program.


1# Los Angeles Times bestselling author, Paranormal Researcher and former Engineer/Scientist on the International Space Station, Dr. Albert Taylor has been involved in numerous “top secret” programs one of which is the F-117A Stealth Fighter. He was also on the design team of former President Reagan’s Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI) or Star Wars.

Taylor is currently an internationally known lecturer/speaker and paranormal researcher, robot design/builder and programmer. And is an active supporter of the International Association of Near Death Studies (IANDS) and Monroe Institute.

How Will the Census Matter to You? Moderated by Maria Hinojosa

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Maria Hinojosa, anchor and executive producer of Latino USA on NPR, leads a discussion on what is at stake for the 2020 Census. Not only will it determine national, state, and local representation—as well as spending for education, health, and infrastructure—but lack of funding and a newly planned question about citizenship may threaten its accuracy. Featuring: Steven Choi of the New York Immigration Coalition and New York Counts 2020; Vanita Gupta of the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights; John Mollenkopf, GC distinguished professor of political science and sociology; and Esmeralda Simmons of the Center for Law and Social Justice.

Presented on December 5, 2018, by GC Public Programs and the CUNY Mapping Service at the Center for Urban Research. This event is part of the series The Promise and Perils of Democracy.

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St. Louis’ Mid-Century Modern Architecture: The Matter of Materials by Mary Reid Brunstrom

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In the immediate post-World War II years, architects and engineers in the St. Louis region produced a significant inventory of what are now characterized as Mid-century modern buildings. Formal experimentation was prompted by the availability of materials such as structural steel, in a climate in which architecture simultaneously led and responded to the era’s search for the expression of postwar confidence and optimism embodied in phenomena in such as air travel. At the same time, architecture helped mediate the anxieties inherent the atomic age. While new materials defined a leading edge of architecture, St. Louis’ signature material brick experienced a flowering in postwar architecture such as in Eric Mendelsohn’s B’nai Amoona synagogue, producing continuity in the fabric and texture of St. Louis’ built environment. Traditional decorative materials, in particular stained glass, which constitutes a major theme of the modernist narrative, were refreshed by the incorporation of more abstracted, dynamic and modern forms used mainly but not exclusively in church architecture.

I have undertaken extensive research in the context of a recently completed catalogue essay for a Fall 2015 exhibition at the St. Louis Art Museum on Modern Design, 1935-65. The advent and adoption of new materials for building emerged as a prominent and pervasive theme in this research. For the JNEM symposium, I propose a presentation based on this research. My paper will provide a broad overview of St. Louis’ modernist architecture of the period, a format which could serve as an introduction to the region’s rich inventory of modernist buildings. My talk would encompass typologies in both the public and private domain including public memorials, recreation facilities, public and private housing, transportation, religious architecture, buildings for education, public libraries and hospitals. The talk would focus on buildings in which materials were essential elements in the search for structures that would serve modern goals and uses. I would illustrate my argument with leading examples such as Gyo Obata’s use of thin shell concrete in the Priory Chapel and the McDonnell Planetarium, Murphy and Mackey’s use of expansive plate glass at Washington University’s Olin Library, and the same firm’s pioneering use of Buckminster Fuller’s geodesic dome concept for the design of the Climatron at the Missouri Botanical Garden. Executed with triangular Plexiglass panels hung from an aluminum frame by aluminum wire, the Climatron was hailed by the national AIA as “one of the most important buildings in American architectural history.” I would of course bring in Eero Saarinen’s use of the stainless steel and concrete skin for the Gateway Arch, but unless otherwise indicated, I would not dwell on that because I imagine the material of the Arch will be more than adequately covered over the course of the symposium.

I would also explain the use of prefab buildings for the phenomenon of the housing estate, ranging from modular houses constructed on site by developers to the Lustron house trucked in from the factory in Cleveland, Ohio and assembled on site. In further elaboration of the rich array of materials that characterize building in the region at midcentury, I will briefly touch on innovations such as Cemesto wall panels, a fire-resistant combination cement and asbestos product developed for mass production during World War II and used by Charles Eames, Frank Lloyd Wright and others.

Where materials where sourced, how they were promoted in the architecture and design media, and how they were understood to convey a modern message are threads that I will take up in my paper. I will elucidate the role that certain St. Louis buildings played in the promotion of specific building materials and methods. For example, House and Home promoted tract housing based on modular wall systems developed in St. Louis by Burton Duenke in collaboration with the architect, Ralph Fournier. This approach illuminates a further important theme, namely the way in which materials helped advance architectural goals of the period such as the integration of a building’s interior and exterior.

Conversations That Matter: If Evolution is True, What are You? | Noel Weeks

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Conversations That Matter: If Evolution is True, What are You? Speaker Noel Weeks tackles this question from a human beings perspective.

Noel K. Weeks, born at Grafton, Australia, earned a B.Sc. (Honours) in Zoology from the University of New England, Armidale (Australia), a B.D. and Th.M. from Westminster Theological Seminary, and a Ph.D. (Mediterranean Studies, dealing with some of the Nuzi texts) from Brandeis University, Massachusetts.

He retired in 2012 as a Senior Lecturer in Ancient History at the University of Sydney, but remains an Associate in their Department of Classics and Ancient History, with an interest in the Ancient Near East, specializing in Mesopotamia and Israel, and the Akkadian Language.

A member of the Reformed Churches of Australia, Noel Weeks is sought after as a speaker and writer on many issues. He has served as President of the association for the largest parent-controlled Christian School in New South Wales and as Chairman of the Middle East Reformed Fellowship Australia. He has authored several books in the fields of religion and history, including (published by the Trust) The Sufficiency of Scripture (1988), The Christian School (1988), and Gateway to the Old Testament (1995).

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Job Change while under AOS (Adjustment of Status) – AC 21 matter – IAA series (No4)

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My current employer is not willing to release the copies of approved I140 & PERM.

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The Closing Session of the Obama Foundation Summit: Our Roots Matter: The Power of Place

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Where we come can shape who we are and what we value more than we may know. Whether it’s our geography or our ancestry, our culture or our beliefs, our roots determine how we grow. We’ll close our time together by exploring how specific spaces and places have been at the center of our speakers’ lives and work.

Nonliving Matter Turn to Living & Something From Nothing | Edward – UK | Atheist Experience 21.44

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The Atheist Experience episode 21.44 for November 12, 2017 with Russell Glasser and James Croft.

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