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What are the twelve days of Christmas and what was commonly practiced during these days? Read this entry in the 7 Quick Facts series from Andrew Dragos for more information on this special time in the Christian Calendar.

What are the origins of Christmas? What are the facts about the nativity story? Where did the Christmas tree come from? How did the tradition of Santa Claus come about? In today's article, Andrew Dragos shares 7 quick facts about Christmas to help us get the story straight.

Lent is a forty day season of penitence and preparation for the observance of Easter. It begins on Ash Wednesday and ends on Holy Saturday before Easter.

What are the origins of our Thanksgiving holiday? Today, Andrew Dragos cuts through the common myths and shares 7 quick facts about Thanksgiving related to everything from food, to religious connotations, and the beloved American pastime, football.

The month of Ramadan, a time of prayer and fasting for Muslims, lasts from June 28th - July 28 in 2014. Get up to speed on the basics of Islam with these 7 quick facts that will help you understand and connect with your Muslim neighbors.

What is the European Union, and why did the UK vote to leave it? Read these seven quick facts to get yourself oriented to the European Union and its reason for existence.

It's easy to get lost in the sentiment or liturgy of Christmas time while forgetting the theological significance of Jesus' birth. Freshen up on your understanding of the season with these seven weighty theological points to remember at Christmas.

Thomas Oden, an evangelical Wesleyan theologian-scholar, died on Thursday, December 9th, 2016. His life and legacy are celebrated here with seven quick facts.

Why do we celebrate Ascension Day on Sunday instead of Thursday? What does Jesus' ascension to the right hand of the Father accomplish, and what biblical texts address this important doctrine? Read more today from Andrew Dragos in this 7 Quick Facts series.

Muhammad Ali, one of the last century's most celebrated athletes turned activist, died on June 3, 2016. Read seven quick facts about his life from Andrew Dragos.

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