We grit our teeth, roll up our sleeves, and put on our “Merry Christmas face” when inside, we’re anything but joyful.
Indispensible Elements for Jesus's Birthday Celebration
The generation born in the 80s and 90s is well-educated, self-expressive and described by many as Narcissistic or “entitled.”
Our Elf on the Shelf game brings out the best in my children. You know who does that for me? Jesus. (Of course.)
There is almost no remote corner of this culture that is not marked by the toleration of vulgarity, or the celebration of depravity.
While it’s for others to decide whether Jackson’s film is a worthy interpretation, readers have been finding inspiration, and spiritual nourishment in the pages of Tolkien’s classic.
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.
When a simple handshake “bet” between friends on Sunday’s game becomes an overpowering, heart-racing compulsion, you might want to check yourself.
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.