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The Myth of Ownership: A Thanksgiving Reflection

One of the most powerful and enduring fictions of human society is the idea that we can own things. A large part of our legal, civil, and social system is based on property ownership and the right to possess what

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Tommy Gilbert: The Curse of Free Money and Easy Living

Thomas Gilbert, Jr., 30, had everything. His father was a Wall Street multimillionaire. He grew up amid wealth and luxury. He had attended the best private schools, and graduated from Princeton University in 2009 with a degree in economics. He

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Money Can’t Buy Happiness . . . But Service Can

It’s a commonplace that money can’t buy you happiness. Studies show that people who win big in the lottery end out no happier than if they didn’t win. Razan Shalab Al-Sham had plenty of money. She grew up as the

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There’s Gold in Them Thar Hills . . . I mean, in Them Thar Earthquakes

This just in: Over 80% of the world’s commercially viable gold deposits were formed in mountain-building earthquakes. That’s the conclusion of a recent study by Australian geologists Richard Henley and Dion Weatherley. Earthquakes don’t create gold. Rather, they cause gold

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Posted in Science Philosophy and History, Spiritual Growth

The Inn or the Manger?

Let’s say you’re God (just go with me on this one . . .), and you decide you want to try out the human thing. You know, get born on earth and live out a lifetime there. The question is,

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Posted in All About God, The Bible Re-Viewed

You Cannot Serve both God and Money

Here is a comment that jesusandthebible made on my article, “Is Wealth a Blessing or a Curse?” So you can love God and mammon, as long as your heart and character are right? But if your heart loves mammon–as well

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Is Wealth a Blessing or a Curse?

As I write this, John McAfee is on the lam. Yes, the founder of antivirus software giant McAfee Inc. has now apparently been classified as a human “virus” by the police in the small Central American country of Belize, where

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The Gold Standard

In an article in the November 19, 2012 issue of Forbes magazine titled “Gold and the Wicked Magicians,” Steve Forbes advocates a return to the gold standard. If major world currencies such as the U.S. dollar were tied in value

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What Does Religion Have to Do with My Profession and My Daily Work?

What Business does Religion have with Business? Many people think that religion and business have nothing to do with each other, and that money is somehow anti-spiritual. But did you know that money is one of the most common subjects

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