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MSNBC Host Ed Schultz Thinks I am a Phony Christian (Although he misquotes the Bible and then calls people who disagree with him Phony)

Date: 08/18/2013

Ed Schultz  says anyone who disagrees with Obamacare is a Phony Christian who doesn't want to be his brother's keeper. As the author of Godonomics , where I lay out multiple moral reasons why one might be against Obamacare, let me summarize here.  Let's begin with Schultz's misquoting of the Bible with his reference to being our "brother's keeper." The Bible NEVER advocates being our broth ...



Interview: Bishop T.D. Jakes Talks About the New Faith and Family Film Festival

Date: 08/01/2013

Bishop T.D Jakes, who serves on the board of Beliefnet, has added a Faith and Family Film Festival to his inspirational MegaFest gathering, this year taking place in Dallas on August 29-31.  Bishop Jakes spoke to me about why film is so important in providing spiritual enlightenment and what his plans are for this inaugural event. What made you decide to bring movies to MegaFest? The Inter ...

Related Topics: Blog 97, Spiritual Films, Black Nativity, Bishop T.D. Jakes, Megafest 2013


Ayn Rand and Jesus: Do they teach opposing viewpoints about economy?

Date: 07/18/2013

  An article on the Blaze reported that "Prominent GOP leaders have praised Ayn Rand’s philosophy and beliefs. But Rand made it clear that you can’t follow her and Christ. The GOP budget, authored by Rand acolyte Paul Ryan, is the perfect example." How can an atheist like Ann Rand and Jesus have anything in common?  Well,  they can. In fact, the Bible teaches that God's truth can be ...

Related Topics: Is Jesus A Capitalist, Is Capitalism Biblical, Ayn Rand And Jesus, Is Capitalism A Moral System


On Teaching About Judaism (Part Four)

Date: 06/25/2013

As discussed in previous blog entries , a fairly sizable percentage of the American public seems to know surprisingly little about many of the basics of Judaism. In my own world religions courses, some students begin the semester with no real knowledge of the Jewish faith, and may even harbor some fairly common misunderstandings about it. Many newcomers to Judaism (or to the Bible, for that mat ...

Related Topics: Blog 347, June 2013


Apostles of Comedy: Onwards and Upwards

Date: 06/24/2013

The very funny Jeff Allen ("Thou Shalt Laugh"), Ron Pearson ("Malcolm & Eddie") and Keith Alberstadt ("Next Big Comic") perform on tour in the family-friendly "Apostles of Comedy: Onwards and Upwards."  It is nice to hear good, old-fashioned humor about the frustrations of daily life and relationships that does not resort to vulgarity or bad language.  Dating, bad weather, cell phones, exerci ...

Related Topics: Blog 97, Ron Pearson, Jeff Allen, Apostles Of Comedy: Onwards And Upwards, Keith Alberstadt


On Teaching About Judaism (Part Two)

Date: 06/18/2013

As I observed in my previous blog entry , a rather sizable percentage of the American public seems to know surprisingly little about the basics of Judaism. In my own world religions courses, when we take up the study of the Jewish faith, I often find that a fair number of students possess little to no previous background knowledge of this religion, and sometimes harbor a number of fairly common ...

Related Topics: Blog 347, June 2013


On Teaching About Judaism (Part One)

Date: 06/16/2013

One might expect that many if not most Americans would have at least a passing familiarity with the basics of Judaism. After all, about 80% or so of the American public self-identifies as Christian, and Christianity and Judaism are inextricably intertwined. Both are Abrahamic faiths, making them closely related religious siblings; the Christian Old Testament is (basically) the Jewish Bible; Jesu ...

Related Topics: Blog 347, June 2013


At the Intersection of Church and State, the Violations Continue...

Date: 05/20/2013

In a previous blog entry , I commented upon a recent news story involving the cancellation of an Arkansas school district's elementary school graduation ceremonies in the wake of a local controversy over prayer, which the district had intended to incorporate as part of the official proceedings. Rather than simply nix the planned prayers, the district instead cancelled the ceremonies altogether. ...

Related Topics: Blog 347, May 2013

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