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God, Faith, Humanity: An Open Letter

To Whom it May Concern,

I’ve always wanted to write a blog post about religion. I don’t know why, maybe it’s because I have a lot of opinions about it and never really had the opportunity to express it coming from a fairly traditional background. 1,371 more words


Ben Carson's godly riches - By TARINI PARTI 7/7/15 5:16 AM EDT Updated 7/7/15 5:16 AM EDT

He reaped $2 million in fees from Christian groups in 2014 alone. Now he wants their votes.

Before Ben Carson was vying for votes from members of Christian organizations, he was charging them tens of thousands of dollars — in some cases even more than he charged groups with no religious ties — for speeches. 198 more words


Sweeping Away Rabbinical Tradition for Unity

Sweeping Away Rabbinical Tradition for Unity

Matthew 5:31, 32

31 Furthermore it has been said, ‘Whoever divorces his wife, let him give her a certificate of divorce.’  … 851 more words


Xi Wangmu and the Star Festival

Tanabata, or the Star Festival (the 7th day of the 7th month, by either the lunar or solar calendar), is a holiday I was introduced to while staying in Japan. 927 more words


Today's Scripture - 7/7/2015

All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work. 123 more words



Merit (meritum) is the property of an action that gives the actor the right to receive a reward. Condign merit (meritum de condigno) presupposes a proportional equality between the action and the reward: the reward is justly earned and is given as a matter of justice. 259 more words