It’s That Time of Year Again: Halloween

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It’s that time of year again. This is the season where God displays his beauty in the shades of orange, yellow, red and brown through the leaves that hang from trees. For me, it is also a time of anticipation as we lead up to the season of Advent-Christmas. But during this period, it also launches the infamous day of Halloween. And thus, I share my annual Halloween post. Continue reading

Decades Later, It’s the Same Ol’, Same Ol’

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Last year, I shared a brief story, one that I believe speaks into our situation as Christians who live in America.

My boys love dinosaurs. And that’s an understatement, to say the least! I’ve actually learned more about dinosaurs from my 6-year old than I did in elementary school, probably due to the fact that there is so much more knowledge available 25-30 years later. But he has much knowledge to pass along about the Styracosaurus or Rebbachisaurus or Yangchuanosaurus! It’s truly amazing. Continue reading

Lions, Tigers & Guns, Oh My!

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Two mass shootings took place yesterday (December 3, 2015). One was in San Bernardino, California; the other in Savannah, Georgia. Only the former would be classified as a mass killing, as the latter one had one woman die and three injured (still more than should be).

The Washington Post notes how we now have had 355 mass shootings in the span of 336 calendar days in 2015. I’m not sure we can really fathom the reality here. It’s beyond getting my head around.

I want to point you to the thoughts of Clint Schnekloth, pastor of a Lutheran church in Fayetteville, Arkansas. He had something interesting to bring up, something many folk won’t in the verbiage vitriol on both sides of gun rights: Continue reading