Now Loading . . . the Bible

Our guest blogger today is Drew Savoy, a graduate of Anderson University in Indiana. He has a degree in communications with a journalism concentration. We all remember the days of the small Bibles being passed around everywhere from bus stops to shopping malls. Some may have been thrown away; others will be...

Pentecost

Pentecost, meaning “fifty days” after Easter, celebrates the Holy Spirit’s descent on the Apostles. The narrative in the second chapter of Acts of the Apostles describes a dramatic transformation of the disciples in Jerusalem. A sudden sound, like that of a strong wind filled the house where they were....

Choose to be Grateful

I admit that I am way too much of a whiner. It’s not too hard to come up with a list of things to whine about.  Every day has its new aches and pains, irritable people, tedious tasks and on and on.  I’m sure you have your own list.  It’s not something I’m proud of—I struggle with it every day...

Death Penalty

On April 30, the Governor of Ohio granted executive clemency to Arthur Taylor, just days before his scheduled execution. That same day there was a botched execution in the state of Oklahoma which led the Governor of Oklahoma to declare a stay on all executions until a review of the botched execution could be...

Desert wandering @ 10K feet

A couple of weeks ago, I had a chance to be traveling back from the Los Angeles Religious Education Congress (LAREC) in Anaheim. The flight from west coast to east coast, as anyone who has done it can attest, is long and, in the best of situations, uneventful, with sleep, a bit of food, maybe a movie or a...

Apostle to the Apostles

 Recently in my reflections in this Lenten season, I felt inspired to look up a little more information about Mary Magdalene. I wasn’t aware that her name is mentioned in the Gospels around 12 times—more than most of the male apostles. And I also hadn’t thought about the fact that she was with Jesus...

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