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John Livingston

It IS All Connected

My best friend in life and adopted brother is Fr. Lance Krzywicki. Before becoming a Catholic Priest, Fr. Lance was a Wall Street Attorney and Financier. While in New York he became friends with Cardinal John Joseph O’Conner. On Holy Saturday of 1987 I became a member of the Catholic Church after undergoing ” The […]

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John Livingston

What is True of the Part

The fallacy of composition is an informal fallacy that arises when one infers that something is true of the whole from the fact that it is true of some part of the whole. My two closest adult friends are Catholic Priests. . Fr. Pat Russell was a legend in the Idaho Catholic Community. Standing all […]

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John Livingston

The Facts of Sex and Love

Sex and love are complex issues that have been addressed Biblically since Adam and Eve. A legislator two days ago threatened to read “Biblical smut” on the floor of the Idaho House as he debated against what Betsy Hustle Russell (HR) called the “anti-trans bill”—though the words “anti-trans aren’t found in the bill. Nobody that […]

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John Livingston

Human Sexuality 101

Children are extremely impressionable. They are easy to persuade. They lack an understanding of the moral predicates that should become the foundation for the philosophy that will determine how they make decisions as they move through life. Sexuality is a complex issue that requires an understanding of biology, genetics, psychology, and most importantly a spiritual […]

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John Livingston

The Great Awakening Part II

Sun Tzu in THE ART OF WAR warns us: “If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat. If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will […]

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John Livingston

The Great Awakening

Theologians and historians identify several great awakenings that have occurred in our country prior to and after our founding. The unique time in history when the ideas of the Enlightenment merged with a sharp increase in religious piety of the people, and with a sense of humble reverence and a belief in God was the […]

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A Divided Country – Will We Have Another Awakening?

“If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.” -2 Chronicles 7:14 There have been many observers that have made the comparison that our […]

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John Livingston

Words

In November of 2002, I sat down in the ICU at St. Al’s after a long night of operating and trauma call. I tried to read one of my “op Notes” from a surgery that I had done about 5 hours earlier. Though I dictated the note, the grammar, syntax, disjointed paragraphs, and sentences were […]

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A Christian Worldview

Having a Voice “Not until I went into the churches of America and heard her pulpits flame with righteousness did I understand the secret of her genius and power. America is great because America is good, and if America ever ceases to be good, America will cease to be great.” Alexis de Tocqueville, 1835 Most […]

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John Livingston

No God, No Liberty

Blaise Pascal in several of his books uses the example of the holes we are all born with in our spiritual hearts. How we fill those holes and what we fill those holes with defines who we are. Holes can be filled with things like money and big houses and cars. They can be filled […]

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Father De Smet: People Who Write Revisionist History are Cowards

I spend long winter nights studying for my summer camping trips. Lynn and I bought a new RV three years ago and we made our 1st trip a “Louis and Clark” trip stopping along many historical spots on the Missouri River and The Yellowstone Rivers. We covered 2000miles. The Corps of Discovery traveled 6000 miles […]

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Things Worth Dying For

Today is Good Friday. Not a happy day in the church calendar, except we know that Easter is just around the corner. It is a day for reflection, introspection and prayer. So I was thinking about the complete obfuscation of the truth regarding the reality of Western History, The Church, and The Founding of the […]

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