An Obscure Monk and a Mundane Event: The Launch of the Protestant Reformation

As you may already know, October 31, 2018 will be the 501st anniversary of what is commonly referred to as Reformation Day. This day is celebrated and remembered because on October 31, 1517 Martin Luther posted his 95 Theses to the church door in Wittenberg, Germany. We don’t celebrate this day merely because a professor posted …

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Billy Graham: A Brief Response to His Life and Ministry

As you probably know, Billy Graham passed away February 21, 2018 at his home in North Carolina at the age of 99. Graham was a well-known evangelist who preached to millions around the globe. He packed stadiums, he was broadcast on TV, and he unashamedly proclaimed Jesus Christ to the world. Billy Graham is a …

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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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