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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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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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Historical Churches in Oklahoma City

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Last month, Oklahoma remembered the 22nd anniversary of the Murrah bombing. On April 19, 1995, a domestic terrorist parked a truck in front of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in downtown Oklahoma City. At about 9:02 a.m., the truck … Continue reading

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Elderly Americans in the Church

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The Administration for Community Living designates May as Older Americans Month. This year’s theme is “Age Out Loud,” a commitment to listening to what the older generation has to say. ACL recommends taking time this month to listen to the … Continue reading

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Enjoy a Historic Tour of Charleston Through the Churches

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In 2015, Charleston, South Carolina, made headlines when nine people were killed in a church by a white supremacist. The shooter targeted the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church, which is one of the oldest black congregations in the U.S. Charleston … Continue reading

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Progressive Christians Speak Out Against Discrimination and Injustice

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When they hear the word “Christian,” many individuals in the United States picture right-wing conservative fundamentalists. Their increased involvement with politics, along with the creation of groups such as the late Jerry Falwell’s Moral Majority and the anti-LGBTQ Family Research … Continue reading

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