Undressing The First Christmas

Would it ruin Christmas for you if I told you it probably didn’t happen the way we normally picture it? First, I need to admit that I love Nativities. I have several nativity scenes in my own home. However, I don’t think they’re very accurate. The reality of the first...

The Baby and The Kingdom

There’s a lot of terrible things happening in the world all the time and this Christmas season is no exception. Whether in America or overseas, people are struggling, people are hurting, people are dying. And people are desperately in need of a reminder that...

More Than Just a Baby in the Manger

There’s a famous hymn that was written during the Civil War called “I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day”. I recently heard an updated rendition of the song and fell in love with it and the words (a video of the song is at the bottom of the post)...

The Birth of Jesus

The birth of Jesus is seen as a sweet and amazing gift. It is considered the inauguration of peace, love, joy, and hope to the world. Finally Jesus is here, the end has come! And while aspects of this are true, rarely do we think about ALL that was going on with the...