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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 […]

Photo by Sarah Grace Baugh
Reflections on Scripture

All Hallows Eve: More than Ghosts and Trick-or-Treating

In the midst of a season-induced obsession with all things creepy, morbid, or grotesque, it is easy to forget that the end of October is not just about Halloween—it is also about All Saints’ Day. In fact, the celebration of Halloween is derived, in part, from All Hallow’s Eve, the […]

Advice / Opinion

Advice: How should a Christian celebrate Halloween?

Great question! Though, before I answer it, I would like to provide a bit of history on this holiday: Halloween was first celebrated by the Ancient Celts round the 15th century B.C. (The title of this holiday is also interchangeable with Solstice Cornucopia Day of the Dead Devils and Harvest […]

Finding Calvin in a Southern Baptist
Debate / Opinion

Finding Calvin in a Southern Baptist

Author’s Note: As part of my studies in Calvin’s Institutes, I was asked to interview a clergyman and write an essay comparing his views to Calvin’s. I chose to interview a Southern Baptist pastor, Pastor Gary Simon, simply because I thought his views might have some similarities to Calvin’s even […]