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Ethics and Religion Talk: What do religions think of each other? Part 2

by (Rabbi David J.B...)

Submitted 12-04-2017 under OPINION

Over the years I've heard some Muslims refer to Christians as polytheists. Then we have Christians, who to the best of my knowledge, consider Hindus as polytheists. I would love for you all to shed light on this for me. My response: Judaism, as...

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Ethics and Religion Talk: What do religions think of each other? Part 1

by (Rabbi David J.B...)

Submitted 11-27-2017 under OPINION

"Over the years I've heard some Muslims refer to Christians as polytheists. Then we have Christians, who to the best of my knowledge, consider Hindus as polytheists. I would love for you all to shed light on this for me.” The Reverend...

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Ethics and Religion Talk: Do human rights come from God or from the government?

by (Rabbi David J.B...)

Submitted 11-20-2017 under OPINION

Note: We welcome two new panelists this week, the Reverend Ray Lanning (Reformed Presbyterian) and The Reverend Colleen Squires (Unitarian Universalist). Rev. Ray Lanning, a retired minister of the Reformed Presbyterian Church of North America,...

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Ethics and Religion Talk: Is natural healing God's only will?

by (Rabbi David J.B...)

Submitted 11-13-2017 under OPINION

Her parents argued that the chemo made her sick, and also that "Our belief is the natural stuff will do just as much as that stuff if it's God's will.” If the parents were members of your faith, how would you counsel them? Father...

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Ethics and Religion Talk: Is companionship enough without sex?

by (Rabbi David J.B...)

Submitted 11-06-2017 under OPINION

“I was married for 40 wonderful years. My husband died six and a half years ago. I met a Church of Christ Christian. He is a widower after 48 years of marriage. I am very religious and prayed about having sex and read the Bible. I...

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Ethics and Religion Talk: Should Manson follower, killer Leslie Van Houten, be freed?

by (Rabbi David J.B...)

Submitted 10-30-2017 under OPINION

Recently, Leslie Van Houten, the youngest of the Manson 'family,' was recommended for parole by a state panel that concluded that she has radically changed her life during the more than 40 years in prison for two brutal...

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Ethics and Religion Talk: Religious transformation

by (Rabbi David J.B...)

Submitted 10-23-2017 under OPINION

... that we have betrayed the LORD time and time again, and that I, as a Jew, am a disgusting, filthy pig. It was nothing more than a clumsy attempt to convince me that God would love me if I became a Christian because God no longer likes Jews. The...

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Ethics and Religion Talk: Is stealing signs in baseball unethical?

by (Rabbi David J.B...)

Submitted 10-16-2017 under OPINION

"Jason" asks a baseball ethics question: Is it morally wrong for a team to steal the other team's signs? R. Scot Miller, who writes from an Anabaptist and Quaker Christian perspective, responds: “I find it difficult to accept...

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Ethics and Religion Talk: Should congregations welcome sexual offenders?

by (Rabbi David J.B...)

Submitted 10-09-2017 under OPINION

Fred Stella, the Pracharak (Outreach Minister) for the West Michigan Hindu Temple, responds: “West Michigan Hindu Temple has not had to deal with this issue up to date so I have to speculate on this one. Before anything we must understand that...

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Ethics and Religion Talk: What to do after a miscarriage? (Part 2)

by (Rabbi David J.B...)

Submitted 10-02-2017 under OPINION

Many people don’t realize that approximately 25% of pregnancies end in miscarriage. Most, however, take place in the first trimester. Second trimester miscarriages are much less common. My heart and the hearts of the Ethics and Religion Talk...

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