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's Role in Social Change  Council on Foreign Relations
The Coming "Religion Recession"  Religion & Politics
Is There a Religious Left?  The New Yorker
What is religion?  The Spokesman-Review
Religion calendar  Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Politics, religion don't mix  The Spokesman-Review
And over Or  Telegraph India
Religion Briefs, July 3, 2020  The Union of Grass Valley
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Africa; The Forgotten Land of The Catholic Church

African Nations upset at the selection of the new Pope,... Read More

Vegetarianism

Millions worldwide suffer from malnutrition and the threat of starvation.... Read More

Accountability and Such Nonsense

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

The Story of Joshua and Caleb

The story of Joshua and Caleb is one of the... Read More

It is Written: Alien Invasion of Planet Earth PART ONE

IT IS WRITTEN. Satanic Panic and the Alien Connection -... Read More

Serving

Some people may ask how do we serve God and... Read More

Slaves Songs and Freedom

It may seem trite and naïve to suggest we can... Read More

Homo-sexuality and Christianity

Romans 1:16-1:32. Can there be a compromise between the two:... Read More

What Is The Most Important Righteous Requirement Of Gods Law?

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

Islam Embraces the New Pope

The European Union has seen a huge influx of Muslims... Read More

What Is Perfect Love?

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

Planetary Alignment

Planetary Alignment is said to have magical powers. Some believe... Read More

Crazy in Love

Several years ago my cousin was pleased to find out... 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

7 Bowl Judgements

There is now one more set of 7 judgments God... Read More

The Greatest Love and Self-image

The Greek language had three words for "Love" First there... Read More

Catholic Hierarchy: The Nobiliary Element in the Catholic Church

It seems to me that some of the oldest still... Read More

The Emmaus Journal ~ What Kingdom Are You Looking For?

The Emmaus Journal What Kingdom Are You Looking For?The awe... Read More

Real Nobility And Gods Love

Real nobility feeds on its own intrinsic value, as a... Read More

Undoing a Catholic and an Orthodox Christian Feud

There's an anecdote about twins still in their mother's womb.... Read More

The Unjust Steward

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

Better Worship - 12 Marks of an Effective Music Ministry

Small BeginningsMy first experience in music ministry happened fairly soon... Read More

The Scrolls and the Grail

DEAD SEA SCROLLS: - Dr Norman Golb is a top... Read More

Falsehoods

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

Gods Breathed

For it is written in the book of 2Timothy 3:16... Read More