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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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Beautiful Churches in Tulsa, Oklahoma

Oklahoma is part of the Bible Belt, an informal region of the southern United States in which Christianity has played an important role in society and politics. It's estimated that there are more than 3,500 churches in ...

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Reformation Day: October 31

Halloween might be the holiday every child looks forward to all year, but Protestant churches remember October 31st as Reformation Day. It was 500 years ago that Martin Luther wrote his “Ninety-Five Theses” a ...

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Historic Churches From the Oldest City in the United States

St. Augustine, Florida, holds the claim to the "oldest continuously occupied settlement of European origin" in the mainland United States. It was founded in 1565 by a Spanish conquistador. The Spanish ruled the communi ...

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A Primer on Religion in Charlottesville

The eyes of America have been on Charlottesville. Cville, as it is colloquially known, is home to Monticello, the estate of Thomas Jefferson. Monticello is a UNESCO World Heritage Site that should be on everyone's buck ...

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The Historic Churches of El Paso

The city of El Paso is memorialized in a song by Marty Robbins in 1959, but there's a lot to this community in southwest Texas along the border of Mexico. It's considered one of the safest large cities in America and has ...

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What Causes Poverty?

One of the most serious problems in the United States is poverty. Based on the U.S. Census Bureau's best estimates, the 2015 poverty rate is about 13.5 percent. When you do the math, that means around 43.1 million Americ ...

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What Do Christians Believe About the Poor?

"For even when we were with you, we would give you this command: If anyone is not willing to work, let him not eat." 2 Thessalonians 3:10 "Give generously to [the poor] and do so without a grudging heart, then because o ...

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Allusions to the Parable of the Prodigal Son

In the Gospels of the New Testament, Jesus uses parables to give lessons to his disciples. A parable is simply a story that is used to illustrate a moral lesson. In Luke 15, the story of the prodigal son is told. This is ...

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