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:


Times of India

Religion Is a Factor, but Not the Root Cause
New York Times
Religion is an undeniable factor in the violence terrorizing central Africa. Whether it is the root of the conflict is moot. Boko Haram, the Islamic militant group that over the past four years has attacked towns and villages in the northeastern and ...
Nigeria Under Siege - Al-Qaeda, Al-Shabab Backing Boko Haram - American ...Vanguard
Jonathan is a lame duck, he's too small for us – Boko Haram leader mocks ...DailyPost Nigeria

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NPR (blog)

How Do We Explain The Evolution Of Religion?
NPR (blog)
Religion is a cross-cultural universal, even though not every human being professes faith in God or some other supernatural being. Those of us who are atheist or agnostic make up 6 percent of the American population. A further 14 percent say they are ...


BBC News

Invented tradition and the religion of the ancients
BBC News
There's much we know about the world's biggest election, currently in full swing in India - some 800 million voters, voting in nine separate stages over five weeks, before results on 16 May. But in India, there are always surprises, as the BBC's Owen ...


Belleville News Democrat

Knowledge, religion and the hard work of faith
Belleville News Democrat
And the zeitgeist of modern culture seemed to argue that the opposite is true - that religion is a vestigial institution of a less educated society and primarily the purview of the intellectually incurious. Surveys and studies seem to affirm that in ...

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A victory for religious...
Rappler
In my column last week, I wrote that the Supreme Court decision upholding the constitutionality of the Reproductive Health (RH) Law was essentially a victory for pro-RH people. The contrary view says that “religion won,” as seen in postings of some ...


Dear Religion, I Quit You!
TIME
When I was a kid, my dad would let me stay up and watch “Cheers” each week. Granted it's not the most “kid friendly” show, but I could've cared less. I was getting to stay up past my bedtime! More. Pope Francis Prays for Peace on Easter SundayBeyond ...


The Week Magazine

Why atheism doesn't have the upper hand over religion
The Week Magazine
n my last column, I examined some of the challenges facing religion today. Those challenges are serious. But that doesn't mean that atheism has the upper hand. On the contrary, as I've argued many times before, atheism in its currently fashionable form ...

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CBSSports.com

Freedom from religion group says Clemson football is too religious
NBCSports.com
Some say college football is like a religion in the south. One activist group thinks Clemson is going a little too far with that idea. Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney has not fostered a culture adhering to the separation of church and state, the ...
Freedom From Religion Foundation complains about Clemson football programSB Nation
Letter of complaint sent to Clemson over team's religious activitiesCBSSports.com
Group: Clemson Football "Entangled with Religion"WLTX.com
News & Observer -Yahoo Canada Sports (blog) -WIS
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New York Daily News

Religion Watchdog Group Files Complaint Against Clemson
ESPN
The Freedom From Religion Foundation has lodged a letter of complaint to Clemson, charging coach Dabo Swinney and his staff with "unconstitutional behavior" at the public university. Among the concerns outlined in the complaint by the FFRF, based on ...
Freedom From Religion Foundation files complaint to ClemsonGreenville News
Clemson football coach Dabo Swinney under fire from Freedom From Religion ...New York Daily News
Group wants all religion removed from Clemson footballWYFF Greenville
Yahoo Sports -Fox News (blog) -CBS Local
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Letters: A timely lesson in the problems created by religion
The Independent
While I appreciate that many people who have religious beliefs are decent, I find it unfortunate that so many base their so-called morality on myths initiated by goatherds living in caves thousands of years ago. If only they would stop mindless and ...

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The Wealth of the Wealthy

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Now that Satan, all of his fallen angels and all... Read More

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Undoing a Catholic and an Orthodox Christian Feud

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Most people wonder at one time or another where do... Read More

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Much confusion surrounds the person of one "Melchizedek" found in... Read More

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