Who were these Magi and what inspired them to saddle up their camels and head west in search of a Child-King?
- December 15, 2010 |
My favorite non-biblical Christmas story has always been "How the Grinch Stole Christmas." But might it have less in common with the first chapter of Luke's Gospel than with Luke's other New Testament book?
- December 15, 2010 |
Medical teams fighting the cholera outbreak have difficulty reaching patients, and rebuilding projects are have slowed significantly as they await directions from a chaotic government.
Few Americans notice Bill of Rights Day. That isn't surprising, since we have done such a poor job of upholding and abiding by its provisions.
Marriage is the permanent and faithful union of one man and one woman. It is the natural basis of the family and an institution fundamental to the well-being of all of society. All of society, not just religious believers.
The Proverbs 31 woman is great and all. But the ultimate example who should inform what I bring to marriage is Christ. He modeled so well the type of intangibles that I hope to one day bring to a union with my future husband.
We often focus on what we will get out of a marriage relationship. Perhaps it’s time to start focusing on what we men can bring, so that we will have something to offer at the table (a man’s dowry, if you will) before making a life-long commitment.
Just as every place has a climate, so does every marriage. The climate of your marriage relationship can be a stormy one that's filled with conflict, a chilly one that lacks intimacy, or a sunny one that brings warm joy into your life...
Jesus said we would do even greater creative acts and miracles than he did while He was on the earth. For most of us that is hard to imagine, let alone achieve. Why is this?
In The Shelter of God's Promises, Sheila Walsh searches Scripture for what God has promised us, what God's promises mean, and how encounters with Christ are the eternal fulfillment of His unrelenting commitment to us.
To be Chosen is special, but a mixed blessing, as the history of the Jewish people demonstrates. America is not "chosen" in God's plan, but we are exceptional.
When legitimate interests clash, like freedom of the press and government confidentiality, ethical dilemmas are sure to follow.
Parents cannot be spectators in the lives of their children, but should set rules, establish expectations, enforce limitations, and constantly monitor their teenagers’ digital lives. Anything less is a form of parental negligence.
Does all the commercialization of Christmas have you down? Well, I’ve got one remedy for you and for the whole family.
Matthew's second chapter contains two reasonable responses and one unreasonable response to the birth of the Jewish Messiah. Can you identify which is which?
Archaeology is not an exact science and is heavily influenced by ideological interests. It may sell magazines and make for interesting reading, but it cannot prove nor disprove the Bible.
Apple—that's right, the maker of the iPhone and iPad—has declared the Manhattan Declaration, and I quote, "offensive to large groups of people."
At first blush statistics show that perhaps there is something to the obsolescence of marriage. But at second blush, other statistics show that marriage remains a revered cultural ideal.