Etymology: Quinquagesima

“Develop a passion for learning. If you do, you will never cease to grow.”Anthony J. D'Angelo It always amazes me the things that I don't know. I hope that amazement and discovery never ends. I recently became aware of a rather old word: Quinquagesima. I am actually surprised that I hadn't heard of it before …

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The Word, the Beginning, and Christmas Eve 1968

That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked at and our hands have touched--this we proclaim concerning the Word of life. The life appeared; we have seen it and testify to it, and we proclaim to you the eternal life, which was …

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Live at Peace

If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone. ~ Romans 12:18 ~ Christmas is a time of peace. It is a time of coming together, of unity, of fellowship. Christmas is a time that we celebrate together in joy, love, and most of all, peace. Yet do …

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This Little Light

"If this Jesus thing is so important to Christians, why aren't they obsessed with it?" "You shouldn't talk so much about the Bible and religious stuff. If I wanted to hear it, I would go to church!" I was listening to an old podcast this morning during which the host mentioned a couple of emails …

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Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs

What sort of songs should we be singing in worship? This debate has been going on for some time. I have known people who think this or that type of music should be sung and another that or this type. I have known people who refused to go to services because they played contemporary music. …

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