Acts 7:54-60 Contemporary English Version (CEV) Stephen Is Stoned to Death

half mast 48 But the Most High God doesn’t live in houses made by humans. It is just as the prophet said, when he spoke for the Lord,

49 “Heaven is my throne,
and the earth
is my footstool.
What kind of house
will you build for me?
In what place will I rest?
50 I have made everything.”

51 You stubborn and hardheaded people! You are always fighting against the Holy Spirit, just as your ancestors did. 52 Is there one prophet that your ancestors didn’t mistreat? They killed the prophets who told about the coming of the One Who Obeys God. And now you have turned against him and killed him. 53 Angels gave you God’s Law, but you still don’t obey it.

54 When the council members heard Stephen’s speech, they were angry and furious. 55 But Stephen was filled with the Holy Spirit. He looked toward heaven, where he saw our glorious God and Jesus standing at his right side. 56 Then Stephen said, “I see heaven open and the Son of Man standing at the right side of God!”

57 The council members shouted and covered their ears. At once they all attacked Stephen 58 and dragged him out of the city. Then they started throwing stones at him. The men who had brought charges against him put their coats at the feet of a young man named Saul [also known as Paul].

59 As Stephen was being stoned to death, he called out, “Lord Jesus, please welcome me!” 60 He knelt down and shouted, “Lord, don’t blame them for what they have done.” Then he died.

brokaw thinks U.S. feels disconnected from the press b/c of Clooney?

i love tom brokaw as much as the next guy but if he thinks american people

feel disconnected from the press

because a few of them hang out with george clooney occasionally

or attend the white house correspondents dinner once a year

then i feel mr. brokaw may be disconnected from the american people.

no one cares where chuck todd is drinking. no one.

if the people feel disconnected from the press, i would ask mr brokaw

to figure out what is missing that used to be there.

and i would argue its signature columnists, colorful personalities,

and writers who were allowed to write with flair.

where is todays mike rokyo. a pro newspaper man who writes

every day with gusto.

what newspaper is searching for the next hunter thompson

or mark twain?

brokaw should ask his fancy friends what theyd do if a young man with

pith and pluck and bite and pizzaz dared to have an opinion in your paper

what would happen to him.

theres a few sprinkled here and there and in LA we have lopez and tj

but come on.

if the nations columnists were the avengers thered be no hulk

and if brokaw realized that he woudlnt be distracted by clooney

instead he would encourage more opinion-based newspaper blogs.

itd be a smash.

nothing attracts a crowd like a crowd

vista avengers

huge line outside the Vista in hollywood

avengers at the vista

best theatre in town if you ask me.

avengers at the vista

its where hollywood and sunset collide with hillhurst and virgil

capt america at the ticket counter

a place so nice that if you dont have enough money, Capt America will loan you a buck

capt america at the vista

and he’ll even boot out an unruly attendee of the Avengers during the love scene

thank you avengers

so nice you’ll wanna give thanks and praise