I received an opportunity to give a presentation four years ago at a conference held on the campus of Central College in Pella, IA on the theme of “Faith and Reason in the Reformations.” The conference celebrated the five hundredth anniversary of Luther’s reform movement by gathering a group

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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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I’m one of those old guys who posts on TikTok. My content there has a lot of consonance with the content we publish on Faith on View. The other day, I posted about being received into the Episcopal Church. Now, I’m a little weird here in that despite now being

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European Space Agency (ESA/Hubble)/CCA 4.0 International     A poem, Epiphany 2022 I have begun to wonder if we have not found God because we think we do not have time to gaze at the stars. We could follow them if we tried, traveling at the speed of the grind

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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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  “Do you know why people get together at Christmas? Because every time they do it might be the last time. Every Christmas is last Christmas.” -from Dr. Who 253, “Last Christmas,” written by Steven Moffat I recently attended the funeral of a friend from my past who died. It

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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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You’re not swearing when you say it’s been a Hell of a year. You put it down on paper, and it doesn’t look like much. But things add up. Things bleed you, leave you weak. You find reservoirs of faith, but in all honesty, at times you’re diving deep and

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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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