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The Rest of the Story

Robert Flynn University of North Texas Press PDF

The Rest of the Story j

In New Testament times paper was expensive and writing laborious. It is for that reason that some stories in the Gospels seem truncated. Today you can learn The Rest of the Story.

The Good Sheep, Matthew 18:

What will a man do who has one hundred sheep and one of them gets lost? He will leave the other ninety-nine grazing on the hillside and go to look for the lost sheep. When he finds it,

I tell you, he feels far happier over this one sheep than over the ninety-nine that did not get lost.

The Rest of the Story:

And when the shepherd returned the lost sheep, behold the ninety-nine were nowhere to be seen, each having gone its own way. “Well,” each sheep thought, “if he cares more for that sheep than for me, I’ll show what I think of him.”

The Good Family, Mark 6

Jesus said to them: “A prophet is respected everywhere except in his home town, and by his relatives, and his family.”

The Rest of the Story:

And Simon Peter said, “My mother-in-law is like that. She wants me to come home and settle down and be a husband to her daughter.” But James and John said, “Mother respects us.”

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26. Why Is the Scopes Trial Significant?

Ken Ham Master Books ePub


Why Is the Scopes Trial Significant?

By Ken Ham & Dr. David Menton

In recent years, removing the Ten Commandments from public spaces has been big news. In fact, Christian morality on the whole seems to be rapidly declining in America and the western hemisphere: abortion is on the rise, divorce rates are climbing, gay marriage issues are increasing. But did you know there is a connection between these events and the 1925 Scopes trial?

In 2003, news reports featured many people demonstrating in front of the Alabama court building after the decision to remove the Ten Commandments monument as a public display. Some were lying prostrate on the ground, crying out to the Lord to stop this from happening. But how many of these people really understood the foundational nature of this battle?

If we asked the demonstrators, "Do you believe in millions of years for the age of the earth — and what about the days of creation in Genesis 1?" — well, our long experience in creation ministry indicates that the answer would most likely be something like "What? They’re taking the Ten Commandments out — why are you asking me irrelevant questions?"

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4 “Too Much Noise in That Bunch across the River”: Ba’álílee and the 1907 Aneth Brawl

McPherson, Robert S. University Press of Colorado ePub

Ba’álílee and the 1907 Aneth Brawl

The following historical account illustrates the power of traditional beliefs as the dominant culture implemented change at the turn of the twentieth century. More than just a rendering of cultural conflict, however, it is an interesting look at a powerful medicine man who used witchcraft as a political tool to consolidate his following of rebellious individuals chafing at the government’s attempt to convert them to the white man’s world. Somewhat of an anomaly, Ba’álílee’s open admission to his use of this spiritual power, combined with overt threats against Navajo neighbors, was as real as the physical hostility he and his cohort employed against the agent and his forces. His name, glossed as The One with Supernatural Power, spoke not only of his rise to prominence but also of his undoing.

Moonlight turned the yellow cottonwood leaves silver as they drifted in the gentle current of the San Juan River. The black turbid water, low against the drought-parched banks, was easily fordable along this stretch of river near Aneth, Utah. Known as Old Age River (S Bitooh) and One with a Long Body (Bits’íísnineezí), the San Juan was the northernmost of the four sacred rivers that protected Navajo land. Viewed as a powerful snake wriggling through the desert, a flash of lightning, a black club, the river protected those on its south side as a boundary of safety.1 Hogans, livestock corrals, and summer shades rested in the shadows under the now naked tree branches. Sheep bleating in the cool autumn air, the smell of juniper smoke and manure, the stomp of tethered horses’ hoofs, and an occasional coyote’s bark was all that rose above the gurgle of the river to disturb the night’s peace. Everything was calm, everything protected.

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CHAPTER 4: Invoking the Mulier Fortis: The Confraternity of the Rosary

Getz, Christine Indiana University Press PDF

Chapter 4


Invoking the Mulier Fortis

The Confraternity of the Rosary

Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee

—Luke 1:28

For inhabitants of Post-Tridentine Italy, no instrument associated with the Blessed Virgin possessed more spiritual force than the Rosary. Also commonly known as the corona or garland, the Rosary was the primary means of accessing the intercessory power of Mary as Mulier

Fortis, the virtuous woman who crushed the head of the proverbial serpent.1 Praying the Rosary while meditating upon its fifteen mysteries allowed the devoted communicant to realize the miraculous potential of the Virgin’s influence and demonstrate its use in overcoming the ills of the world, and the activity was encouraged through the publication of Rosary books that described various techniques of praying the Rosary, as well as through volumes that recounted the numerous legends that had developed in connection with them. Bernardo Giunti’s

1587 Miracoli della sacratissima Vergine [Maria . . . del santissimo

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12 Javanese Women and the Veil

KATHLEEN M ADAMS Indiana University Press ePub

Nancy Smith-Hefner

When I first lived in the Javanese university town of Yogyakarta in the late 1970s and periodically walked the grounds of the prestigious Gadjah Mada University, I could not help noticing how young female university students were dressed. At that time, the coed school “uniform” consisted of Western-style knee-length skirts and short-sleeved blouses. Fewer than 3 percent of the Muslim female student population wore the veil. When I returned to Yogyakarta in the late 1990s, the transformation was dramatic. Women students had exchanged their short skirts for pants or “maxis,” and the percentage of Muslim women on campus wearing the veil had risen to more than 60 percent.

The veiling style preferred by most Indonesian women today differs considerably from the loose-fitting headscarf known as the kerudung or kudung, which in previous generations was worn by pious Javanese women and is still today preferred by some older or traditionalist Muslim women. The kerudung is typically made from a soft, translucent fabric and is draped over the hair or over a close-fitting hat. Parts of a woman’s neck and hair may remain visible. By contrast, the “new veil” or jilbab, is a large square piece of nontransparent fabric folded so as to be drawn closely around the face and pinned securely under the chin so that the hair, ears, and neck are completely covered. The fabric reaches to the shoulders, with some styles covering the chest. The jilbab is typically worn with a loose-fitting, long-sleeved blouse or tunic and a long, ankle-length skirt or loose, wide-legged pants.

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Chapter 9: Islam

New World Library ePub

Dr. Ghulam Haider Aasi

Associate Professor of Islamic Studies and the History of Religions, American Islamic College, Chicago; Trustee of the Council for a Parliament of the World’s Religions


Islam is the proper name of religion which Allah, the Alone God, revealed to mankind through the series of human messengers-prophets in human history and completed in His final revelation of Al-Quran al-Karim, Kalam-Allah (the speech of God) sent down upon the Prophet Muhammad (570–632 C.E.) Salla-Allahu alayhi wa Sallam (“may Allah’s blessings and peace be upon him”; this blessing on the names of honored prophets is sometimes abbreviated in print to SAAWS or SA). Within history, Islam is embodied in the Qur’an and in the Sunnah (the sayings, actions, and approvals of the Prophet Muhammad) in its final and eternal form.

The term “Islam” derives from the root letters s.l.m. (Ar. Sin, Lam, Mim) which means “to be in peace,” “to be secure,” and “to be integral whole.” Hence, Islam means one’s conscious submission to the Will, Law, and Guidance of Allah, the Almighty Alone God, and thus to be in peace with one’s own self, with all creatures, and with the Creator and Originator of all that exists. One who consciously surrenders one’s whole being to God and commits oneself to pattern one’s life on the divine guidance communicated and exemplified by the human messengers-prophets sent by God is called a “Muslim.” The Qur’an describes Islam in two ways: 1) as the primordial or natural religion (religio naturalis) of the innate nature with which Allah created mankind (Q. 30:30), and 2) as the religion which was completed and consummated in the Qur’an, the final and definitive Divine Writ from Allah.

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Chapter XII - The Rosary

Leon J Jr Suprenant Emmaus Road Publishing ePub

Jeffery Cavins explains the beauty of the Rosary as a
“compendium of the Gospel,” illuminating its Biblical origins and its profound
link to the mystery of the Incarnation. Because the Rosary involves both our
bodies and our souls, it focuses us and allows us to enter into deeper
meditation on the mysteries of our faith. Cavins also speaks about Mary’s
unique role as the “mediatrix,” who intercedes to Christ for us.

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Quality of Work Life The Middle Way at Work

Metcalf, Franz Berrett-Koehler Publishers ePub

The Middle Way at Work


Juyi asked, “What is the profound point of the Buddhadharma?”

Daolin answered, “Refraining from harmful action and practicing helpful action.”

Juyi retorted, “Bah, even a three year old could say that!”

Daolin replied, “A three year old could say it, but not even an eighty year old can practice it!”

—Dogen Zenji, Shoaku Makusa

THE HUMAN MIND is a thicket, full of impediments to following the path. Even when we know perfectly well what to do, we often don’t do it. Some call this fear of success; others call it fear of failure; still others say the problem is perfectionism. Who knows the truth? Human beings have been trying to understand themselves and their failures for millennia.

Most of us know what’s good for us, but we don’t do it. As the apostle Paul wrote, “I do not understand myself. For what I want to do, I do not do. But what I hate, I do.” Since the ways of the “I” are so difficult to understand, one wise thing you can do is enlist the support of others in your efforts. Everyone needs a team, a sangha, a community—we are social animals who do better when surrounded by others committed to our well-being. Your team might include trusted friends, work colleagues, professional helpers such as therapists and life coaches, advisors such as financial planners and business managers, mentors, and career coaches. Some people hold regular meetings of their support groups—referring to them as mastermind groups or success teams. No one can build a successful life for you, but you can’t do it alone.

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1 A Pretense of Irrationalism

McCombs, Richard Indiana University Press ePub


Be ready always to give an answer to every man that asks you a reason for the hope that is in you. (1 Peter 3:15)


The noble lie [is] useful to human beings as a sort of remedy. (Republic 414c, 389b)


What I have wanted has been to contribute . . . to bringing, if possible, into these incomplete lives as we lead them a little more truth. (PV, 17)


The truth must never become an object of pity; serve it as long as you can, to the best of your ability with unconditioned recklessness; squander everything in its service. (PV, 211)


Temporarily suppressing something precisely in order that the true can become more true . . . is a plain duty to the truth and is part and parcel of a person’s responsibility to God for the reflection [thinking capacity, reason] granted to him. (PV, 89)


[Sometimes the wise teacher] thinks it most appropriate to say that he does not understand something that he really does understand. (PV, 49)

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40. Serve the People

Blanchard, Ken; Broadwell, Renee Berrett-Koehler Publishers ePub


I met Cheryl Bachelder at a conference sponsored by the Servant Leadership Institute at Datron World Communications. I’m always looking for good news stories of top managers who put common sense into practice and make a major difference in their company. Cheryl certainly did that during her tenure as CEO of Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen. What a wonderful example of how servant leadership can turn an organization around. —KB

IN 2007, POPEYES was a struggling brand and company. The restaurants were declining in sales and profitability. The franchisees—the owners who had invested in the facilities and the people—were not happy. They had committed their money and life to Popeyes, and they wanted to know what the franchisor—the corporation—was going to do about it.

When I accepted the role of Popeyes CEO in November 2007, I knew it was a difficult time. Even so, this comment from a veteran franchisee caught me by surprise: “Don’t expect us to trust you any time soon. We’ve been abused children. And it will take a long time to get the past behind us.”

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7. Are Mutations Part of the "Engine" of Evolution?

Ken Ham Master Books ePub
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The Value of Pennies

Manz, Charles C. Berrett-Koehler Publishers ePub

He sat down opposite the treasury, and watched the crowd putting money in the treasury. Many rich people put in large sums. A poor widow came and put in two small copper coins, which are worth a penny. Then he called his disciples and said to them, “Truly I tell you, this poor widow has put in more than all those who are contributing to the treasury. For all of them have contributed out of their abundance; but she out of her poverty has put in everything she had, all she had to live on.” (Mark 12: 41–44)

The issue of evaluating and responding to the contributions of others is a major challenge for leaders. It is usually considered effective leadership to distinguish levels of performance of followers and to dole out rewards according to the amount that is contributed. This approach seems to be rational, logical, and even just. But once again Jesus throws us a curve. The value of contributions, he seems to be saying, must be considered in light of the capabilities of the contributor.

Initially this may send up some red flags. Is the implication that we should not concern ourselves with the levels of our employees’ performance? If someone means well and is doing the best she can and her performance is unsatisfactory, should a leader simply pat her on the back and praise her for trying? While this practice may not be as illogical as it sounds, I don’t think it is the real leadership lesson that can be learned. Perhaps the lesson is best summarized by prescribing a focus on the heart of the person. That is, pay attention to the intent, the motives, and the progress of the person. This may indeed be very sound wisdom for a couple of reasons.

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11. Leave Them Alone. They’re Mexicans.

Mary Beth Rogers University of North Texas Press PDF

106 I Leave Them Alone. They're Mexicans

of that. Public money should support public projects-not groups of activists whose independence and integrity could be compromised with high salaries and low accountability. At the

Industrial Areas Foundation, Cortes had come to believe wholeheartedly in Alinsky's Iron Rule-never do for people what they can do for themselves.

Father Rodriguez liked the Iron Rule, as well as the other ideas spewing from Cortes' active, volcanic mind. The talks continued over the weeks. Cortes laid out his proposal. Based on what he had learned as an IAF organizer, Cortes envisioned a new San Antonio organization to be built around poor Mexican parishes, like Father Rodriguez's Our Lady of Guadalupe

Church on the near West Side, not far from the old MissouriPacific Railroad station. This organization would take no federal or local government money, nor would it hustle private foundation grants. Instead, its seed money would come from an ecumenical sponsoring committee, which would closely monitor the project and hold the staff accountable for how money was spent.

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7: Aion, Chronos, Kairos

Ó Murchadha, Felix Indiana University Press ePub

THE CHRISTIAN WORLD, the world without worldly measure, is a world of inadequation, a world which in its openness to peace beyond agon and economy releases also a profound violence. Truth and justice appear in this world as that which the world cannot contain. This mode of incarnate appearance is being in the world as that into which existents come and out of which they go. This coming and going, this not having been and will not be, are events in the world, but are not reducible to the world. Temporal being is that being which comes into and out of existence: these are not simply external facts, but are the becoming temporal as such. Temporal being is that being which lives in relation to its coming into and going out of existence. This existent being is an anomaly, an anomaly which lies at the source of both philosophy and Christianity. At the heart of this anomaly is the insistence of a singular being to be in a manner which places it against the world. This being against the world finds different echoes—the tragic acceptance of Greek drama, the preparation for death of Greek philosophy, and the living in salvation of Christianity. Each of these modes of being against the world are modes of being temporal in relation to that which transcends finite existence.1

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I.N.H. Beahm

Various Brethren Press PDF

dunkerguide-history-complete35/27/104:56 PMPage 851908-1958I.N.H. Beahm‘Little Man’ with a big heart by Anna M. SpeicherIsaac Newton Harvey Beahm was born in 1859 at Good’s Mill, Va., nearBridgewater. He is probably best known today as the “Little Man” from theBrethren Press children’s story by Dorothy Brandt Davis. But I.N.H., or “BrotherBeahm,” as he was often called, is still remembered by an older generation as a minister, educator, and tireless Brethren evangelist.As a young man, I.N.H. worked as a farmhand, shoemaker, and wheelwright.Baptized in 1879, he was called to the ministry in 1881 and ordained as an elder in 1904. He enrolled at Bridgewater College in 1884 and was valedictorian of his graduating class in 1887. After a short stint as principal of schools in Bonsack,Va., he was called to join the faculty at Bridgewater in 1888. The teaching load was quite different then than it is today; in the two years he served at Bridgewater he taught nine subjects, including elocution, rhetoric, psychology, and arithmetic.

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