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Islam central to radicalisation and ISIS

Anooshe Mushtaq, courtesy of The Australian, June 2015, …. http://www.theaustralian.com.au/opinion/believe-it-or-not-islam-central-to-radicalisation-and-isis/story-e6frg6zo-1227416984300

I am a Muslim female who was born in an Islamic country and lived most of my life in Australia. 1,694 more words

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WEALTH & Wealthier Nations Tend to Be Less Religious, But US an Exception

Pew Research, 3/12/15.In general, people in richer nations are less likely than those in poorer nations to say religion plays a very important role in their lives. 184 more words

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EDITORIAL NOTE: Repeatedly over the past few months, articles and emails with challenging queries and concerned questions comments have been noted in respect of a decided lack of biblical teaching from the pulpit. 4,510 more words


Adolescents, Alcohol, and Alienation – Part 2

In Part 1 of this set of posts we considered a teenager who uses alcohol to find relief from her troubled feelings. Some rudimentary ideas were laid out for how a mental health worker, pastor, or caretaker might approach this problem. 1,778 more words


Quranic Reflections 2.05

وَمَنۡ أَحۡسَنُ دِينًا مِّمَّنۡ أَسۡلَمَ وَجۡهَهُ لِلَّهِ وَهُوَ مُحۡسِنٌ وَٱتَّبَعَ مِلَّةَ إِبۡرَاهِيمَ حَنِيفًا‌ۗ وَٱتَّخَذَ ٱللَّهُ إِبۡرَاهِيمَ خَلِيلاً

Who is better in Faith than one who has surrendered his self to Allāh and is good in deeds, and has followed the creed of Ibrāhīm, the upright. 242 more words

Adherence To The Sunnah

Encrusted lantern of Grace

Let’s say that Christ is “The Light” of God’s unconditional Grace; and Christians are the lanterns.

And anything beyond Christ’s direct teachings is extrapolation. We know about extrapolation: the farther away you get from the source, the thinner the connection to the core truth.  301 more words


"Ground Zero for the Religious" by Pam Sheppard

“I have never been religious but I am learning a lot about the journey through counseling and from hearing from people online, who have all had false conversions. 164 more words

Carnal Christians