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:


NPR (blog)

How Do We Explain The Evolution Of Religion?
NPR (blog)
Religion is a cross-cultural universal, even though not every human being professes faith in God or some other supernatural being. Those of us who are atheist or agnostic make up 6 percent of the American population. A further 14 percent say they are ...

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CBSSports.com

Freedom from religion group says Clemson football is too religious
NBCSports.com
“No one is required to participate in any religious activities related to the football program,” Clemson chief public affairs officer Cathy Sams told The Greenville News when asked about the complaint. “It's purely voluntary. Religion and faith is a ...
Letter of complaint sent to Clemson over team's religious activitiesCBSSports.com
Freedom From Religion Foundation complains about Clemson football programSB Nation
Atheist group files complaint against Clemson football program 'entangled' in ...News & Observer
WIS -WLTX.com -The State
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New York Daily News

Clemson football coach Dabo Swinney under fire from Freedom From Religion ...
New York Daily News
The Wisconsin-based Freedom from Religion Foundation, which claims it “works to promote the constitutional principle of separation between church and state” has filed a complaint with the South Carolina school over “serious concerns about how the ...
Freedom From Religion Foundation files complaint to ClemsonGreenville News
Dabo Swinney, Clemson need to use common sense following religion-related ...Yahoo Sports
Group wants all religion removed from Clemson footballWYFF Greenville
Fox News (blog) -The Tennessean -CBS Local
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America remains among most positive countries on religion
Utica Observer Dispatch
America remains one of the world's most positive about the role of religion in everyday life, a new survey reveals. According to a global survey of the impact of religion by WIN/Gallup International, 62 percent of U.S. respondents say religion plays a ...


Dear Religion, I Quit You!
TIME
Not religion, but grace. There's a difference ya know. I found “religion” at 13. I bought in hook, line and sinker. Grace? I discovered grace about 2 years ago. It has changed me to the core, and I ain't going back. Religion says “Give 110%.” Grace ...


Taking Religion Seriously
The American
If you are a high-IQ recent graduate from a top college or university, here is where you probably stand when it comes to religion: It's not for you. You don't mind if other people are devout, but you don't get it. Smart people don't believe that stuff ...


Study: Is the Internet Killing Religion?
whnt.com
(CNN) We can blame the Internet for plenty: the proliferation of porn, our obsession with cat videos, the alleged rise of teen trends like – brace yourself – eyeball licking. But is it also a culprit in helping us lose our religion? A new study ...


The Week Magazine

Why atheism doesn't have the upper hand over religion
The Week Magazine
n my last column, I examined some of the challenges facing religion today. Those challenges are serious. But that doesn't mean that atheism has the upper hand. On the contrary, as I've argued many times before, atheism in its currently fashionable form ...

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Cynthia M. Allen: Knowledge, religion and the hard work of faith
News & Observer
And the zeitgeist of modern culture seemed to argue that the opposite is true - that religion is a vestigial institution of a less educated society and primarily the purview of the intellectually incurious. Surveys and studies seem to affirm that in ...


UPI.com

Freedom of religion? Yes. Freedom from religion? No.
Yahoo News (blog)
Fouts was referring to the Freedom From Religion group member and atheist Douglas Marshall. Marshall filed a request to set up a “reason station” inside the Warren city hall atrium when he learned a prayer station existed. Marshall told WJBK, “I object ...
Freedom from Religion debate heats up at Warren City HallMyFox Detroit
Warren turns down request for anti-religion display at city hallThe Detroit News
Time for a common sense stationGOPUSA
Christian Post -Raw Story -The Macomb Daily
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The Greatest Love and Self-image

The Greek language had three words for "Love" First there... Read More

The Kabbalah of Love: Part One

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

Organized Religion is Great for Humanity; Rants from Lance

Organized Religion has served mankind well, by uniting civilization and... Read More

End-Times and the Other Bible

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

Armor-bearer Coach: Step Into the Ministry of Assisting

I am with you heart and mind..."Do all that you... Read More

DNA RNA are you ready for what is next?

As the human race maps out the genome and unlocks... Read More

What Does The Religious Right Really Want?

What does the Religious Right really want? Well, besides power,... Read More

Jesus as the Rose of Sharon

The words "rose of Sharon" comes out of the Old... Read More

Bishoprics

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

The Face of Deceit

Jeremiah 14:14-14:14. What is Deceit? The intentional misleading or beguiling... Read More

What about the 4400?

Murders are so frequent in our country that a single... Read More

Real Nobility And Gods Love

Real nobility feeds on its own intrinsic value, as a... 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

The Rapture of the Church

The Rapture of the Church will be the most startling... Read More

Salvation of the Jews to Determine the Lords Return: the Churches Greatest Prayer Responsibility

Jesus won't come until the Jewish people are saved.Why the... Read More

Brief History of Jerusalem; Part 1

Jerusalem is the eternal capital of Israel.....it is the city... Read More

Mahavira | 24th Tirthankara of Jainism His Teachings and Essence

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

The Power of Thankfulness and Vice Versa

We are soon to celebrate once again the National Holiday... Read More

Church Retreat and Church Retreats

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

Vegetarianism

Millions worldwide suffer from malnutrition and the threat of starvation.... Read More

Straight Talk about Homosexuality

In the mid 90's, a Presbyterian minister named Steve Brown... Read More

Living By the Truth, the Word of God

Let's be honest: Too many Christian books are nothing but... Read More

Pagan Philosophy, Unbelief, and Irrationalism

Biblically speaking, holding philosophical beliefs that contain internally self-refuting contradictions... Read More

The Purpose of Our Being

Most people think that there is a higher meaning for... Read More

Gay Marriage Hitting Resistance

Gay marriage is hitting significant resistance in Washington D.C. where... Read More