Introduction In the movie, "The Matrix," Morpheus, the captain of the Nebuchadnezzar, speaks to the concept of the metaverse when he says: "What is the Matrix? Control. The Matrix is a computer-generated dream world, built to keep us under control in order to change a human being into this." While the Matrix in the movie... Continue Reading →
Does the National Day of Prayer Conflict with Separation of Church and State?
Did you know the National Day of Prayer was enacted on April 17, 1952 by President Harry S. Truman as a time to “turn to God in prayer and meditation?” This bill was challenged in 2010 by U.S. District Judge Barbara Crabb. She expressed it violated the First Amendment: “Congress shall make no law respecting... Continue Reading →
Transgender, Transethnicity, Transage?
The Indiana State Legislature recently advanced Senate Bill 344, which extended limited civil rights to lesbian and gay people in employment, housing, and public accommodations. However, the bill did exclude protections for transgender people. Some Kokomo Common Council members of Indiana were not happy with the state’s decision. One member publicly expressed his desire to... Continue Reading →
Speak Out For The Civil Rights Of The Unborn
The videos produced by The Center for Medical Progress has reassured the American people the uncanny fact that Planned Parenthood is making profit off fully intact fetal body parts. Since this is morally reprehensible, I find it necessary to use my freedom of speech to speak out for the civil rights of the unborn. I use social... Continue Reading →
Counseling the Heart Through Biblical Thinking
Ever since Adam and Eve’s disobedience in the Garden of Eden, human thinking has been marred by sin. People distort truth, embellish stories, and abuse others with their words. The absolute truth-telling that exists in the mind of God is unfortunately uncommon in His Creation. In this paper, I will focus specifically on how sin... Continue Reading →
What Jesus thought about Women in the Bible
Christianity elevated the status of women more than any other religious or political system during the first century. Jesus’ disciples included several women (Luke 8:1-3), a practice very rare among the rabbis of his day. Not only that, but Christ’s first recorded disclosure of his own identity as the true Messiah was made to a woman (John 4:25-26). This... Continue Reading →
The Rise in Urbanization
Did you know that by the year 2050, 85% of the population will live in big cities? This clearly demonstrates the rise of modernization, industrialization, and is a sociocultural shift that will forever change the way humans interact.What causes urbanization? It occurs as individuals, commercial businesses, social and governmental efforts conglomerate to places that are... Continue Reading →
Jesus the Relational God
"Since then we have a great high priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus, the Son of God, let us hold fast our confession. 15 For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but one who in every respect has been tempted as we are, yet without sin. 16 Let us then with confidence draw... Continue Reading →
What Is The Best Cure For Racism Today?
Racism is defined as a "belief or doctrine that inherent differences among the various human races determine cultural or individual achievement, usually involving the idea that one's own race is superior and has the right to rule others." The definition of racism itself is controversial since there is no scientific or biological evidence that there are... Continue Reading →