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:

Environmentalism as Religion  Psychology Today
Religion Briefs  Post Register
Religion digest  Hot Springs Sentinel
Religion briefs, Aug. 16, 2020  New Haven Register
When the news becomes religion  Columbia Journalism Review
Religion Briefs: Aug. 15, 2020 | Briefs  The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel
NICHOLAS PHILLIPS: The power of religious humor | Religion  Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal
Church News  Sioux City Journal
St. Augustine Catholic Church | Religion  Napoleon Northwest Signal
Religion vs culture  Daily Pioneer
Ontario community divided over loudspeaker religious broadcasts  Radio Canada International - English Section
Americans Oppose Religious Exemptions From Coronavirus-Related Restrictions  Pew Research Center's Religion and Public Life Project
Racial justice: The new religion?  Minneapolis Star Tribune
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What Does The Religious Right Really Want?

What does the Religious Right really want? Well, besides power,... Read More

Kabbalistic Chanukah: The Downloading of Primordial Light

God said, "Let there be light," and there was light.(Genesis... Read More

Knowledge Of The Power

For it is written in Proverbs 1:7 it says The... Read More

Philippians 2:1-18 -- Seek Unity Through Humility

This passage begins (2:1-4) with a call to unity that... Read More

Sexual Deviants and the Catholic Church

It is unfortunate that the Catholic Church seems to continue... Read More

In the Wake of Katrina: For Mature Christians Only!

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

End Time Events - The Miscellaneous Signs

Per the miscellaneous signs listed in my previous article, Jesus... Read More

Theres No Time Like the Present

Today certainly is a present and we are to rejoice... Read More

Universal Salvation: Gods Love and Grace Will Overwhelm All Men!

I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who has strengthened me,... Read More

Slain in the Spirit?

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

Knowing Hinduism or Hindu Religion

Hindus are concentrated in India, Nepal and Sri Lanka and... Read More

The Basics of the Christian Walk

Now that I am saved, what do I do next?... Read More

Priesthood is Not a Profession - Does this Attest for Unprofessionalism?

1 INTRODUCTIONAS IN THE ABSTRACT2 WHY PRIESTHOOD IS NOT A... Read More

Development of Liberal Theology: An Overview (Part 3)

As senior pastor of the First Presbyterian Church of New... Read More

Pagan Religions Taught In Public Schools

In classrooms throughout the country, Judeo-Christian beliefs are often cast... Read More

Lets Restore the Word of Christ

"What? Trying to spread the gospel message without quoting from... Read More

While the World is on Fire - Part Two

Luke 19:49-19:46 This world is a tender box, of political,... Read More

Jesus Our King: Priest Forever After The Order Of Melchizedek

Much confusion surrounds the person of one "Melchizedek" found in... Read More

What Jesus Expects of You and Me

Sometimes it is hard to know where to start even... Read More

Gods Billboards Invade Cyberspace

Once upon a time, Americans traveled the highways searching for... Read More

We Are From Jesus Christ

Most people wonder at one time or another where do... Read More

6 Keys to Successfully Screening Church Staff and Volunteers

Whether you are in the process of formulating a screening... Read More

Prayer Secret #1 - Your Relationship with God

This, in my opinion, is the #1 "secret" for getting... Read More

The Pope Hates Potter ? Both of Them

This month a court in Burlington, Kentucky issued the largest... Read More

Is Christianity Losing America?

2 Thessalonians 1:3-1:4Is Christianity Losing America? The apostasy of the... Read More