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Articles for Faith 

Aug 7, 2017

Living Biblically

Suzanne Sanderson, Librarian

I've been writing about biblical rules of conduct, and now I've come to the mother lode of rules: the book of Leviticus. I had never read Leviticus, but I had certainly heard about the strictures against wearing clothing woven of two different fibers, such as cotton and linen, and the dietary rules and the often quoted rules on sexual activity. Before writing this article, it seemed sensible…  MORE >>

Topics: Faith

Jul 31, 2017

The Seven Deadly Sins

Suzanne Sanderson, Librarian

Last week, I challenged you to come up with the ten commandments. This week, take a minute to jot down the seven deadly sins. No peeking!

Okay, did you get pride, greed, lust, envy, gluttony, wrath and sloth?  

Where did the seven deadly sins originate? Not in the Bible. They go back to the teachings of certain of the desert…  MORE >>

Topics: Faith

Jul 24, 2017

The Ten Commandments

Suzanne Sanderson, Librarian

Today, I am starting a series on rules and prohibitions in the Bible. It seemed like a good idea last night when I was too busy thinking to sleep. We'll start with the Ten Commandments. Can you name them? Take a minute and jot them down.

Done? I had a general idea, and I knew that most started with "Thou shalt not", but I went to Wikipedia for the definitive list. There aren't…  MORE >>

Topics: Faith

Jul 10, 2017

Democracy and Plymouth Church

Suzanne Sanderson, Librarian

A few months ago, someone donated a little pamphlet titled Plymouth Church and the Present Day Challenge to Democracy to our library. I've passed it on to the archives, but I thought some of you might be interested in what Plymouth was doing to foster an informed citizenry. The pamphlet isn't dated, but it was written while the Reverend Dr L Wendell Fifield was minister, 1927-1941. Detective…  MORE >>

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Articles for Faith