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The Rest of the Story…

Posted by on Aug 15, 2015 in Culture, Featured |

For years, Paul Harvey had a regular radio show called “The Rest of the Story.” It was great, as Paul would tell stories and then, in the last segment of the program, say “and now, for the rest of the story…” He would then reveal the one twist that made the story poignant, ironic, or funny. It was always entertaining.

The Battle Over Defining Sin

Posted by on Aug 14, 2015 in Featured, Religion |

Is same-sex attraction a sin? Most religious people that I know would say it is not. The attraction may fall into the classification of a temptation to sin, but the attraction itself is not a sin. Temptation, after all, is one of the crosses to be borne by the faithful in this life, and sometimes that cross can be very heavy.

Key to Happiness? Religion. (Really)

Posted by on Aug 12, 2015 in Religion |

In a study that many of the anti-religionists in the world are sure to ignore or dispute, researcher at the London School of Economics and Political Science have uncovered something that faithful church-goers have long know: Religion increases your chances of long-term happiness.

Morally Straight

Posted by on Jul 29, 2015 in Culture | 2 comments

This week the BSA executive committee approved by a better than 3-to-1 margin the allowance of openly gay adult leaders in Scouting. Actually, though, that was not the actual wording of the resolution that passed. Here is the actual wording: