What is today? For most people, it’s the day after Halloween. That’s true whether or not you’ve enthusiastically celebrated the event, attempted to create an alternative or desperately sought to avoid it. However, that’s quite ironic because Halloween is a contraction of “All Hallows’ Eve” or “All Saints’ Eve. We say “Happy Halloween” but not… Continue reading For all the Saints
What shall we do with Halloween?
It’s strange isn’t it that October 31st has become quite the big deal in some ways, yet less so in other ways. In fact, that’s true of this time of year generally. Back when I was a child in the 1970s-80s, there were things that were big about late October/early November. Bonfire Night was fast… Continue reading What shall we do with Halloween?
Happy Reformation Day
Over 500 years ago today, Martin Luther nailed his theses – a set of 95 propositions for debate to the door of the church in Wittenberg. This was to spark the Protestant Reformation. The reformation is about much more than that one act of protest though. At its heart was the rediscovery of what Scripture… Continue reading Happy Reformation Day