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Former Rep. Michele Bachmann: Laws Passed by Congress Cannot Contradict Biblical Law

It's always eye-opening to hear religious conservatives talk about how secular law takes a backseat to biblical pronouncements.In a recent episode of Christian pseudo-historian David Barton's show "Foundations of Freedom," he spoke with (former) Rep. Show More Summary

Review: Islam and the Future of Tolerance

Islam and the Future of Tolerance is a dialogue about the possibilities of reforming Islam between Sam Harris, neuroscientist and New Atheist, (one of the Four Horsemen of the Non-Apocalypse), and Maajid Nawaz, a former Islamist turned reformist. As the book details, the idea for this discussion began in the wake of an Intelligence Squared […]

Intersectionality and the Fight Against BDS

2 weeks agoReligion / Judaism : Jewschool

The institutional Jewish Community is changing course, attempting to isolate BDS activists from the progressive coalitions that support them on campuses. The post Intersectionality and the Fight Against BDS appeared first on Jewscho...

Is Zen nonsense?

Can Zen koans and dialogues be put under the category of nonsense? Thanks to a recent lecture I listened to on YouTube by Dr. Raymond Moody about nonsense (he plans on publishing a book on the subject), it is my...

Saudi Top Cleric Claims That Chess Is the Devil’s Game

We all know that for mere mortals, seeing more than four or five moves ahead in chess is devilishly difficult. Now we find that in Saudi Arabia, chess is actually the work of the devil.Is it because the queens aren't dressed in burqas? No, but the real reason is just as kooky. Show More Summary

Don’t Believe the Headlines; 10% of College Grads Don’t Think Judge Judy is a Supreme Court Justice

A lot of prominent websites recently reported on a survey that revealed a crisis in civic education.The headlines were all variations on this: "10% of college graduates believe Judge Judy is on the Supreme Court!"That's disturbing... but it's not exactly true.

Dec. 23 - O Emmanuel

Here is the final O Antiphon for the Advent Season: Dec. 23 - O Emmanuel: “O Emmanuel, king and lawgiver, desire of the nations, Savior of all people, come and set us free, Lord our God.” (cf. Isa 7:14) Also see my previous post, "What Are the O Antiphons?".Christ is near!!!Pax Christi,phatcatholic

Dec. 21 - O Oriens

Here is the O Antiphon for today: Dec. 21 - O Oriens: “O Radiant Dawn, splendor of eternal light, sun of justice: come, shine on those who dwell in darkness and the shadow of death.” (cf. Isa 9:2) Also see my previous post, "What Are the O Antiphons?"Pax Christi,phatcatholic

Dec. 19 - O Radix Jesse

Here is the O Antiphon for today: Dec. 19 - O Radix Jesse: “O Flower of Jesse’s stem, you have been raised up as a sign for all peoples; kings stand silent in your presence; the nations bow down in worship before you. Come, let nothing keep you from coming to our aid.” (cf. Isa 11:1, 10) Also see my previous post, "What Are the O Antiphons?"Pax Christi,phatcatholic

Dec. 18 - O Adonai

Here is the O Antiphon for today: Dec. 18 - O Adonai: “O sacred Lord of ancient Israel, who showed yourself to Moses in the burning bush, who gave him the holy law on Sinai mountain: come, stretch out your mighty hand to set us free.” (cf. Isa 11:4-5; 33:22) Also see my previous post, "What Are the O Antiphons?"Pax Christi,phatcatholic

Dec 17 - O Sapientia

Here is the O Antiphon for today: Dec. 17 - O Sapientia: “O Wisdom, O holy Word of God, you govern all creation with your strong yet tender care. Come and show your people the way to salvation.” (cf. Isa 11:2-3; 28:29) Also see my previous post, "What Are the O Antiphons?"Pax Christi,phatcatholic

Dec. 22 - O Rex Gentium

Here is the O Antiphon for today: Dec. 22 - O Rex Gentium: “O King of all the nations, the only joy of every human heart; O Keystone of the mighty arch of man, come and save the creature you fashioned from the dust.” (cf. Isa 2:4; 9:7) Also see my previous post, "What Are the O Antiphons?"Pax Christi,phatcatholic

Dec. 20 - O Clavis David

Here is the O Antiphon for today: Dec. 20 - O Clavis David: “O Key of David, O royal Power of Israel controlling at your will the gate of Heaven: Come, break down the prison walls of death for those who dwell in darkness and the shadow of death; and lead your captive people into freedom.” (cf. Show More Summary

A Busy Church Month

2 weeks agoReligion / Islam : islamicate

In January 2016, I was blessed to be invited to share the pulpit at two Collegiate churches in New York City. The first was Marble Collegiate Church, as part of their annual Trialogue amongst the Abrahamic traditions. January 10, 2016 Three Faiths, One Family from Marble Collegiate Church on Vimeo....

Wednesday Link List

In case you missed it, we had what I consider our very finest Weekend Link List on Saturday. Be sure to check out some vital news stories and commentaries there, and I’ll try to keep this list here a little shorter. A new year brings a new crusade to remove “In God We Trust” from […]

A Conversation with Kashif Pasta, Director of Zoya

Kashif Pasta is the founder of Dunya, a communications agency that aims to bring relatable narratives to South Asian and Muslim communities in North America. He and his team recently produced Zoya, a short film following a high school girl who doesn’t quite expect her peers’ reactions when she decides to experiment with hijab.   […]

Letter from Liberty University

Dear Mom and Dad, Sorry I missed you when I tried to phone. It’s hard to believe I’m already in my second semester of my freshman year. Classes are going well, and I was able to get a good deal on some textbooks. I just wanted to tell you about something that happened today, because […]

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