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The Significance of Color in Christian Symbolism

Color plays a crucial role in the symbolism and iconography of the Christian tradition.  Here we outline the meanings associated with color in Christian worship, art, architecture and design. Read more ….


The Christian Cross

The cross is one of the earliest and  most widely used Christian symbols. It represents Christianity in general and  the crucifixion in particular. A great variety of crosses has evolved, with leading  examples illustrated here. With the possible exception of the face and figure of Jesus, the cross is the preeminent symbol of Christianity.  For […]


Mother’s Day Prayer

Check out our lastest list of readings and prayers for Mother’s Day.  Mother’s Day Prayer.


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, […]


They Tried to Outlaw Christmas

It appears that in 2017 there are some who think that there is a “war on Christmas.” Donald Trump has taken up the battle cry, loudly wishing folks a “Merry Christmas,” not out of a particular piety, but in mock defiance of those he seems to feel are waging an unholy battle against one of […]


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 […]


On Being a Jew at Christmas

The commercial Christmas is as much a problem for Christians as it is for Jews   according to a series of articles on the meaning of the holiday. On Being a Jew at Christmas


Christian Weight Loss? Fact or Fantasy?

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 Best […]


Abraham Lincoln’s God

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.