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God Is Unconvincing To Smart Folks? – Part 1

The title of this article, minus the question mark, is the title of an article posted recently (December 1, 2016) on the Huffington Post Blog. Its author is J. H. McKenna, Ph.D., Senior Lecturer on the History of Religious Ideas

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Posted in All About God, Science Philosophy and History

What is the Difference between Justification and Salvation in Swedenborg’s Theology?

In the theology of Emanuel Swedenborg (1688–1772), as in other Christian theologies, justification is seen as part of a process that results in our salvation. In a nod to the traditional Christian concept of the ordo salutis (“order of salvation”), Swedenborg

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Posted in The Bible Re-Viewed

The Meaning and Power of Baptism

Two Spiritual Conundrums have been submitted to Spiritual Insights for Everyday Life on the subject of baptism. First by a reader named Harshit Anjalika Murmu: Hello sir, I liked your website very much. I want to ask a question about

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Posted in Spiritual Growth, The Bible Re-Viewed

Today’s Christianity: Vastly Void of Truth

Here is a comment that a reader named Kyle left recently in response to the most popular post on this blog: “If there’s One God, Why All the Different Religions?” Lee, I found your article tickled the ears of culture

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Posted in The Bible Re-Viewed

How Imagination and Fantasy Help our Spiritual Growth

This post is an edited version of part of a reply I wrote to a comment by a reader named Boluwade Kujero on the article, “Is Masturbation Always Sinful? Does it Always Come from Lust?” My full comment responds to

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Posted in Spiritual Growth

Is Masturbation Always Sinful? Does it Always Come from Lust?

Not surprisingly, my article, “What does the Bible Say about Masturbation? Is Masturbation a Sin?” stirred up a certain amount of controversy. A reader’s comment on that article led to this follow-up article: “Can You Masturbate Without Lusting? What about Matthew

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Posted in Sex Marriage Relationships

The Ten Commandments: Our Spiritual Inventory List

These days the Ten Commandments may seem a bit . . . old. After all, they were delivered over three thousand years ago. Could a set of laws given in such archaic, semi-barbaric times still be relevant today? The Ten

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Posted in Spiritual Growth, The Bible Re-Viewed

God, Forgiveness, Freedom, and Hell – Part 3

(Note: This article is the third of a four-part series. The first three parts are edited versions of a series of questions by a reader named Rami, and my answers. The original versions appear in the comments section of the

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Posted in All About God, Spiritual Growth

What is a Parent’s Role in the Spiritual Life of Adult Children?

A couple decades ago the miracle of birth ushered your child into the world. Perhaps you experienced that miracle more than once, and you have several children. You loved them and cared for them through infancy, childhood, and teenage years.

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Posted in Sex Marriage Relationships, Spiritual Growth

A Test for Religious Groups: How do they Treat Women?

Renee Rabinowitz, a retired lawyer whose family fled Nazi-occupied Belgium when she was a child, was settled into her aisle seat on an El Al flight from the U.S. to Israel, her adopted country, after visiting family members in New

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Posted in Current Events, Sex Marriage Relationships
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