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Here’s The Original Story Of What Happened On Christmas Eve

Here’s The Original Story Of What Happened On Christmas Eve

Mary Margaret Olohan |Social Issues Reporter . Biblical accounts describe the first Christmas Eve: the night when Joseph and Mary arrived in Bethlehem. There was nowhere for Joseph and Mary to stay, and so the baby Jesus was born in a stable. “And she gave birth to her firstborn, a son. She wrapped him in […]

Buddhist-based Mindfulness program pushed in Los Angeles schools

Buddhist-based Mindfulness program pushed in Los Angeles schools

By Michael Hernandez   LOS ANGELES—The Los Angeles Unified School District is pushing hard for its Buddhist-based Mindfulness program as a way for students “to reduce stress and tension, and promote physical, emotional, and spiritual relaxation.” An article called “Mindfulness for Educators: A Trauma-Informed approach to supporting ourselves and our students” posted by the LAUSD […]

Jesus Is Risen on Easter, the Most Significant Christian Holiday — Let’s Help Our Kids Understand It

Jesus Is Risen on Easter, the Most Significant Christian Holiday — Let’s Help Our Kids Understand It

By Meg Meeker, MD  For nominal or devout Christians, Easter is the most significant holiday of the year. Some people prepare by sacrificing food, electronics or soft drinks during the season of Lent. These actions may sound trivial, but they point to the energy we spend trying to honor the One who created the most miraculous event in […]

Saint Patrick -“found Ireland all heathen and left it all Christian”

Saint Patrick -“found Ireland all heathen and left it all Christian”

The Later Eastern Han Dynasty extended sections of the Great Wall of China along its Mongolian borderaround 220 AD. This made it harder for the Huns to attack into China, so they turned westward, attacking and displacing tribes throughout Central Asia. These tribes migrated further west, overrunning the western borders of the Roman Empire: Visigoths, Ostrogoths, Franks, Anglos, Saxons, Alemanni, Thuringians, Rugians, Jutes, Picts, Burgundians, Lombards, Alans, and Vandals. Rome had […]

Breaking the Left’s Deception of Black America

Breaking the Left’s Deception of Black America

  By Lloyd Marcus Breaking the Left’s Deception of Black America With earbuds in my ears and wired to my phone, I listen to national Christian broadcasts during my daily walk. Back to back, I heard two black pastors with large congregations. It was stunning hearing how clueless both men were regarding the truth of […]

Hate speech, bias and intolerance at UDel

Hate speech, bias and intolerance at UDel

  By Paul Driessen University of Delaware students, faculty, administrators and trustees must truthfully answer a simple, but important question: Would this conduct have been ignored or excused if the targets had been Muslim? A recent article by the editor-in-chief of the school’s student newspaper proclaimed “Green Dragon slayer for hire, in a geography department […]

Meditation Practice Group | All are invited

Meditation Practice Group | All are invited

All are invited to our Meditation Practice Group at the Universalist Unitarian Church of Santa Paula 740 East Main Street, on Wednesdays, May 30, June 6 and 27 led by Rev. Maddie Sifantus and on Wednesday, June 20 led by Jim Cole. All Meditation Practice Groups are at 6 PM. Enter through the front gate […]

Judge rules California can’t force Christian baker to make same-sex wedding cakes

Judge rules California can’t force Christian baker to make same-sex wedding cakes

A California judge refused this week to order a baker to make a wedding cake for a same-sex couple, ruling that to do otherwise would be to trample on the baker’s free speech rights. Superior Court …

Reconciling One’s Democrat Vote, Party, and Policy Position

Reconciling One’s Democrat Vote, Party, and Policy Position

  By Michael Greer Many, many Christians and Jews are Democrats.  I constantly wonder why.  Some of the most actively religious people I know, who go to worship every week and can quote scripture, are from the Black, Latino and Jewish communities. “Resistance to tyranny is obedience to God”.  I don’t understand how you can obey […]

Christmas Returns to Mosul After Islamic State Defeat

Christmas Returns to Mosul After Islamic State Defeat

For the first time in the more than three years since Islamic State militants took over vast swaths of Iraq and Syria, Iraqi Christians have gone to church to celebrate Christmas in Mosul — a former militant stronghold.

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