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:


Religion and politics
The Economist
Some religious folk fear that the state is meddling with their faith. The city of Houston, for example, has served five pastors with subpoenas for copies of sermons they have preached about homosexuality. “If this reckless violation of religious ...
Freedom of religion and the government “qualified” churchCanada Free Press

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National Post

Is Islam inherently violent? Quest for power — not religion — motivating ...
National Post
But is Islam inherently more violent than any other religion? In her new book Fields of Blood: Religion and the History of Violence, respected historian and author Karen Armstrong explores the roots of bloodthirst and prejudice – and finds it not any ...
Book explores roots of religious violenceRegina Leader-Post

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Theadanews

Religion news for Oct. 25
Niagara Gazette
SPECIAL DAY: New Hope Baptist Church, 1122 Buffalo Ave., will celebrate its annual Ushers Day at 10:15 a.m. Sunday. The Rev. Herman “Chuck” Boyer of St. John's AME Church will be the guest speaker. The theme will be “Ushers Renewed and ...
Religion Briefs for South Mississippi (Oct. 25)SunHerald.com
Religion briefs for Oct. 25Post-Tribune
Religion BriefsTheadanews
The Philadelphia Tribune -Waco Tribune-Herald
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Mirror.co.uk

Brad Pitt Views Religion as 'People's Opium' & 'Marxist'; Actor Trades ...
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... about the family he came from and what he was using to get through the day," LaBeouf went on to say. In the past Pitt admitted that he was probably "20 percent atheist and 80 percent agnostic." Watch the video below of Pitt talk to Bill Maher about ...
Walker: Art, Religion and 'Fury'The Morning Sun

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The Guardian

Australian youth in Isis video a victim of 'brutal betrayal of his own religion'
The Guardian
The immigration minister, Scott Morrison, says a young Australian who appeared this week in propaganda video by the militia group Islamic State is a “victim to the most barbaric and brutal betrayal of his own religion”. Morrison was among more than 4 ...

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BBC News

Have Jedis created a new 'religion'?
BBC News
A question on religious belief had been asked for the first time in a census and Jedi - from the cloak-wearing, lightsaber swishing rebels in the Star Wars films - was a tongue-in-cheek response. It was a post-modernist Star Wars joke by atheists. Or ...

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Jackson Clarion Ledger

Religion news in brief
Jackson Clarion Ledger
Religion news in brief. The Clarion-Ledger 4:40 p.m. CDT October 24, 2014. United States North K_Bail.jpg. Jeffrey Fowle, center, smiles as he stands with his family and with attorney, Timothy Tepe, far right, at his home in West Carrollton, Ohio, on ...
Guest: World must pressure North Korea on human rightsThe Seattle Times

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Christian Post

Is Islam a Religion? Christian Seminary Debates Accusations of Islamophobia in ...
Christian Post
... been asked repeatedly. Numerous academics have weighed in on the question of whether Islam is truly violent and an authentic religion; three professors, along with one activist, came together at Union Theological Seminary to examine the issue further.


BlackburnNews.com

Local Muslim Defends Religion
BlackburnNews.com
Chatham-Kent Muslim Association President Hassan Alkhodr says that no religion, including Islam, commends or praises the killing of innocent people. This after court documents have surfaced that describe the suspect in Wednesday's Ottawa shootings as ...


Daily Record

LETTER: Religion offers us more than science
Daily Record
There seems to be a deep, abiding fear that religion will take over and make us all mind-numbed robots. Some say it's better to trust in science. Religion and science are mutually exclusive. One cannot contradict the other. Let's look at the difference ...

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About The Spiritual World of Madonna

Pop singer Madonna came this week to Tel Aviv to... Read More

Speaking of Speaking in Tongues

A young bible college student once wrote and told me... Read More

The United States of Europe is a Joke!

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Jesus Our King: Priest Forever After The Order Of Melchizedek

Much confusion surrounds the person of one "Melchizedek" found in... Read More

The Rapture, A Coming Event; Part 1

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Popping the Balloon of Belief

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It is Written: Alien Invasion of Planet Earth PART ONE

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Connect These Dots: Unilateral Withdrawal, Egypt, Collapse of the South Wall, Raised Taxes and the..

There is a prophetic mosaic that few have attempted to... Read More

6 Keys to Successfully Screening Church Staff and Volunteers

Whether you are in the process of formulating a screening... Read More

Biblical Hermeneutics ? Part 3

Instead of being passive consumers of Biblical commentary, we can... Read More

Christian Universalism, Calvinism, and Arminianism: Where Do You Fit In?

All of the various denominations of professing Christians may be... Read More

Does Society Need a St. Bernard?

You all know the big dogs that carry rum to... Read More

White Sun - Tao of Heaven

Tao exists before Heaven and Earth. It will still exist... Read More

String of Pearls -- A Call for Intercessors

My wife had a vision recently of a string of... Read More

The Unbelievable Becomes Believable

The Path Is Winding:Ever wonder why things that happen in... Read More

White Sun - Tao of Heaven. Showers of Wisdom ( Part 1 of 3 )

'Showers of Wisdom' is taught by JiGong, the Heavenly teacher... Read More

What They Mean By Child-Like Faith

Prv:18:2 A Fool Receiveth Not The Words Of Prudence: Unless... Read More

Balancing the Apple Cart

About forty women squatted in small clusters on the floor... Read More

Is Your Life Significant?

"I also say to you that you are Peter, and... Read More

Here?s Help for the ?I Can?t Say ?No? Blues?

I hear it all the time. Cries from Christian women... Read More

The Use and Abuse of Mysticism in The Song of Songs

The incorporation of Aristotelian thought into the dogma of Catholicism... Read More

Imagine

Some people imagine what glory will behold them at the... Read More

Reflections After The Tsunami Tragedy

Over the last few months hundreds of thousands of people... Read More

Pope John Paul II, The Right Man at the Right Time

The world has been blessed to have Pope John Paul... Read More

Thank Catholic Schools For Faith in Every Student

Their high achievement comes as they spend half the money... Read More