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Do you ever find yourself wanting more when you leave church on Sunday? Find yourself wanting to dig deeper into the text? Well, this is the show for you! This is the show where we take a deeper dive and look closer at the Scriptures from this week's sermon. We will discuss greater cultural context, original languages, and much much more!
 
We have moved this podcast to Podbean! If you want to hear new episodes from us, head over to http://edgeguard.podbean.com/ to see new episodes and get the new RSS feed. Edge Guard is a podcast about video games on the fringe: games at the unexplored edges of itch.io, student games, experimental releases, and more. Each week, two friends—one with a degree in game design, one studying games in an English grad program—play and discuss a different game from the edges of gaming, focusing on what ...
 
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When you get on a plane to fly somewhere, do you think much about the pilots in the cockpit? I mean, sure, you hope this isn’t their first flight, and that their eyesight is good. But do you wonder if the pilot is white or black? Back in the 60s, you wouldn’t have to wonder because the pilots were all white. That is, until David Harris came along. …
 
Why is Judas' death told two different ways in the bible? Why must the disciples appoint his successor? And why do they cast lots for the one that is chosen? These are all the questions that Clayton and Pastor Cullen explore in this episode of A Closer look. Happy Listening! If you would like to partner with us financially we would be honored and y…
 
In today's episode of A Closer Look, our bible podcast at WellHouse Church, Pastor Cullen walks through Acts 1:6-11 with Clayton looking at topics of power, restoration, the Holy Spirit, and christian witness. Happy Listening! If you would like to partner with us financially we would be honored and you can do so here: https://mywellhousechurch.chur…
 
Of the 600+ people charged in the 1/6 insurrection, 12% had some sort of military experience. Both leading up to and in the wake of 1/6, a series of reports called attention to the potential threat posed by extremists in the military. Dr. Megan McBride, a research analyst on both domestic and international terrorism, co-wrote a CNA report about rac…
 
In today's episode of A Closer Look, our bible podcast where every week we sit down with Pastor Cullen to discuss the ins and outs of the biblical text from his story that week, we are looking at the beginning of Acts as we launch our new series. Pastor Cullen has titled this series "The Activity of God" and the evidence of why is noted in the firs…
 
In this week Pastor Cullen and Clayton discuss Romans 5 and what it means for Jesus to be a type of Adam and how this typology impacts our understanding of Jesus' gift. Additionally, there is some bonus egalitarian conversation at the end of the episode. Happy Listening! If you would like to partner with us financially we would be honored and you c…
 
In our series "The Gift" where we are looking at grace under the category of gift Pastor Cullen and Clayton dive into Romans chapter 5 to look at the ins and outs of this text and what it means for our understanding of the incongruent gift. Happy Listening! If you would like to partner with us financially we would be honored and you can do so here:…
 
Explorer, oceanographer, and field scientist, Dr. Sylvia Earle has been advocating for the health of our ocean for decades. The author of National Geographic's Ocean – A Global Odyssey, Dr. Earle navigates the deep for us and shares stories about everything from the personality of fish to what it was like to be an Aqua-Naughty! Former Chief Scienti…
 
The beauty of the Gospel message is actually found in the truth of the incongruity of the gift. The fact that we have been given a gift of grace that we didn't earn or deserve is such a beautiful metaphor that shouldn't be overlooked by any of us. And its that gift that justifies us against the condemnation of the law. Join Pastor Cullen and Clayto…
 
Many of us are intrigued with history and lost cities. National Geographic editor and archaeologist Ann Williams is one of those people who digs around and writes about discoveries from the past. She’s often been on-hand to witness important discoveries – some that she talks about in the new book from Nat Geo called Lost Cities, Ancient Tombs… 100 …
 
Dr. Kara Cooney returns to discuss her new & provocative book The Good Kings: Absolute Power in Ancient Egypt and the Modern World. The book covers 5 Egyptian pharaohs – or kings, if you will – and discusses the concepts surrounding power: how is it earned, who controls it, and why the many often give up power to the few. Oh… and does any of that c…
 
Can you believe we are already 21 years into the new century? National Geographic is celebrating that with a beautiful new coffee table book - The 21st Century: Photographs from the Image Collection. We chat with NatGeo Editor in Chief Susan Goldberg about this fabulous book that is set up chronologically with 250 photos in 400 pages. We talk about…
 
Today, Pastor Cullen and Clayton dive into our new advent series titled, "The Gift." The idea of a gift is larger than we sometimes understand, and the concept of grace fits into the larger category of a gift. So join this conversation in Galatians 2 about what the gift is, and how its a gift that keeps on giving. Happy Listening! If you would like…
 
This week on A Closer Look Pastor Cullen and Clayton look at Matthew 7 and Jesus' parable of fruit. In this parable, Jesus concludes that we will be known by our fruit. Pastor Cullen walks out what that means by working through the biblical text of Matthew 7. Happy Listening! If you would like to partner with us financially we would be honored and …
 
In todays episode of A Closer look, we open the bible and look at Galatians 5 and Paul's language concerning the Fruit of The Spirit. For me, this is so important to understanding the language of God's fruitfulness for us and what he is asking us to do in the first command to be fruitful and multiply. Happy Listening! If you would like to partner w…
 
In our series on fruitfulness we have followed the metaphor of fruit throughout the book of Genesis and today we cover the second half of Genesis 17 with Abraham and Ishmael. Happy Listening! If you would like to partner with us financially we would be honored and you can do so here: https://mywellhousechurch.churchcente... Our Socials: WellHouse C…
 
Hey friends! On todays episode of the A Closer Look Podcast we look at Abraham and Genesis 17. We have been following the metaphor of fruit throughout the bible in our new podcast and story series the fruit. Check out today's episode to see the exceedingly fruitful character of God! Happy Listening! If you would like to partner with us financially …
 
In this episode of A Closer Look, Pastor Cullen walks us through Genesis 9, a very strange story of Noah right after the flood. Its actually a parallel story to Genesis 1-4. So join in this conversation about fruitful divinity from our story series "The Fruit" and Happy Listening! If you would like to partner with us financially we would be honored…
 
According to the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), Larry Coty, a math professor at Georgia State University’s Perimeter College, admitted to sharing neo-Nazi and racist propaganda online. Rachel Janik, the editor of the Intelligence Project Southern Poverty Law Center, discusses her organization’s report and what’s next for the professor. Plus, K…
 
Gavin McGuire, the recently named executive director of the Grove Foundation, discusses his vision for the historic neighborhood and the importance of working with local partners to continue to create a healthy, equitable and vibrant community for legacy and incoming residents. The post Grove Foundation Names New Executive Director appeared first o…
 
Bob Siegel, a telecommunications industry veteran and the Advanced Technology Development Center’s 5G Connected Future program catalyst, discusses the goals of the 5G Connected Future incubator program and how technology startups can apply. The post 5G Connected Future Program Now Accepting Applications appeared first on 90.1 FM WABE.…
 
Fulton County Registration & Elections Director Richard Barron discusses early voting and the recent firing of two employees accused of shredding 300 paper voter registration applications. Plus, Dr. Lauren McCullough, a breast cancer epidemiologist and assistant professor at Emory’s Rollins School of Public Health, discusses her research that focus…
 
As we have been following the metaphor of fruit through the Scriptures, we have reached Genesis chapter 4. And while the actual fruit doesn't play a prominent role in this story, the circumstances around the fruit come into play. Enjoy Pastor Cullen and Clayton discussing fruitful circumstances from Genesis 4-6. Happy Listening! WellHouse MarketPla…
 
District 2 Atlanta City Councilmember Amir Farokhi discusses proposed legislation that would close a stretch of Peachtree Street on Sundays to drivers and open up the road for people to bike, walk and skate. The post Atlanta Councilmember Discusses Proposed Legislation That Would Make Peachtree Car-Free appeared first on 90.1 FM WABE.…
 
Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger discusses his decision to ask the U.S. Department of Justice to investigate Fulton County elections following the recent firing of two employees who are accused of shredding 300 voter applications. Plus, Brittney Lindsay, Chamblee’s community engagement manager, shares how the Chamblee Nonprofit Partner…
 
Khadijah Abdur-Rahman, the Fulton County Commissioner for District 6, responds to Fulton County Elections Director Richard Barron’s latest move to fire two employees who are accused of shredding 300 paper voter registration applications. Plus, in a series of conversations, Rose interviewed candidates running to be the next Atlanta City Council pres…
 
Amid the pandemic, now hiring signs are everywhere. Paedia Mixon from New American Pathways discusses new efforts to help Afghan resettled refugees and local residents to find jobs at the Tucker “Back to Work” Job Fair. Plus, the longest international border in the world between two countries is now back open. Canada’s acting Consul General Louise …
 
On the heels of World Mental Health Day, Dr. Kashef Ijaz, the vice president for Health Programs at The Carter Center, discusses the importance of prioritizing mental health amid the pandemic. Plus, Partners for Home and the Policing Alternatives & Diversion Initiative (PAD) recently held an Atlanta mayoral candidate forum to discuss how each candi…
 
In today's episode Pastor Cullen and Clayton look at Genesis 3 and the unique element of what happens after Adam and Eve eat the fruit of the tree of knowledge of Good and Evil and how God responds to them. Happy Listening! If you would like to partner with us financially we would be honored and you can do so here: https://mywellhousechurch.churchc…
 
Stephen Paskoff, the president and CEO of the training company ELI, discusses how the push for more diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace can either drive results or resistance. Sam Manuel, an industrial worker and member of the Socialist Workers Party, shares why he’s running to be the next Atlanta City Council president. The post ELI F…
 
The Biden administration is pushing for employers with more than 100 employees to require mandatory vaccination or COVID testing. Ed Buckley, a managing partner and one of the founding partners of Buckley Beal LLP, a law firm that focuses on employment and business law, discusses the proposed mandate and employee rights. Plus, Stacey D. Stewart, th…
 
Pfizer recently announced its pediatric vaccine trials results. Dr. Andi Shane, an Atlanta-based pediatric infectious disease expert, discusses the results and the next steps for the pharmaceutical company. Plus, longtime lawyer and educator Anita Hill discusses her book, “Believing: Our Thirty-Year Journey to End Gender Violence.” The post Pediatr…
 
Longtime Democrat Cathy Woolard reflects on her career path and her new appointment as chair of the Fulton County Board of Registrations and Elections. Plus, amid the pandemic, we are entering flu season. Morehouse School of Medicine’s Dr. Michelle Nichols discusses the importance of getting vaccinated. The post New Chair Named For Fulton County Bo…
 
For a lot of people who have been hurt by the church, part of the reason is because they were shamed. Historically, conservative white evangelicalism has shamed everyone through a doctrine called Original Sin, which they trace back to Adam and Eve. In this episode of A Closer Look, Pastor Cullen helps us think about original sin and the brokenness …
 
Cobb and Douglas County are seeing an increase in COVID cases. Douglasville Mayor Rochelle Robinson discusses the city’s ongoing response to mitigate the spread of COVID and increase vaccinations. FEMA’s Chris Smith discusses the new policy changes to the agency’s Individual Assistance policies. The post Cobb and Douglas Counties Experience Steady …
 
It’s been 19 months since the COVID-19 pandemic was declared in the United States. Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp discusses leading the state amid the global health crisis. He talks about Georgia’s progress in combating the virus, the ongoing challenges and the path toward herd immunity. We then hear from WABE health reporter and host of the podcast “Did …
 
Political strategist Fred Hicks discusses Georgia Senate’s new proposal draft map that shows significant changes to at least two congressional districts. Plus, we continue one-on-one conversations with candidates vying to become the next Atlanta City Council president. Mike Russell, an experienced law enforcement officer, discusses why he wants to …
 
Natalyn Archibong has served on Atlanta’s City Council since 2002, now she’s running for City Council President. Closer Look’s one on one conversations with all the candidates as Archibong tells host Rose Scott why now is the time to seek the seat. Also, a three day symposium gets underway this week on the campus of Emory University. It’s called In…
 
In this episode of A Closer Look, Pastor Cullen introduces our new series - The Fruit. Pastor Cullen will spend the next few weeks detailing and tracking the fruit metaphor throughout Scripture in hopes of getting to a new understanding of our image, our calling, and our character as Christians practicing the way of God and Jesus. Happy Listening! …
 
It’s called Operations Allies Welcome. The Biden Administration expects thousands of Afghan refugees will come to the U.S. Essence Vinson, senior director for the Refugee Resettlement Services for Catholic Charities Atlanta, tells host Rose Scott how the agency plans to resettle families and individuals from Afghanistan to the Atlanta region. Zoo A…
 
On November 2nd, the City of Atlanta Municipal General Elections will be held. Of course the big race is the mayoral contest, but city council, Atlanta Board of education and city council president seats are ones to watch as well. Former APS board chair and current affordable housing advocate Courtney English is vying for the City Council President…
 
Fay Twersky was recently named president and director of the Arthur M. Blank Foundation. Twersky reflects on her pathway to philanthropy, the philanthropic mission of ABF during the pandemic and shares how the pandemic has changed the philanthropic landscape. Lauren Groh-Wargo, the CEO of Fair Fight Action, talks about the organization’s mission, p…
 
Decide DeKalb Development Authority is now accepting applications for the Kensington Tax Allocation District (TAD). Dorian DeBarr, president of the Decide DeKalb Development Authority, discusses the goals of the program. Intuit Inc., a Silicon Valley financial software company, is set to purchase Mailchimp for $ 12 billion. Ben Chestnut, the CEO of…
 
Doug Shipman, a political newcomer and former CEO of the Woodruff Arts Center and the National Center for Civil and Human Rights, discusses why he’s running to be the next president of the Atlanta City Council. Plus, John Haber, the founder and CEO of Spend Management Experts, discusses the latest supply chain news and the state of the shipping ind…
 
In this episode of A Closer Look, Pastor Cullen and Clayton wrap up the final conversation on the I Am Statements of Jesus looking at John 15 when Jesus says, "I Am The Vine." Join Pastor Cullen and Clayton for a very real and open conversation about this text. Happy Listening! If you would like to partner with us financially we would be honored an…
 
Fulton County’s Board of Elections has a new chairperson. Longtime Democrat and public servant Cathy Woolard replaces Alex Wan, who resigned earlier this year. Woolard’s nomination was controversial because of her past work as a consultant for Fair Fight Action…at least thru the eyes of state Republicans and Democrat commissioner Khadijah Abdur-Rah…
 
Is there an association between the timing of exposure to and severity of COVID-19 disease in close contacts of index patients with COVID-19? New research from the University of Georgia suggests COVID-19 is most contagious in a short window before -and after- symptoms appear. The findings suggest individuals with COVID-19 are most likely to spread …
 
Tech giant Amazon launched an online career day in hopes of hiring thousands of new employees. Jordan Deagle, Amazon’s Career Day Organizer, talks to Closer Look host Rose Scott about the interactive employment process for applicants. MARTA is Georgia’s largest transit system. General Manager and CEO Jeffrey Parker talks about the need for addition…
 
A team based at the Morehouse School of Medicine has helped develop a multilingual mobile app. It’s designed for at risk groups to easily access information and services about Covid-19 vaccines, testing sites, and community resources. Dr. Dominic Mack heads the National COVID-19 Resiliency Network responsible for the new mobile app. NCRN is based i…
 
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