Monday, April 10, 2017

038 KnowingMeMinistries WeeklyEpisode


Today we are joined by Bishop Milton Sarara of God's Wonderful Love Ministry based in Eldoret, Kenya.

Bishop Sarara shares with us what is going on with poverty in Kenya, why it exists and what we can do about it.

 

Links Associated with this episode:
God's Wonderful Love Ministry

 

 


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Friday, April 7, 2017

Knowing Me Ministries Episode 37 | Reflection from Kenya


Many of us are stuck in a world that is narrow. We see the world only through our little knowledge of it. As St Augustine said, "the world is a book and those who don't ravel only read one page" In this podcast Michael Davis shares from his heart, a wider vision of the world through the eyes of the people of Kenya. 


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Monday, April 3, 2017

Knowing Me Ministries Episode 35 | Homelessness and The Family


Michael Davis and Charles Catterall discuss the meaning of work, just wages and the interconnectedness of work and how homelessness is not just a lack of a job. It is much deeper and wider than that. Michael provides advice on how

 

The homeless don't need to “just get a job”: They need to discover who they are so that they can flourish as a person and do work that is meaningful, work that promotes the greater good and

they need just wages: without just wages, they will still be homeless.

 

 


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Knowing Me Ministries Episode 35 | Homelessness and The Family



The Family:

  • The family is central to society
  • The Family is the first society
  • Families produce the citizens of society

 

Society is the reflection of the family.

Michael and Charles discuss the meaning of family and that the breakdown of the family unit is the cause of the majority of homelessness but that the family unit is the solution for homelessness and prevention of homelessness.

 

 


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034 KnowingMeMinistries WeeklyEpisode


Episode 34: Today's topic is based off of an acronym that Charles came up with: UTSEF

U: Unity of body and soul

T: Transcendence and unrepeatability

We are interconnected and unrepeatability. There will never be another being the same as you.

S: Social Person

We have a right and responsibility to be socially interactive with each other.

E: Equal dignity among persons

Every human being is equally dignified

F: Freedom

We have a right to freedom and we have a responsibility on how we live out that freedom so we don't impose on other's freedom. We have a responsibility to ensure other's freedoms.

 

Summary: Michael Davis and Charles Catterall discuss the meaning by each letter in the acronym the rights and responsibilities that go with the letters in the acronym.

 

 


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Wednesday, March 15, 2017

033 KnowingMeMinistries WeeklyEpisode


Weekly Episode 33

Topic: The Human Person (two part podcast)
Title: What it means to be human (part 1)
Description: Mike and Charles discuss what it means to be human and being created in the image of God.
Host: Michael Davis
Guest: Charles Catterall
Producer and Editor: Mary Anne Funk

 

Summary:

To be human is to be in this universal family and within in this universal family of humanity, it means we are all created. God created all of us.

To be human is to be a created human being, made in the image of God.

To be human is to be wounded by sin

To be human means we have a universal responsibility to receive and give healing

 

Four aspects of being human:

  1. Image of God imprinted upon us

  2. To be human is to be a being in relation with that relationship with God

  3. Just as God is a social being in himself, God made us to be social in family and in community

  4. To be a caretaker of the planet.

 

Universal aspect of being human: What ever applies to one human, applies to all humans.

  1. Creation – We are all made in His image and it doesn't matter what your status is in this world.

  2. Sin – Sin as a deep wound in the human person. Every human being is wounded. We all have a tendency to look at others as though they are not worthy.

    1. Mike addresses how the homeless are looked upon as homeless because of their sin

    2. Charles discusses what happens in our relationships with each other when we don't see each other in the way we are made: with infinite value and worth.

  3. Healing and Mercy

    1. What God has to offer us is grace for our weak will and wounded soul.

    2. If we received healing and mercy, we are expected to help others in that healing and mercy.

    3. View each other as wounded people not with judgement and categorizing

 

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Sunday, February 26, 2017

Knowing Me Ministries Episode 31 | Beatitudes with Charles Catterall


Guest, Charles Catterall joins our host Michael Davis today for a topic discussion on the beatitudes from the Sermon on the Mount in Matthew chapter 5

"Blessed are the poor in spirit,
for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

Blessed are they who mourn,
for they shall be comforted.

Blessed are the meek,
for they shall inherit the earth.

Blessed are they who hunger and thirst for righteousness,
for they shall be satisfied.

Blessed are the merciful,
for they shall obtain mercy.

Blessed are the pure of heart,
for they shall see God.

Blessed are the peacemakers,
for they shall be called children of God.

Blessed are they who are persecuted for the sake of righteousness,
for theirs is the kingdom of heaven."


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Knowing Me Ministries Episode 30 | The Homeless Human: Entering into a mutual receiving relationship


Topic- "The Homeless Human: Entering into a mutual receiving relationship"
It is easy to see the poor as in need of us, but we often fail to realize that we need them. Seeing the poor as our human equals and that the real goal should be to be in relationship with them so that there is mutual giving and receiving will lead to a fuller life for both. 

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Saturday, February 11, 2017

Knowing Me Ministries Episode 29 | Errors In Thinking Revisited


Michael revisits a topic that aired in episode 27 about Errors in Thinking. In episode 27 which aired on February 3rd, Michael discussed the signs he sees around Portland, Oregon and commented about he hears from people. He addressed the more subtle errors he see and hears.

 

Knowing Me Ministries Podcast Episode: 027

Title: Errors in Thinking on Homelessness

Host: Michael Davis

Podcast Producer and Post Production: Mary Anne Funk

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