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10 Fascinating Facts About Halloween You Probably Didn’t Know — Part II

In Part I of this series, we explained the beginnings of Halloween and how the Celts, Romans, Catholic Church, and immigrants all contributed to the way in which we celebrate this beloved holiday today. In Part II we exa ...

Category: Holidays and Observances

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4 Interesting Facts About US Evangelicals

Before we get into the four interesting facts about US evangelicals promised in the title of this post, it might help to define what an evangelical is. This, however, poses a problem. No one-size-fits-all definition appl ...

Category: Politics Science Christianity

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How Much Do Americans Know About Religion?

Pew Research recently tested Americans’ knowledge about religion. Adults were asked 32 fact-based, multiple-choice questions about religion. Some questions were quite difficult, such as “What does the U.S. Co ...

Category: Politics Religion Science

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Happy Birthday Christianity: Celebrating Pentecost

Christian churches around the world celebrated Pentecost earlier this month on Sunday, June 9, 2019. Pentecost is the festival during which Christians celebrate the receipt of the Holy Spirit by the apostles 50 days afte ...

Category: Jesus Christ Religion Christianity

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Seven Deadly Sins – Gluttony

Gluttony is usually associated with overeating, but it really has to do with overconsumption. In “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,” Augustus Gloop, the first child who has an accident, almost drowns in the ...

Category: Christianity ULC Topics

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Insects Mentioned in the Bible

Insects are considered pests in most homes in the United States. If you have termites, roaches or spiders, you may have called your local pest control to get rid of those bugs. The authors of the Bible used insects to te ...

Category: Religion Christianity

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Seven Virtues – Charity, Part 2

Charity is a complex subject that could be discussed for weeks while just barely scraping the surface of what it is and what it looks like. One of the most difficult aspects of love is that the word has so many layers of ...

Category: Religion Christianity

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Seven Virtues – Charity, Part 1

First Corinthians 13:13 says, “And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.” Love, translated as charity, is more than the feeling you have for your spouse or child. Th ...

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Seven Virtues - Faith

The cardinal virtues, courage, justice, temperance and prudence, can be practiced by anyone, regardless of religion. These four virtues outline civilized society and morality. Faith, hope and charity are considered theol ...

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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 ...

Category: Religion

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