Author: Brandon Hall

Finding the Ultimate Happiness

In my research with regards to spirituality and health, I came across a very interesting article by Fr. Robert Spitzer of the Magis Center regarding happiness.  He describes 4 levels of happiness that I want to touch upon because I believe it is critical, especially in this day and age, to understand how we can obtain ultimate happiness and why it’s good for our health.  The 4 levels described are as follows: Immediate (Personal) Happiness – Doing things solely for instant gratification, no regard for anyone/selfish, materialistic Comparative Happiness – Deriving short term gratification from comparing to one another,...

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Why Conor McGregor is on Top of the MMA World

My brother and I are huge MMA fans. He practices jui jitsu and as much as I would like to, I don’t, but I really enjoy watching it. I love all of the aspects of the community, such as the discipline, respect, willingness to teach and learn, the mentality required to outmaneuver an opponent and persist through tough positions. Even though we live five hours apart, we get together every couple of months and part of our visit usually revolves around watching the UFC. This most recent time we were witness to a historical event, highlighted by the biggest name...

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Teleological and Intelligent Design Arguments for God’s Existence

Teleological / Intelligent Design Argument for the Existence of God (found in the book Reasonable Faith by William Lane Craig): The fine tuning of the universe is either due to physical necessity, chance, or design It is not due to physical necessity or chance Therefore it is due to design “What is meant by fine tuning?  The physical laws of nature, when given mathematical expression, contain various constants (such as the gravitational constant) whose values are not determined by the laws themselves; a universe governed by such laws might be characterized by any of a wide range of values...

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Improve Your Physical Health by Improving Your Relationships

One of, if not THE, most important aspect of the human condition is our ability to form meaningful (loving) relationships.  So many of the podcasts I’ve listened to and business books I’ve read have stressed that the number one thing that you can do to better your position in life is to focus on relationships. Everybody is born with God-given talents and abilities; some with better presentation skills, some with better athleticism, some with a better voice, some with greater intellect;  but what everybody is born with is the ability to manifest meaningful relationships. Think about that for a...

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A Different Way to Think About Miracles

I believe that many people who reject certain religions have a simple belief, based upon current scientific knowledge and the environment we live in, that miracles just don’t occur. You can’t violate the laws of nature. People don’t heal the sick with the touch of their hand and they don’t rise from the dead. Honestly, I’m a man of science so I really have a hard time disagreeing, until I think logically, spiritually, and do a little homework. In the book I Don’t Have Enough Faith to Be an Atheist, the authors propose that the greatest miracle to ever occur...

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