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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, […]
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Prayers for the New Year 2017
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 […]
What is Sin? Contrary to popular understanding, sin does not consist of a catalogue of “bad behavior,” rather it is a state of being; it is a condition of alienation from God, the ground of our being. Sin involves alienation from other people as well as the world in which we live. Here’s the story […]
Check out our lastest list of readings and prayers for Mother’s Day. Mother’s Day Prayer.
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 Ten Most Popular Prayers of All Time Well, actually, we’ve got twelve. But since two of today’s most popular prayers may not be on the list tomorrow, let’s call it ten. My selections include all time favorite and familiar prayers like the Lord’s Prayer, the Serenity Prayer, and the Prayer of St. Francis, along […]
In a time of terror and war, prayers for peace arise from the lips of citizens in all countries and from adherents of all faiths. Here are just a few of our favorites.
Many of us have been following Pope Francis, his progressive pronouncements, his call to interreligious dialogue, his commitment to the environment, his well received visit to the US with interest and enthusiasm. The great omission in the Pope’s agenda, thus far, has been any serious discussion of women’s ordination. Despite the fact that one of the […]