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

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Hillary Lets The Veil Slip: Religion Is A Problem To Be Disposed Of
Daily Caller
Kudos to TheDC's Kerry Picket for spotting the significance of this Hillary Clinton quote: “Laws [about reproductive health care and safe childbirth] have to be backed up with resources and political will,” Clinton said. “And deep-seated cultural codes ...


Salon

Why do we let New Atheists and religious zealots dominate the conversation ...
Salon
Richard Dawkins likes to complain that, “religion teaches us to be satisfied with answers which are not really answers at all.” To which the Dalai Lama might respond, “Why, yes, Mr. Dawkins. Yes, it does.” Authentic religion isn't all that interested ...


Wall Street Journal

Congressman: Global Warming Is A 'Religion'
Daily Caller
Smith called President Barack Obama's global warming agenda a “religion” and not based on sound science. Smith writes that Obama's warnings of catastrophic global warming just aren't coming true, and the claims peddled by the administration “sound ...
The Climate-Change ReligionWall Street Journal

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Wall Street Journal (blog)

Do Strong Religious Beliefs Stifle Innovation?
Wall Street Journal (blog)
Countries that are intensely religious are typically less innovative than those that aren't, according to a new paper published by the National Bureau of Economic Research. The study, titled “Forbidden Fruits: The Political Economy of Science, Religion ...


The Guardian

Anzac Day as Australian religion: can a bloody defeat ever really be sacred?
The Guardian
Our politicians talk about our defeat there in religious terms: as a so-called sacred sacrifice, a baptism of fire or a crucible for a newly federated nation. Perhaps religious language is the only way to properly express the scale of suffering ...

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Vineland Daily Journal

Religion calendar: 4/25
Toledo Blade
The deadline for news items for the Religion Calendar is noon Tuesday. Mail items to the Religion Editor, The Blade, 541 N. Superior St., Toledo, Ohio 43660; fax to 419-724-6439; or email to religion@theblade.com. For a listing in the Directory of ...
Religion Briefs for South Mississippi (April 25)SunHerald.com
New Destiny House of Deliverance, 4439 Bragg Blvd., Extravagant Talent ...Fayetteville Observer
Religion CalendarNWAOnline
Fremont News Messenger -Bend Bulletin -Vineland Daily Journal
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Christian Post

What Is the World's Most Popular Religion?
Christian Post
If you had to guess, which religion do you think is the most popular? Here is a clue. Billions of people travel this well-worn path, as they place eternal hope in their own ability to secure the ultimate reward. It might surprise you to learn that ...
Religion: Repentance often goes missing in our Christian livesWaco Tribune-Herald
Gandhi's meaning in statement about ChristiansNorman Transcript
But God - PersecutionWhite Mountain Independent
YourGV.com -LaGrange Daily News -Williamson Daily News
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Daily Caller

Hillary On Abortion: 'Deep-Seated Cultural Codes, Religious Beliefs And ...
Daily Caller
NEW YORK — Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton took a feminist tone on Thursday. She told attendees at the sixth annual Women in The World Summit that “deep-seated cultural codes, religious beliefs and structural biases have to be ...

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Pew Research Center

Why Muslims are the world's fastest-growing religious group
Pew Research Center
The expected growth of Islam around the world is perhaps the most striking finding in the recent Pew Research Center report projecting the future of religious groups. Indeed, Muslims will grow more than twice as fast as the overall world population ...
The world is expected to become more religious — not lessWashington Post

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Wall Street Journal

They're No Angels
Wall Street Journal
In 2011, an ABC-Washington Post poll found that, by a 66% to 29% margin, Americans think “political leaders should not rely on their religious beliefs in making policy decisions.” I sympathize with the 5% who didn't answer. To speak of a politician ...

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What about the 4400?

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What That 70s Show Taught Me About Christianity

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What They Mean By Child-Like Faith

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Why The Devil Is He Out To Get You?

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A Comparison of ISLAM and CHRISTIANITY

Hi,(Salaam to You: Peace be Upon you) (What a great... Read More

Making Merchandise of Christians ? Prosperity Gospel Blight

Anyone who has read their Bible would have to concede... Read More

Is it God Descending from Heaven or Another UFO?

The world that we live in today is in imminent... Read More

Rebuilding Society and The Tax Protest Movement

Rebuilding society and the tax protest movement: A Biblical Opinion... Read More

Jesus Was a Hippie

Actually he was more appropriately called a Cynic, but that... Read More

Tsunami: Where was God?

The powerful tsunami that on Dec. 26, 2004, hit the... Read More

What is God? Does Proof Exist?

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The Lost and Found

When we think in terms of what it means for... Read More

Mindset - Being Transformed by the Renewing of Your Mind

The Bible tells us that one of the main goals... Read More

Rock of Ages

William Jennings Bryan said: "Christians desire that their children shall... Read More

Why Go To Church - Want To Know 13 Reasons?

It's not necessary to go to church in order to... Read More

Let Her Be Covered Part Four

Again, let's call attention to our text: "Let her be... Read More

White Sun - Tao of Heaven; What is Wisdom?

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

Heroes & Villains in the Quest for Spirituality: 100 Significant Characters of the Hebrew Bible

There are hundreds of named men and women in the... Read More

God And World Religion: The Secret Identity Of ?God? Exposed, Finally...

You may now have this 10,000 year Old "SECRET" that... Read More

New Orleans is only the Beginning as Prophecy Unfolds

We are all very well aware of the tragedies occurring... Read More

Truth or Consequence

Prime probability:You have been and are being deceived by those... Read More