• 00:16

    Persecution in the Second Century (Part 4) -- Marcus Aurelius

    in Religion

    The History of Christianity #28


    Our Scripture passage today is Matthew 5:12 which reads: "Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great is your reward in heaven: for so persecuted they the prophets which were before you."


    Our quote today is from Tertullian. He said: "Only without the sword can the Christian wage war: the Lord has abolished the sword."


    Today, we are discussing "Persecution in the Second Century" (Part 4) from Dr. Justo L. Gonzalez's fine book, The Story of Christianity (Volume 1).


    Today's subject is Persecution Under Marcus Aurelius


    Marcus Aurelius, who became emperor in 161 AD, possessed one of the most enlightened minds of his age. He was not, like Nero and perhaps Domitian, enamored with power and vainglory. On the contrary, he was a refined man who left behind a collection of Meditations, written for his private use, which are literary masterpieces of the time. He expresses some of the ideals with which he tried to rule his vast empire:


    Think constantly, both as a Roman and as a man, to do the task before you with perfect and simple dignity, and with kindness, freedom, and justice. Try to forget everything else. And you will be able to do so if you undertake every action in your life as if it were the last, leaving aside all negligence and the opposition of passion to the dictates of reason, and leaving aside also all hypocrisy, egotism, and rebelliousness against your own lot.


    Under such an emperor, it could be expected that Christians would enjoy a period of relative peace. And yet, the same emperor who expressed such lofty ideals regarding government also ordered that Christians be persecuted....

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    MARCUS AURELIUS CONTINUED: MEMBERSHIP IN THE COMMONWEALTH

    in Education

    We continue discussing Marcus Aurelius' Meditations, focusing on the relationship between the individual, rational being and the Commonwealth or "World City".   This week we will be approaching the topic from the lens of self-interest.   How does Marcus Aurelius' view of a Commonwealth of rational beings connect with notions of self-interest?  Further, how do Marcus Aurelius' exhortations to rid ourselves of anger and promote tolerance and patience connect with one's self-interest?  These are some of the questions on which we will focus for this week's episode of EthicsTalk.

  • 01:00

    Marcus Aurelius: Reason and Human Fellowship

    in Education

    In his Meditations, Marcus Aurelius repeatedly affirms that human beings are both reasonable and social.  And in Book X, Verse 2, he appears to identify a deep connection between aspects of human nature when he claims “what is reasonable is consequently also social”.   In this show, we will explore the meaning of this connection.  What is the nature of relationship between the reasonable and the social?  Do human beings possess the natural capacity for reason to serve the social?  Or are human beings social so that their rational natures can be developed?  Or perhaps the reasonable and the social are inter-entailing and ‘co-dependent’ in some way.  The objective of the show is to gain a better understand Marcus Aurelius’ view of the relationship between the ‘reasonable’ and ‘social’ aspects of human nature and how this facet of Marcus Aurelius’ philosophy connects with his metaphysical views about the nature of the universe and the ‘human commonwealth’

  • 00:02

    Creating Happiness

    in Motivation

    3 Crucial Steps For Creating The Perfect Life | MP3 and PDF Download


    Go to: www.UltimateLife360.com


    You’ll also be able to watch a short video on how you can reprogram your habits of thinking for happiness and success.


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    Inspiration of the Day


    “The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts.”


    Marcus Aurelius
    121-180 AD, Roman Emperor and Philosopher


     


    So Now What?


    What if it really was all up to you?


    What if your thoughts really created the happiness, joy and love you felt within you.


    If that was true, how would you start thinking differently about yourself and your world?


    Make thinking beautiful thoughts an automatic subconscious habit by taking time everyday to practice and train your thought patterns (just like you practiced and trained to walk, ride a bike, drive a car, play guitar).


    Create happy, joyful, loving thoughts a habit and watch the miracles unfold.


    Stay Amazing!!!


     


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  • Eagles in Flight Hour w/ Apostle Marcus Dupree & Prophet Celena Dupree

    in Christianity

    EMG RADIO Live @ 9pm EST.Sunday Night  We have the "Eagles in Flight Hour" with Apostle Marcus Dupree & Prophet Celena Dupree; Founders of Eagles Wings International of Ridgeland South Carolina  They will be bringing forth the Word and taking your calls for Prayer and intercession.


    Call in and recieved your confirming word at 347-945-5416 

  • 01:00

    Is A Pair Of Jordans Worth A Person's Life?

    in Entertainment

    WHAT'S UP ALL IT'S YO BOY PNUT AKA MR JONES COMING AT YOU ON THIS MONDAY! I HOPE YOU GUYS HAD A WONDERFUL WEEKEND MINE WAS PRETTY GOOD I GOT SOME REALLY GOOD SLEEP FOR A CHANGE! WELL I'VE HEARD SOME NEWS THAT'S NOT SO GREAT WHICH I'D LIKE TO TALK WITH YOU GUYS ABOUT TODAY SO HERE IS THE TOPIC! IS A PAIR OF JORDANS REALLY WORTH SOMEONE'S LIFE? I MEAN TO WHAT MEASURES WOUKD YOU GO TO GET A PAIR WELL THAT'S WHAT WE'RE TALKING ABOUT ON TODAY'S EPISODE OF JONES VLOG SPOT CAN'T WAIT TO HEAR YOU GUYS RESPONSES I'LL SEE YOU AT THE SHOW!!!

  • The Roots of Christmas & Jesus

    in Politics

    For most of the Free World, Christmas is a holiday season celebrated more for its shopping, overeating and gift giving than the actual religious significance it once contained.

    The season is represented by silver and gold adorned trees, as well as colorful twinkling lights spilling over homes, churches and businesses.

    Family and friends exchange gifts, kiss under mistletoe, burn Yule logs and yet, sadly, most people have no idea where the Christmas holiday traditions come from, but they swear that it is all about Jesus.

    The Christmas holiday as we know it is really an aggregation of a bunch of mythology and customs that were actually around before the birth of Jesus. And, the actual birth of Jesus has been placed somewhere around September.


    Tune in to The Bridge Radio on Sunday as we discuss the Christmas traditions and how they became merged with Christian traditions.


    Discuss The Roots of Christmas & Jesus with Host Darryl James and Co-Hosts, Tracy Powell, Marcus Legall III, Dr. John Hamilton & DJ Gates on one of the smartest radio shows on the Internet--The Bridge Radio.

    Tune in each Sunday at 4PM Pacific Time for "The Bridge," a smarter radio show.

    Call in and add your view! (347) 857-2846 to listen LIVE and/or comment!

  • 03:00

    Darrel Gardner Horsemanship Show

    in Social Networking

    Join me Ronald Spikes and our guest Marcus Dupree and Stanley Thomas tonight on Waco 4 state community radio at 7 : 30 central time we're going to have a great show tonight 


    Darrell Gardner's Horsemanship was founded upon four principles: 


    Showing Your Horse Love 


    By expressing love to your horse it helps to build a good rela

  • Hammer Wrap Up Friday

    in Entertainment

    We wrap up on some stories from eariler this week. Neiman Marcus scandal with fauxe fur but using real fur instead. Facebook is changing costing you now.Tournament Of Films submissions don't be left out.

  • Triple F with #HellsKitchen Chef's Barret Beyer & Anthony Rodriguez

    in Food

    We are Back TONIGHT LIVE... the wait is over so tune in because we have alot to talk about... "HellsKitchen Finale, Amber Rose's Twerk Video and the guy that paid 150,000 to make himself look like kim kardashian??? wait what?? yea tune in because we also have coming on the show Chef Mia Chiarella "Chefarella" from The Taste

  • MEL CARTER - EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW - THURS, DEC 18, 2014 - 6:00 PM PST

    in Radio

    MEL CARTER BIO: Carter recorded for Sam Cooke's SAR record label in the early 1960s. He had his first hit in 1962 at the age of nineteen with "When a Boy Falls in Love", which was co-written by Cooke.


    By the time he reached his commercial peak with Imperial Records in the middle of the decade, he was specializing in pop ballads. His biggest success was the Top 10 Billboard Hot 100 hit, "Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me," which reached Number 8, in 1965. It sold over one million copies, and was awarded a gold disc. He had a couple of other Top 40 entries over the next year, "Band of Gold" and "All of a Sudden My Heart Sings", as well as a few other easy listening sellers.


    Carter appeared on the DVD of the PBS special, Doo Wop 51, recorded in 2001 performing his hit.


    Carter later acted on television programmes such as Quincy, M.E.,Sanford and Son, Marcus Welby, M.D.and Magnum, P.I..

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