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How Fidel Castro's Death Will Affect Cuba's Christian Revival
It won't. And that's (mostly) a good thing.
time. Some credit the Catholic Church and its popes with influencing Cuba's slow turn from Marxism. They were also good for religious holidays. Pope
Trick or Treat or Tracts: 1 in 3 Evangelical Pastors Want Gospel Given on Halloween
Meanwhile, 1 in 4 evangelicals said they skipped Halloween entirely last year.
is all in good fun. Most Americans who only go to church on religious holidays say Halloween is all in good fun (82%.). Most Christians tend to embrace
Azerbaijan's Ambiguous Bible Breakthrough
After 20-year struggle, will new Bible society even be allowed to print Bibles?
“The focus of the government against youth work has affected summer camps, a traditional church activity that brings young Christians together during the summer holidays.
Holy Rhythms
What role might holidays (holy days) and habits play in shaping the person we are becoming? This week, reflect on these and other critical themes using these five devotional readings.
Patriotic Worship is Coming to a Church Near You
Pastors and churches mix patriotism and worship around July 4th.
the intent. However, as a pastor at churches I serve, we have not made a major practice of emphasizing patriotic holidays during worship services. We
How Perry Noble's Alcohol Firing by NewSpring Compares to Other Churches
Stats suggest a substantial number of pastors struggle with addiction, but are split on what to do about it.
alcohol, with adults who attend church once a week or more less likely to drink at all (38%) than those who attend once or twice a month (53%), only on religious holidays (55%), or
Christianity and Islam: Evangelicals and Americans Are Not on the Same Page About the "Same God"
A lot of debate has swirled around the similarity (or dissimilarity) of Christianity and Islam lately. What do people think?
Those attending at least about once a week (29%) are less likely to select than those attending only on religious holidays (51%) or rarely or never attending (39%);
When Christmas Meets the ‘Umbrage Industry’
If history is any guide, there’s no escaping the hostilities that erupt every December.
a commitment to “abide with one's fellow citizens' choices.” If Starbucks produces an unadorned seasonal red cup, or the Wal-Mart cashier merely says “happy holidays,” there's no
Subscriber Access Only Have Yourself a Merry Little Friendsmas
The holidays can be hard. Don’t spend them alone.
Opinion. Have Yourself a Merry Little Friendsmas. The holidays can be hard. Don't spend them alone. But life is not a Hallmark movie, and sometimes the holidays hurt.
In God We Trust
Do we really think about what "God" Americans trust?
From the Pledge of Allegiance claim that we are one nation under God, to Christian-related federal holidays, to the swearing in of Presidents with a hand upon the Bible, to the packed
Does Halloween Scare Off Americans? New Data from LifeWay Research
How do you view the holiday? Share your thoughts in the comments.
The holiday is one of the more controversial of the most popular American holidays because of it's relationship with witchcraft, paganism, and other "dark" elements.
Jesus Wants an Awkward Thanksgiving Dinner
Why extending the table involves an uncomfortable hospitality.
from ours. He taught us that holidays are for everyone to contribute to, not just those of us who think we're in a position to host or be of service. He taught
God Rivals the Gym Among New Year's Resolutions
LifeWay Research shows Americans also want to use their time better and improve relationships with family and friends.
“They have time at the holidays to think, and they realize what they didn't do last year — things they value but are not living out. So they start the year with an aspiration to change.”.
Ukraine Debates Celebrating Christmas Twice over Crimea
A global roundup of the politics of Christmas in 2015.
reported Morning Star News. The holidays were cancelled at the last minute in 2014 as well, then reinstated in January 2015. The small Southeast Asian
Thanksgiving Gets the Hallmark Treatment
How sentimentalism distorts the holiday’s past and present.
Thanksgiving Gets the Hallmark Treatment. How sentimentalism distorts the holiday's past and present. Robert Tracy McKenzie/ November 22, 2016.
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When Christmas Meets the ‘Umbrage Industry’
When Christmas Meets the ‘Umbrage Industry’
If history is any guide, there’s no escaping the hostilities that erupt every December.
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