Monthly Archives: November 2018

All are Beneficiaries of Dr. King’s Vision

We Are All Beneficiaries of Dr. King’s Vision By Ken K. Gourdin Note: The following Op-Ed appeared in the January 29, 2013 edition of The Tooele Transcript-Bulletin. I have written extensively on The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and … Continue reading

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More on CIT

Note: The following Op-Ed appeared on Page A5 of the January 21, 2013 edition of the St. George, Utah, Daily Spectrum. The town of Hurricane, Utah, where this incident occurred and whose police department responded to this incident, is a … Continue reading

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Thoughts on the Migrant Caravan

The Real Reason The So-Called Caravan Now is Wending Its Way From Central America to the U.S. Southern Border By Ken K. Gourdin I have a sister-in-law (who has since passed away) who emigrated to the United States from Italy … Continue reading

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On Faith and Skepticism

On Science, On Skepticism, and On Faith By Ken K. Gourdin  On his blog Sic et non at Patheos, Brigham Young University Professor of Arabic and Islamic Studies Dan Peterson has a discussion about faith vis-à-vis science.  He discusses the … Continue reading

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On baptism for the dead

On Baptism for the Dead in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints By Ken K. Gourdin On the blog, I’ve commented previously on the doctrine and practice in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints of performing … Continue reading

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On Why Man’s Ways are Different Than God’s

A Meditation on One Instance in Which “God’s Ways Were Not Our Ways”—And on What it May Mean for Other Instances in Which That Principle Likely Applies By Ken K. Gourdin On his blog at Sic et non, Brigham Young … Continue reading

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On Devotion, On Skepticism, on Opinions

May Skeptics Dismiss the Opinions of the Faithful Because the Faithful Employ a Paradigm in a Single Facet of Their Lives Which Skeptics Reject? Yes, But Should They? By Ken K. Gourdin The following short snippet of conversation occurred on … Continue reading

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On Behavioral Health and Creativity

On Mental Illness/Psychiatric Diagnoses/Behavioral Health Disorders and Creativity: A Correlation is Not a Cause By Ken K. Gourdin In a thread on the blog Sic et non by Brigham Young University Assistant Professor of Arabic and Islamic Studies Dan Peterson, … Continue reading

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Usefulness of Multiple Paradigms

A Conversation With a Religious Skeptic About the Potential Usefulness of Multiple Paradigms for Discerning Truth By Ken K. Gourdin In a threat on Sic et non, the blog of Brigham Young University Associate Professor of Arabic and Islamic Studies … Continue reading

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On Religion and Culture

Note: The following Op-Ed appeared on Page A4 in the December 18, 2012 edition of the Tooele Transcript-Bulletin. Religion and culture are inseparable – No matter your beliefs or lack thereof By Ken K. Gourdin Most U.S. citizens are familiar … Continue reading

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