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Make Love Not War 
A History of Valentine's Day
By Stephens G. Lytch
If someone told you that our contemporary Valentine's Day was rooted in an ancient ruler's need to recruit soldiers for battle, a subsequent ban on the bond of holy matrimony, and the execution of a priest named Valentine, well, one might wonder wher...
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By Martha Bettis-Gee
How will you spend this Thanksgiving? In a traditional way? What does that mean, and where did that tradition come from? Do we celebrate Thanksgiving as it was first celebrated? Do we even know how it was first celebrated?This one-session study tells...
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By Jason Byassee
Is there anything inherently religious about the ways we celebrate New Year's? Should there be? In this one-session study, author Jason Byassee shares some ways Christians might celebrate New Year's. The Leader's Guide invites participants to reflect...
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Reclaiming Christmas 
Seeking an Alternative
By Greg Garrett
If you're anything like most Americans, the upcoming Christmas season will be a mixed blessing-along with time with friends and family and at least some attempt to focus on "the reason for the season," you will probably find yourself eating too much,...
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By Kathleen Long Bostrom
Why is the church decorated in purple during Lent? Why is Christmas always on December 25, but Easter is on different dates all the time? What is Ordinary Time? These and other basic but often unanswered questions in the liturgical life of churches a...
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St. Patrick's Day 
A Study for Adults
By Martha Bettis-Gee
For most people, knowledge of the origins of St. Patrick's Day are limited to a story based largely on myth and folk tales, but behind those traditions is the story of the patron saint of Ireland. Under the surface of the traditional celebrations of ...
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Trick or Treat 
What's Halloween About?
By Stephens G. Lytch
How should Christians respond to Halloween? What are the origins of Halloween, and is there any connection to All Saints' Day? This one-session study explains the evolution of Halloween and the traditions of the holiday so that Christians may examine...
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