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:

Bill Barr 'Gets' Religion  The Wall Street Journal
Albania gets religion  POLITICO.eu
Religion | Community  Daily Astorian
My family's religion  Duke Chronicle
Liberty and religion are drifting apart  Catholic Herald Online
The object of religion  Economic Times
For a Lot of American Teens, Religion Is a Regular Part of the Public School Day  Pew Research Center's Religion and Public Life Project
Religion in the Public Schools | Pew Research Center  Pew Research Center's Religion and Public Life Project
Insult, Injury and Religious Liberty  The Wall Street Journal
Immigrants want to ban criticism of religion in Denmark  The Copenhagen Post - Danish news in english
On Sukkot, think of the Kurds  Religion News Service
Religion briefs  Troy Daily News
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Living Proof: We are Living in the Days of Noah

A familiar phrase used in Bible prophecy is the term... Read More

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

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Miracle Worker

The power of the Holy Spirit is so profound it... Read More

Spring Into Gods Love

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Using a good tool over and over doesn't make it... Read More

Planetary Alignment

Planetary Alignment is said to have magical powers. Some believe... Read More

Ultimate Truth:The Invitation

Religion is so many things. From what we can see... Read More

God Uses Internet People

So often I am asked, "How do you know that... Read More

Loyola the Luciferian

Ignatius Loyola ? Luciferian or Heliopolitan:I kid you not! Lucifer... Read More

What That 70s Show Taught Me About Christianity

What in the world could I have possibly learned about... Read More

Catholics Need To Take a Second Look at Morality

According to CNN, Catholics voted for President Bush over Senator... Read More

Religion and Social Engineering - Part of an Introduction

Thomas Carlyle is just one of the interesting characters who... Read More

Peaceful Religions?

If you say that Christianity is a peaceful religion according... Read More

Conserving Water at a Car Wash Fundraiser

If you use a pressure washer during your fundraiser you... Read More

What Jesus Expects of You and Me

Sometimes it is hard to know where to start even... Read More

Saved From Religion

"Religion is the fashionable substitute for belief." - Oscar WildeA... Read More

Rudraksha Beads - For Health, Wealth & Spirituality

The Tears of Lord Shiva that are Rudraksha, are the... Read More

Development of Liberal Theology: An Overview (Part 2)

The American theologian Horace Bushnell also played a vital role... Read More

While the World is on Fire - Part Two

Luke 19:49-19:46 This world is a tender box, of political,... Read More

Choosing the Christian Path

- 147.5 million Americans claim affiliation with a religious group-... Read More

Crucification

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

Let Her Be Covered Part Three

Now, let's recall again the text: "Let her be covered."... Read More

Doctrine of the Nicolaitanes

When the Lord was showing John on Patmos what the... Read More

Better Worship - 12 Marks of an Effective Music Ministry

Small BeginningsMy first experience in music ministry happened fairly soon... Read More

Satan is Let Loose One More Time

After the 1000 years are up in the Millennium Kingdom,... Read More