The people of Poland got an early Christmas present this year. It's bittersweet but long awaited, and indeed a gift of sorts—and from an unlikely source: Russia.
With the desire for a child sometimes overwhelming, some now turn to international brokers who, often skirting the laws of respective nations, go around traditional means of adoption and fertility treatments.
If you've been in the evangelical world for very long, you've heard the startling statistics on abortion in America. Now you can see them in a new infographic.
Are you a woman whose goal is to survive the holidays? You go into get-it-done mode and give a big sigh of relief when it's all over?
"On Christmas Eve, Dad returned without the deer he had hoped to shoot. There was no money for gas, for food or anything else..."
In my family, some of those nearest and dearest have died close to the holidays...
Yes, we live on a planet that is under the curse of God. The whole creation groans together in travail. But for the Christian there is, in every season, great cause to sing "Joy to the world…"
Contrary to what the advertisers say, breaking free of consumerism won't give you a smaller life; it will give you a larger vision of how to become the person God made you be.
- December 19, 2010 |
Matthew gives us three clear statements about Jesus's mission. If we miss one of them, we will only follow a two-dimensional shadow of the real Jesus, and when it comes to following Jesus, two out of three is very bad indeed.
- December 19, 2010 |
Christmas has become an odd mixture of pagan ideas, superstition, fanciful legends, and plain ignorance. The place to begin sorting it out is in God's Word, because we can't know Jesus if we don't understand He is real.
- December 19, 2008 |
When the government forces Scrooge to do what it thinks proper, it removes his ability to freely repent and do what is good himself.
Christmas can be "the most wonderful time of the year" or it can be the saddest season of all. Fortunately, the choice is up to us.
I would like to share some of our family's holiday journey. I do so not with the desire to lay out a formula for keeping focused on Christ during the Christmas season or of how to celebrate Christmas (or even whether to celebrate it at all), but rather to offer ideas that may encourage you to examine how you celebrate...
The seriousness of spiritual depression and the need for God cannot be overemphasized.
My wondering at the impact of a leaner Christmas is not a sarcastic wondering. Does anything get lost if our material giving ratchets down?