religion

Singularity: The New Religion.

Introduction The Singularity may be defined in different ways depending upon whom you are talking to. In this article, I’m particularly interested in discussing the utopian vision posited by Ray Kurzweil and supported by Singularity University. In this sense, ‘the singularity’ is a point of technological innovation to be pursued that will result in a

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A Summary and Response to Scrupulosity in Patients with OCD published in Journal of Anxiety Disorders

Introduction Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is a nasty beast. I find the scrupulous (religious) elements the most ugly b/c unlike the general OCD symptoms I have a much harder time distinguishing which are “legitimate” and which are “illegitimate.” That is, my brain is being ridiculous when I feel the need to wash my hands over and

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Cairn University’s Church Leaders’ Conference.

Overview Cairn University held its first annual Church Leaders’ Conference today and I attended along with three parishioners – John Broglin, Kevin Miller, and Augusto Fiallo. We left together from CCC at 8:30 am and arrived a few minutes later at Cairn University. The conference was being held in Chatlos Chapel, a few Biblical Learning

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Book Review: Devote Yourself to the Public Reading of Scripture (Jeffrey D. Arthurs)

I received a copy of Jeffrey D. Arthurs’ Devote Yourself to the Public Reading of Scripture: The Transforming Power of the Well-Spoken Word as part of Kregel Academic & Ministry Blog Tour Service which provides free copies of new releases to bloggers in exchange for a review of the book. I have just finished this

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The History Channel’s The Bible Mini-Series (Part 1).

I don’t have cable – so I don’t watch a lot of The History Channel. I do respect some of the programming that comes out of the channel, but my limited exposure to its “documentaries” on Biblical/Christian topics has raised serious concerns about their accuracy and fairness in dealing with this subject matter. That said,

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Book Review: Communicating the Gospel (Author: William Barclay).

As a teenager I discovered William Barclay’s Daily Study Bible commentaries series and I have remained a fan of his ever since. I have all of his commentaries on the New Testament and numerous of his other writings. Barclay has had a profound impact on both my thought and my character. Barclay lived from 1907-1978

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