We all have needs

Nov 28 We all have needs

One day last week, I found myself helplessly stuck in a conversation during a long trip on an even longer highway with a person I very quickly wished was making the trip in a different vehicle, or not at all.  Useless details aside, it came up that I was Catholic and she was Jewish.  Of course this was not religiously Jewish, but culturally Jewish as she’s never been to temple, believes...

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First things first

Sep 17 First things first

I think I first read Thomas Sowell describe the effectiveness and diminishing returns of pollution controls. In an area where the air is 50% polluted, it is pretty easy and inexpensive to reduce the pollution to 20%. The cost and effort rise in getting the air to 10% polluted, and it can be extremely expensive to get to 5%. In other words, even though we want to achieve 100% clean air, it is...

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Keep it in context

Aug 08 Keep it in context

At the risk of overexposing our readers to the debate surrounding Chick-fil-A, I’d like to offer a completely new perspective.  Over the past week, a handful of friends posted this graphic on their Facebook pages. My gut reactionNearly every claim is false or completely out of context was that the creator of this statement greatly understated the scope and importance of the Chick-fil-A...

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Spiritual healing? That’s what I’m talkin’ ’bout

Aug 03 Spiritual healing? That’s what I’m talkin’ ’bout

If you’re anything like me, you’re a perfectionist and maybe even a little neuroticto the bone.  Everything must be perfect all the time.  I’m the first-born perfectionist of two first-born perfectionists, so when people comment on my insistence of perfection, I can truly say that I was born that way.  Of course, the need for perfection doesn’t only apply to menial...

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Hell, Mortal Sin and the Loss of Freedom

Apr 09 Hell, Mortal Sin and the Loss of Freedom

Years ago, I sat in an audience and listened to a young man speaking about the need to live a faithful and moral life in the midst of an opposing world. Honestly, my memory has reduced the entire talk to the single statement, “At the end of the world, I wouldn’t be surprised if there are more people in Hell than in Heaven.”

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