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Political Poetry: Taking A Stand

January 25th, 2017

“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

Many black church leaders have helped to make a difference.

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

January 20th, 2017

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

Christians face religious persecution around the world.

Religious Persecution Around the World in 2016

January 20th, 2017

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

More families today are choosing interfaith baptism ceremonies.

Interfaith Baptism Ideas for Children

January 16th, 2017

In the Christian faith, many infants are baptized or christened after birth as a way of demonstrating that the child will be raised in the faith. During the ceremony, godparents are usually named for the child. Today’s godparents have no … Continue reading

Adult baptism.

Planning a Baptism Ceremony for an Adult

January 15th, 2017

As a ULC minister, you might be asked to perform a baptism. If you’ve never performed this ritual, you might be apprehensive about undertaking it. Here is a quick primer for planning the ceremony. More in-depth resources are available throughout … Continue reading

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Why Do Christians Get Baptized?

January 13th, 2017

Baptism is first mentioned in the New Testament in reference to John the Baptist. Matthew recounts: “People went out to him from Jerusalem and all Judea and the whole region of the Jordan. 6 Confessing their sins, they were baptized … Continue reading

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Millennials and Christmas Holidays

January 11th, 2017

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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The Episcopal Church Goes Green

January 9th, 2017

The Episcopal Church has made many strides in social justice throughout the years, most noticeably, giving the LGBT+ community a place to worship and get married in the church. Another outreach that the Episcopal Church is on the forefront is … Continue reading

A dry January tradition has begun in England in an attempt to curb excessive drinking.

An English Tradition: A Dry January

January 7th, 2017

In 2012, a campaign began in England to decrease alcohol consumption. It’s gained momentum in the UK, and it’s making its way into the United States. According to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIH) 87.6 percent of … Continue reading

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Creating New Year’s Resolutions That Stick

January 3rd, 2017

If you’re one of those people who have stopped setting New Year’s resolutions, you’re not alone. It’s demoralizing and defeating when you set high expectations for yourself on January 1, only to keep those goals for just a few days … Continue reading