Out with the Old, In with the Old.

Tomorrow is New Year's Eve, and with it comes the inevitable comments about the coming year. This year is no exception, and I have already encountered my fair share of posts about how 2021 will be a better year- "after all how could it get worse." I, like so many others have been touched deeply... Continue Reading →

A Hollow Christmas

I recently saw an article which asked the question, "Why are there no modern classic Christmas Songs?" There is one short answer for this question, "Most people have nothing to celebrate". The simple fact is many people do not celebrate Jesus at Christmas and so December 25th has lost its importance. To illustrate my point,... Continue Reading →

Is God Really Speaking

For the last month I have been reading stories of individuals who made claims to have heard God speak, and these stories have centered on a common message-- Mr. Trump will win the election. Monday the electoral college officially falsified this claim. I am not writing commentary on the election, that is not my place,... Continue Reading →

What History are You Reading?

We are all familiar with the maxim "those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it" (attributed to George Santayana). Though I like Santayana"s maxim (I like to think my schooling means something), yet it is not as easy to practice as one might think. For me this has been illustrated in... Continue Reading →

Where are the Shepherds?

Art has a major impact on our lives, whether or not we fully understand or appreciate the art around us. Even the lack of art in our lives can have an impact on how we see the world. At Christmas we turn our homes into works of art as we celebrate the birth of Jesus.... Continue Reading →

Repent You Hypocrite

The most underappreciated element of Advent and Christmas is repentance. John the Baptist preceded Jesus with the message to Israel for "a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins." And this year more than most I think of the need for repentance in preparing for Jesus' arrival at Christmas. I know this is in... Continue Reading →

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