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The myth of the eternal war between science and religion

For the last several years, starting long before I was appointed auxiliary bishop in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, I've been posting short commentaries on YouTube. I've covered movies, music, books, cultural trends and more. But I've given special attention to New Atheism, a social and political …

Religion

Women in Leadership: The Only Thing That Matters is What the Bible Says

When it comes to the issue of women in leadership, I often hear that the only thing that matters is what the Bible says. I completely agree.<p><b>What does the Bible say about women in leadership?</b><p>To answer this question, people usually jump to the passages that they read as limiting the roles of women. …

4 Calorie-Torching Moves That Tone Your Legs and Butt

A strong, toned lower half not only turns heads, but it also boosts your performance in nearly every activity, from running errands to running …

New Tools Let You Protect Yourself Against Unconstitutional Police Spying

Image via TunnelCase.com, a shielding system that can protect your phone from being spied on.<p>2015/08/09<p>WASHINGTON, DC — When it comes to spying on …

Surveillance

4 Supremes alert America: ‘Trouble is coming’

Supreme Court Justices Antonin Scalia, Clarence Thomas, Samuel Alito and Chief Justice John Roberts<p>America needs to prepare for a major governmental …

What is Darwin's Theory of Evolution?

The theory of evolution by natural selection, first formulated in Darwin's book "On the Origin of Species" in 1859, is the process by which organisms …

A new study offers a brilliantly simple way to beat procrastination

The reason goals are so hard to reach, many psychologists think, is because each person believes they are really two people: Present Me and Future Me. And to most people, Future Me is <i>much</i> less important than Present Me. Present Me is the CEO of Me Corp, while Future Me is a lowly clerk.<p>"Instead of …

'Blurring Lines': Decline in U.S. Christianity Mirrors Larger Trends

The rise in the number of Americans unaffiliated with any religion is nothing new — and for some denominations, it might even be a good thing, religion scholars say.<p>The Pew Research Center for Religion & Public Life reported in a massive study this week that 22.8 percent of Americans identified …

Eight ways to radically increase your productivity

Beginnings are the most exciting and energizing times in life. If things have been in a slump for you, make some changes. Lasting success comes from making pointed shifts in your behavior on a daily basis. Success is rarely the result of the major decisions you have to make due to the long and …

How to Plan an Insanely Cheap Trip That Feels Expensive

<i>(Photo: PeopleImages.com/Getty Images)</i><p>You don't have to spend a lot of money to feel like a jetsetting boss while traveling. The trick is a combination of knowing how to get expensive amenities for cheap, while also adopting the mindset that indulgences do not always have to be expensive. Here are …

Using selective Bible literalism to condemn same-sex marriage

The primary source for the opposition to gay equality and therefore gay marriage is the oft-quoted statement: “The Bible says it; I believe it; that …

Martin Luther’s Anfechtungen–his own dark nights of the soul, and how they affected his teaching and ministry

Image via Wikipedia<p>Well, it seems that each of the three sections of my forthcoming article for Leadership Journal has ballooned to the projected …