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  Times Herald-Record
Religion's Role in Social Change  Council on Foreign Relations
The Coming "Religion Recession"  Religion & Politics
Is There a Religious Left?  The New Yorker
Religion remixed  The Tablet
What is religion?  The Spokesman-Review
Politics, religion don't mix  The Spokesman-Review
Marin’s religious events and services  Marin Independent Journal
Religious events  The Winchester Star
Philosophy of Religion  The Statesman
Religions Harm People  Justia Verdict
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Reconstrictionism + Dominionism = Warfare Theology

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

Do Not Believe All You Read In The Holy Books

Observation shows that human creative activity has a physical, a... Read More

Catholic Church Ready to Fall?

Americans waited for an explanation of the molestations of thousands... Read More

No Ishmaels Please

I want to say a word about faith. Recent events... 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... Read More

Let Her Be Covered Part Three

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

Slain in the Spirit?

WHAT'S HAPPENING HERE?A Catholic woman reported to me that a... Read More

Jesus in Wales

The next few days were as hectic and exciting as... Read More

Does Society Need a St. Bernard?

You all know the big dogs that carry rum to... Read More

The Gospel According to the Americans - Our Shame

As a deist, Thomas Jefferson may have thought God was... Read More

Gods Armorbearer & The Ministry of Details

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

Rebuilding Society and The Tax Protest Movement: Part Three

Part Three continuedIt is important to recover and relearn the... Read More

What If We Are Getting Paid For Prayer (Salat)...

What will be the effect on general public if the... Read More

Tsunami: Where was God?

The powerful tsunami that on Dec. 26, 2004, hit the... Read More

The Unjust Steward

In my opinion, this story has two very powerful spiritual... Read More

The Rise And Fall Of Babylon

According to the Book of Revelations, the city of Babylon... Read More

Crucification

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

Let Her Be Covered Part Two

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

Tale of an Ark

The ark must have been much larger than the dimensions... Read More

Christian Unity according to Internet

Following are 30 questions that relate to Christian Unity that... Read More

Gods People Are Destroyed For Lack of Knowledge

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

White Sun - Tao of Heaven. Showers of Wisdom ( Part 1 of 3 )

'Showers of Wisdom' is taught by JiGong, the Heavenly teacher... Read More

Muhammad

FAITH THAT MOVES MOUNTAINS:The Way of the Peaceful Warrior is... Read More

Finding God in the Clouds

It was a cool August night during the Summer before... Read More

Churchless Christianity: A Move of God?

There's another "move of God" that's sweeping the nations. Have... Read More