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Why go to church?

(or why I don’t feel good when I sleep in) A recently released Pew Research Center study of the ways religion influences the daily lives of Americans finds that people who are highly religious (those who attend church each week and pray daily) are more engaged with their extended families, more likely to volunteer, more…

Giving Up Lent, or I Don’t Like Parsnips Anyway

Who decided that self-sacrifice was the proper way to prepare for the solemn remembrance of the crucifixion and celebration of the resurrection of our Christ? It certainly is not what He was doing in those days leading up to Calvary. Indeed, His last days on earth were not spent in secluded self-reflection. Rather His teaching,…

Advent Musing — Anticipation

Unless your age is counted in single digits Christmas probably doesn’t have the same feeling it once did. How we looked forward to vacation from school, seeing relatives, and, of course, the presents! Remember seeing all those gifts under the tree, and when mom wasn’t looking, picking ours up and shaking them to see if we…