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We return to the sumptuous setting of Downton Abbey for the sixth and final season of this internationally acclaimed hit drama series.
Movies and TV

Julian Fellowes: The Inspiring Creator of Downton Abbey

A surprising journey to success and some personal connections along the way.

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Reading Thomas Traherne
Stories of Faith

What Can You Learn from a 17th Century Clergyman?

Thomas Traherne's writings in Centuries of Meditations are packed with spiritual wisdom.

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Pray like Saint Augustine
How to Pray

3 Ways to Pray Like a Saint

Though he died nearly 1600 years ago, Saint Augustine’s thoughts on prayer still ring true today.

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Love between mother and daughter
How to Pray

How Big Things Put Little Things in Perspective

The love of a mother and a daughter gives the day its proper prayer focus.

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Stuck in an elevator
Power of Prayer

The Important Role That Fear Plays in Faith

Scary situations offer a chance to build on your trust in God.

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Favorite hymn
Prayer Stories

What Is the Most Beloved Hymn?

Hymn Society members cast their votes for the greatest hymn of all time. Here’s the result.

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Church and happiness
Health and Wellness

7 Ways Church Can Make You Happier

What is it about regular church attendance that is so crucial to one’s well-being?

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Bible verses about the moon
Prayer Stories

5 Bible Verses for Gazing at the Moon

As we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, these passages remind us of its significance in Scripture.

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A scene from the Atlantic Theatre Company's production of 'The Secret Life of Bees'
Music

How Worship Comes Alive in ‘The Secret Life of Bees’ Musical

Inspiration springs from the stage in the new show based on Sue Monk Kidd’s best-selling novel.

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6 prayers for summer fun
How to Pray

6 Simple Prayers to Increase Summer Fun

It’s a season that brings special situations—from an urge to skip church to bathing suit self-criticism. Here’s how to pray through it.

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