The baby Jesus is our family's focus every Christmas. However, one December many years ago there was another baby we were thinking about...
This Christmas, and every Christmas, we need to be reminded that Christ is the greatest gift and worship is the only proper response.
Some things are just natural Christmas gifts. Fruitcake, not so much. But how about the Bible being recited on national television?
- December 24, 2008 |
Until the other day, I would have said the Bible was somewhat indeterminate on when life begins. But as I was reading the Christmas story in Luke 1 and 2 when I made what were for me several new observations.
Sacrifice, love, logic, playfulness, creativity, connection, work—take some time this Christmas to rent a new DVD and let a little robot remind you what it means to be human, created in God’s image.
This year I've heard Go Tell it On the Mountain more than in seasons past, and I've been especially struck by the word "go." The more I’ve pondered, the more I’ve come to realize why that is exactly...
- December 18, 2007 |
In reading Standiford’s history of “A Christmas Carol,” if not Dickens’s book itself, one sees more clearly the humanistic understanding of salvation that is presented there.
George Bailey, like all of Capra’s heroes, “bet his life on what he believed . . . and what [he] believed was true.” The testimony of Capra, the chemist, is that his faith was not in vain.
Does your family suffer from the Dec. 26th blues? The original Christmas season unfolded in a long, slow manner, starting with the hush of Advent and ending jubilantly on the twelfth day of Christmas - Jan. 6th.
Marriage and family values are passed down from generation to generation through the traditions we keep. Here are five meaningful ways to keep the holidays focused on love for Christ and each other...
Wherever you live, and whether you have snow or not, when you celebrate the One born to live, die, and come again for us, you'll have a White Christmas.
It's time to throw out all the fancy schmancy "-isms" and just deal with one question: What exactly is a Christian? And, most importantly, how can I know for sure if I am one?
A new Barna group study shows that more people value "making a difference" with their life -- but do their actions follow their words?
Can prospective parents be too old to have children in an ethical, if not technological sense?
Given the mess we have made of sex and marriage, the Dalai Lama’s detachment might look like a good alternative. But for Christians, human institutions and their attachments are to be embraced, not renounced.
Thanks to the agreement God has made with you, you can approach Him with confidence and fully enjoy your relationship... almost like you're Shaking Hands with God.
How does the church develop and deploy ever-increasing waves of church leaders? How to Christian men resume their roles as society’s leaders as well? With its three-pronged approach to leadership development, this book guides readers through a time-tested paradigm that works in real life and is fully grounded in Scripture.
Our doctors, nurses, and pharmacists should not be subjected to vicious attempts to force them to obey Caesar—or Moloch—over Christ. That's why federal "conscience clause" laws must be upheld.
- December 09, 2008 |