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Holy Week—Christianity’s Most Sacred Season

April, March, Schedule Post

ListenWithin Christianity, Holy Week commemorates the suffering and death of Jesus Christ. Among English-speaking communions, the expression Passion Week is also used to describe the same period of time—the Sunday before Christ's Crucifixion to His Resurrection. One of the earliest designations for this week in the Early Church was the "Great Week," and during the medieval era was known simply as the "Authentic." In Germany and Denmark, the popular title for this week is 'Still Week,' an allusion to the diminished labors of Christ and the Apostles during this week. The Roman Catholic Church,...Read more... Read more... -->

Christian Living in January

Christian Living Articles, January Articles

ListenThis post is part 1 of the series:Christian Living SeriesWhereas the end of each year is usually focused upon Thanksgiving, Christmas, and end-of-year activities, January offers a much-appreciated respite from the demands that often accompany these important celebratory events. While most of us are still accountable to the demands of every-day life as the New Year begins, this season of the year may be employed to establish the tone of the entire year. Casting an eye upon the year that is behind us should deepen the resolve of the true follower of Christ to follow more closely to the...Read more... Read more... -->

Christian Living in December

Christian Calendar (Holidays), Christian Living Articles, December, December Now

ListenThis post is part 12 of the series:Christian Living SeriesOften, the Christmas season is the most meaningful time of year—for both the believer and unbeliever. Many fail to use this season of the year to point to Christ as fully as they might to Christianize the world around them. While some attempt to sanctify the carnal and merely sensuous for Christian purposes, the Apostle Paul warns believers to build with materials that are most precious and most enduring (1 Corinthians 3:10-18). For this reason, Christian leaders should look eagerly upon the Christmas season with the intent to...Read more... Read more... -->

The Christian Origin of Father’s Day

Christian Calendar (Holidays), June Articles, Schedule Post

Listen Father's Day in America Third Sunday in June Historically, one of the first objectives of a conquering nation was to re-write the history of the conquered nation, thereby erasing the values and history of the conquered nation along with its national fathers and its heroes and heroines. Since the early part of the twentieth century, secularists, Marxists, and the irreligious have been attempting to re-write America's history to minimize or completely eliminate public knowledge of the formative influence Christianity has exercised over America's national character.[1] Just as...Read more... Read more... -->

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"The doctrines of Jesus are simple, and tend all to the happiness of man."
– Thomas Jefferson
Writings of Jefferson, 15:383
"You do well to wish to learn our arts and ways of life, and above all, the religion of Jesus Christ. These will make you a greater and happier people than you are."
– George Washington
Writings of George Washington, 15:53-55
"The general principles, on which the [Founding] Fathers achieved independence, were the only principles in which, that beautiful assembly of young gentlemen could unite, and these principles only could be intended by them in their address... And what were these general principles? I answer, the general principles of Christianity..."
– John Adams
Diary and Autobiography, 3:233-34
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