An Unexpected King – A Christmas Eve Reflection on Jesus, Empire, & the Poor

Below I offer a brief Advent devotional for this Christmas Eve. This was published in Fresno Pacific Biblical Seminary’s Advent Devotional. —————————————————————————————————————————————————– “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news… Today in the town of David a Savior has been born… Christ the Lord.” Luke 2.10-11 When I proposed to my wife, I wanted [Read More...]

Who Stole Christmas – N.T. Wright or the Grinch?

I loved this article! Thanks to Michael Gorman for posting it to FB. Excerpt from First Things by Peter Liethart: Just this year, I had another realization. N. T. Wright has spoiled Christmas too. Wright made me see the fairly radical difference in tone and content between Advent and Christmas hymns. Advent hymns, as you’d [Read More...]

The Cutest Christmas Story EVER… according to my wife :-)

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A Teenage Christmas Story – The Risk of Perceived Wedlock

*The following is a guest post. God sent the angel Gabriel to Nazareth, a town in Galilee to a virgin pledged to be married to a man named Joseph, a descendant of David. The virgin’s name was Mary. -Luke 1:26-27 When I was younger, I imagined the story in my mind this way: I envisioned [Read More...]


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