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Religions Involved in a War, Not a War With Religion

February 27th, 2015

From a minority faith community besieged in Iraq, to pockets of religious believers squeezed by power plays coming from powerful groups around the globe, it seems that much of the instability in the world has a direct impact on religious … Continue reading

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Learning from Animals

February 20th, 2015

Once a year in early February comes the “holiday” that is really more of a national punch line and a further excuse to torment a captive animal for fun. Groundhog Day may have once been a reasonable moment of human … Continue reading

Egypt’s Three Religions

February 19th, 2015

Responding to calls that human rights workers around the world should incorporate a religious element to their work so as to connect with local residents, some say that in many deeply religious countries, the notion of associating a religious identity … Continue reading

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God, Russell Wilson, and The Payday Loan Poor

February 9th, 2015

On the football turf and beyond, God stays busy setting things in just the right order so that everyone receives the appropriate challenges that they require to grow. Man of God and Seattle quarterback Russell Wilson gave credit where credit … Continue reading

Religious materials, like bibles, are now permitted in public schools

Religious Materials in Public Schools

January 28th, 2015

So-called cultural wars and religious skirmishes play out publicly throughout the United States, in politics, courts and public schools. From billboards preaching Jesus to Bibles handed out to schoolchildren, people aim to disseminate their religious message, even if it is … Continue reading

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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

Marriage has been strongly linked to happiness

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