No Ishmaels Please

I want to say a word about faith. Recent events in my own life have driven home just how easy it is to loose sight of what we say we believe. Just like Abraham of old, we often try to bring about results through our own efforts. For those of... Read More

The Greatest Love and Self-image

The Greek language had three words for "Love" First there was "eros," from which we get "erotic.. This was, of course a purely selfish love. Then there was "Phileo" (Philadelphia), or "brotherly love" This is the love of one family member for another. But the Bible added a new one--"agape"... Read More

What If? -- Musings on the Tsunami

Thumbing through Isaiah recently I was startled to find this: after a passage (in Isaiah 19) in which the prophet describes horrors that caused the hearts of the Egyptians to "melt within them," he predicts that "the people will turn to the Lord, and he will respond to their pleas... Read More

What about the 4400?

Murders are so frequent in our country that a single homicide seldom grabs national attention unless the perpetrator or the victim is already a celebrity. Even a double murder is not national news. It takes multiple murders to make the headlines, CNN, and the network evening news.The Oklahoma bombing of... Read More

What Jesus Expects of You and Me

Sometimes it is hard to know where to start even if you know what your talents are. Jesus has something to say about what we can do and what he expects us to do. Until you can find the specific purpose God has for you there is still work we... Read More

Why More Priests Need To Train As Fighters (And Why We Dont See Many Boxers In Church)

"Therefore I do not run like a man running aimlessly; I do not fight like a man beating the air. No, I beat my body and make it my slave so that after I have preached to others, I myself will not be disqualified for the prize." --... Read More

About The Spiritual World of Madonna

Pop singer Madonna came this week to Tel Aviv to take part in a congress of Kabbala studies. According to press releases, she is going to stay in Israel until Sunday night and will have on the last day of her visit, the opportunity to visit the graves of Jewish... Read More

Popping the Balloon of Belief

I'm really excited. I just got a bigger soapbox, and I wanted to invite the rest of you to get up here on it with me.You may remember I was recently talking about how beliefs are at the core of our conflicts, yet those beliefs are built upon less-than-complete information.... Read More

Here?s Help for the ?I Can?t Say ?No? Blues?

I hear it all the time. Cries from Christian women who want desperately to serve the Lord, but who feel overwhelmed. "I almost dread going to PTO meetings or church services anymore because I just know somebody else is going to ask me to help with something," they say. "Don't... Read More

Your Mission Field At Work

One point many Christian Working Moms who have been interviewed have made is that they are a shining light in their work place. Whether or not you can speak openly about your faith at work, your co-workers are watching. Are they seeing Jesus in you? Do they see you handle... Read More

In The News:


Raw Story

Teens are fleeing religion like never before: Massive new study exposes ...
Raw Story
According to Twenge and her cohorts, today's adolescents view religion as less important, report less “approval” of religious organizations, and spend less time on prayer than did their similarly-aged predecessors. Compared to their peers in the late ...
Millennials Are The Least Religious Generation Yet, And Here's The Surprising ...Huffington Post
Millennials Turning Their Backs on ReligionU.S. News & World Report
Why are religious organisations losing their teenagers?ChristianToday
WND.com -PsychCentral.com (blog) -Christian Post
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Raw Story

Physicist Lawrence Krauss: Yes, science was intertwined with religion — but ...
Raw Story
Theoretical physicist Lawrence Krauss says the historical connection between religion and science should not be dismissed — even if the two are no longer on friendly terms. Krauss, an atheist who frequently challenges religion, made the comments while ...
Physicist Lawrence Krauss argues science (and society) outgrew religion An ...Salon

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The world needs freedom of religion, not freedom from religion
STLtoday.com
Most of the people in US will interpret French law as freedom of religion, but what has transpired over the last decade is increasing hostility towards faiths, especially Islam. There has been steep rise in anti-Muslim acts over the last few years and ...

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Ynetnews

Religion risks going out of business
Ynetnews
Op-ed: As soon as we recognize and internalize the fact that people under 50 are rejecting religion in all its flavors, we will be able to think of constructive ways to reintroduce the truths of religion in a manner that will motivate young people to ...


Watchdog.org

Vermont parents may suddenly get religion if vaccination bill signed
Watchdog.org
“A significant portion of people will say their relationship with the universe is their religion. They will simply check a box.” While at this point parents have an easy way out, there are several harsher options Stella knows parents are considering ...


New York Times

Review: 'Unfreedom,' a Raj Amit Kumar Tale of Sex, Religion and Tradition
New York Times
Balanced precariously on the twin pillars of female sexuality and male sadism, Raj Amit Kumar's “Unfreedom” conjures a pandemonium of religious violence and rampant homophobia. Structured around two unrelated kidnappings, one in New Delhi and the ...

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Sky Hi Daily News

Faith Forum: Will religion matter in presidential race?
Reno Gazette Journal
In addition to the economy, foreign policy, income inequality, terrorism, same-sex marriage, gun control, health care, campaign finance, marijuana policy, etc., many expect religion and issues related to religion to figure prominently in the campaign ...
Muftic: Freedom of religion; so often misunderstoodSky Hi Daily News
Secular values are worth defending against religious orthodoxyFresno Bee
Pew: LGB Americans much less religious than heterosexualsAMERICAblog (blog)
FinalCall.com News -Concord Monitor
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NewsBusters (blog)

Strange New Respect: NYT Gets (Anti-Nuclear) Religion, Fawns Over Jailed ...
NewsBusters (blog)
After hailing the Marxist-flavored brand of "liberation theology" Catholicism in Latin America on its front page May 24, the New York Times demonstrated more strange new respect for religion, at least of the left-wing variety, with an adulatory, critic ...


Decline and Schism in Religion
New York Times (blog)
For one thing, a declining religious institution is likely to lose its more lukewarm, “cultural Christian” members first (which is, indeed, what we're seeing across American religious life), while the more theologically and ideologically committed ...

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The Economist (blog)

Religion, Twitter and freedom
The Economist (blog)
The regime is different on Facebook, where individual account-holders are told to use (at least part of) their legal names and to avoid professional or religious titles; this irks traditional Christian clergy, who cannot call themselves "Father...." or ...

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About The Spiritual World of Madonna

Pop singer Madonna came this week to Tel Aviv to... Read More

Heretical Chinese House Churches

One of the more insightful warnings Christians can receive bears... Read More

Jesus the Pharisee

RESPONSE TO PAULINE CHRISTIANITY: - The whole of Christendom is... Read More

Prophetic Ministry: Affirmations From Scripture to Teach Us Who We Are In Christ

To learn who you are in Christ, you must know... Read More

Top Ten Religion Quotations

Review your religious beliefs with these revealing quotations all about... Read More

The Pope Hates Potter ? Both of Them

This month a court in Burlington, Kentucky issued the largest... Read More

God is God

God is God and besides Him, there is no other.... Read More

Sex, Lies, & Videotape; Part 2

Acts 5:1-5:10 Sex, Lies and Videotape Part 2. Lies. What... Read More

Left Behind! Who Me?

The popularity in the past few years of the apocalyptic... Read More

The Gospel Of Convenience

The subject of this document is so unpleasing to the... Read More

The Bible ? Are Some of Its Words More Important Than Others?

Is the Old Testament equal in every way to the... Read More

Ark of the Covenant - Purpose

Hold on to your hat! Here comes one of the... Read More

Rebuilding Society and The Tax Protest Movement

Rebuilding society and the tax protest movement: A Biblical Opinion... Read More

The Unbelievable Becomes Believable

The Path Is Winding:Ever wonder why things that happen in... Read More

Fellowship Forever

Today I would like to share with you the word... Read More

Amos And Social Justice Part 2

Amos was summoned by God to warn the Northern Kingdom... Read More

Muslims Are Losing Ground

Salmon Rushdie may have been the first to flee the... Read More

Heroes & Villains in the Quest for Spirituality: 100 Significant Characters of the Hebrew Bible

There are hundreds of named men and women in the... Read More

The Goodness of His Strength

The dictionary explains strength as being endurance, force, bravery, spirit... Read More

A Common Sense Approach to Religious Freedom

Down through the centuries and all over the world, the... Read More

The Christmas Victory

As the Chritmas season approaches, I figured it's a good... Read More

Gods Breathed

For it is written in the book of 2Timothy 3:16... Read More

End Time Events and the 2nd Coming of Jesus

In part 1 of this series of end time articles,... Read More

Following Instructions To The Letter

The dictionary explains wisdom as having good judgement, understanding, comprehension... Read More

Churchless Christianity: A Move of God?

There's another "move of God" that's sweeping the nations. Have... Read More