Reformation Day: A Celebration of Heroism for 445 Years!

Tuesday, October 30th, 2012

Are you as surprised as we were to find out that Reformation Day has been celebrated as a holiday in the church since at least 1567? We were delighted to find out that rather than sanitizing a holiday that celebrated death, our enemy, we could enjoy a holiday to remember true heroism — a man…
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Bringing an Old Celebration to New Life

Saturday, October 29th, 2011

Are you as surprised as we were to find out that Reformation Day has been celebrated as a holiday in the church since at least 1567? We were delighted to find out that rather than sanitizing a holiday that celebrated death, our enemy, we could enjoy a holiday to remember true heroism — a man who…
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Somebody’s Behind the Mask

Friday, October 28th, 2011

Oddly enough, we were on the way to church when the subject of Halloween costumes came up. Our approach to the event has been contrarian from the start

Boo to All That!

Thursday, October 27th, 2011

 “What is it that drives people to dress like that for Halloween?” my wife asked me.  She wasn’t talking about little girls dressed like ballerinas and fairies, but folks of any age play-acting the monster variety. Why, indeed, would anyone want to pretend to be a zombie, a vampire, or a ghost for a few…
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We few, we happy few, we band of brothers”

Tuesday, October 25th, 2011

Today is St. Crispin’s Day, my son informs me, the 596th anniversary of the Battle of Agincourt.    King Henry V of England was hopelessly outnumbered by the approaching French Army, but

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