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

Expert Panel Addresses The Problems, Potentials Of Mixing Religion And Politics
Huffington Post
NEW YORK (RNS) Religion and politics are assumed to be a dangerous brew, volatile to the point of murderous. And at least judging by current events in the Middle East and elsewhere, that may well be true. But can this potion be used for advancing peace ...
Expert Panel Addresses The Complications, Potentials Of Mixing Faith And PoliticsStandard Bulletin

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Salon

Marco Rubio's deranged religion, Ted Cruz's bizarre faith: Our would-be ...
Salon
This Season of Unreason will end with the elections of November 2016, but its consequences – validation of the idea that belief without evidence is a virtue, that religion, and especially Christianity, deserves a place in our politics, our ...

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Journal and Courier

Women trailblazers in religion to speak at symposium
Journal and Courier
She lives in Indianapolis and is director of the Religion, Spirituality and the Arts Initiative at Butler University in partnership with the Christian Theological Seminary. She retired in 2013 from leading Congregation Beth El-Zedeck in Indianapolis ...


Wittgenstein and Natural Religion
OUPblog (blog)
By invoking a variety of concepts to which Wittgenstein gave currency – language games, forms of life, groundless believing, depth grammar, world pictures – the defenders aim to defuse rationalistic criticisms of religion by showing them to be, in the ...


TheBlaze.com

The Impact That Religion Has on Education That Teachers Are Ignoring
TheBlaze.com
Even more surprising is the finding that religion is not the domain of the unenlightened lower classes of society as is often insinuated. In fact, students from affluent families are now much more likely to be involved in religion than those in poorer ...


Religion News Service

Islamic State shoots and beheads 30 Ethiopian Christians in Libya
Religion News Service
“Muslim blood shed under the hands of your religions is not cheap,” he says, looking at the camera. “To the nation of the cross: We are now back again.” The video concludes with a warning that Christians will not be safe unless they embrace Islam or ...
The Latest from the Religion of Peace®Power Line (blog)
Video: Islamic State kills Ethiopian Christians in LibyaTheNewsTribune.com

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Huffington Post Canada

Extremists Create a False Relationship Between Religion and Conflict
Huffington Post Canada
The religious texts and teachings of spiritual leaders from any major religion are resolute in their condemnation of violence as a means to fulfilling objectives of any scale. When reviewing the source material one finds there is no rational ...


Malay Mail Online

Why I am against institutionalised religion
Malay Mail Online
APRIL 20 — I think I have, on many occasions, explained that I do not like using the term “religion” all that much. I prefer to substitute it with “spirituality” for very personal reasons. But today, I'd like to explain some of the many reasons why ...


Residents discuss race, religion and more
Daily Local News
Residents discuss race, religion and more. Lisa Croft, chair of the Courageous Conversation, opens the program discussing what they're there. Candice Monhollan — Daily Local News. By Candice Monhollan, cmonhollan@21st-centurymedia.com, ...

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Freedom of & from religion
Tribune-Review
I assumed that because many of America's Founders came here to escape such repression, they were eager to allow religious freedom in America. After all, the very First Amendment, in the Bill of Rights, says, “Congress shall make no law respecting an ...

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Who Me? Wear a Clerical Shirt?

Clothing says a great deal about one's profession, and this... Read More

The Unjust Steward

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

The Rapture: A Twinkling of an Eye

A father savagely murders his nine children. A stay at... Read More

Conclave: Electing a New Pope

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

Do We Really Need God?

The human being is endowed with ability. We have the... Read More

Seeking after the Knowledge of God

As you will see in the Scripture verses I will... Read More

Vegetarianism

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Gods 4 Avenues to Reach the Lost During the Tribulation

If the Church is raptured off the face of the... Read More

Gods Favorite Religion

What does your church teach regarding the subject of Widows... Read More

Spirituality from the Hebrew Bible: 10 Major Themes

The major themes of the Hebrew Bible (also known... Read More

Connect These Dots: Unilateral Withdrawal, Egypt, Collapse of the South Wall, Raised Taxes and the..

There is a prophetic mosaic that few have attempted to... Read More

Paul?s Letter to 21st Century Christians

Dear Readers, I received a letter this week that is... Read More

The Story of Adam and Eve

To really understand how we all got here, what it... Read More

Facing Our Fears

"Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you.... Read More

You and Your Money: Are You Making a GIVING?

A young man who was attending my Coffee Bar Bible... Read More

Here?s Help for the ?I Can?t Say ?No? Blues?

I hear it all the time. Cries from Christian women... Read More

A Time of Suffering

As the clock ticks down to the fateful day of... Read More

Heroes & Villains in the Quest for Spirituality: 100 Significant Characters of the Hebrew Bible

There are hundreds of named men and women in the... Read More

Money And Religion: How Christians Are Being Misled

Today's Christian Evangelists, Teachers, and Preachers Are Grossly Misleading America... Read More

Ministry Idea: How to Stop Pre-Marital Sex

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Knowing Hinduism or Hindu Religion

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

Moses v. Jesus: Why do Conservative Christians Prefer Moses Commandments to Jesus Beatitudes?

Why are conservative Christians so concerned about displaying the Ten... Read More

Heads I Win, Tails You Lose

In a time when public scrutiny is becoming tighter and... Read More

Holy Communion: Key to Spiritual Healing

Chronically-ill Christians who do not believe in spiritual healing of... Read More

Top Ten Religion Quotations

Review your religious beliefs with these revealing quotations all about... Read More