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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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Houston Chronicle

Faith or religion: The eternal function of the soul
Houston Chronicle
One of the most profound instructions I take from studying the life of Srila Prabhupada is his insistence that anyone interested in Krishna bhakti (devotion) be clear on the distinction between religion and faith. In 1969, just a few years after ...

Local religion news
Utica Observer Dispatch
... • Clinton United Methodist Church, 105 Utica Road, is hosting its Lenten Fun Fest at 10:30 a.m. Palm Sunday, March 25, following the 9:30 a.m. worship service. Activities include fellowship, dying Easter eggs, games, crafts, annual Easter egg hunt ...

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Economic Times

Old conflict, new hope: Lingayat as a religion? A quick primer
Economic Times
While most of the Lingayat sub-castes adhere to their historical claims of being converted to the religion founded by Basavanna and the Vachanakaras of the 12th century, a minority owing allegiance to another Shaiva tradition believes its origins go ...
Veerashaiva priests to protest separate religion tagTimes of India
Veerashaiva Mahasabha slams Karnataka government over separate religion title given to LingayatsIndia Today
Govt. notifies Lingayat religion tagStar of Mysore
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Religion, Libertarian Cults And The American West In 'Wild Wild Country'
She was really "the right-hand man" of this organization, and was really in charge of building this entire religious empire. As a young girl, she had traveled to America and went to college at Montclair State University, and was familiar with America ...

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Free Malaysia Today

Don't play up race and religion at GE14, says Johor sultan
Free Malaysia Today
He said the culprits were those who played the race and religious cards to instigate the people to hate each other. “In a multiracial and multi-religious society, mutual respect, give and take, are incumbent upon all. Every citizen must play his or her ...

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Steven Pinker on Trump, violence, and religion
All the more reason that we should appreciate them, to know what we have to lose." Religion can be another barrier to progress, according to Pinker. "Religious institutions themselves evolved under the influence of the Enlightenment," he argues. "They ...

Bristol Herald Courier (press release) (blog)
News and calendar items for the Religion section should be emailed only to with Religion Calendar in the subject line or sent by mail to Religion Editor, Bristol Herald Courier, and P.O. Box 606, Bristol, VA 24203. Mailed items ...

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Arizona Daily Sun

Flagstaff Religion News
Arizona Daily Sun
Beacon Unitarian Universalist: 510 N. Leroux St. Rev. Kevin Lawson will speak on "PST - Personal Spiritual Trainer." 779-4492. Calvary Bible Church: 6555 Townsend-Winona Road. Sunday teaching by Pastor Aaron Hulbert on "Earthly Example ...

Religion briefs for March 17
EDMOND — Good Shepherd Church will host a performance of Joseph Haydn's "The Last Words of Christ on the Cross” at 7 p.m. Friday at 1000 N Broadway. The free event will feature the University of Central Oklahoma Student String Quartet. "One should ...

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Saudi Crown Prince: Islam is a sensible, simple religion that is being hijacked
Lengthy discussions with clerics, he said, have been positive and are “why we have more allies in the religious establishment, day by day.” The crown prince discussed his reform efforts at home, including granting women many rights such as driving and ...

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