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The Case for Christ and evangelization Print E-mail
Word on Fire
Thursday, Apr. 20, 2017 -- 12:00 AM

The Case for Christ is a film adaptation of Lee Strobel's best-selling book of the same name, one that has made an enormous splash in Evangelical circles and beyond. It is the story of a young, ambitious (and atheist) reporter for the Chicago Tribune, who fell into a psychological and spiritual crisis when his wife became a Christian.

The scenes involving Lee and his spouse, which play out over many months of their married life, struck me as poignant and believable -- and I say this with some authority, having worked with a number of couples in a similar situation.

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Let’s make every day an Earth Day Print E-mail
Seeing with Jesus' Eyes
Thursday, Apr. 20, 2017 -- 12:00 AM

We in Wisconsin should especially appreciate Earth Day because it was started by Gaylord Nelson when he was a U.S. senator from Wisconsin.

On April 22, 1970, 20 million Americans crowded streets, parks, and auditoriums to celebrate the first Earth Day. They called for a healthy, sustainable environment. Earth Day's time had come.

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Jesus’ resurrection is at the heart of our faith Print E-mail
Seeing with Jesus' Eyes
Thursday, Apr. 13, 2017 -- 12:00 AM

On Easter, we celebrate the feast of Jesus' resurrection. His resurrection is the heart of our faith.

In 1 Corinthians 15:14, St. Paul teaches, "If Christ has not been raised from the dead, then our preaching is in vain and our faith empty."

Jesus' kingdom

Like many Jews who suffered from messiah fever, on Holy Thursday, deep down, the apostles may still have had lingering hopes that Christ was a political messiah who would conquer the hated Roman occupiers and establish his earthly kingdom.

Despite three years of on-the-job training, the apostles often failed to fully understand that Christ's kingdom was a kingdom of justice, love, and peace and not of power and violence.

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