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If airlines, computer makers and telecom companies are doing it, why not religions? Christmas and Hanukkah to Merge!
The Christian Year: Making Time Count There are many ways to count the passage of time. But more than marking its passage, the church year offers an extraordinary opportunity to give time meaning. Understanding how it works it one of the best ways I know of lending spiritual depth to any season of the year.
Ramadan is not a holiday, but a holy month. It is the ninth month of the Muslim year, in which “the Qur’an was sent down as a guidance for the people” Read more ….
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 [...]
Prayers, thoughts and readings for Father’s Day
What the New Testament Says About Freedom You might be surprised. Check it out
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 [...]
One of the most inspiring art forms available to the public without charge are the stained glass windows found in churches around the world. These are often found in buildings that are themselves worth visiting. Neil Ralley’s collection of photographs, available online, makes the perfect starting point for an exploration of this medium. We have [...]
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
Is Easter a Pagan Holiday? And, if so, does it matter?