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:


Slate Magazine

Religious Children Have Trouble Distinguishing Between Magic and Reality
Slate Magazine
In the United States, conventional wisdom holds that you should raise your child to be religious. Taking the kids to church is the default; leaving them home requires justification. Push parents to explain why they should pass on their religion—apart ...

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The Age

religion deserves a place in our schools
The Age
Taught with depth and rigour, religion is a portal to the study of history, sociology, art, geography, politics and philosophy. Through most of high school, Victorian public students glimpse religion through some of these other disciplines. Why not ...
Why religion deserves a place in our schoolsWA today

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Town Hall

Drugs Vs. Religion
Town Hall
Of course, religion is an elastic term. When Maher uses it, he mashes together everyone from the evangelicals to Osama Bin Laden---thus, painting all religions with the same brush. The effects of biblical Christianity have been very positive, but that ...


NBCNews.com

Religion News in Brief
ABC News
Missionary groups call for evacuation from Liberia. CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Two North Carolina-based missionary groups have ordered the evacuation of their non-essential personnel from Liberia after a doctor and a missionary contracted Ebola.
Two Americans Continue Fighting Ebola VirusReligion News Service

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'On Being' host Krista Tippett on the spiritual life of a religion reporter
Washington Post
Being a religion reporter is fantastic conversation fodder. Given the green light that they are in a safe, respectful space, people love to share the things that make their own socks roll up and down (spiritually speaking), and they often want to know ...


Fox News

Chinese police remove church's cross amid apparent crackdown on religion
Fox News
July 16, 2014: A man stands near the razed remains of a Catholic church in a village in Pingyang county of Wenzhou in eastern China's Zhejiang province. Across Zhejiang province, which hugs Chinas rocky southeastern coast, authorities have toppled, ...
Chinese police tear down church cross in religion crackdownWashington Times

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The US Supreme Court Has Never Defined 'Religion'
Christian Post
Debate about religion in American public life existed well before America's independence. Many talk about religious freedom, the First Amendment, and mistakenly argue that the U.S. Constitution delineates a "separation of church and state." Yet, the ...


Sky News Australia

Charles C. Haynes: Hatred in the name of religion
Baxter Bulletin
Tragically, people in many parts of the world are drowning in rivers of blood shed in the name of one ethnic or religious group against another. Even where religious communities have peacefully co-existed for years — Christians and Muslims in Africa, ...
State Department report: Religious persecution makes migrants out of millionsReligion News Service
COMMENTARY: China's grim religious freedom problemWashington Post
Millions flee homes due to religionSky News Australia
Christian Science Monitor -RYOT
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Christian Post

Political Party Analysis: Democrats Have a Religion Problem; Republicans Have ...
Christian Post
Democrats have a religion problem. Republicans have a race and ethnicity problem. How party leaders deal with those challenges will define them for a generation. As a May Christian Post analysis pointed out, the Republican's race and ethnicity problem ...
Link Between Religion and Party Affiliation Strongest Among WhitesWall Street Journal (blog)
Republicans tend to be the most religious people in America, according to GallupExaminer.com

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Patheos (blog)

Report: rising number of people being displaced because of religion
Patheos (blog)
Millions of Christians, Muslim and Hindus as well as people of other faiths were displaced by violence or threats because of their religious practice or for not holding any religious belief, said the 2013 Report on International Religious Freedom ...

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What about the 4400?

Murders are so frequent in our country that a single... Read More

Biblical Hermeneutics ? Part 1

Hermeneutics is the science and art of the interpretive process... Read More

The Emmaus Journal ~ What Kingdom Are You Looking For?

The Emmaus Journal What Kingdom Are You Looking For?The awe... Read More

Understanding How To Pray - Part 1 of 2

Being in the Ministry for a few years now, I've... Read More

Christian Book Stores are a Great Indicator of the Popularity of the Religion in Demography

Have you ever wondered how exactly would someone find out... Read More

Rock of Ages

William Jennings Bryan said: "Christians desire that their children shall... Read More

Is Your Life Significant?

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

Bishoprics

BISHOP OF CARCASSONNE: - There are so many exemplars of... Read More

Crazy in Love

Several years ago my cousin was pleased to find out... Read More

Spiritual Healing or Spiritual Malpractice?

Christians with chronic illness need to know there is a... Read More

The Athiests Enigma

As an ancient African-American gospel song laments, life is filled... Read More

Death of an American,The Death of Decency

John 16:2-3:16The Death of an American, The Death of Decency.... Read More

Africa; The Forgotten Land of The Catholic Church

African Nations upset at the selection of the new Pope,... Read More

Religion and Social Engineering - Part of an Introduction

Thomas Carlyle is just one of the interesting characters who... Read More

God is God

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

Peaceful Religions?

If you say that Christianity is a peaceful religion according... Read More

Islam Embraces the New Pope

The European Union has seen a huge influx of Muslims... Read More

The Unjust Steward

In my opinion, this story has two very powerful spiritual... Read More

The Unbelievable Becomes Believable

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

Thought Produces Desire, Produces Results

(Channelled)Roy? this week you learned something about yourself. You learned... Read More

The Rapture, A coming Event; Part 2

The Rapture. Part 2.Revelation 3:10-22:19So far we see in looking... Read More

Let Her Be Covered Part Two

The framework for the message this morning will consist of... Read More

The United States of Europe is a Joke!

French & Dutch Reject EU Constitution & British Table It-We... Read More

Fellowship Forever

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

Doctors of the Air

We met at a Saturday afternoon fund-raising and promotional rally... Read More