Christmas is a culturally rich season. We take part in a number of meaningful rituals during the month of December: following advent calendars, drinking egg nog, sending and receiving Christmas cards, giving and receiving gifts, shopping, drinking peppermint mochas, sitting on Santa’s lap, and on and on and on...
As many of you are well aware, Christmas is a time of conflicting emotion. I get super excited as I think through Jesus’ incarnation and the implications of that wonderful event. I also get incredibly frustrated at the gross consumerism demonstrated by such a majority of society. So in...
A few years ago I was attending a Christmas celebration, family and friends were having a wonderful time of enjoying each other’s company (a rarity for many Christmas celebrations) when all of sudden something in the other room caught my eye. I slowly began working my way towards the...
I recently heard an African-American describe the difference between living in the South and living in the North. "In the South," he said, "I was loved, but only as an inferior. In the North, I was treated as an equal, but I was hated." Kind of a no win...
In today’s economy finding a job is a blessing, finding a job that is rewarding & fulfilling would be amazing. Let’s imagine for a moment that you actually have such a job available, it is your responsibility to fill this job opening. So you do your due diligence and...
I recently came across an incredible poem by Edwin Muir called “The Transfiguration,” first published in 1949. Muir describes a moment in which the earth was transfigured before his eyes, and he saw everything as it was intended to be. The following are a couple of excerpts from the...
So, my oldest daughter is rapidly approaching the age of 10. Which movie would you recommend she watch? (I know many of you would say she should watch neither and try to say that films are a waste of time…nice try, I am wise to your antics.) Should she watch...
It is becoming increasingly common for Christians to look at the secular world around them and interpret it in theological terms. In fact, it’s something we like posting about from time to time (see the links below). But is that a valid approach? Shouldn’t it feel artificial to look at...
Which would be more bothersome: Going to a doctor who is not a believer but recognizes the importance of spiritual health as it pertains to physical health, so encourages "spiritual treatment" as well as physical treatment.  or Going to the atheistic doctor who denies God's existence and just deals with the physical...
If the previous posts hold true: namely that OWS is indeed a global phenomena affecting hundreds of thousands of people that is an incredibly diversified in regard to how to make things better; what is the appropriate response for the church. Or, as Francis Schaeffer so aptly questioned “How...
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