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Ways of Keeping a Prayer Journal :: Deeper Devotion Question “Can you suggest ways of keeping a prayer journal?” —Harry Answer First of all, I have to say I think keeping a prayer journal is a great way to spend time with God. I personally keep a daily prayer journal and journal most of my prayers during my morning quiet times. Let me give you my simple method for prayer journaling and then I’ll talk about other ideas you might try. That’s just my method. Media If you like to write by hand, then a notebook may be great for you. If you’d rather type, try keeping a journal in Microsoft Word or just a text editor like Notepad. If you want to go a step further, you could also try keeping your prayer journal online. Methods When you are praying for specific people, try getting a photo of each and putting them in your journal. Prayer is intended to be a conversation. I find that God often teaches me through a “theme of the day” or “theme of the month.” Final thoughts

simonask comments on Female genital mutilation exposed in Swedish class. Some 60 cases of genital mutilation have been discovered in Norrköping in eastern Sweden since March Anthropologist here (well, ethnomusicologist, but close enough…). So there's that one class in first year of Anthropology where students are taught about cultural relativism and the inherent arbitrariness of it all. It's an important one, because we come from a history of automatically thinking that "Western" equals "more civilised", "more developed", "more progressed", "less primitive", and so on, which is an absolute thought-killer and paves the way for real, harmful oppression. Ok, so we have that lesson down. Now, with that in mind, how do we handle the fact that some cultures create oppressive frameworks within themselves, such as the almost universal blatant patriarchal abuse of women's bodies? The key is to be constantly aware of one's own position as an external force. A modern anthropological strategy towards integration would entail the following:

Baron D'Holbach v01 | Reasonism If we go back to the beginning we shall find that ignorance and fear created the gods, that fancy enthusiasm or deceit adorned them, that weakness worshipped them, that credulity preserved them and that custom respect and tyranny supported them in order to make the blindness of men serve their own interests.Reasonism.Org Greek Gods Family Tree philipyancey Rothschild family A house formerly belonging to the Viennese branch of the family (Schillersdorf Palace). Schloss Hinterleiten, one of the many palaces built by the Austrian Rothschild dynasty. Donated to charity by the family in 1905. Beatrice de Rothschild's villa on the Côte d'Azur, France The Rothschild family /ˈrɒθs.tʃaɪld/,[1] also known as the Rothschilds, is a family descending from Mayer Amschel Rothschild, a court Jew to the Landgraves of Hesse-Kassel, in the Free City of Frankfurt, who established his banking business in the 1760s.[2] Unlike most previous court Jews, Rothschild managed to bequeath his wealth, and established an international banking dynasty through his five sons, that came even to surpass the most powerful families of the era such as the Barings and the Berenbergs.[3] Five lines of the Austrian branch of the family have been elevated to Austrian nobility, being given five hereditary titles of Barons of the Habsburg Empire by Emperor Francis II in 1816. Family overview[edit]

Four bad reasons to believe anything Update (3/20/2012): I decided to remove Richard Dawkins’ name from the image because the text in the pic is not what he said (entirely or not). The author of the image/text is anonymous, as far as I know. Let me know if you know him so I can properly attribute this work. Oh, and I also corrected the spelling of “navel” Pin It!

Family tree of the Greek gods Family tree of gods, goddesses and other divine figures from Ancient Greek mythology and Ancient Greek religion The following is a family tree of gods, goddesses and many other divine and semi-divine figures from Ancient Greek mythology and Ancient Greek religion. (The tree does not include creatures; for these, see List of Greek mythological creatures.) Key: The essential Olympians' names are given in bold font. See also List of Greek mythological figures Notes References Spiritual Formation Agenda Our world today cries out for a theology of spiritual growth that has been proven to work in the midst of the harsh realities of daily life. Sadly, many have simply given up on the possibility of growth in character formation. Vast numbers of well-intended folk have exhausted themselves in church work and discovered that this did not substantively change their lives. Others have immersed themselves in multiple social-service projects. Still others have a practical theology that will not allow for spiritual growth. Finally, a general cultural malaise touches us all to one extent or another. You have reached the end of this Article Preview To continue reading, subscribe now. Three Views: How Can Churches Reach Nominal Believers Before They Become 'Nones'? Experts discuss how to prevent nominal Christians from leaving the faith. Drew Dyck, Kenda Creasy Dean, Eddie Gibbs Five Errors to Drop From Your Easter Sermon Andreas J. The Battle of the Bible Films Peter T.

Sol Invictus Coin of Emperor Probus, circa 280, with Sol Invictus riding a quadriga, with legend SOLI INVICTO, "to the Unconquered Sun": the Emperor (at left) wears a radiated solar crown, worn also by the god on the obverse The idea, particularly popular in the 18th and 19th centuries, that the date of 25 December for Christmas was selected in order to correspond with the Roman festival of Dies Natalis Solis Invicti, or "Birthday of the Unconquered Sun", is challenged today. Invictus as epithet[edit] Sol Invictus played a prominent role in the Mithraic mysteries, and was equated with Mithras himself.[15] The relation of the Mithraic Sol Invictus to the public cult of the deity with the same name is unclear and perhaps non-existent.[16] Elagabalus[edit] Aurelian[edit] The Roman gens Aurelian was associated with the cult of Sol.[20] After his victories in the East, the Emperor Aurelian thoroughly reformed the Roman cult of Sol, elevating the sun-god to one of the premier divinities of the Empire.

Olympian Gods of Greek Mythology THEOI.COM The Olympian gods ("Theoi Olympioi") presided over ever facet of ancient life and were often grouped according to their common functions. THE THEOI AGORAIOI were the gods of the "agora" (the marketplace and people's assembly). Zeus, as the god of kings and princes, presided over the the assembly, alongside Athena, as goddess of wise counsel, Dike (Justice), Themis (Custom) and Calliope (Eloquence). The gods of the marketplace, on the other hand, were led by Hermes, the god of commerce, along with Hephaestus and Athena, the patron gods of artisans : weavers, potters, metalworkers, sculptors, etc. Apollo was another god of the marketplace. THE THEOI DAITIOI were the gods of feasts and banquets. THE THEOI GAMELIOI were the gods of marriage. THE THEOI GEORGIKOI were the gods of agriculture. THE THEOI GYMNASTIKOI were the gods of the gymnasium, athletics and the Games. THE THEOI HALIOI were the gods of the sea led by King Poseidon. THE THEOI IATRIKOI were the gods of medicine and healing.