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:


Christian Post

Religion and the Military: Will Liberty Win the Argument?
Christian Post
A "tsunami of confusion" exists regarding religious liberty in the United States Armed Forces, according to panelists testifying before Congress. Experts told the panel that the military is caught between a strong desire not to condone or coerce ...


Daily Beast

The Good Wifes Religion Politics: Voters Have No Faith in Alicia's Atheism
Daily Beast
It is also, by extension, a show about the cultural impact of religion. Robert and Michelle King, the show's creators, regularly question its role in politics and why we, the voters, pretend that the illusion of religion is more moral than a lack of ...


Raw Story

Is your religion ready to meet ET?
Raw Story
In my book, I investigated the sacred writings of the world's most widely practiced religions, asking what each religion has to say about the uniqueness or non-uniqueness of life on Earth, and how, or if, a particular religion would work on other ...


Young, single women without religious ties are generous donors
Columbus Dispatch
Given America's strong connection between religion and giving, what are charities to do in an increasingly secular nation? Look to young, single women who don't have a religious affiliation — the so-called Nones. A study described as the first to ...


RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty

State, Religion, And Radicalism In Central Asia
RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty
Islam has been the dominant religion in Central Asia for nearly 1,300 years. For about three-quarters of the last 100 years, Islam -- and religion in general -- was essentially outlawed in Central Asia, since the region was part of the Soviet Union. Of ...


NPR (blog)

Exploring The Religious Naturalist Option
NPR (blog)
Adam recently wrote a nice piece on the "spiritual but not religious" distinction being made these days. He noted that "religious" is commonly used to connote being affiliated with a traditional religion and "spiritual" to connote some larger sense of ...

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OregonLive.com

Religion reads: 10 commandments for atheists; the nun who coaches college ...
OregonLive.com
Julie Turkewitz reports the head campaigner recently "led a bicycle-mounted protest through campus, with supporters wearing chin bristles fashioned from cardboard." Don't forget to share your favorite religion reads in the comments section. For local ...


Religion News Service

PASTOR BETHANY: Religion on the Fringe — Or, Give More Than Thanks
Lost Coast Outpost
They arrived with their progressive religion and settler mindset, but after a harsh winter and too many deaths they received help and care from indigenous people. This first Thanksgiving on hopeful shared soil was born out of compassion and ...
This letter of dismisssal shows everything that's wrong with how the church ...Religion News Service

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Science 2.0

Is Religion A Consolation Worth Having?
Science 2.0
I dare say that even when I indulge these tastes my feelings fall short of being religious. If gratitude is among those feelings, it is because I am grateful to the men and women who created the countryside, or built the churches, or decorated them or ...

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'What is your religion?' question surprises two American visitors to the ...
Mondoweiss
Then these two women, both age 20, told us about being asked what their religion is by Israeli authorities– first at the border at Allenby Bridge, and then in Hebron, at the entrance to Shuhada Street. They'd never been asked that question by an ...

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Tom Cruise and John Travolta Prescribe to Scientology... Whats the Deal With That?

CARLSBAD, CALIFORNIA: Anytime a well-known name gets involved with a... Read More

Not Just Hearing the Word

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

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

The Basics of the Christian Walk

Now that I am saved, what do I do next?... Read More

A Call to Action

Over the last week I have received dozens of heart-rending... Read More

Teach Your Child to Pray

There are so many books out there on being a... Read More

Keep on Singing

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

Reading the Bible

A friend of mine had asked my thoughts on how... Read More

British B. S.

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

Harry Potter To Christians: Its Not Good To Hear Voices

That is the popular and, thank God (if you'll pardon... Read More

Unholy Shadows: Gnosticism

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

The Emmaus Journal ~ What Kingdom Are You Looking For?

The Emmaus Journal What Kingdom Are You Looking For?The awe... 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

Bishoprics

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

Witnesses, Mormons, Masons and More

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

Sins and the REAL Demons

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

Amos And Social Justice Part 2

Amos was summoned by God to warn the Northern Kingdom... Read More

An Open Letter to Pope Benedict

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

White Sun - Tao of Heaven; What is Wisdom?

To be awakened to the realization of one's True Self... Read More

Christians versus Mormons

Please read the passage carefully and note all the pejorative... Read More

Let Her Be Covered Part Three

Now, let's recall again the text: "Let her be covered."... Read More

A Strong Anchor

Stories have been told about the only thing that saved... Read More

Being In-Between Religions

Who said religion has to last a lifetime?When I was... Read More

Moslem America Part 2

2 Corinthians 2:6-2:14Moslem America part 2. Behold, the days come,... Read More

The Scrolls and the Grail

DEAD SEA SCROLLS: - Dr Norman Golb is a top... Read More