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 Week Magazine

The one thing the New Atheists get right about religion
The Week Magazine
It's that interview that caught my attention — because of the way Aslan goes about defending Islam: "[T]he principle [sic] fallacy of...the so-called New Atheists...is that they believe that people derive their values, their morals, from their ...
Atheists Fail to Understand Both God and ManGuardian Liberty Voice

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Huffington Post

Science, Religion and the Assumptions We Make
Huffington Post
Behind all those questions, of course, is the puzzle that some people have seeing religious people as scientists. Mind you, a lot of techies are also churchgoers (a topic of an earlier book of mine, God's Mechanics). But if you've never gotten to know ...

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NPR (blog)

Does Being 'Spiritual But Not Religious' Really Mean Anything?
NPR (blog)
"Spiritual But Not Religious" is a phrase you hear more and more these days — and with good reason. In 2012, a Pew Foundation survey on religion found that almost 20 percent of Americans placed themselves in the category of "unaffiliated." That 20 ...

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Mediaite

The One Thing That All Religions in America Are 'Infected' By, According to ...
TheBlaze.com
Dr. Reza Aslan, author of “Zealot,” a controversial book released last year about Jesus, recently appeared on Fusion to discuss religion in America and comedian Bill Maher's ongoing critiques of Islam, claiming that “anti-Muslim sentiment” is at ...
Reza Aslan on the nature of Islam, religious identityMinnesota Public Radio News
Revisiting Reza Aslan's response to Bill Maher about female gender mutilationPolitiFact

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Writing About Religion
The American Conservative
Hey Boston area readers, I'll be at the Boisi Center at Boston College on Thursday evening for a panel discussion on writing about religion in a polarized age. I will be joined by actual smart people, including my longtime correspondent Mark ...

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Finding healing and acceptance after same-sex love collides with religion
Washington Post
It's hard to come out as gay. It is even harder when your parents are profoundly committed conservative Catholics, your brother is a prominent priest who represents traditional church views on Fox News, and you were raised to believe that everything ...


Religion and Revolution: The Promise of a Fresh Look
Huffington Post
For students of religion and students of revolution, the upcoming dialogue between Cornel West and Bob Avakian should be a valuable lesson. Taking place at Riverside Church in New York City, this meeting of the minds has tremendous potential to advance ...


The Brown Daily Herald

Feldman '15: Moderate religion a rarity in college
The Brown Daily Herald
Academia and religion have long struggled to coexist because they seem based on mutually exclusive ideals. Academics generally rely on facts and reason, while religion relies on faith. This conflict can be epitomized in theories characterizing creation ...


Breitbart News

Exclusive — Rand Paul: Religious Freedom Dying at Altar of Political Correctness
Breitbart News
“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a ...


Religion News Service

Religion and the midterm election vote
Religion News Service
What do we know about how the vote by religion is shaping up for the midterm elections two weeks from now? Unfortunately, not very much. In contrast to the midterms four years ago — and especially eight years ago — those conducting state surveys aren ...

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The Story of Joshua and Caleb

The story of Joshua and Caleb is one of the... Read More

How the Christian Right is Blowing It

I am not a particularly pious person and I certainly... Read More

White Sun - Tao of Heaven; What is Wisdom?

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

Compassion and Plenty

He Showed 'Compassion'He made lots where there was only little.... Read More

A Partnership With God

Hey, God is trying to partner with you! He wants... Read More

The Exodus

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Unholy Shadows: Gnosticism

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Religious Tolerance and the Internet

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Gods 4 Avenues to Reach the Lost During the Tribulation

If the Church is raptured off the face of the... Read More

Biblical Hermeneutics ? Part 1

Hermeneutics is the science and art of the interpretive process... Read More

In the Wake of Katrina: For Mature Christians Only!

One reason the rescue and relief effort regarding Katrina has... Read More

Computerized Christians? Get Ready for the New Church!

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

Sexual Deviants and the Catholic Church

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

Knowledge Of The Power

For it is written in Proverbs 1:7 it says The... Read More

Reading the Bible

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

The Gospel Of Convenience

The subject of this document is so unpleasing to the... Read More

Catholics Need To Take a Second Look at Morality

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

Spring Into Gods Love

Spring is springing here in the Pacific Northwest the plants... Read More

The Freemasonic Order of the Golden Centurion

I think most people who will read this will not... Read More

The Gospel According to the Americans - Our Shame

As a deist, Thomas Jefferson may have thought God was... Read More

Powerful Powers

Have you ever wondered what is power and where does... Read More

The Dark Side of The Pope

If you look at just the man/women after he/she has... Read More

Church Retreat and Church Retreats

Church retreats are an excellent way to involve the church... Read More

John Roberts and Madalyn Murray ? The Turtle and the OHare

Although I've never met Supreme Court nominee John Roberts, I... Read More

The Blessings Of God

As discussed in the "The Gospel of Convenience", and "Investing... Read More