Author’s Note: Sorry it has been a while since I’ve blogged about anything. I got a bit “written out” after doing a bunch of freelance writing this winter and the […]
“Christ died for the ungodly. Very rarely will anyone die for a righteous person, though for a good person someone might possibly dare to die. But God demonstrates his own […]
“(Paul, Silas & Timothy) passed through the Phrygian and Galatian region, having been forbidden by the Holy Spirit to speak the word in Asia; and after they came to Mysia, […]
“This man has done nothing wrong!” came a dying man’s impassioned plea. It was this horrifying scene. Three men, iron nails through their wrists and feet, hanging on rough wooden […]
Theology is important but it must be complete — spiritual AND physical. I love how St. James (half- or step-brother of Jesus) addresses this issue in his letter: “If a brother or sister is poorly clothed and lacks daily food, and one of you says to them, ‘Go in peace, keep warm and eat well,’ but you do not give them what the body needs, what good is it?”
Santa Claus is a fascinating figure to study. He represents both the negative and positive views of God in our Western society. He is a stumbling block to so many Christians every year because our culture lives and breathes Santa and reindeer and elves every Christmas.
Today’s Bible verse takes us back to the true meaning of Christmas. Christmas is about the incarnation of Jesus, the Christ, the Son of God. To focus our attention on Jesus this month, there is always the Advent wreath, a tremendous Church tradition that goes back hundreds of years and celebrates the arrival of Christ on Christmas Day. Over the past week I have compiled and edited and written four weeks of devotionals celebrating various aspects of Jesus’ coming to earth — God with us. The compilation is my first attempt at an eBook, a digital book that you can download in PDF form and use on your iPad, iPhone, Tablet, or home computer. You could even print it out at home.