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Prophecy

Mark Driscoll Needs a Prophet of His Own

Jack Levison | Posted 08.14.2014 | Religion
Jack Levison

Mark Driscoll should take some of his royalties and hire a full-time prophet. Not a friend but an opponent. Not a pushover but a person of incisive intellect. Maybe not even a man but a woman. Someone like Deborah, who exercised enormous power among Israel's early judges. Like Huldah, whose prophecies led to intense reform.

Soulful Deed

Catherine Nagle | Posted 08.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Catherine Nagle

For six years we had a wonderful marriage. However, before he died, not only did he leave me traces along the way for his departure, he left me with a deed on how I was to live through the years without him.

Discerning and Hearing Divine Guidance Isn't Always Easy

Angela Jamene | Posted 06.30.2014 | Religion
Angela Jamene

Sometimes guidance can feel terrifying, I won't lie. Being guided to do the right thing is hard, we worry how it will be received. But, that starts to go away.

How to Achieve Prophecy

Rabbi Adam Jacobs | Posted 05.04.2014 | Religion
Rabbi Adam Jacobs

According to Maimonides, there are 11 kinds of prophecy ranging from a simple type of Divine inspiration called "Ruach haKodesh" (the Holy Spirit) to the singular instance of the "face-to-face" communication that Moses experienced.

Billy Graham's Warning to JFK

Robert C. Crosby, D.Min. | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics
Robert C. Crosby, D.Min.

One week before President John F. Kennedy made the fateful trip to Dallas in 1963, Billy Graham "had an inner foreboding that something terrible was g...

Fukushima, Humanity's Defining Moment

Jacob Devaney | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Jacob Devaney

Capitalism, with all its merit, lacks the ethical integrity required to responsibly handle technologies as potentially deadly as nuclear power. When you understand the facts, you will agree. Unfortunately, the facts have been buried by the very powerful financial interests.

Beyond Polarizing Politics -- Lessons From the Shutdown

Harry Boyte | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Harry Boyte

In my last post ("Reclaiming Our Democracy - Lessons from the Trenches of Citizen Advocacy," October 15) I described the highly effective methodologie...

How Christian Is the New Testament Book of Revelation?

James D. Tabor | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
James D. Tabor

Is is possible that the New Testament book of Revelation -- known to millions as "The Revelation of Jesus Christ," and known for its dire apocalyptic language and horrific visions of the "End of time," was originally not a Christian work at all? I

Scholars and the Gospels

William B. Bradshaw | Posted 10.31.2013 | Religion
William B. Bradshaw

There are basically two kinds of scholars: The "scholars' scholar," who concentrates on very advanced levels of research that other scholars understand, and the "laymen's scholar," who focuses on scholarly matters of a less intense nature that the average layperson understands.

Be Kind To Prophets

Malcolm Boyd | Posted 05.05.2013 | Religion
Malcolm Boyd

In Lent, we should strive to hear them, be kind and open. Try to understand that beneath their sometime outer hardness and obstinacy is an acute sensitivity and tenderness, a genuine openness to God's spirit.

What Every American Should Know About Frederick Douglass, Abolitionist Prophet

John Stauffer | Posted 03.10.2013 | Religion
John Stauffer

For Douglass, there was an intimate link between individual conversion and social reform. The path of reform flowed outward from self to society. Before eradicating social evil, you first had to purify the self.

Bending the Story (Without Breaking It)

David Kudler | Posted 02.19.2013 | Books
David Kudler

When well employed, time travel and prophecy can both increase a story's effectiveness, even as they seem to be short-circuiting it.

2012, The Power of Prophetic Fiction

Jacob Devaney | Posted 02.12.2013 | Good News
Jacob Devaney

Everyone is talking about December 21, 2012, but beneath the hype and conjecture about fate there are some very deep and interesting cultural phenomen...

The Coming Interspiritual Age

Bernard Starr | Posted 02.11.2013 | Religion
Bernard Starr

Every spiritual group in which I have participated over the last 30 years has expressed a similar sentiment: that we are in the midst of a planetary shift in consciousness.

White Buffalo Day 2012: A Positive Sign

Jacob Devaney | Posted 10.27.2012 | Religion
Jacob Devaney

The White Buffalo Prophecy, handed down for 19 generations within the Lakota Tradition, has continued to unfold in magical ways that paint a positive future for humanity.

Westboro Baptist Church Prophecy: Obama Out This Saturday!

Nate Phelps | Posted 09.19.2012 | Religion
Nate Phelps

Forget about the puny Mayans, the Great and Powerful Oz ... err ... WBC has spoken. Abandon hope, sell your possessions. Better yet, leave your possessions (in my name please), run to the mountains and hide in the caves.

Money, Religion, Leadership: Numbers 22:2–24:25

Rabbi Jill Jacobs | Posted 09.02.2012 | Religion
Rabbi Jill Jacobs

Religious leadership isn't easy. Just ask any of the rabbis who attempt to address controversial issues within their institutions, take on the challenge of moral leadership and manage relationships with members. Or ask the prophet Balaam, the unexpected hero of this week's Torah portion.

The Price Of Being Prophetic: Isaiah 6:1–8 And John 3:1–17

Sze-kar Wan | Posted 07.30.2012 | Religion
Sze-kar Wan

The would-be prophet cowers before the throne and whimpers, "Woe is me! I am lost, for I am a man of unclean lips, and I live among a people of unclean lips." No posturing. No preachiness. No self-righteousness.

Hopeful Prophecy Enacted Part 2

Jacob Devaney | Posted 04.18.2012 | Home
Jacob Devaney

If we dare to dream bigger and envision a better future on the planet, we have a lot to learn from the elder cultures of this land.

When Preachers Become False Prophets

Christian Piatt | Posted 02.01.2012 | Religion
Christian Piatt

Pastors should indeed celebrate the beauty, joy and miraculous mystery of life, but to focus on this while not tempering this with an acknowledgment of struggle, doubt and, yes, suffering, is to offer false prophecy.

'History Centrism': A Challenge To Abrahamic Faiths

Rabbi Joshua Stanton | Posted 09.13.2011 | Religion
Rabbi Joshua Stanton

So what of the Abrahamic emphasis on prophetic history? Is it possible to accept the teachings of a prophet (or set of prophets) without focusing on prophetic history?

Jason Linkins

Blackbird Deaths Blamed On 'Don't Ask Don't Tell' Repeal By Some Prophet-Lady

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

If you're like most Americans, you've probably recently been worried about the mass bird die-offs that made the news this year, fretted about signs an...

God Is Still Speaking -- And Boy Is He Grumpy!

Clay Farris Naff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Clay Farris Naff

You know how sometimes a respected elder begins to sound, well, a little cranky? God kicked off the new year by growling in the ears of several people with media platforms. And I gotta tell you, going by what they say, I'm concerned.

Understanding Prophecy: Moses Vs. Nostradamus

Rabbi Adam Jacobs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rabbi Adam Jacobs

Let's do a little comparison. Let's look at a few of Moses' predictions to see if we believe that they actually came to pass and then contrast them with the perennially popular 16th century French prophet Nostradamus.

Jews And The Need For God: Modern Lessons From Moses Maimonides

Rabbi Joshua Stanton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rabbi Joshua Stanton

Today, faith is more of a choice than ever before, and atheism is becoming a more socially acceptable alternative to belief. Judaism, especially as an action-based religion, need not feel challenged.