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Where Christ Belongs

Rather than “putting Christ back in Christmas”, I’d settle for putting Christ back in Christians. The above is a variation on a statement I saw on Facebook that really spoke to me — and apparently to more than a few of my Facebook friends, because my reposting of it went “viral” — at least as …

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Rev. Paul M. Turner

Why Easter is Actually the Most Wonderful Time of the Year

This throwback photo gallery the AJC posted this week is so great on so many levels. It’s from an age before social media, before everyday internet access — a time when the means for communicating were much simpler, and sometimes bolder. And seeing this gallery during Eastertide makes even more sense to me. Yup, it’s …

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Rev. Paul M. Turner

A Lenten Execution Flies in the Face of Everything Calvary Was About

With the scheduled — and now postponed — executions of Kelly Gissendaner and Brian Keith Terrell in the headlines this Lenten season, I can’t help but wonder how many of the people who support state-sponsored killing are participating in the ages-old Christian ritual of “giving up something for Lent” that amounts to forgoing sweets, or …

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Rev. Paul M. Turner

Happy Holy Days

Get a cup of coffee or some hot chocolate and get comfortable…this is a little longer then usual. You know it was bad enough that I had not even got Thanksgiving fully into my mind, had not gone through my annual cry of, “how much weight will I gain this year?” When I started receiving …

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