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:

Daily Record

OPINION: Religion and commerce can co-exist
Daily Record
Last week, religion went back to the Supreme Court, this time considering the treatment of Muslim headscarves in the workplace. At the center of the current controversy is Abercrombie & Fitch's rejection of Muslim job applicant Samantha Elauf ...
When Your Religion Makes You Too Uncool to Work at AbercrombieThe Atlantic
Head scarf case could open a Pandora's box on religionLos Angeles Times

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'Meet a Muslim Family' aims to dispel fears of the religion
A Muslim organization has launched a cross-Canada outreach campaign called Meet a Muslim Family, in order to help dispel myths about the religion. The campaign was launched by the Ahmadiyya Muslim community at mosques across Canada yesterday, ...

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Irish Times

Unthinkable: Is religion just a matter of taste?
Irish Times
Philosophers such as David Hume and William James argued long ago that reason and emotion are intertwined. Discoveries in neuroscience have confirmed their hunch. Yet today's debates on ideology and religion seem reluctant to acknowledge the ...


Is there any case for religion? Christianity, Islam, atheism and my search for ...
Soon they spread to England, and like many of the American protesters, the earliest antislavery campaigners were members of the Religious Society of Friends, Quakers. The first formal movement was the Society for Effecting the Abolition of the Slave ...
Michael Lackey: President Obama and religionMorris Sun Tribune
Why the whole "Is President Obama a Christian?" controversy just won't dieGetReligion (blog)

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Religion's new atheist scapegoat: Why the Chapel Hill shootings weren't about ...
We have not heard from Hicks about what impelled him to pull the trigger, but his ex-wife Karen Hicks backed up the police account and issued a statement saying that “This incident had nothing to do with religion or the victims' faith, but in fact was ...
All Lives Matter: University of North Carolina at Chapel HillWashington College Elm
Motive Remains a Mystery in Chapel Hill MurdersNew York Times
North Carolina man may face death penalty in Muslim students' slayingsLos Angeles Times
Scot Scoop News -Daily Sabah -The Chicago Monitor
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Raw Story

Americans are turning away from organized religion in record numbers
Raw Story
With fire-breathing religion figuring anew in global conflicts, and political discussions at home often dominated by the nuttery of the Christian right, you might get the sense that somebody's god is ready to mug you around every street corner. But if ...
One nation without God: Why a post-religious America is upon usSalon
The top 5 things you need to know about the United States' quickly changing ...Catholic Online

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Segregating Workplaces by Religion
The Atlantic
The applicants and the restaurant manager—all actors—spoke loud enough for the dining public—all real people—to hear. The manager made clear to the applicants, and to those within earshot, that the applicants would not be hired because their ...
Should raising possible religious conflicts be the job of the employer or the
Did Abercrombie Discriminate Against an Applicant Because of Her Religion ...Crossmap
Supreme Court to hear case on religious discriminationHoward University The District Chronicles
Huffington Post
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NPR (blog)

Latest Trends in Religious Restrictions and Hostilities
Pew Research Center's Religion and Public Life Project
Restrictions on Religion, by Year Worldwide, social hostilities involving religion declined somewhat in 2013 after reaching a six-year peak the previous year, but roughly a quarter of the world's countries are still grappling with high levels of ...
Pew Study On Religion Finds Increased Harassment Of JewsNPR (blog)
Chart: The sad state of religious freedom around the worldWashington Post (blog)
Hostility Against Religion Declining Worldwide, Jew Harassment On The Rise ...International Business Times
Inter Press Service
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National Post

Pankaj Mishra: Look outside religion for the roots of the Islamic State
National Post
Those who conflate Islam with IS and those who protest that the murderous outfit has nothing to do with a “religion of peace,” are equally guilty of essentialism: the illusion that human groups share core properties, which illuminate their moral actions.
Agonizing over the true IslamToronto Sun

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Raw Story

Ben Carson: Religion is needed to interpret science because 'maybe it's just ...
Raw Story
“I find, a very good measure of correlation between my religious beliefs and my scientific beliefs — people say, how can you be a scientist, how can you be a surgeon if you don't believe in certain things?” he continued. “Maybe those things aren't ...
“Maybe it's just propaganda”: Ben Carson defends his ridiculous anti-science ...Salon

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Pagan Religions Taught In Public Schools

In classrooms throughout the country, Judeo-Christian beliefs are often cast... Read More

Moslem America Part 2

2 Corinthians 2:6-2:14Moslem America part 2. Behold, the days come,... Read More

Has God Ever Disappointed You in Prayer?

Of a truth, the physical manifestations of God's answers to... Read More

7 Year Tribulation

As you will see in the Scripture verses listed below,... Read More

Heaven and Hell

Heaven is a bribe and hell is a punishment. Be... Read More

3 Clues To Know Where You Fit In Ministry Part 1

Clue Number 1: You Have TalentYou were born with at... Read More

The Emmaus Journal ~ What Kingdom Are You Looking For?

The Emmaus Journal What Kingdom Are You Looking For?The awe... Read More

While the World is on Fire - Part Two

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

Undoing a Catholic and an Orthodox Christian Feud

There's an anecdote about twins still in their mother's womb.... Read More

Water Into Wine: The Meaning of Jesus First Miracle

The second chapter of John's Gospel offers a most interesting... Read More

The Freemasonic Order of the Golden Centurion

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

A Common Sense Approach to Religious Freedom

Down through the centuries and all over the world, the... Read More

Gods 4 Avenues to Reach the Lost During the Tribulation

If the Church is raptured off the face of the... Read More

Great Seats

And hath raised [us] up together, and made [us] sit... Read More

Miracle Worker

The power of the Holy Spirit is so profound it... Read More

The Blessings Of God

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

Do You Have a Name For Me?

MAN: Good afternoon Professor Knowledge. Let me cut to the... Read More

The Unjust Steward

In my opinion, this story has two very powerful spiritual... Read More

Worship and Praise in Charismatic Churches

This article was in response to an email about someone... Read More

The Snake Charmers - Part 1

2 Kings 9:30-9:36. How many her today believe in the... Read More

The Power of Love

There is no doubt in my mind that the quality... Read More

Belonging to Jesus Christ

In the name of Jesus, what shall we do in... Read More

The Purpose of Creation: the Kabbalah of Transformation

"I want to know how God created this world. I... Read More

Signs and Symbols

In the year 2005, the American Constitution has put into... Read More

Following In the Masters Footsteps

In these interesting times of change, millions of people the... Read More