Drinking with the Saints: The Sinner’s Guide to a Holy Happy Hour

Introduction:  Although drinking alcohol is against what we as Latter-day-Saints know as the word of wisdom. That doesn’t mean we cant learn important truths from those of other faiths, whose customs might differ from out own. Dr. Michael Foley, the author of Drinking With the Saints: A Sinner’s Guide to a Holy Happy Hour. Writes an […]

Podcast Episode 3: Interview with Dennis Prager about The Ten Commandments: Still The Best Moral Code.

Shaun sits down with Dennis Prager, a nationally syndicated radio talk show host, columnist, author, conductor, and public speaker,to discuss his newest book, The Ten Commandments: Still the Best Moral Code. Dennis makes the case for the Ten Commandments in way that will appeal to both atheists, and religious Christians and Jews. A transcript of this interview can be […]

Make a Donation For Your Exaltation

If you haven’t heard, the church recently announced that it will allow members to “pay tithing and submit other charitable donations” electronically. Now, if you’re anything like me, you no longer need to feel guilty for getting behind in your tithing because you ran out of checks. Also, you don’t have to feel like a […]

Approaching Justice Podcast Episode Two: Israel, Obama, and Iran. Can’t we all just get along?

In this episode, Michael Talerico, a social democrat, and Shaun Maher, a conservative, discuss the implications of Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech to congress and its potential impact on the negations between the Obama Administration and the Iranians over their nuclear program. Various questions are raised in this episode: Is Iran trustworthy? Is Obama trustworthy? Is Netanyahu […]

Approaching Justice Podcast Episode 1: Keystone XL Pipeline

In this episode, Michael Talerico, a social democrat, and Shaun Maher, a conservative, discusses the Presidents veto of the Keystone pipeline.   References Used for This Episode: What is the Keystone XL Pipeline? EPA Comments Challenge State Department Conclusions On Keystone’s Climate Impacts.  The House Passes the Keystone XL Pipeline with bipartisan support.  29 Democrats […]

“O you who love the LORD, hate evil.” (Psalm 97:10)

A few weeks ago Bill Maher, of HBO’s “Real Time,” accused the Navy Seal Sniper Chris Kyle, who is depicted in the movie, American Sniper, as a psychopath. Maher referenced Kyle speaking of Al-Qaeda operatives as “savages” whom he didn’t mind killing. Maher snidely remarked, “I’m sorry.” Maher postulated, “And if you’re a Christian—I know […]

Kritzinger’s Warning To The Media and Rioters In Ferguson.

HBO produced a film several year ago called Conspiracy. The movie was about the Wenesee Conference, which was a secret meeting held by some of the high-ranking officials of the Nazi party. It was at this conference where Reinhard Heydrich revealed his plan in how to carry out the “final solution.” The movie closed with […]

Islam Needs Truth Tellers, Not Apologists

Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf, a well-known activist in the Islamic community, wrote an article for the Huffington post, Protecting Islam by Telling the Truth. In this article, he called upon the leaders of Islam from around the world to raise their voices and defend Islam from those who have corrupted its teachings. “It is time […]

The Call for Courage

I want you to think for a moment about what you would do if you had the power to put an end to a human trafficking ring. The answer seems obvious, right? A few weeks ago, a report was published that detailed a human tracking ring in Rotherham England. The report showed that from 1997 […]

The Happiest State Is…

The financial website Wallethub conducted a study to find out which of the 50 states (And The District of Columbia) were the most happy and which were the least happy. I was not surprised when I read that Utah was at the top of the happy list. After all, Utah is always ranked number one […]

Is Mankind Inherently Good or Evil?

Authors note: For clarification, the use of the word evil in this post refers to mankind’s natural inclination to be selfish, greedy, ungrateful, and entitled.     The question of whether or not mankind is inherently good or evil has been debated for centuries. Fortunately for Latter-day Saints, the Book of Mormon provides the answer […]

Is ISIS Evil?

CNN published an article by James Dawes called “Is ISIS Evil.”  In a nutshell, Mr. Dawes believes that one of the worst things we can do is to label ISIS as evil.  His solution to the problem of terrorism is to understand the circumstances that led “normal men” to become “monsters.” He asserts that when […]