Welcome to Timothy R. Berman: A personal website where essays on politics, religion, philosophy, life, and social issues will be published. Majority of the content published are original and unique. They focus on relevant and pressing issues our society is facing today. This is to draw awareness, understanding, and to facilitate conversations on these issues. All content is from an LDS Christian perspective and does not represent any doctrinal authority or representation of any particular faith. Along with essays and articles, there will also be inspirational and devotional style content to enhance and empower people toward a sense of living more meaningful and purposeful lives.

On Politics: With the modern American society and how Government has an impact on individual lives, these informative Op-Ed articles will provide insight in how rights are obtained, the government’s role in securing and protecting those rights, and how this relates in a modern global social context. Along with understanding the limited role government is supposed to play in securing and protecting individual rights, essays will also explore some of the controversial political subjects. Whether concerning local, state, and national politics; essays will also explore international and global politics.

On Religion: In American society, religion has become quite a hot topic. From Christianity, Judaism, and Islam; these essays will reflect the nature and purpose religion plays a role in culture and society. Reflections on the common themes within various religions thoughts, to exploring differences between religions. How they influence and empower individuals.

On Life and Philosophy: Life truly is a beautiful motion. How do we view life? How are we able to live a meaningful and purposeful life? Here, essays will explore the nature of life, the purpose of life, and how we are capable of finding meaning in relation to our own cultural identity as an American society. This includes parenting, family, education, and health and wellness.

On Social Issues: There is no doubt we are living in a time where there seems to be derision, advancement in technology, and sense of awareness in our society today. There are pressing issues to address, current issues that fold within the political and religious arena. Addressing social issues in a pragmatic way is the most important purpose of drawing attention and call to action.

Personal Thoughts and Musings: Along with the political, religious, philosophical, and social issues; articles will have a personal component to them. These focus on my own journey through life. Anecdotal stories of inspiration, spiritual insights from scriptures, and personal reflections.

Along with each article, there are recommended books and resources that may be beneficial for further reading. These will be available through an Amazon.com Affiliate.

Comments and ongoing discussions are always welcome. Please refer to the comment guidelines prior to engaging in the discussion.

This website is a unique resource. The aim is to offer unique and important perspective on social and political issues, provide inspiration, and empower people for personal and professional growth. Offer original comment and research in the areas of life, philosophy, religion, politics, parenting, addiction, and homelessness. The objective is to assist readers to live more mindfully, engage in critical thinking, and enhance awareness regarding pressing social and political issues.

The minimum support of $2 a month is a reasonable contribution. I average approximately 4-5 posts per week, and spend approximately 15-20 hours a week researching and developing original and unique content.

I don’t carry ads or sponsorship, so if you become a patron it will allow me to cover my costs (maintaining the website, provide a means to pay for conferences, and expand library resources for book recommendations) as well as remunerating me for the time I put into work on the website. This can be as much as 15 to 20 hours per week.

More about me: Originally from Shelton, Washington, I studied Alcohol and Chemical Dependency at Edmonds Community College in Lynnwood, Washington. Presently work for a non-profit agency in Seattle, Washington as a licensed Chemical Dependency Professional. I oversee the Alcohol/Drug and Suboxone Outpatient program. I also have spent approximately 25 years studying Mormonism, Christianity, Religious Philosophy, and Ancient Near Eastern religion.

I’m working toward obtaining a recovery and life coach certification, complete a bachelor’s degree in Behavioral science (Psychology/Counseling/Addiction Counseling).

Again, thank you for taking the time to read these essays and be sure to share these articles with your social network.