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10 Fascinating Facts About Halloween You Probably Didn’t Know — Part I

Halloween, that beloved holiday of trick-or-treat, costumes and masks, jack-o-lanterns, children’s and adults’ parties, and outrageous sugar highs, is almost upon us. But do you know why we celebrate this hol ...

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Seven Deadly Sins — Wrath

Wrath is defined as “intense anger.” The Catholic Encyclopedia says that it is a desire of vengeance and that “it becomes sinful when it is sought to wreak vengeance upon one who has not deserved it, or ...

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Who Is Daniel and Why Does He Have a Fast Named After Him?

Chris Pratt recently announced that he was doing the Daniel Fast. The Daniel Fast is based on Daniel, a prophet from the Old Testament. Daniel’s most famous story is when he was in the lion’s den. Daniel was ...

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Why Did Abram and Sarai Have a Name Change?

Abram is considered one of the greatest biblical prophets. He is the patriarch of three religions: Judaism, Islam and Christianity. He plays a major role in the book of Genesis. Let’s take a look at his life and wh ...

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Who Was Miriam in the Bible?

Moses and his brother, Aaron, are the heroes of the book of Exodus in the Bible. It was Moses who demanded the release of the Israelites from the Pharaoh of Egypt. Aaron was Moses’ spokesperson, because Moses could ...

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Practicing Hospitality When Circumstances Make It Difficult

In the Epistle to the Romans, Paul talks about salvation. Romans is often considered to be Paul’s magnum opus. Martin Luther considered the book of Romans to be the most important and purest Gospel. One of the key ...

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What Is Jacob’s Ladder?

Jacob’s Ladder has many references. It could be a landmark staircase in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. A covered footbridge in New Zealand claims the name of Jacob’s Ladder. US Route 20, the longest road in ...

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Archaeology Finds From 2017 Support Biblical History

In 2016, the most notable archaeological find was when the tomb of Christ was unsealed. Workmen discovered that the site was preserved better than historians expected. Unless you follow archaeology circles, you may not h ...

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The Man Behind the Message

If you pay attention to religious news, then you've probably seen the name Eugene Peterson in the headlines. Apparently, people should know who he is, but unless you really follow religious writings, you may not recogn ...

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Katharine Jefferts Schori - A Woman Making a Difference

In 2006, Katharine Jefferts Schori was elected presiding bishop of the Episcopal Church. As such, she was chief pastor of over 109 dioceses in 17 countries. She was the first woman to be elected to this position in the ...

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