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The Beejabers

In one dream, I find the room and arrive on time, but the seats remain empty. In another I search pantingly for the room as the clock ticks relentlessly past the starting time. Still another has me arriving on time…
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Are Mormons Christians?

Recently I participated in a theological conference at Brigham Young University. It was called, "Salvation in Christ: Christian Perspectives." Six Latter Day Saints (LDS) scholars participated as speakers, all of them impressive and serious faculty members in the Religious Studies…
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Where’s the Outrage?

A week after last November's mid-term elections in the United States, magazines like Time had cover stories about the Republican "breeze." Some of these covers showed prominent Republicans beaming broadly over their historically unusual success. This motivated many writers to…
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A Frugal Capitalism

As a 60 year-old teacher, I am different from most of my students in many ways. One way is that I am able to remember a time when things were significantly different from the way they are today. The decade…
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Smiling in Church

"I need to say something," the seminarian said prior to giving a benediction to a surprised congregation. "I've led worship here three Sundays in a row and I detect an absence of Christian joy," he declared from the top of…