Today is Reformation Day

Christians celebrated the Reformation on Halloween

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While Halloween is celebrated, Christians around the world are celebrating the beginning of the Reformation. On October 31, 1517, Martin Luther nailed the 95 thesis on the church door. Continue reading “Today is Reformation Day”

Is Politics an Idol?

Politics and Evangelical Christians

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It’s political season again. The mudslinging is almost enough to make you wish we had another form of government. 🙂 Our republic has become politically hostile. In the past, people Continue reading “Is Politics an Idol?”

Redefining the Family

A simple, straight forward perspective

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I am not a part of the clergy. I have not spent years studying theology. I do not have a degree in divinity. I am merely a Christian. This is a simple, straight forward perspective on why sex outside of Continue reading “Redefining the Family”

What Happened to the Gospel?

The difference between the church and other philanthropic groups

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Something disturbing has happened in evangelical churches. At one time the gospel message was central to their teaching and outreach; today something else has taken its place. Continue reading “What Happened to the Gospel?”

Stepping Out of the Comfort Zone

Living life under the Master’s protection

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This post was written by my good friend MaryJo. We have become dear friends as a result of an obscure book we both have read. The book was entitled, “Of Whom the World was not Worthy” Continue reading “Stepping Out of the Comfort Zone”

Changes in the Church

Changes seen in Sunday observance

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Church in the wild-wood

This past spring, my husband and I returned to the church I grew up in. This has given me opportunity to reflect on the changes I have seen since childhood. There are three main changes in the denomination we are a part of. Continue reading “Changes in the Church”

LGBTQ Numbers Up

Why more people are identifying themselves as LGBTQ

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According to 2018 Gallup poll estimates, a record number of US adults, 4.5% or 11 million people, are identifying as lesbian, gay, bi-sexual or transsexual. This is up from 4.1% in 2016 and 3.5% in 2012. Continue reading “LGBTQ Numbers Up”