Category Archives: News

Cognitive Dissonance and the Human Fall ~ Gordon Anderson Ph.D. (UTS ’78)

An integral person is one who can transcend him or herself and grasp an entire picture, see all points of view, reconcile past, present and future. With respect to cognitive dissonance theory, this means reducing the dissonance, not by reaction or rejection, but by a higher perspective informed by new knowledge or learning. A true parent is a person of integrity who can lead social evolution toward a better society by being able to encounter challenges with integrity.

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How deep?

It has been suggested that more is known about the Moon than the deepest parts of the ocean. Little was known about the extent of life on the deep ocean floor until the discovery of thriving colonies of shrimps and other organisms around hydrothermal vents in the late 1970s.

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Do 97% of Climate Scientists Really Agree?

SELECTED FOR the CORNERSTONE by ROBIN JAMES GRAHAM (UTS’80) …….When fossil fuel opponents say “97 percent of climate scientists agree that climate change is real,” they are doing the same. Yes, using fossil fuels for energy has a side effect—increasing the amount of CO2 in the atmosphere. Okay.

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Why the Dying See Their Deceased Relatives Before They Go

SELECTED FOR the CORNERSTONE BY WILLIAM SELIG (UTS’81)………..While there is no “proof” that their visions and communication with deceased family members or friends are real, some death and dying experts are adamant they should be taken seriously.

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A book review: Real Love ~ Bruce Sutchar (UTS’85)

People who can admit that they are wrong are the most precious people in the world

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The Banality of Madness ~ Donald Trubshaw Ph.D. (UTS’89)

For the modern world that does not believe in evil, but only in blame and victimhood, the currents of the present must augur an existential crisis; for we lack the language and even the thought to encompass the monstrous nature of events such as that which took place in Nice on Thursday evening.

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Now is the Time for a Sex Education Reformation!

SELECTED FOR THE CORNERSTONE BY JULIE BURGESS (UTS’84)……………………For all of the sex education in schools since 1964, are American children healthier as Kinsey promised? After Christian sex education curricula, are children more chaste and pure?

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Quote of the Week: Fuller

“You can rest assured that if you devote your time and attention to the highest advantage of others, the Universe will support you, always and only in the nick of time.” ~ Buckminster Fuller

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Virtue for the Week: Loyalty

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Seminaries: Innovative and Interactive ….?

…….graduate education to more fully serve the needs of the global church. This evolution …… from traditional education to e-resource provider for spiritual formation is driven by
a spirit of innovation….

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