"Couldn't God have timed this baby's birth to not take place during a major Roman census? This would have saved Mary and Joseph a lot of trouble. And Mary on a donkey in her last trimester? Really?"
- December 25, 2011 |
"Happy Birthday to the God who knows us all, because he’s been us all."
- December 25, 2011 |
No doctrine of the Christian faith rests upon knowing the exact day and year of Christ’s birth.
- December 24, 2011 |
Today I poured over the new titles at the local Christian bookstore. The usual suspects dominated most of the shelf space. One of the most important books in my Christian journey was not prominently displayed. And that is a shame. Because this book has a message that needs to be heard.
- December 23, 2011 |
It’s one of those ages you never think you’ll hit, and when you were young, always sounded so old.
- December 22, 2011 |
Let’s be honest…giving the King of Kings and Lord of Lords a unique gift is really tough. I had hoped that examining what the Magi brought to the Christ child might jump start our gift giving ideas.
His only role, it seems, is an usher—to get Mary to the stable in Bethlehem. But there’s much more to Joseph
The whole publishing industry is changing and the little family-owned Christian bookstore seems to be increasingly obsolete. And at least as it pertains to me, I don’t think I will lose anything when the last local Christian bookstore has closed its doors.
It is one of the great ironies of our time that an atheist could grasp the heart of the Christian faith better than many Christians.
- December 20, 2011 |
So what can you give the Lord of the Universe? If you think your mother-in-law is tough to buy for what do buy for the Saviour who has everything?
“Mom got drunk and Dad got drunk” is not the typical opening of a Christmas carol. But in this week’s episode of “The Cross and the Jukebox,” we take a look at Montgomery Gentry’s version of the song, ”Merry Christmas from the Family,” a song that explores the darker side of Christmas... (Read more)
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.
- December 15, 2011 |