Paul Ryan

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Given the announcement over the weekend in this weeks debate sponsored by my publisher, Energion we were also asked to address the pick of Paul Ryan. I think this was a great pick.  There are generally two factors in picking a VP: Who will help get the candidate elected, and who will help them govern, these are [...]

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Faith, Politics and the Election

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This is the first post in a debate sponsored by my publisher, Energion on the upcoming election.  The starting question  is: How does your faith inform your decisions during this election season, including both thinking and actions leading up to the election (involvement, etc) and your vote? Let me start by stating up front that I do [...]

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Prager, Irrationality and Religion

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In his latest column, “Mormons Have Irrational Beliefs? Who Doesn’t?” Dennis Prager falls into some common errors concerning the concepts of faith, belief, reason and irrationality.  First, let me point out that I do not disagree with all of the claims in his column and those made during the discussion of his column on his [...]

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A Double Blind Faith

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Listen to the MP3 There is an interesting paradox with many atheists, particularly the neo-atheists.  They frequently see themselves as valiant warriors defending reason against the darkness of faith, which for them is little more than superstition.  For them believing in the events of the first Easter is little better than believing in the Easter [...]

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Hitchens – God Is Not Great XXXII

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Listen to the MP3 In my extended review of Christopher Hitchens book “God Is Not Great,” I have finally reached the last chapter, “In Conclusion: The Need for a New Enlightenment.”  Hitchens opens the chapter with a discussion of a quote by Lessing, where he says that given the opportunity to know all truth, he [...]

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A Faith Based on Fact

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Listen to the MP3   I was recently asked about the tag line of this ministry, “A Faith Based on Fact.”   To some these concepts are mutually exclusive. If you are relying on facts then you don’t have faith, if you have faith, there can be no facts. So why do I claim a faith based [...]

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Testimony V

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Listen to the MP3   Last time I described how I learned about Mormonism, and how, after a long period of discussions the Missionaries had suggested that I try prayer and fasting.   As I said, I failed miserably, but they were nice about it and suggested that I try again. And again I agreed. This time [...]

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Testimony IV

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Listen to the MP3   My first exposure to Mormonism occurred fairly early in my odyssey to find God, during the period that I was exploring the New Age Movement.  While on a trip that took my wife and me through Salt Lake City, we decided to stop at the Mormon Temple.  The visitors’ center was [...]

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Childhood Gods

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Listen to the MP3 Oct 5, 2007, Wausau, Wi — In many  respects, there is nothing like the simple faith of a child, so uncomplicated, so pure.  Like their faith, a child’s view of God is so simple and straightforward. Jesus, recognized this when he said “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder [...]

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Mother Teresa's Letters

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Listen to the MP3 Sept 21, 2007, Wausau, Wi — Recently published letters of Mother Teresa revealed that, though her public life was one marked by service to God,  privately she had struggled with doubt. For many, this might seem like a contradiction, or even a sinful lack of faith, but I do not see any conflict [...]

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