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Holy Saturday

Holy Saturday is perhaps one of the most overlooked days of Holy Week. In a way that is understandable. It comes after the very solemn remembrances of Maundy Thursday and Good Friday and directly before the jubilation of Easter Sunday. That is a shame, because Holy Saturday offers something to each and every one of us, wherever we find ourselves in relationship with Jesus Christ. Continue reading

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The United States is NOT a Christian Nation

From time to time, the assertion that the United States is a Christian nation rises in our discourse. This politician, or that media pundit declares that it is time that we realize that the United States was founded as a Christian nation and that we must honor those values. Continue reading

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Is Friday Really Good?

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Good Friday.

What an unusual name to give this day. I know I’m not the first to make that observation, nor will I be the last, but if we read the accounts of this day that we find in the Gospels, it can be said to be anything but good. The stories are of heartache, violence, power struggles, and execution. A mother loses her first-born son, and many followers lose the very thing they had hoped in for several years. For us to call this day good seems strange. Continue reading

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“Rick Warren’s Horrific Tragedy & The Sickening Response of Some ‘Christians'” by Frank Viola

“Rick Warren’s Horrific Tragedy & The Sickening Response of Some ‘Christians'” by Frank Viola

We Christians certainly are a judgmental group, and that is a very sad situation. Especially when Jesus told us not to judge, and that the way we judge others will be used on ourselves. We should look first at our own baggage, and only then, in love, can we begin to help our brothers and sisters with their issues. 

This link is to a blog by Frank Viola, a Christian blogger at Patheos.com who has been troubled by the kind of responses he has seen to the news of Rick Warren’s recent loss. May we pray for our brother in Christ, not judge in order that we may feel superior. 

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