10/27/13 Ways in which different religions can coexist.
11/3/13 Ways is which different religions cannot coexist.
Panel: Jonathan Switzer, Senior Pastor at Crossroads Valley Church; Geraldine Kay Myers, Director of Pastoral Care for Frederick Memorial Healthcare System. Recorded live at the Frederick "In the Street" festival.
11/10/13 What is the best approach for dealing with Syria?
11/17/13 See you at the pole. And Syria.
Panel: Jonathan Switzer, Senior Pastor at Crossroads Valley Church; Dr. Faheem Younis, Columnist for HuffintonPost.com and blogger at Muslimerican.com. Also, Arn Bjorndal, Executive Director of Central Maryland Youth for Christ appears in the 11/17 show. Recorded live at the Frederick "In the Street" festival.
11/24/13 Is pacifism the way to peace?
12/1/13 Can spiritual growth be encouraged without discussing sin?
Panel: Jonathan Switzer, Senior Pastor at Crossroads Valley Church; Helen Tasker, Clerk of the Frederick Monthly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers). Recorded live at the Frederick "In the Street" festival.
12/8/13 History of Judaism since the destruction of the temple.
12/15/13 What Reform Jews believe.
12/22/13 Spark of the divine and self-fulfillment.
12/29/13 Can a Jew believe that Jesus is the Messiah?
Panel: Jonathan Switzer, Senior Pastor at Crossroads Valley Church; Daniel Sikowitz, Rabbi at Congregation Kol Ami of Frederick.
1/5/14 Biblical view on education.
1/12/14 Biblical view on home school.
1/19/14 Biblical view on private school.
1/26/14 Biblical view on public school.
Panel: Jonathan Switzer, Senior Pastor at Crossroads Valley Church; Angela Phillips, Director of Development for New Life Christian School.
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A Harmony of the Four Gospels in English By Edward Robinson http://tinyurl.com/34fvwc (available as text or pictures)
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By Stanley N. Gundry, Robert L. Thomas
In 2012, President Barack Obama sent out the most retweeted message in the seven-year history of Twitter. It read, simply, "Four more years," with a picture of him embracing the first lady. This year, politics took a back seat to pop culture.
TEL AVIV, Israel - As impersonations go, their attempt to mimic Jean-Claude Van Damme performing a split between two trucks is not that impressive.
VATICAN CITY - Pope Francis said in the first peace message of his pontificate that huge salaries and bonuses are symptoms of an economy based on greed and inequality and called again for nations to narrow the wealth gap.
A "fake" sign language interpreter at Nelson Mandela's memorial prompted one deaf mom to show the world how it's really done. Lori Putney Koch of Clearwater, Fla.
With Election Day 2013 behind us, I wanted to take a moment to thank you for your support. Although the results of the election were not what we hoped for, we fought an important fight to elevate the political discourse in our city and to propose common-sense non-partisan solutions to address our city’s challenges and opportunities.
Our work is just beginning. We will regroup, organize and continue to press forward to build a stronger city and an enlightened electorate who demands better from its leaders. I will work with my friend Bill de Blasio without a moment of hesitation. Nothing will hold us back!
Again I thank you for your unwavering support this year and look forward to seeing you on the trail ahead!
Adolfo Carrión http://carrion2013.nationbuilder.com/
A. W. Tozer’s And He Dwelt among Us!
How could deity—with no beginning and no end—cross the gulf separating what is God from what is not God? How could the infinite ever become the finite? How could that which has no limit deliberately impose limitations upon itself? You could study the mystery of the Incarnation for years. Whether you’re already knowledgeable about the Gospel of John or you’re just beginning your studies, this is a great place to start.
The AMG Bible Essentials collection puts all the essentials for inductive Bible study at your fingertips, including original-language resources and insightful helps for those preparing for Sunday school, Bible studies, and small group lessons.
For more than 20 years, June Hunt has worked to provide biblically based counseling, help, and encouragement to thousands of Christians through the ministry of Hope for the Heart. This massive 100-volume library gives you helpful books on some of today’s key topics—marriage, abortion, time management, death, parenting, overeating, spiritual warfare, and more.
This is a thoroughly revised edition of the Evangelical Dictionary of Theology—every article from the original edition has been revisited. The result is a completely new dictionary covering systematic, historical, and philosophical theology, as well as theological ethics. * * *
Topic-specific bundles are one of the very best ways to build your library—these carefully curated collections let you add hand-picked books on the subjects you love.
If you really care about a topic—Paul’s letters, let’s say—you know you’re going to end up accumulating years’ worth of books on Pauline studies. Why not proactively get them right now, start studying your new library today?
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Over 200 Sermons Added to the Timothy Keller Sermon Archive!
This week, we released another update to the Timothy Keller Sermon Archive, adding 205 new sermons to the collection.
Timothy Keller started Redeemer Presbyterian Church in New York City in 1989. The church grew from 50 people to over 5,000, becoming known as “one of Manhattan’s most vital congregations.” Keller’s sermons focus on the character, ministry, and work of Jesus Christ. The Timothy Keller Sermon Archive includes 1,233 sermons, covering Keller’s preaching from 1989 to 2011. In the Logos editions, these transcripts are incredibly useful—Scripture citations link directly to English translations, and important terms link to dictionaries, encyclopedias, and lots of other resources.
So far, we’ve released the 1989–1993, 1994–1998, 1999–2004, and 2005–2009 increments, covering a wide variety of topics. This is a collection you don’t want to miss!
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Buying or leasing a property is an important decision. If you're buying a home, it may be the place you spend the rest of your life. If it's for your business, your company's profitability could depend on that location. The agent is the man who shows you your options. Most people don't fully understanding the buying/leasing process, so they're forced to rely on him tremendously. Robert Bielsky, Founder and Chairman of Manhattan Commercial Realty and an expert in commercial real estate and lease renewals in New York City, offers 7 signs that it may be time to drop your real estate agent.
"Unfortunately, not all agents are created equal. In today's tumultuous real estate market, you need to partner with an agent who works tirelessly to get you the best deal. Just because your agent has a long record of sales or comes from a prestigious firm doesn't mean he's the right choice," shares Bielsky.
Here are seven signs that you should get rid of your real estate agent.
1. He gives away too much information.
All your information is important, not just your financial or personal data. For example, your agent should never tell the listing agent too much. Your agent should never reveal your motivations, budget, urgency, or even how much you liked the location. A good agent can negotiate without revealing factors that could make the deal less favorable.
2. He doesn't have time for you.
It's understandable that your agent can't spend 100% of their time with you, but he should still respond in a timely manner. If it takes him days to return your call, he has too much going on to work well for you. This is especially true if you're trying to communicate about putting in an offer or signing a lease. The agent should make you a priority if you're trying to close a deal. In real estate, timing is everything.
3. He's pushy.
Real estate can be fast-paced and cutthroat, but buying or leasing a new property can be a big decision. If your agent is pushy with you, he could bully you into taking on a property you don't really love, or doesn't meet your needs. Further, real estate is built on relationships. If your agent is aggressive with you, chances are he's pushy with others in the business. If people don't like him, they probably aren't giving him the best deals.
4. He insists on affiliates.
If your agent insists that you use a particular lender or service company for any of your pre-buying needs, be wary. It's likely that he's receiving a referral fee from that company. Since he's making money off the transaction, you can't be sure his recommendation is good. Maybe their service or rates really aren't that great.
5. He's a part-time agent.
A real estate license doesn't mean he does it for a living. Some part-timers are certainly capable, but unless he's an agent full-time, you'll never have his complete attention. As soon as his priorities change, he could leave you hanging. Further, part-time agents are usually inexperienced. He'll lack contacts, credibility with other industry people, and have a hard time securing bids.
6. He is unethical.
Like many professions, realtors are obligated to follow a national code of ethics. An unethical realtor might falsify reports or intentionally show you locations you'd never buy/rent to encourage you settle on a mediocre property. If the agent is willing to lie or manipulate, you can't be sure he isn't lying or manipulating you.
7. He doesn't listen.
As soon as your relationship begins, your agent should ask you a few very important questions. He should ask what you're looking for, when you want to move in, what type of area you prefer, and your budget and financing situation. If your agent shows you locations that don't meet your needs at all, chances are he isn't paying attention, either to you or to the locations. A good agent should know the spaces before he shows you.
A final word of advice: Once you've decided to discontinue your relationship with your agent, make sure to get a dissolution notice in writing. This keeps the agent from doing any work on your behalf after you've moved on and charging you fees or commissions.
About Chairman Robert Bielsky
Mr. Bielsky holds a national reputation as a leader in the commercial real estate industry. His market expertise, creative deal making skills, and keen knowledge of the art of negotiation have maintained his position at the forefront of the industry.
As the founder and Chairman of Manhattan Commercial Realty he leads one of the most powerful negotiating teams in NYC. With his leadership mCr has maintained a strict dedication to tenant representation, and successfully negotiated over $1 billion in real estate transactions since its inception in 1982. ###