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Debunking popular myths about Jesus

Since we’re in the Christmas season, I thought it might be good to debunk some popular anti-Christian urban legends (usually coming from Jesus-mythers) that Jesus’ story was borrowed from other ancient gods. These short videos by InspiringPhilosophy should quickly dispense … Continue reading

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Incarnation is about restoration

If we were to properly celebrate Christ’s saving work, we would start on Christmas day and end on Easter! For our salvation is not confined to Calvary, but begins with a birth in Bethlehem.

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Immanuel, mystery, and the trajectory of glory

One thing we cannot afford to do is read the Bible as if Jesus never happened. This is especially true with the Old Testament. When we read the Bible indiscriminately, not interpreting it through the lens of Jesus Christ, we end up … Continue reading

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The Nativity mystery | Karl Barth

“The nativity mystery “conceived from the Holy Spirit and born from the Virgin Mary,” means, that God became human, truly human out of his own grace. The miracle of the existence of Jesus, his “climbing down of God” is: Holy … Continue reading

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The Night Before Christmas

Here’s an adaptation of Clement Moore’s famous Christmas poem that Maureen  wrote for our Children’s Christmas program this year.

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A cat-astrophic Christmas tale

This is a Christmas story about our cat named Rory. I’ve talked about him before, but now there’s more. We feared what trouble he might be, as we were decorating our Christmas tree. Nonetheless, we went ahead and hoped for the best, thinking that Rory might … Continue reading

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O Holy Night | Paul and Hannah McClure

My favorite Christmas song is “O Holy Night.” This particular rendition by Paul and Hannah McClure has also become one of my favorites. I especially love the invitation to all of us in this verse… Truly He taught us to love one another His law … Continue reading

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Why the Incarnation matters – Part two

We cannot afford to make Jesus’ life mostly about His death. I believe doing this is one of the major reasons why most people still like Jesus but don’t like most Christians. This sad commentary reveals the difference between the Christian … Continue reading

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Why the Incarnation matters – part one

Jesus was not born to die; He was born to give life. He wasn’t brought up to be the ultimate temple sacrifice. God doesn’t do human sacrifice; He’s not Molech. God is, and always has been, a good Father. I know what I just said may sound strange … Continue reading

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Jolly Old St. Nick even raised the dead!

Many of us know that the Christmas tradition of St. Nicholas, aka Santa Claus, can trace its roots from an actual person living in the late third and early fourth centuries. But did you also know that this “Santa Claus” raised three children … Continue reading

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