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:


Sydney Morning Herald

Census change: Is Australia losing its religion?
Sydney Morning Herald
In the last census taken in 2011, 5.4 million people picked the "Catholic" box and a total of 13.1 million Australians (61.1 per cent) said their religion was some type of Christianity. Meanwhile 4.7 million (22.2 per cent) Australians picked "no ...
'No religion' tops censusThe Australian
Census and the Religion BoxABC Online (blog)

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Firstpost

Religion in numbers: What 2011 Census reveals about India's communities
Firstpost
Among the more interesting aspects of this report is the fact that Christians are the only community (among major religions) in India that has more women members than men. The ratio of men to women actually improved from 1,009 females for ever 1,000 ...
Census of religion: Government sold it, media bought itDailyO
Rise in Muslim numbers due to 'politics of religion', says Shiv Sena editThe Indian Express
Rise in Muslim numbers due to 'politics of religion': Shiv SenaEconomic Times
Wall Street Journal (blog)
all 332 news articles »

Telegraph.co.uk

Devotees of Jain religion ask Indian judges for right to fast to death
Telegraph.co.uk
With the permission of family and religious leaders, they take a vow gradually to stop eating or drinking. Members of the Indian Jain community participate in a march protesting the Rajasthan State High Court Members of the Indian Jain community ...
Is it Suicide? Protest in India over Banning the Religious Practice of SantharaWorld Religion News

all 10 news articles »

ABC Online

Moving "No Religion"
ABC Online
The Australian Bureau of Statistics will change the census form to put the 'no religion' option at the top of a question about religious denominations, rather than at the bottom of the list. It's part of an attempt to eliminate perceived bias about the ...


Did Donald Trump Discover Religion in 2011?
Mother Jones
I don't have access to a good news database, so I can't really say for sure that Trump never displayed any religious tendencies before this. I can say that even though he's a Presbyterian, he got married in 2005 in an Episcopalian church. And when his ...


ChristianToday

New 'Star Wars'-based religion spreading among Christians, Turkish authorities say
ChristianToday
The popular movie franchise "Star Wars" has legions of fans around the world, but in Turkey, religious authorities are warning against the supposed spread of a religion based on these films, especially among Christians. Turkey's Directorate of ...


London Free Press

This camp explores whole world of religion
London Free Press
With smiles and giggles all around, they looked like any group of kids enjoying their summer camp — except they're spending the week exploring each other's religion. “Learning about each other's faiths and recognizing our shared values has fostered ...


Philly.com

Violence is our new religion
Philly.com
We talk so much about politics being our religion, about sports being our religion, about religion being our religion. Jesus, look around: Violence is our religion. We worship at its altar. It's become our national devotion. We're sad, we're mad, we've ...


Mansfield News Journal

Kania publishes fourth book on religion
Mansfield News Journal
MANSFIELD – Religion doesn't have to be about fear, Walter Kania said. Kania maintains we need a new paradigm in his new book, “Spirituality Without Sin and Salvation.” This is the fourth book from Kania, following “Healthy Religion,” “A Believable ...


Pew Research Center

10 facts about religion in America
Pew Research Center
It's a fascinating time for conversations about faith in the United States, with Pope Francis set to visit next month, a presidential election on the horizon and major trends reshaping the country's religious landscape. Changing U.S. Religious ...

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The Goodness of His Strength

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Biblical Hermeneutics ? Part 3

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Believing

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Compassion and Plenty

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The Power Source

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The Greatest Love and Self-image

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Public Spectacle

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Lets Restore the Word of Christ

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Is It Good For Man Not To Marry?

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

Doctors of the Air

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Is Your Life Significant?

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Following are 30 questions that relate to Christian Unity that... Read More

Doctrine of the Nicolaitanes

When the Lord was showing John on Patmos what the... Read More

Falsehoods

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The Fruit, the Whole Fruit, and Nothing but the Fruit

Once we become a new creature in Christ, we are... Read More

Not Just Hearing the Word

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Your Mission Field At Work

One point many Christian Working Moms who have been interviewed... Read More

The Freemasonic Order of the Golden Centurion

I think most people who will read this will not... Read More

Lutheran or Catholic Church; Choosing the Religion that is Best for You?

Many cities have large Catholic Church presence and well-established Lutheran... Read More

What Is Faith?

1. Faith is a "spiritual substance" on the inside of... Read More

The Exodus

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The Catholic Obsession with Martyrs and the Question of Pain and Suffering

The Catholic Church is kind of like a forest sometimes.... Read More

Me and My Big Mouth!

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

Like a Flood: What The Church does with Killers like Katrina

Isaiah 59:19 declares: "...when the enemy comes in like a... Read More