“SAINTS ALIVE!”

Forty years ago this year, Anne Fremantle wrote a book entitled, “Saints Alive.” In it, she traced the lives of what she called, “Thirteen Heroic Saints.” Included were such heroes of the faith as Augustine, Francis of Assisi, Therese of Lisieux, Benedict, Helena and eight others. Behind her book was...

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I Am So Grateful…

You don’t have to read very far in the gospel stories of Matthew, Mark, Luke or John before discovering that women played an important part in Jesus’ ministry. Elizabeth, the mother of John the Baptist, was a central figure in the announcement of the birth of Christ. Mary, the Mother...

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A Children’s Sabbath

In the 19th chapter of Matthew, there is a penetrating scene. Jesus had been engaged in a debate on family values, when all of a sudden some parents showed up with their children in the hope that Jesus might pray for them and bless them. The Disciples, thinking that Jesus...

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The Mindset List

Each year, I enjoy reading the “Mindset List” for the new class of college freshmen. The “Mindset List” was created by Tom McBride and Ron Nief at Beloit College in 1998. The list was meant to reflect the world view of entering first year students and to help faculty understand...

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We Are One…

This Sunday we will be celebrating World Communion Sunday. Christians all around the globe will be eating the bread and drinking the cup of salvation. As a friend of mine once put it, “On this Sunday, the communion table is 25,000 miles wide.” I have enjoyed the privilege of visiting the...

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