Every year I have many people ask me “What is the purpose of Lent?” Why do we emphasize or practice something that isn’t found in the Bible?” What are the origins of Lent” and ”isn’t it Catholic?” If you did not grow up in a main-line church (Catholic, Lutheran, Presbyterian, Methodist etc.) then Lent might be foreign to you. 624 more words
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There are two things regarding human nature that will never change; our mortality and the edge of understanding. I see these two factors as the heart of a rippling effect in our society today. 550 more words
So you’re a Christian. And it’s not always easy. You do your best to live like Jesus. But you often find yourself biting your lip or being criticized for what you believe. 1,468 more words
This May marks the bicentennial anniversary of the first Baptist Triennial Convention, a meeting of like-minded Baptists passionate about missions.
It was the summer of 1814 in Philadelphia. 570 more words
Overly ambitious, Pompeii falls a bit short of its reach but helps us ponder the human heart by exploring the range of human responses in the face of unexpected tragedy. 751 more words