“Are Mormons Christians?”: A Blog Round Table

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Author's Note: This post is cross-posted at Faith-Promoting Rumor. Are Mormons Christians? For most Mormons, the answer to this question is obvious. Yes, yes they are. They believe in Jesus Christ. This settles it for them For people from other religious perspectives, the answer is obvious but in the negative. Mormons are not Christians. The reasons for this response is varied. For some, few answers are obvious. Instead, this question is more one of inquiry. For me, the question … [Read more...]

“Hail to the ___________!” I Support a Name Change.

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I have been a Washington Redskins football fan since I was 11. On PostTV of The Washington Post last week, Washington Post sports columnist Mike Wise and Oneida Indian Nation leader Ray Halbritter discussed the name Redskins. I have come to the point that I can no longer support the name "Redskins." I am a fan of the Washington football club. I still root for RGIII. However, I would love for the team to change their nickname. This is an amazing opportunity for owner Daniel Snyder to do … [Read more...]

Approaching Justice Quote of the Day 9/20/13

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Each morning at the Approaching Justice: Faith and Social Justice Facebook Page, I will be sharing the Approaching Justice Quote of the Day. Today's quote comes from Peter Singer of Princeton University. Please, "like" the Approaching Justice Facebook Page and support Approaching Justice by sharing items from the page. Thanks! … [Read more...]

New Missionary Program is more than just Facebook

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Live from the Mc Minnville Farmer's Market in McMinnville, Oregon, we give you Elder Kane, a missionary from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints: (Source: McMinnville Downtown Association) I am guessing that this missionary is named Elder Kane from the YouTube comments. My favorite comment from the YouTube page: "I was hoping for missionary appropriate songs." I love my fellow Mormons! I would have been disappointed if somebody had not said something like that. … [Read more...]

Approaching Justice Quote of the Day 9/19/13

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Each morning at the Approaching Justice: Faith and Social Justice Facebook Page, I will be sharing the Approaching Justice Quote of the Day. Our inaugural quote comes from Prof. Cornel West of Union Theological Seminary and Princeton University. I will archive those quotes and pictures here each night. Please, "like" the Approaching Justice Facebook Page and support Approaching Justice by sharing items from the page. Thanks! … [Read more...]

“Now, are you following me here, or are you some kind of mindless zealot?”

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Some early Daily Show featuring Stephen Colbert and Steve Carell, including a pray-off between Islam and Christianity. Maybe the Jew is right, indeed. … [Read more...]

Inequality for All

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Robert Reich has been the moral voice within the Democratic Party on the issue of inequality since he left the Clinton administration in the late 1990s. He is currently behind the movie "Inequality for All." The movie will rolling out starting on Sept. 27. On Monday, Reich appeared at the Daily Show and discussed the project with Jon Stewart. Take a look at the full interview: Part 1: Part 2: I love Reich's critical optimism. I think it gave me the boost I needed … [Read more...]

If You Watch One Thing on Constitution Day, It Should Be This!

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What is Constitution of the United States all about? It is about how to make laws. Really, that is it. It is rules about how laws are made and who has the power to make what laws. Anyone that adds anything to that, is selling you something. DO NOT BUY IT. Many of you are familiar with this video. Is is just over 3 minutes in length. It is the best introduction to the United State Constitution one will ever find. Take a look! I love Schoolhouse Rock! I will be sharing this … [Read more...]

Constitution Week: Compromise and Constitution

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Author’s Note: This post is part of a series looking at resources for teaching children about the U.S. Constitution on Constitution Day (Sept. 17). Part 1 of this episode introduces us to the divisions and challenges facing the Constitutional Convention as it started. Part 2 looks at the compromises that actually led to a Constitution coming out of the Constitutional Convention. These compromises tell us a lot about the Constitution itself. These same compromises are behind many of … [Read more...]

Constitution Week: Rebellion and Division

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Author's Note: This post is part of a series looking at resources for teaching children about the U.S. Constitution on Constitution Day (Sept. 17). Episode #40 of Liberty's Kids picks up where we left off with the episode I shared yesterday about George Washington. In Part 1, we are introduced to Shay's Rebellion and some of the other issues which forces the 13 states into the meeting in convention in the summer of 1787. It also introduces some of the many issues that divided the … [Read more...]