We are all weary of the gun control discussions. This essay was first published after a school shooting that was the 40th school shooting of that year and the 26th mass shooting of that year. In response to that shooting my wife shared a passionate article on Facebook, “Why Gun

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The comment below came across my Twitter and it struck me… but, not in a good way. “The Holy Spirit does not use movies. He uses whatever Scripture is in those movies. The film, itself, is chaff.” Is that true? As an artist and art scholar, it struck me as

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It is embarrassing to admit but December 23, 2021, completely slipped by me. As I was doing last-minute Christmas shopping for my wife and kids I didn’t even notice that Faith on View should be celebrating its tenth birthday. Faith on View has been a passion of mine for a

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  It is that time of year! Faith on View published 70 essays in 2021. Here are our 10 most popular for your enjoyment. #1 Cruz Reynoso: An Obituary by Rondall Reynoso This summer after a hard three-year battle with rapid onset Alsheimer’s, Rondall’s father, who was the first Latino on

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Ghostly apparitions glide as easily into the Christmas season as they do Halloween. In fact, the traditional association of frightening morality tales with the holiday season stretches at least as far back as the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, long before the commercialization of Halloween in the mid-twentieth century. Masters of

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Die Hard ranks among my all-time favorite Christmas movies. But before you spit out your eggnog in protest while directing a choice “Yippee ki yay” my way, the film’s director John McTiernan supports my position that the groundbreaking 1988 action movie starring Bruce Willis is indeed a Holiday motion picture,

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There are a number of articles that have been written on hymns and contemporary Christian music in the church. I have read several of them over the years and it is a topic I have been mulling over for some time. There are those who advocate for only hymnal music

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  When the life of Jesus was threatened by an angry mob, Peter, one of His most impetuous disciples, stepped up to defend the life of Christ with a sword. Peter famously cut off the ear of Malchus, probably because under the stress of the late-night riot his aim was

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The contemporary Christian rock group Petra dedicated an entire album to the theme of spiritual warfare when they released This Means War in 1987.  With a title track that channeled John Milton’s Paradise Lost in its depiction of Satan’s expulsion from heaven and a song that urged spiritual warriors to

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Though it is getting little coverage outside of what is being inaccurately described as a “worker shortage,” the United States is in the middle of a quiet but growing reactivated labor movement. Nabisco, Kellogg and John Deere have had prolonged worker strikes this fall. The United Mine Workers of America

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Mike Flanagan’s Netflix series Midnight Mass presents a chilling allegory on faith, fanaticism, forgiveness, family, and friendship. Spoilers follow, so beware if you haven’t seen all seven episodes yet. If you haven’t, I highly recommend that you do with your lights off and your mind engaged. Flanagan excels at delivering

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For over a decade, the United States of America was a dry nation. The Volstead Act was a nationwide constitutional ban on alcohol in all its forms, and while statistically, the consumption of alcohol did drop, it may be argued that wholistically the prohibition did more harm than good. Most

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A print of this comic by the Naked Pastor can be purchased here. Martin Luther stood in peril of his earthly life and possibly his eternal soul. The energetic Wittenberg firebrand challenged more than he realized when he issued debating points to the popular indulgence seller Johann Tetzel. Tetzel’s cavalier

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