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“Noah”: The Limits of Patriarchal Religion by Andrew Wilson Ph.D.(UTS’78)

The new film “Noah,” starring Russell Crowe, has received mixed reviews. It partakes of the dark dystopian and apocalyptic spirit of so many contemporary Hollywood movies that is a turn-off to people seeking more wholesome and family-oriented fare. But if you sit …

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Virtue for the Week: Diligence

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Russia, Crimea, Ukraine and Beyond by David Stewart (UTS’85)

In a sermon I gave in Kiev in late 1991, I warned that the Israelites, upon escaping slavery in Egypt, still had to endure 40 years of suffering in the desert. So it has been for the Ukraine since the break-up of the Soviet Union. I …

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Creating Uncertainty and Volitility

  In the old days uncertainty and volatility were enemies of the marketplace.  Today uncertainty and volatility are the assets of those transforming the marketplace. The ability to create uncertainty and volatility  are the tools of today’s market makers. There is a sweeping shift going on where the critical success …

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Quote of the Week: Carroll

“Alice came to a fork in the road. ‘Which road do I take?’ she asked. ‘Where do you want to go?’ responded the Cheshire cat. “I don’t know,” Alice answered. ‘Then,’ said the cat, ‘it doesn’t matter.’” ~Lewis Carroll

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US financial showdown with Russia is more dangerous than it looks, for both sides

The United States has constructed a financial neutron bomb. For the past 12 years an elite cell at the US Treasury has been sharpening the tools of economic warfare, designing ways to bring almost any country to its knees without firing a shot. The strategy relies on hegemonic control over the global banking system, buttressed […]

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Establishing a Culture of Kindness

Though intensive media attention on bullying has died down, the problem persists in many forms, and it continues to diminish the lives of tens of thousands of young people every day. According to a recent survey, roughly half of all high school students said that in the past year they were bullied in a manner […]

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Flesh and Bones: Experimental Outreach and Church Orthodoxy

  The Unification Movement and our close cousins, evangelical Christianity, are struggling to engage young adults between the ages of 18 and 29.  David Kinnaman, a sociologist with the Barna Group research firm and author of unChristian: What …

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Eight fundamental areas to be addressed in a healthy society by Alison Wakelin Byer (UTS’89)

First step towards a Constitution I could live with. Eight fundamental areas to be addressed in a healthy society: 1. All people at birth inherit the right to receive parental love and nurturing, leading to growth and development towards self-actualization. In this process, responsibility is gradually transferred from the parent to the child. 2. All […]

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Do Women Listen & Understand More Than Men?

Women often accuse men of not listening. Men usually get defensive and argue they do. We’ve all experienced this argument but the scientific facts support the women. In a world of constant change being able to interpret the meaning of change is more important than reacting to …

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