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
Giving Up on God  Foreign Affairs Magazine
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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The Exodus

And the matter of who is doing the abusing is... Read More

Biblical Hermeneutics ? Part 2

Should we be tempted to believe that our system of... Read More

The New Heaven And New Earth

Now that Satan, all of his fallen angels and all... Read More

End of the World | Predictions Prophecies How and When

It's the End of the World as we know it...When... 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

The Unjust Steward

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

Amos And Social Justice Part 2

Amos was summoned by God to warn the Northern Kingdom... Read More

The Basics of Salvation Through Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ

The one key central message of the entire Bible is... Read More

Real Nobility And Gods Love

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

Growing in the Knowledge of God

This first verse completely sets the stage for you to... Read More

The Afterlife and Scientology

AFTERLIFE: The 'Bardol Thodol' and 'Sidpa Thodol' of the Tibetan... Read More

Pagan Religions Taught In Public Schools

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

Slain in the Spirit?

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

The Emmaus Journal ~ What Kingdom Are You Looking For?

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

Crucification

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

As the Old Year Fades, So Does My Memory

Memory is a very tricky thing, at least for me... Read More

Restoration of the Jewish People and The Rebuilding of the Jewish Temple

This is the event that has already occurred. In 70... Read More

Gays and Lesbians Attempt to Distance Themselves From Catholic Priests

There is a new term being thrown around "phenophilia", no... Read More

Books of the Living and Dead

Revelation 20:12 makes a powerful claim: "And I saw the... Read More

The Reign of Insanity

I know you want to kill me, and I wish... Read More

Salvation of the Jews to Determine the Lords Return: the Churches Greatest Prayer Responsibility

Jesus won't come until the Jewish people are saved.Why the... Read More

Reconstrictionism + Dominionism = Warfare Theology

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

Russia and Her Allies Will Attack Israel

This next event will be a major one! The Bible... Read More

Letters from Christ: the Calligraphy of the Spirit

Their reasoning must have been, "This is the precious gospel... Read More

Is Buddhism A Religion?

Buddhism is a teaching which has spread worldwide absorbing the... Read More