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Reformation Day Reflections for Today's Church

As the calendar flips to November, Protestants remember how the flames of Reformation were sparked by Martin Luther in 1517. With mallet in hand, the monk hit a nerve in Wittenberg and, along with a number of faithful friends, continued to press upon it for decades thereafter. I enjoy reading and studying the history of the Reformation. Such reading is rich . . .Keep Read...

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Ben Zobrist: Major League Believer

In two of the last three Chicago Cubs games, Ben Zobrist has hit a late double to spark a rally. The firstagainst the San Francisco Giants in the ninth inninghelped the Cubs win the National League Division Series. The secondagainst the Los Angeles Dodgers in the eighthled off an inning that would end with a game-clinching grand slam and a 10 lead in the National League ...

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Sunday Soccer and Small Christianity

Reading the New Testament, I see that Christianity is many things. But one thing it isn't: a weekend option between soccer practices. I am not against soccer practices or weekend pastimes. But I do believe that real Christianity is a compelling power so great it gets us beyond such small calculations. The early Christians were caught up into something from beyond this w...

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