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Why Study World Religion?

At Aspect Ministries, we tackle questions of religion, philosophy, and culture. Our goal is to explain these topics in a factual, non-biased, brief, and engaging way. The iKnow World Religions series makes learning about world religions easy. You can find our videos...

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Donate Thru Amazon Smile!

Another way to help support Aspect Ministries is to use Amazon Smile for your shopping needs.  Use this link for your convenience: http://smile.amazon.com/ch/46-2387270 Buying things through this portal allows you to buy the same products at the same prices and Amazon...

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The Powerful Union of Religion and Marriage

According to an article published in the Huffington Post (05-18-13), entitled Why Religious People Marry Despite the Cost, David Briggs cites a study by Brian Hollar in which he found that marriage rates of highly devoted religious people in Europe and North America...

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The Essence of Islam

Islam is essentially a religion of teachings and regulations said to have been given by Allah (the Arabic word meaning “the God”) through the Prophet Muhammad (also spelled Mohammed).  People are expected to surrender to and live by these rules and teachings in order...

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February, 2010 Mexico

February 6-14, 2010 was a nine-day trip to south Texas and Northern Mexico in which I was able to re-connect with my cousin, Roger Tomlinson and his ministry (Dayspring Outreach) and my brother Marty Bogart and his family.  I flew to Mc Allen, Texas, where my cousin...

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Haiti Project, 2010

Our team of four representing a joint venture of JARON Ministries, International of Fresno, California and the West Fresno Ministerial Alliance, just returned from the earthquake-devastated nation of Haiti. What follows is a first-hand account of the situation as we...

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A Simple Communion Message

Here are a few words which can be said before serving the elements of the Lord's Supper. This morning we are going to participate in some profound symbolism. Set before us, we see the elements of the Lord's Supper: the bread represents Christ’s body broken to make us...

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Becoming Real People

I remember coming across a timely poem in my high school American literature class.  At the time, reading it was only an assignment, but for some reason it has stuck with me over the years.  It is titled Richard Cory, by Edwin Arlington Robinson: Whenever Richard Cory...

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A Sample Ministry Covenant

Some type of "contract" between Christian organizations and their volunteers is becoming a necessity in our times of legal vulnerability. The following is a sample of the type of thing you may want to do to set the boundaries for volunteers within your church or...

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Tehuacan Teaching Project, January 2010

My JARON colleague, Kenton Rahn, and I arrived in Tehuacan on Friday, January 8 in the late afternoon after a 1:05 am departure time from Fresno.  Tehuacan is a city of around 250,000 people in the southern part of the Mexican state of Puebla, located about four hours...

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