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Articles And Essays
How Unitarian Universalist Flaming Chalices Are Made and...
In this installment of Religion Behind the Scenes, we’ll learn a bit about flaming chalices, what they symbolize, how they are used, and what “religion”...
How Rosary Beads are Made and Used
In this touching interview, Mary Mulloy—of Graceful Rosaries—tells us about her inspired journey into making rosaries.
How Oil Vials for Priesthood Blessings Are Made
In The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, consecrated olive oil is used in blessing the sick. Learn how oil vials for priesthood blessings are...
Is There a God?
Brad Wilcox explores the crucial question of "Is there a God?" by sharing evidence of God's goodness.
Trusting the God Who Provides
Food in the Bible writer Sarah Hauser shares how the dealings of God with the Israelites in the wilderness illustrates how God provides for our every...
How Jewish Shomers ‘Guard’ Bodies Until They’re Buried
In this fascinating episode of Religion Behind the Scenes, Sharon tells us about the responsibilities of shomers, why this work is important in Judaism,...
The Original Hebrew Meaning of “Mercy”
The Original Hebrew Meaning of Mercy teaches God’s promise of protection and safety that parents and children share and that endures beyond our...
How Malas For Meditation Are Made
In this installment of Religion Behind the Scenes, we talk to Yasir about mala beads, what they’re for, why they are important, and what got him into the...
Everyday Christians Living Our Religion Every Day
Christlike qualities are needed today, and they are found not in outward expressions, but in the everyday life of Christians living their religion daily.
Practicing Remembrance at Our Everyday Tables
Sitting together at our tables for special occasion foods and everyday meals is a meaningful way to practice remembrance of God and what He’s done for...
Invisible Wounds: Dr. Catherine of Siena
Kaitlyn Curtin writes St. Catherine of Siena, one of the canonized doctors or saints of the Catholic Church, teaches what it is to have an intimate...
How and Why Jewish Mikvah’s Are Used
Sara Wolkenfeld shares with us a bit about what a mikvah is, some of the different circumstances in which it is employed, and what it means for...
To the Post-Pandemic Pastor
In an open letter to the post pandemic pastor, Tom Sugimura shares 8 achievable things that church and religious leaders and ministers can do to ease the...
How Torah Scrolls are Repaired and Preserved
Having worked as a sofer for more than 30-years, Ronnie Sieger shares with us some of the “behind the scenes” aspects of the work of Jewish scribes.
10 Small Ways To Uplift A Loved One
Oscar Collins gives 10 simple ways to uplift a loved one and show you care by praying, cooking, walking, serving, and other activities that will show...
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