Leave that to the Harvesters

Working with other Faiths The Lectionary this past Sunday was Matthew’s report of Jesus’ parable of the weeds: Jesus told them another parable: “The kingdom of heaven is like someone who planted good seed in his field. While people were sleeping, an enemy came and planted weeds among the wheat and went away. When the stalks sprouted and […]

Holy Wars, Holy Texts, Holy Living

Per Tall Skinny Kiwi’s call for bloggers, I’m blogging a reading from the Qur’an today. Even though the planned publicity stunt burning didn’t take place, there’s no reason not to fill the void of hate with education. When Jesus is asked what is the greatest commandment, Jesus replies with the Shema (Deut 6:4-9) and a […]

‘Two-for-One Clergy’ For the Weekend

Beliefnet has a decent article on an Episcopal Bishop-elect in Michigan who is also a Buddhist. Check it out here: “One Priest, Two Faiths.” Essentially, some Episcopalians are angry that this Bishop-elect holds what they view as competing beliefs and thus is unfit to be a bishop.  This is called syncretism meaning “holding multiple religions.”  […]

Interfaith Musings: Charity Competitions

Image by Getty Images via DaylifeAt the Gospel for Asia (GFA) annual conference, a missionary spoke about Myanmar missions were bearing fruit (via Ray Fowler): More than 1.6 million homes were destroyed and 1.3 million acres of fertile crop land were damaged as the cyclone swept across an area known as “the rice bowl of […]

Interfaith Musings: Charts

A blog I just found has a chart comparing some religions.  There may be a flaw in it, but it can be useful when comparing Christianity to other religions.  Here’s one of the charts:  Pay attention to the side categories (see how in Christianity that God is Uncreated and Unseen, with angels as created and […]