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A Church Walk Through New Orleans

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The world’s eyes might be on New Orleans because of the Mardi Gras celebration, but there’s much more to the city than one big party before Lent. It’s named for the Duke of Orleans, the Regent for Louis XV. New … Continue reading

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Faith-Based Eco-friendly Activism

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In 1970, Art Buchwald, a political satirist and humorist, said, “And Man created the plastic bag and the tin and aluminum can and the cellophane wrapper and the paper plate, and this was good because Man could then take his … Continue reading

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Political Poetry: Taking A Stand

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“We are a nation of immigrants, a quilt of many colors, and we’ve managed over more than two centuries to create a way of life that allows for a reasonable degree of upward mobility, that prizes individual liberty, promotes freedom … Continue reading

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African-American Church Leaders Who Made a Difference in Civil Rights

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As we celebrate the birthday of Martin Luther King Jr. and prepare for African-American history month in February, let’s talk about other noted leaders in the civil rights movement who may not have gotten as much attention as King, but … Continue reading

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Religious Persecution Around the World in 2016

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In the United States, it’s the FBI that watches the number of hate crimes each year. The last year the data was available, the most persecuted group in America based on religious hate was the Jews. Muslims are a close … Continue reading

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Millennials and Christmas Holidays

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The holidays might be over, but we should discuss how millennials face the Christmas season. If you haven’t seen the “Hipster Nativity Set,” you might want to take a minute and search for it on Google. It features wise men … Continue reading

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Continue Celebrating on December 26

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In English countries, the holiday celebration continues on December 26 with a custom known as Boxing Day. Servants and masters may trade places, but the tradition began years ago. The gentry would retain their servants on Christmas Day to serve … Continue reading

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How to Have a Successful Youth Group

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As a youth pastor, you probably desire to have lots of teenagers in your youth group. Even if you are starting out small, you likely want to see the numbers grow. While you know that it isn’t necessarily the number … Continue reading

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