Christians last week marked the beginning of Lent, a time for spiritual reflection and contemplating a broken world in need of salvation.
hristmas has many traditions, not the least being the Nativity scene, which depicts the infant Jesus surrounded by Mary and Joseph, the Magi, the shepherds, the angels and a few barn animals.
The New York I lived in as a kid was a village of four or five blocks. I could wander anywhere my curiosity took me, safe and secure and knowing I’d still find my way home. I could go around the corner to the barber shop and get a trim for a quarter. I could walk a block farther to Moisha’s …
If you were asked to pick a favorite hymn, which one would it be? From the enormous selection available it becomes rather obvious the role music brings to one’s religious, spiritual life.
Most of us churchgoers sit in a pew or chair for about an hour a week depending on the length of the sermon, the number of announcements and how many songs are sung.
Many churches in this country today promote the idea of social justice.
National Bible Week, Nov. 21-28 this year, is celebrated “to raise awareness of the Bible's importance and relevance to our nation as a whole, as well as in the lives of individuals.”
Many people were disturbed by recent “death to Christians” chants by Afghani Muslims who were offended by a Christian pastor's plan to burn copies of the Qur'an.
Does it matter how and when we worship?
The Bible may be the blueprint that Christians use to live their lives.