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PBS DOCUMENTARY — “From Jesus to Christ: The First Christians”

This is four-hour series on the rise of Christianity examines how Judaism and the Roman empire shaped Jesus’ life and traces the beginnings of the “Jesus Movement” in those early years before it was called Christianity. (PBS FRONTLINE, 22 Dec 2020) PART 1 (1h 49m) PART 2 (1h 51m) [Video Date: 22 Dec 2020. Posted:… Continue reading PBS DOCUMENTARY — “From Jesus to Christ: The First Christians”

VALUES: Why monkeys (and humans) are wired for fairness

About “Fairness matters … to both people and primates. Sharing priceless footage of capuchin monkeys responding to perceived injustice, primatologist Sarah Brosnan explores why humans and monkeys evolved to care about equality — and emphasizes the connection between a healthy, cooperative society and everyone getting their fair share.” (TED, 21 Dec 2020) Video [Video Date:… Continue reading VALUES: Why monkeys (and humans) are wired for fairness

“Peace” – 1896 Painting by William Strutt – Depicting Isaiah 11:6-7 Lion and the Lamb

Lifeways Summary. The 1896 painting “Peace” by William Strutt shown here depicts the lion and lamb described in the Bible scriptures Isaiah 11:6-7 and Isaiah 65:25. The painting is featured on the ResourcesForLife.com Calendar page. Below is the full text of the scriptures that were the inspiration behind the painting. The wolf will live with the… Continue reading “Peace” – 1896 Painting by William Strutt – Depicting Isaiah 11:6-7 Lion and the Lamb

Christine Porath – The Economic Value of Civility, Respect, Decency, and Kindness

The videos below are various presentations by Christine Porath on the topic of civility and how the lack of civility in the workplace creates a toxic workplace and has a great economic cost. Respect, gratitude, kindness, empathy — these are not just proper ways to behave but they are the most effective ways to interact… Continue reading Christine Porath – The Economic Value of Civility, Respect, Decency, and Kindness

“Days of Elijah” by Robin Mark – Music Videos Performed by Various Artists

The song “Days of Elijah” is a worship song popularized by Robin Mark. It was included on his album Room for Grace [Live] released in 1997. The songwriters are Edgardo Santiago, Jose Luis Abreu, and Orlando Mendez. The copyright for the original song is held by Integrity Music. It’s been subsequently performed by many other… Continue reading “Days of Elijah” by Robin Mark – Music Videos Performed by Various Artists

President George W. Bush Speech at John Lewis Memorial (30 Jul 2020)

Speech Transcript Good morning. Distinguished guests, John-Miles, Lewis’ family and friends, Lord I thank you for inviting us for being here today. John’s story began on a tiny farm in Troy, Alabama, a place so small he said you can barely find it on a map. Dr. Warnock talked about the chickens. I did a… Continue reading President George W. Bush Speech at John Lewis Memorial (30 Jul 2020)

Humans are apex predators who consume entire habitats, and we have reached peak growth.

When hiking through a forest, it’s common to see a fallen tree that is being consumed by a combination of fungus, ants, and decomposition. The circle of life will eventually allow the tree to rot and turn into soil again. Xylophagy is a term used in ecology to describe the habits of an herbivorous animal… Continue reading Humans are apex predators who consume entire habitats, and we have reached peak growth.

RUMI – Quotes on Love and Relationships with the Arabic and English Translation (Music Video)

This video shares some love and relationship quotes by Rumi. The song is “Love” by Yehezkel Raz via ArtList. Music selection, images, and video production as well as the Arabic text and English translation are the work of Translation Beyond Words. Learn more about language and translation resources at https://resourcesforlife.com/language About Beyond Words

“Oceans” – Performed by Taya Smith of Hillsong UNITED

Below are three performances of the song “Oceans” from worship events with Taya Smith and Hillsong UNITED, a music group from Hillsong Church. The three performances provide a broader look at the song. There is also a short biography video about how Taya came to be serving in her current role. “Oceans” – Hillsong Conference… Continue reading “Oceans” – Performed by Taya Smith of Hillsong UNITED

Archbishop Viganò: The Eternal Spiritual Struggle Between the Forces of Good and Evil

Summary On 7 June 2020, Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò wrote an open letter to President Donald Trump which describes an eternal spiritual struggle between the forces of good and evil. His letter refers to the recent protests in the United States. Rather than saying something potentially offensive like “there are good people on both sides”… Continue reading Archbishop Viganò: The Eternal Spiritual Struggle Between the Forces of Good and Evil

Neturei Karta: The Ultra-Orthodox Jews Who Support a Peaceful Dismantling of the State of Israel

In The Chosen, a book which was also produced as a movie, we learn about a strong difference of opinion among some Jewish people in the late 1940s regarding the establishment of Israel as a Jewish state. Followers of Ultra-Orthodox Judaism were opposed to establishing a Jewish state. At one meal, Reuven mentions that some… Continue reading Neturei Karta: The Ultra-Orthodox Jews Who Support a Peaceful Dismantling of the State of Israel

Why Ethiopian Jews Are Building a Movement Against Racism in Israel (6 Jun 2020)

Watch Click play on the video below to watch. About Solidarity marches for U.S. protesters rippling around the world reached Israel on Tuesday where hundreds of protesters waved “Black Lives Matter” signs and chanted “George Floyd.” They also called out another name: Solomon Teka. Over the past five years, six young men of Ethiopian descent… Continue reading Why Ethiopian Jews Are Building a Movement Against Racism in Israel (6 Jun 2020)