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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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Irish Times

State schools expect many pupils to opt out of religion classes following directive
Irish Times
State-run secondary schools expect large numbers of pupils to opt out of religious instruction following a new directive that requires schools to ensure these students are allowed to study alternative subjects. Until now, many students in secondary ...
Religion to be optional at second levelIrish Examiner
Opt out options for those who don't want to study religion in schoolRTE.ie

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Shreveport Times

#STANDUPBOSSIER: Pastors organize to support schools facing religion lawsuit
Shreveport Times
A group of Bossier Parish pastors is leading a grassroots effort to support the school board after a recent lawsuit accused teachers and administrators of subjecting students to unwanted and unconstitutional Christian messages and indoctrination. The ...



What England expectsThe importance of rethinking religious education
The Economist (blog)
NOT ENOUGH people want to teach the subject, and there are plenty of pupils, tax-payers and even head teachers who are highly sceptical about its benefits. And yet there are good grounds for saying that knowledge of this sort is more vital than ever ...



Aljazeera.com

Rokhaya Diallo: Race, religion and feminism in France
Aljazeera.com
"It places the heads of schools in a very, very strange place because they have to guess the religion of certain students because if a black student wears a headscarf, is it religious? Is it cultural?" Diallo has also spoken out against France's ...



Chicago Sun-Times

Sun-Times/WBBM Religion Roundup: US cites nations that 'infringe' on faith
Chicago Sun-Times
President Donald Trump has been accused of promoting racial and religious intolerance. But it was the Trump administration that recently pointed out other nations that “infringe” on the rights of people to practice faiths as they like or that have ...

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Religion Calendar: 2/17
Toledo Blade
Toledo Country Live, 6 p.m. Saturday, Church of St. Andrew United Methodist, 3620 Heatherdowns Blvd. The Toledo Country Live Band will follow the theme of “Love.” Light refreshments will follow. Free. Information: 419-262-4453. Lenten Reflection with ...

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Toledo Blade

Religion Offerings: 2/17 - The Blade
Toledo Blade
Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, 2255 Central Grove, hosts author and radio host Gus Lloyd in a one-day mission on Feb. 24. The mission is part of a series of events recognizing the parish's 100th anniversary this year. Mr. Lloyd is the host ...

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The Guardian

The Guardian view on religious education: teach humanism too ...
The Guardian
Editorial: Religion is growing in importance, for good and ill. Studying it teaches us about ourselves – even if we don't believe.

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Premium Times

RELIGION: Why destiny robbers use sex as weapon
Premium Times
Alarmed by what he had read overnight about the many charming ladies in Nigerian cities, especially Lagos, Soji Olusoji, who had failed to resist the temptation, gets an appointment with a Pastor to break everything down for him. He had often boasted ...

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Loop Trinidad & Tobago

NGO leader condemns man who allegedly withdrew donation over religion
Loop Trinidad & Tobago
NGO leader Zahir Ali said he was hurt by the response of one man who, after promising to donate materials for two children, withdrew his promise because the girls were not of the same religion. In a post to Facebook, Ali, who heads the Hope for Life ...


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