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What Does It Really Mean To “Turn the Other Cheek,” and How Can You?

Exodus 21:24 of the Old Testament proposes a legal guideline for punishments, which is “an eye for an eye.” The purpose of this guideline was to ensure that no person endured a sentence more severe than the crime its ...

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Top 10 Benefits of Prayer

Praying regularly can have many positive effects on a person's health and wellbeing. From reducing stress to improving your attitude, here are just a few reasons why you should consider frequent prayer.

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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 ...

Category: Religion Christianity

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Meet Samson, Hercules of the Bible

Strong men and women are the backbone of the Marvel Universe and DC Comics. Wonder Woman, Superman, Wolverine and the Hulk are characters that have pulled even the non-comic book fans to their movies in record numbers. B ...

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Who Is Daniel and Why Does He Have a Fast Named After Him?

Chris Pratt recently announced that he was doing the Daniel Fast. The Daniel Fast is based on Daniel, a prophet from the Old Testament. Daniel’s most famous story is when he was in the lion’s den. Daniel was ...

Category: Biblical Interpretation Religion

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Why Did Abram and Sarai Have a Name Change?

Abram is considered one of the greatest biblical prophets. He is the patriarch of three religions: Judaism, Islam and Christianity. He plays a major role in the book of Genesis. Let’s take a look at his life and wh ...

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Who Was Miriam in the Bible?

Moses and his brother, Aaron, are the heroes of the book of Exodus in the Bible. It was Moses who demanded the release of the Israelites from the Pharaoh of Egypt. Aaron was Moses’ spokesperson, because Moses could ...

Category: Biblical Interpretation Religion Judaism

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Seeking Jesus, in History and on the Border

Many people among the religious and scholarly communities mourn the passing of scholar Marcus Borg, age 72, at his home in Oregon. Known for research and writings on the historical figure of Jesus, Professor Borg helped ...

Category: Religion

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10 Apps for Spiritual Development

Many Americans use their smartphones for games and leisure, never taking advantage of the apps that are available for personal growth and development. Instead of staring at Facebook (or some other social media site) for ...

Category: Religion Spirituality

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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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