Smash Lies: Easy-To-Condemn VS Must-Condemn

Coming out of Christianity into a Torah-observant lifestyle, one of the most surprising aspects of the shift has been discovering that many more things are “kosher” than I thought. I found this particularly amusing because Christians typically refer to the Jews as being “in bondage” to the Torah while they’ll turn around and make rules against alcohol consumption, smoking, dancing, saying certain words, and even […]

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Responsibility and the Aurora Massacre

In the wake of the Aurora, Colorado massacre, people have been trying to come to terms with what led up to this senseless tragedy and what can be changed to prevent this from happening in the future.  – Do we, as a country, enact strict gun control laws that limit the access of firearms?On July 20th, 2012, a man injured 70 people; 12 of them […]

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The Statement of Faith Vs. The Quest for Truth

Disclaimer: This post is not meant to belittle any specific faith or denomination of religion, but instead act as instrument of mind stretching and heart testing. A week or two ago, I was talking with my mother-in-law about religious individuals. She was sharing a story with me about a conversation she had been engaged in with a religious young man who had started the conversation in […]

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There’s No Shame In Looking Away

The other day, I was scrolling through some blogs that I like to read on different topics. I was reading one blog from an Orthodox Jewish source and when I noticed on the sidebar an advertisement for a website that sells t-shirts. It didn’t seem like any big deal that the female model was showing off a regular t-shirt with a catchy slogan on it, […]

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Why Ken is a Libertarian: “I Don’t Know.”

It’s not unheard of for a kid to rebel against their parent’s political views or religious beliefs. So, why on earth was my rebellion one that lead me to a faith that has more rules and a political philosophy that is even more “conservative” than that of my parents’? I know it’s typically the trend of rebellious kids to push against the strict ways of […]

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How We’re Wired: Day of Rest

In this very fast-paced world, many are looking to ancient ways of dealing with modern problems. Today, stress is a huge contributor to illness and the reasons why seem to elude us. Hundreds of years ago, people who worked with their hands and minds still lived considerably long lives; even with the lack of breakthroughs in medical innovation that we enjoy today. Many are discovering that the reason why […]

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