Tag Archives: religion

An Examination of Sins and Virtues: Envy

Wanting to want the right things There’s an old Russian fable found in Deirdre McCloskey’s book, Bourgeois Dignity: Why Economics Can’t Explain the Modern World. This fable tells the story of Ivan, and his neighbor, Boris. God tells Ivan that he can have anything he wants, under one condition: Boris …

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Day 42 Genuine Conversation

The Rev. Dan Bergstrom and bible teacher Dr. Jeffery Crafton make a presentation in chapel about genuine conversation. Photo by Maddie Binning.

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The Bible and the big screen

How should we view and understand movies with religious themes? By Taylor Bye.

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Examining the anatomy of faith

Thinking, feeling, doing: how do you experience spirituality? The search for wholeness may be private or public The anatomy of faith has a structure of three main “body parts”: the head, the heart and the hands. In these parts people think, feel and act out their faith. “The head is …

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Orthodox Christmas

Does the Orthodox Church celebrate Christmas the same way as you do? The priest chants loudly as he rings the bells. The smell of burning frankincense and myrrh fills the church. The faces of the congregation are illuminated only by a faint golden candle glow. The people slowly join in …

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Political lectures from the pulpit

Pulpit politicking raises the question of ethics In 2009, the International Revenue Service investigated James Hammond, pastor of the Living Word Christian Center (a Brooklyn Park church), for directly endorsing congresswoman Michele Bachmann, which is a violation of the 1954 Johnson Amendment regarding churches with tax-exempt statuses. The court ultimately …

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Religion and Politics; Clashing or Complimenting?

In his farewell address President George Washington urged against the establishment of political parties. “There is an opinion that parties in free countries are useful checks upon the administration of the government and serve to keep alive the spirit of liberty. This within certain limits is probably true; and in …

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The real worth of Minnehaha

Integrating Christian faith in learning Jessamine Von Arx, Talon staff writer High school is a time to make memories and work hard. It’s a time you will never forget. Financial times are tough, so is it worth spending $15,000 for a year of high school? Minnehaha Academy offers spiritual opportunities …

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True Light Covenant Church

Spotlighting the seemingly forgotten church Elleni Oberle, Talon staff writer “I started going to True Light before it was even True Light. It was a really nice environment and when you walk in the front doors we were immediately welcomed,” said freshman Rachel Zellie. “I go every Sunday with my …

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Showing what they know

Seniors at MA did roughly 25% better than the average American on a religion survey.

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