Tag Archives: Return of Christ

Reflections on Church Attendance

It is no secret that Americans do not attend church as much as they once did.  Whether Roman Catholic, mainline Protestant, or Evangelical, attendance patterns overall are down.  Just over a year ago, The Pew Research Center published a report titled … Continue reading

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A Nativity of Imagination or Reality?

The Gospels provide two nativity scenes. Luke’s gospel tells of humble shepherds heeding the instruction of an angel and worshipping the Christ Child as He lay in a manger in Bethlehem. Matthew’s gospel tells of reputable magi following a star to Bethlehem and worshipping … Continue reading

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Code Red Christmas

Alert systems are put in place to give warnings.  In the wake of 9/11 the newly formed Department of Homeland Security instituted a five-level terror advisory scale: low, guarded, elevated, high, and severe.  Because that system proved to not be … Continue reading

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Waiting

My daughter desperately wants an iPod but doesn’t have enough money to buy one.  She’s been trying every angle with her parents and brothers to see if she can beg, borrow, or steal enough to purchase one.  She’s offered to … Continue reading

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The Season of Advent

A front page story in last Saturday’s The Plain Dealer read, “Black Friday brings ‘riot’ in Strongsville, pepper spray in LA.”  Now there’s a great way to begin the Christmas season — consumers gone wild!  As appalling as it is for … Continue reading

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A False Prophet Speaks Again

It’s May 22 and I’m still here on planet Earth.  No massive earthquake.  No sudden disappearance of millions of people.  Either I missed the rapture, or there really is no such thing as a rapture, or Harold Camping was wrong, or … Continue reading

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