Friday, Apr 29, 2016

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An Eastern Orthodox Perspective on Sin

In the Eastern Orthodox Church (EOC) the word for sin in Greek is "αμαρτία" which is defined in the following way: 'failure' or — more specifically — 'missing the mark,' 'going astray,' 'erring,' 'severing a relationship,' or, ultimately, “failing to achieve the purpose and benefit of life for which one is created.'

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Chapel at Immaculate Heart Retreat Center/Emily Geddes - SpokaneFAVS

Faith Feast 2016 Recap

The fourth annual SpokaneFaVS Faith Feast was April 17 and, once again, it was a fantastic evening full of delicious food, old and new friends, and learning about three faiths in the Spokane area.

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A sign for a Target store is seen in the Chicago suburb of Evanston, Illinois, on February 10, 2015. Photo courtesy of REUTERS/Jim Young
*Editors: This photo may only be republished with RNS-TARGET-BOYCOTT, originally transmitted on April 25, 2016.

#BoycottTarget campaign reaches 500,000 signers

Less than a week after Target, the nation’s second-largest discount retailer, announced that transgender customers may use the restroom that “corresponds with their gender identity,” nearly 500,000 people have signed a #BoycottTarget online petition launched by the conservative American Family Association.

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Most Americans pray for healing

The vast majority of Americans have prayed for the healing of others and more than 1 in 4 have practiced the laying on of hands, a Baylor University expert reports.

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Boston Avenue Methodist Episcopal Church, 1301 South Boston Ave. Tulsa/Wikipedia photo by Sarah J Malerich

When God speaks through music

Our recent Hymn Sing Sunday on April 17 profoundly proved that. Not only did they suggest favorite hymns, but started giving wonderful testimony about their meaning.

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Trump speaking at the 2015 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Maryland, February 2015/Wikipedia photo by Gage Skidmore

Despair Powers Trump

Trump’s triumph comes from being able to point to the cause of the growing despair of the working class and say it was Mexicans taking jobs, Muslims are coming to kill us, and the Chinese are beating us because our leaders are stupid.

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