this went thru my mind

 

Control, influence & life: It’s a Wonderful Life, If … by Dan Bouchelle [required reading]

“Love does not seek to control others.”

Church: What You Don’t Like About Your Church (And why that’s good) by Daniel Darling [required reading]

“I often say to people … ‘I don’t like everything in our church. And this is good, because if everything here was geared to what I like, it would be great for me, but not-so-great for the other members.’ And so it is with you.”

Christmas: * How December 25 Became Christmas by Andrew McGowan; * Separating Fact from Fiction in the Nativity Story – Christmas Myths Exposed by Frank Viola

* “How did December 25 come to be associated with Jesus’ birthday?”

* “If you’ve ever heard the Christmas story retold or watched it dramatized on film, you may not have realized how many myths were added to the story found in the Gospels. In this piece, I address some of them.”

Muslim: Why So Many Muslims Are Angry at the West by Frank Bellizzi

“Every semester, I teach a freshmen-level course at Amarillo College titled “Introduction to World Religions.” It’s the toughest teaching assignment I have.”

Near Death Experiences (NDE): NDEs and Heaven

“The near death experience as a foreshadowing of Heaven is a beautiful theory perhaps, but wrong.”

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