Monthly Archives: November 2015

Peace between the Wampanoag Indians and the Pilgrims: American Indian Heritage Month ~ Dennis Jamison (UTS’78)

  At the core of Thanksgiving is a foundation of peace that was substantially established between the Wampanoag Indians and the Pilgrim people (wikimedia)  By Dennis Jamison SAN JOSE, November 23, 2015 —   …

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Pilgrims and the Roots of the American Thanksgiving

Colonial character was driven by a creative tension between lofty ideals and mundane desires. Illustration of ‘The …

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Encouraging Developments in the Fight Against Pornography, but Some Troubling Developments as Well.

There is also growing evidence that children are being exposed to pornography at ever younger …

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The Flawed Guru: Give us this day our daily bread ~ Alex Colvin (UTS’86)

The Lord’s Prayer is a beautiful and powerful prayer. Most Christians pray it every Sunday in Church. Still waters In this blog I just want to focus on “Give us this day our daily bread.” The first thing I would suggest is that …

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Why Leaders Eat Last

In this in-depth talk, ethnographer and leadership expert Simon Sinek reveals the hidden dynamics that inspire leadership and trust. In biological terms, leaders get the first pick of food and other spoils, but at a cost. When danger is present, the group expects the leader to mitigate all threats even at the expense of their […]

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Virtue for the Week: Reliability

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Quote of the Week: Roosevelt

In his speech “Citizenship in a Republic,” Theodore Roosevelt famously said:   “It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred […]

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Political Correctness: The Control of Thought and Speech ~ curated by Stephen Stacey (UTS’90)

Excellent talk – 1998 – Whatever its roots, PC is here, and it is shutting down debate on many many issues, and those who are on the wrong side of the fence – whites, Christians, republicans, etc – are now seen to be the enemy – and their side of the argument is not allowed […]

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What Political Correctness has Wrought

ROBERT KNIGHT: What political correctness has wrought If you’re wondering how America and Western Europe went from marriage-centered societies to post-Christian sexual anarchy abetted by massive government growth enforced by brutal political correctness in just a few decades, let’s just say it was no accident. Here’s a brief history: The progressive left has been …

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How the twisted ideology of Islamic State came to dominate British universities ~curated by William Haines (UTS’92)

Isil fighters Photo: AFP Young Muslims who want to explore their faith too often encounter only extreme Wahhabism that pushes other voices to the side By Adam Deen Why would Muslims born, raised and educated in the West gravitate towards extremism? This question …

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