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 Guardian

'In India cricket is a religion, but football is a way of life'
The Guardian
And now football is the ultimate sport and cricket follows. Here it is cricket, cricket and cricket; and second is football. “Cricket is a religion here but football is a way of life. The passion for football, especially in Kolkata and West Bengal, in ...

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ABC News

Religion News in Brief
ABC News
Ferguson clergy pray for peace and recovery. FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) ? Religious leaders in Ferguson, Missouri, say they're appalled at the violence that erupted after a grand jury decided not to indict a white police officer who fatally shot 18-year-old ...

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Religion News Service

HBO is So Scared About Their Upcoming Religion Documentary, They're Hiring ...
IJ Review
Hollywood celebrities, such as John Travolta, Tom Cruise, and Greta Van Susteren have publicly voiced their support for the controversial religion. But the long list includes some surprising followers, like the voice of Bart Simpson (Nancy Cartwright ...
HBO's pending Scientology doc likely to anger Tom CruiseReligion News Service
HBO Scientology Film AnnouncedWorld Religion News
21 Famous Church Of Scientology MembersBusiness Insider Australia

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Premium Times

PDP's religion is poverty — Osun Governor, Aregbesola
Premium Times
“Our adversaries have taken the road to perdition by seeking to divide our people along religious and ethnic lines. On this path, they will travel alone,” said Mr. Aregbesola, who was re-elected last August. “Our diversity is our strength; God has ...

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Op-ed: Why isn't Rastafari a respected religion? Because of pot prejudice
The Cannabist
The same campaigns that have convinced society that potheads can't be taken seriously have also led the world to believe that Rastafari is not a real religion, and therefore undeserving of the same reverence and respect we give to other beliefs and ...

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Breitbart News

Kuwaiti National Assembly Speaker to Pope Francis: Islam a 'Religion of Peace'
Breitbart News
“We have emphasized in our meeting today that Islam is a religion of peace and that terrorism is an intercontinental industry, not linked to a certain religion, race, ethnicity, people or region,” he said. In March 2103, Suhail Shuhaibar, Kuwait's non ...
Islam a 'religion' of peace Al-Ghanim tells Pope FrancisMENAFN.COM

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Freedom From Religion Foundation Urges IRS to investigate Ark Encounter
Huffington Post
The Freedom From Religion Foundation has sent a letter to the IRS urging them to investigate Ken Ham's Ark Encounter. The letter alleges that Ham has continuously attempted to run a for-profit business behind his non-profit in order to benefit from as ...


#GE15: Will religion (or no religion) help decide the East Belfast race?
Slugger O'Toole
By looking at data from the 2010 General Election we can see that there is a strong relationship between those who hold no religion and vote Alliance. There is one major outlier however, and that is in the constituency Belfast East. According to our ...


TIME

Religion, Hypocrisy, and Obamacare
TIME
First and most important, they are a reminder of a simple religious truth: If you don't care about the poor, the suffering, and the sick, you cannot be a good Christian — or a good Jew, or a good Muslim. You may pretend to be a good religious person ...


Islam is a religion of tolerance: Azhar Imam
Egypt SIS (press release)
Al-Azhar Grand Imam Ahmed el-Tayyeb stressed that Islam is a religion of tolerance, noting that killings and destruction by some terrorist groups have nothing to do with Islamic principles. Tayyeb's remarks came during a meeting with Ambassador of ...

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DNA RNA are you ready for what is next?

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Anointed versus Talented: Whats the Difference?

Talent is defined as: "Natural endowment or ability of a... Read More

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Development of Liberal Theology: An Overview (Part 3)

As senior pastor of the First Presbyterian Church of New... Read More

Learn How to Be Delivered From Witchcraft, Drugs, Sexual Perversion, Pain and all Addictions.

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The Athiests Enigma

As an ancient African-American gospel song laments, life is filled... Read More

Books of the Living and Dead

Revelation 20:12 makes a powerful claim: "And I saw the... Read More

Vegetarianism

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Do Not Believe All You Read In The Holy Books

Observation shows that human creative activity has a physical, a... Read More

How to Handle Negative Feelings When Wronged by Someone Else

How does a Christian really handle negative feelings and emotions... Read More

Life as Simulator

Recently I met an interesting Gentleman at a Coffee Shop,... Read More

Religious Tolerance and the Internet

The internet is a great resource of information on all... Read More

Prophetic Ministry: Affirmations From Scripture to Teach Us Who We Are In Christ

To learn who you are in Christ, you must know... Read More

Majesty Works

Webster's dictionary explains majesty meaning a title used to speaking... Read More

Denominations Gone Wild: What Happened To Unity?

The Bible teaches that Christians ought to practice a single... Read More

Crazy in Love

Several years ago my cousin was pleased to find out... Read More

War of the Worlds: Signs of the End of the Age

Jesus said there'd be days like this.The disciples came to... Read More

Popping the Balloon of Belief

I'm really excited. I just got a bigger soapbox, and... Read More

The Rise And Fall Of Babylon

According to the Book of Revelations, the city of Babylon... Read More

Christians versus Mormons

Please read the passage carefully and note all the pejorative... Read More

White Sun - Tao of Heaven; What is Wisdom?

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