Tag Archives: Light of the World

Banning Books Never Accomplished Anything

[An archived post for Banned Books Week.] This is Banned Books Week, which: …  highlights the value of free and open access to information. Banned Books Week brings together the entire book community – librarians, booksellers, publishers, journalists, teachers, and … Continue reading

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How to Like the Way You Look in Broad Daylight

Jesus performed his miracles at weddings (John 2:1-11), in wide open spaces (Matthew 14:15-21), on busily traveled roads (Luke 8:40-48), and often entirely in broad daylight. It’s not that he never performed a miracle at night or among a mere … Continue reading

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Jesus, Illumination, and Blindness

Light can illuminate but the brightest can also blind. What do we make, then, of Jesus’ claim to be the light of the world? When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, “I am the light of the world. … Continue reading

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The Dark Storm of Advent, the Humble Light of Christmas

[Gwen Jorgensen’s guest post today is a companion Advent piece to Falling Apart at Advent, Lisa Deam’s post Monday.] *** It Happens Every Year It happens every year. I’m no longer surprised by it, but brace myself against the rush … Continue reading

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Echtes Licht – the True Light of Christmas

My friend Claudia Dahinden sings beautifully and writes powerfully in both German and English. In her latest music video she sings of the True Light everyone longs for. It’s a musical exploration of John’s introduction of Jesus to his readers: … Continue reading

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Obeying the Rules Will Never Make You a Better Christian

When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” (John 8:12.) Since you died with Christ to the … Continue reading

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Book Banning Hasn’t Accomplished Anything For Six Hundred Years

This is Banned Books Week, described as: … an annual event celebrating the freedom to read. Typically held during the last week of September, it highlights the value of free and open access to information. Banned Books Week brings together the … Continue reading

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Why Jesus Says It’s Fine To Light Up

This was the sunrise from my driveway today: Seeing it, I couldn’t help but think of Jesus, who said: “I am the Root and the Offspring of David, and the bright Morning Star.” (Revelation 22:16.) Which reminded me of other … Continue reading

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