Faith & Religion

Further thoughts on buzzards and the unexplainable

Faith & Inspiration | A former rancher offers reflections on a world beyond our comprehension
by John R. Erickson
Posted 12/14/20, 11:29 am

John R. Erickson, author of 70 Hank the Cowdog books and other ranch-based stories, knows his subject matter. He was a working cowboy and ranch manager in Texas and Oklahoma. A few weeks ago, he shared thoughts on some strange animal behaviors, including from buzzards. Here are two more essays from him as part of our Saturday Series. —Marvin Olasky

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Looking toward Christmas

Christmas | Focusing on the eternal in an election’s aftermath
by Marvin Olasky
Posted 11/05/20, 10:30 am

I’ve put together this Saturday Series piece before knowing the election results, but no matter what happens we’ll see lots of teeth-gnashing. That’s why I’ve moved up to now what I first planned as a December pre-Christmas special: Even though Christmas is still almost seven weeks away, we need to pay attention to what’s crucial rather than what’s ephemeral. So here are four columns—from 2002, 2005, 2007, and 2010—that may help us to concentrate our mind and spirit.

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The father of the Reformation

Christianity | Martin Luther helped recover the gospel while renewing Christian faith and life
by J.I. Packer
Posted 10/27/20, 11:48 am

Today is Reformation Day, marking the 503rd anniversary of Martin Luther’s nailing of his 95 Theses to the door of the castle church in Wittenberg, Germany, jumpstarting the Protestant Reformation. In July, we lost another great Protestant theologian, J.I. Packer. But praise God his decades of work remain with us.

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