US Professor turn from Atheism to find more answers in Christianity

“Smart people don’t become Christians,” she thought, according to Biola University. Her worldview, however, began to change at age 31. She recounts her journey from atheism to Christianity in the recently released Not God’s Type: A Rational Academic Finds a Radical Faith. “It is no light matter to meet God after having denied Him all…

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, and you are that temple.” – 1 Corinthians 3:16-17 Have you ever gone to a church that you would classify as dirty? Maybe not physically…

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 not opposed to recycling or low emission cars, but occasionally I will still toss a recyclable item in with the regular garbage and I refuse…

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 nick’ on a young girl’s genitals in order to satisfy some cultures’ needs – in place of ritual genital mutilation. Former sex discrimination commissioner, Pru…

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 to which he was being carried, according to footage posted online Monday. Reuters photographer Saeed Cmagh survived an initial strafing by the Apache gunship’s 30…

The Dalai Lama and the president

President Obama finally met the Dalai Lama. And once again, the activities of a softly-spoken monk roused China’s anger. The Dalai Lama and President Barack Obama have finally met. The Thursday morning meeting was, by my reckoning, the Dalai Lama’s 10th visit to the White House. His holiness has yet to step inside the Oval…

2010: Welcome to Orwell’s World

By John Pilger. In Nineteen Eighty-Four, George Orwell described a superstate called Oceania, whose language of war inverted lies that “passed into history and became truth. ‘Who controls the past,’ ran the Party slogan, ‘controls the future; who controls the present controls the past.’” Barack Obama is the leader of a contemporary Oceania. In two speeches at…

“Simply Unprecedented” — President Obama and the Gay Rights Movement

“This was a historic night when we felt the full embrace and commitment of the President of the United States. It’s simply unprecedented.” Those words were spoken by Joe Salmonese, president of the Human Rights Campaign, just after President Barack Obama spoke to the group’s 13th annual national dinner. > more. foto: wikicommons,wikipedia.de

Romans for American Christians

If indeed you call yourselves Christians, and rest on grace, and make your confidence in God; If you say you know His will, and approve the things that are excellent, being instructed out of the Word; If you are confident that you are a guide to the blind, a light to those who are in…

Dallas Willard argues that we really can know God

Imagine that after a routine checkup, your doctor says, “My hunch is that you have cancer and must undergo extensive surgery.” Would you feel confident going under the knife based on a hunch? Would your confidence grow if the doctor said he had a “strong feeling” or “believed” you had cancer? Obviously not. When the…

Obama in Cairo: The Making of a Prophet ?

President Obama’s speech in Cairo a few days ago is the most important address ever given by an American leader about the Middle East. As he told 1,000 people at Cairo University and millions more around the world, everything won’t be solved by a speech. Yet it was an unprecedented reach-out to Muslims and particularly…

Alleged Nazi guard John Demjanjuk arrives in Germany

The alleged Nazi war criminal John Demjanjuk arrived in Germany today after being deported from the US last night to stand trial as an accessory to the murders of thousands of Jews at a Nazi death camp in the second world war. Demjanjuk, 89, arrived in Munich, where his > more. . Also visit: > KZ-Gedenkstätte Dachau. picture: wikimedia…

Barack Obama defends America’s global image

“US president rejects stereotype of Americans as ‘selfish and crass’ as he addresses students in Istanbul. – Barack Obama today called for greater understanding between countries as he addressed students in Istanbul at the end of his European tour.  Seeking to repair the damage to America’s international reputation by his predecessor, George Bush, the US president rejected…

Barack Obama: Humility, Gratitude, Sacrifice

“Humility, gratitude and sacrifice. From his first words, Barack Obama let us know that even on a day so bright he was not blinded. Not by the cloud of witnesses in front of him. Not by the lights of cameras sending his words across the planet. That he was willing to sound so somber on his day…

Islam According to Gallup

Dalia Mogahed spoke at July’s Common Word Conference at Yale University, where hundreds of moderate Muslims and evangelical Christian scholars met seeking better understanding. As senior analyst and executive director of the Gallup Center for Muslim Studies, Mogahed travels widely, engaging audiences on what Muslims think. Her analysis has appeared in The Economist, The Financial Times, and The…

Obama: ‘This is your victory’ (+ videos)

“Barack Obama has won the 2008 U.S. presidential election, defeating John McCain, and will be sworn in as the first African-American to hold the nation’s highest office.” > full story Also read:  > America’s first black president (video) > Obama speech (video) > World media comment > All videos > Russian Pravda: A change for the better Bild: threecee, flickr.com

Poking Fun At Stereotypes In ‘Allah Made Me Funny’

These “comedians get most of their laughs poking fun at common Muslim stereotypes, each adding their own ethnic twist. Usman, whose parents were born in India, has long, dark facial hair, jokes about being mistaken for a terrorist, being stopped in airports (Usman’s middle name is Mohammad) and the initial fear sometimes expressed by passengers…