Resurrection of Jesus

The resurrection of Jesus, or anastasis is the Christian belief that God raised Jesus after his crucifixion as first of the dead, starting his exalted life as Christ and Lord. In Christian theology, the death and resurrection of Jesus are the most important events, a foundation of the Christian faith, commemorated by Easter, his resurrection is the guarantee that all the Christian dead will be resurrected at Christ's second coming. For the Christian tradition, the bodily resurrection was the restoration to life of a transformed body powered by spirit, as described by Paul and the Gospels, that led to the establishment of Christianity. In secular and liberal Christian scholarship, the appearances of Jesus are explained as visionary experiences that gave the impetus to the belief in the exaltation of Jesus and a resumption of the missionary activity of Jesus' followers; the idea of any resurrection at all first emerges in the 2nd-century BC Book of Daniel, but as a belief in the resurrection of the soul alone.

Josephus tells of the three main Jewish sects of the 1st century AD, that the Sadducees held that both soul and body perished at death. Of these three positions and the early Christians appear to have been closest to that of the Pharisees. Steve Mason notes that for the Pharisees, "the new body is a special, holy body,", different from the old body, "a view shared to some extent by the ex-Pharisee Paul."Endsjø notes that the evidence from Jewish texts and from tomb inscriptions points to a more complex reality. For example, when the 2nd century BC author the Book of Daniel wrote that "many of those sleeping in the dust shall awaken", he had in mind rebirth as stars in God's Heaven, stars having been identified with angels from early times – such a rebirth would rule out a bodily resurrection, as angels were believed to be fleshless. Other texts range from the traditional Old Testament view that the soul would spend eternity in the underworld, to a metaphorical belief in the raising of the spirit.

Most avoided defining what resurrection might imply, but a resurrection of the flesh was a marginal belief. As Lehtipuu states, "belief in resurrection was far from being an established doctrine of Second Temple Judaism"; the Greeks held that a meritorious man could be resurrected as a god, the successors of Alexander the Great made this idea well known throughout the Middle East through coins bearing his image, a privilege reserved for gods. The idea was adopted by the Roman emperors, in Imperial Roman apotheosis the earthly body of the deceased emperor was replaced by a new and divine one as he ascended into heaven; the apotheosised dead remained recognisable to those who met them, as when Romulus appeared to witnesses after his death, but as the biographer Plutarch explained of this incident, while something within humans comes from the gods and returns to them after death, this happens "only when it is most separated and set free from the body, becomes altogether pure and undefiled". According to the New Testament, "God raised him from the dead", he ascended to heaven, to the "right hand of God", will return again to fulfill the rest of Messianic prophecy such as the resurrection of the dead, the Last Judgment and establishment of the Kingdom of God.

The writings in the New Testament do not contain any descriptions of the moment of resurrection itself, but rather two types of eyewitness descriptions: appearances of Jesus to various people, accounts of seeing the tomb empty. The earliest surviving Christian writings are the letters of Paul, written between 50–57; the First Epistle to the Corinthians contains one of the earliest Christian creeds reporting post-mortem appearances of Jesus, expressing the belief that he was raised from the dead, namely 1 Corinthians 15:3–8: For I handed on to you as of first importance what I in turn had received: that Christ died for our sins in accordance with the scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day in accordance with the scriptures, that he appeared to Cephas to the twelve. He appeared to more than five hundred brothers and sisters at one time, most of whom are still alive, though some have died, he appeared to James to all the apostles. Last of all, as to one untimely born, he appeared to me.

In the Jerusalem ekklēsia, from which Paul received this creed, the phrase "died for our sins" was an apologetic rationale for the death of Jesus as being part of God's plan and purpose, as evidenced in the scriptures. For Paul, it gained a deeper significance, providing "a basis for the salvation of sinful Gentiles apart from the Torah." The phrase "died for our sins" was derived from Isaiah Isaiah 53:4-11, Maccabees 4 4 Maccabees 6:28–29. "Raised on the third day" is derived from Hosea 6:1–2: Come, let us return to the Lord. After two days he will revive us. Paul, struggling to establish his authority within the early Church, claims that Jesus appeared to him in the same fashion in which in which he appeared to the earlier witnesses. In 2 Corinthians 12 Paul describes "a man in Christ who... was caught up to the third heaven", while the language is obscure it is plausible that he saw Jesus enthroned at the right hand of God. It is accepted that this creed predates the Apostle Paul. Scholars have contend

Fred Mossler

Fred Mossler is a business executive, fashion guru, philanthropist. He is best known as a former high-ranking executive at online shoe retailer Zappos, where he played a significant role in the company’s growth, as well as being the founder of Las Vegas-centric investment fund Honus Capital, LLC and co-founder of luxury fashion brand Ross and Snow. After graduating with a business degree from Southern Oregon University in 1990, Mossler moved to Seattle and joined Nordstrom in 1991, he spent the next eight years at Nordstrom, living in Sacramento and San Francisco. In 1999, while working for Nordstrom in San Francisco, Mossler was contacted by Zappos founder Nick Swinmurn to join his new company known as The Senior Vice President of Merchandising at Zappos, Mossler’s responsibilities expanded to overseeing a variety of departments, including the Customer Loyalty Team, Human Resources, Recruiting and Marketing, his wide range of duties led to his official position with the company to be known as “No Title”.

During Fred Mossler's tenure at Zappos, the company abolished its traditional hierarchy and adopted holacracy. In April 2016, Mossler announced his departure from Zappos after nearly 17 years at the company, citing his desire to pursue full-time entrepreneurship. In the email announcing his departure, Mossler stated that he would remain with the company until June 3, 2016, to aid with the transition, would remain in Las Vegas to focus on several projects in the area, including the Downtown Project, Mexican restaurant chain Nacho Daddy, area cultural festival Life is Beautiful and “close air support” training company Blue Air Training; the latter was named among recipients of $6.4 Billion in government contracts to increase virtual technology in "realistic flight training."As co-founder of Nacho Daddy, Mossler has overseen the growth of the chain to three Las Vegas-area locations, has made a food-donation program central to the restaurant's ethos: via the "Buy One, Give One" program, the chain has donated over 110,000 meals to local Vegas-area foodbank Three Square.

In addition, as a partner in the Downtown Las Vegas music festival, Life is Beautiful, he has helped oversee the festival's growth into one of the regions most important arts events, with over 100,000 attendees in 2016 and music stars from an international roster of Platinum acts performing on stage. On March 24, 2017, Footwear Daily reported that Mossler would be launching a footwear brand in Las Vegas, Nevada. Former Zappos executives, Fred Mossler and Meghan Mossler founded Ross & Snow, a luxury fashion brand with its factories being shared with couture brands in Italy; as of March 21, 2018, Mossler has joined with partners Tony Hsieh, Cory Harwell and Keith Glynn to form Eleven Hospitality Group, an entity created to take popular Downtown Las Vegas restaurant Carson Kitchen from a local favorite to a national brand. A letter of intent has been signed to open an Atlanta location. Mossler and his partners have been involved in the creation of and investment in Discount Italian Shoes, offering Italian fashion brands at lower price points to international consumers.

Mossler serves as an honorary director of the Goodie Two Shoes Foundation, an organization that provides disadvantaged children and children in crisis with new shoes and socks. He holds a role on the Finance Committee of the Two Ten Footwear Foundation, which offers financial assistance, community resources, scholarships to those working in the footwear industry. In this role he helped the foundation raise over $4 million at their 2019 gala. In addition, Mossler was involved with the Movember Foundation, a charity raising funds for promoting and researching men’s health. Mossler has participated in the TED conference series, presenting a TEDx talk in Las Vegas titled “Flourishing Communities: Live and Play” that outlines the transformation of a unused area of downtown Las Vegas into a cultural and economic hotspot, he is on the board of the Downtown Project, a $350 million revitalization project in downtown Las Vegas. In addition to real estate, the project invests in small businesses and culture, education and tech startups.

Tech investments are handled through the Downtown Project’s tech investment arm, VegasTechFund, in which Mossler holds the title of Limited Partner. Mossler is an investor in Silver State Production Services, a Las Vegas-based film production company that has worked on projects such as Looking Glass and The Hangover Part III. Mossler contributed to Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh’s book, Delivering Happiness, discussing how Zappos approaches vendor relationships; the book reached. In 2012, Mossler founded Honus Capital LLC, a hands-on investment fund for Las Vegas-area entrepreneurs. In May 2017, Mossler became an active member of the Board of Directors of LivePerson, a mobile and online messaging and analytics solutions provider; as the company enters a growth and expansion phase, Mossler is expected to provide digital sales and growth strategy expertise. In August 2019, Mossler and his wife were feature in Footwear News magazine as "local guides" to their home, Las Vegas, offering their recommendation for "go-to Vegas hangs."

Mossler was in attendance this same month at the FN Platform, a gathering for Footwear Industry "power players."In October, 2019, Mossler was included in a team of expert judges to ascertain the "Startup of the Year," choosing re:3D for their advancements in the 3D market. Fred Mossler's "Share Your Road" profile hosted by Taco Bell. Fred Mossler Given credit

Drue Smith

Drue Smith was an American journalist. Smith was born in Chattanooga, Tennessee around the close of World War I, her precise birth date has never been made public, has not been revealed since her death at her request. As a native Chattanoogan, she wrote for both papers there before beginning her broadcast career, she was society editor of the parent newspaper to The New York Times. Her mentors while at that paper included Roy McDonald, she hosted a radio show on WAPO where she gave Estes Kefauver the legendary coonskin cap that he took on the road in his presidential campaign. She moved her show to WDOD to WDEF, where she was named public affairs director, she appeared on WDEF-TV on its first day of broadcast in 1954. At that time, she was the only woman member of the Tennessee National Guard, she traveled by military aircraft to inspect their summer active duty camp and report on their activities. In 1962, President John F. Kennedy appointed her to represent Tennessee on the Defense Advisory Committee on Women in the Services.

She came to Nashville to serve as information liaison for Governor Frank G. Clement, she was a contributor to NBC’s Monitor, ABC’s Flair and CBS’ Accent and In Person, similar in format to today's National Public Radio news and information shows. She stayed in Nashville to cover the Tennessee General Assembly for WLAC radio and the Tennessee Radio Network, she was the first woman to cover the statehouse full-time and she became the first woman to chair the Capitol Hill Press Corps. In 2001, the Legislature named the Capitol Press Room for her. Smith was an active member of the Middle Tennessee Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists, she was their first woman member and first woman president. In 1997, the group named their journalism scholarship in her honor, she died December 2001 in Nashville, Tennessee. In a 1984 joint resolution, the General Assembly named Drue Smith their 133rd member, she did not have a vote or per diem but formed close working relationships with many prominent lawmakers for more than 30 years.

In 1985, the assembly named Drue Smith their reporter laureate. In 1989, Whit Adamson, executive director, Tennessee Association of Broadcasters, presented Drue Smith with a lifetime membership to mark her outstanding lifetime service to the broadcasting industry, she was married to Roy Blaney Smith September 16, 1934 and the couple were parents to one daughter, Drucilla Smith Fuller. Drucilla Fuller, "Drue Smith's amazing technicolor dream life," Drue Smith Publications, 125 Lincoln Court, Nashville, TN 37205. Published May 2005. Drue Smith exhibit, 20th Century Collection, Tennessee State Museum, 505 Deaderick St. Nashville, TN 37243