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Some Church in Sulphur | Vintage Religion

Today, my daughter Bridgy was an altar server for the first time. I posted a picture on Instagram to commemorate the occasion. Church has been a part of my life since before I was born. The older I get, the more I enjoy it, but I still get nostalgic for the past. I miss how church used to be, or...

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Patron Saints for Generation X

Patron saints for Generation X are covered in this guest review for There are over 10,000 saints in the Catholic faith. Patron Saints are meant to act as both guardians and sources of comfort for those living today with certain hardships or characteristics. In honor of All Saints Day...

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Promotion Sunday Was A Big Deal, Ya’ll.

As I retool this site as a blogzine, I’m reviewing several features from the past including Vintage Religion. These posts featured religious and/or church-themed pictures, graphics and ephemera from generations past. The Sunday School promotion certificate above is dated September 29, 1929....

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Gary Chapman’s A Hymn A Week

I love Gary Chapman’s A Hymn A Week project, which he began earlier this year as a way to honor his parents. It’s quickly amassed a big following and now there is a companion website. Chapman has a long bio published on the Hymn A Week Facebook page. I enjoyed reading it, but it leaves...

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Vintage Sunday School Card from the 1970s

1970s Sunday School greeting card: Did you forget to come to Sunday School? No, ma’am. Your eyes just scared me a little. I remember seeing cards like this in my father’s study at the Nazarene church he pastored in Ozark, Arkansas. It was such a tiny church and in 1979, I was one of the only...

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Frances, a Catholic Teenager During the 1960s

I came across this beautiful image of a Catholic teenager during the 1960s while searching for something else. It was taken in Australia. The photographer’s words below: The slide has been sitting there for 36 years. Now with our wonderful software I can process it to within an inch of its...

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