What the Virgin Birth Means & Why Rob Bell Is So Tragically Wrong

So tomorrow is Christmas. I won’t be posting on Christmas day, so this counts double. The miracle we celebrate on Christmas is the incarnation, which depends in biblical terms on the virgin birth (or, perhaps more accurately, the virgin conception). We know that things like the cross and the empty tomb are of importance to [Read More...]

Should Low-Church Baptists Observe the Historic Church Calendar?

The December 2012 issue of Southern Seminary’s Towers featured a thoughtful piece on the “Christian year” by Louisville pastor Daniel Montgomery. Montgomery is pastor of Sojourn Community Church and a cofounder of the Sojourn Network. I am from a low-church background. We observed such holidays as Christmas and Easter, of course. But this essay, entitled “Reasons [Read More...]

The Best Christmas Song You Haven’t Heard

It’s called “Noel,” and if you hear it done well, it will inspire you. The joy and power of African spirituals can be hard to beat. There is something profoundly heavenlike in this kind of music. It reminds me of the impassable delight we have in Christ, the child whose birth is the foundation of [Read More...]

A Merry “Son of David” Christmas

It’s been quiet around these parts for some time.  Just wanted to pop back on here and wish everyone a Merry Christmas.   Side note: have you thought much about how the Gospels of Matthew and Luke use “Son of David” language in reference to Christ?  I had not previous to this Christmas (like so [Read More...]


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