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Is it wrong to look on the good side of bad situations?

Religion / Billy Graham /

From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: My friends call me a hopeless fantasizer because I try to look on the good side of bad situations. Is this wrong? -- E.C.

A: Good things can come out of bad situations. While it is wise to be realistic we must be careful not to dampen the spirit of hope due to lack of faith in what God wants to ...Read more

Meditation 4/21 - 4/27: Be Filled With Joy - Rms 15:7-13 NLT

Religion / Bible Verses /

May you be filled with joy

Therefore, accept each other just as Christ has accepted you so that God will be given glory. Remember that Christ came as a servant to the Jews to show that God is true to the promises he made to their ancestors. He also came so that the Gentiles might give glory to God for his mercies to them. That is what ...Read more

Take me out to the ... game of life?

Religion / God Squad /

I love God and my country and my family and my friends and my synagogue and my writing and I also really love golf. Two bad knees and the rehab after their replacement have put a crimp in my game, but I am slowly returning to the links. This is why Tiger Wood's victory at the Masters after over a decade of physical and emotional challenges was ...Read more

What does the nature of sin mean?

Religion / Billy Graham /

From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: What does the nature of sin mean? -- S.N.

A: The notion of sin and the nature of sin have been debated from the beginning of time, and that debate continues today. Sin presents itself in the mind, manifests itself in word and deed, and is hidden in the heart of everyone. It will overtake the man ...Read more

Meditation 4/21 - 4/27: Be Filled With Joy - Rms 15:7-13 MSG

Religion / Bible Verses /

May you be filled with joy

So reach out and welcome one another to God's glory. Jesus did it; now you do it! Jesus, staying true to God's purposes, reached out in a special way to the Jewish insiders so that the old ancestral promises would come true for them. As a result, the non-Jewish outsiders have been able to experience mercy and ...Read more

Does the Bible talk about one's golden years?

Religion / Billy Graham /

From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: Many people believe that retirement leads to the golden years. I don't see what is golden about the elderly on walkers, in wheelchairs, or wasting away in nursing homes. Does the Bible talk about this season of life? -- A.A.

A: Many are surprised to learn that the term "golden years" was coined in ...Read more

Meditation 4/21 - 4/27: Be Filled With Joy - Rms 15:7-13 ESV

Religion / Bible Verses /

May you be filled with joy

For I tell you that Christ became a servant to the circumcised to show God's truthfulness, in order to confirm the promises given to the patriarchs, and in order that the Gentiles might glorify God for his mercy. As it is written,

"Therefore I will praise you among the Gentiles,
and sing to your name."

...Read more

How can I stand up to my intolerant friends?

Religion / Billy Graham /

From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: I was fortunate to learn about, and receive, Jesus through Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA). But many of my friends who consider themselves "tolerant" are shunning me and my friendships are weakening. How can I stand up to them? -- N.C.

A: Some...Read more

Meditation 4/21 - 4/27: Be Filled With Joy - Rms 15:7-13 NASB

Religion / Bible Verses /

May you be filled with joy

Therefore, accept one another, just as Christ also accepted us to the glory of God.

For I say that Christ has become a servant to the circumcision on behalf of the truth of God to confirm the promises given to the fathers, and for the Gentiles to glorify God for His mercy; as it is written,

"THEREFORE I WILL ...Read more

Philly's Muslim cabbies' ingenuity and community build a mosque at the airport

Religion / Religious News /

The words of the adhan, the Islamic call to prayer, are identical wherever it is sung, in every country where Muslims worship.

"Hayya 'alas salah" is sung around the globe five times a day, including outside a construction trailer parked in a remote lot at Philadelphia International Airport by a city taxi driver, Sylla Salif. "Hayya 'alas salah...Read more

Spiritual Life: Machines aid hospital care, but the heart is people caring for people

Religion / Religious News /

There are a lot of machines in a modern hospital. Sophisticated and expensive, they can do remarkable things for people.

X-ray, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and computerized tomography (CT scans) are but a few ways machines help us "see" inside a human body. There are pumps that support the heart, lungs and kidneys. There are surgical ...Read more

Pastor challenges SC megachurch preacher who bought Lamborghini to give up possessions

Religion / Religious News /

On Easter Sunday, a pastor from Washington, D.C., took to social media to issue a challenge: give up one possession each week or each month.

"We want to detach from all the materialism that kind of takes our focus away from Jesus and begin to give more liberally," he tweeted.

Pastor Jomo Johnson's first nomination for what he's calling #...Read more

Will we ever truly see Jesus bodily and experience supernatural power?

Religion / Billy Graham /

From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: Easter Sunday's message to the world is that Jesus is alive! Will we ever truly see Him bodily and experience supernatural power? -- E.M.

A: The psalmist said, "I will see Your face in righteousness; I shall be satisfied when I awake in Your likeness" (Psalm 17:15). All those who know Christ as ...Read more

Meditation 4/21 - 4/27: Be Filled With Joy - Rms 15:7-13 NIV

Religion / Bible Verses /

May you be filled with joy

Accept one another, then, just as Christ accepted you, in order to bring praise to God. For I tell you that Christ has become a servant of the Jews on behalf of God's truth, to confirm the promises made to the patriarchs so that the Gentiles may glorify God for his mercy, as it is written:

"Therefore I ...Read more

The Third Biggest Moral Question

Religion / The Three Wise Guys /

This is the third and final in our series on what we think the three biggest moral questions of our age are. Each of us has made his selection, unbeknownst to the others. We take time to discuss what we believe these three big questions to be -- from our perspectives -- and what our faith traditions call for us to do about them.

Rev: The third ...Read more

Meditation 4/21 - 4/27: Be Filled With Joy - Rms 15:7-13 KJV

Religion / Bible Verses /

May you be filled with joy

7 Wherefore receive ye one another, as Christ also received us to the glory of God.

8 Now I say that Jesus Christ was a minister of the circumcision for the truth of God, to confirm the promises made unto the fathers:

9 And that the Gentiles might glorify God for his mercy; as it is written, For this cause I ...Read more

What does "I am the resurrection and the life" really mean?

Religion / Billy Graham /

From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: Many people will soon hear the famous saying, "I am the resurrection and the life" but what does it really mean? -- R.L.

A: "I suppose I'd believe in life after death if I ever met someone who had gone there and then came back to tell about it," a man once wrote. But this is exactly what Jesus did ...Read more

Meditation 4/14 - 4/20: Wisdom Belongs to God - Job 12:13-17 CEV

Religion / Bible Verses /

Wisdom belongs to God

But God is the real source
of wisdom and strength.

No one can rebuild
what he destroys,
or release
those he has imprisoned.

God can hold back the rain
or send a flood,
just as he rules over liars
and those they lie to.

God destroys counselors,
turns judges into fools,

Job 12:13-...Read more

As Good Friday and Passover meet this year, interfaith families receive double blessings

Religion / Religious News /

They were on a date at the Gusman Theater in downtown Miami when May Cain, raised in Reform Judaism, suddenly asked Bill Snihur, a Catholic, during intermission if religion would be a problem for their relationship.

"No," he answered immediately.

"Neither of us requested the other to convert to the otherĀ“s religion," said Cain. Her husband ...Read more

Why is Good Friday celebrated with such happiness?

Religion / Billy Graham /

From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: There is a wickedness about Good Friday that I cannot reconcile. Why is it celebrated with such happiness? -- E.M.

A: A great evil was done on the day known as Good Friday and many people down through the ages have asked this question, "Why is it called "good"? As a ...Read more

 

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