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:


Religion News in Brief
ABC News
Federal hearing set in clerk's marriage case. MOREHEAD, Ky. (AP) — A federal judge says a Kentucky county clerk who won't issue marriage licenses to gay couples because of her religious beliefs has until close of business Wednesday to respond to the ...

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Religion should be kept out of the classroom
The Daily Progress
Separation of Church and State and Freedom of Religion; these are American rights protected by the Constitution, right? It doesn't really seem like it these days as we continue to see religion in our public schools. Many local schools still offer WRE ...

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Breitbart News

Anti-Religion Group Uses Judges To Threaten Students' Christmas Concert
Breitbart News
The anti-religion Freedom from Religion Foundation (FFRF) made the threat in a letter to Concord Community School's superintendent John Trout, and described Concord High School's traditional annual holiday concert as “illegal” and “inappropriate,” says ...
Concord Community Schools accused of holding 'illegal' holiday concert ...The Elkhart Truth

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Fox News

Religion rarely part of ICU conversation
Fox News
For many patients and families, religion and spirituality are important near the end of life, and understanding these beliefs may be "important to delivering care that is respectful of the patient as an individual," said senior author Dr. Douglas B ...
Physicians Avoid Conversations About Religion in the ICUTIME

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Edmonton Journal

Human Rights Tribunal orders spa to pay for religion-based demotion
Edmonton Journal
Instead that move was “motivated, at least in part, by the fact that Ms. Andric was not a Muslim and did not share the common religious beliefs of the respondents,” the decision said. The unspecified job change after 10 successful years amounted to ...

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Law Professor: Davis Can't Evoke Religion To Deny Marriage Licenses
NPR
NPR's Robert Siegel talks with Columbia Law professor Katherine Franke about Kim Davis, the elected clerk of Kentucky's Rowan County, who is refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples. ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST: Katherine Franke is a law ...


The Week Magazine

Where religious freedom ends: Why a Kentucky clerk has no right to deny gay ...
The Week Magazine
Hodges, some opponents of gay marriage have gone into a panic, declaring the End of Religious Freedom in America. That reaction is both overwrought and premature. The fact is that we don't yet know how the law will adjust to the new constitutional ...
Kentucky clerk who cites religion in refusing marriage licenses has been wed 4 ...PennLive.com

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Macon Telegraph

Richt on Freedom From Religion Foundation report: 'I don't tell (players) what ...
Macon Telegraph
Georgia head coach Mark Richt responded publicly for the first time to an allegation from the Freedom From Religion Foundation that stated he and his brother-in-law, team chaplain Kevin “Chappy” Hynes, use their platforms to impose their Christian ...
Richt responds to Freedom From Religion's charges: 'I don't tell them what to ...Online Athens

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Freedom of religion
Philippine Star
Freedom of religion or freedom of worship is a basic human right that an individual or community has the right to manifest religion or belief in teaching, practice, worship and observance. The Philippine Constitution states in Article III, Section 5 ...


CBC.ca

Council to smite religion from city hall in light of Supreme Court ruling
CBC.ca
In a unanimous decision, the court ruled that a Quebec city's practice of starting municipal meetings with a Catholic prayer was an infringement of freedom of religion and conscience rights. Rev. David Fekete, president of the Edmonton Interfaith ...

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What If? -- Musings on the Tsunami

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

The Afterlife and Scientology

AFTERLIFE: The 'Bardol Thodol' and 'Sidpa Thodol' of the Tibetan... Read More

Resurrection Faith (Part 2)

Christ died. This is a historical fact not to be... Read More

God Will Forgive Your Sins

This was an article I did for a friend of... Read More

Computerized Christians? Get Ready for the New Church!

Isaiah 43;19 declares: "Behold, I will do a new thing,... Read More

Jihad

Jesus spoke as much about Heaven as He did about... Read More

Church Building and Church Buildings

Church building is a term used to designate both the... Read More

Denominations Gone Wild: What Happened To Unity?

The Bible teaches that Christians ought to practice a single... Read More

Why Christian and Atheist Libertarians Get Along

I'm the most religious guy in the Libertarian Party. At... Read More

Satan is Let Loose One More Time

After the 1000 years are up in the Millennium Kingdom,... Read More

The Rapture: A Twinkling of an Eye

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

Witnesses, Mormons, Masons and More

The founding of the United States went along with the... Read More

Kingdom of Heaven

Kingdom of Heaven is Ridley Scott's way of trying to... Read More

Development of Liberal Theology: An Overview (Part 3)

As senior pastor of the First Presbyterian Church of New... Read More

The Unjust Steward

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

British B. S.

CLEOPATRA'S NEEDLE: -MacDari was a Mason but his Masonry deplored... Read More

The Kabbalah of Love: Part One

(This is the first article in a new series on... Read More

Catholics Need To Take a Second Look at Morality

According to CNN, Catholics voted for President Bush over Senator... Read More

Left Behind! Who Me?

The popularity in the past few years of the apocalyptic... Read More

Following In the Masters Footsteps

In these interesting times of change, millions of people the... Read More

Heretical Chinese House Churches

One of the more insightful warnings Christians can receive bears... Read More

The Toilet Philosophy

Dr. Robins' observations are beyond mere intuition, they include an... Read More

7 Bowl Judgements

There is now one more set of 7 judgments God... Read More

The Coming War with Russia

The Coming World War III [with Russia]In my book, "The... Read More

Spiritual Healing or Spiritual Malpractice?

Christians with chronic illness need to know there is a... Read More