Political tension. Tragic and unexpected deaths. Personal struggles. I’ve seen plenty of 2016 hate all through this year. It didn’t treat me so well, either, what with nine months of it spent overcoming an ugly infection, paired with the day in, day out disappointments of life. I even spent Christmas Eve and Day sick as…

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Traditions have overrun Easter–sunrise service, dinner with the family, and an egg hunt for the kids, brought to you by the one and only Easter Bunny. Sound familiar? It’s similar to what I’ve done just about every year. This year I invite you to shake things up. There is a story Jesus told (you may…

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No time for opening paragraph nonsense! We are in the busiest time of the year! Presents! Family! Ham! Dealing with the annoying vegetarian family member who won’t eat the ham! It is madness! I asked the staff to calm down for a second and explain how they used to and currently celebrate the Christmas season.…

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It is that time of year again: Halloween. Trick/trunk or treating, parties, dressing up, and free candy! Then comes the age old question: “Should Christians celebrate this holiday?” If so, then how should we celebrate? If not, then why? I asked a few of the GUG writers about their thoughts on celebrating the holiday and…

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