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Mental Illness or the Pressure of Everyday Life?

The pile of newspapers and magazines next to our bed is not something I am particularly proud of, but it does yield some interesting treasures on a daily basis. Recently, I unearthed a copy of a Fall 2011 edition of U. of T. Magazine, the alumni magazine of my school, the University of Toronto. The […]

Pastor Tullian Tchividjian, Mega Miami Heat Basketball Fan, Grieves Loss of Star Player, Extols Lebron James

Following Lebron James' announcement on Friday that he would be taking his talents from South Beach back to Cleveland, "the biggest Miami Heat fan in the world among pastors" expressed his surprise, grief — and admiration.

Brazil vs Netherlands Live Stream Free, Start Time: Watch World Cup 2014 3rd Place Playoff Football (ESPN TV Schedule)

Brazil will look to restore a degree of pride on Saturday when they play the Netherlands in the World Cup 2014 third place playoff game. The World Cup hosts have been in a state of shock since their 1-7 demolition by Germany in the semifinals...Show More Summary

Well, That’s a Weird Way to Remember the Ten Commandments…

You know how hard it is to memorize the Ten Commandments? (No? Who cares. Work with me here.) That's why the folks at Prayer Stop (which, ironically, could double as the name for an atheist group) created a mnemonic to help you remember all of them in order. It's so easy, even an 8-year-old can do it:

The Lassus Scholars Sing at FOTA VII

A number of videos have been posted on Gloria.tv from the FOTA VII Liturgical Conference recently held in Cork, Ireland, with some excellent performances of sacred music by the Dublin-based Lassus Scholars. Here they are heard singing...Show More Summary

Lord Carey is wrong: assisted dying is un-Christian

Well, this is both surprising and disappointing: Lord Carey has endorsed the assisted dying bill. It’s surprising because the former Archbishop of Canterbury has long been an advocate of social traditionalism and fostering a pro-life culture. Disappointing because he roots his arguments, imperfectly to say the least, in religious language. He says that opposing the [...]

The Two Types of Compassion

If you are a fan of the blog Smiling Buddha Cabaret, then you are likely to know that one of NellaLou’s dozen truly great blogposts is “Manifestations of Idiot Compassion” from 2010. She dug deeply into the issue, weaving words from perhaps a couple dozen sources on the topic of untainted compassion and its ugly knuckleheaded cousin, the Idiot kind. Show More Summary

Vyas Poornima – Guru Purnima

Guru Purnima, also referred as Sage Veda Vyasa Poornima, is celebrated on the full moon... [Visit original source www.hindu-blog.com to read the entire content and more such articles.]

Why Atheists Can’t Be Republicans

The video below, part of The Atheist Voice series, discusses why atheists can't be Republicans:

Ramadan 2014 – Growing a Child’s Love for the Quran

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This article comes on Day 14 of our special Altmuslim/Patheos Muslim Ramadan #30Days30Writers blog project, in which we are showcasing the voices of 30 Muslim leaders, activists, scholars, writers, youth and more (one on each day of Ramadan) as part of our commitment to own our own narratives and show how we are one Ummah, [Read More...]

Despite Opposition from Its Leaders, a Catholic Church Ends Up on “George Carlin Way,” At Least for Now

In 2012, Kevin Bartini began a petition to name a New York City street -- the one George Carlin lived on -- after the famed comedian who died in 2008: That idea didn't go over so well with the local Catholic leaders because there's a church on that street and Carlin was no fan of religion:

Died: Christopher Mitchell, Top Lewis Scholar, Biola Professor

Director of Wade Center at Wheaton College for 19 years. Biola University today announced that Christopher Mitchell, a nationally known C.S. Lewis scholar and professor at the university's Torrey Honors Institute, has died unexpectedly. Show More Summary

University Gets Schooled on First Amendment Rights

The University of Michigan revised a funding policy that attorneys say discriminated against a conservative student group. As part of the settlement, the school also agreed to pay damages and attorneys’ fees.

Analyst: ‘Same-Sex Marriage has an Impact far Beyond the Same-Sex Couple’

We need to continue to strive for God’s design for sexuality, family and marriage.

3 Steps to Solve Immigration the Jesus Way by a Compassionate Conservative

For those harboring images of Jesus as a meek and mild, religious figure with naked baby cherubs encircling His frisbee-haloed head, the following biblical event may be challenging to consider. It happened as parents brought their kids to Jesus so He could "touch and bless them" (Mk.10:13), but His disciples resented the intrusion.

Ancient Sayings from Hindu Dharma

Scriptural compositions are endless. There is great deal to be known. The obstacles are... [Visit original source www.hindu-blog.com to read the entire content and more such articles.]

Florida Pastor Shot Dead After He Refused to Give His Fake Gold Chain to Robbers; 'He Was My World,' Says Grieving Wife

In a heartbreaking chain of events Thursday, a well-known South Florida pastor was shot dead after he refused to hand over his fake gold chain to two men who tried to rob him as he left a local market.

Rapper-Actor Ja Rule Talks Jehovah Witness Upbringing, Getting Saved at Hillsong NYC and 'Confusion' Over Pastor Mason Betha's Explicit Lyrics

Ja Rule, rapper and I'm in Love With a Church Girl star, shares in a recent radio interview how his early experiences as a Jehovah's Witness left him disenchanted with religion, why he and his wife decided to get saved at Hillsong NYC church, and why he finds Pastor Mason "Ma$e" Betha's explicit rap lyrics "very confusing."

Abortion, Contraception Could Make Incest Okay, Says Australian Judge

An Australian judge has suggested that legalized abortion and the availability of contraceptives may strip away the stigma surrounding incest and lead to its legality one day.

Despite Liberal Howls, Supreme Court Hobby Lobby Ruling Was On Target

It has long been a sad irony that liberals, who claim to carry the banner of openness and tolerance, stand for exactly the opposite. The liberal idea of tolerance is "my way or the highway."

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