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:

Review: Religion can unify, heal politics, Danforth says
Now, Danforth is back with a second book that argues for what he calls the positive influence religion can have in politics, “The Relevance of Religion: How Faithful People Can Change Politics.” He will discuss and sign the book at 7 p.m. Saturday at ...

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Religion Dispatches

Lying About Our Religion, And Other Problems With Polling
Religion Dispatches
Robert Wuthnow isn't going to say it, so I will: a lot of religion polling is bullshit. This isn't just an academic squabble. Polling firms like Pew and Gallup offer the principal lens through which journalists, pundits, religious leaders, and ...


Warnings of further crackdown on religion in China
State control of faith groups in China is to be tightened even further, a Chinese priest has warned, following the assertion in a national newspaper that President Xi Jinping is "serious" about religion. Speaking to, a priest who identified ...
In China, new signs of increased state control over religionucanews

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Ken Paxton: Restrict abortion, protect religion
Attorney General Ken Paxton has urged state legislative leaders to press for stronger abortion restrictions as well as laws allowing businesses and government workers to refuse to serve gay couples who seek to marry. Saying many Texans fear that their ...

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The Tennessean

TN bill would ban teaching 'religious doctrine' until high school
The Tennessean
No Tennessee public school course could include anything deemed "religious doctrine" unless the course is taught in 10th, 11th or 12th grade if a newly proposed bill becomes law. The bill from Rep. Sheila Butt, R-Columbia, comes on the heels of ...

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Irish Times

Are science and religion really in conflict? The Unthinkable debate
Irish Times
“Part of the reason certain religions may have gone out of existence is because they are too precise; their claims are too specific and they are too obviously refuted by science. So the reason children stop believing in Santa Claus is because it's too ...

Montreal Gazette

Campaign 2015: religion, race and refugees
Waterloo Record
OTTAWA - Canadians voted at advance polls and two more party platforms were released in full Friday, but the real drama of the race to form Canada's next government continued to revolve around the three Rs — religion, race and refugees. With 10 days ...
Tories apply specific criteria for refugeesThe Globe and Mail

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Pssst... Hindus, I know a way to save our religion
While browsing you casually spot a random online post which is offensive to your religion. At least it looks and feels offensive to you, so it probably is. So f**k logic. What does one do now? Should you shamelessly continue munching those mozzarella ...

Out Magazine

Dustin Lance Black Hopes Religion Will Come To Embrace LGBT People
Out Magazine
In his latest blog post, Academy award-winning activist Dustin Lance Black takes on religious discrimination against LGBT people. However, unlike many vocal proponents of equality who lament the power religion has over society—and its subsequent ...

U.S. News & World Report

GOP Candidates Count on Religion to Convince Voters
U.S. News & World Report
The issue of religion is emerging as a defining feature of the 2016 presidential campaign. Several major candidates feel increasingly compelled to discuss their Christian faith as a way of connecting with Christian constituencies. As always, candidates ...

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Conclave: Electing a New Pope

Upon the death of the Pope, a monumental sequence of... Read More

God Uses Internet People

So often I am asked, "How do you know that... Read More

Religion has Served Its Usefulness for Mankind

As the world becomes closer and closer together, there seems... Read More

Choose Your Friends Carefully

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

What That 70s Show Taught Me About Christianity

What in the world could I have possibly learned about... Read More

Conserving Water at a Car Wash Fundraiser

If you use a pressure washer during your fundraiser you... Read More

Do You Have Disciples?

Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men."... Read More

Story of Solomon

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

The Rapture

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L. Ron Hubbard, Jr. Blows the Whistle

L. Ron Hubbard, Jr. Blows the WhistleWhen L. Ron Hubbard... Read More

Teamwork in Ministry: Pauls Sense of Partnership in the Gospel

In the pursuit of his Christian ministry, the Apostle Paul... Read More

Following In the Masters Footsteps

In these interesting times of change, millions of people the... Read More

Knowing Hinduism or Hindu Religion

Hindus are concentrated in India, Nepal and Sri Lanka and... Read More

God And World Religion: The Secret Identity Of ?God? Exposed, Finally...

You may now have this 10,000 year Old "SECRET" that... Read More

The Right of Passage

The Right of Passage. by Rev. Anthony SmithIsaiah 64:6-64:6 In... Read More

Sex, Lies, & Videotape; Part 3

ConclusionVideotape in todays world is based on these three things... Read More

Does God Promise Long Life?

Over the last 10 years or so I have met... Read More

Praying Church or Playing Church?

The western church is seen by the world as anything... Read More

Like a Flood: What The Church does with Killers like Katrina

Isaiah 59:19 declares: "...when the enemy comes in like a... Read More

Why The Devil Is He Out To Get You?

The devil's agenda for tricking Adam and Eve into eating... Read More

Salvation of the Jews to Determine the Lords Return: the Churches Greatest Prayer Responsibility

Jesus won't come until the Jewish people are saved.Why the... Read More

Do You Have a Name For Me?

MAN: Good afternoon Professor Knowledge. Let me cut to the... Read More

The 7 Trumpet Judgments

This article will deal with the next set of judgments... Read More

Jesus Was a Hippie

Actually he was more appropriately called a Cynic, but that... Read More

The Great White Throne Judgment

Before we get the new heaven and new earth, there... Read More