Modern mythology says that Halloween is a pagan holiday that has been appropriated by Christians. However, history actually tells a completely different story. Pastor Joseph Abrahamson of Clearwater Lutheran Parish-Northwestern MN wrote of this on the blog Steadfast Lutherans. …
In a world that seeks "deeds not creeds", I was set to wondering, "what would it really look like for a Christian to 'live their creed'?" Here's my answer.
There is mounting evidence that the papyrus fragment that supposedly speaks about "Jesus' wife" is a forgery. But it's too late, the world has moved on. This seems to be further evidence that the era of "instant communication" isn't necessarily good for the transmission of true knowledge, but is merely an opiate for the masses who are ever more demanding to be able to mainline the "new" and the "now."
Christianity Today has a report on Islamic Iranian refugees in eastern Germany who are converting from Islam to Christianity ...many to Lutheranism!
"...the NFSS also clearly reveals that children appear most apt to succeed well as adults—on multiple counts and across a variety of domains—when they spend their entire childhood with their married mother and father, and especially when the parents remain married to the present day."
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