Monthly Archives: October 2016

Reformation Day Humor on the Wittenberg Door

Everyone who gets this joke wins the Internet. All of it. Happy Reformation Day. *** Advertisements

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Christians and Costumes – thoughts apropos to Halloween

[This post from the archives isn’t specifically about Halloween, but it is about costumes and masks.] *** In one The Lizzie Bennet Diaries videos, there’s a line that hit me between the eyes: “Everyone’s wearing a costume every day.” I know I … Continue reading

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Girls Can Be Anything, Even At Halloween

[From the archives.] Tom Burns and his daughter pair up for Halloween costumes every year. As he wrote on his blog, this year she was unsure if her choice was all right so she asked her dad, “Do you think … Continue reading

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Reforming Halloween Theology

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Keeping the Law by Ignoring the Law

This weekend a lot of people will hear sermons telling them how to live according to God’s law, but unless those sermons are based on a verse such as Galatians 5:14 or a similar passage a lot of those sermons … Continue reading

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The Equation of a Bad Idea

If I speak in the tongues of men or of angels, but do not have love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all … Continue reading

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Candy Corn, the Halloween Vegetable of Faith

[From the archives.] My tip for a nutritious Halloween meal: Candy corn is my favorite Halloween treat. Caramel apples have their appeal, of course, but candy corn has a certain je ne sais quoi that can’t be denied. And you … Continue reading

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Repentance as Pilgrimage from Sin

Therefore, … let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. (Hebrews … Continue reading

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The best part about Halloween is what happens after midnight …

Now the question is: which candy do you hope goes on sale so you can stockpile enough to last until Christmas? ***

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Passing Judgment in a Time of Forgiveness

How some people see forgiveness Forgiveness is easy when it fits our agenda. According to Jesus, there is no one we shouldn’t forgive. This is because God has freely forgiven us and freed us from his judgment. Judging the Forgiven … Continue reading

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