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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

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Irish Times

Pastafarianism is not a religion, court decides
Irish Times
The Dutch council of state has ruled that Pastafarianism is not a religion, denying a follower of the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster the right to wear a colander on her head in her passport and driving licence photo. Mienke de Wilde is now ...

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Religion News Service

Aretha Franklin started with gospel, ended with soul at age 76
Religion News Service
... Bethel Baptist Church on the album “Spirituals” at age 14. “Aretha, like Al Green, is one of the few artists who is universally accepted in the black church,” Bil Carpenter, author of “Uncloudy Days: The Gospel Music Encyclopedia,” told Religion ...

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ThinkProgress

Utah group says medical marijuana ballot violates freedom of ...
ThinkProgress
An anti-marijuana group has filed a lawsuit arguing that a ballot initiative to legalize medical marijuana violates their freedom of religion. To make their case, the ...

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Religion News Service

Religion News Service welcomes Bob Smietana as editor-in-chief ...
Religion News Service
COLUMBIA, Mo. – Religion News Service (RNS), an independent, nonprofit source of global news on religion, spirituality, culture and ethics, has appointed Bob ...
Religion News Service Welcomes Bob Smietana as Editor-in-ChiefPR Newswire (press release)

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The Statesman

Repressed religion
The Statesman
Religion indeed is the thread that links the Rohingyas to the Uighurs. China's claim at the UN on Monday effects a fine distinction between “terrorist crimes” and religious groups ~ “The government has launched a special campaign to crack down on ...

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Religion News Service

Did the Connecticut Supreme Court just slam religious liberty?
Religion News Service
In a series of motions before the commission and in court, the school asked that the complaint be dismissed, claiming, first, that the state's 1993 religious freedom law makes religious institutions immune from employment discrimination actions; and ...


The Audubon County Advocate Journal

Abuse Survivor: Report Shows 'My Religion Lies'
The Audubon County Advocate Journal
(16 Aug 2018) A women who says she was sexually abused by a Pennsylvania priest doesn't think the Catholic Church will make any changes after the release of a grand jury report. Juliann Bortz says she was abused in 1965, and struggles with her religion ...
Wake Up, Jews And Catholics: Sex Abuse Turns People Off ReligionForward

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Religion News Service

Washington cardinal entangled in two sex-abuse scandals
Religion News Service
Thomas Reese, a Jesuit priest who writes for Religion News Service, described Wuerl as an ideological moderate, “not someone who was part of one camp or another.” “He was totally enthusiastic about John Paul II, and then Pope Benedict, and now he's ...

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An open letter to my Roman Catholic friends
Religion News Service
You are my friends: from high school and college. You were my fellow students in the Doctor of Ministry program at Princeton Theological Seminary. You were my students in the Doctor of Ministry program at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion.
Abuse victims want a full reckoningmessenger-inquirer

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Theres No Time Like the Present

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

Mirrors of Reality

Have you ever looked into a mirror and wondered what... Read More

The Study of Saints and Why Its Important

Sainthood?that title given by the Catholic Church that seems to... Read More

Imagine

Some people imagine what glory will behold them at the... Read More

Do We Really Need God?

The human being is endowed with ability. We have the... Read More

Not Just Hearing the Word

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

Let Her Be Covered Part Two

The framework for the message this morning will consist of... Read More

Knowing Hinduism or Hindu Religion

Hindus are concentrated in India, Nepal and Sri Lanka and... Read More

Why Me

Why MeAs a Christian I feel the need to say... Read More

Following Instructions To The Letter

The dictionary explains wisdom as having good judgement, understanding, comprehension... Read More

The 7 Trumpet Judgments

This article will deal with the next set of judgments... Read More

Ministry Of Absence

I was meditating the other day and contemplating the thousands... Read More

Praying Hands - Are You Using Yours Correctly?

Do you find prayer intimidating? Have you ever said, "I... Read More

Become Enlightened

The other day I had a meeting on the web... Read More

The Goodness of His Strength

The dictionary explains strength as being endurance, force, bravery, spirit... Read More

6 Keys to Successfully Screening Church Staff and Volunteers

Whether you are in the process of formulating a screening... Read More

What about the 4400?

Murders are so frequent in our country that a single... Read More

Spiritual Healing or Spiritual Malpractice?

Christians with chronic illness need to know there is a... Read More

Hope and Restoration in the Valley

The bible tells a story about the prophet Ezekiel who... Read More

Worship and Praise in Charismatic Churches

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

The Occult

"Christianity posits the realization of human freedom not here on... Read More

What Does The Religious Right Really Want?

What does the Religious Right really want? Well, besides power,... Read More

Crucification

Most of know how Jesus was crucified. Do we ever... Read More

Tongue of the Power

The purposes of a man's heart are deep waters, but... Read More

Priesthood is Not a Profession - Does this Attest for Unprofessionalism?

1 INTRODUCTIONAS IN THE ABSTRACT2 WHY PRIESTHOOD IS NOT A... Read More