Category Archives: Other Religions

Conversation With a Muslim

We were attending a large birthday gathering of Muslim friends.  Knowing my Christian beliefs, Ahmad said he wanted to talk with me. This fine gentleman holds a Ph.D. and teaches at a major university.  He came and sat next to … Continue reading

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Muslim with a Gun

I attended a seminar on the beliefs and practices of Islam by Rev. Mateen Elass, Ph.D.  It was held in a local church and widely advertised. Upon arriving at the church, I was surprised to see a security guard at … Continue reading

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Muslim Teen & the Occult

As an online missionary with Global Media Outreach, www.godlife.com, I receive many emails from people in Muslim majority countries. Susan, 16,  has written from the Middle East for over a year.  She’s had a fascination for vampire books and movies, … Continue reading

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Elohim is Plural?

I was having a discussion with an older Jewish gentleman who was studying the Torah. He said, “I know you’re a student of the Bible.  But did you know the word for God in the Bible is Elohim—and that word … Continue reading

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Astrology in Myanmar

We learned a great deal from our Buddhist guides while traveling in Myanmar (formerly Burma).  For example, the people there don’t have surnames.  Their last name is the day of the week on which they were born.  They divide Wednesday … Continue reading

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Superstition, Luck and Buddhism

Although it’s been a while,  what we learned about Buddhism on our trip to Myanmar, formerly Burma, needs to be shared. We learned that Buddhists don’t believe in a personal God!  Some Buddhist sects may pray to Buddha, but most … Continue reading

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Nirvana? Reincarnation?

Our guide in Myanmar explained that Myanmar  (formerly Burma) is the most religious Buddhist country in the world.  This is in terms of the proportion of monks in the population and the proportion of income spent on religion. A Buddhist’s … Continue reading

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Buddhism & Karma

Four years ago we traveled to Myanmar, formerly Burma. What an education that was–I had no idea we’d be submerged in Buddhism!  Our Buddhist guide explained that Karma was basic to his faith.  “Karma is the belief that your current … Continue reading

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Fishing Pier Adventure

We live in a beach community that has a long fishing pier. We enjoy walking out on the pier and watching the excitement of a fisherman bringing in his catch. Naturally, I always bring along a few Jesus booklets or … Continue reading

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BLM Returns!

I received a call Friday evening alerting me that Black Lives Matter was coming to our town again!  They were planning a protest the next day–Saturday,  at 12 noon in front of our county government center. I suggested we do … Continue reading

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