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:

On Religion: Searching for saints  Eureka Times-Standard
Religion digest  Hot Springs Sentinel
Religion and politics  Daily Times
Congress May Set Back Religious Freedom  The Wall Street Journal
DANA D. KELLEY: Religious 'nones'  Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Religion: Acts of kindness | News  Waco Tribune-Herald
Religion News in Brief  Bennington Banner
Flagstaff Religion News  Arizona Daily Sun
Religion news | News, Sports, Jobs  Warren Tribune Chronicle
Religion Briefs, Nov. 16, 2019 | Briefs  The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel
Losing his religion  Sarnia and Lambton County This Week
Religion briefs  Hot Springs Sentinel
Religion under scrutiny  Jamaica Observer
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Public Spectacle

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

Let Her Be Covered Part Two

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

Finding Christian Love Online

Finding Christian singles online.One of the many types of singles... Read More

Revealing

It is written in Revelation 1:1 The revelation of Jesus... Read More

The Rapture, A Coming Event; Part 1

Daniel 2:44-11:35To begin with, what is prophecy? It's the study... Read More

Miracle Worker

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

Women as Catholic Priests: The Time for Change is Now

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

White Sun - Tao of Heaven; What is Wisdom?

To be awakened to the realization of one's True Self... Read More

Heads I Win, Tails You Lose

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

Biblical Hermeneutics ? Part 1

Hermeneutics is the science and art of the interpretive process... Read More

The Occult

"Christianity posits the realization of human freedom not here on... Read More

For Sale - God

A few days ago, I was watching TV, and I... Read More

Religion and Social Engineering - Part of an Introduction

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

Early Spring Cleaning

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

Falsehoods

There are many different church denominations in this year of... Read More

Accountability and Such Nonsense

From the late 1970's through the 1980's, my wife and... Read More

Gods People Are Destroyed For Lack of Knowledge

These next two verses are extreme - and I mean... Read More

Pagan Philosophy, Unbelief, and Irrationalism

Biblically speaking, holding philosophical beliefs that contain internally self-refuting contradictions... Read More

Comparative Religion 101 ? What They Wont Tell You in That Class

If your view of religion is like most people, you... Read More

Development of Liberal Theology: An Overview (Part 1)

The modern historical era of liberal theology basically encompass four... Read More

Are You Missing What It Takes To Resist Sin?

I don't care how much you go to church or... Read More

The Judgment Seat of Christ

The thought of a public examination before the Judgment bar... Read More

What Is Perfect Love?

Today, sitting in my pink armchair, reading about how a... Read More

What They Mean By Child-Like Faith

Prv:18:2 A Fool Receiveth Not The Words Of Prudence: Unless... Read More

Where is God?

Where is God? This is the question most often heard... Read More