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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.

The Greatest Love and Self-image

The Greek language had three words for "Love" First there was "eros," from which we get "erotic..

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 and heal them." The next lines describe how three bitter enemies-Egypt, Assyria, and Israel-will "worship together" and how all three will become "a blessing on the earth.

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.

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.

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.

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 Tzaddikim (righteous holy people) near Safed, a small town in northern Israel.

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.

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.

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.

Meaning and Marketing - The Will

You are now inside one of the top theological schools in the world and you are sitting in Dr. John Hobbs' Class on Theology with first year Freshman students.

Harry Potter To Christians: Its Not Good To Hear Voices

That is the popular and, thank God (if you'll pardon the use of the G name) the politically correct feeling among most Christians today. You will recall that in the second book of the Potter series, The Chamber Of Secrets, Harry Potter alone heard the voice of the basilisk.

We Must Be Ready. But How?

Revelation 19:7 states, "Let us rejoice and give honor unto him: for the marriage of the Lamb is come, and his wife hath made herself ready."Our salvation is not accomplished by anything we can do, or be.

The Christmas Victory

As the Chritmas season approaches, I figured it's a good time to submit the following article:THE CHRISTMAS VICTORYA logical and practical interpretation of Is.7:14 in the light of context and language.

Finding God in the Clouds

It was a cool August night during the Summer before my Junior year in high school. I was just getting off work on what seemed to be the worst day of my life.

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Religion offers way to solve conflicts
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A proposed legislation, known as the Religious and Racial Hatred Act, to protect religions from insults and slurs, would be confrontational in nature. A law will produce a determinative outcome as it is designed to resolve the dispute rather than to ...

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Sex, religion and a towering treatise on anatomy. Andreas Vesalius's illustrations of the human body baffled some early readers, as their marginalia reveal. Dániel Margócsy, Mark Somos and Stephen N. Joffe explain.

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The Religion in Space Force
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If Vice President Mike Pence emcees the rollout of the new U.S. Space Force, you figure the sixth branch-to-be of the Armed Forces has got to have a major religious component. Sure, the five action items in President Trump's Order to the Defense ...

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The shallow arguments against religion that refuse to die
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Why bother to read a book with the title Dangerous Illusions: How Religion Deprives Us of Happiness (Arcadia Books)? The short answer is that it landed on my desk; the longer answer is that I was curious to see what arguments the author, Vitaly Malkin ...

Los Angeles Times

Religious website triggers complaint against Edwards Air Force ...
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The Military Religious Freedom Foundation made an official demand to Secretary of Defense James Mattis to “immediately and comprehensively” investigate Air ...
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What history teaches us about religion
Religion that drives governmental policies — crossing the “separation” desired in democracies — often leads to abuse of power, scapegoating and persecution. Examples include slavery, genocide, crusades, war. Religion influencing health and behavior ...

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Museum of the Bible returns medieval manuscript after discovering item's theft
Religion News Service
(RNS) — One year after the Green family — owners of the craft store chain Hobby Lobby and principal sponsors of the Museum of the Bible — agreed to pay a $3 million fine for illegally importing artifacts from Iraq, the museum is returning a medieval ...

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HuffPost India

Kangana Ranaut Is Against The Slaughter Of Cows Because 'A Religion' Worships Them
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When it was pointed out that she was effectively normalising lynchings, Kangana, in an interview to Mid-Day, said, "We didn't normalise lynching at any point. If a certain religion worships cows, you can't slaughter cows. I am vegan and I can't see raw ...

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Seminary investigation to begin in wake of sexual misconduct allegations
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Thomas Groome, a professor of theology and religious education at Boston College, praised O'Malley's response to the allegations. Pope John Paul II appointed O'Malley archbishop in 2003 following Cardinal Bernard Law's resignation after he was accused ...

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Washington Post

Religion must obey Chinese law, paper says of mosque protest
Washington Post
WEIZHOU, China — A newspaper of the ruling Communist Party said Saturday that no religion is above the law in China, urging officials to stay firm while dealing with a rare protest over the planned demolition of a massive mosque in the northwest.
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