WWUTT: The Immaculate Conception?

It's often assumed that the Doctrine of the Immaculate Conception refers to Jesus. After all, He was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, making Him unblemished by the stain of sin. Now the birth of Jesus Christ took place in this way. When His mother Mary had been betrothed to Joseph, before they came together she was found to be with child from the Holy Spirit (Matthew 1:18) That is immaculate.However, that's not the Doctrine of the Immaculate Conception.It doesn't … [Read more...]

First Liberty Briefing: It’s Okay to Celebrate Christmas on the Town Square

A New York town was at the center of an atheist’s demands to remove religious references from an annual Christmas event.Thank you for joining us for the First Liberty Briefing, an exclusive podcast where host Jeremy Dys—also First Liberty Senior Counsel—provides an insider’s look at the stories, cases, people and laws that have made America the world’s leader in protecting religious liberty. Elaine Spaziano organized “Christmas on the Canal” for 17 years. It became a tradition for most of th … [Read more...]

BreakPoint This Week: Advent, Sacred Time, and Worldview

[display_podcast] By Colson Center for Christian Worldview. Discovered by e2 media network and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not e2 media network, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. It is time to prepare for Christmas. But I don’t mean at the shopping mall. I mean sacred preparation. This upcoming Sunday marks the beginning of Advent, the time historically “set aside by the Church to help believers prepare to receive the fullness of Jesus’ coming.” And t … [Read more...]

Jesus in HD 138: “THE Feast”

[display_podcast] In this PODCAST, a new chapter has dawned in our ongoing chronological study of the life and ministry of Jesus. Jesus has just left His beloved Galilee for the last time. He will not return to Galilee until after the Resurrection. A point not to be missed, Jesus left Galilee now in order to be in Jerusalem for the annual Feast of Tabernacles. The Feast of Tabernacles. OK, so here's my question: Why in the world did Jesus literally risk an early arrest and possible untimely … [Read more...]

Reflections of Grace 105: The Ponderings of Mary

[display_podcast] With Christmas upon us, I wanted to talk about Mary today. The virgin birth of Jesus touches me in a very female way in relating to sweet Mary as a mother.  Any mother beholding those scenes of recent Jesus movies of Mary watching her beloved Son tortured and murdered on that cross can’t help but feel the deep emotions and horror that Mary felt as she watched and fell at His feet sobbing. We don’t know much about her.  We know she was young and poor and a devout believer in G … [Read more...]

Confessions of a Closet Christian 47: The Starbucks Christmas Cup

[display_podcast] Okay, so I kept seeing references to the new Starbucks Christmas cup on my newsfeed and how it made some Christians mad. I ignored the posts because I couldn’t help thinking: “Great. What did we do now?” I eventually got sick of seeing the reports because I didn’t understand how my Tall, Nonfat, 180 Degree, Extra Whip, No Foam Peppermint Hot Chocolate could have offended Christians and caused them to speak out for Jesus.A quick skim of an article told me Christians on … [Read more...]