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Render Unto Caesar: A Most Misunderstood New Testament Passage

[Adapted from the lecture "Render Unto Caesar: A Most Misunderstood New Testament Passage" presented March 13th, 2010, at the Ludwig von Mises …

I'm 28 and I've saved over $240,000 — here's what I've learned about money from tracking my net worth for the past 2 years

They say you learn something about yourself when you keep a journal.<p>If that's true, then I think just graduated to a PhD in Me Studies. Because for the past two years, I've kept a very detailed (and very public) online diary.<p>It's a unique type of diary though. In it, you won't find any juicy gossip …

Personal Finance

1 Skill That Will Make You Irresistible and Irreplaceable in the Age of AI

A new McKinsey study identifies the key driver of success in the next decade.<p>A new McKinsey study of 800 occupations finds that automation and artificial intelligence will transform the workplace over the next decade. In order to compete, our skills have to change. The study finds that …

How To Develop Charismatic Confidence In Seconds

Confidence is self-sustaining and why that's awesome for your business<p>If you ask the average audience member what the difference was between a good speaker and a great speaker, they'll give you a variety of answers. The great speaker had more energy, seemed buoyant, was funnier, more …

The 2020s Might Be The Worst Decade In U.S. History

I recently wrote about a looming credit crisis that’s stemming from high-yield junk bonds. The crisis itself will have massive consequences for investors. But that’s not the worst part.<p>The crisis will create a domino effect and trigger global financial contagion, which I usually refer to as “The …

Economics

Student Evaluations of Teaching are Not Valid

In a review of the literature on student evaluations of teaching (SET), Philip B. Stark and Richard Freishtat—of the University of California, …

Op-ed: Addressing income inequality is a Mormon moral imperative

This is an archived article that was published on sltrib.com in 2016, and information in the article may be outdated. It is provided only for …

Make the faith thick and the Church expensive

If people find it in the bargain bin, they'll treat it as a bargain.<p>This should worry us. A major Jewish sociologist reports that “non-Orthodox …

Book claims that Jesus had children

Notice a book with false claims about Jesus and the gospels:<p>A … book claims even Jesus had his secrets.<p>It’s called “The Lost Gospel” and it’s based …

6 facts about U.S. Mormons

Mormons place a very high value on good parenting and a successful marriage, and they are among the most involved in their congregations of any …

Straight talk about Islam in the Los Angeles Times

You don’t often see an op-ed on Islam this straightforward, especially in a major newspaper like the <i>L.A. Times</i>. So the September 9 op-ed by Shadi …

Religion

14 Hidden Storage Ideas for Small Spaces

If you live in a small space, storage hacks are your best friend. Anyone can save room by bringing in small furniture or putting up shelfie-worthy shelves, but even with the usual tricks, there never seems to be enough room for all your stuff. Instead of vacuum sealing, squeezing or stuffing your …

6 unexpected findings about Mormon doubters — and one that’s no surprise

I’m not at the Sunstone symposium this weekend, so I missed Benjamin Knoll’s presentation yesterday with some really interesting stats on faith and …

Does Religious Thinking Beget Violence?

In his final tweet before going on a shooting spree in Baton Rouge, which left three police officers dead, Gavin Long wrote,<p>Just bc you wake up every …

LGBT Pride Month Highlights Deepening Divide Between Mormon Leadership and Members

June is LGBT Pride Month--and for a growing number of Mormons, it's a time for celebration. Social media is awash with rainbow-colored profile pictures of devout Latter-day Saints and their families, and active Mormons are planning marching contingents in several LGBT Pride parades throughout the …

Girl in the Picture

Recently I came across the photo on the left and did a double take. The girl in that photo, with her hollow eyes and hopeless heart, no longer bears …

Latter Days: A Literary Look at Mormonism in 6 Books

“When I was fifteen years old, I started to feel that you couldn’t believe in something when you’d never had a chance <i>not</i> to believe,” writes novelist Judith Freeman in her new memoir <i>The Latter Days</i>, an account of her Mormon upbringing and her gradual exit from the faith.<p>For Freeman, that chance not …

The Next Big Crash Of The U.S. Economy Is Coming, Here's Why

By the <i>SRSrocco Report</i>Investors better be prepared as the next crash of the U.S. economy is coming. This is not based on hype or speculation, rather …

Stock Markets

'The prophet will never lead the LDS Church astray,' and other Mormon heresies

“The Lord will never permit me or any other man who stands as President of this Church to lead you astray. It is not in the programme. It is not in …

Faith

The Faith Is Gone: The Middle Class Flees The Market As Record Low Number Of Americans Own Stocks

Three recurring laments heard in the corridors of the Marriner Eccles building are why, with stocks at record highs after levitating in more or less …

Author of Infamous “CES Letter” Has Left Mormonism: “I Have Excommunicated the LDS Church”

April 18, 2016 by Hemant Mehta<p><b>Jeremy Runnells</b> is best known within Mormon circles for writing the CES Letter — a sort-of open letter that questions …

Fox News Host: The “National Day of Reason” Resolution Shows the “Downward Decline of This Nation”

April 14, 2016 by Hemant Mehta<p>The pundits at Fox News Channel are furious that legislators have proposed a purely symbolic resolution calling for a …

Corporate America is nearing a 'toxic' debt crisis

According to Andrew Lapthorne, head of quantitative analysis at Societe Generale, the amount of debt that businesses have accumulated over the last five to six years has put them on the verge of a serious crisis.<p>Lapthorne wrote in a note to clients on Tuesday:<p>This level of borrowing in some sectors …

Interest Rates

The warning signs for a crash are beginning to pile up

Today, however, what passes for analysis is the dissection of every syllable that comes out of Janet Yellen and Mario Draghi's mouths. I never thought I'd see the day on Wall Street when linguistics was more important than things like revenues and profits.<p>I still, however, believe in the basics of …

Stock Markets

The next recession will blow out the US budget

By 2017, it will be the third-longest recovery without a recession since the Great Depression. By 2018, it will be the second longest.<p>Only during the halcyon economic days of the 1960s have we seen a longer recovery; but that record, too, will be eclipsed sometime in 2019—if we don't see a …

Economics

Economist Peter Schiff Warns of ‘Real Problem’: ‘The Economy Already Is in Recession. … When Is the Fed Going to Acknowledge It?’

Famed-economist Peter Schiff recently revealed to CNBC that he believes the U.S. economy is “weak” and likely in a recession.<p>Peter Schiff, president Euro Pacific Capital. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)<p>“The economy already is in recession,” Schiff said. “The question is, when is the Fed going to …

Sell your house at a profit, buy a cheaper one, and put the rest in gold

China did not blow up. Energy company debt did not melt down. And investors did not panic in the face of a slowing world economy, falling corporate earnings, and central bank absurdities.<p>But nothing fails like success. Throw a lot of money at any market, and you are asking for trouble.<p>Today, …

Real Estate

An Open Letter to Pastors - Stand or Fall

The views expressed by the author do not necessarily reflect the editorial opinion of The Christian Post or its editors.<p>Expand | Collapse<p>A paraphrase …

Mormon Mother Fighting for LGBTQ Inclusion in Her Church

Growing up in a very conservative religious environment, it turned our world upside down when our 13-year-old son came out to us. The learning curve was steep since we were coming from a place of almost total ignorance about all things LGBT-related.<p>Seven years ago, prior to our son coming out, our …