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Book of Acts

To Eat (or Not to Eat) Unclean Meat

Steve Gertz | Posted 11.12.2015 | Religion
Steve Gertz

My wife and I, both of whom are Christians, once had some Muslim friends over for a meal, and we made the mistake of offering them meat that was not halal. For those of you who don't know what I'm talking about, halal means 'permissible' in Arabic.

Pentecost 2015: History, Facts And Traditions

The Huffington Post | HuffPost Religion Editors | Posted 05.23.2015 | Religion

Pentecost marks the end of the 50-day Easter season for Christians and falls on Sunday, May 24 in 2015. History The second chapter of the Book of ...

Pentecost 2014: History, Facts And Traditions

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 06.04.2014 | Religion

Pentecost marks the end of the 50-day Easter season for Christians and falls this year on Sunday, June 8. History The second chapter of the Book o...

Divergent and the Gospel: Manifestos on Difference

Jacob Myers | Posted 05.17.2014 | Religion
Jacob Myers

On March 21st droves of teenagers -- and no small number of adults -- will pour into theaters across the country to celebrate the first film installment of Veronica Roth's Divergent Trilogy.

Why I Pray That April Tragedies Bring May Justice

Rev. Margaret Aymer, Ph. D. | Posted 06.17.2013 | Religion
Rev. Margaret Aymer, Ph. D.

For we are people of the resurrection. And we confess, despite all evidence to the contrary, that death will not win.

Acts 2:1-21: Think Differently About Difference

Rev. Dr. Eric D. Barreto | Posted 07.23.2012 | Religion
Rev. Dr. Eric D. Barreto

Christians have often hoped for a time when our racial and economic differences would cease, when in Christ we would all be indistinguishable. Such impulses are earnest but fundamentally misguided.

Acts 10: 44-48: Holy Calamity

Rev. David Lewicki | Posted 07.09.2012 | Religion
Rev. David Lewicki

After a resurrected Jesus leaves the scene for good, the first disciples are hanging out, waiting for God-knows-what. What, exactly, does one wait for after you've just seen your dead friend come back to life and eat a piece of fish?

Acts 8:26-40: Castrating Our Customs

Rev. Adam J. Copeland | Posted 07.02.2012 | Religion
Rev. Adam J. Copeland

A friend of mine gives away bumper stickers of a favorite phrase of his: "Keep Church Weird." By that my friend means church is a place where we might break out of our ordinary expected un-weird culture and be, well, weird.