Author: Southron

Good Friday

Isaiah 52:13-53:12 Behold, my servant shall act wisely; he shall be high and lifted up, and shall be exalted. As many were astonished at you— his appearance was so marred, beyond human semblance, and his form beyond that of the children of mankind— so shall he sprinkle many nations. Kings shall shut their mouths because of him, for that which has not been told them they see, and that which they have not heard they understand. Who has believed what he has heard from us? And to whom has the arm of the Lord been revealed? For he grew...

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Maundy Thursday

Exodus 12:1-14 English Standard Version (ESV) The Lord said to Moses and Aaron in the land of Egypt, “This month shall be for you the beginning of months. It shall be the first month of the year for you. Tell all the congregation of Israel that on the tenth day of this month every man shall take a lamb according to their fathers’ houses, a lamb for a household. And if the household is too small for a lamb, then he and his nearest neighbor shall take according to the number of persons; according to what each can eat...

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Holy Week: Wednesday

Isaiah 50:4-9 English Standard Version (ESV) The Lord God has given me the tongue of those who are taught, that I may know how to sustain with a word him who is weary. Morning by morning he awakens; he awakens my ear to hear as those who are taught. The Lord God has opened my ear, and I was not rebellious; I turned not backward. I gave my back to those who strike, and my cheeks to those who pull out the beard; I hid not my face from disgrace and spitting. But the Lord God helps me; therefore...

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Holy Week: Tuesday

Isaiah 49:1-7 English Standard Version (ESV) Listen to me, O coastlands, and give attention, you peoples from afar. The Lord called me from the womb, from the body of my mother he named my name. He made my mouth like a sharp sword; in the shadow of his hand he hid me; he made me a polished arrow; in his quiver he hid me away. And he said to me, “You are my servant, Israel, in whom I will be glorified.” But I said, “I have labored in vain; I have spent my strength for nothing and vanity; yet...

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Death to the NCAA Part II

One of the primary reasons the NCAA exists is to prevent college football and basketball players from marketing their talents to the highest bidder. The revenue sports of football and basketball have been big business almost since their founding. The NCAA itself estimates that college athletics is a $6 billion industry. Almost all of that six billion is generated by two sports. Unlike their professional counterparts in the NBA and NFL, in which roughly half of the revenue is split between labor and management, the NCAA gives no financial compensation to football and basketball players. If the same revenue...

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