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:


What I Gained When I Lost My Religion
TIME
People often ask me if my life is better now that I've left my religion. My honest answer is that it's a mixed bag. On the negative side, I have to say that the reactions of people who liked me better when I still had faith have been at times very ...

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Americans' Opinions On Spanking Vary By Party, Race, Region And Religion
FiveThirtyEight
But polls consistently show most Americans believe spanking is an appropriate form of discipline, although it varies by party identification, race, region and religion. Since 1986, the University of Chicago's General Social Survey (GSS) has asked ...

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The 'political religion' born in the liberal West
The Australian
Jones and Smith conclude that Islamism is best understood not as a form of religious extremism but as an ideology, or more precisely a “political religion”, closely akin to the illiberal totalitarian movements of the 20th century. Islamism has more in ...


NBCNews.com

David Haines' Brother: ISIS Is 'Not About Religion'
NBCNews.com
The brother of the British aid worker beheaded by the terror group ISIS, said on Sunday that religion wasn't responsible for the actions of ISIS, or the death of his brother, David Haines. "The Muslim faith is not to blame for ISIL (ISIS), nor is it ...
Islam is a religion of peace – Really David Cameron?News24
Cameron Says 'Islam is a Religion of Peace... We Will Destroy ISIL With an ...Breitbart News
David Haines: British aid worker killed by Isis militant 'helped whoever ...The Independent
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WMUR Manchester

Sudanese woman: It's my right to follow the religion of my choice
WMUR Manchester
Meriam Ibrahim, who now lives in Manchester, New Hampshire, was sentenced to death over charges of apostasy, the abandonment of a religion. Her father was Muslim, and her mother was an Orthodox Christian. She married Daniel Wani, a Christian from ...

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HuffPost Religion's 'All Together' Podcast Hosted By Rev. Paul Raushenbush
Huffington Post
Hallelujah! HuffPost Religion is launching our new weekly Podcast called All Together hosted by Executive Religion Editor Rev. Paul Raushenbush. All Together hopes to offer a unique perspective into spiritual and religious individuals, communities and ...

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In Ian McEwan's 'The Children Act,' Medicine Meets Religion
New York Times
In many Ian McEwan novels, there is a moment of crisis or extremity that shatters his characters' lives, reveals the innermost workings of their hearts or triggers a reassessment of everything they've believed. In “The Child in Time” (1987), a man's 3 ...

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LETTER: Religious freedom evaporating in US
MyCentralJersey.com
However, religious influence is not the original reason for the separation of church and state, or for creating a secular United States. Going back into England's history you'll find that separation began to gain weight because government in England ...

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The Age

The betrayal of my beautiful religion, Islam
The Age
I was first invited to a beheading in Saudi Arabia while working as a physician in Riyadh. It was 1999, and I was an attending intensive care specialist in an advanced medical system that valued my United States training. As we finished resuscitating a ...

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Do oil, religion hinder Arab revival?
Al-Monitor
The Arab Spring has made prominent a number of phenomena that find their roots in the distinguishing features of the region, especially the Arab Levant. These features are religion (and, more precisely, sect) and oil. Analysis of these two features may ...

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The Moment of Truth

Former Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stated to all of Israel,... Read More

Why Doesnt God Answer My Prayers?

I heard a story about a girl who wrote to... Read More

The 7 Seal Judgements

These next 3 articles are going to be extremely HARD... Read More

The Spreading of the Not-So-Good News

PART 1: Another Gospel?The influence of the occult upon our... Read More

Keep on Singing

The prisoners of Sing Sing, one of the most repressive,... Read More

Killing Red Heads

"With regard to the ancient Egyptians we have it on... Read More

What Did I Do To Deserve This?

"You must have done something awful for this to happen... Read More

Restoration of the Jewish People and The Rebuilding of the Jewish Temple

This is the event that has already occurred. In 70... Read More

The Use and Abuse of Mysticism in The Song of Songs

The incorporation of Aristotelian thought into the dogma of Catholicism... Read More

The Purpose of Our Being

Most people think that there is a higher meaning for... Read More

Theology, Hollywood Style

After years of watching TV shows and movies, I think... Read More

What is God? Does Proof Exist?

Apology:I don't for a minute profess to know what God... Read More

What about the 4400?

Murders are so frequent in our country that a single... Read More

Do You Know What It Takes To Crucify The Flesh?

The flesh is the part of us that resists our... Read More

Churchless Christianity: A Move of God?

There's another "move of God" that's sweeping the nations. Have... Read More

Judgement Day

For it is written in Matthew 12:36 But I tell... Read More

7 Year Tribulation

As you will see in the Scripture verses listed below,... Read More

Let Her Be Covered Part Two

The framework for the message this morning will consist of... Read More

Heads I Win, Tails You Lose

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

Fruit-Bearing Christians

This is to my Father's glory, that you bear much... Read More

Vegetarianism

Millions worldwide suffer from malnutrition and the threat of starvation.... Read More

Thought Produces Desire, Produces Results

(Channelled)Roy? this week you learned something about yourself. You learned... Read More

The Power Source

Peter replied, "Repent and be baptized ?in the name of... Read More

Smith Wigglesworth on the Power of the Word

You have all heard me talk about Smith Wigglesworth. He... Read More

Sins and the REAL Demons

We all must know that the Catholic Church has used... Read More