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Angry Birds Get Owned By Pope Francis’ Doves 600 360 Citisun

Angry Birds Get Owned By Pope Francis’ Doves

Peace doves were released in the Vatican this week, after a prayer by Pope Francis for peace in the Ukraine. Children accompanying Pope Francis set the doves free before a massive gathering of the faithful in St. Peter's Square (or as I like to call it, Saint Peter's Circle). read more
Orthodox Priests Attempt To Stop Violence In The Ukraine 150 150 Citisun

Orthodox Priests Attempt To Stop Violence In The Ukraine

Embed from Getty Images   Startling image of a Ukrainian Orthodox Christian Priest, attempting to head off violence between troops and citizens this week (January 22nd). Please PRAY for all these people and their loved ones, for a peaceful resolution. read more
Guy Kawasaki
Evangelize Your Faith, Not Your Hipster Brand 1024 512 Citisun

Evangelize Your Faith, Not Your Hipster Brand

I bump into tech folks often these days who have the word "Evangelist" in their title, or even "Chief Evangelist." Yeah, I get it. "Evangelize" had that cool factor, ever since Guy Kawasaki coined it over two decades ago to promote the Apple brand. Since leaving Apple, among other endeavors (Google, etc.), he's now the Chief Evangelist for Canva, a design software firm – same hat, different cattle.  Guy was, and is one of the modern technology sector's greatest minds. He coined, and defined Evangelization Marketing for technology, brilliantly borrowing a word from the Christian faith at a time when Christians weren't all that excited about spreading the good word. In a world chock-full of young turks all too eager to spend Sunday mornings hacking vs. praying, evangelizing tech became an instant hit with Gen-Xers from Silicon Valley to Boston Harbor. But that was then. This is now. OK Guy, you had your turn. Can we have our word back now? read more
Your Beatitude Determines Your Altitude 150 150 Citisun

Your Beatitude Determines Your Altitude

The Beatitudes are the heart of Jesus' preaching.  The Beatitudes are eight blessings recounted in the Sermon on the Mount in the Gospel of Matthew. Each is a proverb-like proclamation, without narrative, cryptic, precise, and full of meaning. Each one includes a topic that forms a major biblical theme: read more
Why we have Lent
Father Barron: What is Lent? 1024 512 Citisun

Father Barron: What is Lent?

In this video, Father (now Bishop) Robert Barron delivers an excellent description of the Christian celebration of Lent. For another execellent perspective on Lent, Relevant Magazine’s Ann Swindell shares four key reasons for Lent: 1) Lent is a reminder of our need to repent; 2) Lent is a paring down of our excesses; 3) Lent reminds us of our humanity; and 4) Lent sobers us, in order to prepare for celebration (Easter). See Ann’s full article here.  

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Don’t Worry John, This is Just Practice For What’s To Come. 150 150 Citisun

Don’t Worry John, This is Just Practice For What’s To Come.

Thinking back just about ten years ago on a life-changing moment for me, while looking out my office window one night... How could I feel unfilfilled with my place in life? All outward signs were positive: I was happily married for over 20 years to my high school sweetheart; had two incredible young children; I owned my own business which allowed me the flexibility to dedicate an inordinate amount of time to several community volunteer projects. I was active in local and state politics, ran campaigns and seemed to come out on the winning end of everything I set my sites on doing.   read more
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