Call it Christmas Hedonism, if you will. The Joy he came to bring in his own person as the God-man is the joy that aligns with, and fulfills, the great purpose of all creation. Christmas brings the electricity of joy that runs along the grid of all reality.Continue Reading
Blog Posts on The Birth of Christ
You don’t want to cause disruption in the family, but you don’t want your children to be confused or hindered in their growing faith. You’re trying to help them understand as much about God as they can at whatever age they are...Continue Reading
Why did God write the Christmas story the way he did? What compelled him to send his Son to be born in a humble stable and to grow up and die a gruesome, innocent death on a cross. One answer is that it was fitting.Continue Reading
For many, the last few days before Christmas are rarely peaceful. This is especially true for parents and pastors...Continue Reading
It may be the greatest choral presentation in the history of the world.
One nameless angel had the honor of playing the lead, with a veritable angelic multitude behind him. But no tickets were sold, and the show was not…Continue Reading
It is the hour that split history in half.
Until that first Christmas, he had been, from eternity past, the divine Son and second person of the Godhead. He was God’s glad agent in creation (John 1:3; Colossians 1:16; Hebrews…Continue Reading
This is what the Incarnation is all about: God restoring to us the ability to see him, to hear him, to know him, to enjoy him everywhere.Continue Reading
This year our family is celebrating Christmas more simply...Continue Reading
Dissecting Christmas carols can be musical murder. Unless the disassembly fits together again more beautifully and more fully felt. That’s my goal. And “O Come All Ye Faithful” is near the top of my favorites.Continue Reading
Giving the gift of encouragement is not easy. It will likely add to our seasonal stress because it is spiritual warfare. If we’re going to encourage anyone else, we have to fight Satan and our own sin to do it.Continue Reading