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If airlines, computer makers and telecom companies are doing it, why not religions? Christmas and Hanukkah to Merge!
Halloween: Holiday in Need of Renovation Given its pagan roots, some think it evil. We disagree and examine its deeper meaning, religious roots, and contemporary significance, including practical ideas on how to celebrate it today. Renovating Halloween Halloween: A Pagan Perspective One reader reacted strongly to my halloween piece. Since her retort was so well [...]
Sociologists have been aware for many years that people lie when asked about their sex life, finances, and sometimes their politics. It is perhaps more surprising that the tendency to lie is even greater when it comes to religious affiliation, church attendance and faith. I wonder why? Why People Lie About Their Religious Belief and [...]
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, right now at the beginning of the New Year. Take the test now.
Christianity is, and always has been, a faith that finds expression in highly visual ways … through painting and sculpture, image, icon, symbol, design, and other non-verbal means. We take a look at the principal varieties of Christian symbolism, both traditional and contemporary. Sources of Symbolism in Christianity
Sometimes it seems that the only news being covered by the media is that of war, violence, nuclear proliferation, genocide, political conflict and corruption in high places. Actually, there are quite a few examples to the contrary. The press is actively covering God, not to mention lesser topics like religion, spirituality, ethics and such, arguably [...]
Don’t Forget Father’s Day The date and meaning of Father’s Day. With thoughts, prayers and readings for and about Dad.
Adult Christianity “When I was a child, I thought like a child … but as an adult, I put away childish things.” The Apostle Paul. But what would an adult, mature Christianity look like today?
Warner Sallman’s “Head of Christ” is the most popular image of Jesus ever made. It is an icon of American culture. It also raises a host of questions about Christianity, the historical Jesus, and the faith of those who identify with this painting. Check it out now.
When Nice Won’t Suffice When “Have a Nice Day!” doesn’t cut it … deeper resources may be required. Check out our latest sermons.