Justin Young

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We Are Not All Children of God

<b>This last Sunday,</b> we were treated to the Gospel reading in which Christ is baptized by St. John the Baptist. It’s a compelling passage, especially …

Theology

Claim: Palace of David Discovered in the Foothills of Judah

Professor Yosef Garfinkel has announced the discovery of two royal public buildings in his excavations at Khirbet Qeiyafa. According to the press …

The REAL Looting Is Happening On Wall Street … Not In Ferguson

<i>Images by William Banzai ...</i> OBVIOUSLY!<p>The looting in Ferguson, Missouri is bad. The looters are giving the peaceful protesters against the shooting …

Here's When All Your Favorite TV Shows Premiere In 2015

The worst part of winter, when all of your favorite television shows go into hibernation and the networks are re-runs, is almost over. Soon, we'll find new episodes of "Downton Abbey," an entire new season of "House of Cards" to binge and brand spankin' new shows like "Better Call Saul." Here are …

Conventional Wisdom With Prince EA

Prince Ea is an inspirational spoken-word artist. With millions of likes and shares on Facebook, HooplaHa is so happy to team up with Prince Ea to help spread inspiration and motivation! Check out the first episode of this awesome series, <i>Conventional Wisdom With Prince Ea</i>, where Prince tells us how …

This Is Why I Am Afraid of the Police

This past weekend, thousands of New York City police officers turned their backs on Mayor Bill de Blasio at the funeral of Officer Rafael Ramos at Christ Tabernacle in Glendale, New York. It is now widely known that Officer Ramos saw his work in the NYPD as his ministry. That means his work was …

New-Age, Year-End and Under-Done

This year-end article will make your jaw drop! Just kidding. I never read anything on social media that declares the content is so amazing that I could possibly lose control of the lower part of my mouth. Those tactics are click bait and I won't be duped. I am, however, a sucker for headlines that …

Winter Graduation

Last month I presided over winter graduation. December commencement is relatively new to the academic calendar. Most universities used to hold ceremonies only in the spring, as the official climax of the academic year. But the tremendous growth over the past quarter century of so-called …

The Clash Of Civilizations

Thomas Cole, “The Course of Empire: Destruction” (1836)<p><b>In the emerging world of ethnic conflict and civilizational clash, Western belief in the</b> …

The Unreality of Time

violscraper via flickr<p>Philosophy and physics may seem like polar opposites, but they regularly address quite similar questions. Recently, physicists …

Einstein's Theory of the Eternal Now

Light does not experience time.<p>This might sound a rather esoteric scientific fact (it is a consequence of Einstein’s Theory of Special Relativity), …

Kendrick Lamar Debuts Powerful New Song on 'Colbert Report'

"You are the last <i>Colbert Report</i> musical guest. Honored to have you on, but keep in mind: Paul McCartney, R.E.M., Jack White and Nas were your opening …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Congress Secretly Voted Themselves a Cromnibus Luxury Car Perk

Over the weekend, the Cromnibus budget deal passed the Senate by a 56-40 margin after narrow approval by the House. The outcome is a win for big corporations and wealthy campaign donors, and a huge letdown for 99 percent of Americans, who once again have been shafted by back room negotiations and …

The Power of No

<i>"I'm as proud of what we don't do as I am of what we do." --Steve Jobs</i><p>No. Nyet. Non. Nein. No matter you say it, the meaning is still the same, but this tiny word can be very hard to say. What is it about the word no that makes us feel uncomfortable? If you have difficulty saying no, you're not …

Our Democracy Is Dying

In case anybody hasn't noticed, democracy in America is dying now. This isn't an overstatement; it's a fact. Corporate interests dominate our politics so much at this point that our government, for all intents and purposes, is merely its handmaiden. Whatever Wall Street wants, Wall Street gets. …

Torture: President George W. Bush's Legacy

Beyond the lurid revelations in the CIA torture report, the spectacle of senior Republican leaders defending torture is equally shocking and disturbing. Of course, the rush to shield President George W. Bush, the most recognized face of the Republican Party, is politically expedient: The torture …

What Happened When Two Students, One Black and One White, Participated in a Peaceful Protest

We are two students -- one black, one white -- at Union Theological Seminary, an institution historically and presently committed to fighting against injustice through faith and action. We were outraged by the non-indictment in the case of Eric Garner, which is only the most recent example of our …

Albert Einstein’s profound observations on entrenched racism in America

Americans’ “sense of equality and human dignity is mainly limited to men of white skins”<p>Last week thousands of Albert Einstein documents, known as the Dead Sea Scrolls of physics, were released via Digital Einstein, a partnership between Princeton University, the Einstein Papers Project at Cal …

The NY Fed's Attempt To Explain That It Is Not A Subsidiary Of Goldman Sachs

The most shocking, if already completely buried, news of the day was that - in yet another confirmation that Goldman Sachs is in charge of the New …

Guest Post: Why Monetizing Debt Could End In Revolutions

Much has been made of the decision by the Japanese government to inject another $700 billion into their ailing economy. <b>While some may see this as an</b> …

Life and Death on Your Terms

There comes a time when, despite your own and your family's wishes, beliefs or hope, death stares you in the face. A defining moment comes when you, as a family member, realize you are no longer prolonging a loved one's life but prolonging your loved one's dying process. I have learned that no one …

Millennials Have No Savings; Here’s Why

Photo (cc) by avlxyz<p>It’s hard to save money when your wages haven’t kept up with the cost of living.<p>According to The Atlantic, that’s the unfortunate …

This is why Americans are overweight and broke

If your waistline is expanding while your bank account is shrinking, a new survey may have uncovered the caloric culprit.<p>According to a survey of …

Millennials Don't Know Time Is Money

Time is money. And the millennial generation, which is now making headlines for its low savings rate, seems to have missed that lesson completely. Astoundingly, a new study by Moody's Analytics says most adults under age 35 have a savings rate of <i>negative 2 percent</i>!<p>In fact, millennials are taking on …

18 People Who Grew Up In The “Third World” Explain What Shocked Them When They Moved To The “First World”

The size of everything, I was picked up from the airport in a Ford Expedition, which was about the size of my house back in Cuba, and then taken to a …

You Don't Know What It Means to be Successful

<b>Do you ever have that feeling like you're stuck in automatic-ness of life?</b><p>New Yorkers can probably relate fairly easy to this because it's called "the rat race." But it's applicable to all of us. I'm referring to the automatic way that we usually live life. When things become so routine that you …

Is God in Time?

<i>by Glenn Smith</i><p>A skeptic has posed the following two logical statements as an attempt to refute God’s atemporality:<p>1.) God, an atemporal being, …

What 75 Successful Entrepreneurs Have to Say About Wealth

Today I am delighted to have the opportunity to interview Austin Netzley, author of #1 bestseller <i>Make Money, Live Wealthy</i>.<p>I have known Austin for some time now and I can truly say that he lives by the messages he shares in his book.<p>What makes <i>Make Money, Live Wealthy</i> a great read is that Austin has …

#CrimingWhileWhite Explodes On Twitter Following Eric Garner Decision

The grand jury decision not to bring charges in the chokehold death of Eric Garner, announced Wednesday, was followed with public demonstrations in cities across the nation -- and the Internet.<p>Thousands of tweeters are up in arms against racial profiling and police brutality in America, issues that …