How Protestant Christians can benefit from the “sacred rhythms” of the Christian Year

"If you stop trampling the Sabbath,    stop doing whatever you want on my holy day,    and consider the Sabbath a delight,    sacred to the Lord, honored,    and honor it instead of doing things your way,    seeking what you want and doing business as usual,    then you will take delight in the Lord.    I will let you ride on the heights of the earth;    I will …

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In this most extraordinary time – a call to live in light, in peace, and in love

- Derek Maul lives, thinks, pontificates, and writes in Wake Forest, North Carolina Welcome to October. I always have this great sense of anticipation on the first of a new month. It's not a new year, but it absolutely is a blank slate of possibilities regardless. Months are not arbitrary divisions in our calendar year, …

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on being extraordinary people during “ordinary time”

Today, with Advent, Christmas, and Epiphany in the rear-view mirror, the "Christian Year" moves into what is known as "Ordinary Time; " it lasts until Ash Wednesday, which - this year - falls on February 18. So why would anyone care? Or, more importantly, why would this be of any interest to my readers? I …

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