Monthly Archive: December 2015

Dec 31

Walk: worthy of calling, in love, as light, in wisdom

Ephesians 4: 1 …walk in a manner worthy of the calling to which you have been called… Ephesians 5:2 And walk in love, as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us Ephesians 5:8 …Walk as children of light… Ephesians 5:15 Look carefully then how you walk, not as unwise but as wise, making …

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Dec 29

What the Bible Says About the Bible

What the #Bible says about the Bible. https://t.co/T4eRcdjaw2 Wow #Promise is #Offered An awesome choice we have. Yes, it's a #choice. — Jim Olsen (@DrOlsen314) December 29, 2015

Dec 24

CS Lewis Quotes

http://m.deseretnews.com/top/2152/0/10-amazing-Christmas-quotes-from-C-S-Lewis.html?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fm.deseretnews.com%2Ftop%2F2152%2F0%2F10-amazing-Christmas-quotes-from-C-S-Lewis.html%3Fref%3Dhttp%3A%2F%2Ft.co%2Fh5CDTXF7Rd%253Fref%253Dhttp%3A%2F%2Ft.co%2Fh5CDTXF7Rd​

Dec 21

How to detect Bullsh*t, Open-mindedness, Critical thinking, and Universal Intellectual Standards

This author is pretty complete, yet succinct, on this. How to detect Bullshit (including your own) – (the rest come from/linked from here) 7 ways to cultivate Open-mindedness 9 steps to develop Critical thinking and the 8 Universal Intellectual Standards

Dec 17

Prudence, balance, thought, and Christianity

http://thefederalist.com/2015/11/19/3-tips-for-a-more-civil-conversation-about-syrian-refugees/ Mollie Hemingway offers 3 suggestions regarding the Syrian refugee issue.  The piece ends up looking at Christian beliefs – for good reason. She makes many good points, all of which I will not try to summarize here. One take-away (near the end of the article) is that the answer to the question “What should …

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Dec 14

The Athenians & the Visigoths

The Athenians & the Visigoths speech written by Neil Postman (written as a graduation speech). Text: http://bit.ly/1lHh5y4 Audio: https://youtu.be/YtjjFmCxc8s Four quotes (there are many others) emphasis is mine: among their [Athenian] values none stood higher than that in all things one should strive for excellence. They believed in reason. They believed in beauty. They believed in moderation. And …

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Dec 09

“I am a human being, not a human doing.”

How To Get Better Perspective (In Just 90 Seconds) “We consume; we don’t experience. We settle; we don’t savour. All of this means that we “do” productive. We should “be” productive.” In order to make this happen, you need to be aware and have focus. (What’s even more interesting is that you need to be …

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Dec 06

Musical Communion Liturgy

Our Pastor, Dr. Howard White, has developed a musical communion liturgy in which he as the leader sings and the congregation also sings in response. It is set to popular Christmas tunes. See the attached.  (It is the Sunday Bulletin, which happened to also be our musical presentation by our music groups.) Bulletin-December-6 -2015