Somewhere in between the incredibly popular costumes, parties and candy of Halloween and the over-commercialized fantasies, shopping and presents of Christmas, there lies another American holiday. This holiday is largely overlooked and may have been forgotten altogether had it not been for the day off we had this past Thursday. Yes, I am talking about Thanksgiving – a day set aside by our forefathers, not for the purpose of eating turkey or watching football, but for the simple and profound purpose of giving thanks to God our Creator for His manifold blessings to us. So, just in case your Thanksgiving was not as centered on giving thanks as it could have been, we are providing this program as a public service, to put the thanksgiving back into Thanksgiving! Stay with us!
In just a few days it will be here - the day, or night as the case may be, when children are set loose (with guidance of course!) into their neighborhoods dressed as Spiderman, princesses, ghosts, monsters, Darth Vader and Harry Potter just to name a few. Their mission? Candy! Lot’s of it, to be given upon the utterance of those familiar words – “Trick or Treat!” Now, we all probably know that Halloween’s origins are not quite so innocent, but do we ever really think about the implications of the realities that may surround this event? On this program we will attempt to examine one aspect of that reality – namely, witchcraft. It is alive and flourishing all around us, albeit in many different forms. The most popular of these form is “Wicca” and that is where we will spend most of our time – so stay with us as we address an important question – Witchcraft is here– should we fear it?
Everybody knows that a good mother gives her children a feeling of trust and stability. She is their earth. She is the one they can count on for the things that matter most of all. She is their food and their bed and the extra blanket when it grows cold in the night; she is their warmth and their health and their shelter; she is the one they want to be near when they cry. She is the only person in the whole world in a whole lifetime who can be these things to her children. There is no substitute for her. Somehow even her clothes feel different to her children's hands from anybody else's clothes. Only to touch her skirt or her sleeve makes a troubled child feel better. - Katharine Butler Hathaway
Today is the day we celebrate. It is the day set aside to honor the most pivotal events of the most pivotal life ever lived. It is Resurrection Sunday, and all around the world Christians are taking this day and remembering the magnitude of Jesus and his sacrifice. Let us do the same. On this podcast we meditate upon the life and love of our Master, our Lord, our Savior, the Author and Finisher of our Faith, Jesus, the Ransom for all men.
In the worlds of Judaism and Christianity, this is a very special time of year. It is a time when deliverance is celebrated and liberty is proclaimed, for in both faiths events occurred that were both defining and miraculous. For the Jew, the Passover represents the deliverance out of bondage and into a national heritage. For the Christian, the Last Supper and following events represent their deliverance from sin into the liberty of Christ. Is it a coincidence that these two events happen at the same time of year? On this podcast we look into the amazing connection between these events – Palm Sunday and the Lamb, the Passover and the Crucifixion and the deliverance from Egypt and the deliverance from sin.