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How do we measure the time in our lives?

I had it all planned. Last weekend, when we were supposed to “gain” an hour by setting our clocks back due to Daylight Saving Time (spring forward and fall back, as my Mom always used to say), I was going to enjoy the “extra” 60 minutes. In fact, I viewed it as a gift from Father Time. I decided that I would stay up late Saturday evening to watch a football game, knowing my alarm was set an hour later Sunday morning so I could still make it church.

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Faith Matters | Be grateful for the gifts of the Reformation

Five hundred years ago Martin Luther is said to have nailed his 95 theses on the door of the church in Wittenberg, Germany. His intent was to engage in a healthy debate about the corrupt sale of indulgences, not to split from the Roman Catholic Church, which had split from the Eastern Orthodox Church 500 years prior – in 1054. Yet Luther served as a catalyst in a reform movement that had been brewing for a couple of hundred years as scholars like Wycliffe, Hus and Tyndale translated the Bible into the spoken language of their people and questioned a very powerful Church.

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Religion Almanac: Nov. 11

Religion Almanac, a roundup of local religious events open to the public, is published weekly in Faith & Values. Deadline for news releases is noon Monday for the Saturday edition. Email announcements to calendar@ bradenton.com.

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Religion Almanac: Nov. 4

Religion Almanac, a roundup of local religious events open to the public, is published weekly in Faith & Values. Deadline for news releases is noon Monday for the Saturday edition. Email announcements to calendar@ bradenton.com.

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Religion Almanac: Oct. 28

Religion Almanac, a roundup of local religious events open to the public, is published weekly in Faith & Values. Deadline for news releases is noon Monday for the Saturday edition. Email announcements to calendar@ bradenton.com.

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Faith Matters | Clean your own house first

Humanists don’t have a single book we look to for wisdom. We find wisdom everywhere. Case in point this quote from Dan Webster” “You have got to clean your own house first before you tell other people that they aren’t doing it right.”

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Marking the 500th anniversary of Protestant Reformation

Oct. 31 marks the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation. It began quietly enough when an equally quiet monk named Martin Luther created a document, now famously known as the “95 Theses,” protesting various corruptions on the part of the Church. He sent this document of protest to Albert of Brandenburg, Archbishop of Mainz on this date and famously nailed it to the All Saints Church and universities in Wittenberg, Germany at about the same time. Luther was then a professor of moral theology at the University of Wittenberg. The issues Luther brought up included priests selling indulgences, whether human beings were free to choose between good and evil, and the pardoning of sins through faith.

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Religion Almanac: Oct. 14

Religion Almanac, a roundup of local religious events open to the public, is published weekly in Faith & Values. Deadline for news releases is noon Monday for the Saturday edition. Email announcements to calendar@ bradenton.com.

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We can disagree without losing our tempers

Our men’s bible study is going through a challenging but hopeful book by Scott Sauls called “Befriend.” The premise is fairly simple: Christians need to take seriously the call to befriend those with whom we disagree or would normally run from. Not exactly a novel concept, but it would certainly be a novel and welcomed practice today.

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Parishioners have 95 reasons to commemorate 500-year-old faith

Five hundred years ago this month, 34-year-old Martin Luther sent a letter of 95 theses against the Roman Catholic Church to Archbishop of Mainz. These theological transgressions would set off the Protestant Reformation, celebrated and studied in Lutheran churches today. Two local Lutheran churches plan to commemorate in their own ways the event that birthed their ideology.

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Religion Almanac: Oct. 7

Religion Almanac, a roundup of local religious events open to the public, is published weekly in Faith & Values. Deadline for news releases is noon Monday for the Saturday edition. Email announcements to calendar@bradenton.com.

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What God sees, when He sees you

What do you think God sees, when He sees you? Out of some of the people who will read this, I have a sense that there will be those who have a negative response to that question, regrettably some of those are believers in Jesus Christ.

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