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Video: Is All Murder Equal? The Death of London McCabe

From Odyssey Networks’ Faith on the Record series: This week, Jillian McCabe threw her autistic 6-year-old son London from a bridge to his death. The murder has provoked many reactions, among them a surprising amount of sympathy for the mother, who was by many accounts overwhelmed by her son’s condition. When our sense of mercy for one person is built on the message that the person they have harmed or killed is less than human because of whatever affects them, something is terribly wrong. Watch my video commentary for more thoughts: Odyssey......

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Video: To Quarantine or Not to Quarantine

From Odyssey Networks’ Faith on the Record series: The question of whether or not to quarantine those returning from West Africa who have been caring for people with Ebola is in the forefront of many people’s minds. This is a question that has plagued man since Biblical times and that while the risk is real, so was the need for people to take care of one another. Odyssey Networks tells the stories of faith in action changing the world for the better. Their stories explore a wise range of issues including peace,......

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On Wisdom - Brad Hirschfield with Irwin Kula

We are excited to announce a new video series – On Wisdom – at The Wisdom Daily. On Wisdom will feature interviews with noted innovators in business, the arts, medicine, religion, academia and more. These inspiring individuals will discuss wisdom with co-founders, Brad Hirschfield and Irwin Kula – what wisdom means to them and how they see it and use it in their daily lives. In this first episode, Irwin interviews Brad about why he wanted to start The Wisdom Daily.” Most people go online to find confirmation of what they already......

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Video: Is Extreme Fitness Replacing Religion?

From Odyssey Networks’ Faith on the Record series: Extreme fitness programs have become a multi-billion dollar industry, and according to a recent article in the New York Times, an extreme fascination with workout enthusiasts. What drives people to train like Navy SEALS? Longing for experience over what makes rational sense is a very real piece of what it means to be human and that longing for experience is reflected in the way Americans currently view religion. For more, watch my discussion below: Odyssey Networks tells the stories of faith in action changing......

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Video: Is Suicide Always Wrong?

From Odyssey Networks’ Faith on the Record series: This week, 29-year-old Brittany Maynard announced that she will be ending her life on November 1. Maynard has an aggressive form of brain cancer and has received a terminal diagnosis. Rather than putting her family and herself through the ordeal of a painful and drawn-out death, she has chosen physician assisted suicide, which is legal in Oregon. Sometimes, like in the case of Brittany Maynard, it may be that choosing to end one’s life is actually in its own way an affirmation of life......

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Video: The NFL, The U.S. Supreme Court and Religious Liberty in America

From Odyssey Networks’ Faith on the Record series: During a recent NFL game Kansas City Chiefs Safety, Husain Abdullah hit the headlines when he was penalized after performing a traditional Muslim prayer after scoring a touchdown. How does this incident link to the upcoming Holt Vs Hobbs case at the Supreme Court? If you care about religious liberty in America, you will care about this case. In my video discussion, I consider whether our institutions are hostile to Islam, or religion in general. Odyssey Networks tells the stories of faith in action......

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Video: Rosh Hashanah and Hope for the Future

From Odyssey Networks’ Faith on the Record series: As Jews around the world celebrate Rosh Hashanah in the midst of global strife, we remember that Rosh Hashanah is a profound chance to look forward and dare to hope when others say hope makes no sense. Odyssey Networks tells the stories of faith in action changing the world for the better. Their stories explore a wise range of issues including peace, tolerance, social justice and the environment. To view more of Brad’s Faith on the Record discussions, please click here....

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Video: ISIS - Political Correctness and Honesty

From Odyssey Networks’ Faith on the Record series: As the world comes to grips with the threat of terrorism from ISIS, I believe this is a moment when all people must make an honest choice about who they want to be in the world, including in a war which very much has religious overtones but isn’t a war against any one religion, nor can it be allowed to become so. Please watch my video commentary below for more: Odyssey Networks tells the stories of faith in action changing the world for the......

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Video: Genocide, Religious Warfare or A Third Option

From Odyssey Networks’ Faith on the Record series: Christians are increasingly at threat of ethnic cleansing throughout the Middle East and North Africa. How do we talk about that real possibility without turning this war into a religious war? Odyssey Networks tells the stories of faith in action changing the world for the better. Their stories explore a wise range of issues including peace, tolerance, social justice and the environment. To view more of Brad’s Faith on the Record discussions, please click here....

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Bo Burnham Laughing At God and Me Laughing At Bo Burnham

However faithful or faithless you may be, I dare you to watch this without laughing! Far from being heretical or otherwise offensive, having a laugh at God’s expense is not only sometimes the healthiest thing to do, it’s quite traditional. Sarah laughs at God in the Book of Genesis, and if it was good enough for her, then even the most pious among us should relax about laughing at God. That’s exactly what Bo Burnham does in his song, “From God’s Perspective” below (language NSFW). Believe me, I know that Bo Burnham......

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