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Historic Churches in Portland, Maine

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Maine was the 23rd state to join the union in 1820. The state has never produced a United States president, but many famous artists, actors and professional sports players were born in the state. Stephen King, author of “Carrie,” calls … Continue reading

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Churches Can Be Instrumental in Helping People With PTSD

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Most people are aware of PTSD, or post-traumatic stress disorder. In 1980, when the American Psychiatric Association added PTSD to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, it was considered controversial, even though soldiers had been experiencing PTSD symptoms … Continue reading

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The History of San Francisco Through Its Churches

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San Francisco might be might known for the Golden Gate Bridge, the Peace Movement and cable cars, but it has a rich religious history. The Spanish Empire established the Presidio of San Francisco in 1776, which was quickly followed by … Continue reading

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Churches Helping Children in Zambia

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On May 12, 2017, NPR released an article with the headline, “U.S. Has The Worst Rate Of Maternal Deaths In The Developed World.” The maternal mortality rate in the U.S. is 26.4 deaths per 100,000 live births. In Finland, the … Continue reading

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Deepen Your Understanding of Ramadan

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Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar, but it’s also observed as a month of fasting in remembrance of the first revelation of the Quran to Muhammad. All adult Muslims are obliged to fast, except those who are … Continue reading

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What the Bible Says About Peace of Mind

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After the bombing at the Ariana Grande concert, many people are finding it difficult to have peace and feel safe in today’s world. Social media might be a great way to connect with others, but it also provides a lot … Continue reading

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Is Pentecost Relevant Today?

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After Easter, one of the most celebrated dates in the Christian church is that of Pentecost. This year, it falls on June 4, seven weeks after Easter. Pentecost is considered the day that the church was born. Biblically, it was … Continue reading

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Mental Health and the Church

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In a 2015 article in “Christianity Today,” Ed Stetzer writes, “It is common practice in churches, however, to treat mental illness differently. We immediately assume there is something else, some deeper spiritual struggle causing mental and emotional strain.” If a … Continue reading

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