Yearly Archives: 2015

What is the Meaning of Gold, Frankincense, and Myrrh?

The Gospel of Matthew tells us that: After Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea, wise men from the East came . . . and there, ahead of them, went the star that they had seen at its rising, until it stopped over

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Traffic Laws: Humans vs. Robots

Google is having some technical difficulties with its driverless cars. Or perhaps they’re having human difficulties? Okay, here’s the story: according to a University of Michigan study, self-driving cars are getting into twice as many accidents as human drivers. None

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Posted in Current Events, Science Philosophy and History

Ruler of All Nations

(This article is a lightly edited version of a talk originally delivered on June 8, 2003.) Throughout recorded human history runs the thread of human beings trying to rule and control as much of this earth as we are able.

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Can You Masturbate Without Lusting? What about Matthew 5:27-30?

A reader named David left this comment on my previous article, “What does the Bible Say about Masturbation? Is Masturbation a Sin?”: Hi Lee, Thanks for the article. I tend to agree with you. Masturbation seems to be practical outlet

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What does the Bible Say about Masturbation? Is Masturbation a Sin?

This month three Spiritual Conundrums have been submitted to Spiritual Insights for Everyday Life on the subject of masturbation. First, from “Hmmm”: A question has been bugging me a lot lately, what is your opinion on masturbation and pornography, if that’s

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What if the Quran were the Bible?

Islam is in the news these days—and mostly not in a good way. Unfortunately, the version of Islam that is grabbing the headlines is its violent, fundamentalist wing. The recent attacks by Muslim extremists in Paris and San Bernardino are

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Facebook vs. Reality

For a video reading of this article on YouTube, click here. The Happiness Research Institute recently published a study called “The Facebook Experiment.” Its question? “Does social media affect the quality of our lives?” For the study, they signed up

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Posted in Current Events, Popular Culture

If Jesus Christ is the One God, Why Did He Talk and Pray to the Father?

Emanuel Swedenborg (1688-1772) rejected the traditional Christian doctrine of a Trinity of Persons in God (see: “Father, Son, and Holy Spirit”). But, traditional Christians commonly ask, if Jesus and the Father are not different persons of God, then why do the

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Is the Bible a Book about Men? What about Women?

So . . . apparently some women these days have just a few problems with the Bible: “It’s all about men!” “The Bible represents an archaic, male-dominated society.” “In the Bible, women are basically men’s property.” “Men do all the important

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Was Jesus Christ Human from Mary, or Human from God?

(Note: This is an edited version of a response I recently wrote to some questions on an LDS (Mormon) discussion site here.) God is human. In fact, God is the only truly and fully human being. Genesis 1:26-27 says: Then God said, “Let us

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