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Lent

Lent marks a 40-day period on the church calendar leading up to the celebration of Easter. During Lent, Christians have traditionally engaged in practices of self-denial, like fasting, meant to orient their hearts and minds to the sufferings of Christ, who spent 40 days in the desert fasting and enduring temptations from Satan. While many evangelicals reject Lenten disciplines for their associations...

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Valentine's Day

The origins of the modern Valentine’s Day are mostly legend. Legend has it St. Valentine was a priest who died defending marriage under a Roman emperor opposed to the practice. Legend has it the date was set to parallel the beginning of bird mating season. The clearest connection between St. Valentine and the celebration of romantic love surfaces in the Medieval work of Geoffrey Chaucer. In his Pariliament...

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Abuse

From childhood sexual victimization to domestic violence to workplace harassment, abuse damages countless lives. The abused must grapple with the trauma they've endured and its impact on their mental, emotional, and spiritual well-being. Those who care about abuse victims (their family members, friends, spouses, coworkers) must wrestle with how to best care for and support their loved ones as they...

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The Radical Christian Faith of Frederick Douglass
The Radical Christian Faith of Frederick Douglass
The great abolitionist spoke words of rebuke—and hope—to a slaveholding society.
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