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Thoughts on a definition of idolatry

Something caught my attention in Guthrie’s definition of idolatry as “giving absolute loyalty to something that is only a creature rather than the Creator.”1

It occurred to me that the definition provides a good opening for arguing that the practices of Hindu… 412 more words


Arabization & Islamization

Many of us are confused. Who is a Muslim? Who is an Arab? Are Arabs Muslims and  / or Muslims Arabs?

Sunni Muslims and Shia Muslims… 1,545 more words

The Middle East

Sing A New Song

One among the many things that I lack is the ability to sing well. This is why I like the words of Psalm 96; it encourages us to sing a “ 173 more words


Designs of Faith Sermon 6-11-2017

Designs of Faith
a sermon delivered by Mark W. McGinnis
Boise Unitarian/Universalist Fellowship, June 11, 2017

The light is low. The room is quiet and the projector has a comforting hum. 1,896 more words

Mark W. McGinnis

The Radicalisation Environment

During the ongoing coverage of the weekend’s terror attack in London, I saw the end of an interview with Australian Labor Party politician, and “global counter-terrorism expert” Anne Aly, who, in 2015, was the “only Australian invited to the White House to speak at a countering-violent-extremism summit”. 584 more words

Christian Faith

Is the Bible More Violent Than the Quran?

Many believe that it is, or if it is not more violent than it is equally so. Is that true? This post updates the one at American Thinker. 1,126 more words

Bible And Theology

as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone

I see this as a continuation of what I wrote in my earlier post a hate-speech whirlwind, particularly with regard to the bible reference quoted in it. 254 more words

Christian Faith