An overview of the Four Noble Truths from the point of view of a Soto Zen Buddhist practitioner, Saido Kennaway, at Telford Buddhist Priory. Buddhist teachings show you a way of practice, to become liberated from greed hate and delusion and in this very moment realise, Bright Buddha Nature. Show More Summary
by Sana H. Aaser hile Muslims were celebrating the final days of Ramadan and Eid, two unarmed black men – Philando Castile and Alton Sterling – were shot and killed by police officers in separate events in Minneapolis and Baton Rouge. These recent events underscore a disheartening trend: young black men in America are nine times more likely […]
The theme of the above picture is Evangelism, and was featured on Twitter in promotion of a September conference at Moorlands College in the UK. The artist is Annaliese Stoney. I enjoyed putting this week’s list together and hope you enjoy it also. Please take some time to look over this week’s stories and opinion […]
The absolute highlight of my week: Kabbalat Shabbat with Nava Tehila. Photo by Brielle Page. My week at Kallah had a lot of highlights. Teaching was one of them -- getting to spend a week teaching some of my favorite...
Last week, on the opening day of Ark Encounter, there was a protest outside the park led by several atheists. I wasn't able to be there in person, but I sent along this video which was played later that evening:
In an awful episode of The Steve Harvey Show featuring a Christian/atheist couple trying to save their relationship, Harvey not only invited televangelist Paula White to offer advice, he laughed off the atheist's explanation of why he didn't believe in the Christian God.
With the recent Pokémon Go craze, it seems like a good time to repost this old video of a Christian pastor railing against the evil, Satanic nature of the series.
In case you're ever feeling guilty about not going to church, just watch this video and you'll sleep in on Sundays very, very soundly.
VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis got game — an online, role-playing, cult video game, that is. Appropriately, the game is not a stereotypical virtual world of bloody combat by blasphemous brutes, but the critically acclaimed video game, Undertale, which lets players choose to dialogue with and feel mercy for “monsters” rather than attack and kill […]
Ramadan is almost over, and as ever, I find myself wondering, how did that happen? Time does pass slower when you’re fasting, but it is the hours that slow down – especially during the long summer afternoons. The days seem to fly past. And today I looked at the schedule tacked onto the fridge […]
I wanted to call this “Long Weekend Link List” but there was a built-in ambiguity. Is it referring to the long weekend, or the production of a long list? Covering both meanings would be ideal, but that would involve actually providing a long list… …Our image above is titled “Manners Without Borders” and is from […]
Ramadan is a month when many of us try to spend more time reading the Qur’an, or listening to recitations. I recently spoke to Zahra Khan about her efforts to draw more attention to recitations by women and girls. KR: Can you describe the project? ZK: The FITNA Women Reciters Ramadan Campaign is an online project […]
What are churches around the world singing in 2016? Well, here is the answer with the 50 top worship songs of 2016 listed. We include the authors of the songs and a Youtube link to an artist performing the song. In the history of the Church, there usual has been a published songbook or hymnal […] The post The Top 50 Worship Songs of 2016 appeared first on churchrelevance.com.
A Life Reminder for Troubled Times from Mugo on Vimeo. Advice for hill walkers: Watch where you’re putting your feet. Alfred Wainwright. And good advice for everybody else who might be feeling a bit unsteady given the interesting times we are going through in Britain and Europe, and the rest of the world actually. Show More Summary
This is the second, stand-alone, part of Decolonizing the Mosque. Part I is available here. “Mexican and Muslim? Does that mean Al-Qaeda is teaming up with El Chapo, now?” Border patrol officer in Canada, 2014. I am on edge. As Ramadan unfolds, I know images of Latinx Muslims will make it into the media again. […]
Well, today’s magic word is “crop” which means what should have happened to this photo before it got circulated. But no, Liberty University’s Jerry Falwell, Jr. went ahead carelessly with this photo of himself next to Donald Trump who is standing nearby a Playboy magazine cover. (I’ve highlighted it in case you miss it.) Warren […]
In anticipation of Donald Trump's meeting today with hundreds of conservative Christians, Christian hate-group leader Tony Perkins appeared on Fox Business Network to talk about his goals for the gathering.Along the way, he claimed that the Obama administration "has declared war on the Christian religion." Which is news to those of us who live in reality.
For years, I kept hearing this guy’s name but our paths never crossed until this past weekend, when I got to see Jason Hildebrand’s one-man, three-act performance based on the story of The Prodigal Son, one of many such shows he does throughout Canada and the U.S. The performance was an outdoor event, a challenge […]
Christian Hate-Pastor Steven Anderson's diatribes celebrating the deaths of 49 people at a gay nightclub in Orlando certainly struck a nerve with people amazed how anyone could have so much hate in his heart. I think, just as with Westboro...Show More Summary
By Maysaa Fahour “I'm starving,” is uttered from my mouth at least a dozen times a day during Ramadan. Other things like, “Why?” and, “I can't even…” are also spilled out and it wouldn't be a lie if I said I have wanted to break my fast many times over the years. My reputation is embarrassing when […]