Life isn’t without its trials. It has a nasty habit of turning good and happy things into sad ones. In the famous words of Thomas Paine, “these are the times that try men’s souls.” Those times when it feels like all hope is lost, those are the times that make it difficult to get out of bed in the morning. Those are the ones that make us question everything we’ve ever known.
Trump couldn't have made it to the White House without white evangelical Christians. He courted this faith group throughout his campaign, promising pro-life Supreme Court justices and religious freedom protections.
Bishop Gregory J. Hartmayer bestowed the Bishop Gartland Service Award on 103 volunteers from throughout South Georgia at the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist in Savannah on Nov. 20.
"Where is the newborn king of the Jews? We saw his star as it rose, and we have come to worship him" (Matthew 2:2, NLT).
Ezekiel 34:2-6 records a message given to that ancient Hebrew prophet:
A Muslim-owned restaurant in London hopes no one has to eat alone when Christmas comes to town.
Mark 7: 15 There is nothing from without a man, that entering into him can defile him: but the things which come out of him, those are they that defile the man.
Another year has come and gone and Christmas will soon be upon us. We’re all busy putting up Christmas trees and lights, buying endless gifts and preparing for the day when Santa Claus finally comes to town. More and more each year we see Christ being left out of Christmas. But there are things you and your family can start now to help you remember the reason for the season.
Republican congressional leaders agreed this week to remove controversial religious freedom protections from the 2017 defense spending bill, angering many conscious rights advocates as opponents of the provision cheered the move as a victory for LGBT rights.
Historic congregations in America's urban centers contribute around $1.7 million to their local economy each year, according to new research on the economic impact of sacred places.
Sarah Syer and her husband Nate hiked 62 miles to their wedding. Their car didn't break down. They didn't ascend a remote mountain peak. Instead, they planned the pilgrimage to prepare their hearts for wedded life.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints launched its Christmas initiative with the video "LIGHTtheWORLD." The initiative begins Dec. 1 with a worldwide day of service and encourages people everywhere to give service daily in the 25 days leading to Christmas. YouTubers like Stuart Edge, What’s Inside and Shonduras will all join in on the campaign by releasing videos in conjunction with the initiative.
On Thanksgiving Day, Michelle Schmidt, mother of Annie Schmidt, shared a letter her daughter, who recently passed away, wrote to her younger brothers when they entered high school. The letter was previously shared at Annie’s funeral service. After giving her brothers advice on the hierarchy of high school, Schmidt gave her brothers advice on how to be happy.
"And there is none that calleth upon thy name, that stirreth up himself to take hold of thee: for thou hast hid thy face from us, and hast consumed us, because of our iniquities." - Isaiah 64:7
Throughout history, some great religious leaders — like the Buddha — were raised among the elites in great cities, while others, like Jesus Christ or Joseph Smith, have but humble origins. Obscure origins can neither predict nor prevent the ultimate manifestation of spiritual greatness. The lives of the two greatest Catholic teachers from the small island of Mallorca (Majorca) off the eastern coast of Spain, Junipero Serra (1713-1784) and Raymond Lull (1232-1315), exemplify this.
As a child, many played the game "follow the leader."