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:

DANA D. KELLEY: Religious 'nones'  Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Congress May Set Back Religious Freedom  The Wall Street Journal
Harry Potter parallels with religion  News - The University of Sydney
Religion calendar, Nov. 15-22, 2019 | Religion  Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette
New Religious Accommodations Questions  The National Law Review
Religion calendar of events | Lifestyles  Greensboro News & Record
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Spring Into Gods Love

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

The Gospel Of Convenience

The subject of this document is so unpleasing to the... Read More

What I?m Giving Up for Lent?

Don't worry I'm not going off into religious rantings. ?Having... Read More

Moslem America Part 2

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

Slaves Songs and Freedom

It may seem trite and naïve to suggest we can... Read More

Rock of Ages

William Jennings Bryan said: "Christians desire that their children shall... Read More

White Sun - Tao of Heaven

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

Your Focus Determines Your Reality

"Your focus determines your reality", this famous line was spoken... 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

Harry Potter To Christians: Its Not Good To Hear Voices

That is the popular and, thank God (if you'll pardon... Read More

Public Spectacle

Do you sometimes wonder how did Jesus make a Public... Read More

Abraham and the Leather Scroll

The Dead Sea Scrolls continue to be found and there... Read More

Consider, The Past, Present and Future?

Consider the past. A time when we were prosperous and... Read More

White Sun - Tao of Heaven: The Relationship Between Tao and Mankind

The shapeless and formless Tao brings about various elements and... Read More

In the Wake of Katrina: For Mature Christians Only!

One reason the rescue and relief effort regarding Katrina has... Read More

Your Mission Field At Work

One point many Christian Working Moms who have been interviewed... Read More

Fall of a Nation

Jeremiah 51:6-51:18 Babylon is Fallen. Is the United States, Spiritual... Read More

Biblical Hermeneutics ? Part 2

Should we be tempted to believe that our system of... Read More

Fellowship Forever

Today I would like to share with you the word... Read More

Judgement Day

For it is written in Matthew 12:36 But I tell... Read More

The Tsunami: A Wake-up Call

In looking back on the year that has just ended-a... Read More

The Coming War with Russia

The Coming World War III [with Russia]In my book, "The... Read More

Let Her Be Covered Part Four

Again, let's call attention to our text: "Let her be... Read More

The Catholic Obsession with Martyrs and the Question of Pain and Suffering

The Catholic Church is kind of like a forest sometimes.... Read More

Fruit-Bearing Christians

This is to my Father's glory, that you bear much... Read More