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:


The Economist (blog)

India, America and religion
The Economist (blog)
BARACK OBAMA had quite a lot to say about religion, and religious tolerance in particular, when he was in India earlier this week. And he put his point in almost pietistic terms, declaring: "Our nations are strongest when we see that we are all God's ...
President Obama Talks Religion, Race in India FarewellABC News
Religion BriefsTheadanews
India's success depends on not letting religion splinter country: ObamaABP News
Catholic Culture -Pune Mirror
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ZME Science

New Religion and Science Study Reveal 'Post-Secular' Rejection Of Evolution
Huffington Post
(RNS) Meet the “Post-Seculars” — the one in five Americans who no one seems to have noticed before in endless rounds of debates pitting science vs. religion. They're more strongly religious than most “Traditionals” (43 percent of Americans) and more ...
One in five Americans are deeply religious and scientifically literate, but ...ZME Science
Science vs Religion: Paradoxical American 'post seculars' believe in bothInternational Business Times UK
Science vs. Religion: Neither Side Wins In The Minds Of 1 In 5 AmericansMedical Daily

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Plattsburgh Press Republican

Ignoring religion can be dangerous
Plattsburgh Press Republican
In a conference report, "Religion, Security and Global Uncertainties," Wolffe and other scholars stressed that national security experts must learn to walk a fine line between blaming violence on religion and swinging to the opposite extreme ...
Mattingly: Ignoring religion can be dangerousMorris Daily Herald

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Anniston Star

Should children learn religion in public school?
Anniston Star
First, although I do believe that all children should learn about God, I don't believe that public school is the proper venue for teaching religion. The Catholic Church teaches that parents are the primary educators of their children when it comes to ...


Telegraph.co.uk

BBC accused of sidelining religion by axing top post
Telegraph.co.uk
Mr Ahmed has been a vocal critic of “religious illiteracy” in modern Britain. While pushing for greater coverage of religions other than Christianity in BBC coverage, he has strongly supported programmes such as Songs of Praise remaining exclusively ...

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Christian Science Monitor

Laser pioneer Charles H. Townes sought to fuse science with religion
Christian Science Monitor
A devoted member of the United Church of Christ,Townes drew praise and skepticism later in his career with a series of speeches and essays investigating the similarities between science and religion. "Science tries to understand what our universe is ...

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BBC News

Nigeria elections: Mixing religion and politics
BBC News
As tensions rise ahead of elections in Nigeria, some fear the country's unity will face a new test and divisions will be exacerbated by a vote which sees a Christian presidential candidate from the south, Goodluck Jonathan, facing stiff competition ...

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State schools and religion
Irish Times
Section 7 of the Equal Status Act 2000 allows schools to discriminate in their enrollment policies against children who have not been baptised or are of a different religion. An oversubscribed church-run school can use religion as the first criterion ...


Salon

EO Wilson: We should “diminish, to the point of eliminating, religious faiths”
Salon
E.O. Wilson, a Pulitzer Prize-winning sociobiologist, recently spoke with New Scientist about his latest book, “The Meaning of Human Existence,” in which the scientist tackles three fundamental questions of religion, philosophy and science: Where do we ...
Famed biologist: Religion 'is dragging us down' and must be eliminated 'for ...Raw Story
E. O. Wilson: I'm not an atheist but religion should be eliminatedInternational Business Times UK

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AsiaOne

After Charlie Hebdo, Balancing Press Freedom and Respect for Religion
Pew Research Center's Journalism Project
Majority Has Heard of Hebdo Attack, Says Publishing Cartoons Depicting Prophet Muhammad Was Okay About three-in-four Americans (76%) have heard at least a little about the attack on the offices of the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, according to a ...
Freedom of the press trumps respect for religion in a new surveyReligion News Service
Christopher Newport University forum talks balance between freedom of speech ...Daily Press

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