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God is Dead?

November 18th, 2014

Is Religion on the Way Out Among Young People? In 1966, Time magazine published one of its most memorable and infamous front covers. In red font against a simple black background were the words, “Is God Dead?” The attention-grabbing cover … Continue reading

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American Marriage for All

September 10th, 2014

The Universal Life Church has a remarkably simple mission: to support religious freedom and advocate for good around the world. The ULC is one of several American marriage ministries that exist as non-profit interfaith and non-denominational churches dedicated to preserving … Continue reading

A friend, ordained online, adds a personal touch to a personal occasion. Photo courtesy of Dana Robinson.

Get Ordained to Perform a Wedding in the US

August 12th, 2014

When Thomas Jefferson penned the phrase “separation of church and state,” he may not have been thinking about marriage, but that statement should go hand and hand with 21st century weddings. Over two hundred years after Mr. Jefferson proclaimed those … Continue reading

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How to Use Blessed Oil

July 28th, 2014

Various Uses for Blessed Oil Blessed oil does not have magical healing powers in and of itself. Instead, it is intended to act as a symbol of God’s grace and heals believers through their faith. Blessing oil is used to … Continue reading

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Hillary Clinton’s Religion

July 2nd, 2014

 Hillary Clinton Reports the Bible Is the Most Influential Book for Her The Bible has a significant impact on American politics that goes beyond social issues like gay marriage and abortion. In a notable example, Hillary Clinton reported the book … Continue reading

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How to Fill Out a Marriage License

June 30th, 2014

So you want to perform a wedding ceremony? As a minister, even a minister ordained online, it is your job as the wedding officiant to complete the couple’s marriage certificate. While it may seem slightly intimidating to file such important … Continue reading

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Soccer as Religion?

June 25th, 2014

Soccer as Religion: Experiencing the World Cup 2014 As the World Cup 2014 continues, the world is beginning to see soccer fever take over the globe. Many individuals around the world see soccer as religion, particularly in countries like Brazil … Continue reading

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How to Marry Someone

June 10th, 2014

Ideas for Wedding Ceremony Officiates If you have been asked to perform a wedding for friends, family or perhaps even a co-worker, chances are you may be feeling a bit of pressure. However, modern society has changed the way weddings … Continue reading

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Weird Religions

May 27th, 2014

Unusual Religions Around the World While there are a large number of weird religions and cult followings in existence, there are a few lesser-known belief systems that may shock you. Aetherius Society If you believe in aliens and the healing … Continue reading

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Bible Adventures: A Trip Down Memory Lane

May 16th, 2014

If you were a gamer in the early 1990’s and raised in a Christian home, you might have heard of the Nintendo game called Bible Adventures. This platformer stood out with its baby blue cartridge and for gameplay that was … Continue reading