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Where is God in all of this?

How can someone witness the birth of a child and not see God?  How is it that a mother’s body automatically adjusts its temperature when a baby is against her … Continue reading

June 29, 2010 · Leave a comment

Your church is dirty….

“Don’t you know that you yourselves are God’s temple and that God’s Spirit lives in you? If anyone destroys God’s temple, God will destroy him; for God’s temple is sacred, … Continue reading

June 28, 2010 · Leave a comment

Apostle images found under street

New laser burnt away centuries of calcium deposits to reveal earliest known pictures of Andrew and John in Rome catacomb. Archaeologists exploring a Christian catacomb under a residential Roman street … Continue reading

June 26, 2010 · Leave a comment

Summertime – and the living is easy (VIDEO)

summertime… and the living is easy fish are jumping and the cotton is high your daddy´s rich and your ma´ is good looking so hush little baby, don´t you cry … Continue reading

June 25, 2010 · Leave a comment

Frank Fenner: No hope for humans

Frank Fenner doesn’t engage in the skirmishes of the climate wars. To him, the evidence of global warming is in. Our fate is sealed. “We’re going to become extinct,” the … Continue reading

June 21, 2010 · Leave a comment

Pope unlikely to grant bishop’s request to be reinstated

VATICAN CITY (RNS) Pope Benedict XVI will meet a German bishop who resigned in April following allegations that he hit children, but is unlikely to consider the bishop’s request to … Continue reading

June 19, 2010 · Leave a comment

‘My murdered uncle would not have wanted Ronnie Lee Gardner executed’

As the Utah firing squad did its job, two women embraced – both nieces, one of a victim, the other of the killer. In a darkened car park high on … Continue reading

June 18, 2010 · Leave a comment

BP Oil Parody (VIDEOs)

You are somehow angry about some oil, still flowing into the gulf of Mexico ? Oh, don’t you worry. The company already has a masterplan. They just havn’t used it … Continue reading

June 15, 2010 · 1 Comment

Even atheists should welcome Benedict’s visit

Despite his uncuddly image, the pope has a message for believers and deniers alike. You know the world’s natural order has settled down again when the Free Church of Scotland … Continue reading

June 14, 2010 · Leave a comment

Against All Odds

“If it doesn’t fit, you must acquit.” Pilate tried to convince the Jews that their accusations of Jesus did not warrant a guilty verdict or a death sentence. According to … Continue reading

June 12, 2010 · Leave a comment

FIFA World Cup South Africa 2010 Official Theme Song

Give me freedom, give me fire, give me reason, take me higher See the champions, take the field now, you define us, make us feel proud In the streets our … Continue reading

June 11, 2010 · Leave a comment

Kumbaya my Lord (VIDEO)

Refrain: |  Kumbaya, my Lord, Kumbaya,  | 3x o Lord, Kumbaya. |  Someone’s singing, Lord Kumbaya,  | 3x o Lord, Kumbaya. |  Kumbaya, my Lord, Kumbaya,  | 3x o Lord, … Continue reading

June 10, 2010 · Leave a comment

A System called Apartheid

Well Jo’anna she runs a country She runs in Durban and the Transvaal She makes a few of her people happy, oh She don’t care about the rest at all … Continue reading

June 9, 2010 · Leave a comment

The Pen is Mightier than the Sword

‘The pen is mightier than the sword’ was coined by Edward Bulwer-Lytton in his play Richelieu; Or the Conspiracy, in 1839: True, This! – Beneath the rule of men entirely … Continue reading

June 8, 2010 · Leave a comment

A Night in Dubai

Via marksobhani. I had a hard time deciding what to do with my 20-hour layover in Dubai. It’s a place I’ve wanted to visit for a long time and I … Continue reading

June 6, 2010 · Leave a comment

The Congo Color

Richard Mosse, an Irish photographer, was interviewed by The New Yorker recently on his strange yet beautiful photo project in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. While in the Eastern … Continue reading

June 3, 2010 · Leave a comment

Yup, we killed an ocean

Via sparklingbytheway. This whole oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico has really upset me. This is odd because I am not an exceptionally “green” person. I mean, I am … Continue reading

June 2, 2010 · Leave a comment

Female attacks on religious police show shift in Saudi values

Recent attacks on Saudi Arabia’s ‘morality police’ suggest public support for intrusive religious law enforcement is waning. Something’s afoot in Saudi Arabia. In the past month, there have been two incidents … Continue reading

May 30, 2010 · Leave a comment

Lena Meyer-Landrut – Satellite – Eurovision Song Contest 2010 Germany

I went everywhere for you I even did my hair for you I bought new underwear, they’re blue And I wore ‘em just the other day Love, you know I’ll … Continue reading

May 30, 2010 · Leave a comment

Faith and Works

I will forewarn the reader that even though I will write the following as I do, I am still presently a person who professes to be an agnostic in regards … Continue reading

May 29, 2010 · Leave a comment

Ritual Cruelty

After similar, astonishing reports in the USA, it appears that The Royal Australian New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RANZCOG) is about to discuss allowing doctors to perform a ‘ritual … Continue reading

May 28, 2010 · Leave a comment

Why ?

I saw a Tweet on Twitter yesterday by @worldprayr that serves as a launching point for where I’m going with today’s post. It was: “You will never be in a … Continue reading

May 27, 2010 · 2 Comments

The Spiritual Side of Sustainability

After writing my vision of sustainability I have started to think about sustainability as a religious revival of sorts. There have been many religious movements in the past that I … Continue reading

May 26, 2010 · Leave a comment

Freedom of press under attack in Uganda

A new bill tabled before parliament threatens the freedom of the press in Uganda. The country’s journalists need the world to speak out against it, says Richard M Kavuma. Like … Continue reading

May 25, 2010 · Leave a comment

A Meditation on Psalm 8

You have given him dominion over the works of your hands; you have put all things under his feet, all sheep and oxen, and also the beasts of the field, … Continue reading

May 24, 2010 · Leave a comment

We Are All Brothers and Sisters

It may sound trite to say that we are all brothers and sisters, but it’s a truth we have neglected. If each of us had enough time to do our … Continue reading

May 24, 2010 · Leave a comment

Pentecost – Whitsunday

The biblical narrative of Pentecost is given in the second chapter of the Book of Acts. As recounted in Acts 2:1-4:[4] And when the day of Pentecost was fully come, … Continue reading

May 23, 2010 · Leave a comment

NASA: First Photos of Massive ‘Arm’ of Oil Slick (Hundreds of Miles Long)

That Can’t Be Good. Photos taken by NASA’s Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on the Terra satellite satellite on May 17th and released today show that the BP oil spill … Continue reading

May 21, 2010 · Leave a comment

Has Venter made us gods?

Does Craig Venter’s creation of life in the laboratory finally squeeze God right out of the scientific universe? Craig Venter’s production of an entirely artificial bacterium marks another triumph of … Continue reading

May 21, 2010 · Leave a comment

A common Moral Dilemma

I teach in a non-sectarian school. In lieu of religion, we have Values Education which focuses on values such as nationalism, environmentalism, freedom, human rights, peace, and for 4th year … Continue reading

May 20, 2010 · Leave a comment

Selling Spirituality: no pain – no gain?

Without qualification we accept that a personal sense of self (an ‘I’ that does things and a ‘me’ to whom things are done) is essential for a healthy, happy every-day … Continue reading

May 19, 2010 · 1 Comment

Mercy is Falling ! (VIDEO)

la la la la (24x) Mercy is falling, is falling, is falling Mercy it falls like a sweet spring Rain Mercy is falling is falling all over me hey oh … Continue reading

May 18, 2010 · Leave a comment

Finding my spirituality and direction

I started this year with little inspiration for spirituality and even dropped the idea of doing the Masters in Spirituality this year I was so excited about last year. I … Continue reading

May 17, 2010 · Leave a comment

Let us never patronise God…

If I were hungry I would not tell you, For the world is Mine, and all it contains. This is one verse in the Bible that severely humbles me every … Continue reading

May 16, 2010 · Leave a comment

I’m Going to Rwanda

Well, tonight at about 9:00 I’ll be boarding a flight at DFW to head out for a two-week-long trip to Kigali, Rwanda. I’m super pumped, despite the fact that I … Continue reading

May 16, 2010 · Leave a comment

Faith in God

And Jesus answering saith unto them, Have faith in God. For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast … Continue reading

May 14, 2010 · Leave a comment

After Deconstruction, Then What?

If you’ve ever felt that modern critics of Christianity and absolute truth are flawed, but never quite knew how to articulate how they are wrong, you might want to listen … Continue reading

May 13, 2010 · Leave a comment

Some people suppress you…

Some people suppress you they partch you and reap a disaster Reeducation for the infants who demanded for an innocent instance The great commandment shows the contempt between the world … Continue reading

May 10, 2010 · Leave a comment

If I Were A Carpenter…

If I were a carpenter and you were a lady, would you marry me anyway? Would you have my baby? If a tinker were my trade would you still find … Continue reading

May 6, 2010 · Leave a comment

We must choose not to isolate…

TODAY’S VERSE. “But encourage one another daily, as long as it is called today, so that none of you may be hardened by sin’s deceitfulness.” Hebrews 3:13 (NIV) TODAY’S THOUGHT. God made … Continue reading

May 4, 2010 · Leave a comment

Dear Morally Average Atheist,…

An atheist said the following: “Do you find it at all questionable that, since you can’t offer any evidence that Christians who claim a higher moral standard, actually live to … Continue reading

May 3, 2010 · Leave a comment

The modesty of wisdom

The tale is told of how Socrates was confronted by a citizen of Athens who posed a question for him. “Socrates,” the man asked, “Why does the Oracle at Delphi … Continue reading

May 2, 2010 · Leave a comment

The Truth is out there … really

Man is a truth-seeking creature. How’s that for a statement of belief? And it is a statement of belief ; for there is no proof of it. And yet I … Continue reading

May 1, 2010 · Leave a comment

Pope’s UK visit will not be affected by Foreign Office memo, Vatican says

Vatican notes apology and says document mocking Catholic church will have no impact on Benedict XVI’s visit. The pope’s visit to Britain will not be affected by the leak of … Continue reading

April 26, 2010 · 1 Comment

210 Million Reasons to Adopt

Haiti’s devastating quake reminds us that orphans matter to God. Two years ago, a Christian couple from Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, fell in love with an abandoned toddler, born with a disability … Continue reading

April 8, 2010 · 1 Comment

Video shows deaths of two Reuters journalists in Iraq in 2007

Washington (CNN) — One of two photojournalists killed in a 2007 attack by a U.S. helicopter gunship in Iraq was being rescued when the gunship’s crew fired on the van … Continue reading

April 6, 2010 · Leave a comment

Laaaaarge Easter – Cards

Here you find very laaaaaaarge E-Cards for Easter. Happy ones, and contemplative and meditative ones. Just have a look at them. They are all for free. Your family, relatives, uncles, … Continue reading

April 2, 2010 · Leave a comment

A Resurrection That Matters

If we are completely saved from our sins through the Cross, what’s the point of the empty tomb ? In the spring of my senior year in college, I was … Continue reading

April 2, 2010 · Leave a comment

Final destination Iran ?

Hundreds of powerful US “bunker-buster” bombs are being shipped from California to the British island of Diego Garcia in the Indian Ocean in preparation for a possible attack on Iran. … Continue reading

March 21, 2010 · Leave a comment

Full text of the pope’s letter to the Catholics of Ireland on child sex abuse

‘In order to recover from this grievous wound, the Church in Ireland must first acknowledge before the Lord and before others the serious sins committed against defenceless children’ The Vatican … Continue reading

March 21, 2010 · Leave a comment

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