John Roberts and Madalyn Murray - The Turtle and the OHare
Although I've never met Supreme Court nominee John Roberts, I did have a run in of sorts with America's most notorious atheist Madalyn Murray O'Hare in the nineteen eighties. As I walked into a radio station to drop off tapes of my former radio show the DJ called to me from within his booth.
The Spreading of the Not-So-Good News
PART 1: Another Gospel?The influence of the occult upon our everyday lives is staggering. An African missionary from the Mandinka tribe of West Africa, once asked a congregation a question similar to that asked by the Apostle Paul of the Galatians.
The Wealth of the Wealthy
Some may ask, why can't I have a lot of money? Or some may say I wish I had wealth. Well let's see what the Bible say about wealth.
Most of know how Jesus was crucified. Do we ever ask ourselves about the crucifying of our flesh? What it means and how do we accomplish it.
3 Clues To Know Where You Fit In Ministry Part 1
Clue Number 1: You Have TalentYou were born with at least one talent. One talent
is all you need to have fulfillment in your life
and ministry, if you use it.
The Bible - Are Some of Its Words More Important Than Others?
Is the Old Testament equal in every way to the New Testament? Are the words of the prophets on a par with the words of Jesus? The answer to this question may seem incongruous but it is not, even though the answer is both, yes and no. But don't be confused by this apparent conflict because it is easily explained.
3 Clues To Know Where You Fit In Ministry Part 2
Clue Number 2: You Have Spiritual GiftsIn part 1 you learned that talent is natural
endowments; or ability and is a result of
recurring patterns (connections in the brain)
of thought, feelings or behavior that is
applied in a positive way.If enduring talents are results of connections
in the brain, what is a gift?Webster's Dictionary defines a gift as "something
voluntarily transferred by one person to another
without compensation; a special ability or unusual
capacity for doing or achieving something.
Comparative Religion 101 - What They Wont Tell You in That Class
If your view of religion is like most people, you think that religion is a list of do's and don'ts or a set of rules, laws or other directives that should be guiding your behavior. What is taught in comparative religion courses is based on this simple premise.
Slain in the Spirit?
WHAT'S HAPPENING HERE?A Catholic woman reported to me that a priest with the gift of healing had recently visited her church. After mass, the congregation swarmed toward the altar as the priest laid hands upon the faithful to minister healing.
Mahavira | 24th Tirthankara of Jainism His Teachings and Essence
Vardhamana Mahavira, the 24th Tirthankara of Jainism was the last of the series of 24th Tirthankars in Jainism Dharma. Jainism as we understand today is primarily focused on the teachings and essence of Bhagwan Mahavira.
Building a Church and Church Building Designs
Building a church is a large project that is more than constructing natural materials, because building a church is building an expression of a church congregation's heart. Building a church has a purpose that is much more than housing classrooms or meeting rooms.
Christian Books and Supplies
Christian books and supplies can be found at places that specialize in these types of material. Depending on what kinds of Christian books and supplies you are looking for, there is sure to be a business that offers what you need.
Church Retreat and Church Retreats
Church retreats are an excellent way to involve the church in an important part of church involvement. Offering a church retreat creates community and support with the people closest to you spiritually.
Smile! God Loves You!
There is a greater sin than not obeying Jesus; it is the sin of
not believing that he loves you.When you believe another person has your best interests at
heart, you can accept great difficulties on behalf of that
The Catholic Obsession with Martyrs and the Question of Pain and Suffering
The Catholic Church is kind of like a forest sometimes. Someone on the outside looking in sees nothing but thousands of trees?and most of them look alike.
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How Does Religion Manifest in Your Brain?SeekerScientists are beginning to discover how religion is recognized by the brain, thanks to the field of neurotheology. This new advancement combines two things: religion, which is a set of beliefs that activate different parts of our brains, and theory of ...
Standing up for religionIrish TimesSir, – Breda O'Brien writes that a “timid religion will die unless it stands up for itself” (Opinion & Analysis, June 16th). Jesus said in the Sermon on the Mount that the “meek will inherit the earth”. Now I don't know who to believe. – Yours, etc ...
A Comparison of ISLAM and CHRISTIANITY
Hi,(Salaam to You: Peace be Upon you)
(What a great greeting Muslims possess that whenever they meet one another, they greet peace and comfort to others.)I am Syed Waqas from Pakistan.
Development of Liberal Theology: An Overview (Part 1)
The modern historical era of liberal theology basically encompass four distinct phases of change. The Enlightenment phase extends from the seventeenth century to approximately the middle or late eighteenth century.
How to Solve a Wonderful Mystery
The first issue we must recognize is the way God uses the word Gentile in His Word. The context will usually show you how the words are meant to be used.
God is not a Homicidal Maniac
One day on the listserve for my support group it got posted that it was all part of God's plan that we got HSP, so it was okay because God wills it. Bull! Somewhere along the way the genes got goofed up and that is why we have HSP.
Theology, Hollywood Style
After years of watching TV shows and movies, I think I have finally gotten a grasp on Hollywood's theology and it's not a pretty picture (pun intended). It should come as no surprise to anyone that Hollywood's theology is vastly different from that of the average American.
It is Written: Alien Invasion of Planet Earth PART ONE
IT IS WRITTEN. Satanic Panic and the Alien Connection - PART ONE"It is written!"Man, them's fightin' words!Christ was confronted by Satan himself during His pre-ministry, 40-day, spiritual warfare training session in the desert.
Jesus is Lord: Lets Stop Usurping His Roles
In five words Paul enunciates the basic principle of the Christian life: "You are not your own" (1 Cor. 6:19).
God is God
God is God and besides Him, there is no other. He is the Holy Other, the omnipotent, omniscient, omnipresent Lord of all creation.
The Tsunami: A Wake-up Call
In looking back on the year that has just ended-a year filled with the horrors of war and of natural disasters such as last fall's hurricanes-one would have to be callous not to mention the earthquake and tsunamis. The devastation seems to get worse every hour as new reports, images, and statistics come in.
Lets Restore the Word of Christ
"What? Trying to spread the gospel message without quoting from the New Testament? Impossible!" That may be your first reaction, but just think about it. Scholars tell us that the first New Testament book, either Galatians or First Thessalonians, was written in about 50 CE, nearly 20 years after that glorious Pentecost when Christ crucified was first proclaimed as the only possible remedy for sinners.
A God I Can Live With
God, the Puzzle MakerWhile some rise before the sun to do their daily prayers, I head off to Starbuck's and the New York Times crossword puzzle, seven days a week. So, in the best tradition of seeing God in our own image, my God is the Great Puzzle Maker, and my work lies in trying to solve some piece of the Grand Puzzle, to contribute to the unraveling of the whole.
Armor-bearer Coach: Step Into the Ministry of Assisting
I am with you heart and mind..
God Uses Internet People
So often I am asked, "How do you know that you are operating in God's will?"Normally, I need not look beyond the previous week for an example of His miraculous work in my life to answer the question.This is the first article that I have published under Religion or Spirituality.
Whats A Single Christian To Do?
It's Saturday night. You're sitting at home.
Let Her Be Covered Part Four
Again, let's call attention to our text: "Let her be covered."One more question: "Why?"Well, I hope that some answers have already gotten through to you.
Webster's dictionary explains majesty meaning a title used to speaking of or to a monarch. Or Dignity, splendor, and grandeur.
Seeking after the Knowledge of God
As you will see in the Scripture verses I will list in this article, God the Father places an extremely high value on the pursuit of knowledge - especially spiritual knowledge. He says that gaining knowledge is greater than all the silver, gold and material things of this world.
Praying Effectively - Understanding How To Pray Part 2
In our last study, we looked at understanding prayer. In this study we will be focusing on how to pray effectively.
The Caribbean is the site of another thing which some would call a mystery. Until a few years ago I would have been inclined to put it in the paranormal control of soul category and I still believe that is part of it.
Praying Hands - Are You Using Yours Correctly?
Do you find prayer intimidating? Have you ever said,
"I don't know how to pray"? If so, you may be
surprised to learn that there is no "right" or "wrong"
method of prayer. Nor is prayer reserved for a handful
of religious professionals.