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:

Bad Religion, or Bad Faith?  The Chronicle of Higher Education
How Religion Shaped Modern Economics  The Wall Street Journal
Measuring Religion in Pew Research Center's American Trends Panel  Pew Research Center's Religion and Public Life Project
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Connect These Dots: Unilateral Withdrawal, Egypt, Collapse of the South Wall, Raised Taxes and the..

There is a prophetic mosaic that few have attempted to... 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

2nd Coming of Jesus

In this first verse, God says He will allow all... Read More

Understanding How To Pray - Part 1 of 2

Being in the Ministry for a few years now, I've... Read More

Holy Communion: Key to Spiritual Healing

Chronically-ill Christians who do not believe in spiritual healing of... Read More

Treachery in the Midst of the Land

The term Scripture uses to describe the activities of those... Read More

Consider, The Past, Present and Future?

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

Organized Religion is Great for Humanity; Rants from Lance

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

Resurrection Faith (Part 3)

During His ministry, Jesus often made references to His impending... Read More

Unholy Shadows: Gnosticism

One cannot begin to appreciate the early struggles of Christianity... Read More

Praying Hands - Are You Using Yours Correctly?

Do you find prayer intimidating? Have you ever said, "I... Read More

Heads I Win, Tails You Lose

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

Salvation of the Jews to Determine the Lords Return: the Churches Greatest Prayer Responsibility

Jesus won't come until the Jewish people are saved.Why the... Read More

Catholics Need To Take a Second Look at Morality

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

Sins and the REAL Demons

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

An Open Letter to Pope Benedict

Dear Ratzy,I have a good solution to the clergy abuse... Read More

Fundamental Church Failures

Every great human movement toward freedom, whether commercial, political or... Read More

Islamic World Domination

The question is not whether terrorism is now a world-wide... Read More

Let Her Be Covered Part Three

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

Reconstrictionism + Dominionism = Warfare Theology

The Christian Church believes that at the close of the... Read More

Be Careful How You Live -- Ephesians 5:15-20

There is a sharp contrast in Ephesians between the "light"... Read More

War of the Worlds: Signs of the End of the Age

Jesus said there'd be days like this.The disciples came to... Read More

The Right of Passage

The Right of Passage. by Rev. Anthony SmithIsaiah 64:6-64:6 In... Read More

Living Without Blueprints

Some people look at the biblical book of Revelation as... Read More

The Rapture

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