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The Morning Offering

The Morning Offering
Atheists

Episode date: April 18, 2012
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Atheists: I’ve Never Met an Atheist

The young man announced at the beginning of a college class, that he was an atheist. I’d been invited as a guest lecturer, and had opened the talk with the observation that everyone has a nous that hungers for God. This young man took exception, declaring there was no God, and furthermore stating that he certainly did not have hunger for a relationship with anything that could be defined as God.

I asked him to define the god he’d chosen to deny, and after hearing his definition, I declared that I agreed with him. I, too, did not believe in such a god. The average understanding…

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The Morning Offering

The Morning Offering
How to Kill the Ego

Episode date: April 20, 2012
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Many modern psychologists tell us that we must feel good about ourselves, and they instruct us to reject the idea of guilt and sin. Sin is seen by some of these psychologists as religion’s instrument for keeping people in line, making them dependent on an institution that should be relegated to the Dark Ages. In an age where man is elevated to being his own god, religion is seen as a sort of enslavement. Up with self! Down with guilt!

Self as the new god is worshiped at the expense of community and enthroned in a position of the utmost importance. Worship of self has contributed to the downfall of families and societal stability,…

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The Morning Offering

The Morning Offering
A Smile Can Go a Long Way

Episode date: April 24, 2012
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About a year ago I was sitting in a Seattle coffee house, laptop open and working on correspondence. Two young college-age men were sitting at a table about two feet away. One of them made a rude remark that was obviously meant for my ear. He suggested to his friend that only a stupid old man would believe in God. I smiled at them and continued to work on my laptop.

Before leaving the café, I purchased two gift cards and asked the young woman to give it to the two young men sitting at the table next to mine, but only after I left.

About two weeks later, I again visited the same café. There they were, the two young men. They…

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Lord, Send Me

Lord, Send Me
Same-Sex Marriage and Homosexuality

Episode date: May 16, 2012
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The Morning Offering

The Morning Offering
A Smile Can Go a Long Way

Episode date: June 01, 2012
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About a year ago I was sitting in a Seattle coffee house, laptop open and working on correspondence. Two young college-age men were sitting at a table about two feet away. One of them made a rude remark that was obviously meant for my ear. He suggested to his friend that only a stupid old man would believe in God. I smiled at them and continued to work on my laptop.

Before leaving the café, I purchased two gift cards and asked the young woman to give it to the two young men sitting at the table next to mine, but only after I left.

About two weeks later, I again visited the same café. There they were, the two young men. They…

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