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This Week in History: How Halloween Began
This Week in History

This Week in History: How Halloween Began

October 31 is one of the most anticipated days of the year for children as they await the trick-or-treating that always comes with this holiday. While some of the Halloween traditions, such as dressing in costume and asking for candy, seem innocent and even fun, the history behind them is […]

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Reflections on Scripture

Reflections on Scripture: Why Reading the Bible is Important

The Bible is the most important book ever written. Not only has it given us a clear view of how the Earth came into existence, but it is also a handbook from God on how we should live our lives. Benefits of reading the Bible include: shaping us into a […]

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Short Stories: A Visit from Martin Luther

It was a dark and stormy night…
 Well, not really, but it made a nice opener and made Mr. John Tracy, Purveyor of Fine Goods, feel better about closing up shop early. It was Christmas Eve, and he was looking forward to seeing his children, Darla and Macy. They would […]

From Saint to Santa Suit: The Evolution of Santa Claus
Did You Know... / FYI

From Saint to Santa Suit: The Evolution of Santa Claus

Everyone has heard of Santa Claus, whether through the mall advertisements—“A visit from Saint Nicholas”—or any picture book about Christmas. But who is this man? Where did he come from? Did he always have that round belly and red suit? It is intriguing to find out where this myth came […]

Wittenburg, Germany. Martin Luther nailed the 95 Theses to the church in this town. (Photo courtesy Project Opus Films)
FYI / This Week in History

This Week in History: Posting of the 95 Theses

Disputatio pro declaratione virtutis indulgentiarum, or “The Ninety-Five Theses on the Power and Efficacy of Indulgences” was posted on the doors of Wittenberg Castle on October 31, 1517. The 95 Theses were 95 points, on absolution and baptism that stressed sola gratia (“grace alone”), sola Scriptura (“Scripture alone”), and sola […]