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:


Christian Science Monitor

Indiana law: Does freedom of religion mean freedom to discriminate?
Christian Science Monitor
Indiana became the 20th state to pass its version of a religious freedom restoration act last week, amid a national debate over the legal limits of religious conservatives' and LGBT citizens' visions for the nation's common life together.
Why no one understands Indiana's new religious freedom lawWashington Post
Indiana to clarify 'religious freedom' law, Georgia, NC bills stallReuters
Here's a look at history of 'religious freedom' lawsIndianapolis Star
USA TODAY -BBC News -ABC News
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No freedom from religion for gays in Indiana
Washington Post (blog)
Bessinger was just one of so many who used religion to justify all manner of injustice against African Americans, from slavery to Jim Crow. That's why I am sensitive to attempts to use religion to deny others humanity, dignity and respect. And that is ...


Republicans Are Attacking Climate Change Science by Comparing It to Religion
The New Republic
Santorum, who uses his religion to justify policies such as discriminating against gay people and outlawing abortion in all circumstances, accused President Barack Obama of being motivated by the so-called religion of environmentalism. “[Obama] is ...

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MSNBC

Rand Paul's religious pandering reaches new level
MSNBC
If the Republican senator is going to quote the First Amendment, he should probably read it first. The first 16 words of the Bill of Rights are as follows: “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free ...
Rand Paul: 'The First Amendment…Doesn't Say Keep Religion Out of Government'TheBlaze.com
Too many liberals are wrong about what the First Amendment says concerning ...Milford Beacon (blog)

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Huffington Post

Church Of Marijuana Gets Boost From Indiana's Anti-Gay 'Religious Freedom' Bill
Huffington Post
Indiana's new "religious freedom" law has been widely criticized and condemned by many, but an innovative marijuana activist in the state is using the bill's legal protections as a means to set up a new religious sect -- the First Church of Cannabis ...
Indiana Religious Freedom At Work: Weed Dude Forms 'First Church Of ...Wonkette (satire) (blog)

all 11 news articles »

Re/code

Apple CEO Tim Cook Criticizes Pro-Discrimination 'Religious Freedom' Laws
Re/code
Cook writes that the newly enacted Indiana Religious Restoration Act, which allows individuals to cite their personal religious beliefs to refuse service to a customer or resist a state non-discrimination law, is just one of more than two dozen similar ...
Tim Cook: Pro-discrimination 'religious freedom' laws are dangerousWashington Post
Apple CEO Tim Cook Slams Indiana's 'Religious Freedom' LawRollingStone.com
Tim Cook Calls 'Religious Freedom' Legislation 'Very Dangerous'Mac Rumors
Bustle -CBS News -Christian Post
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KRQE News 13

Lawsuit: School discriminated against teacher's religion
KRQE News 13
ESTANCIA, NM (KRQE) – A longtime Estancia teacher is suing the district, claiming it's discriminating against her for her religion. According to a lawsuit, Karen Ford has been teaching with the Estancia Municipal School District for more than 25 years.

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USA TODAY

Ga. House panel cancels 'religious freedom' bill meeting
USA TODAY
ATLANTA — The Georgia House Judiciary Committee has canceled a meeting to discuss the "religious freedom" bill. The bill passed the Senate and came to the House, where it was tabled. Monday's meeting would have been the move to get it back on the ...
Georgia House Committee Cancels Meeting On 'Religious Freedom' BillHuffington Post

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NBCNews.com

Religious Freedom Restoration Act: What You Need to Know
NBCNews.com
The University of Oklahoma says it has determined that fraternity members learned a racist chant at a national "leadership" event organized by Sigma Alpha Epsilon four years ago — and that it was then "formalized" at the local chapter. "It is clear ...

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What comes after religion?
News24
What makes religion so successful is how they regularly gather people around and how they tell people to be nice to one another. Or how religion uses the resources of art and music that tell us important things we need to practice daily, like the ...

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As discussed in the "The Gospel of Convenience", and "Investing... Read More

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