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Human Trafficking: It's Not Hopeless Leave a comment Read more »

Human Trafficking: It’s Not Hopeless

It’s clich√©, but we can make a difference. By Joseph Ellis I just had a great conversation with a friend of mine, and I wanted to write a short something while I’m thinking about it. We began by talking about an article we had both…


Utah, Immigrants, and a Tea Party Leave a comment Read more »

Utah, Immigrants, and a Tea Party

Utah takes a surprisingly moderate approach toward immigration. By Joseph Ellis Count me as among the surprised by the recent immigration bill passed in Utah (HB116). The tone in this state has always been negative toward illegal immigrants (overwhelmingly Hispanic) ever since I can remember;…


Religion: I'll buy that. 2 Comments Read more »

Religion: I’ll buy that.

Free Markets, Church, and Faith By Joseph Ellis I live in a small town in the state of Utah. I’m talking small, about 10,000 people. It’s called Heber, named after the Mormon apostle Heber Kimball; and its located east of the Salt Lake valley in…


Marketing & Religion: Incompatible Bedfellows Leave a comment Read more »

Marketing & Religion: Incompatible Bedfellows

Why Religion Shouldn’t Get Into Marketing: Reason #1 By Joseph Ellis It’s marketing 101: “The well marketed business is completely customer focused. They identify what the customer wants or needs, and then supply it at a price the customer is prepared to pay. … It…


Impotent Faith: Where is Christian America in Matters of Injustice? Leave a comment Read more »

Impotent Faith: Where is Christian America in Matters of Injustice?

Where is Justice? By Joseph Ellis I hear two sides of Christian faith predominantly being expressed these days. The first has to do with Christianity being an inward experience that changes people from the inside out. The second is what was once called the “Moral…


Moral Acts of War? Libya & Questions of International Ethics Leave a comment Read more »

Moral Acts of War? Libya & Questions of International Ethics

Is there a moral path here? By Joseph Ellis International Ethics must be a class somewhere, but it isn’t something I can remember being offered at any time during my educational experience. Yet, is there a topic that has been at the fore front in…


Are Blogs Here To Stay? Leave a comment Read more »

Are Blogs Here To Stay?

I asked facetiously to myself. By Joseph Ellis I’m excited to partake in this new medium called “blogging,” where anyone can post ideas and commentary at whim. Ok, maybe I’m a little late to take the plunge, but I am starting to see the fun…


Conflicted Feelings About Church. 4 Comments Read more »

Conflicted Feelings About Church.

How Then Shall We Live? By Joseph Ellis Just a couple years ago I could not have imagined being a person who does not belong to a church. It’s amazing how a series of events can transpire to where all of a sudden you’re in…


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Hope And Fear As Missiles Fall In Libya

Here’s hoping things turn out differently this time. By Joe Ellis Atonement. I get the distinct sense that at every level of the administration there is a deliberate effort to show the world we have learned from the past. There isn’t just a hope that…


Obama: The Land From Which I Was Birth(er)ed Leave a comment Read more »

Obama: The Land From Which I Was Birth(er)ed

Obama, Birthers, and The Land That I Love By Joe Ellis Presidential elections have been interesting in the last decade to say the least. From Bush/Gore to Obama/McCain/Palin, the field has been rife with stories, debate, and debacle that boggle the mind. Few, however, have…


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