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No Ishmaels Please


I want to say a word about faith. Contemporary dealings in my own life have ambitious home just how easy it is to loose sight of what we say we believe.

The Most Love and Self-image


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

What If? -- Musings on the Tsunami


Thumbing all the way through Isaiah a short time ago 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 in them," he predicts that "the ancestors will turn to the Lord, and he will answer back to their pleas and heal them." The next lines express how three bitter enemies-Egypt, Assyria, and Israel-will "worship together" and how all three will be converted into "a blessing on the earth.

What about the 4400?


Murders are so go to regularly in our land that a free murder seldom grabs citizen concentration if not the performer or the victim is previously a celebrity. Even a bend in half murder is not citizen 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 a touch to say about what we can do and what he expects us to do.

Why More Priests Need To Train As Armed forces (And Why We Dont See Many Boxers In Church)


"Therefore I do not run like a man consecutively 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 in my opinion will not be ineligible for the prize.

About The Spiritual World of Madonna


Pop songster Madonna came this week to Tel Aviv to take part in a conference 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 opening to visit the graves of Jewish Tzaddikim (righteous holy people) near Safed, a small town in northern Israel.

Popping the Expand of Belief


I'm exceedingly excited. I just got a larger soapbox, and I hunted to call 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 Operational 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 classified one of the top theological schools in the world and you are session 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 admired and, thank God (if you'll pardon the use of the G name) the politically accurate atmosphere among most Christians today. You will bring to mind that in the back 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 celebrate and give honor unto him: for the nuptials of the Lamb is come, and his wife hath made herself ready."Our salvation is not accomplished by no matter which we can do, or be.

The Christmas Victory


As the Chritmas flavor approaches, I figured it's a good time to agree to the subsequent article:THE CHRISTMAS VICTORYA consistent and doable analysis of Is.7:14 in the light of background and language.

Finding God in the Clouds


It was a cool Eminent night all through the Summer already my For children year in high school. I was just being paid off work on what seemed to be the worst day of my life.

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Religion declining in importance for many Americans, especially for Millennials  Religion News Service

Fewer than half of Americans consider religion to be an “extremely” or “very” important part of their identity, according to a new study. The American Family ...


November Religion Bestsellers: Lysa TerKeurst Takes #2; Christmas Stories Dominate  Publishers Weekly

President of the online women's ministry Proverbs 31 Lysa TerKeurst came in at #2 on our Religion Nonfiction Bestsellers list with her new book, It's Not ...


Imperialism, Geopolitics and Religion: The Split Between Moscow and Constantinople  Valdai Discussion Club

A very serious rift regarding Ukraine is now developing between the Ecumenical (Universal) Patriarchate of Constantinople and the biggest and more powerful ...


Does Religion Make You More Frugal at the Grocery Store? | BU Today  BU Today

Does being religious make you less likely to buy that head of lettuce in the produce section? Those may seem to be unrelated impulses, but BU-led research ...


Reader: War and religion  Colorado Springs Independent

Recent letters to the Independent concerning the $68-million renovation of the Air Force Academy chapel reflect a misunderstanding of the difference between a ...


How do European countries differ in religious commitment? Use our interactive map to find out  Pew Research Center

Within Europe, there are sometimes sizable differences in levels of religious commitment. A new interactive lets you explore these differences.


Iraq Iraqi official denies Bahaism as religion  Al-Monitor

BAGHDAD — Deputy Justice Minister Hussein al-Zuhairi recently said Bahaism is not a religion or faith during a dialogue with the Committee on the Elimination ...


Religion has played 'significant role' in Cyprus peace-building  Cyprus Mail

Significant progress has been made in the past 10 years regarding human rights in Cyprus, even though much still needs to be done, special envoy for religion ...


Tonight on TV: A sweeping, deeply personal look at religion in 'Sacred'  STLtoday.com

Tonight PBS offers a sweeping survey of world religious rites and practices employing more than 40 filmmakers from around the globe.


‘Lingayats, Veerashaivas are Hindus’: Centre denies separate religion status  The News Minute

The Union Home Ministry on Monday submitted a letter to the Karnataka High Court rejecting the state government's request to declare Lingayats, Veerashaivas ...


Sitting with the dead, touching the coffin: The spiritual roots of George H.W. Bush’s week of remembrance  Washington Post

This week the country is observing three days of official remembrance of the late president George H.W. Bush as his burial approaches. While there are limits to ...


Lingayat Mahasabha to rebut Centre’s denial of separate religion tag in K’taka HC  The News Minute

Taking exception to the central government's stand that it may not be possible to accord a separate religion status for Lingayats and Veerashaivas who follow ...


Fires at Jehovah's Witness halls in Washington state puzzle authorities  Religion News Service

(RNS) — A pre-dawn fire engulfed a Jehovah's Witnesses worship center near Olympia, Wash., last week, the fifth deliberately set blaze targeting the ...


The danger of mixing religion and politics | TheHill  The Hill

Violence is escalating at a site where, for 165 years, Hindus and Muslims in India have fought over a plot of land less than three acres in size.


Mexico City's Jewish mayor prefers to stick to policy, not religion  The Jerusalem Post - Israel News

On the infrequent occasions that Sheinbaum shines the spotlight on herself, she mostly emphasizes that she's a scientist or a woman.


I prefer the word 'humanity' to religion: Director Majid Majidi on controversial film  The News Minute

The conference room door opens unexpectedly and Majid Majidi walks out. Not hurriedly but with calm, easy steps. Something had gone wrong in an interview, ...


Albert Einstein's 'God letter' reflecting on religion auctioned for $3m  The Guardian

Missive that calls the Bible 'a collection of primitive legends' was expected to fetch only half that much.


Canadians, led by millennials, show broad tolerance for religion in public life  Religion News Service

(RNS) — Canada may appear very secular compared with its southern neighbor, but a new poll suggests there is more openness to religion than appears on the ...


Albert Einstein's 'God letter' in which physicist rejected religion auctioned for $3m  The Independent

A handwritten letter by Albert Einstein rejecting religion has been auctioned for almost $3m (£2.3m). The “God letter” was written in 1954 in Einstein's native ...


Greece is on the path to becoming ‘religion neutral’  TRT World

A historic agreement between Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and the Archbishop Ieronymos of Athens could take the country one step closer to a religion-free ...


Bridging the Unbridgeable Divide between Religion and Secular Modernity  Mosaic

In 2006, a distinguished American Jewish essayist took the occasion of his 50th high-school reunion to reflect in Commentary on the decisions made a ...


Rutgers professor directs global documentary, depicts contrasting role of religion worldwide  RU Daily Targum

"Sacred," a documentary film originally released in 2016, is set to air nationwide on Dec. 10 at 10 p.m. on PBS. Academy Award-winning director Thomas ...


What progressives need to defeat Trump: populism and religion  The Guardian

Together the two have generated some of the most vital moments of democratic change in the modern era.


RELIGION CALENDAR | Religion  Times Daily

Email items for the TimesDaily Religion Calendar to myra.arnold@timesdaily.com. Deadline to submit items is 5 p.m. Tuesday for publication the following Friday ...


DKS mentions religion of Siddaganga seer’s doctor, later says sorry  Times of India

BENGALURU: Water resources and medical education minister DK Shivakumar has raked up a controversy, stating the religion of the doctor who is treating.


Secular Economist Proves Religion's Positive Impact on Poverty  Christianheadlines.com

Does a recent scientific experiment involving 6,000 households mean that being religious will cause people to earn more money? That's what the latest episode ...


When George HW Bush played the religion card  Religion News Service

(RNS) — George H.W. Bush was not one to wear his religion on his sleeve. But to gain the Republican presidential nomination, he felt he had to. A New England ...


A Scholar of Religion Confronts Her Own Grief  The New York Times

In her memoir, “Why Religion?,” Elaine Pagels tells the story of her own deep loss and her search for answers in faith and spirituality.


Why "Schindler's list" still matters  Religion News Service

This week marks the twenty-fifth anniversary of the release of Stephen Spielberg's film, “Schindler's List.” Let there be no question: it is one of the most significant ...


America’s New Religions  New York Magazine

Political cults are increasingly filling the empty space in our lives left by the decline of organized faiths.


Fastest growing religion in Minnesota, the nation, is 'none'  Star Tribune

One in four Americans now belong to no religion, a trend fueling church closings and mergings.


Elaine Pagels ponders: Why Religion?  Slate

When Elaine Pagels began to wonder why religion was still important in the 21st century, she found answers in her own story.


Southern Baptist minister embroiled in election fraud controversy  Religion News Service

(RNS) — The Rev. Mark Harris, a Southern Baptist pastor turned aspiring congressman, is facing allegations of election fraud in North Carolina, where ...


Using religion didn't work for BJP: Farooq Abdullah  Greater Kashmir

GreaterKashmir: National Conference president Dr Farooq Abdullah on Tuesday said that using “Bhagwan Ram” has not worked out in BJP's favour. Talking to ...


OPINION: The uses and abuses of religion  The Guardian

Leap from history to theology based on faith; not a substitute for historical evidence or empirical fact.


Politics must be separated from religion says MCA sec-gen Chew - Nation  The Star Online

PETALING JAYA: Politics and religion must be separated, especially in a multiracial and multi-cultural society, said MCA secretary-general Datin Paduka Chew ...


Can religion unite Americans?  San Francisco Chronicle

Why are thousands of churchgoing Christians supporting a political agenda that would ban immigrants from our shores, ignore growing income inequality, ...


For George H.W. Bush, religion was low-key but deep  The Economist

FOR ANYONE who knows the American religious scene, the Episcopal church conjures up several very different things. First, it is the aristocrat among churches, ...


A surprisingly religious John Stuart Mill  OUPblog

Your most recent book, John Stuart Mill: A Secular Life, is in OUP's 'Spiritual Lives' series and is essentially a religious biography of Mill. Mill decided that strictly ...


Why a 14th-century mystic appeals to today's 'spiritual but not religious' Americans  Religion News Service

(The Conversation) — The percentage of Americans who do not identify with any religious tradition continues to rise annually. Not all of them, however, are ...


Religious leaders recall George HW Bush's priorities: friendship, faith, family  Religion News Service

WASHINGTON (RNS) — As the nation learned of the death of former President George H.W. Bush, religious leaders from across the country reacted with ...


George HW Bush's 'quiet faith' remembered at cathedral funeral  Religion News Service

WASHINGTON (RNS) — Former President George H.W. Bush was recalled as a man of “quiet faith” during a state funeral at Washington National Cathedral, ...


Indonesian app to report 'misguided' religion 'risks dividing neighbours'  Channel NewsAsia

JAKARTA: Indonesia's national human rights agency said on Monday (Nov 26) it was concerned about the launch of a mobile application by the Jakarta ...


Religious scholars weigh risks, rewards of speaking out  Religion News Service

DENVER (RNS) — Najeeba Syeed was all set to speak about Islam and peacemaking, something the associate professor of interreligious education at ...


India and Pakistan turn to religious diplomacy as peace talks stall  CNBC

A five-kilometer passageway that connects Sikh shrines from the Indian city of Dera Baba Nanak to the town of Kartarpur in Pakistan is hoped to normalize ...


It's time for a grand compromise on religious freedom and contraceptives  Religion News Service

(RNS) — Those who felt that the Obama administration was heavy-handed in its promotion of reproductive rights are pleased with the Trump administration's ...


War between science and religion is far from inevitable  The Conversation - UK

In his 2015 book Faith versus Fact, the biologist and polemicist Jerry Coyne launched one of his many attacks on religion in the name of science: science and ...


Madrasa Discourses equip tomorrow's Islamic scholars with scientific literacy  Religion News Service

(RNS) — When Waqas Khan, a 29-year-old Pakistani, graduated from his madrasa in Karachi, he felt disillusioned. Though he had earned top grades ...


Why ethical veganism is exactly like a religion  The Times

Four supermarkets are offering vegan mince pies this Christmas after Asda led the way last year by becoming the first mainstream supermarket to do so.


In Philadelphia, ordinary Catholics keep the faith — despite the church's failings  Religion News Service

PHILADELPHIA (RNS) — Catholics in this city and places like it have been through hell in recent decades. The Catholic Church sexual abuse scandal, detailed ...


At Trump's hotel, spiritual warriors pray for the president in his 'darkest hour'  Religion News Service

WASHINGTON (RNS) — The Trump International Hotel in Washington, D.C., which towers above other buildings near the White House, is best known for ...


Families at autism school sue Phoenix, allege religious discrimination  AZCentral

Scottsdale Worship Center is suing Phoenix after it denied a permit for the church to operate a school for children with autism.


Judge sides with religious groups in ObamaCare birth control mandate fight | TheHill  The Hill

A federal judge this week sided with three religious colleges and three Christian organizations in their challenge to the Affordable Care Act's birth control ...


'You belong': Threatened Muslim child receives 500 interfaith letters of support  Religion News Service

BOSTON (RNS) — When a 10-year-old Muslim girl looked in her classroom cubby one Friday morning last month, she found a note there with the words, “You're ...


Colorado police set sights on Shambhala Buddhist leaders  Religion News Service

(RNS) – Colorado police have opened a criminal probe into sexual assault allegations against the leader of Shambhala International, one of the largest ...


Religion and the New Supreme Court  National Review

The amendment singles religion out for special protection. But the Court has strayed from the Constitution's commands.


Myanmar religion minister says Rohingya 'brainwashed' to 'march' on the country  Reuters

Myanmar's Minister for Religion on Tuesday said Rohingya Muslim refugees living in neighboring Bangladesh are being "brainwashed" into "marching" on the ...


Suhakam: Human rights not a threat to religion  Free Malaysia Today

Chairman Razali Ismail says a society will only be truly multiracial when there is no more discrimination.


Reaching Generation Z: A how-not-to guide for churches  Religion News Service

The headlines are screaming that Generation Z, born from the mid- to late 1990s to somewhere around 2010, is the least religious generation in recorded history ...


Why religious rules on butchering beasts make many people see red  The Economist

IT IS hard to imagine such a sizzling political issue, one that connects the welfare of children and animals with clashing notions of religious freedom, and even ...


Welsh schoolgirls stoke debate about axing religious assemblies  La Croix International

A petition by two Welsh schoolgirls to detach religion from education is calling for schools across the country to ditch their mandatory daily prayers. The list of ...


We should've spoken up about religious abuse sooner - CRL  News24

Religious leaders say they cannot apologise enough for terrible things that have been happening in churches in the name of religion.


Muslim nations must learn about religion from India: Dalai Lama  Economic Times

Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama on Tuesday said Muslim countries like Bangladesh, Pakistan and Syria should learn about religion from India so that ...


Umbanda, the thriving Afro-Brazilian religion with Nigerian roots  Face2Face Africa

Among the many things taken to the Americas during the transatlantic slave trade is religion. The enslaved Africans in a bid to hold on to their culture and ...


LGBT people flee Tanzania amid police crackdown  Religion News Service

ISEBANIA, Tanzania (RNS) — As he gulped water and sat tired in the shade of a harsh sun in this northern town of Tanzania, Joseph Omar said he was crossing ...


Is religion better than atheism as a coping mechanism?  The Irish Times

Unthinkable: Secular philosophies 'lack the melodrama of religion', says Stephen Asma.


New types of religious state school deepen segregation  The Economist

AS THE HEAD teacher at a Hindu secondary school, Simon Arnell might be expected to have a sophisticated understanding of the religion. And one day he ...


Don't exploit racial and religious issues for political gains: Sultan of Selangor  New Straits Times

KLANG: Sultan of Selangor Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah reminded the people, especially politicians, not to exploit racial and religious issues for political and ...


'The Conners' recap: A little politics, a little religion and a lot of grief  USA TODAY

The Conners” go to church, Dad struggles with his faith in the wake of his wife's death and Darlene's son navigates political lines at the polls.


A religious opening for stopping climate change  Religion News Service

“I don't believe it,” President Trump said the other day in response to a question about the federal government's latest report on climate change. ” It's “not based ...


US condemns 10 countries for severe religious freedom violations  CNN

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Tuesday announced the US has deemed 10 countries guilty of severe religious freedom violations.


Evangelical retailer John Wanamaker built fortune by blending faith with business  Religion News Service

(RNS) — During his lifetime, John Wanamaker built two megachurches. One tried to save souls. Another sold clothes, jewelry and perfume. And the two worked ...


A new play, 'Christmas Mubarak,' mixes Christian and Muslim stories of Jesus' birth  Religion News Service

CHICAGO (RNS) — The scene is familiar from many Nativity scenes arranged at this time of year: the Virgin Mary, cradling the newborn Jesus. Then, the baby ...


The Religion of Leftism  Townhall

The Religion of Leftism - Allie Stuckey: Over the last decade, America has moved drastically to the .12/10/2018 18:56:11PM EST.


Pacific School of Religion startled by anti-Semitic incidents  Berkeleyside

Someone entered the campus chapel and drew a swastika inside a bible on display. A piece of paper with the words 'Adolph Hitler' scribbled on it was tacked ...


Dicey Topics: Billy Slater talks money, bodies and religion  The Sydney Morning Herald

The retired rugby league star discusses the subjects we're told to keep private.


New film profiles boxer Pardeep Singh Nagra and his fight for religious freedom  Religion News Service

(RNS) — Two decades ago, Pardeep Singh Nagra was headed for the top. An up-and-coming Canadian boxer, Nagra had captured the Ontario light flyweight ...


Lingayat Leaders Insisted On Grant Of Religious Status: Siddaramaiah  NDTV News

Former Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah Saturday said he was prodded by Lingayat leaders to recommend reservation for them and that his ...


How religion is turning into a money spinner for Indian Railways  Times of India

India News: Indian Railways has flagged off a new deluxe train for Buddhist pilgrims, called the Buddhist Circuit Tourist Train. This comes a few months after i.


Pew Research: Romania is the most religious country in Europe  Romania-Insider.com

Romania ranks first among 34 countries in Europe included in an analysis of Pew Research Center, which looked at the countries' levels of religious ...


Should Vegans Have the Same Protections as Religious People? A 'Landmark' Case Will Decide  EcoWatch

In the UK, it is unlawful for an employer to fire an employee based on their religion or belief. By the same token, is it ok for an employer to fire an employee if they ...


Religious Freedom Manifesto Calls for Compromise and Civility—What's So Wrong With That?  Rewire.News

Behind earnestly-worded appeals for religious freedom and respect is a pretense that the Framers of the Constitution and the First Amendment somehow ...


Faith leaders unite to streamline religious instruction taught in state schools next year  Courier Mail

JEWISH, Muslim, Buddhist, Baha'i and Christian faith leaders have united to review religious education in schools. For the first time in Queensland's history, ...


Mom battles school board, saying yoga is against her family’s religion  Toronto Star

Gina Clarke says her daughter came home crying after taking part in class activity, despite being given a religious accommodation from the principal.


Newaygo schools may 'refine', but won't remove religious display  WZZM13.com

The Newaygo School Board says they will "consider ways to refine" a religious display at one of the district's elementary schools. After hearing from the public at ...


Ohio school says religion not an excuse for not vaccinating children  Atlanta Journal Constitution

A private school in Cleveland Heights, Ohio, sent out a notice to parents saying that religion will not be an acceptable excuse for not vaccinating children.


Dr. Tara Isabella Burton joins Religion News Service as columnist  Religion News Service

COLUMBIA, Mo. — Religion News *Service* (RNS) is pleased to announce that Dr. Tara Isabella Burton will become a columnist beginning this month. Burton will ...


Why religious freedom in the military is not optional  Washington Times

As we approach the New Year and an incoming Congress, it bears noting that in the past five years there have been several major legal victories supporting ...


Religious sister accusing bishop of rape: 'No nun should have to go through this'  Crux: Covering all things Catholic

A nun in India accusing a bishop of raping her says she wants “the Church to recognise that I was wronged.”


What's next for religious freedom in 2019? Faith leaders and policymakers weigh in  Deseret News

Top faith leaders, legal scholars and policymakers helped the Deseret News review key religious freedom-related debates in 2018 and look ahead to 2019.


Nuns accused of embezzling $500K removed from public ministry, religious order says  ABC News

The nuns allegedly used a long-forgotten bank account to deposit checks for tuition and fees.


Soul Surfer | Lance Maki Finds Peace In Religion And Surfing  WUFT

Seventy-one year old surfer Lance Maki had a defining moment that changed the course of his life. Maki was focused on his career and had forgotten the true ...


USCIRF to Hold Hearing on Rising Challenges to Religious Freedom in India  United States Commission on International Religious Freedom

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 4, 2018. USCIRF to Hold Hearing on Rising Challenges to Religious Freedom in India. WASHINGTON, DC – The United ...


Einstein's religious views on display at 2 New York auctions  Charlotte Observer

A Bible described as "an inexhaustible source of living wisdom and consolation" in an inscription by Albert Einstein failed to sell at auction.


Raj Thackeray Accuses BJP Of Using Religion To Get Votes  NDTV News

MNS chief Raj Thackeray said, "The current government has no issue to discuss right now, so they are trying to create differences between the Hindus and ...


Doctor Who Just Introduced Time Lord Religion (After 55 Years)  Screen Rant

The latest episode of Doctor Who has revealed a Gallifreyan creation myth, subtly adding Time Lord religion to the show's mythology.


Ohio school no longer accepting religion as excuse to avoid child vaccinations  KWCH

An Ohio school will no longer accept religious beliefs as a reason for not vaccinating a child.


Religion Not Inheritance Of Any Political Party: Jyotiraditya Scindia  NDTV News

Amid war of words between political parties in poll-bound Rajasthan, Congress leader Jyotiraditya Scindia said Sunday religion is a personal matter and not the ...


The problem with Malaysians isn't race or religion  Free Malaysia Today

Mariam Mokhtar recently called for the removal of race and religion markers from Malaysian identity cards, or MyKads, in order to foster national unity. Her call is ...


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