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In Luke 10, Jesus tells the parable of the Good Samaritan. A parable illustrates a moral lesson, much like a fable or allegory. In this instance, it’s introduced when Jesus is asked the question, “Who is my n ...

Category: Religion

In chapter 1 of Exodus, the Israelites are living in Egypt. A new pharaoh comes into power. He believes that the Israelites have become too numerous. If war were to break out, the pharaoh worried that the Israelites woul ...

Category: Religion

Mardi Gras, Carnival, Shrove Tuesday or Fat Tuesday: whatever you call it, it’s one of the biggest parties of the year. Practically every culture has some kind of celebration before Lent. And while it seems as if t ...

Category: Holidays and Observances

Many traditions in the church can seem outdated, especially when you don’t understand the history behind them. If you do something because it’s rote, even if it’s part of your childhood, your heart may ...

Category: Holidays and Observances Christianity

Michigan has a rich heritage that features indigenous peoples, immigrants and freed slaves. Many towns had stops on the Underground Railroad to get slaves to freedom in Canada. Here are a few of the best sites to explore ...

Category: Religion Spirituality

When ChurchClarity.org (CC) launched its website to report LGBTQ+ church policies, Christians on both sides of the issue were concerned, even angered. Conservative churches believed that leadership of the organization ra ...

Category: Morality Religion

Elon Musk said, “People work better when they know what the goal is and why. It is important that people look forward to coming to work in the morning and enjoy working.” Musk may have been referring to empl ...

Category: Holidays and Observances

When you think of composers from the past, most people are familiar with Handel, Bach, Beethoven and Brahms. Male composers seem to dominate the territory. We’d wager that many of our readers couldn’t name a ...

Category: Uncategorized

Marguerite de Navarre was the sister of Francis I, King of France, and a queen in her own right due to marrying King Henry III. Marguerite supported many of the men of the Reformation. One historian believes that she mig ...

Category: Religion

When you think about the Italian Renaissance art scene, the first names that come to mind are probably Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo or Raphael. Most of the paintings commissioned during the Renaissance period were for ...

Category: Religious Items Christianity