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25 May 2017

The Ones Who Really Deserve Your Thanks

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“War is sweet to those who have not experienced it.” ― Quoted by Erasmus in his Adages

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Reflections by Matt Oser 

While in college in the early 2000’s I worked at a grocery store with a rather rough, calloused, and quiet individual.  He had every habit that a good Christian college student was told to avoid.  I tried to strike up...

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18 May 2017

Break forth in song

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“God is glad when the craftsman at his bench, the maid at the sink, the farmer at the plough, the dresser at the vines, the mother at the cradle break forth in hymns of prayer, praise and instruction.”—Katharina Schutz Zell

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Reflections by Kaylena Radcliff 

Do you have any strange quirks?

I’ll be honest. I have plenty of them. But it was only...

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11 May 2017

Katie Luther clings to Christ

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“I will cling to my Lord Christ as a burr on a coat.”—Last reported words of Katie Luther in 1552

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Reflections by Dan Graves

Sometimes it seems almost unbelievable to me that Katie Luther fit as much work into a day as she did. But when I think of my own mom, I find it easier to accept the testimony of history. Both were extraordinarily...

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4 May 2017

If I Delay, It Will Go Away

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“What the heart loves, the will chooses, and the mind justifies”—Thomas Cranmer

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Reflections by Deborah Evans, Ph.D.

Local church ministry as a vocation was a surprise to me. Public education was my destiny, . . .  or so I thought. But, the harder I delayed, the stronger the call. Thomas Cranmer found himself in a similar predicament. Called...

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27 Apr 2017

Oh, Freedom!

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“A Christian is a perfectly free lord of all, subject to none. A Christian is a perfectly dutiful servant of all, subject to all.”—Luther

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by David Neff, former executive editor of Christian History magazine

Some of the most important books begin with a paradox (and a sense of irony).

Charles Dickens famously began A Tale of Two Cities, his...

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20 Apr 2017

The Other Martin

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“If you immediately condemn anyone who doesn’t quite believe the same as you do … pray tell, [who] can you still consider a brother?”—Martin Bucer

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Reflections By David Peters, producer of This Changed Everything

In the fall of 2013 I was asked to join a production team to create a 3-episode documentary on the 500th anniversary of the...

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