Articles : June 19, 2006
It was in Antioch that the disciples were first called Christians. — Acts 11:26
“What’s in a name?” Shakespeare asked, and answered thus: “A rose by any other name would smell as sweet.” So names are not the reality.
With the fresh rains and warm breezes, lawns and lawnmowers are out of control.
When I was a child growing up in an evangelical Christian home in the 1960s, it was pretty much understood there were certain things Christians didn’t do.
As a child, like all children, I was fascinated by my mother’s stories of the time before I was born and she was young and unmarried. Herb Swartz has fashioned a book from his and wife, Margaret’s, reminiscences, Stories Our Mothers Told Us (Harrisonburg, Va., 2006).