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 The Blessed Month of Ramadan Has Arrived by Dr. Habib Siddiqui
 The Essence of Ramadan by Dr. Habib Siddiqui
Muslims throughout the world are now observing Ramadan, the Muslim month of fasting in accordance with the dictates of the Qur’an – the Muslim Holy Scripture, in which they are commanded by Allah:O ye who belie
 How to Present the Gospel To Young Children by Jack Wellman
The young boy had the knife pointed at hi
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 Extreme Makeover - The Human Edition by Jack Wellman
This is the greatest and most extreme makeover that any human being will ever have in their life. And this extreme makeover is the most amazing transformation of anything that there is in the universe. Human beings are termed positional, declarati
 Why Prayers Are Blocked, Delayed or Denied - Why God Said No to Jesus, Moses, Hannah and Paul by Jack Wellman
There are three major roadblocks to prayer that prevents them from reaching the throne of God and results in them bouncing off the ceiling. They leave void and return empty. But God said no too many biblical heroes and heroines in the Bible. These
 Jesus Reveals the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse in Revelation by Jack Wellman
Have you ever puzzled over the Book of Revelation? Is it an enigma to you? From my understanding, it is not written in chronological order, like parts of the Old Testament. For example, the Book of Job would better be placed, chronologically, insi
 What Evolutionists Won't Tell You - Trade Secrets of Paleontologists by Jack Wellman
A logical beginning point to ask whether a theory is indeed true is to ask the experts in the field of that same theory,
 Who Barabbas Was - The Easter Story of the Passover Lamb by Jack Wellman
When Jesus stood condemned to die by crucifixion and was clearly innocent and Barabbas was set free, who was absolutely guilty, there seemed something disturbing wrong. To say that it was the greatest miscarriage of justice ever seems to do it inj
 Life is Not Fair by Jack Wellman
My first cousin was killed in a car accident this week in Arkansas, so I will not be able to respond to comments for awhile, so my apology. He was so young, getting ready to get married, but he just got saved. I was able to share the Gospel wit
 Father Andrew's church by Thanos Kalamidas
I’m not a religious person, on the contrary – and I have mention it often bef
 The Absolute Impossibility of Disproving God's Existence by Jack Wellman
I have heard before the statement that there are no absolutes. First of all, the relativist is declaring there are absolutely no absolutes. That is an absolute statement. The statement is logically contradictory. If the statement is true, there is
 Separation of Church From State by Jack Wellman
Where do you find the Separation of Church and State? In the U.S. Constitution? In the Articles? In the Amendments? How about in the Declaration of Independence? You will not find it in any legal document in the Unites States. This phrase, penned
 The Greatest Miracle of All by Jack Wellman
There are miracles that are far greater than the parting the Red Sea (or Reed Sea as some scholars and archaeologists claim), more awesome than making the Sun stand still, more earth shattering than the Walls of Jericho falling. It is the miracle
 When Christians Wield Swords Against Christians by Jack Wellman
I remember as a young boy having “sword” fights with other boys. We were lucky we didn’t put our eyes out. What a swashbuckling young pirate I thought of myself. Defending my treasure against other sea pirates. I was courageou
 World Peace Day, The Environment, and Pope Benedict XVI by Dr. Emanuel Paparella
 Getting Rich By Giving Away - Would Jesus Drive A Mercedes Benz? by Jack Wellman
When you hear from TV or radio evangelists in their health and wealth gospel, to just send in your donation and you‘ll reap a financial harvest, they are not getting this from the Bible. Some of these evangelists say that money is talked mor
 Medicine and religion: The spiritual dimension of the migraine aura by Floco Tausin
In the 1990s, pracitioners of orthodox scientific medicine engaged in dialogs with much earnest and passion about the unification of religion and medicine. It was shown in more than 100 studies that complaints and illnesses like diabetes, liver
 The Three Surprises Of Heaven by Jack Wellman
The Three Surprises Of HeavenWhat Surprises There Will Be when We Get There? I have heard from the late Adrian Rogers of L
 Become as little children by Jack Wellman
Children are a gift of God, no doubt. Children take things literally. In this article, you will read of two true stories that show we must exercise great care in how we share the Gospel with young children. And for adults, unless we come to Chr
 $EED$ OF FAITH by Jack Wellman
Wolves In $heep's Clothing If were are to be stewards of God’s Word and Truth, I believe we are also required to overturn the moneychangers tables in the Temple, when we see them, like Jesus Christ Himself did. There are many
 Some Musings on Religion and Freedom of Speech in the EU by Dr. Emanuel Paparella
 Do Babies Go To Heaven? by Jack Wellman
Where Do Babies Go If They Die?After a baby dies, where do they go? What about the unborn, the still-born, aborted fetuses, young children and even special needs children? Where do these, so young and tender, go after death?
 Heading for the Tiber: Benedict XVI and the Anglican Church by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
Pope Benedict XVI is nothing if not wily.   The Catholic Church issued a call last week stating that it would enable Anglicans to convert to Roman Catholicism, thereby undermining an already conflicted Church amounting to 77 million f
 Finding God in the shack by Jack Wellman
Roger Olson’s Book Review of The Shack The Shack, by William P. Young, has been a bestseller. It has also been a lightning rod for criticism and unfairly so, I believe. I reviewed The Shack in 2008. But what I didn
 Obama, Religion and Ramadan by Dr. Habib Siddiqui
 Letter to a Young Artist in Canada by David Sparenberg
Here is only a partial reply to your question.  While I have studied the world's religions, those of the present and several of the past, I now take little interest in t metaphysical or theological arguments.  What has become importa
 Sundry Reflections on non-Christian Saints and Sages by Dr. Emanuel Paparella
David Sparenberg's poetic and inspiring piece on the Chinese sage Lao Tsu a fe
 Anti-Catholicism: The Last Acceptable Bias? by Dr. Emanuel Paparella
 The Singing Protest-ant Missionary-To-Be by Leah Sellers
Somewhere in the United States of America, in the vast state of Texas there is a Southern White Girl, who was born into a White Collar Household and raised within a White Protest-ant tradition, inside a White Ivory Tower.Fr
 A Guide to the Dialogue between Science and Religion by Dr. Emanuel Paparella
 Christianity: a Private Affair or Part of the European Identity? by Dr. Emanuel Paparella
 Christian Extremists Within the U.S. Military - Myth or Reality? by Dr. Habib Siddiqui
 In the name of god by Thanos Kalamidas
Sometimes I’m wondering if over the last year we all have lost the sense of numbers especially when it comes to human lives. At least sixty people, sixty innocent people and more than 125 injured when two suicide bombers detonated explosives near tw
 Transcendence as Cultural Identity by Dr. Emanuel Paparella
 Religion and the Secular State: A Revisiting by Dr. Emanuel Paparella
 European Culture vis-a-vis "Multiple Modernities" by Dr. Emanuel Paparella
 Is Spirituality Inherent to Human Nature? by Dr. Emanuel Paparella
 The Latest on the Nexus between Science and Religion by Dr. Emanuel Paparella
What follows is a concise presentation of a book just out and a short bio of its author, as found in the pages of the on-line journal Global Spiral (a scholarly
 Christianity and Western Civilization: Tony Blair's View at Yale University by Dr. Emanuel Paparella
 Finite or Infinite Universe? by Jack Wellman
All that scientists have are theories in explaining the ancient universe. This is seen as a given to the vast majority of scientists, but not all modern secular (“big bang”) theorists have cosmologies that agree. Science is in the busi
 Creationism in the Classroom by Jack Wellman
Where do you find the Separation of Church and State? In the U.S. Constitution? In the Articles of Confederation? Perhaps in the Constitutional Amendments? Or is it even mentioned in the Declaration of Independence?  You will not find it in a
 The "Logical Argument" * by Jack Wellman
Everything which has a beginning has a cause. The universe has a beginning. Therefore the universe has a cause. There is logical evidence that the universe had a b
 Some Musings on the Nexus between the Mytho-poetic and Religion by Dr. Emanuel Paparella
Poetry makes the world appear more intense, meaningful and significant. So does God to a believer. Depth psychology, a non-agnostic psychology, sees parallels between literature and religion, identifying spontaneous, self-organizing images that go
 Life Undercover #70 by Thanos K & Asa B
It is time to change the sheets... our inquisitive duvet-loving hero has some female company now asking the great questions of life, religion and the universe.
 Think not! by Jack Wellman
The recent report by the National Academy of Sciences and its Institute of Medicine almost demands that evolution alone should be taught as the explanation of life. It does not address the origin of matter which makes life possible. But some advoc
 Life Undercover #69 by Thanos K & Asa B
It is time to change the sheets... our inquisitive duvet-loving hero has some female company now asking the great questions of life, religion and the universe.
 Constitution or Treaty? by Dr. Emanuel Paparella
 Life Undercover #66 by Thanos K & Asa B
It is time to change the sheets... our inquisitive duvet-loving hero has some female company now asking the great questions of life, religion and the universe.
 The Lost American: "The Christians Arrived" by Michael Lee Johnson
 The Five Ways to God's Existence of Thomas Aquinas by Dr. Emanuel Paparella
Thomas Aquinas has become the official favored philosopher/theologian of the Catholic Church. That was not always so. In fact while he was still alive he was suspected of heresy by the archbishop of Paris. His sin was that of basing his philosophy
 Is the Grand Canyon Proof of The Great Flood? by Jack Wellman
Two people can often look at the same thing and come to opposite conclusions. The Grand Canyon is a perfect example. Evolutionists use it as proof that the earth is billions of years old, claiming that the Colorado River carved the canyon over mil
 A Bible and dental floss by Linda Lane
We donated a 123-year- old Bible, its rusted metal clasps being held together with dental floss, to the Iglesia de Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe church in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. The Bible was originally used in a Protestant church in Oklah
 American Politics, Terrorism and Islam: Part 4 by Dr. Habib Siddiqui
Islam and Terrorism - Is there a relation? These days Islam is equated with terrorism. There is little doubt that this mendacious campaign against Islam has got
 Life Undercover #62 by Thanos K & Asa B
It is time to change the sheets... our inquisitive duvet-loving hero has some female company now asking the great questions of life, religion and the universe.
 Life Undercover #61 by Thanos K & Asa B
It is time to change the sheets... our inquisitive duvet-loving hero has some female company now asking the great questions of life, religion and the universe.
 Democracy, Presidential Election and the Lobby: Part 3 by Dr. Habib Siddiqui
Can the Influence of the Lobby be curbed? Poor Senator Obama! He may identify himself as a friend of Israel, but fact remains that the Lobby does not
 Are there "many paths" to God? by Jack Wellman
In recently watching Oprah claim that there are many ways to God and not just one, she is in effect saying that there are many paths that lead to God, and that there is more than one way to salvation. Just have an inwar
 Faith Swapping: Religion in America by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
American are not only changing jobs, changing locations, changing spouses, but they’re also changing religions on a regular basis.Luis E. Figo, Director of the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life, 26 February 2008.
 Quo VadisQuo Vadis by Alexander Mikhaylov
Advertising is truly an amazing thing. For instance, only a few days ago I found under my door a leaflet that I mistook at first for a cinema program. Upon closer inspection however, it turned out to be an advertisemen
 Evidence for the Resurrection by Jack Wellman
The great lineage of Jesus Christ is recorded at the beginning of Luke. The names of all these men are historical facts, even the census that Joseph and Mary had to travel to Bethlehem to take was registered in the king's census (Luke 2:1-5).
 Sharia and justice by Thanos Kalamidas
A few weeks ago the Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams caused a series of reactions with his suggestion that the UK could adopt some aspects of the Sharia laws; the revealing part of the story was not the suggestion from the Archbishop but th
 The clash of civilizations on FacebookThe clash of civilizations on Facebook by Joseph Gatt
One of the most interesting features on Facebook, the internet’s most popular social networking website, is the ability to join social groups. Though Facebook administrators try to censor abusive comments, it sometimes has the features of
 Freedom is our goal; our lives the price we pay by Rene Wadlow
Mahatma Gandhi was a man of dialogue and compromise. A British-trained lawyer, he always knew the limits of the law and knew when not to push too far even when his aim was to be arrested. H
 They huffed and they puffed by Asa Butcher
When my daughter was seven-months-old I wrote an article discussing the surrealism of nursery rhymes and the strange messages contained within their prose, but it seems that the world of chil
 Islam and the West by Thanos Kalamidas
Another survey from Gallop has shown that the division between Islam and the West has dramatically increased over the last few years and I have to admit that this time seeing that written has made me more worried. Did you notice that we put togeth
 The Truth of Scientific Knowledge Grounded in Faith by Dr. Emanuel Paparella
“The act of faith consists essentially in knowledge and there we find its formal and specific perfection.”- --Thomas Aquinas
 Life Undercover #55 by Thanos K & Asa B
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 Father Bill Gates by Thanos Kalamidas
The European Commission announced two more anti-competition investigations against Microsoft while there are already a couple against the same company going on and some millions the company pays for penalties month a
 Life Undercover #54 by Thanos K & Asa B
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 The Punch and Judy Show by Jan Sand
There is no question that all cultures delight in theater. The suspension of disbelief that is the essence of any thespian attempt is something utilized, not only in direct theatrical production but also in all aspects of life. It is basically
 Life Undercover #53 by Thanos K & Asa B
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 Life Undercover #52 by Thanos K & Asa B
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 Jesus: A Historical Fact by Jack Wellman
Jesus Christ is a fact of history. All secular historians who have any merit admit that, regardless of what they believe about Him, Jesus lived! They can not explain Him away. There are countless authors and Historians, thousands of manuscripts, m
 A Christmas Meditation on Kazantzakis' 'Greek Passion' by Dr. Emanuel Paparella
Most people have heard of Nikos Kazantzakis’ Zorba the Greek and the controversial The Last Temptation of Christ made even more famous and controversial by Martin Scorsese’s film. But, to my m
 Afghanistan towards a better futureAfghanistan towards a better future by Abdulhadi Hairan
A better future is what every nation dreams for. Afghanistan and Afghans, ruined by all that one after another and long time invasions and wars and living in the age of suicide attacks, need these sweet dreams more than any country.
 In the name of teddy by Thanos Kalamidas
My daughter is a very lucky child in many ways and one of them is because she’s attending a daycare school with kids of all different languages, ethnicity and backgrounds. I have to admit that from the very first parents’ meeting I was
 Life Undercover #49 by Thanos K & Asa B
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 Religion and the Secular State by Dr. Emanuel Paparella
Abstract: Far from being a mere vestige of the past, religion continues to be, even in a post-modern world, an essential component of a culturally vibrant society. Moreover, the latest world-wide social research shows that religion and democrac
 Life Undercover #48 by Thanos K & Asa B
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 Atheists Don't Exist by Jack Wellman
There can be no such things as an atheist. This is why: Let's imagine that you are a professing atheist. Here are two questions for you to answer: First, do you know the combined weight of all the sand on all the beaches of Hawaii? We can safe
 Memoirs: My life in madrassaMemoirs: My life in madrassa by Abdulhadi Hairan
The idea of admitting me into a madrassa had come to my father\'s mind after he returned from his four month Tabligh, a missionary tour. I had learned the Holy Koran during his missionary tour and he was excited very much on hearing this news.
 Light/Darkness in Two of the Abrahamitic Religions 3/3 by Dr. Emanuel Paparella
Let us now focus on a metaphor which may provide an insight into this clash of civilizations, that of the struggle between light and darkness. This metaphor pervades much of Rumi's poetry
 Light/Darkness in Two of the Abrahamitic Religions 2/3 by Dr. Emanuel Paparella
The flapping of a butterfly's wings in Africa may be historically insignificant but they may trigger a hurricane that arrives in Florida a few weeks later, so our scientists inform us nowadays. Indeed, the macrocosm of the childhood of humanki
 Light/Darkness in Two of the Abrahamitic Religions 1/3 by Dr. Emanuel Paparella
Rivers of ink have been written recently by political scientists, cultural anthropologists and pundits galore on how to resolve the age-old conflict between Christianity and Islam. Most secular
 Europa Quo Vadis? 2/2 by Dr. Emanuel Paparella
The Pope points out that one such modern ideology is liberation theology which in Latin America ended up substituting the Christian idea of redemption. The relation of personal responsibility
 Europa Quo Vadis? 1/2 by Dr. Emanuel Paparella
A book written by Pope Benedict XVI, before he became Pope, whose title translates from the Italian as Europe: its Spiritual Foundat
 Deadline for WhiskersDeadline for Whiskers by Abdulhadi Hairan
A local pro-Taliban militant group has warned a businessman to cut his long whiskers within one week. The group has set a deadline and its head said that if Mr Khan tried to flee the area, they will set his home ablaze.The
 Statement of Faith by Matt Williamson
Why is it hard for many people to accept miracles in a religion other than theirs? Very normal, logical and sane people accept that Jesus walked on water, changed water to wine, healed the sick, brought Lazarus back
 Meditation and Mindfulness by Matt Williamson
I am not a good practitioner of meditation. My mind races, wild and erratic thoughts pop in and out of my head in rapid and seemingly random procession. Did I feed the cat, why did I say that to her, how long until I calm down, when am I supposed
 Compassionate Business by Matt Williamson
I wonder how many CEO's would consider the companies they run as compassionate? How many corporations would be classified as 'right', as in, the Eightfold Path right?
 Jesus' Family Tomb? by Jack Wellman
Brace yourself for another attack on the truth my friends. The Discovery Channel will air a television documentary, "The Jesus Family Tomb," that claims that the lost tomb of Jesus’ family is a neighbor of Tova Bracha's apartm
 Joulukirkko lahenee uhkaavasti by Susanna Ahonen
Vuosi sitten koin järkytyksen päiväkodissa. Olivat raahanneet puolustuskyvyttömän yksivuotiaani kirkkoon kysymättä vanhemmilta mitään. Lapsi vaikutti kaikesta huolimatta rauhalliselta. Itse menin aivan
 Fact and Fiction by Jack Wellman
When a longtime friend asked me what I thought about the controversial book and movie, The Da Vinci Code, by Dan Brown, I was prepared with a response. I started looking at columnist’s reviews about it in light of what is known about Jesus i
 When was Jesus born? by Louie Parsons
The calendar that we use today is based on the one that Julius Caesar decreed on January 1, 45 B.C. that starts from the founding of Rome in the 1st century B.C. In the sixth century, Dio nysius Exiguus, a monk, proposed that the Christian era be
 'Tis the season by Jan Sand
Three hundred and fifty thousand years ago the Neanderthals who might have moved into Europe from Africa probably were going through a tough time. They began to experience the cold winters that we are all familiar with. It is evident that they sur
 A Christmas carol by Thanos Kalamidas
Getting closer to Christmas I cannot avoid remembering something that happened to me a couple of years ago. A woman and a little boy were walking in front of me, they were a mother and son from Somalia and they appeared to be in high spirits, laug
 Mindsets by Jan Sand
There is no doubt that survival in a world full of possibly fatal threats evolution has laid out basic underlying fixed physical and mental architectures to limit, to a large degree, how far a living organism is perm
 Holland's grand unveiling by Amin George Forji
In recent years, Europe has generally been uneasy with Muslim veils, yet Holland is stepping forward as the first country in the continent to outlaw them in all public places and semi-public places, such as the stree
 Atheist in America by Kevin Joffre
Richard Dawkins is an atheist pulverized between two schools of thought. The people who run organized religion decry his attacks on faith, or if not decry then they congratulate him on providing the role of evil scie
 The value of death by Jan Sand
The fact that our individual existences are limited is an irrefutable fact which some religions attempt to deny for the comfort of their adherents and the health of their coffers. However, deep down, even the most co
 Biblical beatings for babies by Asa Butcher
Forget the Koran as the most misinterpreted religious text of our time because the Bible is still firmly on the scene. It is now being used to excuse the chastising of babies and small children with a nine-inch long
 Pope plays "Bite and Blow" with Muslims by Amin George Forji
Pope Benedict XVI on Monday tried desperately hard to clean up his own "mess", following his comments in Germany on September 12, which came in the form of a quote from a 14th Century Byzantine emperor that P
 Pope quoting history by Thanos Kalamidas
Let me see, I read the newspapers every day, I listen to the radio news and I watch the news on television. Most of the time somebody for Iran or Iraq declares war on Christianity and promises he will see my head cut
 Jane of Thought: Back and forward by Jane Eagle
I’ m asking myself how unbelievable are all these anachronisms that our eye catches all around. I mean, you turn on TV and bam… there’s a love story in action that should have taken tele-place decades before. Who gets touched by
 Nikos Kazantzakis: The truth of an alleged excommunication by Anna Oistros
For over fifty years since his death, everybody believed that the Nobel Prize winning Greek author Nikos Kazantzakis had been excommunicated from the Greek Orthodox Church. This was not true.
 Passion for the Christ by Asa Butcher
A few hours ago I completed my first Nikos Kazantzakis’ novel and a few minutes ago, while researching some details for this review, I started reading it again. This novel marked a number of other firsts for me, I had never read any Greek li
 Eco my thoughts by Asa Butcher
Nothing would have ever made me read this book if Thanos had not presented it to me with a knowing smile and a slight nod of his head. The title alone was startling and the quotes on the back cover troubled me even more, ‘a Shakespearean alt
 Ο Χριστός ξανασταυρώνεται by Asa Butcher
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 The True Meaning by F. A. Hutchison
Isn’t it interesting how questions go unanswered for years, if answered at all? But, it seems to me that questions are always more important than answers anyway! Take for example one question which was asked of me at the Hindu Vi
 Apocalypse then by Thanos Kalamidas
Since the lingua franca of Christ’s period was Greek, the four evangelists and the other contributors to the Bible all wrote in Greek and since I am Greek and spent at least eight years of my
 J.C. the movie star by Thanos Kalamidas
Musical is a kind of theater that has existed for a long time and I believe that if they had found the name in ancient times even Aristophanes’ comedies would be called musicals. Somehow musicals beca
 Da Vinci's copeDa Vinci's cope by Thanos Kalamidas
Most likely everybody has heard about the film \"The Da Vinci Code\" or at least heard about it from the news, an intellectual show or in the church, especially if you are a believer. Most of the time people who haven\'t read the book or haven\
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