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:


The Week Magazine

Gay marriage and religion
The Economist (blog)
The clerk's lawyers argued that America's promise of religious liberty compels the judiciary to respect her beliefs. Freedom-seeking colonists were, in Samuel Adams's words, “driven from every other corner of the earth” and steered ”their course to ...
Religion News in BriefABC News
Where religious freedom ends: Why a Kentucky clerk has no right to deny gay ...The Week Magazine
The Religious Beliefs Of Kim Davis, The Anti-Gay Clerk Who Refuses To Do Her ...ThinkProgress

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WND.com

Must students deny religion to get college degree?
WND.com
In 2011, writer Sally Quinn revealed an ancient Medieval secret to assembled intelligentsia at a National Press Club meeting: "To understand the history of art," you must first understand religion. It should have been obvious, yet this likely startled ...

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Slate Magazine

Readers Recommend the Best Classes Everyone Should Take
Slate Magazine
Comparative religion. Considering how many news stories revolve around religion, and how many people are religious in the United States, it is important to have some understanding of the world's faiths. All Christians, all Muslims, all Buddhists, or ...


Religion Takes Spotlight In Final Days Of Nashville Mayoral Race
NPR
Mayoral races often focus on issues such as traffic and development. And Nashville's current contest has camped out on those themes. But in the final days before voting concludes, one candidate is trying to turn attention to the religion of his ...

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The Guardian

Canning byelection: Andrew Hastie deems questions on family and religion ...
The Guardian
The Liberal candidate for the Canning byelection, Andrew Hastie, campaigning at the Mandurah Forum shopping centre with former prime minister, John Howard, in Western Australia on Thursday. Photograph: Calla Wahlquist for the Guardian.
Canning byelection: Andrew Hastie slams questions on family religionWA today
Canning by-election Liberal candidate Andrew Hastie bars questions on wife's ...The Australian

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New York Times

Review: Gilbert & George in the Early Days, Sending Up a Religion Called Art
New York Times
The show's most compelling piece hinges on the association of art with religion. A triptych on artificially aged paper, measuring more than nine feet high and 25 feet wide, is titled “To Be With Art Is All We Ask.” Nearly life-size charcoal drawings of ...


Rappler

Lessons on religion from the INC protest
Rappler
When the religious minority Iglesia Ni Cristo (INC) showed their strength in numbers and disrupted major thoroughfares for reasons only its leaders will truly know, the rest of the metropolis was livid at the organization for inconveniencing them ...


Telegraph.co.uk

Speaking about religion becoming an 'act of courage' in secular age – Chief ...
Telegraph.co.uk
Publicly identifying with any religion has become an “act of courage” in many western countries because believers are now routinely assumed to be “naive, unsophisticated and narrow minded”, according to Britain's most senior Jewish and Roman Catholic ...

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Kentucky clerk issued marriage license to a transgender couple
Religion News Service
She argues that signing off on the forms violates her religious liberties and convictions as an Apostolic Christian. Camryn, an Iraq War veteran, said he decided to transition in 2010. Since stepping forward, the couple said they have received “massive ...

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Brampton Guardian

Peel school board won't let religion trump inclusion in controversial sex-ed ...
Brampton Guardian
“If we are talking about different kinds of families, a discussion that builds a climate of inclusion and safety, we will not allow religious accommodation to be used as a reason for a student to miss that lesson,” said Pontes, who added parents are ...

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America for War

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Jesus Christ: The First, The Last, The Eternal

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Is God Prejudiced?

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

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Helping Others - What Did Jesus Say?

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Once we become a new creature in Christ, we are... Read More

From the Heart

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My wife had a vision recently of a string of... Read More

A Strong Anchor

Stories have been told about the only thing that saved... Read More

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Many Mexican and Latin Catholics are dismayed that the Cardinals... Read More

Whose Land?

It is interesting that everyone is so hung-up on the... Read More

The Stilling of the Storm

Matt. 8:23-27; Mark 4:35-41; Luke 8:22-25.General Pericope DistinctionsIn the gospel... Read More

What Is The Most Important Righteous Requirement Of Gods Law?

To live "under the law" is to live under the... Read More

The Emmaus Journal ~ What Kingdom Are You Looking For?

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The Tsunami: A Wake-up Call

In looking back on the year that has just ended-a... Read More

Deliverance

Deliverance is to be rescued or salvation. Thanks be to... Read More

DNA RNA are you ready for what is next?

As the human race maps out the genome and unlocks... Read More

Choose Your Friends Carefully

For those of you who have entered into a true... Read More