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Reading Reflections: American Christianity is Destroying the Church 2 Comments Read more »

Reading Reflections: American Christianity is Destroying the Church

Here’s some rambling and reflection having finished “Foolishness to the Greeks: The Gospel and Western Culture.” by Lesslie Newbigin. When did the Church’s interaction with politics in America simply become pro-life, and against gay marriage? When did religious conservatism become the Republican party? And why…


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Wanted: Ladies, Gentlemen, Cool Heads, & Moderates

Is there room for a moderate in this nation anymore? Turn on the news and one might think “no.” The reality is that the majority of Americans are exactly that, moderate. So is it possible for the conversation to swing back to that direction? Probably.…


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Market Regulation: Even Casinos Regulate

Republicans continue to pound the deregulation drum heading into the 2012 election, but what would that actually mean for the various stock and futurist markets? Well, we’ve seen in part what that would do in the past couple years, and it is widely recognized that…


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Perspective, Lying Liars, and Truthiness

Ever notice how people can have different takes on the exact same event? Yeah, we all know this. Perspective is something we’re all privy to, and yet it’s hard to come by. Our misconceptions, angles, misinformation, and ambitions can cloud any event; but so also…


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Dysfunctional: What Exactly Does That Mean?

What exactly do we mean by “healthy?” This term gets thrown around a lot these days, especially in reference to psychological or emotional health; and while it’s easy to identify “unhealthy” or “dysfunctional” relationships (abuse, addiction, enabling, etc.) it’s a bit more difficult to determine…


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Passionate Civility – Leaving Room for Disagreement

There needs to be room for people to disagree. The problem is when two or more sides feel passionately about their’s being the correct course of action. It really doesn’t matter what the issue is, if we feel strongly that one action is good and…


Facebook & Twitter: Compulsive Sharing, Non-Discretionary Status Updates, And Moronic Tweets 1 Comment Read more »

Facebook & Twitter: Compulsive Sharing, Non-Discretionary Status Updates, And Moronic Tweets

needing a magic solution for my face!….something that heals burns FAST Really facebook user?! Really? Remember back in the day, before Facebook and Twitter? You know, five years ago? Yes I know Facebook was created in 2004, I’m talking about it’s popular use so please…


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Arguments Against repeal116.com – Group Against Utah’s Guest Worker Program

The group represented by repeal116.com has been making a lot of noise regarding Utah’s recent passage of HB 116 that institutes a guest worker program. Below are quotes from the website (unless it says otherwise) highlighted in grey, and my counter arguments follow. If a…


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HB 116 – Utah’s Guest Worker Plan – HB116

Utah’s plan for solving some of the social issues surrounding illegal immigration There have been a lot of arguments against HB 116 in recent weeks, and I thought I would address a few of the concerns surrounding this bill. It is one thing to say…


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What If I’m Wrong?

The Truth About Being Wrong A friend of mine made a comment/question on facebook recently that went like this: What if people pursued truth instead of sides? A thoughtful comment to be sure, and it made me think. Of course, the thought that immediately came…