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Banned Books That Might Surprise You

September 25th, 2017

Jen Hatmaker, a Christian author, spoke out in support of the LGBT community and same-sex marriage. Her books were taken off the shelves at LifeWay Christian stores due to her beliefs. LifeWay has the right to sell which books they … Continue reading

Apples with honey for Rosh Hashanah

Celebrating the Jewish New Year

September 20th, 2017

In the United States, we celebrate the new year in January with drinking and football. September marks the new school year. If you have a business, your fiscal calendar may begin in October. No one really thinks too much about … Continue reading

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Historic Churches From the Oldest City in the United States

September 18th, 2017

St. Augustine, Florida, holds the claim to the “oldest continuously occupied settlement of European origin” in the mainland United States. It was founded in 1565 by a Spanish conquistador. The Spanish ruled the community and the state for many years, … Continue reading

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Talking About Suicide in Faith Communities

September 14th, 2017

According to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the United States. On average, there are about 121 suicides each day, and half of those involve firearms. Men are more likely to … Continue reading

Jefferson's historic Monticello estate

A Primer on Religion in Charlottesville

September 12th, 2017

The eyes of America have been on Charlottesville. Cville, as it is colloquially known, is home to Monticello, the estate of Thomas Jefferson. Monticello is a UNESCO World Heritage Site that should be on everyone’s bucket list. But there’s more … Continue reading

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September Days to Remember

September 8th, 2017

“The Fantasticks” ran for 42 years off-Broadway, and it’s been produced in 67 countries around the world. Its popularity is probably due to its memorable songs, the story and the minimalist set design. The opening number “Try to Remember” talks … Continue reading

Living with chronic pain

Living With Chronic Pain

September 6th, 2017

According to the American Academy of Pain Medicine, about 100 million people in the United States live with a form of chronic pain. Acute pain is what alerts a person to injury. Generally, it’s related to a soft tissue injury, … Continue reading

Gender equality

Remembering Women’s Equality

August 29th, 2017

The Nineteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution reads as follows: “The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex. Congress … Continue reading

Churches in El Paso

The Historic Churches of El Paso

August 27th, 2017

The city of El Paso is memorialized in a song by Marty Robbins in 1959, but there’s a lot to this community in southwest Texas along the border of Mexico. It’s considered one of the safest large cities in America … Continue reading

Good and bad mood drawing

Scientific Studies About Boosting Your Mood

August 25th, 2017

“Positive thinking will let you do everything better than negative thinking will.” –Zig Ziglar Moods can go up and down each day, sometimes even several times in an hour. Staying positive has been shown to have positive effects on your … Continue reading