May 30

Your holiday cheat sheet to Vesak Day

Although Buddhism is unlike any other religion (in that it does not require belief in a deity), it’s still got some of the classic markers — and the celebration of holidays is one of them. So here, as part of…

From a historical perspective, Christianity didn’t start with Jesus’ birth, his death or even his storied ascension to heaven. It started with Pentecost — the day the “Holy Spirit” entered a room holding Jesus’ apostles and entered each…

Apr 03

Your holiday cheat sheet to Easter

Ironically, secular parents often have an easier time explaining Easter (without religion) than many Christian parents do (with it). The Passion is just such a darn mystery.

Apr 03

Your holiday cheat sheet to Passover

Most Christians (current and cultural) are all too familiar with the story of the Last Supper. What’s rarely made clear, though, is that Jesus’ final meal was quite likely a Passover meal.

Mar 04

Quick! What the heck is Purim?

I always think of the Bible as sort of dry reading — difficult to understand, weighted down by archaic language and vague descriptions, full of stories that just kind of go on and on. But, of course, that’s not always…

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