I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people (Luke 2:10). While the people were not necessarily miserable or oppressed, their joy perhaps had worn a little thin. They no doubt pined for something better.
- December 16, 2013 |
When a simple handshake “bet” between friends on Sunday’s game becomes an overpowering, heart-racing compulsion, you might want to check yourself.
- December 16, 2013 |
The Anglo-Saxon image of Santa so prevalent in America sparked a trending row on the Internet... over Jesus. Here's how we got there.
Have you wanted to give an unbelieving friend a book about the Christian faith, but you were afraid it might come across in the wrong way? Well, I’ve got some great reads to recommend.
As the anniversary of the shooting at Newtown, Connecticut approaches, church leaders and others are talking about what comes next a year after the tragedy.
At the end of The Hobbit, Bilbo remarks amazedly that the old songs and prophecies have come true after all. To which Gandalf replies, "And why not? Surely you don’t disbelieve the prophecies, because you had a hand in bringing them about yourself?"
Dr. Ralph Wood of Baylor University helps us ascertain whether passages such as this give us any insight into how prophecy works with biblical characters.
God has given you the gift of purpose, passion and impact, sitting quietly, waiting to be unleashed. Are you leaving it unopened?
For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son (John 3:16). Stop right where you are! Take a deep breath and travel back with me to a time when there was no hope and no celebration.
I was surprised to learn the true history of how this date was selected.
Has all the hallmarks of Perry’s former installments: a little heart, a little hope, and one pistol-packing grandma.
Perhaps, for those of us who’ve had some measure of worldly success, there’s still room for dissatisfaction, isn’t there?
Crosswalk editors share tales of holiday mirth (and a Santa hat) while wishing you and yours a blessed - and humorous - Christmas season.
In another church tragedy, megachurch founder Isaac Hunter took his own life. This is only one of several pastoral suicides in recent months, leading some to wonder if this is a growing trend.
It doesn’t take much to bring the merry back into Christmas. Which one of these would work with your family?
How to separate the expectations of others from what we really want this holiday season.
"As a Christian, is it wrong to date someone after your buddy dates her? Could it be seen as covetous? I don't want to upset him."
Less bloated, this second installment stands as a premium Hollywood production that can teach other major lit-franchises a thing or two.
Remember Jesus’ words, “It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick”? (Matthew 9:12).
When it comes to wedding planning, there is a tendency to focus on planning the wedding, while neglecting to plan the marriage.