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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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06/12/2019 02:28 PM
It's Vacation Time
Beginning on Memorial Day and stretching to Labor Day, many churches close down programs due to the summer season. What few congregation participation events are left active is limited to "cliff note" presentations. The question is Why?
06/10/2019 09:26 AM
Sun Worship and Ramadan
The ancient Islamic religion of Babylon is the root for all religions, irrespective of their modern characteristics. When systems have close relatives, such as the descendants from the same parentage do, then the similarities are prominent. This is the case when one traces back the meaning of names given to such period as Ramadan.
06/07/2019 10:53 AM
What Is the Shiva Linga
The ShivaLingam" is one of the most misunderstood motifs of Sanatan Dharma. It has been subject to such a bad smear campaigning by Westerners, especially missionaries, which even Merriam-Webster dictionary defines it as a stylized phallic symbol.
06/07/2019 10:47 AM
Scientology - Useful or Not?
Several spiritual movements offer courses and counselling for self-development. Their teachings form an inherent part of these. They claim we will gain increased emotional well-being and quality of life. Scientology is an example. It offers to remove hidden emotional pain within a person. The appeal is to those who wish to find psychological wellness, self-esteem and normal life. But does it work?
06/06/2019 02:56 PM
What Do Other Believers Say About Your Work?
The message is simple: We must do our work 100%. Nobody must be able to point a finger in our direction.
06/06/2019 02:56 PM
By Our Way of Doing
I heard a report on the radio about the IT world where it was found that South Africans were among the rudest people on digital platforms. I could hardly believe it.
06/06/2019 02:56 PM
Walking the Dog or the Dog Walking You?
I think in pictures and see verses playing in my head like a movie clip. What does the picture of the following verse look like?
06/04/2019 10:54 AM
How Well Do You Know Halloween?
It's time to wear a fancy costume and stock -up the desserts, sweets, and beverages to celebrate the much-awaited festival of the year! However, many of you might have queries such as how Halloween got its name and why we celebrate it every year? I have gathered a bunch of information to help you know the answers.
06/04/2019 09:39 AM
The Cultural Change
The culture in our country seems to be dissolving into a subculture that is characterized by a sandbox mentality. There is a redefining of terms in an attempt to be all-inclusive, no matter how far right or left opinions may be. Truth and authenticity have become secondary.
06/04/2019 09:38 AM
To Correct Others in the Right Way
Why do we find it hard to correct others when they do wrong? Why don't we like doing it?
06/03/2019 10:23 AM
Religion Is Tribal, Habitual, and Evil
Brainwashing of the young and social adhesion to religious indoctrination by one's country is no different to communism and tribal control of a population. That is why countries like Australia and the United States separated church and state. It is why many have fallen away from such worship but now comes the fight back as organisations and governments favour such folly to regain the upper hand.
05/29/2019 09:47 AM
A Real Wellness Perspective on the Satanic Temple
Chronicling the extraordinary rise of one of the most colorful and controversial religious movements in American history, Hail Satan? is an inspiring and entertaining new feature documentary from acclaimed director Penny Lane (Nuts!, Our Nixon). When media-savvy members of the Satanic Temple organize a series of public actions designed to advocate for religious freedom and challenge corrupt authority, they prove that with little more than a clever idea, a mischievous sense of humor, and a few rebellious friends, you can speak truth to power in some truly profound ways. As charming and funny as it is thought-provoking, Hail Satan? offers a timely look at a group of often misunderstood outsiders whose unwavering commitment to social and political justice has empowered thousands of people around the world. (Source: Rotten Tomatoes.)
05/28/2019 09:19 AM
Exhibiting The Truth
To understand Scripture, we need to center our attention on the personage of Jesus. He was totally human as well as completely divine. People spend so much time trying to understand the Trinity and so little time grasping the "duality" of Jesus.
05/23/2019 01:51 PM
Satan As Liberator
Do satanists really exist? And if so, what do they think and do? Though there is much paranoia, there is evidence from some satanists themselves that had enough, as well as from their victims.
05/22/2019 10:32 AM
The Wandering Sheep
Churches are so concerned with getting "new sheep" into their fold that they fail to notice when one of their sheep has wandered off. I believe God is just as concerned with restoration as He is with the birthing of a new soul.
05/21/2019 01:15 PM
Meaningfulness Of A True Theology
Ultimately there is no meaningfulness in aberrant theologies. Deism, materialism and atheism on the outward side and mysticism, pantheism and polytheism on the inward side cannot really satisfy us in the long run, as they hold to many inconsistencies and therefore tensions.
05/21/2019 12:49 PM
Star of the Morning
Information comes to us by our senses. We are inclined to believe what we see, about all other forms it. Discipline yourself to dig deeper, to look at information from other points of view before you judge it. You may profoundly change your life by doing that. Perhaps you have been going the wrong way.
05/20/2019 10:46 AM
The Church Era: The Holy Spirit and the Zeal of Pentecost
Jesus Christ preached important moral instructions and guidelines for living a godly life to the Hebrew people while He lived on Earth. He was the Gospel and He had a plan for His followers who were living in spiritual darkness to preach the spiritual meaning of His life, death, and resurrection to the entire world. He had an appointed time to be sentenced, beaten, and crucified on a cross.
05/20/2019 10:46 AM
Daniel the Prophet and the Writing on the Wall
"The Writing on the Wall" is an expression which means the imminent or inevitable danger that is about to take place. Its origin refers to the 5th chapter of the Biblical Book of Daniel. Daniel served as an Old Testament prophet and dream interpreter to the former Babylonian king, Nebuchadnezzar, during the exile of Jews in Babylon circa 600 BCE.
05/17/2019 03:11 PM
Is God The Author Of Sin?
Where does evil come from? Was it invented by the devil. Or is God Himself the author of sin? Or do we ourselves turn evil into sin, as if we are throwing ourselves into the fire like a possessed person?
05/14/2019 09:09 AM
Creator And Creation
From time immemorial thinkers have reasoned that there is a difference between the Maker and what has been made, or the gods and their works. But what exactly is that difference? For instance, is God one with His handiwork, or does He throne above it. And if above it, does He still have anything to do with it?
05/13/2019 01:54 PM
The Owner's Manual
I have found that many Christians know Biblical concepts, but fail to understand how to apply the Biblical directions in their life. It is more like trying to be Biblical without fully understanding what the Bible actually says.
05/07/2019 11:03 AM
The Jesus Way
How did Jesus approach the people that He would minister to? How did He differ from the religious hierarchy? What action did He require from the people? What are the Believers obligation to fulfill the Gospel message?
05/07/2019 10:47 AM
God's Essence And Qualities, Or Attributes
There are many different theologies, each with its own conception of God. At the heart of these discussions is of course "Who is God?" The idea that He is like us, is called anthropomorphism. Christians say that God is love. Deists think, to put it plainly, that He is the ultimate intellect. And so on, and so forth.
05/06/2019 02:57 PM
The Rational, or Irrational, Mormon: A Determination for Inquiring Christians
Are true-believing Mormons normal rational people? Is Mitt Romney, a true-believing Mormon high priest and a former bishop and stake president, a rational person? Rationality is defined as the ability of a human being to determine the difference between fantasy and reality, delusion and realness, Do Mormons demonstrate that they know and understand the difference between truth, and reality, and delusion? Read on for a comprehensive analysis of the psycho-social parameters of Mormonism.
05/06/2019 09:58 AM
How To Prove God
Can God be proven to exist? Many have tried, like Thomas Aquinas. However if God could be proven, then He would be like us, or even like a laboratory experiment. There are indications, but in the end it is a matter of faith.
05/06/2019 09:56 AM
Is The Humanist Revolution A Winner?
The humanist revolution in the West appears pretty far advanced. Most, if not all the western nations have accepted the humanist liberalisation of their societies. At its centre this revolution aims to replace all the older Judeo-Christian values of moral right and wrong, of God and creationism, of traditional marriage between one man and one woman, gender distinctions and children's education. All this and more is being replaced, or has been so, by the humanist revolution. The big question is - is it a passing phase, or a genuine human development that we must all welcome?
05/03/2019 01:40 PM
Theology Or Philosophy, Who Is Right?
Theology proper may be said to be based on revelation, whereas philosophy may be said to be based on creation, or what we see ourselves. Then there is naturalism, a third way, a philosophy that seeks a consensus between revelation and creation, between theology and philosophy.
05/02/2019 07:17 PM
Did Jesus Witness Hell at Gethsemane?
After Jesus and His disciples spent the early evening celebrating Passover inside a room in Jerusalem, He needed to be alone to pray to God. Three of His disciples accompanied Jesus to the garden of Gethsemane before He was taken by Judas and Roman soldiers to the Pharisees. According to the 26th Book of Mathew verse 37, Jesus "began to be sorrowful and very heavy.
05/01/2019 02:22 PM
Definitive Proof That Tithing Can Change Your Life
Is tithing to the church something that is hard to do? Find out why fear shouldn't get in the way that it's not affordable ever again!
04/30/2019 04:02 PM
The Lukewarm and Revival
There is a craving within churches for a period of renewal. I have heard many pastors cry out from the pulpit that there needs to be a spiritual revival in the Body of Christ. The question is how did the church get into spiritual shallowness in the first place! Could it be weak preaching and optional commitment?
04/24/2019 11:51 AM
The Teaching Ministry
Teaching is to instruct and inform. It is an extended expression of thoughts on a subject. It is very different from preaching, which is to proclaim and herald Divine Truth. (Jesus both taught and preached, Matthew 11:1) Sunday service is not a time for instruction, but a time to hear what God wants to say on a specific day and time.
04/24/2019 11:46 AM
The Hearing Problem
There is a hearing deficiency sweeping across our country. The landing strip of the ear has been limited by our mindsets. The airwaves are cluttered with words that never make it to the control center of our minds.
04/24/2019 11:43 AM
WOW Moment
My sister's son worked hard to earn two university degrees. Like many graduates today, het then first taught in the east for a few years to earn some money.
04/24/2019 11:42 AM
Work Diligently
I'm one of those guys that normally don't think everything through. As a result, I've often succeeded in adding insult to injury.
04/24/2019 11:42 AM
Do Not Forget Your Talents
The talents we have were not just dropped randomly so that a few fell on some people and the rest on the ground. Every person is specifically blessed with a talent or a number of talents and God did that.
04/24/2019 11:42 AM
Begin at the Beginning
Timothy's calling was to proclaim the Gospel of God. He had to go to a world that has not yet heard Jesus' message of salvation.
04/24/2019 11:41 AM
Spotless Campers
We covered our calling in a verse or two. We heard that each of us has a calling and that we shouldn't find excuses not to live that calling.
04/24/2019 11:41 AM
Ordinary Faith
All Christians are called to show the world with their words in whom they believe. And similarly, their way of doing must also be in line with God's will.
04/24/2019 11:41 AM
All in Love
Each of us has a calling. We should not make excuses.
04/24/2019 11:41 AM
Take the Lead
We're focusing on our calling. Two pieces back the simple instruction was: Go!
04/24/2019 11:41 AM
And Your Excuse Is?
I write so that I can understand the scripture. That's why I'm honest, sometimes brutally honest.
04/24/2019 11:41 AM
Go Now!
At university I served on the committee that organised missionary week. Every night during this specific week there was a big event with an international speaker.
04/24/2019 11:40 AM
Keep on Practising
We're sitting in the caravan on the banks of the river at Swellendam. My only purpose this long weekend is to rest.
04/24/2019 11:36 AM
Positional Standing
If the Scripture is correct and we are seated in Heavenly places in Christ Jesus, why do we act so "earthly?" If we are truly raised with Christ, why are we so easily beset with the problems of life?
04/23/2019 02:41 PM
What's Going On in Some Christian Institutions?
There are practices in some homes and Christian institutions that don't seem to be Christian. The reader is asked to judge what needs to be done.
04/23/2019 02:39 PM
Can We Judge Ourselves?
Christian parents and children's homes need to take a hard look at themselves and their methods. Some "mistakes" being made have turned into policy.
04/23/2019 02:38 PM
Is There Child Abuse Among Us
The Christian Church needs to take stock of some of its methods of raising children. Some feel they are obeying the Bible when in fact they are simply doing the easy thing.
04/23/2019 02:36 PM
Practise for Serving and Service
We often allow ourselves to become side-tracked. We get caught up in stories and issues that have nothing to do with our salvation.
04/23/2019 02:36 PM
To Be a Good Follower
My father-in-law sent me this story: A little boy longed to meet the Heavenly Father. He realised it would take some time to travel to where the Lord lived.

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