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Father’s Day Prayer

Prayers, thoughts and readings for Father’s Day


The Date and Meaning of Mother’s Day 2019

The date of Mother’s Day in 2019 is May 12.  But you might also  be interested in learning more about the meaning and history of the holiday.  Read more …


Easter’s Pagan Roots

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


All about Easter

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


Re-Imagining Lent

Lent is the period of 40 days leading to Easter. It is one of the “pentitential” seasons. Modern day Christians are not exactly electrified by a season so long or so serious. But for this very reason, a rediscovery of what this season means may be exactly what the doctor ordered. The Science of Repentance […]


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.


They Tried to Outlaw Christmas

It appears that in 2018 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 […]


Thanksgiving Prayers

Thanksgiving is not about turkey.  While families will certainly gather for meals of many types in an increasingly diverse USA, this holiday is primarily about giving thanks to God, not only for the blessings of life, but for life itself.  Here is a list of the most popular prayers of and for Thanksgiving.


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 […]