We didn’t realize that there is no link to the Living Youth Podcast page in the menu above. Sorry! We’ll tweak our theme in the (hopefully) near future to modify the menu, but until then, here is a link: Living Youth Podcast Library. We’ll leave this pinned at the top of the site until we can modify the menus properly. But don’t forget: There is other material, as well, which you can enjoy by scrolling around! And as for the podcast, you can always subscribe on the Living Youth Programs YouTube channel or follow it on Spotify or Apple Podcasts.
The podcast this week (posted below—click here if you haven’t heard it, yet!) focused on how God doesn’t want us to cuss and curse and use bad language. After we finished, we remembered a related, short article from back in mid-2019 by Mr. Dexter Wakefield, titled “Profanity!” Check it out at the link below if you haven’t read it. It’s a quick read!
And, by the way, be sure to come back and look for additional posts in addition to the weekly podcasts. We’re working harder to add helpful content, and if you scroll just a bit, you’ll see recent posts about not just the podcast, but also a related sermon Mr. Weston gave, but also a link to the Living Education–Charlotte blog, as well. Be sure to poke around, and we’ll continue working to add more content in the future! In the meantime, here’s the article:
* Note, it’s not “profanity by Mr. Wakefield,” but “Profanity!” which is the title of an article by Mr. Wakefield. Very important difference!
This week, we talk about cussing and cursing and how it really does make a difference—a topic suggested by one of you listeners. (Thanks!) What does using foul language really say about us, and what does God think about it? Tune in today, as we talk about the importance of keeping it clean.
The podcast is available on the usual platforms below. Also, there is a relevant Tomorrow’s World article we did not think of at the time we recorded this (maybe because the magazine graphic for that article has an embarrassing typo that we editors would like to forget), and you should read it! We’ll follow up with a link to it in a later post. [Update: Done!] In the meantime, enjoy the podcast!
If you’ve ever wondered whether the “on campus” Living Education experience might be for you, one of the best ways to get a sense of what it’s like is to tap into the Living Education–Charlotte blog.
Each year, a student is assigned to post regularly in the blog area of Living Education’s LCGEducation.org site and write about what’s happening. This year’s student, Kaleb Johnson, posts about social activities, ways the dorms are serving the local congregation here in Charlotte, and presentations made by teachers and other faculty to the students. Others also contribute, and there are many posts by second-year student Nathan Kroon, LE staff member Rebekah Ross, and others. And photos from events are frequently featured.
So, if you’d like to get a sense of what it’s like being a student at Living Education–Charlotte, head on over to the blog and let them tell you firsthand!
As advertised! Here’s the sermon that inspired the podcast for this week. Click here for the podcast if you didn’t hear it, and just hit play below for the sermon!
(Don’t be distracted by the way we spell “OK” differently in the podcast title! We’ll all survive!)
Inspired by a keynote sermon Mr. Gerald Weston gave five years ago, today we tackle the tempting but misleadingly dangerous habit of asking, “Is it OK?” If we’re going to think biblically like Jesus did, we have to learn to ask better questions. You’ll find the podcast available below in all its various platforms, and we’ll follow up with another post that has a link to the sermon that inspired this episode.
We often emphasize in the Church that the United States and Great Britain did not become great because they are somehow “better than everyone else” and that the source of their abundant blessings is God’s unconditional promise to their physical descendant Abraham. Continuously enjoying those blessings is very conditional, but that’s a story for another time!
(Though, if you’ve never studied why all of this is the case and proven it for yourself, you will find our booklet on the United States and Great Britain in Prophecy a worthwhile Bible study.)
This means, for example, that although the U.S. is the most powerful single nation in the world (for now!), we should see elements that represent God’s divine blessing on the nation in ways that the people themselves had little to nothing to do with. That is, things that make the country great that the people had no control over.
With that in mind, the video below is one we stumbled upon recently, and it does a marvelous job of explaining how the unique geography of the U.S.—something that the original colonists and citizens of the nation could not have “created” or established for themselves—is one of the key reasons behind its greatness and power in the world. So, we thought that it would be worth passing along for those who might be interested! (And, frankly, we’re just fond of calling things “OP”—it makes us feel hip.) It’s below.
We forgot a very important tip in our last podcast on Bible study—so important it was worth doing another one! Listen in, and take advantage of the most obvious Bible study tools you probably aren’t thinking about! Check it out by clicking below on the platform of your choice.
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- Where to Find the Podcast Page [pinned post, for now]January 6, 2023 - 8:19 pm
- Past TW Article on ProfanityJanuary 27, 2023 - 2:56 pm
- Podcast 40: The Curse of Cursing (and Cussing!)January 27, 2023 - 2:55 pm
- What Are They Up To at Living Education–Charlotte?January 26, 2023 - 5:02 pm
- The Sermon from the Podcast: “‘Is It Okay?’ Is the Wrong Question”January 20, 2023 - 2:57 pm