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A Theology Fit for a Picnic

In the calendar of the Christian year, there is often a strange confluence of Trinity Sunday with Memorial Day weekend.  That’s true  this year when the secular holiday officially opening summer coincides with the liturgical holiday focusing on one of the more obscure doctrines of the Christian faith.  What is a preacher to do?  While […]


Split Screen in the Middle East – Finance and Fashion meet Fire and Fury

While the wealthy treasury secretary, Steve Mnuchin, and fashion icon and daughter of the President, Ivanka Trump, were celebrating the new US embassy in Jerusalem, Israeli troops were gunning down Palestinian protestors on the Gaza border.  This is a split screen that will fuel the fires of conflict in the Middle East for years to come. Tragic!


What is the date and meaning of Ramadan?

The season of Ramadan is the ninth month of the Muslim calendar and lasts for 29 or 30 days, depending on the year.  It is marked by fasting; Muslims refrain from eating or drinking during the day, focusing upon prayer and submission to God in all things. This year Ramadan begins May 15 and ends with the festival of Eid al-Fitr. […]


What is Eid ul-Fitr

Eid ul-Fitr, Eid al-Fitr, Id-ul-Fitr, or Id al-Fitr (Arabic: ‎عيد الفطر ‘Īdu l-Fiṭr), sometimes shortened to Eid, is a Muslim holiday that marks the end of Ramadan, the Islamic holy month of fasting (sawm). Eid is an Arabic word meaning “festivity,” while Fiṭr means “breaking the fast”. The holiday celebrates the conclusion of the 29 or […]


The Motherhood of God

Since we Christians, along with  our Jewish and Muslim cousins have devoted 2000 years or more to God the Father,  and our religions appear to be caught up in such a mess of trouble, both here in  the US with the sex abuse scandals and in the Middle East, perhaps its time for a  change of heart. I’m beginning […]


Is Mother’s Day a Christian Holiday?

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 its founder, Anna Jarvis. Read more ….


Mother’s Day Prayer

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


Faith Profile Test

Before you know where you’re headed, you need to know where you’ve been. This is true whether you’re traveling to England or toward enlighenment. Try our faith profile test and find out where you are coming from, where you may be going, and what assets of faith and character are taking you there. Take the […]


The Sistine Chapel

Michelangelo Paintings from the Sistine Chapel Come with us to Rome. Our image map brings you the painstakingly restored paintings of the Creation and Fall in one of the most beautiful settings anywhere. Under these images Popes are elected.


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.