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Looking Ahead: Mother’s Day 2017

Will the real Mother’s Day Please Stand Up? Many people see Mother’s Day as a secular holiday, designed by the greeting card industry, promoted by restaurants, beloved by florists. Some clergy agree, objecting to the commercialism of the holiday. Does Mother’s Day have religious meaning? If so what is it? Just consider the witness of […]


The Jesus Picture Gallery

The Gallery Tour Whatever the skeptics and secularists have to say about it, Jesus is alive and well within popular culture. Magazines, radio, television, newspapers, billboards, roadside signs … and especially the Internet … are filled with images to satisfy the curiosity of the faithful. Pictures of Jesus proliferate and we have collected hundreds of […]


Religions of the World

What are the largest religions of the world? What are their membership statistics, relative size, locations, rankings? Find out now simply by looking at our tables, charts and maps. The Top Religions of the World


The Essence of Bias

From Walt Hickey of the Five Thirty Eight Newsletter: “When people claim to be Christian and commit violence in the name of Christianity, according to a recent poll, 75 percent Americans say that person wasn’t really Christian. But when people claim to be Muslim and commit violence in the name of Islam, 50 percent of Americans […]


What is the date of Easter 2017?

The date of Easter in 2017 is April 16 for most Protestants and Catholics. This year for Eastern Orthodox Christians it is also April 16. For an explanation of how the date of Easter is calculated and the date of Easter in future years, continue reading. For a calculator that will help you find the date of […]


The Paradox of Valentine’s Day

It  is a strange holiday indeed that turns our thoughts towards love, and most often,  romantic love, but at the same time bears the name of a Catholic saint and martyr:  Saint Valentine. I can think of nothing that more clearly reflects the  often strained relationship between spirituality and sexuality in Christian faith  and practice, […]


Top Ten Verses of the Bible

Given sufficient time to study just ten passages from the Bible, these are the passages I would select. Among these are some of the most memorable and most popular, but mere popularity is not the main reason for selecting these. Here, then, is my “best of the Bible” list, and why I selected each passage. Here […]


Sources of Symbolism in Christianity

Sources of Symbolism in Christianity Christianity is, and always has been, a faith that finds expression in highly visual ways … through painting and sculpture, image, icon, symbol, design, and other non-verbal means. We take a look at the principal varieties of Christian symbolism, both traditional and contemporary.


Alphabet of Affirmations

An Alphabet of Inspirational Bible Verses Searching for a quotation from the Bible for help or inspiration? Try our alphabet of Biblical affirmations. OR … our list of the ten most popular passages from the Bible.


What is the Trinity

What is the Trinity? The Trinity is one of the important doctrines of classical Christian theology in which God is depicted as being manifest in three persons: God the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Three persons, but one God. Many find this doctrine confusing. Here’s a simple, common sense explanation.