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The Rev. Dr. Charles Qualls

Charles Qualls: What Is This?

Mark 1:21-28

4th Sunday after Epiphany - Year B

January 28, 2018

The Rev. Dr. Charles Qualls (CBF)


What do you believe are some of the turning points of history? Was it the season of conquest by the Church states? The industrial revolution? Hitler's romp toward power and a Holocaust that threatened to extinguish a people? Some would point to the emergence of an information-based economy. Surely a World War might have been a turning point. All these are but a few of the moments we can look to and suggest that the world has not been the same since. In fact, the responses would vary as much as the people we might ask this question.

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The Rev. Dr. Stephen R. Montgomery

By What Power?

Acts 4:5-12

4th Sunday of Easter - Year B

April 26, 2015

The Rev. Dr. Stephen Montgomery (PCUSA)

Some time ago there was an article in TIME magazine which described how over 100,000 former Christians have downloaded "certificates of de-baptism" in a bid to publicly renounce the faith. The website, sponsored by the National Secular Society of London, invited visitors to "liberate yourself from the Original Mumbo-Jumbo that liberated you from the Original Sin you never had," and allows them to print out a paper certificate that uses quasi-formal language to "reject baptism's creeds and other such superstitions."

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