Monthly Archives: October 2014

Our Information-Rich Universe Points to Intelligent Design ~ Jonathan Wells Ph.D. (UTS’78)

I commend Jim Stephens for undertaking his “101 Proofs for God” project, and he’s right to target evolutionary theory and mention intelligent design (ID). As Cornell biologist William Provine said in 1998, “Evolution is thegreatest engine of atheism” (quoted in Witham, Where Darwin Meets the …

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Can My Students Believe in the Inerrancy of the Bible? ~ curated by Bruce Biddle (UTS’89)

[ Bart D. Ehrman is the James A. Gray Distinguished Professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.]\ QUESTION: Do you ever get a student in your class who doggedly insists upon the inerrancy of the Bible? If so, and if they write their …

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When Can Having a High IQ Be a Problem? ~curated by Robin Graham (UTS’80)

When the pressure’s on, who should take charge?   Common sense tells us that high intelligence—represented by the Intelligence Quotient, or IQ, also known as “verbal” or “academic” intelligence—should always give us an advantage. But under certain circumstances, it does not.When is IQ …

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Tribal Messiahship Through Chaplaincy ~ William Selig (UTS’81,’12)

William Selig, chaplain resident at the Medstar Washington Hospital in Washington, D.C. and Unificationist, is a member of the spiritual care team that provides support to patients, family members and hospital staff.  On any given day he visits with patients of various races and faith traditions. …

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Brainwashing? Get some sleep ~ curated by Robin Graham (UTS’80)

The brain uses a quarter of the body’s entire energy supply, yet only accounts for about two percent of the body’s mass. So how does this unique organ receive and, perhaps more importantly, rid itself of vital nutrients? New research suggests it has to do with sleep.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MJK-dMlATmM  

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A Father’s Love Letter ~ curated by Robin Graham (UTS’80)

  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QQlfOjTu5gQ&feature=youtu.be

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Virtue for the Week: Devotion

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Quote of the Week: Cummings

“Trust your heart if the seas catch fire, live by love though the stars walk backward.”  ― E.E. Cummings

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Finding the Good in People We Love ~curated by Stephen Stacey (UTS’90)

Dr. Fred Luskin, the director of the trailblazing Stanford University Forgiveness Projects, shares what he has learned from two decades of helping people let go of their grudges. This clip is from the Science of a Meaningful Life speaker series, sponsored by the UC Berkeley Greater Good Science Center.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q76QUK4me9w

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The Golden Circle: “How Great Leaders Inspire Action”~ curated by Robin Graham (UTS’80)

  Do you know your Why? The purpose, cause, or belief that inspires you to do what you do. Simon Sinek presents a simple but powerful model for how leaders inspire action, starting with a golden circle and the question “Why?” His examples include Apple, Martin Luther King, …

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