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Q: Does God ever tell us to do something, or to believe something, that contradicts the Bible? A friend of mine says the Bible is out of date and we need to let the Spirit guide us in new directions, but I'm not so sure about that. — S.Y. * A:...
Tags: Police Arrests, Passover, Bible, Religion and Belief
In so many ways, one of the biggest civil rights issues of our day is the way we treat Muslims in our country. Yes, 9/11 was an act of war against the United States, and yes, it was carried out by radical Muslims. But it is our obligation to realize...
Q: I know the angels were very much a part of Jesus' birth (for example, in making the announcements to Mary and the shepherds), but do they still do anything? Or are angels no longer active? — Mrs. J. McL. A: The Bible makes it clear that God's...
As we come to the end of the calendar year, it is time once again to think about the past 12 months. Many authors have reflected and written about "The Year of," and the Newport Beach Public Library has many titles that ruminate on special aspects of...
Tags: Arts and Culture, Bible, Authors, Religion and Belief, Libraries
When I heard about the shooting of 14-year-old Pakistani Malala Yousafzai by a coward, who must think he's a real man to shoot a teenage girl while on a school bus simply because she wants an education, I felt sick. I might sound like a broken record...
Tags: Abortion, Islam, Malala Yousafzai, Ku Klux Klan, Qur'an
Linda Gehringer said she enjoys creating roles in plays. Gehringer, an actress who lives in Laguna Beach, is a staple at South Coast Repertory, as well as a television actress on shows like "Touch" with Kiefer Sutherland and "Justified," she said. Now,...
I'm a hypocrite. I'm a Muslim who drinks alcohol — except during the month of Ramadan, of course. There. I said it. I am a hypocrite. Alcohol is forbidden in Islam. There are those Muslims, however, including me, who argue that alcohol is not...
Tags: Holidays, Wines, Islam, Qur'an, Religious Festivals
One of the reasons I enjoy a happy and fulfilling life is because of the people in it. They are a people who fear God, lead by example and strive, in their own way, for a better world. And last week, I was reminded once more how lucky I am when a few of...
Tags: Judaism, Islam, Qur'an, Family, Jerusalem (Israel)
The other night I struggled to come up with a simple way to describe the magnitude of "taraweh" — the extra prayers performed nightly during Ramadan. And then an enigmatic Muslim poet I know compared it — perfectly — to opera. There'...
Tags: Holidays, Opera (genre), Islam, Qur'an, Religious Festivals
The Newport Beach Citizens Bicycle Safety Committee should include at least one member who does not ride a bicycle on the streets of Newport Beach for recreation or commuting. After all, we non-bicyclists contribute monies, through our taxes, which pay...
Last week in Irvine, I met real-life superwomen. They manage to stay under the radar of extremists and have found a magical way to moderate, even eliminate, radicalism in some parts of their communities. Amn-O-Nisa, or Women for Peace, is an...
SATURDAY E-Waste Collection Goodwill of Orange County and the city of Newport Beach will have a free electronic waste collection, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the city's Corporation Yard, 592 Superior Ave., Newport Beach. Items that can be disposed of...
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