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NAVIDAD EN EL VIEJO SAN AGUSTÍN / CHRISTMAS IN OLD ST. AUGUSTINE on Saturday, December 15, 2012

The Adoration of the Three Kings

On Saturday, December 15th, the second, annual Navidad en el Viejo San Agustín (Christmas in Old St. Augustine) heritage Event will take place in St. Augustine, Florida, the oldest, continually occupied European city, port, and parish in the continental United States! Featuring the Christmas customs and music of 16th-century Florida, Navidad en el Viejo San Agustín is […]

Raising Teenagers in a Broken World

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A mother narrates how she obtained strength from her belief in the divine to meet the challenge of bringing up her teenage kids against the difficulties in her way.   Even though you do your best to raise your children sometimes during the teenage years things change. I have two children, one girl and one boy, who […]

Ponce De Leon and The Founding of Florida: “This Other World”

To prepare for Florida’s 500th anniversary in 2013, Florida Living History, Inc. (www.floridalivinghistory.org), will offer its annual heritage Event – “This Other World”: Ponce de León and the Founding of Florida – on Saturday, March 31st, from 10AM to4PM, at the Mission Nombre de Dios Museum (www.missionandshrine.org/), in St.Augustine, FL. The Event will commemorate the […]

Is There A Puzzle to Be Solved Under Glastonbury Tor?

There is a place – a very special place – located in Glastonbury, a small town in Somerset, England. A place that comes up in many conversations, books and movies. This is not a surprise. After all, the myths and legends that have always surrounded this small community are numerous and well-known. For Christians, it […]

Second Annual Interfaith Earth Day Celebration This Saturday

COMMUNITY EARTH DAY CELEBRATION This Saturday, April 24th, Temple Bet Yam will be hosting the Second Annual Interfaith Earth Day Celebration. The celebration is aimed at increasing interreligious dialogue in the community and will also be highlighting the community garden project known as the Flagler College Hunger Initiative, whose goal is to raise awareness about […]

Opinion Blog: What Is Hope?

I’ve been reading Psalms 1-72 An Introduction and Commentaries by Rev. Derek Kidner.  It is to me like a detailed treatise on the Psalms – both overview and verse by verse.  This book is intended for the “student of the Bible who has no specialized training in biblical theology, history and language.”  So now you […]

Pres. to Speak in Egypt About U.S.-Muslim Relations

JUNE 2, 2009 – The president plans on travelling to Cairo, Egypt to make a speech to the Muslim world about U.S.-Muslim relations. For the record, I don’t think this is a terrible idea. In fact, I think it’s a healthy move for international and inter-religious dialogue as well as a savvy political strategy for […]

Prayer, Meditation, and Contemplation: Insight for the Contemporary College Student

Mysticism is a wide spectrum, involving many different facets and outlets for the experiencing of the Ultimate. The most common and prevalent in Western culture are the practices of prayer, meditation, and contemplation. By examining Kenneth Leech`s ideas on prayer as a window to our true nature, Kierkegaard`s idea that God is the criterion in […]

Evangelism and Holy War: Levinas’s ‘Face’

In his God and Philosophy, Emmanuel Levinas writes of one`s responsibility for his neighbor and viewing the face of that person. In reference to Levinas`s ideas on these matters, I will define the face as the summation of who a person is, and claim that evangelists and militant religious crusaders dissolve the face of the […]

Is Your Church Struggling?

ORMOND BEACH – My church is struggling financially.  It is a major denomination and the word is that most of the churches in that denomination are in the same boat.  Further I’m told, other denominations are suffering too and it’s because of the ECONOMY!We just went through a significant reduction in staff and one casualty […]