Monthly Archives: March 2014

Measuring the Universe: Anthropology and Infinity

At some point in the early 20th century of the Common Era, people tried to find a way to measure the universe. As scientists made the attempt, they discovered at least one important fact; the universe is expanding. While that … Continue reading

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Planting seeds; Oscar Romero’s legacy of hope

Oscar Romero was a bishop in the Roman Catholic Church. He opposed the actions of his own government and serves as a reminder that sometimes the intersection of faith and the public sector carries a cost. Romero was murdered for … Continue reading

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Civil Marriage and Religious Organizations

Recently, the journal, First Things asked eight writers and scholars to discuss whether religious institutions such as churches, synagogues and mosques should get out of the marriage business. The editors wrote that no-fault divorce change the American culture of marriage … Continue reading

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Another reason to re-examine immigration

I am becoming addicted to the Pew Research Center’s studies. Their research tackles many issues that involve religion and the public sector. Recently, the Center compared the composition of the offenses for which people have been incarcerated using the years … Continue reading

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Morality and the Transcendent

Recently, I read a story from the Pew Research Center. According to surveys in forty countries by the Pew Research Center, many people around the world think that it is necessary to believe in G_d in order to be a … Continue reading

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The Social Contract, the Public Sector and the Dalai Lama

The 14th Dalai Lama wrote the following about enlightened self-interest, (although he did not refer to it in that way): “Human beings naturally pursue their own interests; however, self-centeredness is very limiting. When you’re concerned about others, bullying and exploitation … Continue reading

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Another Conundrum

Sometimes being a person of faith requires us to act in ways that defy the prevailing culture or to oppose the authorities within the public sector causing a kind of conundrum for those same people of faith that want to … Continue reading

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