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Putting the Joy Back in the Lenten Season: Tips for Making It Through the Season of Sacrifice

For the majority of the world, the 46 days leading up to Easter are just like any other. For devout Christians and Catholics, however, the period is characterized by little indulgence and unwilling sacrifice. It is the p ...

Category: Holidays and Observances Christianity

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Lent: What Is It and Why Do People Give Things Up?

Whether you’re exploring a new religion or just curious as to why half your coworkers and acquaintances decide to fast at the same time every year, you may want to learn more about Lent. What is it, what is Ash Wednesd ...

Category: Holidays and Observances Christianity

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Guiding a Wayward Child Back to the Church of Latter-day Saints

If your child, regardless of age, has chosen to leave the Church of Latter-day Saints, you may feel burdened by his or her decision. You may also feel that the decision is a failure on your part. Could you have done more ...

Category: Morality Spirituality Christianity

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Online Dating as a Christian: Should You Do It?

As of 2019, 39% of heterosexual couples reported having met their significant others online. More than half of Americans have used an online dating service, and nearly three-quarters of single adults say they believe tha ...

Category: Religion Christianity

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Catholic Church Attempts To Prevent One of Its Priests From Suing for Child Abuse

Over the past two decades, tens of thousands of survivors have come forward with their stories of sexual abuse at the hands of Catholic clergymen. Though the pervasiveness of the problem suggests that it is intricately a ...

Category: Morality Christianity

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Sermons Across the Denominations: How Do They Compare?

An analysis of over 50,000 sermons from 6,431 U.S. Christian churches over an eight-week span revealed striking differences between the lengths and content of the sermons of Christianity’s four major denominations. Som ...

Category: Religion Christianity

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Is the Song “12 Days of Christmas” a Christian Primer?

If you’re totally tired of Christmas music, it’s completely understandable. Many stores start piping Christmas music through their speakers right after Halloween. The song “The 12 Days of Christmas&rdqu ...

Category: Holidays and Observances Christianity

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New Movement Within Black Church Seeks To Improve Gender Equality

Like so many other churches, the black church in America has always been a patriarchy. Dating clear black to the days of slavery, the black church represented virtually the only place where black men could — and di ...

Category: Equal Rights Religion Christianity

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Vatican Declares Gender Cannot Be Changed

In a new document issued this past summer, the Vatican declared in a decidedly harsh fashion that gender is a matter of biological birth, not personal choice, and can’t be changed. Bearing the title “Male and ...

Category: Equal Rights Morality Christianity

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4 Interesting Facts About US Evangelicals

Before we get into the four interesting facts about US evangelicals promised in the title of this post, it might help to define what an evangelical is. This, however, poses a problem. No one-size-fits-all definition appl ...

Category: Politics Science Christianity

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