On Thanking Vets & Martyrs

This Sunday is the Feast of Christ the King, when the church celebrates Christ’s universal lordship and anticipates the coming reign of the Prince of Peace. I share the following reflection as a gentle reminder of where our ultimate citizenship lies. -JB The tread on my tires had run low, so I was sitting at…

‘A Great Cloud of Witnesses’: All Saints Day Reflection

November 1 is All Saints Day.  More familiar to Roman Catholic and Orthodox Christians, this is a day we pause both to remember and celebrate all those brothers and sisters in Christ who have gone before us. The church universal is made up of those believers both on this earth, and those who have passed…

The True Origins of Halloween

Does Halloween have Christian origins, pagan origins, or both?  I’ve heard much of the ancient celtic Druids and the pagan festivals of the dead, and so on.  Yet, today I read another perspective that challenges the pagan origins and argues that Halloween has very pure, Christian roots. I highly recommend reading “Concerning Halloween by James…