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Remembering

Just before the busy holiday season in America, All Saints’ Day reminds us to reflect on how we are spending this one life we have to live and to remember those who have gone before us and those we’ve lost over the past year. […] Read More

In most Baptist circles, All Saints’ Day – the day after Halloween – is never mentioned, much less observed. Yet telling stories of faithful witness is the most effective means of catching courage and transmitting hope. […] Read More

The end of one year and start of another provide the perfect opportunity to take time to remember. If you find such reflection challenging, consider a new spiritual discipline: the act of sustained remembering. […] Read More

Who was the funniest person in your family? Who was the most serious? Who was the caretaker? Who was the prankster? Family stories are important. They tell who you are and where you came from. My grandfather had the greatest laugh I had ever known until our son, Michael, came along. His laughter can light […] Read More

Events were held around the world recently to commemorate the event from 500 years ago when Martin Luther presented his “95 Theses” – which he may or may not have actually nailed to the door of the church at Wittenberg, Germany – and began the changes in the church that are broadly known as the […] Read More

We were fortunate to be in Washington, D.C., the year the United States Holocaust Museum opened. We stood in line for hours to get tickets, and hours more to get in. Hundreds and hundreds of people were there to see and remember. Once inside, we walked in a silent, solemn procession through the exhibits. The […] Read More