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31 lipca, 2021 Wyłączone

Day 212: God’s Instrument (2021)

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Fr. Mike highlights the works of King Cyrus, who we met yesterday, and how he is able to contribute to the will of God without actually knowing him. Cyrus not only shows us that no soul is ever too far for God’s grace, but that God makes all things new, and is able to bring beautiful blessings from the most desperate situations. Today’s readings are Isaiah 45-46, Ezekiel 6-7, and Proverbs 12:9-12.
For the complete reading plan, visit ascensionpress.com/bibleinayear.
Please note: The Bible contains adult themes that may not be suitable for children – parental discretion is advised.
30 lipca, 2021 Wyłączone

Day 211: Called By Name (2021)

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Fr. Mike emphasizes our title as children of God as we read about the tragedy of the Babylonian exile. Even in our lowest moments, God wants us to know that he has called us each by name and has called us his, because a good Father does not abandon his children. Today’s readings are Isaiah 43-44, Ezekiel 4-5, and Proverbs 12:5-8.
For the complete reading plan, visit ascensionpress.com/bibleinayear.
Please note: The Bible contains adult themes that may not be suitable for children – parental discretion is advised.
29 lipca, 2021 Wyłączone

The Myth of the ‘Student Athlete’

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In June, the Supreme Court issued a narrow ruling on college sports: Student athletes will now be able to receive educational benefits such as free laptops and paid internships. The decision may have seemed relatively small, but in this episode of the Experiment podcast, the Atlantic staff writer Adam Harris explains how it could change the way we think about college athletes.

College sports rake in billions of dollars a year for schools. But athletes themselves have historically been barred from making money by the NCAA in order to preserve their amateur status. “Amateurism” has long been a central idea of college athletics: Student athletes play for the love of the game and an education, never for compensation. The myth (and marketing) of the “student athlete” have grown over the past century, but starting in 2010, a scandal gradually shifted how the country saw college sports.

This week on The Experiment: The Atlantic staff writer and former college-basketball player Adam Harris explains how the myth of the amateur athlete was created, and why it may finally be on its way out.

This episode’s guests include Adam Harris, a staff writer at The Atlantic; Andy Thomason, an assistant managing editor at The Chronicle of Higher Education and the author of Discredited; Ramogi Huma, a former UCLA football player and the executive director of the National College Players Association; Mary Willingham, a former student-athlete academic adviser and whistleblower at the University of North Carolina.

Further reading:The Shame of College Sports,” by Taylor Branch

A transcript of this episode is available. 


Be part of The Experiment. Use the hashtag #TheExperimentPodcast, or write to us at theexperiment@theatlantic.com.

This episode was produced by Kevin Townsend and Julia Longoria. Editing by Katherine Wells. Reporting by Adam Harris. Fact-check by William Brennan. Sound design by David Herman. 

Music by Laurie Bird (“Jussa Trip”), Parish Council (“Durdle Door” and “Walled Garden 1”), Keyboard (“Freedom of Movement,” “Mu,” and “World View”), R McCarthy (“Cold” and “Big Game”), and Column (“Sensuela”), provided by Tasty Morsels. Additional music by David Robidoux (“Rivals (B)”), Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (“Milan String Quartet No. 4 in E-flat Major”), and Claude Debussy (“String Quartet in G Minor”). Additional audio from MSNBC (clip 1 and clip 2); Fox News; CNN; Kennedy; CNN (clip 1, clip 2, and clip 3); NBC, via AirTexas; NCAA (clip 1, clip 2, clip 3, and clip 4); ESPN (via vslice02 and JD71andOnly); March Madness; WRAL; ACC Digital Network; Fox8; NPR; and Oyez.

29 lipca, 2021 Wyłączone

Day 210: Speaking God’s Word (2021)

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Fr. Mike compares the messages of Isaiah and Ezekiel, one coming from a pre-exile time and the other from a post-exile time. Even though they are coming from two very different points in salvation history, they both are persistent in speaking the Word of God, and sharing his consolation with the people of Israel. Today’s readings are Isaiah 41-42, Ezekiel 2-3, and Proverbs 12:1-4.
For the complete reading plan, visit ascensionpress.com/bibleinayear.
Please note: The Bible contains adult themes that may not be suitable for children – parental discretion is advised.
28 lipca, 2021 Wyłączone

Lost in Sin City

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Theresa Insana was smart, fashionable and full of faith. But life took a fatal turn when the girl who grew up in Niagara Falls moved to Las Vegas to pursue a career as a casino sales executive. Josh Mankiewicz reports in this Dateline classic. Originally aired on NBC on June 17, 2011.

28 lipca, 2021 Wyłączone

Day 209: God Comforts His People (2021)

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Fr. Mike brings us into the book of Consolation as we continue through Isaiah, and learn about how God never fails to comfort his people, even in the worst of times. He also introduces us to the Prophet Ezekiel, as we read about God accompanying his people into exile, even after their unfaithfulness.Today’s readings are Isaiah 39-40, Ezekiel 1, and Proverbs 11:29-31.
For the complete reading plan, visit ascensionpress.com/bibleinayear.
Please note: The Bible contains adult themes that may not be suitable for children – parental discretion is advised.
27 lipca, 2021 Wyłączone

The Cliff’s Edge

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In this Dateline classic, a romantic night out goes terribly wrong when Jody Scharf falls from the edge of a cliff. But was it an accident — or was she pushed? Chris Jansing reports. Originally aired on NBC on August 12, 2011.

27 lipca, 2021 Wyłączone

Day 208: The Futility of Idols (2021)

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Fr. Mike explains the three ways the people are tempted to turn away from God while in exile: by not worshipping God the way He has asked, by worshipping false idols, and by being superstitious and fearful of false gods. Today’s reading are Isaiah 37-38, Baruch 5-6, and Proverbs 11:25-28.
For the complete reading plan, visit ascensionpress.com/bibleinayear.
Please note: The Bible contains adult themes that may not be suitable for children – parental discretion is advised.
26 lipca, 2021 Wyłączone

Day 207: The Lord Will Come (2021)

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Fr. Mike points out the passages that highlight the coming of God, and asks us to reflect on whether our response is hope and excitement, or fear and dread. Today’s readings are Isaiah 34-36, Baruch 3-4, and Proverbs 11:21-24.
For the complete reading plan, visit ascensionpress.com/bibleinayear.
Please note: The Bible contains adult themes that may not be suitable for children – parental discretion is advised.