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:

Religion Listings  Brattleboro Reformer
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Clergy Corner, Jan. 24, 2020 | Religion  Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette
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Surviving Eternity

Matthew 24:34-24:35 Verily I say unto you, This generation shall... Read More

The Exodus

And the matter of who is doing the abusing is... Read More

Jesus Christ: The First, The Last, The Eternal

Luke 17:20-17:24 Jesus Christ. The First, The Last, The Eternal.... Read More

Africa; The Forgotten Land of The Catholic Church

African Nations upset at the selection of the new Pope,... Read More

Organized Religion is Great for Humanity; Rants from Lance

Organized Religion has served mankind well, by uniting civilization and... Read More

Under Siege!

This Article is the result of another hard night of... Read More

Gods 4 Avenues to Reach the Lost During the Tribulation

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

God Will Forgive Your Sins

This was an article I did for a friend of... Read More

Dante and Hell

DANTE: - Dante Alighieri is the tour guide of Hell.... Read More

Spirit of Islam: A Primer

Last time I wrote a message on Islam, a Catholic... Read More

Bishoprics

BISHOP OF CARCASSONNE: - There are so many exemplars of... Read More

Freedom of Religion

True freedom of religion must include an individuals right to... Read More

Life as Simulator

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

3 Clues To Know Where You Fit In Ministry Part 2

Clue Number 2: You Have Spiritual GiftsIn part 1 you... Read More

Are You Missing What It Takes To Resist Sin?

I don't care how much you go to church or... Read More

The Stilling of the Storm

Matt. 8:23-27; Mark 4:35-41; Luke 8:22-25.General Pericope DistinctionsIn the gospel... Read More

Development of Liberal Theology: An Overview (Part 3)

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

Praying Effectively ? Understanding How To Pray Part 2

In our last study, we looked at understanding prayer. In... Read More

Lutheran or Catholic Church; Choosing the Religion that is Best for You?

Many cities have large Catholic Church presence and well-established Lutheran... Read More

Billy Graham- America Salutes You

America has had its great share of renowned preachers, missionaries... Read More

Tale of an Ark

The ark must have been much larger than the dimensions... Read More

The Judgment Seat of Christ

The thought of a public examination before the Judgment bar... Read More

Whats A Single Christian To Do?

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

Discipled by the Kingdom of Heaven -- Becoming a KingdomScribe!

Jesus tells a story - a powerful story - that... Read More

The Christmas Victory

As the Chritmas season approaches, I figured it's a good... Read More