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Why Is June LGBT Pride Month?

May 29th, 2017

The first of June marks LGBT Pride Month. The reasons that Pride Month is so important to the LGBT community are many. The fight to earn civil rights has been hard and those who worked so diligently deserve to be … Continue reading

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Mental Health and the Church

May 28th, 2017

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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Songs for Your Memorial Day

May 26th, 2017

Memorial Day marks the summer season, but the holiday has roots much deeper than just fashion rules and beach parties. If you can’t get out to a parade honoring the fallen soldiers who gave their life for America, maybe you … Continue reading

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Blessed Are the Peacemakers

May 23rd, 2017

Peacemaking is one of the key themes in the Bible. In Matthew 5:9, Jesus tells his followers, “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God.” In Romans 12:18, Paul writes, “If possible, so far as it … Continue reading

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Faith Groups Respond to GOP’s AHCA

May 23rd, 2017

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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Taking a Day of Rest Without Feeling Guilty

May 20th, 2017

If you’re like most people, you probably find it hard to take a day off. And when you do take a day for yourself, you might feel guilty because you have so many things on your plate. What you may … Continue reading

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IDAHO for LGBT Rights

May 17th, 2017

On May 17, the international community remembers the date that the World Health Organization (WHO) removed homosexuality from the “International Classification of Diseases.” For many people, it’s hard to even imagine a time when homosexuality was considered a disease, but … Continue reading

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Historical Churches in Oklahoma City

May 10th, 2017

Last month, Oklahoma remembered the 22nd anniversary of the Murrah bombing. On April 19, 1995, a domestic terrorist parked a truck in front of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in downtown Oklahoma City. At about 9:02 a.m., the truck … Continue reading

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Oklahoma Clergy Stand Up Against Predatory Lending

May 8th, 2017

Predatory lending is defined as “any lending practice that imposes unfair or abusive loan terms on a borrower. It is also any practice that convinces a borrower to accept unfair terms through deceptive, coercive, exploitative or unscrupulous actions for a … Continue reading

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Christians in Kenya Choosing Halal Food

May 6th, 2017

Many countries in Africa have a high percentage of Muslims, but Kenya is an anomaly. In this country, Christians are the predominant religion. It’s estimated that almost 85 percent of the population identifies as Christian. Islam is the second most … Continue reading