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:


Stephen King: 'Religion is a dangerous tool … but I choose to believe God exists'
The Guardian
In a rare and lengthy question and answer session published in the print edition of Rolling Stone, King laid out how he “grew up in a Methodist church”, but how he “had doubts” about organised religion ever since he was a child, and how “once I got ...

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CU Columbia Spectator

Revolution and religion
CU Columbia Spectator
“Revolution and Religion: The Fight for Emancipation and the Role of Religion.” The block letters on the poster grabbed my gaze as I whirled around the banister of a Hamilton stairwell. The juxtaposition of the abstract nouns made me eager to hear ...


Universe.byu.edu

Major curriculum changes to affect BYU religion requirements
Universe.byu.edu
The CES Task Committee (comprised of Religious Education administrators from BYU, BYU-I, BYU-H and Seminaries and Institutes) discussed pros and cons of the cornerstone proposal with CES Commissioner Elder Paul Johnson. A majority of the ...
LDS Church changes religion curriculum for BYU, seminary, instituteDaily Herald

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NYU Washington Square News

Panel parses religion, politics
NYU Washington Square News
Academics and leaders of various Christian denominations gathered on Oct. 29 to discuss the impact and facets of religion and politics. The eight-person panel, organized by Wagner graduate students Katelyn Riconda, Adam Cross and Carlos Rodriguez, ...


Only Pro-Assisted Suicide Types Yell “Religion!”
National Review Online (blog)
For example, Steve Siebold–who laughably advertises himself as “an expert in the field of critical thinking” (who does that?)–says that assisted suicide isn't legal throughout the country because of religion. From his blog post at the Huffington Post:.


Wall Street Journal

Raimondo Loses Her Religion
Wall Street Journal
If Rhode Island Treasurer Gina Raimondo loses the governor's race on Tuesday, it won't be because she bucked the public unions by championing pension reform. It will be because she bucked her own economic principles and the Catholic Church in order ...

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The Economist

Take it or leave it
The Economist
Iran is the modern world's first and only constitutional theocracy. It is also one of the least religious countries in the Middle East. Islam plays a smaller role in public life today than it did a decade ago. The daughter of a high cleric contends ...


Dixie Press Online

So. Utah Democrats present lecture on ISIS, media's portrayal of Islamic Religion
Dixie Press Online
CEDAR CITY — The Southern Utah Democrats are hosting a lecture titled “ISIS and the Media's Portrayal of the Islamic Religion” to be led by Michael Stathis, a professor of political science on Tuesday at Southern Utah University. ISIS, also known as ...


Spectator.co.uk

Jonathan Sacks on religion, politics and the civil war that Islam needs
Spectator.co.uk
Jonathan Sacks has an impressive track record for predicting the age we are in. In his 1990 Reith Lectures, 'The Persistence of Faith', the then chief rabbi pushed back against the dominant idea that religion was going to disappear. In the early 2000s, ...

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MyrtleBeachOnline.com

On the incompatibility of Religion and Science
News24
I want to share my thoughts on an issue that was recently in the news. An issue with which I struggled with myself, and was wrong about for quite some time. This is the issue of "science versus religion". More specifically, is science incompatible with ...
Wednesday: Is the pope right that evolution is compatible with religion?Sun Sentinel
Blog | Science vs. religion debate about arrogant scientists and unsure people ...MyrtleBeachOnline.com
Pope Says God Not 'A Magician, With A Magic Wand'NPR (blog)
World Religion News -Uniontown Herald Standard -Religion News Service
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Thoughts on the Road to Emmaus

". . . their eyes were opened, and they recognized... Read More

Bishoprics

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

In the Wake of Katrina: For Mature Christians Only!

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

Christian Books and Supplies

Christian books and supplies can be found at places that... Read More

In The Beginning Christ!

As I was doing my studies, the Lord put something... Read More

How To Avoid Deception!

GREAT PROPHECY TIPSHOW TO UNMASK DECEPTION"To the law and to... Read More

Revealing

It is written in Revelation 1:1 The revelation of Jesus... Read More

The 7 Trumpet Judgments

This article will deal with the next set of judgments... Read More

Is It Good For Man Not To Marry?

Are we doing what the word of God say to... Read More

Serving

Some people may ask how do we serve God and... 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

Teach Your Child to Pray

There are so many books out there on being a... Read More

Consider, The Past, Present and Future?

Consider the past. A time when we were prosperous and... Read More

Prayer Secret #1 - Your Relationship with God

This, in my opinion, is the #1 "secret" for getting... Read More

Me and My Big Mouth!

During World War II the government realized that the majority... Read More

Knowledge Of The Power

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

Surviving Eternity

Matthew 24:34-24:35 Verily I say unto you, This generation shall... Read More

Your Focus Determines Your Reality

"Your focus determines your reality", this famous line was spoken... Read More

End Time Events and the 2nd Coming of Jesus

In part 1 of this series of end time articles,... Read More

What is Love?

Now many confuse love with admiration and most commonly sexual... Read More

White Sun - Tao of Heaven; What is Wisdom?

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

What Does The Religious Right Really Want?

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

Let Her Be Covered Part Four

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

Jesus the Pharisee

RESPONSE TO PAULINE CHRISTIANITY: - The whole of Christendom is... Read More

The New Heaven And New Earth

Now that Satan, all of his fallen angels and all... Read More