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April 8, 2022

Holy Week Prep – Signs, Symbols, Scriptures, & Questions

At the heart of our Christian life is the celebration of the Paschal Mystery—the life, death, resurrection, and ascension of Jesus Christ. If we’re going to celebrate this journey through Easter well, we must prepare our hearts and minds. Lent invites intentionality. So, in these final days of preparation known as Holy Week, let’s hone …

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The Slap- Recovering from a Harm You Caused

By Fred Oduyoye and Rick Lawrence As everyone in the world now knows, a little more than a week ago actor Will Smith walked onto the Oscars stage and slapped comedian Chris Rock after Rock told a particularly insensitive joke about Jada Pinkett Smith’s struggle with alopecia—an immune disorder that causes hair loss. Days after the incident, Smith …

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Teach Us To Pray

By Rick LawrenceVibrant Faith Executive Director Researchers with the National Study of Youth and Religion found that the overwhelming majority of teenagers (and their adult parents who were also surveyed) believe in God, but know little about basic theological and faith distinctions. Lead researcher Dr. Christian Smith tried to pinpoint this ignorance by describing the collective responses—he said …

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