You’ve heard about adding more fruits and vegetables, along with fish and whole grains to your diet; sometimes it’s not exactly clear why. This chart spells in all out, connecting each item with its benefits. Whether such definitive connections can be drawn between eating specific foods and a corresponding health benefit is questionable from the point of view of hard science. For example, eating more avocados would not be a sufficient method of controlling your blood pressure. And I would not count upon eating grapefruit as a total solution to prostate cancer. A good diet is only one dimension of a comprehensive approach to health. Do include more of these foods in your diet; don’t assume that diet alone can prevent disease and guarantee immortality. Good things to eat and why.
Can A Spiritual or Christian Weight Loss Program Come to the Rescue?
The Christian weight loss movement is booming, but can spiritually oriented weight loss programs actually help? We survey the field, recommend the the best book on the topic, and offer our own weight loss plan. Cut to the chase: The Spirit Diet
There is a unique relationship between Christianity and Judaism. Jesus was a Jew who never rejected Judaism though he had some strong criticisms of the leaders of organized Judaism in his day. The same can be said of the Apostle Paul. Indeed, for several decades after the crucifixion, the Jesus movement can be seen as a reform movement within Judaism.
It is not at all clear that Jesus saw his mission as involving the establishment of a new religion. Rather, like the prophets before him, his task was to encourage others in following the way and the will of God, repairing the world, and relating with love, mercy and justice to one’s fellow human beings. Read more ….
This article, published in The Economist (one of the great magazines out in the world, by the way) discusses the fraught issue of religious conversion and how it sometimes creates complications the convert (and his/her community) did not anticipate.
Don’t Forget Father’s Day
The date and meaning of Father’s Day. With thoughts, prayers and readings for and about Dad.
Ramadan is not a holiday, but a holy month. It is the ninth month of the Muslim year, in which “the Qur’an was sent down as a guidance for the people” Read more ….
At mealtime, bedtime, anytime …. the best way to introduce the practice of prayer to your children is the integrate prayer seamlessly into your own daily life, especially those times you spend with your children. To help get you started, we’ve selected out favorite prayers suitable for use with your children. Read more …
Abraham Lincoln’s God
During a presidential election year, when politicians tend to invoke the name of God for partisan purposes, or “explain” various tragedies by blaming both God and the victims, Abraham Lincoln’s Second Inaugural Address offers a refreshing alternative.
The Room Within
On that bright day so long ago Jesus was speaking directly to us when he said: “I will not leave you desolate. For on that day, you will know that I am in (God) and you are in me, and I am in you.” I realize this may seem impossible. We are so accustomed to living in the absence of God that we cannot even imagine being that close to our Creator.