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On this episode, our guests will be:
Mary Elizabeth Bullock - Retired Federal Civil Rights Judge, Author, and Professor
Donna Caravella-Colucci - Author, Political Assistant, and a volunteer for many causes
Justin Mainhart - Writer and Comedian
The Following will be on our Foster Topic Panel, discussing the holidays:
Dr. Greg Manning
Crystal Rose Schaefer
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Do you fear the holidays? Well, they are fast approaching and coming ready or not!
Host, Dawna Hetzler shares her fears. We all fear something. What is that you fear? Dawna will discuss three things to help you combat fear. Do you want to be the warrior God created you to be? Do you want to be your more authentic self? Break through the barriers, and conquer your fears. Empower yourself. Live life to the fullest and quit living in fear. Fear robs you of the joys of today. You can do it. You are not alone in your fears. You are stonger than you think you are. You are a warrior, ready to fight any fear that comes your way.
Join us Monday, Dec 22, 2014 from 7-8pm est. with StarzJames & StarzDragonSpirit. We will have another great topic. This week we will be talking about the mystical origins of the many December holidays. From Christmas to Solstice to Hanukkah to Kwanzaa. Learn more about the traditions associated with these holidays, and how the ancient mystical traditions still influence our celebrations today.
Mini Readings in chatroom only
Well, it is that time of the year again. A time for family gatherings of loved ones and assembling with friends and associates to celebrate life and relationships. A time to reflect back on God's goodness; a time allocated to be thankful and grateful. A beautiful time of the year without a doubt. Yet this time every year, many are going into this season in bereavement, because their loved ones are no longer here to celebrate. Some are entering in this season dealing with a broken relationship of some sort, the absence of someone special, a broken engagement, or even a loss of job. What about the parents who can't afford to give their child a gift of some sort? These losses and diappointments leads to isolation and for many severe depression. Not to mention that suicide is at a high rate during this time of the year. However, we must know and understand that there is ENCOURAGEMENT and HOPE for the holidays. Whatever state a person may be in, you can make it through the difficult season. Regardless, there is a reason to be thankful and having joy is indeed possible.
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Our Guest Jason thickpenny had some technical difficulties and so we were unable to interview him but in this episode I was able to share the meaning of idolatry in light of Christian holidays. I hope you will get to enjoy some of what i shared. I am sharing some key texts and points from my sermon on the same theme.
Acts 17:22-33 - Paul Uses a pagan statue to share the gospel
Pagan deities, along with the sun and the moon, have provided the basis for the naming of the days of the week: Sunday (Sun day), Monday (Moon day), Tuesday (Tiw's day), Wednesday (Woden's day), Thursday (Thor's day), Friday (Frig's day), and Saturday (Saturn's day)
We do not refrain from using the word "flower," even though Flora was the goddess of flowers. nor the word "ocean," even though Oceanus, son of Uranus, was the god of the sea. Other Things With Pagan Origins - Dinner Napkins, Toilets, Neckties, Suits, Church Steeples, wind chimes, pacifiers
Rom 14:13-14 - “Let us not therefore judge one another any more: but judge this rather, that no man put a stumblingblock or an occasion to fall in his brother's way. I know, and am persuaded by the Lord Jesus, that there is nothing unclean of itself: but to him that esteemeth any thing to be unclean, to him it is unclean
1 Cor 8:4 “So then, about eating food sacrificed to idols: We know that "An idol is nothing at all in the world" and that "There is no God but one."
Ancient holidays ritual and customs gets it roots from ancient indigenous peoples
Join Sandra Brown, MA and Jennifer Young, LMHC as they share thoughts and strategies for healing over the holidays. It can be challenging to get better when you are feeling down, missing what was or struggling to maintain no contact. But, the holidays can be a time to reframe what has happened to you and understand your experience in a new way...and it can lead to new moments of peace and joy.
One of the puzzles of a newly released survey about Christmas in the United States was the striking finding that Americans' belief in the historical accuracy of the Christmas story -- the virgin birth, the angelic proclamation to the shepherds, the star of Bethlehem, and the wise men from the East -- has fallen by nearly 20 percentage points during the last decade. In a PSRA/Newsweek poll in December 2004, two-thirds (67 percent) of Americans affirmed their belief that the Christmas story is historically accurate, compared to 24 percent who said they believed it is a theological story written to affirm faith in Jesus Christ. In the December 2013 PRRI/RNS Religion News Survey, the percentage of Americans affirming the historical accuracy of the Christmas story fell to less than half (49 percent), with 4-in-10 (40 percent) saying they believe it is a theological story written to affirm Christian faith.
Upon further examination, the declining belief in the historical accuracy of the Christmas story tracks other related trends, such as a similar double-digit drop in belief that the Bible is the word of God. In 2004, a Pew Research Center survey found that only 13 percent of Americans believed the Bible is not the word of God but is a book written by men, compared to 82 percent who affirmed that the Bible is the word of God. In 2013, a PRRI/Brookings Survey found that 3-in-10 (30 percent) Americans now believe that the Bible is not the word of God but a book written by men, compared to 63 percent who affirm that the Bible is the word of God.
We also want to talk about your opinions of the holidays, If you are interested in giving us your opinion about what you think about the holidays, the tune in on Wensday December 3RD 2014 at 6:00PM. Will see you there...