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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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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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Biblical Reflections on Gratitude

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Elie Wiesel said, “When a person doesn’t have gratitude, something is missing in his or her humanity. A person can almost be defined by his or her attitude toward gratitude.” Wiesel was a Holocaust survivor and political activist who had … 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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Oklahoma Clergy Stand Up Against Predatory Lending

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Predatory lending is defined as “any lending practice that imposes unfair or abusive loan terms on a borrower. It is also any practice that convinces a borrower to accept unfair terms through deceptive, coercive, exploitative or unscrupulous actions for a … Continue reading

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