A newly released study by Pew Research Center found that 91 percent of the current U.S. Congress identify as Christian—a number that has not changed much in more than 50 years, despite its constituency’s Christian identity declining. Today, about 71 percent of people in the U.S. identify as Christian. Researchers found that in 1961, members…

The history behind evergreens, ornaments, and holiday gift giving. Edwin and Jennifer Woodruff Tait   The evergreen tree was an ancient symbol of life in the midst of winter. Romans decorated their houses with evergreen branches during the New Year, and ancient inhabitants of northern Europe cut evergreen trees and planted them in boxes inside…