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Great Quotes: Martin Luther

April 29, 2007

This has to be my most favorite Luther quote ever… Actually Luther was the original “Cussing Pastor” but I won’t put the scatological quote here is it a bit too vulgar for even me… (grin)

Blessings,
iggy

“Almost every night when I wake up the devil is there and wants to dispute with me. I have come to this conclusion: When the argument that the Christian is without the law and above the law doesn’t help, I instantly chase him away with a fart.”

~ Martin Luther (1483-1546), Luther’s Works, Volume 54, Table Talk_ [1967], Number 469)

The whole being of any Christian is Faith and Love… Faith brings the man to God, love brings him to men . ~ Martin Luther (1483-1546)

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Great Quotes: Martin Luther

April 29, 2007

This has to be my most favorite Luther quote ever… Actually Luther was the original “Cussing Pastor” but I won’t put the scatological quote here is it a bit too vulgar for even me… (grin)

Blessings,
iggy

“Almost every night when I wake up the devil is there and wants to dispute with me. I have come to this conclusion: When the argument that the Christian is without the law and above the law doesn’t help, I instantly chase him away with a fart.”

~ Martin Luther (1483-1546), Luther’s Works, Volume 54, Table Talk_ [1967], Number 469)

The whole being of any Christian is Faith and Love… Faith brings the man to God, love brings him to men . ~ Martin Luther (1483-1546)

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announcing catastrophically high new royalty rates as well as a $500/year minimum per station

April 28, 2007

announcing catastrophically high new royalty rates as well as a $500/year minimum per station

I received this email today… if this new bill is does not go through iggyROCKS! may be finished…

April 27, 2007

Dear Live365 Broadcasters,

On March 21st, I wrote you regarding the initial ruling by the Copyright Royalty Board (CRB) announcing catastrophically high new royalty rates as well as a $500/year minimum per station. Despite the outcry of nearly all webcasters, the CRB denied the request for a rehearing and has proceeded with their original ruling.

In response to these new and unfair fees, Representative Jay Inslee (D-WA) introduced the Internet Radio Equality Act (HR 2060) on April 26th. This bill will provide immediate relief from the proposed new rates and can save thousands of Internet radio stations from going off the air. Live365 and the other members of the SaveNetRadio Coalition fully support this proposal and are working diligently to see it turned into law. The next step is to line up cosponsors for HR 2060, but time is running short. We ask that you IMMEDIATELY: CALL your Representative and ask them to cosponsor HR 2060 — the Internet Radio Equality Act. Click here to find your Representative’s number. NOTIFY — YOUR LISTENERS, ARTISTS, and FRIENDS — and have them call THEIR Representatives with the same request to cosponsor HR 2060.

We thank you again for all of the great support so far. Let’s keep the momentum building into a crescendo that everyone can hear.

Sincerely, Jason Stoddard
Director, BroadcastingLive365.com

PS. It looks like Live365 will be observing the “Day of Silence” on May 8th.
More information to come…

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announcing catastrophically high new royalty rates as well as a $500/year minimum per station

April 28, 2007

announcing catastrophically high new royalty rates as well as a $500/year minimum per station

I received this email today… if this new bill is does not go through iggyROCKS! may be finished…

April 27, 2007

Dear Live365 Broadcasters,

On March 21st, I wrote you regarding the initial ruling by the Copyright Royalty Board (CRB) announcing catastrophically high new royalty rates as well as a $500/year minimum per station. Despite the outcry of nearly all webcasters, the CRB denied the request for a rehearing and has proceeded with their original ruling.

In response to these new and unfair fees, Representative Jay Inslee (D-WA) introduced the Internet Radio Equality Act (HR 2060) on April 26th. This bill will provide immediate relief from the proposed new rates and can save thousands of Internet radio stations from going off the air. Live365 and the other members of the SaveNetRadio Coalition fully support this proposal and are working diligently to see it turned into law. The next step is to line up cosponsors for HR 2060, but time is running short. We ask that you IMMEDIATELY: CALL your Representative and ask them to cosponsor HR 2060 — the Internet Radio Equality Act. Click here to find your Representative’s number. NOTIFY — YOUR LISTENERS, ARTISTS, and FRIENDS — and have them call THEIR Representatives with the same request to cosponsor HR 2060.

We thank you again for all of the great support so far. Let’s keep the momentum building into a crescendo that everyone can hear.

Sincerely, Jason Stoddard
Director, BroadcastingLive365.com

PS. It looks like Live365 will be observing the “Day of Silence” on May 8th.
More information to come…

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I was reflecting a bit on "Mike Corley’s 5 Questions"

April 27, 2007

I was reflecting (contemplating) a bit on Mike Corley’s 5 questions and yet I seem to feel that there is a basic point being missed… maybe on both sides…

I think the point missed that that those questions are what we in the “emerging” are discussing and working through… some of us have already come to conclusions on most of this… yet there are those who have not… and they are prayerfully working through these in an open honest way to find faith in the postmodern world.

There are some questions that are a “given” though I know some are into the more “liberal” side…

One must remember that in some ways the emerging “movement” mirrors the whole or at least incorporates the whole of Christianity that is out there… there are liberals… and conservatives and people who love Bush and those who hate him… those that get it and those that don’t… it would be like stepping back and looking at all who profess Christianity as a whole and saying what a mixed up group of people… some think abortion is ok and others shoot doctors that do them and think that is ok… to take on all as a whole we lose that some are not even Christian… or that some are not mature… and so on….

That is the fallacy that one gets into if they lump all “emergents” into a pile… it is like saying there is no difference between a Baptist and a Roman Catholic… it is ignorant… but from an outsider, both are “religions” that believe in Jesus.

It seems that even Ken misses that “emergent village” and the emerging conversation (or as it is commonly known as emerging church), are not the same… one is in and part of the other… but emergent village is not the same thing as emergent church.

One way to think of this is that emergent church is more generic as it has branches that reach out about everywhere… and is influenced by many different sources… both good and bad… and that is why I am open to saying we do have are issues…

As far as breaking the whole down… I am not sure we are there yet… I do not see that we have gotten to a point where we can graph out who is what within… nor do I think that a good idea… yet, I will say that there are liberals talking to conservatives on solutions instead of hammering each other on our differences… and that is the huge difference between what Ken Silva and crew do and what is going on inside the emerging conversation.

What looks at times like liberalism… is… and yet at times is not… it is taking a closer look at history and the Scripture and seeing what we ought to do…

Can a Christian be a true believer and support a war? Or if that is worked through… if one must serve in war… if we see it as not a just war… do we then still serve or do we stand against it?

These are not easy questions… and often anyone will be conflicted. The idea though is to get people talking… even if they disagree if in dialog they are at least working toward a resolution instead of fighting or talking past each other. Right now at Christian research Network… they are talking past people and not really doing anything as most do not even know who they are… and those who do see them as flies around Beelzebub. There really is not much substance there… and when there is, it is camouflaged by the dung tossed over it. What I mean is there is not that sweet aroma of Christ floating from them.

So, we can answer the questions, which I am not against… yet I am not seeing that there are that many questions that have not already been answered, and still not accepted as “good” as the questioner thinks it should be… or that the questions are simply phishing for ammunition to harm more people…

So, as far as myself, I have answered these questions on my blogs and I will not answer them just for Mike Corley… Again, that is for me… yet if others see it may be beneficial, have at it!

Blessngs,

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I was reflecting a bit on "Mike Corley’s 5 Questions"

April 27, 2007

I was reflecting (contemplating) a bit on Mike Corley’s 5 questions and yet I seem to feel that there is a basic point being missed… maybe on both sides…

I think the point missed that that those questions are what we in the “emerging” are discussing and working through… some of us have already come to conclusions on most of this… yet there are those who have not… and they are prayerfully working through these in an open honest way to find faith in the postmodern world.

There are some questions that are a “given” though I know some are into the more “liberal” side…

One must remember that in some ways the emerging “movement” mirrors the whole or at least incorporates the whole of Christianity that is out there… there are liberals… and conservatives and people who love Bush and those who hate him… those that get it and those that don’t… it would be like stepping back and looking at all who profess Christianity as a whole and saying what a mixed up group of people… some think abortion is ok and others shoot doctors that do them and think that is ok… to take on all as a whole we lose that some are not even Christian… or that some are not mature… and so on….

That is the fallacy that one gets into if they lump all “emergents” into a pile… it is like saying there is no difference between a Baptist and a Roman Catholic… it is ignorant… but from an outsider, both are “religions” that believe in Jesus.

It seems that even Ken misses that “emergent village” and the emerging conversation (or as it is commonly known as emerging church), are not the same… one is in and part of the other… but emergent village is not the same thing as emergent church.

One way to think of this is that emergent church is more generic as it has branches that reach out about everywhere… and is influenced by many different sources… both good and bad… and that is why I am open to saying we do have are issues…

As far as breaking the whole down… I am not sure we are there yet… I do not see that we have gotten to a point where we can graph out who is what within… nor do I think that a good idea… yet, I will say that there are liberals talking to conservatives on solutions instead of hammering each other on our differences… and that is the huge difference between what Ken Silva and crew do and what is going on inside the emerging conversation.

What looks at times like liberalism… is… and yet at times is not… it is taking a closer look at history and the Scripture and seeing what we ought to do…

Can a Christian be a true believer and support a war? Or if that is worked through… if one must serve in war… if we see it as not a just war… do we then still serve or do we stand against it?

These are not easy questions… and often anyone will be conflicted. The idea though is to get people talking… even if they disagree if in dialog they are at least working toward a resolution instead of fighting or talking past each other. Right now at Christian research Network… they are talking past people and not really doing anything as most do not even know who they are… and those who do see them as flies around Beelzebub. There really is not much substance there… and when there is, it is camouflaged by the dung tossed over it. What I mean is there is not that sweet aroma of Christ floating from them.

So, we can answer the questions, which I am not against… yet I am not seeing that there are that many questions that have not already been answered, and still not accepted as “good” as the questioner thinks it should be… or that the questions are simply phishing for ammunition to harm more people…

So, as far as myself, I have answered these questions on my blogs and I will not answer them just for Mike Corley… Again, that is for me… yet if others see it may be beneficial, have at it!

Blessngs,

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Great Quotes: Maj Ian Thomas

April 26, 2007

YOU MUST HAVE WHAT HE IS (LIFE)
TO BE WHAT HE WAS (PERFECT)
By: Major W. Ian Thomas

For godliness is not the consequence of your capacity to imitate God, but the consequence of His capacity to reproduce Himself in you; not self-righteousness, but Christ-righteousness; the righteousness which is by faith ­ a faith which by renewed dependence upon God releases His divine action, to restore the marred image of the Invisible God. It is not inactivity, but Christ-activity; God in action accomplishing the divine end through human personality – never reducing man to the status of a cabbage, but exalting man to the stature of king! “For if by one man’s offence death reigned by one; much more they which receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness shall reign in life by one, Jesus Christ” (Romans 5:17).

At first sight this might seem to offer to you the possibility of sinless perfection as the result of spiritual regeneration, but this is far from being the case; for it is only your faith and your obedience which allow Him to be in you now what He was then (perfect) – and you will be what He was then only to the degree in which you allow Him to be in you what He is now (perfect)!

All of the Father was available to all of the Son, because by His faith-love relationship, all of the Son was available to all of the Father, and this constituted His perfect manhood; and the availability of the Son to you will be in the degree of your availability to the Son, because of your faith-love relationship to Him!

From: The Mystery of Godliness. Grand Rapids: Zondervan Publishing House. ©1964.