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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Obsessed with Armageddon

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

Worship and Praise in Charismatic Churches

This article was in response to an email about someone... Read More

Church Building and Church Buildings

Church building is a term used to designate both the... Read More

Speaking of Speaking in Tongues

A young bible college student once wrote and told me... Read More

Great Seats

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

America for War

The Americans themselves billed the vote for now President George... Read More

In the Wake of Katrina: For Mature Christians Only!

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

Amos and Social Justice - Part 1

Amos was a shepherd who lived in the region of... Read More

A Commonsense Guide to Exorcism

Bloodshot eyes stared at the crucifix six inches from his... Read More

Biblical Hermeneutics ? Part 3

Instead of being passive consumers of Biblical commentary, we can... Read More

Mexican Catholics Forgotten

Many Mexican and Latin Catholics are dismayed that the Cardinals... Read More

Jesus is Lord: Lets Stop Usurping His Roles

In five words Paul enunciates the basic principle of the... Read More

The Wealth of the Wealthy

Some may ask, why can't I have a lot of... Read More

White Sun - Tao of Heaven: Heaven and Man are One Entity

The whole universe originated from Tao. Mankind also originated from... Read More

The New Urban Christian

Who are these new Urban Christians? What's up with the... Read More

Heroes & Villains in the Quest for Spirituality: 100 Significant Characters of the Hebrew Bible

There are hundreds of named men and women in the... Read More

Women as Catholic Priests: The Time for Change is Now

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

Amy Grant Cashes in Once Again on Jesus Coat-Tails

Jesus made her famous, now Amy Grant cashes in one... Read More

How To Avoid Deception!

GREAT PROPHECY TIPSHOW TO UNMASK DECEPTION"To the law and to... Read More

What That 70s Show Taught Me About Christianity

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

Zombies

The Caribbean is the site of another thing which some... Read More

Teach Your Child to Pray

There are so many books out there on being a... 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

Fundamental Church Failures

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

Gods Armorbearer & The Ministry of Details

And God hath set some in the church, first apostles,... Read More