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:

Environmentalism as Religion  Psychology Today
Giving Up on God  Foreign Affairs Magazine
Religion Briefs  Post Register
Religion digest  Hot Springs Sentinel
Religion briefs, Aug. 16, 2020  New Haven Register
When the news becomes religion  Columbia Journalism Review
Religion Briefs: Aug. 15, 2020 | Briefs  The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel
NICHOLAS PHILLIPS: The power of religious humor | Religion  Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal
Church News  Sioux City Journal
Flagstaff Religion News  Arizona Daily Sun
Religion vs culture  Daily Pioneer
Ontario community divided over loudspeaker religious broadcasts  Radio Canada International - English Section
Americans Oppose Religious Exemptions From Coronavirus-Related Restrictions  Pew Research Center's Religion and Public Life Project
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From the Heart

1 Corinthians 9:19-9:23From The Heart A Look at Christianity from... Read More

Smile! God Loves You!

There is a greater sin than not obeying Jesus; it... Read More

Brief History of Jerusalem; Part 1

Jerusalem is the eternal capital of Israel.....it is the city... Read More

White Sun - Tao of Heaven. Showers of Wisdom ( Part 1 of 3 )

'Showers of Wisdom' is taught by JiGong, the Heavenly teacher... Read More

The Rapture, A Coming Event; Part 1

Daniel 2:44-11:35To begin with, what is prophecy? It's the study... Read More

Why Christian and Atheist Libertarians Get Along

I'm the most religious guy in the Libertarian Party. At... Read More

Praying Church or Playing Church?

The western church is seen by the world as anything... Read More

Kabbalistic Chanukah: The Downloading of Primordial Light

God said, "Let there be light," and there was light.(Genesis... Read More

Spring Into Gods Love

Spring is springing here in the Pacific Northwest the plants... Read More

Women as Catholic Priests: The Time for Change is Now

In ancient Rome, the cradle of democracy, women had no... Read More

Great Seats

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

Amos And Social Justice Part 2

Amos was summoned by God to warn the Northern Kingdom... Read More

Books of the Living and Dead

Revelation 20:12 makes a powerful claim: "And I saw the... Read More

Death of an American,The Death of Decency

John 16:2-3:16The Death of an American, The Death of Decency.... Read More

White Sun - Tao of Heaven

Tao exists before Heaven and Earth. It will still exist... Read More

Development of Liberal Theology: An Overview (Part 1)

The modern historical era of liberal theology basically encompass four... Read More

What Is True Egalitarianism?

Why did the founding fathers of the United States consider... Read More

Organized Religion is Great for Humanity; Rants from Lance

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

Rise of the Antichrist, False Prophet and a 10 Nation Confederacy

The Bible says that an unholy trinity will arise in... Read More

End Time Events - The Miscellaneous Signs

Per the miscellaneous signs listed in my previous article, Jesus... Read More

The Occult

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

Ministry Of Absence

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

No Word Yet on Pedophiles With New Catholic Pope

The new Pope is not expected to break ranks with... Read More

Is Your Life Significant?

"I also say to you that you are Peter, and... Read More

Christian Universalism, Calvinism, and Arminianism: Where Do You Fit In?

All of the various denominations of professing Christians may be... Read More