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7 Books About World War II for Kids and Teens

World War II can be a difficult time frame to understand historically. The reasons the war began were complex and not limited to one country. Nazi ideology can be difficult to explain to children, but it’s importan ...

Category: Human Rights Politics Religion Judaism

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Things Churches Can Do To Be More Eco-Friendly

Earth Day might be a ways behind us but going green in the church is a good way to reduce your carbon footprint and help the earth. Plus, it could save your congregation a few dollars on your utilities. Here are some sug ...

Category: Environment Morality Religion

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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 ...

Category: Biblical Interpretation Religion ULC Topics

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Psalms of Encouragement

Even though National Poetry Month has come and gone, let’s take a look at the Psalms. Most scholars consider Job, Psalms, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes and Song of Solomon poetic books. The Psalms are some of the most lyr ...

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Celebrate Jewish-American Heritage Month Remembering These Women

Donald Trump’s 2018 Proclamation for Jewish American Heritage Month included these words: “The contributions of the Jewish people to American society are innumerable, strengthening our Nation and making it m ...

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Seven Deadly Sins - Sloth

The adorable animal that’s called a sloth is a good example of the sin this week. It only moves about 41 yards each day. It has an extremely slow metabolic rate, which gives it the sluggish pace in the forest. A sl ...

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Salt in the New Testament

One of the most famous references to salt is from Matthew 5, when Jesus is preaching the Sermon on the Mount. The disciples are referred to as “the salt of the earth.” Matthew Henry’s Bible Commentary e ...

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What Role Does Salt Play in the Old Testament?

Salt is mentioned throughout the Bible, in both the Old and New Testaments. Understanding its role in ancient times can help you understand scripture. In Israel, the Dead Sea was a source of salt, which in the Old Testam ...

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Seven Deadly Sins - Greed

Greed, also known as avarice, is defined as “an inordinate or insatiable longing for material gain.” Typically, greed refers to material wealth, but it can also apply to power, status and food. How is greed ...

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When Thoughts and Prayers Aren’t Enough

Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez recently condemned “thoughts and prayers” after the New Zealand tragedy. Sometimes, Christians say that to be dismissive, “I’ll pray for you, but I just don& ...

Category: Disasters Morality Politics Religion

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