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All Hallow’s Eve: The True Story of Halloween

This was originally posted by Shane Claiborne on his Facebook page on October 31, 2012. Before there was "Halloween", there was "All Hallows' Eve" -- and All Saints Day. For hundreds of years, before jack-o-lanterns and zombies and candy corn, Christians around the world have remembered...

Why I Won’t Join John MacArthur or Those That Divide Us

Lately, my social sphere was filled with conversations about John MacArthur's "Strange Fire" conference. In essence, this conference was put on to declare that the Pentecostal/Charismatic movement is blasphemous and unbiblical. About 3,000 people attended, and people watched online in 127 countries. This sparked a...

What I’ve Read This Summer

I can't believe that Summer is coming to a close. This morning, as I watched my daughters, a second grader and a fifth grader, get on the bus, it was surreal. Not only because I was confronted with how quickly their childhood is moving on...

The Lost Art of Seeking God

As a child, I was the worst hide-and-go-seek player ever. As a hider, inevitably, once the perfect spot had been located, and the game was afoot, I would have the sudden and uncontrollable urge to pee. As a seeker, I largely roamed...