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by Sherif Meleka Special to Beliefnet A few days ago, I was watching a popular Egyptian talk show, Fil Midan, or “In the Square.” It had a very interesting guest, a leader of a salafi Islamic political faction. He maintained […]

Are you weary of giving voice to the same tired old invectives when boorish rubes intrude upon your serenity? “Don’t you wish you could inveigh your enemy with a genuinely classic put-down?” asks writer Pete Lewin. “Well, now you can. With this handy-dandy […]

“It is often pointed out, contrary to what most people expect, that there is a positive correlation between being pro-life and supporting the death penalty,” writes Dr. Richard Land in the Washington Post‘s “On Faith” section. “Conversely, there is also […]

You might call it a relic of the 1950s, a souvenir of the Eisenhower years, back when America had just defeated the Nazis and was faced with the threat of Communism. Those were “Leave It to Beaver,” “Father Knows Best,” “Ozzie […]

The People Against Poverty and Apathy Festival attended by about 500 free spirits in a field north of Baltimore “is completely outside of what you might see in a typical Sunday morning service,” writes blogger Julia Duin. “In fact, most […]

Tolerance – understood in its classical liberal sense as a virtue essential to freedom – has been hijacked and bankrupted, argues British sociologist Frank Furedi. “Dragged into the politicisation of identity, tolerance has become a form of ‘polite etiquette. Where once […]

The September 11, 2001 attacks on America reveal what is often hidden to us about ourselves, writes Clay Jones, a professor at Biola University near Los Angeles. “We are scared of our own mortality,” he writes. “We tend to call the […]

Greg Stier was asked by someone not too long ago why Christians were so obsessed with proseltyizing others. He writes in the Christian Post: I paused and thought about his excellent question. According to the dictionary, the word proselytize means, […]

Happy Labor Day! As you enjoy this federal holiday … do you have any idea why you are celebrating? Labor Day has been an official U.S. holiday for only slightly more than a century, yet it is embedded into the […]

by Rachel Jankovic John Piper’s Desiring God website A few years ago, when I just had four children and when the oldest was still three, I loaded them all up to go on a walk. After the final sippy cup […]