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The Final Conflict

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Episode 46: Jesus told us we have to be attuned to the signs of the times. I’ve tried to be just that. All of the signs I’m seeing are glum, at best. When we take time to think about them, these signs are actually frightening to most of us. They shouldn’t be, though. Now, more…

Bullies Then and Now

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Episode 45: Until I was a sophomore in high school, I grew up in the St. Louis area, across the Mississippi River in Illinois on the east side of the metropolitan area. We were so close to the city, in fact, that I recall watching the huge cranes build the Gateway Arch, which today is…

Death of the Grown-Up

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Episode 44: The economy is the best it’s been in fifty years. Unemployment among women and all minorities is the lowest in recorded history. The stock market seems to hit new record highs on a regular basis. Technology is advancing at an almost exponential rate. In fact, much of today’s technology was considered science fiction…

Contumely? What’s That?

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Episode 43: In this episode we’re going to finish our conscience formation series with the 8th commandment: You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor. Most people believe that this commandment merely covers lying, but it goes a whole lot deeper than that. Tune in for a full explanation! Resources In an effort to…

Private Property Rights and Our Respect for It

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Episode 42: God has given everyone the right to private ownership so that we can enjoy the fruits of our labors, live with the dignity due our humanity, and maintain a certain independence. That sounds good when we apply it to ourselves, but just how much honesty, integrity and respect do we have when it…

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