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Legislating Morality

Laws are only effective if people agree to follow them.  Take for instance the ordinances that exist across the country regarding traffic laws.  Staying to the right of the solid white and yellow lines, stopping at traffic lights, driving within posted speed limits, yielding right of way to pedestrians, and so on, are laws that most of us agree to follow most of the time.  1,449 more words

Musings

The Noble Conviction of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

“We are called to be people of conviction, not conformity; of moral nobility, not social respectability.” – Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Conviction is defined as “a firmly held belief or opinion,” and the legacy of Dr. 398 more words

Character

To Judge or "Judge Not"

Part One of Two

It was 7:00 p.m. on a Halloween night. Amidst a flurry 6 year old Frozen princesses and 13 year old Walking Dead, 770 more words

For Pastors And Teachers

[Research] Atheism in Greek society: Breaking the chain of religious memory and the emergence of atheist identity

What are atheists like in Orthodox Christian countries? In this post, Alexandros Sakellariou explores this question by examining Greek atheists. His analysis shows that Greek atheists choose to be atheists as a result of breaking the chains of religious memory.

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NSRN Blog

Compromise Is Not A Dirty Word

Compromise.

Remember when it was considered a mostly positive thing?  A way to resolve differences without coming to blows, a recognition that the universe is imperfect and you’re probably not going to be able to have everything you want all at once.   1,517 more words

Faith & Life

Rogue One: What We Lose When ‘Star Wars’ Goes to the Dark Side

   

     “If money is what Disney wants,” quipped a friend, borrowing a line from Princess Leia in the original 1977 Star Wars, “then that’s what they’ll receive.” 2,198 more words

Essays

Integrity

I come across cute animal videos in facebook and youtube so often. Usually it’s cats and dogs, who are featured in these, but also all kinds of wild animals: from bears to lions, elephants and even alligators. 168 more words