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February 3, 2015

Spiritual Pomp and Bluster

Today we turn our attention to pomp and bluster—pomp and bluster of the spiritual sort. There is little doubt but what most, if not all, of you have encountered that person who knows everything there is to know about how one can be saved. They possess the exclusive truth and if you will but follow their guidance, you too can be saved. Perhaps if you’re at all like me, you have thought something like, “If it’s so easy, why isn’t your life perfect or why haven’t you ascended?” Logical Errors ... Read More

January 27, 2015

Heavenly Lies

Heavenly lies is the subject of this week’s spotlight. Not long ago I learned that my radio show was the target of a would-be boycott because I had questioned a guest’s credibility. The guest insisted that persons who experienced a NDE often returned with higher IQs, some 200 and above. That’s a pretty strong claim and as such, I sought clarification both on and off the show. I spoke with a stat psych expert about this claim and he informed me that it was a blatant misrepresentation because IQ tests ... Read More

January 20, 2015

The Lies We Live

In today’s spotlight issue we turn our attention to the lies we live. There are things that we simply do not want to believe or deal with, so we lie to ourselves even when we know it’s a lie. As such, we tell ourselves things everyday, at least in our actions, which violate our own knowing. Call it rationalization, denial, or just plain old wishful thinking, we nevertheless perpetuate the same old lies over and over again. Things We Don’t Want to Believe For example, let’s think about those so-called ... Read More

January 8, 2015

Music’s Internal Expression

I have often been asked, “Why do we play music during your radio interviews?” This week two new articles appeared that reminded me again of this question. The first informed us that, “The rhythms of certain parts of renowned (Beethoven) works may in fact reflect the irregular rhythms of Beethoven’s own heart caused by cardiac arrhythmia. ‘His music may have been both figuratively and physically heartfelt,’ says co-author Joel Howell, M.D., Ph. D, a professor of Internal Medicine at the University of Michigan Medical School and member of the U-M ... Read More

December 19, 2014

Be Happy!

In this week’s spotlight, we turn our attention to the notion of happiness. If you ask, “What would make you happier?” –most people will frame their answer around what they might get. If I had more money, I would be happier. If I had more time, I would be happier. If I had less stress, or a better job, or………and the list goes on and on. Research Data When we look at the research data however, we discover that none of the above provides for lasting happiness. Indeed, if you ... Read More