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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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18 Apr 2017

A Behind-the-Scenes Story of the Doolittle Raid: After Infamy, Forgiveness Wins

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A Behind-the-Scenes Story of the Doolittle Raid: After Infamy, Forgiveness Wins

by Linda Thompson

Seventy-five years ago today, just six months after the attack on Pearl Harbor, eighty volunteers took flight on a daring mission that would have a profound impact on the War in the Pacific.

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Six months after Pearl Harbor, U.S. forces enact an...
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