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:


OregonLive.com

Religion reads: 10 commandments for atheists; the nun who coaches college ...
OregonLive.com
Julie Turkewitz reports the head campaigner recently "led a bicycle-mounted protest through campus, with supporters wearing chin bristles fashioned from cardboard." Don't forget to share your favorite religion reads in the comments section. For local ...


Science 2.0

Is Religion A Consolation Worth Having?
Science 2.0
I dare say that even when I indulge these tastes my feelings fall short of being religious. If gratitude is among those feelings, it is because I am grateful to the men and women who created the countryside, or built the churches, or decorated them or ...

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Governing religion democratically in Indonesia – Jeremy Menchik
The Malaysian Insider
Announcements by Indonesia's Religious Affairs Minister Lukman Hakim Saifuddin and Home Minister Tjahjo Kumolo that they plan to change the way that the government regulates religious affairs is a promising sign that the administration of President ...


Georgia Southern professor facing complaint about religion in history classes
Statesboro Herald
McMullen, a tenured associate professor in the History Department, has taught at Georgia Southern for almost 24 years. He teaches upper-level courses, including "The Scientific Revolution" and "Science and Religion," as well as general history classes.


Religion News Service

PASTOR BETHANY: Religion on the Fringe — Or, Give More Than Thanks
Lost Coast Outpost
They arrived with their progressive religion and settler mindset, but after a harsh winter and too many deaths they received help and care from indigenous people. This first Thanksgiving on hopeful shared soil was born out of compassion and ...
This letter of dismisssal shows everything that's wrong with how the church ...Religion News Service

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Daily Sabah

A new exhibition at SALT Galata explores religion, spirituality
Daily Sabah
Religion is not the favorite subject of Turkish contemporary art. In the past, artists rarely touched on the subject. It is as though the art spaces here have somehow closed their doors to spiritual and religious issues. This may partly be due to the ...


'What is your religion?' question surprises two American visitors to the ...
Mondoweiss
Then these two women, both age 20, told us about being asked what their religion is by Israeli authorities– first at the border at Allenby Bridge, and then in Hebron, at the entrance to Shuhada Street. They'd never been asked that question by an ...


Bad religion finds fault with earth's beauty
Sydney Morning Herald
Bad religion. There's a lot of it around still, though I am convinced there's less of it (at least of the Christian variety) than there has been in the past. Even so, desperately bad religion dominates the daily paper, from Islamic fundamentalists ...
We must not allow religious intolerance to thriveCapital FM Kenya (blog)

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DigitalJournal.com

Alan Henning's Wife: IS Hiding Behind Religion
Sky News
Alan Henning's Wife: IS Hiding Behind Religion. Barbara Henning was speaking ahead of today's private memorial service to her husband, who was murdered by militants. 14:26, UK, Saturday 22 November 2014. Play video ...
Alan Henning's wife: Islamic State hiding behind religionDigitalJournal.com
Tributes To Murdered Aid Worker Alan HenningEagle Radio

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Rappler

Religion and risk drive Islamic finance boom
Rappler
As well as the religious aspect, customers are attracted to Islamic finance by its flexibility, link to real economic activity and its ban on transactions involving speculation or uncertainty, experts say. To meet ever-increasing demand, Islamic ...

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Keep on Singing

The prisoners of Sing Sing, one of the most repressive,... Read More

Real Nobility And Gods Love

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

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How To Avoid Deception!

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The Power of Love

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Why More Priests Need To Train As Fighters (And Why We Dont See Many Boxers In Church)

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Theres No Time Like the Present

Today certainly is a present and we are to rejoice... Read More

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Is Your Life Significant?

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In this first verse, God says He will allow all... Read More

The Rapture, A Coming Event; Part 1

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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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Luke 19:49-19:46 This world is a tender box, of political,... Read More

The Face of Deceit

Jeremiah 14:14-14:14. What is Deceit? The intentional misleading or beguiling... Read More

Whats A Single Christian To Do?

It's Saturday night. You're sitting at home. Your phone has... Read More

Killing Red Heads

"With regard to the ancient Egyptians we have it on... Read More

What If We Are Getting Paid For Prayer (Salat)...

What will be the effect on general public if the... Read More

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

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

Biblically Speaking of Evil and National Security

We have been learning to think Biblically and speak Scripturally... Read More

Denominations Gone Wild: What Happened To Unity?

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

123 ABC Numbers in the Bible Simply Amazing

Underneath the Hebrew and Chaldee of the Old Testament and... Read More

Not Just Hearing the Word

Welcome to the website: All about Jesus, I hope you... Read More