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The language of the soul is one

Between all great religions of the world there are many points of similarity; and so startling is this likeness, at times, as to suggest the idea that in many particulars the different religions have copied from one another.

An introspective: humility and fear of the Lord

The Holy Spirit has been nudging me for awhile now to examine two Biblical concepts, fear of God and humility. One of my biggest desires is for God to use me in some way to reach people. Whether to help edify His Church or to reach the unsaved. The adjunct to that is, of course, […]

Medicaid Mess

Socialized medicine – that concept demonized in the U.S. by the right and praised by many on the left – comes with decades of arguing behind us and likely decades of arguing in front of us. Why is it that the U.S. can’t seem to follow countries like Norway, Japan, Canada, and the United Kingdom and provide […]

How to Know When Your Refrigerator Needs Repair

Your refrigerator can hold hundreds of dollars of food on any given day. That food is an investment that can spoil if the appliance isn’t properly functioning. Although you may call your local  refrigerator repair professional to your home several times a year, you should also be a detective and observe this critical appliance between […]

Fast And Cheap Moving Services in Los Angeles

Being organized really helps. You can greatly accelerate your move by making a nice organized pile of what you are moving. If possible, getting everything in to the main room closest to the door is even better.  This will reduce the number of labor hours and save you some money.

Washing Machines – Comparing Top vs. Front Loading Models!

Past history has offered only one type of washing machine – the good old, familiar top-loading style. Heavy-duty, front-loading machines were seen found in laundromats or commercial laundry settings such as hospitals. The machines were very large, very noisy, and very expensive – although they didn’t need washer repair Brooklyn service very often. Those very […]

What Are The Hidden Costs Of Moving Companies

Every move can have its hidden moving costs. The reason is in your moving contract. If you take a careful look at it you will notice that movers can charge you extra under certain conditions of the move and for particular services, even if you are not informed about it but miami movers and los angeles […]

Stop dressing so tacky for church

We have heard about the “come as you are” approach to dressing down for Sunday service, but  is getting too sloppy.When we scans the pews of churches, we can see rows of people dressed in their Sunday worst. They saunter into church in baggy shorts, flip-flop sandals, tennis shoes and grubby T-shirts. Some even slide […]

Is the Internet killing religion?

We can blame the Internet for plenty: the proliferation of our obsession with cat videos, the alleged rise of teen trends like – brace yourself – eyeball licking.But is it also a culprit in helping us lose our religion? A new study suggests it might be.Allen Downey, a computer scientist at Olin College of Engineering […]

If Islamic State is based on religion, why is it so violent?

Aaron W. Hughes, University of Rochester Islamic State’s seemingly sudden prominence has led to much speculation about the group’s origins: how do we account for forces and events that paved the way for its emergence? In today’s instalment of our series on the origins of Islamic State, religious studies scholar Aaron Hughes considers whether this […]

Caring for Mother Earth

In a recent post, we shared a YouTube video from Melaleuca.com about Mother Earth and caring for the environment. Well, this month we celebrate Earth Day on Friday, April 22, so let’s talk a little bit more about Mother Earth. The spiritual and religious connection to Mother Earth is a worldwide phenomenon. Most religions, including Christianity, have […]

Heart to Heart Adoptions is a non-profit adoption agency located in Sandy Utah

Heart to Heart Adoptions is a non-profit adoption agency located in Sandy Utah. They also have additional offices in Illinois, New York, and Florida. This adoption agency works with potential adoptive families and birth mothers across the United States. Their staff have adopted kids themselves and have worked amongst the adoption field for quite some […]

The Connection Between Religion and Politics

We’ve talked about the connection between religion, spirituality, and nature in previous posts. While not overtly religious or spiritual, there’s a great video from Melaleuca.com about Mother Earth and the importance of maintaining a healthy planet for future generations. There is also a connection between religion and politics. This connection goes back thousands of years, […]

5 Ways to Increase Your Spirituality

Do you consider yourself a religious person? Do you consider yourself a spiritual person? If you’re wondering if there’s a difference between the two, check out our previous post on the subject. If you’re not as spiritual a person as you would like to be, what can you do? Do you have to start attending church […]

Why Don’t Mormons Drink Coffee?

We’ve discussed Mormons in previous posts, including this one about how happy they appear to be. One of the things that sets Mormons apart from other religious groups is a code of conduct called “The Word of Wisdom.” According to Mormon doctrine, The Word of Wisdom is a law of health that was given by revelation […]

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Abortion rate hit a record low

About two weeks ago, the U.S. abortion rate hit a record low. It has declined by about 35%, more than one third, in the last twenty years .This statistic also revealed that abortions decreased amongst all significant racial and ethnic factions. The American pregnancy rate has also coincidentally declined. Many individuals studying this case believe […]

Entrepreneurs of Faith

In previous posts, we’ve mentioned health and wellness company Melaleuca as a business with Christian values. The main reason Melaleuca is the way it is has to do with the personal beliefs of its founder and CEO Frank VanderSloot. VanderSloot grew up in a poor family that placed a great deal of importance on the Christian principles […]

Types of Organizations for Abortions

Women who experience unplanned pregnancies want to know all the alternatives to abortion. In the midst of strict abortion laws across the US, there are various organizations that advocate for abortions and offer pregnancy help. In the recent news, there have been many politicians and activist trying to change the abortions laws. However, there are […]

Today’s Teens Approach Religion in Their Own Way

A recent story by the Huffington Post takes a look at the unique religious standing of today’s teens. Some see millennials as too shallow and self-absorbed to be abele to understand and accept the nuances of religion. However, while this group isn’t seen as overtly religious, that doesn’t mean that they do not have a […]

Financial aid for pregnant women

The ability to birth new life is both exciting and costly. Many birth mothers face financial difficulty regardless if they are married or single. This is why many states created pregnancy financial assistance. If you are looking for help with medical or baby supplies, you may qualify for financial aid for pregnancy. These programs were […]

3 questions to ask before choosing adoption

When it comes to having a baby, sometimes future mothers want unplanned pregnancy help. This type of help allows a mother to not feel alone while she is understanding her options. In the event that you are looking for pregnancy assistance, there are some great programs for you. One of the most often chosen options […]

Religion in the USA

The belief of religion has played a major role in the development of the United States. It is one of the reasons why America’s forefathers thought it was imperative to separate church and state. It allows all Americans to practice their faith without persecution. Although a majority of Americans called themselves Christians, there are roughly […]

Will Same-Sex Ruling Affect Tax Status, Religious Rights?

A few weeks ago, the U.S. Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage across the country. Now that that has happened, there are religious organizations that fear they will be compelled to change their view of the institution of marriage as being between a man and a woman. At stake for many is the definition of liberty […]

Are Mormons Happier Than Everyone Else?

A huge study three years back by the Gallup organization looked at the connection between happiness and religion. The survey found that the religions with the happiest people were Judaism and Mormonism. Why is it that Mormons are, or at least appear to be, so happy? A researcher by the name of Elisa Hunter recently did […]

Food’s Role in Religion

Why is it that food and eating play such a prominent role in so many religions? From Catholic sacraments to Jewish feasts, the food we put into our mouths is a big deal. It may be because without food, we cannot live. Food is something that everyone on this planet needs, so it makes sense […]

Where Should Religious People Work?

If you are a religious person—a person of faith—does it matter what you do for a living? Do you have to work for a religious organization? If not, do you have to at least work for a company that shares the same values that you do? It’s an interesting situation to ponder, and answering these […]

South Carolina Church Meets for First Time Since Shootings

Last Wednesday, a white gunmen entered a historic black church in Charleston, South Caroline and opened fire, killing nine people. On Sunday, the Emanuel AME Church held its first worship services since the vicious attack. The suspected gunmen, identified as 21-year-old Dylann Roof, was captured the following morning during a traffic stop in North Carolina. President […]

Religions, Incense and the Rise of Aromatherapy

Various world religions have been using incense as part of their religious ceremonies for centuries. In fact, religious use of incense goes back thousands of years. When people prayed or offered sacrifices to their gods, they would burn incense to make those prayers and offerings more effective or to invoke blessings. It looks like the […]

A Closer Look at Ramadan

This Thursday marks the beginning of Ramada on the Islamic Calendar. This calendar follows that lunar cycle that is different than the solar cycle. As such, the dates of Ramadan are not the same from year to year. Here’s a closer look at this Islamic observance: • Ramadan is not so much a single holiday […]

What Does It Mean To Be Spiritual?

How do you know if someone is religious or spiritual? What defines these two terms? First, let’s take a look at the word “religious.” Religious and religion are the same root word, and they both denote belonging to an institution. Religions are organizations created by and for groups of men and women. Knowing whether they […]

People Wrestling With Faith Now Have a Hotline

If someone of religious background starts to question their faith, where can they turn? What are the options? They can turn to their religious leader, family members or fiends. Any of those options requires courage. They can also be seen as risky, as sharing your doubts could alter your relationship. It’s no doubt a scary […]

How British Muslims Are Losing Their Faith

A recent story shows how a younger generation of British Muslims who do not have faith in their religion either opt to be agnostic or atheist. In Britain, much attention has been given to the expanding radicalization of the young, particularly after the 9/11 occasions. This has been clarified as a result of various things majorly, the […]

Did You Think to Pray?

How often do you pray? Most if not all religions include prayer as part of their prescribed methods of worship. In America, most people pray fro friends or family, or when they are in desperate need of help. However, do enough people offer prayers of thanksgiving? Many people who self identify as Christians say their […]

Religious Museum Set to Open in Singapore

  A new museum in Singapore, set to open in six months, will encourage religious harmony and peace. Executive Lee Hsien Loong declared impending opening Harmony in Diversity Museum that will be opening in Singapore. While getting a charge out of a supper to commend the 66th commemoration of the Inter-Religious Organization, Mr. Lee declared […]

Church or Faith Community?

Enough about houses of worship that are kicking the bucket. How about we envision something that lives, inhales, serves, has any kind of effect? Would we even call it “church?” The term appears to be worn and torn following two centuries of utilization. Perhaps the expression “confidence group” would pass on less chronicled negatives. Whatever. […]

Researching Charitable Organizations Online

Centuries ago, churches were whatever their leaders said they were. Think about it: The only way followers got any information about their religion was from the pulpit. Back then, people went to churches, synagogues and temples and listened to what the ordained ministers had to say about God. They didn’t have their own scriptures, they […]

Report: Almost Half of Atheist Children Find Religion

According to the Pew Research Center’s study on America’s religious landscape, about 10 percent of kids who grow up in the country do so without any religious affiliation. In other words, roughly 1 in 10 kids in the U.S. are atheists. However, the study also finds that about half of those atheist children eventually find […]

Research Suggests Christianity in the U.S. Is Shrinking

According to a new study by the Pew Research Center, the number of Americans who identify as Christians is dwindling. The study also shows that people who don’t identify with any religion in particular, in other words agnostics and atheists, are swelling in numbers. The PRC’s 2014 Religious Landscape Study was made available earlier this […]

Some Prayer Facts for the National Day of Prayer

Yesterday was the National Day of Prayer. Each year on this day, the president makes a statement inviting Americans to supplicate on their own, in gatherings and in churches. It’s interesting that this fell on a Thursday and not a Sunday, when most people attend church and pray there. Perhaps that’s the point: People who feel […]

Is the West Doomed to Become a Religious Wasteland?

A recent study by the Pew Research Center shows a future that could be quite desolate when it comes to religion. In the study, one out of every six Americans surveyed claimed no religious affiliation of any kind. That still means that 83 percent of the respondents say they are affiliated with one religion or […]

Disasters Give Religion a Chance to Shine

Compassionate service is a core tenet of most, if not all, religions. Faiths across the world are known for their eagerness and adeptness when it comes to organizing volunteer efforts for those in need. Natural disasters are never a good thing, yet they remind people—whether they themselves are religious or not—that the world could be worse […]

Can There Be Too Much Religious Freedom?

What is religion’s place in modern society? It’s an interesting question that is very hard to answer. Looking back in history, most civilizations and empires were religious in nature. They were founded and shaped by their reverence for deity. Now? Not so much. Ever since the creation of the United States of America, government and […]

Do Religions Have a Responsibility to be Green?

Earth Day was celebrated earlier this week, and the occasion was marked by the usual eco-friendly messages from various organizations. News outlets ran stories about the environment and the impact we as humans have on it. Businesses that identify as green, like Melaleuca for example, called on humanity to take part in protecting and caring […]

More Interesting Religion Stats from the Pew Survey

In our last post, we looked at a Pew Survey that shows how major religions in the U.S. compare to each other based on beliefs and practices. It’s such a fascinating survey that we thought we’d share some more of the interesting results. According to those surveyed, the five most populous religion groups in the […]

Pew Survey Compares Religious Beliefs and Practices in the U.S.

According to the most recent survey conducted by the Pew Research Center, more Jehovah’s Witnesses are absolutely certain that God exists than followers of any other major religion in the U.S. Those of the Jewish and Buddhist faiths are the least certain that God exists, according to the survey. It’s always interesting to see how different […]

Five Companies with Christian Values

Despite operating in largely secular industries, there are some companies—many extremely successful—that make it a point to share their faith with the world. Here are 5 organizations that follow Christian values. Chick-fil-A was founded on biblical principles by Truett Cathy, a staunch Southern Baptist, in 1946. The company’s mission statement is, in part, “to glorify […]

Backlash Follows Indiana’s ‘Religious Freedom’ Law

Indiana is at the center of controversy over a “religious freedom” bill that the state’s governor signed into law last week. The Religious Freedom Restoration Act states that the government can’t “substantially burden” someone’s ability to follow their religious conviction, unless there is proof of compelling reason to impose such a burden. Many see the […]

Study: Most Evangelicals Think Science and Religion Are Not at Odds

Long has the perception been that religion and science are enemies. But is there really that much conflict between faith and fact—belief and hard evidence? According to one study, the answer is no. Perhaps science and the scientific community aren’t so secular. Sociologist Elaine Ecklund found that seven in 10 self-identified evangelicals don’t see science […]

Is Saint Patrick’s Day a Religious Holiday?

Clover leaves. Leprechauns. Green beer. Corned beef and cabbage. “Kiss me: I’m Irish!” Today is Saint Patrick’s Day, and the holiday will be marked by events and festivals that generally celebrate the Irish culture. Such festivities will include grand parades, dancing and singing, lots of people flocking to bars, fun and unique foods, and everything […]

Muslims in Britain and Canada Work on Public Image

In recent weeks, reports have identified a member of ISIS who was educated in Britain as “Jihadi Johnny.” Also, A mall in Canada has allegedly been targeted for an attack by an Islamic militant. Such news has increased the difficulties of being a Muslim in these countries. Media reports state that these and other issues […]

CNN Series Focuses on the Historical Jesus

In a ramp up to Easter, the new CNN series “Finding Jesus” is using modern science and archaeological research in an attempt to shed new light on Jesus Christ. The original series, which includes weekly, hour-long TV episodes and additional online content, is extremely popular. “Finding Jesus: Faith, Fact, Forgery” as it’s officially called, has […]

Are People More Risky When God’s on the Mind?

This may sound counterintuitive, but it appears that some daredevils may be more faithful, or more God-fearing at least, than other people. Recent research found in Psychological Science suggests that when people are reminded of GOd, they are more likely to take bigger risks in life. The reason? They have faith that God will watch […]

This can be the nature of Humanity

We denounce with righteous indignation and dislike men who are so beguiled and demoralized by the charms of pleasure of the moment, so blinded by desire, that they cannot foresee the pain and trouble that are bound to ensue this is an exact detartmation. We denounce with righteous indignation and dislike men who are so beguiled […]

Lord is in Heaven. Meeting with James Lake

We denounce with righteous indignation and dislike men who are so beguiled and demoralized by the charms of pleasure of the moment, so blinded by desire, that they cannot foresee the pain and trouble that are bound to ensue this is an exact detartmation. We denounce with righteous indignation and dislike men who are so beguiled […]

Talks about the Charity and Eternity

We denounce with righteous indignation and dislike men who are so beguiled and demoralized by the charms of pleasure of the moment, so blinded by desire, that they cannot foresee the pain and trouble that are bound to ensue this is an exact detartmation. We denounce with righteous indignation and dislike men who are so beguiled […]

Running in the Field

We denounce with righteous indignation and dislike men who are so beguiled and demoralized by the charms of pleasure of the moment, so blinded by desire, that they cannot foresee the pain and trouble that are bound to ensue this is an exact detartmation. We denounce with righteous indignation and dislike men who are so beguiled […]

Taking a Pledge for Donation

We denounce with righteous indignation and dislike men who are so beguiled and demoralized by the charms of pleasure of the moment, so blinded by desire, that they cannot foresee the pain and trouble that are bound to ensue this is an exact detartmation. We denounce with righteous indignation and dislike men who are so beguiled […]

Reading at Leisure Time

We denounce with righteous indignation and dislike men who are so beguiled and demoralized by the charms of pleasure of the moment, so blinded by desire, that they cannot foresee the pain and trouble that are bound to ensue this is an exact detartmation. We denounce with righteous indignation and dislike men who are so beguiled […]