Cairn’s Rock Pile Podcast

Cairn’s Rock Pile Podcast

Join your hosts, Oma and Lewis, plainly speaking about faith, culture, and a bunch of messy subjects. Agree or disagree. It will be lively, likely messy, and, we hope, engaging—the Rock Pile.

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June 10, 2023 16 mins

The famous words of the wise Preacher, "That which has been is that which will be [again], And that which has been done is that which will be done again. So there is nothing new under the sun. Ecclesiastes 1.9 (AMP), among others, provides the truth about culture, the world, the conduct of people, and our faith. Join Oma and Lewis in our exploration and discussion about faith and culture. Call us crazy, but it is live, uncut, and a...

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We're back! After a brief hiatus, join Oma and Lewis in their exploration and discussion of the surprising faith in the face of the prevailing culture of the Syrophoenician woman in Mark 7.24-30. It's live and uncut. We would love to hear from you – comments and suggestions are appreciated. Subscribe and come along with us in the Rock Pile. 

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Amor sceleratus habendi - The Love of Having a Villain. 

"They will take ___ from you" or "They want to ____ (fill in the blank) are statements tossed around daily. Between word salads, invectives, censorship, minimalization, and "Chicken Little" phrases, we are inundated with statements attempting to elicit fear, division, and the vilification of groups or entire segments of our society. Some messages may contain valid warnings or...

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    It has been said, "there is nothing new under the sun..." Join Oma and Lewis in this week's podcast, where we focus on what is touted as new but is just some polished-up stuff with a different label called "new."  We think it's time we realize - or better yet - our elected officials recognize they were not selected to participate in a popularity contest or chosen for a lifetime stint in politics. Our Representatives, stressing thei...

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    Did you know that political parties spent nearly 17 Billion on the recent elections? Did you know that the House Rules are 1300 pages? Ever heard of the term "Standing." Join Oma and Lewis in this week's podcast, where we don't discuss our thoughts on the recent elections. But we do touch on "standing" and who's really in charge of this country. We think it's time to read the owner's manual or start searching for it so we can brush...

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    What did Supreme Court Justice Holmes mean when he wrote, "Men must turn square corners when they deal with the Government." Rock Island, Ark. & LA RR Co. v. United States, 254 U.S. 141, 143 (1920)? Well, Texas Attorney General and ten other AGs explain in its recent Amicus Brief filed yesterday. Interesting read with some eye-opening points. Remember our ongoing discussion about the tapestry? Well, here are some more points to pon...

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    Sometimes it's better at the Forty Thousand foot level. With all the drama and issues surrounding us, seeing how they are connected is challenging. Join us as we discuss some problems and interesting potential connections. Hint: It's all about behavior. No, we are not wearing aluminum caps. Agree or disagree, but jump in. It's a rock pile. 

    Inaugural Address 1981 | Ronald Reagan (reaganlibrary.gov)

    Speech on the 150th Anniversary o...

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    California, Florida, Massachusetts, Texas, and several other locations make an interesting couple of days. Durham and Eleventh Circuit and the Fifth Circuit's decision in Netchoice v. Paxton included. Come on and join us in the discussion. Comments, suggestions, and insights on these issues are welcome. Jump on; it's a Rock Pile. 

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    Ideas do have consequences. Join us for a lively discussion of some of this week's relevant topics and the administrative agencies involved. Likely, not what the original proponents of Progressivism envisioned, and more like what the Founders were trying to prevent. You decide. Laugh with us as we look at the issues and the agencies involved. Please share, comment, give us feedback, update our history, etc. We can take it. 

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    Leaking ships do sink. So what's all the commotion? Data matters, and it should matter to you. Modern technology profiling and profiting from that data fuels the technology industry. But not just that industry. It's used in more ways than you might imagine. The point? Engage the little grey cells, as Agatha Christie's famous character Hercule Poirot always encouraged. Understand the game and try to get a 40,000-foot perspective. Jo...

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    Our world is saturated with messages, what we hear, see, and read. Individuals use words to communicate and are chosen for a reason. Language is employed purposefully and not by accident. In evaluating those messages, we need to ask what and why. Join us in our discussion. 

    Definitions, Citations, and Episode Notes.

    Fearmongering - Defined

    Hyperbole - Defined

    Gaslighting - Defined

    See the 1944 movie Gaslight with Charles Boyer and ...

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    What's in your sack lunch? Grace – unmerited favor. Are you willing to give it to Him? Interesting how the Lord can use a child's sack lunch to feed multitudes. Amazing. And He wants to do that with you. Watch how He takes what we give and multiplies it to bless others abundantly. Building your cairn includes service and the humility to know it's all about Him. It's what the Cairn is all about, so follow along. G-d's not done with ...

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    Chutes and Ladders. Unlike the childhood game, the quest is not to get up the ladder at others' expense but to serve and support others. Easier said than done, especially in the world. Interestingly, isn't that what G-d calls us to do. Serve and be a blessing. Building your Cairn includes service and the humility to know it's all about Him. It's what the Cairn is all about, so follow along. G-d's not done with us yet. No 12 x 12 ro...

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    Faith in failures. Interestingly, we can learn significantly from our failures if we are open. G-d is in the midst even when we get ahead, or the world sets us up. Building your cairn includes failures and the humility to know that it's all about Him, and He uses even the failures to our benefit. We have more, so follow along. G-d's not done with us yet or, with you for that matter! Listen in each week and laugh along – or at us – ...

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    All waiting eventually comes to an end. Oma and Lewis wrap up their quirky journey in Bucharest. Remember, the point to the stories - Him, and to Him be the glory! We have more to follow. G-d's not done with us yet-or, you for that matter! Listen in each week and laugh along – or at us – we will be here. See you then.

    This week's Spotlight Mission Organization

    reachingvietnam.com  "Reaching the peoples of Viet Nam is not the task o...

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    Oma and Lewis continue the story of their quirky journey in Bucharest. It's not always easy, but when G-d calls, you know He is with you, especially in the waiting when your visas are about to run out and you can't leave the country.  Interesting times, when you have to decide who has to stay with your new child for an indefinite period of time because your country will not give you a visa and you're out of time and funds. There is...

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    Oma and Lewis continue their journey from the Mud Run to Victoria Square, Bucharest, taking baby steps of faith. It's not always easy, but when G-d calls, you know He is with you. Come and follow the "fine-tuning" of the rockpile and the stories of two unlikely characters. Join us on our quirky but honest journey-past and present. There is always a point to the stories - and it all points to Him. He is Jehovah-Nissi (Ex. 17:8,15), ...

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    Lewis and Oma continue their journey to Bucharest, Sinaia, and beyond. Watch how doors open and close. Come and follow the "fine-tuning" of the rockpile and the stories of two unlikely characters. Join us on our quirky but real journey. There is a point to all the stories - and it all points to Him. He is the God of the Impossible. 

    Spotlight Mission Organization

    Cross-Cultural Missions, "We provide Medical, Dental, and Optical Ser...

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    Lewis and Oma continue their journey into Bucharest and watch Him open doors. Indeed, there are no limitations on Him. Regardless of what we think we can or cannot accomplish, self-imposed or other - despite the mess we believe we made, He amazes us every time. Follow along on some "fine-tuning" the rockpile, and the stories from two unlikely characters. Join us on our quirky but real journey. 

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    Sometimes our journey is like a bowl of spaghetti intertwined and messy. But our Father is not confounded by our messiness, our zigs, and zags. Follow along on some "fine-tuning"  rockpile building stories from two unlikely characters. Join us on our quirky but real journey. 

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    Lifewater International They are, "Christians providing access to safe water, and improved sanitation and hygiene, one village ...

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