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Sabbatical Reflections: The Pursuit of Happiness (Part 3 of 3)

There is a recurring theme in the Scriptures: “Blessed (happy) is the nation whose God is the Lord.”  Both corporate and individual happiness has little to do with “hap” and everything to do with recognizing God as the center of … Continue reading

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A Prosperous & Happy Society, Created by Individuals & Institutions, 1/4

The Pursuit of Happiness When you think of “happiness,” what comes to mind? My pastor recently preached through the book of Philippians and contrasted joy and happiness this way: Happiness is fleeting, transitory, and based on circumstances. Joy, on the … Continue reading

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Obama’s Blinding Style, Part 3

We have said that there are two moral and metaphysical visions for the United States. We are no longer “one nation under God,” but two nations. One nation is  grounded in Judeo-Christian theism and the other founded in an Atheistic-Materialistic … Continue reading

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Is America a Christian Nation? Part 2 of 2

But it is here that we need to make a distinction.  This is a distinction that most people, including Barack Obama, fail to make.  The distinction is between what we might call ideological pluralism and political/social pluralism. Dictionary.com provides us … Continue reading

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