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Give my regards to polygamy

T.S. Eliot wrote, “If you will not have God (and He is a jealous God) you should pay your respects to Hitler or Stalin.” That’s still true, but let’s update it: “If you will not define marriage as between a man and a woman, you should pay your respects to polygamy.” What Will and Grace […]

What ex-gay men can teach us about marriage

Who better to explain the differences between ‘intergendered’ and ‘monogendered’ unions?

Turning missteps into dance steps

Phil and Karen Rios learned to follow God’s lead after years of struggle doing life, and marriage, on their own

Okla. Pastor Stops Suspect in Wal-Mart Hostage Standoff

Oklahoma pastor Terry Parker is being called a hero for putting himself in danger by blocking a knife-wielding man who held a toddler hostage at a Wal-Mart store in Midwest City. The pastor, who stood by the terrified mother, says, “God placed me there.”

ALL You Need to Know to Live Stress-Free

It seems many people are stressed-out, worn-out, overwhelmed and weary because of the demands of life. But in Christ, it’s possible to live in God’s rest and find relief from the burden of stress and worry. Jesus shows us how

When Christians Fire Christians

I feel like I’m walking on metaphorical eggshells with this blogpost. My challenge is that I am asked about this issue almost as much as any other. The question typically comes from a pastor or other church leader, but it could come from a leader of another Christian organization. Should we as Christians fire other […]

Jeep Recall: Confusion Over 1.2M Jeeps Excluded From Official Recall (VIDEO)

A Jeep recall has shocked Jeep owners, and has left some worried about the safety of their vehicles.

Marijuana Legalization: NAACP Supports Bill in Pennsylvania (VIDEO)

Marijuana legalization is a big debate right now in Pennsylvania, with advocates for the drug’s legalization gaining ground recently after the NAACP’s Cheltam Area Branch announced its support of a bill to regulate the drug.

Novak Djokovic Live Stream Free: Watch Online Wimbledon 2013 Coverage – Serena Williams, Laura Robson

Novak Djokovic vs Chardy takes place in the Wimbledon 2013 tennis tournament on Saturday with a place in the second week of the tournament up for grabs. That game as well as Serena Williams vs Date-Krumm, and Laura Robson vs Marina Erakovic can be watched online through free live stream (detail below).

Wants and Needs: The Difference

Sometimes people perceive a desire as a necessity. The heart can become so consumed with a craving that fulfilling it feels critical to well-being. Then, unless God meets the “need,” frustration occurs.

Va. ROC’s Megachurch Ex-Pastor to Appear in Texas Court in Sexual Assault Case

Founding pastor of Virginia’s Richmond Outreach Center (ROC) church, Geronimo Aguilar, who resigned earlier this month with three other pastors amid a sex scandal, will appear in a Texas court for a motions hearing on Tuesday.

Texas Sen. Ted Cruz Blasts Pro-Abortion Protesters and Gang of Eight’s Immigration Reform Bill

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) held a brief press conference following his speech Friday at the 43rd annual National Right to Life Convention in Dallas, Texas, and spoke about late-term abortion and the Senate’s gang of eight immigration reform bill that passed earlier this week.

Greg Laurie, Nick Vujicic to Attend Advance Screening of ‘Hope for Hurting Hearts’

Ten days ahead of its world premiere screening, “Hope for Hurting Hearts,” a movie that tells the story of how Greg and Cathe Laurie, Jeremy Camp, Nick Vujicic, and their families dealt with times of trial, will be shown at Harvest churches in Riverside and Orange County. Pastor Laurie and evangelist Vujicic, who was born […]

Student killed in Egypt was active in Hillel, motivated by peace

NEW YORK (JTA) — Andrew Pochter, the American student stabbed to death Friday during a protest in Egypt, was active in Hillel and motivated by a desire to encourage peace and democracy in the region. “He went to Egypt because he cared profoundly about the Middle East, and he planned to live and work there […]

Honoring Rabbi Jonathan Sacks

This past Monday, many politicians and celebrities, including numerous former prime ministers of Britain paid tribute to Chief Rabbi Jonathan Sacks as he prepares to step down from his post in August. Watch video of the different tributes here:

Edie Windsor’s lawyer and the daughters of Zelophehad

Edie Windsor, who brought the lawsuit that this week felled the Defense of Marriage Act, is Jewish. So was her wife, Thea Spyer, who died in 2009. The federal government’s insistence on ignoring the spousal exemption and taxing Windsor for Spyer’s estate — despite the fact that New York State recognized their Ontario marriage as […]

David Stern getting booed at the NBA Draft: The Supercut

David Stern teasing fans during the NBA Draft in Brooklyn, June 27, 2013. (ESPN) Last night’s NBA Draft was the last one for commissioner David Stern, who has been in the office since 1984. Over the years, Stern’s strict on/off-court policies has given him the reputation of an almighty dictator among players, owners and fans. […]

Rabbi: Only messiah can straighten out gay ruling (UPDATED)

A few stragglers took a bit longer to formulate their responses to the landmark Supreme Court decision this week on gay marriage. The National Council of Young Israel wasn’t quite as eloquent as the Orthodox Union, nor as elegiac as Agudath Israel of America, but the essential view is the same. We oppose homosexual marriage […]

Jon Stewart Skypes into ‘Daily Show’ from Middle East

(Comedy Central) No matter how much “Daily Show” fans are enjoying Jon Oliver, it’s impossible not to miss the man he’s temporarily replacing: Everyone’s favorite Jewish fake news show host, Jon Stewart. Last night we were treated to a virtual visit from Stewart, who was skyped in from the Middle East. He’s there, Oliver explained, […]

Four New Yorkers charged with pocketing aid for Israel

(JTA) — New York state’s attorney general accused four New Yorkers of pocketing more than $2.5 million in donations for charitable projects in Israel. The New York Times on Friday named four defendants from Brooklyn: Yaakov Weingarten, 52, and his wife Rivka, 52; and two of his employees: Simon Weiss, 28, and David Yifat, 66. […]

Israeli rabbi: Weed is kosher if it’s medicinal

Efraim Zalmanovich TEL AVIV (JTA) — An Israeli Orthodox rabbi ruled that distributing and smoking medicinal marijuana is kosher, but using weed for fun is forbidden. Efraim Zalmanovich, the rabbi of Mazkeret Batia, a town south of Tel Aviv, made the distinction in a recent halachic ruling, NRG, the news site of the Maariv daily […]

Conversion celebration takes a surprise turn — into a wedding

Rabbi Eytan Hammerman of Temple Beth Shalom in Mahopac, N.Y., officiating at the Jewish wedding ceremony for Sam and Angela Gold. With them are the Golds’ children, Jacob, 2 1/2, and Haden, 6. (Courtesy Angela Gold) (JTA) — Helen Rados showed up at the Bedford Post Inn north of New York City to celebrate the […]

Orthodox Jews pledge to guard London mosque

(JTA) — An Orthodox Jewish patrol group in London said it would protect a mosque after a rise in hate crimes against Muslims. The Shomrim patrol group accepted a request for protection by the North London Community Centre in Cazenove Road, an Islamic institution situated in the heavily-Jewish Borough of Hackney in northern London. The […]

Histadrut calls labor dispute that may spark city workers' strike


Kerry’s shuttle diplomacy yet to yield solid results

U.S. secretary of state to hold a press conference before leaving the region, may announce a four-way Jordan summit.     

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