The Gospel of Luke opens with a series of songs, which offer the earliest soundtrack to the Advent season. Of the four, Zechariah’s Benedictus is the most sophisticated.
Many Protestant churches in the U.S. have seen their finances stabilize after a volatile 2020, a survey found. A majority report that giving was either the same as last year or had increased in 2021.
The men who chased and killed Ahmaud Arbery went home after the incident, only facing charges after a public outcry. Called ‘self-defense’ by some; others have described it as a ‘modern-day lynching.’
Scapegoating always serves to avoid a deeper look at the underlying conditions that caused social issues, including health care access and outcomes. Here is what you need to know about racial disparities in organ donations and transplants.
Government restrictions on religion were at an all-time high in 2019, according to a Pew Research Center report. Social hostility toward religion declined for the second year in a row.
Fred Rogers spoke often of gratitude, encouraging one particular action of those he spoke to at graduations and other special events. This practice is beneficial at Thanksgiving and throughout the year.
Most U.S. adults blame people, not God or a higher power, for the world’s suffering, a report published by Pew Research Center found.
The holiday season following a significant loss is often the hardest, so compassion, care, kindness and patience should guide interactions during this stressful time. Here are six dos and don’ts.
Thanksgiving in the U.S. is a wonderful time for friends and family, fellowship and food, gratitude and graciousness. Let’s extend this attitude beyond the holiday by practicing neighborliness year-round in practical, tangible ways.
Much of the U.S. gathers around tables this week, expressing thanks for life’s blessings. Yet, there is a fuller way to express our thankfulness than pausing to offer words of gratitude.
Faced with uncertainty, how do we move forward? From poets to prophets to praise songs, we’re reminded that hope can buoy us and enable us to carry on.
We might think personal stories and experiences are insignificant, but they will be priceless for close friends and family. They can also illuminate the pathway for others.
A jury in Kenosha, Wisconsin, found Kyle Rittenhouse not guilty of all charges on Nov. 19. Two words have been used to explain the decision, but those are not the words that reveal the basis for this acquittal.
Awkward conversations seem inevitable at Thanksgiving tables, but they don’t have to be. Rather than make your point by shouting across the table, consider leaving a more lasting message by your example.
What is the difference between optimism and hope? Let’s consider these terms, reflect on whether you can be one without the other, and discuss why it matters.