Monthly Archives: December 2016

You Don’t Need a New Year’s Resolution to Lead a Better Christian Life

[A brief re-post from the archives.] When you belong to Jesus, your life is always pleasing to God because the Spirit of Christ lives the life of Christ in you and for you. I know, you think you need to … Continue reading

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Patriarchy on the Equality of Women and Men

A patriarchy paraphrase: Sadly, I’ve read too many people’s posts that can be distilled down to that meme. For a look at what the Bible really says about the roles of women and men in God’s kingdom, see: 1) Patriarchy … Continue reading

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2016’s Top 5 Classic Movies Not Remade

Year-end lists are required on every blog. (There’s a law somewhere saying so, I’m sure.) Here’s my list of the top five movie remakes never filmed in 2016 or any other year. We can all give thanks: Casablanca Cruising: a … Continue reading

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Light in a Darkened Life

[God] comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God. (2 Corinthians 1:4.) ***

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Blowing the Christmas Bonus All at Once

[From the archives.] The Bible tells us it is better to give than receive (Acts 20:35), and I have a treat for you below that exemplifies this in memorable British fashion; this is Boxing Day after all. But first I … Continue reading

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The Magi’s Story Didn’t End at the Manger

[When the magi made it back to their homeland, here’s how I imagine the first conversation with the king might have gone.] *** So, you have made it home safely,” said the king. “Yes, Sire. It was a longer journey … Continue reading

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Baby Jesus and the Reversal of Fortune

The visit of the Magi in Matthew 2 occurred after Jesus’ birth, but it points to the significance of God’s promise centuries earlier that he would one day dwell among his people and be Immanuel, God with us. These Magi, … Continue reading

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The Miracle of Christmas Goes Farther than the Manger

[From the archives.] In the months leading up to the birth of Jesus, angels paid relatively quiet visits to Zechariah, Mary and Joseph. On the night of Jesus’ birth, though, they could not contain themselves. The shepherds in the fields … Continue reading

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Christmas – the holiday with mixed messages

[From the archives.] Luke 2 is full of wonder, telling the story of Jesus’ birth, God himself being born as a baby in a simple manger. This was news worth telling as the angel demonstrated by announcing it to  shepherds, … Continue reading

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Mary, Joseph and the Inhospitable Relatives

Traveling at Christmas Traveling at Christmas takes guts and a good head for making plans, attributes my wife has in abundance. So we are traveling for Christmas. Driving as a matter of fact. We’ve rented a four wheel drive to … Continue reading

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