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Kids Love What Brings Their Parents Delight

Great post from Desiring God here. Very encouraging this Christmas: My happiest Christmas memory is the time each year that my aunt Nancy directed my cousins and me in a reenactment of the nativity. The youngest among us — a girl — was always baby Jesus, and as Mary, my main job was not dropping [...]

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Burping Baby Jesus

From The Best Christmas Pageant Ever: Imogene had the baby doll but she wasn’t carrying it in the way she was supposed to, cradled in her arms. She had it slung up over her shoulder, and before she put it in the manger she thumped it twice on the back. I heard Alice gasp and she [...]

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Whatever Happened to St. Nicholas?

Interesting article here: How did a fourth century heretic slapping bishop from Southern Turkey wind up being a fat, Coca-Cola-swigging American elf? St. Nicholas was born into a wealthy Christian family in the third century. His parents died in a plague, and having inherited the family fortune, he decided to obey the radical call of [...]

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Don’t Miss the Chance to Think About What You’re Singing

Christmas, maybe more than any other time, is a season where people say things they don’t mean. Sometimes this is innocuous and for the sake of politeness: “Yes, of course I need a sweater with Santa in a motor home! Thank you!” or “I absolutely don’t think it was too much for you to put [...]

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Racial Diversity is the Gospel Apologetic of the New Testament

How do you know the gospel is true? All kinds of ways really. We know it’s true because of the fruit in our lives – the outworking of the Holy Spirit in tangible ways among us. We know it’s true because of historical validation and eyewitness accounts. We know it’s true because of the way, [...]

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Feasting on Thankgiving

Helpful reminder here from Desiring God: When God commands us “give thanks in all circumstances” (1 Thessalonians 5:18) he does not want some mere spiritual courtesy from us. It’s not like he needs our meager words of thanks or he’ll feel bad, like grandma might have. I believe God does feel bad if we don’t [...]

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Here’s the Best Christmas Ad You’ll See This Year

I don’t know what Sainsbury’s is, but I immediately want to shop there. Well done.

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Open the Door to Halloween

From Desiring God: How you spend Halloween may reveal a good deal of what you think of sanctification. There is a chain of inseparable realities in our local churches that shape the way we look at the costumes shuffling down our streets and knocking on our doors this Friday night. The first reality, as Jeff [...]

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A Glimpse Into Life Under ISIS

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A Word on Aging from John Piper

John Piper observes: All of the 10,000 people in America who turn 65 each year have wrinkles. Our skin is more flaccid. Our complexion is more mottled. Our equilibrium is more tenuous. And our hair is more scarce. The effect of aging on our appearance and our bearing is universal. No one escapes. Except by [...]

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