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:


Stephen King: 'Religion is a dangerous tool … but I choose to believe God exists'
The Guardian
In a rare and lengthy question and answer session published in the print edition of Rolling Stone, King laid out how he “grew up in a Methodist church”, but how he “had doubts” about organised religion ever since he was a child, and how “once I got ...

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CU Columbia Spectator

Revolution and religion
CU Columbia Spectator
“Revolution and Religion: The Fight for Emancipation and the Role of Religion.” The block letters on the poster grabbed my gaze as I whirled around the banister of a Hamilton stairwell. The juxtaposition of the abstract nouns made me eager to hear ...


Universe.byu.edu

Major curriculum changes to affect BYU religion requirements
Universe.byu.edu
The CES Task Committee (comprised of Religious Education administrators from BYU, BYU-I, BYU-H and Seminaries and Institutes) discussed pros and cons of the cornerstone proposal with CES Commissioner Elder Paul Johnson. A majority of the ...
LDS Church changes religion curriculum for BYU, seminary, instituteDaily Herald

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Spectator.co.uk

Jonathan Sacks on religion, politics and the civil war that Islam needs
Spectator.co.uk
Jonathan Sacks has an impressive track record for predicting the age we are in. In his 1990 Reith Lectures, 'The Persistence of Faith', the then chief rabbi pushed back against the dominant idea that religion was going to disappear. In the early 2000s, ...

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Dixie Press Online

So. Utah Democrats present lecture on ISIS, media's portrayal of Islamic Religion
Dixie Press Online
CEDAR CITY — The Southern Utah Democrats are hosting a lecture titled “ISIS and the Media's Portrayal of the Islamic Religion” to be led by Michael Stathis, a professor of political science on Tuesday at Southern Utah University. ISIS, also known as ...


Daily Beast

Karen Armstrongs New Rule: Religion Isnt Responsible for Violence
Daily Beast
Hitchens, who was beloved by atheists for his vivaciously stated suspicions of religious hucksters—Mother Teresa was a favorite target—never really bothered to acquaint himself with the great and nuanced theologians of Christianity, Buddhism, Judaism ...


Religion News Service

New book offers vital overview on media, religion, and culture studies ...
Religion News Service
While media, religion and culture studies has emerged as an important area of research, few publications exist that provide a thorough comprehensive overview in the key questions and approaches taken. Jeffery Mahan, Ralph E. and Norma E. Peck Chair in ...


Religion news: Mormon church acknowledges founder's teen bride
Stockton Record
Week in religion. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints church acknowledged via a recent essay published on its official website that its founder, Joseph Smith, had a 14-year-old bride. The article also confirmed that Smith was married to ...

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The Republican - masslive.com

Religion notes: Oct. 30, 2014
The Republican - masslive.com
15 from 9 a.m to 3:30 p.m. at St. Mary's High School Gym, 27 Bartlett St. The event will cost $25 and includes a continental breakfast and lunch. Call or visit Joanne at St. Mary's Office of Religious Education, 86 Mechanic St. and at (413) 568-1127 to ...

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Businessweek

Does More Education Lead to Less Religion?
Businessweek
The theory of evolution was specifically banned, the latest manifestation of the long and complicated relationship between religion and education. Religious schools are still a major source of learning worldwide, even while learning is often considered ...

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Much confusion surrounds the person of one "Melchizedek" found in... Read More

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The subject of this document is so unpleasing to the... Read More

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I heard a pastor say, regarding people of the Muslim... Read More

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At the moment of salvation when we accept Jesus as... Read More

God is not a Homicidal Maniac

One day on the listserve for my support group it... Read More

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Behold: The Prince of Persia. . . the War in Iran has begun!

DJ VU (Where have I heard this before?)(Note: May I... Read More

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There is continuous creation, out of the new ideas discovered... Read More