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:


Huffington Post

The Top Five Reasons to Study Religion
Huffington Post
It's not easy being chair of a religion department. August is an especially cruel month as we close out one academic year and start up a new one, and begin again to struggle with an increasingly vital challenge: recruiting and keeping more majors. I've ...


Irish Times

Ken Gibson: Secularism is religion's ally against extremes
Irish Times
Islam is not the problem. Islamism is. So what's the difference? Islam is the religion of over a billion people. Islamism is an ideology that insists Islamic law should shape and govern society. By its nature, every religious world view believes the ...


Lawsuit alleges: 7-year-old quizzed on religion, ordered to sit alone at lunch ...
Washington Post
The school district released a statement saying, “It is clear that it is not the province of a public school to advance or inhibit religious beliefs or practices. Under the First and Fourteenth Amendments to the Constitution, this remains the inviolate ...


Deseret News

Religion in Russia
The Economist (blog)
OVER the quarter-century since the collapse of the Soviet system, Russian feelings about religion have changed a lot, as one might imagine. In Soviet times, the state expected and encouraged citizens to be atheists. Now a loose affiliation to a ...
Russians' views on religion are changing, and not for the betterDeseret News

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Jewish Journal

Study: N.Y., Boston and Miami are America's 3 most Jewish cities
Jewish Journal
New York, Boston and Miami are the three most Jewish cities per capita in the country, according to a new analysis of data gathered last year by the Public Religion Research Institute. Eight percent of New York City residents are Jewish, followed by ...

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Jackson Clarion Ledger

Religion and politics
Jackson Clarion Ledger
"They" say one should never mix religion and politics. Interestingly, America's Founders ensured a combination of freedom of religion and freedom of speech in a political context in the very first Amendment of the Bill of Rights: "Congress shall make ...

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WND.com

America's angriest, most intolerant religion
WND.com
Rather than simply cataloguing the neo-puritan assaults on reason and liberty, “Scarlet Letters” illustrates how the progressive movement has come to mimic a religion in its structure but not at all in its spirit while profiling brave individuals like ...


India.com

Terrorism Has No Religion
The New Indian Express
In a smart manoeuvre, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh put the blame on the Congress party for coining the term “Hindu terrorism”. That enabled Singh to accuse the Congress of giving a religious colour to terrorism and thereby undermining the fight ...
BJP polarising nation through religion: CongressIndia.com

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'Faith vs. Fact:' why religion and science are mutually incompatible
Washington Post
The current blood feud between religious science-deniers and New Atheist religion-bashers sells a lot of books. For many people, religious or not, the polarization brings to mind Mercutio's “a plague o' both your houses!” But Jerry A. Coyne's new book ...


The Hindu

Won't interfere in religion, Fadnavis tells Muslims
The Hindu
The BJP-Sena government has no intention to interfere in the religion or culture of minorities and is focussed on working towards building mutual trust, Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis said on Monday. He was speaking at 'Taleem ki Taquat ...

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An Open Letter to Pope Benedict

Dear Ratzy,I have a good solution to the clergy abuse... Read More

For Sale - God

A few days ago, I was watching TV, and I... Read More

Fall of a Nation

Jeremiah 51:6-51:18 Babylon is Fallen. Is the United States, Spiritual... Read More

Christs Dependability: Count on It!

Heb. 13:8 says, "Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today,... Read More

What Jesus Expects of You and Me

Sometimes it is hard to know where to start even... Read More

Doctors of the Air

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

Unholy Shadows: Gnosticism

One cannot begin to appreciate the early struggles of Christianity... Read More

Purity

Is being purified only for the men of the cloth?... Read More

Tongue of the Power

The purposes of a man's heart are deep waters, but... Read More

Better Worship - 12 Marks of an Effective Music Ministry

Small BeginningsMy first experience in music ministry happened fairly soon... Read More

The Purpose of Creation: the Kabbalah of Transformation

"I want to know how God created this world. I... Read More

Are These People Putting You In Danger Of Eternal Hell Fire?

Most people put a lot of effort into being like... Read More

Gods Providence in a Jericho Journal

What if excavators uncovering ancient Jericho found the following journal?Monday:... Read More

The Oldest Concept in History

I find it funny that one of the oldest concepts... Read More

Let Her Be Covered Part One

Several weeks ago, while shopping in a grocery store, my... Read More

Belonging to Jesus Christ

In the name of Jesus, what shall we do in... Read More

Planetary Alignment

Planetary Alignment is said to have magical powers. Some believe... Read More

Divine Power/Jesus is over Everything

Divine power is so great, Paul an apostle of Christ... Read More

As the Old Year Fades, So Does My Memory

Memory is a very tricky thing, at least for me... Read More

End Time Events - The Miscellaneous Signs

Per the miscellaneous signs listed in my previous article, Jesus... Read More

Conclave: Electing a New Pope

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

Is Your Life Significant?

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

The Rapture

Here is the 50 million dollar question - will there... Read More

The Apocalypse

Revelation 6:2-6:8.I will bring thee down, saith the LORD. ... Read More

The Fruit, the Whole Fruit, and Nothing but the Fruit

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