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:


The Economist (blog)

Religion and climate change
The Economist (blog)
The petition, organised by the British pioneer of green investment, Tessa Tennant, has won backing from a series of "ambassadors" who are already familiar figures in the world of faith and religion. They include: Sally Bingham, a California-based ...

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Report: More Children Being Raised With Religion Of Pushier Parent
The Onion (satire)
WASHINGTON—According to a Pew Research Center study of American families published this week, more children in the United States are being raised with the religion of their pushier parent. “Interfaith couples have become increasingly common ...


Anti-Gay Tenn. Billboard Stirs Religion Debate
ABC News
An anti-gay billboard is stirring a debate over bullying and religion in a rural community about 30 miles north of Nashville, Tennessee. The Tennessean (http://tnne.ws/1uI0KbV ) reports that the message reads: "You shall not lie with a man as with a woman.

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Macon Telegraph (blog)

Religion calendar: 9-20
Toledo Blade
St. Paul's Missionary Baptist Church annual women's day, 11 a.m. today, guest speaker Sister Margureit Bills of Jerusalem Baptist Church; Donation: $10; and 10:45 a.m. Sunday, speaker Evangelist Teresa Allen of New Bethel Church of God in Christ.
Trivializing your local religious IQMacon Telegraph (blog)
RELIGION BRIEFS (Sept. 20)SunHerald.com
Religion EventsLongview News-Journal
Aiken Standard -Meridian Star -Asheville Citizen-Times
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The Guardian

Religion still leads the way in post-Morsi Egypt
The Guardian
Though Egypt's post-Morsi constitution outlaws faith-based parties, and a Morsi-era clause about religious legislation was cut, religion has otherwise been a frequent touchstone for the various wings of President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi's administration.


SBS

Dalai Lama slams killings in name of religion
SBS
"Killing in the name of faith is unacceptable," he told a meeting of India's religious leaders representing as many as nine different faiths including Islam. Jihad or holy war should be a fight "to combat our inner destructive emotions", the 79-year ...
Jihad should be fought to combat our inner destructive emotions: Dalai Lama ...Daily Bhaskar

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Space Coast religion calendar
Florida Today
Students at Holy Name of Jesus Catholic School pose for a picture. The school is celebrating 50 years and will have Bishop John Noonan officiating a Thanksgiving Mass as part of the celebration this weekend. (Photo: for florida today ). CONNECT 5 ...


Politics and religion historically intertwined in the US, says sociology professor
The Daily Princetonian
Although the year 1964 and the revival of religious fundamentalism in the 1970s and 1980s were important for the melding of religion and politics in Kansas and Texas, one must not ignore underlying factors and events that took place before then ...

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Religion events from around the Washington area
Washington Post
Saturday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.: A yard sale will be held. St. Michael's Truth Lutheran Church, the south campus, 4915 St. Barnabas Rd., Temple Hills. 301-894-3556 or 301-249-6222. Saturdays, 8 a.m. to noon: “Our Local Bounty” farmers market is open again, ...


TheBlaze.com

Researchers Set Out to Discover How Religion Impacts Morality — and What ...
TheBlaze.com
A recently released study found that being a religious or faithful person doesn't necessarily make you more well-behaved, though there are important differences between how the religious and nonreligious emotionally process moral and immoral acts.
Being religious does NOT make you better behaved, researchers claims - but it ...Daily Mail

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Real Nobility And Gods Love

Real nobility feeds on its own intrinsic value, as a... Read More

Truth or Consequence

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

What Jesus Expects of You and Me

Sometimes it is hard to know where to start even... Read More

Religion Versus Science: The Truth

I find myself amazed and appalled that such strong antipathy... Read More

Jesus is Lord: Lets Stop Usurping His Roles

In five words Paul enunciates the basic principle of the... Read More

John Roberts and Madalyn Murray ? The Turtle and the OHare

Although I've never met Supreme Court nominee John Roberts, I... Read More

Revealing

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

Battle of Armageddon

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

Paul?s Letter to 21st Century Christians

Dear Readers, I received a letter this week that is... Read More

A Poor Man, With Rich Mans Dreams

Matthew 19:17-19:23A Poor Man, With Rich Mans Dreams Have you... Read More

Vegetarianism

Millions worldwide suffer from malnutrition and the threat of starvation.... Read More

The New Urban Christian

Who are these new Urban Christians? What's up with the... Read More

Praying Effectively ? Understanding How To Pray Part 2

In our last study, we looked at understanding prayer. In... 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

Surely Not ALL Evils!

Surely, Not All Evils!(circa 2000)St. Paul wrote a letter to... Read More

The Stilling of the Storm

Matt. 8:23-27; Mark 4:35-41; Luke 8:22-25.General Pericope DistinctionsIn the gospel... Read More

Ark of the Covenant - Purpose

Hold on to your hat! Here comes one of the... Read More

In Divers Places

Isaiah 65:17-65:25In Divers Places. A Look at prophecy and today's... 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

Zombies

The Caribbean is the site of another thing which some... Read More

The Blessings Of God

As discussed in the "The Gospel of Convenience", and "Investing... Read More

Jesus the Pharisee

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

Does God Promise Long Life?

Over the last 10 years or so I have met... Read More

The Dark Side of The Pope

If you look at just the man/women after he/she has... Read More

The Reign of Insanity

I know you want to kill me, and I wish... Read More