Ah, carolers. They used to be such a big part of Christmas.
When God takes something away, we are often quick to indict Him and question His goodness.
Want to put up your Christmas tree twice? Me neither. But a funny thing happened on the way to December 25 this year. And I had to.
"Certainly, Elizabeth and Zechariah, and Mary and Joseph all had to look at their lives anew. Any expectations of what life would look like surely changed with a few words from God—with two baby boys who would forever change everything for all of us."
- December 18, 2011 |
The Christmas carol “Silent Night” was responsible for a wartime Christmas miracle.
It’s that time of year again! The weeks -- no, months -- of preparations for the Event reached febrile proportions just a few weeks ago...
A conversation between Joseph and the woman he loved
I often encounter people who say God is judging America because of this sin or that sin. I always tell them I don’t know if that is true. But I do tell them that I suspect that God would more likely judge this country because of the incredible wealth and influence His people have squandered.
A young woman writes with what I think is a deeper problem than the one she asks about.
Many churches, finding that Christmas falls on a Sunday this year, are choosing to scale back their services or even cancel them in light of the holiday.
I am officially a pacifist on the “war on Christmas”.
Crosswalk sent out a poll regarding voting preferences this week, and the results are in. But the first thing I notice from the survey isn't about politics at all...
Effeminate Christianity comes about when Christians are too afraid to fight for what is right and to protest against what is wrong.
- December 12, 2011 |
Culture does lie, but obviously each lie is couched as something we should believe as true.
- December 12, 2011 |
"And isn't that what God wants? For us to be successful? For our identity to be found in such success: family, security, a nice home and rewarding career? Surely God is blessing us for what we do to better our loved ones and ourselves."
- December 11, 2011 |
What we can’t fix, God can. But we have to stop trying to fix it ourselves.
- December 10, 2011 |
I've found that there are many ways that we think about money that owe more to the world than to the Bible. Let me share 4 of them.
- December 09, 2011 |
Feeling like a misfit toy this Christmas? A lot of us can relate.
- December 08, 2011 |