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, God and me  Royal Gazette
Religion briefs  Hot Springs Sentinel
Religion Calendar  NWAOnline
Religion News in Brief  Bennington Banner
Americans' Views on Religion in Society, Politics | Pew Research Center  Pew Research Center's Religion and Public Life Project
Religion Listings: Dec. 7, 2019 | Religion  The Daily News of Newburyport
Religious beliefs see flexibility in Japan  Waterbury Republican American
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What Is The Most Important Righteous Requirement Of Gods Law?

To live "under the law" is to live under the... Read More

Jesus Was a Hippie

Actually he was more appropriately called a Cynic, but that... Read More

Straight Talk about Homosexuality

In the mid 90's, a Presbyterian minister named Steve Brown... Read More

Meaning and Marketing - The Will

You are now inside one of the top theological schools... Read More

The 1000 Year Millennium Kingdom

After the last bowl judgment is thrown by God the... Read More

Early Spring Cleaning

Has anyone noticed how fast 2004 is going? Hey, we... Read More

Getting Your Money Out of Israel: The Presbyterian Church (USA) Recipe

Recently, the Presbyterian Church (USA) beat a drum for justice.... Read More

Sealed With the Holy Spirit

At the moment of salvation when we accept Jesus as... Read More

How to Solve a Wonderful Mystery

The first issue we must recognize is the way God... Read More

Heads I Win, Tails You Lose

In a time when public scrutiny is becoming tighter and... Read More

Obsessed with Armageddon

More and more today people are showing an obsession about... Read More

Computerized Christians? Get Ready for the New Church!

Isaiah 43;19 declares: "Behold, I will do a new thing,... Read More

While the World is on Fire

Revelation 8:8-8:9What will you be doing? How many people have... Read More

Tongue of the Power

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

Mystery, not Myth: Jesus Christ is real!

In the children's section of any bookstore, books on the... Read More

Russia and Her Allies Will Attack Israel

This next event will be a major one! The Bible... Read More

Peaceful Religions?

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

What Jesus Expects of You and Me

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

The Green Cross

"We desperately need to recognize that we are the guests... Read More

Sins and the REAL Demons

We all must know that the Catholic Church has used... Read More

What Does The Religious Right Really Want?

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

Spirit of Islam: A Primer

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

Let Her Be Covered Part Two

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

What is Love?

Now many confuse love with admiration and most commonly sexual... Read More

Do You Know What It Takes To Crucify The Flesh?

The flesh is the part of us that resists our... Read More