Advent Begins Tomorrow. Today Is The Last Day of the Christian Year. Should You Care?

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If we rightly understand the Christian Year, we will see it as a way to structure our lives in light of the life, ministry, and lordship of Jesus. [Read more...]

Who is the Sabbath For?

All this week at her blog, Amy Julia Becker invited guest bloggers to answer the question, “Who is the Sabbath for?” So I began to wonder if this fourth commandment was a hinge command, a command that both linked to the first three commandments in our relationship to God and a command that linked to [Read More...]

Beating the first day back

Happy new year! Or, maybe, not so happy. News sources around the world report that today is Blue Monday, supposedly the most depressing day of the year, for a variety of reasons. Though the original “scientific” report that established this as fact is widely considered pseudoscience by, well, scientists, turns out there may be some truth to [Read More...]

Does Anyone Take a Day of Rest Anymore?

Amy Julia Becker published a great piece on her blog thinking about Andy Crouch’s new book Playing God– about power– and the Sabbath. In her piece, Becker asks: are there any Christians who take a day of rest anymore? My soul is restless, even though God has invited me to rest in the truth, love, and [Read More...]


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