I feel sad for Millennials. They do not know what they do not know. They will never know, for example, what life was like without a smart phone, GPS, email, Snapchat or Facebook. In short, they will never experience life without being distracted by the constant need to “check in” with social media. Millennials are … More Meet the Faithless: How Secularism Won the Millennial Mindset
One hopes the Korean Summit will inch humanity one step closer to world peace. I am reminded, on the issue of spiritual forces, that the “Most Highs rule in the ‘Kingdoms of men’ (Daniel 4:17, 4:25, 4:32 and 5:21). Along this line there is also a group of angelic helpers described as follows in Paper 114 … More The Mosts Highs May Even Rule in N Korea
One wonders if the suicide rate going up in America is a reflection of the impact of increased secularism in our culture. Medical experts will tell us the ills of social injustice, income inequality, technology obsession, rampant drug and alcohol use are all causing the uptick in depression (and suicide), but the one subject no one … More Suicide and Secularism: Is There A Connection?
by James R. Watkins The Middle East continues to languish in conflict, terror, violence, bloodshed, bad government, etcetera, etcetera, and it is important to put some context into it so that we can all have a better grasp of exactly why there is such controversy of Jerusalem being officially recognized as the capital of Israel. … More The Significance of Jerusalem
“The power of any idea lies, not in its certainty or truth, but rather in the vividness of its human appeal.” – The Urantia Book, Papers 92:3.3 As a closing thought to this years Easter celebration, I have given much consideration as to why we celebrate the resurrection of Jesus, with the biblical emphasis centered around his … More The Real Miracle of Jesus
by Jamie Rochelle, Contributor When Pope Francis, just days before Easter, said that he believes there is no actual place such as Hell, the world went crazy. Half of the world’s Catholics rushed to say the Pope was simply misquoted, the other half condemned the Pope for making such an egregious statement, going against thousands … More Is There A Place Called Hell?
by Jeffery Richards, Contributer David Zebedee was the brother of John and James Zebedee, the two first Apostles of Jesus. And while Davids’ brothers were busy being ambassadors of the new kingdom, David busied himself by setting up a network of messengers who would carry news of Jesus of Nazareth throughout Judea. You might consider … More Who Was David Zebedee and Why It Matters
This week we celebrate the lead up to Easter. It was the last week of Jesus’s life on earth, and it deserves contemplation. The story is still relevant. A man who preached the Good News is a shock to the Jewish system of Religious law. The people love him, then they turn on him, and … More A Story We Need to Hear
by James. R Watkins Prayer is such a personal thing. Prayer is all about spirit, mind and will. Our mind, focused on the will to reach beyond ourselves to touch, if even for just a fleeting moment, divinity. I can’t imagine a more personal, intimate moment when the choice we make to reach out is … More Do People Still Pray?
“What shall it profit a man who would gain the world and lose his soul?” – Mark 8:36 by James R. Watkins Stephen Hawking was no doubt a brilliant thinker when it came to Science. In the age of Reason, Hawking was propped up as the go-to guy to explain how reality came into existence. He … More The Universe Hawking Didn’t See