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The University of Notre Dame released a report in April called "Under Caesar's Sword," which outlines a global investigation into Christian persecution. Not only did 17 scholars examine Christian persecution around the w ...

Category: Religion, Christianity

The King James Version of Psalm 23 reads:The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. 2 He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters. 3 He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths ...

Category: Biblical Interpretation, Religion, Christianity

Mary, the mother of Jesus, gets about 15 days each year dedicated to some facet of her memory. In September, her birthday is celebrated. On August 22, the feast day is called "The Queenship of the Virgin Mary," acknowled ...

Category: Holidays and Observances, Religion, Christianity

When they hear the word "Christian," many individuals in the United States picture right-wing conservative fundamentalists. Their increased involvement with politics, along with the creation of groups such as the late Je ...

Category: Religion, Christianity

The United States Constitution was written to allow for the free exercise of faith by its citizens as well as avoid state-mandated religion. The question of balancing religious freedom with civil liberty has been particu ...

Category: Freedom of Religion, Religion, Christianity

The season of Lent begins on March 1, following Mardi Gras on February 28. The first day of Lent is called Ash Wednesday. Many denominations hold a service for believers as a way of beginning the season. Ministers bless ...

Category: Holidays and Observances, Religion, Christianity

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 w ...

Category: Ceremonies, Religion, Baptisms, Christianity

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 ...

Category: Environment, Christianity

If you've decided to do more Bible reading in 2017, you need to have a plan. Fortunately, there are many different apps and websites that offer a plan based on your own preferences and schedule. It seems so easy to just ...

Category: Online Ordination, Christianity, Be a Minister

If you're like most Americans, you know the words to the popular Christmas song, "The Twelve Days of Christmas," but you may not realize what the Christmas meaning is. It can seem as if Christmas is over all too quickly ...

Category: Holidays and Observances, Religion, Christianity