Tag Archive: religion

Apr 20

What does Easter mean to you?

“It’s not about the Easter Bunny or getting candy and presents,” says Kendall, age 11. “Jesus died for our sins and for us so we could be saved.” Here’s the scoop from Hannah, 9: “Easter is really a pagan holiday with all the bunnies and chicks. If you celebrate in the right way about Jesus, …

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Apr 13

Awake and Alert!

Every living creature sleeps. No matter who or what or where, every living thing sleeps. Consider the following: Some humans sleep on their backs, their sides or their stomachs. Some sleep with their knees drawn up to their chest. Others sleep with one leg drawn up and an arm under their head. Some of us …

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Apr 02

Putting the “fair” in Fair Housing

The idea behind Fair Housing is to ensure that prohibited discrimination does not serve as an obstacle to choice in housing.As April is FairHousing Month, it’s a good time to ensure your knowledge of the federal Fair Housing Act. Promoting awareness of fair housing and educating people on their rights and responsibilities is essential to …

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Mar 16

What does it really matter?

We often hear that “the Bible is the best-selling book in the world.” But having said that has little significance if it has no influence in and on the lives of its owners. It is one thing to own a Bible, it is quite another thing to live by its teachings, accept its plan of …

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Mar 03

Mark Burnett’s Son of God movie: Action Epic

Mark Burnett and Roma Downey get religion. At least they get The Bible. Their 2013 blockbuster television miniseries of that name garnered accolades while reaching huge audiences. Now they’ve adapted its “Jesus” portion with new footage for theaters. Prolific television producer Burnett (Survivor, The Voice, Shark Tank) and his wife, actress/producer Downey (Touched by an …

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Feb 16

I didn’t really mean it

  Marcie stood before her Dad looking at her favorite toy car. Suddenly she jumped up in his lap and said, “You know, Daddy, this is my favorite toy. But I want you to have it.” Surprised, he asked, “Why, I know that you love this little car. Why are you giving it to me?” …

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Jan 05

Confidence in organized religion continues to decline

According to a recent Gallup poll, Americans’ confidence in organized religion and other institutions is down. Only 46 percent said they have a “great deal” or “quite a lot” of confidence in church or organized religion. That’s just a single point away from being the lowest in Gallup’s history since 1973. I don’t know about …

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Dec 07

Thou Shalt Not Tolerate Inequality: By rejecting a “deified Market,” Pope Francis is protecting our societies — and souls.

Sometimes you don’t have to say anything “new” to make news. Consider the “apostolic exhortation” the Vatican recently released. This statement from Pope Francis, observers note, didn’t really break new theological ground. But the Pope’s exhortation, his first since he stepped onto the world stage, still made front page news the world over — and …

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