Repent Category

Reform Begins Within

“The church is always trying to get other people to reform,” said Mark Twain. “It might not be a bad idea to reform itself a little.”

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A Change of Scenery

“Repent” is a religious word I’ve heard most of my life, and to this day, it still makes the hair on the back of my neck stand with fright. As a child, I heard the call to repent burst from the lips of many a revival preacher. With the evangelist’s bulging carotids, burning eyes, and […]

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Will Practice Make Perfect?

Today the nation gathers at Gobbler’s Knob, Pennsylvania for a uniquely American observance. The event is Groundhog Day, of course, as with bated breath we watch Punxsutawney Phil materialize from his cozy burrow. If he sees his shadow, as the legend goes, there will be six more weeks of winter weather. If he emerges shadowless, then […]

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