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:


'Meet a Muslim Family' aims to dispel fears of the religion
CBC.ca
A Muslim organization has launched a cross-Canada outreach campaign called Meet a Muslim Family, in order to help dispel myths about the religion. The campaign was launched by the Ahmadiyya Muslim community at mosques across Canada yesterday, ...

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National Post

Pankaj Mishra: Look outside religion for the roots of the Islamic State
National Post
Those who conflate Islam with IS and those who protest that the murderous outfit has nothing to do with a “religion of peace,” are equally guilty of essentialism: the illusion that human groups share core properties, which illuminate their moral actions.
Roots of Islamic State don't lie in religionChicago Tribune
Agonizing over the true IslamToronto Sun

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Salon

Religion's new atheist scapegoat: Why the Chapel Hill shootings weren't about ...
Salon
We have not heard from Hicks about what impelled him to pull the trigger, but his ex-wife Karen Hicks backed up the police account and issued a statement saying that “This incident had nothing to do with religion or the victims' faith, but in fact was ...
All Lives Matter: University of North Carolina at Chapel HillWashington College Elm
Did We Learn Anything From the Chapel Hill Shootings?The Chicago Monitor

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Raw Story

Ben Carson: Religion is needed to interpret science because 'maybe it's just ...
Raw Story
“I find, a very good measure of correlation between my religious beliefs and my scientific beliefs — people say, how can you be a scientist, how can you be a surgeon if you don't believe in certain things?” he continued. “Maybe those things aren't ...
“Maybe it's just propaganda”: Ben Carson defends his ridiculous anti-science ...Salon

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Daily Record

OPINION: Religion and commerce can co-exist
Daily Record
Last week, religion went back to the Supreme Court, this time considering the treatment of Muslim headscarves in the workplace. At the center of the current controversy is Abercrombie & Fitch's rejection of Muslim job applicant Samantha Elauf ...
Did Abercrombie Discriminate Against an Applicant Because of Her Religion ...Daily Signal
Abercrombie Wants Supreme Court To Believe Religious Headscarves are CapsPoliticusUSA

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Salon

Is there any case for religion? Christianity, Islam, atheism and my search for ...
Salon
Soon they spread to England, and like many of the American protesters, the earliest antislavery campaigners were members of the Religious Society of Friends, Quakers. The first formal movement was the Society for Effecting the Abolition of the Slave ...
Michael Lackey: President Obama and religionMorris Sun Tribune

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Religion: A gift to the Apex Creation
News24
Quite simply - for a while now I have been watching with interest Atheists, Agnostics and “Those of Religion” tear into each other showing little respect or sympathy for the other's standing. It is sadly noticed that very little effort is made to open ...


Latest Trends in Religious Restrictions and Hostilities
Pew Research Center's Religion and Public Life Project
Restrictions on Religion, by Year Worldwide, social hostilities involving religion declined somewhat in 2013 after reaching a six-year peak the previous year, but roughly a quarter of the world's countries are still grappling with high levels of ...


PERSPECTIVE: Fifty years later, schools still struggle with religion
The Daily Progress
Some of the teachers at Swainsboro elementary school not only lead prayers in the classroom, but also embarrass and proselytize children whose parents oppose school-sponsored prayers, according to the complaint filed by the Freedom From Religion ...
US House Passes Student Religious Freedom AmendmentBJC Blog from the Capital (blog)

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Washington Post (blog)

The religious states of America, in 22 maps
Washington Post (blog)
America's religious landscape is changing. Last year, for the first time ever, Protestants lost their majority status in an annual survey conducted by the Public Religion Research Institute. Only 47 percent of America identifies as Protestant, with ...

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Amos And Social Justice Part 2

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The Dark Side of The Pope

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The Rapture of the Church

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Consider, The Past, Present and Future?

Consider the past. A time when we were prosperous and... Read More

Gods Armorbearer & The Ministry of Details

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The Emmaus Journal ~ Strangers In A Strange Land

The Emmaus Journal Strangers In A Strange LandDo you often... Read More

Whats A Single Christian To Do?

It's Saturday night. You're sitting at home. Your phone has... Read More

End-Times and the Other Bible

Can you imagine Biblical "End-Times" prophecies happening in your lifetime?... Read More

Theres No Time Like the Present

Today certainly is a present and we are to rejoice... Read More

What If? -- Musings on the Tsunami

Thumbing through Isaiah recently I was startled to find this:... Read More

Sexual Deviants and the Catholic Church

It is unfortunate that the Catholic Church seems to continue... Read More

Teamwork in Ministry: Pauls Sense of Partnership in the Gospel

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

The Basics of Salvation Through Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ

The one key central message of the entire Bible is... Read More

Mahavira | 24th Tirthankara of Jainism His Teachings and Essence

Vardhamana Mahavira, the 24th Tirthankara of Jainism was the last... Read More

Whose Land?

It is interesting that everyone is so hung-up on the... Read More

Divine Power/Jesus is over Everything

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

Truth or Consequence

Prime probability:You have been and are being deceived by those... Read More

Bishoprics

BISHOP OF CARCASSONNE: - There are so many exemplars of... Read More

Is God Prejudiced?

The first thing I would like to do is give... Read More

Recognizing Apostasy and Deception

PREFACE TO UNDERSTANDING APOSTASY AND DECEPTIONIn the "last days" the... Read More

Life as Simulator

Recently I met an interesting Gentleman at a Coffee Shop,... Read More

Gods Providence in a Jericho Journal

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

Do Not Believe All You Read In The Holy Books

Observation shows that human creative activity has a physical, a... Read More