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11 Jewish congregations selected for "Scientists in Synagogues" initiative

11 Jewish congregations selected for "Scientists in Synagogues" initiative

Eleven synagogues from across the U.S. and Canada have been selected to take part in a new program aimed at better integrating scientific study ... Read More
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Sitting on this bench will change your perspective

Sitting on this bench will change your perspective

Children naturally look for ways to help others and a buddy bench is the perfect way for them to do some good for their peers.
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Where is God?

Where is God?

Knowing this first, that there shall come in the last days scoffers, walking after their own lusts,

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Updated: may. 23, 2016 5:30 p.m.
11 people share how they talk about faith in public

11 people share how they talk about faith in public

Nearly 1 in 4 Christians avoid discussing their faith when they meet people who might disagree with them, according to a recent Pew Research Center ... Read More
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Will your name be called?

Will your name be called?

This past week, I went to a school’s Honor’s Day recognition program.

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Updated: may. 21, 2016 5:30 p.m.
Going to church could help people live longer

Going to church could help people live longer

Fitting a worship service into your weekly schedule could extend your life, according to a new study on church attendance and mortality published this week ... Read More
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How to make your life count

How to make your life count

Recently, I read "Why They Stay." The book discusses reasons that young people give for their continuing to be involved in church life.

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Updated: may. 20, 2016 5:30 p.m.
How to make your life count

How to make your life count

Recently, I read "Why They Stay." The book discusses reasons that young people give for their continuing to be involved in church life.

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Updated: may. 20, 2016 5:30 p.m.
Give yourself over to God

Give yourself over to God

Loving God with all our being needs to be one’s feeling and desire toward God.

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Updated: may. 19, 2016 5:30 p.m.
Fulfilling a promise he made in the second grade had his grandparents in tears

Fulfilling a promise he made in the second grade had his grandparents in tears

Stefun Darts was an ambitious second-grader when he made the promise to pay off his grandparents’ mortgage so they would no longer have to work ... Read More
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What's lost when people stop talking about faith in public?

Kimmy Ertel-Waterman was shy growing up, but she embraced life as a Christian missionary in Romania, seeking out opportunities to share her faith with strangers ... Read More
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Listen to what a teen with autism said when he finally got a voice

Listen to what a teen with autism said when he finally got a voice

The world is a beautiful place with beautiful experiences to offer. Each person will experience life differently because of the unique set of weaknesses, trials ... Read More
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Supreme Court sends birth control mandate challenge back to lower courts

Supreme Court sends birth control mandate challenge back to lower courts

The government gets to provide contraceptive coverage to employees of religious nonprofits. Those religious objectors won't face heavy fines for refusing to provide coverage ... Read More
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5 simple ways to become more like Jesus

5 simple ways to become more like Jesus

"What would Jesus do?" This question has been asked for centuries. Mothers have used it on their children, preachers have used it in sermons and ... Read More
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Why what others think doesn’t matter

Why what others think doesn’t matter

If you are anything like me, when someone compliments you and praises your accomplishments, it puts a huge smile on your face and makes your ... Read More
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Faith leaders question how to address gun violence in churches

Faith leaders question how to address gun violence in churches

The Rev. Rob Schenck believes all life is sacred. He built his ministry and his reputation around anti-abortion activism, preaching from picket lines in front ... Read More
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Who is Jesus Christ to you?

Who is Jesus Christ to you?

In the gospels, Jesus Christ described himself in several ways by using the heading "I am."

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Updated: may. 14, 2016 5:30 p.m.
Are you living what you believe? Play this game to find out.

Are you living what you believe? Play this game to find out.

Hanging on the wall in our guest room is a framed message that simply says “Believe.” A friend gave it to me a few years ... Read More
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Mother's Day raises all hope

Mother's Day raises all hope

We celebrated Mother’s Day Sunday. It is always one of the largest attended Sundays in most churches.

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Updated: may. 13, 2016 5:30 p.m.
Christ doesn't just provide answers; he is the answer

Christ doesn't just provide answers; he is the answer

It seems that man today is always looking for someone to blame.

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Updated: may. 12, 2016 5:30 p.m.
How states respond to government officials who won't perform same-sex weddings

How states respond to government officials who won't perform same-sex weddings

After same-sex marriage was legalized in June 2015, state lawmakers across the country have had to decide what to do with government officials and employees ... Read More
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London elects first Muslim mayor as Europe struggles with Islamophobia

London elects first Muslim mayor as Europe struggles with Islamophobia

British Labour Party leader Sadiq Khan stressed housing and transportation in his campaign for mayor of London, but it was his religion that took center ... Read More
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One man’s journey with angels

One man’s journey with angels

Chris Ulmer spends his days in the company of angels. Not heavenly angels, but earth angels full of goodness and virtue. Ulmer is no ordinary ... Read More
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Know someone who is struggling with his or her faith?

Know someone who is struggling with his or her faith?

The spiritual journey of C.S. Lewis can be encouraging for those who see loved ones struggle with the faith of their childhood, according to ... Read More
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Why college students and employers pursue internships as a path to future employment

Why college students and employers pursue internships as a path to future employment

As thousands of college seniors wrap up final exams this month and head out into the working world, the job picture looks relatively bright.
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How will helping others help you?

How will helping others help you?

Did you know volunteering to help others may actually help you more than those you serve?
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If you're walking through hell

If you're walking through hell

Everyone will someday walk through their own personal hell. When everything in life conspires against you, please remember:
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Are you too private about your worship?

Are you too private about your worship?

If you worship God, do your friends and family members know that you do? Do they see you worship or hear about your experiences while ... Read More
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How one officer’s kind act brought this woman home

How one officer’s kind act brought this woman home

Author Edith Wharton said, "There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it."
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Mountaintop experience

Mountaintop experience

Life is filled with peaks and valleys.

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Updated: may. 09, 2016 5:30 p.m.
Here's why pastors might be missing from their offices

Here's why pastors might be missing from their offices

A new blog post from Presbyterian pastor Traci Smith challenges people's assumptions about how faith leaders spend their days.
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On Holocaust Remembrance Day, many worry about violence against religious minorities

On Holocaust Remembrance Day, many worry about violence against religious minorities

Holocaust Remembrance Day honors the 6 million Jewish lives lost during World War II. It's also a time communities reflect on the ongoing atrocities ... Read More
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Dear Momma, I've been there too: Christian blogger reaches millions of readers with encouraging mess

Dear Momma, I've been there too: Christian blogger reaches millions of readers with encouraging mess

Growing up, Becky Thompson of Oklahoma had three things on her future to-do list: marry a pastor, become a mom and be a fellowshipper to ... Read More
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Rely on the mother heart of God

Rely on the mother heart of God

In the springtime, it is normal to expect storms. Some can be severe. There is also a season for hurricanes.

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Updated: may. 07, 2016 5:30 p.m.
National Day of Prayer

National Day of Prayer

Thrusday was aside as the National Day of Prayer.

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Updated: may. 06, 2016 5:30 p.m.
You won't get lost following God

You won't get lost following God

From time to time, it is reported in the news that someone is lost. It may be a child or even an adult.

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Updated: may. 05, 2016 5:30 p.m.
Priest, protester and poet Daniel Berrigan shaped what it means to be an American Catholic

Priest, protester and poet Daniel Berrigan shaped what it means to be an American Catholic

Daniel Berrigan, a Jesuit priest famous for his anti-war protests, died Saturday at age 76. The Nobel Peace Prize nominee will be remembered for reshaping ... Read More
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51 distinct ideas for celebrating the Sabbath

51 distinct ideas for celebrating the Sabbath

According to a recent study by Deseret News National, the majority of Americans believe it’s important to observe the Sabbath. In the survey, 62 ... Read More
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USCIRF calls for government to resettle 100,000 Syrian refugees

USCIRF calls for government to resettle 100,000 Syrian refugees

The U.S. government should do more to help families facing persecution and the threat of genocide in countries like Syria and Iraq, according to ... Read More
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