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Hillsong pastor shares his thoughts on why parents should allow trick or treating

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Halloween is one of the most contentious days of the year for Christians, with some seeing no problem with their children participating while others shun what they consider a demonic holiday. To ...

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Christians continue to disagree about whether and how to celebrate Halloween

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If the calendar says mid-October, it means that the long-running debate over whether Christians should celebrate Halloween is about to heat up again. Eighty-seven percent of Christians believe they should not celebrate ...

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The Art of the Potluck: A guide for the 21st Century

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As fall gets into full swing, so does the season of the potluck. The period of October through January is becoming known as America’s newest season built around the tradition of gatherings ...

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Capital Grille keeps the ambiance and great food in new location

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The holiday season is around the corner and for many people that means planning group events. With the opening of The Capital Grille in its new and expanded location on the Country ...

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Memorial Day: They sacrificed their tomorrows

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Memorial Day This weekend, we celebrate Memorial Day, which was initiated to commemorate and memorialize our nation’s war dead, those men and women who gave their last full measure of devotion to ...

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Thanksgiving remembered as joy and loss

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The year was 1971. Thanksgiving was different from any I remembered. Yes, my two brothers, their wives, my husband and I gathered with my mom at the big round dining room table. ...

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Should Christians celebrate Halloween?

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Should Christians celebrate Halloween? Opinions differ between Christian leaders, lay people and church members. According to a poll taken on Facebook by  CBN News, 87% of believers feel that Christians should not celebrate ...

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What you can do to make Memorial day meaningful

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Today marks the 150th anniversary of that first “Memorial Day” remembrance, when Congressman James Garfield—who would later become president—addressed a crowd of more than 5,000 at Arlington Cemetery. The tradition continues to ...

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Is Hanukkah the Jewish Christmas?

I grew up a nice Jewish boy in Brooklyn, New York. When late December arrived it brought some interesting challenges. Why? My family owned a toy store! I knew little about Christmas, ...

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