Urim and Thummim The Yale University Shield (shown above) bears an abbreviated Hebrew phrase haʾUrim vəhaTummim (האורים והתומים). This is the official statement found on Yale’s website regarding these Hebrew words: The iconography of the Yale shield (or “arms”) is taken from the University’s seal, which was adopted by the Trustees of Yale College in the […]
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12 November 2013
“This is what you shall do; Love the earth and sun and the animals, despise riches, give alms to every one that asks, stand up for the stupid and crazy, devote your income and labor to others, hate tyrants, argue not concerning God, have patience and indulgence toward the people, take off your hat to […]
9 November 2013
Seeds of Loving Kindness Monday 11.11.13 | 6:30 p.m. Public Space One Lower Level – Wesley Building 120 North Dubuque Street Iowa City - http://goo.gl/maps/AiDUZ For More information: 319.621.0191 An evening of high dharma and inspiration a spiritual talk and multimedia presentation with Ganga, Tara and Jampa Dorje Ganga and Tara have lived in India for […]
29 May 2013
This is a video created using a compilation of Liberty Mutual advertisements.
29 May 2013
This is an inspiring short video about disconnecting from the digital world and reconnecting to the people and life around us. [source]
26 April 2013
The latest advertisement from Buick (shown below) proclaims: “The Next Big Thing in Luxury is Small.” The smaller is better message is increasingly finding its way into mainstream culture as a shifting undercurrent to the bigger is better mindset of another era. The description on Buick’s YouTube channel reads: “The age of the over-sized luxury […]
5 April 2013
Below are the first few episodes in a new series about Islam and Muslims in America.
30 March 2013
Transcending the “Eat Less” Mentality. Simply put, ongoing weight gain is caused by consuming more calories than one is burning. For this reason, it’s common for doctors and well meaning family or friends to advise obese people to “just eat less.” However, this advise is of little use to a person who feels very hungry […]
22 March 2013
AT&T recently launched an advertising campaign promoting the “Bigger is Better” message. Below is one of the videos from the campaign. At a time when we need to be living simpler, smaller, and more sustainably, this message seems to be in contrast to the shift toward living with less.
11 March 2013
These are the Henri videos from Will Braden. Learn more about Henri on Facebook, Twitter, and the Henri store. Click here for Henri the book.
18 December 2012
Availability. This Navy Doctor Came Ashore by Charles H. Read is available in print and Kindle versions. [Buy Now: Print | Kindle] Review. At the time of this posting, the book currently has a 5-star rating on Amazon (the highest possible rating). Summary. Dr. Charles Read entered the Royal Canadian Navy in 1943 and worked […]
27 November 2012
Summary. This document provides an introduction to basic teachings and principles of Islam as found in the Quran. The following is an excerpt from pages 397-400 of the Reformist Translation of the Quran. [PDF Source] Parallel Study. This list is provided as a study text for those seeking to find parallel teachings and ethical principles […]
20 November 2012
The following documents and resources express viewpoints from either side of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict that may be helpful in gaining a broader understanding – particularly for those who may have only heard one side of the argument. The resources below are offered because they convey something of value to the dialog and narrative toward peace. Please consider […]
9 November 2012
The Diwali festival starts with Dhanteras on which most Indian business communities begin their financial year. The second day of the festival, Naraka Chaturdasi, marks the vanquishing of the demon Naraka by Lord Krishna and his wife Satyabhama. Amavasya, the third day of Diwali, marks the worship of Lakshmi, the goddess of wealth in her most benevolent mood, fulfilling the wishes of her devotees. Amavasya […]
31 October 2012
Commentary. Within the genre of music considered to be popular contemporary Christian praise and worship, there’s a category of songs with lyrics that are introspectively critical of the present framework of Christianity. Such songs challenge the Church to live a life more purely reflective of the life and message of Jesus. The song Jesus, Friend Of […]
22 September 2012
The video below features Nouman Ali Khan describing the appropriate Quran-based Islamic / Muslim response for when people insult the Prophet Muhammad. This video is provided by the Bayyinah Institute.
18 September 2012
The following movies/films are about the topic of time travel and changing future events and outcomes. Back to the Future Deja Vu [DVD | Blu-ray] Minority Report Next, [DVD | Blu-ray | HDVD] Paycheck Groundhog Day Source Code The Butterfly Effect Timeline
17 September 2012
17 September 2012 Friends of Smaller and Simpler Living, The small house movement has an abundance of plans for building smaller homes. At this point, for most people, the challenge of downsizing isn’t an architectural one, but an internal one. A transition toward simpler living, whether by choice or circumstance, challenges us at every level: […]