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Easter’s Pagan Roots

Is Easter a Pagan Holiday? And, if so, does it matter?


Easter Recipes

One of the most inviting aspects of Easter is the chance to get together with family after church to share love around a great meal.  But you may want to refresh your recipe collection for the occasion. Here are some great Easter cook books.  Easter Recipes


All about Easter

The Easter Index Prayers, Sermons, Art, Inspiration … all you need to know about Christianity’s greatest holiday


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 […]


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, […]


Prayer and Dr. Martin Luther King

Spiritual resources for celebrating the birthday of the civil rights leader, including prayers and other readings.


Jewish Holiday Calendar 2017-2020

Our calendar of Jewish holidays 2017-2020


Hitch Your Wagon To A Star

Hitch Your Wagon To A Star Epiphany: Is It A Yonder Star We Follow, or An Inner Light


Christmas is Wonderful, but is it Real?

The message of Christmas is comforting, but when one considers the persistence of warfare and other human ills, is it’s promise of peace on earth truly to be believed? Read more …. More about Christmas