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Archive for September, 2011

-Should a Christian Divorce a Spouse with Alzheimer’s?

Saturday, September 17th, 2011

Should a Christian divorce a spouse who has Alzheimer’s? One who no longer even knows you and certainly cannot fulfill the regular duties of a husband or wife? No. There is no scriptural basis for divorcing a spouse with Alzheimer’s. Actually the teaching of Jesus would call on Christians to be self sacrificing and continue […]

-Sec. Clinton: Religious Intolerance a Downside of ‘Arab Spring’

Thursday, September 15th, 2011

On Tuesday, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton warned that growing religious intolerance was an overlooked downside to the ‘Arab Spring.’ While the popular revolts against longtime dictators in the Middle East and North Africa brought hope to millions of Arabs, Religious minorities in those countries, particularly Christians have seen an increase in persecution in the […]

-Is Religion Really an Important Issue for 2012 Presidential Election?

Tuesday, September 13th, 2011

When it comes to the presidential election of 2012, religion seems to have become a far more important issue than it has ever been in the past. After all, we have read one article after another (there are literally 1,000’s online) talking about ‘dominion’ theology and how some candidates, like Perry and Bachmann might have […]

-9/11/01: Remembering and Responding in Love

Sunday, September 11th, 2011

(Get this tribute) Ten years have passed but the pictures are still horrific and engender in us all a remembrance of where we were when we first heard about the 9/11 attacks. Nearly 3,000 died and two wars resulted from the event and we can now say that the world is a much smaller place […]

-A ‘Church’ That Was Really a Brothel?

Saturday, September 10th, 2011

When is a church not a church and a religion not a religion? According to the Phoenix, Arizona police department on Friday , a church calling itself the ‘Phoenix Goddess Temple’ was actually a house of prostitution instead. After a six-month undercover investigation, 20 arrests have been made of both men and women who worked […]

-Have Muslim-Christian Relations Improved Since 9/11/01? Well…

Thursday, September 8th, 2011

Christianity Today tackles the question:  “Have Muslim-Christian Relations Improved Since 9/11?” with three Christian leaders responding with well…mixed reactions. Rick Love, of Peace Catalyst International and a consultant for Christian-Muslim relations with the Vineyard USA, says: Yes In spite of  Terrorist attacks and Wars Rick Love actually sees some improvement and cites a number of […]

-Iran: Three Gay Men Hanged For Breaking Sharia Law

Tuesday, September 6th, 2011

According to The Iranian news agency: On Sunday, three gay men were executed in Iran by hanging for “forbidden acts against religion”: “Iran Human Rights explains that the state-run Iranian news agency ISNA reported that the men were put to death for acts against sharia, “based on the articles 108 and 110 of the Iranian […]

-Is Peace in the Middle East Even Possible?

Monday, September 5th, 2011

                                                  (Image via Wikipedia) Over and over again we hear that peace in the Middle East will never be a reality until the Palestinians have their own country.  US ambassador to Israel, Daniel Shapiro, is the latest to make that claim: "Negotiations based on the goal of a two-state solution must be resumed, and we […]

-Turkey: Discrimination of Israeli Jews -Is This the Beginning?

Monday, September 5th, 2011

            (Image via Wikipedia) Forty Israeli Jews arriving in Istanbul, Turkey on a flight from Tel Aviv, Israel were separated out from other travelers, detained, strip searched, and questioned for over an hour. This is the first time that Israelis have ever been subjected to this kind of treatment. Meanwhile, the Turkish press is conveniently […]

-New York Times: Evangelical Christians-No, Muslim Sharia Law-Yes?

Sunday, September 4th, 2011

                                          (Image via CrunchBase) Last week NY Times’ editor, Bill Keller wrote an op-ed piece arguing that GOP presidential candidates should be asked tough questions about their faith.  He was particularly concerned about evangelical ‘dominionism’ and about evangelical Christian politicians possibly supporting some kind of theocracy. Forget the fact that none of the GOP candidates […]