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What Causes Poverty?

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One of the most serious problems in the United States is poverty. Based on the U.S. Census Bureau’s best estimates, the 2015 poverty rate is about 13.5 percent. When you do the math, that means around 43.1 million Americans are … Continue reading

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What Do Christians Believe About the Poor?

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“For even when we were with you, we would give you this command: If anyone is not willing to work, let him not eat.” – 2 Thessalonians 3:10 “Give generously to [the poor] and do so without a grudging heart, … Continue reading

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Allusions to the Parable of the Prodigal Son

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In the Gospels of the New Testament, Jesus uses parables to give lessons to his disciples. A parable is simply a story that is used to illustrate a moral lesson. In Luke 15, the story of the prodigal son is … Continue reading

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Vermont Churches to Admire

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Many people love to drive through Vermont in the fall to enjoy the foliage and scenery. The state might be one of the smallest, but it has some beautiful architecture in its churches. Here are six sites you should make … Continue reading

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Why Visit the Museum of Biblical Art?

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Tucked away in the University Park District in Dallas is a 50-year-old museum. Mattie Caruth Byrd, a leader and patron of the arts in the Dallas community, founded the Museum of Biblical Art in 1966. Unfortunately, the building that housed … Continue reading

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Jewish History in Miami

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Southeast Florida is estimated to have more than 500,000 Jews living in the Miami area. That’s about 10 percent of the overall population. There are almost 190 synagogues and congregations in the area, serving Orthodox, Conservative, Reform and Reconstructionist Judaism. … Continue reading

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Stories Behind the Hymns

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There’s been a huge debate over whether the hymns of the church are relevant today. We’ll leave that argument for another time. No matter which side you’re on, there’s little denying that some of the songs played in church have … Continue reading

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Culturally Diverse Novels for Teenagers

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If you’re looking for some books to keep your children engaged over the summer, give them ones that help them understand other religions and cultures. Here are a few for teenagers, aged 13 and up, that have received acclaims for … Continue reading

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