The Will of God in Judaism

“The idea that Judaism starts with is that man is created in the likeness of God…. There is always the opportunity to do a mitzvah…. The central issue in Judaism is the mitzvah, the sacred act. And it is the greatness of man that he can do a mitzvah....

Telling the Gospel Story Without Defaming Jews

Imagine if a new religious group told a story on a particular holiday that depicted first-century Christians as fanatical, arrogant, disruptive followers of a cult leader named Jesus. Their story tells how these deluded followers stubbornly refused to believe the...

Founders of World Religions: The Buddha

He was a social reformer, a religious revolutionary and a wise mentor. He gathered followers, taught them in parables and discourses and founded a community of disciples. His story shapes the lives of people worldwide. His name is Siddhartha Gautama, and his title is...

Lao-Tze Urged Creative Simplicity

Lao-Tze reminds all who wish to govern, “The hard and mighty lie beneath the ground, while the tender and weak dance on the breeze above.” These are not the words of a 20th-century politician. They are attributed to a legendary Chinese mystic named Lao-Tze...