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9 Movies to Inspire Introspection for Lent

The season of Lent should be time for spiritual reflection. Many give up meat and other luxuries for Lent. Fasting can be part of spiritual growth, but there’s more to faith development. Stories that help you refle ...

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Festival of Faiths 2018

It was a Monday, election day. Hundreds of people in the community were being deterred from voting by intimidation. The two parties in town were pitted against each other, not only politically, but also religiously. The ...

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The Christian Roots of Mardi Gras

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 ...

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Do Ash Wednesday and Lent Matter in the Modern Church?

Many traditions in the church can seem outdated, especially when you don’t understand the history behind them.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 ...

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Smart Resolutions Equal Lasting Change

It’s that time of year when everyone thinks about making New Year’s resolutions. If you’re like most Americans, you probably have lofty goals to lose weight and get fit, to learn a new language or start ...

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Reformation Day: October 31

Halloween might be the holiday every child looks forward to all year, but Protestant churches remember October 31st as Reformation Day. It was 500 years ago that Martin Luther wrote his “Ninety-Five Theses” a ...

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International Forgiveness Day

Alexander Pope said, "To err is human; to forgive, divine." Merriam-Webster defines forgiveness as "to cease to feel resentment against (an offender)." Most of today's world religions have some kind of teaching on forgi ...

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Planning for a Father’s Day Without a Father

Mother's Day, Father's Day or Grandparent's Day are all very nice holidays when you have a typical family, but what happens when a parent or grandparent has been abusive or passed away? Dealing with these holidays can be ...

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Deepen Your Understanding of Ramadan

Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar, but it's also observed as a month of fasting in remembrance of the first revelation of the Quran to Muhammad. All adult Muslims are obliged to fast, except those who ar ...

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Is Pentecost Relevant Today?

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, ...

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