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:


Extremism, not religion, to blame in Mideast
DesMoinesRegister.com
14 column ["Religion: The Root Cause of the Crises in the Middle East"]. It is Muslim extremism that is the problem in the Middle East. If his thesis was correct, then the Communist countries should have been models of tranquility. Instead, they, like ...


Christian Science Monitor

Teaching kids about religion: Where to start and what to say
Christian Science Monitor
A majority of Americans believe in God, but the way in which they recognize a higher power varies significantly. How can parents take an active role in teaching kids about religion, and allowing them to draw their own conclusions?


International Business Times UK

Obama: "ISIL Speaks For No Religion"
RealClearPolitics
So ISIL speaks for no religion. Their victims are overwhelmingly Muslim, and no faith teaches people to massacre innocents. No just God would stand for what they did yesterday, and for what they do every single day. ISIL has no ideology of any value to ...
ISIS and Islam: Detaching Religion from TerrorismInternational Business Times UK
Obama On Beheading: Islamic State 'Speaks For No Religion' [VIDEO]Daily Caller
James Foley's prayers and the dark side of faithCNN (blog)
Patheos (blog)
all 7,821 news articles »

Losing My Religion
Huffington Post
I began to think maybe Jesus was not the answer. I think I was 12 when I went to the library and started reading other religious books. From Enke to Jehovah, I read them all. I began to wonder if anyone had the answers. I finally read the Bible, cover ...

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Opinion: Confronting ISIS and Religious Homogenization
Asharq Alawsat English
It is almost as if Iran and its Shi'ite religious establishment are rubbing their hands in glee at the prevailing discourse taking place in the world today, a discourse which holds “Wahhabism” responsible for the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS ...


Burying Your Dead Without Religion
The Atlantic
Not all religions do death the same way. "There are certain denominations within Christianity and certain religions in general that do a better job of remembering the dead," said Cann. "Like the Catholics: There's a very set calendar for remembering ...


The Economist

The history of Texas
The Economist
Mr Wuthnow's particular interest is religion, and he sets out to trace the emergence of Texas as “America's most powerful Bible-Belt state”. It has twice as many Southern Baptists, a powerful conservative bloc, as any other state—which is perhaps ...


New York Daily News

90's teen heartthrob Andrew Keegan starts his own religion
New York Daily News
He was the 90's teen idol with smoldering dark eyes and luscious black hair who rose to fame by playing the quintessential bad boy in “Full House,” “7th Heaven” and“10 Things I Hate About You.” Now, Andrew Keegan can add religious leader to his list of ...
Healing crystals, synchronicity, and gang violence: How 90s heartthrob Andrew ...Daily Mail
'90s Star Andrew Keegan Started His Own Religion & It's Truly AmazingBustle
'90s heartthrob Andrew Keegan starts religionPage Six
Us Magazine -E! Online -Huffington Post
all 54 news articles »

Channel News Asia

Indonesia president says Islamic State 'embarrassing' religion
Channel News Asia
"Indonesia is not an Islamic state. We respect all religions." He also urged international leaders to work together to combat radicalisation. "This is a new wake-up call to international leaders all over the world, including Islamic leaders," he said ...
Saros Kavina: Extremist religious groups who murder must be stoppedDerby Telegraph
Muslim Leaders Have Roundly Denounced Islamic State, But Conservative ...Media Matters for America (blog)
Confused by IslamNews24
The Malaysian Insider -Daily Sabah -Malta Independent Online
all 97 news articles »

Freedom from Religion
Huffington Post
Every person with an alternative religion tried to convert me, they found me on Facebook, Twitter, email and yes, phone. I was even contacted by a vegan who told me removing meat from my life would remove anger... and also I would have clearer skin.

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Miracle Worker

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Development of Liberal Theology: An Overview (Part 1)

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Slaves Songs and Freedom

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Not Just Hearing the Word

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Union with Christ Unites Us to One Another

Jesus knew He would be abandonedOn the night He was... Read More

Gays and Lesbians Attempt to Distance Themselves From Catholic Priests

There is a new term being thrown around "phenophilia", no... Read More

Finding God in the Clouds

It was a cool August night during the Summer before... Read More

Computerized Christians? Get Ready for the New Church!

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

7 Year Tribulation

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Battle of Armageddon

This will be last and final event of the Great... Read More

Christians versus Mormons

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

Crazy in Love

Several years ago my cousin was pleased to find out... Read More

Believing

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Rise of the Antichrist, False Prophet and a 10 Nation Confederacy

The Bible says that an unholy trinity will arise in... Read More

What That 70s Show Taught Me About Christianity

What in the world could I have possibly learned about... Read More

The Power of Love

There is no doubt in my mind that the quality... Read More

Christian Leaders: Nazi or Mass Murderer? A Fun Who?s Who Quiz

Figure out which Christian Leader goes with which description ?A.... Read More

Signs and Symbols

In the year 2005, the American Constitution has put into... Read More

A Worship Leader is a Spiritual Leader

This article is for worship leaders. And as such, I... Read More

Dante and Hell

DANTE: - Dante Alighieri is the tour guide of Hell.... Read More

End-Times and the Other Bible

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