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:


Where college football is a religion, and religion shapes college football
Washington Post
“It's amazing to see how religious they become when their team is down by two points and there's a field goal to be made,” says Ole Miss chaplain John Powell, who has an office in the Rebels' football building, “and they're praying to God that, if ...


The Age

My Muslim religion has problems that need fixing
The Age
The issues that we face within our religion range widely from individuals brutally beheading people in the name of establishing an Islamic Caliphate to, at a local level, female genital mutilation. Muslims need to be able to discuss these issues openly ...
'My Muslim Religion Has Problems that Need Fixing'Breitbart News
Religion as a political toolAhram Online
Muslim Leaders Condemn ISIS, Call them "Crazy Criminals"World Religion News

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ThinkProgress

The Politics Of Every Major U.S. Religion, In One Chart
ThinkProgress
For many political analysts, it's an established truism that religion — for better or worse — is a force to be reckoned with in American politics. The religious affiliation of candidates (or lack thereof) is at least a minor point of discussion in ...
Religion And Politics: Chart Shows Political Stance Of Every Major Religion In ...The Inquisitr

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The world as it is: The influence of religion
Minneapolis Star Tribune
But deeply held religious identities and military loyalties are less common. Few educated Americans have any direct experience with large groups of men gathered in intense prayer or battle. Like other citizens of the globalized corporate/consumer ...


Religion Calendar
South Bend Tribune
... • A free CD release concert by a Christian rock singer/songwriter Paul R. Ashley will take place at 1 p.m. today at Young Amphitheatre in Plymouth's Centennial Park during the Blueberry Festival. The CD is titled “Convicted.” • Lydick United ...

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Space Coast religion calendar
Florida Today
Ron Shelton and Patricia Hickman chat before departing in 2011 on a Jewish-Christian interfaith group trip to Israel. A documentary film of that trip, “You Shall be a Blessing,” will be shown beginning at 1:45 p.m. Sept. 14 at Pineda Pointe Church in ...


IBNLive

President Obama: ISIS religion undetermined
DigiNews
While many people on the battlefield belong to various religions, most of the people being targeted for beheadings seem to be Christians. This has to be a coincidence, unless the people doing the beheadings belong to a religion that is trying to murder ...
ISIS and the Crisis of MeaningHuffington Post
ISIS territory not an 'Islamic State': Egypt's top Muslim leader aims to ...National Post

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Public Schools Still Haven't Learned Football, Religion Don't Mix, Legally ...
Forbes
Doe – at public schools, there is to be no school-sanctioned religious activity at games. If a student or group of students want to pray independent of the coach? Fine. If a student or group of students want to pray over the public address system? No ...


Wall Street Journal

Gilbert & George on Religion, Art and Politics
Wall Street Journal
It seems a rather unorthodox choice for artists who think unwavering manners should usurp organized religion. But the once-public fountain imbues what the English-born George Passmore, 72, and the Italian-born Gilbert Proesch,, 70, say their critics ...

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Theres No Time Like the Present

Today certainly is a present and we are to rejoice... Read More

Kabbalistic Chanukah: The Downloading of Primordial Light

God said, "Let there be light," and there was light.(Genesis... Read More

What I?m Giving Up for Lent?

Don't worry I'm not going off into religious rantings. ?Having... Read More

How to Handle Negative Feelings When Wronged by Someone Else

How does a Christian really handle negative feelings and emotions... Read More

A Call to Action

Over the last week I have received dozens of heart-rending... Read More

A Poor Man, With Rich Mans Dreams

Matthew 19:17-19:23A Poor Man, With Rich Mans Dreams Have you... Read More

The Occult

"Christianity posits the realization of human freedom not here on... Read More

Satan is Let Loose One More Time

After the 1000 years are up in the Millennium Kingdom,... Read More

Fellowship Forever

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

About The Spiritual World of Madonna

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

Church Retreat and Church Retreats

Church retreats are an excellent way to involve the church... Read More

Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death - But In Current Textbooks the Context of These Words is Deleted

Did you know that 52 of the 55 signers of... Read More

Jesus Christ: The First, The Last, The Eternal

Luke 17:20-17:24 Jesus Christ. The First, The Last, The Eternal.... Read More

Powerful Powers

Have you ever wondered what is power and where does... Read More

Prayer Secret #1 - Your Relationship with God

This, in my opinion, is the #1 "secret" for getting... Read More

A Commonsense Guide to Exorcism

Bloodshot eyes stared at the crucifix six inches from his... Read More

War in Heaven

This next event, a war in heaven, will not be... Read More

Mindset - Being Transformed by the Renewing of Your Mind

The Bible tells us that one of the main goals... Read More

Story of Solomon

Without question, the greatest story in the Bible of someone... Read More

The Rapture: A Twinkling of an Eye

A father savagely murders his nine children. A stay at... Read More

Computerized Christians? Get Ready for the New Church!

Isaiah 43;19 declares: "Behold, I will do a new thing,... Read More

Universal Salvation: Gods Love and Grace Will Overwhelm All Men!

I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who has strengthened me,... Read More

Is Your Life Significant?

"I also say to you that you are Peter, and... Read More

Unholy Shadows: Gnosticism

One cannot begin to appreciate the early struggles of Christianity... Read More