Not Just Another Halloween: Why the Protestant Reformation Matters to You

What is the Protestant Reformation? For many, October 31, 2017 will be just another Halloween, as super heroes, goblins, and farm animals march up to your doorstep exclaiming, "Trick or treat," as they eagerly wait for candy to be dropped into their buckets. For others, however, October 31, 2017 is truly significant, marking the 500th …

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Smartphone: Friend or Foe… or Both?

Do you own a smartphone? Odds are you do, especially if you're reading this blog post. And if you do own a smartphone, then you have firsthand knowledge of this amazing device which serves as not only a phone but also a calendar, Bible, camera, calculator, alarm clock, and flashlight, while storing music, books, magazines, …

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Harvey: Thoughts After the Storm

Enduring Harvey these last few days has been surreal, to say the least. Before this week, I'd never had the number to the Coast Guard sitting on my kitchen counter, just in case my family may need to be rescued from high floodwater. The devastation is far-reaching, and efforts to rebuild will last for months …

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Would I Have Been a Slave Owner? Thoughts on Racial Reconciliation

While growing up, it was not at all uncommon for history lessons in school to cover the topic of slavery in America, especially every February during Black History Month. Horrified by some of the gruesome stories I heard, I would shake my head in disbelief and wonder how anyone could have been a slave owner, …

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