Tag Archive for: ethics

Authenticated Faith


Next Step #676: Faith authenticated by questioning God. Liberation Theology and its message today. Discovering our ethics from an authenticated faith. Camel, water and murder. Blacks to McKinley/Armenians to Biden, across a hundred years.
The Cross and the Lynching Tree by James Cone
Letter to President McKinley
James Cone and Black Liberation Theology 
In Search of An Armenian Theology of Liberation (Window)
WD168 this week 
Roberta Flack 
Cover photo: Stained glass from 16th St. Baptist Church, Birmingham
Produced by Suzie Shatarevyan for InHisShoes.org
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Natural & Artificial Lenten Intelligence

Next Step #612: A first look at some natural intelligence that comes from the time of birth and is lost by the time we start practicing Lent. Lesson for Lent from my 3 month-old grandson. Enter artificial intelligence and deal with the latest in ethics and responsibility. The quest begins for the algorithms to contaminate AI with ethics. Not for the faint at heart or for the easily dizzied. Building a church and not finding a loan? Here are some secrets from the inner ranks.
Gor Mkhitarian – Oonaynutiun from the Spirit Album
Pontifical Academy: Artificial Intelligence
Vestments in the Armenian Church
WD168 – February 26, 2020
Lenten Journey by Fr. Vazken
Lenten “Bland” Page
40 Vegan Recipes (another bland page)
Reclaim Etchmiadzin – March 13-15, 2020
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Cover: Bubble in Avalon, 2012 Fr. Vazken
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Orange Color Politics

Next Step #439: Politics is front and center in this episode as Fr. Vazken visits his childhood church, remembers the ugly politics inside the church and now  on the world stage with US elections in a few days. Social ethics – the importance of self-determination and a rejection of destiny, finding the tools to make our decisions. A metaphysical discussion has political and practical implications and applications in our world today. And no, we don’t serve on the altar!
Observer” by Gor Mkhitarian
Truman/Dewey picture
Murder at the Altar by Terry Phillips
Catholicos at meetings in New York
St. Nersess Armenian Seminary
Embracing Faith Conference – Save the Date 
Whitewashed tombs
St. James, Los Angeles
USC School of Religion
Engineered by Ken Nalik
Produced by Suzie Shatarevyan for InHisShoes.org
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