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Goodness getting a gut-check

Scientist/theologian Emanuel Swedenborg once recounted having stopped by a bookstore and observing the titles that were being most heavily promoted by the enterprise. He caught himself thinking that his own published works were much more valuable to society than those … Continue reading

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Just when I thought I was getting more spiritual, the Lord God gave me a deeper look at my flaws!

It happens to me all the time. I have reason to feel good about my life, but it is just that kind of thinking that always gets me into spiritual trouble. Just when I succeed at some spiritual challenge, the … Continue reading

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The mind of a philosopher, the heart of a creep

That’s me! That’s me! I have had three kinds of education. First I went to art school, then I went to seminary. These first two types of education trained my mind to appreciate challenging concepts while thinking through a creative … Continue reading

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Proper human sacrifice for the modern world!

Ancient religious traditions (including biblical traditions) had ceremonial sacrifice as an important aspect of paying homage to the divine. Today we look at these rituals of worship as being quite barbaric. After all, who in their right mind would sacrifice … Continue reading

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The Lord God is taking away all my powers!

I used to be young, good looking and cocky. I thought that I had the world in the palm of my hands. Today, I am no longer a spring chicken. I am also no longer “filled with myself.” Studying the … Continue reading

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The Sons of God should not make babies with the Daughters of Men

This is one of the biggest problems facing today’s society. Such unprotected sex between these antipodal partners leads to generations of offspring with gigantic heads. It is by pro-choice that these children are born. Abortion rights are mostly rejected when … Continue reading

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Celebrate A Spiritual Father’s Day

Father’s Day is a time for honoring the Dads of the world. That this occasion also falls on a Sunday makes it a great reminder that we ought to be extra thankful to the Lord God, who is our Spiritual … Continue reading

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Why Even Great Leaders Can Fall Into Scandal

It seems like every year the news media presents us with shocking disclosures about political leaders, actors, athletes, and members of the clergy getting caught in scandal. These are often people of great accomplishments. Even great leaders, who have started … Continue reading

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