Saint Nicholas, who lived long ago, was a Christian man of great faith in God!
- December 21, 2007 |
Nearly any child can tell you the gifts the Wise Men brought the Christ Child. Gold we understand. But frankincense and myrrh may leave us scratching our heads a bit in puzzlement.
- December 20, 2005 |
Most children don’t know that there is much more to the real Saint Nick than toys and cookies. In addition to being generous, the jolly fellow could easily be considered the patron saint of purity.
- December 20, 2007 |
It wasn't until the prosperity of the 1950s that expensive gifts, giving more than one gift per person, giving gifts to adults as well as to children, and a month-long shopping season became prevalent.
Dear Dr. David: It’s the holiday season again and I’m getting anxious about getting together with my family. I know lots of people have problems with family this time of year...
No matter how busy you are, incorporating brief prayers into your daily life will put you in frequent contact with God.
Reports out of Colorado have painted a picture of a disturbed young man who hated Christians. But, the very people Matthew Murray tried to damage have rallied together and are displaying God's glory.
This Christmas offers a greater impact than usual, and it has nothing to do with the warm glow of holiday cheer or the toasty feeling I get when drinking hot chocolate and melted marshmallows. Instead, it has everything to do with the fact that I’m two months pregnant.
Conventional wisdom suggests that nothing divides a church more than music styles, but apparently High Desert Church has turned the equation around...
Listening, in and of itself, may seem to be a simple act, but it does takes practice. Why should we become quick to listen? Three reasons stand out to me—understanding, learning, and remembering.
- December 05, 2007 |
The story of the Samaritan woman at the well has to be one of my all time favorites. One of the most overlooked lessons we can learn from this woman is the impact she had on her own community...
- December 10, 2007 |
As the son of life-long missionaries, I have always felt the tension between the sacred and the secular. I felt this tension most when I was about to graduate from an Ivy League university with highest honors in finance and engineering, and I readied myself to enter the marketplace...
Morality will not save you from hell; it will not even make you a better person. And if we teach our kids only morality, the undertow of legalism will be almost irresistible.
Oh, he's watching. Waiting for you to screw up so you will get coal instead of a bicycle. You had better please him...
Still in a quandary over the “perfect gift” for that person on your list who “has everything?” How about a “Imagine No Religion” bumper sticker?
- December 13, 2007 |
The problem is not that Rick and Kay Warren invited Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton to be the keynote speaker at their third annual Global Summit on AIDS and the Church at Saddleback Church. The problem is that Rick Warren never engaged the Senator on the points where many evangelicals are at odds with her agenda.
- December 13, 2007 |
You most assuredly should be in the driver’s seat for any transition in your life. No one knows as much or cares as much as you when it comes to the direction your career takes...
There was a time when people got credit cards and put them away. But who would have ever thought of buying the car with a credit card?