What is Lent? Is it an official Christian holiday? Was it instituted in the Bible? What — if anything — is required of believers during Lent?
The prevailing belief of the world is that “You go around once and then you die.” Yet, the remarkable claim of the Christian faith is that those who have died are more alive today than they were before their deaths. “If I die and go to heaven, what is it going to be like?” “Someone close to me died, where do I turn for comfort?” “If I die, will I go to a better place?” Professor Ken Elzinga answers these questions.
Three “random” events this week converged into one life lesson. 1) I listened to my pastor’s last sermon. We met when I was a college freshman and he was an intern at our church. Now he’s retiring after 43 years as its pastor. I don’t think I was present for his first ever sermon, but […]
Headed to college? Wondering how to survive the experience? Here is advice from an expert.
Once while shopping with my husband’s grandmother, I pulled a dress off a rack for her consideration. She took one look and exclaimed, “I could never wear that! That’s an old lady dress!” She was 94 at the time. I’m starting to understand her reaction. My first thought on my last birthday was “how can […]