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Building a Ministry of Service

January 23rd, 2015

The great people whom later generations admire and celebrate are never really superheroes with powers beyond mortal capabilities. Despite legends and stories that develop—making it seem as if celebrated people glow with a light of invincibility—the truth is that every … Continue reading

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The Tyranny of Extremism

January 22nd, 2015

Amid the grief and outpouring of support for those murdered in Paris comes the wailing of tears from another continent, where they are also suffering unspeakable brutality from extremists armed with weapons of war and equipped with no regard for … Continue reading

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Be Married, Be Happy

January 16th, 2015

Some new advice seems to align very well with traditional old advice that wise parents have given to young adults for ages it seems: marry your best friend. A new economic research paper has found that perhaps the best way … Continue reading

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Climate Change Science Versus Ancient Faith

January 14th, 2015

In a small native village in Alaska, 22 residents went on trial for fishing salmon as they have always done. New federal laws restrict fishing in Alaska’s Yukon- Kuskokwim Delta. But the defendants say that “God” will be offended if … Continue reading

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How to become a Jedi Knight

December 17th, 2014

    How to Become a Jedi Knight   When the movie Star Wars was released in 1977, it became a phenomenal hit. The quest, the heroes, and daring rescue of the heroine transported viewers to a different movie experience. … Continue reading

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Can Science and Religion Coexist?

November 24th, 2014

Understanding Where Science Denial Comes From Those of us who are concerned about the effects resistance to science on issues like climate change denial, evolution, and stem cell research have more than likely spent some time thinking about what, exactly, … Continue reading

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God is Dead?

November 18th, 2014

Is Religion on the Way Out Among Young People? In 1966, Time magazine published one of its most memorable and infamous front covers. In red font against a simple black background were the words, “Is God Dead?” The attention-grabbing cover … Continue reading

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American Marriage for All

September 10th, 2014

The Universal Life Church has a remarkably simple mission: to support religious freedom and advocate for good around the world. The ULC is one of several American marriage ministries that exist as non-profit interfaith and non-denominational churches dedicated to preserving … Continue reading

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Get Ordained to Perform a Wedding in the US

August 12th, 2014

When Thomas Jefferson penned the phrase “separation of church and state,” he may not have been thinking about marriage, but that statement should go hand and hand with 21st century weddings. Over two hundred years after Mr. Jefferson proclaimed those … Continue reading

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How to Use Blessed Oil

July 28th, 2014

Various Uses for Blessed Oil Blessed oil does not have magical healing powers in and of itself. Instead, it is intended to act as a symbol of God’s grace and heals believers through their faith. Blessing oil is used to … Continue reading