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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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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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Faith Groups Respond to GOP’s AHCA

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The House of Representatives passed the American Health Care Act (AHCA) in hopes of replacing the Affordable Care Act (ACA) or Obamacare. The AHCA is waiting for the Senate to act on it. Time magazine believes that the AHCA faces … Continue reading

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Christian Persecution

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The University of Notre Dame released a report in April called “Under Caesar’s Sword,” which outlines a global investigation into Christian persecution. Not only did 17 scholars examine Christian persecution around the world, they also examined how Christians respond to … 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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Pew Research Releases Facts About How Abrahamic Faiths View Scripture

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Two of the biggest religious festivals ended a few days ago. The Christian Easter celebration is over, as is the Jewish Passover. Both of these celebrations rely heavily on biblical scripture. Pew Research offers information about how people in the … Continue reading

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