“How the Reformation Rediscovered Happiness”

But the gospel “signifies merry, glad, and joyful tidings, that make a man’s heart glad, and make him sing, dance, and leap for joy.” For “since we have been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. Through him we have also obtained access by faith into this grace in which we stand” (Romans 5:1–2). And so, we can join with Tyndale and Luther as they laugh from the bottom of their hearts — as they rejoice in their righteousness.

The Halloween That Changed the World

On October 31, 1517, something happened that changed the world. No, it had little to do with Halloween. Do you know what it was? Even the man who did it didn’t know the effect it would have. On October 31, 1517, a Roman Catholic Augustinian monk and priest by the name of Martin Luther (1483–1546)…

Liberate your self

“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate…our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. Is it our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, to be gorgeous, talented, and fabulous. Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child…

Why Generation X Has the Leaders We Need Now

Why Generation X Has the Leaders We Need Now Sunday July 19, 2009 William Strauss and Neil Howe, coauthors of Generations, argue that the Boomer excess is ideology and that the Generation X reaction to that excess involves an emphasis on pragmatism and effectiveness. As many of you know, I’ve spent much of the last…