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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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App faith: how religions are embracing technology
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Chilling Study Sums Up Link Between Religion And Suicide For Queer Youth
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While several mainline Protestant and even evangelical leaders have begun to embrace a more inclusive theology, some of America's largest religious denominations still hold non-affirming views of queer sexuality. Roman Catholic Church doctrine views ...



Dezeen

Panter & Tourron combines religion and technology for collection of holy objects
Dezeen
Lausanne-based design studio Panter & Tourron have explored the link between ancient religious symbols and cutting-edge technology to create five spiritual objects. Launched at Spazio Rossana Orlandi during this year's Milan design week, the Holy ...



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New York Post

Getting religion on the 'Renewal' school sham
New York Post
Hallelujah: City Comptroller Scott Stringer has gotten religion on the sham that is Mayor Bill de Blasio's bloated Renewal schools program. In an April 5 letter, Stringer demands that new Chancellor Richard Carranza determine if the mayor's $600 ...



Forbes

Appeals Court Decrees That A War Memorial Must Go Because It 'Endorses Religion'
Forbes
“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof….” So begins the First Amendment to our Constitution. Those words have been turned into a “law” that allows courts to demand an impenetrable ...



Miami Herald

Government vs. God? People are less religious when government is bigger, research says
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Researchers call it an exchange model of religion: If people can get what they need from the government (be it health care, education or welfare) they're less likely to turn to a divine power for help, according to the theory. But are people actually ...



Big Think (blog)

Is Buddhism a religion or a philosophy?
Big Think (blog)
Yet, if faith is required, how is it not a religion? There is a notable difference in the way that Buddha treated religion and the ways in which his followers translated his teachings. Buddha was skeptical of the Indian faiths surrounding him. Buddhism ...



Astana Times

New report reviews religion and secularism in Kazakhstan
Astana Times
Researchers, including ISDP Director Svante E. Cornell, Head of Advisory Council S. Frederick Starr, and Junior Research Fellow and Research Coordinator Julian Tucker, outlined five different types of secular models of interaction between the state and ...

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News & Observer

Politics 'the religion of the left?' Democrats respond to Dan Forest
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Forest, a likely Republican candidate for governor in 2020, said “the left” marches and lobbies for bigger government with “religious fervor.” “It's the thing that wars used to be fought over,” Forest said. “You see it on issues like climate change, or ...


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