What is the Value of a Seventh-day Adventist College Education?

Does the spiritual benefit of SDA higher education Justify the Financial investment? Seventh-day Adventists are known for many things: blue zones, healthy lifestyles, state-of-the-art healthcare systems, and more types of meat substitutes than the typical person could imagine. The Adventist education system is another prominent feature of the denomination. Adventist scholars have stated that the American [...]

The “House of Cards” Belief System: When Ideology Trumps Evidence

If you can't justify your beliefs, you should question whether they're defensible beliefs. https://youtu.be/s1mxNc_5r5U Members of both sides of the political Left-Right spectrum have belief systems that resemble a fragile House of Cards. The fragility of such belief systems is symptomatic of ideological subjugation. Belief systems and worldviews that are grounded in ideology are fatally [...]

Climate Change: Economics, Evidence, and Religiosity

Religious dogma and activism have blinded many Americans to the scientific evidence. The modern environmental movement exhibits many of the elements of a religion. It has clergy members and laity members; environmental activists (and some scientists) are priests, while concerned students and citizens act as the nuns and lay brothers. It has its own eschatology - a [...]

The Equilibrium of Christian Theology: The Economics of Christianity – Pt. 4

AUTHOR’S NOTE: RECENTLY, I PARTICIPATED IN A RELIGIOUS CONVERSATION ABOUT MERITOCRACY. I NOTICED THAT THE CONVERSATION WAS ALMOST EXCLUSIVELY FOCUSED ON ECONOMIC SUBJECTS, SUCH AS HOW RESOURCES SHOULD BE ALLOCATED, BUT WAS DEVOID OF ECONOMIC CONCEPTS AND VOCABULARY. THIS ARTICLE IS AN ATTEMPT TO UTILIZE MODERN ECONOMICS TO DESCRIBE THE IMPLICATIONS OF VARIOUS INTERPRETATIONS OF [...]

The Economics of Meritocracy: The Economics of Christianity – Pt. 2

Author's Note: Recently, I participated in a religious conversation about meritocracy. I noticed that the conversation was almost exclusively focused on economic subjects, such as how resources should be allocated, but was devoid of economic concepts and vocabulary. This article is an attempt to utilize modern economics to describe the implications of various interpretations of [...]

The Political Distribution of Christians: The Economics of Christianity – Pt. 1

Author's Note: Recently, I participated in a religious conversation about meritocracy. I noticed that the conversation was almost exclusively focused on economic subjects, such as how resources should be allocated, but was devoid of economic concepts and vocabulary. This article is an attempt to utilize modern economics to describe the implications of various interpretations of [...]

Correlation, Causation & BAD POLICY

You probably have heard the phrase “correlation vs. causation” many times. Bottom line: Correlation DOES NOT equal causation.While this phrase gets thrown around quite a bit, there are distinct technical definitions for both of these terms that aren’t always comprehended. While this bottom line is ubiquitously touted by media personalities and political leaders to rebut [...]