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After the bombing at the Ariana Grande concert, many people are finding it difficult to have peace and feel safe in today's world. Social media might be a great way to connect with others, but it also provides a lot of n ...

Category: Religion, Christianity

There are many theories about why June is a popular month for weddings. In the popular 1954 musical, "Seven Brides for Seven Brothers," the women sing "June Bride":"Oh, they say when you marry in June you're a bride all ...

Category: Ceremonies, Weddings

After Easter, one of the most celebrated dates in the Christian church is that of Pentecost. This year, it falls on June 4, seven weeks after Easter. Pentecost is considered the day that the church was born. Biblically, ...

Category: Holidays and Observances, Religion

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 remembe ...

Category: Equal Rights, Human Rights

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 struggl ...

Category: Health and Wellness, Religion

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 ...

Category: Holidays and Observances

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 A ...

Category: Health and Wellness

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 ...

Category: Biblical Interpretation, Holidays and Observances, Religion

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 forget is that when you ...

Category: Health and Wellness, Holidays and Observances, Christianity

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 t ...

Category: Human Rights, Religion